Written by Karl Fulves

2006-2012
Work of Various

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

(692 entries)

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Karl Fulves Auto Kinetic blank cards with street names, spectator writes his street on one, arranged in face-down row on table, ungaffed toy car moves towards spectator's card with rubber band held motionless aboveInspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
Related to
1 1
Karl Fulves The Pecking Bird credit information, Howard Albright's "Herman, The Gilagloo Bird" (1930s) 1 2
Karl Fulves Card Kinetic cards in row on table, Ace of Spades next to row, rubber band stretched over it and used to move Ace along row, suddenly it moves towards selection and back and they transposeInspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
1 4
Karl Fulves Loco-Motion follow-up for "Auto Kinetic", toy car replaced in card case, then full deck removed from it, case balances on edge of one-handed fan, signed card to caseInspired by 1 5
Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Uplifting red Ace "rises" plunger like from deck, then other red Ace, they sandwich selection in center 1 8
Karl Fulves Dai Vernon - Two Unpublished Tricks introductory comments 1 10
Dai Vernon Cutting The Aces spectator cuts to the Aces, with sucker moves as magician fooler 1 10
Dai Vernon A Revelation spectator reverses four cards behind his back, all turn out to be Aces, apparently a key card location trick is explained, SBS deckRelated to 1 11
Neal Thomas A Creature Was Stirring computer mouse on palm, suddenly the cursor jumps around, confederate with cell phone disturbs connection 1 13
Karl Fulves Urban Legends four urban legends and their opposite on cards along with eight numbers, some cards are turned over and numbers added, force for 47
- Second Method
- Background
Inspired byRelated to 1 14
Robert Byrne Impossible Coins Thru Table one coin in each hand above table, chosen coin penetrates table 1 17
Slydini Revolve Vanish 1 17
Karl Fulves Simple Binary simple way to get comfortable with binary numbersRelated to 1 20
Karl Fulves Mystery Card "An Unsolved Problem"
two sandwiches, one with mystery card, named card put in other sandwich, named card vanishes and mystery card is named card, posed as a problem
Variations 1 21
Karl Fulves Card Tricks Gone Wrong four anecdotes, two of them have been published in Magicol
1. card on forehead
2. Frank Lane's "I.Q. Test"
3. "wolf pack" gag with suggestive images on cards
4. Derek Dingle drops the super ball
Related to 1 22
Joseph K. Schmidt JKStab with knife/letter opener in deck by spectator, New Glide action 1 24
Joseph K. Schmidt Scarne's Card Stab deck wrapped in paper, long needle with ribbon pushed through paper, wrapping torn away, all cards fall except selection, method guess by SchmidtInspired by
  • "Scarne Card & Ribbon" (John Scarne, marketed effect)
1 26
Joseph K. Schmidt Walsh's Card Stab without flash paper, also for card to spectator's pocketInspired byRelated to 1 27
John Scarne Skullo-Card chosen card appears in jaws of plastic skullInspired by
  • Bill Nord's "Skullo-cation" (marketed 1948)
1 29
Jerry K. Hartman 15/14 Delight subtlety for 14/15 stack 1 30
Karl Fulves Adams + Erdnase intro to Howard Adams related tricks 1 30
Karl Fulves Seven-Card Secret cards taken from two piles randomly, a seven-card straight is the result 1 31
Karl Fulves Doubling Box two royal flushes "mixed", dealt in unison, only Aces match, Ace predictedVariations 1 32
Karl Fulves Casino I.Q. two five-card piles, cards turned up simultaneously, when both add up to sixteen the cards are predicted 1 32
Karl Fulves Reverse Jonah person with Jonah card wins 1 34
Karl Fulves Comedy Central presentation of Doubling Box with cards that have punchlines and jokes on them, only a specific joke matches its punchline when cards are turned up simultaneouslyInspired by 1 34
Karl Fulves Joke Department two pages of short jokes 1 36
Martin Gardner A Tabletop Miser's Dream with one coin an styrofoam cup with slit 1 38
Ken De Courcy Making Millions aka "How To be A Millionaire"
continuous coin production
Related to 1 40
Tony Kardyro Copper-Silver coin on spectators hand is covered with matchbox and transposes with coin inside matchboxRelated toVariations 1 41
Mel Bennett RSC Discovery - Riffle Shuffle Control (KF)
- The First Revelation
- The Second Revelation
one card found in pocket, the other with counting
Inspired by 1 42
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control two selections made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition 1 42
Karl Fulves Chip Shot poker chips and counting used to get to a Royal FlushInspired by 1 45
Karl Fulves Mock Memory a selection is named, then two cards are moved, performer apparently memorizes cards, spectators name the two cards and performer their positions, using Riffle Shuffle Control 1 46
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control as Cull upjogging all cards of one group instead of doing a riffle shuffle, also from the back with one-way backs 1 46
Karl Fulves In The Money switch of a single card with bills 1 47
Karl Fulves From X's to Bullets switch of a single card with bills 1 50
Karl Fulves Monte Cardo switch with bills as climax 1 50
Karl Fulves Drawing Blanks penny, nickel, dime and quarter in matchbox, three coins removed and combined to form a number, fourth coin's value added, spectator lets performer know the number of digits, coins taken out are divined 1 50
Vernon Winiecke Open Finger Color Change with a thumb clip type steal from back 1 52
Karl Fulves The Road To Ruin spectator and performer switch one card of their poker hands, three cards each are shown, spectator can switch or not, he loses, cards removed from the deck
- The Basic Set-Up
- The Road To Ruin
- 10-Card Note
Related to 1 56
Karl Fulves Switchback any card switched out via spread strip-outAlso published here 1 56
Karl Fulves Beat The Bookies point spread, betting against the spread 1 59
Karl Fulves Quicken Rope Trick "Unexplained"
cut rope, ends join themselves in knot, posed as a problem
1 60
Karl Fulves A Few Good Cards "Unexplained"
five red cards in black half, spectator finds them from the back, posed as a problem, with effect variations
Variations 1 60
Karl Fulves Unjust Chance "Unexplained"
presentational idea for banknight plot, posed as a problem
1 61
Karl Fulves The Glass Half Full "Unexplained"
glass half-filled with liquid, turned over, liquid suspended, posed as a problem
1 61
Karl Fulves Real Secret Stuff Aces removed from deck with an indifferent card, this packet riffle shuffled into deck and left outjogged, two poker hands dealt from outjogged cards alternating with top of deck, Aces end up in other packet 1 62
Karl Fulves Switchback Variation Inspired by 1 62
Karl Fulves Ultra Marked Cards comment on microscopic differences in any deck, picked up by high-resolution cameras 1 64
Karl Fulves Crook's Book three cards taken from shuffled deck and added, word on this page thought-of, performer does the same, spectator divines performer's word and performer the spectator's page number 1 65
Karl Fulves Little Black Book page number chosen with playing cards, index of possible page numbers 1 66
Karl Fulves Cooked Book page number chosen via calculation method, can only be one of two numbers 1 66
Karl Fulves Back Page on this magazine, passage of time 1 68
Martin Gardner Gardner's Gambit row of cards, taking cards from either end alternately with spectator, whose cards add up higher wins, forced outcome, parity
- Final Game (Royal Flush ending)
Inspired by
  • coin item in "Mathematical Puzzles" (Peter Winkler)
Related toVariations
2 69
Karl Fulves Notes on MG's Game explanation of the parity principle at work and further applications, see following itemsInspired by 2 71
Karl Fulves Accouterments using other items an non-playing cards for the parity row force 2 71
Karl Fulves You Go First the spectator can make the first choice 2 72
Karl Fulves Last Card Standing cards taken from either end of tabled row alternately, remaining card predicted 2 73
Karl Fulves Predict-A-Bill cards taken from either end of tabled row, values added, prediction in dollar bills 2 74
Karl Fulves A Perfect System millionaire making coin toss idea by Warren Buffet from a 1984 speech 2 74
Karl Fulves Pre-Poker parity poker with number prediction, then Jonah card principle in second phase 2 75
Karl Fulves Sure Thing Roy Baker's PATEO force to get Jonah card to spectator 2 76
Karl Fulves Blind Chance cards taken from either end of tabled row, values added, outcome predicted by spectator 2 76
Karl Fulves Robo-Con cards taken from either end of tabled row, values added, outcome predicted, two-way out
- Wallet idea (Himber wallet with slit in middle)
- Double cut (two-way out prediction from Fulves's "The Magic Book")
2 78
James Baker Vanishing Buffalo engraving on coin changes, exploiting two different five-cent piecesInspired by 2 80
Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Chump Change Ten to Ace straight in mixed red suits, one freely chosen and put in deck, found again face-up and value of bottom card after dealing top four card face-down on table, those cards are Royal Flush in Spades except for the chosen value which changes to Spades
- For The Expert (different finish)
2 81
Karl Fulves Off The Wall puzzle how to attach a candle to the wall from "Reader's Digest" 2 82
Chas. D. Willis M'Wave sliced grape put in microwave, it sparks 2 83
Karl Fulves Knotornot Inspired by
  • "To Tie a Knot on the Left Wrist Without Letting the Right Hand Approach it" (The Magician's Own Book, 1857)
2 84
Robert E. Neale Draw For The Devil nine cards, performer and spectator alternately put them in a 3x3 square à la Tic Tac Toe, a magic square for six resultsInspired by 2 85
Karl Fulves Darndest Things several spectators receive letters to God by children and put them in an envelope, performer assigns them to spectators correctly 2 88
Karl Fulves Automatic 10 intro for unusual ten-hand deal ideas, see following items 2 90
Karl Fulves The Expert Returns spectator stacks two cards himself by repeated dealing (overhand shuffle single run substitute)Inspired by 2 90
Karl Fulves The Ten-Hand Deal five piles, spectator assigns numbers from five to nine to them and deals that many cards to the bottom in each case, put together, ten-hand double duke 2 91
Karl Fulves Casino Connection five piles, spectator assigns numbers from five to nine to them via a lucky straight from a casino deck and deals that many cards to the bottom in each case, put together, ten-hand double duke 2 93
Karl Fulves The X-Hand Deal five piles, dealing for "randomisation", spectator decides on number of players 2 93
Karl Fulves Match Maker layout puzzle about making words out of matches 2 94
Jerry K. Hartman Strip Switch card stripped from deck, deck turned over on top of them and briefly spread and set downRelated to 2 95
Jerry K. Hartman Hunt For Red five red cards in black half, spectator finds them from the back, solutionInspired by 2 98
Walter B. Gibson New Spelling Trick count-spell principleAlso published here
  • The Magician Monthly, July 1918
2 99
Karl Fulves On the Count-Spell Principle credit information 2 99
Karl Fulves Speller Notes A. on locating previous trick
B. Instanto Deck and any card spelling
C. short routine to spell any named card impromptu, face-up counting and turnover pass
D. cutting as deck is dumped from case
Related to 2 100
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie R & D's Count Spell Extra composite card, count-spelling to any card composed by suit and value separately chosen 2 101
Karl Fulves Flip Switch strip-out switch handling, with repeat 2 102
Joseph K. Schmidt Band Box Encore rubber band around box, can be instantly releasedInspired by 2 104
Ken De Courcy Well And Truly Shuffled cards added via bottom-and-lid-style card case, applied to an Ace production in which three spectators follow along with a packet and end up with an Ace reversed each
- KF Notes
2 106
J. W. Sarles Great Escape plastic glass clings to hand, silk is pulled out 2 108
Don Nielsen Anti-Grav Dice two dice, one on top of the other, bottom one is lifted when picking up upper one, magnetic instead of moisture 2 108
Mel Bennett Easy As Abc calculator option for simplifying task to spectators in division tricksInspired by
  • Zangbar Zackleback Problem (Genii, June 1952, Oct. 1958, Ibidem #12-14)
Related to
2 109
Karl Fulves Circle Lift "Unexplained"
one bracelet or ring or rubber band picket up with another one, posed as a problem
2 110
Karl Fulves Pencil With Memory "Unexplained"
old pencil with memory idea, now really available as transmission pen, posed as a problem
Related to 2 111
Karl Fulves Shred A Bill "Unexplained"
electric shredder that does not shred a bill, application search, posed as a problem
2 111
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch discussion of the switch of a small item with a handkerchief, see following itemsRelated to 2 112
Karl Fulves "I Found A Ring..." street cons with ring or rolex 2 112
Karl Fulves While You Sleep gypsy con in which money is sealed in envelope and apparently will multiply 2 113
Karl Fulves The Gypsy's Secret Gypsy Switch of item as it is wrapped in handkerchief
- Basics In Brief
- Robert-Houdin
- Professor Hoffmann
Related to
  • "Reverse Thinking" (Discoverie #8)
2 113
Karl Fulves You Have Three Seconds bet in which spectator has to reach under handkerchief and get out a valuable coin, he only gets a worthless chip 2 118
Karl Fulves New Principles, New Tricks new tricks by Howard A. Adams, intro, see following items 2 119
Howard A. Adams Crazy Ramazy involving spelling and piles 2 119
Howard A. Adams Fivelefta The Effect eight-card pile, three removed after cut from either top or bottom, involving spellingVariations 2 123
Howard A. Adams 234 5Lefta eight-card pile, three removed after cut from either top or bottom, two numbers arrived at, they match
- Add To Nine Variation
2 124
Howard A. Adams Fivelefta Eleven eight-card pile, three removed after cut from either top or bottom, weird number prediction involving writing letters on cards and spelling
- ESP Version
- Howard Adams Note
- KF Note
2 125
Howard A. Adams Fivelefta Remova eight-card pile, three removed after cut from either top or bottom, small packet procedure 2 127
Howard A. Adams Sixlefta Subtracta eight-card pile, two removed after cut from either top or bottom 2 128
Howard A. Adams Ramasee-Tulefta Returns six-card packet of ESP cards, spelling 2 130
Howard A. Adams Man And Lady ESP matching with eight-card packet, spelling MAN and LADY 2 131
Howard A. Adams Doublefta double version of Fivelefta, two versions (ESP and number cards) 2 132
Howard A. Adams Quintuplefta ten-cards packet, all five ESP cards match, spelling 2 133
Howard A. Adams Vifteena Variation six-card packet, spelling to arrive at a number 2 135
Howard A. Adams Booklefta number force with eight-card packet and spelling 2 136
Howard A. Adams Gamblefta ten-card packet distributed to three players, pairs received 2 137
Howard A. Adams Gambleleftwo eight-card packet, betting game, winning with pair 2 138
Howard A. Adams Gamblelefthree eight-card packet, betting game, winning with pair 2 139
Howard A. Adams A Partial Bibliography 2 140
Joseph K. Schmidt Stacking Systems double duke
- Two Aces, Two Kings
- Three Aces, Three Kings
- Four Aces To The Dealer
- Four Kings - Four Aces
- KF Note
Inspired by 3 141
Dan Lewis Merlin's Matchbox half-dollar on table covered with matchbox, match lighted, half-dollar changes to quarter and another quarter is in boxInspired by 3 145
Ken De Courcy Lazy Man's Card To Wallet Z-Fold/Himber Wallet, duplicate, wallet shown empty at beginning
- An Alternate Finish (stamp appears on card as well)
- KF Note (spectator's name is under stamp)
3 146
Unknown Re-Count Force apparently accidental over-count and repeat 3 147
Karl Fulves Trick File on doing tricks only once and never repeating them, see following items 3 149
Don Nielsen Gumball gumball comes out of parking meter coin slot, no method 3 149
Don Nielsen, Tony Bartolotta Universal Lock one of spectator's keys opens a lock, no method, perhaps gaffed lock 3 149
Don Nielsen Page Force forcing a number from two to nine with a newspaper, book test application 3 149
Karl Fulves Slow-Motion Roll spectator turns die according to rules, performer duplicates final orientation 3 150
Dr. Jacob Daley Jacob's Ladder Also published here
  • The Sphinx, September 1951
3 151
Karl Fulves Headstrong ungaffed coin always comes up heads, then is shown as two-headed 3 152
Karl Fulves Squarersville layout puzzle 3 153
Karl Fulves Maximo Inspired by 3 154
Karl Fulves Near Future four random digits written by spectator, then in different order, subtraction, one digit of result chosen, other digits dealt out in packet, then chosen digit shows up as card value 3 155
Karl Fulves Stevenz Stevens Control combined with Zarrow Shuffle 3 155
Karl Fulves Hop Skip avoiding upward movement of right packet in Zarrow Shuffle 3 157
Martin Gardner Four by Martin Gardner 1. number puzzle
2. word/letter puzzle
3. pencil puzzle
4. letter puzzle
3 158
J. W. Sarles A Rope Tale several knots tied in rope vanish, then cut & restoredRelated to 3 159
Karl Fulves Down/Underhanded false down-under deal, order remains, value divination application 3 162
Unknown Family Plan twist on the river-crossing puzzle 3 162
Tony Bartolotta Signature Collection spectator choses a half-card from clear plastic bag, some others tossed up and performer catches matching half-card with a deck while riffling it, prediction card in wallet, then a different card is chosen and signed on back, card in wallet then has the signature on back, Himber wallet, clear forcing bag 3 163
Tony Bartolotta Double Tossed Joker torn in half, both halves tossed in deck as it is riffled, next to two selections 3 164
Tony Bartolotta Narrow Minded spectator shuffles deck and deals it in two piles, one in spectator's pocket and one in performer's pocket, both remove a card, piles exchanged and repeated, off-color matching cards, colors separated 3 165
Karl Fulves First To Tenth spelling any value to get to sixth card, two-card prediction application 3 166
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch - Part Two article intro
- A Secret From Scott
- Edwin Sachs
Related to 3 167
Karl Fulves A Versatile Move Gypsy Switch to set up penetration of object through handkerchief 3 170
Karl Fulves Cross Colors deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both matchInspired by
  • Number Four in Joe Berg's Private Card Problems
Related to
3 172
Karl Fulves Eureka deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both matchRelated to 3 173
Roy Walton The Magic of Numbers five pairs of mates mixed (reverse faros), mated again with number cards and counting procedure 3 174
Roy Walton Orderly Suits four packets, each with one card of each suit, one of each suit removed, spectator pushed the cards back without looking in any order, again one of each suit in every packetRelated to 3 175
Karl Fulves Not Unsolved Royal Flush version of Walton's trickRelated to 3 176
Karl Fulves Unexplained introRelated to 3 177
Karl Fulves Sticker Shock "Unexplained"
tabled odd-backed card turns out to be later signed selection, certain conditions and a solution, posed as a problem
3 177
Karl Fulves Science Class "Unexplained"
looking through glass of water on upright court card, head turns, with second glass, then card travels in glass, posed as a problem
3 178
Karl Fulves Year With Meaning "Unexplained"
overhand stacking the values that combine to a year, posed as a problem
3 179
Karl Fulves 3-Blank Monte "Unexplained"
three blank cards and an Ace, all change to Kings as climax, posed as a problem
Variations 3 180
Karl Fulves The Money Card "Unexplained"
obvious one-way backs, money card "accidentally" gets turned around, posed as a problem
3 180
Unknown Edwards' Contrario "Unexplained"
three indifferent card under handkerchief, Aces under another, one of the Aces moved over, Aces transpose and follow, posed as a problem
Related to
  • ad in The Sphinx, Feb. 1909
3 181
Karl Fulves Rise In Value "Unexplained"
elevator variation with four quarters, posed as a problem
3 181
Howard A. Adams TripleThreeTrio Principles six-card packet tricks with spelling, ESP pairs or mates
- King Tut Principle
- Lady Man Principle
- Miracle Fifteen - Wedding Principle
Variations 3 182
Karl Fulves KF Note three spectators write their cell phone number on a card, cut in two, dealing and spelling procedure, the matching halves come out together againInspired byRelated to 3 185
Karl Fulves Booking Agent performer sticks card in upright standing book, chosen card next to it, repeated, both match 3 186
Karl Fulves Arranging A Force seven cards stuck in upright standing book in random order, book opened, some cards are now facing front and some back, forcing total 3 188
Karl Fulves Joseph K. Schmidt 3 189
Bob Ostin Card Case 'Crib' cheat sheet hidden in card case can be slid open 3 192
Sam Schwartz 3-Blank Monte three blank cards and an Ace, all change to Kings as climaxInspired by 3 194
Karl Fulves Big Time Game Show on the game show "Are you smarter than a 5th grader", packet trick with that theme 3 195
Martin Gardner Band Through Hand or string, rubber band penetrates finger and vanishes (if rubber band is used)Related to 3 196
Karl Fulves Learning To Count three cards chosen one by one and cards counted on them until sixteen is reached, starting with the chosen card's value, Aces are next to chosen card and at sum of all valuesInspired by
  • "Lucky 14" (Tomas Blomberg)
Variations
3 198
Jerry K. Hartman On Tinterhooks five red cards put in black halves, spectator choses five cards from face-down spread, they are black but the halves changed placesInspired by 3 199
Jerry K. Hartman Strip Switch - Third Version 3 200
Stewart Judah My # Yours number prediction by both performer and spectator, only calculation 3 202
Karl Fulves Intelligent Design ten ESP cards (or other cards, items) mixed and put in a row in a stand, a few turned over, medium enters room and divines all the hidden ones
- Picture Perfect
- Conditions of Note
- Behind the Scenes
- Up & Down
- The Routine
- With Playing Cards
3 203
Richard Turner On Marlo's False Dealing Techniques quoted from referenceAlso published here
  • Genii, April 2007
3 207
Unknown Mealtime presentational gagRelated to
  • MUM, Nov. 2002
3 208
Tony Bartolotta, Karl Fulves High School Hijinks using school textbooks 3 208
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced items, sliding shell, Werry's Matchbox IllusionRelated to 3 209
J. W. Sarles Releaso with loop, outlining some patter by Sarles for a longer rope routine 4 211
Bruce Cervon In Plain Sight writing some stack or information on (extra) joker, cue card or crib sheet 4 212
Roy Walton Liar's Guide lie speller with ten-card packet to locate mateInspired by
  • "Guiding Light" (Discoverie #2)
4 214
Jerry K. Hartman Back Home two decks, the backs of two cards transposeInspired by 4 215
Karl Fulves Do As I Did performer turns cards over in blue-backed deck, spectator same in red-backed deck, they are odd-backed, then decks transpose and cards match 4 216
Karl Fulves Too Simple starting with Charlier Cut action 4 217
Mel Bennett Familiar Spirit deck cut into three piles by spectator, selection found with spelling some phrasesRelated to 4 218
Karl Fulves Holding Pattern three eight-card piles, spelling some phrases, red Aces show upRelated to 4 218
Aldo Colombini Direct Aces spectator cuts off pile, next to values added, counted down, Aces found finally 4 219
Karl Fulves Abridged Version cups and balls routine outline for standup, using first three then two then one cups 4 219
Ken De Courcy Jubilee Dice three different-colored dice, calculations, a number from a die is divinedInspired by
  • item in "Numberplay" (Gyles Brandreth)
4 220
Karl Fulves Hidden Deity bet about locating "In God We Trust" on a coin 4 220
Karl Fulves Total Test six dice with all numbers from one to six on table, spectator covers two groups of three each, performer moves dice under either object around so both totals match, with variations involving prediction or divinations
- The Over-Under
- Workout
- Cube Count
- The Fix Is In
4 221
Karl Fulves Stuck At 26 face-up/face-down mixed deck, spectator does face-up/face-down cutting procedure that retains a card at twenty-sixth position 4 223
Karl Fulves Shark Hunt seven four-card packets, spectator exchanges some packets, cards gathered, spelled through values from deckInspired byVariations 4 224
Gene Maze Stopper spectator inserts top card reversed in deck, another deck is deal in unison with this one and a match occurs at reversed card, with Open Prediction themed variationInspired by 4 226
Howard A. Adams King Tut & Jack Benny small packet spelling with eight ESP or number cards, matches
- King Tut Principle
- Cleo And The King
- Jack Benny 39
- Jack Benny Quickie
- Another J. B. Quickie
Inspired by 4 227
Karl Fulves The Neutral Zone spectator turns over two cards behind back with cutting in between, they are Aces and next to the other AcesVariations 4 231
Roy Walton Spread Half Pass 4 232
Karl Fulves Four In Hand same effect, four-way forcing deckInspired byRelated to 4 234
Karl Fulves Finder's Feat two spectators push reversed Jokers behind back next to selectionsInspired by 4 234
Karl Fulves Named Magic Thrust two cards named, two cards pushed in reversed behind back next to them, roughed marked deckInspired by 4 235
Jay Marshall Falling Out With Marlo on the Steranko manuscript storyAlso published here
  • Magicol #139
4 236
Kurt Volkmann The Origin of the Shift "Translated by J. B. Mussey"
historical comments
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1952
4 237
Karl Fulves Pass Notes after cut, bottom half is apparently replaced to top but really slid to bottom, in-the-hands, lengthwise crimp 4 239
Karl Fulves 'A' For Apple packet of giant picture cards, card chosen with die, apple image, predicted 4 240
Karl Fulves Karate Kid impromptu four-of-a-kind productionInspired by 4 241
Karl Fulves Karate Force psychological force for five 4 242
Karl Fulves Holdout Secrets - Part One holdout apparatus, see following itemsRelated to 4 244
Karl Fulves The Slot Box descriptionRelated to 4 244
Karl Fulves Thick Coin for dislodging coin from slot box without shaking 4 245
Karl Fulves Ring Box slot box design with slits 4 245
Karl Fulves Slot + Shell shelled coin in slot box 4 246
Karl Fulves Half Slot slot box with slot only on one side 4 246
Sam Schwartz The Slotted Okito Box with slot box
- Visual Coin Thru Box
Related to 4 247
Karl Fulves They Walk By Night on a New York Times article on magic, Jamy Ian Swiss 4 250
Karl Fulves The Red & The Blue political patter theme suggestion for two-deck tricks 4 250
Gary Ruiz Much In Common word predicted on phone screen, confederate 4 250
Paul Morris "I'll Toss You" coin flipped and caught on back of hand, vanishes completely, sleeving, also as transformation 4 251
Unknown Carnac Says gag question/answers, Johnny Carson's "Carnac the Magnificent" 4 251
Unknown Coin Magnet quarter on palm, penny on top, quarter vanishes from underneath, sleeving, 1950s 4 252
Dai Vernon The Action Palm quoted from reference, on action palm conceptAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, August 1935
4 252
Karl Fulves Down Sizing "Unexplained"
52-on-One gag card, turned over and only black cards, turned over and only clubs, and so on until selection remains, posed as a problem
4 253
Karl Fulves Secret Spots "Unexplained"
stack of dice, top covered, problem of easily working out top value on each, posed as a problem
Variations 4 253
Karl Fulves Pirates of the Caribbean "Unexplained"
assembly with coins and watch face on a map, outline, posed as a problem
4 254
Karl Fulves Domino Dice "Unexplained"
using dice as dominos for layout, posed as a problem
4 254
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch - Part Three article introRelated to 4 255
Frank Kennard, Karl Fulves Frank Kennard's Method Gypsy Switch handlingRelated to 4 255
Karl Fulves Gypped on hiding the discrepancy in the Gypsy Switch 4 258
Karl Fulves, Steve Barrie Steve Barrie's Trick finger ring on lock under handkerchief, penetrating handkerchief, Gypsy Switch
- KF Note
Related to
  • Jack Olten, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Nov. 1947
4 259
Karl Fulves Red Rover blue-backed Ace through Five of Clubs, red-backed Ace through Five of Spades, two cards thought-of and that many cards transferred from top to bottom, Klondike-Down-Under-Deal Variation with combined packed, thought-cards end up in other packet, effect variations:
- Crossed Thots
- Uni-Directional
- Partner Poker
- Obversity
Related to 4 260
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to 4 264
Martin Gardner, Joseph K. Schmidt Riddle Rope knot appears or not
- The Chefalo Phase
- Schmidt's Fake Chefalo
Related to 4 265
Karl Fulves Cut Deeper comments and applications, see following itemsRelated to 4 269
Henry Christ 203rd Force Related to 4 269
Lin Searles So Simple Force Related to 4 269
Sam Mayer Another Do As I Do cut deeper typeAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, July 1946
4 270
Frederick Braue Flip Flop Force cut deeper force, then miniature card "rises"/jumps outRelated toAlso published here
  • "Roundabout", Fred Braue, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Jan. 1949
4 270
Ed Balducci, Ken Krenzel The All-Fair Coincidence credit information, cut deeper forceAlso published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Nov. 1956
4 270
Karl Fulves KF Notes on the 203rd force as revelation 4 271
Karl Fulves Altered Mates 203rd/cut deeper force application with counting, two cards at two positions transpose 4 271
Karl Fulves Singularities "kind of anti-Miraskil" 4 272
John Scarne, Ross Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches predictionAlso published here 5 273
Aldo Colombini Predict-A-Twist seven picture cards with objects, card with envelope is selected via down-under-deal, an envelope is the predictionInspired by
  • "Basicdu" (Howard Adams, Mindspa)
Related to
5 275
Jerry K. Hartman Deuces & Don'ts two sandwiches, one with mystery card, named card put in other sandwich, named card vanishes and mystery card is named cardInspired by 5 276
Unknown 5-Cent Switch Unload 5 276
Unknown George Carlin Quotes 5 278
Stephen Howe Hydrogen Glass plastic glasses cling to each other and to knifeVariations 5 279
Karl Fulves KF Notes - plastic glass clings to knife
- thread strand in middle of mouth of cup in cups and balls
- Fred DeMuth's tumbler trick
Inspired byRelated to 5 280
Karl Fulves Math Glass three different glasses, turned up or downRelated toVariations 5 281
Karl Fulves Flip Dice three dice on table, turned over according to instructions, sum on top divinedInspired by 5 283
Karl Fulves Middle Riddle three dice on table, bet made, one covered 5 283
Roy Walton Our Relations ten-card packet, card chosen, selection and its mate found 5 284
Karl Fulves Larsen & Wright - A Retrospective intro, see following itemsRelated to 5 285
Karl Fulves The Himber Wallet credit informationRelated to 5 285
Richard F. McKinney The Sprit Message writing appears on paper in Himber wallet precursorRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Oct. 1925
5 285
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Love Laughs King burnt and found restored in Himber wallet precursor z-fold, torn corner dodgeAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Nov. 1928
5 286
Karl Fulves The 14/15 Force credit information on number forcing stacks 5 287
T. Page Wright A Prophetic Card Discovery deck separated in red and black, one half cut, top two values added and counted down in other half to arrive at predictionRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, May 1924
5 288
T. Page Wright, William Larsen Computation Foretold number forcing stackAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Feb. 1931
5 288
T. Page Wright A Card, A Number ten red and ten black cards, rubber banded, card at chosen number travels into other pile, more details than in referenceAlso published here
  • Page Wright's Notebook (1933)
5 289
William Larsen Centerpiece extra piece attached to center of ropeAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1930
5 289
Karl Fulves Linking Finger Rings credit informationRelated to 5 292
Glenn G. Gravatt, McFaddan Ideas effect given without methodAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Dec. 1921
5 292
William Larsen A Variation of the Linking Rings multiple borrowed finger rings linked togetherAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, April 1922
5 292
William Larsen, T. Page Wright A Novelty Spelling Mystery Further Than That precursorAlso published here
  • Genii Bonus Number One, Genii, April 1940
5 294
Al Leech, Bill Pritz You Decide selection appears at chosen small number, then a predicted card reversedInspired by 5 295
Slydini Thrown For A Loop bare-handed vanish of billiard ball, thread loop on ball 5 296
Martin Gardner Trick Questions thirteen trick questions 5 297
Karl Fulves Re-Shape The Pyramid coin layout puzzle 5 298
Karl Fulves Nonconformist deck separated by colors, two cards openly exchanged, medium removes two cards, one from each half, the red card suddenly comes from original color again 5 298
Mel Bennett Spend and Save multiple-down-under thing with thirty-two card packetInspired by
  • "Multiple Down Under" (Hidea Kato, MAGIC, Jan. 2003, p. 76)
5 299
Mel Bennett Follow The Money two decks, four coins, four cards chosen from one deck, cards counted according to coin values, chosen cards match cards in other deck when turned over in unison 5 300
Karl Fulves An Easier Princess involving five court cards and spelling the value of the though-of one 5 301
Karl Fulves Estate of Mind number puzzle/story about dividing a estate 5 302
Karl Fulves Clayton Rosencrance 5 303
Clayton Rosencrance Vis-A-Vis Cards Producing Coin coin from between two cardsAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, May 1924
5 303
Clayton Rosencrance Anywise Coin Vanish coin vanishes from paper, moving coin from end to end, often with billsRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1924
5 304
Karl Fulves Lie Teller detective story presentation 5 305
Karl Fulves Familiar Face two almost identical photos, spectator choses the one he prefers, mark put on back, photos exchanged and question asked again, mark now on other photo 5 306
Karl Fulves The Flip Wallet two cardboards with ribbons, Jacob's ladder style, construction and several application, two-panel flexagonRelated to 5 307
Sam Leo Horowitz Three-Cup Interlude with sponge rubber cubes 5 310
Karl Fulves Holdout Secrets - Part Two on ditching on the spectator, see also following itemsRelated to 5 312
Karl Fulves A Double Find two signed cards shuffled in deck by spectator, one found behind back, other one appears in finger ring rolled-up à la Hofzinser 5 312
Karl Fulves Shirting as finger ring is pulled off finger 5 313
Sam Schwartz Coin Thru Hand four coins through hand one by one, slotted boston boxRelated to 5 314
Ken De Courcy A Real Pocket Trick comedy presentation for number force for fiveInspired by
  • a number force in Annemann's "202 Method of Forcing"
5 316
Karl Fulves Motion Magnets "Unexplained"
cards scattered on table move towards card under hand and then cling to it when lifted, posed as a problem
5 317
Karl Fulves Jacob's Ladder "Unexplained"
tumbling block toy with empty cassette cases, coin put in top one is then in bottom one, posed as a problem
Related to 5 317
Karl Fulves Migratory Metals "Unexplained"
three borrowed coins tossed from hand to hand, one vanishes, missing coin extracted from crease of elbow, repeated twice, posed as a problem
5 317
Karl Fulves Great Wall "Unexplained"
stone penetrates into clear plastic bag, posed as a problem
5 318
Karl Fulves Great Wall - Coin Variation coin penetrates into clear plastic bagInspired by 5 318
Karl Fulves Swipe "Unexplained"
bar code read by touch, blindfolded, beep noice, posed as a problem
5 318
Howard A. Adams Dealflipdropcut small packet tricks, featuring a false mixing process
- The Principle
- Spellflipdropcut
- ESP Test
- The Others Principle
- Sequence
Related to 5 319
Karl Fulves Poker by Mail nine envelopes with one or two cards in each, Dealflipdropcut mixing with die, three-handed game dealt, performer get's Royal FlushRelated to 5 322
Karl Fulves X Files Ace through Five of all suits match eventually 5 324
Karl Fulves David Lame? commentary on David Blaine's stunts, excerpt from "Page Six Magazine" 5 325
Karl Fulves One-Hand Bottom Deals intro 5 326
Karl Fulves One-Hand Erdnase Inspired byRelated to 5 326
Unknown Gambler's Shoot-Out bottom deal towards front, two methods 5 326
Gene Maze Hand-To-Hand Toss top two cards of two piles tossed across, they changeAlso published here 5 327
Unknown Michel Gondry Debunk on fake video of solving Rubik's Cube with toes 5 327
Victor Comello, Unknown Fearless Force card outjogged from spread, deck squared, outjogged card moved to top and switched for top card, used for mating trickVariations 5 328
Karl Fulves Fearless Twice two outjogged cards switchedInspired byRelated to 5 330
Karl Fulves 2Crds2Dcks two cards chosen from red deck, blue deck spread and same two cards are reversed, both transpose and have the back color from the other deckRelated to 5 330
Karl Fulves 1Crd2Wllts selection signed on back, two wallets, half the card travels to each wallet, restored 5 332
Karl Fulves 2Crds2Wllts two cards travel to two wallets, prediction angle 5 332
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch - Part Four Related to 5 333
Camille Gaultier Camille Gaultier two coins in two handkerchiefs, one travels over, Gypsy SwitchVariationsAlso published here
  • Magic Without Apparatus, 1914
5 333
Jack Miller Ring-Go ring in one handkerchief, coin in another, ring penetrates handkerchief, vanishes, reappears in other handkerchief with coinInspired by 5 334
J. W. Sarles Pin-A-Trate two linked safety pins under handkerchief, they penetrate it one by one 5 336
Karl Fulves Pocket Picked marked coin penetrates handkerchief twice 5 337
Arthur Ward Mystic Ring coin marked with sticker, tossed in container with other coins, performer's ring tossed in as well, marked coin is suddenly permanently welded to top of ring 5 339
Karl Fulves Exposing Secrets on exposure, masked magician 5 339
Joseph K. Schmidt Elevator Malfunction Inspired by
  • "Elevator Ring" (Sam Schwartz)
5 340
Sam Schwartz Digital Addition three items switched around according to instructionsInspired byVariations 5 342
Karl Fulves Einstein's Shell Game three different colored marbles and cups, items switched around, outcome predicted, instruction gameInspired by 5 343
Karl Fulves The Odds Get Even roulette red-black betting system illustrated with six cards
- Bet Noir
5 345
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to 5 346
Ken De Courcy Octad Perplexity with eight cards in two rows, spectator himself locates mental selection using three coins 6 347
Stephen Clark Transpositive mystery card between Jokers in one half, card chosen from other half, sandwich travels to second half and sandwiched card is selectionInspired by 6 351
Derek Dingle Coin Thru Glass three coins each penetrate bottom of glass 6 352
Derek Dingle Multiple Shuttle Pass fan of coins thrown in other hand 6 352
Mel Bennett Funny Valentine selection shuffled in deck, cut into three piles, performer indicates a pile and some phrases are spelled which lead to selectionInspired by
  • "Lowdown Triple Dealing" principle (Colm Mulcahy, Focus, Nov. 2004)
Related to
6 354
Unknown I. Q. Test five trick questions 6 354
Sid Solomon Platform ESP five ESP cards face-down on easel, five more distributed face-up as spectator wishes, they match, using a gaffed standRelated to 6 355
Sam Mayer Up & Down spectator deal deck so that four face-down cards alternate with four face-up cards and so on, one card remembered, located
- no-touch Miraskil suggestion by Karl Fulves
6 357
Robert Kraft Refractive wand in glass of water is straight despite physics 6 357
Karl Fulves Holdout Secrets - Part Three on vest hold-out, see also following itemsRelated to 6 358
John Scarne Scarne's Vest Holdout deck switch 6 358
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh's Capper from 1949 letter, partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat handsRelated to 6 358
John Scarne Scarne's Cap Deal partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands, stand-up, from an Audley Walsh letterRelated to 6 360
Karl Fulves Sleeve Unlock cards held in sleeve by watch band or rubber band, two methods to get them loose 6 360
Sam Schwartz Coin Thru Hand Boston Slot BoxRelated to 6 362
Karl Fulves Figure 18 Note coins-to-box idea 6 364
Karl Fulves Dollar Dodge card switch with bills 6 364
Karl Fulves Ricochet slot box, coin from hand to upside-down tabled box 6 365
Karl Fulves U-Neek thirteen-card packet is cut and then dealt, only one value will be at its numerical position 6 365
Karl Fulves Breakage paper wrapped around pencil, pencil breaks inside by itself 6 365
Vernon Winiecke A Coin Color Change Related to 6 366
Karl Fulves Here's the title - What's the trick? 6 366
Unknown Speaking of Colors colors written on paper in another color, difficulty of reading the colors of writing 6 366
Roy Walton Baby Shark seven four-of-a-kinds on table from Aces to Sevens, joker vanishes from face of deck, appears in tabled row at chosen locationInspired by 6 367
Karl Fulves Drawing Straws straw wrapping paper moves away and towards straw, static electricity 6 368
Jerry K. Hartman Psi-Cycle two halves, dealt in unison face-down, spectator indicates a few pairs that are set aside, they matchInspired by
  • "Tri-Cycle" (Jim Turnpaugh, Linking Ring, Jan. 2008, p. 105)
Related to
6 369
Karl Fulves Eek problem of creating calculator error without dividing by zeroRelated to 6 370
Karl Fulves 1-2-3-4-5 credit informationRelated to 6 371
Fred Kaps 1-2-3-4-5 6 371
Dai Vernon 1-2-3-4-5 6 372
Karl Fulves Countertype 6 373
Joseph K. Schmidt Deadwood Hold 'Em Royal Flush finale to six card repeat, story, blank cards
- J. K. Hartman Addition
Inspired by 6 374
Joseph K. Schmidt The SC Count glide undercount 6 374
Karl Fulves Rope Count credit information on the false count for professors nightmareRelated to 6 376
Bob Ostin The Looper Dutch Looper elaboration 6 377
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch - Part Five intro, see following itemsRelated to 6 378
G. W. Hunter A Sharper's Coin Trick four coins dropped in handkerchief change into different coinsAlso published here
  • The Magic Wand, March/May 1926
6 378
Karl Fulves Tabled Gypsy Gypsy Switch 6 380
Karl Fulves Creased Lightning Gypsy Switch handling 6 380
Karl Fulves Electric Blanket coin though handkerchief, then changes into giant coin
- Impromptu Method
6 382
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Block Mexican Turnover in-the-hands handling, side-jogged card used to flip over a block of cards on the deckAlso published here
  • Diamonds From Coal, 2004
6 383
Karl Fulves No Change apparently an open switch is made, but the card is still the same, pseudo switch 6 384
Karl Fulves Heavy Mexican Mexican turnover as tabled spread is flipped over, can be any named AceRelated toAlso published here 6 384
Lin Searles Mexicali Aces Packet Mexican TurnoverAlso published here 6 384
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie Magnetic Kings four Kings, spectator takes one and stabs it next to an Ace in the deck, other Kings change into other Aces 6 386
Karl Fulves Near-Perfect Poker spectator takes a card, it is the one that completes a Royal FlushVariations 6 386
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie His/Her Poker spectator takes a card, it is the one that completes a Royal Flush, man-woman presentationInspired by 6 387
Karl Fulves Ten Card Steal 6 387
Karl Fulves Magician Does Good one of five cards chosen, cards shuffled back, three Aces cut to, selection is Three of Hearts, they change into Threes 6 388
David S. Anderson Magnetic Card borrowed card balanced on thumb and seems to cling to itAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, March 1961
6 388
Bob Read Trial Run card chosen from packet is predicted via odd-backed card, the repeat phase 6 389
Herb Zarrow Zarrow Block Switch 6 389
Allan Ackerman On Marlo quote on Marlo's stealing tricksAlso published here
  • MUM, Oct. 2007
6 389
Slydini Paper Money torn paper pieces change into bill, thumb tip steal subtlety 6 390
Karl Fulves Flat Dice six dice, spectator rolls three, numbers drawn in 2x3 grid, repeated, addition made, number force, book test application or counting to Aces 6 391
Karl Fulves Second Thoughts drills and exercises for learning the second deal
- Locking The Left Hand
- Jingle
- Shortest Path
- Dime On Deck
Related to 6 392
Unknown Moment's Notice two cards pocketed by performer, then two cards chosen and one of them signed, the pocketed cards turn out to be those cards 6 395
Arthur Ward Playbook blank book, postcards with countries, postcard chosen and book is filled with fitting images 6 395
Martin Gardner Berg-Hunter Knot not letting go of the endsVariations 6 396
Karl Fulves Sting Theory not letting go of the endsInspired by 6 398
Karl Fulves Cutting The Colors two halves, spectator cuts each, top and bottom cards taken, repeated, taken cards are separated in color 6 398
J. W. Sarles Knot To Be Found not letting go of the endsInspired by
  • "Berg Hunter Knot" (Here's New Magic, Joe Berg)
6 400
Karl Fulves The Restacking Problem when a player leaves
- Restock In Blocks
- Restack Repeat
Related to 6 401
Karl Fulves Skye's The Limit dice throw vs. coin toss, odds betting game 6 402
Karl Fulves Deuce On The Loose "Unexplained"
producing any named Two from cased deck as top card, miming a cut, quartet card, posed as a problem
6 403
Karl Fulves Alien Presence "Unexplained"
crop circles appear in a carpet or on sand on beach, also drawing information in sand box and deleting it again, posed as a problem
Related to 6 403
Karl Fulves Perfect Stop "Unexplained"
cards dealt from cased deck, spectator says stop at selection, rest of deck vanishes, posed as a problem
6 403
Karl Fulves Follow The Money "Unexplained"
number of bills under cards affects value of cards on top, posed as a problem
6 404
Karl Fulves Leadership "Unexplained"
deck cased except one card, this single card becomes ten cards, then up to whole deck, posed as a problem
Inspired by
  • John Scarne effect in which named number of cards travel to pocket
6 404
Karl Fulves Liar For Hire "Unexplained"
single card as lie detector, it changes multiple times to answer lies or truth, posed as a problem
6 405
Karl Fulves The Hole Thing "Unexplained"
envelope with hole, paper card without, condition reverses, also as card revelation, posed as a problem
6 405
Unknown Picking Pockets ring and string release, spectator holds one end 6 406
Karl Fulves Title Only 6 406
Karl Fulves Wires Crossed two cards chosen, one initialed by performer and one by spectator, replaced, performer's card found in another deck, spectator's card changes back color 6 408
Karl Fulves Trisection trisecting a paper square by folding (three equal parts), bet
- The Folding Process
Related to 6 409
Rob Reed Do That Again Aces stacked on table openly, unexpected result, dated 1982 6 411
Karl Fulves On Neal Elias 6 411
Dr. Jacob Daley Divining Palm nine cards in a row, spectator touches three consecutive cards, those are added and used to count down to selection in deckRelated to
  • "Synonymental" (Ed Mellon)
6 411
Karl Fulves Cardeeni card appears between hand of spectator and performerRelated to
  • Secret Session, 1987
6 412
Howard A. Adams Cidentaquin five-way coincidence with 25-card ESP deckVariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, August 1970
6 414
Howard A. Adams Displayaquin five-way coincidence with 25-card ESP deck
- KF Note by Karl Fulves
Inspired by 6 415
Karl Fulves Trick Poker five unknown cards chosen, performer produces four Jacks and puts them face-down before spectator, then performer's hand has the Jacks and spectator's the Aces
- Trick Poker II
Related toVariations 6 416
Jerry K. Hartman J. K. Hartman's Method five unknown cards chosen, performer produces four Jacks and puts them face-down before spectator, then performer's hand has the Jacks and spectator's the Aces, ungaffedInspired by 6 417
Karl Fulves Dr. Jackyl four Aces shown, vampire card dropped on top, named Ace vanishesRelated to 6 418
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to 6 420
Conrad C. Bush, Dai Vernon String Thru Hand string penetrates fingers, credit information
- String Thru Fingers I
- String Thru Fingers II
- String Thru Fingers III
Related to 7 421
Karl Fulves Memo To DB Max Holden quote about endurance stunt, David BlaineAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1932
7 422
William MacGregor Dai Vernon in Boston Also published here
  • Linking Ring, August 1961
7 424
Karl Fulves A Daley Story about Dai Vernon 7 424
Stephen Jones, Jerry K. Hartman, Robin Robertson Dubai Roulette card(s) pushed face-up in center and deck that is openly red-black alternating, dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches or not, five phasesVariations 7 425
Alton Sharpe Late-Night Encounter about Ed MarloAlso published here
  • Ollapodrida, Dec. 1991
7 426
Jerry K. Hartman Ladies First two Kings and Queens pushed face-up in center and deck dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches color or notInspired by 7 427