258 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Svengali Principle / Svengali Deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack
1927/28 23
Louis Lam It Pays to Advertise "Advertising stunts every magician must use", playing card with business information on front is forced via Svengali Deck
1935 19
Jean Hugard The Svengali Deck introduction and history
1937 245
Various Methods of Handling the Pack
1937 245
Simple Effects 1. selection is divined, svengali deck
1937 246
Simple Effects 2. svengali deck
1937 247
Simple Effects 3. svengali deck
1937 247
Simple Effects 4. svengali deck
1937 247
Simple Effects 5. svengali deck as a force
1937 247
The Three Heaps deck cut in heaps, top card jumps around, svengali deck
1937 249
Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck
1937 249
The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deck
Related to 1937 249
Any Heap svengali deck
1937 249
Reversed Card svengali deck
1937 249
The Unseen Card spectator pockets unseen card, later selection is this pocketed card, svengali deck
1937 250
Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck
Variations 1937 250
Card Stabbing svengali deck
1937 250
Svengali Prediction force cards are switched out during trick
1937 250
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out
Also published here 1937 251
The Cards and the Dice card located via number on die, svengali deck
1937 252
Svengali Clairvoyance blindfolded assistant says stop to find selection, svengali deck
1937 252
The Prize Winner two decks, one is a svengali deck
1937 252
Ralph W. Hull The Mirage Principle svengali pack with rough-smooth principle and cards are short and also narrow
1937 253
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck
1937 253
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck
1937 254
Svengali Mindreading svengali deck
1937 254
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack twenty-six glued pairs
1937 254
Svengali Force a bit complicated, svengali deck
1937 255
With a Svengali Deck spectator pushed toothpick in side of deck and thus pushes out selection
1938 403
Burling Hull The Svengali Deck handling tips and getting into it from divided svengali deck
1938 430
A Subtle Detection svengali deck, spectator finds his own card, ending clean
1938 431
The Lady's Ring svengali deck, spectator finds his own card
1938 432
The Spectator Makes a Prediction svengali deck, selection at any number by spectator
1938 432
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck dealt into two piles repeatedly until one card remains, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 1938 433
Al Saal The Perfect Stop Trick svengali deck, cards put from one hat to another hat one by one until spectator stops
Variations 1938 435
Another "Stop" Trick svengali deck
1938 436
A Blindfold Detection svengali deck, spectator deals cards and performer calls stop while blindfolded
1938 437
Harrison Give a Number! featuring weird throw switch, mention of Svengali deck method
Related to Feb. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 41)
283
Stephen Simpson Criss-Cross performer and spectator each write down card and number from one to twenty-six, when counted down in two halves it matches, option to end clean by switching the half with duplicates
Feb. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 53)
377
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
Also published here Oct. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 63)
443
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck
Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 70)
478
William Ruesskamp Another Card Silk Idea silk transforms in a box, card is found at random number, Rueskamp
1940 17
Tom Bowyer Routine with a Svengali Deck different effects with a svengali deck, reverse, spelling, counting, all alike
June 1944 54
Hans "Severus" Ernst Die aetherischen Karten empty case is pierced with knife, selections appear inside
Inspired by
  • Lloyd W. Chambers "The ethereal cards"
1944
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 1)
4
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
Also published here 1944 304
Burling Hull Svengali Deck
1945 245
Dr. Ford Rogers Glued Svengali Deck pairs glued together, for tossed out deck
1945 245
Harlan Tarbell The Telepathic Deck pairs glued together in centre, for tossed out deck
1945 245
Ronald B. Edwards Bi-Mentalism card is pushed in a deck, named card is found next to it, two versions:
  • 1. Stack and nail writer
  • 2. Svengali
1945 80
George G. Kaplan The Odd-Even Force forcing an even or odd number with three dice, (reverse) svengali forcing deck
1948 231
Dr. F. W. van Klaveren 1 Karte + 1 Tuch "Silcardo", several methods to find selection with handkerchief
1948
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. 4)
9
Paul Dienst Alles verkehrt finding selection under handkerchief, two decks, using "Realwert-Karten" stack
1948
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 1)
5
Gordon Whyte A Modern You Do As I Do Trick
1949
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
11
Joe Stuthard Running of the Cards dribble action with trilby deck
1949 6
Hubert Lambert Shuffling the Deck overhand shuffling the trilby deck
1949 7
Joe Stuthard Double Lift from trilby deck
1949 8
Joe Stuthard Spread ribbon spread and turnover
1949 8
Joe Stuthard The Drop double cards drop from a height on the table
1949 9
Joe Stuthard Fan fanning the trilby deck
1949 10
Joe Stuthard Clean-Up Location within "Method 3", trilby deck dealt into two piles for location, half deck is switched
1949 11
Joe Stuthard Mental Miracle chosen card predicted, it travels from one half to the other
1949 15
Joe Stuthard Any Number Called For
1949 15
Joe Stuthard Blindfold Effect spectator stops at selection while blindfolded
1949 16
Joe Stuthard Blindfold Trick with Assistant assistant names selection and stops at it
1949 16
Joe Stuthard Pile Trick chosen card appears on top of any one of a number of piles
1949 16
Joe Stuthard Clock Trick piles in clock layout made, coin with arrow spun, the designated packet has selection on top, Kay Stuthard's favorite
1949 16
Marjorie Fletcher Dice Trick six cards on table, roll of die used to locate it
1949 16
Joe Stuthard Transformation wrong card changes into selection
1949 17
Joe Stuthard Knife Trick stabbing next to selection in paper-wrapped deck
1949 17
Joe Stuthard Thought Card thought-of card is found next to another selection
1949 17
George Armstrong Telephone Trick person phoned and asked for a number in the deck, selection is at that position
1949 18
Joe Stuthard Publicity Prediction selection predicted by previous letter
1949 18
Joe Stuthard Tips
  • Svengali Part of Trilby Deck
  • Stripper Part of Trilby Deck
  • General Tips
1949 23
Briefkasten
  • What is the difference between a Svengali and a Mene-Tekel deck?
  • Is the "Kragenknöpfli-Trick" described in Hokus Pokus an original Beckerelli trick?
Related to 1951
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 6)
34
Bobby Bernard Educated Frog
1954 217
Nick Trost A Stab in the Dark with deck wrapped inside newspaper, with two cards, one card chosen by performer, reflection of knife used
1956
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956)
30
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card
Variations 1959 316
Phil Conner Die Hoa-Hoa Voraussage marked card turns to blank card in breast pocket of spectator
1960
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 21 No. 1)
904
Gerald Kosky En Rapport Psychic Thought deck with names of famous people, selected name is found on named number and was predicted earlier
1961 54
Edward Marlo Marlo's Svengali with idea for Curry's Touch
Feb. 1962
The New Phoenix (Issue 366)
294
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel partially roughed Svengali deck, mirage
1962 10
Jochen Zmeck Hypnose multiple spectators chose the same card, routine for Svengali type decks
1962 11
Stabbing in Newspaper
Also published here 1962 13
Walter Wenger Die Drei Wünsche spectator finds his card after making several choices, mirage type deck, ends clean
Also published here
  • Magie, Vol. 36 No. 4, April 1956
1962 13
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase
1962 14
Nate Leipzig Reverso
1963 173
Lou Borin Predicto deck dealt in two piles with two cards face-up, both divined, half forcing deck, see p. 289 & 308 for references
Related toVariations
  • "Predic2" (Phil Goldstein, Club 71, Winter 1990, p. 46)
Oct. 1969 285
Richard W. Marsh Special Svengali rough & smooth svengali deck that can be spread to be all different or all the same, different pressure points
1970
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70)
56
Alan Shaxon Once Again!!! selection is found at named number, then at stopped position, then wrong card turns into selection and finally the balloon stand
1970 25
Gene Nielsen Resonance! two decks, same cards are selected from two spectators
1970
Magick (Issue 11)
51
Dick Zimmerman Svengali Dribble Force
1970
Magick (Issue 11)
52
Stan Blumenthal Jump Up selection is found with 'Mexican Jumping Beans', beans on ribbon spread, one jumps and lands on selection
1972
Magick (Issue 55)
272
Frederick M. Shields Something Old; Something New names of cards appear on green chalk boards, Elmsley count to hide writing, multiple svengali
1972
Magick (Issue 62)
307
Billy McComb The Reverse-Cut Svengali Pack ... An Introduction spectator and magician both cut at the same card
1972 79
Gerald Kosky Tel-A-Prediction person on phone names number from one to fifty-two, card is predicted
1973
Magick (Issue 68)
337
Edward Marlo Wild Card Routine "An extended wild card routine to take it out of the ordinary", using standard set
Also published here 1974 58
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oh! Calcutta! two cards predicted, with two different colored pens
Inspired by 1974
Magick (Issue 100)
499
Gerald Kosky The Dual Surprise with "this is it" written on face, and different colored back
1975 145
Gerald Kosky The Perfect Prediction disguised method to force a forcing card of a Svengali deck
1975 154
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out
Also published here 1975 169
Stewart Judah, Tom Bowyer Stewart Judah's Svengali Deck Routine
1976 26
Patrick Page The Svengali Deck
1976 94
The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 96
Edward Marlo Did you ever see the ----? using gaffed decks
1977 319
Philip T. Goldstein Zap-Master card and number predicted on jumbo card
1977
Magick (Issue 195)
973
Al Mann Panoramas of Thought six cards are written on a pad by different spectators, three spectators select a card, three of the written cards are chosen, they correspond with the selections
1978 5
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gun
Also published here
  • Alan Alan's "Sharpshooter", 1960s.
1979 133
Stephen Minch The Fungi from Yuggoth ceremony where life from another sphere is created, fungi from chosen star appears in pan, chemical
Also published here 1979 6
Billy McComb Powers of Mind two decks, performer and spectator cut to same card
1980
Magick (Issue 266)
1327
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
Juan Tamariz Cartomagia sin Tecnica routine with Svengali deck, starts and ends with a normal deck, first one cards is located then two, similar strategy as in Neither Blind nor Silly
1981 35
Bruce Bernstein Triple Prediction prediction of coin toss, chosen card and total of numbers
Related to 1981 34
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
  • Princess Card Trick
  • Mene Tekel Deck
  • Svengali
  • Monte Cristo Cards
  • Ever Ready Forcing Pack
  • Brainwave
1982 29
Bobby Bernard The Sands of the Pharaoh Deck dealt one by one until hourglass runs out, stops at selection
1982 109
Denis MacKenzie Houdini and the Svengali with a bell
1982 26
Stephen Tucker Appelation names of back of each card, called out name on selection
1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas))
16
Stephen Tucker Appellation variation on Tucker's "Appelation"
1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas))
17
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle citing Cremer's "Hanky Panky" (1872), Robert-Houdin's "Card Sharpers" and many more sources
1983 3
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle explaining the principle, with reproduced ad by Burling Hull from 1909
  • short ends
  • short corners
  • scallop shorts (& combined cuts)
  • roughed Svengali deck
1983 10
Hull vs. Leroy Burling Hull complaining about W. D. Leroy's imitated products in 1910
1983 12
Dr. Ford Rogers Ever Ready Forcing Pack Svengali deck, pairs glued together at one end, 1913
1983 13
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
Karl Fulves Yr Card Yr Wallet signed card to spectator's wallet, reverse Svengali deck
Related to 1983 111
Robert Cassidy E.S.P. Duplication ESP cards are sealed in envelope, performer matches sequence
Inspired by 1984 45
Mike Bornstein Svengali Prediction svengali deck
1985 155
Tom Bowyer Svengali Routine selection made, card divined, then it turns over, then appears at named number and at randomly spelled card, spectator stabs next to it
1985 28
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cards
Also published here Sep. 1986
Magick (Issue 377)
1883
John Bannon V. Other Applications faro fan applications
  • a. Svengali throw-off
  • b. credits
1986 26
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cards
Inspired byAlso published here 1987
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.)
782
Thomas Alan Waters Staboo finding selected tarot card
1987
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.)
784
Karrell Fox The E.C. Card in Wallet card torn, pieces vanish except one, restored card in wallet
1988 104
Daniel Jones Bonded three decks, two spectators select same card which performer removed from his/her deck
June 1991
Magick (Issue 456)
2281
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 Animator stickman on back of cards draws an X which ends up on selection
1991 64
Larry Becker "X" Marks the Spot routines with Hull's Pop-Eyed Popper deck, rough/smooth Svengali, predictions with X on the back, using jumbo cards
Also published here 1991 10
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens
1992 20
Edward Marlo Unexpected Wild Card
Also published here 1992 71
Steve Dusheck My Rising Cards first blank card, then card with pretty girl, then selection rises
1992 1
Larry Becker X-Rated Stuff routines with Hull's Pop-Eyed Popper deck, rough/smooth Svengali, predictions with X on the back
  • X Marks the Spot
  • My Favorite Card
Also published here 1992 341
Steve Beam The Ladder Prediction prediction of a card, reversed Svengali
1993 35
John Riggs The Falling Prediction stopped card in one deck, prediction is odd-backed card in second deck, roughed Svengali
1993 41
Alexander de Cova, Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Symbolismus picture cards with different symbols, special stack
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 6
Karl Fulves Svengali Notes
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
7
Karl Fulves Svengali Transpo
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
7
Karl Fulves Sven's Back
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
8
Karl Fulves Svengali Trap though-card sandwich
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
9
Karl Fulves Sventranspo II thought-of card transposes with another card
1993
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
10
Alexander de Cova, Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Symbolismus picture cards with different symbols, special stack
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 7
John Northern Hilliard Coincidence svengali deck
1994 1208
Bob Farmer Svengali Monte monte type betting routine with the deck cut into three piles, optional clean ending
1994 22
Bob Farmer La Monte Symbiotic
  • Flim-Flam
three piles on the table, spectator cannot follow top card of one pile
Related to
  • "Symbiotic Deck" (Gary Ouellet)
Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
71
Bruce Bernstein Utility Mental Routine prediction of coin toss, chosen card and total of numbers
Related toAlso published here 1994 19
Joel Givens Personalized Pasteboards name of spectator is spelled to find selection
  • Self-Working Method
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1995 16
Steve Beam Name that Trick made-up name is spelled to find selection, presentation for Personalized Pasteboards
Inspired by 1995 19
Lloyd E. Jones Ein Einmann-Gedankenlese-Akt two spectators on stage divine things, instant stooge message cards
Mar. 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2)
65
Joel Givens Personalized Pasteboards name of spectator is spelled to find selection
  • Self-Working Method
Also published here 1995 10
Dominique Duvivier Duvivier Omnibus Wallet Combination of Balducci (Kaps) Wallet and Himber Wallet, with other features. Routine described: Selected card and credit card placed in different wallet compartments, they change places. Card is then replaced in deck and travels to wallet, followed by three other mates traveling to wallet
Related to 1996 61
Peter Duffie An Interesting Use of That Principle Two cards, two piles, same position + prediction kicker
1997 44
Jim Zachary Simplicity Outdone card chosen in fair manner, spectator deals and stops at selection
1997 138
Milton Kort Svengali of the Phone Lines Card selected, random person called on phone names selection, then spectator names any number, card appears at number (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 1, 1969)
1999 115
Ellis Stanyon The "Svengali" Wonder Forcing Pack No. 11, with a few applications, see following items, "first sold by W. D. Le Roy", short cards or just corner shorted
1999 197
Ellis Stanyon (a) stop trick
1999 197
Ellis Stanyon (b) stabbing location
1999 198
Ellis Stanyon (c) Svengali deck as forcing deck
1999 198
Ellis Stanyon The Combination "Fin-de-Siècle" Magic Pack No. 14, combination of Svengali and Mene-Tekel, triplets with different cuts
1999 200
Barrie Richardson The Du Maurier Force force handling with Svengali deck
1999 219
Justin Higham Think-a-Svengali a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck
Inspired by 1999 117
Justin Higham Svengali Quickie reversed selection changed into another selection
Inspired by 1999 117
Justin Higham Svengali Location
1999 118
Darrell Osborn The Sidekick Network prediction of famous pair, names written on index cards
1999
Syzygy (Vol. 4 No. 14)
331
Jim Steinmeyer The Hypnotized Stack
  • Conjuring
deck is screwed together at one corner into a block, spectator names any number for the Ace of Hearts and it is found at that position
Related to Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
79
Jim Steinmeyer The Trilby Deck deck shuffled face-up/face-down and spread on the table, spectator chooses a face up and a face down card, in another deck a single face-down card matches one selection, and the other selection has a large X on its back
Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
80
Bill Taylor The Shuffled Prediction deck shuffled, spectator chooses a pair of cards and then one of them, it is predicted
Related toVariations Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
81
Norman Gilbreath The Bellweather do-as-I-do type procedure in which spectator and performer both shuffle a deck and deal it in pairs, then select one of the two cards, they match
Inspired by May 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 9)
75
Max Maven Sventalism two cards chosen with medium out of the room, medium then divines them, marked Svengali deck
Inspired byRelated to May 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 9)
75
Rhett Bryson Trick with the Cragstan Crapshooter wind-up toy that shakes out dice gives position of selection in (svengali) deck
Dec. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 4)
58
Mark Lewis Dedication to Joe Stuthard
2001 3
Mark Lewis Introduction
2001 6
Mark Lewis Mechanics and Handling the make-up of a svengali deck
2001 9
Mark Lewis Handling the Svengali Deck basics
  • Main Points to Remember
2001 9
Mark Lewis The Run on the dribble run into the other hand
2001 11
Mark Lewis The Double Lift top card short
2001 12
Mark Lewis The Riffle Shuffle
2001 13
Mark Lewis The Overhand Shuffle
2001 13
Mark Lewis The Fan
2001 14
Mark Lewis The Spread (and Turnover)
2001 15
Joe Stuthard The Drop cards dribbled onto the table so they make a full revolution
2001 16
Jack Cook The Jackie Cook Spread near table edge (same person)
2001 16
Dave Walker The Hand Spread dribble onto the hand in fan configuration
2001 17
The Lambert Spread
2001 18
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
Mark Lewis The Rehash on the concept of Rehash in a svengali pitch
2001 27
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
Mark Lewis Tricks with a Svengali Deck chapter intro
2001 30
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #1 with knife in the deck
2001 30
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #2 with knife in the deck which is wrapped in a paper napkin
2001 31
Mark Lewis Reverse Card reversed card apparently rights itself
2001 31
Mark Lewis Finding Card at Given Number
2001 31
Mark Lewis Clock Trick
2001 31
Mark Lewis Torn and Restored Card
2001 31
Mark Lewis Mental Miracle card cut to is predicted, then it travels to other half
2001 32
Mark Lewis Dice Trick six cards tabled and throw of die used to count to selection
2001 32
Mark Lewis Thought Card card selected and card thought of during riffling, they end up next to each other
2001 32
Mark Lewis Blindfold Effect
2001 32
Mark Lewis Card from Pocket cards taken out of pocket one by one, spectator stops at selection
2001 33
Mark Lewis Pile Trick piles made on table, spectator choses one, selection is on top
2001 33
Mark Lewis Chapter Five more comments on performing with a svengali deck
2001 34
Mark Lewis Switching a Deck
  • performing a non-card trick
  • under a newspaper
  • taking handkerchief from pocket to wipe sweat
2001 35
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck dealt into two piles repeatedly until one card remains, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 2001 35
Joe Stuthard Svengali Deck Switch key card location with half-deck switch to clean up svengali deck
2001 36
Christoph Borer Das Svengali-Spiel
  • Das Svengali-Spiel (general comments)
  • Das Forcieren einer Karte (forcing a card, spectator shuffles deck)
Also published here 2002 10
Super Stop Trick! "Using a Svengali Deck"
Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
67
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck dealt into two piles repeatedly until one card remains, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions)
507
Al Baker Wonderful Four Cards and Pellets Mystery Si Stebbins, Svengali
2003 760
Christoph Borer Svengali
  • Das Svengali-Spiel (general comments)
  • Das Forcieren einer Karte (forcing a card, spectator shuffles deck)
Also published here 2006 83
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, using a Svengali deck
Related toAlso published here 2006 84
Christoph Borer Der Messerstecher wrapped in newspaper
2006 85
Claude Impériale White Christmas Tantalizer, all other cards are blank
  • Christmas Cards
2006 125
Chris Wardle Introduction credit information
2006 4
Chris Wardle Construction and General Handling of the Svengali Deck displays and shuffles (overhand and riffle)
2006 5
Chris Wardle The Force of the Tarot stop trick with selected tarot card, svengali
2006 7
Chris Wardle Elimination spectator locates chosen card with "loves me, loves me not" procedure
2006 10
Chris Wardle Domino Svengali domino prediction, using svengali deck with card dominoes
2006 13
Chris Wardle The Unquiet Dead card is put in a handkerchief, it moves (glorpy), message appears on card with name and position of selection
2006 24
Chris Wardle Four in a Row four spectators get four packets of cards and choose cards in different ways from it, the are the Aces
2006 28
Paul Hallas Additional Commentary and Routine From Paul Hallas
2006 32
Christoph Borer Svengali Die Svengali Force (spectator shuffles Svengali deck and cuts to force card)
2007 37
Christoph Borer Ein Wunder mit Spielkarten two selections, first is revealed by tearing a paper napkin into shape of card, then napkin is burnt and ashes on arm to reveal second selection
2007 22
Tom Stone Well-timed Miracle card at number determined by stop watch is predicted
VariationsAlso published here 2007 19
Joel Givens Personalized Pasteboards names of spectators are spelled to find selection
Also published here 2007 xxxix
Svengali Shuffle to false shuffle a Svengali Deck
2008 288
Carl Montada Weitere Ideen zum Svengali oder Mirage Deck spectator stops at his selection
2008 17
Stephen Minch The Fungi from Yuggoth ceremony where life from another sphere is created, fungi from chosen star appears in pan, chemical
Also published here 2009 23
Roberto Giobbi Give It a Stab stabbing effect with Svengali Deck
Related to 2010
Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 17)
86
David Britland Cardopolis 1: The Bogus Effect reverse Svengali
Feb. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 2)
23
Steve Dusheck Mind-Reading Svengali peek deck made from svengali deck with indices written in a corner, then prediction of a card the spectator cuts to (svengali principle)
2010 57
Andy Nyman The Sven Demo multi-phase Svengali pitch routine
2010 249
Tom Stone Well-Timed Miracle card at number determined by stop watch is predicted
VariationsAlso published here 2011 202
Bobby Bernard Forcing from Svengali Deck
Dec. 2011
Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12)
34
Bruce Bernstein Utility Mental Routine prediction of coin toss, chosen card and total of numbers
Also published here 2012 75
Roberto Giobbi The Real Pseudo Deck Switch selection predicted, apparently done with switch for one-way deck in which shuffled deck is switch for real
2013 95
Alberto de Figueiredo 1 + 4 four cards
2013 125
Doug Edwards Almost Any Card at Any Number deck index
2013 74
Christoph Borer Christoph Borers Strategie handling for Svengali Deck in hands of spectator
June 2013 28
Eric Stevens Happenstance Magician divines chosen card, spectator names exact position of the card, then manages to locate the card amongst a few packets
2015 21
Karl Fulves Sven Master performer and spectator each name a card and number, performer's card is at magician's number and vice versa
Related to 2015
Errata (Issue 1)
5
Karl Fulves Sven Again ideas with svengali deck, using the deck with the halves separated
2015
Errata (Issue 1)
6
Made-to-measure Magic - The Problem deck spread on table, length named and measure, card at that position is selection, posed as problem
Variations 2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue May 31)
155
David Britland Thoughts on Hummer's Monte
  • spectator cuts three packets, bottom card of one packet is remembered and other two piles switched
  • repeat phase with Svengali deck
Inspired by Sep. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 9)
26
Christoph Borer Borers Frechheit handling a Svengali deck
Also published here 2016 73
Bob Farmer Svenvoodoo position of freely peeked-at card is named, then chosen card appears at named number, svengali-peek-deck combination, with marking system
Variations 2017 101
Brett Barry, Max Maven Svengali - A Brief History and Attributions credit information on the Svengali principle and pad applications
2017 5
Christoph Borer Die Svengali-Force forcing with a Svengali deck, for "Hofzinsers Handschuh" (here as "Lunas Handschuh")
Related to 2018 26
Christoph Borer Borers Frechheit handling a Svengali deck
Also published here 2018 48
Yves Carbonnier 4. Retrouvailles Impossibles impossible stop trick, handling of Svengali deck
2019 181
Eric Stevens Final Cut Pro deck mixed face-up/face-down with spectator, yet selection instantly cut to
2020 248
Joe McKay C.A.A.D. (Card at Any Domino) cards dealt to table, dealing stopped when domino rally stops, selection is there
Nov. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 10-11)
115