240 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Rough and Smooth Decks / Brainwave & Invisible Deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
T. Page Wright Named Reverse named card shown reversed, pairs held together with wax
1933 14
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem any card called for reverses itself, invisible deck with waxed pairs
1937 335
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 49)
341
Al Baker Effect 1 roughed
1939
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3)
497
John J. Crimmins Jr. I'll Read Your Mind one is a brainwave/invisible deck
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 117)
691
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Copy Cat! one Si Stebbins, the other brainwave/invisible deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 117)
691
Dai Vernon 58 - "Brain Wave Deck"
1940 73
Hen Fetsch Destined Dart dart thrown on dartboard, where several cards are displayed, spectator throws the dart and hit card is found in an other deck reversed
July 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 40)
165
Dai Vernon The Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Also published here 1944 277
John J. Crimmins Jr. I'll Read Your Mind one is a brainwave/invisible deck
Also published here 1944 279
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Copy Cat one Si Stebbins, the other brainwave/invisible deck
Also published here 1944 294
Bruce Elliott Odds On spectator guesses picture in buddha papers, color of handkerchief in a bag, which card is reversed in the deck, and which number is written on a paper, in a locket
Jan. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 99)
400
Bruce Elliott Anagram's Awful Aid letters in ABC deck are turned over according to selected words
June 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 128)
515
J. B. Bobo The Invisible Deck classic Invisible Deck
1947 51
Hen Fetsch, Cy Keller Mind Your Future! two decks, selection is divined and predicted
Aug. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 261)
1044
Dr. William Weyeneth Praktische Winke two hints, using the invisible deck as an out, Solo-Kitt glue
1952
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 6)
73
Don Tanner Attendance Prediction prediction of amount of people in room, Brain Wave Deck with Numbers
Apr. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 344)
200
Chester "Dr. DeMille" Miller Phone Divination person phoned who calls any card, it is the only reversed card in the deck
Sep. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 14)
13
Eric Mason (5) Misdirectional Womentalism card, number and city are predicted with beautiful assistant and bra-trick
1959 266
Dr. Stanley Jaks One Is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wording
Related toAlso published here 1959 8
Edward Marlo Double Out Presentation any card named, it is either odd-backed or missing à la premonition, using Ed Marlo's marketed Phantom Deck
Related toVariations Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
27
Edward Marlo Rough/Smooth Memorized Deck pairs, deck can be shuffled, any removed card can be identified by other card of the pair, also as set-up for brainwave deck
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
28
Edward Marlo The New Touch Predictions rough/smooth methods for Touch
  • 1st Method (red/blue roughed deck)
  • 2nd Method (one back color)
  • 3rd Method (Ultramental deck)
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
36
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck
1960 50
Hans E. Trixer Telephone Brainwave invisible deck over phone
1960 56
Robert A. Nelson A Mental Do As I Do
1961 10
Robert A. Nelson Brain Waves Deluxe "I knew you would select this card" written on back of named card
1961 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored back
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1961 47
Der "alte" Geistino-Trick invisible deck
1962 17
Der "neue" Geistino-Trick face-to-face set-up for invisible deck
1962 17
Grün-Rot-Geistino brainwave deck but without the reversed part, card named that is seen
1962 18
Peter Warlock, Jochen Zmeck Doppeltes Geistino spectator touches card, it is reversed in another deck, repeat with different method
1962 20
Edward Marlo Double Brainwave named or in some methods chosen card is reversed and odd-backed, missing card found reversed in second deck
  • The Commercial Version (two brainwave decks)
  • Second Method - Mnemonic Version
  • Third Method - Pre/set Version
  • Fourth Method - Impromptu Version
  • Fifth Method - Flip Action (4th Switch) Method (for Flip Action Switch see Linking Ring, Sept. 1959, p. 74)
Related toVariations May 1962
Ibidem (Issue 25)
20
Edward Marlo Blank Brain Wave Deck double blank deck shown, only named card has a face
Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
3
North Bigbee Deckinesis mate in second deck turns over
Aug. 1963
The New Phoenix (Issue 382)
357
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with twenty-six different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck)
Inspired by
  • "Blind Choice" (Jack Avis, The Gen, June 1962, p. 44)
1964 67
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark
Also published here 1967 47
Dai Vernon Brain-Wave-Deck
1967 5
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Perfekt brainwave effect with different deck, twenty-six double facers alternate with twenty-six red/blue double backers, partial rough-smooth
1967 5
Dreimal andere Farbe three cards selected freely while performer deals through deck, they are the only odd-backed cards
1967 9
Mack E. Velli Transesp brainwave with ESP cards
1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
47
Harry G. Franke The Abacus and Eknarf small copy of selection appears on Abacus, repeated with different card, third card is found with small computer, deck is placed inside computer which switches it to a Brainwave deck
1968
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
60
Tony Kardyro Turnabout Supreme any card turned over, predicted in second deck, "secretly same deck"
1969 90
Karl Fulves Brainwave Principle credit information
Mar. 1969 246
Alan Shaxon A Super Brainwave Pack invisible deck with odd back kicker, backs can be shown, two decks
1970 48
Gene Lawton Ultra Reverse deck pocketed, spectator removes card, when deck is spread, its mate is reversed
Variations Apr. 1970 331
Mel Brown Brain-Stack free selection, duplicate reversed in other deck
1971 51
Robert (Bob) Hess Joker Mental odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named card
Variations Apr. 1971 416
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one, originally marketed in the 1930s, see also p. 504 for further information (Ed Marlo's Phantom Deck)
Also published here Autumn 1971
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio)
449
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Brainwave two decks with different colors, two cards in other deck
Related to 1971
Magick (Issue 30)
147
Jules Lenier Dealer's Choice two decks, one card removed face down is reversed in second deck
Also published here 1971
Magick (Issue 38)
188
David Douglas Tennessee Swindle ... or 'Hello Cousin' two decks, cards is revealed and predicted, reversed in second deck
Also published here 1972
Magick (Issue 48)
237
Alex Redans Psychic Triplets three decks, two normal one Ultra mental deck
1972
Magick (Issue 50)
249
Jack Kent Tillar Tiptoe Telepathy medium divines playing cards singly and also a bunch of cards, then she reverses a card in another room which is the same card the audience constructed
1972
Magick (Issue 51)
251
Raymond Hafler The Mystic Pendulum of Amon-Ra ESP brainwave and symbol found with pendulum
1972
Magick (Issue 63)
311
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act
  • First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
  • Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
  • Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
June 1973 629
Walter B. Gibson Dell O'Dell strategy to change decks, ends with Brainwave, used by Dell O'Dell
1973
Magick (Issue 72)
358
Gene Nielsen Swindled!!! two decks, spectator turns card over in his deck, same card is turned over in other deck
1973
Magick (Issue 88)
439
Karl Fulves Mind Wave cards are shuffled, rough and smooth ultra-mental deck
Related to 1974 53
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun
1974
Magick (Issue 93)
463
Thomas Alan Waters Check Mate two decks, card turned over also card next to reversed card is the same as in second deck
1974
Magick (Issue 96)
479
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
1976 8
Alan Shaxon The Nudist Brainwave Deck named card is the only card in the deck with a face
1976 7
Karl Fulves Straight-Deck Brainwave named card has different back color, different approaches:
  • Optica deck
  • 104 thin cards in roughed pairs
  • chemical backs
  • gaffed mat
Related to 1976
Interlocutor (Issue 8)
29
Karl Fulves (4) Ships That Pass spectator mails a card to you and you on the same day a card to him, when envelopes are opened, the cards have transposed
  • Variation A: cards are the same card
  • Variation B: full decks are mailed with one reversed card
  • Variation C: spectator mails a card to himself and it changes to another or has now performers signature
posed as problems
1976
Interlocutor (Issue 13)
49
Robert Schwarz Coincidence two decks, presentation for the brainwave deck
1976
Magick (Issue 157)
783
Burling Hull "Visual Thought Projection" five unknown cards from jumbo deck put on stand, one chosen, same card is reversed and odd-backed in another deck
1976 50
Mike Schwartz The Mechanics of the Deck
1976 5
Eddie Fields A Card Trick Without Any Cards "Eddie Fields's Standard Presentation"
invisible deck presentation
1976 6
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz "Do It Again" repeat version of Invisible Deck
1976 7
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz AT&T Strikes Again Invisible Deck as telephone trick
1976 8
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz A Pocketful of Miracles invisible deck, it becomes visible in the pocket of a spectator
1976 9
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Invisible Flight card vanishes from one deck and appears reversed in another
  • Method 2
Variations 1976 10
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Personalized Flight back of card is marked, it travels into another deck
Inspired by 1976 12
Edward Marlo Spread Location spreading an invisible deck on the table for the reveal
1976 13
John Snyder The Invisible Pack - My Handling routine
1976 15
Eddie Fields Two Deck Routine performer and spectator both turn over a card in a deck, they match
Variations 1976 17
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Simplified performer and spectator both turn over a card in a deck, they match
Inspired by 1976 18
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz The Etheric Force dramatic presentation for deck appearance in Invisible Deck routine, load from sleeve
1976 19
Don Alan Don Alan's Set Up
1976 21
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Throw In presentation for invisible deck without cover cards at top and bottom
1976 25
Dave Walker Infallible Prediction presentation for invisible deck
1976 28
Brooks Anderson Invisible Prediction presentation for invisible deck, with prediction written in invisible ink
1976 29
Chip Walker Torn Thought corner torn off invisible card, corner is also missing from reversed card in invisible deck
Variations 1976 31
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Let's Shuffle shuffling an invisible deck
1976 37
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Wrong Side out for when the invisible deck is removed wrong side up
1976 37
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz No Subtraction watching backs while spectator's look on the faces
  • Method Two
1976 37
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Color Change Joker changes into named card
Variations 1976 38
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz A Way Out invisible deck as an out
1976 39
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored back
Also published here 1978 5
Simon Aronson "I'll Go First" spectator and performer both turn a card over in their decks, it matches, sophisticated combination of stacked and invisible deck, with deck switch
Related toAlso published here 1978 64
Karrell Fox Peek-a-Brain spectator peeks at a card and reverses it, in prediction deck the same card is shown reversed (before spectator shows his)
Related to 1979 87
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck
1980
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant)
56
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Magic Shop Deck two cards are reversed in the deck and found with pendulum, first by performer, second by spectator
1980 21
Juan Tamariz El Milagro Efecto N°8, Brainwave and Multefect deck, clever handling of Brainwave deck
Inspired by 1980 38
Karl Fulves Mind Control handling variation of gaffed deck
1981 17
Jules Lenier Zweimal die Gleiche two decks, one card removed face down is reversed in second deck
Also published here June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
79
David Douglas Noch ein Brain Wave Schwindel two decks, cards is revealed and predicted, reversed in second deck
Also published here June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
80
Dr. Stanley Jaks "Ich wusste, dies würde Ihre Karte sein!" card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, May 1969
Oct. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
95
Dr. Stanley Jaks Eine liegt verkehrt spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wording
Also published here Dec. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4)
137
Juan Tamariz, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Blockbuster Prediction two packs, magician reverses card in one, then spectator in other deck, they match, repeat, Brainwave & Multeffect Cards
Related to 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3)
1006
Juan Tamariz Brainwave Deck Handling
1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3)
1007
Thomas Alan Waters Automanticard spectator turns a card over behind his back, a second spectator is blindfolded and by automatic writing on a slate divines the card
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue)
214
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack
1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue)
216
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
  • Princess Card Trick
  • Mene Tekel Deck
  • Svengali
  • Monte Cristo Cards
  • Ever Ready Forcing Pack
  • Brainwave
1982 29
Eugene Burger Brain-Waved both sides of the deck can be displayed
Also published here 1982 12
Thomas Alan Waters Namewave
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl)
487
Karl Fulves The Brainwave Principle history of its development, starting in 1921 ("Edward Bagshawe's Reverse Deck may have been the first Brainwave deck.")
1983 34
Edward Bagshawe The Optica Deck pairs held together with cut-outs and raised parts, all backs can be shown either blue or red, and face cards change to all the same
  • The Optica Technique
with reproduction of ad and original instructions, 1928
Variations 1983 35
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem named card is reversed in deck
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1929
1983 44
Reinhard Müller Brainwave in Europe Bartl's Geistino, credit information
1983 55
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control spectator names card he sees in deck, it is only odd-backed card, twenty-six pairs, 1934
1983 57
Ed Balducci, Frank Mireider The Auto Mazo Deck 1934, see also p. 63 for comment by Ralph W. Hull
  • #1 Thought of Card Reversed
  • #2 Alternate Reverse Trick
  • #3 Selected Card Found Reversed
  • #4 Selected Card Transferred from One Half of Pack to Another
  • #5 Three Card Monte
  • #6 The Vanishing Aces
Variations 1983 58
Al Baker Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed, 1936
Also published here 1983 63
Al Baker Effects 1, 2, 3 invisible deck, named card is reversed by performer
1983 64
Joe Berg The Ultra Mental Deck see also p. 86
  • named card that is seen is reversed
  • freely chosen card put reversed in deck, matching three-of-a-kind turns over
Inspired by 1983 66
Karl Fulves Discussion of Vernon's "Brain Wave Deck" see also p. 78
Related to 1983 68
Dai Vernon Mental Choice reprint of instructions, 1939
  • odd-backed card placed in deck, it turns out to be named card
  • freely thought-of card is reversed by performer behind back
1983 71
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one
Also published here 1983 80
Dariel Fitzkee The Trick Brain viewing the Brainwave deck as an open index system
Also published here
  • The Trick Brain, chapter 24
1983 85
Jesse Demaline Super Brainwave Pack long-short brainwave deck
Related to
  • The Gen, November 1954
1983 91
Karl Fulves The Further Adventures card from one half thought-of, shuffled into other half, selection reversed, kind of Brainweave with roughed deck, faro
1983 116
Karl Fulves Latnem Artlu Notes starting with two separate halves, perhaps one ungaffed, faro
Related to 1983 116
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 12)
1002
Thomas Alan Waters Cardblanche off-beat prediction of a birthdate, on a blank card, brainwave
Also published here 1984
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk)
609
Dr. Stanley Jaks Visual Thought Projection card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"
Also published here 1984 9
Thomas Alan Waters Turnary three packets, three spectators select a card in different ways, packets contain deck of cards with selections reversed, different methods
Inspired by
  • Peter Warlock's "Double Double" in "Pentagram" Vol. 13, No. 5. 1959- P. 35.
Related to
1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
696
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber Invisible Triumph rough smooth, for credit information see reference
Related to May 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 5)
1207
Gene Nielsen The Ultra Concept Brainwave deck handling, fanning cards so that one side is facing spectator and one is facing performer
Aug. 1986
Magick (Issue 375)
1873
Thomas Alan Waters, Dr. Stanley Jaks Trumpwave brainwave deck with tarot cards
Related to 1987
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.)
788
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored back
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987 86
Bruce Clark Deception brain wave deck with Tarot cards, using second deck to select a card
Related to Nov. 1987
Magick (Issue 398)
1988
Jamy Ian Swiss Almost Gaff-Less Invisible Deck deck appears, named card is reversed
1987 22
Darwin Ortiz Do as I Did two packs
Related to 1988 140
Felix Greenfield, Lee Noble Let's Talk doing the brainwave deck over the radio for host, wording
Feb. 1988
Magick (Issue 402)
2009
Thomas Alan Waters Kystic named card has a kiss on the back
Also published here Oct. 1988
Magick (Issue 411)
2052
Edward Marlo "The Blue Thought" odd-backed card tabled, card named, another card removed from another deck and brought to odd-backed card which turns out to be named card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1964
1988 57
Doug Bennett Kreuz und Quer crossed interlocked cases, red-backed deck put in, then blue-backed deck removed
  • Effekt Nr. 2: Die Doppel-Vorhersage
  • Effekt Nr. 3: Doppel-Brainwave
  • Auf der Bühne (with jumbo decks)
Also published here
  • "Criss-Cross Cards", Genii, Vol. 49 No. 4, Oct. 1985
July 1988
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 5)
200
Eugene Burger The Devil´s Deck both sides of deck are freely shown
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1989 125
Bob King Poker Mental three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Related toVariations 1989 20
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deck
Related to 1990 26
Ken Simmons My Favorite Sandwich random card changes into named card between jokers, Invisible Deck
Inspired byVariations 1990 28
Steve Beam Brained a card peeked, one remembered from looking at the fan, third one thought of, one by one performer reverses cards behind his back, see also p. 578 for ideas by Harry Levine
1990 561
Terri Zimmerman Twin two shuffled decks are dealt until two cards match, same card is reversed in third deck
Apr. 1990
Magick (Issue 437)
2184
Christoph Borer Plastic Thought named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bag
Also published here 1991 3
Karl Fulves Notes by Karl Fulves on the Sting Switch, also as Half Deck Switch, with unusual brainwave method
Inspired by 1991
Swindle Sheet (Issue 7)
77
Rich Bloch Sympathy deck in zipper bag has same card reversed as second deck with card reversed by spectator, both cases are signed
1991 86
James Swain Mental Miracle triumph with thought of card sighted from spread, gaffed
Inspired byVariations 1992 43
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens
1992 20
Alan Shaxon Power of Suggestion Variation rough & smooth version
Inspired by 1992 6
Steve Dusheck Perfect Deck brainwave deck variation with partial rough-smooth
1992 13
Alan Wassilak Brain Wave card is selected from a deck and placed inside envelope, it is the same card which is reversed in second deck, using Larry White's Get The Picture envelope
1992 87
Dan Tong Vari-Mental
Also published here
  • Dan Tong's "Vari-Mental" in "The New Jinx", March 1963.
Nov./Dec. 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 14)
153
Philip T. Goldstein Aztec reversed card in blue deck travels to red deck
Sep. 1992
Magic Man Examiner (Vol. 1 No. 4)
14
Gary Dudash Stain Wave blood stain on named card
Dec. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 6)
13
Thomas Alan Waters Kystic named card has a kiss on the back
Also published here 1993
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea)
452
Thomas Alan Waters Ultratest twelve zodiac cards, card with the sign of the spectator is turned over and the back is colored matching a chart in which quarter of the month she is born, first published in "New Invocation" No. 47, 1988
1993
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea)
463
Stephen Kradolfer A Hull of a Triumph thought of card
Inspired by 1993 867
Dan Garrett The Brainwave Connection routine and presentation for Brainwave Deck
June 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2)
5
Tony Binarelli Gamma Effect deck shown back and front, card named, it's the only card signed by performer on face and with odd back
1993 194
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Brainwave using a normal and a Brainwave deck
1993 166
Steve Dusheck Brainstorm spectator choses a card from one deck, it is reversed in other deck
1993 94
Steve Dusheck Two-Way Out Case three sides blue and three red for Brainwave deck
1993 94
Vicente Canuto La Agenda Mágica diary with cards, spectator selects card which matches day of performance, then he names any day and card is found reversed in second deck
1993 343
Philip T. Goldstein Twoltra two cards chosen from face-up/face-down shuffled deck, predicted in second deck
1994 90
Jim Krenz Invisible Triumph spectator shuffles, all cards roughed on back
Related to 1994 18
Ted Lesley The More Frequent Miracle two people deal cards from shuffled decks until two cards match, matching card is predicted reversed in third deck, repeated by reversing new card and cutting other two decks
Inspired by
  • Tom Bowyer's "The Frequent Miracle" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 39, Nr. 3. P. 67. 1940.
1994 37
Simon Aronson "I'll Go First" spectator and performer both turn a card over in their decks, it matches, sophisticated combination of stacked and invisible deck, with deck switch
Also published here 1994 65
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, And Twist invisible deck / Triumph combo
Related toAlso published here 1995 5
Alan Nguyen Invisibility Watch spectator mimes selecting and returning a card reversed in an imaginary deck, deck becomes real and chosen card is reversed, a watch appears on performer's wrist (he had previously called attention to his "invisible watch")
1995
Labyrinth (Issue 4)
38
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, and Twist invisible deck / Triumph combo
Also published here 1996 1174
Sam Schwartz Devil's Date "Two Diary Tricks"
card listed in diary is only odd-backed card in deck
Related to 1996
Underworld (Issue 3)
40
Doug Edwards See Through Three Different handling with Invisible Deck, card appears face down next to mate
1997 29
Eddie Fields Dial Oz invisible deck presentation, with credit information on the Invisible Deck and its presentation
1997 133
Edward Marlo Invisible Deck Finesse
1997 134
Jon Racherbaumer Origin of the Invisible Deck Presentation Eddie Fields
1997 134
Eddie Fields Spread Mates do-as-I-do with one invisible deck
1997 136
Bob King Poker Mental II three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Inspired byVariations 1998 33
Steve Bedwell Shake Shuffle and Twist invisible deck / Triumph combo
Also published here 1998 ca. 3
Doug Conn Brute Peace two decks, spectator names color and from one deck a card of this color is produced, repeated with suit and value, the resulting card is reversed in second deck
1999 162
James G. Thompson Jr. Ein dunkles Geheimnis same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark
Also published here 1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3)
115
Peter Mennie An Easy Opener for Adults 52-on-1 card presentation
Mar./Apr. 1999
The Magic Menu (Vol. 9 No. 52)
606
Eugene Burger Brain-Waved both sides of the deck can be displayed
Also published here 2000 72
Christoph Borer Cosmos named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bag
Also published here 2000 19
Don Alan Invisible Deck routine and presentation
  • About the Deck
  • Don Alan's Set-Up
2000 37
Herbert Bötticher Roulette cards distributed on all field of roulette game, card at rolled number is reversed in another deck
2001
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 3-5)
95
The Paranormal Deck with Invisibility Handkerchief
Nov. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 11)
70
Tony Bartolotta Transference spectator turns over any card in one deck, same card is reversed in another deck that is spread by spectator
2002
Discoverie (Issue 7)
85
Andy Nyman Kick in the Head spectator chooses only odd-backed card from face-up spread
  • Gladiator
Related toAlso published here 2002 16
David Ben, Michael Weber, Michael Close, Bob Farmer Invisible Triumph rough smooth
2003 90
Antón "Mago Antón" López Voo-Doo card is selected and pierced with a needle, same card is found in second deck reversed, with a hole at same position
2003 236
Bob King Poker Mental II three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Inspired by 2005 25
Christoph Borer Cosmos named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bag
Also published here 2006 110
Boris Wild Double Personality a card is reversed in the deck and matches reversed card in second deck
2006 188
Michael Powers Invisible Triumph selection turns over in other deck then Triumph with original deck, rough smooth & cheek to cheek combination
Related to 2006 159
Anthony Owen RE: Monition two decks with different backs, named card is missing from one and found in other, two handlings
Also published here 2007 11
Bill Abbott Invisible Origins Revealed credit information on the "Invisible Deck" presentation by Eddie Fields
Related to 2008 21
Bill Abbott, Ross Bertram EZ Action Ultra-Mental Deck rough smooth preparation method
2008 17
Karl Fulves Named Magic Thrust two cards named, two cards pushed in reversed behind back next to them, roughed marked deck
Inspired by 2008
Prolix (Issue 4)
235
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Also published here 2008 89
Grace Ann Morgan Jaw Breaker spectator deals down in shuffled deck and stops, performer takes duplicate out of another deck, or has it reversed there already, three methods
  • Standard Method (faro)
  • Using Full Deck Stacks
  • Bonus-- Brand New Sealed Deck Method
Related to 2009 8
Trevor Lewis Brainwave Pack
2009 40
Thomas Alan Waters Cardblanche off-beat prediction of a birthdate, on a blank card, brainwave
Also published here Oct. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10 (The Jinx - 75 Years))
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Thomas Alan Waters Cardblanche off-beat prediction of a birthdate, on a blank card, brainwave
Also published here 2009 25
Christoph Borer Cosmos named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bag
Related toAlso published here 2010 21
Andy Nyman Kick in the Head spectator chooses only odd-backed card from face-up spread
  • Gladiator
Also published here 2010 127
Patrick Page The Brainbuster Deck odd-colored back
2011 262
Roberto Giobbi Behind-the-Back Switch with presentational ploys
  • Here's Your Card!
  • The Visible Invisible Deck
  • Demonstration
VariationsAlso published here 2013 33
Tom Crosbie Transparent Triumph named card triumph
2013 65
Mike Caveney The Nailed Card quarter to forehead with nailed coin, then presentation for invisible deck using fifty-two decks, card nailed to forehead
2013 61
Dr. Stanley Jaks I knew that would be Your Card card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"
Related toAlso published here 2014 158
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mystery of the Scarab card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored back
Also published here 2014 199
Dr. Stanley Jaks One is Face Up spectator reverses a card in the deck and seals it, another spectator divines it, clever pre-show wording
Also published here 2014 201
Tomas Blomberg Hard Card Paradox new presentation for the Brainwave Deck
Related to 2014 140
Colin McLeod Tossed Without Deck tossed out deck without deck, three cards are thought off and divined / predicted
2014 52
Gabi Pareras Triunfo Invisible invisible deck / Triumph combo
Related to 2014 11
Eric Stevens Gradual Reuben Slow motion sandwich, sandwich cards gradually move through the deck to sandwich freely thought-of card (Searchers)
Inspired by 2015 29
Eric Stevens Expedition four spectators think of a card each in a spread, the cards vanish and appear in four different pockets
2015 33
Ted Karmilovich Target Invisible Deck one spectator guesses card which is reversed in the deck, next to it is envelope with prediction describing the spectator
2015 29
Andy (The Jerx) Dream Weavers Brainwave effect dressed up as magician meeting spectator in their dreams - red card found reversed in blue deck sealed in envelope, and vice versa
2016 109
Joaquín Matas Parte 2: Magia Itinerante thorough article on professional close-up magic, walk around, table hopping and magic at trade shows
  • El repertorio
  • La distribución en los bolsillos
  • De vez en cuando...
  • ¿Por qué la Mnémonica?
  • La baraja invisible
  • ¿Ser o no ser "invasivo"?
  • La mesa "portátil" para hacer magia de cóctel
  • El acercamiento a la mesa
  • La importancia de tener los pies en el suelo
  • La magia en stands y ferias profesionales
  • Los juegos explicados en este apartado del libro
2016 71
Paul Vigil Ultra-Mental Deck (a.k.a Invisible Deck) combination with Octopus Deck
2017 222
Anthony Owen RE: Monition two decks with different backs, named card is missing from one and found in other, two handlings
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 165
Dan Fleshman Marked / Invisible Two decks, spectator deals through one deck face up, leaving one card face down. Face down card matches reversed card in the other deck, inspired by trick from Todd Lamanske
Oct. 2018
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2))
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Johnny Thompson Miniature Invisible Deck done with small cards, with deck switch under the performing table
2018 273
Christoph Borer Cosmos named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bag
Also published here 2018 68
Eric Stevens Split-Second Marvel Card randomly chosen using stopwatch, matches card that is face down in the other deck
Inspired by 2018 35
Kieron Johnson Invisible Ice invisible deck frozen in ice block, freely chosen card is reversed in it
2018 17
Alberto de Figueiredo Invisible plus... plus ball thrown into audience to construct card using several spectators, card is reversed with missing corner, corner found in pocket of last spectator, Intercessor
Inspired by 2018 31
Iñaki Zabaletta 52 B Wave all other cards are blank
2019 111
Alberto de Figueiredo La baraja humana deck is shuffled in a bag by a spectator and then one card is reversed, all the other spectators think of a card and the one card from the person which birthday is closest to the person on stage is selected, the thought-of card turns out to be the same as the card turned over
2019 31
Ryan Schlutz Mind the GAP fair version of GAP principle with borrowed deck, chosen card is reversed in other deck
2020 124
Nathan Kranzo Invisible Deck Ideas
2021 22
Eugene Burger Thought Sender both sides of deck are freely shown
  • Eugene's Printed Instructions (1994/1996)
  • Additional Thoughts
  • Thought Sender Additions (1996)
  • The Basic Script and Variations
  • Interview, 2011
Inspired byAlso published here
  • marketed 1994
2021 27
David Britland Revisiting The Invisible Deck
  • Cardopolis
on the invisible deck, see following items
Mar. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 3)
60
Patrick Page Thought-Card Reverse spectator is shown the deck and he thinks of a card, it is then shown reversed
Variations Mar. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 3)
60
David Britland Card to Pocket two spectators are shown the deck and one thinks of a spot and one of a court card he sees, one turns over and one travels to the pocket
Inspired by Mar. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 3)
61
David Britland Ultra Reverse Simplified deck put in a bag, spectator removes card, when deck is spread, its mate is reversed
Inspired by Mar. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 3)
61
David Britland A Routine Without Cards! on the invisible deck theme, credit information
Related to Mar. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 3)
62
Patrik Kuffs Billiard Mastery in Two Acts
  • Act One (spectator writes down a number up to fifteen, deck distributed face up on pool table, balls shot and in another deck is an odd-backed card that matches the card that ends up under the billiard ball with the chosen number)
  • Act Two (now spectator shoots balls and performer has written number, the card on the pool table nearest the ball of that number is odd-backed)
Inspired by
  • Invisible Deck presentation by Eddie Fields
Jan. 2024
The Hermit (Vol. 3 No. 1)
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