124 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Lie Detector (without spelling)
  
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Vincent Dalban Something to Work on lie detector effect posed as a problem
Variations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 15
Charles Nyquist The Solution of "Something to Work on" stacked deck, two chains, solution
Inspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Stuart Robson The Lie Detective solution
Inspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 39
Fred Heaman The Lie Detector (A Mental Discovery - Third Method)
Greater Magic 229
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 48
Edward Marlo The Lie Detective
Tricks with Daub 6
Unknown The Lie Detector
Variations The Fine Art of Magic 110
Unknown The Lie-Detector Trick Simple card divination with lie detecting premise
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 27
Al Baker The Lie Detector marked
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 406
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea
Related toAlso published here The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 982
Howard A. Adams Tri-Lie three peeked cards
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 266) 1064
George Pearce The Lie Detector
One More Thought on Cards 28
Paul Curry You're A Liar
Also published here The Best in Magic 109
Al Leech The Lie Detector
Cardmanship 5
Martin Gardner Variable Magnetic Lie Detector lie detector using the Variable Magnetic Executive Tranquilizer
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 399
Fred Lowe The Truth Machine spirit bell as lie detector, body bell
Related to
  • "Nothing But The Truth" (The Wizard, Sept./Oct. 1950)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 48
Karl Fulves Example 13 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 19
Karl Fulves Example 14 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 20
Edward Marlo Mental Lie thought-of card, spectator reads cards, performer catches lie, three methods
HEX! 45
Karl Fulves The Gray Liar questions about selection are asked, at the end top card has text written on it that says when spectator lied and where the selection is, faro, see also Addenda on page 60
Related to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 56
Roy Walton Flip Flop simplified version with reverse faros
Inspired by Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement) 64
John Hamilton Additional Hamilton Ideas as telephone effect with possible lies
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 354
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
James G. Thompson Jr. Lie Detector Variation
The Living End 139
Jack Vosburgh The Awful Truth
Variations The Living End 139
Karl Fulves He Lied two cards
Notes From Underground 2
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains
Variations Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 59
Jerry K. Hartman Truth Detector
Means & Ends 79
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Paul Curry Presents 47
Karl Fulves, Don Nielson Liars Convention magician blindfolded, three spectators choose cards two exchange cards, magicican knows who and the cards, marked stacked deck
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 412
Harry Lorayne It's Impossible! automatic placement, position of card predicted, or other ideas:
  • Spell a Name
  • Lie Detector
  • Think Stop
The Magic Book 146
Jerry K. Hartman Mentalias II using interesting force, spectator lies at his card
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 155
John F. Mendoza Routined Poker Mental princess card trick with lie detection presentation
Variations The Book of John 19
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied
Also published here The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1255
Michael Skinner Das Gedanken-Projektions-Spiel two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-up
Also published here Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 6
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined, six methods
Also published here Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Alex Elmsley, Colin Lewry Pack Of Lies Liar's Matrix, spectator selects card column and reads out their colors, lying on one of them, different methods:
  • Mnemonic Method
  • No Memory
  • And Again
  • Lewry's Lie Detector
Related to Curioser 33
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack
Curioser 37
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied
Related toVariationsAlso published here Curioser 38
Charles Hudson Parity Notes
Inspired by Curioser 59
Roy Walton Unstacked Parity no stack version
Inspired by Curioser 60
Leslie Anderson Liar... spectator selects group of cards and lies at one card
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 275) 1373
Michael Skinner Thought Projection Pack two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-up
Also published here Intimate Magic 1
Harry Lorayne, Robert E. Neale Voice Print eight cards, programming, binary
Related toVariations Best of Friends 256
Unknown Other Uses - Prearranged Decks
  • Lie Detector
  • Think Stop
  • Gossiping Queen (whispering)
Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 34
Michael Powers Programmed Lie Detector computer program, trick performed by spectator with computer only, computer version of Aronson's Lie Sleuth
Inspired by Powerful Magic 45
John C. Wagner Australian Lie Detector impromptu
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 31
Charles Hudson Smart Deck cards reverse that indicate color, suit, value...
Best of Friends — Volume II 501
Larry Jennings The Lie Detector
  • Lie Detector Variation (impromptu)
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 115
John C. Wagner Would I Lie to You? seven card packet is programmed to find selection, mates are found as well
Related to The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 141
Richard Vollmer Talk To Me eight card Packet
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 2) 2031
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Lie Detector with long narrow clear strip that is folded in various ways so different messages appear on it
Five Times Five - Japan 79
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murderer
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Deceptive Practices 78
Sam Schwartz Partner in Crime version of "Witness" in which criminal has a partner
Inspired byRelated to Deceptive Practices 80
Karl Fulves Witness further comments
Related to Supplement To Deceptive Practices 88
Harry Lorayne Quick and Direct
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2187
Edward Marlo, John C. Wagner Revised Lie Detector down under deal, quartet production, set-up, two variations:
  • For Center Dealers
  • For Side-Stealers
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 14) 5
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Karl Fulves Shocked
  • finger ring moves on table to ESP symbol (no method)
  • car magazine rolled up and car sounds come out of it (no method)
  • joy buzzer as sound generator, lie detector with five cards on plastic tray
Related to Verbatim (Issue 5) 42
Stephen Tucker The Penultimate Truth
Inspired by Profile (Issue 12) 6
Jack Avis Eight Bites is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 17) 11
Alex Elmsley Pack of Lies Liar's Matrix, spectator selects card column and reads out their colors, lying on one of them, different methods:
  • Mnemonic Method
  • Marked Deck Method
  • Unmarked Deck Method
  • Lewry's Platform Presentation
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 100
Colin Lewry, Alex Elmsley Lewry's Platform Presentation
Inspired by The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 105
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied
Also published here The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 392
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack
Variations The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 396
Peter Duffie Four-Knowledge
Inspired by
  • Daley's Notebook #323 & #554
Related to
Duffie's Card Compulsions 102
Peter Duffie Four-Knowledge (Without Seconds)
Related to Duffie's Card Compulsions 107
Peter Duffie Truth Serum
Inspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 90
Peter Duffie The Ultimate Truth
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here
  • Imagine
Duffie's Card Compulsions 84
Unknown The Lie Detector
Card College — Volume 1 91
Peter Duffie A Pocketful of Lies packet in pocket, cards removed to answer truth or lie
Related to Duffie's Card Compulsions 86
Bernard Rasmussen Alternate Opening for "The Ultimate Truth"
Inspired byVariations Duffie's Card Compulsions 87
Karl Fulves Pack of Lies No. 12, three red and black cards, spectators with red cards tell the truth, performer finds out who hides the Ace of Diamonds
Also published here Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 20
Tom Daugherty Nervous Ace & Hartman Force
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2623
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. color, suit, value)
Related to Effortless Card Magic 51
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Plus! Lie Detector effect with two selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit), but has double revelation
Related to Effortless Card Magic 54
Joel Givens Whitewashed rest of cards are blank
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1368
Karl Fulves Would I Lie To You? three piles, performer selects card from center pile and makes statements, spectator take cards from lie or truth pile, values added, selection arrived at
Related to Underworld (Issue 9) 126
David Regal Lies Lie Detector premise for Between Your Palms
Inspired by Close-Up & Personal 108
Unknown Another Lie Detector Key card location, but presented as lie detector. Spectator lies when they see their card, magician knows.
Cunning Card Miracles 15
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea
Inspired byAlso published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 79
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
VariationsAlso published here Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 83
Karl Fulves Would I Lie? No. 43, three piles, card in center one remembered, cards taken from outer two piles in any combination, values added to count down to selection, no-shuffle Gilbreath
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Harry Lorayne It's Not Easy To Lie card selected from nine-card packet with down/under deal, card from remaining eight cards thought-of, lie detector, original selection used to count down to find it
Inspired byVariations Personal Collection 9
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Inspired byAlso published here Personal Collection 15
Darwin Ortiz, John F. Mendoza Liar's Poker princess card trick with lie detection presentation and sucker finale à la Fingerprint Card Trick
Inspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 26
Gary Plants Lie Detector
Inspired by Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 9
Steven Youell Blinded By The Sleight performer blindfolded, spectator selects a card and takes out five cards one of which is the selection, performer hold each up while spectator says "no" to each, selection found
Related to Weapons of Mass Destruction 26
Steven Youell Liar! spectator reads off cards and lies at his selection
Weapons of Mass Destruction 55
Giorgio Tarchini Back From Fishing
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 161
Dai Vernon You lied! interesting peek
Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 38
Peter Duffie, Robert E. Neale Cal-Q-Lator twelve card set-up
Related to Best of Friends — Volume III 297
Joshua Jay To Tell The Truth II two cards are removed from (stacked) deck and divined with liar/truthteller presentation
Inspired by Best of Friends — Volume III 412
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 1 cards eliminated until selection found
Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 2 cards eliminated until selection found, additional thought of card determined
Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Stewart James Vocalculate Lie detector plot, three people select a card each, magician divines each card by detecting lies
Inspired byAlso published here
  • handwritten notes, 1945
The Essential Stewart James 62
Justin Higham, Kevin Baker The NoBo Lie Detector "No" = Bottom
  • First Version
  • Second Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Third Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Fourth Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Fifth Version
  • Sixth Version
  • Seventh Version
  • Eighth Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Ninth Version
  • Tenth Version (Kevin Baker)
Inspired by
  • Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, pp. 130-133
Related to
Dexterity Manual 57
Karl Fulves Lie Teller detective story presentation
Prolix (Issue 5) 305
Benjamin Earl In a Glimpse lie detector and divination
Gambit (Issue 1) 20
Karl Fulves Liar For Hire "Unexplained"
single card as lie detector, it changes multiple times to answer lies or truth, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 6) 405
Steven Youell Reading The Tells card's identity divined by asking some questions
Weapons of Mass Deception 29
Jason Michaels The Cootie Catcher Lie Detector folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 23
Lewis Jones Polygram
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 145
Ryan Schlutz Sense-sational three selections (one thought of, two chosen) found
Making the Cut 29
Steve Beam Internal Control cards biddled into left hand one by one until spectator says stop, then top and bottom slipped off at once, force and control/switch, effect application in which a selection is divined via other cards, all other cards blank or duplicates
Related to FFFF-ing Great Card Moves 21
Barrie Richardson Pants on Fire two phases
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Sep. 2003
Curtain Call 229
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me (Computer) Magician and spectator get half the pack each, and either lie or say the truth about each card, computer can spot all the spectator's lies
Variations Magical Mathematics 65
Denis Behr, Friedrich Roitzsch Lie Detector red/black lie detected by phone app
Inspired by Seventeen Secrets — Volume 2 12
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Also published here JawDroppers! 103
John Wilson 1.5 Card Q&A spectator removes card from spread and lies on its identity, performer divines card and gives short reading
Inspired by
  • "1 Card Q&A" (Docc Hilford & Leonardo Silverio)
You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume II 29
Joseph Barry A Lie Detector Routine featuring a fair control sequence where the spectator cuts to a card and buries his pile
Operandi (Issue 3) 19
Bob Farmer A Card that Lies, a Deck that Tells the Truth OOSOOM type
Variations The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 92
Michael Weber The Cards Don't Lie "Mike Weber Variation"
Inspired by The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 98
Harry Lorayne Voice Print eight cards, programming, binary
Inspired by JawDroppers! Two 53
Harry Lorayne It's Not Easy To Lie eight cards, programming, binary
Inspired by JawDroppers! Two 57
Harry Lorayne Cal-Q-Lator with anti-faro programming
Related to JawDroppers! Two 115
Xiaobo Zhou 我不是 Mentalist (I'm not a mentalist) Card chosen, spectator reads cards out loud but lies about the selection, magician can tell the lie and divine selection
Related to Enthusiasm 34
Giacomo Bigliardi Lies Lie Detection effect, magician detects lies to divine card, has ambigram kicker
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 92
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Also published here And Finally! 111
Edward Marlo The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined
Also published here Beyond the Z 41
Harapan Ong, Joshua Jay Plunger Lie Detector Lie detector effect using Plunger Principle
A Stack to Forget 39
Matt Baker Say Anything Lie detector effect, end with magician showing prediction in an envelope of a random word thought of and written down by spectator, prediction is printed letter by letter on cards
Inspired by The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 101
Steve Beam The Randomized Lie Detector face-up/face-down cards to form a number and to find selection
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 184