Roddy McGhie is a master performer and card mechanic who pioneered Puzzled. It starts by dramatically pouring out a handful of puzzle pieces from a seemingly normal envelope. You can even let a spectator examine them. When assembled the pieces turn out to be a cut-up playing card. You then introduce the notion of a chocolate bar puzzle where a single piece can be removed, but then the pieces can be rearranged and the puzzle remains the same size. Astonishingly a single piece of the playing card puzzle is then removed, yet the puzzle can be rearranged and remains the same size as a standard playing card. You can hand out a piece from the middle to be examined.
The Puzzled effect is truly powerful, and will leave your audience wondering just how you managed to pull it off. Yet it can also be creatively curated into other permutations to keep it as a fresh stapled in your back of tricks. You get everything you need in one kit to master the effect. It’s perfect for tabletop performance and small group performances.