152 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Classic Force
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
How to tell one what card he seeth in the bottome, when the same card is shuffled into the stocke card peeked, kept under control with jog shuffle and then "forced" (given) to spectator and divined
Related to 1584 189
Classic Force with out (dropping some cards and starting again)
Related to 1584 190
Classic Force to force a number
1784 43
Divination du montant d'argent expliqué Divination of an amount of money contained in the purse of a spectator from p. 29 explained
1786 78
Henri Decremps Classic Force
1786 114
To "Force" a Card
1876 21
Professor Hoffmann Tips on the Classic Force
1876 89
To Force a Card including one-handed variation
1889 11
To Pass a Card through a Hat as out for classic force
1889 116
Card to Pocket as Out for Classic Force
1889 133
To "Force" a Card. First Method exposing the card a bit more, also one-handed or in spread on table
1890 11
H. F. C. Suhr Das Forcieren No. 15, fan with force card more exposed, rushing spectator, dropping cards as out
1895 20
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Forcieren der Karten oder die gezwungene Wahl introduction comments to classic force
Related to Oct. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Forcieren der Karten continuation of description, forcing deck as alternative
Related to Nov. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Forcieren der Karten with psychology
1896 9
Das Forcieren einer Karte mit einer Hand "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
one-handed, force card more exposed
Feb. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Das Forcieren mehrerer Karten "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
forcing multiple cards one after the other
Feb. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Carl Willmann Das Forcieren der Karten "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
on the classic force
Related to Mar. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Carl Willmann Das Forcieren der Karten "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
continuation of explanation, importance of wording (take a card vs. choose a card)
Related to Apr. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Das wiederholte Forcieren ein und derselben Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
forcing the same cards to multiple spectators, general card application
May 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5)
The Force with out, included one-handed version
1897 16
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights - Second Method face-up classic force behind back
1897 35
C. Vogel, Carl Willmann Ein erhöhter Erfolg des Forcierens "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
out for classic force, getting it down to one of two cards, weird
June 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6)
Das Forcieren with tips and outs (having multiple cards chosen and forgetting the wrong one, dropping deck)
1899 148
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Classic Force card thought-of or taken, classic force
Mar. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Variations 1902 142
To Force a Card with strategy if force fails
1902 55
Ernst Ehrhardt Die aufdrängliche Karte "Ernst Erhard", card rises out of cased deck, slit in case, as out for missed classic force
Jan. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1)
To Force a Card one-handed force briefly mentioned
1904 38
Jack Merlin Forcing
1927/28 21
Graham Adams On Forcing on the classic force, using shuffle instead of pass to centralize card
Inspired by 1931 11
Eliminating the Pass for Forcing setting the card in center
  • The "Strip" Cut
  • "Sighting"
  • Shuffling to the Centre
  • By means of the "In-jog"
  • Pack cut by Spectator (Farelli)
  • The "Continental" Cut (Farelli)
1933 35
Victor Farelli Forcing - Timing
1933 37
John Mulholland Balance tip
1933 37
Victor Farelli Some "Imperfections"
  • Closing the Fan
  • Suggesting Liberty of Choice
  • Aggressiveness
  • Exposing on the Stage
1933 37
Victor Farelli The Nervous Assistant tip
1933 38
Victor Farelli, Sam H. Sharpe Choosing a "Forcee" tip
1933 39
Joaquín Partagás A "Tip" from Spain
1933 39
For force in audience simply handing cards to spectators, bold old style classic force
Related to 1933 5
Orville Wayne Meyer The "One of a Bunch" Force no-miss strategy for classic force
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
Classic Force crude and brief
1937 21
For ready Reference, Several Methods of Forcing Cards from Annemann's 202 Methods of Forcing
classic force with subtlety
1937 383
The Force Advice on the Classic Force
1938 191
John Scarne Forcing Cards Behind the Back
1938 196
R. M. Jamison The Never Fail Card Force
Variations 1939 16
The Classic Force
1940 186
The Fan Force similar principle
1940 187
T. Nelson Downs Out for Classic Force
The Jinx (Issue 87)
Charles Hopkins 33 - When force is missed.
1940 46
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Nerve Force bold, just handing cards out
1941 38
The Force using an angled step
1941/27 262
In Case of Emergency
1941/27 263
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart Forcer handling for classic force, followed by french translation "Une bonne methode de forcer la carte"
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Edward Marlo The Force tell-free force, re-selection, key card in case of missed force
1945 10
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Resume with other break controls, after peeks and as get ready for the classic force
1946 25
The Classic Force
1948 201
Dariel Fitzkee The Force with tips and discussion
1948 68
Paul LePaul A Paradox Of Pairs classic force face-up
Inspired by 1949 151
Felix Korim Classic Force Tip
Apr. 1949 4
Al Baker How to Force a Card finesse, four cards under break
Also published here 1951 58
The Classical Force
1954 15
Dai Vernon The Classic Force
1960 70
Max Malini The Malini Force
Also published here 1960 71
Charlie Miller, Sam H. Sharpe The Force tip
1961 45
Paul Stadelman Always Force the Card tips on the classic force
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
Al Koran Sure Fire Force bold, basically you give the spectator the force cards
1968 101
No-Break Classic Force in-jog
1971 8
Harry Lorayne Behind-The-Back Force
1971 269
Face-up Classic Force any touched card is odd-backed
June 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Edward G. Brown The Classical 'Fan' Force
1973 181
Arranged Prediction mis-calling prediction in case the classic or table spread force fails
1975 24
1976 38
Harry Lorayne The Classic Force
1977 81
Martin A. Nash Jog Classic Force side-jog, no break
1979 415
how to make one draw the same or any card you like Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card section
Related to 1979 65
Ken Brooke Ken on the Fan Force
Also published here 1980 24
Paul Gertner The Classical Method
  • The Classic Force is Timing
  • The Spectator Goes to Select a Card From the Deck But This Hand Stops Just As It Reaches the Deck
  • The Spectator Tries to Remove a Card near the Bottom of the Deck, or is Very Cautious As to Wehere His Selection Comes From
  • The Spectator's Hand Reaches the Cards Before You Have Spread Down to the Force Card
  • The Overexposed Card
  • Pushing the Deck Into the Spectator's Hand
  • Stopping at the Force Card
  • When the Force Fails
  • When the Force Succeeds
  • Practicing the Classic Force
  • A Fre Final Words
1980 3
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm standard observation
Feb. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 2)
Simon Lovell Tips on the Fan Force classic force
1984 110
Stephen Tucker Jog Classic Force from in-jog without break
Mar. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35)
Die klassische Fächerforce
Nov. 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
Dai Vernon Classic Force Finesse force card starts fifth below break
Related toAlso published here 1988 8
Steve Beam How to Practice the Classic Pass by Yourself actually classic force, continues on p. 367
1988 353
The Fan Force Handling of the Classic Force
1989 35
Force 3: Die natürliche oder auch klassische Force
1989 80
Gary Ouellet The Classic Force handling details and tips
1990 77
Ken Brooke Die Fächerforce
Also published here Dec. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 4 & 5)
T. Page Wright The Force with outs
1991 93
T. Page Wright The "Nerve" Force handing cards to spectators, bold
Related to 1991 103
Gary Kurtz Example: The Classic Force
1992 28
クラシックフォース (Classic Force)
1993 118
Eddie Fechter Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business various gags, on the classic force and Ambitious Card bit
1993 213
Vicente Canuto 1.- El Forzaje Clásico
1993 146
Sameer Upadhyay The Psychic Infant baby or pet locates chosen card
Aug. 1994
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 2)
The Classic Force
  • Technique, Handling and Structure
  • The Psychological Management of the Spectators
  • The Inner Game of the Performer
  • How to Practice the Classic Force
1995 217
Roberto Giobbi Outs for the classic force
Direct Methods:
  • The "Whoops!" Method
  • A Direct Exchange of the X-Card for the Two of Spades
Indirect Methods:
  • The Crisscross Force
Another Trick
Final Observations
1995 222
The Jumping Pulse a chosen card is found by feeling the spectator's pulse
1995 227
Roberto Giobbi The Top Change as an Out for the Classic Force
1995 238
Eddie Tullock Eddie's Consummate Classic Force
  • Overview of Eddie's Philosophy
  • The Works
  • How To Play Cat and Mouse
  • Final Notes on Cat and Mouse
  • Other Important Tips
  • Strange But True
  • In Conclusion
1996 15
William Goodwin Selection Foretold selection matches in value the prediction-three-of-a-kind, face-up classic force with out
1997 7
Simon Lovell Fanforcethinks
1997 55
David Avadon The Irrestible Force Irresistible Force, finessed classic force, outs
Related to July 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Jonathan Hartz Force Issue
  • Letters
Related to Sep. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 1)
David Avadon, Sid Fleischman Change
  • Letters
Related to Nov. 1997
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3)
Dai Vernon Classic Force Finesse force card starts fifth below break
Also published here 1998 72
Ellis Stanyon How to "Force" a Card No. 2, also mention of doing it one-handed and in tabled spread with card more exposed
1999 214
Ellis Stanyon Ordinary Method of Forcing the Choice of a Card No. 1
1999 268
Ellis Stanyon Ordinary Method of Forcing the Choice of a Card No. 1
1999 269
Ellis Stanyon Forcing a Card with One Hand No. 4, a bit more exposed, remembering more cards for safety, subtlety of having an indifferent card even more exposed and avoiding that one
1999 271
Ellis Stanyon Forcing a Card with the "Charlier Pass" - Left Hand No. 10, top card cut to center and one-handed fan with top card more exposed
1999 274
Chan Canasta The Analysis spectator selects three cards and then decides on one, it happens to be the same card as other spectator has chosen before
2000 63
Chan Canasta Forcing Cards forcing same card twice on spectator
2000 73
Chan Canasta How Do You Do It? spectator remembers bottom four cards of shuffled deck, second spectator selects same cards
2000 82
Chan Canasta Psychological Riffle Force and Classic Force Combination two spectators select the same card
2000 89
Chan Canasta Demonstration of Forcing several spectators select a card from a different pack, the are all the same
2000 90
Patrick Page The Left Handed Force "and A Wonderful Effect Based on the Affinity of Two People"
spectator selects same card as other spectator did before
Also published here Mar. 2002
Genii (Vol. 65 No. 3)
Al Baker How to Force a Card finesse, four cards under break
Related toAlso published here 2003
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets)
Roberto Giobbi Forcieren des armen Mannes more or less giving force card to spectator
  • Klassisches Forcieren des armen Mannes
Also published here 2003 15
Ron Frost The Simplified Classic Force Ron's handling for forcing from a bank of six cards
2004 13
Ron Frost The Classic Force: Bottoms Up! Forcing a specific card
2004 16
Ron Frost The Classic Force: Off The Top Forcing a card from the top of the deck
2004 17
Ron Frost The Indicator Card Using force card as key card if Classic Force does not work
2004 17
Rick Merrill The Classic Force tips and handling
2005 14
Doug Edwards A Step Forward (not backward!) step set-up for classic force
Inspired by 2006 63
Roberto Giobbi, Dai Vernon On the Classic Force
June 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 6)
Dani DaOrtiz Cull para Salida de un fallo spread cull force as out for classic force
El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 4)
Grace Ann Morgan The Camouflage Spread spreading in a less neat way
2009 45
Harry Lorayne Behind-The-Back Classic Force
Related to 2011 76
Jon Armstrong Forcing tips on the classic force
2011 6
Classic Force
2013 68
Jon Armstrong Forcing practice tips
2013 3
Roberto Giobbi On the Classic Force
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 8)
Roberto Giobbi Another Out for the Classic Force
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 9)
Tom Mullica Gag Out for the Classic Force
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 10)
Roberto Giobbi Classic Force Light more or less giving force card to spectator
  • Original Form
  • The Failsafe Classic Force
  • Notes on the Classic Force
Also published here 2016 65
Johnny Thompson The Classic Force
2018 219
Max Malini Max Malini
Related to 2018 219
Heba Haba Al Heba Haba Al delay
2018 220
Johnny Thompson Johnny Thompson setting force card with overhand shuffle
2018 221
Asi Wind Face-up/Face-Down Classic Force classic forcing from a face-up/face-down shuffled deck
2018 70
Pit Hartling Updated Handling
  • Forcing the memorized packet
classic force of block
Inspired by 2018 46
Harapan Ong Breakless Classic Force face-up
2018 231
Joaquín Navajas, Miguel Gómez, Camilo Vázquez Forzaje ESP three methods to force an ESP card
2019 96
Ryan Schlutz Mind the GAP fair version of GAP principle with borrowed deck, chosen card is reversed in other deck
2020 124
Dani DaOrtiz Classic Force. Cards are spread in the hands much detail on the Classic Force, including the technical explanation, as well as psychological and verbal touches to enhance it
  • Classic procedure
  • My contributions. Some psychological remarks regarding the classic force
    • Breaking the rhythm
    • Subliminally indicating the card (breaking the rhythm) (p. 34)
    • Openly handing the force card (part one)
    • Openly handing the force card (part two) (p. 36)
  • Holding the deck face up (Tamariz, DaOrtiz) ( p. 37)
  • Getting the force card ready (p. 39)
    • Weave shuffle setup (for magicians)
2021 33
Juan Tamariz, Dani DaOrtiz Holding the deck face up (Tamariz, DaOrtiz) face-up Classic Force of any card in shuffled deck, desired card is located and set for the force “in real time”
2021 37
Dani DaOrtiz HLG force (Homage to Lennart Green force) deck is messily mixed on table (washed), some face up and face down, spectator touches a face-down card, it is forced, relies on psychology and a casual switch if necessary
Also published here 2021 71
Max Malini Step Delay also jog, get-ready for classic force
2022 247
Max Malini The Malini Force
Also published here 2022 248
Ben Daggers Breakless Classic Force at certain positions, multiple cards
2022 96
Ben Daggers On the Classic Force
2022 105
Markobi Tips on the Classic Force
2023 14