BOOK- Royal Road To Card Magic
Learn from the most useful classic reference on card magic!

BOOK- Royal Road To Card Magic


By far the most popular reference on card magic!


Ages 13 and up   Level 3

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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!

What You Get

Here's what you'll get:

  • Royal Road To Card Magic book

BOOK ONLY. You supply your own ordinary playing cards.

Book is softbound. 310 pages.
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Customer Reviews

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This is the place to start if you really want to learn the sleight of hand kind of card magic. This isn't self working card magic. It's the more advanced stuff. The stuff that needs practice, practice and more practice. Essentially, you will need to take it one step at a time and be patient. You'll get better and better the more you learn. There is nothing that beats being able to pick up anyone's ordinary deck of cards and do some impressive tricks. I would also recommend buying the Royal Road to Card Magic DVD set to go along with the book. There are moves in the book that won't make a lot of sense when you read about them, but you will be able to see them in action on the DVD.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from NM. on 10/1/2015
oldie but goodie
This is called the Bible of Card Magic. Probably because the top card magicians today admit that they still turn to it to get new material. What's old is new again. That's the only drawback to this book. It seems kind of dated, especially with the suggested patter. After all, the book was originally published like 50 years ago. But since you are supposed to learn the moves and the basic routine, and then come up with your own original patter anyway, that can be overlooked. The card moves here will never be out of date. Just watch shows like Penn & Teller Fool Us, and you'll see stuff right out of this book.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from IN. on 3/17/2015
Another magician recommended this book to me as a beginner card magician. He told me that it is the ultimate source of information on everything card magic but if I was serious about learning true card skills, I would still be able to learn from it as a beginner. He was absolutely right. Each chapter concentrates on a different sleight or move of card handling, from shuffles (overhand, riffle, hindu), flourishes, passes, glimpses, etc. Then, at the end of each chapter, you are given a few tricks that are performed using that certain move you just learned. It is recommended that you read the book in order rather than skip around skip ahead because many of the moves depend on knowing the one explained before it. Remember, practice makes perfect, especially in magic.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from VT. on 1/13/2015

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