Kings Family Variation
1. Go through the deck pulling out all four Aces, Kings, Queens, and Jacks. 2. Start by saying: "Once upon a time there were four Kings." Place the Kings in a face-up row, a few inches apart. 3. Then say: "And each King had a daughter." Place one Queen on each King, but make sure you can still see the top of the King. 4. "And each daughter wanted to marry a Prince." Place one Jack on each Queen. 5. "But the kings did not want their daughters to wed the Princes. So they brought in their lawyers."
Place one Ace on each Jack. 6. Take each pile, keeping the Ace's on top, and put them on top of each other. Make sure you keep them in order. 7. Turn the cards face-down and cut them. You may cut them for five minutes or thirty seconds. 8. Then say: "And in the end..." 9. Take the first card and set it down, face-down. Put the second, third, and fourth next to it. Repeat the process, putting the second row on the first. Repeat for the third and fourth rows. 10. Finish by saying: "...They all went their own, separate ways."
11. Fan out each pile, showing all the Aces, Kings, Queens, and Jacks together.