148 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Cut Forces / Miscellaneous
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Einzig unfehlbare Manier, um vom Publikum gemerkte Karten zu erraten strange force of fourth card from top
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 29
Jack Merlin A Sure Fire Force cards cut behind performer's back, card is added while turning over
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 23
Unknown A Simple Infallible Force spectator cuts behind performer's back
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 39
Theodore Annemann With One Hand spectator cuts deck held by performer behind his deck
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 42
Unknown The Trio three cards divined, no-touch confusion force
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 10
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
Related toVariations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 135
Dr. James William Elliott The Trio simple no-touch force for any number of cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 20
Unknown Prediction confusing cut to force two cards, possibly by Ralph W. Hull (see Trost reference)
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 23
Conrad Rheiner Cut Force with Side Slip
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 332
Tom Sellers Card and Envelope card added from underneath envelope
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 346
Glenn G. Gravatt Card and Envelope No. 2 card added from underneath envelope
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 347
Oscar Weigle, John Goodrum Face Force cut force with double facer
1937 You'd be Surprised 38
Edward Victor A One-Hand Force in the hands, secretly revolving half
1937 Magic of the Hands 7
H. Adrian Smith Out of Hands Force spectator forces card to himself
1938 Greater Magic 465
Clayton Rawson The Force That Couldn't Be Done spectator cuts, bottom pile secretly turned over
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 315
Louis Lam The El-El Bluff Force weird force in which card next to previous selection is forced
Variations 1939 Be Deceived 9
Theodore Annemann Simple Force bold
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 113) 670
Unknown Force Behind Performer's Back bold
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 267
Clayton Rawson The Force That Couldn't Be Done spectator cuts, bottom pile secretly turned over
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 76
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 77
Dr. H. Walter Grote Cut and Turnover Force
Variations Feb. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 9) 37
R. M. Jamison Double Back Card Force method to repeat Dr. Grote Cut and Turnover Force with a second card
Inspired byVariations July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 60
Paul Curry Next! the selected card is found next to a card with the message "Your Card Will be next"
Related to 1945 My Best 75
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions
1945 My Best 78
Lin Searles The "So Simple Force"
1945 My Best 116
George F. Wright Reversette spectator reverses one card behind his back, divined by medium on telephone
Variations 1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 12
Clayton Rawson, Arthur H. Buckley The Force That Couldn't Be
1946 Card Control 14
George F. Wright An Addition to Reversette
Inspired by 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 18
Clayton Rawson The Force That Couldn't Be Done
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 133) 534
Unknown Bottom Force spectator cuts from bottom, deck in magician's hands
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 205
M. J. Oeink Charlier Cut Force one-handed, apparently card in center shown and deck given out
Mar. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6) 4
Clayton Rawson The Impossible Force
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 402
Bill Simon Cut Force cut and reverse, under the table
1952 Effective Card Magic 161
Stewart James The Nullificator based on Henry Christ Force, card cut and turned over behind back of performer
Related to 1954 The Nullificator 3
Stewart James To Force Two Cards with Nullificator
1954 The Nullificator 6
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 16
Charlie Miller, Cardini Miracle Location "Cardini Cut" (spectator cuts at break)
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 52
James G. Thompson Jr. Basic Glide Force cards are cut in the hands, glide holds force card back
1967 Between Two Minds 16
Robert Parrish, Steadly Take Me bold, for credit correction see reference
Related to 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 17
Eddie Fields The Farcical Force bold
Variations 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Unknown Cut and Turn Over Force reversed cards
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 20
Allen Swift, Frank Garcia Swift Poker Deal face-up/face-down shuffled deck, using cut-and-turn-over-force before shuffle
Related toAlso published here 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 86
Jerry K. Hartman Not So Simple Force half pass
1972 Card Cavalcade 114
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force Variation as Lynn Searles, portion cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over
1972 The Living End 52
Edward G. Brown The Cut different ways to force a card by cutting a deck
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 183
Edward G. Brown The Card Is Chosen by a Series of Complex Cuts and Movements
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 194
Jerry K. Hartman Push Up Force
1973 Means & Ends 10
Jerry K. Hartman Underturn Force Force using the Underturn concept
Inspired by 1973 Means & Ends 11
Jerry K. Hartman Not So Simple Force
1973 Means & Ends 57
Karl Fulves The Optical Force (chapter 33-A added to 1975 edition, see "13 Prophets", p. 20)
two spectators choose cards: mates
Variations 1975 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 408
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Card Force Spectator look at card cut to, is actually a force
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 217
Russell T. Barnhart Cut Force No. 1, spectator cuts at his selection, palmed card added
1975 The Master Palm 50
Russell T. Barnhart Cut Force with Red Back Card No. 2, spectator cuts at his selection, palmed card added, color-changing back kicker
1975 The Master Palm 50
Jerry Andrus Fair Cut Force
1976 Andrus Card Control 44
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force no-touch, spectator cuts and turns over one pile
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 78
Unknown A Cut Force spectator cuts, a card is turned over, deck assembled, turned face-up and spread, card next to reversed card is forced
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 81
Jerry K. Hartman Not So Simple Force
1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 70
Jeff Hughes Utility Reverse while doing a swing cut, also as a force
Related to 1978 The Talon (Issue 1) 3
Unknown Cut Force
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 691
Karl Fulves The St. Regis Sleight card selected from incomplete riffle shuffle, color forced
Variations 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control
Karl Fulves The St. Regis Sleight Variation card selected from tabled incomplete faro, color forced
1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 1
Philip T. Goldstein Under Orders clever combination of principles to divine two cards
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 256) 1279
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations
Inspired by 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Thomas Alan Waters, Bill Murata Waikikut spectator cuts third on table, next third face up on it and the rest on top, spectator decides which cards performer has to divine, face up card or two face down cards, Bill Murata's Waikiki Location
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 231
Unknown Turnover Force bottom cards reversed
1982 Rubik Cubik Magik 22
Unknown Cut Force
1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 2 18
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force straight cut and turn over
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 79
Brother John Hamman Cut Force
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30) 289
Thomas Alan Waters Cut Force cards under table
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 702
Unknown Cut in Glass Force force card has lip and is held back
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Lin Searles Searles' Force top half cut and turned over, then deck secretly turned over, The "So Simple" Force
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 7
Randy Wakeman Covered Half Pass used as force here (Stewart James' "Nullifactor")
1987 Special Effects 4
Herb Zarrow Revolving Force
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 35
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force only one cut, uncredited
Related to 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 99
John Scarne Long Distance card chosen on other side of the room, risky force, position named
1989 Prototype 2
Karl Fulves Bermuda Triangle three packets made, a card chosen, it is the originally third card from top and can be divined
1989 Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 17
Ed Andres Banded Deck Force a pile is banded with invisible elastic, band secretly removed during display, see also Added Notes on p. 21
1990 Finally! 18
Edward Marlo Marlo's Single Cut Force
1990 That's It 44
Edward Marlo Marlo's Single Cut Force
1990 Finally! 60
Robert Parrish Die Parrish-Force spectator cuts anywhere, bold
Related to 1990 Horizons 16
Bruce Florek Post-It Prediction prediction on post-it stuck on face card to deck, spectator cuts and faces deck below table at predicted card, with handling without stranger card by Ed Marlo
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 66
John Riggs Card Force in Leftovers
Related to 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 37) 678
James Swain The Free Cut Force force via spectator cut, uses crimp
1992 Don't Blink 95
Lewis Jones, Harry Lorayne Cut Force
Jan. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 1) 2306
Basil Horwitz Lowest Card Force deck cut in piles, top cards removed, lowest card thought-of
1994 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 6) 7
Karl Fulves Black Prediction third cut off, one card selected from the pile and "black" written on back, card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, only black card
Related toVariations 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
Karl Fulves, John Scarne He Finds It card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, it is a previously named Ace
Inspired by 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 114
Roger Crosthwaite Variation: The Charlier Force bold, bottom card shown to spectator during Charlier Cut
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 54
Horace Goldin The Goldin Force also suitable for standing performances
1995 Card College — Volume 1 88
Steadly Take Me Force bold
Related to 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 32
Randy Wakeman, Tom Gagnon Master Move
Related to 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1035
Karl Fulves Bold Cut Force deck behind the performer's back, spectator cuts off two packets
1995 Easy Magic 17
Tom Daugherty Nervous Ace & Hartman Force
Mar. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2623
Karl Fulves Self-Force spectator forces card on himself
1996 Blocking Off 84
Unknown Simple Cut Force deck cut on table, reversed card placed on top half and cut completed
1996 Underworld (Issue 4) 56
Aaron Fisher The Aggressive Force/Prediction
June 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2806
Lin Searles The "So-Simple" Force
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 281
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force
1997 Effortless Card Magic 71
Tom Gagnon The Imperfect Force
Inspired by 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1373
James Swain The Dummy Force no-touch Force
1999 21st Century Card Magic 91
Ellis Stanyon Name of Selected Card in the Envelope No. 14, card chosen by pile-making and dealing, self-force
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 41
Ellis Stanyon The "Key" Card Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 20, having a piece of metal around one end of a card (similar to paper clip) as key card
  • The "Waterfall" Shuffle (with the key card)
  • Dispensing with the "Key"
  • "Bridging"
  • To Force any Two Cards (performer cuts apparently randomly)
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 203
Jerry Mentzer Two Keys Two key cards peeked, deck can be riffle shuffled and one of the key cards can still be used. A bit of fishing possibly needed. Can be used as a force of one of two cards using a bit of equivoque.
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 17
Al Baker The Impossible Force
2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 185
Edward Marlo The Under-the-Table Force
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 793
Jerry Mentzer Two Keys
  • As a Locator
  • As a Force (one of two)
2000 Card File Two 53
Paul Curry Next! card with message "your card will be next" is put into the deck and is found next to selection, first in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 288
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 292
William Alstrand, Karl Fulves Fooling the Experts No. 14, procedure with cuts and deals in which spectator forces a card on himself
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 23
Karl Fulves Utility Ideas bottom card reversed while deck is turned over on top of it, Ovette-style beginning, here as simple cut force
Inspired by 2001 New Card Controls 94
Steve Beam Easy on the Curry cut and turn over to select card, prediction in form of mate
Variations 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 34
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force without Searles credit
Related to 2003 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 85
Karl Fulves Deep Cut Note after some cutting procedure the Aces are only odd-colored cards in two packets
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 333
Basil Horwitz Lowest Card Force deck cut in piles, top cards removed, lowest card thought-of
2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 5 57
Trevor McCombie Hellish Hot Curry cut and turn over to select card, with two predictions in form of mates
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 217
Reinhard Müller The Ones We Can't See using variation of Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
2004 Diamonds from Coal 142
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 7. The Red Card Force or Prediction
8. A Red Herring! (Or two!)
card force in which the spectator shuffles, cuts off a pile and remembers the first (or third in No. 8) red card
2006 Penumbra (Issue 10) 17
Alex Gutierrez, Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control Variation as a force
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 20
David Britland Double Backer Force
2007 52 Memories 126
Lin Searles "So Simple" Force
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 287
Lin Searles So Simple Force
Related to 2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 269
Lin Searles The "So Simple" Force
2009 Route 52 34
Steve Beam Bottoms Up Force discrepant
Also published here 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 193
Steve Beam Bottoms Up Force used for multiple cards
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 210
Steve Beam Another Flipping Force one or multiple cards
Also published here 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 300
Roberto Giobbi A Bold Force handling for old re-counting force
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 6) 330
Unknown Cut and Turnover Force reversed card
2011 Al Schneider Magic 505
Tom Gagnon Ricochet Bottom Deal top card apparently taken in End Grip and put on table, actually Outward Bottom Deal performed, here as cut force
Variations 2011 Avant-Cards 173
Steve Beam Bottoms Up Force discrepant
Also published here 2011 FFFF-ing Great Card Moves 27
Steve Beam Another Flipping Force one or multiple cards
  • Multiple Selection
Also published here 2011 FFFF-ing Great Card Moves 28
Roberto Giobbi The Charlier Pass Force
2012 Confidences 226
Karl Fulves Cut Faster three spectators cut to cards in their own hands and pocket them, named with cards behind performer's back, one travels into performer's pocket
Inspired by 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 663
Steve Beam Bottoms-Up Force forces the card on top or bottom of the deck
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 37
Steve Beam Rotator Cut Force
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 231
Steve Beam The Bold and the Beautiful Impossible location.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 99
Steve Beam Misdirection Middle Deal Subtlety for having a card or cards selected which are known by the magician in the course of an impossible location effect.
Variations 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 101
Steve Beam The Fairness Force Cut force
Also published here 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 232
Bob Farmer Done Deal VI spectator cuts deck and deals, loses, blocks are strung together to force cut position
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 233
Bill Spooner Spooner's Specialty Force blocks are strung together to force cut position
Related to
  • Wonderful Routines of Magic, 1969, p. 51
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 233
Roberto Giobbi Cold-deck Cut Force & Key Card Placement
Inspired by 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue May 9) 133
Peter Warlock The Cut Force
  • How It Looks
  • How It Works
Related toAlso published here
  • "Tour de Force" (Warlock's Way)
2016 Standup Card Magic 72
Steve Beam Fairness Force
Also published here 2016 Tea Time With The Pasteboards 8
Brother John Hamman The Rolling Control
Also published here 2019 A Stack to Forget 57
Eddie Fields Farcical Force bold, Charlier Cut
2019 Personal Revelations 23
Joaquín Navajas, Miguel Gómez, Camilo Vázquez Forzaje ESP three methods to force an ESP card
2019 Monedas Personales Y Más 96
Tom Gagnon Switcharoo Force right fingers seem to slide top card of left-hand packet to table
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 209
Tom Gagnon Retention Hockley Force trying to improve illusion of taking top card
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 213
Allen Swift, Frank Garcia, Bob Farmer Swift Poker Deal face-up/face-down shuffled deck, using cut-and-turn-over-force before shuffle
Also published here 2019 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier Addendum 20