Magic sets aren’t just for kids, but choosing one for your magic-enthused adult friends can be a challenge if you’re not sure exactly what you’re looking for. How embarrassing would it be to get your pal a gift only to realize after they’ve opened it that it’s totally not age-appropriate? We’re pleased to tell you, magic sets for adults, do exist, and they’re pretty amazing if we may say so ourselves.
What about if you yourself want to dabble in the fun?
Since most magic sets on the shelves of your local hobby shop are designed to encourage kids to get involved with the practice, they generally only require a rudimentary understanding of what magic is, and therefore, are not going to amaze and wow anyone older than an adolescent. That can be discouraging to even the most patient of learners since if you’re not challenging your own mind, you’re likely to get bored and fall off the magic bandwagon. That’s why doing ample research is imperative if your aim is to encourage your friends with aspirations of becoming the next Criss Angel or David Blaine, or to get yourself off on the right foot.
To help with the struggle, we’ve compiled a list of magic sets for adults that are currently available and just waiting for the next Houdini to get their hands on them.
Dynamo Magician’s Kit
The Official Dynamo Magician’s Kit was produced to fill the void in the market that is magic sets for adults. It’s easy for magician hopefuls to get discouraged and bored with the art form if all they’re learning is how to make a quarter appear from behind their subject’s ear, and Dynamo understands this and wants to encourage those enthusiasts to keep perfecting their routines. It’s easy enough to follow along that beginners can join in on the fun, but advanced enough that your older friends won’t scoff at its straightforward approach to teaching.
With this kit, you will learn how to impress and amaze your audience with up-to-date modern trick techniques like cutting a pair of headphones clean in half only to magically repair them and show-off your multi-tasking prowess as you tie your own shoelaces without ever touching them.
Included in the kit is Dynamo’s Book of Secrets, a comprehensive resource with 30 illusions to add to your repertoire, both a standard and trick card deck, Earbud headphones, shoelaces, lottery cards, and what can only be described as three essential secret devices. They’re secret, so we can’t tell you what they are, but they’ll be an integral part of your routine once you learn how to integrate them into your jaw-dropping routine.
At only £29.99, the Dynamo Magician Kit is a bargain and a great addition to any magician’s arsenal.
Mindfreak Ultimate Magic Kit by Criss Angel
Few magicians enter celebrity-status and influence pop-culture the way Mindfreak’s Criss Angel has managed to, and now you can learn straight from the illusionist himself with the Ultimate Magic Kit by Criss Angel. Given that he’s spent more time on primetime television than literally any other magician in history and it was the proud winner of International Magicians Society’s “Best Magic Kit” award, this kit almost speaks for itself, but as we said, research is crucial when selecting age-appropriate magic kits, so let’s see what you get out of it.
Learning from his own personal experiences buying kits as a child, Criss Angel has created a highly comprehensive magic set full of illusions and tricks that will benefit beginners, intermediates and advanced magicians alike. He includes personal tips and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to perform such marvels that he himself made popular, such as the Penetration Glass illusion, which incidentally, was the second illusion he ever performed.
Not one to discriminate, this set is designed to support magicians of all ages and skill levels, making this a great magic set for adults. Each trick is hand picked by Criss Angel and included in the kit are over 363 of them, which means you can learn a trick a day over the course of the next year and become a professional in no time. Along with the Mindfreak instructional DVD and exclusive Mindfreak playing cards, this quickly brands itself as the ultimate kit for those wishing to mystify and entertain.
Some of the props included in this magic set for adults are silk cloths, card cases, Silvertone cups, sponge balls and mental freak number cards. If you’ve ever found yourself binging Mindfreak and wondering how the man himself does his tricks, this is the kit for you.
Criss Angel’s Ultimate Magic Kit retails for £29.99 and provides hours of endless magical fun.
Sleight of Hand
With learning new tricks brings forth the question, what other skills can you master? If all-inclusive magic sets for adults are less on your radar and you want to try something else, dabbling in the original techniques is a great way to get started.
If you’ve ever watched Penn & Teller, I’m willing to bet you have an interest in sleight of hand, and mastering the techniques used by the pro’s is a great tool to add to your ever-expanding trick belt.
Sleight of hand isn’t something that you’ll be able to master in a day, and taking the time to learn the basics will set you up for success.
In a complete and compact 4-DVD set, this Sleight of Hand Beginner Training Course is a great way to get your feet wet and master the fundamentals. The course includes key skills instructions on things like Double Lifts, Alternative Counts and the Elmsley Count and includes free training support for all of its users.
By dividing the core skills into month-long tutorials, the Sleight of Hand Beginner Training Course proves itself to be a viable asset to any and all deceptive magic enthusiasts. In addition to the online support, you’ll receive regular coaching to help you stay on track with the course that can also help speed up your training so that you can show off your new skills before your friends even know you’ve been practicing.
So what exactly are you waiting for?
Whether you just want to master sleight of hand so that you can mimic your favorite illusionist’s performances or you want to dig deep and add new tricks to your database, the aforementioned magic sets for adults and course are a surefire way to help you learn some new skills, have some fun, and achieve your goals.