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chiassai
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Thank you very much, you will be fundamental for the decision of my purchase Smile
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I think there are nice ideas here. I also thought about doing the routine with sweets.

Example one:
Have an easy to smash sweet as a nail replacement (choclate kiss/kinder surprise egg/Cupcake/anything cream filled). Goal is not to smash the sweet. If you have a child participator they can have the sweet at the end.

Example two:
Have 4 amazing sweets and one horrible like 4 tasting like choclate one tasting like pepper.

Example three:
A routine with guns.....

Water guns of course. either 3 loaded one empty-- goal to find the empty one that one child will fire at you... OR just one full one that needs to be avoided. Could be fun as an ending effect of a sumemr party and after the effect you give out the guns to the children, grab your paycheck and leave as quickly as possible while waterchaos ensues ;-)
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With the sweets, how do you get the child to pick the right bags?

Water guns could be a problem since many people view them poorly. They aren't even allowed in most schools in the US.
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On May 10, 2022, Fromentum wrote:
I think there are nice ideas here. I also thought about doing the routine with sweets.

Example one:
Have an easy to smash sweet as a nail replacement (choclate kiss/kinder surprise egg/Cupcake/anything cream filled). Goal is not to smash the sweet. If you have a child participator they can have the sweet at the end.

Example two:
Have 4 amazing sweets and one horrible like 4 tasting like choclate one tasting like pepper.

Example three:
A routine with guns.....ll one that needs to be avoided. Could be fun as an ending effect of a sumemr party and after the effect you give out the guns to the children, grab your paycheck and leave as quickly as possible while waterchaos ensues ;-)



The ideas provided are very nice, especially the one with sweets. I still have not compromised the effect because it all depends on the device that is provided to make the exchange. If it's complicated I require a weird maneuver, I don't think I'll buy it. can anyone help me decide? I'm also waiting for the Cameron review as soon as it arrives Smile
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With the sweets, how do you get the child to pick the right bags?

Water guns could be a problem since many people view them poorly. They aren't even allowed in most schools in the US.



I think you could achieve that through a couple of different options:

Either equivoqe: The child selects one bag for himself, the magician smashes all the other ... child can keep the sweet

Child as the mind reader: The child mixes the bags and places the sweet bag at a specific number. (then the child tries to send this number to the magician/Or the magician reads the mind of the child/or the magician decided beforehand on a number which he send to the kid - then the kid mixes the bags and places the sweet bag at the number he belives the magicinas thinks of - )
Methodwise you need to identify the bag ;-) And the method stays the same while through presentation the story and the focus changes substantially.

If you reduce that to just 2 bags there are a couple of methods how to force the desired outcome. I would go for a controlled coin toss (see Unveil by Manos)


Regarding the guns:
Absolutely. This presentation can fire backwards (pun intended). So it really depens on the situation the group and the country. I would go for that probably only if the party is already water related (pool summer party). But I think if the setting fits it can be fun....
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Thanks Fromentum for the ideas! With the equivocal method there are no exchange problems.
But if I wanted to use the eggs as proposed in the video, to be able to perform the final change with a real egg, is there a dedicated device? I like the final idea of breaking the egg in front of everyone, but I wouldn't want to do weird trading maneuvers
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On May 11, 2022, chiassai wrote:
Thanks Fromentum for the ideas! With the equivocal method there are no exchange problems.
But if I wanted to use the eggs as proposed in the video, to be able to perform the final change with a real egg, is there a dedicated device? I like the final idea of breaking the egg in front of everyone, but I wouldn't want to do weird trading maneuvers


Could you post a link to the video?

I don't really know any device especially for an egg exchange... but maybe a topit could work.

But honestly I would not want to change the item at the end. I think that a method where you hide a real egg under 1 cup or in one bag and secretly find out the location of the used item would work better...
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I just received Russian Roulegg from Penguin. You receive 4 heavier duty squishable fake white eggs. The real egg is loaded behind the last fake egg. Pm me for more details.

You don"t have to use a real egg for this routine to work.
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On May 13, 2022, KC Cameron wrote:
I just received Russian Roulegg from Penguin. You receive 4 heavier duty squishable fake white eggs. The real egg is loaded behind the last fake egg. Pm me for more details.

You don"t have to use a real egg for this routine to work.



A fantastic routine! Love this!!
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I have done this routine for 5 Birthday parties now and have a problem. It builds up suspense, gets the kids screaming, but in the end when I break the egg the glass, what do I do???

I have the birthday child smash the bags on their dad's head, but what do I do with the broken egg in the glass at the end?

I currently let the child pour it on their dad's head, then pull it back in the last minute. I really need a good ending. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Is there a line you could use here like " no one likes being left with egg on their face "

I know it doesn't provide a definite ending but its a way of acknowledging the egg before getting rid of it?

Just a thought .. hope it inspires something!
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