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The Magic Square - Tricking Your Way to Mental Superpowers (Faking Smart Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Lewis Smile
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Book Description

Learn One Of The Greatest Mental Magic Tricks - in 10 minutes flat!

It's quick, it's easy, and it will confuse people for reasons that will be frustrating and alien.

This is an example of how your brain can appear to work like a calculator on steroids...

Perform this genius seemingly-mathematical feat on any napkin, any receipt, or even on your friend's arm.

You will have a Magician's Grand Finale in your hands at any moment. This gets audible gasps, and you can wow people with this for the rest of your life...

  • No props or gimmicks

  • Packs flat - inside your head!

  • Ready to impress at any moment

  • Learn once, perform forever

  • Show yourself off as a Mathemagician!

The Magic Square shows just how easy it is to fake a Super Genius math ability.

  • Amaze and Confound Friends
  • Instantly Baffle Brains for Fun!
  • Blow Minds Beyond Explanation
  • Trick Your Way to Mental Superpowers


    Your friend will name a random number. You grab your pen and rapidly write out 16 numbers into a 4x4 grid. With a smug flourish, you then reveal that all combinations and directions within the grid add up to their chosen number. Each vertical column adds up to their number. Each horizontal line adds up to their number. Each block of 4 adds up. Each opposite pair adds up. Each diagonal adds up. And even the 4 corners add up - all to their chosen number.

    You appear to have performed thousands of calculations, in your head in mere seconds, producing a Magic Square of exquisite mathematical elegance. It is simply mind-blowing.


    Effortlessly perform a trick that it seems only a computer could perform, and learn how in 10 minutes from right now.

    99.99% of people won't even come close to solving this.

    The most plausible explanation is, quite simply, that you're a genuine Hidden Genius...

    Editorial Reviews


    "If you want to know about the 'magic square', a classic of magic and mentalism, then you really can't go wrong with this Kindle book.

    The basic effect is: a spectator is asked for a random number and you, the magician, quickly fill up a four-by-four matrix with seemingly-random numbers. None of these numbers is the spectator's selection, however, when you add the rows, columns, corner numbers, quadrants, etc they all total the spectator's choice. Sounds impressive? If you've ever seen it performed, then you'll know that it is!

    The teaching style is clear and concise and the book is written in a friendly and humorous way. At 30 pages, there is no fat in this book, and everything taught is straight to the point." - Dr Jon D. Holt

    From the Author

    The Magic Square is a super easy trick to learn.

    It's as easy as learning a phone number, and the effect is incredible.

    You will not be disappointed...

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2864 KB
    • Print Length: 45 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B0085098SW
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,828 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars excellent May 28, 2012
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    better explanation than most books on mentalism. funny prose, clear illustrations on my kindle. the technique really is easy to learn.
    very nicely done, Mr. Smile!
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    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! July 23, 2012
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    Simple but very effective, this classic trick will have your friends and family amazed at your magic powers! I tried it for some slightly inebriated pals at a party, and they thought it was incredible - mwah hwah hwah!
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I wish more authors would write like this - A+ July 25, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Here's what I love about this book: It delivers exactly what it promised. It has one main point, it writes about that one main point very well, and there is no fluff. If this book was anything like most of the other eBooks I've read lately, it should have had 2 or 3 chapters telling you "why this is such a cool trick" or trying to convince you to really learn it, or blah blah blah.

    Nope. The author gets right to the point. He teaches you the technique quickly, gives you a few examples, and tells you to go have fun! I also admired the books humorous nature. It's funny because it's so down to earth, and it doesn't try to pretend to be anything it's not.

    So what is this technique? It's basically a mathematical trick that allows you to create a "magic square". A magic square is a square full of numbers that add up to a specific number. It adds up to that number if you add the numbers across the rows horizontally, vertically, and in a bunch of other configurations. You basically ask your participant to give you a number, and then you can create this square in seconds (with a bit of practice). It would definitely impress almost everybody, and it's a great trick to learn for that very reason!

    Well done, sir. I will check out your other books.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Really Good, But Needs More To Be Great, December 8, 2013
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    This is a great impromptu piece of mentalism, but not by itself.

    I never really understood how powerful this could be until watching an old episode of "the Mind of David Burglas" one night. The way he presented it on stage was stunning.

    The basic mathematical foundation is thoroughly explained in this manuscript, and as a tricky little puzzle, is really good just the way it is explained. However, to make it an exceptional piece of performance takes significantly more.

    I performed it the way this book suggested and several unexpected factors came into play that reduced the impact of what I expected. I found the flaws, implanted some very personal information and mystical suggestions, and now it is an extremely powerful piece of my impromptu arsenal. It lingers in the mind of my audience and they approach me days, even weeks afterward wondering what kind of cosmic information I tapped into when I did the performance for them.

    I will be happy to discuss my additions with you at [...] . But for this review, just suffice it to say that this trick is really good, but only as a starting point to something that can be phenomenal.

    Bobby EMERALDI
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars LOL December 14, 2012
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    This is further proof that things that look complex are actually pretty simple. This will help me teach that numbers can be fun.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! February 14, 2014
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    It's fast! It's amazing! If you like amazing math presentations, this one's for you. I thoroughly enjoyed both the effect, and the writing style. I believe you will too. Buy it. Learn it. Perform it!
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    3.0 out of 5 stars It's nice to know one trick - that's worth $3 in ... December 19, 2014
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    It's nice to know one trick - that's worth $3 in my opinion. I wouldn't consider this a "finale" trick, as the author suggests, but any trick is probably 80% showmanship, so I get that this could be made impressive. It's a useful algorithm, like quickly solving a Rubik's cube, but I expected a technique that could be applied to multiple tricks – it is not that. I felt a bit misled by the reviews and title.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Funny June 7, 2014
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    It was so simple to learn that I (this guy <---) was able to learn it in 10 minutes. The author was funny the whole way through, im about to friend request him right now.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars Learn Fast
    Excellent read, finish it in 20 minutes and amaze your friends for a lifetime. Very good way of explaining it and putting the magic down to earth!
    Published 24 days ago by Omar Osorio
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Nice. Read this book and play smart to your frienda
    Published 1 month ago by Razvan Atimariti
    5.0 out of 5 stars Direct and to the point
    If I didn't know what I now know and someone performed this on me, I would just call them a brainiac. Very simple clever easy to learn trick.
    Published 2 months ago by Ricky Anderson
    3.0 out of 5 stars It's more a book about a magic trick than about being tricky smart. A...
    Meh... It's more a book about a magic trick than about being tricky smart. A neat trick mind you, but still just a one shot trick with no real mathematical insight.
    Published 3 months ago by Brandon Hill
    5.0 out of 5 stars it's fun and short so it's not like you're wasting a ...
    This gets a five for originality! Seriously... it's fun and short so it's not like you're wasting a lot of time. I really enjoyed the author's humor and his take on life. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Creating Serenity Reviews
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    Published 5 months ago by Celeste
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Top class - great fun read
    Published 5 months ago by Michael Fenwick
    5.0 out of 5 stars short and sweet
    A great little book, which concisely shows how to do this great feat of mentalism. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
    Published 7 months ago by Rob
    2.0 out of 5 stars A One-Trick Wonder
    You get what you pay for. This is a thin book designed to teach one mathematical trick... period. That's what it does, and no more.
    Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Awesome technique! Impressed quite a few friends with this trick!
    Published 8 months ago by Jude Hays
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    More About the Author

    Famous stuntman, professional dancer, chess grandmaster, rocket surgeon, philosopher, physicist, and nudist. Lewis is most famous for being the lead singer of the 90's band Soulful Repetitions.

    Lewis' life goal is to set loose an army of self-replicating robots, but right now he writes books he wishes existed already. This is why he writes them.


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