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World’s easiest card trick

 

Wow your friends and family with magic card tricks! All you need is a regular deck of playing cards and a little practice to remember the steps. The first card trick is the world's easiest card trick. Grab your deck and see for yourself – it's really that easy! 

1. Fan the deck of cards out face down and ask someone to pick a card, any card.

Magician fans out deck of cards.

2. Ask them to look at the card and not show you. Also ask them to remember the card.

Player shows his card: eight of hearts

3. Now, put the cards back into deck form, cut the deck in half and hold the top half of the deck in one hand and the bottom half in your other hand.

Magician cuts deck.

4. Quickly and without being noticed, look at the bottom card of the top half in your hand and remember it.

Magician shows the card in middle of deck, in her case the card is a Joker.

5. Ask them to put their card back on top of the bottom half in your other hand.

Player puts card back in deck.

6. Place the top half back on top of the bottom half and turn the deck and fan out the cards so they are facing you.

Magician places top half of deck on top of bottom deck.

7. Look through the cards until you find the card that was on the bottom of the top half that you looked at and memorized.

Magician has cards splayed to find Joker in middle of deck.

8. Their card with be the one right beside it (to the right/closest to the bottom).

Beside Joker is the eight of hearts.

9. Show them their card, they will be amazed!

Magician shows player eight of hearts.

 

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