Magic Nook Magic
Games for Magicians
by Jim Gerrish
Many magicians end their
party shows with supervised party games. They charge an
extra fee for providing this additional service, to cover
their expenses as well as the additional time they spend
at the party. One way to segue into game time from the
magic show, is to perform a Bingo Magic trick. You brag
about how lucky you are, and to prove it, you pass out
the Bingo Cards to the audience. One card for you to use
is chosen freely by a member of the audience and put into
a window envelope where it can be seen at all times. Just
in case anyone thinks you are just tricky, not lucky,
they can change Bingo Cards with you, right up until the
first call is made. A few calls into the game, you shout
"Bingo! I Won!" Your card is removed from the
envelope and compared with the calling cards and sure
enough, you won - fair and square! Or is it Magic?
Meanwhile, you generously give away the gift you won to
the next person to call Bingo, and then, if you wish, you
can play out the games so everyone can win a consolation
prize. This can be performed with 4x4 children's Bingo
Cards like the ones shown from Oriental Trading, or with
5x5 regulation bingo cards. You always win first!
Inexpensive sources for
Bingo Cards included.
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