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A large over-sized version of an 8-Ball used in the game of pool, the Magic 8-Ball is a hollow, liquid-filled black and white plastic sphere with an 8 on the top used as a fortune-telling device. It contains a 20 faced die inside a cylindrical resevoir with each face containing a positive, negative or inconclusive statement printed on it in raised lettering. There is a clear window on the bottom of the ball that reveals a side of the die when flipped over.


Initially inspired by a spirit writing device used by his mother, a Clairvoyant, Albert C. Carter and his brother-in-law Abe Bookman designed the Magic 8-Ball, then known as the Syco-Seer, in 1946. They changed its name to Magic 8-Ball shortly after Abe made improvements to their original idea.

Yes or No[]

When using the ball, an individual must hold it with the window initially facing down. After "asking the ball" a yes-or-no question, the user then turns the ball so that the window faces up, setting in motion the liquid and die inside. When the die floats to the top and one of its faces is pressed against the window, the raised letters displace the blue liquid within to reveal the message as white letters on a blue background.

The 20 Answers[]

The 20 answers on each face of the die are:

  • It is certain
  • It is decidedly so
  • Without a doubt
  • Yes – definitely
  • You may rely on it
  • As I see it, yes
  • Most likely
  • Outlook good
  • Signs point to yes
  • Yes
  • Reply hazy, try again
  • Ask again later
  • Better not tell you now
  • Cannot predict now
  • Concentrate and ask again
  • Don't count on it
  • My reply is no
  • My sources say no
  • Outlook not so good
  • Very doubtful

The Charmed Ones[]


Phoebe holds the ball

Phoebe: "(Reading the 8 ball) "Ask again later." Hello, vague. How am I suppose to plan my future without a little direction?"
Prue: "You, who can see the future is now looking for a magic 8 ball."
Phoebe: "My visions don't help me, remember?"[1]

Wanting to find out the direction of her future, Phoebe Halliwell used the 8-Ball trying to get answers about what she should do with her life. While walking with her sisters, Piper and Prue Halliwell, Phoebe asked the ball a question and was disatisfied with its answer of "Ask Again Later". Prue then questioned why Phoebe, who could see into future, would use an 8-ball.

Piper then suggested asking the ball if Prue would get back together with Andy Trudeau and Phoebe shook the ball and the two women looked at it's answer; they replied that the answer was very interesting and quickly shook it again before Prue could see the answer.


  1. Season 1, The Truth is Out There... And It Hurts