A student from the Naval Academy shared a cool magic trick with his Russian class here today. He took it from James Galea, in this video.
It will take only an instant for you to see how cool an idea this could be to bring a twist into Storytelling. If you’re not a magician, you could just make the next card chosen be part of what you ask. (A number? There were 3 … ? A person? The king said…”) And if you can do magic tricks, well, the world is your oyster. You can go with your own preordained answer, or wait till what one of the kids says fits the card that you’re about to play.