313 pages (Paperback), published by Dover Publications
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
658 entries
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Karl Fulves Introduction material taken from "A Dictionary of Magical Effects" series in Stanyon's Magic magazine, 1912/1913, with comments by Fulves
Karl Fulves Chapter 1: Simple Methods of Discovering a Chosen Card chapter intro
Ellis Stanyon Reading the Index Pip No. 1, bending upper portion to get glimpse of its bottom card
  • Supplementary Note (clarification by Karl Fulves)
Ellis Stanyon The Bottom Card as "Key" No. 2, key card placement with reverse cull to upper section, or sticky key card to have the deck shuffled
Ellis Stanyon The Bent Corner No. 3, card replaced in spread and bottom corner bent with right fingers
Ellis Stanyon Drawing the Card from the Bottom No. 4, cards jogged back one by one until spectator says stop, the top jogged portion removed and bottom card shown
VariationsAlso published here 2
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note as four Ace production, or as key card placement
Inspired by 2
Ellis Stanyon The Thumbnail-Embossed Mark No. 5, impromptu punch mark
Ellis Stanyon The Twenty-one Cards No. 6
Ellis Stanyon The Silent Count - Top Card as "Key" No. 7, cards deal face up by performer and spectators remember cards and their positions
Ellis Stanyon Several Heaps on Table - Bottom Card as "Key" No. 8
Ellis Stanyon The Bridge at the End of the Pack No. 9, bridging deck while spectator remembers card
Variations 5
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note routine and riffle shuffle suggestion by Charles Jordan
Inspired by 5
Ellis Stanyon The Twenty-one Cards (Variations) No. 10, incorporating sleights
Ellis Stanyon The Direction of Gaze No. 11, four cards separated face up on table, spectator thinks of one, method is title
Variations 6
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note routine with outs in case the gaze method didn't work
Inspired by 6
Ellis Stanyon Discovering One Card Chosen from Seven or Eight No. 12, one thought from a packet, then groups shown and asked whether spectator sees his card among them
Variations 7
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note different way to have the card chosen and the groups formed
Inspired by 8
Ellis Stanyon Noting Position Where Drawn Card Is Replaced No. 13, approximate position of card noted, then groups shown and asked whether spectator sees his card among them
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Obtained by the Index No. 14, sighting bottom card of top half as card is replaced
Ellis Stanyon Sighting the Index of the Drawn Card No. 15, index of injogged card bent up
Ellis Stanyon Pencil Line on the Edge of the Pack No. 16, impromptu one-way
Ellis Stanyon Three Effects with Wax No. 17
(a) two card location, stuck together offset to make wide card
(b) another location in which card (or cards) is waxed, found by riffling
(c) located by dealing through deck
Ellis Stanyon The Margin and Pip Discovery No. 18, "Houdin's Dream", one-way by margin or by one-way faces
  • Improved Version (Think Stop presentation)
Ellis Stanyon The "Reversed" Card No. 19, card replaced in secretly reversed deck with cover card, card not shown reversed but glimpsed as the deck is riffled
Related to 11
Ellis Stanyon Tinfoil on the Back of the Card No. 20, reflective surface used as mirror
Variations 11
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information, idea of having a shiner behind stamp at bottom of stack of envelopes and glimpsing card that is put in top envelope, multiple cards put in separate envelopes, mixed and divined
Inspired byRelated to
  • Burling Hull, Sealed Mysteries, 1910
Ellis Stanyon The Step No. 21, spectator cuts, remembers bottom card and replaces, hopefully a step remains
Ellis Stanyon Marking the Card with a Pin No. 22, card punched with hidden pin through handkerchief on table, later found in deck
Variations 13
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note hiding punching needle at bottom of card case
Inspired by 14
Ellis Stanyon "X-ray" Cards No. 23
Ellis Stanyon The "Touched" Card No. 24, card touched in spread, bottom card dragged over becomes bottom card of top section, reverse cull/bottom deal
Also published here 15
Ellis Stanyon The "Portfolio" Card No. 25, two cards hinged together, selections put between them, spectator can shuffle
Related to 15
Ellis Stanyon The Glimpse No. 26, fourth finger under card, card glimpsed by looking in step
Variations 16
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note fourth finger under card, card glimpsed by looking in step, overhand shuffle cover
Inspired by 16
Ellis Stanyon Reflectors No. 27, discs
Ellis Stanyon The "Turned-Up" Card No. 28, circus card trick, sucker
  • Supplementary Note (reference given by Karl Fulves)
Related to 17
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle," How to Make it No. 29, riffling one or two handed, also for straightening out cards after bridge or palming
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force No. 30, with thick card
Ellis Stanyon A Simple Method of Forcing a Card No. 31, number named, performer counts, re-count by spectator
Ellis Stanyon A Simple Trick Shuffle No. 32, for single card, keeping it on top or bringing it second from bottom by drawing off top and bottom simultaneously
Ellis Stanyon, Karl Fulves Chapter 2: Simple Methods of Revealing a Chosen Card chapter intro
  • Supplementary Note
Ellis Stanyon The Revolution No. 1, air pressure turnover
  • Supplementary Note (details and reference by Karl Fulves)
Related to 19
Ellis Stanyon The Revolution Change No. 2, back-to-back double turns over via air pressure turnover
Ellis Stanyon The Revolution Change Through the Pack No. 3, wrong card put on table, it penetrates upwards when deck is dropped onto it, changes into selection and turns over, air pressure turnover, also with selection and without transformation
Ellis Stanyon Hitting the Pack out of Hand No. 4
Ellis Stanyon Jerking the Pack Out of Hand No. 5, without hitting the deck, only hand jerks, in performer's hand
Ellis Stanyon Forcing the Choice with an Ordinary Die No. 6, asking to throw die again if wrong numbers show up
Ellis Stanyon Card Found at Any Number from the Top of the Pack No. 7, first counted and shown that card is not there, then re-counted
Ellis Stanyon Wrong Card Visibly Changed No. 8, snap-over change
Ellis Stanyon Person Sits on a Chosen Card No. 9
Variations 22
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note another routine for that plot, card travels from between spectator's hand to chair
Inspired by 22
Ellis Stanyon To "Cut" the Pack at the Chosen Card No. 10, riffle force, slipping bottom card along with thumb when cut at separation
Ellis Stanyon By Looking at Any Card No. 11, glimpsing top card while looking at bottom card of pile
Ellis Stanyon The Card Jumps Out of the Pack No. 12, card shoots up, purely manipulative
Ellis Stanyon Nailing Chosen Card to the Door No. 13
Variations 24
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note using tape
Inspired by 24
Ellis Stanyon The Card Found at Any Number No. 14, using glide, card starts second from bottom
Ellis Stanyon The Blindfold Stab No. 15
Ellis Stanyon The Pack "Cut" into Four Heaps No. 16, spectator eliminates piles and cards until selection remains
Ellis Stanyon The Card Reversed in the Pack No. 17, card replaced in secretly reversed deck with cover card
Related to 26
Ellis Stanyon On the Ceiling No. 18, wax
Ellis Stanyon Any Number from the Top of the Pack No. 19, re-counting after the card is not there the first time
Ellis Stanyon Catching Two Selected Cards No. 20, friction toss
Variations 27
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note four Ace revelation with extension of "3-Card Catch"
Inspired by 27
Ellis Stanyon At Any Number Chosen by the Audience No. 21, placing a card at any number with overhand injog shuffle
Ellis Stanyon Pretending to Be a Mind Reader No. 22, presentation for naming a glimpsed selection
Ellis Stanyon Revealing a Card by Its Weight No. 23, actually by punch mark
Ellis Stanyon One of Three Dealt on the Table No. 24, three wrong cards put on table, none is the selection, later it is one of the three
Ellis Stanyon Knocking the Pack Out of Hand No. 25, elaboration in which top two cards are lifted as one to show that the card is not on top or bottom, no details on double lift
Ellis Stanyon, Karl Fulves Chapter 3: Various Simple Tricks with Cards chapter intro
  • Supplementary Note
Ellis Stanyon The Four Robbers No. 1, three cards hidden behind top Jack
Variations 30
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note four Jacks lost, found with two friction tossed one with each hand
Inspired by 30
Ellis Stanyon The Three Robbers and the Constable No. 2, three Jacks and a King distributed in deck which is then cut, they are together again, one pseudo mate
Related to 32
Ellis Stanyon The Aces, Separated, Come Together No. 3, Ace of Hearts poses as Diamonds, distributed Aces are together after one cut
Ellis Stanyon The "Piano" Trick No. 4
Ellis Stanyon The False Count No. 5, card moved back
Ellis Stanyon The Card Jumps Out of the Envelope or the Pack No. 6, elastic between two cards
Variations 33
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note some red and some black cards put in card case, red cards them jump out
Inspired by 33
Ellis Stanyon Two Cards, Placed in the Centre of the Pack, Found on Top No. 7, pair of pseudo duplicates
  • Improvement (one pair starts clipped behind coat)
Ellis Stanyon Guessing Thought Cards No. 8, with 4x4 cards
Ellis Stanyon The Travelling Ace No. 9, Ace travels from deck into pocket, Nine poses as Ace
Ellis Stanyon Verbal Force of Suit
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note simplified Travellers with only one palm, four Aces are paper clipped and put in trouser pocket, then removed from different pockets
Ellis Stanyon The Simple Four Ace Trick No. 10, Conus Aces phase, then assembly
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information on Ace Assemblies, then a self-working handling of the Drunken Shuffle deal, all other receive a mix of face-up/face-down cards
Ellis Stanyon Two Aces, Separated, Come Together No. 11, Aces lost on piles, spectator even puts some more cards on one Ace apparently without the performer noticing, they end up next to each other
  • Variation
Related to 40
Ellis Stanyon Putting the King and Queen to Bed No. 12, story presentation for previous trick
Related to 40
Ellis Stanyon A Card Thought of Discovers Another One Freely Chosen but Lost in the Pack No. 13, two selections end up next to each other
Ellis Stanyon Name of Selected Card in the Envelope No. 14, card chosen by pile-making and dealing, self-force
Ellis Stanyon Four Kings Change Places with Four Sevens No. 15, Eights pose as Sevens
Ellis Stanyon To Vanish One of Five Cards No. 16, saliva
Variations 42
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note more detailed routine for the vanish of one of five cards
Inspired by 42
Ellis Stanyon With the Half Card No. 17, face card shown, spectator holds deck at end, face card vanishes/changes
Ellis Stanyon To Distinguish the Colour of the Cards Under a Handkerchief No. 18, bridge
Ellis Stanyon Naming the Card on Top of Four (or More) Packets No. 19, top cards named one by one, but only shown at the end
  • Variation ("Compelling a person to draw certain cards.")
Ellis Stanyon Several Cards Pass Through a Book No. 20, packet counted and number named, book placed on packet and selected number of cards penetrate book from deck to join the counted packet
  • Variation
Ellis Stanyon To Slip the Top Card to the Bottom No. 21, left finger slip, also to center
Ellis Stanyon Inseparable Kings and Queens No. 22, Hotel Trick with just two quartets
Ellis Stanyon How to "Bridge" the Cards No. 23, one or multiple cards
Ellis Stanyon To Detect Which of Four Cards Has Been Turned Around No. 24, white margin on picture cards
Ellis Stanyon Naming a Card in One Packet by Looking at One in Another No. 25
Ellis Stanyon A Card Thought of Finds a Selected Card No. 26, selection is next to named card, glide
Ellis Stanyon An Eight Spot Put in the Centre Passes to the Top No. 27, Seven/Eight pseudo duplicate
Ellis Stanyon Sighting the Index of the Drawn Card No. 28, inner corner bent up as the card is replaced in spread
Ellis Stanyon The Half Card Combination No. 29, picture cards placed in envelopes by spectators, all spectators name Queen of Hearts as the card they placed in their envelope, but they are different when checked
Variations 47
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note spectator gets four Aces and performer indifferent cards, but when checked performer has the Aces
Inspired by 47
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Change No. 30, top card of bottom half remembered, card from top half secretly slipped onto it
Also published here 49
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Force No. 31, stabbing with knife
Ellis Stanyon Several Chosen Cards Reversed No. 32, deck secretly reversed under cover card
Ellis Stanyon The "Whispering" Trick No. 33, for one spectator, card named inaudibly, then performer comes closer and glimpses card behind spectator's back
Ellis Stanyon A Subtle Deal to Find the Chosen Card No. 34, excuse to spread through deck and glimpse card next to key
Ellis Stanyon To Distinguish Court Cards by Touch No. 35, blurred edges with knife
Ellis Stanyon To Distinguish Red from Black Cards by Their Backs No. 36, bridge
Ellis Stanyon Affectionate Kings No. 37, Four Robbers
Ellis Stanyon Inseparable Sevens No. 38, Sevens/Eights, Four Robbers
Ellis Stanyon The Old Mormon and His Three Wives No. 39, Robbers type effect
Related toAlso published here
  • Heather's "Cards and Card Tricks"
Ellis Stanyon Queens Digging for Diamonds No. 40, hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentation
Also published here 52
Ellis Stanyon The Roadside Inn No. 41, hotel trick
  • Another Version
Ellis Stanyon, Karl Fulves Chapter 4: Card Tricks - Calculation chapter intro
  • Supplementary Note
Ellis Stanyon The Transposed Cards No. 1
Variations 54
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note strange self-working handling of DCD
Inspired by 55
Ellis Stanyon The Card at Unknown Number from Bottom, Placed at Any Number from Top No. 2, card and its position remembered by spectator, strange procedure to bring it to the top eventually
Ellis Stanyon The Spots on Card Indicate Number of Cards Secretly Added to Pack No. 3, some cards cut off and a known amount replaced, card with same value produced
  • Variation
Ellis Stanyon A Numerical Shuffle No. 4, shuffle for small packet that after a certain amount of repeats restores the original order
Ellis Stanyon Any Number of Cards Dealt Face Upwards, to Discover One Chosen No. 5, cards dealt face-up by performer, spectator remembers card and its position
Ellis Stanyon To Produce a Card at Any Number No. 6, re-count after shown that card is not there the first time
Ellis Stanyon Alternate Method of Producing a Card at Any Number No. 7, "Improvement on No. 6", accidentally over-counting, then replacing and counting again
Related to 58
Ellis Stanyon The Selected Card Appears at Number Chosen by Another Person No. 8, card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with the wanted number
  • Variation
Related to 58
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Supplementary Note spectator remembers card and its position, when check it is not there anymore and has moved to a predicted position
Ellis Stanyon The Twenty-seven Cards No. 9, selection ends up at named position, rules for collecting the piles
Variations 60
Ellis Stanyon A Reversed Count Brings Card to Any Position No. 10, card and its position remembered, cards counted onto table, located with some more counting
Ellis Stanyon To Name the Total Value of Several Chosen Cards No. 11
Variations 62
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note streamlined handling
Inspired by 62
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" (Simple Version) No. 12, "A Cardsharp's Trick", game in which cards are drawn alternately and the sum of the values cannot exceed thirty-one
Related toVariations 63
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note version of the game with paper-clipped pairs, another version without a system given posed as problem
Inspired by 64
Ellis Stanyon The Clock No. 13
Ellis Stanyon The Clock - with Ten Cards No. 14
Ellis Stanyon To Detect Chosen Card Amongst Thirty-five No. 15, dealing seven rows of five each
Ellis Stanyon To Detect Chosen Card Amongst Fifty-two No. 16, thirteen rows of four each
Ellis Stanyon The Square of Twenty-five Cards No. 17
Ellis Stanyon The Pairs Re-Paired No. 18
Ellis Stanyon The Magic Triplets No. 19, with triplets instead of pairs
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Card Removed from Pack of Fifty-two No. 20, casting out thirteen
Karl Fulves, Satya Ranjan Roy Supplementary Note on Ranjan Roy's method that involved adding and subtracting, suit and value
Satya Ranjan Roy Another Method for No. 20 No. 21, suit and value with one count, adding and subtracting
Ellis Stanyon To Discover One of Two Cards Removed from Fifty-two No. 22, two cards removed, clocked, one card named by spectator, other one then known by performer
Ellis Stanyon The Capital Q No. 23, back-count force
  • Improvement (as divination with partial stack)
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Names of Three Cards Chosen by Three Different People No. 24, three cards, three spectators each take one and then distribute several counters according to rules, at the end the performer knows who has which card
  • Variation (cards instead of counters)
Related to 71
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Card (or Cards) Amongst Sixteen, After the Fourth Deal No. 25
Ellis Stanyon The Spots on Top Card Indicate Position of One Chosen No. 26, number between five and ten named, that value produced and card found at that number
Related to 72
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Value of Two Cards Drawn from the Pack of Fifty-two, Without Seeing Any Cards No. 27, mathematical calculation with two values
Ellis Stanyon The Thought Card Appears at Any Number No. 28, card apparently not found and spectator names it, then quickly controlled to eighth, number up to ten, gambling on seven or eight
Ellis Stanyon A Card Chosen at a Number from Bottom, Found in Pocket No. 29, card and its position remembered, card no longer there, produced from pocket, lazy man card to pocket with palm
Ellis Stanyon The Mysterious Addition No. 30, spectator cuts off any number of cards, then magician cuts off a number that makes spectator's amount odd if it was even or vice versa
Ellis Stanyon Odd or Even No. 31, spectator cuts off odd and even number of cards and holds both in the hands, after some calculation the performer knows which hand has the even and odd number of cards
Ellis Stanyon An Arithmetical Mystery No. 32, two piles made, spectator does some calculation with the amount in each pile and then performer names the amounts
Ellis Stanyon To Discover the Respective Holders of Three Cards or Objects No. 33, similar to reference
Related to 75
Ellis Stanyon At Any Number from the Top No. 34, selection on top, cards counted into other hand one by one, selection fed back
C. Briscoe The Numerical Shuffle No. 35, shuffling sequence with packet of cards that restores order after repeating it, Charlier type
Ellis Stanyon The Transposed Cards No. 36, deck spread on table, some cards moved from end to end, card with that amount is eventually selected
Ellis Stanyon The Transposed Cards and Mind-Reading No. 37
Related to 77
Ellis Stanyon The Card in Pocket No. 38, lazy man card to pocket with palm
Ellis Stanyon The Spots on Top Card Indicate Position of One Chosen No. 39, combining the two referenced tricks with one set-up
Related to 77
G. W. Hunter The Card Chosen Corresponds with Paper in Person's Pocket No. 40, re-deal force, motivated by having two cards chosen, one predicted and one divined
Ellis Stanyon The Card Secretly Chosen at a Number from the Top, Picket Out of the Pack in Person's Pocket No. 41, card and its position remembered, some moving around of cards, then performer locates card in pocket
Ellis Stanyon Naming Spots on a Card at Any Number in the Pack No. 42, stack for spot cards only, calculation method to know card at any number
Ellis Stanyon At Any Number from the Top No. 43, selection on top, top two cards counted as one at the beginning, later selection slipped back
Ellis Stanyon Forty Cards Dealt Faces Down, to Pick Up the One Named No. 44, cards dealt in square on table, any spot card named and performer knows where it is
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" No. 45, "A Cardsharp's Trick", more elaborate version
Related to 80
Ellis Stanyon The Position of Card Amongst Ten No. 46, ten-card packet with one Ten in it, cut, then performer names position of Ten-spot
Ellis Stanyon Two Packs Shuffled and Card Found in Same Position in Each No. 47
Second Deal with Half-Moon Cut-Out
Ellis Stanyon A Card of Either Colour Found at Any Number No. 48
Ellis Stanyon To Give the Position of Any Card No. 49, calculation method for new deck order type stack
Ellis Stanyon Placing the Chosen Card at Any Number No. 50, secret cut and stack
Ellis Stanyon, Karl Fulves Chapter 5: Card Tricks - Arrangement chapter intro
  • Supplementary Note
Ellis Stanyon Arrangement of a Whist Pack No. 1, Eight Kings
Ellis Stanyon A Numerical Arrangement for a Whist Pack No. 2, "One of the best", Stebbins
Margery's Arrangement for a Piquet Pack No. 3, rhyme for thirty-two card deck
Also published here
  • "Magic", 1893
Ellis Stanyon Another Arrangement for a Piquet Pack No. 4, mathematical
Ellis Stanyon The Best False Shuffle No. 5, back and forth with lift
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Pack No. 6, as handkerchief is removed from pocket, or Stanyon's servante behind chair
Ellis Stanyon Discovering a Drawn Card No. 7, glimpsing next card in stack
Ellis Stanyon To Name All the Cards Without Seeing Them No. 8, stack
Ellis Stanyon To "Cut" an Odd or Even Number No. 9, divined whether a cut-off packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating set-up
Ellis Stanyon To Deal Yourself All the Trumps No. 10, stack
Ellis Stanyon An Improved Whist Trick No. 11, all trumps dealt
Ellis Stanyon To Pick Out Any One or More Values No. 12, "The gathering of the Clans", quartets come together after dealing thirteen piles
Ellis Stanyon To Discover the Number of Cards Taken and to Name Each No. 13, packet cut off and performer divines number of cards and cards themselves
Related to 89
Ellis Stanyon A Perfect Whist Memory No. 14, shuffled deck switched behind back and order then named, bottom card shown before switch and it corresponds with last card named
Ellis Stanyon The Pack "Cut" into a Number of Heaps, to Name Cards in ANy Heap Placed in Person's Pocket No. 15, "Improvement on No. 13", packet wrapped up or pocketed
Related to 90
Ellis Stanyon The Number of Chosen Cards Are Passed into an Envelope in Full View No. 16, six cards selected via stabbing, card known to performer via glimpsing card above, predicted in envelope (or travel to envelope), assistant
Ellis Stanyon Rapit Memorization (?) of Half the Pack No. 17, half the deck switched, order known or cue sheet
Ellis Stanyon Naming the Card Secretly Placed in a Pocket No. 18
Ellis Stanyon The Greek Cross No. 19, thirteen four-card packets made, one selected, found after redistribution and another deal
Ellis Stanyon To Name a Card After Dealing Four Times No. 20, using the sixteen cards return to original order after four deals in two piles, position of a selection named
Related to 92
Ellis Stanyon To Discover a Card Chosen from Twenty-five No. 21, variation of referenced trick
Related to 93
Ellis Stanyon A Chart of the Arranged Pack No. 22, doing two deals backwards before performance and then dealing cards (as "shuffling") in performance and arriving back in stack, way home
Ellis Stanyon To Produce Any Card No. 23, after dealing into thirteen heaps all heaps have one quartet
Ellis Stanyon A Spelling "B" No. 24, spelling every value through the deck
Variations 94
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note selection made, spelling every value through the deck, at value of selection a Joker shows up, selection found
Inspired by 95
Ellis Stanyon To Discover the Number of Spots on Two Batches of Cards No. 25, two spectators cut off a few cards from top and bottom respectively, all cards named
Ellis Stanyon "The Revolution" to Discover Number of Cards Taken No. 26
Ellis Stanyon To Discover a Thought Card and Name It No. 27, with stack, selection divined at the end
Inspired byRelated to 96
Ellis Stanyon The "Twenty-seven" Card Trick without a "Key" No. 28
Ellis Stanyon Chapter 6: Card Tricks - Various Arrangements chapter intro
Ellis Stanyon Reversible "Spelling B" No. 1, spelling three chosen cards
Ellis Stanyon The Alternate Card Trick - Simple No. 2, spelling through all values in thirteen-card packet
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Two Consecutive Cards No. 3, two consecutive cards chosen, some number of cards added to top, card found
Ellis Stanyon Fifteen Consecutive Cards Indiscriminately Drawn from One Pack and One Secretly Chosen, to Produce It from Another Pack No. 4, card from packet chosen, found in second deck, both in same order
Adrian Plate A Trick at Poker No. 5,new deck opened and shuffled, seven hands dealt and performer wins
Related toAlso published here 102
Rell M. Woodward Poker Stack
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note correction and more details
Related to 103
Ellis Stanyon Special Arrangement of Whist Pack and Tricks with Same No. 6, similar to Stebbins
(a) To Discover the Top Card
(b) To Discover a Card Removed from Either of Two Portions
(c) To Discover the Bottom Card from Either Half of the Pack
(d) Reading the Whole Pack
(e) To Name Either or All of Four Cards Dealt in a Row
(f) To Discover a Card Freely Selected
Ellis Stanyon The Genuine Shuffle as Affecting the Above (No. 6) and Other Arranged Packs No. 7, letting a spectator overhand shuffle a stacked deck in the hope that enough of the set-up remains
Ellis Stanyon The Numerical Arrangement and Tricks with Same No. 8, Si Stebbins, see following items for tricks
Ellis Stanyon (a) To Name a Card Freely Chosen glimpsing next card
Ellis Stanyon (b) To Discover a Number of Cards batch taken by spectator, all named by performer
Ellis Stanyon (c) Card Selected by One Person Is Named by Another card tabled and verbally forced (no details) on another spectator with equivoque questions
Ellis Stanyon (d) Mind-Reading medium knows stack
Ellis Stanyon (e) Spectator Produces the Right Cards from a Pocket cards "as quickly as possible" take from pocketed deck by spectator
Clarence Hubbard (f) Cards from a Pocket six chosen cards produced from pocket by performer
Ellis Stanyon Any Card Noted in One Pack Found at a Given Number in Another No. 9, two decks in same order, number and card chosen, another number predicted, when counting to predicted number starting with named number the card is there
Ellis Stanyon The Pack Is "Cut" into Four and the Names of the Cards in Either Part Are Found in an Envelope No. 10, four piles made, one chosen, cards in that pile are predicted or divined, multiple out in envelope
Ellis Stanyon Chapter 7: Card Tricks Using Confederates chapter intro
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note two cards chosen and hidden somewhere, performer divines hiding place and identity of one card, the other is heard on answering machine when a phone number is called
Ellis Stanyon Two Cards Change in Envelopes - Comedy Trick No. 1, two known cards on top of deck, while performer does not look a spectator loses top card in center, both put in envelopes without looking again, performer makes them change back to where they should be
Ellis Stanyon To Tell Which Card of Fifty-two Is Touched in Your Absence No. 2, coding by assistant
Variations 112
Ellis Stanyon Alternate Method for No. 2 No. 3, verbal code
  • Variation
Inspired by 112
Ellis Stanyon Another Alternate Method for No. 2 No. 4, confederate names a card which codes the actual card
Inspired by 113
Ellis Stanyon To Conjure a Card Under a Flowerpot No. 5
Ellis Stanyon To Conjure a Card into Your Pocket No. 6, stooge names the card
Ellis Stanyon A Card Instantly Removed from a Pack in the Pocket No. 7, named card to pocket
Ellis Stanyon Chapter 8: Card Reading chapter intro
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note on reading cards in a shuffled deck, J. H. Green's shiner method, fiberoptics tube from breast pocket to behind back
Ellis Stanyon Arranged Pack No. 1, naming cards from behind back
Ellis Stanyon The Bottom Card - Simple No. 2, behind back, glimpsing one ahead in front of the body
Ellis Stanyon The Bottom Card and Palming No. 3, deck behind back, card brought forward with next one palmed and glimpsed
Ellis Stanyon Round Convex Mirror No. 4
  • Variations
Ellis Stanyon Reflection in the Eye (?) No. 5, three cards divined
Ellis Stanyon Tinfoil on the Back of the Card No. 6, naming cards of shuffled deck one by one
Ellis Stanyon Subtle Reading of the Index No. 7, glimpse when pulling up sleeve, then one ahead by glimpsing second card by lifting two and dropping bottom one after glimpse
Ellis Stanyon Two Halves of the Pack Face-to-Face No. 8, faced-deck, reading cards one by one
Ellis Stanyon Finger Ring Reflector No. 9
Ellis Stanyon Sighting the Index Under Cover of the Pack No. 10, spectator touches card in spread which is held upright, bottom corner bent and glimpsed
C. O. Williams Reading the Fifty-two Cards After a Genuine Shuffle No. 11, order of cards read after one riffle shuffle, interlocking chain principle and one-way backs
Variations 118
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note deck riffle shuffled, top thirteen cards dealt off and four spectators take the cards of one suit each, alls cards divined, interlocking chain principle
Inspired by 120
Ellis Stanyon The Index Removed from One End of the Pack No. 12, several cards selected and (after deck switch) replaced, then all named
Ellis Stanyon Chapter 9: Card Tricks Using Special Printed Cards chapter intro
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information on gaffed cards and splitting
Ellis Stanyon Two Cards, One in Each Hand, Change Places No. 1, "Obedient Cards", visual, two double facers
Ellis Stanyon Four Red Cards Change Places with Four Black Ones No. 2, double facers
Ellis Stanyon New Precipitation No. 3, two thought-of cards travel from one half to another, one half is all double facers
Related to 123
Ellis Stanyon The "Cagliostro" or "Balsamo" Card Trick No. 4, three thought-of cards travel from packet to packet in envelope, double facers or diagonally divided cards
Related to 124
Adrian Plate The Disappearance of a Card No. 5, card vanishes from packet, reappears in deck
VariationsAlso published here
  • Magician's Tricks (Hatton & Plate, 1910)
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note finessed handling
Inspired by 125
Ellis Stanyon Any Card from the Pocket No. 6, named card transposes with another card, one in handkerchief and one against glass
Variations 126
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note transposition with double facer
Inspired by 126
Ellis Stanyon A Lightning Change No. 7, card tossed on table visually transposes with card in hand
Theodore DeLand The Phantom Card Trick No. 8, five cards shown fan, three remembered by spectators, two removed from under handkerchief and rest vanishes, see "General note" on p. 140 for credit
Variations 128
Theodore DeLand Improved Phantom Cards No. 9, same effects but backs can be shown, see "General note" on p. 140 for credit
Inspired byVariations 128
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note more details on the gaffs and handling
Inspired by 129
Ellis Stanyon Phantom with Ordinary Cards No. 10, ungaffed version, pseudo duplicates and palming
Inspired by 130
Ellis Stanyon Two Cards Pass from One Plate to Another No. 11, four cards on one plate, none of another, two cards travel over, newspaper-backed cards and step gaff
Ellis Stanyon Perplexo No. 12, two cards placed in the pocket of a spectator, same with another spectator, one card each removed, the spectators fail to name the other one
Theodore DeLand Nox-Em-All No. 13, two Aces and two Sevens placed in hat, they change into all four Sevens, see "General note" on p. 140 for credit
Theodore DeLand The Sphinx Card Trick No. 14, two cards in hat transpose with one in deck, see "General note" on p. 140 for credit
Related to 132
Burling Hull The Vanishing Card No. 15, "Ghost Card", five cards fanned with Joker at front, one thought-of except Joker, all placed in hat, all cards removed and shown on both side, selection has vanished
Variations 132
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note details on handling, alternative gaffs with corners stuck on
Inspired by 133
Theodore DeLand "Papel Blanco" No. 16, four cards change to blank cards, see "General note" on p. 140 for credit
Ellis Stanyon The Four Aces on a Handkerchief No. 17, "The Flying Aces", Aces in corners on handkerchief, covered with paper pieces, placed under handkerchief and they travel upwards, also with coins
Ellis Stanyon Will 'o the Wisp No. 18, three cards from one plate to another, with blank and normal cards
Theodore DeLand Fade Away No. 19, back of card with image of fingers and hand, see "General note" on p. 140 for credit
Ellis Stanyon Nine to Five to Three to Ace to Blank No. 20,
Ellis Stanyon Contrario Aces No. 21, Aces transpose with random cards under handkerchiefs
Ellis Stanyon Chromatic Cards No. 22, blank cards in envelope, normal cards in hat, then blank cards in hat and normal cards in envelope
Theodore DeLand Cremation and Confetti No. 23, card burned, confetti in glass changes to restored card, see "General note" on p. 140 for credit
Burling Hull The Card Problem No. 24, fake indices
Related to 139
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information
Related to 140
Ellis Stanyon The Yogi Wonder No. 25
Ellis Stanyon, Henry Hardin The Princess Card Trick No. 26, ungaffed, two methods
Variations 141
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note further handling and ideas
Inspired by 141
Ellis Stanyon The Three-Card Trick No. 27, "The Illusive Ace", monte effect with a Three that is missing bottom pip and can be shown as Ace or Three
Variations 143
Theodore DeLand "Pickitout" No. 28
Inspired by 143
Theodore DeLand The "Knock-out" Card Trick No. 29, card from packet vanishes and joins cards in handkerchief
Variations 144
Theodore DeLand The "Best Ever" Card Trick No. 30, same effect
Inspired by 144
H. G. Cleveland Cleveland's "Presto Fly" Card Trick No. 31, Ace to Three of Hearts transposes with Four to Six of Clubs
Variations 145
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note combination with Cleveland's "Canadian Wonder"
Inspired by 145
Theodore DeLand The "Spotter" or Educated Die No. 32, throw of die always finds the Ace in row of six cards
William G. Edwards The "Canadian Wonder" No. 33, cards shown and tabled, the spectators remember different cards then are seen when they are turned over again
Theodore DeLand The Surprise Card Trick No. 34, Queens in hat, King of Spades in hat as well, performer finds King without looking and puts it in deck, then Queens and King transpose and only the King is in hat and Queens in deck
Related toVariations 147
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note details on handling and different values
Inspired by 147
William G. Edwards Edwards' Dioramic Pack No. 35, selections turn over in fair manner, half face/half back
Variations 148
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note packet version with Ace through Seven of Hearts, chosen value turns over
Inspired by 149
Ellis Stanyon "Pippin" No. 36, four changes in five, cut-out pip and black background
Theodore DeLand The Four Ace Trick No. 37, "The LeRoy Four Ace Trick", three double facers
Ellis Stanyon The Twelve Ubiquitous Court Cards No. 38, Jacks on top and Kings on bottom of deck, Queens under plate, the quartets travel and transpose around
W. J. Atkinson Substitution of a Trick Set for Ordinary Cards No. 39, duplicate cards palmed on top, then pass made, then palmed off again
Variations 152
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note packet switched with help of card case
Inspired by 152
Karl Fulves Chapter 10: Mechanical and Other Prepared Cards chapter intro
Ellis Stanyon Aces versus Kings No. 1, Aces and Kings are put in envelopes labeled with whats inside, they transpose and spectators can remove the cards
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note four signed Queens on row on newspaper, Two of Spades in pocket, a Queen transposes with the Two in the pocket, repeated with each Queen, newspaper-backed card
Ellis Stanyon Ace of Spades and Ace of Diamonds Change Places No. 2, Spade pip covers Diamond pip on Ace
Ellis Stanyon Three Cards Appear on a Borrowed Hat No. 3, three cards appear stuck to borrowed hat, news-paper backed cards start out on newspaper
Ellis Stanyon Three Chosen Cards Appear on a Mirror No. 4
Henry Leslie The Card Appears on an Arm No. 5, ashes of burnt card rubbed on arm and name of card appears on arm
Herbert J. Collins The Card Appears on a Handkerchief No. 6, with Variation
T. H. Chislett The Card, Envelope and Handkerchief Combination No. 7, card silk, then silk shot on paper cone and inside is silk with actual card stuck onto it
Ellis Stanyon Nailing a Chosen Card to the Wall No. 8, duplicate card with pin already in it palmed to deck
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Cards Appear in a Watch No. 9, either one of two cards appears as miniature card in watch
Ellis Stanyon The Card Thrown on a Silk Hat Jumps up and Stands on One End No. 10, trick card with elastic
Ellis Stanyon Balancing Any Card on a Hat No. 11, card moves in hat and then stands
Ellis Stanyon The Card and a Glass of Wine Balance on a Hat No. 12, glass balanced on end of playing card (with hinged flap) which is balanced on hat
Ellis Stanyon The Mysterious Chain of Cards No. 13, corners of two cards are rubbed together and they adhere, more cards are attached like that
Variations 161
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note different gaff
Inspired by 161
Ellis Stanyon The Simple Throwing of a Card No. 14, card boomerangs back, thread attached
Variations 162
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note ungaffed throwing, as described in Sachs's Sleight of Hand
Inspired by 163
Ellis Stanyon The Card Disappears from a Glass of Water No. 15, sheet of celluloid
Ellis Stanyon The Card Disappears from an Empty Glass No. 16, tinfoil back
The Chosen Cards Change to Photographs No. 17, cards change into photographs of people
Also published here
  • Kunard's "Card Tricks"
Ellis Stanyon The Three of Diamonds Changes to Two No. 18, center pip on hair is jerked back
A. E. Bloom The Signed Ace Changes to a Three No. 19, celluloid sheet with extra pips and indices palmed onto signed Ace
James J. Morgan Aces versus Blank Cards and Pocket No. 20, four blank cards in pocket of spectator transpose with Aces held by spectator
Ellis Stanyon The Two of Hearts Changes to the Two of Spades No. 21, one pip is Spade and one Heart
Ellis Stanyon The Four Knaves Change to Four Aces and Back Again No. 22
Variations 167
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note describing the quartet transformation from Discoverie of Witchcraft
Inspired byRelated to 168
Ellis Stanyon Got 'Em All Beat No. 23, two selected cards fairly shuffled back by spectator, yet found behind back, two cards hinged together, selections put between them
Related toVariations 169
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note details on the hinged pocket card, also for vanishing a card
Inspired by 169
Ellis Stanyon The Card through a Hat No. 24, visibly pulled out
Ellis Stanyon The Card in a Bottle No. 25, folding card
Variations 170
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note card into bottle, card is already inside but floating on top of water and cannot be seen when audience looks on edge
Inspired by 171
Ellis Stanyon The Ink Card No. 26, ink to clear water with card inside glass, one side black to simulate ink in glass of water, more elaborate versions
Ellis Stanyon An Envelope Changes to the Chosen Card No. 27, hinged gaff
Variations 172
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note prediction envelope has a card back on other side, all cards have an envelope on other side with same card predicted, switch in stand or upright book
Inspired by 172
Ellis Stanyon The Vanishing Pips No. 28, Nine of Diamonds changes to Five, Three, Ace, then blank, back seen, hinged multi-pip card
Ellis Stanyon The Reunited Card No. 29, card cut into four pieces, thrown in air and the restore visible, flap construction that unfolds by itself
Ellis Stanyon The Card on a Ribbon No. 30, card appears at end of ribbon, folding card
Ellis Stanyon Spirit Photography No. 31, photograph of selection appears on blank paper in envelope
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note comments on obtaining a photograph for the effect
Related to 174
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Card Changes to a Box of Matches No. 32
Variations 175
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note variation in which the whole deck changes into a half-sized miniature deck
Inspired by 175
Ellis Stanyon The Mechanical Changing Pip Card No. 33, for example Queen of Clubs to Queen of Hearts, two versions
Variations 177
Ellis Stanyon The Mechanical Changing Pip and Value Card No. 34, Queen of Clubs to King of Hearts
Inspired by 177
Ellis Stanyon The Flap Card No. 35, sheet rubber
Variations 177
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note variations of the gaff and some applications, also in combination with step to change amount of card, multiple changes, handling ideas
Inspired by 178
Ellis Stanyon Changing and Enlarging the Card No. 36, card changes twice and grows to three times the size
Ellis Stanyon Several Ordinary Cards Change to Large Ones No. 37, two methods
Ellis Stanyon The Card Changes to a Die No. 38
Ellis Stanyon The Moving Pip Card No. 39
Ellis Stanyon The Bullet Ace No. 40, hole visually appears in Ace
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Card Appears Between Two Others on a Thread No. 41
Ellis Stanyon The "Torn Corner" Card No. 42, corner visually restores, two constructions
Ellis Stanyon An Ace Changes to a Three and Vice Versa No. 43, holes fill with color
Inspired by 183
Ellis Stanyon Eclipse Vanishing a Pack of Cards No. 44, card sections riveted together so fan can be closed to narrow packet and is attached to pull
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack No. 45, three selections, "General Pack"
Ellis Stanyon Making a Half Pack of Cards Vanish No. 46, every card cut in half and cards stuck together, loop to hide deck behind hand with loop over thumb
Ellis Stanyon The Sticking Pack of Cards No. 47, deck thrown against wall to which it sticks, then cards rise out of deck
Ellis Stanyon The Electric Pack of Cards No. 48, floating spread between hands
Ellis Stanyon Producing a Pack of Cards from an Empty Glass No. 49, mirror glass or a card with tinfoil back
Ellis Stanyon The Card Jumps Out of an Envelope No. 50, elastic, or jumps out of deck with deck held under foot
Theodore DeLand The Ten of Spades Changes to the Ten of Clubs No. 51, sliding celluloid piece on card
Evans Brown The Chosen Card Is Found Printed on a Plain Card Placed in a Glass Tumbler No. 52, "Spirit Print Card Trick", celluloid with card printed on it, not seen in glass, later covers blank card
Ellis Stanyon The Four Ace Trick No. 53
Ellis Stanyon New Precipitation No. 54, "Third Method", with Dr. Ford B. Rogers's peek pairs
Related to 187
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note reference for Peek Pairs
Ellis Stanyon The "Tokio" Card Trick No. 55, cards penetrate hat
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Two-Card Monte No. 56
Variations 188
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note version with half card
Inspired by 188
Ellis Stanyon A New Protean or Chameleon Pack No. 57, deck shown mixed, then cut in half, one half shown all red and other all black
Related to 189
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit information on Oil & Water
Related to 189
Theodore DeLand The Five of Diamonds Changes to the Five of Spades No. 58, "DeLand's Colour Changing Card"
  • Variation ("The Irish Card", pips change to green)
Theodore DeLand Deland's "Eureka" Card Trick No. 59, four Kings and an Ace put in hat, Ace removed and Kings also change to Aces
Variations 190
Ellis Stanyon, Karl Fulves Chapter 11: "Forcing" Packs and Tricks with Same chapter intro
  • Supplementary Note
Ellis Stanyon Pack to Force One Card No. 1, all alike
Ellis Stanyon Pack to Force One or Three Cards Singly No. 2, three groups of force cards
Ellis Stanyon Pack to Force Three Cards Together No. 3, triplets of force cards throughout deck
Variations 192
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note finessed forcing from this forcing deck, with divination via fishing
Inspired by 192
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with an Ordinary Pack No. 4, step or thick card
Ellis Stanyon Discovering the Chosen Card by a Throw of the Dice No. 5, card layout on table and cards eliminated via through of die, partial forcing deck
  • Variation
Ellis Stanyon The "Slip" Force No. 6, as stabbing force
Ellis Stanyon To Produce Three Cards at any Number No. 7, with pack consisting of forcing card triplets
Ellis Stanyon Four Cards Changed to the Same Value as a Fifth Drawn from Another Pack No. 8, four cards change (via Glide) to card selected from forcing deck
Ellis Stanyon The "Fin-de-Siècle" Forcing Pack of Cards No. 9, long-short deck, Mene-Tekel "first sold by W. D. Le Roy"
  • First Arrangement and Tricks with Same (long-short menetekel deck, with some basic applications)
The "Ae-Di-Tse-Tal" Forcing Pack No. 10, "Latest Idea" backwards, every other card corner short
(a) Mind Reading
(b) To Cut an Odd or Even Number
Ellis Stanyon The "Svengali" Wonder Forcing Pack No. 11, with a few applications, see following items, "first sold by W. D. Le Roy", short cards or just corner shorted
Ellis Stanyon (a) stop trick
Ellis Stanyon (b) stabbing location
Ellis Stanyon (c) Svengali deck as forcing deck
Ellis Stanyon The Double "Forcing" Pack No. 12, different forcing cards cut on different corners or angle
Variations 198
Ellis Stanyon The Triple "Forcing" Pack No. 13, for three cards
Inspired by 200
Ellis Stanyon The Combination "Fin-de-Siècle" Magic Pack No. 14, combination of Svengali and Mene-Tekel, triplets with different cuts
Ellis Stanyon The Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 15, card comes to top again without skill, as tool
Ellis Stanyon The Multiple Shift Pack No. 16, using menetekel deck as tool
Ellis Stanyon Three Cards Produced from a Pack Shuffled in a Hat No. 17, deck shuffled in hat, yet three previous selections found
Dr. Ford Rogers The Forcing Pack that May be Genuinely Shuffled No. 18, peek-pairs with short force cards
Ellis Stanyon The "Ivory" versus "Air Cushion" Finish No. 19, card replaced in deck with different finish
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 20, having a piece of metal around one end of a card (similar to paper clip) as key card
  • The "Waterfall" Shuffle (with the key card)
  • Dispensing with the "Key"
  • "Bridging"
  • To Force any Two Cards (performer cuts apparently randomly)
Related to 203
Ellis Stanyon Three Persons Select the Same Card No. 21
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Card Is Dropped at a Given Signal No. 22, dribble force with tactile key card
Related to 205
Ellis Stanyon The "Anstro" Forcing Deck No. 23, long-short deck with both cards forcing cards
  • Suggested Effect (two cards selected and then spectators find each other's cards)
Ellis Stanyon The "Monte Cristo" Forcing Pack No. 24, one-way forcing deck with fake indifferent indices on all cards
  • Suggested Effects (thought reading, prediction)
Ellis Stanyon The Master Mystery Forcing Pack No. 25, three banks divided by long cards: 1-0-1 with force cards, alternating pairs, 1-0-1 with different force card
  • To Produce a Card at Any Number
  • Knife Thrust between Two Chosen Cards
Ellis Stanyon The Pack Is Wrapped in Paper and a Knife Passed between Two Chosen Cards No. 26, twenty-six force pairs
Karl Fulves Chapter 12: Besauté (Stripper) and Cornered Packs chapter intro
Ellis Stanyon Description of the Pack No. 1
Ellis Stanyon To Imperceptively Turn the Pack
Ellis Stanyon To "Cut" at the Card No. 2, cutting at selection
Ellis Stanyon To Blow the Card from a Pack No. 3
Ellis Stanyon To Separate Red from Black Cards No. 4
Ellis Stanyon To Draw Picture Cards from a Pack No. 5
Ellis Stanyon To Draw the Card from a Pack in a Person's Pocket No. 6
Ellis Stanyon To Pass the Card from a Pack into a Person's Pocket No. 7, deck put in spectator's pocket and removed again, then selection travels into pocket
Ellis Stanyon To Name Cards Before Removing Them from a Pack under a Handkerchief No. 8
Ellis Stanyon To Draw Cards from a Pack One After Another No. 9
Ellis Stanyon To Pass the Chosen Card Through a Handkerchief No. 10
Ellis Stanyon With a Confederate No. 11, confederate has the card replaced reversed
Ellis Stanyon To Name the Number of Cards in the "Cut" No. 12
Ellis Stanyon To Draw One to Ten Cards No. 13, requested number of cards cut
Ellis Stanyon The Card Is Found at Any Number No. 14, glide
Ellis Stanyon To Drop All but the Chosen Card No. 15, dribble force to oneself with stripper deck
Ellis Stanyon The Inseparable Knaves No. 16, quartet shuffled into deck and found again
Ellis Stanyon The Animated Card No. 17, card rises out of tabled spread
Ellis Stanyon A Blindfolded Assistant Removes the Card from a Pack Covered with a Cloth No. 18
Ellis Stanyon The Chosen Card, Shuffled into the Pack, Discovered by Anyone No. 19, equivoque
Karl Fulves Chapter 13: The "Long" and "Wide" Card chapter intro