The art of magic has the unique potential to entertain, amaze and enrich lives with wonder and curiosity. Learning this craft can be an incredibly fulfilling journey, but also a challenging one.

Good learning resources can often times be hard to find or expensive, and many beginners students don’t know where to start. Our goal at 52Kards is to provide you with quality training and resources to help support your study.

Let’s get started.

Step 1 – Get the right tools.

Cards are awesome. Whether you’re into sleight of hand, cardistry, gambling, or whatever, the possibilities with cards are endless. They are easy to carry and a very relatable object, making it the ideal tool for a magician to use.

There’s a large variety of different playing cards available. They come in different colors, sizes, stock, finish, design, and other features. Using high quality cards will help students learn execute sleight of hand technique and are far more enjoyable to handle. If you would like to learn more about all the different types of playing cards you can check out our free course The Complete Guide to Playing Cards.

We carry a curated selection of the highest quality decks in the world at the 52Kards Shop.

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Bicycle Gold Label cards are a higher quality version of the standard Bicycle cards that are used by card players and magicians all over the world. The Gold Label decks are printed on Bee stock and are traditionally cut. Best of all they are hardly any more expensive than the Bicycle Standard decks.

Mints are our own custom playing cards designed for the modern cardician. Made with the same premium stock and cut as the Gold Label Bikes, the elegant back design also masks an incredibly intuitive marking system for the clever magician to take advantage of.

Step 2 – Start Studying

Now you’re set to start learning from all our learning resources, you just have to choose one. Smooth Sleight of Hand to in-depth trick tutorials are all at your fingertips now.

  • Intro to Card Magic (coming soon)

    When learning a new skill it is common for people to jump ahead of themselves and attempt to learn very complicated and advanced stuff before mastering the basics. Do yourself a favor and LEARN THE BASICS FIRST. This will prevent you from picking up any bad habits, and will help attain the level of skill you want more quickly and effectively.

  • Tutorial Library

    This is the internet’s most comprehensive free learning resource for card magic. We have something for all levels of card magic. Start browsing now.

  • Courses

    Our courses are designed to guide you, at whatever level you are, to take you to the next level. We teach sleights and then powerful tricks that make you feel ready to start performing right away. These courses are designed with the serious magician in mind.

  • The Foundations of Card Magic

    The Foundations of Card Magic is an in-depth structured lesson plan for learning the fundamentals of this craft. Sleight of hand card magic is an incredibly rewarding pursuit that can provide a great deal of joy and wonder. This course includes the strongest and most practical card magic that we have come across.

Step 3 – Follow 52Kards Everywhere

  • YouTube

    With over 400,000 subscribers we regularly upload tutorials, demonstrations, and deck reviews. Subscribe to get notified of new content!

  • Instagram

    We post epic playing card photos and videos almost every day. The magic community on Instagram is amazing! Follow us on Instagram to constantly be inspired by the cool work around us.

  • Facebook

    We post status updates on everything that’s going on at 52Kards on this page. Like us and you will stay updated on our biggest projects.