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Roberto Giobbi

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Roberto Giobbi
BornRoberto Benedetto Archangelo da Giobbi
May 1, 1959
Basle, Switzerland

CategoriesBooks by Roberto Giobbi

Roberto Giobbi (b.1959) has a mathematical and scientific background, studied literature and linguistics and eventually majored as a translator and interpreter in German, English, Italian and French. Since 1988 he has been working as a free-lance magician, author and lecturer. His 5 bestselling Card College volumes are among the most widely translated magic books in history and are considered worldwide as the ultimate reference work for card magic. He is member of the Escuela Magica de Madrid, magic’s only Think Tank with 40 members worldwide. Several international awards in magic round off his profile. Giobbi is married and has 2 children. He lives and works in Muttenz near Basel.[1]


After studying literature and linguistics Roberto Giobbi worked as an interpreter and translator. In 1988 he made ​​his hobby magic profession. Giobbi published articles and essays on the art of magic in journals in Europe and overseas. Overall, more than 50 of his books have been published in 6 languages.

Giobbi has been a guest on many TV and radio appearances in Switzerland, Italy, Spain, USA, Japan and South America.


  • 1987 Writer of the Year of the MZvD
  • 1988 runner-up in the category of card magic at FISM
  • 1990 Grand Prix at the Swiss Championships of Magic
  • 1991 runner-up in the category of card magic at FISM


  • Grosse Kartenschule, Vol. 1 (1992)
  • Grosse Kartenschule, Vol. 2 (1992)
  • Grosse Kartenschule, Vol. 3 (1994)
  • Grosse Kartenschule, Vol. 4 (1994)
  • Grosse Kartenschule, Vol. 5 (2003)

Translated to English by Richard Hatch :

Translated to French by Richard Vollmer :

  • Cours de cartomagie moderne, Vol. 1 (1994)
  • Cours de cartomagie moderne, Vol. 2 (1996)
  • Cours de cartomagie moderne, Vol. 3 (2005)


  • 2004 documentary of Swiss television Il giardino dei giochi segreti about Giobbi


  1. On the Making of Card College 1 to 5 by Roberto Giobbi in Genii 2008 December, Vol. 71, No. 12, page 16.
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