71 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
S. W. Erdnase Tricks with the Prearranged Deck Eight Kings - set up explained with methods to calculate cards and their positions (applicable for any cyclic stack)
Related toVariations 1902 179
Victor Farelli How to "Fan" the Pack reverse fan or spreading action to hide arrangement
1931 15
Spectator Shuffles Stacked Deck credit information, short overhand shuffle
1935 19
Al Baker Me and the Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
Also published here 1935 34
Jean Hugard Presentation comments on handling a prearranged deck
1937 189
Charles T. Jordan Double Divino coincidences and mates with stacked hundred-card-deck, see also single deck version in reference
Variations 1937 226
H. Adrian Smith A Method for a Set-up Deck mental aid to keep track of suits while dealing for cyclical stacks
1938 908
Set-Ups management tips
1940 417
New Method for Picking Up an Arranged Deck "After It Has Been Spread On The Table And A Card Has Been Withdrawn From It"
1940 12
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked
VariationsAlso published here Apr. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 136)
Further Tricks knowing the position of any named card in deck, using mental arithmetic or crib card
1944 57
Herbert Hood A Thought Out Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked
Also published here 1944 226
Ronald B. Edwards Problems in Prophecy
Nov. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 216)
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rotator prop to write down the order of a shuffled deck and use it as a memorized deck
Related to May 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 256)
Cy Keller, Hen Fetsch Cheap Faro! ideas for Rusduck's Rotator
Inspired by Aug. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 261)
Arthur Finley Findley's Four-Card Trick four cards secretly placed in pocket as prediction, pull out the necessary cards to form suit and value (using binary system)
Also published here 1956 6
Edward Marlo The Faro Calculator getting into stack with faros, reverse-principle
1958 10
North Bigbee Perfect Pack effects with a stacked deck, New Deck Order with one faro, 14/15 total of two cards
Dec. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 385)
Al Koran Out of hand Selection Process spectator cuts cards and takes top, delayed glimpse
1968 60
Ellis Stanyon Basic Move 3 shuffling a stacked deck, credit information
Related to
  • Stanyon's "Magic", Vol. 13 No. 10, July 1912
June 1968 183
Ellis Stanyon Grund Griff Nr. 3 shuffling a stacked deck
Oct. 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Edward Marlo Red-Black Arrangement five methods to secretley get a red black alternating order into a pair order (rrbbrrbb...)
1974 92
Nick Trost Intuition Card reversed by spectator in red pack matches card reversed in blue pack by magician, same position in deck as well
VariationsAlso published here 1976 7
Jack Yates Jack's Pack stack in which position of every card can be calculated with formula and vice versa ("Reversing the Process")
1978 2
Alexander One Ahead combining a stacked deck with marked cards
Magick (Issue 278)
Charlie Miller Poker Deal dealing cards out so that the order is retained when they are gathered up again (1941)
1985 29
Basil Horwitz, Rich Bloch Soul Search two decks, one card is selected and performer predicted position of same card in second deck, see p. 1774 for credits
Aug. 1985
Magick (Issue 355)
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Psych It assistant divines chosen card, matching pairs
Dec. 1991
Magick (Issue 465)
Patrick Page Do as I Do spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1993 21
Alex Elmsley Stack Transformations how faro shuffles affect a stack
1994 307
Alex Elmsley Auto-Discovery two cards are used to divine a very free selection that's pocketed by spectator, stacked
1994 374
Alex Elmsley Card Position Formula After Dealing calculating position of any card in a packet of any size, after dealing cards out
1994 404
Claude Rix Le tour impossible avec 4 paquets sans connaitre l'ordre des cartes spectator cuts four packets, cards on bottom of each packet are divined, without memorized deck
1995 43
Claude Rix Les 6 cartes sans change de jeu using deck with duplicates
1995 53
Jerry K. Hartman Prize Brain two spectators think of a card from the deck, a second deck is dealt through face up and counted, there are only 51 cards in it and one of the spectators confirms his card was not there, the deck is turned face down and one card has odd back, it is the second spectator's card, multiple decks required
Inspired by 1995 271
Jerry K. Hartman Dynamic Duo two phases:
  • 1. Spectator removes card from blue deck and loses it in red-backed packet, behind his back he reverses a card from the red-backed packet, the card he reversed is the blue-backed card
  • 2. Spectator thinks of card from (portion of) one deck, performer removes a card from another deck, spectator names his thought-card, it is removed, they are shown to be matching
1995 277
Nick Trost Intuition Two reversed selections match / same position in decks
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 161
Lee Earle ESP Stack
Apr. 1998
Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Ellis Stanyon To Name a Card After Dealing Four Times No. 20, using the sixteen cards return to original order after four deals in two piles, position of a selection named
Related to 1999 92
Ellis Stanyon To Discover a Card Chosen from Twenty-five No. 21, variation of referenced trick
Related to 1999 93
Ellis Stanyon A Chart of the Arranged Pack No. 22, doing two deals backwards before performance and then dealing cards (as "shuffling") in performance and arriving back in stack, way home
1999 94
Ellis Stanyon The Genuine Shuffle as Affecting the Above (No. 6) and Other Arranged Packs No. 7, letting a spectator overhand shuffle a stacked deck in the hope that enough of the set-up remains
1999 106
Chan Canasta Transmission of Thought spectator takes a card unseen in his pocket, other spectator selects same card from second deck
2000 48
Chan Canasta An Impossible Choice spectator selects three cards and only thinks of one of them, second spectator choses one of four card from second deck and they match
2000 52
Chan Canasta Three Cards spectator selects three cards and only thinks of one of them, second spectator choses same card from second deck
2000 76
Simon Aronson, Bill Malone Once and Again Display Procedure to restore order of Aronson stack in Routine Maintenance
Related to 2001 240
Simon Aronson Mental High Card Original procedure to restore Aronson stack in Routine Maintenance
Related to 2001 242
Al Baker Me and the Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book)
Pit Hartling Elimination - Faro Ordering removing cards so they can be ordered later with faro shuffles
2003 22
Bob Ostin Stack to Stack combining Lie Detector with other routine using a stack, stack management
Related to 2005 20
Eric Mead Disorderly Conduct thoughts on stack management:
  • Three Words about False Shuffles
  • Attitude
  • Variety
  • Minimalism
  • Incidental Handling of Cards
  • The Bottom Card
  • Dealing, Counting, and Spelling
  • Dealing as Revelation
  • Replacements and Reassembly
  • The Overall Picture
  • Advanced Chaos

2006 87
Jack Avis Tip for Use with a Stacked Deck diagonal pencil line on edge
Related to 2006 34
Jack Avis A Stack mathematical
2006 182
Tomas Blomberg Freakish Miracle #3 three decks, two are shuffled and dealt face up and cards counted until same cards appear, same card is also found in third deck at the same position
Related to 2006 17
Tomas Blomberg Freakish Miracle #4 three decks, cards have names of other cards written on the back, similar structure to Freakish Miracle # 1 & #3
2006 18
Denis Behr Finding the Way Home essay on stacked deck strategies and management
  • Possible strategies for rearranging cards systematically
Related to 2007 41
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip Discovery Using the Logical Strip-Cut Force during an Ace Production or with a stacked deck
Related to 2008 16
Bruce Cervon In Plain Sight writing some stack or information on (extra) joker, cue card or crib sheet
Prolix (Issue 4)
Ramón Riobóo The Hole Theory principle, card is taken from divided deck
2010 233
Roberto Giobbi Postcard Cue Card strategy to openly do a small set-up
Secret Agenda (Issue July 16)
Luis Otero ¡Penélope lo hace! card constructed by selecting two cards, cards is found by adding values, also other card that is possible to construct is found, Penelope Principle
El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 12)
Pit Hartling Ases el Orden four Ace production, with shuffle elements, being in a certain order at the end, Finding way home procedure
  • Acrobatic Aces
  • Gun Trick
  • Liebenow Card Peeling
Related to 2010
El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 14)
Denis Behr Home Again further thoughts on "Finding the Way Home" and how to apply it to techniques
Related to 2011 29
Patrick Page, Roberto Giobbi Cards of Coincidence spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times, with additional thoughts by Roberto Giobbi
Related to Mar. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 3)
Roy Walton 25-Card Shuffle cards dealt into two, three, four or six piles
2011 828
Edward Marlo Face-up Deal Subtlety apparently dealing cards face-up by mistake
2014 99
Joaquín Matas Combinando los McDonalds con el Suit Apparition combination of McDonalds and Suit Apparition, essay on how to stack the deck so one leads into the other
Related to 2014 157
Joseph Barry Swivelosis cards apparently upjogged from various places, stripped out and given to spectator, actually order retained
Inspired by
  • "Pseudo Swivel-Strip Shuffle" (Justin Higham)
Feb. 2016
Operandi (Issue 1)
Benjamin Earl The Any Card Game Control display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stack
  • Full Deck Control
  • Small Stock Control
Also published here 2017 36
Patrick G. Redford Half Stacked Faro Half stack with faro shuffle, has some advantages and observations
2019 190
Chris Bruce Sandwich to Stack sandwich trick with faro shuffles, ends in a wanted stack
Inspired by May 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 5)