Some popular magic tricks that can be performed for free, requiring only a deck of cards, include "Rising Card Trick", "The Magnetic Hand", "Spelling Card Trick" and the "Monte." These tricks require either slide of hand maneuvers or mathematics to create the illusions, and are typically easy to learn.
Using the search bar on About.com, enter the phrase "free magic tricks" and select the option titled, "The Best Easy Card Magic Tricks for Beginners and Kids." As of December 2015, this resource features various magic tricks that can be learned through a combination of instructional videos and written explanations. Most of these tricks are suitable for beginner or intermediate magicians.