A "Pick a Card" Card

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Source

G4G14

Title

A "Pick a Card" Card

Creator

Contributor

John Harris

Subject

Magic
Recreational Math

Description

A card (roughly the size of an index card) with an image that contains 54 playing cards (some duplicates, of course!). A spectator chooses one of the playing cards and, after a few questions, the magician reveals the choice!

The premise is similar to the well-known “pick a number” cards where binary representations are used to identify a mystery number that a spectator has chosen. In this case, the spectator will select any card that he/she sees, and indicate the colors of the squares in which this card is found. The magician then reveals the thought-of card!

Instructions will be printed on the back of the card.

Identifier

G14-050

Collection

Citation

“A "Pick a Card" Card,” G4G Gift Exchange Archive, accessed May 23, 2024, https://g4gexchangearchive.omeka.net/items/show/1037.

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