Psychic Card Trick

The Magic Effect:This magic trick with cards is set up as follows. 12 cards are placed face up on the table ( using any red and black cards from the deck ) in the same pattern you see in the diagram below here. You, the magician, tell someone to secretly pick any BLACKcard. After telling them to make several secret random moves, you are able to tell them which card they have moved to.

Image of set up for psychic card trick.

The Magic Secret:Tell your audience member to pick any black card. Tell them to next move UPor DOWNto the nearest RED card. Next, tell them to move LEFTor RIGHTto the nearest BLACKcard. Next, tell them to move DIAGONALLYTo the Nearest RED card. Finally, tell them to move UPor DOWNto the nearest BLACKcard. If you follow these directions carefully, your audience member will always end up on the MIDDLE CARD ON THE BOTTOM ROW.

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