Find the Spectator's
Thought of Card, by Eliminating the Others; Turning
Them All Blank!
Debuted at the 2014 FFFF Convention, this was a Total Sell Out at the
Combined IBM / SAM Convention in St. Louis and the 2014 Abbott Get-Together.
You will see
A spectator is asked to mentally choose a random playing card from a
fanned deck. The magician explains he will find the spectator's card
from a new deck using a few narrowing questions. With the cards facing
the magician, the questions begin. "Is your card a red card or
a black card?" Discarding what seems to be the non-chosen color,
the magician continues, "Was your card a Heart or Diamond?"
(or Spade or Club?)
After a few more questions, and discarding the cards not chosen, the
magician reveals the remaining card to be the one thought of by the
This appears to be a VERY lame trick, relying on specific "fishing"
questions. Now for the Kicker!! The magician turns over all the discarded
cards: They are ALL BLANK!! The spectator's card is the only one with
a printed face!