“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” – Edwin Markham
Regrets often accompany decisions made in life.
This is deeply rooted in human nature’s inherent greed. The desire for the ideal outcome remains a constant pursuit, similar to hoping for a jackpot win with every lottery ticket.
Magic is no exception to this pattern.
Introducing the Choice Box—No matter which number the participant picks, they’re in for a delightful surprise. In truth, all outcomes have been predetermined. What’s amusing is as you watch the audience gradually realize what is happening, their expressions transform into surprise and wonder.
This is precisely the charm of magic. It grants us anticipation, yet often delivers unexpected twists and engaging experiences.
The magician presents an elegantly crafted wooden box, inviting an audience member to participate in a fun game: They are to select a number at random and stand a chance to win a grand prize.
As the revelation approaches, the magician turns the box to display four numbers, each aligned with a corresponding compartment. The magician proceeds to uncover the rewards corresponding to the remaining numbers—each one more remarkable than the last.
Upon unveiling the chosen number, the result takes an unforeseen turn: the participant wins… a Lollipop! This unexpected twist leaves the audience in a state of both disbelief and amusement. The magician then produces a lollipop, concluding the performance amidst the laughter and astonishment of the audience.
Designed by Didier Ledda, the prop’s special structure guides all four selections to the same outcome. All you need to do is lift up the box by its four corners, and it can lead to the desired result, no matter the number the participant nominates.
Crafted meticulously from North American black walnut wood, the Choice Box has a profound color, intricate grain, and durability. These qualities add an air of mystery and storytelling, elevating the overall performance.
The golden numbers are made of PVC waterproof decals. Each compartment resembles a finely carved showcase. The box’s edges are adorned with intricate patterns, adding to its elegance.
Beyond accommodating just folded billets, the compartments can also house small objects.
The Choice Box merges art with psychology, weaving a narrative about destiny and decision-making.
Want to immerse your audience in this mental game? Whether captivating an informal gathering or a formal show, the Choice Box infuses the environment with enchanting energy. Its contents can be tailored to your magical narrative, ensuring the magician’s triumph, regardless of the choice.
As magician Jay Wang puts it in the video, by the time the participant reaches home, their choice will be haunting them throughout the night.
- The wooden box×1
Two sheets of stickers with numbers 1 to 4
- Allows for a very clean Banknight-style routine
- The compartments can fit small objects apart from billets or paper
- Highly interactive engagement
- Suited for diverse performances and presentations
- Crafted from North American black walnut wood