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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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Antonio Romero
Limitless: more than 50 effects using the Romero Box by Antonio Romero

The Romero Box is a cleverly gimmicked card box, turning it essentially into a switching device. This ebook describes the way the gimmick works and then describes more than 50 effects with it. Based on the information given you could either make your own or purchase it from Antonio Romero directly.

"The ROMERO BOX reflects on the intelligence, precision and the efficient and effective magic that always comes from its creator, the amazing Antonio Romero" - Roberto Giobbi

"The possibilities of the Romero Box have no limits. Only the mind of Antonio Romero could devise this wonderful tool, and only he...

2015 / 1 / 26
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Kyle MacNeill
Fink by Kyle MacNeill

A clever application of Fandango.

The visual appearance of a thought-of word that will knock your sox off! Young Kyle MacNeill has been forging a reputation for himself as a clever and enthusiastic card magician. At just 14 years of age, his approach and dedication to our art is so heart-warming. Here is a young man who cares about the details, the history, and the integrity of our art. We were amazed to receive this application of Fandango from Kyle. It firmly displays an understanding of our craft far beyond his meager years. With people like Kyle, the future is in good hands.

EFFECT: A spectator initials...

2015 / 2 / 19
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Nick Conticello
The Art of Remembering and Placing Multiple Key Cards by Nick Conticello

In this little exposition Nick Conticello describes how he finds and places key cards for the various effects he has created.

1st edition 2015, 8 pages.

2015 / 3 / 16
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Peter Duffie
4 Most by Peter Duffie

Four lovely card effects put together by Peter Duffie.

4-SOME: Here's a simple and automatic, yet highly effective, way to get four of a kind using the Fulves "Gemini Twins" concept.

3-SOME: A matching effect where the spectator does all the work and finishes with Three of a Kind. Inspired by, but not using, Marty Kane's Status Quo-2 Principle.

THE HEAVY TEAM: A selected card lost in a packet is found by a randomly chosen Ace detective.

GHOST BUSTER: In effect, you show an Ace, Two, Three and Four of Spades. Each card passes from top to bottom and it is then discarded. When you reach...

2015 / 4 / 3
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Matthew Leatherbarrow
Sticky Trip by Matthew Leatherbarrow

Effect: The magic-man reaches into his pocket and removes one solitary playing card say for example, the Ace of Diamonds. Draw on the back of this playing card is a rudimentary stickman. The performer goes on to explain that "the stickman lives on this card, the Ace of Diamonds is his home", as this is explained the card is shown clearly on both sides. The performer then goes on to say "like all other people, Mr Stickman likes to go on holiday". With one quick shake the stickman drawing disappears from the back of the Ace of Diamonds which is then placed face-down on the table. The deck of cards...

2015 / 5 / 8
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Unknown Mentalist
Theory of Sequential Decks by Unknown Mentalist

This ebook classifies and breaks down the methodology and nomenclature of stacked decks.

3rd edition 2015, 11 pages.

2015 / 5 / 12
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Unknown Mentalist
Deckology: Mystic Deck by Unknown Mentalist

This is essentially numerology expressed via a deck of cards. If you have a side for mysticism and or numerology this will be of interest to you.

A deck of 52 playing cards is a mini representation of this Creation itself where Time is ultimate. Hidden deep inside a deck of playing cards are many inner secrets. This ordinary looking deck of playing cards is in fact a representation of forgotten mysteries coded by our ancient mystics. The biggest secret is that each card is 'lucky' for someone at some time.

1st edition 2015, 11 pages.

2015 / 6 / 26
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Unknown Mentalist
Deckology Volume 2: Biologic Deck by Unknown Mentalist

A fascinating combination of Biology and Numerology in this volume of Deckology. A deliciously novel flavour of "Scientific Mysticism". You will discover weird secrets in your deck of cards which will enthrall and mystify your audience. Every card trick of yours, especially card mentalism effects, will look more baffling and more interesting for the spectators when you build in this theme of "Scientific Mysticism".

Also included is some useful bonus information for magicians and mentalists for use in their patter and presentations.

1st edition 2015, 13 pages.

2015 / 7 / 13
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Unknown Mentalist
Karma Deck Story by Unknown Mentalist

This is the story of the making of the Karma Deck. The various emotions, thoughts, incidents and most importantly the people involved in the making of it. The culmination of this story is the fact that Karma Deck reached the very top of the hot list on Lybrary and stayed there for over 100 days and continues to be among the top few.

1st edition 2015, 23 pages.

2015 / 8 / 27
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Reg Coppicus
Warp Factor by Reg Coppicus

Ideas and Routines for Card Warp.

  • Foreword
  • Notes
  • Routines
    • Witch Hunt
    • Physics Class
    • Batman Unmasked
    • Card Warp - 'David Blaine style'
    • Beat the Challenge
    • Spirit Contact
  • Ideas
  • Resources

1st edition 2017, 12 pages.

2017 / 5 / 20
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Steve Sanders
Si-Step by Steve Sanders

Si-Step is a system which enables you to know what card is at a given position in the deck or get the position of any named card. Specially developed for the original Stebbins Stack and for people who do not like mental arithmetic.

It was originally published in 2014 in Recycled Stebbins.

PDF 8 pages.

2018 / 1 / 16
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Kyle MacNeill
Card Shark Issue 1 by Kyle MacNeill

CARDSHARK is an exciting new monthly card magic digital magazine, edited and compiled by Kyle MacNeill. This is the first issue, and it is being sold for a special low introductory price of just $0.99!

This issue contains 5 tricks from Cameron Francis, John Holt and Kyle MacNeill.

Contents

  1. Dessert first by Kyle MacNeill – A super–visual card trick with a nice ‘ending of the trick first’ hook. Walk around workers should like this one. (New trick).
  2. Super Quick ATFUS Hof by Kyle MacNeill – A streamlined take on Hofzinser Ace Problem. Easy to do and packs a punch. (New trick).
  3. Fight by John Holt –...
2011 / 10 / 8
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Allan Ackerman
Fake Center Deal by Allan Ackerman

Use the Minus One Bottom Deal as a fake center deal. (You will need the description of the Minus One Bottom Deal to perform this move.)

runtime: 32s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Fan Glimpse by Allan Ackerman

Once you have mastered the Maintain Break With Fan technique you can use this idea to rather glimpse a card than keep the break.

runtime: 44s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Maxwell
Clever Card Tricks by Maxwell

A little booklet with 12 great card tricks. And the price - a steal!

1st edition, 1934, Max Holden; 12 pages.

  1. Sleight of Foot
  2. The Voice Betrays
  3. The Puzzler Card Trick
  4. Card in Pocket
  5. The Obliging Card
  6. The Joker Tells
  7. Cards Behind Back
  8. Mind Control
  9. A Clever Spelling Trick
  10. Another Spelling Trick
  11. The Reversed Card
  12. Mental Forecast
  13. Advertisement
2005 / 9 / 7
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Florian Laplantif
Laplantif Spelling System by Florian Laplantif

Florian Laplantif developed a card spelling system for all 53 cards (Joker included). If you like spelling tricks, check this one out.

2005 / 9 / 7
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Allan Ackerman
Little Noise for Double Lift by Allan Ackerman

This is a little convincing noise that you can add to a double lift to subtlely underscore that it is only one card.

runtime: 42s

2009 / 5 / 12
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Geo DeLawrence
Some Card Effects and Magical Talks by Geo DeLawrence

This is quite an interesting booklet with very nice ideas for patter, as well as some card effects. Particularly noteworthy is a hilarious burlesque mind reading act. You have to check this one out!

1st edition, 1919, F. G. Thayer, Los Angeles; 45 pages.

  1. A Few Remarks
  2. Opening Patter
  3. Some Card Effects and Accompanying Patter:
  4. Four Ace Combination
  5. The Wrapped Cards Divided by a Knife
  6. Transposition
  7. Miscellaneous Patter:
  8. Kling Klang
  9. Solid Through Solid
  10. Straight Jacket Escape
  11. The Rabbit Pan
  12. The Spirit Hand
  13. The Egg Bag
  14. The Twentieth Century Handkerchief Trick
  15. Cards from the Pocket ...
2005 / 9 / 4
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Professor Hoffmann
Herrman's Tricks with Cards by Professor Hoffmann

This is a reprint of the sections dealing with card magic from Professor Hoffmann's Modern Magic. There are however six new pages (four in the front and two in the back) which are entitled "Canfield's Expose". These six pages expose scams such as 'short changing', the 'soap game', the 'spindle game', ...

Reprint is too kind a word, rip-off is more appropriate since this was an unauthorized republication of Hoffmann's material. Also interesting to note is that the correct spelling of Herrmann is with two r's and two n's, the book title however only shows one n. Probably a deliberate error to avoid legal troubles. (Information...

2005 / 9 / 7
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Jean Hugard & Fred Braue
The Stripper Deck: Miracle Methods No. 1 by Jean Hugard & Fred Braue

The Stripper Deck has nothing to do with a girl shedding off her clothes, but rather is a specially gaffed deck. However, the gaff or preparation is not noticeable with the naked eye. It can even be handed out to spectators for shuffling and cutting. This manuscript outlines various moves as well as tricks with the Stripper Deck. Practically all effects can be achieved with pure sleight of hand using an unprepared deck. But the Stripper Deck simplifies the handling and makes miracles possible without difficult moves, leaving you time to focus on the presentation.

Paul Fleming wrote:

This is not one...

2005 / 9 / 9
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Allan Ackerman
Vernon Top Palm by Allan Ackerman

This is a technique, developed by the Professor, how to move the top card into a magician's palm while maintaining a high arch in your palming hand.

runtime: 57s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Multiple Top Palm by Allan Ackerman

If you need to palm several cards at once, this is an effective method. Originally this move appeared in The Royal Road to Card Magic.

runtime 54s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Berg Palm by Allan Ackerman

This is Larry Jennings' version of Joe Berg's palm, originally published in Classic Magic of Larry Jennings. It is a multiple top palm.

runtime: 46s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Covering Palming Angles by Allan Ackerman

Top palming a card with the right hand is typically exposed on the left side. Allan shares a tip that makes a top palm essentially invisible from 360 degree.

runtime: 22s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Slydini Fan Steal by Allan Ackerman

Tony Slydini used this move for his famous helicopter card trick. A card is stolen into a Tenkai palm while it is inserted into a fan.

runtime: 56s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gambler's Cop: Holding & Replacing by Allan Ackerman

Learn how to hold out a gambler's cop and how to perform the add on to get the cards back to the deck.

runtime: 22s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gambler's Cop From Tilt by Allan Ackerman

This is a very efficient and deceptive move by Steve Draun. A card which is inserted into the deck automatically ends up in the gambler's cop.

Chris Wasshuber independently developed this move in 1993 during his stay in Japan including an important visual convincer. If you want to learn this improved variation email him. He might be talked into releasing it. If you can't get Chris to talk then check out the Huot/Duperre control from Magic Menu volume 10. It is very similar to what Chris is doing.

runtime: 33s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gambler's Cop: Standard by Allan Ackerman

Allan teaches the basics of the gambler's cop.

runtime: 53s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Gen Palm by Allan Ackerman

This is a palm from Gen Magazine where the top card from a pressure fan ends up in the gambler's cop after the fan has been closed.

runtime: 26s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Bluff Control by Allan Ackerman

This is something Ed Marlo liked to do, a side steal with a bluff action.

runtime: 48s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Side Steal To Bottom by Allan Ackerman

This video explains how to side steal a card and then replace it on the bottom.

runtime: 52s

2009 / 5 / 11
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Allan Ackerman
Side Steal To Tenkai by Allan Ackerman

Go from a side steal directly into a Tenkai palm.

runtime: 36s

2009 / 5 / 11
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