595 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Cards being Cut, to tell whether the Number Cut is Odd or Even
1876 51
Charlier Artificial Spiritualism removed cards divined, pile cut off by spectator and number of cards as well as number of pips divined, stacked and punch marked
1889 63
Odd-Even Divination performer knows whether cut-off number is odd or even
1889 77
New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile
1890 25
Further Illustration naming position of any card or card at any position
1890 79
Gerade oder Ungerade No. 3, packet of cards is counted as an odd or even number, depending on what the spectator wishes, two cards stuck together with "weak rubber solution, soap or onion juice"
1895 5
Der wahrsagende Würfel No. 15, deck cut into six piles by spectator, number chosen with die, selection is in designated pile, card palmed out and added onto correct pile
1895 106
Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating
1896 89
Das mathematische Mischen - 3. third application, position of top card named after three "shuffles"
1896 120
Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection
Related toAlso published here 1897 192
Die magische Einwirkung two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection, translation by John Willmann
Also published here Apr. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4)
51
Robert Lenz Zur Karten-Piéce "Die wievielte Karte!" simplified method
Inspired by Nov. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11)
166
S. W. Erdnase Knowing Position of any named Card
1902 182
Carl Willmann Zu erraten, wie viele Karten eine Person der Gesellschaft im Geheimen einem Spiel entnahm und wieder zu demselben legte spectator takes a number of cards from bottom of deck and places them on top, one card chosen and its value matches the amount of moved cards
Variations Sep. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9)
132
Eduard W. Lufa Zum Erraten der Karten
Inspired by Oct. 1902
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 10)
159
Hugo Schrader Eine übernatürliche Uebereinstimmung card chosen and lost, dominoes placed together by spectator, endpoint indicate suit and value and added up the position of the selection
Inspired by
  • "Unerreicht!" (Conradis Der Kartenkünstler im XX. Jahrhundert, p. 81)
May 1904
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5)
70
Third Method four cards laid out on table, spectator throws die and counts to card which is selection
1909 44
Ziska The Transposed Cards done with full deck, performer divines the number of cards put form one half to another
Related toVariations 1909 49
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die sympathetischen Zahlen spectator stops while performer deals cards on table, then four people select a card, selections are the four Tens which match amount of dealt cards, number is also predicted on a piece of paper
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1910 4
To tell the Card thought of by arranging the Cards in a Circle Ace through Ten in a circle, on through of and after some counting divined
1911 96
Charles T. Jordan Odd or Even No. 11, spectator cuts off pile and spectator divined whether it's an odd or even number
1919/1920 42
Charles T. Jordan The Spirit Mathematician No. 2, half deck in performer's pocket, card with same suit and cards who add up to same domination as selection are produced, binary (Ace, Two, Four, Eight)
Related toVariations 1920 5
Charles T. Jordan Improved Satan's Prophecy prediction, deck divided into two halves and a selected card vanishes from one half and appears at the position predicted in the other half
Related to 1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
8
Charles T. Jordan The Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck (clubs/diamonds and hearts/spades)
1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
14
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins
1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
21
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Der scharfe Blick spectator cuts any packet and performer knows if the amount of cards is even or odd
1927 9
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number
1927/28 14
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab
1927/28 17
Dual Detection two cards chosen by stabbing another card in the deck, deck dealt into four piles and assembled, deck cut and both cards found at two previously predicted numbers
1928 8
Discovered Number spectator removes some cards from behind back, performer then produces card with same value as number of removed cards
1928 12
Counting Trick
1928 14
Walter B. Gibson Clock Trick No. 2 ten cards in a circle, spectator thinks of one, then starts a counting procedure on another card that ends at his card
1928 17
The Whispering Joker spectator counts off some cards and replaces them, performer removes Joker which tells him how many were counted
1928 17
Tom Sellers Card and Number card found at number the performer says
Related to 1931 22
The Number Discovery number of cards divined à la Einstein
1933 2
Al Baker Eyes All Around a selected card indicates the number of pocketed cards, repeat, set-up
Also published here 1934
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours)
490
Tom Sellers Lift a Few spectator cuts cards and replaced, performer divines number of cards, two key cards come from sleeve
1934 8
Louis Lam Tower Bridge "A New Bridge Effect", number of cut of cards is divined by value of another selection
1935 11
A Card and a Number naming name and position of selection, key card
1935 11
The Count Down card and its position remembered and divined, two key cards
1935 12
A Test Discovery nail punch, naming position of selection
1935 13
How Many Cards Did I Take? No. 31, spectator removes small number of cards and performer produces a card whose number corresponds to that number
1935 30
Figures Can't Lie No. 36, spectator chooses four digits and does some calculation, then he removes four cards that match the digits and pockets one, performer divines it
1935 34
Number Trick No. 44, date addition force, using simple dealing into four piles to get the forced number to top of four piles
Related to 1935 41
The Touch that Tells performer divines number of pocketed cards with value of playing cards
Aug. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 23)
146
Dai Vernon An Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any number, performer the card at this position
Related toVariations 1936 152
The Nines random numbers add up to nine, Nines are selected
Related toVariations 1936 156
Edward Bagshawe The Mind-Reader card is mentally selected from a randomly-ordered list of cards, magician reveals he predicted position of card in deck and the card’s number-position in the list
Related to 1936 ca. 23
Edward Bagshawe Fixing the Date face cards of four packets formed by audience’s choices make up digits of randomly-chosen year, number cards
1936 ca. 34
Arthur H. Buckley Indetecto divining chosen number and card, impromptu punched card with finger nail
Also published here 1937 83
Up Your Sleeve spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many
1937 92
Theodore Annemann One in Ten Detection performer finds out small thought-of number, one-way backs
1937 156
Charles T. Jordan Hourglass Cards time on watch gives position of card, placement via dealing selection procedure
1937 181
Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematical
Related to 1937 187
Rolland Hamblen Necromantic Calculation
Inspired by 1937 187
Ziska The Transposed Cards number of cut off cards is divined by value of a card, set-up
Related to 1937 192
Stewart Judah The Circle of Cards selection and number of counted cards are divined, set-up
Related to 1937 192
Rolland Hamblen A Trick Without a Clue selection and number of counted cards are divined, set-up
Related toVariations 1937 193
Al Baker Eyes All Round a selected card indicates the number of pocketed cards, repeat, set-up
Also published here 1937 193
Charles T. Jordan Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck
1937 198
Dai Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1937 208
Theodore Annemann Sensitive Thoughts deck divided in red and black, number named and card thought of from different halves, performer names card and position of them
1937 212
Charles T. Jordan Strange Coincidence coincidence with card values where two values add up to a third selection, stack that will force the number ten
1937 220
The Cards and the Dice card located via number on die, svengali deck
1937 252
Educated Die rolled number finds card, stripper deck
1937 274
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Numbers coincidences with number ten, Tens show up, cut off packet are ten cards, ..., stripper deck
1937 278
X-Ray Eyes performer know position of chosen card, short key card
1937 310
Louis Nikola Locating selection and its position named, memorized deck
Also published here 1937 394
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations 1937
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37)
177
Newton Hall Controlled Luck fifty-two numbered cardboards & cards are shuffled and read one by one until performer tells to stop, card and number combination is predicted
Also published here Mar. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 30)
191
Edward Reese Tattle Tale Card number of cards is removed by spectator, performer produces spot card that indicates that number
Apr. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 31)
201
Dai Vernon Up and Down selections end up at predicted positions, anti-faro trick
Related to Nov. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 38)
255
A Matter of Debit and Credit "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938 157
The Spectator Does it All cards are put in pocket and one selected, performer divines number of pocketed cards and selection
1938 226
Max Holden A Master Card Trick selection appears at predicted number
1938 232
The Up-to-Date Prophet spectator names number, performer card at that position, stacked deck
1938 289
Ne Plus Ultra. New Version with crystal ball four selections and their positions are named, short card and narrow card
1938 471
Claude Goldin Quarters from Torn Deck deck torn in quarters, performer names four positions, when counted down in the four positions there is selected card
Nov. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 66)
461
Paul Curry Lost and Found two spectators remember cards and their positions, shuffle, two other cards find selections by stabbing the pack behind back
1939 36
Theodore Annemann Sensitive Thoughts deck divided in red and black, number named and card thought of from different halves, performer names card and position of them
1939 11
Dr. H. Walter Grote The Harmony of Numbers "An Original Card Divertissement"
several piles made by cutting and saying stop, each pile has ten cards and a Ten spot on top
Related to 1939 28
The Magic of Nine number of cards in pocket and selection is devined
1940 402
Audley Walsh Open Minds sum prediction via cards, out-to-lunch principle on deck of cards
Also published here Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 81)
523
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Related toVariations Mar. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 82)
531
G. W. Hunter Three Predictions piles made and card moved around, then some pocketed, performer divines everything
Variations 1940
The Jinx (Issue 84)
538
Don Medley, Harry Jordan Circum-Location three cards, odd-even, identities and positions named
1940
The Jinx (Issue 102)
619
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator
Inspired byRelated to 1940 40
Bob Hummer Lite-Ning Addition spectator removes an Ace or a Two face down, then a Three or a Four and so on, total of added values is divined
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 5
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine seltsame Uebereinstimmung shuffled deck in handkerchief, performer names three cards and removes them from the deck without looking, second deck with numbers on back, numbers on backs of the three removed card match with the actual date
Also published here
  • "Magie" 1931.
Oct. 1940
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 2&3)
6
The Odd Estate puzzle with a story about a will
1941
The Jinx (Issue 128)
739
Del Cartier Weird Coin coin borrowed, half deck dealt in four piles, top card correspond with year of coin, sum counted down, card predicted
1941
The Jinx (Issue 132)
757
Martin Gardner Four Piles and a Dollar Bill spectator deals pile into four piles, the values on top form the year on the bill
1941 6
Hans "Severus" Ernst Die Historia von den 15 Christen und den 15 Türken
  • Der Vater mit den Stradivariousgeigen
trick for counting puzzle, every fifth is eliminated, eight cards and only red remain on the table
Aug. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 8)
2
Al Baker An Impossible Count spectators cut off packet and put in pocket, performer knows number, memorized deck
Related toAlso published here 1941 98
Dai Vernon The Little Dictators spectator notes card and its position up to ten, three dice are thrown, the total gives position of card
1941/49 25
Eddie Joseph Your Age Will Find You Out spectator takes card at position of his age, card and age divined
1942 29
Eddie Joseph The Tekka Card Trick four amounts of cards divined after lots of dealing and pile-making, Aces as key cards distributed in deck
1942 33
Dai Vernon Up and Down selections end up at predicted positions, anti-faro trick
1943 8
Edward Reese Tattle Tale Card number of cards is removed by spectator, performer produces spot card that indicates that number
1943 70
Theodore Annemann The Touch That Tells performer divines number of pocketed cards with value of playing cards
1943 71
John Mulholland To Know How Many Cards Are Taken From the Deck cards taken in a group, cut deck at location of removal and sight top and bottom cards, magician says number of cards drawn and names each one
1944 50
Audley Walsh Open Minds sum prediction via cards, out-to-lunch principle on deck of cards
Also published here 1944 286
Newton Hall Controlled Luck fifty-two numbered cardboards & cards are shuffled and read one by one until performer tells to stop, card and number combination is predicted
Also published here 1944 309
Stewart James The "All Clear" Card Transformation card and its position remembered, deck cut and card at same position removed, first selection is found odd-backed and reversed at same position as the second selection has spots
1944 6
Bob Hummer Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines numbers
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1945 1
Arthur H. Buckley The Unexpected Ending Experiment No. 9 - two selections, one turns over, other is counted to
Variations 1946 159
Herb Runge Shorty performer knows how many cards are in spectator's pocket
Oct. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 113)
454
Bob Hummer Hummer's 18 Card Mystery spectator takes eighteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and divines the amount of reversed cards, see Collected Secrets for links to variations
VariationsAlso published here 1946 1
Edward Marlo The Prediction performer knows card at named number, partial stack, part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine"
1947 15
Piano Trick
Related to 1948 106
George G. Kaplan New Card Affinity spectator and performer each choose a card from half the deck, deck assembled, performer knows the distance of the two selections (originally next to each other)
1948 65
Martin Gardner, Bob Hummer Under the Table spectator takes eighteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and divines the amount of reversed cards, cards are separated into red and blacks as climax
  • Turn Every Other Card
Inspired by Nov. 1948 484
Arthur H. Buckley Indetecto divining chosen number and card, impromptu punched card with finger nail ("Nail Marking")
Also published here 1948 87
Martin Gardner Five Nine King card chosen, three piles arranged as in Poker Player's Picnic, on top of the piles are then the mates that match the selection
Related to 1949 11
Paul Rosini Tap, Tap cards dealt in 4x4 square, spectator removes a bunch of cards and deals other cards in square formation as performer taps on the cards, value on last tap matches number of removed cards
Also published here 1949 36
Eddie Joseph Through the Beat of the Pulse selection is lost and deck divided into two piles, performer knows in which pile card is and also exact position
1949 ca. 1
Bruce Elliott Math performer names selection of position, sort of early anti-faro
July 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 208)
832
Bob Hummer Topsy-Turvy Deck No. 26, Deck of face up/down cards split into two by performer, each half has equal number of face up cards
1950 49
John Scarne Double Duty No. 39, Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (one to ten) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value
1950 71
Herb Runge, George Pearce, Ande Furlong Double Revelation No. 66, divine selection and number of pocketed cards
Related to 1950 120
Jack Miller The Traveling Card No. 74, Ace to King stack
1950 135
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Pocket Card Trick No. 121, performer finds spectator's selection and divines number of cards in spectator's pocket
1950 235
Howard Thurston Thurston's Card Mystery No. 122, performer with back turned divines number of cards remaining on table
1950 236
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins' Master Tricks No. 133, multi-phase routine using Stebbins.
1950 257
Eddie Joseph The "Tobba" Mystery spectator removes some cards and remembers card at same position, deck cut, then performer counts basically whole deck before revealing card and number
Variations 1950 2
Paul Rosini Tap cards dealt in 4x4 square, spectator removes a bunch of cards and deals other cards in square formation as performer taps on the cards, value on last tap matches number of removed cards
Related toAlso published here 1950 66
Toni Koynini Evens spectator removes two even cards, subtracts them, takes that many cards, remembers new top card and shuffles deck, performer divines even cards, pocketed number and selection, clocking with even cards for two removed cards
1951 24
Edward Marlo The Secret Number card counted to from reference card
1952 105
Bill Simon Mind Reading 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
1952 145
Eddie Fields The Zodiac Card Miracle card divination effect with astrological sign presentation, also divine how many cards spectator hides in pocket
Related toAlso published here 1952 28
W. F. "Rufus" Steele You Tell Them Everything spectator pockets some cards and remembers a card at the same position as the number of pocketed cards, performer stops dealing at selection and names number of pocketed cards
1952 33
W. F. "Rufus" Steele, Robert Parrish Tell and Spell one spectator pockets some cards and two spectators remember a card at a number, both cards are found and number of pocketed cards named
Variations 1952 34
Back in Place spectator remembers card and its position and places that many more cards on top, performer returns card to original position below table
1952 38
Right Hand, Left Hand packet cut off, counted and digits added, spectator ends up with some cards in either hand and performer gives both numbers, 9-force
1952 43
Stewart James Mike and Ike spectator removes any number card mates, puts any two cards on top and then counts twice the value of the mates on top, all is placed on deck, performer removes some cards behind his back and deals them out on the table, then he finds the mates, the selections and the amount of cards placed onto them
  • Variation (using two different-colored decks)
1954 1
Stewart James Seven Wonders several cards are chosen via dealing packets themes around the number seven, they are eventually found
1954 4
Stewart James The Deckspert spectator cuts off cards and puts some of them in one pocket and some in the other, card at position of total of cards in one pocket is remembered, performer changes order of deck, then card is at position of total of cards in other pocket
1954 10
Stewart James The Mathematricker a box that apparently solves mathematical questions is presented, first a gag answer appears, then the machine is supposed to give the remainder of an equation done with playing card values, but there is no remainder and nothing appears on the paper
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
3
Charles Sanders Peirce Some Amazing Mazes dealing trick with red and black cards in numerical order, dealing into any number of piles, anti-faro rules, see also p. 2
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two (mixing procedure, then number named, value of card at that position is used to count to a card that matches named number)
Related toVariations Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
10
Bob Hummer Matching the Colors Deck shuffled face up and face down, magician can separate into two piles containing the same number of face up cards. Alternative is to shuffle red and black cards.
1956 17
Bob Hummer, Oscar Weigle Hummer's Reversal Mystery CATO trick, magician can name correctly number of face up cards after cut and turn over procedure. Oscar Weigle variation: colors are also separated
Variations 1956 17
L. Vosburgh Lyons Heavenly Sevens Ace through Seven, spectator removes any card and from the rest places two in a row, performer completes the row with the remaining four digits so that the resulting six-digit number is always divisible by seven
Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
8
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8
Related toVariations June 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 3)
9
Alexander F. Kraus Sum Total Kruskal count procedure, challenge of having the face-up cards add up to 52, posed as a problem
Variations Dec. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 12)
7
Edward Marlo Magical Seven selection reversed in face-up portion travels down into lower face-down portion into seventh position, several repeats
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two
  • Phase Three
  • Phase Four
  • Phase Five
Related toVariations 1958 2
Allessandro Magic Sum sum of added values is divined, using a card stand
1958
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
15
Alexander F. Kraus Sum Total Kruskal count procedure, at the end all face-up cards add up to 52, solution to the problem
Inspired by Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
13
Tom Ransom Sum More Kruskal count procedure, at the end all face-up cards add up to 52
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
17
Max Katz Sum More Kruskal count procedure, at the end all face-up cards add up to 52
Inspired by Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
17
Ronald B. Edwards Mazes-Phase Down variation that starts with two honest riffle shuffles (interlocking chains), suits separated, some dealing procedure that affects the red/black distribution
  • Phase II (dealing into chosen number of piles, sympathetic values)
Inspired byRelated to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
5
Arthur Hastings Two For The Show two selections are peeked at, one turns over, other is counted to, see "Fan Letter" for credit information
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
6
Friedrich Wilhelm Frikell, W. H. Cremer The Unfaithful Knave counting sides in square
Also published here
  • "The Secret Out", W. H. Cremer, 1891
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
12
Edward Marlo The Worm Turns telling number directly in Einstein trick
Related to July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
13
Ken Beale Brown Out packet removed and counted, cards at that position remembered, performer finds card and names number
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
17
Edward Marlo For The Magic Seven "The In Between Phase" (should be done between phases four and five of original routine)
selection reversed in face-up portion travels down into lower face-down portion into seventh position
Inspired by Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
21
Ronald B. Edwards Digital Deck’s Terity deck cut into two halves, spectator deals two piles of card from one half corresponding to a thought-of number, values in one pile added, card at that position predicted in other half
Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
16
Jack Avis Diencidence three chosen cards reveal two numbers chosen with a die and total
1961
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1961)
64
Robert G. Tripp A Deck of Cards and a Miracle deck is cut and a card named, performer names position
Variations 1961 61
Ken Beale Exploring a Principle number chosen with dice throw, card at that position removed, added to number, several of the numbers are counted to until total of five cards are removed, they're predicted
Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
26
Alex Elmsley No Looking two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, then named
Related to 1962 72
Howard Schwarzman Two-Gether two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, appear at same position in two piles
1962 116
Dai Vernon Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up
VariationsAlso published here 1962 23
Edward Marlo Excerpts From Two Letters "The Total Principle"
two card selected with two numbers, both are eventually located, or named
Inspired by Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
16
Edward Marlo On the Re-Stacking Pack two spectators decide for numbers and remember the cards at their number four times with faros in between, each has a four of a kind
Inspired by 1964 18
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by 1964 19
Harry Lorayne Hummer Addition spectator reverses some cards, below table magician reverses more so named total is achieved, as kicker all are one color
Inspired byAlso published here 1965 30
Harry Lorayne, Thomas Alan Waters The Card Pyramid mathematical layout of spot cards, end result is predicted, for Waters credit see reference
Related toAlso published here 1967 45
Bruce Cervon Triangle Card Trick card version, final value predicted
Related to Mar. 1967 88
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1967 103
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser Red Magic Variation spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Inspired by Oct. 1967 128
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Scales spectator deals amount of cards on the table, stops and remembers next card, performer cuts same amount and locates selection
Also published here 1967 7
Tom Batchelor The Breakdown Routine four Fours, one is placed in the deck and other three Fours change into Threes, repeated until one Ace remains
1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
94
Eddie Fields Field's Zodiac Card Miracle card divination effect with astrological sign presentation, also divine how many cards spectator hides in pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 1968 33
Bob Ostin The One-To-Ten Red and Black Mystery Ten cards from Ace to King are used, five red and five black cards. Spectator thinks of a number and adds a number from the cards, performer produces two cards which equal the total
1968 73
Eddie Fay Magical Calculation shuffled deck dealt in two piles, performer announces sum of all values in one pile
1969 22
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to 1969 120
Edward Marlo Marlo Re-Stacking Pack two spectators decide for numbers and remember the cards at their number four times with faros in between, each has a four of a kind
Inspired by 1969 175
Edward Marlo Spread Correction performer knows position of two selections despite real riffle shuffle
Inspired by Mar. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 5)
39
Fred Lessor Brown-1 two cards show up at the same time during deal of two halves simultaneously, faro
Nov. 1969
Epilogue (Issue 7)
54
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny Math Teacher three cards are selected, values of two added equal value of third card, with large card stand
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
128
Brian Jordan 8 - 25 packets removed and counted down in some piles, two mates appear, see also p. 348
Related to
  • "Isochronism" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Oct. 1952)
Jan. 1970 315
Henry Christ, Harry Lorayne The Difference & The Sum spot cards are used for calculations multiple times, outcome predicted
1971 105
Henry Christ The HC Difference & Sum original handling, spot cards are used for calculations multiple times, outcome predicted
Related toVariations 1971 113
Karl Fulves Ace-Dice-Ace position of selection is found via mathematical procedure involving dice, non-slip cut
1971 27
Karl Fulves Faroincidence reversed card is at same position as selection when dealt from two packets in unison, faro, non-slip cut, "The shuffled deck is handed to you behind your back. With the cards out of sight, reverse the 25th and 26th cards from the top." Good luck!
1971 27
Audley Walsh, Jon Racherbaumer The Mystic Twelve Recall cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Inspired by 1971 5
Eddie Fields The Zodiac Card Mystery card divination effect with astrological sign presentation, also divine how many cards spectator hides in pocket
Also published here 1971 6
Bruce Cervon Zauberkunste Triumph! based on a Hofzinser trick, amount of chosen card is divined by finding the four cards with the same value, re-deal force
1971
Magick (Issue 23)
113
George Sands Witch Doctor Cards spectator cuts packet and performer cuts same amount, then cards vanish and appear in packets, multi-phase routine
1971 ca. 17
Frank Garcia Three in a Million two decks, spec and perf select same card and cut off same amount of cards
Related toVariations 1972 32
Dr. Leslie Albert Die-Duction card is counted to, number arrived at with dice
1972 86
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Any Number, Any Time! number cards from one to twenty, one card face down as prediction
1972
Magick (Issue 64)
318
Paul Morris Nothing to Do assistant names selection, or position of selection in deck
1972 39
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Note - 7) No. 247-7, position of selection named
1972 62
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Sympathetic Numbers Or Lucky No. 277, spectator stops while performer deals cards on table, then four people select a card from four piles, selections are the four Nines which match amount of dealt cards, number is also predicted on a piece of paper
Inspired byRelated to 1972 69
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Bottom Sleight Based On Two Effects: Effect No. 1 No. 278-1, deck cut in half, selection from one half chosen and replaced, card from the other half chosen and its value used to count to selection in first half
1972 69
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Sympathetic Number Trick No. 283, get-into for Hofzinser plot
Related to 1972 71
Dr. Jacob Daley, Ted Arnold Daley's Version And Set-Up For Ted Arnold's Dice Trick No. 310, selection lost, two dice rolled and that far counted in deck, either selection revealed or the value of card at that position is used to count to selection, 1-0-1 set-up
Related to 1972 80
Max Malini Daley's Estimating Peek: 1) Malini Estimate No. 337-1, card peeked at, performer later names position of card, key card sighted next to peeked card
Also published here 1972 94
Ted Arnold, Dai Vernon Arnold's Card and Dice Trick Improvement No. 413, selection lost, three dice rolled and that far counted in deck, either selection revealed or the value of card at that position is used to count to selection, 1-0-1 set-up
  • Vernon's Improvement
Related to 1972 111
Mystic Number Card Routine No. 499, four packets cut by spectator, remaining cards are ten cards, Ten on bottom of each cut-off packet
1972 138
Club Sequence Run up With Climax No. 575, Ace through Ten of Clubs are set, seems to be a riffle stacking demo in which all the values are counted to one by one
1972 160
Sam Leo Horowitz, T. Page Wright Horowitz & Wright Combination Stack Routine Using Ace To King No. 616
  • card thought of from thirteen cards during riffle peek, found by counting down its value
  • then another card selected, spectator cuts, value cut to used to count to selection
  • spectator chooses a number of cards and puts them on deck, then a card of matching value is chosen or located
Related to 1972 171
Al Koran The Eye of the Beholder divination of amount of cards from cut packet, using glass eye
Variations 1972 161
Karl Fulves D/U Dice selection in small packet is found with die, loaded
1973 13
Karl Fulves Duo Dice two cards selected from six-card packets with dice and found
1973 20
Edward Marlo Spread Correction performer knows position of two selections despite real riffle shuffle
Inspired by 1973 69
Robert E. Neale Number Hummer four cards mixed face up face down by spectator, values of face up cards divined or predicted
Inspired byRelated to Feb. 1973 600
Juan Tamariz, Dr. Alfredo Florensa El Fabuloso Tacto del Mago shuffled deck in bag, a card is named and performer removes several cards which add up to named card and first card is from same suit, binary five-card set-up that combines to any card
1973 37
Bill Spooner Spooner's Mission Impossible card lies on table and is flicked into tabled deck next to selection, or value of that card used to count to card
Inspired by 1973 26
Edward Marlo Mathematical Marlo automatic placement, card and amount of cut-off cards is divined
1974 75
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling
1974 5
James G. Thompson Jr. No Way two spectators decide on a number up to 25, first spectator counts down to that card in half the deck, performer writes down two cards, second spectator counts down, both cards match prediction
Sep. 1974 787
Jochen Zmeck Das Gehirn des Teufels three cards chosen, positions of all three cards named one by one, last card cut to by performer
Inspired by
  • Howard Albright routine
1974 5
Ken Krenzel Two-Gether Again two selections at same position in two piles, duplicate
1975 93
Harry Lorayne The 29th Card faro
Related to 1975 129
Roy Walton Witchcraft value found by down-under-deal
  • Method One (fairly easy)
  • Method Two (very easy))
Also published here 1975 5
Roy Walton Now and Then selection is found and number revealed, down-under-deal
  • Alternative Procedure
VariationsAlso published here 1975 8
Eddie Joseph Trimonition Extra three envelopes with predictions, spectator removes some cards from deck, two cards are pocketed, coin vanishes and reappears in rest of deck at position equal to number of removed cards, card at that position as well as other two selections are predicted in envelope
Also published here
  • Genii, Apr. 1973
Nov. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1 & 2)
19
Karl Fulves Mathematical False Count card with value of rolled die shows up, is put in deck and returns
1976
Epilogue (Issue Special No 5)
300
Nick Trost The Ultra Date Trick Extension to year 2000 for A Prediction and a Date
Inspired by 1976 17
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three
1976 33
J. W. Sarles The Card Revealed No. 28, spectator thinks of small number and card, both divined, two key cards
1976 46
Pre-Figured No. 32, calculation with value of spectator's selection divines both this selection and the performer's
1976 51
Fate #1 No. 40, after some counting and making two packets with two dice, two black Jacks show up
1976 61
Fate #2 No. 41, card of same value as thrown dice shows up
1976 62
Magic by Proxy No. 50, phone rings to give position of selection
1976 75
Tan Hock Chuan Secret Sortilege Spectator places a random number of cards in their pocket, after some dealing and discarding, magician can tell how many cards are in their pocket
1977 14
Bernard Bilis Pair-A-Noic spectator cuts off cards, two cards turn over in rest sandwiching selection and values total number of cut-off packet, set-up
VariationsAlso published here Dec. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 12)
136
Frederick Braue The Self-Arranging Pack counting off random cards from shuffled deck, a Ten at position ten and so on
Related to 1978 23
Karl Fulves Card Problems (A) spectator remembers card and its position, deck cut, card is still at same position, posed as a problem
1978
Interlocutor (Issue 17)
65
Ken De Courcy By Age forcing the card that lies at spectator's age
1978 6
Charlie Randall Evening The Odds prediction reads: "there will be an even number of packets containing and odd number of cards"
Oct. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 10)
259
Harry Lorayne The Mate Trap faro, two effects:
  • spectator pockets number of cards, performer finds out how many
  • spectator pockets number of cards, two cards in rest sandwich that number of cards
Related to 1979 222
Roy Walton Card School
Inspired by June 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6)
689
Roy Walton Count Me In
  • "Two Tricks"
between sandwich cards appear as many cards as the value of the selection, numerical set-up
1979
The Chronicles (Issue 15)
1205
Roy Walton The Ten To One Trick
  • "Two Tricks"
one card between two Aces, ten cards between two Tens, cut into deck, number of cards corresponding to selection travels from Ten to Ace sandwich, numeric set-up, see also p. 1237 for credit information
1979
The Chronicles (Issue 15)
1206
Karl Fulves Liar's Stop Trick card at number remembered, then a different number checked and the card is now there, posed as problem
1979
Interlocutor (Issue 36)
142
Karl Fulves Tele-Poker No. 9, person phoned, he deals two hands of any number of cards, after some discarding only two cards remain in one hand, which is predicted
Inspired by 1979 11
Steve Beam Fool I two cards are pushed out from spread, location of one card can be named
Also published here 1979 4
Steve Beam Fool II two cards are pushed out from spread, identity of one card and location of other card are named
1979 6
Steve Beam Mathematical Card Trick calculator is used to find position of selection, humorous presentation
Also published here 1979 24
Howard A. Adams Symbolike two sets of ESP cards are placed face-up and face down into a pile and are further mixed, when divided into two piles both have same amount of face up cards, when assembled again five ESP cards are face-up and five face-down
1979
OICUFESP (Issue 2 - ten MORE brand new esp card miracles)
3
1. Soll und Haben "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Also published here 1979
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 40 No. 4)
119
Bernard Bilis The Calculating Sandwich total of sandwich cards equals cut of packet
Also published here 1980 23
Karrell Fox Come Forth! card appears at fourth position
Sep. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 9)
395
Philip T. Goldstein Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined, partial stack
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 10)
397
Karl Fulves The OJ Count with outjogged cards, spectator adds number cards he sees and gets different totals
Related to 1980 20
Bob Hummer Hummer's Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines numbers
Related toAlso published here 1980 6