477 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Coincidence / Miscellaneous
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card
1896 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 selection
Related toAlso published here 1897 New Era Card Tricks 192
Francis King Die Karte im Glase card thought of and card chosen and lost, they are the same, it travels into a handkerchief-covered glass
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 21
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 Apr. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 51
Carl Willmann Die sympatisierenden Karten card chosen, card chosen from second deck matches
Aug. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 119
A. J. Sonderbare Uebereinstimmung deck shuffled, spectator cuts and count off the top few cards, one of the Aces chosen, the counted-off cards are of the same suit, two methods
Related to Dec. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 181
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 1910 Kartenkünste 4
Charles T. Jordan Co-Incidentally No. 3, two decks, duplicate is found by selecting four cards and number from rolled dice
Also published here 1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 7
Al Baker Two Souls with but a single Thought coincidence & prediction, two cards
Related to 1920s 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 repeated
Related toVariations 1921 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 envelope
Also published here 1927 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
1927/28 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 value
Variations 1931 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
1931 Controlled Coincidence 7
Graham Adams The Torn Pack and Tricks Therewith two cards selected and returned, then whole deck torn in two halves, two cards counted to in both "halves", they match and are one selection, everything mixed in a hat and both halves found by touch
1931 Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 27
Al Baker Al Baker's Famous Two Souls Trick coincidence & prediction, two cards
Related to 1932 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...
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 89
Tom Sellers The Paired Card card from odd-backed deck matches prediction in glass
Related to 1934 Card Tricks That Work 14
Theodore Annemann Triplets by Chance three decks, three spectator select the same card
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 27
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection
Related to 1934 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
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 41
Stewart Judah The Spectator's Choice Tantalizer deal with thirty-two cards, two selections by both spectator and performer, spectator choses which one remain after dealing procedure, see page 172 for correction
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 92
Julian J. Proskauer The Origion and History of the Torn Deck Trick "origin", deck is sawn or torn in half, two half card selected, they match and are previous selection
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 17) 96
Orville Wayne Meyer The Guidance of Fate two decks, two cards match, chosen with handkerchief force
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 26) 159
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence (impromptu method)
magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value
Inspired by 1936 Lend Me Your Pack 40
Unknown Loyd's Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde two cards are exchanged from two packs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 70
Charles T. Jordan Sympathetic Sympathy two cards put in envelope from different decks match, can be repeated
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 74
Unknown Synthetic Sympathy two selections from different decks match
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 75
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
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Another Marvelous Coincidence two selections from 2 packs match
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Everybody's Card several spectators all select the same card, slick card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 97
Orville Wayne Meyer Remote Control Improved odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 112
William Larsen Two Card Location two selections come together in deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Unknown Coincidence Extraordinary piles are made, number of cards in a pile is divined, mathematical
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 187
Rolland Hamblen Necromantic Calculation
Inspired by 1937 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 selection
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
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 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Charles T. Jordan Double Divino coincidences and mates with stacked hundred-card-deck, see also single deck version in reference
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Unknown Four-Fold Sympathy multiple coincidences, two packs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 239
Glenn G. Gravatt Coincidence Mene Tekel two cards chosen from different decks match, Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 260
Charles T. Jordan Coincidentally with two decks with same back, secret exchange of deck provides duplicates of chosen cards
VariationsAlso published here 1937 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
1937 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
1937 You'd be Surprised 9
Unknown Trick with Two Packs forcing two cards previously reversed in second pack
1938 Greater Magic 239
Unknown "Tearing the Pack" Trick pack torn in half, card selected from both half, match and are previous selection
1938 Greater Magic 290
Unknown b. With Two Packs stacked decks, card cut to and turned over by spectator matches performer's card
1938 Greater Magic 340
Glenn G. Gravatt A Curious Coincidence two selections from two decks are put in a glass and match, menetekel deck & normal deck
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 440
Unknown Torn Deck Discovery deck is torn in half, two half selected match and are previous selection, short card
1938 Greater Magic 471
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks
1938 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 switches
Variations 1939 Do That Again! 32
Theodore Annemann The Torn Card deck torn in half, stop trick from both half piles, credits see p. 461
1939 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 face
Related to 1939 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
1939 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 1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 28
Unknown Digging For Diamonds performer and then spectator always cut at diamonds
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 21
T. Nelson Downs Money Sense cards divined and four selected cards represent year of coin
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 87) 551
Theodore Annemann Coincidence spectator and performer cut their decks, bottom cards are the same, "Instanto" deck
1940 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
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 7) 1
Jack Vosburgh Ten and One ten and one put on table, spectator puts two coins on top, coincidence, nail punch
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 721
Jack Vosburgh Once in a Life Time odd-backed unknown card is chosen from face
Related to 1941 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
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 757
Tom Sellers Matching the Colours two packets of five colored cards, matching with the spectator
1941 Condensed Conjuring 10
Eddie Joseph A Double Location two-card version of previous location, with variations:
  • the two selections come next to each other
  • several men choose the same card, women also
Inspired by 1942 Greater Card Tricks 15
Eddie Joseph A Remarkable Coincidence two cards chosen from two decks match, repeat, two-way Mirage decks
1942 Greater Card Tricks 71
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 well
Inspired by
  • a routine by Stewart James in "The Jinx"
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Clyde Cairy Sympathy
Variations 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 177
Walter B. Gibson Deferred Coincidence three cards are selected from a red and from a blue deck, they match
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 50) 206
Julian J. Proskauer The Torn Deck Trick deck is sawn or torn in half, two half card selected, they match and are previous selection
1943 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
Jan. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 8) 36
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions
1945 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 it
Related to 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 19
Robert A. Nelson, Dr. H. Walter Grote The Twenty-First Stunner ungaffed
Inspired by 1945 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 card
Inspired by 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 325
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchanged
Variations 1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
H. Levenson Amazing Coincidence two rows of eight cards, selection is found in the named column
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 4
Bob Hummer The Little Moonies CATO routine, cards with moon faces printed on them, one way they are smiling held the other way the are sad, spectator marks two cards on the pack and cuts them in the deck, performer takes cards behind back, all moons are in smiling orientation except marked two
Also published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 3
Herb Runge Duo
Inspired by 1947 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 time
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 139) 560
Unknown Intuition with Cards two card initialed, spectator and magician each chose them
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 78
Paul LePaul A Paradox Of Pairs
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 151
George Starke Quadruple Coincidence No. 55, Do As I Do with four climaxes
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 97
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related toVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 132
George Blake Your Deal
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 197) 788
George Schindler One in a Million one card is marked with an X, spectator selects exactly that card
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 234) 934
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
Variations 1951 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
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
1951 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
1952 Effective Card Magic 151
Al Leech A Double Coincidence cards chosen from two decks
1953 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 card
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Walter Essman Sealed card is marked with a seal turns out to be selection
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 309) 33
Stewart James Coincidence Upon Coincidence finding two cards with same value
1954 The Nullificator 5
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 smiling
Inspired byAlso published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 19
Edward Marlo Opening Phase after spectator shuffles, a Seven is at seventh position, three methods
1958 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
1958 The Swami Gimmick 19
Tony Corinda (13) Stooges comments, trick where two spectator's select the same card
1958 Predictions 99
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select thirteen cards, everybody has one card of each value
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Al Leech The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suit, "Untouchted" with touching
Related to 1959 Cardmanship 6
Al Leech The Double Count
1959 Cardmanship 10
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
1959 Billets 195
Jack Avis The Birthday Card Trick card is found a position of a wished month
1959 Card Tricks 312
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 1959 Card Tricks 314
Tony Corinda Bird of a Feather a lot of cut card pieces, four are selected and form one card, with variations
Variations 1959 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
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 30
Robert Craig Green Stamp Coincidence two sets of the same cards, spectator and performer chose one and mark the cards with a stamp, cards match
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 55
Dai Vernon Card of Coincidence two cards from two decks put in envelope match, three phases
Inspired byRelated to 1961 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 color
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 101
Max Malini Card Magic six spectators select the same card from six decks
Related to 1962 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
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 15
Edward Marlo Technicolor Prediction spectator turns over one card behind back, reversed card was predicted and has different colored back, several methods
Related to 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 64
Edward Marlo, Peter Warlock Sympathetic Coincidence performer places blue-backed card in case, spectator removes same from red deck
1964 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 same
Inspired by 1964 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 95
Al Leech A Chameleon Pair similar to "Right, Wrong, Right"
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 27
Al Leech Triple Coincidence
1965 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 ideas
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 397) 416
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match
June 1966 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 June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 39
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47
Inspired byRelated to July 1966 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 Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 55
Roy Johnson The Bet without Odds solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Francis Haxton Coercion solution
Inspired by Dec. 1966 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
1966 Book of Oopses 32
Paul Stadelman Who Can Yell the Loudest? several spectators select same card, humorous revelation
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 82
Arthur Setterington Death Card six blank cards and an ace of spades, spectator selects the ace
1967 Stranger Mysteries 12
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal Flush
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 113
Gene Finnell Togetherness two piles, two selected cards end up together
1967 Free Cut Principle 4
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark
1967 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
1967 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-smooth
Inspired by 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 27
William P. Miesel Cards & Dice Ace-Four and four dice match up, aces appear
Related to 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Related toVariations 1968 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
1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Displacements) 35
Gene Finnell Face-up Face-down Duplication face up/face down order of two piles match, gilbreath
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Gene Finnell Influential Pairs Variation some red-black matching occurs, gilbreath
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two-card location
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 38
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro
Inspired by 1969 Epilogue (Issue 7) 51
Aldini Cardincidence Card freely chosen from packet of blue cards matches card chosen from red packet
1969 Roughingly Yours 16
Aldini, Glenn G. Gravatt More Thoughts Anticipated Spectator removes card from red deck, matches card taken out by magician from blue deck
Inspired by
  • "Final Selection" (Glenn. G. Gravatt)
1969 Roughingly Yours 19
Edward Marlo Simplex or Complex three selections turn out to be the same card, two methods
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Dai Vernon Gemini Cards
Related to 1970 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)
Variations
Apr. 1970 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 Stebbins
Inspired by
  • "Isaac's Law" (Karl Fulves, Magic and Spells Quarterly)
Related to
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 379
Gene Nielsen Resonance! two decks, same cards are selected from two spectators
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 11) 51
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
Paul Swinford The Double Brotherly Whammy two selections are together, CCCC
Inspired by 1971 More Faro Fantasy 45
Karl Fulves Another Oracle as a 2-deck Do As I Do coincidence
Inspired by 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 3
Ron Ferris Dynamite with red black separation climax
1971 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
1971 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
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 23) 111
Frank Garcia Three in a Million two decks, spec and perf select same card and cut off same amount of cards
Related toVariations 1972 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)
1972 Card Cavalcade 57
Roy Walton Long Shot four spectators select the only red cards from about half the deck
Sep. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 560
Orville Wayne Meyer Something Screwey sucker element, three spectators select same card, card ends up in pocket
1972 The Living End 78
Clayton Rawson Magic Shuffle Variation cards shuffled face up into face down, cards found together
1972 The Living End 123
Karl Fulves The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 16
Gene Finnell Face-up/Face-down Challenge face-up/face-down condition of one pile matches that of another pile
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 65
Edward Marlo The Odd Event red-black matching thing with two card location
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 67
Roy Walton Influence some red-black matching occurs, two stacked decks, faro
Inspired by 1973 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 black
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 80
Charles Hudson Match Up
Inspired by 1973 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)
June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 629
Jerry K. Hartman Two Strikes Spectator stops on the same card twice
1973 Means & Ends 38
Jerry K. Hartman Compulsive Thinker Spectator selects only black card in a group of red cards
Variations 1973 Means & Ends 60
Jerry K. Hartman Think Twice Spectator marks the back of previously thought of card
1973 Means & Ends 65
Gene Finnell Cards Of Prophesy (actually unnumbered page between 30 and 31)
card removed, odd-backed card put in deck, faros, cards of same value and suit end up next to odd-backed card (composite)
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 31
Gene Finnell Make Up two selection cut into deck, faro, cards on either side have same value and suit (composite)
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 75
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
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 102
Edward Marlo The Cam Myth Smith Myth Coincidence Effect, but with really different selections
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 146
Edward Marlo Olram's Coincidence two cards are chosen from different decks, they match
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 202
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch
1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Edward Marlo Dribble Coincidence two decks, three phases
Related to 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Edward Marlo Dribble Concept Continued two decks are dribbled and spectator calls stop, eight aces, double back thick card
Related to 1974 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
1974 The Book of Thoth 28
Stephen Minch The Judgement of Twin Souls two spectators think of the same tarot card
1974 The Book of Thoth 39
Harry Lorayne Ultra General Card (and Impossible Location) three spectator choose the same card, used as effect and also as method
1975 Afterthoughts 29
Jerry K. Hartman Taking Turns spectator turns over card behind back, apparently exactly the same as performer a moment before
Inspired byRelated to
  • notes by Fulves on p. 243
1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 240
Roy Walton Some Again Please coincidence trick where cards change to match others
1975 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
June 1975 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 menetekel
Related to 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Philip T. Goldstein Double Undercurrent card written down and selected card match
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 20
Nick Trost The Odd-colored Back Six face-up cards shown, spectator always picks the card with an odd colored back
Also published here 1976 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
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 4
Nick Trost The Odd Couple Six pairs of cards on table, spectator always picks the "odd couple"
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 9
Nick Trost Color Match-up Spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 10
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
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 47
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
1976 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
1976 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
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 81
Burling Hull The Two Fold Miracle spectator shuffles deck and cuts to any card, its value used to count down in second deck, same card found there
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 49
Burling Hull An Experiment in the Science of Impossibility two spectators reverse a deck each under cover of a cloth attached to their jackets, they are the same and match a reversed card in a third deck, double facer deck
Related to 1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 55
Gene Maze Triple Coincidence three cards match to prediction cards
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 336
Karl Fulves Psychik Kards spectator chooses card needed to fill Royal Flush
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 243
Karl Fulves Second Method
Inspired by 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 338
Gene Maze Spectator's Choice magician ends up with Royal Flush
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 259
Gene Maze Twin Transpo two decks are shuffled by spectator, top cards match and transpose (backs)
Variations 1977 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 1977 Special Effects 68
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Variations 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Harry Lorayne Matching Thought two halves, two odd-colored cards selected from red and black halves
1977 The Magic Book 145
Allan Ackerman Double Ultra Mental two decks, spectator and performer each think of a card
1978 Here's My Card 50
Gene Maze Gene Maze Predicts random pairs from two decks are formed, selected pair matches
Apr. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 45
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
1978 The Tesseract 5
Frederick Braue Simpatico spectator removes card from one deck, duplicate found from other deck via stop trick
Also published here 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 30
Karl Fulves Flim Flam chosen red card is only red card in black poker hand and vice versa
Variations 1978 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
1978 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
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 120
Jerry K. Hartman Compulsive Thinker III Spectator selects only black card amongst red spot cards
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 44
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
1978 Loose Ends 47
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins
Related to 1979 Faro Possibilities 32
Gordon Bruce Matching Pairs matching of five cards dealt in a row, seconds, centers and bottoms
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 5) 676
Thomas Alan Waters Synchroincidence two decks, same card is selected, red/blue
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1979 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
Inspired by
  • Charles Hudson's "Baby Hummer" in "The Linking Ring", 1960s.
1979 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
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 21
Steve Beam Cutting Match two decks cut, they are both cut between the same two cards, criss cross type handling
Also published here 1979 Magic — The Vanishing Art 36
Roy Walton End Game Plus spectator puts four different sized groups of cards on the corresponding cards
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 872
Rovi Three Pack Coincidence three decks are cut and position marked, all three cards are the same
1980 Rovi Reveals 22
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
1980 El Duco's Lecture Notes 15
El Duco Peg a Card jumbo card and normal card are selected, they are pegged together and match, cloth peg
1980 El Duco's Lecture Notes 17
Billy McComb Powers of Mind two decks, performer and spectator cut to same card
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 266) 1327
André Robert Titan some coincidences with two packets of ten cards
Nov. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 553
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
1981 The "H" Factor 23
Gene "Phantini" 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
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 43
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
1981 Sleights & Swindles 1
Walt Lees Computer Dating four queens and four kings,performer and spectator put always two together, they are the cards with the same suit
Inspired by
  • a routine in J. K. Hartman's "Super Dupes"
1981 Four Professional Card Tricks 15
Stephen Tucker Numero selections added equal room number in hotel
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Gene Nielsen Synchronicity two spectators select same card, staging idea
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 274) 1369
Steve Beam Cutting Match two decks cut, they are both cut between the same two cards, criss cross type handling
Also published here 1981 Teaching an Old Deck New Tricks 10
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
1982 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-Ace
Inspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Little Black Book" in "Mentalism for Magicians"
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 222
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
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 328
Edward Marlo Self-Locating Prediction indicator stabbed in deck, indicator card transforms/is into selection and cards on either side predicted
1983 Marlo without Tears 176
Gene Maze Sympathetic Fans two cards chosen in two decks match and transpose
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 73
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout...
1983 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 down
Inspired by 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 14
Roy Walton, Charles Hudson Triple Alliance based on Hudson's “Spelled Prophecy: 2“
1984 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 each
Inspired by 1984 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
1984 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
1984 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 versa
Inspired by 1984 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.
1985 Martin's Miracles 45
Frederick Braue Simpatico spectator removes card from one deck, duplicate found from other deck via stop trick
Also published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 13
Karl Fulves Pristine after riffle shuffle pairs are dealt, all have matching colors
1986 Color Capture 6
David Regal Impulse at the end two cards from two decks match
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 191
David Regal Simple Sympathy about twelve cards from two decks are same in the end
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 248
David Regal Wavelength two deck coincidence
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 110
Bruce Cervon Forethought Spectator & Magician choose same Card in two decks
1988 The Cervon File 175
Edward Marlo Treasure Chest Mentalism two reversed cards in two decks match, stack and marked cards, two methods
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 164
Edward Marlo Behind Your Back fair two-deck matching effect using memorized deck, three methods
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 166
Edward Marlo Anybodies Deck odd backed card is reversed by spectator behind back
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 269
Edward Marlo A Multiple Effect two spectators think of a number and card at that position, they all have the same card, the numbers are divined and the card is odd-backed, three methods
Inspired by
  • "Controlled Thoughts" (Sydney Lawrence, Ten Self-Working Master Effects)
Also published here
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 178
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
1989 So Soon? 33
Karl Fulves Hands Down coincidence effect when cards from two hands are exchanged
1989 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
1989 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
1989 Kaleidoscope 4
Karl Fulves Read No Evil two old pieces of paper, deck cut in three piles, coincidences occur
1989 Quick Card Tricks 42
Edward Marlo The One-Cent Trick spectator sticks stamp to back of card, names one from face, same card
Related to 1991 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 version
Inspired by 1991 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)
1991 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 #19
Related to 1991 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 sequence
VariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 727
Richard Vollmer Ten/Four at the end some coincidences occur
Dec. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 12) 2156
Edward Marlo Smith-Myth Effect Subtlety
1992 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
1992 Deceptive Practices 50
Arturo de Ascanio Cuadruple Coincidencia four coincidences
Inspired by
  • Bernat & Fabregas "Cartomagia" p. 431.
1992 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
1993 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
1993 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
1993 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 reversed
Related to 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 7
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Fortune cards with "He Loves Me", "He Loves Me Not", petal principle
Related toVariations 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 43
Peter Duffie Triplicants card chosen from three-card packet twice, repeated three times, three value pairs, values predicted as well
Inspired by
  • "Triple Coincidence" (Robert Harbin, Abracadabra & Harbincadabra)
1993 Card Selection 5
Charles T. Jordan, Vanni Bossi Still Jordan: His Solution to Hofzinser's Problem No 8 coincidence with card values where two values add up to a third selection, stack that will force the number ten, with commentary by Vanni Bossi
1993 Escorial 1993 — The Hofzinser Year 13
Roger A. Golde The Favorites two mates and six cards are mixed around by spectator, mates are face up in the end
Feb. 1994 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 1994 More Greater Magic 1070
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Yada pack with ten arrow cards
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 59
Karl Fulves Unpaired Poker value matchings in 4x4 layout
1994 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 deck
Related to 1994 Crooked Tales 127
Jerry K. Hartman Made to Order two four-card packets end up in the same order
1994 Profile (Issue 18) 4
Unknown Dance With The Devil "Profile Extra" (no creator given)
in the end, all pairs add up to fourteen
Inspired by 1994 Profile (Issue 18) 9
Jon Racherbaumer The Curse of Scotland card chosen (Christ force), another card chosen and put reversed in center, then match and reversed card is between other cards of that value
Inspired by
  • "Fate or Free Will?" (Jack Carpenter, Labyrinth #1, 1994)
1994 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 5) 9
Joseph K. Schmidt The Big "Ripp-Off" five torn cards are matched
Inspired by
  • "The Five Torn Cards" (Martin Gardner Presents, p. 183)
1995 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
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1033