104 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Svengali Principle / Svengali Deck
  
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Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack Merlin's Master Manipulations 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 Would You Believe It? 19
Jean Hugard The Svengali Deck introduction and history Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 245
Unknown Various Methods of Handling the Pack Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 245
Unknown Simple Effects 1. selection is divined, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 246
Unknown Simple Effects 2. svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 3. svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 4. svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 5. svengali deck as a force Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown The Three Heaps deck cut in heaps, top card jumps around, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deckRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Any Heap svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Reversed Card svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Unseen Card spectator pockets unseen card, later selection is this pocketed card, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Card Stabbing svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown The Prize Winner two decks, one is a svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Unknown Svengali Mindreading svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Unknown Svengali Prediction force cards are switched out during trick Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 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 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Unknown The Cards and the Dice card located via number on die, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Unknown Svengali Clairvoyance blindfolded assistant says stop to find selection, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Ralph W. Hull The Mirage Principle svengali pack with rough-smooth principle and cards are short and also narrow Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Unknown Svengali Force a bit complicated, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 255
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack twenty-six glued pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Unknown The Lady's Ring svengali deck, spectator finds his own card Greater Magic 432
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck Greater Magic 433
Unknown Another "Stop" Trick svengali deck Greater Magic 436
Unknown With a Svengali Deck spectator pushed toothpick in side of deck and thus pushes out selection Greater Magic 403
Burling Hull The Svengali Deck handling tips and getting into it from divided svengali deck Greater Magic 430
Unknown A Subtle Detection svengali deck, spectator finds his own card, ending clean Greater Magic 431
Unknown The Spectator Makes a Prediction svengali deck, selection at any number by spectator Greater Magic 432
Al Saal The Perfect Stop Trick svengali deck, cards put from one hat to another hat one by one until spectator stopsVariations Greater Magic 435
Unknown A Blindfold Detection svengali deck, spectator deals cards and performer calls stop while blindfolded Greater Magic 437
Harrison Give a Number! featuring weird throw switch, mention of Svengali deck methodRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (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 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 53) 377
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Tom Bowyer Routine with a Svengali Deck different effects with a svengali deck, reverse, spelling, counting, all alike Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 1) 54
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
My Best 80
Burling Hull Svengali Deck Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 245
Dr. Ford Rogers Glued Svengali Deck pairs glued together, for tossed out deck Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 245
Harlan Tarbell The Telepathic Deck pairs glued together in centre, for tossed out deck Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 245
Gordon Whyte A Modern You Do As I Do Trick Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 11
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same cardVariations Card Tricks 316
Gerald Kosky En Rapport Psychic Thought deck with names of famous people, selected name is found on named number and was predicted earlier Still More Miracles in Mentalism 54
Edward Marlo Marlo's Svengali with idea for Curry's Touch The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 294
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel partially roughed Svengali deck, mirage Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 10
Jochen Zmeck Hypnose multiple spectators chose the same card, routine for Svengali type decks Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 11
Unknown Stabbing in Newspaper Related to
  • "Routined Manipulation 1" (Lewis Ganson)
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Walter Wenger Die Drei Wünsche spectator finds his card after making several choices, mirage type deck, ends cleanAlso published here
  • Magie, Vol. 36 No. 4, April 1956
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 14
Nate Leipzig Reverso Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 173
Dick Zimmerman Svengali Dribble Force The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 11) 52
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 My Kind of Magic 25
Gene Nielsen Resonance! two decks, same cards are selected from two spectators The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 11) 51
Stan Blumenthal Jump Up selection is found with 'Mexican Jumping Beans', beans on ribbon spread, one jumps and lands on selection The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (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 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 62) 307
Gerald Kosky Tel-A-Prediction person on phone names number from one to fifty-two, card is predicted The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 68) 337
Edward Marlo Wild Card Routine "An extended wild card routine to take it out of the ordinary", using standard setAlso published here The Unexpected Card Book 58
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oh! Calcutta! two cards predicted, with two different colored pensInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 100) 499
Edward Marlo Did you ever see the ----? using gaffed decks Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 319
Stewart Judah, Tom Bowyer Stewart Judah's Svengali Deck Routine Subtle Card Magic: Part One 26
Philip T. Goldstein Zap-Master card and number predicted on jumbo card The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 195) 973
Al Mann Panoramas of Thought six cards are written on a pad by different spectators, three spectator select a card, three of the written cards are chosen, they correspond with the selections The Tesseract 5
Denis MacKenzie Houdini and the Svengali with a bell Fork Full of Appetizers 26
Stephen Tucker Appellation variation on Tucker's "Appelation" Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 17
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
Hocus Poker 29
Bobby Bernard The Sands of the Pharaoh Deck dealt one by one until hourglass runs out, stops at selection The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 109
Stephen Tucker Appelation names of back of each card, called out name on selection Spell-Binder (Vol. 2, No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 16
Mike Bornstein Svengali Prediction svengali deck Best of Friends - Volume II 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 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
Thomas Alan Waters Staboo finding selected tarot card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 784
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cardsInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 782
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
Edward Marlo Unexpected Wild Card Also published here The Wild Card Kit 71
Bob Gill On making the Trilby Deck Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck, end-stripper & svengali combo, sanding instead of cutting New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 5) 5
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Two edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), Triumph with End Strippers, two selections (one only thought of) from two piles end up next to each other New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 5) 12
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 5) 16
Steve Beam The Ladder Prediction prediction of a card, reversed Svengali Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 35
John Riggs The Falling Prediction stopped card in one deck, prediction is odd-backed card in second deck, roughed Svengali Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 41
John Northern Hilliard Coincidence svengali deck More Greater Magic 1208
Bob Farmer Svengali Monte monte type betting routine with the deck cut into three piles, optional clean ending Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 22
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 walletRelated to Magie Duvivier 61
Peter Duffie An Interesting Use of That Principle Two cards, two piles, same position + prediction kicker Effortless Card Magic 44
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) Kort 115
Christoph Borer Das Svengali-Spiel - Das Svengali-Spiel (general comments)
- Das Forcieren einer Karte (forcing a card, spectator shuffles deck)
Also published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 10
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 507
Al Baker Wonderful Four Cards and Pellets Mystery Si Stebbins, Svengali The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 760
Christoph Borer Der Messerstecher wrapped in newspaper Compilation 85
Christoph Borer Svengali - Das Svengali-Spiel (general comments)
- Das Forcieren einer Karte (forcing a card, spectator shuffles deck)
Also published here Compilation 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 deckRelated toAlso published here Compilation 84
Christoph Borer Svengali Die Svengali Force (spectator shuffles Svengali deck and cuts to force card) Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 37
Christoph Borer Ein Wunder mit Spielkarten two selection, first is revealed by tearing a paper napkin into shape of card, then napkin is burnt and ashes on arm to reveal second selection Die Geisterschrift 22
Unknown Svengali Shuffle to false shuffle a Svengali Deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 288
Roberto Giobbi Give It a Stab stabbing effect with Svengali DeckRelated to Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 17) 86
Tom Stone Well-Timed Miracle card at number determined by stop watch is predicted Maelstrom 202
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 The Art of Switching Decks 95
Alberto de Figueiredo 1 + 4 four cards Magia Demente 125
Unknown Made-to-measure Magic - The Problem deck spread on table, length named and measure, card at that position is selection, posed as problemVariations Hidden Agenda (Issue May 31) 155
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 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 101