104 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Chaos & Order / Packet
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick cards coming out in order via down-under-deal, thirteen-card and 32-card version
1889 Tricks with Cards 72
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick thirteen-card packet comes out in order via down-under deal
1890 More Magic 31
Unknown Das mathematische Mischen - 1. first application, ten cards shuffled, yet they stay in order, using shuffle that recycles after seven executions
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 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
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 581
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 29
Oswald Rae The Elusive Digits four cards with numbers from one to four in a glass frame, arrange in wanted order, second set of cards in card stand
1926 Between Ourselves 34
Jack Merlin A Sequence Effect thirteen cards put in order by dealing them in a row on the table, alternate top bottoms
Variations 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Unknown Sure Winner Spelling Bee eleven cards (ace through jack) order themselves like the magician wants, doesn't work for spectator
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 60
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 371
Bob Hummer Hummer's Swindle spectator takes sixteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile behind his back, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and without looking reverses all cards back in order
Also published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 2
Bob Hummer The Lonely Card CATO routine, cards turned face up, performer takes packet behind back and reverses all cards except selection
VariationsAlso published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 2
Carroll Darnay Mixup spectator shuffles a suit, suit is then again in order
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 737
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven II cards are shuffled and cards from 8 to As removed, shuffled again and picture cards removed, then with the number seven all quartets are counted to
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 9
Don Tanner The Lineup cards from Ace to Five are shuffled and placed inside card box, when opened again, cards are back in order
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 58
Mike Rogers From the Desk of Mike Rogers idea for Kirk Styles Boy Meets Girl cards, cards join in pairs
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 47
Bruce Cervon Ten Gives Three ace to ten are shuffled, reorder themselves, joker appeares at chosen number
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 45
Charlie Wicks Sequence ten to aces removed and laid out, switched around a bit, all in royal flush order
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 98
Roy Walton Suit Yourself two small packets, one arranges the same suit order as the other
1969 The Devil's Playthings 42
John Hamilton Hidden Symmetry producing thirteen cards in order with down-under deal, shuffle sequence to get into the required order
Inspired by
  • "Try It Yourself" (52 Amazing Card Tricks, Rufus Steele)
Apr. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 333
David Gale, Richard Karp The Well-Taught Deck dealing five poker hands, the hands come out in ascending order at third deal, see also p. 550 for comment by J. G. Thompson Jr.
Related to Apr. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6) 513
Paul Curry Mission Incredible spectator shuffles thirteen cards of one suit and arrange them in order without looking, double facer and duplicates
Related to 1974 Paul Curry Presents 11
Roy Walton As You Were order of Ace-Four changes several times
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 53
Roy Walton Happy Families three cards of three suits are mixed and eventually unite
Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Lightning Strikes Twice"
Variations
1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 19
Roy Walton Your Very Own suits sort themselves
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 306
Joe Riding, Paul Curry Mission Accomplished
Inspired by 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 262
Paul Curry Out Of Sight eight kings, cards of a suit end up in order after a sequence of shuffling and switching, mind reading presentation
1977 Special Effects 7
Paul Curry Joining The Ladies three cards are torn in halves and the pieces shuffled, then mixed (with help of a chart), finally all pieces are next to their equivalent
Related toVariations 1977 Special Effects 35
Paul Curry Out Of Mind
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 58
Karl Fulves Another Order three cards arrange themselves in any order the spectator wishes
1978 Transpo Trix 24
Frederick Braue Flash Cards thirteen mixed-up cards are dealt out in order, alternate top bottom deals
Inspired by 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 32
Hannes Höller Höfisches Rendevous court card assemble under hands of spectator
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 98
Harry Lorayne An Extraordinary Prediction ace to ten are shuffled, reorder themselves, jack appeares at chosen number
Related to 1979 Quantum Leaps 168
Roy Walton A Trick for Mr. Fields ten cards of a suit are shuffled and one card put in pocket, cards are back in order, one card missing, with kicker of wrong card in pocket
1979 That Certain Something... 2
Bob Hummer Hummer's Swindle spectator takes sixteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile behind his back, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and without looking reverses all cards back in order
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
Bob Hummer The Lonely Card CATO routine, cards turned face up, performer takes packet behind back and reverses all cards except selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
André Robert Titan some coincidences with two packets of ten cards
Nov. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 553
Philip T. Goldstein Hopscotch five cards put in order on table, always two cards are switched and are back in sequence again
Also published here 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 23) 443
Simon Lovell The Ten Card Special Plus number card chosen, top cards dealt, they form a straight and card at value of spectator's card is selection
  • The Basic Routine
  • The Extended Routine (straight shown first and mixed back in, then as above)
Related to 1983 Second to None 40
Jerry K. Hartman Order Restored one suit is reversed in deck and orders itself, gaffed and ungaffed (faro) method
Variations Jan. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 865
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Slam spectator shuffles, yet top thirteen cards are straight from ace to king, gilbreath
Apr. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 908
Philip T. Goldstein Hopscotch five cards put in order on table, always two cards are switched and are back in sequence again
Also published here 1984 Lechter Notes 2
Charles Hudson Enlarged Hartman
Inspired by Apr. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1049
Jerry K. Hartman Apocalypse Variations or Additions two variations
Inspired by Nov. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 1282
Paul Swinford Transmigration sixteen cards sorted with sorting rod, two people remember one of the cards, their positions transpose after a few sortings, Binarial Transposition
1986 The Cyberdeck 21
Edward Marlo Olram's Order diamond cards order, ten double facers
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 236
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Forehand four matching pairs generated, based on Fulves's "Hand Out" (And a Packet of Cards)
1989 Fifth 7
Bob King Order Please deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer arranges half the deck to match face-up/face-down sequence of other half
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Magician Foolers 5
Harry Lorayne A Pathway Kind Of Thing bad small packet divination, ends up Ace to King
1990 Trend Setters 56
Philip T. Goldstein Hopscotch five cards put in order on table, always two cards are switched and are back in sequence again
Also published here 1990 Focus 89
Philip T. Goldstein Hopscotch Again
Also published here
  • "Hopscotch... Again!" in "New Tops" November, 1983. P. 36.
1990 Focus 90
Edward Marlo In Psychological Order spectator inserts cards into small packet at random positions, packet is shown to be from ace to king
Seventh Method (ungaffed)
First Alternative (scratchmarked)
Second Alternative (stripper cards)
Fourth Alternative
Fifth Alternative - A dealer's Delight (waxed cards)
1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 14
Richard Vollmer Ten/Four at the end some coincidences occur
Dec. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 12) 2156
Edward Marlo Olram's Order Ace through Ten order themselves, ten double facers
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 14
Philip T. Goldstein Duploma spectator removes Ace through Five in some order, performer matches the order
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 71
Philip T. Goldstein, Paul Curry Automix working method
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 113
Peter Duffie Those Enigmatic Royals
  • Phase One (based on Card Puzzle)
  • Phase Two (based on Happy Families, court cards mixed and the suits unite again via spelling)
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 206
Angelo Carbone Out of Order four cards riveted together, center two cards exchange, examinable
  • Effect
  • What you receive
  • How it works
  • Set up
  • Performance
Related toVariations 1995 Out of Order 1
Bob King, Ted Biet, Angelo Carbone, Jon Allen, Duane Henry, Frank Chambers, Michael Mander, Nick Fitzherbert, Harry Lorayne Bonus Section various tips on preparation & performance of "Out of Order"
1995 Out of Order 8
Bob King Perfect Match deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer arranges half the deck to match face-up/face-down sequence of other half
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2629
Nick Trost Lineup Gilbreath Principle, arranging face up/down cards in same order
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 149
Wesley James SympathOrder half deck face-up and face-down, spectator shuffles, dealt in two piles, they have same face-up/face-down orientation
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 65
Karl Fulves Code For Oracle two suits named and removed, performer separates them from the back
1998 Combo 25
Gavin Ross The Information Pack half deck is pushed through other half (incomplete faro) and turns over, full suit visible with selection missing, with variation by Peter Duffie
Inspired by 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 94
Karl Fulves Hofzinser + Math Aces shuffled reversed into packet, another card chosen, face-up/face-down mix, all cards right except a chosen Ace but selection instead
Inspired byRelated to 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 55
Paul Curry Out of Mind
Inspired by 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 250
Masao Atsukawa 整理好き (Like to be Organized) Ace to Six apparently mixed up, but goes back in order
Inspired by 2001 カードの島 36
Harry Lorayne The Amazing Court-Card Trick one of twelve chosen cards chosen, it matches named (by magician) picture card selection, other eleven cards are other court cards
Inspired by
  • "Famous Jack of Spades Trick" (Aldo Colombini)
Variations
2001 Personal Collection 375
Karl Fulves Keep In Mind spectator asked to remember list of seven cards, he cannot do it, when shown again, they are Ace through Seven in order
2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 63
John Bannon Degrees Of Freedom CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 128
John Bannon Origami Poker CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 144
Karl Fulves Kinship system for remembering suit order of packet (twelve cards), court cards dealt out in four piles to separate suits
Related to 2005 Combo II 21
Karl Fulves Switched By Thot court cards separated into suits by performer from back (memory) except two named jacks which are transposed, see also p. 100 for further notes
2005 Combo II 24
Karl Fulves Noble Cause twelve court cards memorized by performer who then produces jacks, then queens, then kings from packet, see also p. 102 for further notes
Related to 2005 Combo II 39
Karl Fulves Made To Order performer sort face-up/face-down mix below table
2005 Combo II 43
Karl Fulves Pseudo Hummer fooling magicians who know the Hummer CATO trick
2005 Combo II 46
Karl Fulves A Game Of Touch suit removed, spectator deals it from top or bottom into pile and retains last card, performer sort suit below table top and divines selection
2005 Combo II 52
Steve Beam Countdown Simulator ten cards of a suit are removed after shuffling the cards, spectator can decide if cards are put down or switched, then cards are in order and last card is selection
Related to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 97
Karl Fulves Kings Over Here twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted from back
Related to 2007 Word Play 22
Karl Fulves Four Way Memory twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted into suits from back
Related to 2007 Word Play 24
Karl Fulves Order Restored mixing process with ten cards that restores after four times, dealflipdropcut
2008 Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Scott Robinson The Perfect Shuffle fake down-under deal, Ace through Five packet stays in same order despite the deal
  • Preferred Handling (Steve Beam, third finger buckle)
Inspired by 2008 Counter Attack 31
Steve Beam Testosterone Test red/black order of Aces changes, observation test
Also published here 2008 Counter Attack 45
Ken Krenzel Suit Yourself packet of chosen suit arranges itself from ace to king in spectator's hands, see also Lew Brooks' "Order Out of Chaos" (Stack Attack)
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 217
Steve Beam Running the Scales Ace to Ten are mixed and pocketed, then produced by touch in order
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 268
Steve Beam Mating Ritual queens and kings shuffled and then separated
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 269
Karl Fulves Matrix Games variations of the Ace to Five theme with twenty-five cards
  • The Correction
  • In Sync
  • Brother's Keeper
Inspired by 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 528
Karl Fulves Scot's Key ca. twenty cards from shuffled deck removed, spectator exchanges one with Joker and puts unknown card aside, performer deals packet face-down into four piles into suits and names removed cards
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 5) 27
Steve Beam Testosterone Test (new) red/black order of Aces changes, observation test
Also published here 2011 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue Addendum) vii
Steven Hamilton Double Deal two cards chosen, they multiply to a number that matches their number, then one packet becomes the four-of-a-kind to match selection, the other packet the full suit
Inspired by
  • "Big Deal" (Roy Walton, Abra #1881)
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 142
Bébel L'Ordre et le Chaos group of mixed cards ends up sorted
2014 Notes de Conférence 2 3
Steve Beam Mind Over Anti-Matter Random cards from a spectator-shuffled deck distributed to four participants. With free choices of which cards to eliminate, they all end up with one card. When combined, the cards form a royal flush.
Inspired by 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 51
Harry Lorayne The Amazing Court-Card Trick one of twelve chosen cards chosen, it matches named (by magician) picture card selection, other eleven cards are other court cards
Inspired by 2015 JawDroppers! 112
Nathan Colwell Hofzinser's Suit Selection Spectator selects card from a packet of random cards, all the cards change to match the suit of the selection, Ace to King
2017 A New Angle 100
Paul Vigil Sympathy (for the Devil) Cards "or Cartas con Simpatia Diabolica"
two packets end up in the same order, despite mixing procedures, one packet mixed again and its order typed into phone, performer's phone rings
  • Part 1: My Condolences
  • Part 2: Can You Hear Me Now?
Inspired by 2017 The Doors of Deception 227
Bob Farmer Triharder fifteen-card-packets shuffled and dealt into three piles by both performer and spectator, performer gets them in order, spectator doesn't
  • Mini-me Version (thirteen cards)
Variations 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 9
Bob Farmer Macau Casino Shuffle #1 Ace to King of Hearts and Spades are each shuffled, performer deal-mixes them, one is sorted, then both are in same mixed order, then spectator cuts one of the suits and the order matches prediction
Related to 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 12
Bob Farmer Macau Casino Shuffle #2 version with thirteen duplicates
Related to 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 18
Bob Farmer Casinodiction spectator shuffles twenty cards from four different decks and deals them out according to their back designs, ends up with good poker hands
Inspired byVariations 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox (Issue Addendum #3) 1
Pete McCabe Pete's Casinodiction spectator shuffles twenty cards from four different decks and deals them out according to their back designs, ends up with good poker hands
Inspired by 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox (Issue Addendum #8) 3
Harry Lorayne Just In Case selection replaced, four packets made, spectator choses one, selection is on top, rest of packet is matching suit, other packets mixed, Juan Tamariz
2017 JawDroppers! Two 77
Asi Wind Lucky 13 thirteen cards chosen, they are named suit in order
Inspired by
  • "Suit Selection" (Hofzinser)
2018 Repertoire 143
Allan Ackerman, Jason England The Extended Merlin spectator shuffles deck, sorted into suits, suits shown mixed, they are suddenly ordered, alternate top bottom deals
Inspired by 2019 Card Theater 94
Helder Guimarães Midas's Touch "The Perception of Luck"
  • First Phase: small packet dealing demonstration with Ace through Five of Spades
  • Second Phase: those five cards are shown in random order, then suddenly sequential order
  • Third Phase: named poker hand is produced from a shuffled deck
Inspired by 2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 406