A great way to combine mentalism with cards - yet using no cards!
A pocket diary with random playing cards written next to each date is tossed out to 8 participants in the audience, one after the other. Four of those participants declare their dates of birth but either tell a complete lie or complete truth or half-truth or half-lie about their respective assigned playing cards. Still, the performer accurately divines their cards despite all the half-truths or lies.
Now the other 4 participants are asked NOT to divulge either their dates of birth or their respective assigned playing cards. And yet, very impossibly, the performer accurately reveals all of their cards as well!
This amazing eBook download teaches you the fundamental secret and workings of this diabolical mind-reading effect.
Only one diary is used with a onetime preparation. It can be any type of normal pocket diary. There are absolutely no arts-and-crafts involved. You only need to write down the different playing cards next to all the dates in the diary. Although knowing a stack like the Karma Deck or Mnemonica or Aronson or Si Stebbins (or any other stack) will be useful, it is not necessary at all.
Once prepared, this same diary can also be used for close-up performances. Importantly, no physical playing cards are used in this routine, in either the stage or close-up performances.
Even a beginner can easily prepare this diary and comfortably perform the routines. No sleights, no stooges, no preshow. Once prepared, the diary should last you many performances, regardless of the usual wear and tear.