285 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Things happen to the whole deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Shower of Aces deck changes into all Aces
1876 97
Conus The Shower of Aces many aces appear at named number (faced-deck turnover at-any-number method)
1889 110
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack"
1889 140
All Red - All Black with electric deck
1890 20
Chicagoer Kartendruckerei normal deck is shown to be all alike one by one
Oct. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2)
18
Rouge et Noir card riffled through are all red, then all black, small incomplete faro condition for impromptu svengali deck principle
1896 69
"Das Verwandlungsspiel" deck shown normal, than it changes into duplicates of one picture card, than another, then back to normal
1896 137
Das Verwandlungs-Kartenspiel transformation deck with divided duplicates on one side and normal faces on the other side à la Hofzinser, can be shown normal, then all-alike for one selection then another and then normal again
June 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6)
84
Die gehorsamen Asse Aces put in center, spectator choses how many Aces should appear on top and bottom, Conus Aces gag sequence, four Aces under spectator's hand transpose with four other cards, deck changes into all-Aces
Nov. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 11)
164
Eduard W. Lufa Halt! three cards selected, card dealt into hat one by one, each spectator says stop during the deal and the performer is holding the spectator's selection at that moment, second deck cut into four piles, one pile selected and all its cards predicted in envelope, then first deck changes into one-way force deck of each of the three selections one by one
Oct. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 10)
147
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das wunderbare Kartenspiel "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste III."
entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other
Also published here Apr. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4)
50
"How Many Aces Would You Like?" deck changes into all Aces
1909 70
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das wunderbare Kartenspiel entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other
Also published here 1910 148
Stanley Collins A Card Comedy card chosen and lost, spectator names number, card counted to, spectator claims it's not his card but deck shown as one-way deck, gag with stooge
1925 30
Finale deck thrown in audience becomes shower of colored tissue butterflies
1936 163
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck
1937 253
Tearing the Deck five methods to tear a full deck
1937 354
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch
1938 490
Robert Weill I'm Sorry! three spectators note cards, they are the same and become blank, then deck transforms into chart of letter (eye examination test)
Mar. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 54)
387
A. Vantur Jeu de cartes changé en fleurs / Vom Kartenspiel zum Blumenbukett two methods to change deck into flowers
Oct. 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 10)
1
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smooth
Inspired byRelated to 1948 12
Arthur H. Buckley Red or Black deck shown all red, then all black
1948 135
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection
1950
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
31
Maurice Howarth Tarantula pips from four card vanish step by step and appear on strip of paper
Related to Sep. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 290)
1158
Karrell Fox Fan-Tizy rosette made from deck and fastened to lapel
1954 21
Jerry Andrus A Blank Deck Idea selection found, rest of deck shown blank, reverse fan and hiding pips with other card
1956 130
Jerry Andrus Color Changing Deck when riffling through deck it is shown mixed or all red, all black, fine incomplete faro condition
Also published here 1956 170
Harry Lorayne Mindreader's Nightmare Mindreader's Dream with blank deck, thought-of card is the only one with face
Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
15
Jochen Zmeck Non Plus Ultra "Mein Verwandlungsspiel"
deck shown normal, then all cards are alike and back changes as well, then back, partial rough-smooth
Related to 1962 11
Kosmische Strahlen triple transformation deck, rough-smooth and short-long
1962 14
Edward Marlo Uses for Half Forcing Deck see at bottom
1964 68
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky The Astor-Deck als Svengali Spiel deck riffled through as all-black or all-red, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) 9
Roger "Hervey" Vuille Photographie deck as camera, blank cards become duplicates of photographed card
1968
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 4)
64
Alton Sharpe, Billy McComb Blank Surprise all cards become blank except selection
1969 141
Edward Marlo The Wrong Deck deck is shown as double backed, then double faced, then blank, then normal
Summer 1970
Hierophant (Issue 4)
207
Floyd Shotts, Frank Novotny All Tied Up selection is found, rest of the deck turns out to be an Electric Deck
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
130
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halves, gag
1970 (ca.) 5
Edward Marlo The Wild Deck "Bonus Effect", four aces removed from deck and changed to blank cards, then whole deck becomes blank
1971 5
Edward Marlo They're All Alike ambitious type routine shown, people think they're all the same, but they're all blank
Aug. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8)
62
Billy McComb The Williamised Spider pips from deck vanish and appear on napkin
Related toAlso published here 1972 2
Brother John Hamman Out Of Print two selections on table turn blank on both sides as they are repeatably turn over and back to normal, same with full deck
Also published here Summer 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio)
536
Billy McComb A Gag with the Wiggly Wand deck becomes crooked when waved over with S-shaped wand
1972 131
Billy McComb The Williamised Spider of Mr. Collins pips from deck vanish and appear on napkin
Also published here 1972 155
Jochen Zmeck Mein Super-Verwandlungsspiel deck transforms itself three times, faced and backs, to match selections, using triple-cards glued in Z-configuration
Inspired by
  • Leopold Figner effect
1972 8
Scotty York, Richard Himber York's Stab Surprise razor blade card trick, see Surprise Stab Revisited for an updated version
Related to June 1973
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6)
42
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #4 backs change from red to blue, cards become blank and back to normal
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 789
Scotty York, Richard Himber Surprise Stab Revisited razor blade card trick
Related to 1975 36
Tommy Wonder, Billy McComb, Stanley Collins The Pip-Eating Spider published under "Jos Bema"
Related to June 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10)
272
Paul Harris Solid Deception
VariationsAlso published here 1976 1
Karrell Fox The "Same to You" Card Trick three spectators chose cards, they are all the Jack of Hearts, even though the deck is all Ace of Spades
1976 81
John F. Mendoza All Gone card selected and returned, performer names it, it turns over and is odd-backed, rest blank, with variation
Inspired by
  • "Triple Chance"
Related to
  • "Paleface Pasteboards"
Variations
1978 42
Steve Beam Joker Removal spiralbound deck, Joker is removed, penetrates spiral
1979 1
Steve Beam Bound Reversal spiralbound deck, card is peeked and then found reversed
1979 2
Wayne Wall Signed, Sealed, Stabbed and Delivered card is selected and name written on an envelope. Envelope is placed inside spiral-bound deck, deck in order, missing card is selection
1979 3
Steve Beam, Wayne Wall Bending Over Backwards spiralbound deck, selected card is pulled through spiral
1979 5
Steve Beam Gettin A Rise Out Of It selected card rises out of spiralbound deck, holes intact
1979 7
Steve Beam Visual Penetration signed card is pulled from spiralbound deck
1979 8
Steve Beam, John Murray, Rhett Bryson, Bruce Turner Gags gags with the spiralbound deck
1979 9
Steve Beam Push Thru Dollar coin penetrates cased deck, selection is found to have a hole in it
1979 49
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table
Related toVariations Feb. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 2)
806
Ken Brooke Ken Brooke's Card Act end strippers
  • First Effect (Aces produced from shuffled deck, lost in packet and dealt out again, spectator choses Ace packet)
  • Second Effect (Triumph with fair shuffle)
  • Third to Seventh (routine with twenty-four duplicates, stripper Svengali, all alike display, switching duplicates in and out)
Also published here 1980 172
Steve Beam Push Thru Dollar coin visibly penetrates cased deck, all cards have holes except selection, using Pancake Coin
1981 29
Gene Castillon Spellbinder Kings spelled out, then Aces found, Kings change back color, rest of deck all Jokers
1981 73
Don England Folds Flat For Packing reverse of "Dehydrated Deck"
Inspired by 1981 24
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method
Also published here 1981 169
Michael Ammar Squeeze Play deck becomes crooked
1982 23
Philip T. Goldstein Strung Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1982 3
David Britland Xmas Time Trip climax for time machine trick, deck ends up sealed in cellophane
Dec. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20)
379
Peter Kane The Nudest Nudist Deck with card case transformation kicker
  • Printing the Card Case
1982 130
Paul Harris Screwed Deck deck (cut in two parts) is screwed together
Related toVariations 1983 76
Johnny "J.J." Johnston Mechanical Pack Routine mechanical deck presentation, deck is screwed together and selection found fixed on the bottom
Variations Feb. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22)
423
David Britland Unbeatable spectator selects card twice, put between two jokers, then entire deck consists of jokers
Also published here Feb. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22)
425
Alex East The Invisible Card card travels to card case, found next to a lot of electrical stuff
Inspired by
  • Barry Govan's "The Upside Down Card"
  • McDuff's "Electronic Deck"
Aug. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28)
542
Earle Oakes Thelectronicards
Inspired by Oct. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30)
581
Meir Yedid Point The Way arrow appears printed on backs of cards and points to selection
Also published here 1983 9
Ellsworth Lyman A Color Changing Trick asymmetric stripper-type preparation, when riffling through the deck the cards are either all red or black, see also p. 58
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, November 1907
1983 4
Chung Ling Soo No-Gaff Svengali Deck outjogging every other card a bit, then riffling through the deck and show them all red or black, see also p. 11
Also published here
  • Goldston's Magazine of Magic, July 1915
1983 14
Edward Bagshawe The Optica Deck pairs held together with cut-outs and raised parts, all backs can be shown either blue or red, and face cards change to all the same
  • The Optica Technique
with reproduction of ad and original instructions, 1928
Variations 1983 35
Andrew Shivas No-Gaff Svengali showing all red or all black, incomplete faro
Related toAlso published here
  • Tricks of the Masters (Goldston, 1942)
1983 113
Jay Sankey Meltdown cards in case are wrapped in foil which is vanished and reappears around deck as finale, using Power Case
Related to 1983 89
Bill Woodfield, Max Malini Die Palmage in der Kniekehle card holdout, knee
  • Rot und blau (thought of cards with different backs)
  • Das klingelnde Kartenspiel (deck changes into alarm clock)
Also published here
  • "Genii", 1947/8.
1983
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 44 No. 3)
81
David Regal Audacity Based deck changes back color and suits are changed to reverse colors printing (spades and clubs red, hearts and diamonds black)
Sep. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 9)
963
Meir Yedid Point the Way arrow appears printed on backs of cards and points to selection
Also published here Nov. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 11)
994
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Footsteps deck cannot be squared properly, cards keep sticking out - when forced to be square by tapping on deck, all the pips fall to one side of the deck
Inspired by 1984 4
Stephen Tucker Rock Around Ambitious card, but deck is then revealed to be wrapped in rubberbands around all the edges (Paul Harris's Solid Deception ending, with rubberbands)
Inspired by 1984 17
Paul Harris Unhinged full deck in case is folded in half
Also published here 1984 101
Nick Pudar "Block"Buster Ace Assembly at the end all packets are glued together ala solid deception
Related to 1985 241
Danny Korem, Jerry Andrus The Omni Deck short Ambitious Card routine ending with clear block of glass
Inspired by 1985 153
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1985 5
Frederick Braue Untitled two cards chosen by counting to a number, they're mates, rest is blank
1985 19
Jay Sankey Meltdown cards in case are wrapped in aluminum foil which reappears as finale
Related to 1986 70
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1986 6
David Britland My Name Is Legion deck has famous names on the back of every card, two cards chosen with Gemini Twins procedure, rest of deck blank
Related to 1986 30
Terri Rogers Blank Amazement card chosen and predicted, then it changes back, rest of deck blank
Also published here 1986 31
David Regal A Point Well Made whole deck is penetrated, one card has no hole
1987 19
Randy Wakeman, Scotty York Mini Surprise Stab miniature deck, two methods, deck shredded, based on York's "Surprise Stab"
1987 18
Meir Yedid Biting Sensations biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
VariationsAlso published here 1987 49
Peter Duffie Valediction Xs appear on the back of whole deck
1987 101
Philip T. Goldstein Public Image cards are sandwiched between two double-blank cards one by one and become blank as well, then whole deck becomes blank
Inspired by
  • "The Image Takers" (Justin Higham, Precursor XIV, Jan. 1987)
Related toVariations
1987
Inside Out (Issue 2)
13
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1988 8
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1988 9
Justin Higham Extended Image Takers some cards get blank, then whole deck as well
Inspired by Apr. 1988
Inside Out (Issue 4)
16
Terri Rogers Leere Blicke card chosen and predicted, then it changes back, rest of deck blank
Also published here Apr. 1989
Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 3)
102
Jay Sankey Gift of the Magi deck transforms into gift-wrapped bundle with ribbon
1990 81
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1990 3
Johnny "J.J." Johnston J. J's Ehrgeizige Karte Plus with blank-faced deck, changes into regular deck as climax
1990 25
John Bannon, Richard Himber The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Card Trick in case all cards are shredded to pieces by themselves except selection
Inspired by
  • Richard Himber's "Surprise Stab"
1991 74
Alexander de Cova, Scotty York 1. Scotty York's Razor Blade Card Trick as deck switch application
Also published here Nov./Dec. 1991
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4)
8
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1991 11
Christoph Borer, Thomas Otto Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing
Also published here 1991 10
Meir Yedid Wegweiser arrow appears printed on backs of cards and points to selection
Also published here 1991 19
Meir Yedid Sensation mit Biss biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
Also published here 1991 22
Ken Brooke Mein Kartenakt end strippers
  • Effekt Nr. 1 (Aces produced from shuffled deck, lost in packet and dealt out again, spectator choses Ace packet)
  • Effekt Nr. 2 (Triumph with fair shuffle)
  • Effekt Nr. 3-7 (routine with twenty-four duplicates, stripper Svengali, all alike display, switching duplicates in and out)
Also published here Jan. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 1)
10
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Budge! spectator cannot remove deck from case, but performer can, then same with half the deck and a single card
1991 79
Peter Kane Full Circle full deck version, twenty-six double facers
Inspired by
  • "Watch the Ace!" (Peter Kane, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 19 No. 8)
June 1992
Profile (Issue 8)
1
Peter Kane Full Circle done with full deck
Inspired by
  • "Watch the Ace!" (Peter Kane, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 19 No. 8, Apr. 1962)
1992 18
Alexander de Cova, Scotty York 1. Scotty Yoork's Razor Blade Card Trick as deck switch application
  • Eine andere Variante
Also published here 1992 5
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean
Nov. 1993
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5)
16
Philip T. Goldstein Rules of the Game different colored back prediction matches selection, with a full deck of jokers as climax
Variations Dec. 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 4)
1
Steve Beam Mating Season III as Mating Season II, impromptu, cards torn in half
Also published here 1993 67
Meir Yedid Point the Way arrow appears printed on backs of cards and points to selection
Also published here 1993 14
Meir Yedid Biting Sensations biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
Also published here 1993 15
David Harkey Chromacon fine incomplete faro shuffle, deck cased, deck taken out and shown all red (or black) except a selection
1993 22
David Harkey Chromacon Plus fine incomplete faro shuffle, deck cased, deck taken out and shown all red and then all black except a selection
1993 24
Jerry Mentzer No Deck Omni Deck handling
  • Shuffle one
  • Shuffle two
1993 185
Paul Harris An Improvised Screwed Deck whole deck is apparently twisted so the outer half is facing up and inner half facing down
Inspired by Jan. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5)
50
Alex Elmsley Signing Off performer names card an position, then all cards have performer's signature
1994 189
Jon Racherbaumer Following the Rules of the Game "no joker" prediction with a full deck of jokers as climax
Inspired byAlso published here May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
60
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1995 7
John Riggs File Card signed card, deck is shown every card has a label, signed card is marked as "Your Card"
1995 35
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
VariationsAlso published here 1995 133
Brad Henderson Universal Mexican Joker changes into two signed selections one by one, then other cards change into Jokers, full deck becomes Jokers
1995 25
David Jockisch The holey Deck
  • Effect 1: centers of all cards fall out leaving a deck with a large hole in the center except selection
  • Effect 2: a center and a middle are then chosen, they match
Related to
  • "Heartless" (Simon Lovell, I'm Still Tapping!!, 1992)
June 1995
The Lemniscate (Vol. 2 No. 1)
1
Simon Lovell Heart-Less whole deck has a large whole in the center
Also published here Apr. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 8)
78
Gene Castillon Prismatic Pack chosen card matches prediction, rest of deck is rainbow deck
Apr. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 8)
83
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table
1996 123
Tommy Wonder, Stanley Collins, Billy McComb The Pip-Eating Spider pips of pip card vanish until only indices are left
1996 157
Paul Harris Solid Deception short ambitious card sequence, deck is glued to single solid block climax
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Paul Harris Reveals some of his most Int...)
107
Paul Harris The Fluffer Deck name of spectator vanishes from single card an appears across whole spread of cards
1996 47
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale)
71
Paul Harris Improvised Screwed Deck (revised) deck (cut in 2 parts) is screwed together
Inspired by 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy)
99
Paul Harris Unhinged full deck in case is folded in half
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions)
177
Simon Lovell The "Heartless" Deck whole deck has a large whole in the center
Also published here Apr. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 4)
2636
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1996 10
Dominique Duvivier Print a Bit Three blank cards print to match selections, then whole deck turns blank
1996 166
David Neighbors Fusion Aces cutting the Aces, as climax four glued blocks with Aces on top
Related toVariations June 1996
The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 2)
1
David Britland Unschlagbar spectator selects card twice, put between two jokers, then entire deck consists of jokers
Also published here 1996
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 4 & 5)
172
Christoph Borer Um die Ecke gebracht corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing
Also published here 1996 26
Anthony Owen Magic for the Rest of the Week using skin cream as open daub type item for pseudo explanation, all other cards are "wrinkled" at finale
1997 23
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Petrified deck becomes solid block that breaks when dropped
1997 68
Simon Lovell Hyperpoke first finger penetrates deck of cards and stops at selection
1997 123
Simon Lovell Kicked! two card placed in deck during deal, next to matching cards, rest of deck turns out blank
Inspired by
  • "The Kick" (Harry Baron)
1997 136
Simon Lovell Heartless whole deck has a large whole in the center
Related toAlso published here 1997 141
Simon Lovell The Nightmare Deck apparently only spectator with special glasses can see large marks on the back
1997 228
Edward Marlo The Lost Integrated Deck long-short Si Stebbins stack and ideas with it
  • Showing Cards To Be One Color
  • The Lift (double lift from long-short deck)
  • Calculating The Position Of Any Card
  • First Effect (calling all cards from a cut-off and shuffled packet)
  • Second Effect (like before, as memory demonstration)
  • Third Effect (divination of selections with help of Joker)
  • Fourth Effect (divination, pseudo x-ray deck procedure)
  • Fifth Effect (naming color of cards at named number)
  • Sixth Effect (spectator chooses only red card)
  • Seventh Effect (deck changes to all-red/all-black)
1997 140
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate, in english and french
1998 8
Brian Kloske Danger Deck hole appears in deck signed selection ends up in performers mouth
1998 1471
Dave Robertson Totally Gone two cards signed and lost, one travels to wallet, second does not but is the only card without "GONE" written on its back
Inspired byVariations 1998 83
Steve Mayhew, Toby Wessel Dolores in a Meadow ambitious card, in the end whole deck are double backers
Also published here 1999 3
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1999 8
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
1999 8
David Regal Pasteboard Massacre Magician cuts the deck literally in half to find selection, saws deck in half using a playing card
1999 242
David Acer Printed Matter three chosen cards in row on table, blank-faced deck shown, three blank cards print into duplicates of selections, then whole deck prints into duplicates of thirds selection
1999 136
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack No. 45, three selections, "General Pack"
1999 183
Jerry MacGregor Opening Prediction card chosen matches prediction, then all other cards shown to be one-way force deck of a different card
1999 175
John Suardini Imagine This Follow-Up Mindreader's Dream procedure with blank deck, then blank card presented as thought-of card (gag), rest of deck has changed to normal with thought-of card missing
Related to Feb. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 6)
88
Christoph Borer, Thomas Otto Cutting Corners corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing
Also published here 2000 13
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2000 8
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2000 8
John Hostler Pressure Point ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deck
Variations 2000 78
Shaun Robison Ace-O-Rama! Aces produced, after twisting card appears within, repeat with 52-on-1 gag card, deck is now blank
2000 95
Larry Jennings Glacier
  • The Jennings Tapes
deck becomes blank except named card, without deck switch
Inspired by Jan. 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 1)
54
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2000 8
Peter Cassiford Easy Bake Cards deck apparently glued together changes to normal deck
Jan. 2001
Pabular (Vol. 9 No. 5)
2083
Karl Fulves Odd Man Out "was your card an odd card?", it is odd-backed and rest is blank, force
Inspired by
  • Billy McComb effect (The Wizard, July 1947)
Related to
2001 112
Mark Lewis The Mark Lewis Svengali Routine eight phases, with credit commentary on each phase (Ali Bongo, Ron MacMillan, Eric Ward, Johnny Neptune, Nelson Holt, Sammy Holmes, David Cronin)
2001 20
Dave Walker The Larceny Trick card comes to top as bet, then all shown alike with presentation as if the spectator lied
2001 27
Mark Lewis False Explanation Trick
2001 29
Bill White Tie One Off
  • Covert CardWork
selection lost and deck cased, performer announces to stab card with a sword as spectator drops cards out of case, cards drop tied together except selection which is stabbed alone on the floor
May/June 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
37
Henry Evans On Perfection Day deck cut in half, one half riffle shuffled multiple times, yet it ends up in mate pairs, gemini twins procedure with other half to find two more mate pairs, rest of that half is blank
Jan. 2001
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 5)
78
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Mysterious Pack Of Cards entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other
Inspired by
  • Protean Pack (Robert-Houdin)
Also published here
2002 114
John Carney Mercurial Cards face card changes a few times, deck becomes all backs, blank and normal again
2002 180
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2002 8
Wayne Dobson Point Blank selected card matched jumbo card prediction, rest of deck shown blank
2002 17
Tom Stone Subliminal Persuation secret message appears as cards are riffled, nudist deck presentation, typo "Persuasion"
Also published here 2002 20
Christoph Borer Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing
Also published here Feb. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 6)
73
David Ben Wonder Coin coin through hand, coin above chose card, melts through cards in second phase leaving hole, see also Bob Farmer's "Journey to the Center of the Deck" (Linking Ring Sep. 1983)
2003 85
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2003 9
Bob King For Dean bills are put next to Aces, all-Jokers finale
Inspired by 2003 6
Wayne Dobson Rainbow location in which deck becomes a rainbow deck
VariationsAlso published here 2003 10
John Lovick I Dream of Mindreading blank deck finale, credit information
  • Another Method
Also published here Dec. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 4)
97
Wesley James A Vision or a Dream? "final", thought of card, spectator does some procedure according to value and suit of card, at the end all cards are blank except selection
Inspired by 2004 438
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2004 9
Jackie McClements Barely Naked deck printing routine, only stranger blank card required
2004 9
Dave Campbell Infallible Prediction "You will not pick the Four of Clubs", rest of deck shown as Fours of Clubs
Inspired by
  • "McCombical Prediction"
Related to
  • "Potty Prediction" (Ken Brooke"
2004 299
Dave Campbell Super Optica spectator touched card in face-up spread, it is only odd-backed, rest is shown to have change into Jokers then, partial rough-smooth
2004 355
Wayne Dobson Switch card chosen, wrong card found and put in case, transposes with correct card twice, then deck changes in duplicates of wrong card
Related to 2004 11
Wayne Dobson Janus open prediction shown, face-down card chosen and dropped on top, they match, rest of deck shown to be all alike but a different card, SBS card
2004 15
Peter Duffie All Clear selection lost, two halves, top cards exchanged, they match and are Kings, repeat with other two Kings, the Kings then become blank except selection, rest of deck blank as well
Inspired byVariations 2004 101
David Britland All Clear - An Alternative Handling selection lost, two halves, top cards exchanged, they match and are Kings, repeat with other two Kings, the Kings then become blank except selection, rest of deck blank as well
Inspired by 2004 104
David Britland Red Alert four cards chosen, they are the four Kings, rest of deck is blank, Kings have red back
Inspired by 2004 106
Jay Sankey Wham Bam! face-up prediction, three chosen cards match the prediction, backs are boldly marked, rest of deck blank
Inspired by
  • an unnamed Richard Sanders trick
2004 20
Jay Sankey Lightning Bolt deck of card bolted together with bolt at the end
Inspired by 2004 114
Tyler Wilson Sven Who? deck shown to be all black, then all red, selection is only blue-backed card, "no red card" comedy prediction, secret incomplete faro condition
Also published here 2005 40
Rick Bronson, David Acer Big Time index of chosen card grows to jumbo index, all cards are suddenly jumbo index cards
2005 8
Kostya Kimlat "It's Not You, It's the Deck." card peeked, spectator should think of his card, deck becomes blank as gag via reverse fan, then a wrong card changes to selection
May 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 2)
23
Christoph Borer Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing
Also published here 2006 86
Tyler Wilson Sven Who? deck shown to be all black, then all red, selection is only blue-backed card, "no red card" comedy prediction, secret incomplete faro condition
Also published here 2006 118
Steve Beam Leslie's Gift cards with other cards written on their backs, face-up prediction removed, card selected with face-up counting procedure, the marks on the back of prediction matches face of selection and vice versa, marks vanish on rest of deck as climax
Inspired byVariations 2006 24
Doug Edwards You'll Pick The Ace Of Diamonds! spectator choses card which is predicted, all other cards are the same, sucker moment
2006 126
Benjamin Earl Hand Built by Trees gambling demonstrations with Aces, pack then revealed to be four solid blocks with Aces at the face of each
Inspired by 2007 14
John Guastaferro Supra-Gemini four cards predicted on business cards and chosen via Gemini Twins procedure, rest of deck blank
Also published here Oct. 2007
Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 3)
19
Karl Hein, Rich Aviles Heinsight prediction of Joker shown written on card case flap, another card is chosen, prediction changes to match the selection, rest of deck is shown as all Jokers
2007 1
Joel Givens Laser Aces cutting the Aces, pack then revealed to be four solid blocks with Aces at the face of each
Inspired byVariations 2007 22
Joel Givens Hungry Cannibals ends by biting out a corner of the whole deck, see p. 161 for performance
Inspired by 2007 187
David Walsh Psychic Paper unknown prediction put in wallet, card chosen, prediction in wallet has vanished, then card is lost and appears in wallet, all other cards are blank, sucker explanation
2007 89
Bill Abbott Blockbuster three selections, all become in some way mutilated (kiss imprint, hole, name on back...), all other cards blank
2008 11
Bill Abbott Ctrl+Alt+Delete deck becomes plexi glass, Omni Deck
2008 18
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices (or "The trick I would perform to José Quesoyyo, Miguel Ajo and Woody Aragon")
3 cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end
Inspired by 2008 (ca.) 23
Jon Racherbaumer Gaming the Rules "no joker" prediction with a full deck of jokers as climax
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 10
John Guastaferro Free Will Refutation four cards predicted on business cards and chosen via Gemini Twins procedure, rest of deck blank
Also published here 2009 16
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blank
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 2
Steve Beam The Gift cards with other cards written on their backs, face-up prediction removed, card selected with face-up counting procedure, the marks on the back of prediction matches face of selection and vice versa, marks vanish on rest of deck as climax
Inspired by 2009 2
Wayne Dobson Rainbow location in which deck becomes a rainbow deck
Also published here Jan. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 1)
66
Hiroyuki Sakai The Uncluttered Mind spectator wears mirror glasses and performer names selection (gag), then rest of deck shown blank, featuring a deck switch with a paper back
Variations Feb. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 2)
77
Tom Stone Mating for Life four couples, marriage matching routine, rest of cards shown to be all Queens for performer
2009 9
Chris "Doc" Dixon Sally Rand gag-bet, holding one card in a fan and betting that all cards will fall but selection, using spring fan
2009 20
Tom Stone Subliminal Persuasion secret message appears as cards are riffled, nudist deck presentation
Also published here 2010 21
John Guastaferro Truth in Advertising spectator selects only printed card in blank deck, then back of selection changes and blank-printed-situation reverses
2010 3
Andi Gladwin Omni Deck Climax climax for Open Travelers in which whole deck becomes invisible/transparent
2010 52
Steve Bryant A Sure-fire Prediction deck spread face-up, then it is suddenly mixed face-up/face-down, then normal again, then all cards are shown Queens of Hearts, comedic presentation for Duvivier's deck
Inspired by
  • "The Deck That Shuffles Itself" (Dominique Duvivier)
2010 26
Diamond Jim Tyler The Magic of Halitosis signed card becomes blank, rest of deck as well, signed card shows up again with commercial business message on back
Also published here 2010 246
Andy Nyman The Sven Demo multi-phase Svengali pitch routine
2010 249
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices three cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end
2011 83
Karl Fulves Hole Card Rise deck with hole though center, a card rises
  • KF Note (plug falls out of deck as intro)
2011
Prolix (Issue 9)
606
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here 2011 79
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blank
Also published here 2011 3
Steve Beam Internal Control cards biddled into left hand one by one until spectator says stop, then top and bottom slipped off at once, force and control/switch, effect application in which a selection is divined via other cards, all other cards blank or duplicates
Related to 2011 21
Max Maven Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2012 5
John Guastaferro Here, There, & in there Minds blank deck finale
2013 26
Roberto Giobbi, Richard Himber A New Look at Himber's Razor Deck Trick razor blade card trick
2013 101
Steven Hamilton Rocky does a Card Trick spring raccoon supposed to find the card, deck suddenly strung together, raccoon finds card, name of card written across other side
2013 8
Steven Hamilton, Vic Allen Blank Jaks card chosen and signed, four double-blank cards, on one appears a 52-on-1 card, the signed selection on another, whole deck blank-faced then
Inspired by 2013 102
Wayne Dobson Rainbow location in which deck becomes a rainbow deck
Inspired by 2013 18
Steve Mayhew, Toby Wessel Dolores in a Meadow ambitious card, in the end whole deck are double backers
Also published here 2014 249
Steve Beam The Lower Forty-Eight four-Ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a 48-on-one single card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2015 173
John Lovick My Dream of Mind Reading blank deck finale, credit information
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2016 115
Anton van Helden On "My Dream of Mind Reading" blank deck finale, thought-of card is only printed one
Inspired by 2016 118
Christoph Borer Razored Deck - Für Salon und Bühne razor blade card trick
2016 149
Christoph Borer Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing
Also published here 2016 228
John Hostler The Rauschenberg Effect ambitious card, then Triumph and all cards become blank except selection
2016 47
John Hostler Dim Mak (Pressure Point 2.0) ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deck
Inspired by 2016 52
Steve Beam The Lower 48 four-Ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a 48-on-one single card
Also published here 2016 13
Jeff Prace No More Card Tricks
  • Left-Handed
deck is thrown up and suddenly bound with electrical tape
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Jan. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 1)
34
Alexander de Cova Razor Blade Card Trick using deck switch from last item
2016 264
John Guastaferro Virus all backs, all blanks, normal, with blank card that says "Virus"
Inspired by
  • "Troubleshooter" (John Guastaferro, Brainstorm, 2003)
Variations
2017 11
Michael Breggar Five Roads Lead to Vegas five spectators stop dealing and a business card is placed there, they've located a Royal Flush, rest of deck is blank
May 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 5)
63
John Cottle Blankjack blank deck kicker
Inspired by
  • Luke Jermay routine
Dec. 2018
Operandi (Issue 4)
18
Jeff Prace No More Card Tricks v2
  • Left-Handed
deck is thrown up and suddenly bound with electrical tape
Inspired byVariations June 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 6)
76
Philip Simon Tip for No More Card Tricks deck is thrown up and suddenly bound with electrical tape
Inspired by Aug. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 8)
60
John Guastaferro Virus 2.0 all backs, all blanks, normal
Inspired by Dec. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 12)
85
Alberto de Figueiredo Rocky Raccoon card is signed and deck placed inside a changing bag, raccoon placed inside, all cards are destroyed except selection, York's razor deck
2018 113
Matt Baker Outlier card freely named by spectator, spectator then selects a card from the deck, rest of the deck is shown to be duplicates of another card, but the selected card is the named card, uses a Double Decker deck
Also published here 2019 242
Yves Carbonnier Dur Dur! card comes to the top, changes into blank card and is found in the deck again, repeated, then deck ends up in two glued blocks
Inspired by 2019 112
Alberto de Figueiredo El edificio card comes to the top, deck transforms into Omni Deck
2019 235
Mike Helmer Is Kempt A Word? "Fathom -- Unsolved Problems"
performer in run-down clothes with dirty deck, magically the appearance fixes in several stages and deck is now new, posed as a problem
2020
Alarum (Issue 3 (Spring #1))