The tricky Robber Card Trick
People love a good card trick, and they love a good story. The Tricky Robber Card trick is just one of those tricks. The story is a simple one, and the trick is equally simple. To pull off this fun and amazing trick, the only thing you’ll need is a deck of cards and your already charming personality.
This trick will need some set up ahead of time and a few minutes of practice. Whenever you’re practicing magic of any sort it is always a good idea to practice in front of a mirror. By doing this, you see exactly what your observer or audience is seeing. Take four random cards out of the deck (not the aces), and the four aces. You do not have to use aces, I have seen this trick performed with the jacks because they are face cards and many people feel more comfortable calling them bank robbers. However, I prefer using the Aces; therefore, that is what I will be using. Now you should have four cards and the four aces.
Stack the four cards face up. Place the four Aces on the top of the four cards, also face up. Now fan the cards out as if your were playing a card game, making sure that the four “hidden” cards are nicely tucked behind the first Ace. Place the deck of the rest of the cards in front of you. You are ready to perform the trick.
Still holding the four Aces fanned out facing your audience and the four random cards tucked securely under the first Ace. An easy way to do this is to hold the cards at arm’s length so that you are looking at the cards from the side. If you are looking at the cards from the side, your observers will be looking at the cards dead on. Make sure nobody is standing behind you or just behind you because they will see the tucked in cards. The better you get at and practice this trick, the easier you’ll be able to hide those back cards.
This is the point where the story begins (Note: You can change this story in any way you want, this is just one variation of it): There once were these 4 bank robbers(fan your hand below the Aces, showing that these are the four you’re speaking of) and they were the best of the best.
The police were quite eager to apprehend them, but they had slipped through their fingers every time. This time would be different, and the police were ready for them. They robbed the bank, but when they tried to leave they found that the police had already surrounded the building and took their get away car. they were trapped, and the robbers knew their road of lawlessness was at its end. Suddenly one of them (point to an ACE) had an idea, they could just go up to the roof and get onto the next building.
So this was the plan, they ran up to the roof of the bank, jumped over to the next building(point out the deck sitting in front of you) and began their escape.With one hand movement, close all of the cards into one stack and quickly put them on the top of the deck in front of you.
Story continues: The bank robbers figured they would disperse throughout the building and confuse the cops as to where they were, and the cops were ready for them to come out of the bank, not the building next door. Well the police chief knew their antics, and had already thought of this movement. Therefore, when they jumped the roof, he had men ready. Proceed to place the four top cards, which are the “hidden” cards, in the deck at random places.
Story continues. As the robbers dispersed into he building, the cops charged through. This was not how this plan was suppose to work, and the robbers begin to panic, till the head robber (name one of the Aces) thought of a plan. So, he whipped out his cell phone and called his buddy with a helicopter. The cops ran through the building looking for the robbers, but they all raced back to the roof, the exact place the police would never look.
The helicopter comes down and make whatever sound effects you’d like. And our wiley bank robbers are saved. Pull each Ace off of the top of the deck. It now looks as if you put those four Aces into the deck, and magically made them rise to the top, and you’ve entertained everyone for a good couple of minutes.