**1.** Tell a spectator that each card represents a number--A is 1, J is 11, Q is 12, K is 13, and the rest have their face value.

**2.** Tell the person to pick up the top card and place it face up on the table.

**3.** State its number and then count onto it enough cards to reach 13. For example, if the card is a Jack, say "Eleven..." and then deal two cards onto it while you say, "...twelve, thirteen."

**4.** Flip over this stack and set it aside.

**5. **Repeat Steps 2-4 until 13 cannot be reached with the remaining cards. Set these aside (if the count works out evenly, don't worry).

**6. **Have the spectator choose 3 piles. Remove all of the other piles and add them to the cards (if any) remaining from step 5.

**7.** Pick up the pile of cards remaining from steps 5-6, count off 10 cards and set them aside.

**8.** Have the spectator choose 2 of the remaining 3 piles. Turn the top cards on these 2 piles face up.

**9.** Add together the values of the two face-up cards, count out their sum from the cards you're holding and set them aside.

**10. **Have the spectator count the number of cards left in your hand.

**11.** Tell him or her to flip over the top card on the remaining pile. It is equal to the number of cards left in your hand.