367 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / Miscellaneous
  
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Unknown The Cards being Cut, to tell whether the Number Cut is Odd or Even
Modern Magic 51
Unknown Odd-Even Divination performer knows whether cut-off number is odd or even
Tricks with Cards 77
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
Tricks with Cards 63
Unknown 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
More Magic 25
Unknown Further Illustration naming position of any card or card at any position
More Magic 79
Unknown 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"
Der Kartenkünstler 5
Unknown 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
Der Kartenkünstler 106
Unknown Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 89
Unknown Das mathematische Mischen - 3. third application, position of top card named after three "shuffles"
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 120
Unknown 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 New Era Card Tricks 192
Unknown 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 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 51
Robert Lenz Zur Karten-Piéce "Die wievielte Karte!" simplified method
Inspired by Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 166
S. W. Erdnase Knowing Position of any named Card
The Expert at the Card Table 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 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 132
Eduard W. Lufa Zum Erraten der Karten
Inspired by 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)
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 70
Unknown Third Method four cards laid out on table, spectator throws die and counts to card which is selection
The Art of Magic 44
Ziska The Transposed Cards done with full deck, performer divines the number of cards put form one half to another
Variations The Art of Magic 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
Also published here Kartenkünste 4
Unknown 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
Modern Card Manipulation 96
Charles T. Jordan Odd or Even No. 11, spectator cuts off pile and spectator divined whether it's an odd or even number
Thirty Card Mysteries 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, 1,2,4,8)
Related to Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 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 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)
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
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 21
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number
Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab
Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Tom Sellers Card and Number card found at number the performer says
Magical Pleasantries 22
Al Baker Eyes All Around performer produces card with value of number of cards by spectator
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
Card Tricks That Work 8
Unknown A Card and a Number naming name and position of selection, key card
Mental Magic with Cards 11
Unknown The Count Down card and its position remembered and divined, two key cards
Mental Magic with Cards 12
Louis Lam Tower Bridge "A New Bridge Effect", number of cut of cards is divined by value of another selection
Would You Believe It? 11
Unknown A Test Discovery nail punch, naming position of selection
Mental Magic with Cards 13
Unknown The Touch that Tells performer divines number of pocketed cards with value of playing cards
The Jinx 1-50 (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 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 152
Unknown The Nines random numbers add up to nine, Nines are selected
Related to Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 156
Unknown Up Your Sleeve spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
Stewart Judah The Circle of Cards selection and number of counted cards are divined, set-up
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 192
Unknown Eyes All Round a selected card indicates the number of pocketed cards, repeat, set-up
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 193
Charles T. Jordan Strange Coincidence stack that will force the number ten
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Edward Reese Tattle Tale Card number of cards is removed by spectator, performer produces spot card that indicates that number
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 201
Arthur H. Buckley Indetecto divining chosen number and card, impromptu punched card with finger nail
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Theodore Annemann One in Ten Detection performer finds out small thought-of number, one-way backs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 156
Charles T. Jordan Hourglass Cards time on watch gives position of card, placement via dealing selection procedure
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 181
Unknown Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematical
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Rolland Hamblen Necromantic Calculation
Inspired by Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Ziska The Transposed Cards number of cut off cards is divined by value of a card, set-up
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 192
Rolland Hamblen A Trick Without a Clue selection and number of counted cards are divined, set-up
Variations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 193
Charles T. Jordan Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
Dai Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 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
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 212
Unknown The Cards and the Dice card located via number on die, svengali deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Unknown Educated Die rolled number finds card, stripper deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 274
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Numbers coincidences with number ten, Tens show up, cut off packet are ten cards, ..., stripper deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 278
Unknown X-Ray Eyes performer know position of chosen card, short key card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Louis Nikola Locating selection and its position named, memorized deck
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 394
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (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
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 191
Dai Vernon Up and Down selections end up at predicted positions, anti-faro trick
Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 255
Max Holden A Master Card Trick selection appears at predicted number
Greater Magic 232
Unknown 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
Variations Greater Magic 157
Unknown The Spectator Does it All cards are put in pocket and one selected, performer divines number of pocketed cards and selection
Greater Magic 226
Unknown The Up-to-Date Prophet spectator names number, performer card at that position, stacked deck
Greater Magic 289
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra. New Version with crystal ball four selections and their positions are named, short card and narrow card
Greater Magic 471
Paul Curry Lost and Found two spectators remember cards and their positions, shuffle, two other cards find selections by stabbing the pack behind back
More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 36
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
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 461
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
The Incorporated Strange Secrets 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 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 28
Unknown The Magic of Nine number of cards in pocket and selection is devined
Expert Card Technique 402
Audley Walsh Open Minds sum predication via cards, out-to-lunch principle on deck of cards
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 81) 523
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator
Inspired byRelated to More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 40
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 531
G. W. Hunter Three Predictions piles made and card moved around, then some pocketed, performer divines everything
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 84) 538
Don Medley, Harry Jordan Circum-Location three cards, odd-even, identities and positions named
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 619
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
Also published here Half-A-Dozen Hummers 5
Al Baker An Impossible Count spectators cut off packet and put in pocket, performer knows number, memorized deck
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 233
Unknown The Odd Estate puzzle with a story about a will
The Jinx 101-151 (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
The Jinx 101-151 (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
After the Dessert 6
Dai Vernon The Little Dictators spectator notes card and its position up to ten, three dice are thrown, the total gives position of card
Select Secrets 25
Edward Reese Tattle Tale Card number of cards is removed by spectator, performer produces spot card that indicates that number
Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 70
Theodore Annemann The Touch That Tells performer divines number of pocketed cards with value of playing cards
Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 71
Dai Vernon Up and Down selections end up at predicted positions, anti-faro trick
Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 8
Bob Hummer Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toAlso published here Little Stranger 1
Arthur H. Buckley The Unexpected Ending Experiment No. 9 - two selections, one turns over, other is counted to
Card Control 159
Herb Runge Shorty performer knows how many cards are in spectator's pocket
The Phoenix 101-150 (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
Also published here Face Up Face Down Mysteries 1
Edward Marlo The Prediction performer knows card at named number, partial stack, part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine"
Marlo In Spades 15
Unknown Piano Trick
The Royal Road to Card Magic 106
George G. Kaplan Revello Card Circle thirteen cards and a lot of counting
The Fine Art of Magic 67
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
Scarne on Card Tricks 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
Scarne on Card Tricks 71
Herb Runge, George Pearce, Ande Furlong Double Revelation No. 66, divine selection and number of pocketed cards
Related to Scarne on Card Tricks 120
Jack Miller The Traveling Card No. 74, Ace to King stack
Scarne on Card Tricks 135
Bruce Elliott Math performer names selection of position, sort of early anti-faro
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 208) 832
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
Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 24
Edward Marlo The Secret Number card counted to from reference card
Control Systems 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
Effective Card Magic 145
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.
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 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 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 17
Unknown Predicting the Shift Packet of thirteen cards (Ace to King), spectator shifts any number of cards from top to bottom, magician can immediately take out a card with a value corresponding to the number of cards shifted
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 21
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 to The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Edward Marlo Magical Seven selection reversed in face-up portion travels down into lower face-down portion into seventh position, five phases/methods
Related toVariations The Magic Seven 2
Robert G. Tripp A Deck of Cards and a Miracle deck is cut and a card named, performer names position
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 61
Alex Elmsley No Looking two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, then named
Related to Close-up Card Magic 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
Close-up Card Magic 116
Dai Vernon Vernon Super Count Down thought-of number is dealt, performer finds it out, also with selection, red-black alternating set-up
Variations Early Vernon 23
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 Faro Controlled Miracles 18
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 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 by My Favorite Card Tricks 30
Harry Lorayne, Thomas Alan Waters The Card Pyramid mathematical layout of spot cards, end result is predicted, for Waters credit see reference
Related to Deck-Sterity 45
Bruce Cervon Triangle Card Trick card version, final value predicted
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 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
Between Two Minds 7
Eddie Fay Magical Calculation shuffled deck dealt in two piles, performer announces sum of all values in one pile
Expert Card Mysteries 22
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to Expert Card Mysteries 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 Expert Card Mysteries 175
Edward Marlo Spread Correction performer knows position of two selections despite real riffle shuffle
Inspired by Epilogue (Issue 5) 39
Fred Lessor Brown-1 two cards show up at the same time during deal of two halves simultaneously, faro
Epilogue (Issue 7) 54
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)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3) 315
Henry Christ, Harry Lorayne The Difference & The Sum spot cards are used for calculations multiple times, outcome predicted
Reputation-Makers 105
Henry Christ The HC Difference & Sum original handling, spot cards are used for calculations multiple times, outcome predicted
Reputation-Makers 113
Karl Fulves Ace-Dice-Ace position of selection is found via mathematical procedure involving dice, non-slip cut
The Book of Numbers 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!
The Book of Numbers 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 On the Clock Effect 5
Eddie Fields The Zodiac Card Mystery card divination effect with astrological sign presentation, also divine how many cards spectator hides in pocket
Related toAlso published here On the Clock Effect 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
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 23) 113
Frank Garcia Three in a Million two decks, spec and perf select same card and cut off same amount of cards
Related toVariations Million Dollar Card Secrets 32
Dr. Leslie Albert Die-Duction card is counted to, number arrived at with dice
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 86
Paul Morris Nothing to Do assistant names selection, or position of selection in deck
The Living End 39
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Any Number, Any Time! number cards from one to twenty, one card face down as prediction
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 64) 318
Karl Fulves D/U Dice selection in small packet is found with die, loaded
Notes From Underground 13
Karl Fulves Duo Dice two cards selected from six-card packets with dice and found
Notes From Underground 20
Edward Marlo Spread Correction performer knows position of two selections despite real riffle shuffle
Inspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 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
Aprenda Ud. Magia 37
Edward Marlo Mathematical Marlo automatic placement, card and amount of cut-off cards is divined
The Unexpected Card Book 75
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling
Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 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
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
Roy Walton Witchcraft value found by down-under-deal, two methods
Some Late Extra Card Tricks 5
Ken Krenzel Two-Gether Again two selections at same position in two piles, duplicate
Afterthoughts 93
Harry Lorayne The 29th Card faro
Related to Afterthoughts 129
Roy Walton Now and Then selection is found and number revealed, down-under-deal
Some Late Extra Card Tricks 8
Unknown Pre-Figured No. 32, calculation with value of spectator's selection divines both this selection and the performer's
Self-Working Card Tricks 51
Unknown Fate #2 No. 41, card of same value as thrown dice shows up
Self-Working Card Tricks 62
Karl Fulves Mathematical False Count card with value of rolled die shows up, is put in deck and returns
Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 300
Audley Walsh, 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 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 33
Nick Trost The Ultra Date Trick Extension to year 2000 for A Prediction and a Date
Inspired by Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 17
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three
Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 33
J. W. Sarles The Card Revealed No. 28, spectator thinks of small number and card, both divined, two key cards
Self-Working Card Tricks 46
Unknown Fate #1 No. 40, after some counting and making two packets with two dice, two black Jacks show up
Self-Working Card Tricks 61
Unknown Magic by Proxy No. 50, phone rings to give position of selection
Self-Working Card Tricks 75
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 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (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 Fred Braue on False Deals 23
Karl Fulves Card Problems (A) spectator remembers card and its position, deck cut, card is still at same position, posed as a problem
Interlocutor (Issue 17) 65
Ken De Courcy By Age forcing the card that lies at spectator's age
Jack's Pack 6
Charlie Randall Evening The Odds prediction reads: "there will be an even number of packets containing and odd number of cards"
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 259
Karl Fulves Liar's Stop Trick card at number remembered, then a different number checked and the card is now there, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 36) 142
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 Quantum Leaps 222
Roy Walton Card School
Inspired by 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
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
The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1206
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 Self-Working Mental Magic 11
Bernard Bilis The Calculating Sandwich total of sandwich cards equals cut of packet
Also published here French Pasteboards 23
Karrell Fox Come Forth! card appears at fourth position
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (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 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (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 Color Quik 20
Bob Hummer Hummer's Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 6
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
Related toVariationsAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
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 (1940)
Also published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 10
Bob Hummer The Gremlins cards with red and blue gremlins are shuffled, behind back performer sorts the card in two packets so amount of red gremlins in one packet is the same as blue gremlins in the other packet
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 41
Philip T. Goldstein 9th Dimension spectator counts matches in matchbook, card with matching number appears in chosen pile
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 252) 1259
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Impromptu Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 574
Danny Korem Riding a Wave card travels from thought of position to other position
Inspired by The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 19
Paul Harris Shuffle Time cards are cut in piles, numbers on top change into current time
VariationsAlso published here Close-up Fantasies Finalé 43
Gene "Phantini" Grant Estimation "A Matter of Debit and Credit" with blank cards, Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck
Inspired by Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 40
Philip T. Goldstein Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined, partial stack
Also published here Thunday 3
Simon Aronson From All Indications... four piles, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen card
Variations Sessions 9
David Solomon A Simple Indication four piles cut by spectator, top card of one pile chosen, top cards of other piles used to count down to mates of the chosen card
Inspired by Sessions 13
Karl Fulves Lateral Leap chosen black card ends up in red packet at same position
Related to Six Impromptu Card Tricks 15
Charles Hudson Abacus III cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted, partial stack, see credit corrections on page 864
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 790
John F. Mendoza, Bernard Bilis Calculated Triumph small packet cut off, selection made and returned, deck shuffled face-up and face-down, all one way except sandwich in center with selection, sandwich cards total cut-off packet
Inspired byVariations The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 59
Karl Fulves Blue Lightning No. 11, packets of cards removed from two decks and counted and added in some way, at the end three spectators have the same number of cards without it being obvious, all chose the same card if counted down
Inspired by Self-Working Number Magic 14
Jack Avis Mexican Bingo No. 74, sheets with numbers, some numbers arrived at are used to spell-count down in deck, four Aces found
Self-Working Number Magic 97
Karl Fulves Psychic Card Reading No. 95, nine cards given to spectator, he does a layout, removes a card and adds up the rest, performer with his back turned names the missing card
Self-Working Number Magic 127
Edward Marlo, Bernard Bilis I Missed impromptu version of Bilis' "Calculated Triumph", packet cut off, Triumph with rest, selection between two face up cards whose values add up to number of cut off cards
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 57
Paul Cummins Counting On It number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Related toVariations The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 132
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 285
Mitsunobu Matsuyama, Martin Gardner Chronometer Cards cards of one suit are laid out and elimination process is used to arrive at two cards, those coincide with current time
Related to Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 288
Unknown Television Dice No. 9, card chosen by dice roll and it ends up at position of the rolled dice
More Self-Working Card Tricks 12
Karl Fulves Red Magic No. 18, spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines numbers
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 26
Philip T. Goldstein Future Indicative deck cut in 4 packets, spectator choses top card of one pile, top cards of other piles are used to count down, mates to selection found
Best of Friends — Volume II 403
Harry Lorayne Past Participle deck cut in four packets by spectator, spectator choses top card of one pile, top cards of other piles are used to count down, mates to selection found
Best of Friends - Volume II 406
Harry Lorayne Dangling Participle spectator cuts deck in four piles, value of top card of piles are counted down to find their mates
Best of Friends - Volume II 410
Terry LaGerould Relationships deck of cards and dice are used to force letters A and D, Ace of Diamonds is found
Variations Best of Friends - Volume II 563
Harry Lorayne Relationships Plus deck of cards and dice are used to force letters A and D, Ace of Diamonds is found along with other Aces
Inspired byRelated to Best of Friends - Volume II 565
Unknown Impossible Coincidence card chosen, then divined on paper as well as its position (1935)
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 1
Dai Vernon, Frederick Braue Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any number, performer the card at this position, also with stooge that names card (1942)
Inspired byRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 11
John C. Wagner The Wagnerian Miracle spectator cuts anywhere and remembers bottom card, performer names position, estimation
The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 109
Philip T. Goldstein Raw Deal selection and chosen number revealed with down-under deal
Also published here Doth 2
Larry Jennings Eidetic
The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 188
Sam Leo Horowitz Look Homeward, Angel card at named number is displaced but returns
Also published here The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 168
Alex Scarella The Calculating Deck
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 2) 1603
Philip T. Goldstein Raw Deal selection and chosen number revealed with down-under deal
Also published here A Phil Goldstein Collection 77
Karl Fulves The Secret twelve-card packet, spectator remembers a card and its position and moves cards around, performer is able to restore original order
Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 36
Randy Wakeman How Did You Know? number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired by Randy Wakeman Presents 29
Anthony Lindan Flash Cards mathematical problem posed with cards, solution by card jumping out from the deck
Also published here
  • "Flash Cards" in Anthony Lindan's "The Leaper Explored"
The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 3) 6
Harry Lorayne Would It Be A Miracle? named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to Trend Setters 39
Ken Simmons A Double Prediction spectator cuts off packet, amount of cards and card cut to are predicted, three methods
Finally! 18
Edward Marlo A Number For Fast Company spectator cuts selections into deck, performer names its position and cuts off that many cards, crimp, memorized deck
Related to The Olram File (Issue 3) 12
Edward Marlo Out of Sorts strange coincidence in which the position of selection in packet is determined with value sequence in another packet, based on Andre Robert's "Titan" (Magigram March 81)
The Olram File (Issue 8) 10
Larry West Cut-Up amount of cut cards is divined and card changes into selection
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4) 8
Roy Walton The Plot Thickens selection appears at sum of three values after dealing piles, faro
Inspired byVariations Profile (Issue 3) 1
Richard Vollmer Ten/Four at the end some coincidences occur
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 12) 2156
Chris Kenner Sybil The Trick number to 20 named, packet of that size produced with flourish cut, selection on the bottom of packet, number also predicted
Totally Out Of Control 157
Frederick Braue Discoveries - The Count-Down chapter intro
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 25
Karl Fulves Bar Room Bingo cards distributed in six glasses, two glasses selected, aim is to get near 14 but not over
Deceptive Practices 22
Roy Walton Doppelganger spectator counts to any position and remembers next card, card found and position divined
Inspired byVariations Profile (Issue 7) 5
Peter Duffie The Numbers Game dealt poker hand's values add up to named number
Card Selection 27
Edward Marlo Unstacked Indication deck cut in four piles, top card of chosen pile turned over, top card of other piles used to count down to match first card
The Olram File (Issue 15) 8
Steve Beam Lucky 13 spectator cuts to two indicator cards, which total the position of the selection
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 121
Mel Bennett Blackjack four named years are added, total used to deal four piles, when turned over the bottom cards are two blackjacks
Related to Rigmarole (Issue 5) 49
Peter Duffie Betwixt and Between card chosen, Christ Cut to select a number by counting turned-over block, then Jokers turn over and trap that number of card, then the selection
Inspired by Card Selection 8
Alex Elmsley Brownwaves II two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, performer stops spectator
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 60
Alex Elmsley Brownwaves III two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, then named
Related to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 64
Alex Elmsley Failure number is thought of and card at this position in shuffled deck, performer divines both (most of the time)
Also published here The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 76
Alex Elmsley Sum Talk of Alexander value of selection is used to deal to another selection and so on through the deck, sum of all values equates a number from beginning
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 171
Alex Elmsley Second Link two selections, named number corresponds to distance between those cards
Related to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 183
Alex Elmsley Signing Off performer names card an position, then all cards have performer's signature
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 189
Alex Elmsley Tuppence two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, then named
Related to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 319
Alex Elmsley, Bill Reid Direct Link featuring Bill Reid's "Automatic Discovery", named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection
Related to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 329
Alex Elmsley The Obedient Faro shuffling a card to any position up to twenty with two shuffles, for magicians
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 346
Bob Hummer The Magic Separation face-up/face-down mixed packet behind performer's back, two piles formed with same number of up and down cards, brief
Crooked Tales 21
John Northern Hilliard The Ne Plus Ultra Trick eight cards chosen and replaced, they and their position in the deck are predicted
More Greater Magic 1218
John Northern Hilliard The "Ne Plus Ultra" Crystal four cards chosen and replaced, they and their position in the deck are divined
More Greater Magic 1220
Karl Fulves Cleaver performer removes red and black cards, performer forms two packets behind back with same number of reds and blacks each
Crooked Tales 21
Karl Fulves Passe Partout after seemingly fair cut & shuffle procedure spectator ends up with some face-up cards, this number is used to count down in second odd-backed deck, there is a card from first deck and its duplicate is found in original deck
Related to Crooked Tales 127
Peter Duffie Baker Street Branch a certain value is needed and chosen
Inspired by
  • "Sherloct" (Phil Goldstein, Abracadabra #2410)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 41
Peter Duffie Eleven Plus stay stack principle, number prediction
Also published here
  • Imagine
Duffie's Card Compulsions 170
Edward Marlo Two Memory Bits - Bit Two spectator names card, performer names number, with new pack order and straddle faros
Facsimile (Issue 3) 44
Simon Aronson Past, Present, Future spectator cuts off pile, pockets card, shuffles bottom pile and remembers card, cuts again and remembers card, deals through top pile and turns over a card, one named, position of one named, pocketed card predicted in wallet
Simply Simon 153
Simon Aronson The PIP Stack "Position Information Procedure"
Ace to King stack in deck, allows performer to know position of replaced selection
Simply Simon 290
Steve Beam Fooled two cards are pushed out from spread, location of one card can be named
Also published here
  • Steve Beam's "Magic the Vanishing Art - Or how to turn a Trick for Fun and Profit" 1979.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 66
Doug Canning Card Counters
Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 153
Karl Fulves I've Got Your Number No. 6, packet mixed face-up and face-down, half given to performer behind back, number of face-up cards in one half plus face-down in other half predicted three times
Easy Magic 7
Karl Fulves Stock-Market Magic No. 7, three spectator each have the same number of cards, cards are removed and exchanged according to instructions, final number of cards divined and predicted
Easy Magic 8
Karl Fulves Number Magic No. 13, spectator uses the value of a card and another number for calculation with calculator, both numbers divined when total is seen
Easy Magic 17
Paul Cummins Counting On It number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Related toVariations from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 4
Paul Harris Mr. Lucky three cards corresponding to values of three coins appear on top of three piles even though coins are changed and cards removed
The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 277
Paul Harris Shuffle Time cards are cut in piles, numbers on top change into current time
Also published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 75
Peter Duffie Dubill two selections counted to in two piles, Nine Principle
With Cards 7
Frederick Braue Blown-Up Card at a Number Statistics mentioning number of possible orders
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 24
Bob Driebeek Wie spät ist es? doing four reverse faros to form four piles, four top cards match with current time
Inspired by Aenigmas Rätsel 11
Richard Vollmer Sum Trick at the end some coincidences occur, each "heap" totals fourteen
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 4) 2782
Ken Krenzel Under Wraps performer knows position of selection in shuffled deck, wrapped in a napkin, deck switch, memorized deck
Ingenuities 168
Nick Trost Double Revelation with Cards and Dice Pair of dice to locate card, and prediction of numbers on dice
Inspired by
  • "Dice Will Tell" (Oscar Weigle Jr., The Dragon, December 1940)
  • "Dice Will Tell" (Oscar Weigle Jr., Scarne on Card Tricks, 1950)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 139
Karl Fulves Power of One pyramid layout with cards, orientation is reversed and values reverse with it, two methods
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Paranoiac Pyramid" (Shigeo Futagawa, Jan. 1992, Genii)
The Vampire Chronicles 58
Peter Duffie Effortless Count-Down Kings cut and lost into the deck, deck is dealt into four piles by spectator, top cards are Ace Two Three Four, count down the values to find the Kings
Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 56
Peter Duffie Super Duplex Count-Down Two selections made fairly, able to locate both immediately
Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 92
Peter Duffie Mystic Seven Seven cards dealt down to find first selection face up. Seven cards dealt again, but find first selection again, the previous selection is now the second selection
Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 93
Dai Vernon Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any small number, performer the card at this position
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 22
"Magic" Christian Stelzel The Challenger single card is found by stop while counting, amount of cards is same as value
Inspired by
  • Jean Hugard's "Challenges"
Variations
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1295
Karl Fulves Unlisted Numbers No. 8, spectator removes any number of cards of each suit, piles made, number of Spades in one pile equals number of Diamonds plus Hearts plus Clubs in other pile
Command Colors 15
Peter Duffie Sheer-luck Holmes
  • Part One "The Great Brain Robbery" (some cards take from a packet, value of card left after down-under deal tells how many)
  • Part Two "No Hiding Place" (down-under deal locates a selection)
Inspired by
  • "Sherlocution" (Phil Goldstein, The Conjuror, Oct. 1995)
N.D.E. — A Near Deck Experience 12
Larry Jennings, William Goodwin Even Higher Math
Inspired by The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 144
Mel Bennett Y2K Blackjack four years added, four piles dealt according to sum, they make out two blackjack hands
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 9) 277
Peter Duffie The Faranormal spectator places some cards between two Kings, sandwich faro-shuffled, two cards produced that total the number of cards between the Kings now
Deck Direct 12
Jack Avis Chance in Four four red-backed cards with number 5, 10, 15 and 20, one number chosen and card at that position matches the red-backed card with that number and others don't
Variations Vis à Vis 91
Jack Avis Magical Sucuba 4x4 matrix, some number coincidences occur
Vis à Vis 110
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's Best Card Tricks 74
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's Best Card Tricks 74
Doug Conn Coincidice four dice rolled, each number counted off top of deck, last cards match all four numbers
Tricks of my Trade 27
Justin Higham Square-Rigged Ace through Queen mixed and dealt in 3x3 square formation by spectator, center cards added and used to count to selection, credit information
Inspired by
  • "Exit" (Stephen Tucker, Abra #2164, July 18th 1987)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Precursor #23, May 1989
Arcardia 95
Justin Higham Tri-Rigged altered layout
Inspired by