Righting a Wrong
Original Author: Unknown
Ask the spectator to pick a card.
* take the card into the deck and bring it to the top.
(This may be done by excepting the card on the top of the deck
and then doing some kind of false shuffle, if the conjurer
does not know any shifts).
* Ask spectator to choose a number. (chances he'll choose a
number not larger then 15).
* Let him count off the deck this number of cards, and tell
him the flip the last one, announcing this is the selected
card, which of course it isn't.
* return the cards to the top of the deck. [Now the chosen
card is X cards below the top, X being the selected number]
* Find some kind of excuse the count of the cards yourself.
* This time when you reach the last card to count, do not
take if of the deck, but execute a
Double Lift, lifting 2 cards - the chosen one and
below it another card.
* announce the card shown (the wrong one) to be the chosen
* The spectator/s will gladly tell you you were wrong
again. This is the most deceptive part of the trick:
* say the card shown (let's say the two of clubs) is known
for making a lot of trouble.
* return the two cards to the deck and then take the top
card (the chosen one) and put it aside, not allowing the
spectators to recognize it.
* Return the cards taken off back on the deck and count off
the cards for the last time. This time lift the last card. The
spectators would be amazed to see it's the two of clubs once
* remark on the troublesome two of clubs and flip the card
previously put aside - at last, the chosen card.
The spectator would be amazed.
Practical excuses for counting off cards could refer to the
speed of counting - first say the spectator counted the cards
too slowly, and count the cards fast. Then say you counted
them too fast and count them again.
Trick Courtesy of: Guillaume Francoeur
Original Author: Unknown
You first shuffle the deck, and then cut it. You show the
first card to the spectator on top of the deck and tell him to
memorize it. You then shuffle again. You ask him to tell you a
number. Then, count them from the top the number he said. Ask
him if the card is his. He says no, so you put them on top of
the deck, and recount them. Lets say the card you show him is
the 6 of hearts, he says that it is not his card. So you put
the 6 of hearts on the table, then you recount them and the
card at his number is still the 6 of hearts. You tell him to
look at the card on the table. It will be his card. You then
tell him to put the card any where in the deck. You shuffle
the deck and tell him to push on the middle of the deck. You
fan the deck and one of the cards will be blue (let's say the
deck was red). He takes the card from the deck, it will be his
1. You do about the same thing as in
Righting A Wrong, but you have to know the card he
will pick (so do a false shuffle, false cut and tell him to
look at the top card, which you know what it is) and you have
to put the same card in, but in a different color. (Remember
that every time you shuffle you have to hide the blue card)
2. After you did like in
Righting A Wrong, you put the card back into the
deck, anywhere the spectator wants to. Then, you shuffle and
you tell him to push on the middle of the deck (tell him to
make a sound, it's funnier). Then you fan the deck and the
card that is blue, is their card.
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