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Dai Vernon

Brain Wave deck by Dai Vernon

Brain Wave deck by Dai Vernon

According to the Davenport instructions, this amazing trick was evolved by Dai Vernon in 1930. The effect was that a mentally chosen card was found to be the only one turned over in the pack of cards. In 1932 Paul Fox told Dai Vernon of a variation, in which the mentally chosen card is not only turned over in the pack, but it also has a different coloured back to the rest of the pack. This is the Brain Wave trick. Complete with instructions.