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# The Card Hotel - "magic" trick!

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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I tried to find this on their website...it's Real Simple Family...but alas, could not.  So I give them credit and am passing on the instructions.  I've done it at least 5 times and it ALWAYS works!!!  Some kind of mathematical stuff I really don't care about....lol!

You need:  The facecards from a deck of cards.  K, Q, J, A.

Place the kings in a row and say, "All the daddies decided to take their families on a vacation and checked into a hotel.  Their wives(the queens) came.  And they brought their sons (the jacks)."

Now, place the queens on top of the kings, matching the suits.  Follow with the jacks.

Now say, "Before they went to bed, they locked their doors." Place the aces on top of the jacks, again matching the suits.  (These are the "locks".)

Here's where the *magic* starts happening.  Say, "But in the middle of the night, they all got mixed up."  Put all of the stacks of cards together, one on top of the other.  Turn the deck facedown and ask your child to cut it THREE times, being sure to put the deck back together after each cut.

Now say, "But, somehow, come morning, all of the daddies were in the same room, and so were the mommies and the sons.  And the locks were still in place!"  Starting from the top of the pile, lay the cards out in four stacks facedown, putting one card in each stack until you're out of cards.

Turn the piles over:  All the kings will be together, and so will all the queens, jacks, and aces!

Posted by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 4:14 PM
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by Anita on Aug. 26, 2012 at 6:26 PM
Interesting! I will have to try it out!
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by Chrissy on Aug. 26, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I will have to try this.

by ♥Sam♥ on Aug. 26, 2012 at 9:47 PM

I'll have to try this out before bed time. I'll come back and let you know whether or not it worked for me.

by ♥Sam♥ on Aug. 26, 2012 at 9:48 PM

And for whatever reason this particular card trick strikes me familiar and I can't put my finger on it.

by on Aug. 26, 2012 at 9:49 PM
bump

by Steph on Aug. 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Gonna try this
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by Kerry on Aug. 27, 2012 at 6:31 AM

I have to  try this.. Thanks:O)

by on Aug. 28, 2012 at 3:26 AM

Gonna try this.

by AmyV on Aug. 28, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Well, go get your cards, AND DO IT!  See if it doesn't work!  It does!  Don't just say, "Hey, might try this..."....LOL!