85 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Cyclical / Tetradistic
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Unknown Die künstliche Reihenfolge der Karten simple cyclical stack, divination of chosen card
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 97
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenwage performer names number of cards in cut-off pile, with patter
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 87
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 92
S. W. Erdnase Tricks with the Prearranged Deck Eight Kings - set up explained with methods to calculate cards and their positions (applicable for any cyclic stack)
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 179
Theodore Annemann One in Fourteen deck is cut, card remembered and shuffled among thirteen other cards, selection is found
The Book Without A Name 13
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card! selection is divined via two cards behind back (suit, value), cyclical stack, see page 99 for improvement by Meyer
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 7
Theodore Annemann Fair and Square suit rotation stack
Related to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 24
Theodore Annemann Fair and Square suit rotation stack
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 203
Unknown Excello Card Discovery suit rotation stack
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
H. Adrian Smith A Method for a Set-up Deck mental aid to keep track of suits while dealing for cyclical stacks
Greater Magic 908
Toni Koynini The Last Card free selection, then three more cards arrived at after dealing deck into three piles, all match and consists of four-of-a-kind
Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 19
Peter Kane Tetradism (1) Matching the Cards with freely chosen card
(2) all four-of-a-kinds produced
A Card Session with Peter Kane 19
James G. Thompson Jr. Cards & Pellets - Some Early Original Routines three cards written on billets divined, four methods and some further references and ideas
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
Edward Marlo Time For Si Stebbins
On the Clock Effect 16
Edward Marlo Time Zones two selections
On the Clock Effect 16
Robert (Bob) Hess The 13th Card prediction under magazine matches thirteenth card after free spectator cut
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 552
Gene Finnell Make Up two selection cut into deck, faro, cards on either side have same value and suit (composite)
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 75
Gene Finnell Base 4 System "Card Sorting and Set Ups"
sorting shuffled deck into new deck order, four possible positions during run-through
  • New Deck Order ("New Deck Order in 3 Sorts")
  • Numerical Order Stack
  • Random Number - Ordered Suit
  • Numerical Order - Random Suit
  • Si Stebbins
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 20
Gene Finnell Prophesy card selected, two cards produced with value and suit of selection (composite card), then three cards found with those cards, the three mates of the selection
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 29
Gene Finnell Trapped selection made, three cards of matching value are trapped with two faros
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 30
Gene Finnell Cards Of Prophesy (actually unnumbered page between 30 and 31)
card removed, odd-backed card put in deck, faros, cards of same value and suit end up next to odd-backed card (composite)
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 31
Gene Finnell Twins 32-card packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 56
M. D. Overholser The 13th Plus 13 prediction in pocket matches thirteenth card after free spectator cut
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 975
E. Leslie May Tri-Mental three ESP cards selected from a deck, divined
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 121) 601
Unknown Eight Kings & Furry Kitten two cyclical mnemonics
The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1137
Stephen Minch Quatrain four ESP cards are predicted, spectator deals and stops
Also published here The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 215) 1071
Bob Ostin Relativity spectator divides his packet in red and black and in suits, performer locates selection
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "The Problem of the Missing Clue" in "The Linking Ring" Vol. 58, Nr. 10. 1978, P. 85.
The Talon (Issue 5) 58
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Mind Touch blindfolded medium divines cards
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 234) 1169
Jules Lenier Dark Touch ESP-deck, three cards in different pockets, performer finds duplicates of unseen selections
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 247) 1231
Bob Cantoni Alpha Wrap prediction of letters from ABC deck
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 260) 1299
Jeff Busby Cyclical Stack <-> Stay Stack
Curioser 21
Stephen Minch Quatrain four ESP cards are predicted, spectator deals and stops
Also published here Mind Novas 24
Stephen Minch Pentapody performer finds all five duplicate ESP cards from face down spread, matching selection
Mind Novas 27
Karl Fulves SRR + Stebbins missing card named by looking only through half the shuffled deck
Card Counting 41
Ken Beale A Clock Trick rotating stack application, card in clock layout chosen by value of card chosen from rest
Variations Card Counting 31
Stewart James Half Open Omen number prediction with cards using cyclical stack (Si Stebbins, Eight Kings), featuring comedy patter "Heinz Across the Sea"
Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Philip T. Goldstein Rosareveal two cut to cards predict a chosen card, reverse-faro
Lechter Notes 3
Simon Aronson Oh Pity Me Location clocking with half deck of cyclical stack
  • The Half Deck Principle
  • The Basic Procedure
  • Handling Tips
  • Combinations
The Aronson Approach 75
Unknown The Centrifuge Principle dealing a cyclical stack, see also following applications
Related to Thavant 3
Stewart James Constant Stack Principle
Thavant 3
Doug Edwards No Chances using cyclical stack
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 4) 2204
Alex Elmsley The Constant Stack
Related to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 309
Peter Duffie The Short Deck Baffler Challenge location, card freely selected and shuffled, magician finds it
Effortless Card Magic 82
Karl Fulves Eraser Stack "Unsolved Mysteries"
stack cut, seven cards dealt out, next card turned over, if red all red cards are eliminated and so on, same with next cards and suit and odd/even, last card predicted, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 6) 148
Alex Elmsley No-Calc two cards are located, two numbers written down and cards found at that position
Also published here Alex Is At It Again 3
Doug Edwards Houdini Casts a Spell cyclical stack
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 2) 2752
Doug Edwards Houdini Casts A Spell Spell "Harry Houdini" a few times to divine selected card placed in pocket (suit then number)
Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 25
Alex Elmsley No-Calc two cards are located, two numbers written down and cards found at that position
Also published here Come A Little Closer 54
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Three Faces three people cut a packet of an ESP deck, all cards are divined
Entertaining ESP 19
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy The Power of Money spectator places coins on piles, ESP cards match
Entertaining ESP 21
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy A Cute Intro spelling all ESP cards and turning them over
Entertaining ESP 22
Ellis Stanyon To Deal Yourself All the Trumps No. 10, stack
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 88
Ellis Stanyon To Pick Out Any One or More Values No. 12, "The gathering of the Clans", quartets come together after dealing thirteen piles
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 89
Ellis Stanyon The Greek Cross No. 19, thirteen four-card packets made, one selected, found after redistribution and another deal
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 92
Ellis Stanyon To Produce Any Card No. 23, after dealing into thirteen heaps all heaps have one quartet
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 94
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Tricks with a Stacked ESP Deck on the stack and handling it
Entertaining ESP 17
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy One in Six ESP divination of one card
Entertaining ESP 18
Karl Fulves The Dark Force
Inspired by
  • "Staggered" (Eddie Joseph)
Lost Vampire Secrets 175
Steve Beam Strike Three mates are found
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 206
Harry Lorayne Unique Peek #5 naming card selected from incomplete faro peek, or finding it or its mate
Personal Collection 179
Harry Lorayne What A M-E-S! "Memory Estimation Sleight-of-hand"
shuffled deck, card removed (force), divined after dealing deck into four piles, one of each value in each pile, memory demonstrations, all four-of-a-kinds together, faro
Inspired by
  • "Mexican Solitaire" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem)
Related toVariations
Personal Collection 631
Lewis Jones Up and Down Double cards are shuffled face down into face up, spectator removes a face up card and performer a face-down card with same value
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 133
Steve Beam Bullet-Ridden with Black Jack and Poker theme
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 168
Lewis Jones, Jack Avis Remote view - the sequel two consecutive challenge locations
Inspired by
  • "Remove View" (Lewis Jones, Cardiograms)
Ahead of the Pack 55
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double take unknown card removed, another card chosen and placed aside, second card divined by turning over some cards in the deck of same suit, value, ... then the three mates of removed card turn over
Related to
  • "All of a Kind" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
Ahead of the Pack 71
Steven Youell Setting The Combination Vernon's Aces with Free Cut Principle and stack to get packets of right size
Weapons of Mass Destruction 32
Robin Robertson 8 Kings Combo random looking stack making use of Combo system, starting with cyclical stack
Combo II 62
Karl Fulves Displaceable U deck cut in half, both halves shuffled, spectator removes some cards of named suit and places them in box, another one from other half under box, last one is named
Related to Clockwork 11
Woody Aragon Routined Spelling multiple phase spelling trick:
  • a freely chosen color
  • a freely chosen suit
  • a freely chosen card by spelling its name
  • a freely chosen card by progressively revealing the suit and the value from spelling
A Book in English 113
Patrick Page Other Revelations on divining cards, finding the mate of the chosen card
Related to Magic Page by Page 85
Allan Ackerman, S. W. Erdnase Thirty Minute Memorized Deck calculating positions in cyclical stack
Inspired by The Cardjurer 17
Allan Ackerman Bonus Cull card named, two shuffles performed, named card on top and rest of deck now in four-of-a-kinds
The Cardjurer 19
Philip T. Goldstein Spelling the Future think Stop, then card is spelled and leads to a card which performer has predicted
The F.F.F.F. Book 111
Obie O'Brien The Matching Color Mates spectator cuts to a card, performer finds mate
The F.F.F.F. Book 213
Tom Gagnon Lessinout Culls Stebbins culling a four-of-a-kind from a stack
Too Hot for the Devil 112
Max Maven Lie-Decker Despite the deck lying, the magician uses it to determine the color and value of the selection, and to locate the selection.
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 39
Steve Beam The Lock with Two Keys Choreographed process for selecting a card that provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 94
Steve Beam The PC Card Trick Compatibility test with a couple where two mates are found.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 103
Alex Elmsley Constant Stack
Related to In Order to Amaze 243
Steve Beam The Table Spread spreading cards on the table to hide a pattern, apparently mixing
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 238
Pepe Lirrojo A special Stay-Stack, Stay Cardozo stay-stack meets cyclical stack
Some Different Stuff 8
Matt Baker Location Sensing Device Magician locates spectator's card, and vice versa
Inspired by The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 40
Allan Ackerman The Mem Deck I Prefer "The Tetradistic Stack"
thirteen cards in random order, suits random but power stack property
Inspired by Card Theater 30
Allan Ackerman The Thought Algorithm "a.k.a. The Programmed Deck"
named tantalizer (or card written down), with written instructions for the spectator to follow, card positioned during Joker removal, credit information
Inspired by Card Theater 34
Allan Ackerman The Any Sandwich named card sandwiched with faro
  • The Easy Way
  • The Better Way (deck remains face down)
Card Theater 53