Magic Card Tricks by Nicholas Einhorn
How to shuffle, control and force cards, including special gimmicks and advanced flourishes, all shown in more than 450 step-by-step photographs. This title includes basic techniques such as the Biddle Grip, Charlier Cut and Table Riffle Shuffle, and how to control and force cards using techniques such as the Finger Break, In-Jog Dribble Control and Hindu Force. Tricks for all levels of ability and experience: self-working tricks include Hocus Pocus and Magic Time; advanced tricks and flourishes include Card through Handkerchief and the Card Spring. How to use special gimmicks with cards, for example, make a card change into a different card with the flick of a finger, or make a card rise mysteriously from its box. Over 450 step-by-step photographs show how each trick is done, both from the performer's and the audience's perspective, and a useful glossary contains a list of terms associated with card magic. Cards are internationally recognized symbols, and the scope for creating illusions with a deck of cards is huge. They can be made to appear, disappear, change suit, multiply, defy gravity and a lot more besides. This book begins with an introduction to magic, emphasizing the importance of keeping the secret and how to practise performing. There are step-by-step instructions showing how to perform a wide range of card tricks, including basic techniques, how to shuffle, control and force cards, self-working card tricks, card tricks requiring skill, special gimmicks and advanced flourishes. The book is ideal for both the hobbyist and the more serious performer.