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A small wooden case contains four dominoes. The dominoes have the same spot values, but the spots are in a single different colour: red, blue, yellow and green. These four colours are incorporated in the design on the front of the case and a spectator is asked by the performer to select one of them.

After having done this, the performer remarks that by a strange coincidence, the spectator has selected a very single-minded and independent domino: in fact, this particular domino is known as the ‘maverick’ domino.

To show just how independent this domino is compared with the other three dominoes, the performer removes all four dominoes from the case and lays them out in a line on the table. One domino is seen to be reversed. ITS COLOURED SPOTS MATCH THE COLOUR FREELY SELECTED BY THE SPECTATOR. The ‘maverick’ domino has proved its individuality; and so that there can be no mistake about this, when the performer turns this domino over, ITS BACK IS SHOWN TO BE COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM THE BACKS OF THE OTHER THREE DOMINOES.


The spots on the reversed domino will always be the colour freely selected by the spectator. The ingenious apparatus does all the work for the performer: all he needs to do is to learn the handling necessary to present the effect.

The case is made in teak and measures 5 x 4 x 8.5 cms high (approx.). The front of the case features a decorative panel in relief utilizing the four colours of the dominoes for easy spectator selection.

The dominoes are 7.8 x 4.2 cms (approx.), with a matt black finish, recessed spots and hand-painted design work on the backs of the dominoes.

2 reviews for Maverick

  1. George Guerra

    Clever Alan item with a great impact

    This is a clever effect form Alan where a spectator freely picks any of the 4 colors on the face of the case. The case contains four domino tablets. These are removed and spread out to reveal not only one domino showing the selected color while the others are reversed but, on turning over the domino, it is found to have a different back!
    The color selected is not forced and although the outcomes will always be “different”, the effect can not be repeated to the same spectator. The dominoes are very nicely done and the teak case holding the tablets is elegant. Recommended!

  2. Doug Gorman

    What a domino theory!

    I tried and tried to figure out the method for this trick before I bought it. I couldn’t, and when I received it I found out why. What clever thinking from the master himself! This is a great item for tablehopping. It’ a compact trick that packs a huge wallop!

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