83 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / Deck as Calculator or Calendar
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
C. H. Wilson The Tell-Tale Trick No. 2, spectator removes cards according to the birth date, performer then divines the birth date
1877 16
Watch Locator No. 33, selection lost, spectator adds hours and minutes of current time to count to selection
1935 31
Edward Bagshawe Fixing the Date face cards of four packets formed by audience’s choices make up digits of randomly-chosen year, number cards
1936 ca. 34
Franklin M. Chapman Dated date of a borrowed coin is named, performer locates cards that match the four digits from a shuffled deck in his pocket
1937 7
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Year in Your Life four digits of named year cut to
Related toVariations 1942 19
Lloyd E. Jones The Cyclic Number A packet containing six cards forming the number 142857, when multiplied by any number from 2 to 6, gives a result which the cards themselves reveal
1956 9
Billy Wiggins Billy Wiggins' Card Trick three piles made and cut, sum of outer two values adds up to value of center pile all through the piles
1957 9
Anthony J. Gugliotta This is Your Life four digits of named year cut to, simplified
Inspired by Dec. 1961
Ibidem (Issue 24)
21
Tom Batchelor The Number and Value of the Cards cards add up to fourteen, using the Fourteen of Spades card
1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
96
Karl Fulves Mental Giant deck as calculator, 3D and 8D, sum or difference appears between them
Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
222
Henry Christ, Harry Lorayne The Difference & The Sum spot cards are used for calculations multiple times, outcome predicted
1971 105
Henry Christ The HC Difference & Sum original handling, spot cards are used for calculations multiple times, outcome predicted
Related toVariations 1971 113
Fred Kaps I am in Debt Ace to Four, then cards are removed, always add up to ten
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 5
Dr. Jacob Daley Birthday Trick No. 570, triumph with four cards face-up that consist of the spectator's birth year
1972 159
Jean Hugard Hugard's Force For Date And Cards Trick No. 650, forcing four cards of current year, cross cut force with giving choice of top or bottom four cards
1972 179
Al Flosso Al Flosso's Coin Date Trick No. 727, four numbers counted to in deck, the values then make up the date of a coin
1972 194
Gene Finnell Unknown Difference two packets cut off, Klondike shuffle with rest, reversed card is now at a position that corresponds to difference of the two sizes of the cut-off packets, Penelope
1973 12
Gene Finnell Computer deck can count (Ace, Two, Three appear) and give the sum and difference of two cut-off packets, Klondike Shuffle
1973 13
Francis Carlyle Date Card Trick cutting the Aces forming year dates
1975 110
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a card
Variations 1976 16
Richard Himber Calculator Cards No. 62, selection is "six and three quarters cards" down in deck, it's correct with a card in which a quarter is torn out
1976 94
Harry Lorayne The Calculating Deck deck does a simple calculation
Inspired by 1977 127
Christian Scherer 3-6-9 deck as calculator, selection found at total
1978 53
Fred Kaps Schulden Ace to Four, then cards are removed, always add up to ten
Also published here 1978 6
Karrell Fox Guaranteed Future comedy fortune telling routine in which current date comes out, spectator gives kiss to performer
1979 111
Paul Harris Shuffle Time cards are cut in piles, numbers on top change into current time
VariationsAlso published here 1981 43
Paul Harris Mickey Mouse Math cards change and split to display basic calculations with its spot values
VariationsAlso published here 1981 105
Peter Kane Cards as Calculators
1982 48
J. W. Sarles The Calculator Card Trick No. 77, deck answers simple calculation after a spectator's cut
Variations 1984 116
Karl Fulves Non-Adjustable 10 Ace, Four and Five, then cards are removed, always add up to ten
Related to 1987 60
Ed Andres Sleightly Diced Ace, Two and Three of Clubs on table with dice on top with the same number upwards, cards follow when dice are changes, Six of Clubs appears as finale
Inspired byVariations 1987 14
Vic Shoenk, Karl Fulves Destiny No. 76, coin from batch chosen, deck shuffled and dealt into four piles, face cards on piles are the year of the date, e.g. Ace-Nine-Eight-Nine
1989 105
Alex Elmsley Sum Talk of Alexander value of selection is used to deal to another selection and so on through the deck, sum of all values equates a number from beginning
1994 171
Karl Fulves Day One date chosen by choosing some face-up and face-down cards from grid layout, looked up in diary, card noted there predicted, tapestry
Variations 1994 35
Aldo Colombini Never Say Dice Ace, Two and Three of Hearts on table with dice on top with the same number upwards, cards follow when dice are changes, Royal Flush transformation as finale
Inspired by 1994 25
Jack Birnman Higher Math cards are used and transform/appear to illustrate simple calculations
Related toVariations Summer 1996 93
Paul Harris Mickey Mouse Math cards change and split to display basic calculations with its spot values
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale)
67
Paul Harris Shuffle Time cards are cut in piles, numbers on top change into current time
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale)
75
Bob Driebeek Wie spät ist es? doing four reverse faros to form four piles, four top cards match with current time
Inspired by 1996 11
Mickey MacDougall Trick of the Ages spectator cuts to cards which duplicate a chosen date
1997 20
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Das Orakel card reading routine with layout which coincides with what the performer says, current time shows up as well
1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 3)
118
Doug Conn Pasteboard Calculus cards change and split to display basic calculations with its spot values
Inspired by Feb. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 6)
70
Karl Fulves Takeaway seven-as-nine count, a Three taken away, only six cards remain
1998 270
Fred Kaps, James Swain I am in Debt cards total ten although one by one is removed
Related toVariations 1999 108
David Acer The Acer File
  • Changes
pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
  • Part 1: Transformation
  • Part 2: Fusion
  • Part 3: Fission
Also published here July/Aug. 1999
The Magic Menu (Vol. 9 No. 54)
629
David Acer Fission, Fusion, Confusion pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
Also published here Nov. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 3)
85
Mental Math No. 10, three spectator concoct three-didget numbers from cards, they are added and sum predicted as four cards in case
2001 16
Marty Kane Stellar Speller spelling some number phrases, the amount of card matches, card and matching suit found
  • Variation
Dec. 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 7)
19
David Regal The Sum Of The Parts Micky Mouse Math variation
Inspired by 2002 12
Lewis Jones Calculated risk deck helps with calculations
  • First calculation: money
  • Second calculation: time
Inspired by 2002 239
Karl Fulves Sum Card Prophet spectator choses card face-up and stabs it into face-down deck, cards on either side add up to chosen value
Related to 2004 54
David Acer Changes pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
Inspired byAlso published here 2004 21
Richard Sanders, David Acer Time Boards Triumph-shuffled deck rights itself except for three cards, which tell the time
VariationsAlso published here 2004 139
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Any Deck's a Calculator values add up to number of cut-off cards, using Killer Count
2004 22
Antón "Mago Antón" López Pocket Calculator (A Classic, Variation by Mago Antón) cards used to generate number, cards found which equal total of calculation
2004 245
Jack Avis Calculating Cards
2006 30
Andi Gladwin Full Mental Racket four Eights and Twos are removed, they are counted and Ten cards are seen, they then become Ace through Eight of Clubs
Inspired by 2006 36
Karl Fulves Year With Meaning "Unexplained"
overhand stacking the values that combine to a year, posed as a problem
2007
Prolix (Issue 3)
179
Jon Racherbaumer In The Nick of Time Quick Three Way with all cards shown to be selection, then selection vanishes and cards make up current time, selection from pocket
Inspired by Mar. 2008
Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 1)
5
Mike Vance Speed Dating spectator touches card which is out-jogged, cards on either side make up the current date
Inspired by
  • "Dear Diary" (David Forrest, Ripped & Repaired)
2010 252
David Acer Changes pips move around on Five & Two of Clubs to Four and Three of Clubs, then fuse to Seven of Clubs, then split back to Five and Two of Clubs
Also published here 2011 129
William Goodwin Pocket Calculator two number cards chosen, an amount of cards equal to their sum and product, pocket calculator appears
2011 59
Nick Trost Birth Date and Lucky Number Effect lucky number prediction, and year of birth revealed with four chosen cards
2011 583
Nick Trost It's a Date Poker Player's Picnic type procedure reveals year of birth
2011 584
John Gaughan Dr. Rohnstein's "The Day-Fly"
  • The Chamber of Secrets
three cards chosen from rotating wheels are predicted, date of performance predicted on back of the cards
Related to Jan. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 1)
18
Juan Manuel Marcos Predicción para hoy cards total ten although one by one is removed, four cards as prediction used
Inspired by 2016
El Manuscrito (Vol. 8 No. 32)
1133
Ramón Riobóo The Executor result of calculation is shown in form of playing cards
2018 131
John Guastaferro Time Will Tell three unknown cards put on table, spectator places his watch on a card, performer divines this card and the three cards make up the current time
Also published here
  • Second Storm lecture notes
Oct. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 10)
54
Joshua Jay Overclocked spectator deals some piles and located three Aces to match a fourth one, the next three cards's values give the current time
Inspired by 2019 1
Michael Powers, Keith Randolph Chaos four number cards used to generate four-digit number that is put in calculator, another number is subtracted, final result is nine and the four Nines are shown to be at top of four previously cut-off packets
2019 218
Richard Sanders, David Acer Time Boards Triumph with ending that reveals three cards, which tell the current time, uses Slop Shuffle
Also published here 2019 3
Fritz Alkemade Just in Time 2.0 Triumph with ending that reveals three cards, which tell the current time, uses Faro Shuffle and Goodwin/Jennings Display
Also published here 2019 7
Fritz Alkemade Just in Time v2.0.2 (semi-automatic) Triumph with ending that reveals three cards, which tell the current time, uses Separagon
Related to 2019 13
Fritz Alkemade Just in Time v2.0.3 (spectator mixes) Triumph with ending that reveals three cards, which tell the current time, uses Cut Deeper Force to let spectator mix the deck
2019 14
Fritz Alkemade, Benjamin Earl Just in Time v2.0.4 (self-working) After shuffling, spectator cuts the deck into three piles. After some dealing, reveal the three top cards to tell the current time. Uses a Ben Earl sequence inspired by Poker Player's Picnic
Inspired byRelated to 2019 16
Shao Yang, Fritz Alkemade Just in Time v2.0.5 (Do-as-I-do) Triumph with ending that reveals three cards, which tell the current time, but spectator can help shuffle half the deck. Variation allows whole deck to be shuffled by spectator.
2019 18
Fred Kaps, Camilo Vázquez Over the Limit four cards total ten, one after the other is removed but cards still total ten, Visa card appears on back of last card
Inspired by 2020 46
Chris Rawlins Variant One cards at end of "One Card Poker" make up current date
Inspired by 2020 20
Jeff Prace Where Time Stands Still three chosen cards indicate the time on a gift card used to make the selections
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2010
2022 948
Frank Fogg Simple Math Ten of Diamonds found, a Three is removed and the Seven remains
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Nov. 2010
2022 987
Fritz Alkemade Just In Time 2.0 Triumph with ending that reveals three cards, which tell the current time, uses Faro Shuffle and Goodwin/Jennings Display
Inspired byAlso published here 2022 1054
Juan Tamariz Decrypting values of cards equal letters, spectators may name letters to match numbers, chosen cards form name of spectator and group of cards turns out to form the birthdate of spectator
2022 9
Joe Rindfleisch Cubicle Coincidence Rubik's Cube with numbers on the fields is mixed and set down, three cards chosen with shuffle and deal procedure, they form the current time and are also found on bottom side of Rubik's cube which has a magic square for their sum
Inspired by
  • "Cubic" (Francis Menotti, marketed item)
Sep. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 9)
1002