The Thinnest Deck by Mickael Chatelain
Show your audience ten small cardboard panels. On each of them, 5 different cards are printed, making a complete deck...it's the THINNEST DECK!
Put this very special deck on the table and take out a classic 52 card deck. Show the deck front and back and ask one of your participants to cut it in half anywhere (free choice). At the point of his cut, invite him to pick up a few cards. These are laid face up on the table, they are all different... Invite your participant to think, yes, just THINK of one of the cards!
No one can know what card your participant has in mind at that moment, and that's the truth. The cards are lost in the deck again, you don't need them anymore.
Now take your THINNEST DECK, and place the 10 little panels side by side, forming a ribbon in front of your participant, a ribbon of 52 mini cards... Your participant will see the card he has in mind in this ribbon of mini cards... Ask him, without saying anything, to point toward the panel on which his card appears.
Move all the other small panels aside and keep only one. Ask the participant to concentrate on his card...Strike the panel with your hand to make all the cards disappear...All but ONE! The card FREELY thought by your participant!
How is this possible? The participant, at no time, names his card and yet...the only card that will remain will ALWAYS be his!
Believe me, THINNEST DECK will fool your audience every time you do it, I guarantee it!
Remember these few strong points:
- No manipulation whatsoever.
- No forcing, the participant cuts the deck wherever he likes!
- The THINNEST DECK takes care of everything.
- Reset in one minute.
- The thought card is different every time.
- Sure fire!
- Very strong impact because the card is simply thought of
- Several possible presentations.
Cards, gimmick and explanatory video.