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A book test is one of the classic mentalism effects. A spectator chooses a book or magazine, selects a page and a word or sentence and the performer reads the spectator's mind.

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    Amazing Unfaked Book Test by Val Andrews    The Master Key: book test by Terri Rogers    Hitting the Headlines by Eddie Joseph    Canastos by Ulrich von Etzenbach    Simplex Magazine Test by Devin Knight    Magic of the Mind by Lewis Ganson    PYO Book Test by Dee Christopher    50 Shades Blue by Nic Holson    Contact by David Devlin    Test Conditions by Art Vanderlay    Direct Book Test by Pablo Amirá    Reach Beyond the Sun by Art Vanderlay    The R.B.M.T. - ridiculously ballsy magazine test by Christopher Bolter    Word of Mind by Terri Rogers    Whacked: a book test for the working performer by Mark Elsdon    Double Coincidence by Devin Knight    Bookworm: The Ultimate Impromptu Book Test Act by David Devlin    Word Sight by Devin Knight    Trinities by Michael Daniels    Liebrary by J. Prager    RhymeTime Sublime by Dr. Bill Cushman    The Book of Book Tests 2 by Rachel Colombini    The Book of Book Tests by Rachel Colombini    Dracula Ebook Test: for iPhones by Alan Rorrison    The Impromptu Book Test by Zandman    Top Ten Travel Book Test by Paul Romhany    A.W.A.P. Book Test by David Bui    Skullduggery by Leo Boudreau

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Hitting the Headlines

Hitting the Headlines by Eddie JosephYou will involve five spectators with various tasks. Two persons are first called up. We shall refer to them as 'A' and 'B'. A pack of cards is dropped between them. 'A' is asked to cut the pack and 'B' is told to take half for himself by actual count. 'A' retains the other half.

From this point the mentalist turns his back on the spectators and does NOT face them again until AFTER everything is over.

The two persons are told to deal together from their respective portions of the pack. A THIRD person is asked to act as umpire and to stop the dealing at any point. As an added precaution...

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Dracula Ebook Test: for iPhones

Dracula Ebook Test: for iPhones by Alan Rorrison
"The easiest and most portable book test to date!" - Erik Jansson
The iPhone has loads of apps designed to do magic in the app store but there is one problem. None of them really are organic. As soon as you performed one of these effects with the phone everyone screams: "Its an app! Very clever but its an app". So here is one of the most organic apps on the market.

You show the spectator an ebook on your phone and run through how it works (scrolling etc,) for them... You let them see that every single page is different before you have a page randomly selected. You hold the phone face...

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Contact

Contact by David DevlinBook tests are a staple in the repertoires of mentalists and are very effective in a performance of mentalism (see David's Bookworm Act). However, for magicians the effect can be rather lack luster as nothing visual happens. There is very little or even no "magic" when it comes to a standard book test.

David Devlin's Contact is not a book test in the traditional sense. It is a book test designed for the magician. It is a book test of sorts with a séance themed presentation. It is through the book itself that the performer will make contact with the "spirits". The presentation is rather spooky; however...

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Simplex Magazine Test

Simplex Magazine Test by Devin KnightThis routine has been part of my act for the last 20 years. An easy and novel way of performing a magazine test without any specially printed magazines, duplicate pages, external cue lists, or memory work. All you need are two magazines that you can get in any grocery store. A spectator chooses one of them and another spectator calls out a page number. He turns to the page and notes the first word on the page. The performer then reveals the word with NO FISHING or can show it was previously predicted on a white board. No secret peeks or sleights, it's self-contained and so easy to do. You will...
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The Book of Book Tests

The Book of Book Tests by Rachel ColombiniA unique and popular subject like the Book Test is analyzed here in 20 routines by such great contributors as: Ian Adair, Howard Adams, Len Belcher, Tan Hock Chuan, Rachel Colombini, Tom Craven, Maurice Fogel, Karrell Fox, Karl Fulves, Richard Himber, Arthur Setterington, Walter Sleight and Nick Trost.

In the standard effect (sometimes done as a prediction) a spectator opens a book to a page and concentrates on a word (or three words or a full line). The mentalist, standing some distance away, is able to reveal the word the spectator is thinking of. Of course, as per many classics, variations abound and Rachel has tried to keep...

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The Book of Book Tests 2

The Book of Book Tests 2 by Rachel ColombiniCONTRIBUTORS:
  • MAGAZINE TEST (Someeran)
  • FORCED SIGNAL (Rachel Colombini)
  • ASTRO BOOK TEST (Rex Taylor)
  • NEWSPAPER MIRACLE (Arthur Carter)
  • EVERY WORD-EVERY PAGE BOOK TEST (Ian Adair)
  • SIMPLAMENTAL BOOK TEST (Karrell Fox)
  • BOOK - BELL - CANDLE (Floyd Shotts)
  • ONE-HANDED BOOK TEST PREDICTION (Ian Adair)
  • BOOKMARK MENTALISM (Graham Reed)
  • THE ROVI BOOK TEST (Ivor Parry)
  • PAGE 98 - 14TH LINE (Werner Miller)
  • THE TURN-OVER BOOK TEST (Stephen Tucker)
  • THE S.R.R. BOOK TEST (Arthur Setterington)
  • SIX-SELECTION (Paul Daniels)
  • PSYCHO BOOK TEST (Bob Gill)
  • TWO-FIGURE BOOK TEST (Rex Taylor)
  • DIRECT BOOK TEST (Arthur Carter)
  • THREE-DICE BOOK DIVINATION (John Bragoli) ...
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RhymeTime Sublime

RhymeTime Sublime by Dr. Bill CushmanGenesis: In the beginning there was Mick Ayres' award winning RhymeTime.

In 2002, Mick Ayre’s won a Linking Ring Award for Mentalism from the International Brotherhood of Magicians for his effect RhymeTime:

You openly display a list of common words. A guest is asked to mentally choose any word and then to create a word in her mind that rhymes with her selection. Without hesitation you name the word she just created in her mind! You may repeat RhymeTime immediately with another guest and reveal a completely different word.
At the end (of his wonderful manuscript), Mick wrote: “I...
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Trinities

Trinities by Michael DanielsTrinities is a two-phase mind-reading routine. In the first phase, the mentalist correctly divines attributes (colour, suit, value) of playing cards which the spectator has shuffled, dealt and covered with his hands while the mentalist has turned away. In the second phase, which can be performed alone, the spectator forms a page number by combining the values of freely selected cards from the deck. Without the mentalist seeing, the spectator then opens up and freely examines an eBook (standard PDF) from a collection of classic literary works stored on a computer, eBook reader or smartphone....
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Word of Mind

Word of Mind by Terri RogersA spectator is handed a theatrical review sheet and is asked to choose one of the hundreds of words that make up the various articles. There is no restriction of choice and the word is not written down. It is merely thought of by the spectator.

When the spectator is ready the mentalist begins to concentrate and slowly, letter by letter, reveals the mentally chosen word. It is that direct. A spectator things of a word and you reveal it. The spectator can choose a different word and you can repeat the effect right away.

Simple to learn, simple to perform, devastating in effect. What more...

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Double Coincidence

Double Coincidence by Devin KnightMake It Yourself with this PDF.

Mentalist tells the audience that before the show, he gave a lady a dictionary, a red crayon and an envelope. He asked her to secretly circle a word and to seal the dictionary in the envelope. She was instructed to tell nobody the word, nor let anyone tamper with the envelope. He says this envelope is still in the audience.

When it's time to perform this effect, the Mentalist calls two people on stage.

The sealed envelope with dictionary is then retrieved by one of the spectators who holds on to it in full view. The Mentalist picks up a 300 page book...

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Magic of the Mind

Magic of the Mind by Lewis GansonThis is a wonderful collection of some of the best mental magic published in The Gen.

CONTENTS:

Section One - Predictions

  • The 100% Prediction (Punx)
  • Total Prediction (Gerald Kosky)
  • The Direct Prediction (John Rice)
  • Note and the Jar (Tom Sellers)
  • Phenomenal Forecast (Jack Cook)
  • The One-man Full-Vu Prediction (Ken De Courcy)
  • Mental Flashes (Dr. Stanley Jaks)
  • The Patient Telepath (Peter Warlock)
  • Novelty Dice Prediction (Tom Sellers)
  • Predicted From the Papers (Tom Sellers)
  • Super Forethought (Cyro)
Section Two - Book Tests
  • Unique Book Test (Harry Stanley)
  • Magazine Test (Ali Bongo)
  • Danson's Book Test (Ted Danson)
  • A Telephone Directory Test (Eric...
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A.W.A.P. Book Test

A.W.A.P. Book Test by David BuiThis is a totally impromptu book test. It requires no gimmicks and can be done with virtually any book (hard cover or soft cover). There is also no setup. You do not need to have access to the book beforehand. And still you can reveal Any Word on Any Page.

Picture somebody choosing any book, from their own bookshelf. Then they open their book to any page they please and freely select any word. There are no forces and the choice of page and word is entirely free. That's what A.W.A.P. stands for. Any word any page.

You amaze them by revealing the word one letter at a time! This is a very...
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Liebrary

Liebrary by J. PragerThis is an ebook test. Yes, not a book test done with actual paper copies, but rather a book test done with ebooks, PDF ebooks that is. The advantage here is that you can perform it wherever you have your smartphone, tablet or iPad with you. (For another ebook test see Dracula Ebook Test.)

Effect: A spectator selects any one of seven ebooks, turns to the page of his/her choice as you look away. The spectator concentrates on one word and you name it, even though you don't know the page and there is no fishing.

You will get the following ebooks:

  • "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
  • "Around the World...
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The R.B.M.T. - ridiculously ballsy magazine test

The R.B.M.T. - ridiculously ballsy magazine test by Christopher BolterWhat Happens:

The mentalist displays four or five current popular magazines. They are handed out and freely examined. One is chosen by an audience member and he or she is asked to peruse the magazine. Next they are asked to decide on a page with lots of text, they do so and proceed to remove the page from the magazine. This is repeated with the other magazines until there are four or five random pages from each magazine.

Next the audience member's with their respective pages are instructed to turn them landscape and tear them in half. Place the two pieces together and repeat, and repeat...

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Test Conditions

Test Conditions by Art VanderlayImagine someone attempts to hand you a book that you have never seen before, you stop them and propose a different kind of challenge. Taking the book off them you look at two words on a page, you write them down onto a business card for the spectator to hold. You then attempt to send these two words to the spectator who is able to correctly tell you what they are! You then ask the spectator to look at two random words, with nothing written down you are able to reveal the two words they are merely thinking of!
  • No need to see or touch the book beforehand
  • Can be ANY book
  • The spectator will...
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50 Shades Blue

50 Shades Blue by Nic Holson[Note: This book test uses adult material.]

Nic Holson brings you a comedy book test unlike any other based upon the literary success of EL James 50 Shades of Grey and the soon to be released film of the same title.

A thought reading demonstration seems to have gone hilariously wrong - yet despite the odds being against you, all comes good when you show the very same prediction to your spectator with no switching!

  • Method can be adapted to other book tests
  • Close up, Parlor, Stage
  • Comedy script included
  • Un-gimmicked books used

1st edition 2015, 37 pages.

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Canastos

Canastos by Ulrich von EtzenbachCanastos is one of these few book test predictions, which you can perform anytime, anywhere and with anyone. Once you have learned Canastos, you can perform an impromptu miracle wherever you go.

The performer invites a spectator to take part in his experiment. The performer hands a spectator an envelope and asks them to make sure it is never touched by the performer again. The spectator is also given a book to inspect and to make sure that every page is different with nothing else written down except the text itself.

The performer takes the book back and riffles through the pages until...

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Amazing Unfaked Book Test

Amazing Unfaked Book Test by Val Andrews
"A brilliant and versatile principle that has stood the test of time." Ian Rowland
This is an unbelievable book test. Just imagine taking a modern book; perhaps a best seller in the bookshops right now. The book is genuine and is completely unfaked in any way. You can even ask a member of the audience or perhaps someone on a radio show that you will be talking to, to bring along a copy of the Da Vinci Code or whatever you choose to use. Or you could do this impromptu with any book as long as you have a couple of minutes private time with the book.

You have the book examined and you ask...

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Word Sight

Word Sight by Devin KnightBased on the original Al Mann Lexicon Phenomena, but greatly improved and so far advanced it fools those who know the original effect.

Now you can make this up using your own computer for a fraction of buying it new already made up.

Imagine revealing two FREELY thought-of words from across the room using an ungimmicked dictionary (you will have to paste two pages with word lists at the very front and two pages at the very end of the dictionary). Imagine doing this 15 feet away and never touching the dictionary during the presentation. Devin Knight's Word Sight allows you to reveal two words, sight unseen, that...

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Skullduggery

Skullduggery by Leo BoudreauAfter reading this ebook you will be able to divine the words selected at random from any borrowed dictionary or book; deal four straight winning hands of Blackjack without sleight of hand; teach anyone how to read minds convincingly in just 30 seconds; sense colors merely thought of; transform a borrowed pack of cards into a bizarre impression device.

Several effects in this ebook require what Leo calls The Nothing Book. It is a hard cover book with empty pages. You can also use an empty notebook.

first edition, 1989, The Rustic Press, Arlington; 128 pages.

Table of Contents

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Leo Boudreau6 Sep 2005$24.00

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