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10 More of the Best Self-Working Card Tricks in the World

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10 More of the Best Self-Working Card Tricks in the World

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameSelf-working card magic is often unfairly denigrated or overlooked. But it's not fair to dismiss the entire genre by generalizing from the mathematical atrocity we may have learned from our grandfather, or from the many painful self-working card tricks some of us have been brutalized with in our childhood. The truth is that self-working card tricks can be amazingly strong, so you just need to find the right ones.In a previous article I shared a list of ten outstanding self-working card tricks, which I consider to be the best of the best. But it's always tough to...

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Top Moves and Flourishes That Beginners in Cardistry Should Learn

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Top Moves and Flourishes That Beginners in Cardistry Should Learn

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Getting Started in Cardistry Cardistry is the performance art of card flourishing, in which playing cards are manipulated to create visually pleasing displays. Cuts, pivots, spins, twirls, and other moves are just the beginning of this thriving art-form. Today's cardists are constantly pushing boundaries, and applying creativity and originality to produce moves that have never been seen before. But because this is a hobby and performance art that anyone who owns a deck of playing cards can easily get into, there's never been a better time to discover this emerging and exciting pastime.With the help of...

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Why Children Should Try Cardistry

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Why Children Should Try Cardistry

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameI work with a lot of youth, so I have many opportunities to share some of my passions with children and teenagers. As part of that, I've enjoyed volunteering and teaching kids some simple card tricks and card flourishes. Many of them have never had any exposure to these things, besides seeing some magic on television. For the majority of them it was even their first experience with a custom deck and with quality USPCC printed playing cards.What especially amazed me was the positive response I had from these kids to cardistry. Most of them had only...

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Why Children Should Try Card Magic

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Why Children Should Try Card Magic

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameBesides their obvious use for card games, one of the things that playing cards are most commonly used for is for magic. In recent years I've enjoyed doing some volunteer work that included teaching kids how to perform some simple card tricks and card flourishes. It's been inspiring and rewarding to see their enthusiasm and the impact it's had on their lives.If you're an adult that already enjoys exploring and performing card magic, you won't need any convincing that doing card magic is a good thing, and you'll be well aware of some of its benefits for...

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How to Make an Impossible Bottle: A Top Secret Revealed

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How to Make an Impossible Bottle: A Top Secret Revealed

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThere are some super cool ways for displaying playing cards. Some very fine accessories are available, such as the popular carat case.But my personal favorite is something so special, that I can't even touch the cards. It's called an impossible bottle, and it looks just like this: Mine was given to me as a gift by the person who makes these for Buyworthy here. It's a prized item in my collection, even though I can't even get at the cards inside. After all, they're completely encased in glass, and the neck of the bottle is literally too narrow to get them out, without...

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