Unknown Mentalist – DECKLESS ACAAN (official pdf)
A collection of 16 stunning routines based on the ACAAN theme.
The best part is that several of these routines do not use a physical deck at all. Some of
these routines do use a physical deck but the performer never touches the deck at all.
The deck is merely used to verify at the end whether the chosen card is at the chosen
number. The main method is an old beauty but has never been used in this manner.
There are no psychological forces, no dual reality, no swami, no sleights, no
stooges or instant stooges, no preshow, no math, no memory and no stack.
Unlike any other ACAAN, this can be instantly repeated with a different
Routine 1 – Deckless ACAAN with Super Prediction – A participant randomly
chooses a playing card. A second participant randomly chooses a number. A third
participant tries to use her intuitive power to divine these 2 choices. She gets the card
but misses the number. For the killer climax, the performer has predicted all these
choices including by how much the third participant misses the number. No physical
deck is used.
Routine 2 – Deckless ACAAN with Exact Prediction – 2 participants randomly
choose a card and a number. The performer has predicted both these exactly. No
physical deck is used.
Routine 3 – Perfect ACAAN with Hands off Deck – A sealed deck of cards is in full
view right from the beginning. The performer never touches it. 2 participants randomly
choose a card and a number. A third participant then opens the deck and deals the
cards to find the chosen card at the chosen number.
Routine 4 – Perfect ACAAN with Hands off Deck with Multiple Participants – A
sealed deck. Performer never touches it. 2 sets of participants each choose a card and a
number. Both the chosen cards are found to be at both their respective numbers.
Routine 5 – Deckless ACANAB – Any card, any number, any back color – 3
participants each randomly choose a card, a number and a card back color. The
performer’s prediction is of course exact on all 3 counts. No physical deck is used.
Routine 6 – Perfect ACANAB with Hands off Deck – A sealed deck in full view.
Performer never touches it. 3 participants each choose a card, a number and a back
color respectively. When the deck is opened the chosen card is found at the chosen
number and it has the chosen color back which is different to the back color of the
Routine 7 – Deckless ACANACAB – Any card, any number, any celebrity, any
back color – Well, you will have a lot of fun with this one.
Routine 8 – AAAAN – Any Alphabet At Any Number
Routine 9 – ATAAN – Any Tarot At Any Number
Routine 10 – AOAAN – Any Object At Any Number
Routine 11 – ASAAN – Any Symbol At Any Number
Routine 12 – ADOAN – Any Dream On Any Night
Routine 13 – ACAALN – Any Country At Any Lotto Number
Routine 14 – ACAALL – Any City At Any LatLong
Routine 15 – APOAC – Any President Of Any Country
Routine 16 – AFAAT – Any Food At Any Time