Sharpie Sense by Kenton Knepper
Two or three participants select playing cards and hide them so no one else can see what they are.
The performer asks for two or three other helpers from the audience to read the minds of those people who have cards hidden away.
At first this seems impossible. The performer has the "mind readers" examine pads of paper. Nothing on them. "Blank, like your mind should be right now - good. But as you concentrate, a name of a card will come to mind. Write that card down here, write it on the pad, but don't show anyone yet".
Each "mind reading" spectator does just this. The three with the cards in their pockets remove and show their cards. The three "mind reader" types turn their pads around and all are impressed to see the cards written are indeed the very cards the other people took.
A combination of clever thinking, Kentonism and linguistics, combined with a special pen does most the work. If you saw Kenton perform this it would fool you badly. If you have read about this in "Q" then you know you want this... it's SO commercial and easy to do.
The effect may be performed with only one Mind Reading Spectator and a two digit number or two shapes if you prefer, or in addition to the cards.
Kenton details his devious approaches and routines so you can perform them right away, or use pieces of various routines only. Kenton tips the principles and thoughts of what he does, then allows you to use his presentations or you may create your own.
You can even use the pen as a bizarre revelation if you choose.
Complete with detailed instructions and special Sharpie pen made just for us.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 26 February, 2005.