Calendar conundrum

Calendar conundrum

You don't have to go to great lengths to get minds boggling on April Fools' Day. All you need is a calendar grid, some simple addition and a foolish victim.

What you need:

  • computer with internet access
  • printer
  • paper and pencil
  • calculator (optional)

Number of players:


Simply print out the calendar and follow these easy steps:

Step 1. Ask your victim to choose three dates on a calendar. The only rule is they must be consecutive dates. For example: 5, 6 and 7. They don't need to tell you the dates – this is the part you will magically tell them. Your victim needs to add up those dates and give you the added up number only. 

Step 2. Once they give you the number, you divide it by 3. For example, if their dates add up to a total of 18, you need to divide this number by 3 – 18 ÷ 3 = 6. This answer is the middle date your victim has chosen and the number above it (7) and number below it (5) will reveal the other dates chosen by your victim.


Try this a few times and use a calculator if it helps. You're sure to trick your victim into thinking that you can read their mind!

Print the calendar.

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