The Nth Degree

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After nearly 14 years, one of our most highly-anticipated book sequels of all time has finally arrived! Enjoy 26 new, masterful effects from one of card magic’s greatest thinkers.

In 2010, John Guastaferro took the magic community by storm with the launch of One Degree, an influential text showcasing how small micro-shifts are often all that's needed to elevate an effect from ordinary to extraordinary. This beloved book is one of our all-time bestsellers and has since been translated into four different languages.

"There are a few pockets of genuinely good thinking in magic scattered around the world. John Guastaferro occupies one of them." Stephen Minch

With The Nth Degree, John brings this revolutionary idea to its greatest heights with 26 stunning new card tricks. Each routine has been refined and road-tested to reach the pinnacle of methodology and entertainment value. From interactive effects designed to get your audience actively involved to novel new approaches for four-of-a-kind effects, this fresh and sophisticated card magic caters to magicians of all skill levels and styles.

"With The Nth Degree, John continues to raise the bar. Exponentially!" John Bannon

Highlights include:

John’s “Blank Slate” blank deck opener and his hyper-visual, slow-motion deck vanish, “Double Vanish,” which adds a one-degree tweak to his popular “Quadra” effect. His phenomenal matching torn cards effect “Reign of Tearer” is a streamlined handling of Woody Aragon’s “How to Find Your Other Half” that features a surprise ending in which even the eliminated pieces match. You’ll also really love how John adds a new layer to “Omni Deck” routines with “Crystal Clear.”

"Just as someone who loves music can identify a song by Gershwin, a person who loves magic can identify an effect by John Guastaferro. He's that good.” David Regal

Along the way, you’ll learn a ton of valuable new sleights like the Smooth Criminal Display, Hands Off Half Pass, and Proximity Peek Control. There are also six thoughtful essays tackling topics like creativity and how to get out of your own way so you can harness the full power of one-degree changes. Everything is wrapped up in a beautiful 158-page hardcover book with detailed explanations and crystal-clear photographs.

Exclusive Bonus for Vanishing Inc. Customers

Beyond being a phenomenal magician, John is also an accomplished musician. To celebrate the launch of this book, he has put together a custom playlist of some of his favorite compositions, as well as some unreleased tracks. This is the perfect soundtrack to listening to to while reading this incredible book. The mp3 files will be put into your account automatically so you can easily download them onto your devices. This offer is only available to those who purchase The Nth Degree from Vanishing Inc.

"The Nth Degree is filled with brilliant creations that embody John's talent for fusing optimum effect, presentation, and meaning, into joyful experiences for his audiences.” Jack Carpenter

"Once again, John Guastaferro doesn't just give us a magic book, he gifts us a treasure chest-full of brilliant routines, diabolical sleights, and visionary thinking. Bravo!" Larry Wilmore

The Nth Degree by John Guastaferro gives you a ton of mind-blowing new material while also serving as your guide to thinking bigger, clarifying your purpose, and cultivating your creativity. Grab your copy of this must-have book today!

Contents of The Nth Degree by John Guastaferro

Foreword: John Bannon

About The Nth Degree

Chapter 1 – Imagine That

  • Invisible Opener
  • Perception Plus
  • Blank Slate
  • Essay: What’s Your Mantra

Chapter 2 – Introducing the Aces

  • Freestyle Aces
  • Self-Checkout
  • Royal Transpo
  • Tipping Point
  • Essay: Finding Your Purpose

Chapter 3 – Eye Catchers

  • Stranger Sandwich
  • Double Vision
  • Bermuda
  • GPS
  • Essay: Dissecting One Degree

Chapter 4 – Fourscore

  • The Other Mates
  • Assembly Line
  • Hide & Seek
  • Tailspin Twist
  • Essay: Keys to Creativity

Chapter 5 – Hands on Deck

  • Changemaker
  • Hybrid Triumph
  • Biddleless Redux
  • Reign of Tearer
  • Essay: Twenty Words

Chapter 6 – Mysteries

  • Spectral
  • Whisper Mental
  • Blackjack Fever
  • Book of Clues
  • Essay: Get Out of Your Own Way

Chapter 7 – Extra!

  • Crystal Clear
  • Mystery Wand
  • Sublime in All


Hardback | 158 Pages | 6in x 9in | B&W Photos | Ribbon Bookmark

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Customer reviews for The Nth Degree


Francis P.

Classy, elegant, and helpful. I'd say this book will help everyone elevate their performance even more. Well worth the money. So glad I rode the hype of ordering this. So much worth the investment.


Scott R

I bought the first book and it was fantastic and filled with so much magic and great advice I had to buy this one. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy this amazing book! The magic is fantastic!



John Guastaferro is great at creating effective, workable close-up magic that's well-structured without being remotely knuckle-busting, and The Nth Degree offers a strong collection of pieces - mostly using cards - that exhibit a refreshing variety in plot and technique. You'll find mental-themed magic here that's more reliant on subtlety than sleights, punchy visual effects that look just as good in real life as they would on social media, and card effects that can play strongly both in intimate settings and to larger rooms. If you loved One Degree, you'll love The Nth Degree just as much.

VI Monthly


Love John G and his work. One degree was one of my favorites. So far this is also worthy of being one of my favorites as well



Wow what a book. I got this with one degree and was worried that the tricks would not be as good as one degree but these are excellent. If you are a card magic lover you will love this book. Very clever methods and not to knuckle busting either. I can highly recommend this book. Get this before it sells out.


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  • adrian asks: Are some of these effects same ones as in the ready,set ebook?

    • 1. Chadwick answers: Just search both and compare the contents.
    • 2. John Guastaferro (creator) responds: Invisible Opener has some one-degree updates compared to its original write-up in RSG. Spectral also has an additional subtlety.
    • 1. Chadwick answers: Just search both and compare the contents.
  • Luca asks: Hi guys I got this new book in Blackpool at the Vabishing Ink Stand, do I get the music files too? Thanks

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Please email our Support Wizards at
  • Bernard asks: His first book was signed. Will there be a signed edition from vanishing inc this time around?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Not at this time.
  • Norm asks: Do the poker chips come with the new book?

    • 1. John Guastaferro (creator) responds: Poker chips not included.
  • Jörn asks: Is the book including links for the demonstrations of the routines? That would be awesome to see John G. to actually perform them ;-) Maybe as an upgrade offer ?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No, there is no accompanying video.
  • Joseph asks: Will there be any plans in the future to release some of this material as a video download?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There are no plans for that.
  • John asks: Do he still get the music tracks if you purchased the ebook?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes
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