33 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Psychological Forces / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Psychological Force picture card amongst number cards
1876 Modern Magic 112
August Roterberg New Thought Card Sleights intro
1897 New Era Card Tricks 34
S. W. Erdnase Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of intro
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 165
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Verbal Force emphasis on forcing number
1910 Kartenkünste 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 69
Arthur H. Buckley One of Four Packets probability force which packet of four is chosen
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 32
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the Aces
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Unknown Psychological Force one out of four
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown A Psychological Force spectator counts to a card, is supposed to choose the position the performer demonstrated
1938 Greater Magic 198
Unknown A Psychological Force miracle if Ace of Hearts is named, juke box
1938 Greater Magic 199
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement only court card among number cards, two methods
1938 Greater Magic 333
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
1938 Greater Magic 333
Unknown Psychological Forces - Red or Black red is more often named than black...
1938 Greater Magic 340
Unknown The Second (and Third) Card forcing a card in a tabled row of five
1938 Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Third Card from a packet of ten cards
1938 Greater Magic 342
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 Greater Card Tricks 25
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan force
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 69
Dave Lee Card Force for the Stage named number, seven
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 5
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force
1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 41
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Psychological Force Queen of Hearts, probability and verbal force
1976 The Third Ecstasy 34
Rick Johnsson Face-up Stop Fan Force
1993 Card File 137
George G. Kaplan Stop! Fan Force brief
1995 Continental Close Up 8
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force
1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 77
George G. Kaplan The "Stop" Fan Discovery
Related to 2000 ZauberKunstStücke — Band 1 59
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery brief
Also published here 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 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 Aspekte der psychologischen Force 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 Freedom of Expression 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 Freedom of Expression 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 Freedom of Expression 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 Freedom of Expression 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) 40
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) 52
Christoph Borer Das vierfache Mirakel performer fans through cards and four spectators think of a card, one of each suit, all are divined
2022 A String of Pearls 8