Category Archives: Cards

Before You Do Card Tricks, Learn These 6 Things

By Tom Interval In the 37 years I’ve been teaching magic, many students hired me specifically to learn card tricks. Before meeting me, some of them didn’t know a spade from a club or how to properly: Remove the deck … Continue reading

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How to Do the Ribbon-Spread Turnover

By Tom Interval If you love movies, you might have seen Paul Newman in The Sting (1973) manipulating cards like a magician or gambler. Of course, there was expert manipulation going on, but it mostly wasn’t Newman doing it. Why … Continue reading

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How to Fan a Deck of Cards: The Pressure Fan

By Tom Interval You don’t have to be a magician to learn really cool flourishes with playing cards, but it does help if you’re already good at shuffling, cutting, dealing, and knowing your way around a deck in general. If … Continue reading

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Humorous Double Prediction Card Trick

By Tom Interval I just made a short tutorial for beginning magicians interested in learning an easy card trick that will not only amaze people but also entertain them with a humorous finish. One caveat, though: The following video is … Continue reading

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Cardistry in 1899

By Tom Interval Modern cardistry, the art of card flourishing and manipulation for the sole purpose of showing off, dates back to about the early 2000s with its pioneers Brian Tudor and Dan and Dave Buck. Although its origin is … Continue reading

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Easy Impromptu Spell Card Trick

By Tom Interval You don’t have to be a good speller to do this easy, impromptu spelling trick with a borrowed deck of cards. Someone shuffles the deck and names any card. You start dealing cards one at a time … Continue reading

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Magnetic Attraction Card Trick Tutorial

By Tom Interval We magicians have enough card tricks under our belts to last us ten lifetimes, but it’s always fun to play with new effects even if we don’t need them. Although someone had to have thought of this … Continue reading

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Say Stop Card Prediction Tutorial

By Tom Interval Usually when an audience member says “Stop!”, it’s not a good thing. Unless you’re doing the card trick I’m previewing in the following video (below). Someone stops you at any one of 52 cards. Example: jack of … Continue reading

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World’s Easiest False Shuffle and Cut

By Tom Interval If you’re a beginning magician, the most important thing you can do is master a few fundamental moves and build on them as you progress. Take card tricks, for example. You’ll find an overabundance of then on … Continue reading

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Rainbow Deck Tutorial

By Tom Interval Very few easy beginners’ magic tricks pack a triple punch like the Rainbow Deck. I’ve been doing it on and off since the 1980s and even recently performed it on CBS News 8 (KFMB) as an example … Continue reading

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