44 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Spectator is the sucker
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Unknown To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure deck dealt in four piles and suits separated, taught to audience and the fail or succeedRelated to Modern Magic 66
Unknown Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for that Der moderne Kartenk√ľnstler 90
Lu Brent Gagging the Sucker Make spectator think he/she can do the trick you just showed, but when they try they get a funny message written on a card Novel Magic 40
Laurie Ireland Deuces and Trays sucker ambitious twice, deuces shown as threes and transform in threes when spectator protests Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 15
Unknown The Circus Trick Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 267
Unknown Circus Card Trick "the next card I turn over..." The Royal Road to Card Magic 138
Unknown The Trey transforming card into "tray" The Royal Road to Card Magic 146
Russell "Rusduck" Duck No Misdirection trick to play on people who want to show performer a trick, heckler gag The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 619
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag Scarne on Card Tricks 75
Al Leech A Subtle Sucker Effect Cardmanship 15
Paul Swinford The Match Game spectator looses always More Faro Fantasy 40
Unknown Glide Gag stop trick with sucker element The Living End 64
Baffles Brush Evens and Middles sucker trick, apparently card is among dealt cards The Living End 65
Unknown Sucker Gag "the next card I turn over..." The Living End 65
Roy Walton An Illogical Conclusion four red cards are changed with four face down cards on the table one by one, cards in the hand remain always red and spectators assume face down cards are red too, they are shown to be black eventually Tale Twisters 5
H. Adrian Smith A Selected Card Revealed The Living End 67
T. Page Wright, William Larsen A Mind Reading Interlude The Living End 69
Orville Wayne Meyer Something Screwey sucker element, three spectators select same card, card ends up in pocket The Living End 78
George Sands Criss Cross Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it
credit information, see also p. 812 for Marlo claim
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Unbeatable" (George Sands, Sep. 1951, p. 14)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 12) 816
Karl Fulves Color Blind no-palm handling of Criss Cross, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate it, see p. 1053 for commentInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 1) 822
Francis Carlyle Sucker Tricks - false bottom change
- all cards alike using top change (Johnny Paul)
- card on forehead
The Magic of Francis Carlyle 96
Unknown Speak of the Devil No. 58, spectator ends up with losing value, PATEO More Self-Working Card Tricks 83
Stephen Tucker Ambassador Card seen by spectator to be on top, random card removed from center of deck shown to be selection instead (sucker type effect) The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 44
George Sands, Karl Fulves Criss Cross No. 48, simplified, Nines through Aces removed and sorted in reds and blacks, dealing procedure on table mixes and then sorts the colors again, spectator cannot duplicate itInspired by More Self-Working Card Tricks 62
Jean Hugard Do It and Fail with 28/32 card deck a layout and dealing game is explained, the spectator always fails at it The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 29
Dai Vernon The Third Color spectator looses, double dealRelated to The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 180
Karl Fulves A Fortune spectator cuts off packet and then counts down to make a selection (10-20 handling), value is looked up on chart and spectator loses Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 27
Gazzo A Gentlemen's Game routine about the game High Card, Aces end up in performer's pocket The Minotaur (Vol. 3, No. 3) 5
Bob Farmer The Game of 31 Ace through Six on table, numbers added until in turn until 31 is reached, performer always winsRelated to Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 18
Bob Farmer Svengali Monte monte type betting routine with the deck cut into three piles, optional clean ending Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 22
Stanley Collins Banker & Broker three piles made, the one with the highest card on the bottom wins, spectator thinks he saw an Ace on the bottom of one, Given the SlipRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 68
Pit Hartling High Noon with card under spectator's watch climax, duplicateInspired byRelated to Card Fictions 44
Karl Fulves Hypnot key card principle explained, key card removed without one spectator seeing it, he still locates selection Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 312
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 9. "The Next Card That I Will Turn Over Will Be Your Card!" "The Circus Trick" with no-touch forceRelated to Penumbra (Issue 10) 17
Tom Stone The Tutorial sucker explanation with card from lefty deck Maelstrom 203
Woody Aragon Cheeky Oil And Water sucker oil and water: small packet doesn't separate but whole deck does A Book in English 55
Darwin Ortiz Grifter's Game predicted card lies next to named card, proposition bet presentation Lessons in Card Mastery 19
John Born Motivation: Glued Deck Use a solid deck to stop hecklers from trying to perform with your deck Seeking the Bridge 123
John Hostler Bar Bits Triskadequadra Application #1
as bet about the suits
- Swindle #1
- Swindle #2
Magnum Opossum 64
Harapan Ong Dude, You're not even Trying competition with spectator who rights half a face-up/face-down mixed deck faster, spectator's end up mixed again while performer's magically unmix Principia 124
Jason Ladanye Game Changer fusion with spectator and performer signed cards, presented as "whose card hits the table first during the deal wins" betInspired byRelated to Game Changer 37
Jason Ladanye Catch Me if You Can three sucker game phases (spectator has to catch falling card, spectator has to cover card faster than spectator), ending with spectator's card to wallet Game Changer 57
Jason Ladanye High-Card Hustle multi-phase cutting the high card, set-up reachable via faros from new deck order, faros Game Changer 263
Jason Ladanye The Art of War spectator and performer each turn over cards, higher card wins, spectator loses throughout whole deck, faros Game Changer 325