Counting Crows by Daniel Madison

Downloadable Video
Our Black Club members have received plenty of free surprises over this first year of the program, and Counting Crows is the latest addition to that growing list.

Counting Crows is Daniel Madison's variation of a classic plot, the card at any number. This is a plot that frustrates plenty of magicians, because it just doesn't seem very magical. Producing a chosen card at a chosen number feels more like a stunt, not an illusion.

Daniel Madison changes that. His approach to the CAAN routine packs a mystifying punch at the end. Instead of producing a certain card at a specific spot, you'll produce a card of the same value at that chosen spot, then make a four-of-a-kind unfold from your hands.

This is a handling that lets you turn clever card handling into a visual phenomenon. The principle behind the effect will open up some interesting avenues that Black Club members should know how to handle.

This effect was a giveaway for attendees at the Magic Live convention, held in August in Las Vegas. But we think that old saying about what happens in Vegas shouldn't apply to Black Club members.

As a Black Club Member - you can download it for free right now.

Customer Reviews

  • by Richard Brealey

    Mar 2014

    Free and fun, requires a set-up but that's not a problem.

  • by Jake Trowbridge

    Jan 2014

    A bit of a setup but a cool effect none the less. A neat twist on a classic.

  • by Hudson Hufham

    Dec 2013

    It's free so what can I say bad about it? It's a nifty little trick that is actually quite stumping to laymen.