There are many magic trick sites and videos available online that are all competing for your attention. The problem here is that the amount of choice is overwhelming. Sorting out the good from the bad can be a long laborious task and can require a significant amount of time invested before you realize that the tricks are more difficult to master than you thought or that they are not explained clearly.
Magic is an incredibly rewarding form of entertainment and art. Whether practicing how to do magic as a hobby to entertain family and friends or to jump onboard and take it to a professional level ? The choice is entirely up to you.
All we are trying to provide at GoodTricks.net is a hand picked selection of relatively easy tricks to do with a high entertainment value. They are explained in an easy to learn manner and will hopefully provide you with a kick start into this exciting and incredibly rewarding hobby.
Probably the most popular magician category is tricks with playing cards. While there are many diverse areas of this field, card magician tricks tend to be universal and a firm favorite with audiences.
There is a fine selection of these gems demonstrated and explained step by step in this web site. As mentioned many times in the site, an invaluable resource for revision is The Royal Road To Card Magic by Jean Hugard and Frederick Braue.
You will also find some amazing personal feats of strength and self control such as the Ascension balloon flight achieved by David Blaine. This is not exactly magic but is still very impressive. The Street Magic chapter of this site demonstrates some more realistic and achievable gems of knowledge to learn and perform.
This is available in both paperback and even as a pdf online. Although it was written several decades ago, it is still very relevant today and an excellent source of reference material for you.