93 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Cyclical / Tetradistic
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die künstliche Reihenfolge der Karten simple cyclical stack, divination of chosen card
Mar. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 97
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenwage performer names number of cards in cut-off pile, with patter
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 87
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards
1896 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 1902 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
1931 The Book Without A Name 13
Theodore Annemann Fair and Square suit rotation stack
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 24
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card! selection is divined via two cards behind back (suit, value), cyclical stack, see page 99 for improvement by Meyer
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 7
Theodore Annemann Fair and Square suit rotation stack
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 203
Unknown Excello Card Discovery suit rotation stack
Related to 1937 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
1938 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
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 19
Peter Kane Tetradism
  • (1) Matching the Cards with freely chosen card
  • (2) all four-of-a-kinds produced
Variations 1967 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
Also published here July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 192
Edward Marlo Time For Si Stebbins
1971 On the Clock Effect 16
Edward Marlo Time Zones two selections
1971 On the Clock Effect 16
Robert (Bob) Hess The 13th Card prediction under magazine matches thirteenth card after free spectator cut
Variations July 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 552
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)
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 31
Gene Finnell Twins 32-card packet cut, top card put aside, down/under deal with rest, a match
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 56
Gene Finnell Make Up two selection cut into deck, faro, cards on either side have same value and suit (composite)
1973 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
1973 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
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 29
James G. Thompson Jr. Einige Frühe Originalroutinen three cards written on billets divined, four methods and some further references and ideas
Also published here Oct. 1973 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 30
Gene Finnell Trapped selection made, three cards of matching value are trapped with two faros
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 30
M. D. Overholser The 13th Plus 13 prediction in pocket matches thirteenth card after free spectator cut
Inspired by June 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 975
E. Leslie May Tri-Mental three ESP cards selected from a deck, divined
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 121) 601
Stephen Minch Quatrain four ESP cards are predicted, spectator deals and stops
Also published here 1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 215) 1071
Unknown Eight Kings & Furry Kitten two cyclical mnemonics
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1137
Jules Lenier Dark Touch ESP-deck, three cards in different pockets, performer finds duplicates of unseen selections
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 247) 1231
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.
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 58
Kathi DeFrancis, Steve Aldrich Mind Touch blindfolded medium divines cards
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 234) 1169
Stephen Minch Quatrain four ESP cards are predicted, spectator deals and stops
Also published here 1980 Mind Novas 24
Stephen Minch Pentapody performer finds all five duplicate ESP cards from face down spread, matching selection
1980 Mind Novas 27
Bob Cantoni Alpha Wrap prediction of letters from ABC deck
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 260) 1299
Jeff Busby Cyclical Stack <-> Stay Stack
1980 Curioser 21
Peter Kane Mister-ee Five by Five one suit added to a deck to make a 65-card deck, selection matches coincidence when two piles are turned up in unison, faro, constant stack
Inspired byVariations 1982 Kane 7
Karl Fulves SRR + Stebbins missing card named by looking only through half the shuffled deck
1982 Card Counting 41
Peter Kane Son of Tetradism mates of selected card are at the same position in three packets
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • one of Martin Breese's Magicassettes
1982 Kane 71
Ken Beale A Clock Trick rotating stack application, card in clock layout chosen by value of card chosen from rest
Variations 1982 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"
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Philip T. Goldstein Rosareveal two cut to cards predict a chosen card, reverse-faro
1984 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
1990 The Aronson Approach 75
Stewart James Constant Stack Principle
1991 Thavant 3
William Larsen, T. Page Wright The L. W. Super-Detection spectator removes card from anywhere, performer removes two cards that stand for value and suit of selection, also with two cards or with spectator locating the cards in his pocket
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 196
T. Page Wright The Triple Surprise Speller card freely chosen, then spelled to, at the end a card of same value, suit and card itself show up
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 224
Unknown The Centrifuge Principle dealing a cyclical stack, see also following applications
Related to 1991 Thavant 3
Doug Edwards No Chances using cyclical stack
Apr. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 4) 2204
Alex Elmsley The Constant Stack
Related to 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 309
Nick Trost Blind-Sight Gilbreath principle, shuffle two decks together
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 162
Peter Duffie The Short Deck Baffler Challenge location, card freely selected and shuffled, magician finds it
1997 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
1997 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 1997 Alex Is At It Again 3
Doug Edwards Houdini Casts a Spell cyclical stack
Feb. 1997 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)
1997 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 1998 Come A Little Closer 54
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Tricks with a Stacked ESP Deck on the stack and handling it
1999 Entertaining ESP 17
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy One in Six ESP divination of one card
1999 Entertaining ESP 18
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy Three Faces three people cut a packet of an ESP deck, all cards are divined
1999 Entertaining ESP 19
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy The Power of Money spectator places coins on piles, ESP cards match
1999 Entertaining ESP 21
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy A Cute Intro spelling all ESP cards and turning them over
1999 Entertaining ESP 22
Ellis Stanyon To Deal Yourself All the Trumps No. 10, stack
1999 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
1999 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
1999 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
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 94
Karl Fulves The Dark Force
Inspired by 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 175
Steve Beam Strike Three mates are found
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 206
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
2001 Personal Collection 631
Harry Lorayne Unique Peek #5 naming card selected from incomplete faro peek, or finding it or its mate
2001 Personal Collection 179
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)
2002 Ahead of the Pack 71
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 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 133
Steve Beam Bullet-Ridden with Black Jack and Poker theme
Related to 2002 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)
2002 Ahead of the Pack 55
Steven Youell Setting The Combination Vernon's Aces with Free Cut Principle and stack to get packets of right size
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 32
Robin Robertson 8 Kings Combo random looking stack making use of Combo system, starting with cyclical stack
2005 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 2005 Clockwork 11
Woody Aragón 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
2011 A Book in English 113
Patrick Page Other Revelations on divining cards, finding the mate of the chosen card
Related to 2011 Magic Page by Page 85
Philip T. Goldstein Spelling the Future think Stop, then card is spelled and leads to a card which performer has predicted
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 111
Obie O'Brien The Matching Color Mates spectator cuts to a card, performer finds mate
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 213
Allan Ackerman, S. W. Erdnase Thirty Minute Memorized Deck calculating positions in cyclical stack
Inspired by 2012 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
2012 The Cardjurer 19
Tom Gagnon Lessinout Culls Stebbins culling a four-of-a-kind from a stack
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 112
Steve Beam The PC Card Trick Compatibility test with a couple where two mates are found.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 103
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 2015 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.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 94
Alex Elmsley Constant Stack
Related to 2016 In Order to Amaze 243
Steve Beam The Table Spread spreading cards on the table to hide a pattern, apparently mixing
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 238
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 2019 Card Theater 34
Allan Ackerman The Any Sandwich named card sandwiched with faro
  • The Easy Way
  • The Better Way (deck remains face down)
2019 Card Theater 53
Pepe Lirrojo A special Stay-Stack, Stay Cardozo stay-stack meets cyclical stack
2019 Some Different Stuff 8
Matt Baker Location Sensing Device Magician locates spectator's card, and vice versa
Inspired by 2019 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 2019 Card Theater 30
Ramón Riobóo Grand Telepathy for Five Magician divines cards taken by spectators, stacked deck
Inspired by
  • "Telepathy to Order" (Ramon Rioboo, Thinking the Impossible, p. 213)
2019 Second Thoughts 163
Greg Chapman The Faro Shuffle and the Stacked Deck short comment on quartets and Si Stebbins
2020 Faro Fundamentals 36