This is the starting position. Place your right thumb behind the pair of dice as your right index finger grips the dice in front as shown in Illus. #2.

Once the dice are gripped and locked, start raising the pair of dice as shown. But as you do, pull back with the right index finger. This action will cause the dice to revolve back a one quarter turn, as shown in Illus. #3.

Done neatly, the move can be executed very slowly and without fear of detection. At this point, show the numbers on the underside and ask the spectator what he sees. As shown in Illus. #3, he will call out "A three and a one."

By reversing the procedure the dice are placed back onto the back of the hand, but as you do so, revolve the dice a quarter turn away from you. Remove your right hand, have the spectator lift the dice to see the underside. He will realize that the numbers on the underside have mysteriously changed to that of another value.


AUTHOR'S NOTE: I perform this with Casino dice, although any size smaller than these may be used.

As a variation: Proceed and say that you will do it again. Place the dice on the back of your hand, showing two numbers on top. Grip them, as has already been described. Lock them with your right thumb and forefinger. Call attention to the top numbers. Lift the dice. Perform the quarter turn. Request the spectator to call out the numbers on the underside. Place the dice back onto the back of the left hand. In doing this, do not give the dice the quarter turn forward. This action will cause the numbers on top of the dice to have changed.

If executed as described and given the proper dramatics, you can make this little mystery one of the most talked about tricks in your repertoire.

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