148 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Pencil Dot or similar Marks
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Hocus Pocus Junior Conveyance of Cards and Dice mentioning card tricks and principles without details
  • divided cards
  • advantage dice by cutting off a strip
  • "nipping" (punch?), corner crimp, dots
1634 51
Theodore Annemann The Mind in Retrospect
Related to 1934 16
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle
Related to 1934 20
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card
Related to 1937 82
Glenn G. Gravatt Mental Vision four cards chosen and divined, pencil dot card
1937 82
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator
Inspired byRelated to 1940 40
Paul Curry Mates spectator shuffles deck and takes card from face-down ribbon spread and gives it to spectator, performer also takes a card from spread, they are mates
1941 16
Martin Gardner Preposterous
1943 63
Edward Marlo In Lieu of Pencil daub on borrowed deck as alternative to pencil dotted key card
1945 9
Royal Vale Heath "Magic Square" Magic card selection in combination with magic square, total of square indicates position in the rest of the deck
Feb. 1945 103
H. Levenson Amazing Coincidence two rows of eight cards, selection is found in the named column
1946
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
4
Conny Steffensen Magische Lektionen brief explanations of various techniques to control a card, followed by french translation "Leçons de Magie"
  • 1. Durch Forcieren
  • 2. Anwendung der Volte
  • 3. Mit Hilfe der untersten Karte
  • 4. Ein Ersatz für die Volte
  • 5. Lange und breite Karte
  • 6. Eine billige, lange Karte
  • 7. Gebrochene Ecke
  • 8. Dicke Karte
  • 9. Kurze Karte
  • 10. Vergilbtes Spiel
  • 11. "Bleistiftstrich" auf der Seite des Spieles
  • 12. Rand und "Augen" Methode
  • 13. Die umgekehrte Karte
Related to 1946
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 1)
5
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference
1947 32
George G. Kaplan The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short
1948 6
George G. Kaplan Card-Stabbing three cards are stabbed from a gaffed (corner-marked) Tally-Ho deck
1948 119
Ken Krenzel, Don Costello Miracle named card turns over
Jan. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 169)
678
William Ruesskamp 15 to 30
Apr. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 175)
700
Paul Rosini A Card Turns Over complicated method with reverse fan and pencil dotted card on the face
1950 48
Rolf Andra Gedanke und Tat
1951
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 1&2)
9
Rolf Andra Gedanke und Tat! spectator and performer think of a number, selection is found at same number
1952
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 2)
19
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme face-up card placed in face-down spread, used to count/spell to random card, which is predicted, The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
VariationsAlso published here 1952 44
Mike Kanter A Location Supreme same impro procedure used to find a selection
Inspired by 1952 45
Aage Darling Vibrato performer is blindfolded, thought of card is found
1953 9
Lu Brent Unbelievable Coincidence Spectator and magician each think of a card and write it down, each pull out a card from the deck, turns out they find each other's card
1956 5
Lu Brent Autographic Minds Spectator and magician each select and sign a card, lost in the deck, later manage to find each other's signed card
1956 8
Rolf Andra Die "Fusskarte" finding selection with food
1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 1)
585
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Unter der Zündholzschachtel spectator locates a chosen card with a matchbox, selection is predicted on back of matchbox
Related to 1958
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 1)
615
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Scales spectator deals amount of cards on the table, stops and remembers next card, performer cuts same amount and locates selection
Also published here 1967 7
Henry Christ, James G. Thompson Jr. The 203rd Force continued on p. 198
Related to July 1968 194
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge marked
Related to
  • Genii, Aug. 1947, p. 368
July 1968 194
Dr. A. Ch. Wilsmann Das Wunderlotto cards placed in rows on table, lotto numbers are selected to chose a card, matches prediction in envelope
1970
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 5)
83
Jerry L. Christensen "Mind Mirror" Resilvered
Inspired by 1971
Magick (Issue 19)
93
Carl Newton Inspiration from the French two cards selected from ten-card packet, cards in row on card stand and a piece of tissue in front of each, tissue touched with cigarette, bright flashes at selections
Related to Mar. 1973 603
Edward G. Brown The Performer Draws a Card from the Pack Held by a Spectator
1973 194
North Bigbee Depth - Perception jumbo ESP cards, matching
1973
Magick (Issue 86)
429
Henry Christ, James G. Thompson Jr. The 203rd Force
Oct. 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
33
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge marked
Oct. 1973
Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
34
D) having force card marked on back, e.g. one-way deck
1975 38
Glenn G. Gravatt Secret Back Mark dot on top card as something is written on another card jogged on top of that card
1976 20
Punx Der Mann mit dem goldenen Arm presentation for Vernon's Cutting the Aces, only production
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1977 63
Erhard Liebenow The Card In the Center Liebenow's card peeling
Related to 1978 7
Daryl Martinez Double-Dazzling Triumph two selections, deck shuffled face up into face down, two cards are reversed, indicator cards to find selections, then deck is separated into red and black cards
VariationsAlso published here 1979 1
Bill Coomer Card-X prediction of multiple cards
1979
Magick (Issue 245)
1222
Larry Becker PSI-Stebbins shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted, jumbo cards
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1979 7
Jack Vosburgh Scrambled Thoughts No. 11, Ace, Two and Three held by three spectators, two spectators exchange cards with back turned, performer knows which
1979 16
Dai Vernon, Bob Hummer Escape of the Jack signed black jack in pocket changes places with sandwiched black jack on table
1980 13
Mike Hilburger No Skill Four Ace Assembly spectator shuffles cards with deck and when sixteen cards dealt again, aces on bottom
1982 21
Christian Scherer Unmöglich selection in deck, four aces, named one turns into selection and ace is found in card case
1982 90
Ken De Courcy Blind Aces Blindfold peek to locate Aces marked on their backs
1983 14
Father Cyprian, Larry Becker Becker and Cyprian Becker routine, with different ending and setup
Inspired by 1983 25
Hans E. Trixer Everyplace with all blank faces kicker
1984 59
Jan Torell Meine Standard-Forcier-Methode
1984 12
Karl Fulves On the Lam No. 57, number prediction on card gives position of later selection
Inspired by 1984 82
Harry Houdini Houdini's Secret No. 64, from Houdini's notebooks, two cards selected by counting to numbers, both predicted, one-ahead
1984 94
Stephen Tucker The Chase forcing subtlety for forcing deck, removing pencil-dotted indifferent cards from spread
Mar. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35)
680
Key Cards pencil marks, or reversed card in one-way deck
1985 9
Jon Racherbaumer Full-Deck Smith-Myth Force two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, performer forces same card on both
Inspired by
  • forcing procedure in "Ten Self-Working Master Effects" (Professor Sydney Lawrence)
Related to
Jan. 1986 21
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Mentalwaage spectator deals amount of cards on the table, stops and remembers next card, performer cuts same amount and locates selection
Also published here Dec. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
80
Daryl Martinez Out of this Hemisphere twenty-card packet version, spectator puts one color on table and other color to bottom, red cards marked
  • The Cards (replacing marks with stripper, one-way or crimp)
  • Totally Impromptu
1989 1
Robert E. Neale The Hanging No. 57, one spectator is murderer, chosen with cards, noose tied from rope, it tightens only at guilty spectator
1990 120
Alex Elmsley Weight with small packet, marked key card
Related to 1991 366
Karrell Fox A Couple of Card Miracles
  • The Perfect Miracle (performer deals blindfolded through deck, stops at selection)
  • Pulse-Stop (performer holds spectator's wrist while going over spread to find selection)
Also published here 1991 67
Edward Marlo Unexpected Poker Deal spectators think of highest card in their poker hand, all assembled and re-dealt and all thought-of cards are in one hand
Inspired by Jan. 1991
Technomagic (Issue 7)
55
Larry Becker, Ross Johnson Club Kicker shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted, with jumbo card kicker
Inspired byVariations 1992 285
A Good Card Trick marked key card
1993 89
Richard Bartram, Jr. Point of Thought two decks, performer removes card with arrow on back which points on selection in other deck, when card is turned over it is the same card, with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1993 41
Eddie Fechter Eddie's Stop performer stops spectator while dealing, next card is selection
1993 51
Ted Lesley The Principle principle to force one out of three cards, three marked locator cards, spectator cuts deck in his hands
Related to 1994 24
Jerry Camaro Rocky Does It! selection sticks on nose of Rocky Raccoon
Nov./Dec. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 5 No. 26)
296
Stephen Bargatze This and That funny presentation, words on cards "nothing", "something", "it", "this" and "that"
1995 1113
Daryl Martinez Double Dazzling Triumph two selections, deck shuffled face up into face down, two cards are reversed, indicator cards to find selections, then deck is separated into red and black cards
Also published here 1995 79
Karl Fulves Two By Four shuffled deck, performer shuffles and cuts three piles, then names bottom cards, then new bottom cards are Aces
1996 62
Nick Trost Miracle Match Up similar to Gemini Mates in plot, two methods
Inspired by
  • "Prospero" (Peter Warlock, The Magigram, February 1980)
Variations
1997 177
Nick Trost Showdown three phase Ten Card Poker Deal routine, last phase is stud poker. Includes Tom Hubbard's handling at the end.
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1997 216
Nick Trost Twenty-Deck Poker Deal Poker with twenty cards
Related to
  • "The Hokey-Poker Deck" (Jim Lucier, The New Tops, March 1978)
1997 245
Karl Fulves Parallel Time two decks, red-backed JS on face of blue-backed deck, spectator inserts JS in center behind her back but it's back on face, repeated with other deck, repeated but it now jumps back to other deck, "ambitions card done with the deck in the spectator's hands"
1997 94
Ron Bauer Key to the Draw three cards, twenty-six key
Inspired by 1997 20
Ron Bauer Devilish Trickery
1997 133
Frank Csuri Double Back Think double lift on deck
1997 15
Doug Canning Marked Up Masterpiece faro and twenty-six key
1997 1245
Karl Fulves Time & Dice "Three tricks"
Ace through Six, spectator switches two cards and turns all over according to dice roll, divined
1998
Underworld (Issue 7)
97
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note table spread force with pencil dotted card, using it a key otherwise
Inspired by 1999 271
Glenn G. Gravatt Mental Vision Divine four cards, standard key card location using pencil dot instead
1999 8
Two Selections Just a standard key card location with pencil dots, to reveal two cards
1999 10
Karrell Fox Foxy "The Perfect Miracle" performer deals blindfolded through deck, stops at selection
Also published here 2000 163
William Alstrand, Karl Fulves Fooling the Experts No. 14, procedure with cuts and deals in which spectator forces a card on himself
2001 23
Cloned Thoughts No. 15, spectator and performer chose same card after each other, free selection from small packet, weird procedure
2001 24
Karl Fulves Tea-Time Mystery No. 52, two cards from two decks are divined and then transpose
2001 77
Tony Bartolotta, Martin Gardner Synchronism No. 56
Related to 2001 83
Karl Fulves Calculated Cut No. 5, two selections located, small packet cut off and card at that position remembered
Inspired by 2001 11
Karl Fulves, Gene Finnell Choices No. 11, two cards removed, one put back without looking and one remembered, performer finds both, Klondike shuffle
2001 23
The New Deal No. 17, jonah
2001 35
Karl Fulves Stop or Else! No. 24, "Stop or else" written on Joker
2001 49
Karl Fulves, Howard A. Adams Metal with Memory No. 25, three coins arranged and cards dealt according to their value, three Aces are found
2001 51
Karl Fulves, William P. Miesel Cutting the Aces No. 26
2001 53
Karl Fulves, Bob Hummer Scrambled Stud No. 27, spectator remembers card and its position in ten-card packet, two hands dealt but selection and its mate face-down
2001 56
Ron Bauer Chick Trick wind-up toy chicken finds selections, credit information
Inspired by
  • "The Hoppy" (Ron Bauer, New Tops, March 1982)
2002 1
Doug Canning Dealer's Choice sone card location
2002 154
Tony Bartolotta The Real Difference spectator removes two cards and selects a card, two differences of card values calculated to count down to selection
Related to 2003
Off The Books (Issue 4)
50
Glenn G. Gravatt Pencil Dotting a Card during previous trick while writing a prediction
2003
Off The Books (Issue 4)
50
John Lovick I Dream of Mindreading blank deck finale, credit information
  • Another Method
Also published here Dec. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
97
Ron Bauer Second Finger Top Deal Jacks shuffled into deck, yet shown on top, then dealt to partner as fake false dealing demo
Inspired by 2004 2
Basil Horwitz ESP Incredible Memory Test five ESP cards are signed and put back in deck, performer reverses the cards behind back
2004 36
Basil Horwitz Body Language Challenge Poker Test spectator can select cards from half the deck to build best possible poker hand, performer selects without looking and has a royal flush
2004 39
"Joro" Bruno Hennig Mississippi Poker on stage, playing four rounds with different spectators
2004 90
Jim Sisti Twenty-Sixth Card Location handling for standard procedure
Jan. 2004
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
83
Karl Fulves Flip Switch strip-out switch handling, with repeat
2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
102
Jack Avis A Dotty Location location with four distributed marked key cards
2006 48
Jack Avis A Presentation
2006 177
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme TTTCBE
Also published here 2006 108
Darwin Ortiz The Trick that Takes Forever to Explain TTTCBE
Inspired by 2006 108
Stephan Kirschbaum Any Card at (almost) any Number spectator shuffles cards, half forcing deck
2007 45
Docc Hilford Bound Blossoms "Secret #157 - Control Displacement", prediction of card and page from magazine, spectator stops while dealing, Kismet Envelope
2008 17
Karl Fulves Any Two performer and spectator name cards, spectator two positions, the positions are counted to with Gemini Twins placement (!) and two Jokers, Jokers end up next to named cards
2010
Prolix (Issue 8)
508
Wolfgang Moser Wunderpunkt thoughts and techniques using a pencil dotted card
  • ...jetzt machen Sie mal einen Punkt!
  • Forcieren der Leitkarte
  • Setzen der Leitkarte
  • Kontrollieren der Leitkarte
2011 25
Doug Edwards Make Your Mind a Blank blank deck, spectator thinks of any card and goes through some dealing procedure, thought of card is divined
Inspired by 2013 55
Wayne Dobson, Jerry Sadowitz Mind Ray ends with double-blank deck
Inspired by
  • "Mind Ray" (Jerry Sadowitz)
Related to
2013 14
Tomas Blomberg Svensk Voodoo one card selected and one thought-of, first found at number named by performer, second at number named by spectator
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2014 256
Helder Guimarães Open Index Handling spread and spread pass
Also published here Dec. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 12)
41
John Lovick My Dream of Mind Reading blank deck finale, credit information
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2016 115
Luis Piedrahita Cortando Cartas al Peso weighing the cards, three phases, first phase amount of cards is named, second phase named number is cut and as climax spectator cuts named number of cards
2016
El Manuscrito (Vol. 8 No. 31)
1062
Alexander de Cova Das neue Spiel things to do when opening a new deck
  • Die Markierte Karte
  • Das Duplikat
  • Die Dicke Berta
2016 190
Paul Vigil Prepare to Enter setting up for the act
  • Paraphernalia
  • Main Deck Setup
  • Pocket Management
2017 1
Ryan Schlutz Counterpoint using group shuffle to place selection at certain position, with or without sticky tape
Also published here 2017 25
Ryan Schlutz 6 Covers 6 hands-off selection and riffle shuffle by spectator
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2017 41
Allan Hagen Locator Marks for Rider Back, Aristocrats 727, Arrco, New Fan Back
2017 16
Patrick G. Redford The Redford Super Card short, punched and marked card
2017 62
Thomas Otto Joker Prediction off beat prediction, spectator selects card which is not a joker, all cards but one are jokers
2018 110
David Solomon A Blah-Day Clock clock layout dealt at the start, blank card finale
Inspired by
  • "The Fateful Month" (Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible)
2018 127
Steve Beam Quadruple Stack stack to be able to produce four of a kind quickly
Inspired by 2018 28
Alexander de Cova Der Mann mit dem goldenen Arm presentation for Vernon's Cutting the Aces
  • Royal Flush Variante
Inspired by 2018 217
Joaquín Navajas, Miguel Gómez, Camilo Vázquez Forzaje ESP three methods to force an ESP card
2019 96
Helder Guimarães Open Index Handling spread and spread pass
Also published here 2019 78
Ryan Plunkett Any Card At Our Numbers deck given to spectator, another deck wash-shuffled on table, spectator and performer think of a number each and count down in both decks, the cards match
Inspired by 2020 3
Ryan Plunkett Fan Mail card predicted in envelope, fair elimination process after table wash by spectator
Inspired by 2020 21
Ryan Schlutz Counterpoint using group shuffle to place selection at certain position, with or without sticky tape
Also published here 2020 57
Ryan Schlutz 6 Covers 6 hands-off selection and riffle shuffle by spectator
Also published here 2020 73
Ryan Schlutz Edge-Mark Pencil Dot about a special key card ant uses with it
  • Single-Card Control
  • Single Card Control Borrowed Deck
2020 111
Ryan Schlutz Clearly See-Through shuffled deck, spectator takes a pile from it, remembers one card and pile is replaced, card becomes invisible and reappears reversed in deck, GAP principle
  • An Alternative Way to Handle GAP Selection
2020 118
Chris Rawlins One Card Poker spectator shuffles, then takes top cards, as does performer, both are Aces, other Aces found on top and reversed in center
  • Ad Card Secrets
  • Reverse Approach
Variations 2020 5
Chris Rawlins Variant One cards at end of "One Card Poker" make up current date
Inspired by 2020 20
Chris Rawlins Variante Two cards at end of "One Card Poker" make up spectator's pin or part of credit card number
Inspired by 2020 22
Greg Chapman Fixed Floating Key Cards in a Stacked Deck 18-35 principle
    • High Card
    • Hold'em
  • Work in the Cards
  • Other Positions
2020 30
Ryan Schlutz, Salomon Vainstein Randomly Constructed card chosen by choosing a suit and counting a packet for the value, two handlings
  • Alternate Handling - 13 Card Stack
  • Reveal Ideas
    • Mentalism Reveal
    • 52 Outs
    • Marked Deck
    • Second Deck
    • 52-Card Index
2021 13
John Lovick I Dream of Mindreading blank deck finale, credit information
  • Another Method
Also published here 2022 250
Michał Kociołek Synergic one selected card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa, no faces looked at by performer other than his selection
  • with slight variation by Scott Baird
Inspired by
  • "Kismet" (The Classic Magic of Michael Vincent, DVD, 2009)
Jan. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 1)
592
Kyle Leon Worker's Cheek-to-Cheek Triumph without re-set, deck left shuffled for next performance
Sep. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 9)
982
Anson Chen Serial Killer first group of card is selected and then after the packet is mixed, one card is chosen, card matches prediction and order of other cards match serial number on bill, using a Quiver wallet
2023 134