109 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / Any Card at Any Number
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Another Method 27-card trick with card-to-any-number table
1889 Tricks with Cards 87
Unknown The ''Twenty-Seven Card" Trick "To cause a Card selected by one Spectator 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
1890 More Magic 32
Louis Nikola Thought Anticipated Any Card at Any Number
Also published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 31
Laurie Ireland Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing any card is produced from pocket at named (small) number from shuffled deck, switch for memorized deck
Related toVariations 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 19
Al Baker A Card and A Number number free, card forced from a second deck
Variations 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 76
Al Baker A Card and A Number - Second Method same method, with short cards to mark positions
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 109
Unknown Method Two card and number written down, performer shuffles deck, card is at number, carbon paper
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 27
Al Baker A Card and a Number two decks openly used
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 232
Louis Nikola Thought Anticipated memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 396
Paul Swinford The Double Whammy two cards, CCCC (= Color Coded Control Cards)
Related to 1968 Faro Fantasy 43
Paul Swinford Impossibility 32 Cards, CCCC
1968 Faro Fantasy 48
Paul Swinford The Expanded Whammy CCCC
1971 More Faro Fantasy 51
Paul LePaul Baffling-Impossibility memorized deck and stooge
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 48
Karl Fulves Think Stop placing any card at any number with riffle shuffle, posed as a problem
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part One 21
Karl Fulves A Gaffed Card Case gaffed case to mark position in deck as it is dumped out of the case, no actual cut, ACAAN application, perhaps memdeck
Related to 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part One 21
Peter Warlock Foreword description of Any Card at Any Number effect
1976 The David Berglas File No. 1 3
Murray Bonfeld Any Card, Any Number - The Second System bringing a card from position x to y with faro shuffling, odd deck, with even deck modified in-faro is required that ignores top card, generalization of Alex Elmsley's Binary Translocations
Related to 1977 Faro Concepts 42
Al Mann, John Smetana, Bobby Hughes Mindblow inspired by a David Berglas audio tape (probably Magiccassette by Martin Breese)
1979 Magic Castle Lecture 1
Gene "Phantini" Grant A Different Drum two versions
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 79
Thomas Alan Waters Imposition assistant does not have to know the stack
Inspired by
  • Spaulding's "Audience Rapport" in "The Linking Ring" Vol. 22, No. 7. P.21.
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 209
Thomas Alan Waters Disposition two decks in one box, thin cards
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 535
Basil Horwitz One Hundred and Forty Thousand Six Hundred and Eight to One with a number deck, number is selected unseen and put in envelope, playing card is selected and found at wished position in third deck, spectator can wish if counted from top or bottom
1984 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 2 30
Edward Marlo On The Berglas Effect stooge
Also published here
  • MUM, June 1978
1984 At The Table 67
Rich Bloch, Robert Cassidy In The Shadow Of The Synchronous
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 77
Dai Vernon, Frederick Braue Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any number, performer the card at this position, also with stooge that names card (1942)
Inspired byRelated to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 11
David Regal Any Card - Any Number stacked, feed force while counting
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 35
Edward Marlo Nullifying the Possibilities card at any number, four methods, including commentary on the plot and Vernon's "Slap Trick"
Inspired byVariations 1989 So Soon? 22
Ken Krenzel Open and Shut Case using case that permits to cut the cards when taking them out, memorized deck
1990 Close-up Impact! 71
Simon Aronson Any Card, Then Any Number with repeat, two methods
1990 The Aronson Approach 93
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Related to 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 9
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico The So-Called Berglas Effect ideas with a stooge
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 3
Tony Bartolotta Thotology random person phoned and asked to name any card, medium phoned asked for a number up to 52
Inspired by
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
Related to
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 81
Tony Bartolotta Impact Slates card and number written on slates
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 113
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Connotes 4
Simon Aronson On the Berglas Effect with fifty-two decks, as example of cross-index index
1995 Simply Simon 244
Michael Close The Wishing Trick named card comes to top, any card at any number, memorized deck
1996 Workers Number 5 126
Edward Marlo Anyone - Anywhere three phases, memorized deck, stooge
1996 Al Cardpone 24
Allan Ackerman The Algorithm simplified calculation method for ACAAN with memorized deck
1996 Al Cardpone 25
Allan Ackerman Anyone - Anywhere: Two Shakes memorized deck, featuring case shift
1996 Al Cardpone 26
Allan Ackerman Anyone - Anywhere: Lazy Man's Version memorized deck
1996 Al Cardpone 32
Allan Ackerman Anyone - Anywhere: The Impromptu Indicator
1996 Al Cardpone 33
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Related to 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 7
Frederick Braue Blown-Up Card at a Number Statistics mentioning number of possible orders
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 24
Ken Krenzel Simulacrum Mirabundum two decks, a bit indirect procedure
1997 Ingenuities 9
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index
1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 4
Alexander de Cova Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling
1998 Secrets No. 2 18
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game peek deck and billet switch with index
1998 Secrets No. 2 24
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Inspired byRelated to 1999 Baltimore Notes 4
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
Ellis Stanyon Placing the Chosen Card at Any Number No. 50, secret cut and stack
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 84
Barrie Richardson Chapter IX: The Card at Any Number Problem chapter intro
1999 Theater of the Mind 253
Barrie Richardson Any Card at Any Number faced deck
Related toAlso published here
  • Club 71, Winter 1990
1999 Theater of the Mind 257
Barrie Richardson The Thirteen-deck Solution
  • The Fifty-two-deck Solution
  • The Twenty-six Deck Solution
  • The Thirteen-deck Solution
  • The Master Chart
1999 Theater of the Mind 262
Barrie Richardson Any Card at Any Number (The Platform Version) two phases, restricted choices, faced deck
1999 Theater of the Mind 267
Paul Cummins AACAAAN 2 selection, any number, double deal
2002 FASDIU II 92
David Berglas Can You Solve this Puzzle? description of Any Card at any Number, without explanation and Ace of Hearts / Eight of hearts bit, when a card is named
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 342
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
Al Baker Strange Coincidence two decks, memorized deck
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 741
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Inspired byRelated to 2003 Singapore Notes 5
Wayne Dobson Fluke number named, card shown reversed in one deck, it matches card at that number in second deck
2003 Dobson's Choice 2 11
Steve Beam A Card and A Number - Take Three
  • One-Deck Version (with mates)
  • Two Deck Version
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 167
Barrie Richardson Untouched deck in open-topped case hangs on string, faced deck, restricted range of numbers
Inspired by
  • version in Club 71, Winter 1990
2005 Act Two 134
Lewis Jones KHAN III helper only has to remember two cards
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 141
Stephan Kirschbaum Any Card at (almost) any Number spectator shuffles cards, half forcing deck
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 45
Asi Wind A.A.C.A.A.N ungaffed
Also published here 2007 Chapter One 23
Bob Farmer The Bammo Dekronomicon thought-of card appears at thought-of number
2007 The Bammo Dekronomicon 1
Bob Farmer Credits
  • Inspirations
  • Background
  • Banked Decks
  • Fishing
  • Pals
2007 The Bammo Dekronomicon 11
Gary Plants The Numbers Racket card thought of in packet, after some dealing it ends up at any wanted number, Vernon's method with twenty-seven cards, Plants with full deck
Inspired by
  • Dai Vernon (The Vernon Touch, Genii, Dec. 1989)
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 29
Ken Krenzel NOVACAAN numbers openly written on back of cards, number and card named, coincidence, memorized deck
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 233
Lewis Jones Known Aim stooge
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 142
Caleb Wiles Curiously Counted
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 284
Jerry K. Hartman CAAN CAAN Any Card At Any Number with two selections, one my magician, one by spectator, they find their own cards by naming a number
Variations 2010 CAAN Craft 5
Jerry K. Hartman CAAN Con ACAAN with one selection, magician tries and finds mate, spectator tries and finds the card
Related to 2010 CAAN Craft 17
Jerry K. Hartman CAAN Game Any Card At Any Number with one selection, card selected random by suit and number
Related to 2010 CAAN Craft 27
Jerry K. Hartman CAANARD ACAAN, impromptu
Related to 2010 CAAN Craft 39
Jerry K. Hartman CAAN Tu Spectator names two numbers, one finds the magician's card, one finds their own named card, impromptu
2010 CAAN Craft 43
Jerry K. Hartman J-CAAN ACAAN, impromptu, Joker does the magic apparently
2010 CAAN Craft 51
Jerry K. Hartman CAAN Kicker Impromptu ACAAN routine with an instruction card
Related to 2010 CAAN Craft 61
Karl Fulves U-Predict-It performer and spectator name a card and number each, they match, half new deck order type stack used
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 509
Karl Fulves Devil's Deal performer and spectator each name a card and a number, Gemini Placement by counting to those numbers, for corrections see reference
Related toVariations 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 512
Karl Fulves In The Box placing any card at any number with riffle shuffle, posed as a problem, with gaffed box to mark position in deck as it is dumped out of the case, no actual cut, ACAAN application
Also published here 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 515
Karl Fulves Cards And Numbers comments and references on the plot
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 559
Tom Stone Paper Bag Cut cutting deck inside paper bag, ACAAN suggestion
2011 Maelstrom 83
Denis Behr Shuffled ACAAN handling in which the spectator can shuffle first
Inspired byVariations 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 55
Denis Behr, Christian Scherer Cemented ACAAN Scherer's glued stack principle applied to "Shuffled ACAAN"
Related to 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 63
Woody Aragón Never Tell Them What's Going To Happen
2011 A Book in English 125
Karl Fulves CAA(S)N "Unexplained"
Card At Any (Small) Number, card and number up to five named, envelope with five cards, card at position, posed as a problem
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 622
Karl Fulves Devil's Deal performer and spectator each name a card and a number, Gemini Placement by counting to those numbers, corrected handling
Related to 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 71
Mel Bennett The Devil His Due same trick with more free choice
Inspired by 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 72
Barrie Richardson Chapter IV: Card at Any Number chapter intro
2011 Curtain Call 123
Garrett Thomas GT's Workers Card at Any Number Card freely named, person on the other side of the phone names a number, card is found at that number, used to grab attention of people on the phone
Related to 2012 The Gift of Magic: Amazing Moments 7
John Born Jazzing Baker Based on Al Baker's ACAAN. Has elements of improvisation with memorized deck to get a direct hit
2012 Seeking the Bridge 69
Doug Edwards Almost Any Card at Any Number deck index
2013 Nukes 74
Wayne Dobson AFCAAN "Another Fucking Card at Any Number", with crib sheet for stooge
2013 More Look No Hands 8
Tomas Blomberg Svensk Voodoo one card selected and one thought-of, first found at number named by performer, second at number named by spectator
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 256
Tomas Blomberg Two-Deck Svensk Voodoo two selections and numbers
Inspired by 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 260
R. Paul Wilson Martini Card at any number effect.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 124
Steve Beam Selected Card at Any Number Card at any number effect where the spectator spells the number.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 165
So Sato So-Lution 1
  • Phase 1: Selecting a Number
  • Phase 2: Forcing One of twelve Court Cards
  • Phase 3: Production of the Card (Climax)
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 62
So Sato So-Lution 2 Invisible Deck presentation, presented as an idea
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 72
Pepe Lirrojo Tienes dos Opciones - A.C.A.A.N. impromptu Penelope Principle
2016 Panpharos 21
Pepe Lirrojo A.C.A.A.N. Teórico
Inspired by 2016 Panpharos 47
Allan Hagen Coincidence "(An Alternative Approach To Any Card At Any Number)", stooge
2017 Serendipity 38
张国洲 Jojo 头脑风暴 (Brainstorm) Based on Tom Stone's Factory Blanks. Spectator writes a number and a card on a piece of paper, card is found at that number, can also be used for mentalism
2017 The Truth 真相 33
John Hostler Paradromic Delusion two deck, one person names a card and a number, second person selects card, performer looks through deck and names position of selection, first person finds card and number in other deck
Inspired byRelated to 2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 54
Asi Wind A.W.A.C.A.A.N.
Also published here 2018 Repertoire 17
Allan Ackerman Simplified Arithmetics
Related to 2018 Repertoire 27
Asi Wind S.A.C.A.A.N. thirteen-card set-up
Inspired byVariations 2018 Repertoire 51
Jason Ladanye A Numbers Game (Ladanye's ACAAN) shuffle tracking demonstration, then ACAAN all in the hands of the performer as skill demo
Related to 2018 Game Changer 191