The Queens to Aces trick is a fantastic little card swap trick that you can use on the street or amongst friends.
This trick is performed by David Blaine in one of his television shows.
It is very subtle and easy to perform once you have learnt the secret of the trick.
You need to set up the deck so you have the Queen of Diamonds on top of the deck, then an Ace of Spades.
You should then have the Queen of Hearts, after which you should follow with the Ace of Clubs.
This trick will require you to learn the double lift.
You show the chosen spectator the top card (QD) and let them pinch it between their two fingers.
You then perform a double lift which hides the top card (AS) and shows the Queen of Hearts.
You then give the spectator the Ace of Spades without them knowing.
You take the original Queen of Diamonds and switch it using misdirection for the Ace of Clubs..
And now you are set for the final reveal. You place both cards down on a table and ask the chosen spectator which cards are face down. They say the Queen of Hearts and the Queen of Diamonds.
Then you turn over the cards to reveal they are in fact the Ace of Spades and Ace of Clubs. They seem to have changed in the hands of the chosen spectator.
The spectators leave impressed by your magic skills.
The Queen to Aces trick will take a bit of practice to get it right, especially with the misdirection involved too.. ultimately the more you practice the better you will be.
The misdirection must be well timed and if you try to get the chosen spectator to focus on the card in their hands as you do the switch, it will not be seen.
When you reveal the change of the Queens to Aces, sound surprised and pretend you do not know how it happened.
In order to pull off this fabulous trick, you should practice often. It may be prudent to practice in front of a mirror so you can watch yourself perform. You should be a master of performing this trick before you embark on a performance.
Please comment below if you like the trick, and tell us how your performance of it went.