90 entries in Numbers / Number Forces / Playing Cards
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Charles T. Jordan The Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 23
Charles T. Jordan The Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 34
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si StebbinsRelated toVariations SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Unknown Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack Mental Magic with Cards 18
Unknown A Prediction card at "selected" number predicted, calculation force Mental Magic with Cards 29
Unknown Mephisto's Message number selected via card values from one half gives position of selection in other halfRelated to Mental Magic with Cards 16
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stackVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
Unknown Diachylon Book Test. Forcing A Number Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 107
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Charles T. Jordan Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 200
Charles T. Jordan Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 201
Charles T. Jordan Strange Coincidence stack that will force the number ten Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Charles T. Jordan The Fifteenth Card values of two selections are added and counted down, card predicted, half deck stack Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 205
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page numberAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si StebbinsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
William Larsen Prophesied Discovery using stack that forces number tenRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 228
Unknown Mephisto's Message stack that will force the number twelve Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 236
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selectionVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser To Force any Number from One to Eight Greater Magic 196
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughedAlso published here The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 220
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces numberVariations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 880
Ronald B. Edwards Free Force forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correctionRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 254
Unknown Forcing Three Numbers using cards The Fine Art of Magic 230
Cy Endfield Forcing 23 Coin's Date and Card Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part I 46
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book testInspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book testAlso published here Enzyklop├Ądie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Stewart Judah Favorite Card Trick card from row chosen, its value used to count down to selection The Living End 42
Jerry Mentzer Double Mental Test one of four borrowed coins chosen, two chosen cards added, coin and sum predicted in wallet, two methodsAlso published here Close Up Cues 13
Unknown 14/15 Stack The Amazing World of Mentalism 71
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test The Big Book of Magic 96
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo spectator makes calculations starting from 27 by choosing plus or minus cards, arrives at 64, force Interlocutor (Issue 18) 70
Jack Yates The Number Force card named, numbers jotted down and summed up, card at that position
- Plus a Marked Deck (card pushed out of marked deck instead of named)
Jack's Pack 5
Karl Fulves The Aftermath Book Test two spectators's words predicted, selected with playing card procedure, 14-15 stackInspired byRelated to Aftermath 1
Unknown The Printed Word No. 30, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and phone book opened on that page, 14-15 stack Self-Working Mental Magic 48
Theodore Annemann Word on the Page No. 31, two-spectator version of 14-15 stackAlso published here Self-Working Mental Magic 50
Bob Hummer Mother Goose Force to force a page, based on the Miraskill ideaRelated to
  • Martin Gardner's "Mother Goose Mystery"
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 99
Stewart James The Dilly-Dally Principle number force with playing cards Arcane (Issue 10) 124
Stewart James Half Open Omen number prediction with cards using cyclical stack (Si Stebbins, Eight Kings), featuring comedy patter "Heinz Across the Sea" Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout... Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Sam Schwartz Mental Monk 14-15 stack that forces number and thus a word into Astrology bookInspired by Astrology — The Hidden Force 31
Sam Schwartz Under The Influence stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology bookInspired by
  • item in Gen magazine
Astrology - The Hidden Force 38
Sam Schwartz The Morality Test stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology book Astrology - The Hidden Force 39
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cardsRelated to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 238
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position Thequal 6
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper Magic No. 81, this book is a force-book with "tricks" as every fourth word at the start of each chapter, complicated force with cards, word and a card value predicted Self-Working Paper Magic 146
Philip T. Goldstein, Robert E. Neale Toddler packet mixed face-up/face-down, values added up is force numberInspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring)
Fifth 3
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up Thavant 15
Richard Vollmer Six Plus Five two cards add up to eleven Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2240
Karl Fulves Close Encounter examination of H. S. Paine's 14-15 stack
- 4-Way Force
- Toggle Force
- Flip Force
Related to Verbatim (Issue 7) 71
Karl Fulves Chance Encounter dealing procedure used arrive at numbers, when added two numbers are calculated, they are the key numbers of two hotel keys, using 14-15 stackRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 6) 71
Karl Fulves Little Nothings - part one two packets dealt until the Ace of Spades is seen in one pile, remaining cards are twelve cards, number is forcedInspired by Rigmarole (Issue 7) 83
Mel Bennett Three Card Tricks six-card pyramid layout, folding, number nine can be forced
- Cheaper By The Dozen (forcing twelve)
- At The Strike of 10 (ten-card pyramid, forced 25)
Inspired byAlso published here Verbatim (Issue 10) 119
Arthur Setterington The Square Deal No. 24, 3x3 layout with twelve cards, center cards added give forced number, card at this position predictedRelated to Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 43
Karl Fulves, Henry Christ Sum and Difference No. 5, highest and lowest card from a packet removed, sum and difference of those values calculated and added, result predicted Easy Magic 6
Martin Gardner A Curious Number Force Ace through Nine in 3x3 layoutRelated to Underworld (Issue 5) 62
Karl Fulves, Mel Bennett A Card Force "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Ace through Nine in row on table, some cards eliminated, rest added, total divided by six and counted from either end, variations on this force
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 9) 286
Peter Duffie Centrifugal Diary spectator cuts off pile and counts court cards for month and either red or black number cards for day, forcing a day with a stack, word in calendar predicted Deck Direct 2
Peter Duffie Predict deck cut, nine cards counted off, some added, total predicted Deck Direct 7
Justin Higham Tri-Rigged altered layoutInspired by Arcardia 100
Ellis Stanyon Riffle Shuffle for the Paired Pack No. 31, long-short pairs of cards that add up to fourteen, can be riffle shuffled, divining chosen card by the one next to it or forcing a numberRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 290
Peter Duffie Backlog card freely chosen face-up, value and suit spelled to separately and the two cards removed and added, that number is written at the back of the selectionRelated to New Inspirations 2
Peter Duffie Colorosity Plus! two odd-colored cards are eventually in two piles, the add up to a number prediction (7/8 force stack) New Inspirations 9
Unknown Prediction Supreme No. 20, some cards chosen and their values added, fifteen, card at that position predicted New Self-Working Card Tricks 33
Karl Fulves A Friendly Ghost No. 51, two cards chosen from two decks match, card also predicted, non-shuffle Gilbreath principle (taking cards from top or bottom) New Self-Working Card Tricks 75
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Mystery spelling numbers to arrive at three, Kruskal Impuzzibilities 14
Philip T. Goldstein, Peter Duffie On Add-a-No Redivider 17
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, KruskalRelated to Impuzzibilities 12
Philip T. Goldstein Never Odd or Even a/k/a I Prefer Pi
Rotator as number force
Related to Redivider 14
Philip T. Goldstein Toll a Total, a Total Lot a/k/a Must Sum
taking cards from two piles
Redivider 21
Lewis Jones Con text spectator deals and stops for page number, repeated for word number, word divined Ahead of the Pack 219
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flexible Choice number chosen with four back-to-back pairs, using George Sands's "One to Eight" principle Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 60
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Stax Fax stacks that force numbers, see also p. 68 Clockwork 45
S. H. Paine Paine Set-Up for a number force, 14-15 Clockwork 45
Howard A. Adams Booklefta number force with eight-card packet and spelling Prolix (Issue 2) 136
Karl Fulves Arranging A Force seven cards stuck in upright standing book in random order, book opened, some cards are now facing front and some back, forcing total Prolix (Issue 3) 188
Karl Fulves The 14/15 Force credit information on number forcing stacks Prolix (Issue 5) 287
T. Page Wright A Prophetic Card Discovery deck separated in red and black, one half cut, top two values added and counted down in other half to arrive at predictionRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, May 1924
Prolix (Issue 5) 288
T. Page Wright, William Larsen Computation Foretold number forcing stackAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Feb. 1931
Prolix (Issue 5) 288
Karl Fulves Dice & Deal mixing process (with die) with eleven cards in 14/15 force stack that restores after two times, dealflipdropcut Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 20. The Hunt for Red October (Book Test) page and word forced via playing card procedure Penumbra (Issue 11) 6
Jim Steinmeyer Number, Number, Number Ace through Six, counting trick which forces eleven Subsequent Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer Force Six circle layout to force six Subsequent Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Force Ten circle layout to force ten Subsequent Impuzzibilities 24
Robin Robertson Numismatrick calculation trick using the Ace through Nine of a suitInspired by Xtra Credit (Issue 5) 23
Harry Lorayne Fair And Square 4x4 square layout, spectator choses row or column, values added, selection at that position in the rest, magic square force Special Effects 82
So Sato Yin Yang Divide six cards chosen, separated into two groups of three and each added up, both totals predicted The Secrets of So Sato 92
Unknown, Max Maven European 10/11 Force Variant Name given by Bascom Jones, additional variant for the number ten given by Max Maven Plots & Methods 26
Asi Wind Double Digits Force forcing two one-digit numbers by riffling through cards and spectator names two values he seesInspired by Paper Work 7