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Topic: Mentalism routine for couples
Message: Posted by: nbl (Apr 17, 2019 03:23AM)
Hi members,

What are suitable effects or routines for couples on stage.
I know Invisible Touch works great but do we have any other ideas or effects?
Eagerly waiting to hear.

Message: Posted by: Adam Meier (Apr 17, 2019 05:17AM)
Maybe you can make a routine with the use of a padlock.

Where the couple put something precious for the them into a box, lock the box, and they have to find the right key/combination to open the box. Or one of them put something into the box that mean something for their partner, and the other have to find the right key/combination. And combine it with a motivational or touching script.
Message: Posted by: Aaron Vlack (Apr 17, 2019 06:56AM)
Https://romanticmentalism.blogspot.com/ , this one is a great pdf in the subject.
Message: Posted by: ddyment (Apr 17, 2019 10:14AM)
I have always used "Couplet" (from my [url=https://www.deceptionary.com/idiopraxis.html][i]Idiopraxis[/i][/url] book) for this purpose.
Message: Posted by: CurtWaltermire (Apr 17, 2019 02:52PM)
I do a routine that I call "Marital Telepathy" where the husband attempts to read the wife's mind. I only use it for married couples, mostly CEOs of companies and their spouses, or private parties, etc. Basically it's a series of funny things that the husband should know about the wife and what she's thinking. Uses an "Instant St**ge" principle in the end; the husband gladly plays along with this and finishes looking like a rock star, yet NOT at the expense of his wife.

I won't share my exact routine here because it's my own piece and I want to keep it that way. Just thinking perhaps it will get creative juices flowing a bit for you to come up with something of your own.
Message: Posted by: George Hunter (Apr 17, 2019 08:53PM)
There is an excellent version of OOTW on the market entitled Genetics. It features symbols other than playing cards and is designed to work with couples.

Message: Posted by: Wravyn (Apr 17, 2019 09:06PM)
If you are not opposed to using cards, Atlas Bookings THE CRUSADE can be used.
Message: Posted by: MindO (Apr 18, 2019 12:22AM)
[quote]On Apr 17, 2019, Wravyn wrote:
If you are not opposed to using cards, Atlas Bookings THE CRUSADE can be used. [/quote]
Agree. If you use your creativity on scripting, it Can be a true romantic miracle. There is NO sleight od Hand involved so you can Focus on presentation. Truly interesting twist on ACAAN . It mat not fool magician or experienced gambler but lay people- for sure
Message: Posted by: nbl (Apr 18, 2019 04:13AM)

I am looking to use a couple of things here for the routine development. Also, love the idea of the spouse playing the role of a mind reader.

Message: Posted by: Chris K (Apr 18, 2019 05:42PM)
[quote]On Apr 17, 2019, Wravyn wrote:
If you are not opposed to using cards, Atlas Bookings THE CRUSADE can be used. [/quote]

You can use postcards, pictures, really anything that can be stacked (as in put in a single pile that stays intact, not a specific ordering). Those are more relevant to relationships anyway (in my opinion).
Message: Posted by: Christopher Taylor (Apr 18, 2019 06:47PM)
I have a number of effects that I perform with couples but the best by far -- demonstrating the amazing connection they have to each other -- is PK Touch.

Message: Posted by: teenagelabotomy42 (Apr 18, 2019 11:05PM)
Using your S.O. as a stooge you can use an effect from Scarne on magic where you predict a number from three randomly selected numbers.
Message: Posted by: The_MetalMaster (Apr 19, 2019 10:45AM)
Probably more of a magic trick but I get great reaction with Simon Aronson's Two Beginnings when I perform for couples. Could probably perform Great Minds Think Alike from Corinda/Punx too.
Message: Posted by: weirdwizardx (Nov 13, 2019 06:55PM)
Tattle tailed by Peter Turner and there is variation by Michael Murray that is in A piece of my mind btw the other is in Bigger Fish one

These 2 are esp match effects, killers
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Nov 14, 2019 02:16PM)
Before you get anything else, read "Duet 2 two-person mentalism" by Jack Kent Tillar, 150 pages of professional material. It details loading in to walking out for the professional team. Nothing is held back.