106 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Al Koran type
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Three Cards Repeating Forcing Pack
1876 Modern Magic 125
Professor Hoffmann To Force Three Cards together three force cards repeat abcabcabc...
1889 Tricks with Cards 15
Professor Hoffmann To Force three Cards together three cards repeat itself, spectator cuts anywhere
1890 More Magic 13
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das mysteriöse Würfelchen selection in deck, deck dealt into six piles, spectator throws die which identifies the pile with the selection
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 231
Unknown Kartenspiel und Würfel card chosen and lost, six piles made by performer, spectator throws die and the number indicates the pile with the selection
  • 1. Ausführung (six banks of the same six cards each, separated by wide cards)
  • 2. Ausführung (ungaffed)
Jan. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 67
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XVIII. Prädestination (Vorherbestimmung)
  • 1. Die Karten (prediction of chosen pile, cards can be divined, Koran type)
  • 2. Die Blumen (name of chosen flower appears on paper in sealed envelope, half forcing deck)
1902 Moderne Magie 174
Edward Bagshawe A "Spirit Divination" Mystery name of card appears on empty paper
1924 Exclusive Problems in Magic 42
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine gezogene Karte, die sich in einem von sechs Päckchen das durch Würfelwurf bezeichnet wird, wiederfindet thrown dice to find packet with selection, deck consists of six cards repeated
1930 Zauberkunststücke 89
William Larsen Shuffle It Yourself twelve cards repeated four times, fishing & multiple out for divination, same as Walsh
Related to 1931 I Won't Play Cards With Him 4
Unknown Card Spelling De Luxe No. 25, spectator cuts anywhere, remembers top card and buries it, it is spelled to by spectator
1935 Card Tricks that are Easy to Learn, Easy to Do 26
Michael F. Zens Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick three chosen cards, envelopes, repeating set-up deck
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 298
Henry Christ The New Spell Me twelve card set-up or four sets of douplicates
Inspired byRelated to 1937 The Jinx (Issue 37) 249
Unknown The "Perfect" Spelling Trick four banks of duplicates with thirteen cards
1938 Greater Magic 323
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream four banks of twelve cards, fishing
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 346
Bert Allerton Mind Reading with the Finger Tips as Bert Gustafson, two thought-of-cards are removed behind back
1938 Greater Magic 900
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream twelve cards repeated four times, fishing & multiple out for divination
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx (Issue 43) 298
Theodore Annemann Trance Card Al Koran type deck for spelling routine
1941 The Jinx (Issue 151) 885
Val Evans The Prognostication Pack half Koran-type deck, one of five cards thought of, then performer shows five-card groups, card predicted on piece of paper
1941 Stacks and Stacks Of Cards 34
Roger Barkann, Audley Walsh Magician's Nightmare first impossible card location and then another card is spelled out from the spectator's pocket, four times thirteen Koran deck (Audley Walsh idea), clever fishing method
Related to
  • missing lines on p. 44
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 37
Michael F. Zens The Improved "Zens" Cards & Envelopes
Related to 1945 My Best 55
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream
1945 My Best 119
Al Baker The Jet-Propelled Card unsigned but fair selection vanishes, to nest of envelopes
Related to 1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 391
J. G. Reed J. G. R. Mental Force five times six cards repeating
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 13
Paul Marcus Think of a Card Koran deck with set of eleven, fishing over phone
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 371) 311
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with twenty-six different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck)
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 67
Gene Nielsen Card Sense poker presentation, prediction in envelope
Variations 1971 Magick (Issue 37) 183
Audley Walsh, Al Koran Magician's Nightmare description Koran Deck and some Koran anecdotes
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 130
Ken De Courcy Last Card Prediction final card predicted in pocket or wallet, with index or sticky dummy prediction
Inspired by 1979 Card Caprice 8
Michael Skinner Das Gedanken-Projektions-Spiel two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-up
Also published here 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 6
Thomas Alan Waters Trionic three phases
  • card is seen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
  • card is unseen and reversed in the deck, card is revealed
  • prediction of a selected card
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Trionic) 71
Gene "Phantini" Grant Super Mental Deck Al Koran Deck meets Svengali
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 26
Robert Cassidy, Ross Johnson Princess A Hoy cards are distributed to five people, they think of one card in their pile, tossed out deck version
1981 Magick (Issue 290) 1447
Michael Skinner Thought Projection Pack two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-up
Also published here 1982 Intimate Magic 1
Michael Weber Floored Al Koran Five-Star Deck, prediction is jumbo card on the wall when an elevator is left
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 33
Karl Fulves Notes by Karl Fulves
Related to 1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 45
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann, Alessandro de Luca Das Televisions-Spiel card is selected and is missing in second deck, found in envelope
1983 Ueber das Wesen der Mentalmagie 28
Stephen Minch Étoile D'Éventualité sealed prediction in wallet, two cards that match two selections, first card is stopped at and second selected by throwing a die, Himber wallet
Related toAlso published here 1984 Mind Melds 25
Gene Nielsen Card Sense II poker hand, one of the cards remains face down, a card chosen from zip loc bag matches
Inspired by 1985 The Bag Book 3
Ron Wilson Hoy's Legacy with five people
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 89
Stephen Minch Étoile D'Éventualité spectator deals cards face up and stops, that card removed, die rolled and to that number counted to from stopped spot, both cards predicted, Himber Wallet
Also published here 1987 The Three Faces of Steve 22
Juan Tamariz Miraculous Adivination two versions, as divination or location, Al Koran Deck
1988 The Magic Way 61
John Bannon, Al Koran Five-Star Engraved Prediction four cards selected, reduced to one, this is engraved on brass disc in purse, inspired by Al Koran's "Five-Star Prediction"
1990 Impossibilia 139
T. Page Wright The Miracle Spelling Deck card selected out of hands and deck pocketed, performer reaches into pocket and takes out cards one by one spelling the selection and finds it, repeat with the spectator spelling the card out of the performer's pocket
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 227
Juan Tamariz Exactly the Same! Nerve trick followed by card to wallet
Also published here June 1992 Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 6) 2077
Peter Warlock Your Fate in a Teacup color, card and word from book predicted on three billets, reprinted from Pentagram Vol. 1 No. 1, 1946
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Bob Farmer Overcon two cards thought of from fanned deck and then divined
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 19
Al Koran Miracle Wallet Five Star Prediction, edited reprint of "Ken Brooke's instructions" from 1982
  • Another Handling (sixteen cards distributed on table, one chosen, predicted in wallet)
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Justin Higham (ESP)ionage normal cards have ESP Symbols on their face, one chosen and divined
1993 Expansions 21
Alexander de Cova, Toni Forster Dynamite Prediction Koran prediction
Also published here 1994 Secrets No. 1 16
Ted Lesley Dream Decks history and ideas for the Bagshawe / Koran Forcing deck
1994 Paramiracles 117
Ted Lesley Symbolico deck with symbols, chosen one is divined, Koran type with pumping feature
1994 Paramiracles 121
Simon Aronson Fate card freely chosen from range of twelve, then birthday named, then chart removed, using cross-index index
Variations 1995 Simply Simon 249
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Philius' Tossed-Out-Deck blindfolded
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 12
Paul Daniels Meine Karte in Brieftasche using five credit cards with cards on their back as index in wallet
1995 Inside Cardmagic 33
Alexander de Cova Zum Al Koran Forcierspiel handling tips
1995 Mini-Seminar 1995 11
Alexander de Cova, Toni Forster Dynamite Prediction Koran prediction
Also published here 1995 Mini-Seminar 1995 12
Karl Fulves Note by Karl Fulves thought card rises
Inspired by 1996 New Card Rises 9
Karl Fulves Interrogative double ender deck, new deck order on one end, Walsh's Dream Deck on other side, Mind Power Deck
Inspired byRelated to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 64
Peter Duffie Double Vision any red and black cards removed from face-up spread, values added, that day in calendar has both those cards written next to it, both also predicted in envelope
1996 Untold 1
Barry Levy Impossible Revelation reprint of instructions, first marketed in 1978 by Tannen
card thought of and then spelled to, using a deck with seventeen double enders, progressive spelling
Related to 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 98
Karl Fulves Dream Sequence only eighteen duplicates in deck, more unusual selection process to arrive at a card in the fishing sequence
Inspired by 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 103
Edward Bagshawe, Al Koran, Ron Wilson, Gene "Phantini" Grant, Ted Lesley The "Dream-Deck"-Combination single card divination
1997 It's Paramiraculous 2
Ron Wilson, Ted Lesley David Hoy's Sensation six cards
1997 It's Paramiraculous 4
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Princess' New Clothes deck is cut several times and spectator thinks of one of top cards, process is repeated several times and all cards are divined
1997 Trephine 71
Harry Lorayne Five Star Miracle spectator selects apparently any card, it's predicted, four outs in Himber Wallet, gaffed and ungaffed deck to force one of the four cards
1998 The Himber Wallet Book 27
Stephen Minch School of Eventuality sealed prediction in wallet, two cards that match two selections, first card is stopped at and second selected by throwing a die, Himber wallet
Also published here 1998 The Himber Wallet Book 82
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Loft covered by newspaper
Also published here 2000 Anam Cara 31
R. Paul Wilson Washington Thinks card thought from Koran deck appears on borrowed bill
Nov. 2001 Ego (Vol. 1 No. 6) 34
Juan Tamariz Exactly the Same with a Difference Nerve trick followed by card to wallet
Also published here Oct. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 10) 57
David Ben Tossed On Stage tossed out deck version, five spectators
Variations 2003 Tricks 119
Wayne Dobson Tossed Deck three force cards
2003 Dobson's Choice 2 6
Christoph Borer, Michel Gammenthaler Card Stab covered by newspaper
Also published here 2006 Compilation 108
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Digging Deeper two selections, silently spelled and spectator think stop
Inspired by
  • Paul Hallas' "Magic" in "Son of Totat"
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 31
Christoph Borer Challenge Peek three cards are divined, half Al Koran deck
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 37
Bob Farmer The Bammo Dekronomicon thought-of card appears at thought-of number
2007 The Bammo Dekronomicon 1
Bill Abbott Pokerface
Inspired by 2008 Cabaret Card Magic 13
Teller The Effect card travels to shoe or wallet, illustrating previous theoretical article
July 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 7) 35
Roberto Giobbi The Tossed-Out Deck Switch
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 133
Alberto de Figueiredo 1 + 4 four cards
2013 Magia Demente 125
So Sato So-Lution 2 Invisible Deck presentation, presented as an idea
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 72
John Hostler The TDQ Deck Triskadequadra Application #3
1-0-1 alternative for Koran type force after a riffle shuffle
2016 Magnum Opossum 69
John Hostler Slipknot Deck to make a thought-of card vanish
2016 Magnum Opossum 135
Paul Vigil, Bill Abbott The Octopus Deck two spectators think of cards in spread, then two selected with tossed-out deck procedure
  • Phase 1: Up Close
  • Phase 2: Furthur
Inspired by
  • "The Octopus Deck" (Bill Abbott, 2008)
2017 The Doors of Deception 197
Paul Vigil The Premonition card predicted in wallet
2017 The Doors of Deception 221
Paul Vigil Ultra-Mental Deck (a.k.a Invisible Deck) combination with Octopus Deck
2017 The Doors of Deception 222
Paul Vigil A History of Influences: From the Bank to the Pump credit information
2017 The Doors of Deception 222
Paul Vigil Cards 1-0-1 credit information
2017 The Doors of Deception 224
Bob Farmer Another Psychological Discovery card thought of and card selected, thought-of card is used to spell to selection
Inspired by 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 3
Bob Farmer Inquisition Enigmatico card thought of, ten different cards repeated
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 16
Bob Farmer Pentacle Force applied to three people that are asked to think of a high, low and middle valued card
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 17
Bob Farmer Gaffus Maximus thought-of card is named and spelled to, it's the only odd-backed card
Variations 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 19
Bob Farmer I Predict a Red Backed Card odd-backed tabled card turns out to be later thought-of card, red/blue double backer
  • The Spectator Picks the Mystery Card
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 24
Rudy T. Hunter Himber Wallet Prediction prediction kicker for the effect
Inspired by 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 25
Bob Farmer Encephalonic Predestination chosen and thought-of card (in relation to chosen one) are predicted, 1-0-1
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 83
Bob Farmer Science in Aid of Deception - The Top 24 Cards on the 1-0-1 deck, how to avoid duplicates being noticed
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 86
Bob Farmer The Bammo Brain Bamboozler two spectators think of a red and a black card, both cards vanish and are removed from the pocket before they are named, using version of John Kennedy's "Mind Power Deck"
Inspired by
  • "The Divine and Conquer Deck" (Leo Reed)
2018 The Bammo Brain Bamboozler 1
Bob Farmer Brain Bamboozler Wave one card from red deck to blue deck
2018 The Bammo Brain Bamboozler 12
Johnny Thompson, Millard Lichter The Pump Deck three spectators think of card in fan, all divined
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 171
Johnny Thompson The Johnny Thompson $100 Prediction spectator stops face-up deal, card predicted, four-way out
  • Forcing Deck
  • Himber Wallet
  • The Four Wallets
  • The Outs
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 299
Johnny Thompson Spectator Shuffles Koran Stack
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 313
Nathan Colwell Narrow Minded approach with three selections, with discussion of think-a-card methods
Related to
  • "Okosa" (Mel Stover, Ibidem #5)
2020 Magic for BLM 89
David Britland Trevor Hall's Direct Mind Reading
  • Cardopolis
guessing the method of Hall's effect, one card thought of from a spread and one chosen by cutting, both divined
Inspired by
  • "Direct Mind Reading" (Trevor Hall, marketed 1956)
Feb. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 2) 52
Jim Steinmeyer The Lost Quatrain
  • Conjuring
presentation for Koran-type 1-0-1-stack stop trick prediction
Apr. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 4) 40
David Britland The Vanishing
  • Cardopolis
card thought of, it vanishes and appears in the pocket
  • The Spectator Thinks of a Card
  • Reversing the Block
  • A Casual Interrogation
  • Deep Fishing
Oct. 2020 Genii (Vol. 83 No. 10) 66
Justin Purcell Everywhere & Nowhere three wrong cards in glasses are each shown to be the selection, they then change back
July 2021 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Special Chicago Issue #1) 40
Sylvain Juzan Mimic Me If You Can performer and spectator have one deck each, four selections match and also match a prediction
Inspired by
  • Luis Otero routine from Penguin Live Lecture
2021 Every Card You Take 43