Mind Reader II
Effect: This is just a
variation of the trick Mind Reader, submitted by James
1. Get the spectator
to shuffle the deck.
2. Take the deck and
put it in your back pocket, making sure you glimpse the bottom
card on the deck.(say its the 3 of hearts)
3. Ask the spectator
to pick any two suits from hearts, clubs, spades or diamonds.
If he picks hearts and spades, you say "Ok, hearts and
spades." If he picks diamonds and clubs then you would say
"Ok, that leaves the hearts and spades." No matter what they
choose, make sure hearts is selected.
4. Ask them to pick
one of the two suits (make sure hearts is the one remaining).
5. Tell them the cards
are arranged in sequence from two to eight and nine to ace,
then ask them to pick one of the groups. (make sure they end
up choosing two to eight).
6. The cards in
sequence two to eight are arranged two to five and six to
eight, pick one (make sure they are left with two to five)
7. In the sequence two
to five pick either the two and the three or the four and the
five. (make sure they are left with two and three.)
8. From the two and
the three of hearts select one. (make sure they end up with
the three of hearts)
9a. Tell them you will
produce the three of hearts but first they must pick a number
from 1 to 10. Then reach into your back pocket and count off
from the top of the deck, the number of cards they have
chosen, one at a time throwing them on the table, face up.
Then tell them that the next card you throw on the table
should be the three of hearts, reach into your pocket and take
the three of hearts off the bottom of the deck, and throw it
face up on the table.
9b. Tell them the
three of hearts has a way of disappearing. Proceed to take all
of the deck except the three of hearts out of your back pocket
for the spectator to examine. Of course the three of hearts
will not be found.
9c. Tell them the
three of hearts is very much an individual. When reaching into
your back pocket for the deck, take the three off the bottom
and flip it over, inserting it into the middle of the deck.
Present the deck to the spectator and tell him to look for
himself. (you must have loose pockets for this variation to
10. Trick may be
repeated. If the spectator looks at the bottom card before
returning the deck to you,(step 1) just tell him you don't
think he shuffled the deck enough, and shuffle it yourself,
sneaking a peek at the new bottom card as you do so. You may
repeat the trick using each of the variations if you wish, for
an added effect. Pockets are not a necessity, as tricks 9a and
9c can be performed behind your back.
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