92 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 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 29
Unknown The "Bluff" Pass
1938 Greater Magic 185
Paul LePaul Le Paul's Pass
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 181
Edward Marlo Riffle Speller Replacement standard Bluff Pass
1945 Off the Top 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 Magical Gems 50
Unknown Bluff Pass
1962 Close-up Card Magic 54
Unknown Bluff Pass
1969 The Devil's Playthings 19
Roger Klause Convincing Mock Pass tilt & bluff pass combination
1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 73
Edward Marlo Mock Placement gag for magicians
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 291
Fred G. Taylor, Neal Elias The "Passless" Pass applying Jiggle Pass to Display Bluff Pass type, Modern Magic referenced
Related to 1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 170
Edward Marlo Under the Top with subtlety of picking up half and dribbling it back
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 174
Slydini Slydini on the Mock Pass with Checkpoints
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 24
Unknown "Say When" Pass bluff pass
1976 Now you see it, now you don't! 26
Paul Curry Bluff Pass done face up
1977 Special Effects 2
Unknown Bluff Shift
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 62
Daryl Martinez Bluff Pass Handling
1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 42
Harry Lorayne, Unknown Bluff Pass Handling
Sep. 1980 Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 9) 395
Edward Marlo Bluff Sandwich bluff pass force, dribble finesse
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 62
Andrew Galloway The Bluff Force forcing a card with bluff pass
Variations 1980 Diverting Card Magic 18
Unknown Bluff Pass see also p. 24 for misdirection tips
1980 Diverting Card Magic 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) 491
Unknown Bluff Pass
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Sensational Stunners 11
Unknown Bluff Pass
1981 The Complete Walton — Volume 1 9
Edward Marlo The Marlo-Thompson Bluff Pass
Related toVariations 1982 Card Finesse 2
Derek Dingle Bluff Pass Control
1982 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 1 49
Don England The Tilt Bluff Pass control to second from top
Sep. 1982 Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 9) 680
Unknown Bluff Pass brief
1982 Card News '82 42
Unknown Bluff Pass
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 17
Edward Marlo Bluff Miracle
Inspired by 1983 Marlo without Tears 126
Daryl Martinez Bluff Force Handling
1983 Marlo without Tears 128
Edward Marlo Topping Thompson's Pass cover Thompson
Related to 1983 Marlo without Tears 265
Gordon Bruce ffulb ro ssap kcom removing 51 instead of just one
Also published here 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 538
Unknown Dribble Bluff Pass
1983 Lecture III 14
Edward Marlo Bluff Bottom Placement as a force
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 43
Unknown Location bluff pass, shown by Charlie Miller (1940)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 1
Paul LePaul The Bluff Pass classic handling
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 17
Roberto Giobbi An In-Depth Study on the Bluff Pass
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11&12) 11
Unknown Bluff Pass
Also published here 1987 CardPerfect 52
Unknown Bluff Pass
1988 The Magic Way 49
Unknown Bluff Pass
1988 My Latest Book 65
Unknown Bluff Pass
1988 Fred Kaps 43
Unknown The Bluff Pass
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 4
Harry Lorayne HaLo Cut Control similar to Thompson's Bluff Pass
1990 Trend Setters 89
Edward Marlo Bluff Pass Riffle Force
1991 Synergistic Sandwiches 4
Roger Klause The Bluff Bluff Pass no cover card
Variations 1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 131
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Bluff Pass
1993 Fechter 210
Paul LePaul, Alex Elmsley Bluff Pass
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 179
Angelo Carbone An Automatic Control bluff pass with Humbug gimmick
1994 Humbug 15
Gordon Bruce Etlov-Ffulb removing 51 instead of just one
Also published here July 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4&5) 174
Unknown Bluff Pass Riffle Force
1994 The Close-Up Magic of Aldo Colombini 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) 2569
Aaron Fisher Nowhere Pass Variation to second from bottom, with outjog feature
1995 The Sleight Album 11
Aaron Fisher The Illusion Control
Also published here 1995 The Sleight Album 15
Aaron Fisher Nowhere Pass (Bluff Handling)
Also published here 1995 The Sleight Album 16
Frederick Montague, Ken Krenzel Empty Bluff Pass directly to top
1997 Ingenuities 180
Frederick Montague, Fred Kaps, Tommy Tucker, Paul LePaul, Roberto Giobbi The Bluff Pass
Also published here 1998 Card College — Volume 3 555
James Swain The Dummy Pass the "your card is not here" pass
Related toVariations 1999 21st Century Card Magic 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 Cyber Sessions 102
Juan Tamariz The Display Pass for credit information see reference
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 985
Paul LePaul Bluff Pass
2000 Thick Schtick! 14
Paul Curry Bluff Pass face up
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 92
Aaron Fisher The Nowhere Pass
VariationsAlso published here 2002 The Paper Engine 36
Aaron Fisher Additional Handlings for the bluff pass to control a card to certain position
2002 The Paper Engine 41
Aaron Fisher Bluff Replacement Subtlety
2002 The Paper Engine 43
Aaron Fisher The Advanced Nowhere Pass
2002 The Paper Engine 46
Aaron Fisher The Illusion Control control with bluff pass concept
Also published here 2002 The Paper Engine 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) 15
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Concealed Allerton Control card controlled to near top while apparently turned over in middle of deck
Also published here 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 154
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Bluff Pass Handling Verdnase break
Oct. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 10) 69
Tommy Tucker The Tommy Tucker Pass Stratagem display pass
Related to
  • "What Next", Tommy Tucker, 1936, p. 28
2004 Enchantments 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 Enchantments 398
Unknown Bluff Pass brief
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 145
Michael Powers Double Decker Sandwich Bluff Sandwich, selection tabled, repeat with transposition with tabled first selection, duplicate
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 161
Andi Gladwin InFlight Control Bluff Pass handling with tabled packet
  • Layers of Conviction
  • A Finesse by Rob James
2006 Sometimes it's Hard to be a Cardman 15
Unknown Bluff packet cut essentially a Bluff Force on yourself, tabled
2007 Card Dupery 326
Justin Higham Dribble-Action Tabled Bluff Pass
Related to 2009 Notes on the Illogical Dribble Force 12
Bobby Bernard Tabled Bluff Pass No. 2
Inspired by 2009 Notes on the Illogical Dribble Force 12
Daryl Martinez Bluff Pass Force
2010 One Degree 10
Roberto Giobbi Pass At the Bridge different handling
Inspired by 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 20) 345
Jerry K. Hartman Bluff Force Variation
2010 CAAN Craft 7
Unknown Bluff Pass
2011 Curtain Call 130
Justin Higham Wrist-Turn Bluff Force best as self-force
Inspired by 2012 Non-Automatic Card Tricks 10
Justin Higham Mock Pass Notes bottom half quickly placed on top as top half is replaced
2013 Bold and Illogical Card Moves 32
Unknown Display Pass
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 68
Tom Stone Bluff Finesse
Sep. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 9) 58
Unknown Mock Pass
2016 The Complete Walton — Volume 3 107
Unknown Bluff Pass
2017 En Route 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 Daily Dose 18
Johnny Thompson Bluff Pass Handling
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 68
Giancarlo Scalia Bluff Pass Control
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 210
Roberto Giobbi The Goldin Pass display pass
Related to 2021 Sharing Secrets 45
Unknown Riffle Selection bluff pass riffle force
2022 The Glasgow File — Volume 1 58