Tricks With Dice
Bartender's Psychic Dice Trick
An old bartenders favourite. Ask a person to drop three dice in to a glass of water. Then ask them to hold up the glass,add up the total of the numbers on the bottom faces of the dice and then put the glass back down. You then dip your finger tips in the water, mystically rub them on your fore-head and magically tell your subject the total they have.
What's The Secret?
All you do is subtract the total of the three dice's upward faces from 21. Remember opposite sides of a die total 7and 3 x 7 is 21.
The Three Dice Guessing TrickThis is an impressive trick requiring some simple mathematics and three dice. Choose a person and give them the three dice, and a pen and paper or calculator if their mental arithmetic isn't up to scratch. Ask them to roll the three dice so that you can't see the resulting numbers (with your back to them or with a throwing cup to cover the dice). Then ask the person to follow the simple steps listed below so that you can miraculously guess what the numbers thrown are. For example if they have thrown a 3, 6, and 2they...
Multiply the number on the first die by 2 6
Add 5 11
Multiply by 5 55
Add the number on the second die - 6 61
Multiply by 10 610
Add the number on the third die - 2 612
Subtract 125 487
All you have to do is ask for the resulting number and subtract125 from it. This gives you a three digit value with each digit representing a number thrown on the dice. i.e. 487 - 125 = 362or 3- 6- 2. Try and make this last step seem difficult, as if you are using some magical power.