Art of Switching Decks by Roberto Giobbi
Game swapping is one of the magician's most useful trick principles. Why? Many of the very best card tricks require either complex card layout or special play. These feats, while technically very simple, are so powerful and startling that the viewer inevitably asks:
May I look at the maps?
As any performing magician knows, this question is still asked when the cards are perfectly normal. In any case, it's good to know some good methods for unsuspectingly swapping out the game before or after the feat, maybe even giving it away at the end. This applies not only to the card artist, but to anyone who occasionally performs a card art work.
The Art of Switching Decks explains 30 ways to switch decks: at the table, standing, surrounded, and even without a jacket and bags. Some methods can be used anywhere in the pause between two tricks. Feats, techniques, psychology, presentations, everything
is meticulously and masterfully explained, yet always easy to understand and entertaining, with numerous clear photos that leave no questions unanswered.
In addition, the basic structures are broken down,
that allow you to be creative yourself, and in an appendix there is a detailed annotated bibliography with dozens of other exchange methods.
Finally, the book includes a bonus DVD recording of Roberto Giobbi's game swapping seminar, recorded live at the legendary Genii Anniversary Convention in Orlando in October 2012 by Bob Hamilton and made available by Richard Kaufman.
In it, Roberto Giobbi presents a card program with 30 (!) game exchanges in a 8-minute show, and explains many of them in the 90-minute seminar that follows
163 pages (20x26cm), including a bonus DVD with a 90-minute seminar on game swapping.
English (there will be no German edition.)