How To Broaden The Possibilities

On the white vinyl covered side of the board print your prediction as follows:


In addition to the clipboard, you will need the special marker and a large die. Begin by writing the number 6 4 2 5 1 3 across the sheet of paper affixed to the board by the bulldog clip. State that it is a mystical number. Ask the spectator to satisfy himself that the die is not loaded by throwing it several times. When he is satisfied, have him throw the die. As soon as he has done so, note the top number showing on the die. If it is a ONE or a SIX...continue by stating that in order to prove conclusively that the final number is chosen completely by chance...the spectator may tip the die one move in any direction...bringing an entirely different number to the top of the die (thanks to Phil Goldstein).

(Note: Obviously, your intent is to force either the TWO or the FIVE...since either of these two numbers can be predicted by erasing the proper line on the vinyl side of the board. So, if the spectator does throw a TWO or a FIVE ...either one immediately becomes the freely (?) selected number.)

If a THREE or FOUR is thrown...simply tell the spectator that you will count over to that digit starting from either the right or left end a whichever the spectator chooses. Obviously, if you count over 3 or 4 digits from either end of the automatically end up on either the two or the five.

If the TWO or FIVE is stated previously, just circle it and proceed with the revelation of your prediction.

In any case, as soon as you have guided the spectator's free (?) choice to either the TWO or the it. Then, holding the clipboard as previously described... proceed to erase the line that will leave your prediction reading correctly. Naturally, this is done as you turn the board around to enable the spectators to see your previously written prediction.

Once again, you should make a point of leaving the paper with the spectator as a souvenir.

As you can see, Anything Goes is delightfully clean and simple to perform. It's an excellent opening effect, but regardless of when you use's always ready to go with little advance preparation. The clipboard is not gimmicked. And some performers have already written and suggested that they hand out the board to enable the spectator to write down the colors, numbers, etc. and then they retrieve the board to make their prediction on the reverse side. The fact that the board and marker can be so freely handled is just one more reason why this is one of the finest utility devices I have ever conceived for use by mentalists.

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