171 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Psychological Forces
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Psychological force Exposing a card a bit more in a fan when showing it to the spectator and asking him to think one
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 145
Unknown Psychological Force picture card amongst number cards
1876 Modern Magic 112
Unknown To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at step
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 12
Unknown Psychological Riffle Force stopping at a card in the middle slightly
1890 More Magic 12
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Psychological Force showing one card a bit longer
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 82
Unknown Experto credite! named card is missing from new and sealed deck, with risky psychological force, out with card index and deck switch
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 230
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights
  • First Method (fanning before the spectator's eyes)
  • Second Method (face-up classic force behind back)
  • Third Method (springing from hand to hand)
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 34
Unknown Die gedachte Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
cards quickly spread in front of the spectator, only force card shown clearly, think-a-card force
Aug. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 114
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs, spectator holds deck as it is riffled, non-index cards used here
Also published here Sep. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 43
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Classic Force card thought-of or taken, classic force
Mar. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 37
Unknown Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of A. By the Riffle
B. By Springing Flourish
C. By the Cut
D. By the Gaze
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 165
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1909 The Art of Magic 77
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Verbal Force emphasis on forcing number
1910 Kartenkünste 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group
1910 Kartenkünste 69
Jack Merlin Force showing the card a little longer
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Oswald Rae Spread Force face up, brief
1928 Sub Rosa 16
Theodore Annemann, Walter B. Gibson An Improvement A La Carte any card forced with multiple layouts and equivoque
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 30
Unknown Forcing Thought Principle - Several Methods of Forcing a Certain Card during riffle, springing, fanning
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 8
Dai Vernon The Five Card Mental Force
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 30
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the Aces
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Unknown Psychological Force one out of four
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown A Psychological Force
1938 Greater Magic 198
Unknown A Psychological Force miracle if ace of hearts is named
1938 Greater Magic 199
William H. McCaffrey A Self Working Trick using a no-touch force
1938 Greater Magic 237
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection of a Card and Tricks Therewith by spreading, by riffling
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 329
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement two methods
1938 Greater Magic 333
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
1938 Greater Magic 333
Unknown Passing the Cards Before a Spectator
1938 Greater Magic 334
Unknown Forcing a Card by Springing the Cards forcing second card
1938 Greater Magic 335
Unknown Psychological Forces - Red or Black red is more often named than black...
1938 Greater Magic 340
Unknown The Seventh Position
1938 Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Second (and Third) Card forcing a card in a tabled row of five
1938 Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Third Card from a packet of ten cards
1938 Greater Magic 342
Dai Vernon Vernon's Psychological Force
1938 Greater Magic 343
H. Adrian Smith Out of Hands Force spectator forces card to himself
1938 Greater Magic 465
Orville Wayne Meyer To Do a Miracle psychological force
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 68) 470
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's Mental Force
1940 Expert Card Technique 271
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Nerve Force bold, just handing cards out
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 38
Eddie Joseph High Card Force having only one high card in center of deck, spectator remembers highest card of bunch drawn from center
1942 Greater Card Tricks 25
Eddie Joseph Psychological Riffle Peek Force in-jogged card affects slight pause at force card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 57
Eddie Joseph Extra-Sensory Detection spectator thinks of a card with deck in his hands, risky
1942 Greater Card Tricks 77
C. L. Boarde In His Hands spectator riffles cards himself and thinks of one, card is located
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 393
Don Medley Ring A Bell spectator thinks of a card in the fan, then he writes this card among four other cards, card is divined
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 445
Unknown one of four
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 94
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan force
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 69
Ronald B. Edwards Subtlety-Fuge
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 707
Dave Lee Card Force for the Stage named number, seven
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 5
Ormond McGill, Dai Vernon Psychological Locations first three cards, then five cards (Vernon's "Five Card Mental Force" credited here to Arthur Buckley)
Related to 1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 23
Bill Simon Negative Force to eliminate a suit
1952 Effective Card Magic 52
Bob Somerfeld Cornered! spectator in corner of the room with deck thinks of one card, card is divined, force
1952 Pieces of Mind 12
Unknown Reverse Fan Force impromptu stooge with reverse fan
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 48
Tony Corinda (20) Nicely Suited verbal force
1958 Predictions 122
Bob Madison Psychological Riffle Force "think a card"
1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 65
The Amazing Maurice Mental Telephone Telepathy stranger names selected card, probability method
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Dick Johnson Group Reception version of Vernon's Five Card Mental Force, on stage, majority of audience chose same card out of five
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 31
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle
Variations 1962 Estimation 33
Harry Lorayne Psychological Face-Up Spread Force
1962 Close-up Card Magic 160
Dai Vernon Vernon Five Card Mental Force
Variations 1962 Early Vernon 20
Max Malini Riffle Force psychological riffle force, break, see p. 93 for more information
1962 Malini and His Magic 68
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 15
Edward Marlo, Millard Lichter Latest Spectator's Open Prediction memorized deck, psychological force with divination out
  • Method 14
Related to 1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 20
Edward Marlo Marlo's Original Solution to the Open Prediction psychological force
1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 23
Unknown Reverse Fan Force
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental five cards on table, thought of card starts to move
Inspired by 1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out
Variations 1972 Card Cavalcade 45
Unknown Packet Stop Force
1972 Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1)) 127
Edward G. Brown The Card Chosen by Elimination
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Edward G. Brown The Cards Spread on Tray or Table
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Edward G. Brown A Card Named by an Assistant to force a card
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 191
Edward G. Brown A Card Thought of by an Assistant think of a card forces, while riffling through the cards, different methods
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 192
Edward G. Brown The Performer Draws a Card from the Pack Held by a Spectator
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 194
Joseph K. Schmidt The Card Thought Of spectator looks at card in spread (effectively one of three), it is reproduced from pocket
  • No-Palm Method
see also p. 648 for credit information
Aug. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 650
Gene Nielsen Homage to Koran card at number, hands-off version
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 72) 359
Gerald Kosky On My Mind card ends up at impossible location, Himber wallet
Inspired by 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 87) 431
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force
1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 41
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Psychological Force queen of hearts, probability and verbal force
1976 The Third Ecstasy 34
B.C. Milnov Miracle Mental spectator remembers card he sees while performer runs them from hand to hand
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 165) 821
Allan Ackerman Dropping A Card forcing "any" card in peek position, thought of touch
1978 Here's My Card 57
Edward Marlo High Card Force spectator is asked to think of highest card
1979 Quantum Leaps 141
Howard Wurst Out of Control out for psychological stop trick, see p. 1301 for reference
Also published here
  • Sphinx, Feb. 1948
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1257
Tom Craven Shadows psychological force, prediction of one ESP card
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1188
B.C. Milnov Xandu! spectator's apparently see thought of card on ceiling
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 264) 1318
Unknown Think-a-card Force
Dec. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 568
Derek Dingle Ultra Thot Card from a fanned deck, with outs
Related to 1981 Fourcast 3
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color
1981 Fourcast 9
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card Force psychological force, timing
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 10
Juan Tamariz Carta a la Orden named card is located, example to show how to alter the memory of spectators
1981 Magia Potagia — Volume I 10
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Psychological Force "Ribbon-Spread Techniques"
Related to 1982 Best of Friends 128
Ken Krenzel Spring Thought card is thought of during spring flourish
1982 Best of Friends 221
Tom Potente Overhand Shuffle Mental Force
Aug. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 815
Edward Marlo Think-a-card Peek Force spectator thinks of a card while performer riffles through them, psychological force
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 39
Frederick Braue FB Thought-Card Force force card has injogged card below it, spectator thinks of one as deck is riffled through (1936)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 7
Unknown Pocket Force spectator is hurried to remove card from pocketed deck
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Joker Force psychological
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Instant Stooge Force card reversed
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Spring Force with slight pause
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown The Nines with psychological stop force
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 28
Unknown Have You Thought of a Card? thought-of card has different back, with details to psychological stop force
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 6
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 42
Eugene Burger Card Force one of eleven cards is forced
1989 The Experience of Magic 115
Brother John Hamman Sealed-Room Mystery thought-of card into sealed envelope, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...")
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 61
Simon Lovell Stopcut spectator says "stop" at his own card as magician cuts small packets off the deck
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 45
Unknown Reverse Fan Force
1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
1992 Card Finesse II 245
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Related to 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 4
Rick Johnsson Face-up Stop Fan Force
1993 Card File 137
Eddie Fechter The Spectator Stops psychological stop trick, cards face down
  • Outs
  • Touches
1993 Fechter 53
Chuck Smith Imagination card forced only with equivoque
1994 What If? 9
John Northern Hilliard Fragment: Notes for a Chapter on The Psychology of Magic collection of different psychological forces of numbers and cards
1994 More Greater Magic 1154
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method A "Technical Roots"
Inspired byRelated to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 48
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Two: Visual Stop Technique riffling through card with short pause
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 50
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Three: Retention-of-Vision
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 52
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method B "Technical Roots"
springing face-up with short pause, credit information
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 52
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Force cards spread through with the faces towards the spectator, psychological force
  • Controlling the Gaze
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 59
Paul Cummins, Bill Herz The Hedonists Make Up All The Rules forcing a card with verbal magician's choice
Variations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Brainstorm in the Bahamas) 147
Karl Fulves Stop & Think comments on psychological forces in which cards are riffled before spectator's eyes
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 6
J. W. Sarles Riffle and Think prominent KS between red spot cards riffled before spectator
Inspired by 1996 Blocking Off 9
Karl Fulves Remotely Possible spectator thinks of odd-backed card, ungaffed, psychological force
Inspired by 1996 Blocking Off 10
Karl Fulves Psychological Riffle Force Handling injogged card as short card
1996 Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Notes on psychological riffle force
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 13
Unknown Forcing the Card equivoque handling, one out of four
1996 Miracle Material 27
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force
1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 77
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
1997 Seminar 1997 21
Unknown The Psychic Stop psychological stop force
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 10
Charlie Miller, R. Paul Wilson Court Card Riffle Force only court card with short card before is "thought of"
Related to 1997 The Inslow Effect 14
Joe Berg, Richard Osterlind Psychological Fan Force
1999 Dynamic Mysteries 32
Justin Higham Force-as-I-Force spectator and performer each think of a card in two decks, deck exchanged and cards removed, they match
1999 Arcardia 68
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with an Ordinary Pack No. 11, stopping shortly at middle of riffle and holding break, spectator hopefully remembers the only card he sees
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Ellis Stanyon Forcing a Person to Think of a Particular Card No. 12, spreading through cards with faced towards audience, exposing one more cards, optionally positioning a contrasting card in a group
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Ellis Stanyon Forcing in Connection with Springing the Cards from One Hand to the Other No. 13, stopping the spring slightly at a card
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 19
George G. Kaplan The "Stop" Fan Discovery
Related to 2000 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 1 59
Simon Lovell The Frisk of the Risk! effect done with named card, risky, juke box principle, set-up of often named cards
2000 Son of Simon Says! 187
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 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 52
Chan Canasta The Analysis spectator selects three cards and then decides on one, it happens to be the same card as other spectator has chosen before
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 63
Chan Canasta Audience Involvement psychological riffle force
Variations 2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 75
Chan Canasta Psychological Riffle Force and Classic Force Combination two spectators select the same card
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 89
Karl Fulves Unbreakable one card peeked at, one card thought-of in fan by another spectator, they are the same
2001 New Card Controls 109
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 68
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the psychological fan force
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 69
Pit Hartling, Helge Thun A Force one of four packets, magician's choice
2003 Card Fictions 38
Al Baker Mental Force purely with words (!)
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 721
Unknown Imp Force top card forced as cards are dribbled off thumb
2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 6
Al Schneider, Wesley James The Intention Force psychological force of odd card in a group
2004 Enchantments 413
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
2006 Compilation 82
Unknown Psychological Packet Cut Force
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 102
Michael Raeburn Psychological Force from Small Packet
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 319
Jörg Alexander Weber Face-Up Spread Force tabled, in steps, "trick that cannot be explained"
2008 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 2 38
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery brief
Also published here 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 259
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out
2008 (ca.) Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 25
John Guastaferro Equivoque Force for a suit
2010 One Degree 39
Christoph Borer Joker Prediction card selected, prediction states "Your card will not be the joker" all other cards are shown to be jokers
2010 Aspekte der psychologischen Force 12
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out
2011 Reflections 86
Helder Guimarães Psychological Bank Force as deck is riffled through, bank of forcing cards
2011 Ontology Project 24
Jan Logemann Instant Stooging Think-a-Card
2013 Stand-Up Fantasies 8
Joseph Barry Thoughts on the Psychological Spread Force spectator thinks of cards while performer fans them with faces towards spectator
2014 Reverie 18
Unknown The Psychic Stop!
Related to 2014 Classic Fantastic 73
Colin McLeod Tossed Without Deck tossed out deck without deck, three cards are thought off and divined / predicted
2014 Divine 52
Michael Murray Springboard spectator forms a card by compare it with his selection
  • The Knowing
  • The Killer (approach to Kenton Knepper's "Kolossal Killer")
  • Duplopia (approach to Paul Vigil's "Duplopia")
  • Springback
  • Invisible Deck Application
  • Springboard for the Stage
  • Increasing Accuracy
  • Springboard Suit Exchange for Perfectionists
  • Back Tracking
  • Other Applications
  • Watch This
  • Springboard & Letters
  • Springboard & Colours
  • Closing Thoughts
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 164
Joseph Barry Another Stop Trick.. Really? spectator stops at card, its value is used to count down to selection, no set-up
2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 9
Roberto Giobbi The One-handed Fan Force card a bit more exposed
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 7) 71
Andy (The Jerx) Reverse Psychology Handling for the spread force added with some psychological subtleties to make it extra fair (allow them to apparently change their mind)
2016 The Jerx 203
Unknown Psychological Stop Trick
2017 Less is More 9
Tyler Wilson IKEA Force spectator forces card on himself, "muscle writing"
2017 Rocky Mountain Session 21
Joseph Barry The Psychological Spread Force cards fanned before the spectator's eyes
2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 37
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Juha-Matti Ristiharju Hofzinser's Glance Force Variation
Related to
  • Hofzinser's "Glance Force" in Magic Christian's "Non Plus Ultra Vol. 2", 2013. P. 56.
2017 In Search of the "perfect" Rise 22
殷欣 (Sion) 杯杯 (Cup Cup) Magician correctly divines the card spectator is thinking of, propless
Related to 2017 暧昧 50
Asi Wind Double Digits Force forcing two one-digit numbers by riffling through cards and spectator names two values he sees
Inspired by 2019 Paper Work 7
Unknown Count-Down Force forcing the seventh card, two methods, one using Curious Count
2019 Paper Work 33
Unknown Timing Force cards dealt in batches
2019 Card Theater 46
Benjamin Earl Touch, Think spread held up and spectator asked to think of one, actually only one option à la Dani
2020 The Shift #3 49