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Second Chance
Effect: Spectator Shuffles, Cuts Picks a card, and you fin...

Kings Robbery
Start out by telling a story of four king thieves (have th...

Magic Partner
Effect: You fan out the cards, having a spectator memorize...

The Lazy Magician
Effect: The spectator is given the cards, which they may s...

The Six Guessed Cards
Before you begin, memorize a card and its location in the ...

Spelling Bee
Effect: The magician shuffles the deck and takes the top t...

Stop Now
Effect: Hand a spectator a deck and tell him to shuffle th...

The circle card trick
This one takes a little bit of acting, it is very funny th...

3 In a Row
The effect of the trick: The magician is able to discover ...

The Teleporting Card
Effect: A spectator draws a card from a fanned deck of car...





Find The Card The Easy Way





In this trick 16 cards are placed face up on a table, in four rows of four cards. Ask a spectator to pick a card in his mind, and to tell you only the vertical column in which the card is located. Gather up the cards, making sure to pick the fourth vertical column first. (Take the top card in your hand, face up. Pick up the second card and put it onto the first card. The third card goes on these, and then the fourth.) Place those four cards face down in a pile. Next pick up the third vertical column and place it on top of the pile. Repeat this for the second and first columns.

Next deal out the cards in four rows of four, only this time make sure that the first four cards go into the top row, the second four cards go into the second row and so on. You must remember which column (1,2,3 or 4) contained the card. By remembering this you now know which horizontal row contains the chosen card. Ask the spectator to again state which vertical column (1,2,3 or 4) contains his card. The intersection of this column with the original row is the spectator's card. You can pick out the card immediately. In this case the spectator's answers provide us the final row and column of the card.

Most people will see through the magic in this trick in a hurry, though it might remain a mystery to first graders for a long time.





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