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The most popular tricks are card tricks. Take a pack of cards and perform a miracle. Some of the masters whoes work you will find here are Dai Vernon, Tony Slydini, Roberto Giobbi and many many more. A pack of cards with its 52 pasteboards allows a shear infinite number of combinations and variations of card tricks. A philosophical question to ask would be if there are a finite number of card tricks possible or an infinite number. Looking at the amount of published card tricks it appears to be for all practical purposes infinite. Nevertheless the classic themes remain extremely popular and effective. It is hard to top a good ambitious card routine, card warp, oil and water, card to wallet (or other impossible locations), or torn and resored card etc. But occasionally we are blessed with the grace of a genius who gives us the gift of a completely new trick, concept or principle.
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Jack Merlin
... and a Pack of Cards by Jack Merlin

This publication is in my opinion among the best books on cards ever written, but it is rarely mentioned or recommended. I am not sure why this is. Perhaps one reason is that Jack Merlin himself has not left a large footprint in the magic literature besides this one publication. He has a published trick in Expert Card Technique and if you read Card College 1 you will have learned the Jack Merlin's Riffle Shuffle. Farelli mentions in his Farell's Card Magic: "I agree with Mr. Jack Merlin that the custom of continually practicing in front of a glass is the cause of the unfortunate habit many magicians have of blinking at the precise moment of performing...

2010 / 3 / 24
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Charles H. Hopkins
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges by Charles H. Hopkins

This is truly a hidden gem - a lost treasure. Very few know of its existence and you will encounter almost no references to it. When you read this you will ask yourself: "Why isn't this work known by every cardician?" Some of those who have read it value it as much as they value Erdnase. Others would not trade all card books published in the last 10 years for it.

It is an immensely practical work dealing with situations when something goes wrong, or you face difficult spectators. You'll never again be afraid to try out a new trick, even if they literally see what you do, even if they really catch...

2009 / 9 / 15
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph
1 Dollar Card Through Window by Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

A playing card missing a corner melts through a window glass pane.

Once the card has melted through the glass the spectator can touch the glass. This method is very quick and cheap to make, about $1, and thus the name of the trick. Works with any glass pane that is not too thick.

[Note: The $1 cost statement assumes you have common supplies available when it comes to gaffing cards, such as double sided tape, invisible thread, etc. If you do not have these available then it will cost you more, because you will likely have to purchase more than you actually need for this one gimmick. Also keep in mind that most will incur shipping costs to stock up on these supplies.]

1st edition 2020, length 21 min 48 s....

2020 / 9 / 13
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Allan Ackerman
1-2-3-4 Switch by Allan Ackerman

This is a very versatile switch allowing you to switch out one, two, three or four cards from a block of four. Allan got his inspiration from a 3 for 3 switch by Al Leech. One of the interesting parts of this video is that Allan shows the various transitions of his development going from Al Leech's move to Allan's final version.

runtime: 7min 36s

2009 / 5 / 13
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Jean Hugard
10 Card Feats by Jean Hugard

Vintage gold. This was Hugard's first manuscript released to the profession; originally hand-typed and sold only through him. These entertaining card effects require no apparatus and no prepared cards, making them ready to present wherever you may be: at a party, backstage, or after dinner. While the title says 10, you actually get a full dozen card miracles, moves and subtleties presented with a standard deck. Fit for the program of the most fastidious performer, yet easily within the reach of the amateur. While the author claims that no complicated moves are involved, we should note that these...

2019 / 12 / 7
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Wolfgang Riebe
100 Card Trick One-Liner Jokes by Wolfgang Riebe

The most popular magic tricks amongst magicians are card tricks, yet there are few jokes and sayings that cover those ‘quiet’ moments between tricks and moves. Here you will find many. What about just adding some comedy entertainment to your next card trick? Looking for the right quick one-line joke - you should find one, or many more here.

1st edition 2020, PDF 15 pages.

2020 / 4 / 14
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Steven Youell
100% Forcing: The Classic Force and The Stanley Collins Force by Steven Youell

Learn the details of these two important forces and several great routines from Steven Youell who has mastered these two moves. This ebook is photo illustrated and teaches you every nuance.

  • Starting Out
  • Learning the Timing
  • The Standard Advice
  • No Parrots
  • No Celebrations
  • Can the Classic Force Be 100%?
  • Eliminating the Fear
  • The Basic Mechanics of the Stanley Collins Force
  • Without a Table
  • Meshing the Mechanics with Words and Movements
  • The Classic Force Is Not a Trick
  • Applications for the Stanley Collins Force
    • Bill Simon's Business Card Prophecy Move
    • The Two Pile Force
  • Practical...
2017 / 3 / 10
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Magic Ian
110 Tricks with a Stripper Deck by Magic Ian

The stripper deck is one of the most ingenious magic decks of cards ever invented. You can learn up to 110 amazing magic tricks using this apparatus.

  • A group of people think they selected the same card.
  • Immediately find any card that has been hidden in the deck.
  • Separate magically all the aces or Kings from the deck.
  • Deal yourself a Royal Flush.
  • Read a group of cards that you did not see from the back of the cards.

1st edition 1998, 40 pages; 1st digital edition 2016, 39 pages.

2016 / 4 / 10
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Magic Ian
110 Tricks with a Svengali Deck by Magic Ian

The Svengali Deck is an ingenious magic deck of cards. You can learn over 110 amazing tricks and routines. Some of the tricks you will be able to do:

  • Show a normal deck - then change all the cards to the previously selected card.
  • Seal a card in an envelope - then have spectator pick the card in the envelope.
  • Spectator stabs the deck - the selected card is where the person inserts the blade.
  • The selected card appears in your pocket or anywhere else.
  • The card that was selected appears anyplace where the spectator cuts into the deck.
  • and much more
This is a revision of the Al Stevenson...
2016 / 4 / 4
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Eddie Joseph
12 Brand New Tricks by Eddie Joseph
  • Introduction
  • The Mystic Seven
  • A Reverse Problem
  • Behind The Back
  • "Mirable Visu"
  • The Four Hands
  • Cutting The Cards
  • By The Toss Of A Coin
  • The Betraying Voice
  • The Personality Card Trick
  • The Caronia Mystery
  • The "Colon" Mystery
  • Not Quite Balanced

1st edition 1952; PDF 14 pages

2015 / 8 / 12
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Martin Gardner
12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck by Martin Gardner

Here are a dozen quality card magic effects that can be performed with an unprepared deck at a moment's notice. While not self-working, most of these miracles rely on just one or two sleights. Some require a setup. Crisp illustrations by Dr. Harlan Tarbell help make it easy to understand and master.

Here's what's included:

  • Improved Topsy-Turvy Deck - The deck is flipped half face-up and half face-down, then sloppily shuffled. The deck mysteriously rights itself, except for three selected cards, which are the only reversed cards in the pack. This will slay your audience.
  • Face to Face Fantasy - A cheek-to-cheek...
2017 / 2 / 14
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph
13 Cards by Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

This package includes the templates and photos of 13 incredible 'impossible' cards. There are no instructions of how to fold the cards. For each card you get the template of how to cut the card as a PDF, and a photo of how the folded card looks like. We are assuming you know how to fold these cards. If you do not know check out Ralf Rudolph's various impossible folding videos. One that will get you started is Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 1)

The 13 cards are:

  • 2-Framed
  • 3-Link
  • 3-Framed
  • 4-Linked
  • Arachnophobia
  • Card Sculpture
  • Hexagon
  • Rounded P-Link
  • Square Knot
  • Star Card
  • Tri-Clops
  • Two Swirled
  • Wave

1st edition...

2018 / 12 / 5
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Jon Racherbaumer
13 Ways to Three-Way by Jon Racherbaumer

This ebook explores the classic "Quick Three Way" plot. How can the faces of three playing cards be shown to be the same?

  • Foreword
  • Quick 3-Way (Ed Marlo)
  • New Quick 3-Way (Ed Marlo)
  • Freeway Three-Way (John Bannon)
  • Another Quick 3-Way (Ed Marlo)
  • Slide Three-Way (Phil Goldstein)
  • Cervon’s Quick Three-Way
  • Revised Quick D-Way (Derek Dingle)
  • Tweaked Three-Way (Jon Racherbaumer)
  • Okal's 3-Way (Bill Okal)
  • Kay-Kay Tri-Way (Kevin Kelly)
  • Flustrating Three-Way (Brother John Hamman)
  • Rhumba Three-Way (Vallarino)
  • Montesque Three-Way (Ed Marlo)
  • Bonus: Least-Likely Find

1st edition 2017, 42 pages....

2017 / 3 / 4
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Unknown Mentalist
13mm of Si Stebbins by Unknown Mentalist

The owners of this ebook can purchase 6 Special Stebbins Stacks in 60 Startling Seconds for half price.

This is a secret method in plain sight. Maybe this can also be called as Si Stebbins Easy Memory System.

A simple method to use Si Stebbins +3 stack as a Memorized Deck. Given a card position you will know the card identity or vice versa, very easily. Once you learn this you are bound to get the "why didn't I think of this myself" feeling. There is also a novel but easy suit sequencing method which makes the suit order more random instead of the red/black alternating look of chased, shocked etc.

A cool routine is also included where...

2016 / 1 / 19
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Unknown Mentalist
1415AD by Unknown Mentalist

This year, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of a fantastic principle which was first proposed in 1917. Although, many performers are unaware of this today, here are a few hard hitting card mentalism routines based on this fantastic principle combined with what I would like to call "Multiple Ins" principle (as opposed to the well known Multiple Outs principle). Well, the intention is to continue the suspense about what this principle is, into the first few pages of this ebook.

There are 3 stunning routines, several variations and a secret bonus.

All the routines are mostly self working....

2018 / 2 / 16
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Eddie Joseph
15 Exciting Minutes with a Borrowed Deck by Eddie Joseph

From the introduction:

The routine comprises five different effects, each able to stand out on its own merit. When combined, you will confuse the sharpest mind, the logical reason being that you appear to be doing the same thing over and over again, but you vary your secret procedure with each repetition.

All sleights have been eliminated and even if one had not done a single card trick before, he will still be able to bewilder and earn the reputation of a highly skilled card worker. The tricks are so designed that at no stage do you appear to be taking any active part — your spectators...

2016 / 8 / 23
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Cameron Francis
18: A Powerhouse Prediction Effect by Cameron Francis

A beautiful piece of mentalism! Completely self working! Completely practical! Completely mind-blowing!

Effect:

A deck of cards is removed from its case and shuffled. The magician spreads the deck face up and asks a spectator to touch any card. All of the cards are different and this is truly a free choice. Let's say the spectator touches the Five of Diamonds. This card is placed face up on the table. The magician then states that the spectator is to use the value of his selection to find another card. The deck is turned face down and the spectator is asked to deal 5 cards off the top of the...

2009 / 5 / 3
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Peter Pellikaan
2 As 4 Count by Peter Pellikaan

The "2 as 4 count" is a very versatile utility move which can be applied to any number of effects.

Peter goes into detail on how to grip the cards, make it look natural and even teaches you a little trick you can do with the move. People have been begging Peter to teach them his counts, that time has finally arrived!

length 2min 27s

2014 / 10 / 26
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Kyle MacNeill & John Gelasi
2 Can Play At This Game by Kyle MacNeill & John Gelasi

Kyle MacNeill and John Gelasi are two innovative and young creators, that live, breathe and sleep magic. With over 15 Ebooks between them, they decided to create an Ebook that is jam-packed with old tricks, new tricks, sleights, and theory. And everything went to plan...

2 Can Play at This Game contains a total of 16 (predominantly card) effects - (10 old, 6 new), 5 sleights (4 old, 1 new) and a previously published essay. Think of it as a best-of (hopefully!) with seasoned with some new effects. Hopefully a blend you will dig!

From the Intro:

"Kyle and I realized that we were both...

2011 / 7 / 25
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Allan Ackerman
2-4-4 Count by Allan Ackerman

Count two cards as four while holding four cards.

runtime: 1min 1s

2009 / 5 / 13
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Allan Ackerman
2-X-2 Count by Allan Ackerman

Count two cards as many cards as you like.

runtime: 54s

2009 / 5 / 13
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Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney
20 Stunners with a Short Card by Ulysses Frederick Grant & T. A. Whitney

Twenty card miracles that you can do, updated and given fresh, new life for modern performers and audiences. This isn't your grandfather's manuscript of card tricks. If you have Grant's original Tricks with a Short Card, you're getting only half the story. This new, revised edition adds a whopping 350% more content.

If you're new to magic, the effects you're able to present will look like you've spent years of practice to polish them to perfection. And if you're a pro, you'll appreciate and enjoy T. A. Whitney's updated approach to these pasteboard miracles.

"Very clever. You need this...
2020 / 12 / 27
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Ian Baxter
2020 Vision Fault by Ian Baxter

Ian Baxter steps forward with yet another twist on a classic from the past. Eddie Clever's Hallucination gets a working over here, thanks to a recently published variation from Todd Karr.

"A very direct effect here - entertaining presentation, plays big, kicker ending and can be done with a borrowed deck. This card mystery has it all!" - David Jones

1st edition 2020, PDF 4 pages.

2020 / 1 / 20
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Peter Duffie
21 Card Tricks by Peter Duffie

This book has nothing to do with the "21 Card Trick". However it features twenty-one of the best card tricks Peter Duffie has to offer. Three other individuals significantly contributed to this book. They are Roy Walton, Gene Maze and Marty Kane. It can get hardly any better when it comes to cards.

1st edition, 2000

BETWEEN THE ACES: Very slowly you deal cards onto the table and a spectator stops you anywhere. He notes the card stopped at - it is placed on top of the deck and the dealt cards dropped on top with absolutely no moves. Despite the fairness of the procedure, the selected card is now...

2005 / 9 / 9
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Floyd D. Brown
25 Methods For Switching Decks by Floyd D. Brown

Every magician, at one time or another, needs a sure-fire method of switching decks. With this clever publication, you get 25 of them.

Newly revised and updated, this must-have reference not only includes the mechanics of the switches themselves, but also offers a behind-the-scenes peek of how performers work their magic with cards. Included is the full handling of Herbert Brooks' sensational card-from-pocket mystery, just as he performed it for years on the vaudeville stage. Some of the methods involve no apparatus, others rely on props owned by most magicians.

Paul Fleming wrote:

Lovers of card...

2019 / 4 / 26
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Ulysses Frederick Grant
25 Rising Card Tricks by Ulysses Frederick Grant

This is the first and to this date one of only two English publications exclusively devoted to the rising card effect (the other being Knowing the Rising Cards). This was an early publication by U. F. Grant and is therefore exceedingly rare. Some of the methods described are well known others are quite unusual and therefore highly interesting.

It is likely that the effect of the houlette swinging on two ribbons in Samuel Hooker's famous rising cards is done exactly the way U. F. Grant describes in this manuscript.

The cover boldly states the price: $1 - in 1935 that is. According to the inflation calculator one dollar in 1935 is $15.53 today....

2009 / 10 / 20
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Raphaël Czaja
2D ACAIN by Raphaël Czaja

In 2009, Raphael was working on a two-deck ACAAN (that became the bonus routine of this ebook) when the italian magician Tommaso Guglielmi shared his new creation with me... that was based on the exact same method! He spontaneously gave me the permission to release the basic routine with my name on it and now, more than three years later, I can publicly say that Tommaso is a real class act! Just below is the basic original routine that the both of us devised independently. Ordinary decks. No sleights. Different outcomes at each performance. It is inspired by Cameron Francis' Convergence.

2D ACAIN: Two decks of cards are introduced....

2013 / 2 / 22
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Stephen Tucker
3 Card Trick by Stephen Tucker

INSTANT RE-SET! VERY EASY TO PERFORM!

Someone tries to find the queen amongst two jokers, but fails every time. You pocket the queen, and ask them to find the black and white joker... they fail again as... all three cards are queens!


Holding three face down jumbo(ish) sized playing cards you say, "These cards may look very large, but they aren't... it's just that I have very small hands." As you patter, you show the cards to be two jokers and... a queen.

You explain that they are to ignore the jokers and... try to follow the queen.

You now mix the three cards very quickly as you...

2008 / 10 / 19
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(Jerry) J. K. Hartman
3 Collected Works by (Jerry) J. K. Hartman

A compilation of three manuscripts Super Dupes, Odd Lifts, and Secret Subtractions.

  • SUPER DUPES
    • I. Informal Formulations
    • Four Sleights
    • Forgatherers
    • Foreshortenings
    • Foursomes
    • Fortuities
    • Forethoughts
    • Fore-and-afts
    • II. Guiles and Deals
    • Part One: ALL HANDS ON DECK
    • Part Two: CHEATS' FEATS
    • Part Three: MIXED TRICKS
  • ODD LIFTS
    • I. Pull-Up Lifts
    • II. Push Back Lifts
    • III. The Green Lift
    • IV. Undercover Lift
    • V. Artificial Double Lift
    • VI. Miscellaneous
  • SECRET SUBTRACTION
    • I. Preliminaries
    • II. The Flourish Count Technique
    • III. Secret Subtraction
    • IV. Applications
    • Final Notes ...
2019 / 5 / 14
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Sam Hoang
3 Leaves Post Devil by Sam Hoang

This video has no spoken instructions. You get visual video instructions plus some captions.

This is a gimmick to visually change the middle card of a three card display.

1st edition 2016, length 6min 52s

2016 / 9 / 28
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Allan Ackerman
3-4-3 Count by Allan Ackerman

Show three cards as four while actually having three cards.

runtime: 52s

2009 / 5 / 13
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Allan Ackerman
3-5-4 Count by Allan Ackerman

Count three cards as five while actually holding four cards.

runtime: 2min 8s

2009 / 5 / 13
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