Written by Karl Fulves

1999-2005
Work of Various

437 pages (Stapled), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

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Karl Fulves Introduction on David Copperfield's failed restaurant chain, magic set built around The Discoverie of Witchcraft, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Rhett Bryson's "The Devil's PrayerBook" 1 1
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Mental Magic by Martin Gardner 1 2
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Commercial Classics of Magic by Johnny Thompson 1 2
Tony Bartolotta Tale of the Q half the deck used, card chosen by making three piles, card located by spelling through the alphabet with the cardsInspired by 1 3
Karl Fulves Cheat Feat twenty-card packet, two cards selected in spectators's own hands by dealing two poker hand and remembering top card, selections and up as only red in black half and vice versaInspired by
  • Peter Duffie trick
Related to
1 4
Karl Fulves Repeat Cheat fourteen-card packet, three cards selected in spectators's own hands by dealing two poker hand and remembering top card, another spectator finds all, all three are the same unknowingly 1 4
Sam Schwartz Chain Link four packets shuffled and combined, every suit spelled out and last card is of that suit, packets themselves are all from another suit in each case, two methodsInspired by
  • "Chain Lightning" (Roy Walton)
1 5
Michael Lewis Match Lite several matchbooks, spectator chooses one to light candle, performer looks at flame and divines matchbook, repeated 1 6
Karl Fulves Hooked Aces deck cut, two Aces are on faces, Slip Force application 1 7
Karl Fulves The Flash two selections placed under half the deck each, they rise to top, Ace production finale, Slip Force applicationInspired by 1 8
Karl Fulves Cause an Effect card chosen, next selection named before it is made even though no faces have been seen by performer, Slip Force applicationInspired byVariations 1 10
Karl Fulves Bounce Back card chosen, next selection named before it is made, actually same card is chosen and they transposeInspired by 1 10
Stanley Best Silk Squeeze glass with milk covered with red silk, white silk appears and vanishes, in glass is now shot glass with white silk inside, lead-in for Chanin's TV Production 1 11
Tony Bartolotta Third Sight seven random objects, one object touched, medium knows the object when list of object is called out 1 12
Dai Vernon Mind Game number from five to ten named, deck shuffled by spectator, top four cards taken and arranged under table, placed back, card at position remembered by spectator and named by performer, six-card set-upRelated to 1 13
Karl Fulves Ghost Knot four handkerchiefs in paper bag, one with a knot, finger ring borrowed and tossed in bag, ring now inside knot, dummy and switch 1 14
Karl Fulves Notebook on Howard Adams, quote from S. H. Sharpe und Robert Lund 1 15
Karl Fulves (reviewer) OICUFESP & MINDSPA by Howard A. Adams 1 15
Howard A. Adams Tulefta ten ESP (or regular) cards, eight eliminated, remaining two cards match, eliminated cards match as well as kicker, involving spelling, Ramasee PrincipleRelated toVariationsAlso published here
  • OICUFESP Vol. 10 (1982)
1 17
Karl Fulves Numero Uno "Three Tricks"
digits written on both ends of four pieces of paper, torn in half, pairs made, totals predicted, Ramasee Principle
1 19
Karl Fulves Romeo and Carol "Three Tricks"
names written on both ends of four pieces of paper, torn in half, pairs made, matching people are combined, Ramasee Principle
1 20
Karl Fulves The Horse Right Here "Three Tricks"
unusual race setting, cards in circle, outcome predicted, Ramasee Principle
Variations 1 21
Karl Fulves Introduction on legal battle of "largest and oldest magic group", clairvoyants, atom pearls, movie "The Blair Witch Project", auction of Martin Gardner material on Erdnase by H&R Books, on Erdnase being a woman 2 23
Martin Gardner The Balancing Deck deck sands upright on back of hand, with comment by Joseph K. SchmidtRelated to 2 25
Jack Avis Jack Avis balancing deck with rubber band around it, clings to hand when hand is turned 2 26
Tony Bartolotta Educated Dice routine for Sachs/Sack's Dice, credit information on paddle move 2 27
Sam Schwartz X-Vision ten spot cards, spectator reverses one and shuffles, he notes the number of cards above and below reversed card and makes a two-digit number of those numbers, adds value of reversed card, performer divines card and position from sum 2 30
Walter Brusa Lizbeth engraved old queen on coin becomes young womanInspired by 2 31
Michael DeMarco A Number of Ladies production of four Queens by counting to a named number four times in a rowInspired by
  • "Transient Aces" (Stewart James, New Tops, Sept. 1966)
2 32
Derek Dingle Push-Drop Switch cards picked up with deck from above and transferred to top, see also note by Joseph K. Schmidt on p. 34 2 32
Karl Fulves Final Four impromptuInspired byRelated to 2 34
Leonard Hevia, Ron McCroby, Walter Brusa Letters on Slydini's "Water Fantasy"Related to 2 37
Tony Bartolotta Synchro Thot do-as-I-do ambitious card, spectator's card rises to top of performer's half and vice versa 2 38
Unknown Hindu Pick-Up Hindu Shuffle control to top 2 38
Howard A. Adams Notes on Ramasee historical commentsRelated to
  • "The Ramasee Prophecy" (OICUFESP)
2 41
David Luenberger Birthday Spell letter cards used to spell names, name of birthday girl shows up, Ramasee principleInspired by 2 42
Karl Fulves Game of Life Kings and Queens are mated with two dice and counting procedure, Ramasee principle 2 43
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items, Electronic ESPRelated to 2 45
Karl Fulves Pass/Don't Pass "Problems"
faced deck, two cards selected from both halves, they're the same and now reversed in deck, posed as a problem
2 47
Karl Fulves The Rink "Problems"
performer ice skates on normal stage, posed as a problem
2 47
Karl Fulves Twin Towers "Problems"
tower of hanoi type puzzle with three red and three white dice, posed as a problem
2 47
Karl Fulves Intoduction on Fox TV shows, passing of Doreen Valiente, Jon Racherbaumer, Jazz 3 48
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Life, Death & Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale 3 48
Unknown Laws of Psychic Hotlines reprinted from NY Daily News 3 49
Fred Goodman Vanishing Writing moist paper put in copying machine, copied text apparently disappears when touched 3 50
Unknown Worst Performance by a Car from radio show "Car Talk" about worst cars 3 51
Ronnie Lee X-Ray Mind different ropes on board with hooks, performer holds rope and duplicates magically the condition of the selected ropes via color change, appearing knots, and so on 3 52
Bob Still Color View spectators draw pictures on different-colored papers, torn up and tossed in clear plastic bag with more already torn up pieces, four matching pieces of chosen picture taken out by performerRelated to 3 53
Unknown A Card Trick four red-backed Kings, one changed for blue-backed Ace and others change alongAlso published here
  • a back issue of Linking Ring
3 54
Karl Fulves Hofzinser + Math Aces shuffled reversed into packet, another card chosen, face-up/face-down mix, all cards right except a chosen Ace but selection insteadInspired byRelated to 3 55
Karl Fulves Symmetry comment on the Fujiwara effect, two card locationInspired by
  • "Automatic Ace Triumph" (Kuniyasu Fujiwara, Genii, May 2000)
3 56
Karl Fulves Place The Aces twenty-card packet mixed face-up/face-down, all cards right except Aces 3 56
Karl Fulves, U. F. Grant Freeze! on liquid/water to ice effect, metal statue travels across (melts at room temperature)Related to 3 57
Karl Fulves Stuck Up staple of magazine bent open for levitation or hook-up 3 58
Karl Fulves Little Futures three envelopes, two chosen, in last one is moneyInspired by 3 59
Aldo Colombini Y2K Deck "Double Signature Transpo"
deck of double-blank cards, spectator and performer each sign a card, they transpose, then both signatures on one card
Related to 3 60
Aldo Colombini Blow Change card secretly turned over when blowed on 3 61
Sam Schwartz Mystery Mix 3&3, three red-backed Kings and three blue-backed AcesInspired by
  • "No Two Ways" (Ron Edwards, Ibidem #13)
Related to
3 63
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items, Card Spelling credit informationRelated to 3 66
Chas. Shepperd The Magic Spell early spelling trickAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1908
3 66
Philip T. Goldstein Han Ping Chien Credit Information 3 67
Karl Fulves Stanley Collins intro to a section of Collins' tricks 3 68
Stanley Collins Banker & Broker three piles made, the one with the highest card on the bottom wins, spectator thinks he saw an Ace on the bottom of one, Given the SlipRelated to 3 68
Stanley Collins Collins Ace Vanish Related to
  • Magazine of Magic, Oct. 1914
3 69
Stanley Collins Flip Switch switch with cardboard cover, use in assembly routineRelated to
  • Card Conceits (1925)
Variations
3 70
Stanley Collins Tipover Change Related to
  • Card Conceits (1925)
3 71
Stephen Minch Infallible certain conditions posed as a problem, double-blank cards 3 72
Joseph K. Schmidt, David Meyer Letters 3 73
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe Mexican Handcuffs rope around spectator's wrist tightens in unusual wayRelated toAlso published here
  • Genii
3 73
Mel Bennett Horse Of The Same Color unusual race setting, cards with five different backs in circle, outcome predicted, Ramasee PrincipleInspired by 3 74
Howard A. Adams Change In Mind six cards torn in half, dealt for three players, top cards removed and coins placed on top, rest in one pile, coin values spelled to arrive at mates, Ramasee PrincipleAlso published here
  • Mindespa Vol. 6 (1992)
3 76
Karl Fulves Unification Aces "Problems"
unexpected assembly, three packets cut off and Ace shown at bottom, four cards remain and they're the Aces, posed as a problem
Variations 3 78
Karl Fulves Double Brainwave "Problems"
five-card brainwave version with transformation element, posed as a problem
Related to 3 78
Karl Fulves Title Only - Genii In A Bill Tube "Problems"
title given without effect, posed as a problem
3 78
Karl Fulves Single Ceiling "Problems"
throwing a single card to ceiling and it sticks, posed as a problem
3 78
Unknown The Houdinis - Another Metamorphosis illustration 3 79
Karl Fulves Introduction on Erdnase on Wall Street Journal cover, illustrations in Erdnase's book & authorship, J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter, Neale's Life, Death and Other Card Tricks, Gospel Magic, Houdini, Video Trix, Hayward Cirker, Stewart James, The James File & Allan Slaight, Mary Maskelyne's passing 4 80
Karl Fulves Tips on the Perfect Riffle Shuffle Related to
  • last ten minutes of Video Trix
4 81
Karl Fulves Smudge Prediction open prediction by predicting smudge on the card's face 4 83
Tony Garza Glass Hypnosis milk in glass changes into rolled-up white paper 4 84
Howard A. Adams Predicnic ESP deck, piles made according to values of three coins, selection found with match in the endVariationsAlso published here
  • OICUFESP Vol. 6 (1980)
4 86
Mel Bennett Thrifty Aces values of four coins used to count down to four AcesInspired byRelated to 4 87
Karl Fulves Pennywise values of three coins used to count down to three AcesInspired by 4 88
John E. Mintz Remote Redux card lost in small packet, it appears on top of rest of deck insteadInspired by 4 89
John E. Mintz Steal after Count cards counted off the top of the deck into right hand, squared on deck, one card stolen back 4 89
Karl Fulves Twin Effect borrowed wrist on wrist, first letter of spectator written on t-shirt under regular shirt, arms tied in crossed condition (sprit tie), then watch is on other wrist and letter on shirt is in mirror writingRelated to 4 91
Karl Fulves Flip Trap sandwiched card changes 4 93
William P. Miesel Unified Aces unexpected assembly, three quarters cut off and Ace shown at bottom, four cards remain and they're the Aces, three double facersInspired by 4 94
Piet Forton Popper Move with credit information 4 95
Robert Kraft Letters on the stripper and Ten Card Deal in the Inner Secrets bookRelated to 4 97
Karl Fulves Switch Poker Solution outline of effectRelated to
  • "Switch Poker" (Herb Zarrow)
4 97
Karl Fulves On Home-Made Stripper & Ten Card Poker Deal credit information 4 98
Alen Richie Still More Letters 4 99
Karl Fulves Trick Play Sevens vanishes from deck and reappear, poker deal, spectator gets Sevens and performer the AcesInspired byRelated to 4 100
J. T. Knight Hue Clue three different-colored silk in three glasses, one chosen, another spectator divines the choiceRelated to 4 102
Sam Schwartz Fourtell prediction of four cards chosen in different ways, one thought-of, cut-deeper handlingVariations 4 103
Karl Fulves Ahead of Time predictions written on billets, one of the billets vanishes from hat and travels to card caseInspired by 4 104
Karl Fulves Star Trap five containers with personal objects of spectators in star configuration, one canister pocketed by spectator and others moved around according to rules, content of one container divined 4 105
Karl Fulves Matrix With Words "Problems"
matrix force with words, composing something like a card or a condition "red kings are reversed", posed as a problem
4 107
Tony Bartolotta Mark Down three dimes and three pennies in paper cup, out come a quarter, a nickel and three pennies, three "penny and dime" sets 4 108
Tony Bartolotta, Karl Fulves Mark Down II four nickels on table in row, dates in numerical order, four cards with positions mixed, coins exchanged according to cards's order, performer rearranged coins in numerical order without looking by sense of touch, optional appearance of another coin or wedding ring 4 109
Karl Fulves Open Invitation "Three Trix"
repeat version of Open Prediction, predictions written on backs of previously stopped-at cards, all four cards shown at end
4 110
Karl Fulves Spectator Cuts To Whatever "Three Trix"
also as four-card prediction
4 111
Al Leech Double Cut using table 4 111
Karl Fulves Stabbed By Thought "Three Trix"
- The Double Stab
- The Thot-Card Stab (thought-of card from three cards is stabbed to when named)
4 112
Carmen D'Amico Impromptu Edge Marking as card is replaced in deck, see also end notes on p. 114Related to 4 113
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to 4 115
Karl Fulves Paul Curry's Touch credit information on Paul Curry's "Touch"
- Touch-A-Card Prediction (U. F. Grant)
- Touch
- Predicto
- Mainson's "Touch"
- Ottokar Fischer's Letter
4 116
Karl Fulves Optic Topic three optical illusions 4 119
Karl Fulves Ten Reasons To Procrastinate 4 121
Karl Fulves Introduction on presidential election, "human popsicle" David Blaine in ice block, brain fingerprinting, magazine Discoverie, postage stamps with David Copperfield 5 122
Karl Fulves Election Themed Tricks list of effects 5 122
Karl Fulves Notebook on fiction writers, Ava Gardner, Joan Crawford 5 125
Theo "Okito" Bamberg, Prof. Dr. Kolmann Okito on Kolmann's Glass Vanish glass made from ice melts under cover, story reprintedRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Oct. 1949
5 126
Cardini Spring Break holding break while springing, spelling trick applicationRelated to
  • "Spring Peek" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Discoverie #4)
5 127
Karl Fulves Totalizer "An impromptu trick with four dice"
four dice put on table with One-Two-Five-Six sides up, spectator follows some instructions or not while back is turned and covers dice, performer arranges dice so that two left dice have same total as right dice
5 128
Karl Fulves Decoder Dice dealing of packet according to die throw twice, top card matches prediction and thrown number divined 5 129
William J. Hilliar Stolen Thoughts method guess of mindreading act by Hilliar, accidental trippingRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Dec. 1945 (written by Bill Frazee)
5 130
Reinhard Müller Taxi Dice die thrown and turned according to rules, final number predicted, presentation for the effectInspired by 5 131
Michael DeMarco Mate Separate spectator cuts off packet, performer shuffles the same number of cards between two matesVariations 5 132
Karl Fulves Pointing Out multiple one-way location without the need to sort the deck in advanceRelated to
  • Lin Searles One-Way Subtlety in Discoverie #5
5 133
Walter Brusa Flip Cap bar bet with beer cap, turning it over on table, other solutionsRelated to 5 134
Mel Bennett The Honeymooners Queens mates by spelling names from deck 5 135
Michael Esposito Golden Girl coin transforms into gold coin under bill that is removed from walletInspired by 5 137
Reinhard Müller Surprise Ace Triumph Aces shuffled reversed into packet, face-up/face-down mix, all cards right except the QueensInspired by
  • "Automatic Ace Triumph" (Kuniyasu Fujiwara, Genii, May 2000)
Related to
5 139
Gene Raye Radar Coin pencil answers questions with sound in glass, glass in which billet is put in divined, secret sugar in glass, radar pencil 5 139
Walter Brusa, Vernon Winiecke, Karl Fulves Letters on magic organizations and politics, cd-rom version of Jack Potter's Index, the Sphinx 5 140
Unknown Divided Deck System Related to
  • "More Moe" (Discoverie #3)
5 140
Karl Fulves Mate In 5 5x5 layout, two spectators move poker chips according to rules, outcome predicted
- Psychic Sub (variation as Battleship game)
- Mate Finesse
Inspired by
  • "Remove Viewing" (Sam Schwartz, Discoverie #5)
5 141
Karl Fulves Second Mate predicting outcome of two players in instruction game, posed as a problemRelated to 5 143
Karl Fulves Predicquik "2x Howard Adams"
match with ESP cards involving the spelling of coin values
Inspired by 5 144
Karl Fulves Predicquick-2 "2x Howard Adams"
match with ESP cards involving the spelling of coin values
Inspired by 5 144
Karl Fulves 3 On A Match "51 Faces North" solution in three phases, packet version of Open Prediction 5 146
Bill Frazee Stabbed In Back description of catching card between two selections behind back as seen from Jean IrvingAlso published here
  • The Sphinx (Feb. 1944)
5 148
Karl Fulves Kid Silks color changing silk routine with change back and two children that see different colors in inInspired by
  • Bruce Posgate column in New Tops
5 150
Sam Schwartz Twister four Aces, backs change, then named Ace is only odd-backed one, presentation by Karl FulvesRelated to 5 151
Karl Fulves Turnaround Silk "Problems"
ring held in mouth, silk between hands, performer turns around and now silk is knotted with ring in center, then condition reverses again, posed as a problem
5 153
Karl Fulves The Elevator Effect "Problems"
performer and spectator walk in different elevators on same floor and come out transposed, posed as a problem
Also published here 5 153
Karl Fulves Special Delivery "Problems"
only flap from envelope in hand, a smaller envelope produced à la purse frame, posed as a problem
5 153
Karl Fulves Stranger #1
Stranger #2
Stranger #3
"Problems"
two straights/suits, value named, card moved from packet to packet and then some sort of coincidence or transposition occurs, posed as a problem
Related to 5 153
Joseph K. Schmidt To Whom It May Concern credit claims about items in CardsharkRelated to 5 154
Grant Stuart Sphinx Perpetual Calendar table in which the day of any date can be looked upRelated to 5 157
Karl Fulves Bulgarian Solitaire four coin piles with one, two, three and four coins, coins moved around, outcome predicted, card application posed as a problemRelated to
  • August 1983 column "Mathematical Games" (Martin Gardner)
5 159
Karl Fulves MM Force more on the working of Mitsunobu Matsuyama's petal forceRelated to
  • "In The Code" (Discoverie #4)
  • "4'Wave" (Aldo Colombini, Discoverie #5)
5 159
Karl Fulves Red Control an Ace and a Two on the table, single cards dealt on Ace, pairs on Two, performer and spectator take one of the dealt piles each under the table, performer is able to match spectator's colorsInspired by 5 160
Karl Fulves Pik Tac Toe on 4x4 layoutVariations 5 160
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to 5 163
Unknown The Instantaneous Knot Related toAlso published here 5 163
Unknown Voting For Dummies flow chart 5 166
Karl Fulves Introduction on David Copperfield's "Tornado of Fire" special, camera tricks and mirrors, Joseph Dunninger's radio magic, Ken Burns, jazz, two Martin Gardner titles that have an identical chapter by editorial mistake, psychic healing techniques, John Edward 6 167
Karl Fulves Notebook excerpts from articles/interviews about Psychic John Edward 6 170
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Dictionary Trick short bio of Stanley Jaks (with help of Reinhard Müller), then three-part prediction of page number and word from French-English dictionary and a card
- The Three-Part Test
Related to 6 171
Karl Fulves, Joseph Dunninger, Theodore Annemann, Peter Warlock On One-Ahead & Mental Epic comments, quotes and referencesRelated to 6 173
Reinhard Müller The Glide Vanish - The Side-Glide Vanish
- The Deal Vanish
- The Spectator's Glide
Inspired by 6 180
Reinhard Müller RM's Aces spectators hold the packets 6 182
Wilson Reed Cell Block spectator chosen and some birthdays added, medium called on cell phone and it divines the spectator and the number 6 182
Karl Fulves 10¢ Worth page number chosen with procedure with coin change, forcing a set of possible numbers 6 183
Scott Coffey Synchron-2 half deck distributed among two spectators, five-pile layout, matches occur, only half the deck stacked and usedInspired by
  • Peter Duffie effect
6 184
Samuel Bertran, Neal Elias, Vernon Winiecke, Walter Brusa Letters on lecture at Cal Tech that exposed tricks, David Copperfield on tvRelated to 6 186
Tony Kardyro, Vernon Winiecke Which Ace? two Aces shown, spectator has to guess the location of one, it changes into selectionInspired by
  • idea from Kardyro's "Your Deck, Your Card"
6 187
Karl Fulves Pull-Out Trap red Aces placed in different parts of deck but backjogged, pulled out, sandwiched selection is between themVariations 6 187
Dai Vernon Double Cut Break Handling double cutting with jog, then deck turned over and break retainedAlso published here 6 188
Ray Engle Seeing Grant ghost image appears on bill, using feature of new bills 6 190
Karl Fulves Bill Bet bar bet using feature (ghost image) of new bills 6 190
Fred Lessor Card Not In Wallet card chosen freely from face-up deck, joker in wallet has same back as chosen card, rest is rainbow deckInspired by 6 191
Karl Fulves Orderly Conduct deck in new deck order, named card removed and placed on top, spectator inserts this card behind his back in center, it is back at its correct positionRelated to 6 194
Karl Fulves Catch Card Catch named mates find the red Aces and change into the black Aces themselvesInspired byVariations 6 195
Karl Fulves Jack The Knife Jacks find the red Aces and change into the black Aces themselvesInspired by 6 196
Karl Fulves 4-Card Jive one Ace of two thought of, that Ace travels to packet, or the other one does 6 197
Karl Fulves Center Pull-Out Also published here 6 198
Sam Schwartz Color Changing Jokers back of four cards change one by one from blue to red, chosen card then back to blue, red/blue double backerRelated toVariations 6 199
Karl Fulves Steel To Ink knife stabbed in deck next to selection, then it is seen that the blade is printed on this card and only the knife handle remains, posed as a problem 6 201
Karl Fulves Joker Monte color changing backs, red/blue double backerInspired by 6 202
Kurt Weiss Ghost Detector red and white silk tied together, they untie by themselves, apple in paper bag transforms into two oranges, rubber apple 6 204
Norman Osborn A Magical Journey on The Magical Trading Post, selling used books 6 205
Karl Fulves O. Henry Tale card chosen, Ace of Spades pushed face-down in face-up deck where spectator wants, it turns out that the card changes into selection and found the Ace of Spades instead, two methods:
- SameBothSolution (SBS Ace)
- Impromptu Method
Inspired byRelated to 6 206
Jerry K. Hartman Underturn kind of wrist-turn second deal turnover as switch/reverse 6 208
Karl Fulves Progressive Ambition "Problems"
credit information, effect variations, posed as a problem
Related to
  • The Crimp #30
6 209
Karl Fulves Progressive Ambition II "Problems"
effect variation of Ambitious Classic, posed as a problem
6 210
Karl Fulves Upside Okito "Problems"
box turns right side up under lid, posed as a problem
6 210
Karl Fulves The Stranger #4 "Problems"
two straights/suits, value named, card moved from packet to packet and then some sort of coincidence or transposition occurs, posed as a problem
Related toVariations 6 210
U. F. Grant Film To Life "Problems"
fan of five card on photograph, named card is taken out, only four remain on photo, posed as a problem
6 211
Karl Fulves No Needles "Problems"
performer mimes knitting, a scarf appears, posed as a problem
6 211
Karl Fulves Zig Zag Card "Problems"
tabled coin travels from one end of torn card figuration to other end, posed as a problem
6 211
Karl Fulves Multi Lev "Problems"
three people levitate under cloak and vanish, posed as a problem
6 211
Karl Fulves Multi-Stack shuffled deck, performer takes out Aces and loses them again, immediately deals out two poker hands and performer gets AcesRelated to 6 212
Karl Fulves Jacks Are Better shuffled deck, performer takes out named value and loses them again, immediately deals out two poker hands and performer gets Jacks and spectator his valueRelated to 6 213
Karl Fulves William, Tell two red Aces face up in deck, spectator pushes card in deck behind his back, it's between the AcesRelated to 6 214
Tony Bartolotta Jigsaw Puzzle clear plastic bag with torn colored paper pieces, three spectators take three paper pieces and write word, number and picture, pieces torn up and mixed with the rest, performer reaches in and locates the right pieces that combine to the spectators's writingRelated to 6 215
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to 6 216
Karl Fulves Magic Thrust Credit Information Also published here 6 216
Karl Fulves Introduction on Francis Haxton comment about World War II, psychics on tv, David Blaine, publications by Fulves, Binary Count Notes, Futagawa Rope-Card Trick, new euro coins, magic as a living, HoudiniRelated to 7 218
Karl Fulves Notebook number prediction anecdote about Fr. Cyprian 7 221
Tony Bartolotta Bill of Health Gag paper folds out accordion style 7 221
Tony Bartolotta Ashes Gag urn with "Ashes of Disgruntled Spectator", ashes to palm follow-up 7 221
The Baron The Baron's Drop Vanish hand secretly drops in other hand, with silk or cigarette, credit information
- The Baron's Move
Related to 7 222
Slydini Slydini's Secret tan-colored sponge ball removed from bottomless cardboard box and vanished, repeated a few times, then box is lifted and there are only sponge balls in other colors 7 225
Karl Fulves Named Dropper four different-colored poker chips in hand, named color vanishes, or named chip vanishes and reappears in stooge's hand 7 226
Karl Fulves Dice Duo blue and yellow dice transform into larger green die, pendulum pull 7 227
Unknown Egg Vanish and Appearance "Keech Egg Bag"?, pendulum holdout 7 227
Karl Fulves Notebook on 9-11-01 and dollar bill fold that shows the attack 7 229
Peter Warlock Miracle Slate sliding section on slate, part of slate covered with paper, can be filled in from behind for any predictionRelated to 7 230
Vernon Winiecke Problem Solved 51 Faces North solutionInspired by
  • Kardyro's Kard Kontrol
7 233
Tony Kardyro Kardyro's Kard Kontrol partial, glimpsing top card of left hand half as bottom card of right hand spread is pointed to and shown to spectator 7 233
Unknown Coffee Cup Bet rubber band around wrist and one finger, cup hanged on same finger, rubber band has to be maneuvered into cup, spectator has to close eyes and touch fingerRelated to 7 234
Frank Garcia Clip Art copper and silver coin, one given to spectator, performer's coin travels into spectator's hand 7 235
Dai Vernon No Replacement Double Lift same as Bruce/Tamariz replacement, credited to "The Gen" 7 236
Michael Weber, Matthew Field, Tom Costas Letters Toyota-Yoda story by Michael Weber 7 238
Matthew Field The Stranger #4 Solution two straights/suits, value named, card moved from packet to packet and then some sort of coincidence or transposition occursInspired by 7 238
Karl Fulves, Don Spurrier On Periodicals quote from Genii Online Forum and comment on what constitutes a periodical 7 239
Tom Costas Picture Cards Coincidence probability coincidence using cards with images on them 7 240
Karl Fulves Unknown Numbers card named, performer upjogs three cards and loses them again, card chosen by counting to two named numbers, named card and its mate foundInspired by
  • "Coincidence Or What" (Stuart Judah)
Related to
7 241
Dai Vernon Vernon Multiple Shift sliding block 7 242
Neal Thomas Without Numbers bet that performer can change number on calculator to named number without pressing certain keysInspired by
  • "Bet A Hundred" (Calculator Tricks)
7 243
Karl Fulves Lady In Red one of ten cards selected by putting paper clip on it, "You will choose the only red card"Inspired by 7 244
Dennis Green Coincidence By Design two chosen cards match when two decks are turned up one by one simultaneouslyRelated to 7 246
Bob Ostin The 'Lucifer' Load dice stacking with only outside cover of match box bent into tube, final load many matchesAlso published here
  • "Profile"
7 247
Theodore DeLand DeLand's King Trick formula for position of King of same suit as bottom card of deckAlso published here
  • The Magician, Feb. 1916
7 249
John Rule The Dice Deal two dice rolled and piles dealt according to numbers, in the end the four Aces are on bottom of piles 7 250
J. W. Sarles Egg Bag Combo outline of egg bag routine, egg jumps around between hands, silk combination 7 250
John J. Beck III, John A. Beck Hex In Color "John A. Beck III"?!, instructions on colored post-itsInspired by 7 251
Sam Schwartz The Magician ten red-blue double backers are openly shown, then one side changes to letter cards spelling MAGICIAN 7 252
Unknown Hamman from Elmsley Grip 7 253
Karl Fulves An Opening two card Open Prediction type trick, card where spectator stops determined by numbersRelated to 7 254
Paul Curry Self Seal anecdote about presentation of rubber dam trick 7 255
Karl Fulves, Ted O'Loughlin Cannonball Run "Problems"
cannonball changes into balloon and flies away, also reverse effect in which balloon becomes cannonball, Paul Curry, Rick Johnsson, credit information by Stephen Minch, posed as problem
Related to 7 256
Karl Fulves After Jack "Problems"
half deck vor spectator and performer, a card is chosen and exchanged, they transpose back and are reversed, posed as problem
Inspired by
  • Jack Vosbourgh two-deck effect
7 257
Karl Fulves Pokertrik "Problems"
spectator reverses five random cards in deck, performer and spectator take the cards on either side, poker hands, posed as problem
7 257
Karl Fulves Arf "Problems"
keychain beeper to find hidden object, looking for other uses, posed as problem
7 257
Peter Warlock Twin Thoughts two decks, unknown freely chosen card put in wooden frame, named card from other deck as well, they match, one deck composed of only hinged double cardsRelated to 7 258
Karl Fulves Could You Spell That? spelling ideas from Si Stebbins stack
- Si Spell
- Die Spell
- Sly Spell
- Lie Spell
Inspired by 7 260
Karl Fulves The Rule For Red different handling than CATO, switching two cardsInspired by 7 262
Martin Gardner Match Ace layout puzzle 7 264
Jay Ellis Lemon Aid bill in envelope, in lemon is only a note to look in the wallet 7 264
Charles Waller The Aerial Knot silk thrown up and caught, knot appearedAlso published here
  • "For Magicians Only"
7 265
Michael Bailey The Aerial Vanish Billy McComb anecdoteAlso published here
  • The Magic Circular, 1955
7 266
Michael DeMarco Semiquaver spectator counts cards, down-under-deal, final card used to count to prediction, sixteen-card principle, with variation by Karl FulvesInspired by 7 267
Luc Sante Three Card Monte Note Also published here
  • New York Times, 4-15-02
7 268
Karl Fulves 5ive 6ix "Techniques for the multiple shift"
intro
Related to 7 269
Karl Fulves One-Hand Palm Glimpse & Crimp top card palmed and immediately replaced, glimpsed and curved 7 269
Karl Fulves Bait shuffled deck, card named, a sandwich outjogged and pushed back, top three cards are the sandwich now with named card, multiple shift application 7 270
Karl Fulves Multiple Choice four cards outjogged, spectator choses how many are used, they are removed and added up and used to count to selection, multiple shift application 7 270
Unknown Sliding or Moving Block Multiple Shift 7 271
Karl Fulves Color Control multiple shift application idea 7 273
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Paul Curry Tricks by Paul Curry (written by Stephen Minch)
with credit discussions
7 274
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to
  • "Spirit Silver" (Discoverie #6)
  • "Ultra Fan Force" (Discoverie #6)
  • "Outworlder" (Discoverie, p. 96)
  • Twin Thoughts (Peter Warlock, 2002)
7 274
Karl Fulves, Tony Bartolotta OOTW without Packet Switch comments 7 276
Stephen Minch 1-2-3-4 credit informationRelated to 7 277
Karl Fulves Introduction memory championship, Hofzinser's work, Robert-Houdin, S. H. Sharpe, history of card magic, Martin Lewis, Paper Engine, Harvey Rosenthal, George Kaplan's The Fine Art of MagicRelated to 8 278
Steffi Scarne The Many Careers of John Scarne 8 282
John Scarne Quick Pick Up snatching coins out of spectator's hand before he can close it, variation in which a small coin is sandwiched between two coins and only the large coins are snatchedRelated to 8 286
Jerry K. Hartman Catch and Carry "Two Impromptu Card Tricks"
red Aces placed in different parts of deck but backjogged, pulled out, sandwiched selection is between them
Inspired by 8 287
Norman Osborn Trick of the Day "Two Impromptu Card Tricks"
current date spelled to find selection
8 287
Karl Fulves Square Spell value of card is squared and result spelled to find selection, not sure 8 288
Karl Fulves Placement Control to a position near top 8 288
Unknown Number Puzzle see p. 333 for solutionInspired by
  • "Satan, Cantor, and Infinity" (Smullyan)
8 289
Jerry K. Hartman, Bob Ostin, Mel Bennett, Chris King, Bob Graham, Rob Wood, Dr. Edi Brum, Leonard Cohen Letters on Tony BartolottaRelated to 8 290
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Karl Fulves The Words Of Jaks two selections from word cards predictedInspired byRelated to 8 292
Dr. Stanley Jaks This Way Out three person think of number, city and animal, all predicted, written up by Bill MieselRelated toAlso published here
  • "Mental-Wise #1" (Ed Mellon)
8 294
Cardini Name-O-Card cutting to any named cardRelated to 8 296
Karl Fulves Two Timed 8 297
Philip T. Goldstein A Cannonball Tale credit information on the effect of a cannonball changing to a balloon and vice versaRelated to 8 298
S. H. Robinson The Robinson Coin Change with piece of paper 8 300
Sam Schwartz On The Square "A Magic Square Routine"
spectator takes any row or column of a 4x4 cards layout, values added, matched number of cut-off cards
Inspired by
  • Ted Lesley Magic Square routine
Related to
8 301
Charles Waller, Karl Fulves Knockout card placed reversed at bottom of deck, dropped on table, it appears on top, air pressure turnover 8 304
Tony Bartolotta Joker Jump two Jokers apparently transpose (gag), then a big One and Two appears on their backs 8 304
Karl Fulves Mental Fone with idea to use cell phone to code and send picture of spectatorInspired by
  • Fitch Cheney trick in Math Miracles (Wallace Lee)
8 305
Rob Wood Watch Test pulling stem out only one clickRelated to 8 306
Karl Fulves Notebook on psychic phenomena, Morris Young's death, young sensations in the magic scene 8 307
David Goldman Gambler's Ghost story about cheating and gambling, out-of-focus marks 8 308
Karl Fulves Hypnot key card principle explained, key card removed without one spectator seeing it, he still locates selection 8 312
Karl Fulves Deja Two "Problems"
flap from empty case torn off and stuck into a deck, second deck removed from inside deck, posed as a problem
8 314
Karl Fulves No Joke "Problems"
Joker always comes up when performer spells value, it is always placed aside, at the end no Joker is there, posed as a problem
8 314
Karl Fulves Roll Up "Problems"
papers on table are rolled up as group, when unrolled they change place, posed as a problem
8 315
Karl Fulves Notebook on spiritualists, fournier cards 8 316
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Magic Mirror by Robert E. Neale 8 316
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Ahead of the Pack by Jack Avis (written by Lewis Jones) 8 316
Richard Himber Double Cut Rope "An Impromptu Rope Trick"
reprinted instructions, illustrated by Joseph K. Schmidt
8 317
Unknown Crap Game Puzzle see p. 333 for solution 8 322
Karl Fulves Diminishing Squares magic square in which four numbers can be removed and a magic square remains, applications
- Paycheck Poker
- The Collins Square
- Square Notes (fragmented magic squares)
Inspired by
  • Judah-Guest "Bi Color Cut"
8 323
Unknown Vent Mental ventriloquism, see p. 333 for solutionInspired by
  • "Satan, Cantor, and Infinity" (Smullyan)
Related to
8 324
Martin Gardner Prediction number named, card at that position openly crimped, crimped card turns out to be prediction, with handling by Karl FulvesRelated toAlso published here
  • Conjuror's magazine
8 327
Martin Gardner End-for-End Reversal 8 327
Unknown Latch Bottle Bar Bet Also published here
  • The Boy Mechanic (1915)
8 328
Karl Fulves Deep Secrets section intro 8 329
Karl Fulves Overthrow cut deeper force applied to red/black alternating set-upRelated to 8 329
Karl Fulves Cut Shallow "cut shallow force" as opposite of "cut deeper force" 8 331
Karl Fulves Deep Cut Note after some cutting procedure the Aces are only odd-colored cards in two packets 8 333
Karl Fulves Introduction Siegfried & Roy accident, David Blaine's glass cage stunt, Bill Bennett, World Series of Poker, stage illusions, Charles Dickens Christmas story, Rufus Steele, 9 334
Karl Fulves Unsolved Illusion performer and spectator walk in different elevators on same floor and come out transposed, signed arms, posed as a problemAlso published here 9 336
Karl Fulves Write Stuff mirror writing ideas, actual mirror, exercises, writing different words with both hands simultaneously 9 338
Karl Fulves Sobriety Test challenge in which one spins on a chair and has to move hands and foot in a certain way 9 341
Aldo Colombini It's A Small World using about half the deckInspired by
  • "World Class" (J. K. Hartman)
  • "Tomorroworld" (Ron Ferris)
Related to
9 342
Karl Fulves FT Done Twice "Cut & Clip"
repeat version of Thompson Cut
Inspired by 9 344
Karl Fulves Clip Fed "Cut & Clip"
paper clip appears at selection
9 344
Joseph K. Schmidt Trapdoor Coin stream of rice produced from hole in Chinese coinRelated to 9 345
Yoshi Akiyama, Harvey Rosenthal Three Coin Divination nickel, dime, penny and handful of change, some instructions given, divination about amount of change left in hand and coins on table 9 346
Ryan Matney The Whitechapel Solution cards in a packet turned face down one by one by counting sequence, remaining card that is face up has odd back, uses prime principle by George Sands, story presentationInspired by 9 349
Karl Fulves Just Think spectator and performer show each other five cards, one thought of, shuffled back in half a deck each, groups of five cards shown, coincidence and cards foundInspired by
  • "Just Think Do As I Do" (Kenneth Lang, The Magic Wand)
9 351
Robin Robertson Remarcoble - Phase I: A Puzzling Match
- Phase II: Matched Again
- Phase III: Gemini Twins
- Phase IV: Pairs, Pairs Wherever You Like
Inspired by 9 352
Charles Waller On the Rising Card Effect Also published here
  • "Up His Sleeve"
9 354
Karl Fulves Doggerel electronic dog translator gadget, dog divines choice of word card 9 354
J. W. Sarles Calling The Wiz bit of business for classic telephone trick 9 355
Steffi Scarne Notes On The Sting Switch on John Scarne doubling Paul Newman in The StingRelated to
  • Sting Switch in Swindle Sheet
9 356
C. L. Boarde Character Reading mentalism anecdote about question written in ChineseAlso published here
  • Conjurors' (Oct. 1948)
9 357
Karl Fulves Helen O'Ploy card chosen, Queen of same suit turns over, other three Queens change into same value as selection, face-down card is selectionInspired byRelated to 9 358
Karl Fulves Hofzinser's Ghost spectator finds only three Aces in deck, fourth one is invisible, it can be heard, changes into selection 9 360
Karl Fulves Up Cup two cups nested, wand pushed in from below, it seems to penetrate lower cup and lift upper cup 9 361
Bob Coyne, Bruce Fricker, Jason Willette, Mike Bordeck Letters on John Scarne's Schaefer beer commercialRelated to 9 362
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Remains To Be Seen spectator cuts off some cards, remembers bottom card and puts pile in card case, after some calculation instructions the performer knows card and number of cards in case, KraitchikRelated to 9 363
Karl Fulves Psychic News on psychic phenomena in the news 9 365
Ken De Courcy Continental Coin Trick "The Original Triple Change Spellbound"Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • Mac's Monthly, Vol. 3 No. 3, January 1947
9 366
Karl Fulves In Re Hofzinser section intro 9 371
Richard Hatch Richard Hatch on how the translation of "The Magic of Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser" (1985) came to be 9 371
Reinhard Müller Reinhard Müller translation correction of Sharpe's version in case the gaze force misses 9 372
Karl Fulves False Count Note credit information on holding the last two cards togetherRelated to
  • "Magic and Its Professors" (1902, Evans)
9 372
Karl Fulves Clear Channel performer and spectator both deal through half the deck and leave one card face-down, both cards divined/predictedVariations 9 373
Robert Byrne Ring From Pocket curtain ring dropped into breast pocket jumps to center of rope 9 374
Karl Fulves Mail Order "Problems"
presentation for card in envelope, posed as a problem
9 377
Karl Fulves Maximum Malini "Problems"
button turn off, then button hole disappears, posed as a problem
9 377
Karl Fulves Happy Meal "Problems"
card rises from within a single other card, posed as a problem
Related to 9 377
Karl Fulves Steel Ambition "Problems"
involving a steel ball that appears under pop-up card, posed as a problem
9 378
Karl Fulves Fragmented Flush "Problems"
kind of a slow-motion collectors with a Royal Flush, posed as a problem
9 378
Karl Fulves Custom Cuts "Problems"
four cards turned over while cutting four piles, cards next to the reversed cards are Aces, posed as a problem
9 378
Karl Fulves Matchbox Monte "Problems"
borrowed coin travels from openly exposed sound gimmick matchbox in sleeve to tabled matchbox, posed as a problem
9 379
Karl Fulves Knifed "Problems"
large blade comes out of small Swiss army knife, posed as a problem
9 379
Karl Fulves Fax Finding "Problems"
design duplication via fax, posed as a problem
9 379
Karl Fulves Rug Rise "Problems"
performer floats over carpet which is pulled out, posed as a problem
9 379
Cardini Card Rise From Envelope "Repeat Rising Card Mystery"
multi-phase routine with three cards in an envelope, one rises, envelope rises, and so on
9 380
Unknown On Cardini quotes from newspapers 9 381
Karl Fulves When Psychics Play Poker psychic vs. gambler, spectator riffle shuffles, psychic gets seven cards, gambler five, psychic finds two Aces and moves around some cards and winsRelated toAlso published here 9 386
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items, Vent MentalRelated to 9 388
Karl Fulves Introduction on Derek Dingle, Jack Avis, Dover books, Robert Byrne, Kenneth Hense's passing 10 389
Karl Fulves Psychic News psychic phenomena in the news 10 392
Martin Gardner William Tell bent card stands upright on table, it is "shot" over with mime gun or rubber band around box 10 393
Martin Gardner Band Box rubber band around box, can be instantly releasedVariations 10 394
Karl Fulves Asides various quotes and jokes 10 396
James Kenn Over Easy spectator and performer both cut to a card, Triumph, only one reversed card, they picked the same card 10 397
Karl Fulves Crushed filling plastic bottle with hot water, emptying it and capping it, it deforms, variation with special brand 10 398
Gary Ruiz Crime Seen crime story, six glasses with items, spectators call medium via cell phone who in the end describes the items 10 399
Richard Feynman Watch Calculation offset on watch to apparently give complicated answers to time queries 10 400
Paul Fine Silent Partner one of three objects and ESP card chosen, medium reveals bothInspired by 10 401
Unknown W/Sponges kitchen sponge hinged open to reveal compartment, sponge ball intro 10 402
Burling Hull, Karl Fulves Mid-Nite Marvel performer finds a four-of-a-kind below table, those transpose with some card in the deck, changed from dark room effect to below table
- Second Approach (involving the location of a selection)
Inspired by
  • "Mid-Nite Marvel" (Burling Hull, Clever Card Collection of 1932)
10 403
Sam Schwartz Simplex Square birthday squareVariations 10 405
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Alphabet Square 5x5 square, numbers are converted to letters to spell out namesInspired by 10 409
J. W. Sarles Prompt Impromptu "Telepathy On The Spot"
card chosen and replaced, spectator looks at fan of cards, meanwhile a spectator on other side of room names selection
10 413
Don Nielsen Supercharged Silver ring changes to coin, involving a magnetic coin that is moved from sleeve to hand with magnetic penRelated to 10 414
Tony Bartolotta T-Bills three pennies and three different bills, three people take a penny and bill each and close their hands around it, performer then tell who has which and in which hand 10 415
Carlos Mauro South American Notes about the magic scene in Buenos Aries and South America 10 416
Karl Fulves Men In Black (and red) two decks separated in red and black, a spectator choses any black card from one deck and any black from the other, they are the only odd-backed card in the deck, two versions, second version makes it a traveling effect form deck to deckVariations 10 418
Karl Fulves Final Cut deck immune to cutting, somewhat a presentation for ambitious card 10 420
Bob Ostin, James Kenn, George Valerie Letters Related to 10 423
Karl Fulves Self-Made Trap card chosen from face-up deck with Ten-Twenty force, turns out to be sandwiched by odd-backed cards 10 424
Mel Bennett Metamorphosis layout puzzle with coins 10 425
Karl Fulves Last Place "Problems"
six envelopes, the last one chosen contains $100 note, posed as a problem
10 427
Unknown Kellar's Ring "Problems"
finger ring thrown out of window reappears in envelope, posed as a problem
Related to
  • Kolar's column, Conjuror's, July 1948
10 427
Karl Fulves Counterfeit Call "Problems"
conditions for a medium phone effect, posed as a problem
Related to 10 428
Karl Fulves Whacked "Problems"
piece of paper is crumpled and thrown on someone, it changes into snowball, posed as a problem
10 428
Joseph K. Schmidt Computer Virus Killer "A Novel Revelation of Two Thought Cards"
two spectators think cards from a five-card and six-card group, involving virus gag card
- The History (credit information and references)
Inspired by
  • "Brain Twister" (Ben Braude, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946)
Variations
10 429
Karl Fulves Virus Variation Inspired by 10 431
Karl Fulves Stretching The Truth word written on wide rubber band when stretched is no longer readable when collapsed, instant stooge applicationRelated to 10 432
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to 10 433
Karl Fulves Card Speller credit information on spelling to cards 10 433
Vernon Winiecke Packet Shuffle Pass packets cut between the hands, the roll back and forthRelated to
  • "Tattersall Pass" (Ellis Stanyon)
10 436