Think of a card

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Think of a card

Postby This is Daniel » June 15th, 2014, 12:01 am

What is your favorite "think of a card" ? Direct mindreading, No deck involved. Just you and the spectator's mind ?

I do silent running but a lot of people has told me there are better methods.

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Re: Think of a card

Postby Joe Mckay » June 15th, 2014, 4:34 pm

I did a review of this ebook - and feel it has some excellent 'no deck' think-a-card effects:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=41593&p=282277

My favourite trick in the ebook above is a simplified version of 'Invisible Deal' by Derren Brown. The Derren Brown trick is quite tricky to do - and the method above provides a clever shortcut.

I mention the Derren Brown trick since this is usually considered the best of the 'no cards' think-a-card effects.

Also - Paul Harris has a great trick in which any word is written on a piece of paper and it is divined in a very sneaky way.

I forget the name of the trick but it is in one the 'Art of Astonishment' books.

Since any word can be used - you could change it into a 'think-a-card' effect.

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Re: Think of a card

Postby Brad Henderson » June 15th, 2014, 5:11 pm

I just have them think of a card and I tell them what it is. Though I learned through a combination of studying Garrett and Dingle, the first source you should look to today is the Berglas book.

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Re: Think of a card

Postby Joe Mckay » June 16th, 2014, 6:29 pm

I found the trick from the 'Art of Astonishment' books.

Check out 'Million-Dollar Mind Reader' from AoA Vol.2 - page 215.

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Re: Think of a card

Postby Ben Blau » June 8th, 2016, 11:07 am

Even though this uses a physical deck, it's one of my favorites:


https://youtu.be/6Q7xUyy1HD0

-Ben

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Re: Think of a card

Postby Q. Kumber » June 13th, 2016, 6:16 am

This article from Scientific American should be of interest

http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... book-Share

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Re: Think of a card

Postby performer » June 13th, 2016, 10:19 am

How odd. I actually thought of the six of clubs even before reading the article.

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Re: Think of a card

Postby Doomo » August 7th, 2016, 1:46 pm

I love to do this. but needless to say, I use a wallet. I place the wallet on a spectators upturned palm. I have someone simply name a card. Then I flip the wallet open and inside is the freely named card. My fave bit of walkaround as it resets almost instantly. If ya see me at a convention ask and I will show yaz.

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Re: Think of a card

Postby magicfish » November 11th, 2016, 8:05 pm

Roger Crosthwaite

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Re: Think of a card

Postby Leonard Hevia » November 11th, 2016, 9:03 pm

Derek Dingle's from The Complete Works is my standby. You have two Outs and can cull the card if your back is to the wall to remove it from the empty card case or pocket/wallet. Dingle's version is basically Crosthwaite's following of the gaze and narrowing it down.

Sid Lorraine's method is also interesting and dates back to the 1940s. It possibly predates him and utilizes a duplicate card in the deck that is laid on the table face down. It's a pure Think a Card where the spectator thinks of any card in the deck. If wrong the second duplicate functions as the Out to reveal the thought of card.

Jack Avis has a nice version from Ahead of the Pack that borrows from Out of Sight Out of Mind but narrows the scope of cards to 5 instead of 9.

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Re: Think of a card

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 11th, 2016, 9:11 pm

Go read Berglas
Do not waste your time with Dingle's inferior method


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Re: Think of a card

Postby Leonard Hevia » November 15th, 2016, 11:40 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Go read Berglas
Do not waste your time with Dingle's inferior method


Could this be one reason for our continually growing magic libraries? The never ending search to find a superior method to the effects we perform?


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