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Dave

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I was looking over some older packet tricks that I haven't used in a while, and came across these: Joker Poker by Roger Klaus, which is quite strong, as is James Swain's Capitulating Queens. Is anyone employing either of these in their repertoire?

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Capitulating Queens is terrific. I wore out my last set of cards and haven't bothered with replacements. Probably should though.

The packet tricks I currently carry/perform are Color Monte, Duplicity, B'Wave, and Mega Wave.

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I've used Capitulating Queens in the past. I think I preferred the later "B'rainiac " by Liam Montier and John Bannon which appeared in "Triabolical". Similar type of effect following the 'what if?" line of thought.

Not familiar with Roger Klaus's "Joker Poker" although Alan Wakeling had the same title for an effect to be found in "The Magic of Alan Wakeling" by Jim Steinmeyer.

An oldie I just started doing again that is not one of my own is Ton Onasaka's "Bicycle Made for Five" which was a good selling trick for a few years after it got released in 1994. Picked a new set up from L & L Publishing.
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Paul,
Thank you for correcting me about "Joker Poker." It is, indeed, an Alan Wakeling effect. My apologies to all for the error.

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Capitulating Queens is definitely high on the list of packet tricks worth doing. Lots of magic there.

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GreenKnight33

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Quick question...when we say 'Packet tricks', is that generally thought of as tricks with a small selection of cards that are always gaffed?  Or would something like Dr. Daley's Last Trick be considered a packet trick since it just uses 4 cards?  Or is it only a packet trick since it can be sold apart from a full deck?  What makes a packet trick, a packet trick?

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A good point. Those would be packet tricks as well.

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Mike Powers

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I agree with Anthony. Packet trick = trick with a small packet of cards. (Small is undefined but intuitively clear?)

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Ok, thanks guys.

Packet trick = small number of cards, and not tied to gaffing or commercially sold separately etc.

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I discussed the subject of what a packet trick is toward the beginning of one of my books on the subject "Still Small, Still Deadly" . I'm away currently, but when I get home next week if I can find the book on a disc I'll reproduce that page here. Pretty much what Green Knight concludes but with occasionally more cards than you'd think.
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