Well who doesn't want to make a great impression at the next party or well, anywhere? Whether you want to win a bet among your friends or impress a couple of new friends, doing a few card tricks is the key. Here are 5 crucial things to know before playing cards. Tools of the Trade To accomplish a few great tricks, all you will need is a pack of cards and a great audience. If you have never purchased playing cards before you can purchase them at your favorite online or brick-and-mortar store. For beginners, any basic pack of playing cards should do the trick, pun intended.
Blind 3-Card Monte
As you face your spectators, place 2 black Ace cards and the Queen of Hearts face up. You then turn away and ask them to pick one out of the 3 cards. Once they do, mix the cards up, facing down. You then pretend to guess which card was the chosen one and then suddenly face up the right card. To do this, ask your audience to switch the position of the two other cards they don't pick. Once he faces all the cards down, and you turn around to look at all the faced-down cards, have him mix the cards. Let your eyes follow the middle card. Turn this card upwards as this was the person's pick. They will never realize how you read their minds.
Find Your Card
Have a volunteer select a card from a deck you give him. Once he sees his own card, he needs to put it back in the deck. You then find their card really easily in the deck, to their astonishment. The way to do this is to divide the black and red cards before the trick. When they choose their card, check to see if they selected from the black or red part of the deck. When they select red, have them return it to the black deck, and vice versa.
This is the easiest method of finding which choice they made and will leave the audience stupefied for hours or even days.
Volunteers take the deck of playing cards, dealing them into a pile of 4. Once the volunteer is done dividing, on top of each deck is an Ace. To do this, remove every ace beforehand and put these on the deck bottom. Give this to your volunteer and have them make four decks slowly. Say, “think hard as you position your cards on every pile.” They will then automatically position each of the last four aces on each of the four piles of cards they made. Have them turn over the top card and lo and behold, it's an Ace!
Nothing Like Knowing Some Great Tricks
To conclude, there really is nothing like a few card tricks up your sleeve to impress a bunch of people watching. Since all you really need is a bunch of playing cards, card tricks make a great ice-breaker or boredom solution any day of the week!