Cartomancy (Red Deck) by Peter Nardi and Alakazam Magic - Tricks
Cartomancy is the art of telling fortunes with playing cards. This method of giving readings has been used for hundreds of years and is still used to this day. In fact some people still believe that a single playing card holds the key to their luck and can influence their future.
Does the Cartomancy scratch card really know the future?
Peter Nardi's Cartomancy is a killer commercial effect for the close up magician!
You display a well mixed deck of playing cards. Your spectator starts dealing the cards (face up) and stops whenever they please (free choice or does the power of a certain card sway their decision?)
You state that whichever card they stop at will be their lucky card. You remove from your pocket a folded A5 sheet of paper and the Cartomancy Scratch card. The sheet is unfolded to show a list containing each playing card and its meaning. After you read out what the Chosen playing card has in store for your spectator you point to the scratch card and say there is only one way to really know if this is your lucky card. Your spectator scratches of the panel to reveal the very same card they stopped at only a moment ago!
Cartomancy is easy to perform, Has an interesting storyline and makes a great giveaway and promotional item.
Cartomancy comes complete with: A special deck (Bicycle brand cards) 40 x Beautiful full colour printed Cartomancy scratch cards (refills available) A full colour A5 Cartomancy index of cards and their meanings An instructional DVD, including extra handlings, ideas and a printable PDF of the Cartomancy index sheet with room to put your contact details to make a great promotional giveaway!