86 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Chaos & Order / Shuffle-Bored
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Bob Hummer Face Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 Half-A-Dozen Hummers 4
Bob Hummer Face-Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
Also published here 1949 52 Amazing Card Tricks 48
Norman MacCleod MacCleod's Miracle! four hands of Bridge, spectator and performer turn cards over in each hand, total is predicted
Inspired by
  • a trick in "The Last Testament of R.W. Hull"
Also published here
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 328) 122
Harry Lorayne Ultra Location & Prediction deck cut in thirds, one third turned over and top and bottom cards remembered, all put together and one riffle shuffle done, selections divined and number of reversed cards predicted
1977 The Magic Book 107
Bob Hummer Face Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 9
Simon Aronson Shuffle-Bored
  • The Basic Shuffle-Bored Effect (only number of reversed card is divined)
  • The Secret
  • The Set-Up
  • The Procedure
  • Preliminaries
  • The Cancellation Combination
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 1
Simon Aronson Controlled Shuffle-Bored number of reversed cards can be predicted
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 10
Simon Aronson Divided Deck Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 13
Simon Aronson Delayed Location Effects doing divided deck locations after Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 15
Simon Aronson Color Separation Revelation all reversed cards are black, not recommended
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 17
Simon Aronson Color Discernment performer knows number of reversed red and black cards
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 18
Simon Aronson Selection Shuffle-Bored Shuffle-Bored combined with a location
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 19
Simon Aronson Prediction Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 22
Simon Aronson Background and Credits
Also published here 1980 Shuffle-Bored 24
David Solomon David Solomon's variation of Ed Marlo's "But What About My Number?" spectator thinks of a small number and reverses that many cards twice in the deck, deck shuffled face-up/face-down by spectator, performer knows number of reversed cards and the spectator's number coincides with the number of red cards that are reversed
Inspired by
  • "But What About My Number?" (Ed Marlo, Linking Ring, July 1974)
Also published here
1980 Shuffle-Bored 28
Unknown The Prediction Deck No. 60, number of face-down cards after face-up/face-down shuffle predicted
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 89
Norman MacCleod Mac Cleod's Wunder four hands of Bridge, spectator and performer turn cards over in each hand, total is predicted
Also published here Jan. 1984 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 3&4) 114
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted
VariationsAlso published here 1987 Doth 1
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted
Also published here 1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 87
Harry Lorayne, Simon Aronson The Equalizer slight variation on Aronson's "ShuffleBored"
Related to 1990 Trend Setters 171
Jon Racherbaumer What About Hummer's Number? cards shuffled face-up/face-down with some procedure, result predicted
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 44
Simon Aronson Shuffle-Bored
  • The Basic Shuffle-Bored Effect (only number of reversed card is divined)
  • The Secret
  • The Set-Up
  • The Procedure
  • Preliminaries
  • The Cancellation Combination
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 149
Simon Aronson Controlled Shuffle-Bored number of reversed cards can be predicted
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 156
Simon Aronson Divided Deck Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 159
Simon Aronson Delayed Location Effects doing divided deck locations after Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 160
Simon Aronson Color Separation Revelation all reversed cards are black, not recommended
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 161
Simon Aronson Color Discernment performer knows number of reversed red and black cards
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 163
Simon Aronson Selection Shuffle-Bored Shuffle-Bored combined with a location
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 164
Simon Aronson Prediction Shuffle-Bored
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 165
Simon Aronson Background and Credits
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 167
David Solomon David Solomon's variation of Ed Marlo's "But What About My Number?" spectator thinks of a small number and reverses that many cards twice in the deck, deck shuffled face-up/face-down by spectator, performer knows number of reversed cards and the spectator's number coincides with the number of red cards that are reversed
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 171
Simon Aronson Point Spread red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shuffle-bored finale
1995 Simply Simon 3
Simon Aronson Equalizer Credit Information
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 16
Claude Rix 4ème... effet et 4ème prédiction predictions written on nested envelopes, in last envelope is odd card
Inspired by
  • Richard Vollmer's "Topsy Turvy" in "Tours de cartes automatiques - Tome 1"
1995 Claude Rix et ses 52 partenaires 65
Claude Rix Vous êtes formidables! using a deck with numbers, numbers chosen match condition of shuffled deck
1995 Claude Rix et ses 52 partenaires 67
Unknown Lollapalooza Prediction "except for the Four of Clubs"
1996 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 8) 5
Lennart Green Intuitive Eye two phases
1999 Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 3) 361
Karl Fulves Self-Cancellation red-black relationship, and shuffle principle at work in Shuffle-Bored type routines
2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 7
Bob Hummer Face-Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
Also published here 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 8
Ralph W. Hull Last Word Prediction number of face-up cards predicted
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "The Testament of Ralph W. Hull" (Trevor Hall, 1945)
2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 8
Norman MacCleod Miracle! four hands of Bridge, spectator and performer turn cards over in each hand, total is predicted
Also published here 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves You're The Prophet spectator decides whether 24 or 28 cards will be face-up after cutting and riffle-shuffling face-up into face-down
Inspired by 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 10
Ali Bongo Unfolding Future folded multi-level prediction as in Simon Aronson's "Shuffle-Bored"
Inspired by
  • Ludow, from Paris
Related toVariations
2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 11
Ali Bongo Future Notes comments on the procedure
Related to 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 12
Karl Fulves Ala Bongo no-stack version
Inspired by 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 13
Karl Fulves, Ralph W. Hull, Bob Hummer Eyeless Vision No. 59
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 134
Ali Bongo Shuffle-Board Variation folded prediction, brief
2002 Lecture Notes — Geneva 2002 16
Simon Aronson Random Sample Shuffle-Bored prediction on folded paper, with the "except..." ending
  • Background and Theory
  • The Booklet Fold
  • Set-up of Deck
  • Performance
  • Comments
  • Credits
Also published here 2003 Lecture Notes 23
John Bannon, Simon Aronson Wait Until Dark Shufflebored combined with Ortiz' Human Blindfold idea
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 168
Simon Aronson, Ramón Riobóo Control in Chaos with several methods how packet can be turned-over and shuffled
2004 Mnemonica 116
Juan Tamariz Jumbled Divination cards shuffled face up into face down, packet is cut and number divined, as well as the amount of reversed card and the cards identities
2004 Mnemonica 240
Steve Beam Predecktion spectators get seven cards each and turn some over, cards are shuffled and turned, number of reversed cards match prediction
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 60
Ramón Riobóo Mutually Assured Destruction packet of cards is mixed face-up and face-down, spectator hands some cards out from this packet and both piles have same amount of face up cards, using Driving A Hummer
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 39
Steve Beam Predecktion spectators get seven cards each and turn some over, cards are shuffled and turned, number of reversed cards match prediction
Also published here 2006 East Coast Super Session 5
Lennart Green Rainman "Except the Seven of Clubs"
Variations 2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 17
Lennart Green XO-Rainman different shuffle sequence
2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 19
Lennart Green XXO-Rainman impromptu version
2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 21
Allan Slaight Miraskiller Miraskill and Shuffle-board combination, shuffled deck
Related to 2008 Spins & Needles 171
Nick Trost Miraskill and Psychic Ability face-up/face-down Miraskill, two phases
Related to 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 451
Nick Trost Psychic Ability with Gilbreath
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 455
Nick Trost Lineup and Psychic Ability
Inspired by
  • Lineup (Nick Trost, 1997)
  • "Pre-Deck-Ability" version (Aldo Colombini, marketed 1996)
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 457
John Bannon Four-Fold Foresight "A/k/a Cardzilla's Amazing Self-Working Origami Card Trick"
tapestry folding with multi-stage prediction (as in shuffle-bored)
Variations 2009 Six. Impossible. Things. 37
Benjamin Earl The Cards of Leon in-the-hands version without table
Inspired by 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 4
Darwin Ortiz Limitless kind of impromptu shuffle-bored
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 171
Darwin Ortiz Billion Dollar Brain number of face-down cards in mess named, then actual order
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 189
Tom Crosbie Shuffle by Numbers duplicate of last card in wallet, phone number on back matches sequence
2013 Just Be Croz 177
John Bannon Origami Prediction tapestry folding with multi-stage prediction (as in shuffle-bored)
Inspired by 2013 High Caliber 298
Michael Weber Simply Bored 2.0 Different handling for Shufflebored
2014 Old Dog 11
Michael Weber On The False Track Alternative presentation for Shufflebored
2014 Old Dog 12
Juan Esteban Varela, Joaquín Matas La Predicción de la Camiseta with prediction on T-Shirt
2014 A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 44
Simon Aronson Random Sample Shuffle-bored prediction on folded paper, with the "except..." ending
  • Background and Theory
  • The Booklet Fold
  • Set-up of Deck
  • Performance
  • Comments
  • Credits
Also published here 2014 Art Decko 293
R. Paul Wilson SMF using a card with printed instructions, magician predicts the card a spectator will select
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 133
Christoph Borer Shuffle-Borerd last prediction is sum of added numbers on cards
2016 21 239
Andy (The Jerx) Meta-bored Shuffle-bored presentation
Related to 2016 The Jerx 265
John Hostler Estimated Prophet impromptu
2016 Magnum Opossum 32
David Solomon Primitive Shuffle-Bored after shuffling procedure with spectator a named number of cards is reversed
2018 Solomon's Secrets 28
Matt Baker, Barrie Richardson Banned For Life Variation on Shuffle Bored, done as a real time skill demonstration of card counting for casino cheating. Magician can tell number of cards face up, number of red cards, and the total sum of the values of the red cards

Includes a magician-fooler method using "Rounders" gaffed cards, idea by Barrie Richardson, which is basically stripper deck but with rounded corners
2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 159
Joshua Jay Total Recall in-the-hands impromptu handling for Shuffle-Bored
  • Impromptu Total Recall
  • No-Memory Version
Also published here 2019 Triptych 57
Joshua Jay Group Shuffle aka Intercourse Shuffle, cards shuffled together face-up/face-down with spectator
Related toAlso published here 2019 Triptych 68
Andi Gladwin ScriptedBored with script read aloud by spectator
Inspired by 2020 The Boy Who Cried Magic 235
Lorenz Schär Rebuilding a Hummer prediction of number of reversed cards, combination of Hummer's The Magic Separation and Face-Up Prediction
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 171
Steve Beam Hummerless divination of reversed cards
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 173
Steve Beam Newcomer Hummer two cards are used to form a number, it matches reversed cards
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 175
Steve Beam All the Weigh divination of reversed cards
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 177
Edward Oschmann Happenchance get-into for Shuffle-Bored from shuffled deck with Follow the Leader routine
  • Shuffle-Bored Phase
Inspired by 2021 Output (Issue 16) 1
Joshua Jay Total Recall
  • The River
in-the-hands impromptu handling for Shuffle-Bored
  • Impromptu Total Recall
  • No Memory Version
Also published here Aug. 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 8) 54