35 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Verbal Magic
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Simultaneous Magic four decks, four people think of a card and later spell it (progressive spelling set-up)
1939 41
Bert Allerton Community Do As I Do up to eight spectators follow along with a packet of card and locate their own card
1946 5
Ernest W. Brady The Shiekh's Bequest mathematical problem, camels divided to sons, illustrated with cards
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1963 357
Will Ayling The Story Teller oriental story
Inspired byVariations 1969 289
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, see also p. 512 and also p. 550 for ideas by "Eddie" Cowles and Karl Fulves
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1971 466
The Lazy Magician No. 4, favorite of Blackstone, card and its position thought-of in ten-card packet, down-under-deal after some procedure
1976 8
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card
Also published here 1980 44
Sam Schwartz Forced March 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card
Inspired by 1980 54
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves The Square Ring 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, only three instructions
Inspired byAlso published here 1980 55
Peter Duffie Magician three spectators simultaneously select a card from packet from three to eight cards, spelling and down-under to locate it
Inspired by 1993 4
Tale of the Tape No. 44, tape recorder gives instructions from cassette to which a card is lost and found
1995 86
Marty Kane The Hallmark multiple spectators locate their own card in a packet, spelling to determine amount of cards for each spectator
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2000 183
Brother John Hamman Honest Transposition three phases, Buffalo'd, card change at the end and original cards are found in pocket, second phase can be done over phone
May/June 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
11
Sam Schwartz Remote Viewing 5x5 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2001
Discoverie (Issue 5)
57
Jim Steinmeyer, George Sands The Five Card Mix forcing a card from five, see also George Sands "Prime Time"
Related toVariations 2002 21
Jim Steinmeyer Teleportation in spectator's hands
Inspired by 2002 27
Jim Steinmeyer The King's Coronation spelling thing with Kings packet, Clubs is forced, no-touch
Related toVariations 2006 1
Ken De Courcy Well And Truly Shuffled cards added via bottom-and-lid-style card case, applied to an Ace production in which three spectators follow along with a packet and end up with an Ace reversed each
  • KF Notes
2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
106
Joshua Jay, Michael Powers, Joel Givens Twist on Simon twisting with four Queens, then three spectators get a packet with a Queen each and it turns over in their hands, optional back color change
Inspired by 2006 67
Jack Parker The Third Time's The Charm three spectators select a card and get a third of the deck each, it ends up on top eventually
Inspired by
  • "Low Down Triple Dealing" (Colm Mulchy, FOCUS magazine, Nov. 2004)
Variations
June 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 6)
38
Tomas Blomberg Time After Time three spectators mix a selection in a third of the deck each, it ends up on top eventually
  • Part 1: The Multiple Selection and Control
  • Part 2: The Irrefutable Mix-Up
  • Part 3: The Impossible Revelation
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4)
21
Jim Steinmeyer The Password Fallacy nine card spelling trick using thought-of word to locate card
2010 6
Jim Steinmeyer A Universal Password twelve card spelling trick using thought-of word to locate card
2010 8
Howard A. Adams Loveffect six cards torn in half, two cards chosen, they match
Inspired by
  • "Dunder" (Mindspa #3)
2010
Prolix (Issue 8)
532
Juan Tamariz Paradise Recovered seven cards for every spectator, the follow along and eventually locate their initial selection
Related to
  • "Paradise Recovered" (Juan Tamariz, Verbal Magic, p. 38)
Nov. 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 11)
72
Woody Aragón Before You Read Any Further...How To Find Your Other Half! spectator progressively discards small pack of torn cards, left with matching halves. also known as 'Love Ritual'.
Variations 2011 25
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phone
Inspired by
  • "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946)
2014 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Whammy ace assembly over phone
2014 12
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Invoking Margery
Inspired by 2014 22
Tomas Blomberg Time After Time three spectators mix a selection in a third of the deck each, it ends up on top eventually
Inspired byAlso published here 2014 283
Jim Steinmeyer The Irresistible Force from three cards (Six, Seven, Queen) the Seven is forced via elimination counting procedure
Variations 2015 7
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph, Alan Stockwell A Study in Scarlet and Black as phone effect
Inspired by 2015 21
Marty Kane, Michael Powers, Colm Mulcahy, Chris Wilcox BTTP Revisited
  • The Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy)
  • Three-Peat Deceit by Marty Kane (spectator spells name of card three times, then it is on top)
  • Try This (three spectators simultaneously)
  • Telephone/Radio Version
  • Last Minute Addition (restoring original order)
Inspired by
  • "Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic)
2019 237
Shimpei Katsuragawa The Other Half Variation spectator progressively discards small pack of torn cards, left with matching halves
Inspired by 2022 80
Matt Baker Mental Monte spectators select one of three cards over zoom, performer divines the selections
Inspired by
  • Gabriel Werlen’s "Green Neck System"
2023 32