Magic Nook Magic
Slate of Mind
Mystery of the
Four Card Monte
No Fishing - Go Fishing
& His Gang
The Invisible Man Strikes Again!
by Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki
You show two regular decks of playing
cards, one with red backs and one with blue backs, and
have both decks shuffled. While this is going on, you
bring out a deck of Jumbo Cards, show that they are all
different, mix them up, and have one of the Jumbo Cards
chosen by a member of the audience.
The jumbo card is kept face down and the
back is used as a tray on which eight to ten playing
cards are randomly dropped, half of the cards from the
red back deck and the other half from the blue back deck.
One blue back card is chosen and then one red back card
is chosen. The cards not chosen are removed, shown face
up and returned to their respective decks of cards.
Finally, as before, the two small cards and the jumbo
card are turned around and all three of them match, an
amazing triple coincidence.
This is based on Professor Spellbinder's
version of U.F. Grant's "Slate of Mind" from
the Mini-Mysteries Book One e-Book on "Evolutionary
Slate of Mind."
Two versions of the effect are included
in the e-Book, one version being a completely unprepared
impromptu version using any jumbo deck and a regular size
deck which may even be borrowed. The other version is the
one described above, still using any jumbo deck and any
two decks of cards, but with a tiny amount of preparation
so it can't be done impromptu, but hey, nobody's perfect!
Ultra Coincidental from James Gerrish on Vimeo.