A self-contained, pocket miracle from John Bannon.
"Entertaining, original and doubly surprising." Markobi, FISM Card Magic Champion
"'The Royal Scam' is a perfect, neat little package of yummy John Bannon goodness!" Harapan Ong
With just the 9 included specially-printed cards and no hard sleights, you can accomplish this fun and powerful piece of card magic. It's super easy and impossibly fooling.
You display a small packet of cards that are all Ace Of Spades. Through six increasingly staggering phases all of the cards in the packet of cards continually change their orientation. First they're all face down, then impossibly all face up. This is where most tricks would end.
But "The Royal Scam" has yet to unleash the truly impossible. Next, four of the discarded Aces are revealed to have different back designs—each one from a totally different deck!
While your spectator is reeling at this utter impossibility you'll be gearing up to unveil your real coup de grâce. The remaining five cards are then flipped face-up to reveal that they are not the generic Aces Of Spades they were expecting.
Instead, it's a fully examinable royal flush in spades!
"The Royal Scam" by John Bannon is everything you've come to love from the card magic legend. Brilliant economical handling, easy to master method, fully examinable cards, and multiple phases. You get a huge amount of magic from just the nine provided cards!
Where most routines come to an end, Bannon is just getting started.
- Super easy to do
- No hard sleights
- A self-contained, impossibly fooling miracle
- Uses just nine provided cards (USPCC stock)
- No extra cards or sticky stuff
- End 100% clean and totally examinable
- Wallet provided for easy transport
Each "Royal Scam" set comes packaged in a beautiful faux-hardback book. Just right to slip onto your shelf and protect your set of gaff cards
"I remember when John first showed this to me, it felt like I'd been hit with a right, left, right combination. Just one surprise after another. Economy of method combined with multiple revelations makes it a must have." Tim Trono
"This trick is an absolute killer! 9.5/10." Straight Talk Magic Reviews
"Once again John has showed us that he is the Babe Ruth of packet tricks. Fans of Sizzle will love this one."
"It only takes a small amount of a deadly substance to get the job done and John Bannon's 'The Royal Scam' is a lethal dose" Ryan Matney
"I'm so glad that 'The Royal Scam' is available again. I love John's Fractal tricks, and this is one of the best. Classic Bannon!" Steve Faulkner