Review: Card Mystery

GearDiary Review: Card Mystery

Are you a fan of magic tricks?  I’ve always been fascinated by card tricks and while in the back of my mind I know there’s often a reasonable explanation for how most tricks are done there’s still a part of me that’s happier not knowing.

Card Mystery from Sunphonia is a recently released application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that will leave you wondering, “hey how’d they do that? ”

The game opens with an erie feel and you’re greeted by the fortune teller who will be performing the trick during the game.

GearDiary Review: Card Mystery

While the game loads a few splash screens appear which serve to question your belief in the power of the magician.

GearDiary Review: Card Mystery

You can bypass the start up screens at any time by pressing the skip button.

GearDiary Review: Card Mystery

The premise of the trick is quite simple.  You’re shown six cards, face up and asked to choose one without touching it.

GearDiary Review: Card Mystery

When you have the card in mind you touch the magician’s hands, not your card.

For the purpose of this game I chose the Jack of Diamonds.

She then taunts you by telling you she already knows your card.

GearDiary Review: Card Mystery

And then the cards are revealed but yours is missing.

GearDiary Review: Card Mystery

You can then play the game again.  I tried it 6 times and it was right every time.

GearDiary Review: Card Mystery

While I’m sure there’s an easy answer for how the trick is done I still enjoyed it and it still left some of my friends and family members scratching their heads.

At $1.99 it does seem a bit pricey to me for only doing one trick and I think it would be a better value priced in the .99 cent category.

Card Mystery is available in the iTunes App Store.

Card Mystery requires iPhone/Ipod Touch software version 2.2.1

M.S.R.P. – $1.99

What I like – keeps you guessing.

What I don’t like – slightly overpriced for only one simple trick.

About the Author

I have always had a passion for gear and gadgets. It all started for me with the release of the very first Palm Pilot. I've always had an interest in handheld electronics. From handheld PDAs, to cell phones, Mp3 players, watches and other products, I'm the first person my friends, family and colleagues call when they need advice on tech. I have roots in the online tech. forum community. I served as the Administrator to Howard and as a Moderator at both Treo and Blackberry Under the screen name “lgreenberg” I've amassed 50,000+ postings. I also manage my own YouTube channel under the user name larrygreenberg. I'm always eager to help.