The Dream of Aces (also known as Grandpa’s Aces) is an amazing card trick that uses many card slights. I first saw it when it was performed by David Copperfield at one of his magic shows. It looked amazing. It is one of the few card tricks that David Copperfield actually performs so you can imagine just how awesome the effect must be.
This trick is very advanced. It takes a lot of practicing of many separate moves before you will be able to do the entire routine successfully.
First, let’s take a look at the trick. Here is David Copperfield performing Dream of Aces.
There are many ways to perform this trick, and many ways to make each Ace disappear from the pile. Each disappearing Ace uses a different card sleight to increase the effect of the trick. David uses double stick tape to do some of his effects, but there are ways to do this without props or gimmicks.
Personally, I prefer the double stick tape as it just looks so cool.
Watch how to do it here:
Unless you’re an expert card handler who knows most of these sleights already, you will probably need to watch this a few times and practice for at least a few weeks before you’re ready to perform it. Again, this is a very advanced level card trick, so don’t be discouraged if it takes you months to practice.
If you’re serious about card magic, then this is definitely a trick I would recommend to practice.
If you do eventually master it, congratulations because there are not many people who know how to do the Dream of Aces.