B’Wave (Phil Goldstein) – Black Queens


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The magician puts a packet of cards on the table. He says to the spectator, Let’s play a game of imagination. Imagine that these are the four Queens.” He pantomimes plucking a card with each hand from the packet. “I imagine that I have removed two of the Queens. Do you think they are the black ones or the red ones?” The spectator says, for example, black. “That’s amazing – you’re correct!” says the magician.

“Now, I will turn one of these Queens face-up.” He pantomimes turning one card over, then putting the imaginary cards back into the packet. He then says, “Which black Queen do you think I turned over, the spade or the club?” The spectator says, for example, club. “That’s amazing – you’re correct again!” says the magician. “Of course, if it’s really true then the Queen of clubs must be reversed in the packet. Let’s see … ” He spreads the cards. One is face-up. It is the Queen of clubs!

“I want to be sure that you understand that this magic was accomplished by imagination, not sleight-of-hand. Therefore, I used a queen of clubs with a different back.” He turns over the Queen of clubs, showing that it has a contrasting back color. “Also, because I knew you would pick the Queen of clubs, it was not necessary to use any printing on the faces of the other cards.” He turns over the three face-down cards, revealing that their faces are blank!

Note: With this set you are able to reveal either the Queen of Clubs or Spades.

Note: The color of the Bicycle backs you receive may be different than that pictured.