Easy Card Tricks



Best Friends

The Effect:
You show the four kings to the spectator and then place one on the bottom, two into the middle and leave the last one at the top of the deck. With a simple cut of the deck, you spread through the card to find the kings have all moved together!

The Method:
To start, remove all four kings from the deck, along with any two indifferent cards. Place the two indifferent cards on top of three of the kings, and then place the final king on top of them.
So from the top you have: (King)(Indifferent)(Indifferent)(King)(King)(King).

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.
Do the same with the next card from the top.

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!.


The Nervous Card

The Effect:
You hand half of the deck to the spectator and you each select a card from your half and cut it into your own pile. With a clap of your hands your card jumps to the spectators pile and joins their card!
As they spread through their pile sure enough your card is right next to theirs!

The Method:
Shuffle the deck and glance the bottom card as you do so. I recommend the riffle shuffle as it's easy to peek the bottom card as you lift the two packets up.

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.
Clap your hands and then tell them what your card was (Name the card that was on the bottom of the deck at the start of the trick, which you glanced)

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!



Fingerprint Detective

The Effect:
You hand the deck to the spectator and ask them to select any card, memorize it and place it onto the deck. You then ask them to cut the deck, losing their card inside.
Explaining that you can see their fingerprint on the card, you spread through the deck and pick out their chosen card!

The Method:
Before you start, glance the bottom card of the deck using your favourite method. This will be the key card.
Hand the deck to the spectator and ask them to spread through the cards and select any one. Ask them to take the card from the deck, memorize it and place it back ontop of the deck. Ask them then to give the deck a complete cut, to lose their card inside. In fact, ask them to cut the deck as many times as they like. (No amount of cuts will seperate their card from the keycard.)

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.


Gemini Twins

The Effect:
You spread through the deck and select two prediction cards. You then ask the spectator to deal cards from the deck into a pile on the table and stop when they choose. You place one prediction card face up on top of the pile. You ask them to gather the cards up so that the card is in the middle of the deck and repeat the process.

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!

The Method:
As you spread through the deck looking for 2 prediction cards, look at the top and bottom cards of the deck. The prediction cards must match these. So if the bottom card is the 5 of hearts and the top card is the king of clubs, you would select the 5 of diamonds and king of spades.

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!


Spectators 4 Ace Trick

The Effect:
You give the deck a quick shuffle and then pass it to the spectator. You will not touch it again for the rest of the trick.
You ask the spectator to take roughly half of the deck and discard the rest.
They break the cards up into four piles, which are placed on the table.
They then pick up the stacks, one-by-one, moving three cards to the bottom, then one card onto each of the other piles. This ensures all of the cards are completely mixed.
After emphasising the fact that you didn’t even touch the cards during the trick, they discarded half the deck, they split the deck into piles and finally they mixed the cards up, you ask them to turn over the top card of each pile. All four are ACES!!!

The Method:
This trick really couldn’t be easier. It is completely self working! The hardest part is performing the false shuffle at the start, but that is completely optional, depending on your ability. Personally I prefer to use a false cut instead. I recommend the swing-swivel cut.

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.
What they don’t know is that with the final pile, they are moving three indifferent cards to the bottom, then placing an ace on to each of the 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!!!