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Mind Power Deck by John Kennedy (Bicycle Back) People will SWEAR you've actually read their minds. You concentrate and reveal their thought-of cards with amazing accuracy!
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Spread a deck of cards face up on the table and ask a spectator to look at any card. No one else could possibly know the card because she never touches or names it. You concentrate, then slowly but surely read her mind and name the card!
You can repeat it immediately and it will become even more baffling. In fact, even if several people simultaneously look at different cards you can read each person's mind and name his card correctly every time!
John Kennedy's Mind Power Deck is so eerie, so impossible, your audience will be convinced that you possess a sixth sense.
Why is it so good? John Kennedy collaborated with master magician and mentalist Tim Conover to create the ultimate mind reading deck. It can be shown as a normal deck of fifty two cards and even be handled by a spectator without them noticing anything unusual. Yet you'll be able to "read their minds" correctly every time. And there's no system to memorize because the deck does the work for you. You'll absolutely love this trick!
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Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 10 of 33)11 of 11 magicians found the following review helpful:
Good deck Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 27th, 2010
Similar in concept to the Mastermind deck, but each has its pros and cons. With this deck, you can repeat the effect or get multiple people involved; with the Mastermind deck, you can't do either, but you don't need to do any fishing to know what card the spectator has chosen. Depending upon your presentation preferences, either or both may be suitable for you.
Some quibbles: the suggestion in the documentation that you can hand this deck to a spectator and let them thumb through it to make a selection, is absurd. No amount of audience management can prevent the inevitable disaster that will eventually ensue if you hand the deck to a spectator and let them look through it.
As for the reference to the Derren Brown routine, don't feel as if you're missing anything by not having it. No, you can NOT deduce the card without fishing; the routine involves tossing out a couple of early guesses that are thinly-disguised as "subtleties", but they're only guesses. More times than not, you will be wrong. And frankly, tossing out guesses that the spectator may recognize as cards that were physically near his chosen card, opens up a huge can of worms that you'd rather leave undisturbed.
Bottom line: if you like mentalism with cards, and don't mind routines that require a little fishing, and you have the presentation skills to pull it off, you can really mystify people with this deck.
Mind Power vs Radar? Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 30th, 2008
This is a terrific effect and highly recommended.
HOWEVER, if you are considering purchasing this product, also check out Richard Osterlind's "Radar Deck" (also available from Penguin). I personally prefer the radar deck, largely because you do not need a table, which makes it perfect for a walk-around or street setting.
Having said that, they are both terrific effects, so research both before making your decision! =)
great improvement!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on November 27th, 2010
i had this deck years ago and unfortunately it got tossed out(pun)...first because i was a cardman move monkey & this was just too easy...second because the cards were to foreign to the average participants eyes...but both of those things have changed...myself & the deck...now on red 808 Bicycle stock(which is what i normally carry)...this effect fries minds...its incredibly easy to do, which allows you to focus on performance & make that connection with the audience...best done for 3 or 4 people simultaneously...can be done on a table or in the hands...and to a great extent, "examinable"...this is well worth the funds...mix it up with the Gazzo tossed out deck from time to time as well as "out of site, out of mind" by Vernon and your reputation will be SOLID...
very good Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 16th, 2010
if you're into mentalism or want just a great trick to be able to do for up to about 4, possibly even 5 spectators( i dont recommend 5) and 'read' their minds one by one then go ahead and grab this. very clever idea. very clean. the deck is gimmicked but you can actually show ALOT of all of the cards. i really like that about this. i have the mastermind deck u have to be a bit careful with that one but this is a jewel. so good.
i recommend this for anyone. i have many many tricks that stay in my draw. b4 all of my shows i put all my 'stuff' in a ziplock baggy. i like to travel light. some coins, universal impression, sharpie, reg. deck, loops, business cards, smoke, invisible deck,powerball 60 ,and of course the mind power deck. no lie here man thats it.
good,but... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 6th, 2008
don't get me wrong it a great effect...but there is a more cost-effective and more powerful trick called the phil deck.I believe penguin carries it...anhow it alows you to read thier mind-no qestions;then they read your mind! and its many times easier! So although good i suggest you buy it! if you really want a good mind reading efect go for it!
Fantastic! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
A sensational effect! This is one of those effects which seem like real magic to the spectators and the nice thing about this effect is that it's actually very easy to perform.
Certainly worth buying and adding to your reportoire.
Exceptional Trick!!! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 4th, 2010
Granted, $40.00 is a lot to pay for a deck of cards, but this trick is solid and it's a sure winner! I carry this deck with me everywhere and it's a hit every time!
I'm not a working professional magician...just a guy who loves to perform magic for my family and friends. And this trick has made its way right into my number one slot!!
It's as easy to perform as it appears on the video. I love the fact that this deck is available in a Bicycle back deck. It makes the trick that much more unbelievable. The concept is simple, yet brilliant!
I highly recommend this deck for professionals and/or amateur magicians. It's that good, and as the saying goes, "It's a reputation maker." I've performed it for so many friends, family members, and coworkers, and the reactions are almost always the same..."How in the HELL did you do that??!!"
Add this to your cart and you won't be disappointed!!
Classic :) Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 22nd, 2009
This is a great mind reading tool. Combine it with Derren Brown's effect (smoke), and you have a cult in the making :)
The coolest part is if you leave the normal cards out, then do the trick, read their mind, and then show that there card was never in the deck at all, they were just seeing things!
Best deck out there Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
The best deck out there.People will really think your reading their minds.always get a strong reaction.
Good, but not for beginners. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 12th, 2003
This trick is great. It is definitely a jaw-dropper for your spectators too, seeing how you just slowly "read their mind" and reveal their selected card. The only thing I had a problem with, was it was kind of confusing to understand, but I got it after a while. And....well, I can't really say the other thing w/out giving away the secret, but if you don't do it fast people might notice.........something. Hehehe....but don't let that worry you, this is a great trick but, not for beginners.
~Josh B. - Street Magician
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