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How'd You Do That
A Specific Deck is Needed It can be any 52 (54 with jok...

Abracadabra This is Your Card!
1. Shuffle the deck. When you are done, square up the deck...

Metamorphosis
Effect: A simulation of Houdini's Metamorphosis (sub-trunk...

Silver Surprise
Two cards are selected from a deck and shown front and bac...

Kings Family Variation
1. Go through the deck pulling out all four Aces, Kings, Q...

Magic Slapping
Effect: A spectator chooses a card, returns it to the deck...

Criss Cross
1. First, shuffle or let the spectator shuffle. 2. Go t...

Single Vision
n any regular deck, place a breather crimp on any card, ...

Quick Counting
Place the 4 aces on the top of the deck. Have the spectato...

The Color Changing Aces
Effect: The magician deals the black aces face down on the...





Any Way You Count 'Em





Shuffle the cards well. Holding them face down, turn over the top card and place it face up on the table. Think of it as a stack. Starting with its face value, deal face up on top of it as many more cards as needed to reach 10. For instance if it's a 3, deal seven cards on top of it; if it's a 5, deal five cards. Face cards count as 10, so no more cards are needed. An ace counts as 1 and needs nine more cards.

Continue making stacks as above, keeping them separate, until the deck is exhausted. If there are not enough cards to complete a final stack, keep that incomplete stack in your hand. Now choose at random any three stacks that contain at least four cards each, and turn these stacks face down.

Gather all the remaining cards in any order and add them to the cards (if any) in your hand. Pick any two of the three face-down stacks on the table, and turn up the top card on each of those two piles. Add their values together. Discard that many cards from those in your hand, and then discard 19 additional cards.

Count the remaining cards in your hand. Now turn up the top card of the third stack. Its value will equal the number of cards in your hand.





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