**Effect:** The spectator cuts the deck into four piles. From each pile three random cards are dealt onto each of the other piles. The top card of each pile is turned over to reveal all four Aces.

**Preparation:** Put all four aces onto the top of the deck.

**Procedure:**

**1)** Tell the spectator to cut the deck into two piles. Once he has done that, have them divide the two piles into four.

**2)** We will call the piles numbers one to four; four being the top pile with the Aces. (Don't tell the spectator these numbers. They are just for us to keep track of things.)

**3)** Have the spectator pick up pile one, put the top three cards onto the bottom, and deal the (now) top three cards onto the other piles (two, three, and four. One card to each pile.)

**4)**The spectator continues, in order, to do the same with the other piles. (You just point to each pile, when you want them to use it.)

**5)**There IS no 5, you're done! Just turn over the top cards to reveal the Aces!

**Afterthought:** This would be a good trick to precede the **Acrobatic Aces**.

# King of the Hill

#### Original Author: Jay Alexander

**Preparation:** Before you start the trick place the four Kings on top of the deck.

**Procedure:**

Tell your spectator(s) that this is a special royal deck and the Kings run it all. Start by making four piles: take about one-fourth the deck from the bottom, and set it on the table. Take another quarter from the bottom, and set it to the right of those. The third quarter goes to the right of the two piles, and the fourth (the rest of the cards) goes to the far right.

From the pile at far LEFT, place the top three cards on the bottom of the pile, then deal one card to each of the other three piles. Repeat this with each pile, moving from left to right.

Ok, now you're all set. Point to each pile and say "King of the Hill." Turn each top card face up, to show that the Kings have magically come to the top.