Setup: All you need is a regular deck of cards. Place 2 kings on top and 2 on the bottom of the deck. You can cut the deck once to combine them all four stacked. Maintain a finger break to keep track of them for the card force section.
Simon suggests using a fan force to get the spectator to choose any of the four kings near the middle of the deck. Of course, you can use any card force method you prefer. Carefully riffle shuffle the cards together maintaining 2 kings on the top and 2 on the bottom. Next, position the two top kings to become the side engines of the spaceship, sticking out from the diagonal back sides of the deck.
As you move the spaceship around a little like it’s flying, squeeze the bottom of the deck until you have a break separating the bottom king card. Next, drop that card onto the table. When you turn over the spaceship arrangement, they will see all four total kings have been revealed!
Pro Tip: You can tell a story about the ship doing a mission where the crew members must drop someone off at another planet. Add any storytelling device you like to make the magic come alive with your personality.
Simon Lovell shows you many more effects in this series: “Madness Behind The Methods.” Check out more courses like this on the platform: “Card Ninja,” “The Art of Card Splitting,” and “Sleight of Hand with Cards.”