Who doesn't like a magic trick? Its a great ice breaker, and a great way to impress friends and younger relatives. We have a quick and simple trick that you can pick up for that next boring office party or family barbecue.
Step 1: Pick a Card
Find yourself a volunteer and have them pick a card
Step 2: Memorize It
Have them memorise their card
Step 3: Make Six Piles
Separate your cards into 6 piles. Count out two piles of 5 cards and randomly distribute the other 4.
Note- Practice counting the two piles and making it look discrete, this is the key to doing the trick successfully.
Step 4: Place the Card on a Pile
Ask your volunteer to place the card on top of any of the 6 piles
Step 5: Stack Them Up
Stack the piles on top of each other making sure that the pile with the volunteer's card is second from the top. The pile on top must be 1 of the counted piles of cards.
Step 6: Fan Your Cards
Fan your deck out and ask the volunteer if they see their card. Memorise the sixth card from your left. That is your volunteers card!
Step 7: Shuffle With Piles
You will once again separate the deck into 6 piles.
Count out 6 cards and place it in the first pile. Your volunteer's card is in that pile.
The next pile will be the same number of cards as the number of letters in your volunteer's card. (For example, count 12 cards because the "three of clubs" has 12 letters)
The other 4 can be randomly distributed randomly.
Step 8: Stack Them Again
Place the piles on top of each other making sure the pile of 12 is on top of the pile of 6. These two should be the top two piles on your deck.
Step 9: The Reveal
Spell out your volunteers card as you take out one card for each letter. Once you finish spelling out their card, flip over the next one, and reveal their card.
Step 10: Practice and Enjoy
The key to performing this trick flawlessly is to practice counting out your piles of cards without your volunteer realising. Once you have mastered this all thats left to do is find your self an audience and watch the continuous looks of amazement.