Tricks | Close-up Magic | Stage illusions | Mentalism
Attacky's "Mo Mo" Book includes the following tricks:
EFFECT: The magician takes out a blue-backed card and put it face down on the table as a prediction card. The magician asks a spectator to freely name a card. Let's assume that 8 of Hearts is chosen. Then, the magician takes out a deck so that the card will not be forgotten and that it will not be told differently later. It is a red-backed deck, from which the magician takes out 8 of Hearts. The magician ask the spectator to hold the blue-backed prediction card with the right hand and the red-backed 9 of Hearts that was pulled out from the red-backed deck with the left hand. At this timing, the magician confirms what was done so far.
"I had taken out this blue-backed card before you named a card. After that, you chose the 8 of Hearts. Is it right?"
When the spectator opens the prediction card, it is 8H!
The Back of the Back
EFFECT: The magician borrows a coin from a spectator and asks him/her to sign on this coin. Then, the magician teaks out a case with cards inside and show the inside to the spectator by opening the flap. The inside is filled with cards approximately to the half without anything on the top of the cards.
The magician closes the flap to confine the cards. The coin is vanished. When the flap of the case is opened, the coin is seen on the top of the cards in the case. When the coin is taken out, it is found to be the signed coin. Even if the inside of the case is shown again, obviously there is no coin anymore.
EFFECT: The magician says, "Since the cards are delicate, you have to handle them carefully and quickly. They may be affected by a slight change of environment or even by temperature. It is like a sushi of fresh tuna is damaged when a person who has warm handle spends long time to make one. It is not widely-known but the cards are most affected at the temperature of 36.5C, and indeed my normal temperature is 36.5C (97.7 F). Therefore, I have to do the magic quickly" Then, the magician takes out a blue-backed, cuts it into half, turns the bottom half face up and shuffles it with the top half face down.
The magician shows the mixed cards, face up and face down, to the spectator slightly awkwardly. However, when the magician snaps his/her fingers then all the cards show face-up in a moment.
The magician says, "I managed to turn them face up but it seems to have taken longer because the cards were affected." When the deck is turned face down, all the cards are now red-backed.
The magician says, "The temperature of my hands affected the cards. In my case, what was affected was not the material of sushi but the trick of magic."
All the faces and back may be completely spread, and another routine may be done afterwards since the deck is a regular one.
EFFECT: The magician takes out a bundle of word cards that he/she uses to acquire a wide variety of knowledge. Many questions and answers are written on the cards. The magician takes out one card from the bundle, write something on it and put it in front of a spectator. The magician gives the bundle of cards to the spectator, has him/her divide the bundle wherever he/she likes and asks him/her to secretly memorize what is written there on the two pages of cards where the bundle was opened. The magician asks the spectator to mention what is associable with those written on the card in front of him/her. The performance may be repeated and the bundle may be examined.
A Triangular Competition
EFFECT: The magician takes out a deck of cards and shows that all the cards are well-mixed. On the back of each card, one of the five symbols - circle, triangle, square, star or cross - is drawn randomly. The magician also takes out five pens with different five colors and a small envelope. Only one card is in the envelope, and a half of the card is shown out of the envelope. The magician puts a rubber band around the deck, ask a spectator to divide it whichever he/she likes, and ask him/her in remember the number and the suit of the card where the deck was divided and the mark drawn on the back of the card which is facing to the selected card. The magician turns away and says to the spectator, "Please pick up one of the five pens, remove its cap, imagine the card you saw just now and draw the mark you saw in the air with the pen you picked up." When it is finished, the magician asks the spectator to mix the five pens so that the magician cannot find which was used.
The magician turns around and takes out a card from a deck but it is not a selected card. The magician says, "I know this is not your card. My prediction has been here from the beginning," and points out the card in the envelope. The magician takes out the card from the envelope and puts it face-down on the top of the deck. Then, the magician asks the spectator's card, the mark and the color of the pen that was used. When the magician turns the top card face up, it is the card the spectator remembered, and the mark which the spectator saw is drawn on the card with the color of the pen which the spectator picked up.
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