44 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Illogical Things / Turning Time Back
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Stuart Towne, Don Diavolo The Time Formula fairly selected card (6 duplicates used) predicted via mirror writing, time traveling presentation
1940 The Jinx (Issue 96) 591
Roy Walton Back Into Time similar to "Time Machine", see also p. 388
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 363
Roy Walton Travellers in Time red and black cards are separated, each half mixed face-up into face-down and top card placed into center, time machine plot, cards again on top, all cards face-down and mixed
VariationsAlso published here 1971 Cardboard Charades 22
Paul Harris The Time Machine using a black piece of cardboard as time machine three Kings vanish and reappear in deck
1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book II 1
Peter Warlock Das Wicks' Thema time turned back, illustrated with
  • Triumph (cheek to cheek)
  • linking ropes
  • transposing balls in glasses
  • numbered dice
Inspired by
  • "Lost Time" (Charles Wicks, The Magic Wand)
Also published here
  • Pentagram, 1955
May 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 1) 33
Roy Walton Travellers in Time red and black cards are separated, each half mixed face-up into face-down and top card placed into center, time machine plot, cards again on top, all cards face-down and mixed
Also published here 1981 The Complete Walton — Volume 1 69
Larry Jennings, Roy Walton Morlock's Revenge red-black shuffle, Triumph, single ambitious phase, time-travel presentation
Inspired byVariations 1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 56
Roberto Giobbi Die Zeitmaschine red-black shuffle, Triumph, single ambitious phase, time-travel presentation
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 Card Stories 16
Roy Walton Back Into Time similar to "Time Machine"
Also published here 1988 The Complete Walton — Volume 2 165
Jerry Sadowitz The Backward Card Trick "begins by revealing a card that has not yet been selected, after that things get even more perplexing."
1989 Cards on the Table 20
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet
Variations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 11
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet, revised handling
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 7
Sid Fleischman The Wrong Way Card Trick card trick performed backwards, card first produced from pocket and shown, then lost, then selection made, it's another card that changes into original card, selection then produced from pocket
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 114
Darwin Ortiz Time and Again
Inspired by 1995 Cardshark 86
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet, revised handling
Also published here 1995 Lecture Notes 1995 14
Paul Harris The Time Machine using a black piece of cardboard as time machine three Kings vanish and reappear in deck
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 249
Stephen Clark Event Horizon "Impromptu Time Paradox"
sandwiched card turns out to be later selection, future trap
Related to 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 132
Steve Freeman The Time Machine two-card transpo plus Ambitious Card theme
Related toVariations 1998 Card College — Volume 3 588
Michael Skinner Skinner's Time Trick Finesse
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
Also published here
Nov. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11) 25
Roy Walton Back Into Time red and black cards are separated, each half mixed face-up into face-down and top card placed into center, time machine plot, cards again on top, all cards face-down and mixed
Also published here 2001 Omerta 8
Roberto Giobbi, Larry Jennings All's Well That Ends Well red-black shuffle, Triumph, single ambitious phase, time-travel presentation
Inspired byAlso published here 2003 Card College — Volume 5 1361
Edward Marlo, Ron Bauer Time Machine three reds and blacks are alternated, Ace of Spades put in center of one half, the other half shuffled upside-down, all things are undone when traveled back in time
Inspired by
  • "Time Machine" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #7)
2004 Time Machine 2
Ron Bauer Some Miscellany on Time Travel
2004 Time Machine 23
Jay Sankey Back In Time slop shuffle with time travelling presentation
Related toVariations 2004 Sankey Unleashed 1
Scott Robinson HG's Pocket two cards placed in pocket and returned to deck, they travel back into pockets, time travel presentation
Also published here 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 18
Dani DaOrtiz Time Moves in Reverse
  • DaOrtiz a la Carte!
number named, card counted to, it is torn and vanishes, found restored at same position minus one corner
Related to May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 34
Gabi Pareras La Máquina del Tiempo time machine type effect, card placed in center transposes with card on top
2014 7 Efectos de Cartomagia 16
Benjamin Earl Selected Time Travel card changes into selection with time travel framing, with time traveling trick references
Inspired byAlso published here 2016 This is not a Box 7
Mike Pisciotta The Time Lord Time Machine with humorous prediction finale
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 The Workshop — The Notes of Mike Pisciotta 1
Mike Pisciotta Jokers Thru Time signed card type effect with four Jokers and four-for-one transposition
Related to
  • "Time Traveler" (Ramon Rioboo)
Also published here
2017 The Workshop — The Notes of Mike Pisciotta 10
Michael Skinner Skinner's Time Trick Finesse
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
Also published here
2017 Preserving Mystery 114
Ryan Schlutz Presentation Idea: Bill and Ted variation of "Before the Thought" in which thought-of card vanishes and reappears in wallet
Related toAlso published here 2018 False Anchors — Volume Three 23
Scott Robinson H. G.'s Pocket two signed cards are openly placed into different pockets and openly removed, then they magically travel back to pockets, time-travel theme
2018 Pure Imagination 187
Benjamin Earl Selected Time Travel card changes into selection with time travel framing, with time traveling trick references
Also published here 2019 Real Magic 19
Mike Pisciotta The Time Lord Time Machine with humorous prediction finale
Inspired byAlso published here 2019 As Within, So Without 1
Mike Pisciotta Jokers Thru Time signed card type effect with four Jokers and four-for-one transposition
Also published here 2019 As Within, So Without 7
Benjamin Earl M-Theory ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears
Inspired by 2019 The Shift #2 23
Roberto Mansilla Volver al Presente card at named number is signed, vanishes among odd-backed four of a kind and appears back at initial position
Inspired by 2019 Çerca 119
Helder Guimarães Crossing the Mirror "Welcome to Wonderland"
signed selection outjogged in tabled half, top card of other half shown and outjogged, the cards kind of transpose à la Time Machine effect
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 288
Ryan Plunkett The Time Machine top and bottom card shown, another card selected, all cards lost in the center, selection emerges from deck and top and bottom cards return as well
  • A Tapered Variant (version with stripper deck)
Inspired by 2020 Distilled 85
Ryan Schlutz Presentation Idea: Bill and Ted variation of "Before the Thought" in which thought-of card vanishes and reappears in wallet
Also published here 2020 False Anchors 95
Nick Vlow DMC-12 handling for time machine, using Raise Rise
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
2020 Magic for BLM 263
Larry Jennings Triumphantly Turning Back Time Time Machine, followed by Triumph
Inspired byRelated to 2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 245
Scott Robinson H.G.'s Pocket two cards placed in pocket and returned to deck, they travel back into pockets, time travel presentation, two pseudo-signed duplicates
Also published here 2020 The Session 2020 26