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REVIEW: Runaway Joker 2nd Edition by Peter Nardi and Alakazam Magic

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars



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FULL REVIEW: Peter Nardi from Alakazam Magic created The Runaway Joker. It is an effect where the colored Joker seemingly disappears off the Joker card and then “travels” through the deck and the Joker image ends up printed on the back of a previously freely selected and signed card. After the Joker disappears from the Joker card all that is left is the word “Joker” and the black and white drawing on the ground. Then, as quickly as the Joker appeared on the back of the spectator’s signed and selected card, he disappears again.

The trick is visual and good for lay people. Not a trick to do for magicians or very sophisticated magic audiences, who will have a strong idea of what is happening, but nonetheless it is fun and entertaining trick.

With the purchase you get two gaffed Bicycle cards which you will need to use with your own Bicycle deck. The quality of the two cards matches exactly the quality of standard Bicycle cards. You also get a downloadable/streaming video that is taught by Peter Nardi, which is 25 minutes long. The instructional video is taught by Nardi. The instruction is clear and to the point. During the entirety of the instruction, he is seated at a table. Unfortunately, the trick is not demonstrated either in a studio setting or live setting. The teaching is more of a lesson on how to perform the trick. Nardi teaches a few variations on how to do the trick in different settings and a variation on the ending.

The trick requires some basic moves. If you can do a double lift, shake change or the shape shifter switch then you can do this trick without much practicing. The set-up is easy and the reset takes about a second or two. There are no angle issues to be concerned about.

You are suggested to register your purchase on the Alakazam Magic website for access to additional handlings once you go to the website. But, there is no new content as of the writing of this review.

In the promotional video, Nardi performs the trick to David Loosley and what you see is what you get. If you like the promo video, then you should purchase this trick. My sense is that this trick will strongly appeal to some magicians so do check out the video. The ad copy is accurate.

A solid and enjoyable cute trick.
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I concur! A really engaging little premise for the trick which is easy to do and entertaining. Full review here:

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