One Question

Trick by Ollie Mealing
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One Question

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We’re thrilled to partner with Ollie Mealing on one of the most practical and original effects we’ve seen for a long time. With an intriguing and memorable premise, you’re going to love performing “One Question”!

This unique routine is best described as a combination of card magic, mentalism, and party games like “Heads Up” and “Twenty Questions.” It’s powerful enough to go into your formal show, while also being casual enough to perform while simply hanging out with friends.

You start by writing a card on a sticky note and placing it on your spectator’s head to prove that it’s impossible for them to see what you wrote. They then do the same for you. Without you seeing anything, you’re now going to guess what card they wrote.

Typically, in the previously mentioned games, this is the part where you’d get to ask questions about what’s written on your head. However, that wouldn’t be very magical. So, for this routine, you only get to ask ONE question—and it’s not "what card did you think of". This is the part of the routine where you truly have limitless potential to let your unique character shine through.

Despite the fact that there is no force or equivoque and you never remove the sticky note from your head, you are able to impossibly divine the card they chose every single time.

“One Question” is super easy to do and comes ready to go out of the box. There is no pencil reading or other complicated methods required. You don’t even need to be in the room when they write the card down.

While each set comes with a red Bicycle deck, you’ll also receive an extra gimmick that allows you to customize your favorite premium deck of cards.

Includes: Deck of Red Rider Back Bicycle Playing Cards with a gimmick installed, an extra gimmick, Post-It notes and video instructions.


Customer reviews for One Question



VI Monthly


What a fun trick! Easy to do. Lends itself to a little improv. Can't wait to try it out.

VI Monthly


Although those in the know had a tip to the method, this is a diabolical method for discerning a thought of/selected card. Ole, with the help of Stephen Bridges, does a thorough job of stepping through the routine AND bringing the nuances of this effect home...even with some unusual breakfast choices.

One concern...Is the gimmick material going to REALLY provide a clear view to the final revelation. Awaiting the package arrival. Stay tuned.



This is one of my favorite effects i have purchased. Absolutely fooled my spectator, and the only limit is your imagination. Great effect, easy to do, no sleight of hand involved. Great card and mentalism effect!



This is fantastic! Looking forward to later this year when I can use this effect, so clever!



This is SO clever and simple! Can’t wait for my gimmick to arrive in the post.
Already thinking of several other applications!!



Disappointing. This will not work unless several elements are in perfect alignment.
Lighting, absolute flatness of the gimmick, angle at which the cards are held.
I need a refund.



The gimmick is very difficult to use. It magnifies (which it should not do) making it very difficult to determine the card., It makes a potential great effect extremely difficult. Needs to be fixed with a proper gimmick.


Community questions about One Question

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  • John asks: Is the deck examinable?

    • 1. Vernon answers: I would say no. It's all smoke and mirrors!
    • 2. Anthony answers: When done correctly, I can't see why anyone would want to examine the deck.
    • 3. Sam answers: Well I suppose you could with a very simple ditch!
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  • Lukas asks: Is there a mirror invovled? What if my eye sight is not the best?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We don't tip methods publicly. But, as ever, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you're not happy with it, or it doesn't work for you, just ship it back for a refund or store credit.
  • David asks: I noticed the magician picks up the deck to look at it. This leads me to think this trick involves reflection ... which is fine with me. Are the cards examinable after the chosen card is revealed?

    • 1. Benjamin answers: Since there is no heat at all on the cards, why worry.
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  • Jerry asks: Does it come with the post it notes?

    • 1. Lawrence answers: Read the last line of the advert; the "Included" line. Says it includes the post it notes.
    • 2. Anthony answers: They ordinary post it notes.
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  • John asks: So is this the same method or a different handling? Since I have to believe that performance can't be that clean.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Sorry, same method as what? The performance can absolutely be as clean as what you see in the trailer. 100% of the time.
  • Dennis asks: Can the deck be FACE DOWN after the selection is made and written on Post-It?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Sure can.
  • abram asks: if im staying in south africa how is my am i going to receive my goods

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We'll ship it to you! :)
  • Gordon asks: Can this method be applied to something non card related?

    • 1. Daniel answers: The method/principle can be used for things other than cards, but not with what you are provided. Once learnt it should be easy to see how you can adjust it.
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  • Elliott asks: What is the setup/reset on this like?

    • 1. Daniel answers: Set up is minimal (Less than 30 seconds) and reset is instant
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  • David asks: Can this effect be done virtually with a spectator on a screen if they have post it notes with them ?

    • 1. Daniel answers: No
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  • Neven asks: What are the angles for this effect? I suppose you can't have people by your side or standing behind you?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: As long as they are not behind you or to the side you will be fine.
  • Andreas asks: Quote from above: "Without you seeing anything, you’re now going to guess what card they wrote." Really?

    • 1. SGKYDUYEN answers: I don't think it's true
    • 2. Carlo answers: You really don't see anything... at the beginning. It's as fair as it can be.
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    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: If you email our Support Wizards on someone will help you.
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