How to Deal Cards like a Professional Dealer

Have you ever seen the way that professional dealers deal cards to players across the table from them? This is a dealing technique known as "sailing cards" and allows you to deal cards long distances and with accuracy. It's a useful card skill to learn if you enjoy playing card games and also if you're interested […]

What is Magic?

Our instructor Vinh Giang offers some words of wisdom and inspiration to all of you students out there..

Clip Steal Color Change

An awesome color change that was originally published in the 1920's, but seems to have been largely forgotten since... Our instructor Vinh Giang also covers a variation of this change that allows you to wrap your fingers completely around the deck and still make the card change, which it makes it look all the more impossible!

A Brilliant Prediction Effect with Coins

In this video Vinh Giang performs and teaches a brilliant prediction effect that ALWAYS WORKS. This routine has a lot of built in audience interaction and a killer ending. Best of all, it uses a handful of coins which are an extremely relatable object and can easily be carried with you always.

The Snap Double Lift

  This is a great extension that can be added to your current double lift to make it more convincing and to demonstrate singularity in the cards. The Double Lift is one of the most important moves in card magic so it's well worth the time to practice it till you master it!   Credits […]

Card to Pocket Tutorial

Card to Pocket is a classic trick in card magic and an excellent application for card palming. You will have to be comfortable with getting a card in palm position and holding it there in order to do this routine, but it's well worth the practice. This routine is so good because it's so flexible […]

Modified Pop Over Production Tutorial

This modification on the Pop Over Production is a quick snappy way to produce a card from the pack. It's visually startling and can create a nice audible sound too! It's a perfect edition to your ace production routine, or it can be used to simply find a spectator's card in an impressive fashion. Credits/Sources: […]

MINT Playing Cards are now sold out.

The Launch Edition MINT Playing cards are officially all sold out. MINT 2 will happen eventually, but for now we want to focus our time on improving the new 52Kards App, creating more content for YouTube, and releasing some teaching projects. Thank you everyone who supported MINT! You can sign up here to join the […]

Secret peeking technique [Tutorial]

This technique allows the magician to know what card the spectator is thinking of. This peek is quick, practical, and incredibly useful. You can have someone freely choose a card, and then immediately shuffle if they desire. You have already secretly seen their card at this point so it's easy to recover control over it […]

The New 52Kards APP!

After many months of planning, development, and BETA testing; the app is finally ready. As of today it can be downloaded for both iOS and Android devices for FREE! The goal of this app is to pack the entire 52Kards ecosystem into one convenient location that can be accessed anywhere and anytime. We are extremely pleased with the feedback from […]

Learn a Powerful Mental Effect [Tutorial]

In this video Daniel Fernandez and I go over an extremely powerful mentalism trick that you can do with any deck of cards. The trick is very simplistic in nature, but it packs a strong punch and transcends being just a regular card trick when presented properly. In addition to covering the method of this […]

Mint Playing Cards is 1 year old.

1 Year ago today we launched the Mint Playing Cards on Kickstarter. The project was completely funded in less than an hour and we ended up hitting 3x our funding goal in the first day! In order to celebrate this day I’ll be giving away a Black Mint deck from my private reserve. These Launch […]

New Year, New Website!

I've been busy behind the scenes working on a new website for 52Kards, and it's finally ready to launch! Head on over to https://52kards.com to check it out. Any feedback is very welcome! There may be a few bugs and glitches that still need to be worked out, but for the most part everything seems […]