278 entries in Numbers / Number Forces
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Unknown Dice Box dice glued in box in secret compartment as force Modern Magic 187
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradis Zauberwürfel die with only three different numbers, to force an object in a row of four Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 8) 127
Unknown Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches empty billets put in hat, a page chosen in a dictionary, that page opened in another one and counted down to a word that corresponds with a number chosen from a change bag of number cards, that word is suddenly on a billet that's chosen form the hat, using force book with only two numbers to force pageRelated to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
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
Oswald Rae The Miracle Slate sum appears on initialed slate under individual numbers Between Ourselves 43
Oswald Rae Number Force sum is forced Sub Rosa 71
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
Unknown Number Addition Force Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 156
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 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 Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 201
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
Unknown To Force the Number 9 Greater Magic 198
Walter B. Gibson Date Sense numbers on calendar are added, matrix forceRelated toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 279
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser To Force any Number from One to Eight Greater Magic 196
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
Unknown Number Force with Dice dice glued in matchbox The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 514
Al Baker Cooperative Conjuring with (forcing) dice, between ten and thirty The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 211
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
Unknown Slip of Paper Force writing same number on every slip Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 273
Unknown Cloth Changing Bag double bag, used for number force Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 292
Clement de Lion Die Force Improvement one of four cards with rolling of die, see 202 Method of Forcing for original The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 45
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
L. Vosburgh Lyons Nine forcing nine The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
Ronald B. Edwards Free Force forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correctionRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 254
L. Vosburgh Lyons Number Force forcing nine Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 21
Tom Fitzgerald Advertising Stunt two lines printed on a card, one with letters one with numbers, number divinedRelated to
  • see also "The 'Q' Trick" in Hoffmann's " Modern Magic" p.560
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 394
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number forceRelated toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 313
Unknown Addition Force number variable Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 195
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition forceAlso published here Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 192
Unknown The Odd-Even Force forcing an even or odd number with three dice, (reverse) svengali forcing deck The Fine Art of Magic 231
Will Spoof Predict-Die sum prediction, with rolled die The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 667
Unknown Forcing Three Numbers using cards The Fine Art of Magic 230
Bob Somerfeld Cut-Witted number force, from one to ten Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 3
Ronald B. Edwards Two Quickies - transposition of two cards
- forcing a number with coins
Variations The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 277) 1109
Jack Yates Astral Digit after some easy arithmetics, spectator and performer have the same number written on a slate Minds in Close-Up 17
George Sands An Oddity paper slips with numbers on each side are arranged by the spectator The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 50
Cy Endfield Forcing 23 Coin's Date and Card Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part I 46
Unknown Predicting a Number Think of a number, do some operations, predict final result Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 159
Unknown Persistent Root Number force using digital roots of nineRelated to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 165
Unknown, T. O'Connor Sloane The Mysteries of Nine Number forces using the number nine (e.g. 1089), includes variation by T. O'Connor Sloane using moneyRelated to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 163
Unknown Digital Roots Number force using digital rootsRelated to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 164
Unknown Guessing Someone's Age Using digital roots to estimate the age of someoneRelated toVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 166
Unknown Psychological Forces Psychological forces with psychologically appealing numbers (37, 68) Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 173
Mel Stover The Irrisistible Force Variations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 162
Bobby Bernard Miko Prediction die to get a number, 3 1/2 card gag Magic in Miniature 4
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy'sRelated to Book Tests 205
Al Baker Al Bakers Nummer-Force with number cardsAlso published here Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 16
David Hoy Page Force two books, miscallRelated to The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 22
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book testInspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Chan Canasta Oops 1: Fifty years of history Numerical force to select a particular card on a grid of twenty cards, based on an important year to the spectator Book of Oopses 4
Chan Canasta Oops 9: Look out for a number 1089 force, prediction is 6801 on the page, must flip upside down to reveal predictionRelated to Book of Oopses 20
Chan Canasta Oops 4: Matches not for burning Some matches placed in three equal groups on the page, moved around according to instructions, predict how many matches in the middle group Book of Oopses 10
Chan Canasta Oops 13: Think of a number Think of a number between 49 and 98, both digits even, not the same. Book of Oopses 28
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 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
John Bragoli Roulette Force cross total of three numbers The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 71
Ken Krenzel Never Say Die thought of number matched rolled number Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 48
Paul Siegel Number Force limited pool of numbers, spectator's hold up hands with outstretched fingers, two-digit number is created Doorway to Delusion 9
Paul Siegel Vision Diabolique performer is blindfolded, the reveals number written on a slate, name and drawing drawn on blank card Doorway to Delusion 6
Stewart Judah Favorite Card Trick card from row chosen, its value used to count down to selection The Living End 42
John A. Novak Incalculable forcing a number with a calculatorRelated to The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 116) 578
Fredric Kolb ... And the Last Word on perfect calculator model for Novak's Calcu-TotalInspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 117) 582
Karl Fulves Logic Dice "Math Trix"
die thrown and turned according to rules, final number predicted
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1058
Ronald B. Edwards Small Change Prediction forcing 2010 with coinsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1043
Kabon Fujimara, Juan Tamariz El Pez Japonés puzzle and number divination with 8 cigarettes, fish layoutInspired by Magia en el Bar 85
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
Burling Hull Volta's "All-Fair" Dictionary Feat numbers written on card or slate are used to arrive at sentence in dictionary, forcing a range of nine numbers The Amazing World of Mentalism 61
Burling Hull The Performer Presents a Number Test row of numbers written on slate, a number arrived at by calculation, numbers wiped away and calculated number appears (1089) The Amazing World of Mentalism 86
Richard Webster Hermetica Tarot card off-beat prediction The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 158) 789
Burling Hull An Old Word Force double-pocket bag with numbered chips The Amazing World of Mentalism 74
Burling Hull Volta's Master Bok Test Mystery several two-digit numbers on paper, cut out, two pieces chosen and all digits added, first sentence on that page divined The Amazing World of Mentalism 67
Burling Hull A Mind Reading Number Divination number chosen, it appears spelled out on slate
- With a Flap
- Without the Flap
- Another "No Flap" Method
The Amazing World of Mentalism 89
Unknown 14/15 Stack The Amazing World of Mentalism 71
Burling Hull Forcing Methods to force a number The Amazing World of Mentalism 19
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test The Big Book of Magic 96
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book, forcing a limited choice, numbers written in a row and three are encircled Of Words and Wizards 22
David Britland Calculated Mysteries prediction / force with calculator, memory button, Uri Geller anecdote The Talon (Issue 2) 19
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
Karl Fulves Logic Dice die is turned around some times according to simple rules, end result is predictedRelated to Faro Possibilities 33
Arthur Emerson Force 27 different numbers on slips of paper, number is forced The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 227) 1132
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm simple number force idea Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 201
Unknown A Mind for Figures No. 10, psychological force of two numbers, "It will work most of the time" Self-Working Mental Magic 13
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
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and Random Numbers number is divined with pendulum, number force The Magic Pendulum 9
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic squareInspired byRelated toVariations The Violet Book of Mentalism 8
Stephen Minch Mind Runes four rune sticks with one spot on one side and two on the other, stick thrown and card at spot-sum position in Tarot deck noted, number and card predicted as well as spot configuration on rune sticks Mind Runes 1
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
Unknown Technicolor Dice No. 27, different colored dice, prediction of rolled sum Self-Working Table Magic 31
Karl Fulves Logic Dice No. 29, divining chosen number, quarter turn instructionsRelated to Self-Working Table Magic 34
Stephen Tucker Domino Match two dice put in match box, numbers are predicted with domino Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 85
Philip T. Goldstein Ahoy There! book test featuring a matrix number force Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 474
Harry Lorayne All Aboard book test featuring a matrix number force Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 475
Stephen Tucker Poker Logic with two poker dice, card predictionInspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 219
Thomas Alan Waters Wheelie forcing a number with a roulette wheel Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 324
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic squareInspired byRelated to shuffled lecture 4
Alex East Musical song predictionRelated to Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 380
Alex East Cardputer using number cards, numbers on both sidesInspired byRelated to Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 264
Stephen Tucker Ringo-Bingo Stover's Days of Force with bingo cardsInspired byVariations Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 19
Karl Fulves Super Prophet No. 99, numbers from one to six listed a few times and added, total predictedInspired by Self-Working Number Magic 137
Thomas Alan Waters Symbo-Chart off beat revelation of a chosen ESP sign, 1089 force Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 510
Piet Forton Zaubern mit Würfeln various easy tricks with dice
- divination of number
- forcing a number, with matchbox
- easy bank night routine with dice
Je geschickter desto Zauberer 5
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Karl Fulves Think of a Number No. 9, spectator does calculation procedure and adds value of change in pocket, performer knows value of change Self-Working Number Magic 11
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test No. 98, two page numbers selected and added, that number opened in third book and first word divined, using mathematical addition forceAlso published here Self-Working Number Magic 134
Al Koran, Edward Victor Koran / Victor Number Force see Al Koran's Jackpot CoinsRelated to Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1177
Martin Breese 4929 force based on basic four numbers on a Visa card Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31) 610
Unknown Familiar Spirit No. 6, forcing a postion in a dial by adding four number to the same digits scrambled Self-Working Number Magic 7
Stephen Clark The Broken Square No. 36, square with two parts missing, still magic square, used for force Self-Working Number Magic 61
Ali Bongo Force Wheel wheel to force a number, with folded pieces of paper, for banknight etc. 1983 4
Walter B. Gibson Date Sense No. 72, numbers on calendar are added, matrix forceRelated to Self-Working Number Magic 92
Martin Gardner Crazy Calendar No. 73, calendar force with matrix principleInspired byRelated to Self-Working Number Magic 94
Karl Fulves Auto Suggestion No. 84, license plate prediction, involving number cards and state cardsRelated to Self-Working Number Magic 104
Paul Brignall 50337 calculator force, name of a selected city when number is turned over Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 558
Justin Higham Hello calculator reveals word hello, which is also found on Joker Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 562
Stewart James The Dilly-Dally Principle number force with playing cards Arcane (Issue 10) 124
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout... Arcane (Issue 10) 129
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
Sam Schwartz The Morality Test stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology book Astrology - The Hidden Force 39
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
Karl Fulves Astro Thought No. 100, numbers formed with digits on number cards, total predicted Self-Working Number Magic 138
Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed A History of the Brainwave Principle 80
Philip T. Goldstein Rethink Stover's Days of Force with bingo cardsInspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 468
Thomas Alan Waters Threesum triple prediction on selected playing cards, with Bingo chart (Stover's "irrisistible Force")Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 557
Peter Duffie Fred 23 bold number force, card named, number written on back of named selectionRelated to Close-Up to the Point 19
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
Cushing Strout On Book Tests and Tarot Decks using tarot cards to force spot in book Epoptica (Issue 6) 390
Unknown 1089 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 25
Karl Fulves Almanac Affinity No. 79, spectator removes page of newspaper and adds all four page numbers, number used to look up word in almanac, forced, two handlings Self-Working Paper Magic 142
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
Karl Fulves Murder by Memory No. 45, page number selected with numbers on pieces of paper, only four outcomes possible Self-Working Paper Magic 82
Shigeo Futagawa Four-Tell On Dice number forced with special colored dice The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 84
Steve Beam 6801 Prediction comedy prediction with a twist, 1089 forceRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 13) 222
David Britland Star-Gazer horoscope chosen with counters with number on them, reading is predicted Psychomancy 35
Mel Stover Calender Force Psychomancy 52
Steve Rogers Central Limit forcing a range of numbers, open prediction application Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 1383
Philip T. Goldstein Force Majeur matrix force for any number, approach to Mel Stover's "Irresistible Force"Inspired by Doth 9
Karl Fulves Smart Money No. 92, calculation with date on any coin with result in number nine, this book is a force-book with "of" as every ninth word at the start of each chapter Self-Working Coin Magic 135
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
Christoph Borer Imaginäre Würfel Force forcing a number with invisible dice Risque 21
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force forcing an object among twelve, two diceRelated to Risque 18
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force forcing an object among twelve, two dice, with several outsRelated to Magie 6
Michael Weber Q-Tip Inspired by Life Savers 69
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up Thavant 15
Karl Fulves Number Force number from one to ten forced with typewriter Typecast 101
Karl Fulves Letter of Intent one of three envelopes chosen by exchanging number cards and adding some, number range force Deceptive Practices 20
Unknown Confusing the Mathematician mathematical force using face of a watch Psychokinetic Time 23
Don Nielsen Kronos force of number five, six or seven with wrist watch procedure, newspaper test application, see note on p. 7Related to
  • "Step Back in Time" (Stephen Tucker, Compendium, 1984)
Rigmarole (Issue 1) 4
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
Alex Elmsley Like a Rolling Bone forcing the number four with an ungaffed die The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 73
Jerry Mentzer 3 or 4 Force Using a Special Die forcing an item in a row of six, propless or with mis-spotted die Close-Up File 24
John Mulholland Another Psychological Trick a la Mulholland psychological forces More Greater Magic 1157
Mel Bennett S.P.A.T. letters associated with numbers, credit informationInspired by
  • Lee Sallows idea in Word Ways, Feb. 1990
Verbatim (Issue 10) 133
John Northern Hilliard Fragment: Notes for a Chapter on The Psychology of Magic collection of different psychological forces of numbers and cards More Greater Magic 1154
Mel Bennett Card 37 number force for 37 with calculatorInspired by
  • "Letter for a Stranger" (Stewart James)
Rigmarole (Issue 8) 88
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
U. F. Grant Number Force with Dice dice shaken in matchbox Great Tricks Revisited 19
Karl Fulves Digit Tell Us "Thoughts on a classic number stunt"
three digit number, taken reversed and subtracted, fool-proof method
The Fine Print (Issue 1) 7
Karl Fulves Application letters correspond to letters for fun number revealInspired by The Fine Print (Issue 1) 9
Mel Bennett An 8-Cylinder Deal forcing the number eight The Fine Print (Issue 1) 14
John Mulholland, Karl Fulves Highway Robbery letters correspond to letters for fun number revealRelated to
  • Demonstration of "Affinity of Letters and Figures" (Linking Ring, March 1933)
  • Informant (Karl Fulves, 1995)
The Fine Print (Issue 1) 10
Unknown Think of a Number No. 10, number thought-of, after some calculation the result is always six Easy Magic 13
Karl Fulves Beyond Numbers No. 23, page and word selected with calculation procedure Easy Magic 30
Unknown Figure Fun No. 12, matrix number force, forces 34 Easy Magic 15
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
Henry Christ 49 Force two dice used in some calculation that results in 49Related to Underworld (Issue 4) 47
Francis Carlyle, ? Truzi, Burling Hull, Paul Harris The Client Confidence Sugar Shocker nine sugar packets are numbered on one side, double facer sugar packet is used to force a certain numberRelated to The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 263
Paul Harris, Milton Kort Moms Come and Go but a Rolex is Forever "A Revised Milt Kort Classic", 3 1/2 gag with a book page instead of cards, dial force The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 277
Dan Garrett The Force of Numerology page number chosen by adding predetermined numbers, word there predicted, any borrowed bookInspired byAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Oct. 1979
Top 10 19
Nick Trost The Eliminator Uses gaffed dice (mispotted) to locate card in one of six piles, credit info for plot given to publication in Nouvelles Recreations, Physiques et Mathematiques (Gilles-Edme Guyot, 1740)Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 142
George Sands, Mitsunobu Matsuyama "Lucky 13" Force Using a fair dice to force bottom card of seven card packet, by eliminating cards at rolled number repeatedly, independently discovered by Mitsunobu Matsuyama The Card Magic of Nick Trost 144
Martin Gardner A Curious Number Force Ace through Nine in 3x3 layoutRelated to Underworld (Issue 5) 62
James Baker You've Already Won! calculation that always results in the number five, predicted with five dollar bills Underworld (Issue 9) 124
Philip T. Goldstein Paradox Redux "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
tapestry parity principle, credit information, 4x4 number matrix, 19 or 61
Inspired by The Fine Print (Issue 8) 247
Jack Avis Folding Numbers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, sum of one orientation predicted, parityInspired by Vis à Vis 86
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
Justin Higham Square-Rigged Ace through Queen mixed and dealt in 3x3 square formation by spectator, center cards added and used to count to selection, credit informationInspired by
  • "Exit" (Stephen Tucker, Abra #2164, July 18th 1987)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Precursor #23, May 1989
Arcardia 95
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
Reinhard Müller Taxi Dice die thrown and turned according to rules, final number predicted, presentation for the effectInspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 131
Karl Fulves 10¢ Worth page number chosen with procedure with coin change, forcing a set of possible numbers Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 183
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
Steve Beam Steve's Nothing-To-Do-With-Canning's-Idea Prediction number is formed by simple arithmetics and predicted with a coin Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 210
Allan Slaight Forcing 17 or 18 psychological force Penumbra (Issue 4) 17
Lewis Jones By the numbers number force for any number with a magic squareRelated to Ahead of the Pack 233
Lewis Jones I've got your number number force with a calculatorInspired by
  • Michael de Marco, Linking Ring, May 2001
Ahead of the Pack 242
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 Principle of Nine adding digits and subtracting from original number always is a multiple of nine
- The basic estimation principle
- The Count-Back Force
- The Less-counting principle
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 79
Luke Jermay A Presentation for the number force between one and ten Building Blocks 137
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
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Future Choice five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see Vol. 2 reference for credit informationInspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 73
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Whitewash ESP deck, card chosen by adding some numbers on number cards, predicted, all others blankInspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 75
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Double Digit Inflation using the Tent Prediction as a two-way outInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 135
Mick Ayres Calculated Risk number is formed with calculator, cards are mixed and match the total, using A Swindle of Sorts Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 138
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
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force Compilation 113
Karl Fulves Cooked Book page number chosen via calculation method, can only be one of two numbers Prolix (Issue 1) 66
Karl Fulves Urban Legends four urban legends and their opposite on cards along with eight numbers, some cards are turned over and numbers added, force for 47
- Second Method
- Background
Inspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 1) 14
Howard A. Adams Booklefta number force with eight-card packet and spelling Prolix (Issue 2) 136
Jerry K. Hartman 15/14 Delight subtlety for 14/15 stack Prolix (Issue 1) 30
Stewart Judah My # Yours number prediction by both performer and spectator, only calculation Prolix (Issue 3) 202
Tony Bartolotta, Karl Fulves High School Hijinks using school textbooks Prolix (Issue 3) 208
Don Nielsen Page Force forcing a number from two to nine with a newspaper, book test application Prolix (Issue 3) 149
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 Total Test six dice with all numbers from one to six on table, spectator covers two groups of three each, performer moves dice under either object around so both totals match, with variations involving prediction or divinations
- The Over-Under
- Workout
- Cube Count
- The Fix Is In
Prolix (Issue 4) 221
Karl Fulves Retrograde Dice "capturing the past"
three different-colored dice thrown by spectator, numbers added, dice turned according to instructions and numbers added, end sum predicted, number on hidden die divined
Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 5
Ken De Courcy A Real Pocket Trick comedy presentation for number force for fiveInspired by
  • a number force in Annemann's "202 Method of Forcing"
Prolix (Issue 5) 316
Karl Fulves Numismatica "they've got your number"
after some calculation, one of five force numbers is the outcome
Variations Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 6
Karl Fulves Karate Force psychological force for five Prolix (Issue 4) 242
Robert E. Neale The Soul in the Machine Do some calculation on calculator, when final result is turned over it reveals a message in English This Is Not a Book 275
Robert E. Neale High Noon Do some calculation on calculator, final result reveals numbers related to God's creation This Is Not a Book 281
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
Karl Fulves Flat Dice six dice, spectator rolls three, numbers drawn in 2x3 grid, repeated, addition made, number force, book test application or counting to Aces Prolix (Issue 6) 391
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Book Experiment mathematical calculations to arrive at page numberInspired by
  • "The Great Book Test" (The Magic of Robert Harbin)
  • U. F. Grant's marketed book test
A Tribute to Robert Harbin 18
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 20. The Hunt for Red October (Book Test) page and word forced via playing card procedure Penumbra (Issue 11) 6
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divinedInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handlingInspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 221
Michael Weber References for Number-Matrix Force Weber's Winning Idea 4
Mel Stover Calendar Prediction Mel Stover's "Days of Force" with calendarRelated to Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 20) 312
Michael Weber Weber's Winning Idea number-matrix force on lottery ticketRelated to Weber's Winning Idea 1
Roberto Giobbi How to Limit a Number Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 9) 333
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
Tom Stone Dice Force simple gaffed die to force a number Maelstrom 4
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle fingerInspired byRelated to Full Frontal Mayhew 13
Karl Fulves Potter's Index book test with borrowed Harry Potter book, calculations on paper required Prolix (Issue 9) 580
Mel Bennett The Force Methods number forces
1. using number cards (Magigram, Amazing Trelba)
2. "Newspaper Prediction" (Martin Gardner, Magic, August 2005, also Ibidem?)
3. 4x4 matrix
4. magic square
Related to Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 69
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
Max Maven Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic squareRelated to The Black Book of Mentalism 4
Michael Weber Rainbow Matrix - Weber Notes Inspired by The Black Book of Mentalism 5
Doug Canning Tile Force Variation on the matrix force. Number force with gridInspired byVariations
  • Mathematical Recreations by Maurice Kraitchik, 1942.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 116
Steve Beam The Talisman Non-card version of card trick predicting how long a volunteer has left to live.Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 118
Bob Farmer Toxic forcing a number with a calculator 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 51
Unknown Number Force with calculator or cell phone 21 147
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 Number Force cards with numbers distributed, two-digit numbers formed and added The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 64
Harry Lorayne 68 Force asking for a number with even digits between fifty and hundred JawDroppers! Two 222
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