I was emailing with someone who purchased Mind Reading Exposed the other day. He was going to a friend’s birthday party and he wanted to perform an effect WITH the birthday boy. Super quick I wrote up the instructions to perform what I call “Black Magic”. Check it out below.
Everyone has to be in one room. You leave the room and everyone else has to think of an object that is in the room. When they have decided you come back in. Now your friend has to name different objects in the room at random. Then, whenever he wants he names the object they all thought of. You are able to instantly tell everyone that it was the object they decided on. So if everyone agreed on the object “apple” – your friend might say “beer, glass, plate, chair, table, ashtray, TV (which is colored black), apple”. The instant your friend says “apple” you know that it is the object they had decided on.
The trick is really simple. Your friend just has to name a black object before the object that was decided on. This is your signal that the NEXT item he names is the one everyone decided on. The great thing about it is that naming objects is the ONLY thing your friend has to do. Everyone will think there is some sort of trick… and they’ll watch for hand signals, blinking, body language and all manner of things. Sometimes they even want to blindfold people so they know it can’t be a signal.
It can be a really fun game and works great as a warm-up for the more advanced effects in the full Mind Reading Exposed ebook:
If there’s a certain type of effect you are desperate to perform, leave me a comment below and I’ll try to write about it soon!