BoardGameGeek Reviewer EndersGame
SUMMARY: Charming animation card trick that people love
This trick deck is a great stop-motion animation type effect by Dan Harlan. It's one of the more memorable magic tricks I do, especially when you personalize the apprentice magician and really get into the presentation and story-line: people love it and beg to see it again.
The handling is not difficult to do, and basically requests of a single and simple "move" that you will need to practice but should master easily.
There are actually two versions of the card-toon deck, and this is the original, where a stickman magician pulls the selected card out of a hat. The method and handling of the sequel, Card-Toon 2, is exactly the same, the only difference being the artwork of the animation: the stickman magician is a circus performer who flies out of a cannon, and bounces off a wall holding the selected card. Most people seem to have a slight preference for the original Card-Toon 1 with its more traditional magic flavour, but both are good.
Spectators love the effect of the flipboard animation, which at times can overshadow the magic of the final reveal, but either way it almost always goes over well.
- BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame