Cubic (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Francis Menotti
We absolutely love Francis Menotti. He comes up with material NOBODY else would possibly think of, and his effects are always intriguing to audiences.
In Cubic, Menotti combines the best of cube magic with... the Magic Square, and the result is an UNFORGETTABLE routine that is as well suited to close-up as it is to cabaret.
You display a cube with different numbers on each colored square. You allow THE SPECTATOR to mix the cube as much as they wish, and yet YOU perfectly predict the totals of all combinations. The method is DIABOLICAL, and the special gimmick (which attaches and detaches from a completely examinable cube) can be used for so many other routines.
Francis Menotti stuns his spectators with Cubic, and then takes you into great detail on the effect and the many ways you can fit it into a longer Rubik's routine. It takes absolutely no skill with numbers or Rubik's Cubes to make this work. The special gimmick does EVERYTHING for you.
Deck of cards not supplied. Online instructions running time: 42 minutes.
"I think if you have never played around with the Magic Square then you are missing out on a very strong routine. This version is one of the easiest and it really makes sense as far as presentation." -Paul Romhany, *Reviews Vanish Magazine