Performed by professionals and amateurs
alike, the card trick
is by far the most common form of close-up magic
. Usually, all that is required is a deck
of playing cards
, like the Svengali
or stripped decks
), the magician
, and an audience
Card tricks can be of the usual pick a card, any card variety or something completely different -- Cardini, for example, was renowned for his ability to make cards appear from nowhere while wearing gloves.
Combine some alcohol, two or more people and a pack of cards and one of them is certain to volunteer a trick or two.
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