Hi everybody! Malik the Magic Guy for expertvillage.com.
Now I’m going to teach you how to do the four pile ace trick I just showed you. So
the most important thing is you want to start with your 4 aces on top of the deck. This
is a prearrangement, just like I talked about before, a setup. You can keep the cards in
the box this way, you can set it up in front of them, but I don’t advise doing that until
you’ve been doing card magic for a little while. You can use one of the false cuts I
told you about, so that it looks like the cards are now a little bit mixed up, and what
you want to do is—you can have an audience member do this—is cut four piles of cards
just like this. And really this is a great example of a trick that almost works by itself.
Now I’m going to run through this myself, but you can have different audience members
do this. You want to have the first pile picked up; this is going to be our last pile, the
one with the aces. Okay, when we cut across, this is going to end up being the top of the
deck, because we’ve just cut piles off like that—so this is the important pile, this
will be last. We want to pick this pile up first. We’re going to tell them to move
3 cards to the bottom 1, 2, 3, and then deal one card on top of each pile; we’re going
to do the same with each pile. Now if you’re working for multiple people, you can have
each person do one of these, just like that. We’ll do the same thing with the third pile:
move 3 cards to the bottom, one on top of each pile. And then the last one, this is
what’s cool, it’s actually going to undo everything that you just did, when we moved
the 3 cards to the bottom. That gets rid of the 3 cards that we’ve just dealt on top
of that pile, and then one ace goes on top of each pile just like that. And then the
trick is done, and you just show that you’ve got the 4 aces on top of the deck and that’s
your trick, that’s the four pile ace trick. So practice hard, and you’ll amaze your
friends and family.