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Have all pick a number between 2 -10, times it by 9, add the 2 numbers,deduct 5, think of the Alphabet letter that matches that number, think of a Country that starts with that letter, take the 2nd letter of that Country and think of a large animal that starts with that letter, think of the Animals color. "I didn't know there was Gray Elephants in DENMARK" Try it, if not too much thinking for you. If you don't get it?? -PM me I'll explain it to you --L-O-L
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On Dec 13, 2019, Russo wrote:
Have all pick a number between 2 -10, times it by 9, add the 2 numbers,deduct 5, think of the Alphabet letter that matches that number, think of a Country that starts with that letter, take the 2nd letter of that Country and think of a large animal that starts with that letter, think of the Animals color. "I didn't know there was Gray Elephants in DENMARK" Try it, if not too much thinking for you. If you don't get it?? -PM me I'll explain it to you --L-O-L

Thank you so much but I want to be more direct in the spectator choice.
I will performe this selection using a laminated world's map where spectator pot an "x" (forced by a "Mental pen" by Joao Miranda)
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There's a lot of ways to go about forcing obscure things.

I liked the idea mentioned before of a forcing pad.

I also like the idea posted earlier of the Countries of the World book and the Vernon Method.
Alternatively, you could use any book test method that forces a page.
Annemann's method of forcing two cards by having a shuffled deck cut around a joker is a nice way to get a page number.
You could miscall the page of a second book.
Options here are endless.

If you're better at handling cards or prefer it to look quite random, you could always invest in a blank deck and fill the faces with the names of countries. Then classic force, cross cut force, equivoque, Hindu force, riffle force, Charlie Christ Force (a personal favorite), grilled cheese sandwich force etc (I made up the grilled cheese one!)

Write the countries on a board and have the spectator roll loaded dice.

Have the audience write a bunch of countries on billets and use a forcing bag.

Let it be a fair choice, but use a billet switch.

You could try to narrow it down by forcing a letter, like J and hope they go for Japan and not Jordan or Jamaica. Someone pointed out earlier there are a few letters where only one country in the world begins with them.


It looks as though there's no shortage of methods for forcing this information, my friend. If you're at the point where you really need to force a country for your stage show, odds are you already know a bunch of ways to force information. Choose whatever feels most natural for you and don't complicate things too much. Focus on the plot and making it enjoyable for the audience, not unbeatable for magicians.
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On Aug 19, 2019, TomB wrote:
There was a magic trick where you blindfolded a person and they stuck a tack in the map. This is a faded memory maybe someone can help name this magic trick.


I have seen this in the 13 Steps to Mentalism by Corinda. Called A Million to One in Step Four part 3 (Predictions for the Stage).

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Richard Osterlind does a great video presentation of the map effect on the 13 steps DVD set. Very cool stage routine!

S.
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You could hand out a bunch of slips of paper and pens. Have the spectators write down different countries. Gather them up and place them in the middle of a cloth sitting on the table gather up the corners of the cloth (like a bag) and have someone reach in and grab one piece of paper out. That's the country you use.

Of course the cloth is a devils hank and the pocket is loaded with slips all written with the force country.

This accomplishes two things. First you get the country you want, and it seems like it was a country thought of by the spectators and not the magician, which adds an extra layer of impossible to it!
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You could also use a LARGE Clear Plastic bag (gimmicked, if you know what I mean).
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Get a load of holiday brochures from a travel agent, say about 6-10, all for the country you want to force.
Make sure the covers are different and then hold them up, fan them and get one chosen.
This is the easiest way I can think of that doesn't look like a magician's "move".
"But there isn't a door"
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Get a load of holiday brochures from a travel agent, say about 6-10, all for the country you want to force.
Make sure the covers are different and then hold them up, fan them and get one chosen.
This is the easiest way I can think of that doesn't look like a magician's "move".



Tom, that's a great idea! Annemann would be proud. I could see Docc Hilford doing exactly that and getting away with it no problems at all. Smile Smile
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Thank you.
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Tom, 👍🏼
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Thank you Docc.
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