Number Dice from National Magic

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Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Q. Kumber » January 11th, 2019, 2:17 pm

Looking for info on NUMBER DICE from National magic, Chicago.

There are five dice and each side has a three digit number.

I don't have the instructions and not sure what the effect is, though I assume it is some kind of instant math like the Mental Logs.

I can't even find a twelve year-old on youtube explaining it :)

Any help will be most appreciated.

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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Brian Douglas » January 11th, 2019, 2:33 pm

Sounds like Heaths Deciphering Dice.

http://www.confettiandlaceweddings.co.u ... -2921.html

I made my own from 3' wooden cubes so that they can be seen better when performing for a group.

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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Q. Kumber » January 11th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Thank you Brian. I knew it was somewhere in my library. It is in "My Best"
and here's a youtube clip with explanation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2EByO5t-es

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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Conrejour » January 11th, 2019, 5:15 pm

Q. Kumber wrote:Thank you Brian. I knew it was somewhere in my library. It is in "My Best"
and here's a youtube clip with explanation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2EByO5t-es



There’s also an 8 dice version as well ☺️ ........https://youtu.be/szneRvvo02s
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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Brian Douglas » January 11th, 2019, 7:08 pm

Yes, that is the one I do with a base of 80 instead of 50.

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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Evan Shuster » January 12th, 2019, 4:11 pm

If you happen to have a copy of Burton Sperber's first Miracles of My Friends, check out the item titled "Heathin'.

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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Conrejour » January 13th, 2019, 2:37 am

Brian Douglas wrote:Yes, that is the one I do with a base of 80 instead of 50.



How does it go down with an audience does it get a good reaction?
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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Brian Douglas » January 13th, 2019, 12:15 pm

It works best with teenagers. They have a better grasp of math but still can have fun with the dice (I use 3" wooden cubes).

It's my Smart Brain against their Smart Phones. With the 8 die set I can have more participants involved and with the energy of teenagers they make it entertaining.

It's also a good transition effect as I can leave the props out for them to try to figure it out while I set up the next trick.

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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Brian Douglas » January 13th, 2019, 12:18 pm

If you wish to make your own this it the cubes I use.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JG ... UTF8&psc=1

These are the metal corners I attach to dress up the props.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075Z ... UTF8&psc=1

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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Conrejour » January 14th, 2019, 2:00 am

Brian Douglas wrote:It works best with teenagers. They have a better grasp of math but still can have fun with the dice (I use 3" wooden cubes).

It's my Smart Brain against their Smart Phones. With the 8 die set I can have more participants involved and with the energy of teenagers they make it entertaining.

It's also a good transition effect as I can leave the props out for them to try to figure it out while I set up the next trick.



That sounds like a lot of fun and great audience participation, it also great you can leave the props out
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Re: Number Dice from National Magic

Postby Conrejour » January 14th, 2019, 2:01 am

Brian Douglas wrote:If you wish to make your own this it the cubes I use.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JG ... UTF8&psc=1

These are the metal corners I attach to dress up the props.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075Z ... UTF8&psc=1



That’s great Brian thanks a lot , the metal corners are a very good idea
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