A signed bill appears inside a playing card.
Yes, you read that correctly. A bill is borrowed, signed and vanished before re-appearing inside a playing card. The only way to retrieve it is to tear off the top of the playing card like a bag of snacks and reach in-between the layers of paper that come together to create the card.
This is the “object to impossible location” plot on steroids. It's a mind-blowing moment with an equally brain-breaking visual. They can immediately take their bill back, instantly transforming it into an unforgettable souvenir that will remind them of the unbelievable experience you gave them every time they look at it.
All of this is possible thanks to “Stratis”, an ingenious gimmick from Michal Kociolek and Roman Slomka that enables you to quickly and covertly load a signed bill inside a playing card. It hides in plain sight in your card box, allowing you to perform this miracle-level effect wherever you go. Imagine a card to wallet type setup, but with a card box and playing card.
No dummy signatures or weird switches are required. Their bill genuinely ends up between the layers of the card. Both the card and bill are totally examinable at the end.
"Stratis" is not limited to bills. Load any flat or foldable object such as coins, predictions, receipts, and more. (This is particularly helpful for countries that use polymer currency, because these bills can sometimes be more difficult to crease and fold.)
Practical, Simple, and a Ton of Fun
You’ll learn a complete powerhouse routine that takes full advantage of “Stratis”. It is way more practical than you might imagine too. Yes, you will need to split cards. But don't worry if you've never done it before. It’s super easy and expertly taught in complete detail.
The best part is you can prepare cards in large batches. As long as you have a pre-prepared card available, you can reset "Stratis" in under 60 seconds. This is perfect for walkaround performers that want to perform the effect multiple times in one night.
“Stratis” comes with the materials needed to quickly integrate it into a red or blue deck of Mandolin Playing Cards. Less than a minute of one-time prep is all that's needed to get going. It can also be easily customized to work with any poker-sized deck of cards.
Pairing an imaginative gimmick with a showstopping commercial routine, “Stratis” checks all the boxes for professionals and hobbyists alike. Get yours today!
This isn't the first time people have hidden objects in playing cards. Read a fascinating story about how secret escape maps were hidden in playing cards in WW II.