By Tom Interval
Let’s keep it real. If you could actually predict the future, you’d use your talents to play the lottery, not to guess which card someone will choose. But as prediction card tricks go, this one is among the easiest, and its effect on the audience is strong.
You have a volunteer randomly cut to a card and shuffle it back into the deck. Long before the trick began, you placed one large playing card in some hiding place (e.g., in your pocket, under the tablecloth, behind a picture frame, or wherever). You pull the card from its hiding place to reveal that it exactly matches the volunteer’s card!