The tricks, sorry effects are good, and it is incredible value when you consider that a dvd is included. I bought it for my grandson (10)to get him started in magic.
I used to perform a while ago, there isn't much that should be put to the back of the magic shop, as many of the effects I saw I was able to see better way of doing them. But there are worse ways too. It's definitely better than some magic set and a good start to get on the road to becoming professional. Definitely had some good ideas as to how to start performing in public before you start charging for your services.
I will almost certainly buy the book on card magic that joshua jay mainly because i think my grandson will get loads out of it.