46 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Rough and Smooth Decks / Mirage Forcing Deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Eric F. Impey Perfectos "A New Principle in Card Magic"
card chosen, wrong card changes into selection, half-waxed pairs, back card is force card
Also published here 1928 Original Card Mysteries 1
Eric F. Impey Stabbing Location
1928 Original Card Mysteries 1
Eric F. Impey Card at Number card at small number is forced card, cards dealt face up
1928 Original Card Mysteries 1
Ralph W. Hull The Mirage Principle svengali pack with rough-smooth principle and cards are short and also narrow
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Jack Vosburgh Double Edged Sword of Might two card prediction, one-ahead, mirage deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Eddie Joseph A Remarkable Coincidence two cards chosen from two decks match, repeat, two-way Mirage decks
1942 Greater Card Tricks 71
U. F. Grant Any Number over Telephone rough-smooth forcing deck, a person called who should name any odd number
Related to Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
Lewis Ganson "How Right You Are!" routine with mirage deck, with roughing fluid formula
  • The "Rough and Smooth" Pack
  • To Show the Cards All Different
  • To Shuffle the Cards (overhand)
  • The Force
  • To Take Two Cards as One
  • The Routine (see following items)
1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 29
Lewis Ganson Phase 1 stop trick
Related to 1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 32
Lewis Ganson Phase 2 six heaps made, spectator puts coin on one, on top is his selection
Related to 1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 33
Lewis Ganson Phase 3 card stabbed in newspaper-wrapped deck
Also published here 1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 34
Lewis Ganson Climax card appears on back of spectator
Also published here 1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 34
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel as Jochini, stripper & rough/smooth forcing deck
Also published here
  • in "Die Zauberkunst"
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 2) 486
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel partially roughed Svengali deck, mirage
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 10
Walter Wenger Die Drei Wünsche spectator finds his card after making several choices, mirage type deck, ends clean
Also published here
  • Magie, Vol. 36 No. 4, April 1956
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 13
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 14
Al Koran Erfüllte Gedankenwünsche two cards selected and spectators find them with small number or stop, two-card mirage deck, partial rough-smooth
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 23
Roy Johnson Predictafors card at named number is predicted, 1-0-1 mirage deck
1970 The Roy Johnson Lecture Notes 21
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deck
Also published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 743
Robert Parrish Mental Opener spectator names number and that card is counted to face-up, number and card predicted, mirage deck, miscalling number
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Eric Williams Forcing from Mirage Deck counting face-up
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Will Dexter Forcing from a Forcing Deck comments
July 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 2) 61
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle explaining the principle, with reproduced ad by Burling Hull from 1909
  • short ends
  • short corners
  • scallop shorts (& combined cuts)
  • roughed Svengali deck
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 10
Eric F. Impey Perfectos half-waxed pairs, back card is force card
Also published here 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 42
Scotty York The Sawed Deck two jumbo decks are used, one card is selected from a red deck and placed in an envelope, other deck is sawed in two with a toy saw and two halves are selected, card in envelope is a split-faced card matching both halves, credit information
Inspired by
  • "Banana Split" (Repro Magic marketed item)
Also published here
1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 1
Scotty York The Skill Compatibility Test two jumbo decks are used, one card is selected from a red deck and placed in an envelope, other deck is sawed in two with a toy saw and two halves are selected, card in envelope is a split-faced card matching both halves
Also published here 1993 For Your Eyes Only 9
Richard Bartram, Jr. Point of Thought spectator thinks of a card and removes this with two others from a deck, performer removes card with arrow from second deck, it points to thought-of card and matches it
VariationsAlso published here
  • Mystification
1993 Card File 200
Richard Bartram, Jr. Point of Thought two decks, performer removes card with arrow on back which points on selection in other deck, when card is turned over it is the same card, with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1993 Mystification 41
Norman Barlow The Polygraph Pack performer deals through cards and names them, he lies at chosen card and spectator spots the lie
1995 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 17) 77
Karl Fulves Full Disclosure performer deals, Mirage deck
1996 13 Prophets 11
Tony Binarelli You Think... It's Gone two decks, spectator says stop anytime while dealing through one deck, that card is noted, when opening the other case, only that one card is inside, partial mirage deck
Also published here Apr. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4) 38
Robert Cassidy The Triple Prediction gambling theme, using die, dart and cards
2004 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy 63
Bob Ostin The Green Die Mystery selection is shuffled in the deck, die is thrown and spectator as many times as he wants, selection is found at total
Related to
  • "The Green Die Mystery" in "Club 71" Autumn 2003.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 61
Bob Ostin Two Routines For The Pecking Bird forcing stack and rough and smooth solutions
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 69
Andy Nyman Charade stop trick with two halves, stopped-at cards are mates, then performer stops at a selection
Apr. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 4) 53
David Acer Nomen Omen names written on backs of every card, one card chosen from front and one from back, other side of each card predicted
Also published here
  • first marketed 1990 by Camirand Academy of Magic
2011 More Power to You 59
David Britland The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
  • Cardopolis
top card is predicted after a spectator's shuffle
Feb. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2) 36
Tony Binarelli You Think... It's Gone two decks, spectator says stop anytime while dealing through one deck, that card is noted, when opening the other case, only that one card is inside, partial mirage deck
Also published here Dec. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12) 170
Eric Richardson Switch-Blade spectator stabe knife into deck, performer divines card at that position and its position, then stabs to it in napkin-wrapped deck, Pop-Eyed Popper deck
Related to
  • "Rizzio's Dagger" (Tom Hawbecker, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Mar. 1953)
Apr. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 4) 36
Mike Pisciotta The Rashomon Effect three spectators select cards, they turn out to be the same, half Mirage deck
Also published here 2016 From the Depths 28
Mike Pisciotta The Rashomon Effect three spectators select cards, they turn out to be the same, half Mirage deck
Also published here 2019 As Within, So Without 15
David Britland Trevor Hall's Direct Mind Reading
  • Cardopolis
guessing the method of Hall's effect, one card thought of from a spread and one chosen by cutting, both divined
Inspired by
  • "Direct Mind Reading" (Trevor Hall, marketed 1956)
Feb. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2) 52
Roberto Giobbi The Trick That Can Be Explained sure fire
2021 Sharing Secrets 109