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Royal Road to Card Magic (Cards, Coins, and Other Magic)

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With this book, anyone can develop a versatile repertoire of first rate card tricks. The authors, both noted authorities on magic, present complete, easy to understand explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks. More than 120 line cuts make explanations easy to follow, so that even beginners can develop professional-level skill. 121 figures.

Synopsis:

With the help of this book, anyone can develop a versatile repertoire of first-rate card tricks; in fact, mastery of just the first chapter will enable would-be card conjurers to perform half a dozen astounding and entertaining sleights-of-hand. The authors, both noted authorities on magic, present complete, easy-to-understand explanations of shuffles, flourishes, the glide, the glimpse, false shuffles and cuts, the pass, the classic force and many other techniques. These will enable card handlers to perform over 100 mind-boggling feats of card magic, including Thought Stealer, Gray's Spelling Trick, Do as I Do, Now You See It! Obliging Aces, Rapid Transit, Kangaroo Card, A Tipsy Trick and dozens of others. Illustrated with more than 120 clear line cuts that make the explanations easy to follow, this exciting introduction to card conjuring will enable even beginners to develop professional-level skill and the ability to perform tricks guaranteed to astound family and friends.

Synopsis:

Two expert magicians present clear explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks.

Synopsis:

Simple-to-use book gives versatile repertoire of first rate card tricks. The authors, both expert magicians, present clear explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks. 121 figures.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION by Paul Flemming

PREFACE

PART ONE

I. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, I"

    Position of the Pack

    Execution of the Overhand Shuffle. Using the Overhand Shuffle: Controlling the Top Card

    Controlling the Bottom Card

    Retaining the Top and Bottom Cards

    Top Card to Next to Bottom and Back

    The Run

    The Injog

    The Undercut. Overhand Shuffle Control: Retaining Top Stock

    Overhand False Shuffle

    Overhand Shuffle Practice Routine. Tricks with the Overhand Shuffle: Topsy turvy Cards

    Poker's Player's Picnic

    A Pocket Discovery

    Telepathy Plus

    Thought Stealer

    Pinkie Does It

    A Card and a Number

II. THE RIFFLE SHUFFLE

    Riffle Shuffle Control: Retaining Card at Top

    Retaining at the Bottom

    Riffle Shuffle in the Air. Tricks with the Riffle Shuffle: An Instinct for Cards

    Mirror of the Mind

    Ultra Card Divination

III. FLOURISHES

    Displaying the Top Card:

    (a) For intimate performances

    (b) For intimate performances

    (c) For platform performances

    The Ruffle:

    (a) With both hands

    (c) With a Single Card

    The Click-Spread and Turnover:

    (a) On a Cloth-Covered Table

    (b) On a Bare Table. Gathering the Ribbon-Spread Pack

    Springing the Cards

    A Flourish Count

    Throwing a Card

    Waterfall Shuffle

    The Fan

    One-Hand Fan

    Thumb Fan

    Pressure Fan

IV. THE GLIDE

    Tricks with the Glide: Design for Laughter

    Observation Test

V. THE GLIMPSE

    Bottom-Card Glimpse

    I Bottom-Card Glimpse

    II Bottom-Card Glimpse

    III Top-Card Glimpse

    Fan Peek

    Tricks with the Glimpse: Gray's Spelling Trick

    Round and Round

VI. THE KEY CARD

    Key Undercut

    Key Undercut Shuffle. Tricks with the Key Card: Do as I Do

    The Three Piles

    The 26th Card

    A Meeting of the Minds

    The Non-Poker Voice

    Intuition with Cards

    Sliding Key Card

VII. THE PALM

    Top Palm:

    (1) A Single Card

    (2) Several Cards

    Palm Glimpse

    Replacing Palmed Cards: First Method

    Second Method

    Tricks with the Palm: Card in the Pocket

    Now You See It!

    Grag-Bag Card

    Good-Luck Card

    Do It and Fail

    Gathering of the Clan

    A Vested Interest

    Piano Trick

VIII. THE BACKSLIP

    Backslip Force

    Backslip Control. Tricks with the Backslip: Lightning Card

    The Tanalizer

    Under Your Hat

IX. "THE OVERHAND SHUFFLE, II"

    Injog and Break

    Overhand Break Control

    Overhand Lift Shuffle

    Lift Shuffle Force

    Spread and Break

    Holding a Break

    Spread and Break Control

    Tricks with the Overhand Shuffles: The Sevens

    Obliging Aces

    Leapfrog

    Spectator's Card Trick

    A Poker Puzzle

X. FALSE SHUFFLES AND CUTS

    Optical Shuffle

    Charlier Shuffle

    The Cut: First Method

    Second Method

    Third Method

    Fourth Method

    Palm Cut. Tricks with the Shuffles and Cuts: An Incomprehensible Divination

    Circus Card Trick

    "Black Jack, Detective"

XI. THE DOUBLE LIFT AND TURNOVER

    Double-Lift Glimpse

    Double-Lift Card Reverse:

    (a) Top-Card Reversal

    (b) Second-Card Reversal

    (c) Second-Card Reversal

    Tricks with the Double Lift: Rapid Transit

    The Trey

    Ambitious Card

    Throughth and Consequences

    Insidious Dr. Fu Liu Tu

XII. THE PASS

    The Grip

    Left-Hand Action

    Right-Hand Action

    Riffle Pass

    Spread Pass

    Spring Pass

    "Tricks with the Pass: Off Again, On Again, Finnegin"

    Kangaroo Card

    Righting a Wrong

    Blindfolded Pack

    Double Speller

XIII. MISCELLANEOUS FLOURISHES

    Color Change

    Double Color Change

    The Changing Card

    Self-Cutting Deck

    A Pretty Cut

    Pop-up Card

    A Bit of Byplay

    Charlier Cut

    Acrobatic Aces

XIV. THE REVERSES

    First Method

    Second Method

    Third Method

    Fourth Method

    Reversed Location. Tricks with the Reverses: Spellbound

    A Tipsy Trick

    Double Reverse

    Mentalivity

    Mountebank

    Miracle

XV. THE HINDU SHUFFLE AND OTHER CONTROLS

    Hindu Shuffle Control: Single Card

    Several Cards. Hindu Shuffle Force

    Hindu Shuffle Glimpse

    The Step

    Natural Jog

    Twelve-Down Riffle. Tricks with the Hindu Shuffle: All Change Here

    Ewephindit

XVI. THE CLASSIC FORCE

    One-Hand Force

    Bottom Force

    Slide-Out Force

    Two Card Force

    Riffle-Break Force

    Sliding-Key Force

    Double-Lift Force

    Cut Force. Tricks with the Force: Justice Card Trick

    Four of a Kind

    Pulse Trick

XVII. TOP AND BOTTOM CHANGES

    Top Change

    The Changing Card

    Top-Change Byplay

    Bottom Change

    Top and Bottom Changes

XVIII. ARRANGEMENTS

    Tricks with Arrangements: The Selective Touch

    A Future in Cards

    Jacks Wild

    Think Stop

    Deal Away

    The Educated Cards

    Reds and Blacks

XIX. ROUTINES

    Routining Card Tricks

    A Table Routine

    A Rollicking Routine

    Card-Discovery Routine

    Razzle-Dazzle Routine

PART THREE

XX. PLATFORM TRICKS

    Conus Ace Trick

    Ladies' Looking Glass

    Everywhere and Nowhere

    Cards up the Sleeve

    Cards to the Pocket

    Enlarging and Diminishing Cards

    Three Cards Across

    "Everybody's Card, I"

    "Everybody's Card, II"

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486408439
Author:
Hugard, Jean
Author:
Braue, Frederick
Author:
Brau
Author:
Frederick
Author:
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Author:
Frederick Brau
Author:
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Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Card tricks
Subject:
GAMES / Magic
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Magic Books
Series Volume:
105-706
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.76 lb
Age Level:
from 10

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"Synopsis" by , With the help of this book, anyone can develop a versatile repertoire of first-rate card tricks; in fact, mastery of just the first chapter will enable would-be card conjurers to perform half a dozen astounding and entertaining sleights-of-hand. The authors, both noted authorities on magic, present complete, easy-to-understand explanations of shuffles, flourishes, the glide, the glimpse, false shuffles and cuts, the pass, the classic force and many other techniques. These will enable card handlers to perform over 100 mind-boggling feats of card magic, including Thought Stealer, Gray's Spelling Trick, Do as I Do, Now You See It! Obliging Aces, Rapid Transit, Kangaroo Card, A Tipsy Trick and dozens of others. Illustrated with more than 120 clear line cuts that make the explanations easy to follow, this exciting introduction to card conjuring will enable even beginners to develop professional-level skill and the ability to perform tricks guaranteed to astound family and friends.
"Synopsis" by , Two expert magicians present clear explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks.
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Simple-to-use book gives versatile repertoire of first rate card tricks. The authors, both expert magicians, present clear explanations of basic techniques and over 100 complete tricks. 121 figures.
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