Tricks with dice are always popular with Magicians and the public. People find dice interesting to look at and to handle. They also appear exotic because of their connection with gambling and casinos.
In this great trick, you apparently guess the total of three dice rolled by a spectator!
How It Looks To The Audience
The Magician gives the spectator three dice and then turns away from the spectator.
The Magician then tells the spectator to roll the three dice on the table and then add the three numbers showing at the top of the dice.
He then tells the spectator to pick up any one of the dice and add the number that was on the BOTTOM of this die to his previous total.
He then tells the spectator to roll this die again and add the new number at the top to his previous total.
The Magician then turns around and says that he has no way of knowing which of the dice was rolled a second time.
He then picks up the three dice and shakes them in his cupped hands.
After a few seconds of mystical deliberation, The Magician then calls out the final total that the spectator has in his mind!
How The Trick Is Done
Although this looks like a clever piece of mind reading, the answer is simplicity itself. When you turn around, you quickly, mentally add the three, top numbers of the dice and then add 7 to this number. This will be the same number that the spectator is thinking of!