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Be the life of the party at your next social gathering by learning the easy card tricks in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Three playing cards, one with a large X written on the back
- An envelope w/ the words "You will choose" & name of 2nd card written on it
- A duplicate of the third card
- A flat surface
Set it up
Before your audience arrives, tuck the duplicate card into the bottom of the envelope… And fold the envelope over so the side with the writing is covered. Now put the three cards into the top part of the folded envelope, and stick the whole package in your pocket.
Take out the envelope
In front of your audience, pull the envelope out of your pocket and quickly put it writing-side down on the surface. Boast that it's really not all that hard to read someone's mind.
Select a card
Quickly pull just the three cards out of the top part of the envelope and place them face up on the table.
Ask an audience member to tap on the card of their choice. Build suspense by asking if they're sure they want that card. Offer to allow them to pick another.
No matter which card they finally settle on, tell them you knew they’d choose it — then prove it. If they chose the card with the 'X', flip it over & reveal your ‘prediction’ mark; the 2nd card, flip over the envelope to reveal your written prediction; the 3rd card, reach into the envelope and pull out proof you read their mind – the same card!