"One of the very best books I’ve read in years!

This is a real gold mine and wealth of material and advice…

Limited to only 250 copies I know this will sell out quickly once word gets out there.”



"Regardless of experience level, your performance will immediately benefit from Chris's words, thoughts, advice and essays...well worth the purchase...

Having seen him perform first-hand many of the routines in the book, I ordered my copy soon after returning home.

I was not disappointed! The book’s cover indicates it contains Over 25 Routines and Inner Secrets to Help Make You Even More Successful. 

That it does – and then some!" 

Chuck Jones - MUM REVIEW


"I've rarely not seen Chris receive standing ovations for his shows, his thinking and showmanship are top class...I'm proud to own this book which encapsulates his routines and thoughts on magic and business and performance in general" 

Elliot Bibby British IBM Close Up Champion 2018/19

Scottish Magician Of The Year 2017/18


"Chris Dugdale's new XYA book is full of real-world material that has been thought out, carefully crafted and audience-tested. Getting this book will not only provide you knowledge, but also give you money-making pieces for your repertoire"

Charles Bach


Chris Dugdale

Learn from the man who has achieved 14 royal performances, United Nations command performances, a standing ovation from his Pentagon audience, 4 Edfest Bouquet wins etc...

He doesn't have all the answers, but he does have some!


From the desk of Chris Dugdale

Annapolis, Maryland


Written by a man who has truly achieved the most incredible things in the magic business. Those who know, know...


Over 25 routines disclosed to only a small amount of people.

6 Killer essays to help you fast track success

25 ways to increase your income performing magic now...

Become an even better performer very quickly...




Dear Fellow Performers,


I am delighted that XYA is now in stock!.. 250 copies limited edition - each one is being dedicated and numbered individually.


Over the past 2 decades I have had the great fortune of performing at many of the top gigs in the world. Now, I am releasing the effects that can truly help propel yourself to the next level in our business...this is not your normal kind of magic book. It was never intended to be. This is something quite different...

You will receive the book and secure access to a VIP "XYA portal" with footage and sleights to prevent people illegally sharing this information.

The book gives you most of the puzzle and the portal completes it...





The Gasp Card To Box!


The card to box that makes theatre crowds gasp! So much more than just a card to box. Impossible repeat, plus insane surprise at the end makes em go wild! Suitable for close up, parlour and stage. All the theatrical details, loads and subtleties are released for the first time.

The One Man Card in bottle


The card in bottle can link with the gasp card to box. A signed card, stapled twice, impossibly penetrates a sealed bottle of wine which is then given away as an impossible souvenir.

All the subtleties, all the convincers, finally explained! It penetrates into a previously shown empty sealed bottle. The audience member keeps the impossible gift, the signed card really is inside. This is one of the highlights of my Edinburgh show and KILLS a lay audience. This one trick has had me flown round the world in business class to foreign Royal audiences 4 times...


The Real Invisible Deck


Any card is named by a spectator.  The performer then fairly spreads the deck and it is the only card face down. To top it off, it is in the correct numerical and suit position in the deck!

The deck is 100% examinable and can be handed out to further stress the lack of gimmicks.

The spectator can even spread the cards himself.

Killer! This is a real lay person and magician fooler!  This routine is also marketed as a separate item by all the major magic dealers.


Flying Card At Any Number

As seen at the Magic Castle Hollywood.


A spectator names any card and another participant is asked to name a number. The chosen card is sprung into the deck at precisely the incorrect number! The performer has missed by 4 cards for example. The box on the table is opened and the prediction reads, I will miss by 4!

The idea of an out becoming the segue and gateway to the main event gives the opportunity for baffling entertainment to ensue. This was the stand out effect at The Magic Castle when I was last there - a real killer and genuine fooler...



“The reviews are in...  and the critics are unanimous in hyperbolic praise...  Chris Dugdale, the general of magicians, was a smash hit... Sensational... creates a magical, mystical, mind-bending mirage...  the showmanship of PT Barnum combined with the magical skill of David Copperfield and the wit of Jerry Seinfeld...  unique talent demands unique description...  he is an illusionary extraordinaire!”


Lt Gen Christopher Burne, U.S. Air Force - The Pentagon


Dual Reality Coins Across


Inspired by both Larry Jenning’s Peripatetic Coins and the genius who was the late and great Roy Johnson. One of the most visual and beautiful coins across you will ever see! Hugely tactile and very visual. The last coin appears to melt through the flesh of the spectator and he signals the precise moment it happens...thank you to the late Roy Johnson for his inspiration and genius here.


Lara -The Ultimate No Blink Triumph


A personal story adds credence to the incredible effect. A spectator names any card and a deck of cards is shown to be genuinely half face up, half face down and all mixed up… Under laboratory conditions and literally without blinking, all the cards turn the right way round. Then one card turns face down… the thought of card. The transformation looks like real magic... no funny or suspicious moves...

This one will get you booked time and time again. I will show you how to use this one routine to get booked for other events on the spot...




A freely thought of card is incorrectly predicted creating a left-field moment. Whilst the spectator holds the card at finger tips it transforms into the correct card. No double lift, no top change! A killer! Can be done close up or on stage. The switch is totally invisible and totally automatic and requires ZERO skill. You could do this tomorrow and fool EVERYONE!




This fantastic opener starts with an audience member shouting out a number between 1-100. A wallet that has been in full view is then opened revealing a ticket case. The number in the ticket case is off by 3.  Then a huge envelope that was given away at the very start of the routine is opened to show that the performer had somehow predicted this ahead of time. A super clean, slick and fair looking impossible prediction.

From a technical perspective the performer is completely clean when removing the prediction from the ticket case. 



"The Best I've Seen, Brilliant" Sir Richard Branson


"What a pleasure to have met you and be amazed by your magic" Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin






The routine was the closer to the set that got Richard Branson jumping up and down and exclaiming that this was the best close up magic he had ever seen. NEVER EVER RELEASED OR TALKED ABOUT BEFORE. ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PIECES OF CLOSE UP MAGIC EVER RELEASED FOR LAY PEOPLE. 


IMPORTANT Please note for the sake of transparency and honesty this does require a prop that is hard to come by nowadays. I am currently working on finding a new supplier. If you have one of the gizmos already you are golden, but if not, I am still including this routine for the sake of completion and in the hope that a new supply can be found.


I have decided to include video tuition for the first time with the trick that shook THE MAGIC CASTLE - "Shaking The Aces"

This has never been released before and it is now included with XYA!

12 Reasons Why You Must Not Miss Out On This Investment...


  1. It is one of the most ground-breaking magic book releases ever and is tax deductible ;) It includes 13 effects which are ZOOM KILLERS! EVERY ZOOM SHOW YOU DO FROM NOW ON WILL FEATURE ONE OF THESE POWERFUL EFFECTS!
  2. It is designed to not only give you great routines but specifically to help increase income.
  3. It is destined to become a collector’s item as there are only 250 ever being released.
  4. Each book is autographed and numbered for protection
  5. You get access to a huge online members only portal with hours of routines, sleights, bonuses etc - this complements the book and completes the puzzle...
  6. The routines are real life standing ovation generating routines!
  7. Hallucination, the trick that got Sir Richard Branson to his feet to grab a pen to write “The Best I’ve Seen, Brilliant” Sir Richard Branson is released for the first time.
  8. Chris Dugdale has really, truly been there and done it and got the t-shirt and discusses his mistakes as well as his successes to save you time, money and effort
  9. Be quick! Very limited quantity left and won't be reprinted in this form.
  10. If you act on the advice given you should make back many times your investment
  11. It will never be sold by a 3rd party and will never be discounted
  12. Some of the ideas disclosed here are so powerful and underground that they are totally new to the magic community
  • Only 250 copies available - each will be numbered and signed for security reasons.

  • 6 Essays to stimulate your thinking and creativity and take your art to the next level.

  • Chris's Black Hat Sales Formula revealed in full to help boost and increase the value of your service and dramatically increase your revenue, never fully released before.

  • Includes the chapter -  25 Way$ To Increase Your Income Performing Magic.

  • The creative analysis essay analyses how to make your existing ideas stronger, how to format whole routines and how to take your magic to the next level as quickly as possible...invaluable for beginner, semi - pro and pro alike!

  • The book will be sold as a soft back to cut down on shipping costs.

  • XYA is a hybrid of real world killer magic, insider trade secrets and essays... designed to offer incredible routines and designed to really truly help make you more money. It is the best investment in magic you will make this year from someone who has through incredibly hard work, really been there, failed many times, done it, got the t-shirt, and then succeeded in huge ways...

  • Worldwide TV and internet rights are reserved in perpetuity by the author. You must get permission from CHRIS DUGDALE INT ENTS if you wish to perform any of these routines on the internet or on television or any other medium of mass communication either known today or yet to be invented.

About the author:


"One of the top magicians working the circuit" BroadwayBaby


Multiple Edinburgh Festival Award Winner - The only act ever to win the Edfest Bouquet 4 times.


"Beyond a shadow of a doubt masterful magic" Metro


"Dugdale’s sleight of hand card tricks are – as always – top draw and he does some astonishing mind-reading material with the audience... he has a genuinely winning way with a crowd." The Stage


"There's no way a mere human can achieve what he does here" 

Bouquets and Brickbats 

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"Up Close! is fast-moving entertainment roughly split between sleight of hand and thought transference, and if the former is mind-boggling, the latter is beyond belief"

The Herald ★★★★ 


Chris Dugdale delivers extraordinary magic in extreme close up with verve and a technical mastery that is the product of a God-given gift...over and over you again you are left astonished" 

Broadway World






Remember that due to the absolute sensitivity and secrecy of the information provided there are no refunds issued. All sales are final. You are purchasing very valuable I.P. and as such are required to keep the contents of this book confidential


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