these are the prop's Ta work with...
Deck of cards
Going in a different direction:
Magician asks for volunteer to assist. Spectator appears reluctant, but joins magi on stage. (Heavy Magi cueing of spectator required.)
Magi pulls out cards: "Pick a card, any card." " . . . Now deal the deck out into 21 piles." Spectator attempts to leave. Magi shackles spectator to stage. Card trick proceeds in excrutiating fashion. Spectator suggests he would rather die than be tortured by card trick.
Magi: "That can be arranged." Places spectator in guillotine. Trips blade, spectator is unharmed. Shackles are off the spectator and Magi's hands are shackled behind his back. Spectator leaves stage, leaving Magi locked up. Magi calls after spectator, "What about your card?"