Bar Bets - Tricks That You Can't Lose
Bar Bets That You Can't Lose
Bar bets are a genre of magic. They are tricks that challenge others so they just can't win. Have fun with these.
Bar Bets are a genre of magic. They're tricks that challenge others so they just can't win. Have fun with these.
Bar Bet: The Coin Pyramid
Here's a challenge for your friends. You build a pyramid out of ten coins and then ask them to move one coin at a time, and in three moves, completely invert the pyramid. It’s a lot tougher than it looks.
Bar Bet: Eleven Makes Nine
Here’s a challenge that's really a simple puzzle. You lay out six toothpicks or matches and hand a spectator five more. You then challenge the spectator to "make nine."
Easy Magic Trick: The Circus/Sucker Trick
Here's a card trick that is more a scam that's designed to turn spectators into suckers. Perform at your own risk. My understanding is that this effect is known as the "circus trick" because it was actually used at old time circuses and sideshows to scam unknowing spectators.
Easy Magic Trick: Egg Balance
Here's a fun stunt that you can perform anyplace you have access to an egg. You bet your friends that you can balance an egg on a table. When you’re friends give up, you balance the egg using a little help.
Bar Bet: Thirty-Five Cent Solution
Here's a puzzler. You tell a spectator that you hold in your clenched hand two coins that add up to 35 US cents, however, one of the coins is not a dime. How can this be? What coins can you be holding?
Bar Bet: The Hat Trick
Here's a classic bar bet. You tell a spectator that you can consume a drink while it sits under a hat without touching the hat. You have to be fast with this one and you'll find out why.
Easy Magic - Bar Bet: Cups Up
Here's a classic bar bet/magic challenge. Using three cups, you perform three simple moves that leave all three cups with their mouths up. But each time a spectator tries to do this, the cups end up mouth down.
Easy Magic - Bar Bet: Money Count Down
You bring out a number of coins and dump them onto the table. You challenge a spectator to take turns removing between one, two or three coins. The person who takes the last set of coins wins. This is one that you can't lose.
Easy Magic - Bar Bet: Folding Paper
Here’s a simple bar bet/magic trick. Challenge a spectator to fold a piece of paper more than nine times. The spectator can use any piece of paper of any thickness or size. The only rule is that he or she must fold the entire sheet of paper in half with each fold.
Bar Trick and Bet - Name the President
Here's an easy bar trick or bet that is an almost sure win for you. Ask the following fun proposition to your friends at the bar and maybe even bet and win a free drink.
The Dropping Bill Bar Bet
In this bar bet - a wager that you can't lose - you ask a spectator to simply grab a bill before it falls out of reach. And despite the spectator's best efforts, the bill falls to the floor, right through his fingers.
Bar Bet - Making Metal Float
Here's a bar bet that you can always win. You challenge your friends to the following notion: can they make a piece of metal, more specifically, a paper clip, float on water? They can't, and you'll always succeed. We show you how.