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TIC TAC TOE Trick Mark Wilson any thoughts, anyone use this effect? I happen to think its a great effect and I did it to some friends but didn't get such a good reaction?
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I like his Bingo trick better.
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Try not to do it as a first effect, but s mental second effect.
Also check Richard Oesterlind's version with presentational ideas

When you do a trick which doesn't get a big impact, don't feel bad, accept that it's not the trick but that you must write a script which makes sense and polish it until you get the reaction you seek.
If you move from one trick to another, you will live frustrated for very long.
You chose a good one. Just make it work.
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Agree with Lawrence. I think it's a good trick that needs an "atmosphere" created to get the most out of it. Talk about the odds, the mysterious influence of the shamba leaf, create the grid as they watch (with a little shake of the hands, perhaps), make it big, use different colors, tell of a man who lost his fortune betting against the curse, etc.

I would also suggest you allow some time before you uncover the climax- really build up to it...

Jim
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Bev Bergeron taught me the Tic Tac Toe Trick just as he taught it to Mark Wilson.
Bev did not invent the trick, I have the man's name some where in the house.
But getting back to the original question. Yes I use the effect. Not as an opener, some where in the middle. I have seen Derren Brown use it as well.
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Ok thanks guys, must be a good effect, ill work on it.

Is there an easy way of "forcing" spectator to go second? as if he/she had a free choice? cos I think that's my main problem with presentaion that the specs think that because I went first I could control game?
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I absolutely love the effect, but I too have gone through many different attempts at creating an entertaining presentation. Ultimately I realized that the effect worked best when I just grabbed a crayon at a restaurant and wrote a prediction on a napkin, then played a game of tic tac toe with a friend at the table and revealed the prediction. Typical impromptu performances conditions that yield huge results in an effect that may otherwise get lesser reactions in a formal performance.

To this day the best application of the method I've seen is when Derren Brown performed it. Genius.
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Has anyone got a link of Derren Browns performance on it? So I could see how a pro handles it
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A 'pro' as opposed to all of us silly guys hanging around the Café making a full time living performing? Smile I jest. Derren's a master beyond what many of us could ever dream. Here's a link: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xlJGRSQDT6s
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Found it http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xlJGRSQDT6s

I don't know how he does the other things, but I like they way he lets the specator make the prediction herself first.
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Sorry, I know it's a old topic, but where can I find this Wilson's trick (tic tac toe prediction)???
Complete Course in Magic???

Tks.
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Yes, it's in Wilson's Complete Course in Magic book (p. 481).

Mark
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It's a good effect- well worth the time to learn...
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Sadly my edition, 1988, ends on page 472 and the effect was edited out of the Mental Magic section and so it goes.
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I forgot all about this effect.
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