Magic Lessons #62 – Secret Magic Code
This secret magic code is a great magic trick you can use to baffle your friends, family or work colleagues.
Two-person code acts have been a staple of mentalism acts over the past century. Usually on stage there would be a ‘mind reader’ who would sometimes don a blindfold that had been checked by an audience member who would verify that it was ‘not gimmicked’.
How the Secret Magic Code Works:
The stage mentalist’s assistant would usually be in the audience. The assistant was generally the opposite sex to the mentalist. He or she would then ask random members of the audience to remove an object from their pocket or bag. The assistant would then show this item to the rest of the audience. Everyone would have seen the item except the mentalist who couldn’t see it as they were blindfolded.
The mentalist would then ask a question such as, “Do you have an object?”
The assistant would answer, “Yes, I do”
From this simple conversation, the mentalist on stake would now know what the object is. How could they do this? It’s because they have created, memorized and practiced talking in a secret magic code.
Using the above example, the assistant could have answered in many different ways. On the surface, the audience would only take the answer to mean one thing but if you were in on the secret code it could mean someone completely different.
- “Yes I do” = pen
- “I do” = pencil
- “I certainly do” = bus pass
- “I’m holding something up now” = mobile phone
- “The audience are looking at it now” = packet of gum
This is a basic example of what could be a very deep and complex two person code that is hard to decipher. The success of these types of acts relies heavily on the strength of the relationship between the performer and the assistant. If the dialogue is casual and relaxed they can pass a lot of information without anyone suspecting anything fishy is going on. This is a reason there are so many successful husband and wife teams as they usually have the strongest relationship.
Lucky for you, this magic trick doesn’t require you to spend years building a secret magic code with an assistant. If you understand how to read a face of a clock, you will be able to do this magic trick. All the materials for this trick can be found in a common household and it makes a great impromptu trick to perform with and on friends.
Follow the Magic Tricks For Kids Team to Keep Up With New Posts!
Did you enjoy this Secret Magic Code? To learn more simple magic tricks Click here!