How To: Do basic false shuffles for magic card tricks

This is an instructional video on how to perform card shuffles that allow you to place particular cards at the top or bottom of the deck and how to keep them that way. False shuffles, such as the riffle shuffle and Hindu shuffle, are important for card magicians to create the illusion of shuffling cards, without losing track of a desired card or cards. Watch this video magic tutorial and learn how to do basic false and riffle shuffles for card tricks.

How To: Perform the Card-Toon card trick

How to Disturb Reality is here to teach you some magic card tricks that you can learn directly at home. This video will hopefully inspire you to become a great magician, so if you're here to just learn card tricks and not perform them, you're here for the wrong reason!

How To: Shuffle like a dealer

For all you casino junkies, you can finally learn how to shuffle like those dealers. What's the big deal? Dealers shuffle in a way that guarantees no one can see the faces of the cards. You'll need to scroll down the page to get to the actual video. Shuffle like a dealer.

How To: Perform the Faro Shuffle card trick

To do the Faro shuffle card trick, first divide the deck in half. With practice you should be able to accurately make an even division. Hold your left hand underneath the deck and your right hand on top of the deck. Use the two halves to square up the deck. Go in on an angle, intertwining the cards. Make them meet on the bottom and apply a little bit of pressure to them. They will naturally intertwine. Spread out the cards on a table in two columns to check your shuffling technique. You can a...

How To: Do a prediction card trick

Learn a unique prediction card trick to impress your friends. Items needed: a deck of cards (with the box), a pen and a piece of paper. Memorize and place 3 cards inside the box before you begin the trick. Make your spectators inspect or shuffle the remaining cards. Place the remaining cards inside the box and make sure your audience does not see the hidden ones inside. Tell your audience that you will make a prediction but do not disclose the number of cards you'll be predicting. Write down ...

How To: Perform the classic card spitting trick

Isn't it great when magicians do that trick where they appear to be spitting a pile of cards out of their mouths? Have you ever wondered why they always have the hands right next to their mouths "catching" the cards? Well wonder no more. This video will show you how to do this classic card magic trick. It turns out your hands have to be there since they're holding the cards!

How To: Perform the "Best Card Trick in the World"

Hello ladies and gentlemen, Greg Solomon is here today in this video tutorial to teach you how to perform the "Best Card Trick in the World". He will show for you, and perform for you what many have referred to as the best card trick there is. See the performance of this illusion! Greg will reveal to you, and explain to you how the color change card illusion is performed.

How To: Make a card rise magic trick

Ever wanted to know how the famous rising card trick works? This video reveals the secret so that you can do it for yourself. All you need is a pack of these specially-made cards. If you don't want to know how this trick works, then please do not watch the video. Make a card rise magic trick.

How To: Perform the Magic Card Trick Swap

Learn how to perform the magic card trick 'the Swap'. This magic card trick is sure to impress friends and only requires a single deck of cards to perform. The card illusion makes it appear like you are switching two cards. It uses the 'double lift' method which is helpful in all sorts of magic card tricks! You can start training to become the next David Blaine or Criss Angel with this cool trick!

How To: Hustle your friends with card tricks

Dan Brown shares his hustling secret, actually he shares two secret hustles, both involving a normal deck of playing cards. If you want to hustle your friends, these two card tricks are the best way to do it. These two card cheats are the perfect way to win money or drinks or whatever they dare bet.

How To: Perform the "pair" card trick for two people

In this video, viewers will observe the performance of the pair trick. This card trick requires 2 spectators. The magician begins by cutting the deck. One half is lying face up while the other one is for the spectators to select a card each. The 2 cards are then placed on the faced up half of the deck and then shuffled. The magician reveals that the cards are not on top or on the bottom of the deck. Then he combines the two halves, twist the deck around and lays out all the cards. The two car...

How To: Perform a perfect reverse card trick

Card tricks can be, well, tricky. It requires an eager mind, quick hands, and patience to perform some of these cool illusions. This particular magic trick is one that is perfect for any beginner starting out and takes a short amount of time to perfect. Check out the tutorial above to find out how to perform a perfect reverse card trick. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Perform the "top shot" card trick easily

Andy Field performs the top shot card trick in this video. To begin this card trick, first a spectator is needed to name a card, not pick a card (this instruction is repeated several times throughout the video to emphasize importance). The card chosen is the five of clubs. He asks if the viewer would like it done fast or very fast, and opts to do it "very fast but in slow motion." Next the deck is shuffled, and held in one hand. He snaps his fingers with the available hand, and the correct ca...

How To: Make a playing card vanish with magic

Learn how to make a playing card vanish with magic. Well, actually it's not magic, just a little sleight of hand, but as a magician, your spectators won't know the difference. It's really easy to make a playing card vanish from your hand, into thin air. It's just a little trick of the fingers, with a back palm. This will easily impress all of the girls out there.

How To: Perform the quick flip card trick

There are good magic tricks, and there are bad magic tricks. The host of this video tutorial might not be the most skilled magician around, but he's a pretty good judge of card tricks. Check out how to perform the quick flip card trick. With just a little sleight of hand and a little magic, your spectators will be astonished. See the reveal and explanation.

How To: Perform the "tell the truth" card trick

This video shows you a mind-reading card trick. This particular trick requires 8 cards: 4 kings and 4 queens. First, the subject is asked to memorize one of the 8 cards as they are laid out before the subject, face-side up. The cards are picked up and sorted in various ways and the subject is asked a series of questions. The questions are always asking whether the card the subject memorized is in a certain group that the trick performer presents. The card in question always is in the group th...

How To: Perform the "four queens" card trick

In this video, you can see the magician Andy Field giving an Excellent tutorial on how to do the "Four Queens" card trick. He gives an in depth guide on several small tricks you will need to do this successfully, such as pinky breaks and double-under cuts, as well as numerous other little tips. This trick involves showing your spectators four queens and two cards of their choosing, then leaving them speechless when they magically manage to switch places. He explains everything extremely well,...

How To: Perform a companion fan card flourish

Card flourishes are more of an art form, not really necessary for your magic card tricks and illusions, but really cool to impress your friends. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform a companion fan card flourish, where you fan two decks of cards at the same time in the same hand. This companion fan card flourish is an impressive card trick, no magic involved.

How To: Perform the Pentagon Display card flourish

Show off your card trick skills with a little XCM (extreme card manipulation). This video tutorial will show you how to perform the Lang-Pentagon Display card flourish. There's no magic involved here, just some card manipulation for a great show. The card flourish is a technique for card handling that magicians use, perfect for making card tricks more impressive. See how to do the Pentagon Display.

How To: Perform the "Message Morph" card trick

In this video tutorial, we learn how to perform the "Message Morph" card trick. For more information about the trick and its execution, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started incorporating this trick into your own routines, watch this free video card magic lesson.

How To: Perform the "Erdnase" color change card trick

Aspiring card shark? Sink your pearly whites into this easy, impressive card illusion. In this free video magic lesson from YouTube user experthowto, you'll learn how to perform the "Erdnase" color change card trick using simple sleight of hand. For more information, including a step-by-step breakdown of the trick, watch this prestidigitator's guide.