foreword \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Foreword

7



introduction \n \n martin gardner
1952
Martin Gardner

Introduction

8



specialization \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Specialization

13



the importance of practice \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Importance of Practice

13



the necessity of trial \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Necessity of Trial

14



understanding theory \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Understanding Theory

15



the importance of studying simple moves \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Importance of Studying Simple Moves

15



manipulation \n on using flourishes or not \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Manipulation

16



technicalities \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Technicalities

16



the art of presentation \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Art of Presentation

17



spontaneous resourcefulness \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Spontaneous Resourcefulness

18



conjurer vs. gambler \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Conjurer vs. Gambler

19



the best magic \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Best Magic

19



handling \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Handling

20



cultivating originality in presentation \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Cultivating Originality in Presentation

20



unprepared cards \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Unprepared Cards

20



present day sophistication \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Present Day Sophistication

21



audience participation \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Audience Participation

22



patter \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Patter

22



poker cards vs. bridge cards \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards

24



accessories \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Accessories

25



originality \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Originality

25



coincidence \n repeated mate coincidence, two halves, dealing cards simultaneously \n bill simon \n the power of thought \n paul curry \n will \n unknown
1952
Bill Simon

Coincidence

Inspired byRelated to

29



business card prophesy \n two cards predicted on business card, business card is pushed into deck and the two cards next to it match prediction, for credit information see scarne reference "business card esp" \n bill simon \n double prediction \n john scarne \n bill simon \n simon prophecy move \n bill simon \n able to match \n karl fulves \n playing card prophecy \n karl fulves \n nameoprophecy \n karl fulves \n sum card prophet \n karl fulves \n lefthanded prophet \n karl fulves \n business card esp \n john scarne \n winning prediction \n jon racherbaumer \n bill simons "prophecy cards" \n alexander de cova \n speaking volumes \n roberto giobbi \n business card prophesy \n john graham \n business card prediction \n edward marlo
1952
Bill Simon

Business Card Prophesy

Related to Double Prediction (John Scarne, Bill Simon, 1950)
 Business Card ESP (John Scarne, 1996)
 Simon Prophecy Move (Bill Simon, 1997)
 Speaking Volumes (Roberto Giobbi, 2002)
 Able To Match (Karl Fulves, 2004)
 Playing Card Prophecy (Karl Fulves, 2004)
 NameOProphecy (Karl Fulves, 2004)
 Sum Card Prophet (Karl Fulves, 2004)
 LeftHanded Prophet (Karl Fulves, 2004)
 Bill Simons "Prophecy Cards" (Alexander de Cova, 2015)
Variations

32



business card prophecy move \n \n bill simon \n collins/prophecy move \n justin higham \n storm chaser subtle symmetry control \n patrick g. redford
1952
Bill Simon

Business Card Prophecy Move

Related toVariations

34



the instant reverse \n selection is reversed in the deck, then all other cards with the same value turn over \n bill simon \n not quite sure \n edward marlo
1952
Bill Simon

The Instant Reverse

Related to

35



cut reversal \n basically braue reversal \n unknown
1952

Cut Reversal

36



three queens monte \n with four cards, all turn into aces \n bill simon \n misdirection monte \n jamie badman \n colin miller \n taking them easy \n r. paul wilson
1952
Bill Simon

Three Queens Monte

Related toVariations

37



sympathetic control \n spectator cut deck in three piles, one queen is put in each pile, last queen is on the table, when that queen is turned over, the other queens turn over too \n bill simon \n twist on simon \n joshua jay \n michael powers \n joel givens
1952
Bill Simon

Sympathetic Control

Variations

39



packer load \n loading three reversed card between four cards alternating, similar to a collectors load \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Packer Load

42



elevator cards \n ace, two, three, two phases \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Elevator Cards

43



face up to face down card switch \n similar to atfus \n unknown
1952

Face Up to Face Down Card Switch

44



slip cut \n \n s. w. erdnase
1952
S. W. Erdnase

Slip Cut

46



the turnabout cards \n without selection \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Turnabout Cards

48



double under cut \n tabled \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Double Under Cut

49



card affinity \n someone names a suit and another spectator names a value, mostly two knives, one finds correct value and the other the suit \n bill simon \n card stabbing trick \n bert allerton
1952
Bill Simon

Card Affinity

Related to

51



negative force \n to eliminate a suit \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Negative Force

52



the gambler controls the aces \n cutting the aces (jogged aces), then all aces turnover in the deck at once \n bill simon \n zigzag aces \n tom gagnon
1952
Bill Simon

The Gambler Controls the Aces

Variations

54



tapping the cards \n through the deck, forming injog, with four aces \n bill simon \n the tap \n unknown
1952
Bill Simon

Tapping the Cards

Related to

55



airing the stripout \n deck beveled for easier stripout \n bill simon \n airing the stripout \n bill simon \n airing the stripout \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Airing the StripOut

Related toAlso published here

56



a touching experiment \n cards spread on table, spectator and performer draw out two cards each, four aces \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

A Touching Experiment

60



turn over switch \n two cards of four are switched, while being turned over and pushed into the deck \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Turn Over Switch

61



additions to the effect \n follow up to "a touching experiment" elevator with four aces \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Additions to the Effect

64



false display \n hiding two reversed cards, and bringing all to same orientation \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

False Display

64



the ambitious card \n cards travel from center to the top and back to the center \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Ambitious Card

66



the second deal \n the component parts of the second deal
1. position of the deck in the left hand
2. the movement of the left thumb
3. the grip with the right fingers
4. the strike
5. the motion of the hands
exercises
1. the normal deal
2. the immovable thumb
3. the immovable card
performing the deal
concluding thoughts \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Second Deal

71



tricks with the second deal \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Tricks with the Second Deal

79



call to the colors \n \n bill simon \n the scarne puzzle \n john scarne \n alternating the colors (presentation) \n davide costi \n alternating the colors \n arturo de ascanio \n call to the colors (llamar a los colores) \n bill simon \n call to the world \n hideo kato
1952
Bill Simon

Call to the Colors

Related toVariationsAlso published here

79



two numbers \n two cards selected, spectators only think of a number, both cards are found at the positions \n bill simon \n dealing the aces \n frederick braue
1952
Bill Simon

Two Numbers

Related to

81



danbury delusion \n \n bill simon \n the dunbury delusion \n roy johnson
1952
Bill Simon

Danbury Delusion

Variations

83



shuffle control \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Shuffle Control

84



the middle deal \n mock center deal \n bill simon \n middle deal demonstration  variation \n martin gardner
1952
Bill Simon

The Middle Deal

Related to

86



the f.b.i. card \n stabbing the deck with a card, finding the selection above, with second deal \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The F.B.I. Card

87



four card locations \n deck divided in two, number named cards found at that number from top and bottom of each packet \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Four Card Locations

89



the simon card control \n jog, insertion from the side with deck in end grip \n bill simon \n control a \n bill simon \n will houstoun \n alexander hansford \n die simonkartenkontrolle \n bill simon \n the squeeze control \n arie vilner \n odla control \n aldo colombini
1952
Bill Simon

The Simon Card Control

Related toVariationsAlso published here

93



setup of four cards \n stacking four cards, when deck is cut one of the cards is on top and on bottom of each heap \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

SetUp of Four Cards

95



the two card peek \n two cards, two cuts, on top and bottom, throwing off magicians \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Two Card Peek

97



a piquant peek \n after peek, while squaring up \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

A Piquant Peek

99



the peek force \n with break \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Peek Force

101



the simon fan steal \n perpendicular position \n bill simon \n fan steal \n stephen minch
1952
Bill Simon

The Simon Fan Steal

Related to

102



telepathy \n spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined and written on a slate \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Telepathy

104



automatic writing \n spectator selects a card, another writes a number on it, both informations are divined by automatic writing, bottomless case \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Automatic Writing

105



the simon secret addition \n aces apparently put on top of deck in outjogged fanned condition, really under top cards, left hand held with back of hand towards spectators \n bill simon \n double lift substitutes  third method \n edward marlo \n bill simon \n as an ace addition \n edward marlo \n bill simon \n covered secret addition \n p. howard lyons
1952
Bill Simon

The Simon Secret Addition

Related toVariations

107



the thoughtof ace \n thought of ace (or all aces) rise to top \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The ThoughtOf Ace

109



a transposition \n ace to four of clubs transpose with four random cards one by one \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

A Transposition

111



cover for the side slip \n covered side steal, to second from the top \n bill simon \n covered block side steal \n steve reynolds
1952
Bill Simon

Cover for the Side Slip

Variations

112



ambitious bit \n with the side slip \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Ambitious Bit

115



the helpers \n with the side slip \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Helpers

115



predict switch \n touched card is predicted \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Predict Switch

116



card switch \n similar thinking as vernon's "simplified curry change", kelly bottom placement grip \n bill simon \n simplified curry change \n dai vernon
1952
Bill Simon

Card Switch

Related to

117



discoveries \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Discoveries

121



the fingerstab \n cards are thrown into the air and selection is plucked out \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The FingerStab

121



a trick with a new twist \n cards are given a spin on the table, selection flies out \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

A Trick with a New Twist

123



half and half (elimination) \n deck is always split in half and spectator decides which one is eliminated, last card is selection \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Half and Half (Elimination)

124



a strange card \n card vanishes from five card packet and reappears reversed in the deck, similar structure as the biddle trick \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

A Strange Card

125



card in the mouth \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Card in the Mouth

128



one handed card fold \n \n unknown
1952

One Handed Card Fold

128



four deep \n card travels to other packet at same position \n bill simon \n jack mcmillen \n the prophecied leaper \n jack mcmillen
1952
Bill Simon, Jack McMillen

Four Deep

Inspired by

131



unexpected \n two red aces are laid on spectator's hand and transform into black aces, then the red aces are pinched out of the deck one by one, first phase similar to fechter's "be honest" \n bill simon \n be honest  what is it? \n eddie fechter \n piker poker \n jerry k. hartman
1952
Bill Simon

Unexpected

Related toVariations

133



the magnetic cards \n cards are cut in four packets, one card selected and with that card the other of the same value rise on top of each packet \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Magnetic Cards

137



glide force \n \n unknown
1952

Glide Force

138



double rise \n two cards placed on the table, half of the deck put on each, both rise to the top \n bill simon \n night riser \n howard schwarzman \n rise and switch \n bill simon \n roberto giobbi
1952
Bill Simon

Double Rise

Variations

139



slip cut \n \n unknown
1952

Slip Cut

140



reverse card effects \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Reverse Card Effects

140



1. six face up cards right themselves spontaneously \n twelve cards \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

1. Six Face Up Cards Right Themselves Spontaneously

140



biddle steal \n \n elmer biddle
1952
Elmer Biddle

Biddle Steal

141



2. odd card out \n twelve cards half face up, half face down, all cards right themselves except selection \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

2. Odd Card Out

142



3. misdirection plus \n pretending to have stripper cards \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

3. Misdirection Plus

143



the ubiquitous jack of spades \n four cards shown to be the same \n bill simon \n all alike display \n edward marlo
1952
Bill Simon

The Ubiquitous Jack of Spades

Variations

144



rapid transit \n handling variation \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Rapid Transit

144



mind reading \n spectator thinks of a number and remembers the card on it's position, after the performer fails to find it, the spectator finds his card at the number turned over \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Mind Reading

145



"touch" retouched \n ungaffed, one card \n bill simon \n touch retouched  retouched \n edward marlo \n ""touch" retouched" rehashed \n steve beam \n uncontrolled predictions and coincidences \n edward marlo
1952
Bill Simon

"Touch" Retouched

Related toVariations

148



bottom slip cut \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Bottom Slip Cut

149



similar twins \n cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value \n bill simon \n martin gardner
1952
Bill Simon, Martin Gardner

Similar Twins

151



the locator three of clubs \n spectator thrusts a known card into a card spread of 28 cards and his selection is found \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Locator Three of Clubs

152



marking a position in a card spread \n \n bill simon \n marking a card in a spread \n unknown \n marking a position in a card spread \n unknown
1952
Bill Simon

Marking a Position in a Card Spread

Related to

153



the somersault \n reversed card travels from small packet to larger packet \n bill simon \n face up transposition \n edward marlo
1952
Bill Simon

The Somersault

Related to

155



transfer \n some cards from a face up packet on a face down packet \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Transfer

156



packet turnover \n secret turnover of some cards, while pointing to the other half \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Packet Turnover

157



night club card assembly \n four cards of the same value in spectator's pocket transpose with four random cards, one by one \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Night Club Card Assembly

158



double prediction \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Double Prediction

161



cut force \n cut and reverse, under the table \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Cut Force

161



four deuces and the ace of spades \n \n bill simon \n edward marlo \n the homing card \n frederick braue \n original homing card routine \n edward marlo
1952
Bill Simon, Edward Marlo

Four Deuces and the Ace of Spades

Inspired byRelated to

163



deuces wild \n black deuces rise to the top one by one, then they are used to pinch the red deuces out of the deck \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Deuces Wild

166



hide out move \n under a three card fan \n bill simon \n bruce burrell
1952
Bill Simon, Bruce Burrell

Hide Out Move

167



fourway coincidence \n four mates found by spectator \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

FourWay Coincidence

169



card addition \n as a switch of four cards \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Card Addition

170



shuffles and cuts \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

Shuffles and Cuts

175



the basic cut \n top and bottom cards are retained \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Basic Cut

176



the simon system of false riffle shuffles \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Simon System of False Riffle Shuffles

178



the top stock control \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Top Stock Control

178



the bottom stock control \n \n bill simon
1952
Bill Simon

The Bottom Stock Control

180


