161 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / 21 Card Trick
  
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Unknown Second Method 21 card trick, also with general numberVariations Modern Magic 43
Unknown Another Mode of Discovering a Card Thought of twenty-five cards, different dealing pattern Modern Magic 55
Unknown A Card having been thought of, to make such Card Vanish from the Pack, and be Discovered wherever the Performer pleases 27 cards, card palmed out and multiple endings suggested (pocket, transformation, on chair, ...) Modern Magic 83
Unknown To discover a card mentally selected - First Method
- Second Method
Tricks with Cards 68
Unknown Another Method 27-card trick with card-to-any-number table Tricks with Cards 87
Unknown Sixth Method Inspired by More Magic 23
Unknown The ''Twenty-Seven Card" Trick "To cause a Card selected by oneSpectator to appear at such number in the Pack as another Spectator may indicate"
piles picked up according to a table so thought-of card ends up in any position
More Magic 32
Unknown Vingt-un Twenty-One Card Trick, but card is at the end palmed out and an envelope with a duplicate from an envelope index presented Der moderne Kartenkünstler 97
Charles T. Jordan The 49-Card Trick twenty-one card trick with forty-nine cardsRelated to The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 17
Audley Walsh The 32 Card Mystery Also published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 86
Victor Farelli Variation Alternative handling to Three Sevens to get rid of side steal "Lend Me Your Pack" 21
Victor Farelli Three Sevens Variation on 21 card trick, card ends up in magician's pocket, meant to catch knowledgeable spectators off-guard "Lend Me Your Pack" 20
George C. Hanneman New Card Math binary sorting with 16 cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 289
Charles T. Jordan Forty-Nine 21 card trick with 49 cards and two dealing rounds, see also page 524 for idea to do it as telephone trick by Lloyd Jones The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 513
Kent Arthur Eerie Cards using eight cards, card finally spelled toRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 101) 615
H. G. Cleveland The Triple Deal improved 21 card trick The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 130) 748
Shaman 21 Plus spectator guesses in which row his card is, in the end the card is found by spelling "This is the card you took"Related toAlso published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 101
Frederick Braue Incredo Thought new dealing pattern Tricks and Sleights 25
Audley Walsh The 32 Card Mystery Also published here Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 13
Unknown Twenty-One Cards - A Double Prediction using in the hands antifaro The Fine Art of Magic 175
L. Vosburgh Lyons, James A. Fowler Howdy Knowit! with 27 cards, three piles, performer knows selection and position The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 210) 840
Edward Marlo 21 Card Trick Streamlined Also published here The Cardician 134
Shaman 21 Plus spectator guesses in which row his card is, in the end the card is found by spelling "This is the card you took"Also published here The Best in Magic 104
Shaman 21 Plus spectator guesses in which row his card is, in the end the card is found by spelling "This is the card you took"Also published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 336) 154
Bert Allerton Streamliner with eighteen cardsVariationsAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 337) 158
Joseph Diez Gergonne From Gergonne to Gargantua Chapter intro, describes Gergonne's Pile Problem, which is basically the 21 card trick using twenty seven cardsRelated toVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 33
Unknown Naming the Position of the Card 21 card trick with twenty seven cards, spectator can assemble the piles in any wayRelated to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 34
Unknown Bringing the Card to a Named Position 21 card trick with twenty seven cards, spectator can name what the final position of the selection should be in the packetRelated toVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 35
Thomas Walker Walker's Method Easier method for Gergonne's Pile Problem, lets spectator name the position of the selected cardInspired byRelated to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 36
Unknown Naming the Card 21 card trick with twenty seven cards, magician can name the selection at the endRelated to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 38
Mel Stover Relation to Ternary System 21 card trick with twenty seven cards, mathematical relation to ternary counting systemRelated toVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 39
Mel Stover Gargantua's Ten-pile Problem 21 card trick but done with TEN BILLION PLAYING CARDSInspired byRelated to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 40
Bert Allerton The New 21 Card Trick with eighteen cardsAlso published here The Close-Up Magician 31
Edward Marlo The Acrobatic 21 On the Acrobatic Cards 63
Edward Marlo 21 Plus Subtlety for correction see referenceRelated toAlso published here Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 57
Edward G. Brown, Trevor H. Hall Modernism in Mentalism and the Clueless Card Trick comments about think-a-card effectsInspired by
  • Ralph Hull's "Modernism in Mentalism"
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 115
Stephen Minch The Magician's Choice 21 card trick, with tarot cards The Book of Thoth 5
Cicardi Mind Boggler with ten symbol cards, testing spectators abilities of precognition three times The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 152) 759
Eddie Joseph Hocus-Pocus No. 45, three five-cards packets, spectator thinks of a card, deals out five packets, pockets the one with selection and performer extracts it Self-Working Card Tricks 68
John F. Mendoza An Old Card Trick Made New spectator cuts off packet, remembers bottom card, shuffles and deal packet in three piles, card immediately namedRelated to Close-up Presentations 94
John Cornelius Fake 21 card trick fake for magicians Cornelius Card System 6
Unknown The Twenty One Card Trick Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 50
Edward Marlo Nouveau 21-Card-Trick - First Phase
- Second Phase
- Third Phase
- Fourth Phase
- Fifth Phase
- Sixth Phase (Gag)
- Blow-Off Phase I
- Blow-Off Phase II
Related toVariations Marlo without Tears 146
Edward Marlo The 27-Card Trick: Streamlined Marlo without Tears 171
Stephen Tucker 21-5 = Immortality with 16 cards Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 535
Philip T. Goldstein Out of Sorts thought-of card (from eight) found and named with back turned Thequal 5
Steve Draun Draun's Swindle 21-Card Trick one phaseRelated toAlso published here At The Table 146
Barrie Richardson Less Is More mixed with the gestalt of the 21 card trick Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1287
Steve Draun The Twenty-One Card Trick Routine three phasesRelated toAlso published here The Magic of Steve Draun 31
Peter Duffie Home Computer three packets of ten cards, reverse faros Inspirations 19
Karl Fulves This Is It! with sixteen cards and two deals into four rows Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 12
Edward Marlo Math Applied sixteen cards and reverse faros, four effectsRelated to That's It 55
Simon Aronson Memorized Math on memorized deck in combination with mathematical principles
- Stay Stacks
- Counting
- Interlocking Chains (also with one-way backs)
- Duck and Deal (with formulas)
The Aronson Approach 113
Chris Kenner Must be 21 to enter streamlinedRelated toVariationsAlso published here Totally Out Of Control 145
Steve Draun Twenty-One Again three phasesAlso published here Secrets Draun from Underground 128
Edward Marlo, Lee Freed Lost Twenty-One Card Trick using reverse farosAlso published here The Olram File (Issue 14) 1
Chuck Smith Imaginary 21 Card Trick in effect a card is chosen under table and named by magicianVariationsAlso published here What If? 12
Philip T. Goldstein Van John Inspired by
  • Tom Seller's "The Name Speller" (Immediate Magic)
Also published here
Thabbatical 99
John Scarne Scarne Card Problems - 21 Card Trick with two selections
- Diagonal Palm Shift with two of three cards
Verbatim (Issue 10) 145
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card - Opening Remarks thoughts and references
- The Selection of the Card
- The Location of the Card
- The Revelation of the Card
Roger's Thesaurus 37
James Swain The Twenty-One Card Trick VariationsAlso published here 21st Century Card Magic 23
Andrew Wimhurst How to Cheat at 21 Low Down Dirty Tricks 19
Milton Kort The Off-color Twenty-one-Card Trick twenty-one card trick with a color changing back ending, done as a magician gag/fooler Kort 49
Doug Conn Impossible 21 Card Trick Inspired byAlso published here Tricks of my Trade 105
Ellis Stanyon The Twenty-one Cards No. 6 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 4
Ellis Stanyon The Twenty-one Cards (Variations) No. 10, incorporating sleights Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 6
Ellis Stanyon To Detect Chosen Card Amongst Thirty-five No. 15, dealing seven rows of five each Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 66
Ellis Stanyon To Detect Chosen Card Amongst Fifty-two No. 16, thirteen rows of four each Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 66
Ellis Stanyon The Square of Twenty-five Cards No. 17 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 67
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Card (or Cards) Amongst Sixteen, After the Fourth Deal No. 25 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 72
Ellis Stanyon The "Twenty-seven" Card Trick without a "Key" No. 28 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 97
Ellis Stanyon The Twenty-seven Cards No. 9, selection ends up at named position, rules for collecting the pilesVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 60
Ellis Stanyon To Name a Card After Dealing Four Times No. 20, using the sixteen cards return to original order after four deals in two piles, position of a selection namedRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 92
Ellis Stanyon To Discover a Card Chosen from Twenty-five No. 21, variation of referenced trickRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 93
Ellis Stanyon To Discover a Thought Card and Name It No. 27, with stack, selection divined at the endInspired byRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 96
Steve Beam The Of-Age Card Trick 21 card trick without dealing the cards multiple timesAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 56
Steve Beam Pile Driver card is found by spellingAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 58
Steve Beam Turning 21 imitating the 21 card trick
- 2-Selection Version
- Infusion
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 60
Andrew Wimhurst How To Cheat At (the) 21 (card trick) Jiggery Pokery 4
David Malek The Malek Famous Twenty-One Card Trick parody, false card found which changes into right one with gag Rebel without a Pause 57
Jim Steinmeyer The Princess in a Crowd fifteen card matrix trick, no-touchVariations Further Impuzzibilities 5
Ian Baxter Deceitful 21-card Trick 18-card version Best of Friends - Volume III 68
Harry Lorayne Even More Deceitful eighteen-card version Best of Friends - Volume III 70
Michael Raeburn 80/21 80% success chance Best of Friends - Volume III 318
Tom Craven The 27-Card Trick Best of Friends - Volume III 452
Jack Parker Fake 21 twenty-one Card Trick (magician fooler) 52 Memories 191
Jack Parker Sunken 21 twenty-one Card Trick VariationInspired byAlso published here 52 Memories 185
Jack Parker, David Solomon Invisible 21 card vanishes from packet of twenty-one cards, and reappears in packetVariationsAlso published here 52 Memories 188
Jon Racherbaumer Introduction credit information on the Twenty-One Card Trick 7-7-7 7
Jon Racherbaumer Distribution of Cards in the 21-Card Trick explanation of principle 7-7-7 16
Jon Racherbaumer Obvious Avenues to Take 7-7-7 18
Bert Allerton Streamliner with eighteen cardsAlso published here 7-7-7 19
Edward Marlo 21 Card Trick Streamlined Also published here 7-7-7 20
Edward Marlo 21 Plus Subtlety Also published here 7-7-7 23
Steve Draun Swindle 21-Card Trick Also published here 7-7-7 25
Bruce Cervon Streamliner II - An Extra IdeaInspired by 7-7-7 26
Jason Alford Alford's Mess Up idea 7-7-7 41
Simon Aronson Tongue-in-Cheek 21-Card Trick 7-7-7 41
Edward Marlo Colorful 21-Card Trick selection changes back color 7-7-7 42
William Goldman Club 21 7-7-7 46
Peter Duffie The 18 Card Trick 7-7-7 49
Ramón Riobóo Millennial 21-card Trick 7-7-7 67
Ramón Riobóo 21-Card Salute 7-7-7 73
Jon Racherbaumer Clubbed 21 Inspired by 7-7-7 75
Bruce Cervon Mental Streamliner Inspired by 7-7-7 79
Paul Gordon When I Was 21 7-7-7 82
Lewis Jones Son of the 21 Card Trick 7-7-7 84
Jon Racherbaumer Moe's 21 move-a-card with twenty-one cards 7-7-7 100
David Solomon The 21 Card Trick - Phase One: The Twenty-One Shuffle
- Phase Two: Pure Twenty-One Card Vanish
Inspired byAlso published here The Wisdom of Solomon 47
Jon Racherbaumer X-Rated 21 Card Trick selection has X on its back at the end 7-7-7 101
Jack Parker Fake 21 7-7-7 106
Unknown The Old Gray Model standard method
- Spelling Ending
- Elaborate Ending (equivoque to let spectator locate his selection in layout)
7-7-7 14
Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Post-Graduate 21 Card Trick Inspired by 7-7-7 28
Jack Parker Invisible 21 card vanishes from packet of twenty-one cards, and reappears in packetAlso published here 7-7-7 31
Jack Parker Sunken 21 Also published here 7-7-7 37
Jack Parker Open 21 spectator finds his card again via Open Prediction theme 7-7-7 114
Jack Parker Discarded 21 7-7-7 123
Gene Castillon Castillon Dissertation - Introduction 7-7-7 138
Roger Crosthwaite A Personal View 7-7-7 162
Martin Sunshine The 21 Card Spelling Trick Related toAlso published here
  • Scarne on Card Tricks (1950)
7-7-7 48
Philip T. Goldstein Van John Also published here 7-7-7 50
Michael Powers The 7-Card 21 Card Trick with spelling
- Telephone Method
7-7-7 52
James Swain The 21 Card Trick optional spellingAlso published here 7-7-7 56
Gene Castillon Random 21 Spell Related to 7-7-7 59
Roger Crosthwaite Intuition II Related to 7-7-7 165
Justin Higham A Brief Analysis of the 21 Card Trick and Related Effects - Introduction 7-7-7 168
Justin Higham The 16 Card Trick 7-7-7 168
Justin Higham The 21 Card Trick 7-7-7 174
Steve Bryant The World's Most Obscene 21-Card Trick filthy spellingInspired by 7-7-7 63
David Stahl An Old Card Trick Made New Also published here
  • Don't Stall, Stahl! (1978, p. 15)
7-7-7 70
Chris Kenner Must Be 21 to Enter Also published here 7-7-7 71
Edward Marlo, Lee Freed Lost 21 Card Trick reverse farosAlso published here 7-7-7 77
Steve Beam Turning 21 - Two Selection Version
- Infusion
Also published here 7-7-7 86
Justin Higham 50 Card Trick Plus Sandwich 7-7-7 178
Justin Higham Justified 21 Card Trick 7-7-7 179
Justin Higham Pseudo 15 Card Trick Inspired by
  • "Direct 15-Card Trick" (Collected Card Notes, 1999, p. 77)
7-7-7 181
Justin Higham Conclusion 7-7-7 183
Justin Higham End Notes 7-7-7 184
Steve Beam Pile Driver card is found by spellingAlso published here 7-7-7 92
Steve Beam The Of-Age Card Trick Also published here 7-7-7 95
David (Foote) Drake Twist on the 21 Card Trick card vanishes and travels somewhereAlso published here
  • The Linking Ring (July 1984)
7-7-7 98
Brent Braun Princess 21 Card Trick card to pocket ending 7-7-7 99
Jack Parker Invisible 21 card vanishes and reappearsAlso published here 7-7-7 110
Ali R. Amir-Moez Limit of a Function and a Card Trick mathematical article with connection to Twenty-One Card TrickAlso published here
  • Mathematics Magazine, Vol. 38 No. 4, Sep. 1965
7-7-7 185
Jon Racherbaumer Select Bibliography 7-7-7 191
Jack Parker Royal 21 selection vanishes 7-7-7 118
Jack Parker Victor 21 with Eleven-Card-Trick phase, Queens appear at end 7-7-7 120
Chuck Smith Imaginary 21 Card Trick in effect a card is chosen under table and named by magicianAlso published here 7-7-7 130
Doug Conn Impossible 21 Card Trick Also published here 7-7-7 133
Gene Castillon "Odd Chance" 21 Card Trick two selectionsInspired by 7-7-7 140
Gene Castillon Random Spell & Odd Chance 21 Card Trick two selectionsRelated to 7-7-7 143
Gene Castillon Triple Odd Chance 21 Card Trick three selectionsVariations 7-7-7 145
Gene Castillon Colorful Triple Odd Chance 21 Card Trick three selections, one changes back colorInspired by 7-7-7 150
Gene Castillon Dishonest 21 Card Trick using a secret extra card, four selections 7-7-7 152
Justin Higham Intuitive Twenty-One Card Trick - First Method
- Second Method
- Third Method
- Fourth Method
Inspired by Dexterity Manual 65
Jack Parker Must Be 21 to Smoke "For Claude Raines"
card vanishes from packet of 21 cards, and reappears in packet
Also published here Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 23
Ken De Courcy Octad Perplexity with eight cards in two rows, spectator himself locates mental selection using three coins Prolix (Issue 6) 347
David Solomon The 21 Card Trick - Phase One: The Twenty-One Shuffle
- Phase Two: Pure Twenty-One Card Vanish
Also published here Solomon's Notes 10
David Solomon, Michael Powers 21 Card Trick with PM Power Also published here
  • "21 Again" (Linking Ring, Feb. 2009)
Solomon's Secrets 120
David Solomon Simplex 21 Card Trick Solomon's Secrets 123
Matt Baker Pile Driver Complicated mathematical version of the twenty one card trick, based on principle by Edmé-Gilles GuyotInspired by The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 217