36 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation / Call to the Colors
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle six-card version
Related to 1949 21
Bill Simon Call to the Colors
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 79
Harry Riser Preface to Out of this World
1957 7
Dai Vernon Black and Red Puzzle "Chapter Six", small packet version (false dealing)
Also published here 1967 37
Dai Vernon Vernon's Seconds Red And Blacks No. 86, with eight-card packet, 1944
Also published here 1972 25
Gene Maze Shades Of Bill Simon six reds and six blacks
Variations 1973 43
Edward Marlo Bluff Call to Colors "Group Count"
Variations 1977 226
Edward Marlo Miracle Call to Colors
1977 229
Martin A. Nash Colors On The March see p. 449 for additional crediting
Also published here 1977 275
Frederick Braue The Braue Handlings twelve cards, seconds and bottoms
  • Six and Six alternating
  • Alternating to Pairs
  • Alternating to Triplets
  • Pairs to Alternating
  • Pairs to Triplets
  • Triplets ot Alternating
  • Triplets to Pairs
  • Alternating to Six Red, Six Black
1978 16
Frederick Braue A Routine
1978 18
Gustave Southall The Gus Southall Routine from a letter, 1961-01-10
optional stripper deck finale
1978 20
Martin A. Nash Colors on the March
Also published here 1980 8
Martin Gardner MG Trio #1 six red cards and black cards in two rows, collected alternating, suddenly they are in pairs r-r, b-b, ...
Related to 1989 19
Martin Gardner MG Trio #2 variation of previous trick
Related to 1989 20
Edward Marlo No False Colors
1990 17
John Scarne Triple Knockout order of four red and four black cards changes, using bottom deal
Swindle Sheet (Issue 8)
Al Smith Colours On Demand
  • Cutting The Colours
  • Dealing The Colours
  • Deckspertise
1991 9
Bill Simon Call to the Colors (Llamar a los Colores) translation by Jesús Etcheverry
VariationsAlso published here 1992 150
Alex Elmsley What a Party! adding faro principles
1994 369
Gene Maze Control of the Colors using center deal, Spade Flush finale
Inspired by 1994 132
Jack Avis Another Call, Another Place bottom deals instead of second deals
Related toVariations 1994 186
Bob King Subway
Inspired by 1995 8
René Lavand Why Do the Colors Alternate Themselves? (A Call to the Colors)
1998 53
Hideo Kato Prelude To Oil & Water 4&4, the cards are alternated, then in pairs, then triple, then separated
Apr. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 8)
Guy Hollingworth A "Call to the Colours" Routine ending in New Deck Order
Variations 1999 202
Doug Conn Long Distance Call to the Colors with full deck separation climax
1999 90
Hideo Kato Call To The World
Inspired by Apr. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4)
Davide Costi Alternating the Colors (Presentation) emphasis on the presentation, Ascanio's version of Bill Simon's "Call the colors"
Inspired by 2004 67
Wesley James Etude for Dealers credit information on the plot, four Aces kicker
2004 249
Juan Tamariz Colors on Parade
  • To Reassemble the Stack
  • A Good Routine
  • Another Routine
  • Scarne's Concept
  • Alternated Sequence from normal Mnemonica Order
  • Color Separation (with a Divination)
Inspired by 2004 186
Jack Avis Another Call - from Another Place bottom dealing instead of seconds
Related to 2006 22
Andi Gladwin Red/Black to the Future
Also published here 2006 34
Arturo de Ascanio Alternating the Colors three phases
Inspired byRelated to 2008 64
Andi Gladwin Red/Black to the Future
Inspired byAlso published here 2020 159
Juan Tamariz New Call to the Colors without false deals
  • First Phase (ten red and ten black cards are alternated, an eight-card packet is taken and they change into two reds/two blacks/... order)
  • Second Phase (remaining twelve cards change into two reds/two blacks/... order)
  • Third Phase (the twelve cards rearrange themselves into groups of three)
  • Fourth Phase (the eight and twelve cards are riffle shuffled together, then the colors separate)
  • Fifth and Final Phase (rest of deck shuffled with twenty cards, deck then ends up color-separated)
2022 17