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Be the life of the party at your next social gathering by learning the easy card tricks in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A fresh deck of cards
- Lots of practice
Choose a card
Have a spectator choose a card, memorize it, and return it to the deck.
Mark the return point
Mark where they returned the card by using your pinky to create a slight space over it.
Bring it to the top
Do a quick shuffle, secretly bringing their card to the top.
Bring the card to the bottom
As you chatter, begin to overhand side-shuffle the deck. Bring their card to the bottom by sliding it off alone in the first cut.
Move the second card
Shuffle again, pulling off the top card, and placing it at the bottom of the deck. The chosen card is now the second card from the bottom.
Show the card to the audience
Turn over the deck and show the spectator the bottom card. Ask them if it is theirs. They will say no.
Set up the sleight
Now here’s the tricky part: While your audience is distracted, secretly slide the bottom card forward about an inch with the heel of your hand. In the next motion, slide the second-to-bottom card, the spectator's chosen card, back with the heel of your hand. Make sure nobody sees it!
Now swiftly push down with the heel of your hand on the second-to-bottom card -- it will pop up and over the bottom card. Move your hands and voila – the spectator's card has magically appeared on top of the deck.