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Princess Card Trick

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:14 am
by Magic1Jim


Hello all at TM, does anyone do this? Or any nice variations of this. I just assumed that people knew this but i have a couple of my friends that have never seen it

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Jim


Re: Princess Card Trick

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:00 am
by moonbeam
I think most people in the know, would have seen this before, or at least know how it's done.
However, I'd guess that most laymen would probably not have seen this and it'll probably kill them .... the only downside is it's best not to video it - too easy for people to rewind to their heart's content and work out what's going on.


Re: Princess Card Trick

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 am
by Magic1Jim
Absolutely it's an old trick that i would imagine 99% of magicians will if seen. I've had people watch it multiple times still not figure it out haha


Re: Princess Card Trick

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:29 am
by moonbeam
Just had another thought about this and another downside to this, is if you're showing it to more than one person at a time.
You ask someone to think of one of the cards, but another spec may also think of a card .... and if they both pick different cards .... and they both disappear, even though you only remove one card .... requires good audience management to prevent this from happening.
I still like it though :)


Re: Princess Card Trick

PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:27 pm
by Magic1Jim
Yeh true, i was hoping that there is another version, as you say most people will know what this is


Re: Princess Card Trick

PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:15 pm
by bmat
There are now a few versions, but I don't remember the names of any of them. I think either Copperfield or Doug Henning did this on TV many moons ago. Still a brilliant trick.


Re: Princess Card Trick

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:10 am
by magicofthemind
Derren Brown started one of his early TV shows with it.

There are variations allowing you to achieve a similar effect by different methods. For example, there's one in Magic Page by Page, and another (Hardin) in Encyclopaedia of Card Tricks.

Barry


Re: Princess Card Trick

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:12 am
by EndersGame
moonbeam wrote:Just had another thought about this and another downside to this, is if you're showing it to more than one person at a time.
You ask someone to think of one of the cards, but another spec may also think of a card .... and if they both pick different cards .... and they both disappear, even though you only remove one card .... requires good audience management to prevent this from happening.

This.

The Princess Card Trick can be a surprising fooler, but it's extremely risky performing to more than one person.

You just need two spectators to mention what their card was, and if they made different selections, it will immediately dawn on them that more than one card from the original display has disappeared.

But for a quick effect shown to an individual, it's definitely something that you can pull off, and can create genuine surprise.