How To Shuffle Cards
Shuffling cards is consider as one of basic ability that you should have when you want to do a proper playing cards games or any other things that related to playing cards, such as magic card tricks. Learning how to shuffle cards is really not a difficult thing to do, as long as you want to practice it over and over.
Cards shuffling techniques. There are many ways to shuffle cards, but the true purpose of all "proper" cards shuflling technique is to randomize a deck of playing cards. Randomize a deck of playing cards will help other card players or spectators (in case of card tricks performance) to ensure that the shuffler has not manipulated the cards position.
In card magic, other than "fair" shuffle, there are also shuffling techniques that used to manipulate the cards. This card shuffling technique usually called as shuffling card tricks or also known as false shuffle. The spectator will think that the cards are fairly shuffled, while actually the magician use card shuffling tricks to manipulated the cards position.
Below you can learn some of false shuffling tricks that used on card tricks. But if you are new to card shuffle, and want learn how to "fair" shuffle cards, there are some of the cards shuffling technique that common used to shuffle cards. If you just started to learn how to shuffle cards, pick one that you think is easy to learn and practice the movement until you mastered the technique. And then you can move on to learn the other shuffling techniques.
Card shuffling tricks or false shuffle are tricks on card shuffling that used to manipulated card position in cards deck. With false shuffle you can control top card, bottom card, few cards on top or even make all cards position stays the same as before card shuffling.
Click here to start learning how to false shuffle cards.
Overhand shuffle is probably the most common and popular card shuffling technique. It is widely used by many people, but mostly is popular in western country. It is simple and very easy to do. So if you just started to learn how to shuffle cards, this one is probably suit you the best.
Click here to start the overhand shuffle tutorial.
Riffle shuffle is another common method of card shuffling. There are two kind of riffle shuffle that I knew. This is the first method that called riffle shuffle on hands.
This riffle shuffe technique is look more elegant compare to the overhand shuffle. But this shuffling technique require you to "bend the cards", so I advise you, to not using this technique to rare cards because it can damage the cards.
To learn and get the tutorial about "on hand" riffle shuffle click here.
This is the 2nd method of riffle shuffle cards, Table Riffle Shuffle. The basic moves of the two riffle shuffle methods are the same, the cards deck is divide into 2 piles and and then the cards been riffle so it's interleave into each other.
This 2nd method riffle shuffe technique use table or other "flat" surface to help with the shuffle movement. So this is an easier method compare to the "on hands" riffle shuffle.
To learn how to shuffle using table riffle shuffle with picture and video tutorial Click here.
Hindu shuffle is a shuffling technique that very popular in Asia. This technique is also very simple and easy to learn. As I knew, there are two slightly different method of hindu shuffling. The way you hold the deck is slightly different. The first hindu shuffling method hold the deck from above.
To learn more about the first hindu shuffle method go to hindu shuffle 1st method
This is the 2nd method of hindu cards shuffling. The deck is hold from below with your right hand. I think this is an easier shuffle compare to the hindu shuffle 1st method.
To learn more the 2nd method of hindu cards shuffling Click here.
How to shuffle cards using pile shuffle method.
In the pile shuffle method, the cards are shuffled by deal it into a number of piles. And then after all cards has been dealing out, stack all the piles into one. This shuffling technique usually use to shuffle rare or collectible cards, as other shuffling method may damage the cards.
How to shuffle cards using wash shuffle method.
Wash shuffle usually are used by beginner or small children that unable to shuffle the cards using other methods. The word "wash", I assume is coming from the shuffle movement that as seen as the movement when you wash a car or something. You will need a flat surface, like a table or floor to do this shuffling method. The cards are shuffled by simply spreading it face-down on the flat surface and then slide them using hands over each other, and then move and stack the cards into one pile. This card shuffle method usually also used to randomized the brand new cards that still in Ace, King, Queen .. and suit order.
How to shuffle cards using mongean shuffling method.
Mongean shuffle is performed by transfering the cards from left to right hands or otherwise in alternating top bottom sequence. So if you start with unshuffle cards in your left hands, you will start the mongean shuffle by first transfering the top card to the right hands and then continue to transfer the next cards one by one to the right hand by placing it in alternating top bottom order. Second card position will be on top of the first card, third card position will be on the bottom of first card, four card position will be on top of second card and so on.