Wanna' See A Trick?
October 23, 2010 6 Comments
This is a mystical trick that I learnt in Australia – the continent ‘down under’…
Go grab a deck of cards – it doesn’t need to be complete.
Shuffle the deck and freely divide it into 4 packets. So – just cut the deck into 4 piles.
Pick up any packet and shuffle it. Look at the top card and remember it.
Now spell “Australian Shuffle” – transferring one card from top to bottom for each letter. This helps lose the card in the packet.
Once you have done that. We will now use the mysterious ‘Australian Shuffle’ to find your card.
First – I should explain what an ‘Australian’ Shuffle is – it is a DOWN/UNDER deal. So place the top card down on the table, and the next card under the packet – and so on…
Do this until you have one card remaining in your hand.
It is your selected card!
This is based on a wonderful Alex Elmsley principle. This use of the principle is by Josh Jay and can be found on page 11 of the November 2006 issue of GENII magazine.