339 entries in Cards / Principles / Theory & Essays
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Professor Hoffmann Concealing the Cause
1876 Modern Magic 69
Professor Hoffmann Card Tricks without Apparatus, and chiefly dependent upon Sleight of Hand
  • Advice to the Neophyte
  • The Conjurer's "Patter"
1889 Tricks with Cards 99
Professor Hoffmann Card tricks with Apparatus, or requiring Special Cards introduction
1889 Tricks with Cards 136
Unknown Erklärungen zu den vorstehenden Kunststücken explanations to all fifteen tricks
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 108
Carl Willmann Die Kartenschule "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
introduction to Willmann's plan to write a card college in the magazine and comments on card magic
July 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 7) 98
Carl Willmann Die Kartenschule "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
more comments on writing a card college
  • Zur Einleitung
Aug. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 8) 113
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenschule introduction to start of a card college series
Sep. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
August Roterberg On Display of Skill
1897 New Era Card Tricks 31
S. W. Erdnase Confederacy
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 19
S. W. Erdnase Primary Accomplishments false shuffling and cutting
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 21
S. W. Erdnase Uniformity of Action
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 22
S. W. Erdnase Display of Ability
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase Greatest Single Accomplishment bottom dealing
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 23
S. W. Erdnase The Player without an Ally
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 109
S. W. Erdnase Card Tricks
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 171
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, storing rubber articles, on red backs vs. blue backs (reds are better according to Carl Willmann), Diva Dicka
Feb. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 2) 32
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die drei Kräfte "Vorträge von J. N. Hofzinser"
patter for longer card sequence
Apr. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 4) 51
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Top Three Card Sleights pass, palm, top change
May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 69
T. Nelson Downs Flourishes and Fancy Sleights with Cards comments and what cards to use
  • The Cards
1909 The Art of Magic 17
John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks involving Sleight of Hand
1909 The Art of Magic 52
Ottokar Fischer Anleitung zur Vorführung guidelines for the performance, what cards are used, gaffs
1910 Kartenkünste 1
Charles T. Jordan On Routining performing tricks in which the previous trick sets up the next
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 13
Victor Farelli Five Points Some tips on card magic and how to study the book
1936 Lend Me Your Pack 10
Victor Farelli Almost in Confidence How should cards be handled while seated at the card table
1936 Lend Me Your Pack 32
Unknown The Perpetual Almanac or Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book story
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 374
Unknown The Master of the Playing Cards brief history & information about playing cards
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 1
John Northern Hilliard Cards. The Best Kind to Use
1938 Greater Magic 164
John Northern Hilliard A Few Words Anent the Joker uses of joker in pack
1938 Greater Magic 241
John Northern Hilliard Card Tricks with Apparatus and in Combination with Other Objects some observations
1938 Greater Magic 499
Charles Hopkins 1 - Card correctly identified, but slips out of control. Use of peeks, cut / pass to re-establish control.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 19
Charles Hopkins 2 - Identification correct, but placement for climax is wrong. For counting / spelling tricks (double/triple lifts, pilot card technique)
Related to 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 19
Charles Hopkins 3 - Incorrect identification of selection card.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 20
Charles Hopkins 4 - Card lost before identification.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins 5 - The selector forgets what his card was.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 21
Charles Hopkins 6 - When they refuse to tell. How to deal with "You are doing the trick... you tell me!"
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 23
Charles Hopkins 7 - For the extreme "hold out". Extreme cases where audience will not name their selected card
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 23
Charles Hopkins 12 - To meet an absolute refusal to tell. Using the 220 Count method
Related to 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 26
Unknown 16 - The "Crimp" as a Locator. Uses for corner crimp
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 31
Charles Hopkins 22 - Out-in-the-open changes. Using top/bottom changes, or double lifts
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 38
Charles Hopkins 24 - Using "locators" for "outs". Use of short cards, scraped/nicked edges
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 39
Charles Hopkins Methods For Counting And Spelling Effects How to deal with errors in counting/spelling tricks
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 39
Unknown 26 - New start from wrong turn-up. An out if the card turned up at the end of count/spell is wrong
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 41
Charles Hopkins 27 - The "220 Count" as an "out". Mentions the 220 Count
Related to 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 42
Charles Hopkins 28 - In performer's pocket.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 43
Charles Hopkins 29 - Pocket index. Mentions pocket index gimmick in Jinx magazine, No. 82, p. 528, Pocket Prophecies.
Related to 1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 43
Charles Hopkins 30 - Card in wallet.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 44
Charles Hopkins 33 - When force is missed.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 46
Charles Hopkins 34 - Confusion as to suit and values.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 47
Charles Hopkins 35 - Spectator's mind a complete blank.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 48
Charles Hopkins 36 - Controlled returns.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 53
Charles Hopkins 37 - Use of "Locators". Short cards, nicked edges, scraped edges, crimps
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 54
Charles Hopkins 44 - Pre-Arrangements.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 61
Charles Hopkins 45 - Look for informal "readers". Check for telltale nicks/dirt/scrapes on cards
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 63
Charles Hopkins 48 - Secret reflectors.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 66
Charles Hopkins 49 - Wide and narrow decks.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 67
Charles Hopkins 50 - The indexed pocket deck again. Mentions 1939 Summer issue of The Jinx
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 67
Charles Hopkins Special Decks On Taps
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 73
Jean Hugard Card Magic general comments
Sep. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 4) 68
R. M. Jamison The Fair Sex and the Magician card tricks for women
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 134
Jean Hugard Card Magic article intro
Sep. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 150
Jean Hugard Card Magic article intro
Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 167
Paul Curry Thar She Blows! presentation idea for revealing a card
Also published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 520
Arthur H. Buckley Foreword to the Chapter Three - Card Magic
1948 Principles and Deceptions 139
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter One on good and bad tricks
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 11
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Two list of the different types of basic card effects possible
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 18
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Three on becoming an expert in card magic
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 26
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Four sixteen basic sleights/skill in card magic
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 30
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Five on card technique, subtleties versus sleights
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 37
Dariel Fitzkee Chapter Six on performing card tricks, Elsa Maxwell, entertainment
1948 The Card Expert Entertains 42
Sam Leo Horowitz A Matter of Miracles "complete your effect with no moves, then you have a miracle"
1949 Controlled Miracles 4
Bill Simon Handling
1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Unprepared Cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 20
Bill Simon Poker Cards vs. Bridge Cards
1952 Effective Card Magic 24
Bill Simon Shuffles and Cuts
1952 Effective Card Magic 175
Lewis Ganson Some Observations on Card Manipulation
1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 226
Edward Marlo Vanishing Ace Theory
1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 338) 166
Jerry Andrus Random Notes
  • On Illustrations and Angles
  • On Who Invented What
  • On Self-Confidence
  • On Practice
  • On a Display of Skill
  • On Trick Cards, Yes or No
  • On Too Many Sleights and Not Enough Tricks
  • On Take-a-Card Tricks
  • A Note on Materials
1956 Andrus Deals You In 7
James Steranko Chapter Seven - Cues on Cards "a few little touches that will aid in gaining a finer card technique"
  • Cue on Cards (what cards to use?)
  • On Routines
  • On Confidence
  • On Skill
  • Capsule Cues
1960 Steranko on Cards 47
Charlie Miller Card Tricks comment
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 66
Charlie Miller Intrigue Tricks
1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 21
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Cardmanship
  • Footnote to Ferris
  • Mirabile Dictu (joke description)
  • Excerpt from a Dialogue Overheard at a Convention (Racherbaumer)
1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 31
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Lester Overton: Tragic Hero (Bendix)
  • Excerpt from the Adventures of Harry Inane (Racherbaumer)
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 79
Jon Racherbaumer Estimations
  • Albert Goshman: Boob on the Tube?
  • Last Word on the Fields' Book
  • 13 Ways of Looking at Criticism
  • An Open Letter to Nick Trost
  • Vernon, Gibson, and Sharpe
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 84
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems translated by Bob Woodward
1. Choice Of Color
2. Changing Ace
3. Card To Pocket
4. The Secret King Of Spades
5. The Five Changing Cards
for corrected translation see reference
Variations 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 72
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems translation by Bob Woodward, corrected by Reinhard Müller
1. Choice Of Color
2. Changing Aces
3. Card To Cigar-Case
4. The Secret King Of Spades
5. The Five Changing Cards
6. Carte Blanche (The Blank Card)
7. The Magic Ring
8. Strange Coincidence
9. Card and Bank-Note
10. Card And Handkerchief
Related to 1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 78
David Bendix, Jerry Printz The Satiricon
  • La Fleury, Pagan Cardicienne
  • Dove Droppings from all Over
  • Ask the Millwright
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 127
Gaston "Gasbor" Borgeaud Fantaisies au sujet du jeu de cartes connections between playing cards, calendar and the alphabet
1970 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 5) 81
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Problems 11. Card And Watch
12. The Magic Separation
13. The Flower Puzzle
14. The Toss Of The Cards
15. Rubezahl
16. The Visiting Card
17. The Game Of The Lansquenets
18. The Mysterious Card
Related toVariations 1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 86
David Bendix, Jon Racherbaumer The Satiricon
  • Further Cardmanship - part two
  • Publisher's Postscript: A Riposte Rather than a Rip-off
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 260
Philip T. Goldstein "Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks ...and Some for Those Who Do!" on (un)importance of method vs effect, sleight-of-hand vs gimmick, four basic elements of method:
1. Natural Law Disguised
2. Secret Activity
3. Secretly Prepared Materials
4. Psychology
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 1
Philip T. Goldstein On Pick-a-Card Tricks
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 2
Faucett Ross Some Great Card Classics Faucett describes his favorite card classics
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 194
Peter Kane Memory Jogger associating every playing card with a trick to remember one's repertoire
Variations 1975 New and Novel Knowledge 2
Jerry Andrus General Comments
  • Magic, Misdirection and Complexicology
  • Duplicate What You Pretend
  • Secret Maneuvers
  • Does It Look Suspicious
  • Practice
  • Card Control
  • Sleightly Chronological
  • Percepts
  • Personal Predjudices
  • How To Use This Book
  • Illustrations and Angles
  • Misc. Remarks
  • Extra Curricular Comments
1976 Andrus Card Control 13
Al Mann A Tractate on Fabulous Card Effects for the Mentalist
  • The Pros and Cons
  • Do's and Don'ts
1976 The Third Ecstasy 1
David Berglas Card Magic general remarks on cards and magic
1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 33
Eddie Fields, Mike Schwartz Spectator Won't Tell if spectator doesn't want to name card
1976 Invisible Secrets Revealed 36
Karl Fulves Fail/Safing The Experts how to practice something for fooling experts with it, example sleeving
1977 Impromptu Holdouts 16
Harry Lorayne Sleight-of-Hand Effects and Routines story about selectivity
1977 The Magic Book 87
Karl Fulves 4 - Card Magic
1977 The Magic Book 61
Karl Fulves Concluding Observations on card tricks
1977 The Magic Book 79
Karl Fulves A word about small packet tricks
1978 Transpo Trix 43
Karl Fulves How To Invent Card Stuff Trick Brain type lists
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 22) 86
Roger Smith A Simple Routine suggested routine of previous tricks with Ace through Five of a suit with simple switch in pocket
1978 The Ultimate Card Book No. 4 10
Richard Kaufman Introduction chapter intro to Stand-up Card Magic
1979 CardMagic 142
Karl Fulves The Gambler's Third Lesson introduction, On presenting Gambling Material
1979 Gambler's Third Lesson 1
Karl Fulves Mind Reading with Cards chapter intro
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 16
Karl Fulves Miracles with Cards chapter intro
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 90
Simon Aronson Memorizing the Aronson Stack Tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack
1979 A Stack To Remember 16
Steve Beam, Don Morris Basic Sleights outs for screwed up sleights
  • Double Lift
  • False Shuffle
  • Forcing
  • Palming
1979 Inside Outs 7
Father Cyprian The Poetry of Magic
  • Interest
  • Clarity
  • Involvement of the Spectator
1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 78
Andrew Galloway Misdirection as Applied to Card Magic
1980 Diverting Card Magic 7
Ken De Courcy Another Fallacy on women and card tricks
1980 Cards in Cabaret 15
Ken De Courcy Visibility on handling card in stand up
1980 Cards in Cabaret 39
Ken De Courcy Climax how to show a card at the climax of a trick
1980 Cards in Cabaret 45
Ken De Courcy Pre-set Portability about cards being easy to carry around
1980 Cards in Cabaret 48
Ken De Courcy The Borrowed Pack working with borrowed cards
1980 Cards in Cabaret 53
Ken De Courcy Novelty using unusual cards
1980 Cards in Cabaret 55
Richard Kaufman In Addition on pass and gaffs
1981 Cardworks 164
Karl Fulves Establishing Shots enhancing the initial conditions
1981 Milennium Aces 16
Karl Fulves Pass Partout system of notation
1981 Milennium Aces 50
Gary Ouellet The Switch Syndrome
1981 Threshold 25
Jon Racherbaumer Technical Touches
1982 Card Finesse 64
Daryl Martinez In Praise of the Lowly Flourish essay
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 5
Bobby Bernard Just a Thought on the "Charlie Chaplin Shuffle" How Bobby uses a false shuffle done by Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, same thinking as Ron "Ravelli" Wohl
Related to 1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 84
Ross Bertram Little Things Mark the Professional
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 249
Ross Bertram It Pays Off
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 251
Stephen Minch Bibliography of Other Blindfold Card Acts
1984 Eyeless in Gaza 27
Rudolf Braunmüller Unmoderne Kartenmagie intro to self-working card tricks collection
Jan. 1984 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 3&4) 91
Robert Orben Verhaltensregeln für Zuschauer von Kartenkünstlern
Nov. 1984 Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 2) 62
Frederick Braue Effective Card Routine list of effects for stand-up without requiring selection
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 21
Charlie Miller Audience Tricks Nominated by Charles Miller see following tricks, also tricks nominated by Senor Maldo
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 28
Roberto Giobbi Deck External and Deck Internal Effects differentiation
1987 CardPerfect 74
Jamy Ian Swiss On Routining, Descriptive Scripts, and Card Tricks
Also published here 1987 Theatrics 38
Darwin Ortiz Introductory Comments chapter intro for "Card Table Artifice"
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 17
Darwin Ortiz Introductory Comments chapter intro for "Legerdemain"
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 80
Jamy Ian Swiss Price Tags leaving price tag on card case
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2) 18
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades "A Clean, Well-Lighted Close-up Pad", fiction
1990 The Olram File (Issue 1) 11
Gary Ouellet Close Up Hint lotion for better grip
1990 Close Up Illusions 56
Gary Ouellet, Walter E. Cummings Close Up Hint On the Preparation of Playing Cards, using soap
Variations 1990 Close Up Illusions 138
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades - Perhaps it was a dream? fiction
1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 16
Jon Racherbaumer No Access rants
1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 9
Jon Racherbaumer Cosmic Cardman's Handback poetry
1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 16
T. Page Wright Chapter 6 - Non-Sleight of Hand Card Mysteries intro
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 172
T. Page Wright Chapter 13 - Mental Effects with Cards on mentalism
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 276
T. Page Wright Chapter 14 - Card Effects for Stage intro
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 298
Stephen Hobbs A Note on Credits and Sleights
1992 Modus Operandi v
Jack Carpenter, Stephen Hobbs Thoughts on Card Cheating An Essay with Examples
1992 Modus Operandi 141
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades rants
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 6
Frederick Braue On Practicing Sleights
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 14
Gary Kurtz Third Example: The order in which you have three cards chosen and revealed
1992 Leading with your Head 6
Steve Dusheck, James M. Klein Card Magic interview with Dusheck about card magic
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 146
Edward Marlo Retro-Look session notes by Marlo
1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 7
Edward Marlo, John Scarne Scarne Review Marlo's comments on John Scarne's appearance on the "Jack Paar Show" (July 1961)
1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 12
Jon Racherbaumer In Spades comments about sessioning
1993 The Olram File (Issue 16) 16
Al Smith A Musing "Some thoughts on cards", on card magic & practicing
1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 2
John Northern Hilliard First Draft: The Master of the Playing Cards
Related to 1994 More Greater Magic 1116
Karl Fulves Rome and Juliet Theme making drawing over two cards, presentation idea
1994 Crooked Tales 46
Gary Ouellet Fine Tuning using a camera to practice
1994 The Pass 90
Roger Crosthwaite Completing the Circle commentary on the upcoming seven-phase card act
  • Phase One: Beginning the Act (Set-Up, Building Rapport)
  • Phase Two: Reading the Mind
  • Phase Three: Finding the Foursome
  • Phase Four: Caressing the Cards
  • Phase Five: Dealing with Desire
  • Phase Six: Making the Magic
  • Phase Seven: Ending with Style
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 1
Christian M. Thurnes Das Signieren von Karten on signing cards and using stickers
  • Das ökonomische Signieren von Karten
Nov. 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 1) 16
Roberto Giobbi The Art of Performing Magic with Cards
  • A Personal Note
  • How to Get the Most from this Book
  • The Best Way to Learn from this Book
  • A Comment on the Illustrations
  • On the Terminology
  • Thinking Beyond What is Immediately Required
  • Art and Expression in the Handling of Cards
  • How Much Theory is Necessary?
  • The Path of the Master
1995 Card College — Volume 1 1
Roberto Giobbi A Brief History of Playing Cards
Related to 1995 Card College — Volume 1 5
Roberto Giobbi Instruments and Tools The Hands
  • Hand Care
The Playing Cards
  • Card Decks
  • Card Size
  • The Finish
  • Face and Back Designs
  • The Card Case
  • Treating the Cards
  • General Remarks
The Close-up Pad
  • Pad Size
  • Material
  • Color
1995 Card College — Volume 1 8
Chad Long Quick Thoughts... restaurant work, tips, unintentional glimpse
1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume Two 20
Karl Fulves Practice Is Perfect on practicing
1995 Setting Up Exercises 2
Karl Fulves What This Is Not pseudo/fake vs. real methods, brief explanation of stacking with transfer cuts
1995 Setting Up Exercises 2
Karl Fulves Prelude music analogy
1995 Setting Up Exercises 107
Karl Fulves Tricks with Cards chapter intro
1995 Easy Magic 1
Oliver Erens Neue Karten-Terminologie humorous article on terminology in card magic
Also published here
  • Magische Welt, 1991
1995 Inside Cardmagic 44
Roberto Giobbi Outs for Disasters and Disturbances
  • Disasters
  • Disturbances from the Audience
  • Conclusion
  • Recommended Reading
1996 Card College — Volume 2 461
Unknown The Study of Card Conjuring Choosing Material, Studying, Training Techniques
1996 Card College — Volume 2 476
Roberto Giobbi The Study of Card Conjuring
  • Choosing, Sifting and Collecting Material
  • Studying a Card Trick
  • General Remarks
  • Accessories
  • Training Techniques
  • Concluding Remarks
  • Recommended Reading
Related to 1996 Card College — Volume 2 476
Tommy Wonder Counting Cards, Unnatural Rhythms and Other Problems
  • When Counting is Better
  • Not Always the Best Solution
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 97
Michael Close On Sleights
  • It Starts with a Letter
  • The Big Question
1996 Workers Number 5 59
Tom Stone Pipedream NO. 2: Backstage with a Cardician presentation idea
1996 The Warpsmith Returns 38
Karl Fulves Scarne's Secret intro about Scarne's riffle culling and on the nature of riffle shuffle work with analogies
1996 Blocking Off 1
Karl Fulves Gambler's Den chapter intro, on gambling demonstrations
1996 Blocking Off 174
Jan Isenbart Weltbester Kartentrick
Also published here 1996 Inside Cardmagic — Band 2 77
Ken Krenzel Magical Magic essay on hands-off magic
1997 Ingenuities vii
Roger Crosthwaite Pebbles and Aces "A brief study of vertical and lateral thinking in the development of the Four Ace Assembly"
1997 Roger's Real Gone Aces 45
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra Scene Card Magic chapter intro and description of act
1997 Notes 3
Roberto Giobbi Words for Enthusiasts
  • An Enticement to the Introduction
  • Contents
  • What Is in These Books?
  • The Principle of Reading Satisfaction
  • Principles Rather than Techniques
  • The Study
  • Trust
  • Intellect, Intuition and Inspiration in Practice
  • The Sensuality of Card Magic
  • Gestalt
  • What Else?
  • The Prop as Instrument
  • Simplicity
  • Selecting the Right Trick
  • The Iceberg
  • The Secret
1998 Card College — Volume 3 495
David Regal Hailing the Great Discrepancy
1999 Close-Up & Personal 46
David Regal The Oddity
1999 Close-Up & Personal 57
David Regal Diamonds in the Rough on rough-smooth
1999 Close-Up & Personal 233
Roger Crosthwaite The Evolution of Think-a-Card "A lecture given by Fr Roger Crosthwaite at The Magic Circle Collectors' Day, 25 May 1996"
credit and historical information
  • 1. Scot's "Discoverie"
  • 2. Goldston's Quarterly
  • 3. The Berglas Effect
1999 Arcardia 23
Jerry Mentzer Comments Regarding Self Working Card Tricks
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 1
Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Mental Card Effects chapter intro
1999 Theater of the Mind 195
Roberto Giobbi The Structure of Magic
Related toAlso published here 2000 Card College — Volume 4 1057
Barry Price Introduction essay on palming
2000 Palming: For The Terrified iii
Jan Isenbart The World's Greatest Card Trick
Also published here 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 77
Jerry Mentzer Memory Jogger associating playing cards with a trick to remember one's repertoire
Inspired by 2000 Card File Two 58
Paul Curry A Card Revelation Tip pretending to find the wrong card
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 273
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Epilogue "The Psychology of Flourishes"
2001 Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 55
Eugene Burger "Can You Tell Me The Best Card Tricks?"
  • Our Magical Art
Apr. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 4) 60
Darwin Ortiz Showing or Hiding Skill
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 211
John Carney The Classic Pass and Other Myths
  • Our Man Erdnase
  • The Big Picture
  • Focus, Misdirection, and Punctuation
Related to 2002 The Book of Secrets 232
Ron Bauer Sleight-of-Hand with Cards
2002 Fair & Sloppy 1
David Berglas The Berglas Effect
  • Any Card at Any Number
  • Jazz Magic
  • A Foundation For Miracles
  • The Bridge
  • Expect the Unexpected
  • The Psychology of Numbers
  • On Stage
  • Pointing the Effect
  • A Different Presentation
  • Sheer Devilment
  • An Interlude
  • In Conclusion
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 527
Jamy Ian Swiss On Routining, Descriptive Scripts, And Card Tricks
Also published here 2002 Theatrics II 33
Roberto Giobbi Lines and Bits: Humorous and Practical
  • General Considerations on the Use of Jokes and Lines
  • Humor for Various Situations
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1385
Roberto Giobbi Die Struktur der Zauberkunst
  • Die magische Pyramide
  • Das System
  • Der intellektuelle und der emotionale Effekt
  • Der magische Eisberg
Also published here 2003 Kartenkunst für Salon und Bühne 24
David Acer Confessions of a Road Warrior #12: Five Card Mental Farce
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 345
Wesley James Anthropomorphization of Playing Cards
2004 Enchantments 105
Wesley James Mental Magic chapter introduction
2004 Enchantments 409
Wesley James Why Not? chapter intro, on using gaffs
2004 Enchantments 445
Wesley James Breaking In the Cards
2004 Enchantments 475
Steven Youell The Foundation of ProActive Control mostly about handling mistakes and confidence
  • The Cause of Fear & Loathing
  • Step One: Introspection
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 47
Steven Youell ProActive Strategies mostly about handling mistakes and confidence
  • Emotional
  • Mental
  • Mental Floss
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 51
Steven Youell Fail-Safe Guidelines avoiding mistakes
  • Rule #1
  • Rule #2
  • Rule #3
  • Rule #4
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 55
Steve Beam To Memorize or Not to Memorize on the question of memorized decks
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 72
Ron Frost Warning! Some thoughts on the Classic Force
2004 After The Force 11
Barrie Richardson Chapter VII: Card Deceptions chapter intro
2005 Act Two 207
Barrie Richardson Chapter X: Aha! Think of a Card chapter intro
2005 Act Two 321
"Magic" Christian Stelzel The Sleights, Effects, and Routines lists of things that Hofzinser used or invented, with short descriptions
  • Sleights
  • Gimmicked Cards
  • Gimmicks
  • Tricks with Unprepared Cards
  • Tricks with Prepared Cards
  • Tricks with Prepared Decks
  • Card Tricks in Connection with Other Gimmicks
  • Titles of Other Card Tricks Performed by Hofzinser
  • The Hofzinser Card Problems
  • Other Card Tricks Credited to Hofzinser
Nov. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11) 59
Jack Avis Spectator learns a Trick patter intro for a trick
2006 Rara Avis 177
Jack Avis My List of Best Trouble-Free "Workers"
2006 Rara Avis 200
Roberto Giobbi The Genii Session list of forty-five methodological concepts of card magic
Jan. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 1) 24
Roberto Giobbi List of Basic Effects of Card Magic
  • The Genii Session
list of twenty-seven effects
July 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 7) 18
Roberto Giobbi The Great Themes, Effects, and Tricks in Card Magic, Part One
  • The Genii Session
list of fifty effect themes
Related to Sep. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 9) 20
Roberto Giobbi The Great Themes, Effects, and Tricks in Card Magic, Part Two
  • Robert Giobbi
further fifty-six effect themes
Related to Nov. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 11) 16
Jon Racherbaumer Of Diverse Petie Juggling Knacks: Mulling Over Moves The Artful Ledger
  • A Move Is a Move Is a Move: Slouching Toward a Definition
  • And Then?
  • Maximum Metamorphose
Aug. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 3) 6
Karl Fulves Definition of "Move"
2007 Word Play 58
Asi Wind Dishonesty what to do when the spectator lies about his card, Haunted Deck as example
2007 Chapter One 7
Roberto Giobbi A Brief Updated History of Playing Cards
  • The Genii Session
Related to Dec. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 12) 22
Bill Abbott The Art of Cocktail Magic performing in cocktail situations
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 7
Bill Abbott Cards on Stage
  • My Approach
  • The Islands
  • Selection of Material
  • The Environment
  • Originality
  • It is not what you do, but how you do it.
  • Stories
  • Transitions & Down Time
  • "A Regular Pack Of Cards"
  • Instant Applause
  • Opening with The Question
  • Closing
2008 Cabaret Card Magic 7
Hector Chadwick Playing Cards in Mentalism A short dissertation on the justification of their use.
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 81
Karl Fulves The Red & The Blue political patter theme suggestion for two-deck tricks
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 250
Dai Vernon "Covertly" and Reading Erdnase Closely
Related to Aug. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 8) 61
Benjamin Earl The Big Question bordered or non-bordered cards
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 7
Benjamin Earl The Rub of the Green on the presentation of gambling demonstrations
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 16
Ramón Riobóo The Difficult, the Improbable, and the Impossible essay
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 252
Roberto Giobbi List of Operating Principles in Card Magic
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 18) 22
Roberto Giobbi The Card Expert card plots
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue May 12) 143
Benjamin Earl Out of Touch - Out of Date "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Related to 2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Benjamin Earl Spell This S...H...I...T... "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 13
Jack "Juicy" Broad You Don't Know Jack on gambling
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 14
Christoph Borer 2. Was ist eine psychologische Force?
Related to 2010 Aspekte der psychologischen Force 1
Justin Higham Appendix: Fifty-Two Characteristics of a Regular Playing-Card
2010 Secrets of Improvisational Magic 70
Tony Cabral Groucho & Me on the performance of gambling material
2011 Card Tricks for the Untrustworthy 9
Justin Higham Psychological Theory Behind The Mind-Reader's Dream
2011 Clairvoyant, Mental Topper and The Mind-Reader's Dream 35
Justin Higham The KOSBE System article on improvisation in card magic in twelve chapters, KOSBE = Knowledge Of Sleights and Basic Effects
Related to 2011 The KOSBE System 1
Roberto Giobbi Thoughts on Controls long essay on controlling selections, p. 43-117
2012 Confidences 43
Jay A. Olson Pick a Card, Not Any Card statistical observations
  • Best and Worst Cards for Various Tasks
Aug. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 8) 76
Miguel Ángel Gea Miguel Aparicio versus Charles Bertram comparison of Bertram's and Aparicio's Ace Assemblies
Related to 2012 El Manuscrito (Vol. 5 No. 19) 578
Roberto Giobbi Delayed Performance tip on structure
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 21
Ben Seward The Choice Tips and advice on how to increase success rate of "think of a card"
2013 Cog 43
Michael Vincent A Study of a Classical Plot discussion of Travelers and the evolution of this routine
2013 The Ultimate Travelers 7
Jon Armstrong Take a Card disguising pick-a-card tricks
2013 The Magic Apple Live! 5
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Magic or Real idea of suggesting skill as modus operandi instead of magic
2014 Card Men 41
Justin Higham Improvisation Through Ignorance - The KOSBE System in Action
Related to 2014 The 75% Production and The Trick With No Method 27
Simon Aronson P.U.R.E. Surprise On the element of surprise in magic, uses Twisting effects as example, PURE = Planned Unanticipated Relevance Ending
2014 Art Decko 89
Helder Guimarães The Other Side of Playing Cards using playing cards for magic
Related to 2015 The Veriloquent 29
Helder Guimarães A Few Lies You Should Know facts and pseudo-facts about playing cards
2015 The Veriloquent 59
Dave Buck, Elliott Terral In Pursuit of Aesthetic Beauty
  • Composition
  • Shibumi
  • Conclusion
  • Suggested Reading
2016 Quarterly (Issue 4 (Summer 2016)) 5
Pit Hartling On free choices
2016 In Order to Amaze 148
Joseph Barry Seal of Approval color of USPCC seal gives place of production
2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 25
Roberto Giobbi Intriguing Object dressed-up folded card
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 21) 25
Roberto Giobbi 500* Decks a Year presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 22) 26
Roberto Giobbi The Deck That Remembers idea for a plot
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 6) 70
Roberto Giobbi A Knot in a Handkerchief tying a deck into a handkerchief, what now?
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 8) 72
Roberto Giobbi The Thousand Dollar Card Trick presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 24) 88
Roberto Giobbi Hofzinser's Glove presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 26) 90
Roberto Giobbi To Sign Or Not To Sign
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 3) 98
Roberto Giobbi Jinxed Cards presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 19) 114
Roberto Giobbi Decks From Around the World presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 22) 117
Roberto Giobbi Jokers, Jokers, Jokers presentational ideas
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Apr 26) 121
Roberto Giobbi, Karrell Fox, Jerry Andrus Card Configuration using cards to make interesting designs
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue May 24) 148
Roberto Giobbi Tube of Truth rolling a card or something else into a tube and doing something with it
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue May 26) 150
Roberto Giobbi, Walter Scott Blind Phantom dealing under newspaper
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue June 28) 186
Roberto Giobbi 52! = 8.07 x 1067 as presentational hook
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 20) 208
Roberto Giobbi In Search of Yourself presentational idea, The Card That Finds Itself
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 25) 213
Roberto Giobbi, Persi Diaconis Shuffle Statistics as presentational hook
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 29) 217
Roberto Giobbi Card Codes presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 1) 220
Roberto Giobbi Nomen Est Omen names that have been given to cards (curse of Scotland), presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 3) 222
Roberto Giobbi Nomen Est Omen Plus giving cards names, presentational idea
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 4) 223
Roberto Giobbi Timeline idea for card intro
Related to 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 15) 235
Roberto Giobbi Wild Wild West presentational idea, using western-type cards
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Aug 17) 237
Bob Farmer Back to the Future trick introduction
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 8) 259
Roberto Giobbi Missing in Action why cards could be missing in the deck
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 17) 268
Roberto Giobbi Overhandling the Cards
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 20) 301
Roberto Giobbi Isolating the Deck staging ideas
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 29) 310
Roberto Giobbi Change Plane doing selection with faces towards spectator
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 3) 316
Roberto Giobbi Cards as Objects
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 6) 319
Roberto Giobbi Guarantee Card
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 13) 326
Roberto Giobbi Card Tricks for Women list, quote from Expert Card Technique
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 25) 338
Roberto Giobbi, Jean Hugard Giving a Reason for the Use of Certain Cards
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 15) 358
Roberto Giobbi To Justify a Packet
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 27) 371
Roberto Giobbi Chapter 1: The Standup Card Conjurer
  • Rules Are Guidelines
  • The Standup Card Conjurer
  • Definition
  • Formal Elements
  • The Fascination of Standup Magic
  • History
2016 Standup Card Magic 1
Roberto Giobbi Selecting Tricks
  • What Is the Effect?
  • Simple and Clear
  • Cards as Objects
  • Openers
2016 Standup Card Magic 9
Roberto Giobbi, Juan Tamariz How to Make the Invisible Visible
  • Jumbo Indices, Giant Cards and Hybrids
  • Professional Card Stands
  • Improvised Card Stands
  • The Tamariz Shadow Rule
  • The Spectator Shows a Card
2016 Standup Card Magic 12
Roberto Giobbi Déjà vu "Card Routines from Other Books by Roberto Giobbi That Are Suitable for Parlor and Stage"
- Card College 1-5
  • Light Trilogy
  • Confidences
  • The Art of Switching Decks
2016 Standup Card Magic 267
Gary Plants Tips on Technique
  • Hand Position
  • The Grip
  • Rhythm is Everything!!
  • How to Practice
2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 27
Benjamin Earl Notes
  • Removing the Aces
  • Losing the Aces
  • Finding the Aces
2017 Less is More 11
Benjamin Earl Chapter Four Summary
2017 Less is More 126
Benjamin Earl Real Ace Cutting: exploring realism, rhythm and nuance thoughts on cutting four Aces from a shuffled deck
  • Technical Notes
  • Performance Notes
VariationsAlso published here 2017 Less is More 129
Paul Vigil Transposition vs. Transformation & Visual Changes
2017 The Doors of Deception 102
Ryan Schlutz Flow vs. Sequential on performing several tricks in a flow
Related toAlso published here 2017 False Anchors — Volume One 23
Ryan Schlutz Coordinated Chaos intro
Also published here 2017 False Anchors — Volume One 32
Ondřej Pšenička The One-Way Principle Discusses ways to keep one-way cards in the same orientation during tricks
2017 The Secret of the Butterflies 24
Roberto Mansilla Sobre la Cartomagia de Salón on card magic in a parlour / stand up setting
2017 Naypes 163
Benjamin Earl The Honesty Ruse verbal strategy after a card selection
Related to 2017 The Session 2017 18
Alexander Hansford Stack - A critique on the memorised deck "I don't really like it."
  • Severing the method from the deck
  • Benefits of the shuffled deck
2018 Kino. 80
Harapan Ong Memorized Decks: Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is a memorized deck?
  • Why should I learn a memorized deck?
  • Is it really that useful?
  • How do you memorize a deck of cards?
  • Which memorized deck should I learn?
2019 A Stack to Forget 4
Harapan Ong Tip #1: Use a deck of cards to help you memorize.
2019 A Stack to Forget 16
Harapan Ong Tip #2: Don't bite off more than you can chew.
2019 A Stack to Forget 18
Harapan Ong Tip #3: Use mini games to test your own memorization.
  • The Mixer Fixer
  • The Number Namer
  • The Imagination Indoctrination
  • The Faster Pass-ter Master
2019 A Stack to Forget 20
Harapan Ong A Short Word on Gambling Routines Why the stack has no gambling routines built in
Related to 2019 A Stack to Forget 34
Harapan Ong Spelling On spelling tricks
2019 A Stack to Forget 62
Kez Dearmer Some notes on card handling and painting
2019 The Neat Review (Issue 1 - London 2019) 30
Benjamin Earl A New Angle how to hold the deck of cards, examples from Erdnase
2019 The Shift #1 53
Benjamin Earl The Art of Practice on practicing and practice methods
  • Basic Arm-Pinning
2019 The Shift #1 63
Jeremiah Zuo Excursus 4: (Non) Precision in Card Control with control as example
2019 Confessions of A Magic Fan 38
Benjamin Earl Breaking the Frame
2019 The Shift #2 61
José Franco Constructing Card Magic Routines
Also published here
  • The MMS Circular, No. 61, Jan. 1980
2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 22
Ramón Riobóo A Dissertation About This System (For Fanatics Only)
Related to 2019 Second Thoughts 265
Juan Tamariz In Order Not to Disappoint
  • Outs and Resources - The Art of Fixing Mistakes in Magic
    • A Few Suggestions
    • Outs Specific to Card Magic
    • A Final Observation
2019 The Magic Rainbow 495
Juan Tamariz Some Phenomena of Card Magic symbolism in card magic
2019 The Magic Rainbow 555
Juan Tamariz Some Classic Tricks of Card Magic (in alphabetical order)
2019 The Magic Rainbow 561
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Removing the Cards From a Card Trick
2020 Parlour Tricks 104
Steve Forte Cheaters and Magicians
  • sophisticated sleight of hand
  • no comparison
  • deceptive standards
  • differences
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 31
Steve Forte Chapter 9 - Pseudo Gambling Stunts
  • Introduction
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 743
Ryan Schlutz Flow vs. Sequential on performing several tricks in a flow
Also published here 2020 False Anchors 23
Ryan Schlutz Coordinated Chaos intro
Also published here 2020 False Anchors 32
Sebastian Midtvaage The Fourth Favorite Card strategy to have less obvious cards named
2020 Magic for BLM 175
Benjamin Earl Always Shuffle! "A fundamental assertion about deceptive card control"
2020 The Shift #3 55
Larry Jennings Jennings Talks About the Need for Tools and Practice
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 65
Richard Kaufman History intro on self-working tricks
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 449
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Degrees of Freedom selection vs replacement
2021 Sharing Secrets 36
Roberto Giobbi Table of Degrees of Freedom
2021 Sharing Secrets 37
Roberto Giobbi I have a normal deck here...
2021 Sharing Secrets 95
Roberto Giobbi List of Card Plots
2021 Sharing Secrets 144
Rico Weeland Re-directive Analysis of Leipzig's Opener on the misdirection structure in Leipzig's Opener
Related to 2021 The Leipzig Curiosity 13
Dani DaOrtiz Attitude
  • Attitude
    • Every person is a world unto himself
    • Internalizing
    • The spectator is not your enemy, avoid intellectual conflicts (p. 24)
    • Feel it, believe in it
    • Carelessness
    • Creating the feeling of freedom through your attitude
    • The importance of actions
    • Direct and indirect influence (p. 25)
    • Do not lie
2021 Freedom of Expression 23
Dani DaOrtiz Some Concepts We Will Work With
  • Some Concepts We Will Work With
    • The trick begins after the force, not before
    • The magician’s advantage
    • The human brain cannot process two pieces of information at the same time
    • Read the expressions of your audience
    • The golden sentences and golden questions (p. 28)
    • What the spectator questions
    • Avoid the feeling of revision
    • Subliminal roads
2021 Freedom of Expression 27
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)
2021 Freedom of Expression 61
Dani DaOrtiz Deceiving Via Visual Perception strategies to visually (and verbally) deceive audience to feel things are not under control, some force applications
  • Visual subtext
  • Visual disorder force (on the table) (p. 68)
  • You, me, and him (p. 70)
  • HLG force (Homage to Lennart Green force) (p. 71)
2021 Freedom of Expression 67