The Enigmatist
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The Enigmatist
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The Enigmatist NYC Reviews and Tickets

87%
(31 Reviews)
Positive
97%
Mixed
3%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing, Masterful

About the Show

An evening of puzzles, cryptology and illusions from David Kwong, a renowned magician and New York Times crossword constructor.

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80
Entertaining, Quirky, Clever, Riveting

See it if you love magic &/or puzzles. Charismatic DH rapidly creates crossword! Thin on issues (no politics), but joy of mental gymnastics. Gd crowd.

Don't see it if you want real theater w/tradl perf. DH is funny, but not stand-up. Magic interwoven w/puzzle-solving. Fun, absorbing. Go early to venue!

96
Masterful, Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You love trying to solve 5 challenges thru-out show, see him make a crossword puzzle in 2.5 minutes, & see how objects turn up elsewhere.

Don't see it if You don't like solving the 4 pre-show puzzles beforehand. But they have a "little hint" and a "big hint" for each puzzle, so that helps!! Read more

85
Clever, Masterful, Absorbing, Smart and fun, Entertaining

See it if Like chamber magic performed by engaging, mentally quick fellow in tight, quasi-nightclub setting. "Whoa-how'd he do that?!" plus puzzles!

Don't see it if Hate card tricks, audience participation (not mandatory), aren't puzzle-curious, don't like crosswords, expect a play. Nerdy/gentle surprise Read more

90
Thought-provoking, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy puzzles (esp. crosswords, scrabbles, word puzzles), nerd talk, and magic (traditional tricks). Faint plot to connect the tricks.

Don't see it if Don't like audience participation, which is even more for front row folks. Some overlap with Darren Brown's Secret but this has puzzles. Read more

85
Masterful, Dizzying, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You like magic, or Scrabble, or crossword puzzles, or all of the above.

Don't see it if It's a magic show. If that's not your thing, move on.

97
Masterful, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if magic, puzzles or scrabble intrigue you all wrapped up with entertaining patter and stories

Don't see it if you want a serious night out Read more

97
Masterful, Intelligent, Exquisite, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you are a fan of puzzles, magic and cryptology! David does an amazing job of entertaining the audience throughout his presentation.

Don't see it if looking for a music or play. This is more of up close magic show, with some great puzzles mixed in. Seats can be somewhat uncomfortable also Read more

83
Thought-provoking, Must see, Profound, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if You like puzzles and figuring stuff out. He was very engaging and entertaining. Kept you guessing.

Don't see it if You do not like magic or mentalism

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