Easy Mind Reading & Prediction Tricks

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If you want to read minds or make a wild prediction that somehow comes true, here's a collection of easy tricks that you can learn and perform for your friends. You'll find some winners here. But hey, you already knew that, right?

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    Easy Magic: The Color Spelling Trick

    This is a mystifying trick that is great for older kids. In the effect, a spectator secretly selects a color and then by silently spelling it as the magician touches a series of cards, the magician locates the color.

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    The Killer Prediction

    In this convincing trick, you show an envelope and explain that there is a prediction written within. The spectator is given a deck of cards and is asked to mix it and deal cards (face down) onto the table until they feel like stopping. When the letter inside the envelope is read, it states the exact card that the spectator last dealt onto the table.

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    Easy Trick: The Film Prediction

    This mentalism effect allows you to successfully predict a randomly named and chosen film. You ask several people to each name a movie. As each spectator names a movie, you write the title on a slip of paper, fold the paper and throw it into a bowl. After writing down the titles, you write a prediction. Another spectator is asked to reach into the bowl and randomly pulls out a movie title, which is read aloud. When your prediction is opened and read, it turns out to be the very same film.

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    Mind Reader

    With this trick, you're able to read a spectator's mind. A spectator shuffles a deck of cards and memorizes the card at the bottom of the deck. So you can't see the selected card, the deck is slipped back into its box. After a bit of mumbo-jumbo, psycho-babble, you're able to tell the spectator the exact card that he is thinking of.

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    The Deciding Domino

    In this prediction effect, you bring out a set of dominos or borrow it from a friend. After asking a series of questions, you carefully select a single domino and set it aside. You ask a spectator to take the rest of the dominos and arrange them in traditional domino fashion with like numbers touching each other and to lay the dominoes into a large circle. When the spectator is done laying out the dominos, there's one domino that's needed to close the circle. It turns out that the domino that you set aside earlier is the exact domino needed to close it.

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    Dark Magic

    Here's a great trick to perform at a party. You ask someone to select an item while you're out of the room, tell everyone else which item was selected and leave it in place. When you return, another person goes from object to object touching them in a random order. When the person touches the chosen object, you're able to tell everyone that this is the selected object.

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    The Mystery Wheel

    Here's a web-based magic trick. Even though you select a random number, we're going to try and predict where you will end up. Take a magic journey.

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    "The Clock"

    Here's an interactive magic trick that works across the web and you can have fun showing your friends. The secret is based on a simple mathematical principle.