Not Your Card
1 - Shuffle the deck.
Fan the cards & tell the person to pick a card and memorize
2 - Cut off all the
cards except the three bottom cards. Hold out the pile of
three cards and tell the spectator to place her (or his) card
on top of them. Replace the other cards on top.
3 - Show the bottom of
the deck, saying "This isn't your card, right?" Turn down the
deck, slide out the bottom card and place it face down on the
table, remove the next card and place it on top of the deck.
4 - Show her the next
card, saying "This isn't your card, right?" Turn down the deck
and secretly slip this card toward you with your finger under
the deck, while with the second finger of your other hand you
slide out the next card and place it face down on top of the
card on the table. (Editor's note:
this is the
glide.) Remove the next card (the one you slipped
back) & place it on top of the deck.
5 - Repeat step 3 till
you have placed down 6 cards.
6- Pick up the six
cards and do step 4 once and step 3 two times.
7 - Show her the
bottom card, telling her "That is your card."
Variation Courtesy of: Jason
When you get to step 7,
instead of plainly flipping over the card, have the spectator
make a fist and place the cards between two of his fingers so
that the cards are horizontal and tell him to hold them
tightly. Now, since you know that his card is on the bottom,
slap your hand down on the cards, and the bottom one will
always stay, which is his. When he flips it over, it usually
gets a very surprised and amazed look.
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