Many Tekel

Since we've just described an effect using a mene tekel deck I thought I'd give you some work on the subject that may (or may not) be of interest. The classic mene tekel deck consists of 26 matching pairs of playing cards. They are stacked in any order, as long as the individual pairs are together. The deck can be cut as much as the performer wants and the integrity of the set up remains intact. You can do all kinds of marvelous things with this deck. But there are a couple of inherent problems...

The Envelope

You now need to construct a special envelope. You'll need two of the manila coin envelopes, scissors, an Exacto knife, a glue stick and photocopies of the examples I will supply. While this is not the least bit difficult, there are several steps you'll need to do. First of all, use the scissors and cut off the entire solid back panel Everyone's Favorite Psychic Game Everyone's Favorite Psychic Game Step 1 - Copy example 1, cut out just outside the box pictured here and glue to the back (solid...

The Handling

Believe it or else, all of this work you've been doing is about to pay off. The actual work that you have to do in the show itself is child's play. Thanks for hanging in there with me. Here we Position check here - the index is in your pocket with five slips in a known order. Four of the keys are in a goblet, he key is on the table along with the five key tags. The box is locked with the 'Correct Key' lock. The box contains seven ' 100 Grand' candy bars under the coin tray and your window...

By Mark Strivings

Why in the world would we need another booktest Well the basic answer is vety simple. Different types of booktests allow for a variety of presentation, not to mention method. What we have here uses a tried and true method combined with a presentational hook, which can be a ton of fun for the right performer. Plus this particular booktest uses some of the rather unique properties of the David Letterman Top Ten Lists books to special advantage, both in method and presentation. If your performing...

Effect

The performer brings up a married couple and introduces a 'Lover's Voodoo Doll'. This special voodoo doll is covered with words attributes, goals and events that everyone wants (or doesn't want, as the case may be) and happen to all of us. Things like ecstasy, find gold, stop smoking, happiness, impotence, find keys, lose weight, marriage, win at track, flat tire, etc. Also introduced are five small pins with different colored heads on them. A sealed envelope on the table completes the set up....