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.
The Complete Magician’s Kit by Joshua Jay
The Complete Magician 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 Joshua Jay 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 a range of tricks, including card magic, coin magic and magic with everyday objects.
Included in the kit is Joshua Jay’s Complete Course in Magic, a comprehensive book and DVD combo with over 100 illusions to add to your repertoire. The book and DVD will teach you many, many more routines using an array of easy to find and make props. Utilising the included gimmicks and decks of cards you will be able to perform miracles right out of the box. 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 performance.
At only £40, the Complete Magician Kit is a bargain and a great addition to any magician’s arsenal.
Eccentricks Mystery Box by Charlie Frye
Charlie Frye has been wowing audiences globally for years with his signature eccentric performance style. His magic does not think outside of the box, it literally throws the box over a railing destroying the box all together.
The Eccentricks Mystery Box is designed to support magicians of all ages and skill levels, making this a great magic set for adults.
Each trick is unique, and not quite like anything you will find in other magic sets. Charlie Frye has teamed up with Marvin’s Magic to compile this amazing set of impressive magic tricks, bar bets and gambling routines designed to not only entertain, but to get your audience talking.
Described as Coffee Table magic, these are the kind of items you can leave on display in your home, on a coffee table, ready to perform with at a moments notice. Antique looking playing cards, magic paddles, and dice are some of the items included in this fun for all ages magic set.
From classics of magic like vanishing handkerchiefs to skilful feats like dice stacking, this off the wall magic set offers a great introduction to magic for enthusiastic adults.
Eccentricks Mystery Box retails for £24 and provides hours of endless magical fun.
Sleight of Hand for Beginners
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 favourite 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.