231 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
August Roterberg New Thought Card Sleights intro
1897 New Era Card Tricks 34
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights - First Method fanning before the spectator's eyes
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 35
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights - Third Method springing from hand to hand
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 36
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
S. W. Erdnase Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of intro
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 165
S. W. Erdnase A. By the Riffle "Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of"
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 166
S. W. Erdnase B. By Springing Flourish "Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of"
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 166
S. W. Erdnase D. By the Gaze "Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of"
cards shown one by one, spectator's eyes are watched
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 167
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
Also published here 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
Arthur H. Buckley One of Four Packets probability force which packet of four is chosen
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 32
Unknown Forcing Thought Principle - Several Methods of Forcing a Certain Card during riffle, springing, fanning
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 8
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 spectator counts to a card, is supposed to choose the position the performer demonstrated
1938 Greater Magic 198
Unknown A Psychological Force miracle if Ace of Hearts is named, juke box
1938 Greater Magic 199
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 only court card among number cards, 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
Orville Wayne Meyer To Do a Miracle psychological force
1939 The Jinx (Issue 68) 470
Unknown The Psychic Stop! at seventh position, psychological
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 330
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
Related to 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
Joe Berg Face-up Spread Force risky
1942 Cut the Cards 23
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
Arthur H. Buckley The Mental Fan Force card more exposed in fan
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 98
Arthur H. Buckley The Riffle Force card thought of during riffling, slight pause
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 130
Dave Lee Card Force for the Stage named number, seven
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 5
Ronald B. Edwards Subtlety-Fuge
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 707
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
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
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
Max Malini Riffle Force psychological riffle force, break, see p. 93 for more information
Related to 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
Harry Lorayne Out of my Control standard psychological stop effect, with outs
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 12
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 Magick (Issue 35) 172
Unknown Packet Stop Force
1972 Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1)) 127
Jerry K. Hartman Ace Placer spectator deals and stops at the four Aces
Inspired by 1972 Packet Magic 41
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
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
Jerry K. Hartman Psychic Backstop Out for psychological stop trick, using down-under deal
Related to 1973 Means & Ends 39
Gene Nielsen Homage to Koran card at number, hands-off version
1973 Magick (Issue 72) 359
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 Magick (Issue 165) 821
Roger Smith Timing Spread Force spectator moves his finger over spread
1977 The Ultimate Card Book No. 2 3
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 Magick (Issue 238) 1188
B.C. Milnov Xandu! spectator's apparently see thought of card on ceiling
1980 Magick (Issue 264) 1318
Unknown Think-a-card Force
Dec. 1981 Apocalypse (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 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
Bill Herz, Paul Cummins The Hedonists Make Up All the Rules forcing a card with verbal magician's choice
VariationsAlso published here 1983 The Magic Hedonists Brainstorm In The Bahamas 39
Orville Wayne Meyer Subliminal 1 showing five ESP card, one is shown a little bit longer than the other cards
June 1984 Magick (Issue 333) 1662
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
Also published here 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
Unknown Reverse Fan Force
1990 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
T. Page Wright Psychological Card Problems introduction to psychological forces and things like that
  • Psychological Forces
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 278
T. Page Wright Psychological Number Forces seven and fifteen, usage for card divination
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 279
T. Page Wright Force from Ten Cards psychological, face up or down
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 281
T. Page Wright Psychological Color Force red, used in card work
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 282
T. Page Wright Forcing One of Two or Five Cards handling for psychological force, as divination with two-way out (waiting for reaction when tabling one of the cards face up)
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 283
Jerry K. Hartman Psychic Stopgag different outs for Psychic Stop depending on how many cards the spectator ends up dealing
Inspired by 1991 Card Craft 335
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
Also published here 1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 4
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Also published here 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
Sid Fleischman The Crimp Force gambling for seventeen
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 129
Chuck Smith Imagination card forced only with equivoque
Related to 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
Unknown Die Neunerforce psychological stop force, position nine
Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 60
Unknown Die Siebzehnerforce number seventeen
Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 60
George G. Kaplan Stop! Fan Force brief
1995 Continental Close Up 8
Paul Cummins, Bill Herz The Hedonists Make Up All The Rules forcing a card with verbal magician's choice
VariationsAlso published here 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 in-jogged 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
Also published here 1996 Inside Cardmagic — Band 2 30
George G. Kaplan, Jörg Alexander Weber Das Fächerforcieren nach Kaplan
  • Ausweichstrategien bei der Fächerforce
Also published here 1996 Inside Cardmagic — Band 2 190
Unknown The Psychic Stop psychological stop force
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 10
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
1997 Seminar 1997 21
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
Eddie Clever Three-Thought Coincidence card cut to and remembered, another spectator removes and pockets a card, a third spectator thinks of one, they all match, from notes by Max Abrams
Inspired by
  • "Impossible Yet?" (Eddie Clever, Thought Wings Onward, 1939)
Jan. 1998 Onyx (Issue 2) 28
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
Also published here 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 19
Jörg Alexander Weber, George G. Kaplan The Fan Force According to Kaplan
Also published here 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 205
George G. Kaplan The "Stop" Fan Discovery
Related to 2000 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 1 59
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
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
L'Homme Masqué The King of Clubs: A trick of L'Homme Masqué cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Hearts among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs, spectator holds deck as it is riffled, card then removed from pocket
Also published here July 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7) 33
Harry Lorayne Außerhalb meiner Kontrolle standard psychological stop effect, with outs
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4&5) 165
Mark Mason Thinking Straight one card a bit more exposed in special fan configuration, with deck-to-pocket out
2000 Up Close & Personal 5
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
Terry LaGerould It's All in Your Mind spectator thinks of highest card in five-card packet, then vanishes from another five-card packet, then all other cards vanish except selection from packet
2001 Pasteboard Presentations II 22
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
Roberto Giobbi The Psychic Stop! commentary and control handling
Related to May 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5) 17
Al Baker Mental Force purely with words (!)
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 721
Pit Hartling, Helge Thun A Force one of four packets, magician's choice
2003 Card Fictions 38
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
Harry Lorayne, David Regal Psychological Face-Up Spread Force
Aug. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 8) 32
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group
Also published here Nov. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11) 68
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
2006 Compilation 82
Unknown Reverse Fan Force
May 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 2) 10
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
Dani DaOrtiz Double Intuition two selections, spectator deals stops at card and counts value to find selection, then deck is dealt face down and second spectator stops at selection
2007 Lecture Notes 27
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
Arie Vilner Your Favorite Heart verbal psychological force of the Heart suit, followed by instructions to remove a card with a lot of white-space, leads to force card
2009 Underhanded Delivery 90
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
Bill Woodfield The Kaleidoscopic Card spectator thinks of a picture card while deck is riffled in front of him, card vanishes, Queen of Spades between Club cards is mistaken for Queen of Clubs
Related toAlso published here
  • Genii, Nov. 1964
Dec. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12) 100
Dai Vernon, Juan Tamariz Stop Force cards spread on table, hand over spread, wrist held by spectator
2013 Magia Demente 57
Jan Logemann Instant Stooging Think-a-Card
2013 Stand-Up Fantasies 8
Dani DaOrtiz The Fan Force
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!
spectator remembers as cards are spread before his eyes
  • Increasing the Sense of Need
Also published here
  • "Pensando en Magie" booklets
Apr. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 4) 30
Jim Steinmeyer The Small Packet Samba forces Six of Clubs, verbal force employing a few cards
Aug. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 8) 43
Joe Williamson Psychological Force Seven of Clubs
2013 Just Be Croz 18
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 "Diplopia")
  • 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
Inspired by 2014 A Piece Of My Mind 164
Dani DaOrtiz The HLG Force
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!
"Hommage to Lennart Green", face-up/face-down mess made on table, spectator takes a card
Aug. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8) 34
Pavel, Dani DaOrtiz Verbal Card Force classic force from imaginary deck, cards named by performer
Related to
  • "Forzaje Psicológico" (Dani DaOrtiz, Libertad de Expresion)
Oct. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 10) 44
Patrick G. Redford Mental Elimination + Covert Grouping concept to get spectator to name the only card missing from deck, based on Mental Elimination concept and careful wording
2014 Applesauce 109
Dai Vernon, Juan Tamariz Stop Force cards spread on table, hand over spread, wrist held by spectator
2014 El Puente Invisible 61
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
Joseph Barry The Psychological Spread Force cards fanned before the spectator's eyes
2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 37
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
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
Lorenz Schär Go-Stop spectator deals through deck, psychological stop
Inspired by 2019 Cards Against Reality 87
Juan Tamariz Card to Order (A Practical Example) someone names a number and other person names suit to construct card, card is instantly produced
2019 The Magic Rainbow 120
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
Nathan Kranzo Thought of Card Revelation Spectator sees card in spread, you produce it after some fishing
2021 Kranzilla Unleashed 112
Dani DaOrtiz The Seventh Card and Its Psychological Nuances
  • In the hands of the magician
  • In the hands of the spectator
  • On the table (p. 42)
2021 Freedom of Expression 41
Dani DaOrtiz In the hands of the magician dealing stop force of seventh card, performer deals, psychological details
2021 Freedom of Expression 41
Dani DaOrtiz In the hands of the spectator dealing stop force of seventh card, spectator deals, psychological details
2021 Freedom of Expression 41
Dani DaOrtiz On the table deck spread on table, top cards pushed over one at a time, spectator forced to stop on seventh card
2021 Freedom of Expression 42
Dani DaOrtiz Stop anytime (pretending to misunderstand) spectator deals through shuffled deck face up and stops on force card, any card from shuffled deck can be forced (no setup), can still arrive at force card even if spectator stops a few cards away
2021 Freedom of Expression 46
Dani DaOrtiz Using a high/low card setup for two spectators one spectator asked to think of low card and other to think of high card, from random point in deck a few cards are shown to each spectator, both cards are forced
2021 Freedom of Expression 47
Dani DaOrtiz Creating a force number with absolute freedom deck is dealt and spectator stops at a few cards, at each stop he is given choice of surrounding cards, stopped-at cards’ values are forced, good for five cards (can be less or more), includes what to do if a card is passed
2021 Freedom of Expression 49
Dani DaOrtiz Working with Small Groups of Cards
  • Issuing the order before stating your intent
  • One of four (on the table) (p. 52)
  • One of three when turning cards face up (the magician never touches the cards) (p. 54)
2021 Freedom of Expression 51
Dani DaOrtiz Issuing the order before stating your intent forcing one card of four face-down cards, not sure-fire
2021 Freedom of Expression 51
Dani DaOrtiz Verbal Forces. Forcing numbers, cards, or positions details on psychological forces of numbers, values, suits and specific cards
  • Numerical estimation by a spectator
    • Number 18 (p. 56)
    • Making number two more likely to be selected
  • Spectator’s estimations of the deck (p. 57)
  • Verbally forcing a card (first system) (p. 58)
  • Verbally forcing a card (second system)
  • Verbally forcing a card (third system)
  • Going for a suit (p. 59)
    • Going for hearts
2021 Freedom of Expression 55
Dani DaOrtiz Verbally forcing a card (first system) specific card is forced from an imaginary deck of cards, cards named by performer
2021 Freedom of Expression 58
Dani DaOrtiz Verbally forcing a card (second system) similar to first system (above) but only value is forced, not suit, allowing more overall sense of freedom
2021 Freedom of Expression 58
Dani DaOrtiz Magician’s Choice. Some ideas detailed information on the psychology, verbal strategies and nuances of equivoque and general forcing procedures and creating the illusion of freedom
  • The importance of the question
  • The spectator acts early
  • Keeping the real purpose in the background
  • Using ambiguity to normalize (p. 62)
  • Forcing choices
    • Building sentences
    • Offering two choices while highlighting one of them (Would you rather…) (p. 63)
    • One option of many
    • Sentence logic (p. 64)
    • Question in the background
    • Direct request ending with ambiguity
  • Forcing via expectations (p. 65)
2021 Freedom of Expression 61
Dani DaOrtiz HLG force (Homage to Lennart Green force) deck is messily mixed on table (washed), some face up and face down, spectator touches a face-down card, it is forced, relies on psychology and a casual switch if necessary
2021 Freedom of Expression 71
Dani DaOrtiz Forcing from a Fan as You Spread the Cards for the Spectator “Think-A-Card” spread force, card from middle is forced and then controlled, card’s identity can be predetermined, many touches that make it work, how to handle when it misses
  • Control or force
  • Starting situation
  • Spreading the cards (p. 78)
  • Getting to the selection
  • Controlling the card (p. 79)
  • Initial position for the force
  • How does it work… (p. 80)
    • A. Increasing urgency (p. 81)
      • The speed of the selection
      • The specific order
    • B. Apparent nonchalance
      • The surprised technique
  • The importance of a thought-of card…
  • Facing mistakes (p. 82)
  • Cards and cards
  • Conclusion (p. 83)
2021 Freedom of Expression 77
Jim Steinmeyer The Zancig Paradox
  • Conjuring
three spectators think a card each from a third of the deck, performer locates them in his pocket, force by asking for a certain type of thought-of card (red number card, picture card, ...)
Inspired by
  • "Knock 'em Dead" (Guy Jarrett, Jarrett, 1981, p. 171)
Mar. 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 3) 40
Christoph Borer Das vierfache Mirakel performer fans through cards and four spectators think of a card, one of each suit, all are divined
2022 A String of Pearls 8
Christoph Borer Psychological Riffle force duplicates
2022 A String of Pearls 28
Max Malini Psychological Riffle Force with routining, out, finding apparently forgotten first card as well
Related to 2022 Max Malini 264
Chan Canasta One-Handed Psychological Riffle Force
2022 Max Malini 266