Random Happenings (Gimmicks and Online Instructions) by Ryan Schlutz


From the founder of False Anchors, one of the best minds in card and closeup magic of our time, Ryan Schlutz, comes something completely unexpected.

"A great trick... a wonderful, wonderful baffling trick!"
Penn Jillette

Random Happenings is a book test unlike any other. Instead of simply opening a book and choosing a word from it, your spectator gets to completely tear this book apart, shuffling and ripping pages as they go, until they've made it down to their selection.

"As a lover and owner of fare few incredible book tests It's rare for me to see a new one that gets me excited. Random happenings changed that! I feel a book test should be simple to learn, deceptive and fun, Random Happenings ticks all the boxes for me and I know it will for you! I love it."
Peter Nardi

Random Happenings provides great texture as an addition to your current show set and is also a fun and exciting presentation all on it's own!

"STOP! This is SO good!"
The Sleighted Show

The beauty of Random Happenings is that the book completely resets and goes back to new within minutes after being torn apart! Random Happenings includes enough materials for over 100 performances including a second, different book cover & pages along with everything you need to perform this to your heart's desire! You can even pack both books in order to perform a second time instantly!

Great for closeup, parlor and stage magic - Random Happenings is the book test with a twist that your audiences are guaranteed to love time and time again!

  • Easy to do
  • Fun to perform
  • Resettable
  • Includes 2 book covers & 150 pages
  • Book size: 8.5" x 5.5"
  • Book cover can be customized

*Due to the unique nature of this product there is a small amount of assembly required, approximately 10 minutes worth, while Ryan walks you through the methodology of the effect including reset and setting up a second book if desired. All necessary materials are provided.