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Clever Keys


“Simple, strong, versatile, effective and to the point. I will use this !
As magician’s we are always looking for that, ‘packs small plays big’, that effect that allows you to concentrate on the presentation, well this is it.  A small effect you can carry in your pocket yet can fill a stage, or smaller venues.  It allows great audience participation with up to (as it can be performed for just one if desired)  four people involved.  Simple, strong, versatile, effective and to the point. A sure to be classic.  I will use this!”  – Banachek

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Buma meets MIND READING and its never been CLEARER !


Described effect incorporates four spectators, it may also be performed with one, two,
or three spectators As well. Your audience size may also vary.

The performer introduces a clear lucite block with a felt bottom, the lucite
block is seen to hold four different colored metal keys, all laid out flat
(colors may vary), one each of RED, GREEN, ORANGE and BLUE, the
keys are held in place by a single loose silicone band looped around the
Center of the lucite block. Four spectators are now called upon to assist the
performer, the 1st spectator is handed the four colored keys which are
removed from the lucite block, the performer then points out that the lucite
block contains four small slots the width of each key, the slots are seen to
completely penetrate the entire thickness of the lucite block, from its top to
its bottom, each slot being positioned underneath where each key was
Originally seen laid out flat in the block.

The lucite block is now handed to a single audience member who is
instructed to insert the colored keys randomly into any slot of their choice,
resulting in all of the keys completely penetrating “in their upright position”
the lucite block (top to bottom), the performer then takes the lucite block
And points to the Penetrating keys and says:
Don’t let me influence your future selections in any way !
Now one at a time, each of the four audience members in turn is handed the
lucite block and requested (with the performers back now turned to the
audience) to completely remove a single colored key from the block (being a
color not yet chosen by a fellow audience member) and freely display it for
all to see (except the performer), once being shown it is to be returned to
The same blocks slot from which it was just removed. Resulting in only the
Audience members knowing what has just occurred with the colored keys.

The performer now turns and faces the audience members and retrieves the
lucite block from them with it’s penetrating keys, he then removes all the
Keys from it. The four audience members are now instructed to turn their
backs to the performer and to place a single palm upright open hand behind
their backs (this hand will be facing the performer), the performer then
places a single colored key into each of the spectator’s palm open hands,
once the spectators feel the key placed into their hand they are instructed to
close the hand and make a fist with it, the four spectators are then
instructed to turn around and face the performer with their now closed fist
In front of their body, the performer now states:
one by one, each of the four spectators are instructed to name the colored
key they had previously selected and to open their hands, when they do so
each of them is seen to hold in their hand, THEY’RE PREVIOUSLY

Keys, Band and Clear Block do the work for the performer, you only have to deliver your presentation.

Nothing is added or taken away. Everything can be examined.

No forcing, fishing for information or stooges, can be performed blind folded.

No magnets, electronics, sleights or mechanics to fail, easy to perform, nothing is gaffed or gimmicked.

Totally Impromptu, no preparation required, perform it any time anywhere even surrounded.

You receive Buma’s original custom crafted clear lucite block which measures 3 1/8” x 2 5/8” x 1/2”, four different Anodized all metal key blanks, a silicone band and Buma’s original instruction – presentation sheets.

Designed and hand crafted in the USA  by Mark BUMA Burger of House Of Magic San Francisco.

Limited Availability

House of Magic @2017

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