Review: TIPPLE by Vinny Sagoo

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A SMASH hit at the Portsmouth Day of Magic!

Tipple is a super easy and fully examinable mental miracle!

Effect:

You show 7 different cards with various drinks ranging from Vodka to White Wine. The spectator MENTALLY selects a drink of their choice, SHUFFLES the cards and places them face down on the table. You have NO idea what drink they are thinking of.

You then introduce a small bottle cap and ask the spectator to mentally spell out the letters of their drink, whilst you randomly move the bottle cap across several cards.

When they get to the last letter, they call out STOP.

You then state that it would be impossible if ‘Your Drink’, was actually under the bottle cap, to which they agree.

You turn over the bottle cap and it has the words, YOUR DRINK printed under the cap (sigh).

You then ask what drink they were MENTALLY thinking of and when the actual card is turned over, it is their DRINK!

  • Super easy to do
  • No reset
  • No moves
  • Self-working
  • Fully examinable
  • Learn in a matter of minutes!

REVIEW

UK trained lawyer/ magic creator Vinny Sagoo does it again with this clever bar bet type effect. TIPPLE comes with everything you need to start performing immediately, and if you don’t have time to leaf through the six pages of the instructional booklet, you’d be pleased to know that there’s a five minute Vimeo that glosses through everything to bring you up to speed.

You get seven specially printed cards with various alcoholic beverages on quality USPCC card stock, along with one “your drink” bottle cap (a cute little gag really) and two additional stickers in the package. This is a quick and simple mental magic routine that can be repeated with different outcomes if you’re out at the pub with buddies. Everything fits easily in your pocket or wallet, and Tipple is easy to perform. Besides zero sleight of hand, no reset is necessary as well, and you can even allow your friends to shuffle and handle the cards.

The marking system is easy enough to see, although if you have bad eyesight like me, you may wish to make the marks a wee bit more obvious for yourself (especially if the venue you intend to perform this has dim lighting) and there is memory work needed… so don’t get too sloshed when performing this and forget that some effort is still needed on your part for this mental miracle to work 😉

A fun casual effect for the hobbyist. If you’re looking for an effective magic trick to break the ice or entertain clients, especially on a “boys night out”, this would make a nifty packet trick to invest in.

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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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