Cool Card Magic Trick You Can Do
Cool Card Magic Trick You Can Do
Three-Card Monte trick with jumbo playing cards.
Step 1: Learn some magic:
I’d like to teach you how to do some magic. I know this is a little unusual, a magicians teaching magic, but I would like to teach you something that you can do at home. So what we’ll do is I’ll show you the trick the way I normally present it. We’ll take a little break and when we come back I’ll show you exactly how to do it. And how to make it at home.
Step 2: What's my favourite card:
So what we have, and actually I have to admit, this isn’t really a trick, this is more of a test. I like to start my shows of with this so I can see how observant my audiences are, so I know what I can get away with for the rest of the show. But anyway, what I have are three jumbo cards. Now in just a second, I’ll show you the faces of the cards. And just so you know, one of these cards is my favourite card. Now, I’m not going to tell you which one it is yet, I will give you a few hints, but if you’re home with anybody, don’t yell it out, just think to yourself which one you think is my favourite card. Alright, three cards there. Okay I’m going to give you the hint. Here’s the hint and I want everyone to get this. My favourite colour is the colour black. Oh it’s getting easy now isn’t it? Okay, well I’m going to make this super easy I’ll take my favourite card and place it right here on my table, which leaves me with two cards left. The two kings. Now, let’s see if you remember. What is my favorite card? Oh very good. The ace, excellent. So you have been paying attention. Very observant. But actually, I have been tricking you. To be honest with you, the ace really isn’t my favourite card. My favourite card is my library card! Sure, because I can use this to learn to do just about anything. And speaking of learning something, as soon as we take a little break here, you’re going to learn exactly how to do this at home and fool all your friends and relatives. Thank you very much we’ll be back in just a little bit.
Step 3: The three card monty:
Well right now we’re going to teach you some magic. I know a lot of you are interested in doing your own magic and I love it when I walk around places in Phoenix when I see you do tricks for me, so please, keep it up and we definitely want to see you on stage one day too. But what I have here is what’s called affectionately the Three Card Monty. Now this was named after the infamous game Three Card Monty where they would play on the streets of New York for money, so I don’t recommend you play that game that is absolutely a scam but anyway, but as well as this trick is. But so let me just do it real quick for you again, and then I’ll show you how to do it, and then I’ll show you a variation of it, because not everybody’s going to be wanting to use large cards like this, I just do this for visual purposes. You can do it with just regular size cards.
Step 4: Trick run through:
But the way it works is we have three cards, and one is my favourite card, as goes the pattern. Then what I do is I say which one do you think is my favourite card, it doesn’t matter. I take off the middle card, don’t show it yet, and place it on my table. And that leaves me with two cards left. And you were watching at home, of course those are the two kings, and my favourite card, what is that everyone will say the ace, but of course it’s not the ace, my favourite card is really my library card. And it is actually, to be honest with you. But let me show you how it works.
Step 5: How it works:
It’s really a very, very simple switch, but very devious. The way it works is you’re going to need to have four cards, technically, in order to do this trick. One will be your library card. Now, you don’t have to use a real library card, in fact this was printed right off a computer and then laminated. It was place on top of a large playing card that I got at a dollar store, or party store I believe it was.