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Brainstormer by Mark Leveridge

10 reviews

"Man - do I LOVE this trick!" MagicOrthodoxy Reviews

"I can describe this effect in three words. I love it! I always try to watch a demo video on a review item to see if I can figure out the working. This one I had zero idea about. And even when you know everything, it is still a surprise when the named card is the only one displaying a face among the blanks cards." The Magic Portal Reviews


Comes with special Bicycle Deck - everything you need to perform included!

No extra cards!  No sticky stuff or roughing stuff!  No fiddly gaffs!  No kidding!

Brainstormer: The performer removes a deck from its case and spreads it to show that the cards are all blank on both the faces and the back! This is what a pack of cards looks like before it gets printed.

The performer explains that in fact he has arranged the deck so that all the red cards are together and all the black ones are together. Splitting the deck he ribbon spreads one half on the table in front of the spectator, explaining that these are all the red cards, and spreads the other half across the table near to himself claiming that these are all the black cards.

Picking up the spectator’s cards he explains that although they all look completely blank, the spectator should nevertheless be able to pick out any red card that he wants even though he doesn’t believe he can see any card faces.

To prove this, the spectator is invited to name any red card. Let’s imagine that he says the 4D. Spreading the spectator’s cards out before him the performer invites him to touch any card. The selection is removed and turned over and the performer claims that the card the spectator has touched really is the 4D even though it still looks blank!

The magician now says he will try to emulate the feat with his cards. He names a black card, say the 8S, and slips out one of his blanks. Flipping it over he claims that this one is also the one he named, the 8S!

The spectators are less than convinced by this so the performer says he will prove that the two cards were indeed removed. Picking up the spectator’s 4D, he places it ‘face up’ onto the top of the performer’s pile and cuts it to the centre. He does the same with his 8S, cutting it ‘face up’ into the middle of the spectator’s pile.

The performer then states: “Because we have exchanged cards, my 8S is the only black card in amongst all of your red cards. And in my pile of black cards, your 4D is the only red one. Because of this our two cards are the odd ones out, and as a result they will stand out so much that we will actually be able to see them.”

With a snap of his fingers over the two piles the performer ribbon spreads the spectator’s half to reveal an 8S printed card face in the centre, and spreading his half one printed face is seen there too, and it’s the spectator’s freely named 4D!


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What a clever little trick this is. And as usual Liam delivers the explanation as only Liam can.

Mark E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

It looks SO good!

This is a great trick – easy to do, and it’s pretty impossible to work out for the layperson. This is one of my first purchases from big blind media and I have to say I’m impressed so far!

Jonathan J.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Excellent because... It is simple to do It is original. It is very clever One of the best blank deck tricks out there!

Jim M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


Like the trick. Easy to do.

George B.
United States United States

Really fun trick

One of my best trick to do. Amazing simple and easy to perform.

Tony Z.
United States United States