Card Tricks

Double or Nothing
Description: An adapted four ace trick 1. Tossing the f...

Hard Card Memorization
Ask the spectator to spread a pack of cards, which they ha...

Psychic Hotline
Effect: You tell your volunteer that you're psychic and th...

The Embarrassed Double
Original Author: Unknown The magician spreads the deck ...

Best Buddies
The effect of the trick: Two cards, inserted into a deck a...

Ace Inspector Spade
The effect of the trick: The magician tells the audienc...

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

Four Islands
Effect: There are four islands in an ocean. Each has a kin...

I Thought That Was Your Card
Effect: A person picks a card. You look through the deck, ...

The Jack's Party
Effect: This trick is a great crowd pleaser and will get a...


This is a card trick I find very useful when a spectator makes it impossible for you to do the trick.I call the trick ,Mathomatic.

Mathematical discovery-- ask a person to choose a card. tell him to remember it's numerical value (ace = one, jack- = 11, queen = 12, king = 13) ---also the suit of the card.

Tell them to double the value of the card

Then tell them to add three to the total

Then tell them to multiply the complete total by five

This done ask them to concentrate on the suit

If the card is a diamond they must add one

If the card is a club they must add two

If the card is a heart they must add three

If the card is a spade they must add four

They must then tell you the final total

From it you immediately know the chosen card

The secret is to mentally subtract 15 from the given total--you will have a number of two figures- possibly three

The last figure gives you the suit(diamonds 1, clubs 2, hearts 3, spades 4.) while the first figure gives you the suit.

Example: Jack of clubs

11 doublesd is 22, add 3--25, multiply by 5--125. add for clubs--makes 127. You are told that number

Subtract 15 mentally. result 112. last figure (2) means clubs, first figure(11) means jack.

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