Magic Lessons #44 – Can I Call You?
This “Can I Call You?” surprise card trick requires you to gather some information about your participant before the trick happens and it’s a great magic trick to use in social settings. You will get bigger reactions from the people strangers or people who aren’t close to you.
This surprise trick is perfect to perform with a borrowed deck of cards as there are no technical skills required throughout the trick. Magicians who put all their time and effort into their subtle card moves will tell you how hard it can be when you have to use someone else’s cards.
The twist in this trick is that you somehow know the volunteers phone number. This is reveled to them at the completion of the trick when you point out that they are looking at cards that display their phone number. That’s what makes the “Can I Call You?” magic trick SO STRONG.
Family members and people who are close to you will most likely assume that you know their number. This trick will still work on these people and you are likely to get a good laugh, the “Can I Call You?” trick is far more effective when performed to strangers or people you do no know very well. With strangers it goes from being a simple card trick to a mentalism type psychic revelation.
The Big Question:
So the big question is, how do you get someone’s phone number? Well, I’ll leave that one up to you. My suggestion would be to quietly ask a friend of theirs what their number is and nine times out of ten you will get what you need.
Because there are no ‘1’s’ or ‘0’s’ in a deck of cards, you will need to substitute these card and use and ACE for the ONE and the TEN for the ZERO. To cover up for this sleight technicality be sure to point to each card as you recite their number and they will be likely to overlook this technicality all together.
In the many times I have performed this, hardly anyone has dismissed the “Can I Call You?” trick solely based on this small technicality, so don’t sweat it.
Make sure to HAVE FUN with the Can I Call You? Magic Trick.
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