How to Do the Paper and Predictions Card Trick

This is another type of Mental Trick that proves to be very interesting for spectators. The reason why it is called Paper and Prediction Card Trick is because the performance requires a piece of paper on which a certain prediction is written. As the performer writes prediction on a paper, it is then placed inside two cards in such a way that when they are separated from the deck with their faces down. Surprisingly for the spectator, they come out to be the same as predicted by the performer. It involves a very simple technique.


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    Start the performance by shuffling of the cards so as to make the spectator feel that all the cards in the deck are randomly placed.

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    If the spectator still has a doubt, you may handover the deck to him or her for shuffling while you can write your prediction on a piece of paper for example one card is Queen of Diamonds and other is 10 of Diamonds.

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    After you have written the prediction on the paper, the spectator can be asked to place the paper between any two cards provided that you know about the top and bottom.

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    Once the card has been placed inside the deck by the spectator you have the deck back in your hand, making sure that it does not fall off.

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    Now without letting the observer know you cut the deck from where the paper is placed and quickly slip it over the top card.

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    After placing the paper on the top card now put the rest of the deck on the top of paper such that the paper is between the two cards which were originally at the top and bottom.

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    Finally, as you will take the two cards out containing the paper, the spectator will be amazed to see that it will be those cards that you predicted i.e. Queen of Diamonds and other is 10 of Diamonds.

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