Jim Macdonald, with more recommendations on the art of stage magic:

Madhouse Manor

So there you are, trying to memorize a deck of cards.  Not just any deck, a stacked deck.  Not so easy as it looks, eh?

Help is on the way!  A flashcard program for some of the more common stacks: Stack Trainer

Stacked decks Stacked cards; perfect for dealing off the bottom….

What kinds of things can you do with a stacked deck?   Here’s Brian Brushwood at Scam Schooldemonstrating.  And here’s Si Stebbins, famous for inventing (or at least popularizing)  the stack Brian used, in Stebbins’ pamphlet Card Tricks and the Way They Are Performed.  He goes way beyond the single trick Brian did.

As long as we’re on card tricks, from our friends at the International Brotherhood of Magicians, a free (shareware: pay what you think it’s worth) e-book, Roberto Giobbi’s Introduction to Card Magic.  What’s the neatest thing in this book?  Card Trick Katas.  Yep, practice…

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