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The Royal Road to Card Magic

by Multiple Authors
A cost-effective and proven book for beginners, Royal Road to Card Magic will teach a variety of techniques, flourishes, and effects, while setting up the beginner with a thorough grounding in the theory of the art.

This book will teach you valuable lessons in a straight forward manner that will be beneficial and prove valuable throughout your studies, even at the highest levels of understanding. It is a bit antiquated in some aspects, like writing style, but the study will contribute greatly towards your ability to comprehend other books further on in your career.

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The Royal Road to Card Magic

A cost-effective and proven book for beginners, Royal Road to Card Magic will teach a variety of techniques, flourishes, and effects, while setting up the beginner with a thorough grounding in the theory of the art.

This book will teach you valuable lessons in a straight forward manner that will be beneficial and prove valuable throughout your studies, even at the highest levels of understanding. It is a bit antiquated in some aspects, like writing style, but the study will contribute greatly towards your ability to comprehend other books further on in your career.

Part 1:

  • The Overhand Shuffle, I
  • The Riffle Shuffle
  • Card Flourishes
  • The Glide
  • The Glimpse
  • The Key Card
  • The Palm
  • The Backslip
  • The Overhand Shuffle, II
  • False Shuffles and Cuts
  • The Double Lift and Turnover
  • The Pass
  • Miscellaneousness Card Flourishes

Part 2:

  • The Reverses
  • The Hindu Shuffle and Other Controls
  • The Classic Force
  • Top and Bottom Changes
  • Arrangements
  • Routines

Part 3:

  • Platform Tricks

With every sleight or flourish explained above, are several methods and variations as well as a few tricks to go along with each.   

Reviews (8)

By Terence C. 5:09 AM 11/30/13
5/5
I have always been a firm believer of possessing strong foundation in order to progress in whatever art or sport form and this book is perfect for this. It makes the assumption that you have zero prior knowledge and with that, builds you up from scratch. Even for the experts, I believe this will be a good refresher to go back to as and when you feel like you need it.
By Peter 11:03 AM 5/4/13
5/5
If you have any interest in card magic, you need this book. It explains all the basic sleights and lots of tricks. Perfect for beginners.
By Tim 10:59 PM 4/17/12
5/5
The Royal Road to Card Magic is a perfect book for that beginner out there just waiting to head to the next level in card magic. With a low price, this book teaches you all the basics and everything you need to learn before moving on to higher-leveled tricks. This truly is a must-have for not only the beginner card learners but also the pros because this book can help you hone those skills needed in magic and also get rid of ugly habits many develop. Starting from the basics and learning such moves as the Glide, the Palm, and even the Pass, this book will help anybody that is confused about card magic and all the moves necessary to become a great magician. So, what are you waiting for, head down that Royal Road to Car Magic immediately!
By Allen 10:04 AM 2/6/12
5/5
I've had my copy for about a month now and I'm very surprised how quickly my skills have progressed thanks to this book. It's very easy to follow and understand. I'm not all the way through it yet and I'm already coming up with my own tricks based on he moves and ideas in this book. I'd recommend it to all my fellow magicians just starting out.
By Martin 11:10 AM 1/9/12
5/5
This was my first magic book. It is the perfect book for the beginner as it has little bits of everything. Basic sleights, basic flourishes. I also very much like that they include many difficult sleights, like the pass, because they take a very long time to master and it's good to get started right way. I think the main selling point is the variety of things that are offered as far as sleights, flourishes, style of tricks, etc. I started looking through my copy and I didn't realize, four years later, how many sleights out of it I still use. Great place to start no matter what you are interested in.
By Arjun 7:56 PM 11/26/11
5/5
If you are new to magic, this is the perfect book. Not only is it cheap but it has all the information you need to know. This book has so much information, from the classic pass, to the double lift, everything you need is in this book. While the collection of slights is impressive and incredibly useful, the royal road also has a ton of routines that are perfect for people new to magic. You will find effects like cards across and even an acr routine. These tricks are easy and very effective.

The teaching is relativley easy to follow, especially with the drawings, however sometimes you may get a little confused if you read too quickly, having said that, as long as you take your time to understand what the book is saying you will be fine.

Over all, this book is perfect for beginner, not only does it have a superb collection of slights, but it also has some top notch routines. This is a book that every budding magician should have.
By James 11:07 PM 10/25/11
5/5
I have the DVD version of this and I can tell you that it is. This is great for beginners and will set you on the road to magic. Definitely a must!
By Christopher Cooper 2:41 PM 10/16/11
5/5
I found this book back in 1976, when I was becoming interested in card magic and parlour tricks. I wasn't amazed to see that this book was still in circulation - because it provides excellent instructions on the basics of card tricks.

If you're interested in card magic - this is the first book you should buy. There are several great books - but this is one that should be on every magician's book shelf.

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