Martin Breese & Wolfgang Riebe
I am thrilled at long last to be able to release an
amazing trick which was inspired by an idea from Wolfgang Riebe from
South Africa. It is called the Psycho Deck.
produced this deck many years ago and had a box full of the special cards
and decks and then moved to Brighton. I was doing a sort out of tricks
that had been made but never released and found the missing box. I started
to perform the trick for my friends and some very very knowledgeable
magicians admitted that they were fooled.
trick is easy to perform and completely baffling and I am quite frankly
very pleased with it indeed. How it could sit in a box for all of those
years I do not know but anyway I have it now and I highly recommend it.
Britland has written the instructions and illustrated them and all is
contained in a neatly printed 16 page booklet.
the basic effect and there are a number of other effects that can be
performed as well.
performer spreads a deck of cards face-up showing the cards to be all
different. He turns them face-down and spreads them in front of a
spectator so that one card can be taken.
magician asks the spectator to remember the card that he chose but the
spectator laughs and tells the performer that the card he chose from the
deck is in fact a blank-faced card.
no idea how that happened,” says the magician, “but I said you have a free
choice and you really do. Just imagine any card you like and write its
initial down.” The magician gives the spectator a pen and the initials of
the thought-of-card are written on the card which is then returned face
down into the deck of cards. The deck is put back in its box and now
immediately the magician can name the card correctly.
magician could tell the spectator that he doesn’t like card tricks in any
case and the spectator is invited to write any word on the card. The card
is placed back face-down in the deck which is returned to the box and
again immediately the magician knows the very word selected. The
possibilities are enormous. No sleight of hand is required at all. And
trust me the trick is completely baffling. I don’t want to embarrass any
of my knowledgeable friends by giving their names but you would be
astounded if you knew who had been fooled.
my best card trick and I am doing it all the time. When the card is
returned to the deck, the deck is not cut and there is absolutely no funny
business at all. Mirrors are not used and there is no rough and smooth and
best of all not one single sleight. Many routines are included and they
are all great.
deck supplied is a poker-size bicycle deck.