97 entries in Cards / Sleights / Passes & Shifts / Two-Handed / Bluff Passes
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Victor Farelli The Improved "Bluff" Pass to top
1933 29
The "Bluff" Pass
1938 185
Paul LePaul Le Paul's Pass
1943/27 181
Edward Marlo Riffle Speller Replacement standard Bluff Pass
1945 3
Theo "Okito" Bamberg Okito Card Control (and a Trick) display pass, as top, center and bottom cards are shown, with trick in which wrong card changes into selection
1950 50
Bluff Pass
1962 54
Bluff Pass
1967 211
Bluff Pass
1969 19
Roger Klause Convincing Mock Pass tilt & bluff pass combination
Nov. 1970
Epilogue (Issue 10)
Edward Marlo Mock Placement gag for magicians
Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Fake Riffle Force No. 161, bluff pass as riffle force
1972 41
Fred G. Taylor, Neal Elias The "Passless" Pass applying Jiggle Pass to Display Bluff Pass type, Modern Magic referenced
Related to July 1973
Epilogue (Issue 18)
Edward Marlo Under the Top with subtlety of picking up half and dribbling it back
1974 174
Slydini Slydini on the Mock Pass with Checkpoints
1976 24
"Say When" Pass bluff pass
1976 26
Paul Curry Bluff Pass done face up
1977 2
Bluff Shift
Sep. 1979
The Talon (Issue 5)
Daryl Martinez Bluff Pass Handling
1980 42
Harry Lorayne, Bluff Pass Handling
Sep. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Edward Marlo Bluff Sandwich bluff pass force, dribble finesse
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant)
Andrew Galloway The Bluff Force forcing a card with bluff pass
Variations 1980 18
Bluff Pass see also p. 24 for misdirection tips
1980 23
Bobby Bernard Tabled Bluff Pass picking up selection from table with upper half in right-hand end grip
Related toVariations May 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 5)
Bluff Pass
1981 11
Bluff Pass
1981 9
Edward Marlo The Marlo-Thompson Bluff Pass
Related toVariations 1982 2
Derek Dingle Bluff Pass Control
1982 49
Don England The Tilt Bluff Pass control to second from top
Sep. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 9)
Bluff Pass brief
1982 42
Bluff Pass
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer))
Edward Marlo Bluff Miracle
Inspired by 1983 126
Daryl Martinez Bluff Force Handling
1983 128
Edward Marlo Topping Thompson's Pass cover Thompson
Related to 1983 265
Gordon Bruce ffulb ro ssap kcom removing 51 instead of just one
Also published here Aug. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28)
Dribble Bluff Pass
1983 14
Edward Marlo Bluff Bottom Placement as a force
1985 43
Location bluff pass, shown by Charlie Miller (1940)
1985 1
Paul LePaul The Bluff Pass classic handling
1985/87 17
Roberto Giobbi An In-Depth Study on the Bluff Pass
June/July 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
Bluff Pass
Also published here 1987 52
Bluff Pass
1988 49
Bluff Pass
1988 65
Bluff Pass
1988 43
The Bluff Pass
Sep. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Harry Lorayne HaLo Cut Control similar to Thompson's Bluff Pass
1990 89
Edward Marlo Bluff Pass Riffle Force
1991 4
Roger Klause The Bluff Bluff Pass no cover card
Variations 1991 131
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Bluff Pass
1993 210
Paul LePaul, Alex Elmsley Bluff Pass
1994 179
Angelo Carbone An Automatic Control bluff pass with Humbug gimmick
1994 15
Gordon Bruce Etlov-Ffulb removing 51 instead of just one
Also published here July 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4 & 5)
Bluff Pass Riffle Force
1994 55
Aaron Fisher The Illusion Control in context of sandwich routine, mates face-up on top and selection appears between them
Also published here Nov. 1995
Apocalypse (Vol. 18 No. 11)
Aaron Fisher Nowhere Pass Variation to second from bottom, with outjog feature
1995 11
Aaron Fisher The Illusion Control
Also published here 1995 15
Aaron Fisher Nowhere Pass (Bluff Handling)
Also published here 1995 16
Jerry K. Hartman Push Up Mock Force spectator cuts packet off top and jogs it on deck, performer lifts up packet to show its bottom card, card is forced and controlled to top (or predetermined position near top),
"combines elements of the Push Up Force (see reference on p. 45, 2nd method there) and the Mock Pass"
1995 47
Jerry K. Hartman Bluff Force
Inspired by 1995 124
Frederick Montague, Ken Krenzel Empty Bluff Pass directly to top
1997 180
Frederick Montague, Fred Kaps, Tommy Tucker, Paul LePaul, Roberto Giobbi The Bluff Pass
Also published here 1998 555
James Swain The Dummy Pass the "your card is not here" pass
Related toVariations 1999 93
Edward Marlo, Kevin Kelly Marlo-Thompson Bluff Pass with Kelly's "Bluff Card Bottom Card Subtlety" (bottom card stays the same)
Inspired by 1999 102
Juan Tamariz The Display Pass for credit information see reference
Related to 2000 985
Paul LePaul Bluff Pass
2000 14
Paul Curry Bluff Pass face up
2001 92
Aaron Fisher The Nowhere Pass
VariationsAlso published here 2002 36
Aaron Fisher Additional Handlings for the bluff pass to control a card to certain position
2002 41
Aaron Fisher Bluff Replacement Subtlety
2002 43
Aaron Fisher The Advanced Nowhere Pass
2002 46
Aaron Fisher The Illusion Control control with bluff pass concept
VariationsAlso published here 2002 48
Andi Gladwin The Convincing Tabled Bluff Pass picking up selection from table with upper half in right-hand end grip
Inspired by June 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Concealed Allerton Control card controlled to near top while apparently turned over in middle of deck
Also published here 2003 154
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Bluff Pass Handling Verdnase break
Oct. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 10)
Tommy Tucker The Tommy Tucker Pass Stratagem display pass
Related to
  • "What Next", Tommy Tucker, 1936, p. 28
2004 109
Wesley James A Refinement for the Bluff Shift lifting no cards
  • The Bluff Shift as a Control
  • The Bluff Shift as a Riffle Force
Inspired by 2004 398
Bluff Pass brief
2004 145
Michael Powers Double Decker Sandwich Bluff Sandwich, selection tabled, repeat with transposition with tabled first selection, duplicate
Inspired by 2006 161
Andi Gladwin InFlight Control Bluff Pass handling with tabled packet
  • Layers of Conviction
  • A Finesse by Rob James
2006 15
Bluff packet cut essentially a Bluff Force on yourself, tabled
2007 326
Justin Higham Dribble-Action Tabled Bluff Pass
Related to 2009 12
Bobby Bernard Tabled Bluff Pass No. 2
Inspired by 2009 12
Daryl Martinez Bluff Pass Force
2010 10
Roberto Giobbi Pass At the Bridge different handling
Inspired by 2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 20)
Jerry K. Hartman Bluff Force Variation
2010 7
Bluff Pass
2011 130
Justin Higham Wrist-Turn Bluff Force best as self-force
Inspired by 2012 10
Justin Higham Mock Pass Notes bottom half quickly placed on top as top half is replaced
2013 32
Display Pass
2016 68
Tom Stone Bluff Finesse
Sep. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 9)
Mock Pass
2016 107
Bluff Pass
2017 70
Edo Huang Sandwich Vanish sandwich cards on top vanish and appear in the center with selection, first part basically Ed Marlo's Bluff Sandwich
Related to 2017 18
Johnny Thompson Bluff Pass Handling
2018 68
Giancarlo Scalia Bluff Pass Control
2018 210
Roberto Giobbi The Goldin Pass display pass
Related to 2021 45
Riffle Selection bluff pass riffle force
2022 58
David Jade Swing Control similar to Bow-to-stern Control
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Sep. 2003
2022 225