101 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Prediction / B'Wave & Variations
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Bob Still And Then There Were None small-packet Brainwave posed as a problem, face-up three card monte
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Roy Walton Four Card Brainwave
Variations Winter 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 142
Jochen Zmeck Vorherbestimmt oder vorausgesagt? four Queens in envelope, one is named, it is odd-backed and reversed, repeated with Kings, partial rough-smooth
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 7
Edward Marlo Thought Reversal from small packet thought of card turns over, Acrobatic Cards
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 62
Verne Chesbro, Larry West Face the Ace four red-backed Aces and four blue-backed Aces, Ace chosen in one packet, its duplicate reverses in the other packet, the transpose
1968 Tricks You Can Count On 4
Martin Gardner All the Non-Conformists named Ace is shown to have an odd back, demonstrated with multiple Aces
Also published here
  • Ibidem
1968 Tricks You Can Count On 31
Alan Alan, Corvello You Read My Mind
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 44
Brother John Hamman A Four-tunate Choice four Fours, two are freely chosen, they are odd-backed and the other Fours change to Queens
Related toVariationsAlso published here Summer 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 542
Karl Fulves Carbon Copy two packets with ace to four are sympathetic
Related to 1973 Notes From Underground 11
Gene Nielsen Mindwave Two with four cards with letters on it, see also p. 460 for suggestion by Robert Schwartz
Inspired byVariations 1973 Magick (Issue 75) 373
E. Leslie May Mindwave Two... and a Half! with four cards with letters on it, variation of handling
Inspired by 1973 Magick (Issue 86) 428
Trevor Lewis Simplicity five cards, Elmsley Count
Dec. 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 47
Roger Smith Mental Reverse Five five cards, spectator thinks of one, it is predicted on cardboard and has odd back
Related to 1974 Revolutionary Card Compositions 2 5
Ray Cox Odd Cards Out four cards in a envelope, suit is chosen and card turns blank, gag
1974 Magick (Issue 109) 543
Edward Marlo Tabled Think Ace ungaffed
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 29
Jon Racherbaumer Spread Think Ace named deck is face up in deck
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 30
Edward Marlo Cased-In Technicolor Thought gaffed
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 38
Edward Marlo More Technicolor Thought named ace in Ace Packet is reversed and odd-backed
  • R-B Double-Backed Think Ace
  • Swindle Technicolor Thought
  • Four-Card Technicolor Thought No. 1
  • Four-Card Technicolor Thought No. 2
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 145
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Choice ten cards, card with odd colored sticker is selected
1976 Magick (Issue 159) 792
Dai Vernon Four-Card Brainwave - The First Method four aces, named ace turns out to be reversed and odd-backed, for credit information see reference
Related toAlso published here 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 3
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz The Second Method red/blue double backer
Also published here 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 4
Sam Leo Horowitz The Third Method double backer
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 6
Sam Schwartz The Fourth Method double backer
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 7
Sam Leo Horowitz The Fifth Method no extra card, double index aces, double backers
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 8
Karl Fulves Quartet Gaff comment on Ace with four indices on one side
Related to 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 10
Sam Leo Horowitz The Sixth Method named ace reversed in packet, multiple out strategy
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 11
Karl Fulves Historic Note ...on the Four-Card Brainwave effect
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 13
Dai Vernon Odd Backed Ace named ace has different colored back
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 13
Unknown Four-Card Brainwave
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 13
Sam Leo Horowitz Five-Card Brainwave two poker hands dealt, one card chosen, when re-dealt, this card reverses itself, two phases, double backers and rough-smooth
Related to 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 14
Karl Fulves, Father Cyprian, Sam Schwartz Brainstorm essentially B'Wave effect, ungaffed method
Related toVariations 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 17
Karl Fulves Cross Fire Ace to Four of Hearts and Spades, performer reverses a card in each pile, odd and even values named and they match
1978 Transpo Trix 47
Karl Fulves Blanker Blue other cards shown blank
1978 Transpo Trix 49
Karl Fulves Kaleidoscope Ace through Four of Hearts removed from two different decks, performer reverses a card in each pile, they're named values and have transposed backs, optional transformation kicker
1978 Transpo Trix 50
Karl Fulves Snark Hunt Aces and Jacks removed, named ones turn over and transpose, posed as problem, see reference for method clue
Related toVariations 1978 Transpo Trix 80
Karl Fulves 4-Card Brainwave credit information
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Philip T. Goldstein Brevis odd back and three other cards have different values
1979 Goldstein's Gallery 11
Karl Fulves Red Blues ungaffed B'Wave method, "Brainstorm II"
Inspired by 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 13) 1194
Jerry K. Hartman Brainwave Dectet ten-card brainwave, "embellished Hamman Count"
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1284
Karl Fulves Snark Hunt clue to the method
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 35) 137
David Britland, Trevor Lewis Ace Wave four Aces in envelope, named is reversed and has different back, with message on back for extra kicker
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 67
Gene Maze The Guaranteed Greatest Envelope Prediction with four envelopes and different front and back color kicker
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 44
Jerry K. Hartman Sixtet with packet and false count, card is not reversed, only odd-backed
Related to 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 27) 1333
Philip T. Goldstein New Wave spectator reverses one of five ESP cards, same is reversed in packet in envelope
Variations 1982 shuffled lecture 3
Philip T. Goldstein New Wave spectator reverses one of five ESP cards, same is reversed in packet in envelope
1982 12/12 1
Karl Fulves On Four-Card Brainwave credit information
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 92
Dai Vernon Four Card Brainwave 1955
Also published here 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 92
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz The Vernon-Horowitz Method red/blue double backer
Also published here 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 93
Dai Vernon 4-as-4 Brainwave using 4-as-4 count, method guess
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 94
Karl Fulves The Multiple Shift credit information and application to four-card brainwave
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 110
Karl Fulves Janewave spectator mixes four-card packet behind back and choses a card, mate is also reversed, "Brainrave"
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 115
Brian Flannigan Battlefield only odd card, rest are duplicates
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 661
Edward Marlo Impact-Collision-Crash four Queens in four envelopes with holes, chosen Queen turns over twice, chosen Queen vanishes, then reappears in an envelope with odd back
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 1978
1984 At The Table 114
Max Maven Psychic Twins based on Steranko's "Voodoo Card" and Fulves' "Computer Cards"
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 314
David Britland Consumer Control chosen ESP card is reversed in packet in envelope, partial rough-smooth
Inspired by 1986 Psychomancy 25
David Britland Royal Decree spectator finds out of which King the performer is thinking
1986 Psychomancy 40
Karl Fulves 4-Card Brainwave Aces in handkerchief folded to bag, named one is turned over, posed as problem
1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic — Part Two 54
Karl Fulves Non-Working Trix #1 B'Wave version in which cards are set-up in a box in a configuration so they can be made to fall into correct face-up/face-down state
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 47) 198
Edward Marlo The Mental Four one of four cards thought of, performer reverses one, it's the right one, repeated
Related to
  • The Linking Ring, Sep. 1963, p. 65
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 227
Edward Marlo Observations B'Wave type effect with three double backers and quartet gaff
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 230
Brother John Hamman Four-Tunate Choice four Fours, two are freely chosen, they are odd-backed and the other Fours change to Queens
VariationsAlso published here 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 216
Karl Fulves Tenvelopes ten cards in ten envelopes, performer and spectator each chose a card from those, envelopes shuffled and dealt, performer wins and the two previous selections are odd-backed
  • Tenotes (Envelopoker)
Related toVariations 1989 Prototype 49
Brian Flannigan Schlachtfeld only odd card, rest are duplicates
Oct. 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 1) 25
Joel Kahn I was so sure!
Feb. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 2) 1745
Ken Krenzel Tubemogrification four queens pushed through deck ala tunnel effect, named one turned over, changed back color, rest changes to aces
1990 Close-up Impact! 148
Philip T. Goldstein Blunk six cards and a die, other cards are blank
1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 4) 6
Philip T. Goldstein B'Wave four cards, only named queen is reversed others are blank
1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 3
Stephen Tucker The Amazing Four Aces Trick.. Abridged.. Vol: 1 (on separate sheet), b'wave with four cards and a book
Inspired by
  • Mark Leveridge's "Cards on Parade"
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 11
Edward Marlo Roughed Think Ace named ace is reversed and odd-backed, double-enders, rough-smooth
1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 13
Aldo Colombini Aldo's "Clean" Parade of the Kings one of four court cards thought of, it's odd-backed and other cards blank
Inspired by
  • Mark Leveridge handling
1993 Card File 91
John Bannon Twisted Sisters two duplicate four-of-a-kinds from different decks, thought-of suit transposes
  • First Scenario: Apparent Transposition
  • Second Scenario: Implied Transposition
1993 Twisted Sisters 1
Dominique Duvivier Nervous Breakdown B'wave type of routine, spectator can freely choose any King without Equivoque
1996 Magie Duvivier 40
James Swain Boxed B'Wave Twisting phases with Queens, named Queen then travels to case, finally turns over and changes back color
1996 Miracles with Cards 32
Karl Fulves Loves Diamonds, Seeks Romance version of the four-card brainwave, Queen selected, other cards are Jacks and other Queens in case
Related to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 78
Karl Fulves Silent Knight proposed effect for four-card brainwave
Related to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 87
Nick Trost Eight-Card Brainwave
VariationsAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 199
Karl Fulves House No. 5 four deuces, one named, it's the only one face-down, it's placed in case, then four cards removed from case - they're the jacks
Related to 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 71
Karl Fulves Blue Blood no-force version of "House No. 5", using two-compartment wallet or envelope
Related to 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 85
Karl Fulves Silent Knight four queens, one placed in case, suit named, other three queens shown and named one is missing, in case are only the four Jacks, version of "House No. 5"
Related to 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 88
Karl Fulves 4-Card Brainwave Handling
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 90
Karl Fulves Think of a Vampire spectator think of either a jack or king (his choice), in four-card-packet his card is the only reversed one, the other three are Sixes, quartet type gimmick
1997 The Vampire Papers 102
Karl Fulves Skeleton Crew four kings in one case, four jacks in another, king thought of, performer transfers one in jacks case, it's thought-of one and gets a big hole in the middle
1997 The Vampire Papers 105
Ron Aldrich Invitation to Imagination presentation for B'Wave with envelope
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 118
Andrew Mayne A-Wave B'Wave, ungaffed, with named values, risky
1998 Mad Mojo 66
Karl Fulves Over Exposed four queens in envelope, two card selected, those turn over and become blank
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 212
Karl Fulves Double Brainwave "Problems"
five-card brainwave version with transformation element, posed as a problem
Related to 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 78
Karl Fulves, Norman Houghton Do You Have ESP? No. 17, spectator selects only odd-backed card from packet
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 27
Sam Schwartz Twister four Aces, backs change, then named Ace is only odd-backed one, presentation by Karl Fulves
Related to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 151
R. Paul Wilson 8cardBW+2
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 Omerta 7
Just Alan B'Wave Be Wonderful "Or, How to Routine a Packet Trick"
Jan. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 1) 78
David Regal Lonely are the B'Wave
2002 Constant Fooling 1 94
Michel Huot I Really Knew It four Aces, one chosen, "I knew it" written on other three and "I really knew it" on chosen one
2003 Seven By Michel Huot 5
Sveroni Verdrehte Voraussage B'Wave variation with jumbo cards
2006 Variationen 13
Jacques Terrien Twice two sets of Aces, a suit is chosen and it is shown that it was predicted with each Ace packet, repeated with another suit, "Eight-card brainwave"
Nov. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 4) 21
Rene Clement B'wave It Goodbuy
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 194
Karl Fulves Dr. Jackyl four Aces shown, vampire card dropped on top, named Ace vanishes
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 418
Alan Rorrison Predictable ungaffed B'Wave, "driven primarily by psychology"
Sep. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9) 21
R. Paul Wilson Eight BW Plus Two Variation on Nick Trost's Eight Card Brainwave effect, move to hide backs
Inspired byAlso published here 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 126
Caleb Wiles Elimin-ACE-ion
  • RIngside
four face-down cards, spectator names a Queen and removes three of the cards, remaining card is the named Queen, others are Aces, named Queen also changes into an Ace
  • Variations
Inspired by
  • "Entourage" (Gordon Bean, marketed)
May 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 5) 46
Jon Racherbaumer B'Wave Notes
2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 66
Harapan Ong Twisted Choices Kings and Aces, twisting effect with one packet, chosen suit transposes between packets
2018 Principia 238