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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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Four Professional Card Tricks from the Repertoire of Walt Lees by Walt LeesI consider this among the very best card books ever written - and I have read an awful lot of card books. You might ask why a rather thin work from the 1980s would qualify for that high praise? There are three very good reasons for it.

One, Walt Lees has selected four absolute gems of card magic. He could have added fifteen other ok routines to make it look a lot more, but he has refused to pad his work with mediocre material. Good for him. There is already enough mediocre material published. It makes it a lot easier for the reader. You do not have to look for the gems. They are already right...

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King Stack by Unknown MentalistThe King Stack is a cyclical stack. Probably the world's easiest cyclical stack to date. As easy as the Si Stebbins stack. But much more random looking for both values and suits. If you can add 1 and 2 then you can instantly learn the King Stack, it is that simple and easy. It should not take more than 3 minutes to actually fully learn it. The real core principle of this stack can be explained in just 2-3 sentences. It is that simple and yet looks fairly random.

The King Stack is so named because the Kings have a special place in this stack and play a key role. A hidden beauty of the ...

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Si Stebbins Card Routine by Gene AndersonAn apparent demonstration of total card mastery, this series of card effects entertains and baffles a lay audience. The magician names missing cards by glancing at a riffling pack, listens to the riffling cards to count packets or locate any card, and detects truth from lies by spelling with the cards.

1st edition 1988, 5 pages; PDF 6 pages.

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Caantastic by Abhinav BothraFor decades magicians are on a quest to perform Any Card At Any Number from a borrowed and shuffled deck; which isn't always possible so they often settle for Card At Any Number.

The problem is that Card At Any Number when presented as a one-time feat can be mistaken as a co-incidence or the skill of the performer which takes away the feeling of it being pure magic. Caantastic counters just that by creating a mother of all co-incidences moment for the audience. Card At Any Number not just once or twice but thrice and when it happens the third time it dilutes any skepticism and evokes the...

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Odds and Ends in Cardology by Joseph Ovette
  • Odds And Ends In Cardology
  • Seeing Is Believing
  • Mental Touch
  • Shu-Card
  • Shu-Card 2
  • You Did It
  • Matched Cards
  • Sal's Do As I Do
  • U-Bite
  • E Bites-Again
  • A Light Card
  • Hanother Ace
  • Tip To Fanners
  • Albaka Baked
  • Cigarette Box To Cards
  • Guess You Are Right
  • It's Johns
  • Ovette's Cards From Pockets
  • Movie Star
  • Impossible Vanish
  • Kandle-Ology
  • Suggestion
  • Avalanche Or Flying Cards
  • Criss-Cross Pips

1st edition 1937, 29 pages; PDF 23 pages.

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The Guarantee Card by Ian Baxter

"Another look at the Three Of Clubs problem" and you will be hard pressed to find an easier, more practical application than this one. Performer places a card on the table, spectator thinks of and names any card in the deck. Performer turns over his prediction and wow...that's it!

The raw effect is impressive: Performer extracts a card from the deck, placing it face down to the table. Spectator now names any card that comes to mind, with the tabled selection revealed as the one thought of. Yes, as brief and as straightforward as that.

A firm favourite that has been making the rounds for...

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The Gaming Table Volume 2 by Andrew SteinmetzThis second volume of The Gaming Table is from a magician's point of view much more interesting. It includes a history of dice and playing cards including a fairly detailed description of how playing cards were made. It has a chapter on fortune telling with cards. And it also features a surprisingly good chapter on card tricks with explanations for four sleights (false shuffle, false cut, glide, card change) and 18 very nice card tricks. Among them we find a version of the prearranged deck and two person codes.

For people interested in Erdnase it is interesting to note that at the beginning of the...

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Parlor Tricks with Cards by Wiljalba FrikellThe subtitle reads: Containing explanations of all the tricks and deceptions with playing cards. Tricks with cards performed by skillful manipulation and sleight of hand; by the aid of memory, mental calculation, and the peculiar arrangement of the cards; by the aid of confederacy and sheer audacity and tricks performed by the aid of ingenious apparatus and prepared cards. The whole illustrated, and made plain and easy.

The first section of this book is identical with the card section in The Secret Out.

  • PARLOR TRICKS WITH CARDS
    • General Rules for Amateurs
  • PART I: TRICKS WITH CARDS PERFORMED BY SKILFUL...
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Sleightly Cerebral 1 by Nick ConticelloNick Conticello is proud to celebrate the fourth anniversary of his debut here at Lybrary.com with the release of the first ebook of a new series, Sleightly Cerebral. This first book is devoted to a rethinking of the classic Do-As-I-Do card effect.

From the Foreword:

Welcome to the first episode of a new series, Sleightly Cerebral. As you might surmise from the crude humor of the title, these books will explain effects that employ sleight-of-hand, while continuing the vision of the material in The Cerebral Approach. Generally each volume will explore one or two simple but under-utilized sleights while frequently...

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Shadowsight by Kevin ParkerLook into a deck without looking.

While your back is turned, spectator deals cards off a deck that they shuffled while you wait for them to reach a card that you 'sense' might be near their card. Then they are to deal a few cards from that spot onto the table side by side and they are to hover their hand over each one - your back still turned - while you tell them to slam their hand on a certain one. It is their card.

A few points to consider:

  • They have a free selection of card; no force or psy-forces.
  • You never touch their card, not before, during, or after they pick it. You never...
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T-Formation by J. G. Thompson Jr.J. G. Thompson, Jr's fabulous master-key to card control.

From the introduction by B. W. McCarron, "T-Formation (TF) is a monograph of card sleights that are not at all difficult for the average performer; yet they allow a nice range of performance possibilities. Forces, controls, peeks and even the versatile double lift are all given the 'Thompson treatment.' "

T-Formation teaches the average magician or mentalist an assortment of maneuvers with cards that are easy to execute but full of deceptiveness. In the author's words, T-Formation "enables the performer, with a minimum of effort, to perform...

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Toronto Kufference 2011 by Patrik KuffsVery First - Impression
This routine is meant to be as an opener. After some research, it appears that the clever Michael Weber has flirted with a very similar idea. He used the idea as a closer, while I offer here the idea as an opener. Note that the underlying principle behind this method has, inevitably, been alluded to in one form or another by Marlo and/or Vernon, or is buried within Tarbell.

Malini for Dummies
Ever since the very first time I saw David Copperfield perform a "newspaper card stab" in a movie, I've considered the card stab to be one of the more seductive presentation in magic as far as card tricks...

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Camouflage by Gerard Zitta"Hidden": A secret hidden in most decks of cards. You already have it. It can be used for magic or mentalism effects as it will add something "bizarre" or intriguing to your card tricks. Or as a double kicker. YOu will use it in your existing routines or invent new ones. Guaranteed. A typical example is "The Fine Print" by Jay Sankey. The difference is that you can do it impromptu, without buying a gimmick, and with some touch of mentalism.

"You remove a playing card from a deck of cards and leave it face down on the table as a prediction. A spectator then selects a card from the deck, but...

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Advanced Card Magic by Howard P. Albright
  • The Goofy Card
  • The Persistent Card
  • The Mind of Mephistopheles
  • Intuition or What?
  • Peculiarities of the Pasteboards
  • Mental Power
  • Surprise Speller
  • The Educated Cards
  • Albright’s Instantaneous Method For Determining the Number of Letters Required to Spell Any Card
  • Triple-Stop Disclosure
  • Lucky Number

PDF 25 pages

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The Best of Benzais by John BenzaisA classic publication with wonderful coin magic, some card tricks and cut and restored rope. Slydini adopted some routines from Benzais.
  • The "Coins Through The Table"
    • First Effect (For One Coin)
    • Second Effect (For Two Coins)
    • Third Effect (For Four Coins)
    • Han Ping 'Benzais'
    • With Six Coins
    • Something Extra The Benzais Grip
    • Again With Six Coins
    • It Doesn't Belong Here
    • One Handed Method
  • Just A Few More "Coin Tricks"
    • 5c For Your Thoughts
    • The Benzais Concealment
    • Transit Dime
    • Follow-Up For Transit
    • A Simple Vanish
    • Another Simple Vanish
    • Not So Simple
  • Different Types Of Card Tricks ...
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HaLo Project 1 by Rudy TinocoRudy Tinoco teaches some of his favorite tricks from Harry Lorayne books. This is done with Harry Lorayne's blessing and permission. In the first volume you will learn:
  • What Are the Odds?
  • Relationships Plus Royal
  • The Sting
  • Fourtitude
  • Easier 6-Card Royal
Rudy starts each trick by telling you in which book you will find the original description, followed by a performance for real spectators, and then the explanation. Sometimes Rudy introduces his own tweaks and bits of business, for example, how to best get into the setup for the trick, etc. But for the most part these are the tricks as Harry Lorayne...
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Janus: The Magic of Kevin Casaretto by Paul A. LelekisLong-time Australian pro magician, Kevin Casaretto, has assembled a volume of 10 fantastic effects with as many different themes with patter, using one of three gaffed cards that all magicians already own.

Magicians - you are given an incredible diversity of top-flight magic...transpositions, transmutations, vanishes, appearances, an assembly, gambling themes, ESP, classics of magic, and incredible topological problems - all within this one e-book. 10 amazing effects all eked out after years of performances.

Some may say "Oh I don't use gaffs...I'm a purist!" That's fine...but don't blame...

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Miniature Card Magic by Hen FetschIn this rare manuscript, the fertile mind of "Hen" Fetsch - with some editorial help from California publisher Lloyd E. Jones - reveals several of his favorite effects, betchas, tips and gags with miniature cards.

"Hen" also tips the way he prepares himself to be able to perform these effects at a moment's notice -- even with a borrowed deck. No difficult sleights are required. All moves and setup are well-explained and illustrated.

CONTENTS:

  • Introduction
  • Simplicity Force
  • Stick with Me, Kid
  • Last Chance, Brother
  • Simplicity False Cut
  • Direct Approach
  • My Favorite Trick
  • Stung Stab ...
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Mendacious by Abhinav Bothra & Ajay Jhunjhunwala1 download 2 deceptive card moves 3 routines 4 the real world workers.

THE MOVES // by AJ: Topsy is a single card force utilizing no breaks whatsoever and Turvy is a single / multiple card control to the bottom. They both are easy and fun to learn. You'll be doing these in no time.

THE ROUTINES // by Abhinav:

SATELLITE SIGNAL: 3 spectators stop at three random cards (no forces) and send their thoughts to the performer (all at once) the performer receives the thoughts and finds the cards and figures out which card belongs to which of the 3 spectators.

Mr. MIRACLE: A selection gets...

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Smiling George Card Revelation by Devin KnightThe magician shows an ungimmicked deck of cards and lets the spectator shuffle them, if he so desires. A card is then freely selected using no force and pushed back into the middle of the deck. The magician then cuts the deck and deals the top five cards in a face down horizontal row in front of the spectator.

The magician then shows a dollar bill and says "A lot of people don't know this, but George Washington is also a magician and I think he can find your card!" The magician says this tongue-in-cheek.

With the front of the bill facing the spectator and being held over the first face...

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