This A4 sized board allows you to have one, two, three or even four different volunteers participate in a mind-reading routine. Or one four different things from one volunteer, a number, a name, a town and a celebrity name.
And to this prop looks just like a standard size piece of board with a simple bulldog clip, to hold a piece of paper. Yet it is cleverly gimmicked, allowing you to see what has been written down, making it an invaluable mentalist's aid.
Great for school assemblies, church services, parties and any community celebration as you can theme what is written to the event.
You apparently read your volunteer's minds, revealing the thought they had secretly recorded on a piece of paper.
There are so many different ways to use this. Here's one classic presentation.
Four volunteers are asked to think of something and write it down on the clipboard. The A4 sheet is perforated so each person can tear off what they have written, fold the slip and put it into their pocket.
The first volunteer is asked to write down 3 digits from their phone number, the second their favourite pet name, the third the date of their wedding and the fourth their favourite film. You take the clipboard and pen and turn back to your prop box or bag. By the time you've dropped it in you know what each volunteer has written.
Now comes the fun as you ask each volunteer to think of what they have written and you reveal that word/number.
Use to support ANY message by having a volunteer write down a word linked to the talk. e.g. a name from the Bible, a book of the Bible, a key word, a verse or chapter number.
Try this. Have the volunteer write down the name of a particular book from the Bible - secretly find out what they've chosen - then instead of just saying the word, turn to that book and have them read out the title. It matches!
For Easter or Christmas ask 4 volunteers to write down a word that they associate with that season. Pretend to 'read their minds' reveal the words and use that as the jumping off point for your talk.
Have a child secretly hide an object in the church, then write down its location. Ask them to imagine the place they have hidden it and then walk to the place and remove it from its hiding place. An unforgettable start to any message on 'Treasure in Heaven'.
We're sure you will think of many other things that could be written or drawn too, and your routine can be adapted to a wide variety of themes and situations.
Don't draw attention to the clip board. You're not describing what they've written, you're reading their minds!
Theme what is written down to the event or message. Remember it can be almost anything - a favourite animal, a pet name, any word, celebrity name, favourite food, symbol, a date, a number, birthday, place of birth or the name of a person special to your volunteer
Ask for the volunteer's pin number, sort code and account number! (no, not really but you might want to jokingly ask them for these details first, if that suits your performing style!)
You can add to the drama of the reveal by building up the outcome, for example if the word is yellow you could take your time trying to visualise the word then say "I'm thinking sunny days, daffodils, sandy beaches, I can smell something...it smells like lemons...yes is it...yellow?"
- A super-simple method, very easy to do and ideal for anyone new to magic
- Highly versatile prop, tons of uses
- Great value - with mentalism clipboards costing anything up to £300 this is wonderful value for money.
Slip it into your brief case and you're ready to perform an impossible feat of mind-reading for one person or a whole school assembly!
Make a note - one your clipboard - to order one today!
Comes complete with: x1 gimmicked A4 clipboard with detailed instructions and suggested routines.