41 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Psychological Forces / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Psychological Force picture card amongst number cards
1876 112
August Roterberg New Thought Card Sleights intro
1897 34
S. W. Erdnase Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of intro
1902 165
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Verbal Force emphasis on forcing number
1910 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group
Also published here 1910 69
Arthur H. Buckley One of Four Packets probability force which packet of four is chosen
1933 32
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the Aces
1937 31
Psychological Force one out of four
1937 333
A Psychological Force spectator counts to a card, is supposed to choose the position the performer demonstrated
1938 198
A Psychological Force miracle if Ace of Hearts is named, juke box
1938 199
Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement only court card among number cards, two methods
1938 333
Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
1938 333
Psychological Forces - Red or Black red is more often named than black...
1938 340
The Second (and Third) Card forcing a card in a tabled row of five
1938 341
The Third Card from a packet of ten cards
1938 342
Think-a-Card Ruse bottom card flashed to spectator, hoping that he later thinks of it
1938 599
Eddie Joseph High Card Force having only one high card in center of deck, spectator remembers highest card of bunch drawn from center
Related to 1942 25
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan force
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 69
Fan Force timing
1948 71
Dave Lee Card Force for the Stage named number, seven
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
Matt Schulien One-Hand Cut Force bold, spectator is told to remember the card he sees during a Charlier cut
1959 48
Matt Schulien Matt's Call A Card Force spectator is asked to name a card, one is secretly shown
1959 50
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force
1976 41
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Psychological Force Queen of Hearts, probability and verbal force
1976 34
Rick Johnsson Face-up Stop Fan Force
1993 137
George G. Kaplan Stop! Fan Force brief
1995 8
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force
1996 77
George G. Kaplan The "Stop" Fan Discovery
Related to 2000 59
Pit Hartling, Helge Thun A Force one of four packets, magician's choice
2003 38
Al Schneider, Wesley James The Intention Force psychological force of odd card in a group
2004 413
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group
Also published here Nov. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11)
Michael Raeburn Psychological Force from Small Packet
2007 319
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery brief
Also published here 2008 259
Christoph Borer Joker Prediction card selected, prediction states "Your card will not be the joker" all other cards are shown to be jokers
2010 12
Dani DaOrtiz Working with Small Groups of Cards
  • Issuing the order before stating your intent
  • One of four (on the table) (p. 52)
  • One of three when turning cards face up (the magician never touches the cards) (p. 54)
2021 51
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
Dani DaOrtiz Magician’s Choice. Some ideas detailed information on the psychology, verbal strategies and nuances of equivoque and general forcing procedures and creating the illusion of freedom
  • The importance of the question
  • The spectator acts early
  • Keeping the real purpose in the background
  • Using ambiguity to normalize (p. 62)
  • Forcing choices
    • Building sentences
    • Offering two choices while highlighting one of them (Would you rather…) (p. 63)
    • One option of many
    • Sentence logic (p. 64)
    • Question in the background
    • Direct request ending with ambiguity
  • Forcing via expectations (p. 65)
Also published here 2021 61
Dani DaOrtiz HLG force (Homage to Lennart Green force) deck is messily mixed on table (washed), some face up and face down, spectator touches a face-down card, it is forced, relies on psychology and a casual switch if necessary
Also published here 2021 71
Jim Steinmeyer The Zancig Paradox
  • Conjuring
three spectators think a card each from a third of the deck, performer locates them in his pocket, force by asking for a certain type of thought-of card (red number card, picture card, ...)
Inspired by
  • "Knock 'em Dead" (Guy Jarrett, Jarrett, 1981, p. 171)
Mar. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 3)
Jim Steinmeyer Supressio Veri
  • Conjuring
two spectators think a card each from a half of the deck, performer predicted them, force by asking for a certain type of thought-of card (low red number card, black high card)
Inspired by Sep. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 9)
Christoph Borer Das vierfache Mirakel performer fans through cards and four spectators think of a card, one of each suit, all are divined
2022 8