Besides boring self-working magic card tricks, which are generally based on math — most card tricks require “sleight of hand” techniques. Common sleight of hand techniques used by card magicians include false cuts, card peeking and palming.
Learn a few of these slick moves to create your own unique card tricks, or just to impress a friend or relative. Here is a great video featuring my favorite magic duo: Penn and Teller. They explain how sleight of hand works and go through the most common techniques:
If you dig this video also check out Blifaloo’s guide to Sleight of Hand for Magicians — with extra video tutorials, plus hundreds of other magic trick tutorials and info in our Magic Index.