Russian roulettes are risky Monte routines, and that risk must be personal and physical. There can be danger of death, of getting hurt, of getting dirty, of being frightened, etc., and those risks can be run by the magician, by one member of the audience or by the whole audience. If the danger and the emotion didn’t exist, it would be a Monte routine rather than a Russian roulette.
In this book (actually notes of a lecture I performed at the Magic Castle) you will find a series of different roulettes with their references, which will probably inspire you to new ideas and presentations.
I know that you will find much more roulettes; this is just a fussy selection that I made. I will explain in detail those which I created alone or with my friends’ help.
- Russian Roulette with Firecrackers
- Russian Roulegg
- The African bee
- The dagger chest
- Russian roulette with guns (several versions)
- Russian Roulette with water guns
- Acid test
- Cheating the gallows
And many more!