368 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Coincidence / Miscellaneous
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Unknown Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Unknown Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selectionRelated to New Era Card Tricks 192
Charles T. Jordan Co-Incidentally No. 3, two decks, duplicate is found by selecting four cards and number from rolled diceAlso published here Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 7
Al Baker Two Souls with but a single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cardsRelated to The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 476
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeatedRelated toVariations The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 27
Louis Nikola Unconscious Thought Transmission Random card chosen and sealed in envelope. Audience members name suit and value to form a card, which matches the card in the envelopeAlso published here The Nikola Card System 34
Jack Merlin Three Card Force and Floor Change card is forced several times, then put under foot of spectator who thinks all cards are the same, then card under foot changes and deck is normal Merlin's Master Miracles 11
Victor Farelli A Strange Coincidence card freely chosen with knife stab, then position chosen and card above and below knife denote earlier selection with suit and valueVariations Controlled Coincidence 5
Victor Farelli The Reversal card chosen with knife stab, another card pocketed, for both cards, two cards are found that denote value and suit, one of the pairs reversed Controlled Coincidence 7
Al Baker Al Baker's Famous Two Souls Trick coincidence & prediction, two cardsRelated to The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 485
Al Baker The Matchmakers two cards torn, spectator sort out the pieces face down, props... The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 89
Theodore Annemann Triplets by Chance three decks, three spectator select the same card SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 27
Tom Sellers The Paired Card card from odd-backed deck matches prediction in glassRelated to Card Tricks That Work 14
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selectionRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 36
Theodore Annemann Just the Same Alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 41
Orville Wayne Meyer The Guidance of Fate two decks, two cards match, chosen with handkerchief force The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 26) 159
Stewart Judah The Spectator's Choice see page 172 for improvementRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 92
Julian J. Proskauer The Origion and History of the Torn Deck Trick deck is sawn or torn in half, two half card selected, they match and are previous selection The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 96
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence (impromptu method)
magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value
Inspired by Lend Me Your Pack 40
Unknown Loyd's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde two cards are exchanged from two packs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 70
Unknown Synthetic Sympathy two selections from different decks match Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 75
Unknown Another Marvelous Coincidence two selections from 2 packs match Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
William Larsen Two Card Location two selections come together in deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Unknown Four-Fold Sympathy multiple coincidences, two packs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 239
Glenn G. Gravatt Coincidence Mene Tekel two cards chosen from different decks match, Menetekel Deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 260
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeatedRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 74
Unknown Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Everybody's Card several spectators all select the same card, slick card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from faceInspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 112
Unknown Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematicalRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Rolland Hamblen Necromantic Calculation Inspired by Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selectionRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
Charles T. Jordan Double Divino coincidences and mates with stacked hundred-card-deck, see also single deck version in referenceVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Charles T. Jordan Coincidentally with two decks with same back, secret exchange of deck provides duplicates of chosen cardsVariationsAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 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 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 191
Robert Parrish The Real Coincidence Trick two decks in performer's and spectator's pocket, cards removed - they're the same You'd be Surprised 9
Unknown Trick with Two Packs forcing two cards previously reversed in second pack Greater Magic 239
Unknown b. With Two Packs stacked decks, card cut to and turned over by spectator matches performer's card Greater Magic 340
Unknown "Tearing the Pack" Trick pack torn in half, card selected from both half, match and are previous selection Greater Magic 290
Glenn G. Gravatt A Curious Coincidence two selections from two decks are put in a glass and match, menetekel deck & normal deckRelated to Greater Magic 440
Unknown Torn Deck Discovery deck is torn in half, two half selected match and are previous selection, short card Greater Magic 471
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 346
Robert Parrish Synchronism performer removes a card openly from blue deck, despite free choice spectator selects same from red deck, forcing deck and interesting deck switchesVariations Do That Again! 32
Theodore Annemann The Torn Card deck torn in half, stop trick from both half piles, credits see p. 461 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 460
Theodore Annemann, Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from faceRelated to The Incorporated Strange Secrets 7
Eddie Clever Master of Will three cards in three envelopes, same cards are selected from other deck and were predicted Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 6) 1
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 Digging For Diamonds performer and then spectator always cut at diamonds More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 21
T. Nelson Downs Money Sense cards divined and four selected cards represent year of coin The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 87) 551
Theodore Annemann Coincidence spectator and performer cut their decks, bottom cards are the same, "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Nate Leipzig From the Pen of Leipzig two shuffled decks are covered with handkerchiefs, performer removes a card with each hand, they match Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2, No. 7) 1
Tom Sellers Matching the Colours two packets of five colored cards, matching with the spectator Condensed Conjuring 10
Jack Vosburgh Ten and One ten and one put on table, spectator puts two coins on top, coincidence, nail punch The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 721
Jack Vosburgh Once in a Life Time odd-backed unknown card is chosen from faceRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 727
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
Walter B. Gibson Deferred Coincidence three cards are selected from a red and from a blue deck, they match The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 206
Gerber Thrice Right thought of number is counted from the deck and cross sum as well, another spectator does the same without looking at the card, prediction matches the card from first spectator and when the card by the second spectator is turned over ist is the same as wellInspired by
  • a routine by Stewart James in "The Jinx"
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Clyde Cairy Sympathy Variations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 177
Julian J. Proskauer The Torn Deck Trick deck is sawn or torn in half, two half card selected, they match and are previous selection Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 24
Orville Wayne Meyer Magno Touch performer writes name on face of card, spectator selects card and signs it's back, it is the same card Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 8) 36
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions My Best 78
U. F. Grant Zella Prediction Trick one card selected, one thought of, prediction written on one card, it's the selection with the thought of card written on itRelated to Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 19
Robert A. Nelson, Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffedInspired by Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 23
Walter B. Gibson Sextuple Stranger Than Hallucination three people look at the bottom card and remove it, all think of the same cardInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 325
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchangedVariations Stars of Magic (Vol. 1, No. 2) 15
H. Levenson Amazing Coincidence two rows of eight cards, selection is found in the named column Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 4
Paul Curry New View deck in new deck order, spectator has the deck behind the back and puts one card reversed in the middle of the deck, exactly in orderVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 481
Herb Runge Duo Inspired by The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 122) 491
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same timeRelated toVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 560
Unknown Intuition with Cards two card initialed, spectator and magician each chose them The Royal Road to Card Magic 78
Paul LePaul A Paradox Of Pairs The Card Magic of Le Paul 151
George Starke Quadruple Coincidence No. 55, Do As I Do with four climaxes Scarne on Card Tricks 97
George Blake Your Deal The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 197) 788
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersRelated toVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 132
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 234) 934
Tom Ransom New(er) View impromptu version of the Curry effectInspired by The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 233) 931
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 241) 962
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck The Marlo Miracle Deck 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck The Marlo Miracle Deck 5
Bill Simon, Martin Gardner Similar Twins cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes two face up cards and performer two face down card, same value Effective Card Magic 151
Al Leech A Double Coincidence cards chosen from two decks Card Man Stuff 23
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue cardRelated to The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Walter Essman Sealed card is marked with a seal turns out to be selection The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 309) 33
Bob Hummer The Little Moonies CATO trick, uses cards with drawing of either smiling/frowning face. Two cards are marked on the back and after mixing, shown to be the only ones frowning while other cards are smilingInspired by Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 19
Edward Marlo Opening Phase after spectator shuffles, a Seven is at seventh position, three methods The Magic Seven 21
Tony Corinda No. 7. A Card Trick unknown card is marked with initials of the spectator, who finds that card by coincidence The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda (13) Stooges comments, trick where two spectator's select the same card Predictions 99
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select thirteen cards, everybody has one card of each valueRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Al Leech The Double Count Cardmanship 10
Jack Avis The Birthday Card Trick card is found a position of a wished month Card Tricks 312
Al Leech The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suit, "Untouchted" with touchingRelated to Cardmanship 6
Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel A Card and Billet Routine cards are noted on billets, cards on board, spectator selects a billet and throws a dart into the noted card Billets 195
Sidney Lawrence The Trio Routine with three effects:
- Two Minds - a Single Thought (two spectator's think of the same card)
- Before Your Very Eyes (finding selection)
- Gamma Location (challenge card location)
Variations Card Tricks 314
Tony Corinda Bird of a Feather a lot of cut card pieces, four are selected and form one card, with variationsVariations Card Tricks 320
U. F. Grant A Date with a Coin coin is selected, when top four cards are dealt, numbers match the date of the coin More Miracles in Mentalism 30
Dai Vernon Card of Coincidence two cards from two decks put in envelope match, three phasesInspired byRelated to Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 11
Dr. Stanley Jaks Ein entzückender Karteneffekt spectator marks one card behind back, it is the only card with a different back colorAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 101
Max Malini Card Magic six spectators select the same card from six decksRelated to Malini and His Magic 24
Unknown Der zerrissene Gedanke deck is cut in half, two half-cards are chosen, they match and form a single card Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 15
Edward Marlo, Peter Warlock Sympathetic Coincidence performer places blue-backed card in case, spectator removes same from red deck Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 94
Edward Marlo, Theodore Annemann Impromptu Remote Control unknown odd-backed card is marked on back, a card selected via stop procedure with deck in glass is marked on face, turns out to be the sameInspired by Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 95
Al Leech A Chameleon Pair similar to "Right, Wrong, Right" Super Card Man Stuff 27
Al Leech Triple Coincidence Super Card Man Stuff 32
Don Nielsen Problem in Prophecy three different colored cups, and three different colored balls, matching, posed as problem, see p. 426 & 428 for comments and ideasInspired byRelated toVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 416
Francis Haxton Coercion solutionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 2) 69
Chan Canasta Oops 15: Four Kings into exile Reader chooses any two values of cards (no suits), go through deck of cards and find them side by side Book of Oopses 32
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 37
Karl Fulves The Bet without Odds Problems with Cards - No. Three
one red card in black pile and vice versa, spectator should choose a pile and find a black card, but he chooses black pile and the only red card therein
for solutions see references
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 39
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47 and "Technicolor Prediction" (Ireland Year Book 1962)Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 9) 45
J. W. Sarles Coercion Problems with Cards - No. Five
card reversed behind back by performer, then spectator, same card
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 55
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solutionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 56
Arthur Setterington Death Card six blank cards and an ace of spades, spectator selects the ace Stranger Mysteries 12
Gene Finnell Togetherness two piles, two selected cards end up together Free Cut Principle 4
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal FlushInspired byAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 10) 113
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark Between Two Minds 47
Unknown Die verrückte Zehn ten cards, two spectators chose one each by naming a number which is counted to, they are the same card, the rest are duplicates of another card Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 4
Arthur Rasper Das Farbkartenmedium five color cards are placed in stand or glasses, spectator gets another five cards and manages to place them to the matching cards, partial rough-smoothInspired by Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 27
William P. Miesel Cards & Dice Ace-Four and four dice match up, aces appearRelated to Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card locationRelated toVariations Epilogue (Issue 3) 18
Karl Fulves Out Of Hand two cards are removed from packet, rest dealt out, suits of selections and suits in piles have some coincidences Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements) 35
Gene Finnell Face-up Face-down Duplication face up/face down order of two piles match, gilbreath Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreathInspired by Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card locationInspired by Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faroInspired by Epilogue (Issue 7) 51
Aldini Cardincidence Card freely chosen from packet of blue cards matches card chosen from red packet Roughingly Yours 16
Aldini, Glenn G. Gravatt More Thoughts Anticipated Spectator removes card from red deck, matches card taken out by magician from blue deckInspired by
  • "Final Selection" (Glenn. G. Gravatt)
Roughingly Yours 19
Edward Marlo Simplex or Complex three selections turn out to be the same card, two methods Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Dai Vernon Gemini Cards Related to Expanded Lecture Notes 25
Sam Schwartz Tri-Multaneous - Part 1: mate & selection appear at same time after slip slop shuffled packed is gone through in pairs
- Part 2: Sam-Ultaneous
- Part 3: two chosen cards show up at same position in two packets, using two odd-numbered piles
see also p. 348
Inspired by
  • "Break Even" (Howard Lyons, Ibidem #4)
  • "Mini-Miracle" (John Hamilton, Linking Ring, April 1967)
  • Sam-Ultaneous (Sam Schwartz, 1962)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 6) 334
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si StebbinsRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 379
Gene Nielsen Resonance! two decks, same cards are selected from two spectators The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 11) 51
Paul Swinford The Double Brotherly Whammy two selections are together, CCCCInspired by More Faro Fantasy 45
Karl Fulves Another Oracle as a 2-deck Do As I Do coincidenceInspired by The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 3
Ron Ferris Dynamite with red black separation climax Expert Card Chicanery 23
Peter Kane Swindle Coincidence two decks shuffled by two spectators, they each chose a number card and count down to arrive at the same card Another Card Session with Peter Kane 10
Bruce Cervon Outer Limits! one of five unseen cards is signed on the back by performer, cards are turned over and spectator selects same card The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 23) 111
Frank Garcia Three in a Million two decks, spec and perf select same card and cut off same amount of cardsRelated to Million Dollar Card Secrets 32
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops) Card Cavalcade 57
Roy Walton Long Shot four spectators select the only red cards from about half the deck The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 11) 560
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Jerry K. Hartman Two Strikes Spectator stops on the same card twice Means & Ends 38
Jerry K. Hartman Think Twice Spectator marks the back of previously thought of card Means & Ends 65
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 16
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card locationInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 67
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faroInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 75
Karl Fulves Unmatch five red and five black cards, spectator choses five, when turned up in pairs they always are one red and one blackAlso published here Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 80
Charles Hudson Match Up Inspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 91
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act - First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
- Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
- Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 629
Jerry K. Hartman Compulsive Thinker Spectator selects only black card in a group of red cardsVariations Means & Ends 60
Edward Marlo The Cam Myth Smith Myth Coincidence Effect, but with really different selections The Unexpected Card Book 146
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Pointed Up Wager proposition plot (problem by Fulves): one black card in a packet of red cards, spectator cuts to single black card, six methods The Unexpected Card Book 102
Edward Marlo Olram's Coincidence two cards are chosen from different decks, they match The Unexpected Card Book 202
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Stephen Minch The Judgement of Twin Souls two spectators think of the same tarot card The Book of Thoth 39
Edward Marlo Dribble Coincidence two decks, three phasesRelated to Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 2) 13
Edward Marlo Dribble Concept Continued two decks are dribbled and spectator calls stop, eight aces, double back thick cardRelated to Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 3) 29
Stephen Minch The Temperance of the Elements four tarot cards matching the elements are selected, four pieces of paper where a writing appears, with the elements theme too The Book of Thoth 28
Harry Lorayne Ultra General Card (and Impossible Location) three spectator choose the same card, used as effect and also as method Afterthoughts 29
Jerry K. Hartman Taking Turns spectator turns over card behind back, apparently exactly the same as performer a moment beforeInspired byRelated to
  • notes by Fulves on p. 243
Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 240
Roy Walton Some Again Please coincidence trick where cards change to match others Some Late Extra Card Tricks 16
Martin D. Kruskal The Kruskal Principle also with two deck, described by Martin Gardner, see p. 985 for references to Ibidem The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 8) 967
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekelRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Philip T. Goldstein Double Undercurrent card written down and selected card match The Blue Book of Mentalism 20
Nick Trost The Odd Couple Six pairs of cards on table, spectator always picks the "odd couple" Subtle Card Magic: Part One 9
Unknown The Haunted Name No. 29, spectator writes J on the back of an unknown card, performer later on the face, it's the same card, key card Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Nick Trost The Odd-colored Back Six face-up cards shown, spectator always picks the card with an odd colored backAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part One 3
Nick Trost The "One-Two-Three" Trick Coincidence effect - spectator places a row of Ace, Two, Three on table, matches order of performer's row of Ace, Two and Three Subtle Card Magic: Part One 4
Nick Trost Color Match-up Spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards Subtle Card Magic: Part One 10
Unknown Three on a Match No. 33, three spectators select a card with down-under-deal from the same small packet, all have the same and it's the only red card Self-Working Card Tricks 52
Philip T. Goldstein ESP spectator writes down name of a card and second spectator selects the card from deck, locking card box The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 154) 767
Karrell Fox The "Same to You" Card Trick three spectators chose cards, they are all the Jack of Hearts, even though the deck is all Ace of Spades Clever.... Like a Fox 81
Gene Maze Triple Coincidence three cards match to prediction cards Packet Switches (Part Five) 336
Karl Fulves Psychik Kards spectator chooses card needed to fill Royal Flush Packet Switches (Part Four) 243
Karl Fulves Second Method Inspired by Packet Switches (Part Five) 338
Gene Maze Spectator's Choice magician ends up with Royal Flush Packet Switches (Part Four) 259
Gene Maze Twin Transpo two decks are shuffled by spectator, top cards match and transpose (backs)Variations Packet Switches (Part Five) 337
Paul Curry Past, Present And Future two decks, three cards match, (apparently original) version of Paul Curry's "Touch"Related to Special Effects 68
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectatorVariations The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Allan Ackerman Double Ultra Mental two decks, spectator and performer each think of a card Here's My Card 50
Gene Maze Gene Maze Predicts random pairs from two decks are formed, selected pair matches Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 4) 45
Jerry K. Hartman More Order Spectator places two random cards at random positions into a stack of eleven cards, shown to be thirteen cards in order of a suit Loose Ends 47
Al Mann Panoramas of Thought six cards are written on a pad by different spectators, three spectator select a card, three of the written cards are chosen, they correspond with the selections The Tesseract 5
Frederick Braue Simpatico spectator removes card from one deck, duplicate found from other deck via stop trickAlso published here Fred Braue on False Deals 30
Karl Fulves Flim Flam chosen red card is only red card in black poker hand and vice versaVariations The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1117
Unknown Der Zufall unseen card is signed on the back, one card is signed on the front, turns out that it is the same card Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 58
North Bigbee Viermal Übereinstimmung marked stripper deck, four aces of two decks, performer and spectator put cards in same order Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 120
Jerry K. Hartman Compulsive Thinker III Spectator selects only black card amongst red spot cardsInspired by Loose Ends 44
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si StebbinsRelated to Faro Possibilities 32
Gordon Bruce Matching Pairs matching of five cards dealt in a row, seconds, centers and bottoms Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 5) 676
Thomas Alan Waters Synchroincidence two decks, same card is selected, red/blueInspired byRelated toVariations Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 31
Larry Becker Duo-Matic based on a Hummer idea, two spectators with four cards, 14 instructions later end up with same card The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 211
Unknown Royal Mind Reading No. 15, two Royal Flushes given to two spectators, they select one card and put it in the middle, hands gathered, mixed and re-dealt, spectators get their Royal Flush with chosen cards transposed Self-Working Mental Magic 21
Roy Walton End Game Plus spectator puts four different sized groups of cards on the corresponding cards Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 7) 872
Rovi Three Pack Coincidence three decks are cut and position marked, all three cards are the same Rovi Reveals 22
El Duco Peg a Card jumbo card and normal card are selected, they are pegged together and match, cloth peg El Duco's Lecture Notes 17
El Duco Watch your Watch! spectator sets watch to a full hour and puts it in a paper bag, second spectator selects card with same number El Duco's Lecture Notes 15
André Robert Titan some coincidences with two packets of ten cards Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 11) 553
Jack McMillen The Barbary Coast Scam two red aces are separated in the deck and end up together, two versions, with a stooge seemingly heckling the performer Sleights & Swindles 1
Al Mann The Mounds of Ashtoreth two decks, spectator selects five cards and signs two, performer duplicates everything with the other deck, Al Koran Wallet The "H" Factor 23
Gene Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 43
Walt Lees Computer Dating four queens and four kings,performer and spectator put always two together, they are the cards with the same suitInspired by
  • a routine in J. K. Hartman's "Super Dupes"
Four Professional Card Tricks 15
Stephen Tucker Numero selections added equal room number in hotel Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 1) 10
Alex East Effect 2 names on cards, two lovers cut to each others names, prediction is card with "Look in the box" text, love story song comes out of box Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. 17) 328
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 216
Thomas Alan Waters Insight Straight performer takes one card out and puts a poker chip on it, then sixteen cards are laid out in a matrix and a spectator can put four chips on cards, those four cards added to the card put away earlier form a straight Ten-AceInspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Little Black Book" in "Mentalism for Magicians"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 222
Edward Marlo Self-Locating Prediction indicator stabbed in deck, indicator card transforms/is into selection and cards on either side predicted Marlo without Tears 176
Gene Maze Sympathetic Fans two cards chosen in two decks match and transpose The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 73
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout... Arcane (Issue 10) 129
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 downInspired by Self-Working Number Magic 14
Roy Walton, Charles Hudson Triple Alliance based on Hudson's “Spelled Prophecy: 2“ Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1256
Stephen Tucker Face eight card packet of Aces and Kings, spectator and magician able to separate Aces from Kings via freely selecting four cards eachInspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 39
Basil Horwitz Spectator's Clairvoyance & Spirit Test two spectators select same card, name of card appears on blank card, which is signed on both sides The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 12
Unknown Chromatic Caper No. 13, coincidence with number of cards of given suits in a face-up/face-down shuffled deck More Self-Working Card Tricks 19
Karl Fulves Flim Flam No. 69, chosen red card is only red card in black seven-card poker hand and vice versaInspired by More Self-Working Card Tricks 103
Martin Lewis The Stampede Second Random card is chosen and placed aside as prediction. A stamp is placed on the top of another deck. As cards are dealt, stamp stays in place (second deal), until stamp suddenly sticks to one card. Both cards match. Martin's Miracles 45
Frederick Braue Simpatico spectator removes card from one deck, duplicate found from other deck via stop trickAlso published here The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 13
Karl Fulves Pristine after riffle shuffle pairs are dealt, all have matching colors Color Capture 6
David Regal Impulse at the end two cards from two decks match Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 191
David Regal Simple Sympathy about twelve cards from two decks are same in the end Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 248
David Regal Wavelength two deck coincidence Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 110
Bruce Cervon Forethought Spectator & Magician choose same Card in two decks The Cervon File 175
Edward Marlo Anybodies Deck odd backed card is reversed by spectator behind back Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 269
Edward Marlo Treasure Chest Mentalism two reversed cards in two decks match, stack and marked cards, two methods Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 164
Edward Marlo Behind Your Back fair two-deck matching effect using memorized deck, three methods Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 166
Edward Marlo A Mental Combination - A Multiple Coincidence
- Impromptu Power of Thought
four thought-of cards matched with another deck, power-of-thought with two decks, see page 55 (Addendum) for addition
So Soon? 33
Karl Fulves Hands Down coincidence effect when cards from two hands are exchanged And a Packet of Cards 55
Karl Fulves Red Handed three reds and blacks, one exchanged, spectator also exchanges cards and they're separated again, posed as problem And a Packet of Cards 55
Karl Fulves Dream Detective card chosen from four red and four black cards, they're odd backed, some cards outjogged and injogged from deck Kaleidoscope 4
Karl Fulves Read No Evil two old pieces of paper, deck cut in three piles, coincidences occur Quick Card Tricks 42
Juan Tamariz Total Coincidence first single cards from two decks match, then both decks are in exactly the same orderRelated to Sonata 224
Edward Marlo The One-Cent Trick spectator sticks stamp to back of card, names one from face, same cardRelated to The Olram File (Issue 4) 1
Edward Marlo The Twenty-Six Cent Trick card with stamp on back is shuffled into deck, any card selected from face is the one, gaffed deck versionInspired by The Olram File (Issue 8) 8
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
Edward Marlo Complete Mental Secret odd-backed card is touched and tabled, any named card removed from other deck, they match, roughed red/blue menetekel, roughed red-blue double-back deck, see also Ibidem #19Related to The Olram File (Issue 10) 4
Steve Beam Have It Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequenceVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 727
Richard Vollmer Ten/Four at the end some coincidences occur Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 12) 2156
Edward Marlo Smith-Myth Effect Subtlety Card Finesse II 229
Karl Fulves Balancing Act spectator places some blacks in pocket, performer places some more there, number of pocketed blacks equals number of reds in a packet, varied repeat Deceptive Practices 50
Arturo de Ascanio Cuadruple Coincidencia four coincidencesInspired by
  • Bernat & Fabregas "Cartomagia" p. 431.
La Magia de Ascanio - Vol. 4 29
Stewart James LII-Kelihood spectator and performer think of the same card, coincidence effect turns out to be a prediction Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 56
Scotty York The Skill Compatibility Test Two jumbo decks are used. One card is selected from a red deck and placed in an envelope, other deck is sawed in two with a toy saw and two halves are selected. Card in envelope is a split card matching both halves. Banana Split deck For Your Eyes Only 9
J. W. Sarles Roll Down "An Impromptue 3-Part Card Routine"
- spectator reverses a card behind his back, performer names it
- in repeat spectator reverses the card right next to first selection
- spectator shuffles cards face-up/face-down behind his back, Triumph
Rigmarole (Issue 1) 6
J. W. Sarles Reverse Coincidence first performer then spectator both reverse a card behind the back, at the end no card is reversedRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 1) 7
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Fortune cards with "He Loves Me", "He Loves Me Not", petal principleRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 4) 43
Roger A. Golde The Favorites two mates and six cards are mixed around by spectator, mates are face up in the end Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 2) 2323
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence card chosen, spectator stabs to two cards that indicate suit and value, with three variations in which the deck is shuffled:
- Additions to Controlled Coincidence (Pack Genuinely Shuffled)
Inspired by More Greater Magic 1070
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Yada pack with ten arrow cardsInspired by Thabbatical 59
Karl Fulves Unpaired Poker value matchings in 4x4 layout Crooked Tales 77
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 deckRelated to Crooked Tales 127
Joseph K. Schmidt The Big "Ripp-Off" five torn cards are matchedInspired by
  • "The Five Torn Cards" (Martin Gardner Presents, p. 183)
New Card Control Systems 92
Tom Gagnon Off Color Prediction two decks, spectator and performer select the same card, then they change places in decks The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1033
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance No. 27, one card missing from Straight Flush, spectator finds itAlso published here Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 49
Steve Beam Have it Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequenceAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 93
Unknown The Three Decker three decks The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 25
Karl Fulves Thoughts Of Others card written down by a spectator is though of during riffling by other spectator, O'Connor's Instanto PackRelated to Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Marks The Spot two phase routine, first spectator and performer select same card from ten-card-packet, then open prediction 13 Prophets 22
Nick Trost Swindle Suits based on "The Tarot Speaks" marketed by Arthur EmersonRelated to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 43
Nick Trost X Marks the Spot Selection turns up the same time as a marked cardRelated toVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 135
Nick Trost Duo Brainwave no rough/smoothInspired by
  • "Ultra Brainwave Deck" (Patrick Page, Abracadabra, May 1982)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 180
Nick Trost The Tic-Tac-Toe Divination Deck of 'X's and 'O's, match order of 'X's and 'O's. The Card Magic of Nick Trost 185
Nick Trost, U. F. Grant Jumbo Two-Way Split Stewart James's trick with jumbo cards. Prediction idea by U. F. GrantInspired by
  • "Split Second" (Stewart James, The New Tops, December 1962)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 206
Karl Fulves Lady Is A Vamp "Nigh Life" spin-off where unknown card changes into queen when put with other queensRelated to The Vampire Chronicles 14
Karl Fulves Dr. J unknown face-down card is placed in face-up deck where spectator cuts, the card he cuts to is then the face-down card, SBS deckRelated to The Vampire Chronicles 20
Peter Duffie Different Class Joker stabbed into pack to select a card from two halves of a deck each, reveal that card selected is the odd colour out (e.g. all cards are red except black selection)Inspired by Effortless Card Magic 28
Marty Kane Pound Rebound story trick with Judah Elimination Trick, last card fits storyInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 64) 1261
Basil Horwitz £100 Challenge Mind Control Test cards from red and blue deck match, red/blue double backer The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 54
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Undercover Work cards chosen under the table while performer holds deck, cards then named, three methods:
- Karl Fulves
- John Scarne & Karl Fulves
- Karl Fulves (two spectators take a card under the table, a match is predicted, both come up and have half a torn card)
Inspired byVariations The Fine Print (Issue 6) 133
Bruce Cervon Quadruple Coincidence Hard-Boiled Mysteries 27
Karl Fulves A Coincidence two cards in mutus nomen layout have odd backs, posed as problem Mutus Nomen 82
Marty Kane Cigar Club eight picture cards and eight number card are shuffled and cut in half, always one picture and one number card, then spectator removes some cards and does a down under deal with the rest, last card tells amount of removed cardsInspired by
  • Ramon Rioboo's "6 Murders and 6 Cops" in "Magic" 7/97
  • Gene Finnell's"Down/Under Counter" in "Gene Finnell's Card Magic"
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1451
Karl Fulves A Stopped Clock "Unsolved Mysteries"
clock layout, one card chosen, it is the only one where the value matches the hour, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 7) 178
Karl Fulves Notes on Brainchild two rows of five cards each, one face down and one face up, some cards exchanges, only one matching backs (rainbow)Related to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 199
David Regal The Fifty-Second Card Freely selected card from a red deck matches the missing card in a blue deck Close-Up & Personal 201
Milton Kort Kort's Color-changing Deck Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread)Related to Kort 65
Milton Kort, Jack Avis Matcho Spectator freely selects one of four blue cards, magician deals out four previously placed red cards below the blue ones, the chosen blue card matches the corresponding red (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 8, Oct 1969)Related toVariations Kort 79
Vernon Winiecke Mix and Match "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
five cards torn, two piles with five half-cards, words spelled and pairs put aside, they match, see reference for credit information, Ramasee Principle
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 10) 346
Roberto Giobbi A Question of Sex unknown card marked on back is found by spectatorInspired by Card College - Volume 4 805
Karl Fulves Among Us card in new pack order, a card is removed and after some spectator cuts replaced, no card is out of order afterwardsRelated to Lost Vampire Secrets 187
Tony Corinda Paradox card from new pack order removed, spectator cuts exactly where the card came from, without method Lost Vampire Secrets 189
Manfred Bacia Perfect Harmony two decks, three time spectators find same card then pairs end up at same position in the deckRelated to Concertos for Pasteboard 4
Karl Fulves Pass/Don't Pass "Problems"
faced deck, two cards selected from both halves, they're the same and now reversed in deck, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 47
Howard A. Adams Change In Mind six cards torn in half, dealt for three players, top cards removed and coins placed on top, rest in one pile, coin values spelled to arrive at mates, Ramasee PrincipleAlso published here
  • Mindespa Vol. 6 (1992)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 76
Lee Asher Cheek-to-Cheek Asher Style twenty-six double backersInspired by Hand Jobs 18
Paul Curry Stamp-It stamp on back of a card, chosen card has the stamp on it Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 277
Paul Curry Two Together spectator and performer think of a card in their half and note them on a business card, halves are put together back to back and two cards slipped of together, the noted cards are slipped of at the same timeRelated to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond