98 entries in Cards / Principles / Miscalling
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faire tirer des cartes par quatre spectateur; les nommer ensuite sans les avoir vues, et faire qu'une de ces cartes se metamorphose successivement en chacune des autres four chosen cards are guessed by the magician, then one of these cards will be transformed successively into each of them (miscalling)
1786 156
Charles T. Jordan Card Vanish via Miscall four cards placed on table, one miscalled and forced
1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
9
Charles T. Jordan The Vanishing Pair two selected cards are predicted and travel from one half to the other in card case, miscalling
Related toAlso published here 1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
10
Stanley Collins The Comedy of Errors three wrong cards found and last one placed in pocket, the first two turn into selection and back, the pocketed card is then shown to be the selection
Related toVariations 1925 8
Stanley Collins "Jumbo" Comedy of Errors three wrong cards found, the first two turn into selection and back, the third card is then shown to be the selection, with jumbo cards
Inspired by 1925 12
Louis Nikola The Spelling Bee Ace to King spelled out from the top (Jack miscalled as King)
Related to 1927 39
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Sympathetic Location
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
1928 4
Theodore Annemann Psychic Sympathy two decks, spectator cuts his deck and looks at one, performer removes same card from his deck, trick is repeated
  • Method Number Two
1931 27
Ralph W. Hull The Elusive Jack "A new impromptu 'Two Card Monte' with any cards"
miscalling
1933 15
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
89
Charles T. Jordan The Vanishing Pair two cards travel from one half into half in card case, miscalling
Also published here 1937 26
Jack Vosburgh Help from Hades three cards selected, and written on paper and lost, found again with pieces of paper, miscall
1940
The Jinx (Issue 121)
708
Paul Morris The Question is ...... reversed card changes into selection, reversed card then in pocket, miscall
1940 52
21 - Just a gag. Gag to reveal card by miscalling
1940 37
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart Ihre Chance selection is found at position of number made by removed matches from matchbox
June 1941 4
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Quick Change miscalling one of the cards
1943 20
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Also published here 1943 30
Tommy Dowd John Doe ... Magician speller, miscalling selected card, for magicians
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 90)
366
Francis Carlyle Homing Card
Related toVariations 1947
Stars of Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
61
Harold E. Haber, Jr. The Lazy Man's Miracle five cards are selected and placed inside envelope, names written on pieces of paper and one selected, that card vanishes from envelope and appears somewhere else
Inspired by
  • Louis Nikola's "An Impudent Imposition" in Percy Naldrett's "Further Expert Magic" 1923.
Also published here
Apr. 1947
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 4 No. 11)
313
Double-Lift Glimpse
1948 143
George C. Engel Quadruple Coincidence three cards and number of cards of a cut-off packet match
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 12)
543
The Disappearing Card Trick card vanishes from packet and reappears in deck at chosen number, duplicate
1949 58
George Starke Quadruple Coincidence No. 55, Do As I Do with four climaxes, three cards and number of cards of a cut-off packet match
Related toVariations 1950 97
John Scarne Scarne's Power of Thought No. 147, selected card matches previous prediction.
Related toVariations 1950 284
Howard A. Adams Trilemma three phase routine
  • two mentally selected cards change places
  • two mentally selected cards end up in performer's pocket
  • five mentally selected cards are found
Variations May 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 280)
1118
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Peter Warlock Prediction one of three face-down cards is selected, initials written on back and put back in the deck, card turns over and is predicted
1955
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 5)
348
Tommy Dowd John Doe - Magician speller, miscalling selected card, spectator plays magician
Related toAlso published here 1956 108
Bruce Elliott No Second Deal miscall and duplicate, fake second deal
1956 182
Hans Trunk, Rolf Andra Eine diabolische Translokation six cards removed and names noted on paper, one vanishes in deck and appears in pocket
1957
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 2)
481
Edward Marlo Buffalo'd transposition with bluff display
Variations Dec. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 15)
9
Anthony J. Gugliotta Leap Frog two cards at the same position in two halves transpose
Oct. 1960
Ibidem (Issue 22)
12
Edward Marlo Two-Card Location with Shoot two cards chosen, first one tossed on table and then turned face down
  • First Alternative (second selection removed from pocket, then it transposes with tabled card)
  • Second Alternative (first card is found again reversed in deck, tabled card is now second selection)
Sep. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 26)
5
Eddie Fields Way Ahead Card to Card Case seven random cards called out and written down on piece of paper, with numbers one to seven, one of the numbers is chosen, and corresponding card appears in card case without moves, miscalling
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1968 6
Dr. A. Ch. Wilsmann Das Wunderlotto cards placed in rows on table, lotto numbers are selected to chose a card, matches prediction in envelope
1970
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 5)
83
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Variation Of Jack Merlin's Gambler's Expose Routine No. 248, second deal demo, bottom deal demo, false and stacking shuffle demo
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1972 62
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
Arranged Prediction mis-calling prediction in case the classic or table spread force fails
1975 24
Edward Marlo The Prodigal Card three methods, Card is in Case from the start, miscalling
Related to 1976 264
Karrell Fox Magical Assets
Variations 1976 143
Philip T. Goldstein, Arthur Carter Destiny spectator and magician think of a card, after the spectator shuffles the card are found next to each other, miscalling, based on Carter's "A Universal Out" from Magigram 3/75
Related toVariations 1977 5
Karl Fulves A Rare Find two cards removed, one remembered, both put wide apart in deck, performer stabs another card next to the selection, miscalling
Variations 1977 66
Harold E. Haber, Jr. Ein Wunder für Phlegmatiker five selections are signed and put in envelope, names of cards are written on billets and put in hat, one chosen and that card vanishes from envelope and appears in pocket or elsewhere
Also published here July 1977
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
109
Simon Aronson Histed Heisted matrix card divination, last card predicted
Inspired by
  • "The Miracle Divination" (Louis Histed, The Magic of Louis S. Histed)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1978 104
Ken Krenzel Post Hoc Miracle thought from half the deck, a bit strange procedure, miscalling
Inspired by 1984 106
Karl Fulves, Eddie Fields Flyaway card to case, miscalling
Related to 1989 35
Bob King Poker Mental three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Related toVariations 1989 20
Peter Duffie Mind Field
Also published here 1991 15
Leo Boudreau, Larry Becker The Unknown cards with names of playing cards printed on both sides, spectator thinks of any value and looks for all cards which have the value, then he chooses a suit, performer finds card in a deck
  • Alternative #1 (card is found at position written on case)
  • Alternative #2 (card is found at position written in prediction)
1992 185
Larry Becker 2 O'Thoughts two versions of the clock trick
  • Mind Mirror
  • Cardology
1992 297
Larry Becker, Carlhorst Meier Hour of Destiny with prediction engraved in watch, credit information
Related toVariations 1992 305
T. Nelson Downs The Cards Enchanted performer reads off some cards from shuffled deck, one thought of, deck put in pocket, card named and produced at named number
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
52
Alexander de Cova Eine Dame zaubert spectator performs card in (Himber) wallet for performer
Inspired byAlso published here Nov. 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 1)
30
Miscall fishing ploy for two cards, to always appear to be correct
1994 20
Simon Aronson Histed Heisted matrix card divination, last card predicted
Also published here 1994 95
Alexander de Cova Die Zuschauerin zaubert... spectator performs card in (Himber) wallet for performer
Also published here 1994 9
Francis Carlyle, Philippe Socrate, Jimmy Grippo, Roberto Giobbi Homing Card Plus extension with deck to pocket
Inspired byVariations 1996 288
Frederick Braue Flying Card - Version Two miscall
Inspired by 1996 14
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index
Also published here 1997 4
David Solomon Miscall Collectors
1997 69
Eddie Fields, Walter B. Gibson Way-Ahead Card to Cardcase seven random cards called out and written down on piece of paper, with numbers one to seven, one of the numbers is chosen, and corresponding card appears in card case without moves, miscalling
Also published here 1997 18
Alexander de Cova Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling
1998 18
Eddie Clever Three Thoughts Later three spectators think of a card and remove it, they're placed in an envelope and the names of the cards are written on a piece of paper, another spectator indicated three cards from a second deck which are put in an envelope, they are shown to match
Inspired by
  • "Dead Name Duplication" (Theodore Annemann, Thayer's Trick of the Month Club, 1932)
Apr. 1998
Onyx (Issue 3)
32
Bob King Poker Mental II three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Inspired byVariations 1998 33
Frank Thompson Add On Move Aces up-jogged, put on top, three cards switched out
2000
Discoverie (Issue 3)
40
Harry Lorayne Miraculous Coincidence five cards chosen, one of those reversed, matches previously removed prediction, miscall
Inspired by
  • Randy Wakeman effect
Variations
2001 561
Dai Vernon Triple Coincidence Do As I Do with three climaxes, cards and number of cards of a cut-off packet match
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12)
52
Karl Fulves Out of Sight Out of Mind Version ten to twelve cards, miscalling
Inspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
2003
Off The Books (Issue 3)
24
Bob King Poker Mental II three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Inspired by 2005 25
Peter Duffie Mind Field
Also published here 2005 36
Dai Vernon Miscall Strategy for two-way out
2007 137
Alexander de Cova A.C.A.N. - Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling
Also published here 2007 8
Roberto Giobbi Daley's Variation of Jack Merlin's Gambler's Exposé Routine
  • First Phase (Daley's Notebooks #248)
  • Second Phase
  • Third Phase
  • Fourth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #358)
  • Fifth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #224)
  • Sixth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #232)
Inspired byRelated toVariations Nov. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 11)
64
Al Koran, Roberto Giobbi One-Deck Do-as-I-Do miscalling
Related to 2010
Secret Agenda (Issue July 26)
223
Denis Behr Stop It spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice more
VariationsAlso published here 2011 48
Karl Fulves Triptych two cards chosen, two piles dealt and performer reads out loud all the cards, spectators name the piles with their selections, performer divines cards, they transpose into other pile and are only odd-backed ones
Inspired byRelated to 2011
Prolix (Issue 9)
603
Denis Behr Stopping Again spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice more
Also published here 2011 15
Roberto Giobbi Card at Number or Stop transfer move as stop trick
Related toAlso published here Mar. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3)
33
Alberto de Figueiredo Behr Para Creer spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice more, impromptu version
Inspired by 2013 41
Roberto Giobbi Miscall Discovery Ruse selection is not actually found
Nov. 2014
Genii (Vol. 77 No. 11)
23
Alan Shaxon Hour of Destiny with prediction engraved in watch and correct time predicted, Hunter watch
Inspired by 2014 105
John Scarne Scarne's Power of Thought selected card matches previous prediction, tabled cards are read off and one is miscalled
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Mar. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 3)
71
Harry Lorayne See/Hear/Feel three random cards chosen, spectator thinks of one, all face-down in a row, spectator puts hand on his card, it's secretly switched and can be produced any way one likes, miscalling
Variations 2017 140
Harry Lorayne S/H/F Killer pure miscalling
Inspired by 2017 143
George C. Engel George Engel's Doozee
  • Cardopolis
Do As I Do with four climaxes, three cards and number of cards of a cut-off packet match, credit information
Related toAlso published here Oct. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 10)
36
Eddie Fechter Original Card on the Seat miscalled selection
2018 111
Johnny Thompson, Harry Riser Quadruple Coincidence three cards and number of cards of a cut-off packet match
Inspired by 2018 113
Harry Lorayne Miraculous Coincidence five cards chosen, one of those reversed, matches previously removed prediction, miscall
Inspired by 2018 133
Steve Reynolds Marked Seconds second deal demo, miscall, lead-in for Open Travelers
2020
Output (Issue 6)
17
Sam H. Sharpe Older Than Dirt Yet Surprisingly Clean two halves, a card chosen from both, one vanishes from one half and appears in the other next to the other selection
Oct. 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 10)
52
Dani DaOrtiz Verbally forcing a card (third system) from shuffled deck, a few cards are shown and named aloud for spectators to note, one of them is a force
2021 58
Dani DaOrtiz One of two always get correct card when unsure between two (see reference on p. 89)
2021 93
Jon Racherbaumer Right Side Up
  • Exhumations
deck cut in half, performer and spectator choose a card from their halves and put them into other half, deck assembled, both selections are reversed
  • David Solomon suggestion to avoid miscalling
Related to Aug. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 8)
43
Tom Frame Kitchen Sync multiple coincidences, cards and number of cards of a cut-off packet match
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Aug. 2006
2022 529
Steve Ehlers Making the Rounds two selections, first travels to two different pockets, then to tabled sandwich, second selection travels twice under the case
2022 47
Juan Tamariz Dupless Transpo double lift and miscall
2022 19
Juan Tamariz Roulette - A Mnemonica Miracle spectator can decide on either 16 or 32, a packet of cards is selected and the values add up to the chosen number
2022 26
Scott Baird On Miscalling
Feb. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 2)
642