Easy Card Tricks
Fan these cards out face-up, with the two indifferent cards hidden behind the king in front of them. It should now look as if you have just 4 kings fanned out. Show this to your spectator, casually mentioning that the four kings you hold are best of friends. Square them up and place them face down on top of the deck.
Tell the spectator that you are going to seperate the kings and lift the top card up and place it at the bottom of the deck. You may allow the spectator to glimpse this as you do so as it's a king.
Take the next king from the top (although it's really an indifferent card.) and place it into the middle of the deck. Be careful not to allow the spectator to glimpse this one as it's an indifferent card.
Finally, you take the fourth card from the top and casually show it to the spectator as you suggest you're going to leave it there. Give the deck a cut to further mix the cards and then snap your fingers. The kings have magically reunited! Spread through the deck to find all four together!.
Riffle down the deck with your thumb, asking the spectator to say stop at any point. As they do, hand them the bottom half of the deck, seperated from the top half where your thumb stopped.
Ask the spectator to spread through their cards and select one. Ask them to memorize it and place it on top of their pile. Do this yourself, pretending to memorize the card you select. (You don't have to remember yours)
Cut your half of the deck, losing the card into the middle. Ask the spectator to do the same with their cards, so their card which they placed on top is now hopelessly lost inside.
Tell them that your card is nervous and when scared it will jump from your packet to theirs, joining their card.
Ask them to spread through their cards and locate the card. It will be the card above their chosen card, which you didn't even see!
Take the deck from them and explain that you have excellent fingerprint detection skills. Spread through the cards and look for the keycard (The card you peeked at before the trick) Their selected card will be the card directly below the key card. If the key card happens to be on the bottom of the deck, their selected card will be on the top.
You place your second prediction card face up on the dealt out cards and ask them to gather the cards again. Confirming that they could have dealt any number of cards out each time, arriving at any 2 cards, you locate the two prediction cards. They are both face to face with their 'twin' cards!
Place the two prediction cards face up on the table and hand the deck to the spectator. Ask them to begin dealing card out into a pile on the table and to stop when they feel like it.
Ask the spectator to place your first prediction card (the one which matches the bottom card of the deck) face up on the pile on the table, then place the deck on top of that, losing the card in the deck.
Ask the spectator to begin dealing card out onto the table again, stopping when they choose. Place your second prediction card face up onto the pile and ask them to place the rest of the cards on top, sandwiching it inside.
The rest is just presentation. Mention that your prediction cards always find a way of locating their twins and pair up to them. Spread through the deck to show both of the prediction card face to face with their twin!
To prepare for this trick, you must have the four aces at the top of the deck. That’s all!
Your false cuts/shuffles must retain these cards at the top only; mixing up the rest of the cards does not matter.
Pass the deck to the spectator and emphasise the fact that you will not touch the deck again for the entire trick.
Ask them to take roughly half of the cards from the bottom of the deck and discard them.
Ask them now to take roughly a quarter of the cards from the bottom of the remaining cards and place them on the table.
Ask them to take another clump of cards from the bottom and place them on the table next to the first pile. Now ask them to take about half of the cards from the bottom and place them down, followed by the remaining cards as the fourth pile. There should now be four piles of cards on the table, similar in size to each other. What they don’t know is that the fourth pile has the four aces at the top.
Ask them to pick up the first pile and move the top card to the bottom. And again. And again. A total of three times.
Now ask them to place the top card onto the first of the remaining piles. The next top card goes onto the next pile, and the next top card goes onto the final pile.
Ask them to return the pile in their hand back where it was on the table.
They now repeat this process with the other three piles. Moving the top card to the bottom three times and placing a card onto each of the other piles.
Remind the spectator that you did not touch the cards after shuffling them before the trick. THEY discarded half of the cards, THEY broke the cards into 4four random piles and THEY mixed up the cards.
Now ask them to turn over the top card of each pile… 4 ACES!!!
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