The Queen Thing

Magic download (video) by Scott Robinson ($10.00)

When we release magic, the quality we search for, more than anything else, is experience. We want effects that have been thoroughly worked through, tested, and honed to perfection. "The Queen Thing" is one of Scott Robinson's most coveted "pet" effects. It has it all: magic, surprise, and a twist ending. The economy of construction is such that you get maximum impact from a minimum of sleights, and every move is justified and covered. 

In effect, a selected card is mixed among four Queens. The selected card vanishes and appears in your pocket, and then instantly changes places with the four Queens. It all happens in less than a minute, and the routine is packed full of deceptive magic. 

Scott is methodical teacher, and shares insights not only into how to perform "The Queen Thing," but also why he made specific choices and implemented certain techniques. He teaches with confidence and clarity, so that you can perform "The Queen Thing" with the same precision shown in the trailer. 

 

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Customer reviews for The Queen Thing

John Hinton

I have been doing Scott's Queen thing for a while now and I love it! So much better of a plot then just a normal card to pocket! Each move has been carefully thought out to help set you up for such a clean handling! Fully recommend!

 

Greg Eanes

I love twist endings---think of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Twilight Zone", and card tricks like "The Queen Thing".

Here Scott presents and teaches his well-structured card routine that culminates in a delightful surprise ending.  I think this effect works best as a finale---for example, preceded by a couple of strong, related effects like "Homing Card", and, perhaps, a four-Queen assembly.

However you chose to present it, this effect will give you and your audience a great deal of performance pleasure as it is well within the reach of intermediate-level card performers.  The structure of the routine will allow you to practice and execute advanced card moves under the cozy comfort of solid misdirection.

Highly recommended!

 

Richard Tuckerman

All but completely impromptu, this is an updated handling of the version Scott published in Trap Door #65. Yes, you COULD learn it from the performance video, but there are some fine touches that make the small investment well worth while. Three thumbs up!

 

I love this trick. It is direct, hard hitting, and the best part, no difficult sleight of hand giving you more time to focus on presentation. I love any card to pocket, but this one is even better because the spectators are totally caught off guard when you produce the queens from your pocket.

This is also great because unlike many packet tricks, all the cards can be examined afterwards, you are completely clean. No gimmicks or extra cards that you have to get rid of.

This is great as an opener because you don't want to spend a lot of time building to your climax, but you still want it to be powerful. This effect delivers both. However, I believe it is strong enough to also be a closer. No matter where you put it in your set your spectators will be blown away.

 

Jorge Betancourt

This is one of my favorite downloads! Very convincing, every move has its reason to be, it is simply a very well-constructed magic effect. You will not get disappointed! It is now in my professional repertoire and I think that if you buy it you also are going to add it to your repertoire.