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I am really delighted to have come across The Invisible Card by Simon Aronson. Basically it is a sleight-free version of Invisible Deck!

The only aspect that might seem a bit odd is the process for searching through the deck. Does anyone have any suggestions for ways to justify this?
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I can't speak for anyone else, but no one who I've ever shown it to has ever questioned the process.

"Please watch for your card. I'll do it in small batches so you can watch closely for your card. Is it one of these?...."

BTW, I always arrange for there to be only one card left face down after the next to last spread--so there's still the hope that that card might be the spectator's. "And the last card..." And then you turn it over.
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What about counting the cards as well at the same time as looking for the invisible one?
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My immediate thought is that counting is just as awkward, if not more so, and will slow things down--much longer to count cards than for a spec to scan through them--but try it and see. Let us know how it goes.
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I use Marked Cards, sight the named card and display all the cards above the named card flipping them over, push under the named card and fan the remaining half of the deck...
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When reset isn't an issue, I cut to bring the selected card close to the top and I just show those few cards and do the transfer to my other hand instead of a table. I then flip over and fan all the remaining cards to show their card isn't there. Then I finish it with a mercury fold so their invisible card finds its way into their pocket or under their watch.
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