If you buy only one book on card magic- this should be the one!
One of the best books written about card tricks that use an ordinary deck. This book is considered to be a "bible" of card magic! If you're looking for the best all-around book on card magic, this is it.
Royal Road To Card Magic contains instructions for sleights, tricks and routines suitable for beginners through experts. Learn about shuffles, flourishes, glimpses, key cards, palming, backslipping, lifts, passes, reverses, forces, top and bottom changes, and more. You'll refer to this book over and over!
A must for every magic library in this complete SOFTBOUND edition! And now this book is available on DVD- see below!
The Overhand Shuffle Part 1 - proper shuffling techniques
Card control - retention, moving bottom card to top and vice versa, creating jogs, etc.
The Riffle Shuffle - proper way to riffle shuffle and for retain top or bottom cards during the shuffle
Flourishes - card fans, how to spread and turnover, throwing cards, etc.
The Glide - how to take the second card from the bottom
The Glimpse - effective peeking technique
The Key Card - how to use an indifferent card to locate another card
The Palm - how to secretly hold a card in the hand
The Backslip - how to take the top card and move it to the middle of the deck
The Overhand Shuffle Part 2 - how to hold breaks, create breaks, and shuffling with an injogged card
False Shuffles and Cuts - how to retain the order of the cards by pretending to shuffle or cut the deck
The Double Lift and Turnover - how to do the Double Lift, a reversal and a glimpse
The Pass - how to do The Pass several different ways, so that the needed card is controlled to position
Miscellaneous Flourishes - advanced fancy moves with a full deck
The Reverses - several ways to secretly reverse a card in the deck
The Hindu Shuffle and other Controls - the most popular and effective false shuffles and controls
The Classic Force - how to get a spectator to choose a specific card
Top and Bottom Changes - how to secretly switch a card with the top or bottom card of the deck
CHAPTERS 18 thru 20 Great tricks you can do with the moves you have learned!