Review: Opus (Mona Lisa) by Nefesch

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Reviewer: Bernard Sim”][vc_column_text]I have always love effects that spectators thinks they did it themselves. Paul Curry’s Out of this World is one of such effects. Opus is also an effect whereby the spectators seems to make all the decisions with a surprising outcome.

Opus comes with 4 quarters of Mona Lisa and 1 prediction card made in plastic with high quality print. The effect is straight forward and is very easy to understand while at the same time feels impossible.  Prior to performing the effect, you’d need to do a onetime setup with the cards. Once that is done, you’d need to learn how to perform the effect from the online video.

While the effect is straight forward, learning to perform it isn’t as straight forward. There are a few outcomes in which you’d need to do your part to correct them.  The moves (not really moves) are rather simple, it’s the method of the placement of the cards that you have to remember that will take some effort.  The formula is the same, once you learn that you’d have no problem performing this effect.

As the back of the card is black, you can’t tell what the card from the video is and you can only rely on what is being said to know the identity of the card. I felt that the instructions could have been better if a replacement card with numbered markings is used. Anyway, that is a small issue.

While the card is of high quality, the set I got was a bit out of alignment. I hope this little error only happened to the set I have. Again, this is another small issue will not hamper the performance of this effect.


While there is a bit of a learning curve, I still like this effect. The surprising ending will surely impress your spectator who thinks he did all the work himself, which makes the effect even stronger.


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Ning Cai is a Singapore Literature Prize nominated author, who was also long listed for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize in 2016. A bestselling writer, she is also recognised for her illusionist/ escapologist stage character Magic Babe Ning, and recognised by Channel News Asia as South East Asia's first professional female magician.

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