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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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Ian Baxter
Seven at a Picnic by Ian Baxter

John Racherbaumer's latest compendium Picnic Pocus, has certainly revived interest in that long-standing Ace revelation, Poker Player's Picnic. Published years back in The Royal Road to Card Magic, it is a routine most of us perform when starting out in card magic, but eventually, drop from our repertoire due to the odd counting method involved.

Ian Baxter's new approach to this classic has solved this problem, providing a clear rationale for the procedure and adding touches that considerably enhance the routine's effectiveness while still maintaining the sleight-free handling of the original. Clever thinking at work here! This new version is worthy...

2021 / 6 / 13
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Audley V. Walsh
Rackets are my Racket by Audley V. Walsh

We are proud to reintroduce this rare manuscript of Audley Walsh's gambling exposé, which also includes a number of the author's card effects that make a perfect ending to the lecture.

Contains the "meat" of his now-famous lecture, including a brief biography; how he developed and organized the lecture; gives an excellent summary on the origin and history of playing cards; plus six excellent, illustrated card effects and sleights to present:

  • The Mystic 32 Card Trick
  • Any Name Called For
  • Rubber-Fingered Charlie
  • Use My Deck!
  • Blackjack Peek
  • Three Card Monte with Paper Clip
  • The Magnetic...
2021 / 6 / 4
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Jon Racherbaumer
Picnic Pocus by Jon Racherbaumer

This manuscript is about one trick that incorporates a seminal sorting procedure now given the name Belcho's Disbursive Deal. Over the years the trick eventually morphed into an organized compilation that shares the same identifiable title: "Poker Player's Picnic."

It begins with Vernon Lux, an enterprising amateur who founded the International Society of Junior Magician in 1931 and began a magazine called The Dragon in 1932. Therein Oscar Weigle had a column called "Themes and Schemes" where he explained a trick called "The Million to One Trick." (Later it was changed to "Belchou's Aces.") It's unclear...

2021 / 5 / 31
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Biagio Fasano
Slow Oil and Water by Biagio Fasano

This is a new "Oil and Water" routine in which the magic happens in a mysterious way because each movement of the magician is really very slow and clear.

All begins with 4 mixed pairs of cards, one red and one black, being shown and put on the table. Then the magician simply shows the first four cards on top, and all their suits become magically the same color.

Now the magician will alternate on the table, not only red and black suits but also face up and face down cards. When he squares the deck, just a few seconds later, again the cards mysteriously have separated themselves into red...

2021 / 5 / 31
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Ian Baxter
Baxter's Ambitious Card by Ian Baxter

A treasured classic in anyone's language, "The Ambitious Card" absolutely runs rings around most other card effects. Of the versions in print, a few too many are on the difficult side, but not this one.

Ian Baxter has finally released his extraordinary version - a streamlined, baffling approach that he has used for decades. And the best part of this? It is, as you might guess, straightforward and undemanding. No more than basic card skills are required ... Hindu Shuffle, Overhand Shuffle, Double Lift, Bluff Pass, very little else. Guaranteed to please!

1st edition 2021, PDF 10 pages.

2021 / 5 / 14
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Satish B
Conduction Simplified by Satish B

This is an entertaining, commercial trick bearing a mystery card plot, with the spectator playing the magician and a color-changing finale that packs a wallop.

The spectator shuffles and selects a card from a blue deck under test conditions. This is the prediction. The magician shuffles the red deck, chooses a card, and signs it. The signed card miraculously matches the prediction. As a kicker finish, the magician causes the signature to jump from the red card to the blue card.

1st edition 2021, PDF 11 pages.

2021 / 5 / 1
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David Jonathan
Threesum by David Jonathan

From a borrowed and shuffled deck a spectator finds his own selection by summing three randomly selected cards.

David Jonathan has completely restructured and reworked an old math principle to make it very deceptive. He removed most of the spectator card counting sequences and thus turned a counting and procedure-heavy trick into a stunningly effective and hard-hitting card routine.

"What David has done with THREESUM is nothing short of incredible! Seriously, no smoke blowing here. How he managed to take an old principle in card magic, remove all the procedure and dress the diabolical...
2021 / 4 / 3
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David Jonathan
Precise Premonition by David Jonathan

A twist on the premonition plot with a multiple kicker finale.

Precise Premonition draws inspiration from Eddie Joseph's staple Premonition effect, but packs in many new magical moments that crescendo with an incredible firework finale. Best of all, it's super practical, very easy to perform, and consistently delivers incredible reactions.

The Effect:

A spectator is given a red deck to hold that contains your prediction. A blue deck is now shuffled and used to create both a playing card and a number. Let's say they settle on the number 10 and the Queen of Hearts. The spectator looks through the deck to retrieve...

2021 / 4 / 3
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George Ernest Arrowsmith
Royal Progress by George Ernest Arrowsmith

All the court cards are found in a borrowed deck repeatedly and genuinely shuffled by the spectators. The performer first produces the Kings, then the Jacks, and lastly the Queens.

The deck is shuffled by a member of the audience. The cards are inserted in a trouser pocket. One at a time the Kings are produced. The spectator shuffles again the pack of cards. The performer puts it behind his back and produces the four Jacks. Again, the cards are genuinely shuffled by the spectator. After making the spectator check that his pocket is empty, the performer inserts the cards into it. Despite all...

2021 / 3 / 28
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Peter Pellikaan
Colour by Peter Pellikaan

You start with four cards that are blank on both sides. A magic gesture and they have suddenly backs and faces.

1st edition 2021, video length 3:12s.

2021 / 3 / 20
$15

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Wolfgang Riebe
Commercial Card Magic by Wolfgang Riebe

A teach-in video for card magicians who are searching for reputation-building commercial tricks that are fast, visual, and mind-blowing for a lay audience, yet will also blow away fellow magicians. Full performance video followed by a detailed explanation of every trick. 8 tricks in total of which 5 can be performed with a borrowed deck.

ALL BACKS: Ideally performed with a borrowed bicycle 'seconds' deck, but any deck can be used. All cards change to double backs, except for the chosen card.

OUT OF THIS WORLD - OUTDONE! The ultimate impromptu version of this classic using a borrowed deck,...

2021 / 3 / 14
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Peter Pellikaan
Bizarre Hole by Peter Pellikaan

You present three blank cards and a Joker. The Joker has a big hole located close to a corner. The hole magically moves to the center, then vanishes entirely, and then the four cards change into the four Jacks with no holes showing anywhere.

1st edition 2021, video length 3:15s.

2021 / 3 / 13
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Peter Pellikaan
All Backs by Peter Pellikaan

You show four cards which have red backs on both sides. They change to blue backs, then to four queens with different colored backs, none of them having a red back.

1st edition 2021, video length 6:54s.

2021 / 3 / 11
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Aldo Colombini
Triple Decker by Aldo Colombini

20 routines with two (or three) decks of cards.

From the Introduction:

Don't be misled by the title of the book; these are not routines using three decks of cards, but the title refers to the third book in this series.

Included in this ebook are 20 more routines using two (or three) decks of cards. The ebook follows the previous two called Double Decker and Double Decker Two (twenty routines each) and I feel confident that I gave you in these three efforts the largest collection of routines ever using more than one deck. Let me say, that I am very proud of my research and I am greatly thankful to all the contributors...

2021 / 2 / 23
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Ian Baxter
Delightful by Ian Baxter

The ingenious Paul Curry, creator of 'Out Of This World' was also responsible for a number of other timely favourites - 'Open Prediction' being a standout and attracting variations a-plenty from card experts everywhere.

Ian Baxter has fashioned a particularly appealing version of this classic, written in his inimitable style and now available in an easy-to-read manuscript - totally impromptu, simple to perform, no fakes, stranger cards, or hidden accessories. Skills need are minimal. A delight indeed!

1st edition 2021, PDF 4 pages.

2021 / 2 / 14
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Eric Mason
Legacy by Eric Mason

The passing of a freely chosen suit of cards in numerical sequence up the sleeve, using a borrowed pack.

Profusely illustrated with more than 70 photos.

From the introduction:

As Dr. Jacob Daley remarks in his classic 'cards up the sleeve,' this effect has always been considered the acid test of the skilled performer with cards. Since the whole purpose of the creative act in magic is to further the arts involved ... I offer my own much cherished routine for this wonderful trick dedicated to the memory of Dr. Daley's devotion to a pack of cards and the numerous imaginative effects he developed with...

2021 / 2 / 14
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Roberto Giobbi
Card College 1 & 2 Personal Instruction by Roberto Giobbi

These are 8 hours of personal video instructions from Roberto Giobbi. This is almost like taking private lessons from Roberto. It is a one-to-one coaching from one of the world's premier card experts, who is considered by his peers to be one of today's finest and most influential teachers of magic.

"I was extremely impressed. Giobbi is an excellent teacher, he communicates his ideas clearly, and he's passionate about card magic - this is one of the best card magic DVD sets I've come across in recent memory. It contains a tremendous amount of solid material for beginning and even seasoned...
2021 / 1 / 16
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George Ernest Arrowsmith
Two Little Gems by George Ernest Arrowsmith

Two surprising card tricks based on a little known principle.

My Lady's Jewels

The performer starts with: "The story goes that a certain queen had some very valuable diamonds, and one day when she opened her jewel casket lo and behold some of them were missing. Summoning the court detective, she commanded him to trace the stolen gems and return them to her, and, being a very able sleuth his quest was soon accomplished. If you will take your own pack of cards and follow my directions, I will show you how he did it."

The cards having been produced (and emphasis is laid upon the fact...

2021 / 1 / 8
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Ian Baxter
Three Good Deals by Ian Baxter

Growing tired of long, arduous Poker Deals that magicians love and audiences can loathe? All too often when a spectator remarks: "I wouldn't like to play cards with you!" the performer unleashes a twenty-minute Poker demonstration, often laced with countless sleights and bloated yarn about a shady Mexican gambler. The entertainment quotient is immediately stifled; it is all just 'too much.'

Looking to jettison these overbearing routines? Author Ian Baxter has put together some practical alternatives - three highly entertaining, well-paced Poker Deals in one exceptional manuscript. Easy, delightful...

2021 / 1 / 2
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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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Brick Tilley
Card in Envelope by Brick Tilley

A practical, easy to construct gimmick for accomplishing the effect of getting a selected card to vanish from the deck and be transported into a sealed envelope to be removed by a spectator.

You will receive a PDF and a video (see the digital shelf) explaining the process.

1st edition 2020, PDF + video 1min 9s.

2020 / 12 / 19
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Satish B
Sandwich Mr. Daley? by Satish B

The four aces are openly removed and tossed onto the table. A card is chosen by the spectator and lost in the deck. The spectator chooses either the red or black aces to proceed. Let us assume he chose the red aces. The magician proclaims that as he waves the red aces over the deck, the chosen card will appear sandwiched between the aces. After a couple of attempts, nothing happens. Then the red aces turn into two jokers. When the deck is spread, the red aces are found reversed with the chosen card sandwiched between them. As a parting shot, the chosen card is found to be predicted on the back...

2020 / 12 / 18
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Satish B
Decepticon Aces by Satish B

The ace assembly effect is a plot that has been done to death in the annals of card magic. The following is my version of an ace assembly effect with a twist at the end. The method is so simple that even a beginner can master and perform it.

Four aces are dealt face down next to each other. Three indifferent cards are added to each pile. The magician says that he will attempt to move all the aces from the different piles into one pile. After some mumbo jumbo, the aces have disappeared from three of the piles. When the fourth pile is turned over, to everyone's surprise, it contains ... the...

2020 / 12 / 5
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Robert Walker & Jon Racherbaumer
Avatar by Robert Walker & Jon Racherbaumer

Robert Walker was a unicycling, high-school student. Looking five years younger than he was, he was a dyed-in-the-wool card guy tutored in Marlovian ways. He was also a precocious writer-creator, obsessed with false counts and packet tricks. He spent many hours "twisting the night away," taking voluminous notes, and developing new methods and approaches. His first mini-treatise dissected a marketed packet trick by Larry West ("Wild, Wild West") which he passed onto Jon Racherbaumer to publish. It became the second installment of the loose-leaf Avatar, printed on pink paper and unadorned by illustrations...

2020 / 11 / 28
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Kent Gunn
There and Back Again by Kent Gunn

A story trick is one of the best effects one can do for lay people. See for example, Bill Malone's success with "Sam the Bellhop". Kent Gunn has altered the recipe of the story trick by adding a couple of card tricks in the middle of the story, which adds a new twist to the genre. Kent feels that it is is the best-received piece he has ever come up with. He also provides advice on how to come up with your own story, which ultimately is the best way to go.

("There and Back Again" was formerly known as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco".)

  • There and Back Again
  • Derek Delgaudio's Truffle Shuffle ...
2020 / 11 / 22
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Jon Racherbaumer
All That Jazz by Jon Racherbaumer

Jazz Aces was inauspiciously introduced to the magic world in 1971 when Peter Kane published Another Card Session. It was a fortuitous event because it appeared about the same time the Elmsley Count was gaining favor with magicians from coast to coast. Like weeds in an open field, packet tricks were also popping up everywhere. Furthermore, Kane's routine clarified the transposition aspects of basic Ace Assemblies. Using only 8 principal "players" (cards), his action procedure was simple and direct. Best of all, the final transposition was squeaky clean. As a result it did not take long for Jazz...

2020 / 11 / 16
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Wesley James
Visible Merger by Wesley James

Wesley James has long been associated with innovative ideas in card magic. His contributions are too numerous to list. They include the Physical Merger plot, best known as "Forgery," and "Anniversary Waltz." Wesley has been holding out on the magic community since the early 1970s. There has been a more advanced, more visually impressive version of the Merger plot, the Visible Merger plot.

In this monograph, for the first time, Wesley is releasing his developments on the Visible Merger plot. You probably won't perform these versions every time you perform his Physical Merger plot - Visible...

2020 / 11 / 6
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Jon Racherbaumer
Trix Fixes by Jon Racherbaumer
  • LEITMOTIFS
    • Copycat Cards
    • Rashomonian Universal Card
    • Counting a Conclave
  • LOCUS POCUS
    • Mine Finds Yours
    • A Narrow Margin
    • Bubkus Divination
    • No-Frills Invisible Toss
  • PUZZLETS
    • Changling Sandwich
    • Another Challenge
    • Easy O. Henry
    • Recliner Mind Reader
    • Either-Oracle
1st edition 2020, PDF 39 pages.
2020 / 11 / 1
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Mario Tarasini
Teleportation by Mario Tarasini

The spectator picks a card and signs it. Magician splits the deck in two piles. Then he puts the card in one pile and it magically appears in the other.

  • completely impromptu
  • works with a borrowed deck
  • no sticky stuff
  • no magnets
  • no threads
  • works even with a card from a different deck
  • any deck, a sharpie and your hands

1st edition 2020, length 6:43.

2020 / 10 / 26
$14.99

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Tom Sellers
Card Tricks That Work by Tom Sellers

From the Foreword:

Sometimes the most simple tricks are the most effective. The card tricks here described are all simple in principle. I trust you will find them entertaining and effective.

  • Foreword
  • A New Jumping Card Trick
  • Steps
  • A Card From Pocket Trick
  • Card Divination
  • On The Top
  • A Trick With The Si Stebbins Pack
  • The Persistent Joker
  • An Excellent Card Change
  • The Laughable Rising Card
  • Lift A Few
  • Unique Card Prediction
  • Finding A Selected Card At Any Number Called For
  • A Two Person Telepathy Effect
  • Named Card And Slates
  • The Paired Card
  • A Practical Prediction
  • Unique Control...
2020 / 10 / 24
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Paul Hallas
Card Magic for the Enthusiast by Paul Hallas
"This is loaded with stuff that is both simple to do and deceptive (not to mention entertaining). Would I recommend this book? You betcha!" - Jim Canaday, The Magic Portal

"There's way more here than simply 28 tricks between two covers. There's an assemblage of original thoughts and methods from a consummate professional you can buy for a trifle." - Rick Carruth, The Magic Roadshow.

"In addition to killer tricks, Paul also provides his innovations and handlings of useful sleights, including Pinky Ovette, Center Double Control, and Simple Double Card Control. His essay Thoughts on Multiple...

2020 / 10 / 19
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Ian Baxter
Three Extras by Ian Baxter

Francis Carlyle and Faucett Ross get coverage in this latest manuscript from Ian Baxter. In a tribute to both of these giants from the past, Baxter examines Carlyle's 'The Card That Finds Itself' with a new and novel approach, while the Ross classic 'Twice Turned' gets a dusting off that adds value-plus to this popular effect from the Vernon Chronicles. The third entry is Baxter's technique for the Top Palm, unbelievably fast, straightforward and appreciably easier than most other methods in print.

1st edition 2020, PDF 9 pages.

2020 / 10 / 19
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