Hot Magic & Parlor Tricks How-Tos

How To: Do the "impossible" card trick

In this Magic & Parlor Tricks video you will see the ‘impossible’ card trick. This card trick is performed by Andy field. First he removes all the 4 aces from the pack and puts them face up on the table. Then he chooses a card from the rest of the pack shows it to the camera without seeing it himself. It is the king of hearts. He then puts the card back into the deck somewhere in the middle. Now he takes the 4 aces in his hand all facing up, gives a little jig and out of the 4 one ace turns f...

How To: Perform the "rope through the neck" trick

This video starts off with a magician performing a trick that he will teach. You are going to need a length of rope or a scarf to do this trick. The rope or scarf should be about five feet long. Put the rope behind your head so the sides are hanging normally down your chest. You’ll want the rope that is on the left side hanging a little lower then the right. Reach with the right hand and grab the rope high on your chest. With the left hand grab the rope on the right side making sure your left...

How To: Mind read with three questions

This trick is a form of "mentalism". This is done by asking three questions, and writing your answers on three separate pieces of paper. A mentalist first asks you a personal question, but instead of writing the 'answer' to that question, he writes the answer to the final 'easy' question...thereby getting a hidden jump on the answers making you think he is reading your mind. But in fact it is a trick.

How To: Magically guess a random sentence from a book

In this tutorial, learn the secret behind the magic trick. You know that amazing trick where a magician asks you to choose any line from a book and he will guess it? Well, in this video you will discover the secret behind that very trick. This is much more simple than you would think and anyone can do it with the right set up. So, check it out and start baffling your buddies.

How To: Perform the "linking rings" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Linking Rings Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience.

How To: Perform the Let's Do Lunch card magic trick

Performing close-up card trick magic in a business environment can be one of the most lucrative envrionements in which to do so. This trick, called Let's Do Lunch, is perfect for just such a setting as it integrates the business cards that your audience are sure to have in abundance. It requires no set-up and only minimal sleight of hand, but produces a great effect. This tutorial video will have ou performing it in no time.

How To: Do the "Double Charge" pen spinning trick

Interested in pen spinning? Want to pick up a few moves? Pen spinning is the skilled movement of a writing instrument or pen with one's hands. It is used as a source of self entertainment (often for students), but there is a great deal of pen spinning culture (competitions, websites, etc.). Watch this pen spinning tutorial video and learn how to perform the "Double Charge" move.

How To: Perform the backaround pen spinning trick

Pen spinning is a fun pastime for the school or office environment. Hell, they even have multinational tournaments these days! Improve your pen spinning (pen mawashi) skills with this video tutorial. Learn how to perform the backaround pen spinning trick. The back around trick can be hard to do if you're new to pen spinning, but all it takes is practice.

How To: Shuffle your cards in sleeves in 2 different ways

Two techniques to shuffling cards in sleeves are the brick shuffle and the sleeve shuffle. These are not shuffling methods that casinos use. To do a brick shuffle, put your deck of cards in one hand and use the other hand to quickly move stacks of cards into different places in the deck. The brick shuffling technique has the propensity to warp the cards. To execute a sleeve shuffle, divide the deck of cards into two stacks and then thread the two stacks into one another using gentle pressure....

How To: Cheat in poker with the bottom deal card trick

Cheating in poker is usually frowned upon; however, this video shows you the best way to do it! Dealing yourself pre-arranged cards from the bottom of the deck is the easiest way to accomplish this. Dealing fast conceals the movement. Next we are shown a trick. Place the four aces on the top of the deck and the four kings on the bottom. Then by arranging the cards in the correct order and appearing to cut the deck, you deal yourself a lot of aces. The other players won't be able to notice you...

How To: Perform the "the cut rope" magic trick

Magic Trick: The Cut Rope Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then proceeds to reveal the reality of the illusions before a captivated television audience.

How To: Do the card on a rope magic trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the card on a rope magic trick. The materials required for the trick are: deck of playing cards, rope, magnets and a bag. The magician begins by allowing the spectator to randomly select a card from the deck. Then the spectator places the card back in the deck and shuffles it. The deck is then placed into the bag. The magician takes a rope, places it into the bag and fishes out the select card. This video goes over the preparation and techniques...

How To: Light a Cigarette with an Empty Lighter

Need a smoke, but no one has any matches and your lighter is fresh out of fuel? This how-to video has got a cool trick you can perform to light your cigarette if you ever run out of lighter fluid. Despite the lighter being out of gas, you can still make a fire to light your cig. All you need is the lighter and a sheet of toilet paper.

How To: Perform the All Sorted card trick

Want to learn a great card trick that will really fool your friends? All you need is a deck of cards to perform this cool trick! You will need one deck of cards. Sometimes we use materials that require adult supervision... like scissors so make sure you have friends and family around whenever you do magic tricks. 1. Take a deck of cards and remove all of the face cards (Jacks, Queens, and Kings) and Aces. Separate the cards by suit (hearts, clubs, spades, diamonds) so you have four piles. Eac...

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