This is a great trick that always impresses any audience. One of the cool things about this trick is that once you set the deck up, it will work every time, as it is a “self working” magic trick. The cards will do all the work. It’s an up close trick, so you can do this for one person or a small group of friends.
Here’s how this powerful illusion will appear to your stunned crowd. You pull out a deck of cards, and begin to shuffle it. As you are shuffling it, you tell some long, convoluted story about four aces, and how they always rise to the occasion. Once you are finished shuffling, you ask a volunteer to come up and separate the deck into four stacks of approximately equal height.
Then you tell them to take three cards off the top of one of the stacks, and place them on the bottom. Then take another three off the top, and place one of each on top of the other three small stacks. Have them repeat this for the other three stacks, taking three off the top, putting them on the bottom, and then another three and placing them one at a time on each of the three stacks they aren’t working with. Make sure to never look at the face of the cards.
During this time, you continue to tell your meandering tale about the mysterious Aces, and they always find their way home. You produce some kind of magic wand, or wave your hands and utter some ancient magical words, and gently tap the top of each of the four small stacks. Tell your helper to turn over the uppermost card on each small stack, and they will see the four Aces.
You’ll be surprised how simple this trick is once you do it a couple times. The four Aces start off on top of the deck. And make sure to remember which stack has the four aces after you separate the cards, and make sure they work with that stack last. When they get to that stack, it will have four Aces, plus three other cards on top, from the previous stacks. You simply take those three cards off the top, and put them on the bottom, just like with the other stacks. Now there’s only four Aces on top, and you just take three of them and put each one on a different stack.
When you first produce the deck, it’s important to shuffle the deck a few times, while making sure the four Aces stay on top. This is pretty simple, just make sure when you cut the deck before shuffling, to place the half with the four Aces in your right hand, and when shuffling them together to simply make sure that the four Aces are among the last cards to go on top of the completed deck when you shuffle. One thing that is amazing is that the crowd will never be able to figure out how you do this trick. Have fun.
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