Psychic Hangman by Keith Fields - Trick
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|Designed to be pocket size for close up and it can be used on the largest stage.|
A new mind game game you will win every time!
The plot is a simple one (so simple that I can't believe it hasn't been done before!) A word is chosen and you play a game of psychic hangman - which means you pick the letters AND tell them where they go AND get it right - And no-one gets hung!
Nothing to memorize or learn as it is self contained and the clever script virtually eliminates any fishing or 'no' answers. This routine quickly moves away from the book and becomes more of a word test than a book test and it gives you plenty of scope for jazzing as well. When you play Psychic Hangman you will always win! But here is the fun part... You are in control over how many letters you get wrong or right! You can let your volunteer get to the point of almost hanging you, and then you turn on your psychic ability and get every letter correct. You also tell the spectator where to put the letters rather than letting them fill the letters in as in the normal game!Extra ideas even let you predict the number of letters in the chosen word. And the book is small enough to fit neatly in your pocket for strolling!An ingenious new routine which makes a book test logical and fun to perform.
'Keith Fields is the king of Book Test creators. Psychic Hangman is devilishly clever and so easy to use. As with all his items, you are left free to concentrate on the presentation.'
- John Allen'I like this. The Hangman Game is something everyone can relate to. There aren't many good hooks to present a book test with and this combines a great presentation with a multi layered method that leaves the audience without a chance or a clue.'
- Nathan Kranzo
'I performed this for my high school students and the first time I did this I selected a very skeptical young man (who's got the typical teenage attitude about authority). I explained we'll be playing Hangman and that we'll make it even more challenging. I must not only guess the letter correctly, but must guess exactly where the letter goes or I get a body part. To go further, there will only be one body part: the whole body. That means one wrong guess and I lose. Needless to say, I didn't lose, but the looks on his face as I revealed the word letter by letter were priceless. ...I know that a lot of those looking for book tests are seeking ones that are hands-off, in which any word on the page can be chosen, that don't feature "progressive anagrams," and that are as good as MOABT. This one, without being a knockoff of MOABT, which many recent book tests shamelessly are, succeeds elegantly on all those points.'
-Market Place of the Mind
'Well done Keith. Once again you've managed to come up with another brand new technique for doing a book test that is perfectly thought out and utterly deceptive. The idea of playing a mental version of Hangman is genius ... This is so much more than a book test.' - Mark Paul