172 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Hofzinser Ace Problem
  
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Edward Victor The "Deo-Ace" Trick four Aces are placed on four Twos crosswise, so that suits match, Ace with same suit as selection transforms into that card
Variations Magic of the Hands 29
Louis Lam The "Enormous" Four Ace Presentation chosen ace transforms into previous selection, ace from spectator's pocket
Be Deceived 12
Larry Jennings Tell-Tale Aces rather complex handling
Variations Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 49
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Two Unsolved Card Problems 1. card vanishes and reappears rolled inside finger ring by spectator held behind his back
2. Hofzinser Ace Problem
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 299
Roy Walton You Name It I'll Change It
Related to The Devil's Playthings 44
Paul Swinford Three Different Ways presentation of "Flipper" in Chesbro's Tricks You Can Count On
Epilogue (Issue 9) 67
Jack Avis The "Lost Ace" Trick
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 11) 81
Ralph Gironda Jack-Jack jacks covered with card case, card chosen, jack of same suit vanishes and is found in card case
Inspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 399
Mike Rogers Four Jacks jacks covered with card case, card chosen, jack of same suit vanishes and is found in card case
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 437
Karl Fulves A la Hofzinser
Mexican Monte 11
Karl Fulves The Red-Backed Hofzinser
Variations Packet Switches (Part One) 8
Karl Fulves Single Centers
Packet Switches (Part One) 18
Father Cyprian Hofzinser - 70 in addition to classic effect all cards of chosen suit appear reversed and in order throughout deck, faro
Epilogue (Issue 17) 159
Jerry K. Hartman About Face I Hofzinser Ace Problem, the other three Aces change to match the value of selection
Means & Ends 21
Jerry K. Hartman About Face II Hofzinser Ace Problem, all four Aces change to match value of selection
Means & Ends 22
Doug Alker Turncoat
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 4) 346
Roy Walton Hop-A-Long Hofzinser
Related to Trigger 6
Karl Fulves In Re Hofzinser Aces all transform at the end
Packet Switches (Part Five) 294
Martin A. Nash A Hard Ace To Follow see p. 449 for additional crediting
Any Second Now 271
Tom Craven Pyramid Variation
Related to Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 490
Jerry L. Christensen Pyramid Aces
Related to Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 447
Jean Faré Criss Cross Triumph Selection is lost, Triumph shuffle, reveal to have three Aces face up with selection face down amongst them, then selection's value used to find final Ace
Variations Card Tricks, French Style 32
Karl Fulves Other Applications of sleeving
  • Hofzinser Ace Problem with Aces in spectator's pocket
  • Rising Card Hook-up
  • Sticky Tape at outside of Sleeve
  • Sleeving into Envelopes
Impromptu Holdouts 47
Roger Smith Tarsat "Tabled Aces Reverse Sympathetic Ace Trick"
Aces revers in deck, when re-spread only three Aces are reversed and one face-down in between, four cards removed, another Ace reverses and reversed Ace turns out to be previous selection of same suit
Variations Innovative Magic No. 3 32
Roger Smith Son of Tarsat same effect with case involved
Inspired by Innovative Magic No. 3 33
Jon Racherbaumer Decking - Hofzinser Deluxe
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 27
Karl Fulves Hofzinser Problem see note (B)
Transpo Trix 8
Father Cyprian Open Muk Aces performer doesn't know order of Aces
Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 3
Father Cyprian Alternate Handlings performer doesn't know order of Aces
Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 7
Karl Fulves Notes By Karl Fulves credit information
Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 14
Karl Fulves Hofzinser's 4-Ace Problem formulation of problem, in parts reprinted from reference
Related toVariations Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 2
Karl Fulves First Method
Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 14
Karl Fulves Second Method gaffed
Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 15
Karl Fulves Third Method
Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 16
Karl Fulves Fourflinger Ace with matching suit changes into selection, other Aces in matching value
Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 18
Karl Fulves Hofshuffle Aces reversed in deck, riffle shuffle version, posed as problem
Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 20
Karl Fulves A Scanner Darkly any four cards, one is agreed upon by three spectators, they all note position of the card in packet one by one, then it is divined, application to Hofzinser Ace Problem
Related to Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 21
Jon Racherbaumer About the So-Called Hofzinser Problem
Arch Triumphs 8
Jon Racherbaumer Hofzinser Triumphs selection is lost, Triumph shuffle, reveal to have three Aces face up with selection face down amongst them, then selection's value used to find final Ace
Inspired by Arch Triumphs 6
David Solomon Triumphant Aces selection is lost, Triumph shuffle, reveal to have three Aces face up with selection face down amongst them, then selection's value used to find final Ace
  • Racherbaumer Addition
Inspired by Arch Triumphs 10
Barry Nelson Jennings Improved
Inspired by The Book of John 119
Roy Walton Grown Up Hofzinser four jumbo Aces, suit that matches selection is turned-over and when turned over the jumbo card became the selection and the selection became the Ace
Variations That Certain Something... 2
Jerry K. Hartman Elastic Ace card chosen von miniature deck, four regular-sized Aces shown and tabled face down, when selection is brought together with Ace of same suit, the Ace becomes the miniature card and vice versa
Inspired by Elastic Ace 1
Francois Ziegler Layla queens are removed, card chosen, queen of same suit vanishes, reappears when counted down the value of selection
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 413
Martin A. Nash A Hard Ace to Follow
Related to Jacks or Better 6
Richard Kaufman The Hofzinser Ace Problem
The Gene Maze Card Book 89
Richard Kaufman Variations on a Non Musical Theme
The Gene Maze Card Book 90
Father Cyprian Hofzinser's Departure aces transform into selection, aces back in deck, double facer
The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 54
Eric Mason For Johann
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 2) 797
Karl Fulves More Notes Yet notes on the Interlock principle
(A) No-Break approach
(B) alternate procedure
(C) switch with double card
(D) paper clip addition, paper clip version of Hofzinser problem
(E) connection to Tilt
(F) allusion to Haunted Pack set-up with Interlock
Related to Interlock 59
Richard Kaufman The Amazing Ace Tunnel combined with Hofzinser Ace Plot, all Aces pushed through deck
Related to Cardworks 113
Richard Kaufman, David Arthur, Ken Krenzel Ace Tunnel: Second Position combined with Hofzinser Ace Plot, all Aces pushed through deck, gaffed (card with corner missing
Cardworks 119
Don England Twisted Hofzinser combo
Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Spades) 9
Walt Lees Hofzinser/Jennings with two selections, one of which ends up in the pocket
Inspired by More Professional Card Tricks 21
Peter Duffie Hofzinser in My Pocket selection is pocketed, twisting sequence
Variations Alternative Card Magic 22
Richard Kaufman The Hofzinser Ace Tunnel
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 71
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Another Hofzinser Twist twisting/transformation combo
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 687
Don England Twisted Hofzinser combo
Variations Best of Friends 420
Ian Land Snap Count Lost Ace
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1042
Ian Land Getting Lost in the Shuffle Hofzinser Ace Trick combined with Triumph, optional red black separation climax
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1044
Larry Jennings Hofzinser Ace Problem Solution
Related to A Visit With Larry Jennings 3
Christian Scherer Achten Sie auf den König not same suit, as an observation test, two versions
Card News '82 39
Christian Scherer Freie Wahl ace to four of hearts, named one transposes with selection
Card News '82 84
Christian Scherer Unmöglich selection in deck, four aces, named one turns into selection and ace is found in card case
Card News '82 90
Jerry K. Hartman Ringer
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Packet Magic (J. K. Hartman)
Packet Tricks 33
Tim Gan Wow four Aces, Ace with same suit turns over, when repeated, Ace turns into selection
Variations Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 350
Meir Yedid Birds of a Feather three Aces turn into cards with same value as selection, except Ace with same suit, selection found reversed in the deck
Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 74
Michael Louis Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 808
Roger Crosthwaite Wow Wow!
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 402
Al Smith Off-Skanner
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 417
Philip T. Goldstein Hof-Ace odd back color of aces
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 13
Justin Higham Ghost Room
Inspired byVariations Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 550
David Britland Going Under Ground involving a Joker as well
Cardopolis (Issue 1) 14
Marc Russell Tell Tale Triumph selection lost, then Aces lost, face-up/face-down shuffle, Ace of same suit as selection found, then other Aces are reversed in deck with selection in between
Cardopolis (Issue 1) 9
David Tropeano Hofzinser Triumphs! Triumph-Kartenkunste-combo
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 6) 928
Mack Picknick What's in the Envelope signed selection in sealed envelope transposes with ace
Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 51
Ian Land Without a Paddle
Inspired by
  • "Think Touch Turn" (Ed Marlo)
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35) 683
Edward Marlo Hofzinser's Dream Solution
At The Table 95
Jon Racherbaumer Deck-ing Hofzinser Aces turn up in center except one which is no selection, value used to count to missing Ace
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Sep. 1977
At The Table 89
Richard Kaufman Gaff/ace Tunnel combined with Hofzinser Ace Plot, all Aces pushed through deck
Related to Abstract 13
David Britland Austrian Aces "A simple solution to Johann's problem"
Equinox 24
David Britland Dust Busters "The Queens 'about face' then change' for the better"
twisting, then Daley's last with two card transformation
Inspired by Equinox 41
Larry Jennings A Problem With Hofzinser
Related toVariations The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 17
Edward Marlo The Ace Problem that Hofzinser Never Had
Special Effects 60
Peter Duffie Hofzinser's Alternative with twisting sequence
Inspired by Inspirations 98
Robert Bengel One-Shot Hofzinser
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 9) 1687
Doug Edwards Half-Shot Hofzinser
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 10) 1703
Karl Fulves Dollar Hofzinser using dollar bill in handling
And a Packet of Cards 24
Bruce Cervon The Transposing Ace four Aces, named suit put on top, it changes into selection, Ace reappears from pocket
The Black & White Trick 65
Randy Wakeman The Fortune-Telling Aces Ace with suit of chosen card turns over, selection turns over and is placed with Aces, it vanishes from Aces and reappears reversed in deck
Randy Wakeman Presents 53
Jon Racherbaumer A Case for Hofzinser Ace travels into card case at the end
Cardfixes 50
Edward Marlo Marlo's Third Solution to Hofzinser's Card Problem
Inspired by Cardfixes 55
Alex Elmsley Hoftwister combo
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 47
Alex Elmsley Bare-Aced Hofzinser clean handling with aces in posession of spectator from the start
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 253
John Bannon, Alex Elmsley Vicious Rumors
Inspired by Smoke and Mirrors 153
John Bannon Reversal of Fourtune
Variations Smoke and Mirrors 82
Meir Yedid Sandwichange for Hofzinser
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 5) 2071
David Arthur Silver Aces coin jumps from beneath wrong ace to correct ace which transforms into selection
The Collected Almanac (Issue ) xxi
Bob Gill, Peter Duffie Collusion Illusion three cards selected, Aces used, Ace with selected suit turns over, all have selected King of Hearts, other Aces change into three Kings of Hearts, then Aces are the four Kings
Inspired byVariations New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 14
Thomas Baxter Ascanio Meets Hofzinser
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 49) 887
Peter Duffie A Curious Incident three selections made, four Aces, suit that matches the selections turn over and back one by one, three Aces change to selections, using PAUS
Applications 36
Peter Duffie Collusion three cards selected, Aces used, Ace with selected suit turns over, all have selected King of Hearts, other Aces change into three Kings of Hearts, then Aces are the four Kings, using PAUS
Variations Applications 38
Paul Weir Collision Course Aces in envelopes with hole in them
Inspired by Profile (Issue 17) 9
Aldo Colombini Mini-Maxi Hofzinser one card from miniature deck
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2345
Karl Fulves Hofzinser's Wallet odd-backed aces from wallet placed on deck, one changes into signed selection (now odd-backed)
Crooked Tales 114
Jackie McClements Half Price Hofzinser card chosen, Kings removed, one turns face up which matches the suit of selected card, other three Kings change into mates of selection
Shock Treatment 1
Peter Duffie Triggered Hofzinser
Inspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 113
Peter Duffie No-Trigger Hofzinser
Duffie's Card Compulsions 116
Peter Duffie A Mild Solution
Duffie's Card Compulsions 117
Peter Duffie The Final Solution
Inspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 235
Darwin Ortiz Kartenkunste
Variations Cardshark 65
Jon Racherbaumer Hofzinser, Carried Away
Facsimile (Issue 4) 11
Peter Duffie Directorial
Open Secrets 4
Peter Duffie Twixy Twisted Hofzinser
With Cards 9
Peter Duffie Brag-Artist one of four cards thought of, shuffled back, four three-card hands dealt, top cards are selection and the three Aces of other suits
With Cards 4
Joe Rindfleisch Process of Elimination with twisting phase
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 11) 2864
Tom Daugherty Almost Hofzinser
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 12) 2877
Karl Fulves Looks Like named jack changes into previous selection
The Vampire Papers 116
Karl Fulves Line Up named black ace turns over in ace packet and changes into jack of same suit
The Vampire Papers 123
Peter Duffie Hands Off Hofzinser Hofzinser Ace Problem, almost everything happens in spectator's hands
Effortless Card Magic 134
Peter Duffie Hofzinser By Stealth Hofzinser Ace Problem but super easy to do
Effortless Card Magic 139
Paul Cummins Overtwist Transposed combo with Hofzinser Problem ending
L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 124
Peter Duffie, Iain Girdwood, Max Maven Return to Suabia Hofzinser Ace Problem + Twisting the Aces
Inspired by
  • "The Suabian Twist" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle, 1994)
Effortless Card Magic 129
Peter Duffie Hofzinser On The Up Hofzinser Ace Problem with sandwich plot, card appears between black Jacks is the Ace
Effortless Card Magic 136
Richard Bartram, Jr. Problem Child same suit Ace changes to selection and back to Ace, divided in suits
Trephine 29
Chris Sutton Instant Hofzinser
Inspired by Trephine 99
Simon Lovell The Lemming Ace Exchange four jumbo Aces, suit that matches selection is turned-over and when turned over the jumbo card became the selection and the selection became the Ace
Inspired by Simon Says! 103
Jack Avis Hofzinser Ace Trick
VariationsAlso published here Vis à Vis 75
Guy Hollingworth The Hofzinser Problem outlined Routine
Drawing Room Deceptions 44
David Acer Hofsinzer's Delusion "Hofzinser's", selection between spectator's palms, Aces taken out, Ace of same suit turns over and changes into selection, Ace now between spectator's hands, duplicate
Inspired by Natural Selections — Volume II 76
Udo Wächter The Charm of the Queen of Hearts long routine
-spectator cuts to the aces
-the queen of hearts appears
  • the queen of hearts whispers the spectators thought
  • the queen of hearts turns an ace face down
  • the queen of hearts changes into the ace
  • the vanished queen of hearts appears between the aces
  • the queen of hearts and two aces change places in a flash
Inspired by Concertos for Pasteboard 166
Karl Fulves Hofzinser + Math Aces shuffled reversed into packet, another card chosen, face-up/face-down mix, all cards right except a chosen Ace but selection instead
Inspired byRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 55
Aldo Colombini Jump and Pass two selections transpose with four Kings, Hofzinse Ace problem with two selections, inspired by a Phil Goldstein routine
Standing Room Only 4
R. Paul Wilson Simplex Hofzinser
Crash Course in Brain Surgery 15
Peter Duffie Hofzinser on Base bottom deals
Cards By All Means 8
Paul Cummins Overtwist Transposed combo with Hofzinser Problem ending
FASDIU II 117
David Regal Sticky Hofzinser
Constant Fooling 2 151
Thomas Baxter Ascanio/Hofzinser Reunion
The Action Cop 45
Roberto Giobbi The Knowledgeable Cards
Card College — Volume 5 1233
Karl Fulves Eight Speed two-packet version of Ace problem
Off The Books (Issue 9) 176
Karl Fulves Alias card chosen and signed, Queen of same suit turns over, other three Queens change into same value as selection, face-down card is selection
Inspired byRelated to Off The Books (Issue 9) 160
Karl Fulves Five Speed spectator deals a pile into four heaps, four Aces show up and the matching suit changes into previous selection
Off The Books (Issue 9) 170
Karl Fulves Clip Addition Aces outjogged, paper clip put on them, stripped out and put on deck, then on table, one is switched
Off The Books (Issue 10) 211
Max Maven Just a Little Off the Top, Please - Bonus Effect with location of second selection
Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 158
Karl Fulves Band o'Notes [H] - Hof And Hof
Under Tension 14
Karl Fulves Hof Springer
Under Tension 54
Ron Frost Table for Four Selected Ace changes places with the selected card
After The Force 60
Karl Fulves Helen O'Ploy card chosen, Queen of same suit turns over, other three Queens change into same value as selection, face-down card is selection
Inspired byRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 358
Karl Fulves Hofzinser's Ghost spectator finds only three Aces in deck, fourth one is invisible, it can be heard, changes into selection
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 360
Christoph Borer, Roy Walton Woogie four jumbo card jokers with suits, suit that matches selection is turned-over and when turned over the jumbo card became the selection and the selection became a joker.
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Woogie in "ANAM CARA"
Compilation 95
Max Maven Accessorized Three-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, Ace reversed in deck
Best of Friends - Volume III 247
Max Maven Three-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection
Best of Friends - Volume III 245
Harry Lorayne Off-the-Rack 3-piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, two variations
Inspired byAlso published here Best of Friends - Volume III 249
Jack Parker HofCity Hofzinser Ace Problem done with two selections, intermediate prediction effect
Inspired by 52 Memories 101
David Solomon Hofzinser King City
Inspired byVariations The Wisdom of Solomon 65
Chris Mayhew F.D.S. "Asher Twist meets Hofzinser's Ace Problem"
A Clockwork Apple 18
John Guastaferro Intuition
One Degree 120
Ryan Schlutz Misfit Queens
Inspired by Making the Cut 65
David Acer iAces photo of Aces shown on smartphone, one of those Aces turns over and its suit matches selection between spectator's hands, card on photo turns over again and is now selection and spectator has Ace between hands
Inspired by
  • "Snapped" (Cameron Francis)
More Power to You 167
Steven Hamilton Hofzinser... for a Change Aces, first Ace of same suit as selection changes into selection, then other Aces into mates
The Magic of Steven Hamilton 18
Steven Hamilton Vienese Variation
The Magic of Steven Hamilton 130
Doug Edwards Half Shot Hofzinser
Inspired by Nukes 26
Tom Gagnon Invisible Fingertip Transpo Jacks placed aside, named Jack transposes with selection which is reversed in center of deck
Too Hot for the Devil 24
Tomas Blomberg Hoftwister card is selected and lost (say, Seven of Clubs), Jacks turn face down one by one except the Jack of Clubs (same suit), then it turns into the selection and the other Jacks into the rest of the Sevens
Inspired by Blomberg Laboratories 165
"Magic" Christian Stelzel To Change Each of the Four Aces with the Top Card of the Deck: A Solution to the Hofzinser Ace Problem
The Top Change 122
Michał Kociołek Double Target "Hofzinser Ace Problem" meets Marlo's "Push Through Failure"
Inspired by Michał Kociołek Live! 11
Yohei Kawabata Symphony Variation of Hofzinser Ace Problem, Ace with the same suit as the selection turns reverses itself, then packet of four Aces transforms into all the thirteen values of the selected suit
Grace 31
Harry Lorayne Off-The-Rack 3-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection
Also published here JawDroppers! Two 134
Edo Huang Hofzinser Sweet Dream four cards turn over one by one and all change into selection, then back to normal and selection is found reversed in the deck
Daily Dose 30
David Solomon Hof Aces Again involving spelling to the selection
Solomon's Secrets 185
Zhenjie Gao Hofzinser's Ace Problem Standard effect, four Aces, one turn over to indicate suit of selection, then transform into selection as the Ace appears reversed in deck
Inspired by 一盅两件 17
Alexander Hansford Squash four Kings change into one King of same suit as selection, then it changes into selection itself
Kino. 46