91 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Table Spread Force
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To "Force" a Card. First Method exposing the card a bit more, also one-handed or in spread on table
1890 11
Table Spread Force brief, force card a bit more exposed
1896 12
Das Forcieren einer Karte, ohne das Spiel zu halten "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
classic force from spread on a tray, card more exposed, Willmann recommends older people as spectators, with an out (performer claims he has seen the card)
June 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 6)
Table Spread Force
1897 17
Pretty Effect bold "force" in which apparently random card is pushed to spectator, then card is spelled to
1928 11
L'Homme Masqué The Table "Spread" credit unsure, thrown on table, Toss Force
Related to 1933 39
Victor Farelli For the Table "Spread" Force. setting up
Related to 1933 74
T. Page Wright Tabled Under-the-Spread Force bottom card dragged along with fingers
1933 19
The Table Spread Force risky, Toss Force
1940 188
Joe Berg Face-up Spread Force risky
1942 23
Tommy Dowd Card Addition to Packet with table spread force application
July 1945 132
Carl Herrmann The Carl Herrmann Spread Force bridged deck
Jan. 1947 285
Matt Schulien The Face Up Spread Force spectator thinks of a card in face-up spread, names it, and performer produces it, risky
Related to 1959 48
Matt Schulien Matt's Face Down Spread Force cards scrambled on table in wash, spectator takes one
1959 51
Johnny Paul Toss Force brief
1960 70
Harry Lorayne Psychological Face-Up Spread Force
Related to 1962 160
Harry Lorayne Absolutely Free Force switch when turning card over
1962 240
James Steranko The Gentle Touch deck thrown on table so it spreads, spectator takes a card, either force or two key cards, toss force
Inspired by
  • "The Touch" (James Steranko, Genii, Jan. 1962, p. 191)
Related to
1962 22
Johnny Paul Toss Force brief
1970 42
Edward G. Brown The Cards Spread on Tray or Table
1973 190
Edward Marlo In Case of a Miss spectator chooses odd-backed card via face-up spread force, based on different coatings
1974 149
Jochen Zmeck Table Spread Force chip or object moved over tabled spread until spectator says stop, repeated with elimination procedure if required
1974 10
Roger Smith Timing Spread Force spectator moves his finger over spread
Related to 1977 3
Harry Lorayne A Force, Of Course only one half spread on table for selection
1979 185
Warren Wiersbe Ribbon Spread Control step in spread
1979 126
Paul Harris A Force switch of card in tabled spread, card slid around under palm
1979 55
Terry LaGerould Streaker tabled spread of ten cards, when spectator runs finger along, force card is dragged with finger
  • The Streaker Principle
  • Performance
1979 69
Edward Marlo The Cincinnati Force gamble, side-jogged card with turnover of table spread
1982 96
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Psychological Force "Ribbon-Spread Techniques"
Related to 1982 128
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Almost Automatic Force "Ribbon-Spread Techniques"
1982 128
Tony Miller Who Could Ask for Anything More?
Nov. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Ross Bertram As A Free Force spectator touches his own card in spread, switch
1983 164
Frederick Braue The Ribbonspread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found, spread with jogged key card
Inspired by 1985 7
Edward Marlo, Larry Jennings The Miracle Spread - Variation
1986 13
Edward Marlo Flexible Miracle Spread running card under tabled spread, see also Ibidem #20 (May, 1960)
Related to 1986 40
Edward Marlo Last Minute Note note
Inspired by 1986 60
Roger Smith, Stephen Minch Ribbon Spread Range Force
Inspired by
  • Ultimate Card Book No. 2, Roger Smith
1987 17
Juan Tamariz Ribbon Spread Force
Related to 1988 31
Ribbon Spread Stop Force timing
1989 145
Karl Fulves Box Spread Force card loaded under case, case dropped on tabled spread where spectator calls stop
1991 4
Randy Tanner Force Handling
Sep. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 9)
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
Also published here 1996 30
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
1997 21
Tom Gagnon Self-Inflicted Spread Force with the Versatile Spread Control
VariationsAlso published here 1998 1370
Ellis Stanyon How to "Force" a Card No. 2, also mention of doing it one-handed and in tabled spread with card more exposed
1999 214
Ellis Stanyon Forcing a Card from a Pack on the Table No. 5, table spread with force card more exposed
Variations 1999 271
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note table spread force with pencil dotted card, using it a key otherwise
Inspired by 1999 271
Karl Fulves Closed-Eyes Table Spread Force spectator should close his eyes and take a card from tabled spread, application of changing the card to a photograph of the spectator picking a card
1999 272
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, The Ribbon Spread Force bold
2000 793
L'Homme Masqué, The Toss Force
Related to
  • "Magic without Apparatus", p. 86
2000 795
Roberto Giobbi A Question of Sex unknown card marked on back is found by spectator
Inspired by 2000 805
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
Also published here 2000 19
Charlie Miller Table Spread Force card thumbed onto table in spread layout with left hand until spectator says stop
Also published here Dec. 2001
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 4)
Spread Stop Force timing
2003 14
Al Schneider, Wesley James The Intention Force psychological force of odd card in a group
2004 413
Harry Lorayne, David Regal Psychological Face-Up Spread Force
Aug. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 8)
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
2006 82
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller's Table-Spread Force card thumbed onto table in spread layout with left hand until spectator says stop
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1997
2006 15
Joel Givens Table Timing Spread Out gag, finger moves to different part of the spread
2007 83
Justin Higham Illogical Spread Force Tabled spread is separated and top card is dealt off as selection
Variations 2008 18
Jörg Alexander Weber Face-Up Spread Force tabled, in steps, "trick that cannot be explained"
2008 38
Karl Fulves Fearless Twice two out-jogged cards switched
Inspired byRelated to 2008
Prolix (Issue 5)
Roberto Giobbi A Force and a Location psychological spread force, key card placement out
Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 25)
Tom Gagnon Ultimate Spread Force spectator divides tabled spread at any point, bottom card of top half forced, using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired by 2011 62
Tom Gagnon Miracle Spread Force touched card in tabled spread apparently stays under spectator's finger, using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
2011 65
Tom Gagnon Inverse Spread Force using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired byVariations 2011 68
Tom Gagnon Immaculate Spread Force using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired by 2011 70
Tom Gagnon Self-inflicted Spread Force using Versatile Spread Control
Also published here 2011 72
John Born Face Up Tabled Classic Force Cards spread on table, finger moved on top, say stop over selection, includes subtleties
Related to 2012 145
James Steranko The Touch deck thrown on table, one card more exposed, single-card crimp
Also published here
  • Genii, Jan. 1962
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
José Carroll, Iván Mora Card Switch as a force, spread on table
2013 48
Dai Vernon, Juan Tamariz Stop Force cards spread on table, hand over spread, wrist held by spectator
2013 57
Tom Gagnon Dual Miracle Spread combined with Versatile Spread Control, as force or stab in tabled spread
Inspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
2013 15
Dani DaOrtiz Ribbon Spread Jog "Force" job and ribbon spread turnover, four cards at once, as self-force
Apr. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 4)
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
Also published here Aug. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8)
Charlie Miller Tabled Spread Force
Aug. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8)
Dai Vernon, Juan Tamariz Stop Force cards spread on table, hand over spread, wrist held by spectator
2014 61
Juan Tamariz And One More for the Classic Force
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 11)
Ribbon Spread Stop Force timing, brief
2017 28
Brother John Hamman Ribbon Spread Stop Force timing
2018 273
John Carey Ribbon Spread Force
Inspired by 2019 46
Edward Marlo The Miracle Spread brief
2019 11
Edward Marlo, Tom Gagnon Miracle Spread under Handkerchief spread covered with handkerchief
2019 26
Tom Gagnon Airdnase Pitch spectator says stop during ribbon spread, spread broken at that point, force card dropped onto end of spread
2019 206
Tom Gagnon Gagnon Transfer Force ribbon spread handling
Inspired by 2019 214
Tom Gagnon Brush Force
Inspired by 2019 218
Tom Gagnon Inverse Handkerchief Force handkerchief over tabled ribbon spread, spectator touches card through handkerchief
Inspired by 2019 220
Eugene Burger Psychological Face-Up Spread Force Handling
Related to 2021 277
Eugene Burger The Moving Finger Technique spectator moves finger along face-up spread on table and stops
Related to 2021 298
Max Malini Table Spread Force
2022 249
Charlie Miller Table Spread Force card thumbed onto table in spread layout with left hand until spectator says stop
Also published here 2022 34