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Thanks for peeking at our collection of magic card trick tutorials, card sleights, flourishes and other nifty things you can do with a deck of cards.

Many are easy to learn, and most require nothing more than a regular deck of playing cards and a bit of practice.

If you are completely new to magic card tricks (or magic in general), I suggest you check out our Handy guide to sleight of hand.

Except for self-working card tricks based on math, most card tricks employ “sleight of hand” to create illusions – card palming and peeking being some of the most common sleights.

Last update: April 5th, 2012

Card Tricks & Sleights Tutorials:

Below you will find a growing list of card tricks sorted by difficulty. When possible, we have added video tutorials and/or illustrations to accompany the written instructions.

For card mechanics, we also have some intricate effects requiring the solid ability to perform smooth card sleights.

Easy Card Tricks:

Card Bender – Very cool visual magic trick, super easy. Great beginner trick.

Tight Deck Pick – Simple trick, good for kids.

Easy Pick – Practice infront of a mirror, then on your friends.

Insolvable Mystery – Read a few times through with a deck in hand to follow along with.

Reds and Blacks – Another good one for children.

Salty – Nifty effect.

More Advanced Card Tricks:

Card Sleights & Flourishes:

Seeing is Believing

Five Card Fan

Half Pack Reverse

Spectator to Magician

One to Ten

Teleporting Cards

I Have It!

Number Magic

Talking Cards

Hinge Color Change

One Handed Palm

The Danish Force

The Palm & Recovery

Card Peeking

Flesh Grip

False Shuffle

 Spring & Spin Flourish

Card Trick Tips and Info:

New: hand iconThe Handy Guide to Sleight of Hand – Check out this guide to the basic principles of magic.

For those new to card magic, check out the  Card trick glossary.

cardsHow to peek at cards:

Intro to Peeking at Cards

Top Card Peeking Methods

Middle Card Peeking Methods

Bottom Card Peeking Methods

Also see: The Handy Guide to Sleight of Hand – Check out this guide to the basic principles of magic.


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