Card Tricks
By Evan W. and Evan M.

In my opinion, card tricks are the best kinds of magic. Not only are they easy to learn, but they amaze your audience if you do them right. Have fun learning
amazing card tricks.

 The Key Card Counting Cards The Kings Faces and Numbers

The Key Card

Before you perform this trick, take a peek at the bottom card backstage. Ask someone from the audience to pick any card from your deck. Then tell them to memorize their card. Cut the deck. Ask them to put their card on the top half. Put the bottom half on top of the top half. DON'T SHUFFLE!  Look through the deck for the key card. The card right in front of that is their card.

Counting Cards

Before you do this trick, be sure that the cards are in numerical order; ace,2, 3, 4... Tell your audience that the cards can hear their names and will appear when it is spelled out. Start by saying "A-c-e." right when you say "e", flip over a card. It should be an ace. Do this throughout the whole deck. It should end on the last king.

The Kings

Before you perform this trick, put the kings on the top of the deck. Pick one out along with 3 other random cards except for a king. Tell a story about a gang of kings robbing a bank. Put the 3 random cards in the middle of the deck. Show the audience the king and put it on top of the deck. Say it is a lookout. Tell your audience that the sheriff is coming, and the lookout called them back. Pick up the top four cards. They should be kings.

Now that we have the cards out, let's use them again. You'll need two kings, two queens, and two jacks. You'll also need two twos, two threes, and two fours. Now you make four rows of three. In the top row put a two then a jack then another two. In the second row put a king a three and then a queen. In the third row put a three a queen and then a four. In the bottom row put a king then a four and then a jack. Tell your friend to make the top row all number cards, the second row all face cards, the third row all number cards, and the fourth row all face cards. Does that sound easy? Well then tell them that they can only touch one card. Now, here is the trick. You use the jack from the middle of the top row to push the middle cards up a row. Then you put the jack that you used to push the cards in the middle of the bottom row. Then there are the cards just as you wanted them!