APCSP (S) – Create a card trick algorithm

Card tricks

1.Devils Elevator: Although a very good trick I found it to be very challenging to do as I have never done magic before.


WonderHowTo. “How to Perform the ‘Devil’s Elevator’ Card Trick.” WonderHowTo, WonderHowTo, 17 May 2010, card-tricks.wonderhowto.com/how-to/perform-devils-elevator-card-trick-359187/.

2.Numerology Card Trick: I did not choose this card trick because it involved writing and calculating numbers which I found to be less intriguing then my other trick.

Link Here

mismag822. “Numerology Card Trick – Card Tricks Revealed.” YouTube, YouTube, 29 Apr. 2009, www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq5BkXI0h2g.

3.The Grouped cards tricked: This is the card trick I chose because it was intriguing and had a wow factor to it. This trick consist of the Kings, Queens, Jacks and Aces and these cards start out separate and at the end they cards are grouped together.

Here is the video I learnt the trick from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn1Rlg3X1ds

“Amazing Easy Card Trick or Algorithm?” YouTube, YouTube, 2 July 2016, www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn1Rlg3X1ds.


Step 1: Layout cards into 4 piles with king on the bottom followed by, queen, jacks and aces then put all the other cards to the side.

Step 2: Stack the Cards in any order as long as they are grouped.

Step 3: Cut the deck anywhere (Any amount of times will work)

Step 4: Deal the cards out in a line of 4 groups

Step 5: Turn over the cards and see the magic of grouped cards

Below is the video of me doing the trick.

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