Kenton Knepper's
SHARPIE SENSE
$18
Suggested Retail Price $19.95

THE BLURB:
Two or three participants select playing cards and hide them
so no one else can see what they are.


The performer asks for two or three other helpers from the
audience to read the minds of those people who have cards
hidden away.


At first this seems impossible. The performer has the "mind
readers" examine pads of paper. Nothing on them. "Blank,
like your mind should be right now - good. But as you
concentrate, a name of a card will come to mind. Write that
card down here, write it on the pad, but don't show anyone
yet".


Each "mind reading" spectator does just this. The three with
the cards in their pockets remove and show their cards. The
three "mind reader" types turn their pads around and all are
impressed to see the cards written are indeed the very cards
the other people took.


A combination of clever thinking, Kentonism and linguistics,
combined with a special pen does most the work. If you saw
Kenton perform this it would fool you badly. If you have
read about this in "Q" then you know you want this... it's
SO commercial and easy to do.


The effect may be performed with only one Mind Reading
Spectator and a two digit number or two shapes if you
prefer, or in addition to the cards.


Kenton details his devious approaches and routines so you
can perform them right away, or use pieces of various
routines only. Kenton tips the principles and thoughts of
what he does, then allows you to use his presentations or
you may create your own.


You can even use the pen as a bizarre revelation if you
choose.


Complete with detailed instructions and special Sharpie pen
made just for us.


MY COMMENTS:
This is the marketed version which appeared in the book Q.
Even though these are very nicely made, you can certainly
make these yourself and you should if you wish to use
something other than playing cards.  Also, the pens will
wear with constant use.  And, yes, the "two digit number"
and "two shapes" that are mentioned in the blurb are
actually psychological forces that are very familiar to
mentalists.  This is definitely one of the easier and most
accessible uses of Kenton's Q thinking, but still a very
bold technique.