On Board - El Duco
EFFECT: The performer displays a large cloth bag and places it in full view of the audience, stating that he would like to try an experiment in mindreading. The difference with this experiment, however, is that the SPECTATOR will read the PERFORMER's mind! He goes on to explain to the audience that inside the bag is a board on which he has written the name of a playing card (or a number, a geometric sign, almost anything) and hands the spectator a note pad and pen. They are asked to concentrate on what the performer is thinking of and write it down on the pad, then show it their guess to everyone else in the audience.
After the spectator makes their best attempt, the performer hands the closed bag to the spectator, who opens it up and takes the board out himself. On the board is written exactly the same message as on the note pad!
- The message on the board is written in large, bold letters, suitable for stage performances.
- The spectator may examine everything.
- No fishing, stooges, carbon papers or electronics.
- Resets instantly.