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Popular Self-Working Card Tricks for Complete Beginners

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Popular Self-Working Card Tricks for Complete Beginners

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIf you have a deck of playing cards, and are completely new to card magic, the first tricks you should learn are self-working tricks. No trick works completely automatically, of course, but this is a term that refer to tricks that don't rely on sleight of hand. That makes them super easy to learn and perform, so you'll be having fun showing these to your family and friends in no time!Many magic teachers recommend starting with self-workers, because then you can focus entirely on your presentation, which is essential to make card magic entertaining. We'll kickstart your...

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Golden Rules for Magic that Every Beginner Should Know

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Golden Rules for Magic that Every Beginner Should Know

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIt may surprise you to know what group of people purchases the largest number of decks of playing cards. It's not collectors, but magicians. But the good news is that you don't have to be a magician to perform card magic. Everyone who owns a deck of cards can give it a go.And when learning card magic, or any magic for that matter, it's important to realize that your goal should not just to be successful. Of course everyone wants to be a success. But when you're performing magic, you're part of an ancient art-form that has...

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

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

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThe good news for people interested in simple card magic is that there are some fantastic card tricks that rely on methods that are basically self-working. Self-working card tricks are often and unfairly considered somewhat condescendingly. But because strong magic is all about being entertaining, a clever self-worker that relies on a good method and is combined with a good presentation, can be among the most baffling card trick that there is.In this article I'm going to introduce you to some of the world's very best self-working card tricks. Self-workers like these really have the potential to...

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Why You Should Try Self-Working Card Tricks - And: Where to learn them

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Why You Should Try Self-Working Card Tricks - And: Where to learn them

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame What are Self-Working Card Tricks? What even is "self-working" card magic? This term is a common term used in magic circles to refer to card tricks that don't use sleight of hand. There are zero secret moves involved, and all the magic happens semi-automatically.Now strictly speaking, there is no such thing as "self-working" magic. Every trick needs a good magician to present it well, and magic never happens all by itself. You still need to remember the sequence and order of a routine. You still need to do some set-up in some instances. You still need...

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The Art of Shuffling: An Introduction to Styles & Techniques

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The Art of Shuffling: An Introduction to Styles & Techniques

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIf you're going to spend any time with a deck of playing cards, some things are an absolute must. And one of them is this: knowing how to do a decent shuffle. After all, it's a little embarrassing if you have a massive collection of 100+ beautiful custom decks, and your shuffling skills are uglier than the back end of a city bus. Like me, you probably love playing cards, so the very least you can do is look somewhat professional in the way that you handle them. And that begins with shuffling.And how often doesn't it...

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