123 entries in Numbers / Number Forces / Playing Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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)
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)
William Larsen, T. Page Wright A Prophecied Discovery using stack that forces number ten
Also published here 1928 8
George Pierce Satan's Message two four-card packets dealt out, one chosen and its card values added, that many cards counted down and that card is predicted
1928 5
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related toVariations 1934 6
Mephisto's Message number selected via card values from one half gives position of selection in other half
Related to 1935 16
Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack
1935 18
A Prediction card at "selected" number predicted, calculation force
1935 29
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 25)
Diachylon Book Test. Forcing A Number
1937 107
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double-facer
Also published here 1937 135
Charles T. Jordan Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains
1937 200
Charles T. Jordan Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69
1937 201
Charles T. Jordan The Fifteenth Card values of two selections are added and counted down, card predicted, half deck stack
1937 205
Charles T. Jordan Strange Coincidence coincidence with card values where two values add up to a third selection, stack that will force the number ten
1937 220
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number
1937 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number
Also published here 1937 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 223
William Larsen Prophesied Discovery using stack that forces number ten
Related toAlso published here 1937 228
Mephisto's Message stack that will force the number twelve
1937 236
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth
1937 299
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
VariationsAlso published here May 1937
The Jinx (Issue 32)
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser To Force any Number from One to Eight
1938 196
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 1941
The Jinx (Issue 150)
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
Also published here 1941 85
Ronald B. Edwards Free Force forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correction
Related to June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 62)
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
Also published here 1944 65
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
Also published here 1944 72
Jack Vosburgh Monks Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number, with slates
Also published here 1944 73
Stewart James "Swastricka" through calculation the number 28 is arrived at and predicted with a swastika symbol, 14/15 force stack
1944 3
George G. Kaplan The Medium´s Card Test 14/15 forced from one deck, card at that position in second deck has been predicted
1948 185
George G. Kaplan Do-As-I-Do Telephone Test forcing a number with cards
1948 209
George G. Kaplan Forcing Three Numbers using cards
1948 230
Eddie Joseph Hitting the Headline page and line is chosen from selected newspaper using deck of cards, two halves are dealt and two cards freely selected, pips added together, chosen headline is divined
  • Single Number Force
  • Combination Number Force
1952 1
Eddie Joseph Bombay: Effect No. 7 three cards chosen with counting procedure, those are used to get to a page in a magazine, word is divined
1952 3
Cy Endfield Forcing 23 using a coin's date-sum to count to a card and adding it to the date to arrive at 23
1955 46
P. Howard Lyons Infallible Force deck cut, half the cards counted into a pile, cards turned up simultaneously until stopped, the two cards add up to fourteen
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double-facer
Also published here 1959 30
Dr. William Weyeneth Die Beste Art eine Zahl zwischen 1 und 52 zu forcieren cards with numbers on back, card is named to select number, force
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 1)
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by 1964 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 test
Also published here 1967 10
Stewart Judah Favorite Card Trick card from row chosen, its value used to count down to selection
1972 42
Dai Vernon Vernon's Subtle Number Force No. 54, forcing a value, one starts on top one on bottom, spectator cuts and chooses half, corresponding card shown
1972 17
Jerry Mentzer Double Mental Test one of four borrowed coins chosen, two chosen cards added, coin and sum predicted in wallet, two methods
Also published here 1975 13
The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 96
14/15 Stack
1976 71
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo spectator makes calculations starting from 27 by choosing plus or minus cards, arrives at 64, force
Interlocutor (Issue 18)
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)
1978 5
Karl Fulves The Aftermath Book Test two spectators's words predicted, selected with playing card procedure, 14-15 stack
Inspired byRelated to 1978 1
The Printed Word No. 30, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and phone book opened on that page, 14-15 stack
1979 48
Theodore Annemann Word on the Page No. 31, two-spectator version of 14-15 stack
Also published here 1979 50
Bob Hummer Mother Goose Force to force a page, based on the Miraskill idea
Related to
  • Martin Gardner's "Mother Goose Mystery"
1980 99
Stewart James The Dilly-Dally Principle number force with playing cards
Arcane (Issue 10)
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)
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout
Arcane (Issue 10)
Sam Schwartz Mental Monk 14-15 stack that forces number and thus a word into Astrology book
Inspired by 1983 31
Sam Schwartz Under The Influence stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology book
Inspired by
  • item in Gen magazine
1983 38
Sam Schwartz The Morality Test stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology book
1983 39
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cards
Related to July/Aug. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24)
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position
1984 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
1985 146
Rudolf Braunmüller Zahlenquadrat-Forcen number force with magic square
  • 1.
  • 2. Die Neunkarten-Force
Oct. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
Philip T. Goldstein, Robert E. Neale Toddler packet mixed face-up/face-down, values added up is force number
Inspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, The Linking Ring, Dec., 1967)
1989 3
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up
1991 15
Richard Vollmer Six Plus Five two cards add up to eleven
July 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 7)
Karl Fulves Close Encounter examination of H. S. Paine's 14-15 stack
  • 4-Way Force
  • Toggle Force
  • Flip Force
Related to 1993
Verbatim (Issue 7)
Charles T. Jordan, Vanni Bossi Still Jordan: His Solution to Hofzinser's Problem No 8 coincidence with card values where two values add up to a third selection, stack that will force the number ten, with commentary by Vanni Bossi
1993 13
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 stack
Related to 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
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 forced
Inspired by 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 7)
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 1994
Verbatim (Issue 10)
Arthur Setterington The Square Deal No. 24, 3x3 layout with twelve cards, center cards added give forced number, card at this position predicted
Related to 1995 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
Inspired by 1995 6
Peter Duffie Forced Entry two halves, one half shuffled and a card chosen and another one reversed, faroed together and cards next to reversed card give position of first selection, 13/14 stack
1996 10
Martin Gardner A Curious Number Force Ace through Nine in 3x3 layout
Related to 1997
Underworld (Issue 5)
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 1998 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
1998 2
Peter Duffie Predict deck cut, nine cards counted off, some added, total predicted
1998 7
Peter Duffie Coversion two piles, card chosen in one half, other half dealt into three piles and stopped anytime, top three cards added to count to selection
Related to 1998 13
Karl Fulves And The Winner Is spectators choose four cards face up from group of sixteen cards, values added and number predicted, Matrix Force application
  • Notes & References (credit information)
Variations 1998 122
Justin Higham Tri-Rigged altered layout
Inspired by 1999 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 number
Related to 1999 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 selection
Related to 2000 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)
2000 9
Karl Fulves Matrix Poker
  • There Was A Crooked Man
spectators choose four cards face up from group of sixteen cards, values added and gag prizes for that number are handed out, Matrix Force application
Inspired byRelated to 2000
Charlatan (Issue 2)
Prediction Supreme No. 20, some cards chosen and their values added, fifteen, card at that position predicted
2001 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)
2001 75
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, Kruskal
Related toVariations 2002 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Mystery spelling numbers to arrive at three, Kruskal
2002 14
Philip T. Goldstein Never Odd or Even a/k/a I Prefer Pi
Rotator as number force
Related to 2002 14
Philip T. Goldstein, Peter Duffie On Add-a-No
2002 17
Philip T. Goldstein Toll a Total, a Total Lot a/k/a Must Sum
taking cards from two piles
2002 21
Lewis Jones Con text spectator deals and stops for page number, repeated for word number, word divined
2002 219
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
Also published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means)
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flexible Choice number chosen with four back-to-back pairs, credits George Sands's "One to Eight" principle (really the Hummer Addition Principle)
2003 60
Roberto Giobbi Book Test on using of playing cards to force a number
Nov. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11)
Barry Govan Menu Prediction item in menu predicted, chosen via adding two card values
Oct. 2003
Magic (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Stax Fax stacks that force numbers, see also p. 68
2005 45
S. H. Paine Paine Set-Up for a number force, 14-15
2005 45
Howard A. Adams Booklefta number force with eight-card packet and spelling
Prolix (Issue 2)
Marty Kane Sevendipity four spectators get a part of a suit each and spell numbers several times, all end up with a Seven
Inspired by 2006 191
Chris Wardle Number Time bingo ball with number as prediction, card chosen with number cards, range force
2006 14
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)
Karl Fulves The 14/15 Force credit information on number forcing stacks
Prolix (Issue 5)
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 prediction
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, May 1924
Prolix (Issue 5)
T. Page Wright, William Larsen Computation Foretold number forcing stack
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Feb. 1931
Prolix (Issue 5)
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)
Allan Slaight Tri-Endfield with number force using cards and the date on a coin
Inspired byAlso published here
  • New Pentagram, Oct. 1979
2008 68
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 20. The Hunt for Red October (Book Test) page and word forced via playing card procedure
Nov. 2009
The Penumbra (Issue 11)
Jim Steinmeyer Number, Number, Number Ace through Six, counting trick which forces eleven
2010 15
Jim Steinmeyer Force Six circle layout to force six
2010 23
Jim Steinmeyer Force Ten circle layout to force ten
2010 24
Robin Robertson Numismatrick calculation trick using the Ace through Nine of a suit
Inspired by 2010
Xtra Credit (Issue 5)
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
2011 82
Alexander de Cova Al Koran Deck Finesse 1-0-1 force principle used on backs, with numbers or names on backs
  • Faro Set-up
  • The Oscar Trick
Also published here Dec. 2013
Scrapbook (Issue 1)
Max Maven Force2
  • Lost Horizons
matrix force with card grid, forcing 34
Also published here
  • Ibidem 3, Aziz & Beyond, 2003
Jan. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 1)
David Britland The Trick that Baffled Babbage four cards pocketed unseen, any card thought of from remaining cards, it ends up at position indicated by the four cards (values added) after dealing procedure
Inspired by
  • "Adamathica" (Bertram Adams, marketed 1921)
Aug. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8)
So Sato Yin Yang Divide six cards chosen, separated into two groups of three and each added up, both totals predicted
2016 92
Asi Wind Double Digits Force forcing two one-digit numbers by riffling through cards and spectator names two values he sees
Inspired by 2019 7
, Max Maven European 10/11 Force Variant Name given by Bascom Jones, additional variant for the number ten given by Max Maven
2019 26
Kyle Everitt The Add Stack forcing number 170
May 2020
Epoch (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Dani DaOrtiz Verbal Forces. Forcing numbers, cards, or positions details on psychological forces of numbers, values, suits and specific cards
  • Numerical estimation by a spectator
    • Number 18 (p. 56)
    • Making number two more likely to be selected
  • Spectator’s estimations of the deck (p. 57)
  • Verbally forcing a card (first system) (p. 58)
  • Verbally forcing a card (second system)
  • Verbally forcing a card (third system)
  • Going for a suit (p. 59)
    • Going for hearts
2021 55
Shimpei Katsuragawa Piles Number Force piles dropped onto table until told to stop, one chosen and counted as force number of cards
2022 44
Juan Tamariz Packet Number Force twelve cards take, two six-card packets made, one chosen and values added
2022 31