Category Archives: Cards

How to Control a Card the Easy Way

By Tom Interval I haven’t frequented the local magic clubs for years, but one thing that stands out is how some magicians insisted on doing magic using difficult sleight of hand to achieve the desired effect on the audience. Judging … Continue reading

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Swing-Cut Four-Ace Production

By Tom Interval Who doesn’t like a good ace trick? Well, okay, some experienced magicians might not. Why? Because most magicians need another ace trick like they need a pet rock. But some ace tricks are better than others, and … Continue reading

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Sibbs Stein Soul Mates Prediction

By Tom Interval Who the heck is Sibbs Stein? Born in the mid-late 19th century, he revived an old card-magic principle that has since become one of the most popular methods among magicians at every skill level. And when I … Continue reading

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Double Prediction Card Trick Tutorial

By Tom Interval There are two old principles in card magic I love, and I’ve combined them to create this super-simple prediction effect. What is an effect? In magic parlance, an effect is basically what the audience sees. Or, more … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Joseph Leeming

By Tom Interval Today marks what would have been Joseph Leeming’s 121st birthday. Yes, it would take some real magic to reach that age, but Leeming’s written legacy will endure much longer than that. For the younger lads not familiar … Continue reading

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The Four Burglars: In Memory of Paul Daniels

By Tom Interval Paul Daniels (1938-2016), the famous U.K. magician, performed and taught his own version of The Four Burglars, a classic plot in card magic dating back to 1591. For years I’ve taught a version to some of my … Continue reading

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Time-lapse Card Reveal for Magicians

By Tom Interval If you’re one of my magic students, or a magician who just happened across my website, here’s a great card reveal you can use right from your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Bookmark this 40-second YouTube video (also embedded below), … Continue reading

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