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Instructions for the Brainwave Deck

The Deck: Upon inspecting your deck you will find this is a full deck of 52 cards. Half the backs are red and the other half blue. The color of the back of the Red Suits (diamonds and hearts) will match the color of the box.


Secret: You will find that the cards adhere to each other. When searching through the deck keep a little pressure on the cards, this will keep them in there pairs. Lighter pressure will allow them to separate. The deck is arranged in a manner where cards are face to face and paired in specific order.

One colored back will be Diamonds and Hearts, the other colored back will be Spades and Clubs.

They are arranged in numerical order, Ace of Spades to King of Spades. Then Ace of Clubs to King of Clubs. Flip the deck over and they are arranged Ace of Diamonds to King of Diamonds. Then Ace of Hearts to King of Hearts.

Place the deck in the box with the same color back facing up as the color of the box.

It may help if you mark the back of all 4 Sevens the King of Spades and King Diamonds with a small pencil dot, this can help you locate the cards faster. The dot on the Sevens will indicate a seven card under it and a dot on the Kings will indicate the start of a new suit the Ace.


Presentation: Bring out a deck of cards in its box. Explain that you have turned one card face up in the deck and that you are going to mentally control a volunteers mind to reveal that card. Have your volunteer concentrate on any card in the deck and then have them name it. Let us assume the card is the 4 of Clubs. Remove the deck from the box with the proper side up. If you have marked your deck with pencil dots, fan to the middle dot and starting at that dot count to 4 and lightly separate the cards. This will be a face up 4 of Clubs. Remove the card and place it face up on the table. Continue through deck to show there are no more face up cards. Now explain to prove there was no sleight of hand the only face up card has a different color back, turn the card over and reveal that it is different than the rest of the deck. Gather up the cards and place them back in the box and take a bow. You can reset the deck latter.


© Tracy Kidd / House of Chuckles 2017


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