PERPETUAL PUZZLE

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$29.95

The Blurb

A rectangular puzzle fits perfectly inside of a frame. The magician adds a new piece and rebuilds the puzzle, yet somehow they still form a rectangle that is exactly the same size, a Perpetual Puzzle. The puzzle still fits perfectly in the frame. When you add another piece and rebuild the puzzle again, the puzzle impossibly still forms the same exact size rectangle, and fits perfectly within the same frame.

This magical puzzle is a masterpiece of ingenuity. The more you add, the more things remain the same. While your audience may surmise that the rearrangement of pieces enables this baffling puzzle to work, they will never suspect that the frame and cardboard also contain subtle gimmicks. It is this disarming combination that allows you to perform a truly impossible illusion.

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Jheff's Guide

WHAT IT IS:
Effect with Props

HOW ACCURATE OR COMPLETE THE BLURB IS:
It doesn’t mention that this is a version of the Winston Freer puzzle.

SUITABLE VENUES:
Close-up

JHEFF’S JUDGMENT:
This may not seem like mentalism, but I know many mentalists who use this as a demonstration of showing how optical illusions can be used by mentalists to fool the mind.  This inexpensive version of the Winston Freer puzzle is definitely recommended if it’s something you’re interested in.