"This is a close-up trick, one that requires decent lighting and a spectator who can read smallish print, but it’s off the beaten path and the method for forcing the spectator to select a particular word is clever." -David Regal, Genii Magazine
"The effect is great. You can make this one of your go-to effects for your impromptu stuff when people ask you to do a trick."
-Adeline Ng, NingThing.comFull Review
"Word Up is a nice little pocket trick for strolling. It’s pretty unconventional so it’s a good thing to use to breakup the usual card, coin, and sponge ball routines. The reveal is visual, and the magic original, and the reactions walk the gamut between stunned silence and rapturous applause. Angles are nonexistent, and the reset is done instantly. If you do the extended version then you’re reset before the trick even officially ends. Overall a great original effect!"
-William Draven, ReviewerFull Review
"It’s a great little effect that will really leave the spectator scratching their head. I like the way it has combined three elements of mind-reading, vanish of a word and the production of the word printed on the back of the card. " -Paul Romhany, *Reviews Vanish Magazine
"Word up is a pocket-sized miracle that you can take with you anywhere you go. Fans of mentalism will love this little opener."
-Magic Orthodoxy, ReviewerFull Review
"It's a brilliant word effect..."
-James Anthony, ReviewerFull Review