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The Three Amigos
Remove the four Jacks from the pack and place one jack fac...

Aces Memory
Effect: Trick uses full or almost full card deck: one ace,...

King of the Hill
Preparation: Before you start the trick place the four Kin...

Nice and Easy
Shuffle deck. Let someone choose any card, memorise it and...

Build the Houses
Deal 3 cards face up in a row, and continue dealing until ...

Firehouse Jacks
Description: As the original trick you set it up pretty mu...

Not Your Card
1 - Shuffle the deck. Fan the cards & tell the person to p...

Only Time Will Tell
A spectator is asked to shuffle a pack of cards - their ow...

Your Choice Variation
So I added, Fanning them the right side pile and saying "Y...

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





O'Henry Trick





Preperation:

Before the trick make up a packet containing 20 black cards and one red (we'll say the Queen of Hearts.) Put the red card 10th from the top. Place this packet on top of the rest of the pack.

Presentation:

In performing the trick say to the audience you will remove a random number of cards from the top of the pack, but remove the top 21 cards placed there earlier and disregard the rest of the pack (you no longer require them).

Give the packet of 21 cards to the spectator and turn your back. Tell the spectator to remove between one and ten cards from the top of the packet, count the number to themselves and put these cards into their pocket.

You tell the spectator you will predict which card they will choose and write it on a piece of paper. Write down the Queen of Hearts (or whatever the red card was), fold the paper and give it to a member of the audience to hold.

Turn back to face the spectator. Deal out from right to left ten cards from the remainder of the packet. Ask the spectator how many cards they have in their pocket and remind them that they had a free choice of between one and ten. Count from left to right the number they tell you. The next card to the right is theirs (it's the Queen.) Open the piece of paper and show your prediction to be correct.

To top off the trick ask them to return the cards from their pocket and tell them that not only did they pick the card on the slip of paper, but they chose the only red card in the pack. Show that all the other cards were black.





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