# Dynamo’s Book of Tricks

Dynamo is one of the biggest magicians in the world right now and he’s just about to release a new DVD.

Series 2 of Dynamo: Magician Impossible is coming out on Monday 22nd October and to celebrate, Dynamo has shared some secrets with us.

He has let us into how he does some of his best tricks, so you can learn how to do them too!

Here’s the first trick that Dynamo is teaching us, it’s called Mind Reader:

1. Take 16 cards, and lay them out vertically face-up on a flat surface in rows
of four. Ask a member of the audience to choose a card in their head, and tell
the other members of the audience in secret. Now ask them to point to the
vertical row which the card is in.
2. Take up the cards in your hand, being careful to keep them in the order
they were laid out in. Lay them out once more, but this time distribute the
cards horizontally to make the same pattern of 4×4 rows. Since your volunteer
pointed to a vertical row in the first step, you have now narrowed down their
chosen card to four possibilities.
3. By distributing the cards horizontally, you are placing each one of the
volunteer’s possible cards in a separate row. Ask the volunteer to point to
the vertical row which their chosen card is now in. Once they have done so,
you have identified their chosen card. Collect the cards into your hand again,
memorising the order and position of their card.
4. Distribute the cards facedown in groups of four, taking care to memorise the
position of their chosen card. Then ask for the volunteer to point to two of the
piles at random. Depending on where their chosen card is, remove either piles
to leave two remaining. Then repeat this process again with one pile.
5. You should now be left with four remaining cards. Ask the volunteer to point
to two cards, removing or leaving two remaining. Then repeat this process
again with the final two cards. You should be left with their chosen card, which
you can now reveal to everyone’s amazement!

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Dynamo is one of the biggest magicians in the world right now and he’s just about to release a new DVD.

Series 2 of Dynamo: Magician Impossible is coming out on Monday 22nd October and to celebrate, Dynamo has shared some secrets with us.

He has let us into how he does some of his best tricks, so you can learn how to do them too!

Here’s the second trick that Dynamo is teaching us, it’s called Four Aces:

1. Arrange the pack so that the four aces are on top. Shuffle the pack in front
of the audience, but make sure you keep the four aces on top.
2. Ask a member of the audience to come and cut the pack four times from
right to left, putting the top quarter of the pack (which has the four aces in) on

the right, the next quarter to the left of it and so on.
3. Ask the person to take three cards from the top of the left hand pile and put
them to the bottom, and then to take three cards from the top and put one on
each of the other three piles.
4. Ask them to repeat the process with the other three piles.
5. Ask the person to turn the top card of each of the piles over. Magic card
trick! They’re all aces!

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Dynamo is one of the biggest magicians in the world right now and he’s just about to release a new DVD.

Series 2 of Dynamo: Magician Impossible is coming out on Monday 22nd October and to celebrate, Dynamo has shared some secrets with us.

He has let us into how he does some of his best tricks, so you can learn how to do them too!

Here’s the third trick that Dynamo is teaching us, it’s called Forcing a Card:

1. Get a member of the audience to shuffle the pack well.
2. As they hand it back to you, glance at the bottom card.
3. Holding the pack in your left hand, use your forefinger to pull the bottom
card (which you’ve looked at) back about a centimeter from the front edge of
the pack.
4. Begin to deal from the bottom of the pack, putting the cards face up on the
table. Be sure to hold on to the very bottom card! Tell the audience to shout
stop, and that the next card you put down will be their secret card which you
will later find.
5. When someone shouts stop, bring out the card you have been holding back
and slam it face down on the table.
6. Tell the audience to look at the card, put it back in the pack, and shuffle
7. You can now look through the pack and find their chosen card.

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Dynamo is one of the biggest magicians in the world right now and he’s just about to release a new DVD.

Series 2 of Dynamo: Magician Impossible is coming out on Monday 22nd October and to celebrate, Dynamo has shared some secrets with us.

He has let us into how he does some of his best tricks, so you can learn how to do them too!

Here’s the fourth trick that Dynamo is teaching us, it’s called Jacks to the Rescue:

1. Explain that one evening, four robbers decided to burgle a house. Take the
four jacks from the deck and display them to the audience in a vertical row in
your hand, hiding three cards behind these (don’t let the audience see!)
2. Now place the jacks and hidden cards on top of the deck in your other
hand, keeping all cards face down. Explain that one Jack broke into the
basement of the house, another to the ground floor and one more upstairs.
Whilst you explain, place the three top cards into different parts of the deck –
remember that these are not the Jacks but the cards hidden behind the jacks
that you displayed earlier. The audience will think you are putting the Jacks at
random throughout the deck (so remember to display the cards face down!)
3. Now for the final part. Say that one Jack was left at the front of the house
to keep a lookout for the police. The police were called! With a final flourish
explain how he called to the other Jacks, who appeared 1, 2, 3 (tap deck
three times) at the front of the house. Then deal the four jacks face up from
the top of the deck – magic!

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Dynamo is one of the biggest magicians in the world right now and he’s just about to release a new DVD.

Series 2 of Dynamo: Magician Impossible is coming out on Monday 22nd October and to celebrate, Dynamo has shared some secrets with us.

He has let us into how he does some of his best tricks, so you can learn how to do them too!

Here’s the fifth trick that Dynamo is teaching us, it’s called Easy Levitating Card Trick:

Effect:
The magician places any number between 1 and 4 cards fanned out under his
hand. He slowly lifts his hand and the cards float up with his hand. With his
hand held high above the table, the magician now proceeds to pluck the cards
of his hand and drops them on the table.
To perform this cool levitation trick you will need a ring, match and some
playing cards.

Secret:
1. Put the ring on your middle finger. Then slide the matchstick under the ring
so that both sides of the match stick out from the ring.
2. You now place your hand with your palm facing down on the table You now
slide a card undeer your palm, carefully sliding one end of it between the ring
and matchstick. This will grip the card and keep it in place when you lift your
hand.. This move should look very natural and casual to avoid the audience
knowing that you have some kind of hidden gimmick, so practice in the mirror
a few times beforehand so that you are able to carry out the move smoothly.
3. Now you can now raise your hand above the table. Pressing your fingers
down a little on the back of the cards, will ensure that they stay in position.

That’s all the tricks Dynamo has taught us at the moment! Check out the DVD to see more magic.