Original Author: Unknown
Effect: The card that audience CHOOSE will get out
from the deck by very interesting ways...
I make this trick with my favorite kind of cards- "RIVERA".
They are ordinary cards, if you will not pay attention for
little picture on the back. Better get yourself some of those,
because you'll just save a lot of time! (people that don't
have that kind of deck, look below)
Well, here it is:
Preparation: Put all the cards "the same way", so
all the pictures on the back will face the same direction.
Step 1 "Choosing the Card":
You say your audience to say you stop while you sliding
down through the deck. After that, you MUST take the card out,
without any fear, and put the deck down. You start saying all
those stuff like "PLEASE, REMEMBER THE CARD! THIS WILL BE YOUR
MAGIC CARD!!!" After you done with that, you take the deck
from the table and... flip it over! (Do NOT let anybody catch
you an that move!) After you did it, put the card back. Now,
the card is MARKED, because it does have a picture "WRONG
WAY!". Now, I'll tell you three more steps, but yourself you
may make them as three different tricks, and maybe you'll make
up your own.
Step 2 "Clock it out!": I know that the name does
not make sense, but well, here it is! Start mixing cards, then
by putting A LOT of "useless" cards away, but NOT flipping
them over make up a clock's surface(12 Cards should be in a
circle). As number "6" is supposed to be "MAGIC ONE" that is
easy to find out by looking at the back side. Now, volunteer
from the audience must come, and you need to ask him to do the
a. Put your finger on the "number" 12(the very top card).
b. Think of a number from 1 to 12.
c. Start spelling your number clockwise, and using each
card for a letter. (See EX. below)
d. Now spell the number that you are on now.
e. Repeat "d".
f. Take away cards, that represent 2, 4 & 8.
g. Make him spell the last time the last number he been
standing on, and make him pick up that card.
He will be amazed! This will be exactly the card that we
said is going to be the "MAGIC" one! The tip is that he will
always end up on six! But that's where we put the "MAGIC"
card! Make him put the card back and sit down. Before going to
the next step, collect all the cards, and again, flip the
"MAGIC" one. Mix the deck.
Step 3 "Which one will wake up first???":
Mix the cards, and put them in the order as I show. "-"
means ordinary (ANY) card. "+" is the MAGIC one:
Then, divide the deck into two parts, and put one half
away. Now... Put the cards together as I show on the picture:
aaa---------------- }One half
of the deck
half of the deck.
___________ - an ordinary card.
+++++++++++ - MAGIC card.
After that make a side with three cards on the top go
inside the deck. Then slowly force the deck with the side with
the cards that stick out and show the card that will get out
of the deck. it will be their MAGIC card. Also try to out this
card back there flipped.
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