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The Thought of Card
Effect: The magician riffles through a deck of cards. While he riffles he tells the spectator to think of any card he sees, not the bottom card. After he thinks of his card you lift up the top card and say you didn't think of this card. Place the card back on top and then grab the top card again. Tell the spectator to think of his card. Ask him to name is card. Flip over the card and there it is!
The trick needs a little preparation. First you need two of the same card. Lets say the King of Spades. (You can have what ever.) Next take out the two of diamonds. Take a pair of scissors and trim the very top of the card. Cut as least as possible but make sure the card is now smaller than the others.
Now place the 2 of Diamonds and the King of Spades in the center of the deck. Have the King behind the 2. Place the other King on top of the deck. When you riffle through the deck you will feel a stop or a gap when you riffle. That is the two, but it will go on so you will stop at the King since it is behind the 2 of Diamonds. Tell the spectator to think of a card he sees when you riffle through. Riffle the first part fast so they have trouble seeing the cards. When you feel the break pause for a split second so the spectator can see the card and suit. Usually they will pick the King since it popped out and was easier to see than the others. Now do a double lift and show what they think is the top card. Place it back on top and then ask for their card. Show them the top card and you have a great trick! If you want you can write on a piece of paper if you can't do a double lift or you can make up your own thing.