”Impossible” – The Power of Assumptions
This trick works because the participant assumes you are using two regular cards. It’s easy to learn, requires no sleight of hand, and can be performed anywhere and at any occasion.
EFFECT: Two cards are shown. One is face up; the other face down. The cards magically switch places.
METHOD: The secret is in the cards; they are double sided. One card has the seven of hearts on one side and the ace of spades on the other. The second card has a red back on both sides. You begin by holding a card in each hand and flicking the two cards against each other, thereby demonstrating that there are only two cards. (figure 1)
You then place the two cards in your right hand in a spread position (use your left hand if you are a lefty). The top card should be spread to the right. (figure 2)
Go back to the beginning move and repeat (but not more than three times, as it increases the odds of the participant asking to see the cards).