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How To: Perform the "impossible card location" magic trick

What else can you do with a deck of cards besides play games? Magic! There's nothing better for a magician's repertoire than a few great card tricks, so make sure you watch this video tutorial on how to perform the "impossible card location" magic trick. This is a lengthy trick, but it's sure to amaze and baffle anyone. To do this impossible card location card trick, a little mathematics goes a long way, so don't fall asleep in math class.

How To: Perform a "How'd you do that" card trick

This is a video that demonstrates how a card trick is done. It shows a trick in which the presenter does a card trick and then explains how it is done. The trick is one where the person guesses a card and it deals with a red deck and a blue card. The person guesses a number in the deck and that number is the card. In this case it was the queen of hearts. The card is then placed back into the deck and when the presenter lays out the cards, the blue card becomes the queen of hearts. The trick i...

How To: Perform the cell phone mentalism card trick

This video teaches us how to perform a magic trick with a deck of cards and a cell phone. The presenter starts by talking about a man named Eddie Carrol, who apparently hates the presenter for revealing these card tricks on YouTube. The presenter leaves his cell phone and a deck of cards and leaves the room. A spectator is chosen to pick one card out of the deck. When the card has been picked the magician's assistant calls the magician and says that the card has been picked. The trick is how ...

How To: Perform the "The Ten of Hearts" card trick

In this video tutorial, we learn how to perform the "The Ten of Hearts" (or "TheTenofHearts") 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: Do the impressive super fast color change card trick

Hey folks, learn how to perform one of the fastest (not to mention easiest) card tricks in the world! See how to do the super fast color change card trick. There's no real magic here, just a little sleight of hand, or a lot of it. If you're fast enough, this color change will amaze anyone. Magician or no magician, anyone can do this impressive color changing card trick.

How To: Perform a mind reading card magic trick

You don’t have to be a psychic to read someone’s mind – or, at least, to make them think you’re reading their mind, as shown in this how-to video. You will need one card with an "X" on back, an envelope with "you will choose (blank card)," a duplicate of the third card, and a flat surface. Watch this video magic tutorial and create the illusion of reading someone's mind while performing a card trick.

How To: Do the moving card trick

You can learn how to do the moving card trick. First, you put all of the cards together, as in you put all four of the aces together. Then, you separate the cards into four decks and make them into one deck. While you are mixing the deck, make sure that you keep the cards in order.

How To: Perform the "cull maneuver" card trick

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

How To: Perform the Ascanio spread and Elmsley sleight tricks

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the Ascanio spread and Elmsley sleight tricks. The Ascanio spread makes 5 cards look like there is 4 cards. Begin by hold the pack with a biddle grip. You are going to peel off the top card with your thumb, fifth card with your index and fourth card with your middle finger. The Elmsey count is a shuffle that hides a card. Square the cards and peel them off. When it comes to the hidden card, peel off the two cards at once. This video will be...

How To: Use the siva count card sleight for many card tricks

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform the Siva count sleight card trick. This sleight card trick is very similar to the Elmsley, except it is a reversal. It reveals the cards instead of facing them down. This sleight uses 5 cards, but only reveal 4 of them. It hides the target card. The card that you want to hide needs to be in he middle (3rd card). When going through each card, users have to double drop the card and not allow the spectator to see the hidden card. This video wi...

How To: Do the "Elvis has left the building" card trick

First of all you need a normal deck of playing cards. You need to use four kings for this trick. Remember that whenever you are performing the card trick then do not say that you are using a normal deck of paying cards, unless you are really using it. Now take out the four kings from the deck. Now you need to take out any twelve cards from the deck. Now keep the deck away and hold the twelve cards and the four kings. Now place these four kings over the twelve cards. Now lay these four kings s...

How To: Perform the Last 3 card trick

For this tutorial we are picking three Aces because they are the easiest to remember. Make 4 piles of cards. First pile is ten cards. Second pile is 15 cards. Third pile is 15 cards. The last pile will be 9. Take the Ace of Spades (the example card),put it on one pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the Ace of Hearts (another example card), put it on the second pile and put any number of cards on top. Take the last Ace put it on top and put the last pile on top of that one. Stack the...

How To: Perform the All Sorted card trick

Want to learn a great card trick that will really fool your friends? All you need is a deck of cards to perform this cool trick! You will need one deck of cards. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Take a deck of cards and remove all of the face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) and Aces. Separate the cards by suit (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds) so you have four piles. Eac...

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: Perform a beginner level math prediction card trick

This is a short video that should appeal to any magic trick enthusiast. The video is done by Tim Clark of Tim Clarks Magic Tricks and show cases a simple card trick he calls the "Beginner Math Prediction Card Trick." The trick is focused on counting out the deck in front of the spectator(s) and remembering the 34th card, without letting your audience know that you are memorizing it. As the title suggests, you end up predicting the card that you memorized earlier, and your audience is left thi...

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: Perform the best math card trick ever

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 best math card trick ever! With just a little math and a little magic, your spectators will be astonished. See the reveal and explanation. This card counting trick will always work and it will amaze your best friends.

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