The Surprise

Magic download (video) by Think Nguyen
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The Surprise

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Magic download (video) by Think Nguyen ($14.95)

"Fooled me so badly!!! I'd perform this to others just to entertain myself!" - Zee J. Yan

"I'm on my way to the store to pick up some new jeans because this fooled the pants off me!" - Richard Sanders

"The perfect trick for those late-night magic jams. A real fooler!" - Benzi Train

Every once in a while, a magician comes up with a trick so good, they refuse to share it with anyone but themselves. Enter Think Nguyen's masterpiece, The Surprise. After months of our begging and pleading that this needed to be shared with the magic community, Think has finally allowed us to publish his most closely guarded secret.

Using a borrowed and freely shuffled deck, this is the most impossible Card At Any Number we've ever seen. Describing it in ad copy just doesn't do it justice, so we're not even going to try. Seriously, go watch the trailer.

What you get:

  • No gimmicks
  • No magnets
  • No difficult sleight of hand to learn
  • No arts and crafts
  • No stack or memory work
  • Nothing to add or take away
  • And definitely NO MAGNETS

If you're the type of magician that relies on self-working gimmicks as a crutch, this effect is definitely not for you. Yes, Think reveals all the secrets to performing The Surprise, but that's just the tip of the iceberg.

When you combine Think's methods with traditional sleights, congratulations, you've just discovered the formula for creating genuine magician foolers.

The most hands-off Card At Any Number, this is The Surprise.

"A well-constructed effect with three powerful revelations that will have your volunteers scratching their heads for a long time!" - Bryan Miles

"The Surprise is a solid effect and provides great techniques that can be applied to many other effects." - Karl Hein

"Well, after watching this trick, I've come to the conclusion that either Think sold his soul to the devil, or Think IS the devil." - Harapan Ong

"No way that is possible! This is absolutely gorgeous, so clean and fair that I already watched ten times and I got fooled every single one of them." - Daniel Prado

''One of the greatest creators/performers of strong modern card magic.'' - Ollie Mealing

"Think is too humble in calling his creations card magic, when really they categorise as card wizardry." - Timon Krause


Community questions about The Surprise

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  • zuhair asks: Is the performance always as clean as it is in the demo?

    • 1. Tony answers: I think this trick should be called as a take on "Dai Vernon - Trick That Cannot Be Explained" instead A.C.C.A.N plot. But Think has some cool ideas for it and this is a good trick I think
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  • John asks: What are the 3 revelations? I only see 1 in the trailer. Thanks, John

    • 1. Tony answers: Please email to for this kind of question
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  • Zuhairr asks: I was skeptical that it was a take on Dai Vernon's the trick that cannot be explained... if it is, it will almost never be as clean as in the I right?

    • 1. Tony answers: that's correct
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  • Bobilliart asks: Hi friend, I just want to know for The Surprise Think Nguyen, is it possible to buy it in french version or with french subtitle? Many thanks to you.

    • 1. Tony answers: Nope! unfortunately, there is an English version at this time only
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Customer reviews for The Surprise


Robert Glau

Wonderful if it works like they show in the video; awkward when it does not (which is more often than not) . . . not impressed.

The Surprise by Think Nguyen