How To: Do the Color Monte card trick

Do the Color Monte card trick

How to Do the Color Monte card trick

Wow the next party you go to with the "Color Monte" card trick!


Step 1: Stack the cards in your hand
Square the 3 cards in your hand with the random card on top, the red Ace in the middle & the black Ace on the bottom.


Step 2: Show the red Ace
Perform a double-lift, grabbing the top & middle cards together, pulling the 2 cards off to look like 1 card. Show the red Ace from the bottom of the 2 cards to the audience & place them on top of the other card.


Step 3: Show the red Ace again
Take the top card, which should be the random card, & set it aside face down. The audience will think this is the red Ace. Show them the actual red Ace & place it on top of the random card aside. Repeat this with the black Ace.


Step 4: Move top 2 cards to the bottom
Double-lift the top 2 cards the same way as in step 2 & move them to the bottom. You will appear to have moved only the black Ace to the bottom. Now reveal that the red Ace is on the bottom.

Step 5: Grab the top & bottom cards
Slide the middle card out slightly using your first 2 fingers. Then pull the bottom card & the top card off together, so they look like one card. Show the audience the red Ace, which is now at the bottom of the 2 cards you pulled. Place those cards back on top while maintaining the illusion of 1 card.


Step 6: Reveal middle card
Show the audience the middle card, which is now the red Ace again. The audience has now seen the red Ace in all 3 positions. Place the red Ace back in middle.


Step 7: Reveal black card
Show the audience the black Ace on the bottom. Using the same method from step 5, pull the top & bottom cards off together so that it looks as if the black Ace has jumped to the top card.


Step 8: Reveal random card
Place all 3 cards in a row on the table, face-down. Flip over the red & black Aces & put the random card face-down in the middle. The audience still thinks the middle card must be a red Ace. Flip over the middle card to reveal the random car

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