Saturday, 21 November 2015

Grotty Illusionist? Time to play with Gross Magic! Review and Giveaway #competition #win

It’s no easy task having two very energetic boys especially with a small age gap (although I am sure there are plenty of parents with girls who would say the same!) The place is constantly in a state and they love to create endless toxic and gross potions (mostly left to stew in the garden for days on end).


They love magic too; I play “tricks” on them all the time, finding pennies behind theirs ears, falling out of their noses and conjuring up unique items on our walks (I might have a handful of Moshlings or Lego men in my coat at all times!).

Yesterday I received the new and improved Gross Magic by Drummond Park (RRP £19.99) – now even more real! The boys were eager to literally get their hands dirty with this one! As it’s a magic set you’ll be glad to know as fellow parents that it is a battery free game! (Hurray, no hunting around for batteries on Christmas day!)

The set itself is pitched at 8+ as some of the tricks you do need to have some dexterity (which pretty much counts the Mrs out!)

Youngest was able to perform some of the tricks without much help and as he is the most keen on the grotty side of life, he was particularly taken aback by the Clean to Dirty toilet trick, although even he was a bit apprehensive with the pooey goo!

Sticking with the poo theme a “do not try this at home” trick is the toilet paper trick, you take a used piece of toilet paper (stick to the one provided in the game!) and magically clean it! I don't want to give away to many secrets here!

Gross Magic comes with a variety of items from the toilet to cockroaches to eyeballs! There are over 40 tricks for your children to learn and rehearse, luckily the instructions for the tricks are really good, illustrative and clear, as they say practice makes perfect!




Luckily you can have the chance to join in the fun, enter the competition via Gleam below to win a copy of Gross Magic! Competition closes on 11th December 2015 in the meantime you can find stockist here

Win a copy of Gross Magic worth £19.99

100 comments:

  1. Yuck! I love it! (Well, at least my little man will - right up his street!)

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  2. i love card tricks, they always amaze me

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  3. When the person reappears into someone else in a different place

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  4. I love card tricks - how do they do it?

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  5. I love a rabbit appearing from a hat !

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  6. Sawing people in half, baffles me even though I know how they do it!

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  7. I love card tricks, so simple but so effective

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  8. What is your favorite magic trick? . . . . . . the disappearing ironing pile - rarely seen in this hemisphere

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  9. the trick where Dynamo walked on water !

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  10. the one when a person disappears and then appears somewhere else

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  11. I like it when they cut someone in half - can never work out how they bend themselves

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  12. sawing people in half confuses me haha xx

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  13. I love card tricks, but this looks disgusting enough to keep little ones very amused.

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  14. I love the "is this your card" tricks

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  15. The Chop Cup by Paul Daniels on minute the ball is on top of the cup then its gone, then its under the very bottom cup.

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  16. Close up card tricks are easily the best form of magic.

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  17. It has to be the good old rabbit out of a hat

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  18. I love the disappearing trick xx

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  19. Sawing the lady in half - it's a classic!

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  20. The scarf trick i always wonder how it never bunches up so you can see hehehehe

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  21. Rabbit in a hat. It's much better than chicken in a basket.

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  22. One I saw Paul Daniels' son do where he was chained up underwater & escaped.

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  23. I am no good at magic tricks myself, but I love watching card tricks!

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  24. sawing the lady in half and card tricks are best( john Jackson)

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  25. sawing a woman in half

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  26. i like the rabbit out of the hat trick x

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  27. the rabbit out of the hat trick.

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  28. I like the one where you pull lots of hankies out your hand!

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  29. The vanishing cupboard trick is awesome!

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  30. I like card tricks but can never tell how they do it.

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  31. rabbit out of a hat - how does the rabbit not climb out? lol

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  32. i love mind reading or cold reading x very clever

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  33. Sawing some poor person in two!

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  34. Card tricks as you can see them right up close and still not know how they are done!! <3

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  35. I love any trick that involves making something big disappear that leaves you scratching your head

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  36. where the put a card or a watch in a glass bottle

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  37. Pulling a penny from a childs ear, its the only trick I can do and the little ones love it.

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  38. i really love the tricks where they guess the card you pocked x

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  39. I like when they take the table away and the person that was on it floats in the air

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  40. The Raven was a good one for years

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  41. Sawing someone in half, has always been a fab.

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  42. The escape from a locked cabinet :)

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  43. got to be the disapearing acts x Sharon L Johnson

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  44. slight of hand tricks

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  45. My daughter would get a real kick out of this

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  46. Pulling a rabbit out of a hat (@PeanutHog)

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  47. Any slight of hand tricks, love it when I don't have a clue how its done!

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  48. Sawing people in half always gets me! If it's done well.

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  49. I like the one where an assistant stands in a box and then they move each box, so it looks like the body has been split into pieces.

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  50. My favourite is the old 'pulling your thumb off' routine! It is pretty cheesy but is great when someone falls for it!

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  51. My son had magic lesson on holiday he loves the disappearing ball and cup trick

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  52. Making something disappear and reappear some where else Dxx

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  53. We would absolutely love this. Our son would be under its spell!

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  54. I don't like them - they freak me out, I can't stand not understanding them!

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  55. I love slight of hand and card tricks

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  56. when magicians levitate as I can never work out how they do it!

    Stevie :)

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