The open prediction has been a plot in card magic that has been tackled by many magicians.
Some have some great ideas and some not so great, Open is Marcus Eddie's contribution, and it is a GREAT one!
Open is very easy to do, simple to learn, it does not need the use of a table and it doesn't require any bulky props, oh, did we mention it is very easy to do?!!?
A blue card is placed, sight unseen, under an elastic band around a red playing card deck box. The red cards are removed and the spectator is asked to think of any playing card. The playing card is named, it can also be selected and signed if you wish. The playing cards are placed back in the card box and the single blue playing card is removed from underneath the elastic band, it matches the spectator's thought of card. Of course if the spectator selects and signs a playing card the blue prediction card that is removed is their signed card.
Open is very clean and direct, like all great magic should be. There aren't many magic tricks that can rival the Invisible Deck for ease of use, directness and ability to get great reactions every time, but Open by Marcus Eddie certainly is up there! Just check out the reviews:
"OPEN is a great idea with boundless potential for effects. Very smartly handled." - Jon Armstrong
"I love Open Predictions and "OPEN" will be one of my favorites from now on! It's smart, clear, and easy to do. The handling is so natural that he fooled me the 3 times that I repeated the trailer. OPEN is this kind of effect that I want to perform in my next show." - Marcelo "Tango" Insau
"OPEN is my type of effect so it was a pleasure to be able to view it and I am sure ill be using it myself." - Dominic Daly
Points to remember:
Easy to do.
Very simple to learn.
Spectator can either select AND sign their playing card or simply name it.
No table necessary.