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How does the Cave of Magic card trick work?

The Cave of Magic is a classic card trick that demonstrates some principles of magic tricks in general. Like many others, this trick relies on the power of suggestion and the brain's tendency to ignore fine detail. Learn more about the Cave of Magic.


The Magic: the Gathering Quiz

The Magic: the Gathering Quiz

Magic: the Gathering was the first collectible card game, a concept that changed the gaming industry. Test your skills with this HowStuffWorks quiz. See more »

Card Game Glossary

Card Game Glossary

Card games have their own distinct language. Learn the definitions of many card game terms. See more »

How does the Cave of Magic card trick work?

How does the Cave of Magic card trick work?

Will you please go to The Cave of Magic and tell me how this can possibly work? It has some of my friends convinced that we are being taken over by computers. See more »

Why do they include jokers in a deck of cards?

Why do they include jokers in a deck of cards?

Why do they include jokers in a deck of cards? See more »