Darwin Ortiz is one of the world's leading sleight-of-hand performers with cards. He's also the author of some of the most important magic books in recent years: Cardshark, At the Card Table, The Annotated Erdnase and Strong Magic.

Scams & Fantasies with Cards is destined to take its place alongside these others as a modern classic. In this new, hardbound 235-page book he reveals thirty of his finest card creations yet. Highlights include:

Darwin Ortiz has also created some of the world's strongest gambling routines and in Scams & Fantasies he shares some of his best yet. Imagine allowing the spectators to thoroughly shuffle the deck, then immediately dealing yourself a royal flush (Raw Deal), or producing any poker hand requested (Shark Attack), or dealing out four pat poker hands (Déjà vu Poker), or four perfect bridge hands (The Professional). For the more formal occasion, there is God of Gamblers, a demonstration of false dealing that takes the concept into the stratosphere.

Throughout, Darwin Ortiz provides psychological insights, presentational angles, performing tips and suggestions based on his extensive experience performing these effects for real audiences. The plots, presentations, methods and handlings are all designed for maximum audience impact. Impossible effects, entertaining presentations, rock-solid construction and performing wisdom combine to produce a must-have book for all lovers of great card magic.

Scams & Fantasies concludes with a new essay on magic theory that shows once more why Darwin Ortiz is the most thought-provoking writer in magic.

Contents of Scams & Fantasies

  • Déjà vu Poker
  • Combination Cull
  • The Brush
  • Liar's Poker
  • Shark Attack
  • Raw Deal
  • The Professional
  • God of Gamblers
  • No Way Out
  • Pocket Money
  • Smart Money
  • Maximum Risk
  • Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version
  • The Last Laugh
  • Remote Control
  • The Zen Master
  • Hitchcock Travelers
  • The Quick & The Dead
  • Fastest Gun Alive
  • Cannibal Holocaust
  • The New Back Off
  • Ace in the Pocket
  • Darwin's Ambitious Card
  • Ultimate Oil & Water
  • Ultimate Fusion
  • Pass the Garbage
  • The Color of Money
  • Walkaround Triumph
  • Triple Cross
  • Beat the Devil
  • Appointment in Samarra
  • Showing or Hiding Skill

Pages: 220 - Hardcover with dust jacket - 8.5" x 11" - Black and white line illustrations

Price: $200.00

Scams & Fantasies with Cards
Long time out of print and hard to find