171 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Count Forces
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To make a Card thought of by one Person appear at such Number in the Pack as another Person shall choose card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, re-count
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 85
The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
Also published here 1889 Tricks with Cards 95
The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
VariationsAlso published here 1890 More Magic 27
Das Abzählen der Karten faced deck, spectator names number, as force
Also published here Dec. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 51
Abzählen der Karten faced deck, spectator names number, as force
Related toAlso published here 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 14
Faced Deck Turnover Force
1897 New Era Card Tricks 176
Der neue magische Kartenkreis "by H. Sch., Dresden", two predictions in envelopes, three dice rolled to get two numbers, counted to in a circle of cards, both predicted, Q-principle
June 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 11) 170
Hugo Kramer Die verbrannte und wieder entstandene Karte card at any number force (palmed card replaced when named number is reached), card burned and reappears in cage
Aug. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 119
Das maskierte Schleifen einer Karte using glide to count to any card from the face, with cover card so force card starts second from face
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 87
Re-Count Force for card at any number
1909 The Art of Magic 161
Charles T. Jordan Cremo! Card Restoration Extraordinary card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 33
Oswald Rae, Stanley Collins A Subtle Force six card on table, number is named, to force a number
1926 Between Ourselves 28
Forcing By Numbers Spectator names any number, magician counts down to that number, card at that number is the forced card
1927 The Nikola Card System 52
Eric F. Impey Card at Number card at small number is forced card, cards dealt face up
1928 Original Card Mysteries 1
A New Force double count
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 19
William Larsen The Riffle-Slip top card slipped into center, as passive sleight, as force to bring top card to named number
Also published here 1933 Page Wright's Notebook 4
William Larsen The Riffle-Slip top card slipped into center, as passive sleight, as force to bring top card to named number
Also published here 1933 Page Wright's Notebook 27
A Card Prediction card at named number predicted
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 26
Double Counting Force
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 91
Charles T. Jordan Cremo Card Restoration card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
William Larsen From Another Pack forcing any King from set-up deck with counting procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Another Force forcing a random card on multiple spectators, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Horoscope Card Force short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Countdown Force
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 384
Reverse Order Location
1938 Greater Magic 101
Countdown Force
1939 Do That Again! 36
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx (Issue 82) 531
Allan Howell Counting Force making some piles
1940 The Jinx (Issue 104) 626
Les Vincent Countdown Force any number up to ten, set-up with Eights and Nines
1940 The Jinx (Issue 108) 643
An Easy Force small number named
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 13
Edward Marlo Count Down Force
1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 28
The Count Force technical
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 12
Walter B. Gibson Topper
Also published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 27
Eddie Joseph Think of a Number three numbers counted to, cards predicted or divined, bluff count force (original top card)
1942 Greater Card Tricks 19
Re-Counting Force
1943 Tricks and Sleights 9
Forcing a Card on a stage
Feb. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 9) 38
Double-Lift Force
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 210
George G. Kaplan The Odd-Even Force forcing an even or odd number with three dice, (reverse) svengali forcing deck
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 231
Dave Lee Card Force for the Stage named number, seven
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 5
Count-Force spectator names small number, counts to that card and uses its value to count to force card
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 65
Cross Sum force after cutting the deck
1952 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 6) 79
Al Koran Effect No. 5. "Prediction Plus" performer blindfolded, card chosen with ten-twenty force is predicted
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 76
Dr. Stanley Jaks Al Bakers Prophecy one out of eight cards is chosen, value leads to selection, everything was predicted
1954 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 15 No. 2) 170
Walter B. Gibson Topper
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 99
Die Macht des Gedankens brief explanation of two effects without title
  • two decks, selection is at same position in other deck, displacement of three cards
  • cards removed from deck to select card, prediction / force
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 6) 571
Edward Marlo Fifth Fooler twenty-sixth card is forced with procedure similar to automatic placement
1958 Faro Notes 52
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Force
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Counting Force card at x+1, packet cut off, then x cards counted off
1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 16
Fred G. Taylor Curious Count broken count force
Related toVariations Oct. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 210
Ten-Twenty Force
1968 Tricks You Can Count On 35
Backwards Counting Force
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 134
Dai Vernon Curious Count II covering cases two to five
Inspired byVariations Feb. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Eddie Joseph Minds in Collusion deck not touched, spectator cuts, deals out four hands of thirteen cards, each pile cut, value of bottom card used to count to a card by four spectators, performer divines all
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 66
10-20 Force
Nov. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 467
Jon Racherbaumer Reversing the Order of the Cards the placement principle in most Clock Effects
1971 On the Clock Effect 3
Edward Marlo Prediction Surprise & Clock Combination card chosen with cut & count procedure has odd back, re-counting force, ambiguous color changing deck
Related to 1971 On the Clock Effect 10
Fred G. Taylor, Daryl Martinez Curious Count broken count principle, for credit information see reference
Related to 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 107
Edward G. Brown The Card Chosen by Elimination
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Tommy Fredericks Geheimnisvolles Päckchen using words on cigarette case a card and its position is remembered, a packet is cut off and some counting done to arrive at selection, twenty-one force
Also published here
  • Magigram
July 1974 Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 14
Re-Deal Force with spelling
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 86
Backwards Count Force packet cut off, then row counted on table and card counted to
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 107
Bold Count Force reverse count, then bottom card shown
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 121
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle as a Force faro
1977 Faro Concepts 49
Twenty-Thirty Force
1978 51 Faces North 8
Card Force number between five and ten
1978 Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 52
Jerry K. Hartman Underforce Forcing a card using Under-Down deal from small packet of cards
Also published here 1978 Loose Ends 1
Philip T. Goldstein Pentaforce forcing a card from five, named number
1978 Magick (Issue 218) 1088
Larry Becker Track Record name of race horses on cards, prediction on tape record
1978 World of Super Mentalism 125
Larry Becker Count Force cards one to ten, two way out
1978 World of Super Mentalism 127
Theodore Annemann A Ted Annemann Force one of three cards chosen, its value used to count to force card
1978 The second now you see it, now you don't! 50
Edward Marlo Flexible Force using automatic placement procedure, Penelope Principle
1979 Marlo's Magazine — Volume 3 369
David Lederman Spell-a-name Force any name is spelled
Feb. 1979 Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 2) 158
Larry Becker Seance signatures of famous magicians appear on chosen blank cards
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 89
Nick Trost ESP Numerology ten-twenty force with ESP cards
1979 ESP Card Magic 2
Nick Trost Numerology simple ten-twenty force
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 1
Philip T. Goldstein The Tenniel Prediction one of about ten cards is selected and predicted, prediction for two cards
Inspired by 1980 Magick (Issue 248) 1239
Philip T. Goldstein Orientation! prediction of a Japanese city, cards with names, prediction in form of ABC cards in envelope, 10/11 force, see also p. 1380
1981 Magick (Issue 275) 1371
Fred G. Taylor Curious Count broken count principle, credit information
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 39
Karl Fulves Blue Lightning No. 11, packets of cards removed from two decks and counted and added in some way, at the end three spectators have the same number of cards without it being obvious, all chose the same card if counted down
Inspired by 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 14
Hornswoggled No. 54, twenty-one cards are removed and a card chosen with a counting procedure
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 78
Terry LaGerould Lost And Found backwards count as prediction, "Countdown Force"
Related toVariations 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 560
Larry Jennings Bottom Deal Force
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 56
Miscellaneous Forces
  • forcing four cards with (re)dealing
  • odd-even number of things to force one of two spectators (matches or corners of newspaper)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 30
Card Forces re-dealing to named number with apparent error
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Small Number Force small number named to arrive at force card
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Countdown Force card placed with example
Related toAlso published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Faced-Deck Force counting
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Forcing by Numbers forcing multiple cards by counting to named numbers
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 3
Force One card placed with example
Also published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 7
Frederick Braue Three Pile Prediction counting and piles to force ninth card from top (1944)
  • As a Location
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 3
Jon Racherbaumer Full-Deck Smith-Myth Force two cards are selected with the "card at position of cut-off number"-procedure, performer forces same card on both
Inspired by
  • forcing procedure in "Ten Self-Working Master Effects" (Professor Sydney Lawrence)
Related to
Jan. 1986 The Card Man-uscript (Issue 3) 21
Karl Fulves The Educated Die Ace through Six, die rolled and card counted to, it's always an ace, two methods
1989 And a Packet of Cards 19
Karl Fulves, Henry Christ Mathejack four jacks produced after some counting
Inspired by 1989 Kaleidoscope 9
Karl Fulves Force Card Note forcing card with coin on spread via "Overthrow", A-10 set-up
1989 Quick Card Tricks 5
William Larsen The Riffle-Slip top card slipped into center, as passive sleight, as force to bring top card to named number
Also published here 1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 168
Jerry K. Hartman Fall Force in context of a lie detector routine
1991 Card Craft 80
Karl Fulves Red Shift count forcing a Two, jokers from beginning change in Twos to indicate value and position (22) of selection
1992 Deceptive Practices 36
Corvello 10/11 Force
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 9
Frederick Braue The Loquacious Queen three cards selected via cut and count (no-touch force), then the whispering Queen of Hearts tells the performer their identities
Related to 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 6
Cross-Sum Count Force
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 16
10-20 Force Cross-Sum
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 23
Scott Robinson The Portable Ladder cards spread on table, named number is counted to and card turned over, value of card helps find selection, force or prediction
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 39
Charles T. Jordan, Ron Rennick Count Down Force counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Fortune cards with "He Loves Me", "He Loves Me Not", petal principle
Related toVariations 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 43
Martin Gardner Fortune information on the petal principle force
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 4) 25
John Northern Hilliard An Original Force For One Card described for a king value
1994 More Greater Magic 1222
Philip T. Goldstein Elimination Count or Spell see also More Magic, credit information
1994 Thabbatical 20
Karl Fulves Little Nothings loading the spectator's wallet during apparent money exchange before performance, force of mate with counting and down-under deal procedure
Variations 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 65
Mis-Count Placement Force
Related to 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 87
Karl Fulves Death Row Ace through Six in red and black removed and shuffled via Milk Build, after counting procedure the Ace of Spades is arrived at and it completes the Royal Flush in the case
1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 14
Jerry K. Hartman Flipover Force number is named and counted down from top, card arrived at is forced, basic application of selection at named number
1995 After Craft 54
Karl Fulves Red Handed using only red cards and prediction is "red", looks like a joke but is only red-backed card
1996 13 Prophets 12
Karl Fulves 20 Faces Twice repeat phase
1996 13 Prophets 18
Paul Harris Spelling Force spectator's name spelt out by cutting packets to force card
1996 Five-Star Magic 16
The Whispering Queen queen whispers identity of top three cards to performer
Related to 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 27
Jack Avis, Billy O'Connor O'Connor Caper two cards predicted and mates via count-back force (10-20 force), credit information
Inspired by
  • Billy O'Connor trick in The Magic Wand
1998 Vis à Vis 131
Ellis Stanyon A Simple Method of Forcing a Card No. 31, number named, performer counts, re-count by spectator
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 18
Ellis Stanyon The Capital Q No. 23, back-count force
  • Improvement (as divination with partial stack)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 70
G. W. Hunter The Card Chosen Corresponds with Paper in Person's Pocket No. 40, re-deal force, motivated by having two cards chosen, one predicted and one divined
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 78
Ellis Stanyon Simple and Conclusive (Mathematical) Method No. 3, accidental (?) over-count, then re-count
Related toVariations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 270
Ellis Stanyon Forcing a Card by Count and Second-Dealing No. 6, counting to named number
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 273
Fred G. Taylor The Curious Count with credit information
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 799
Steve Beam Count Forward Force packet is cut and value of card indicates how many more cards are added
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 62
Karl Fulves Making the Point No. 31, two cards counted to by throwing two dice, both cards predicted
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Topper No. 79, spectator forces card on himself without touching by performer
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 119
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Most Wanted List No. 4, list with twelve descriptions, one kind and all others ugly, value chosen with two numbers and description at that position is the kind one, small packet counting force
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 8
10/20 Force face up
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 40
Karl Fulves Count Force counting to a number twice, second card is forced, deck of double facers
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 4
Karl Fulves Sonix #1 forcing the same card to two spectators using six cards in card stand
Inspired by
  • Supersonic Card Prediction (Jaks)
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 43
Karl Fulves Sonix #2 no-gaff version
Inspired by
  • Supersonic Card Prediction (Stanley Jaks)
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 46
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Principle of Nine adding digits and subtracting from original number always is a multiple of nine
  • The basic estimation principle
  • The Count-Back Force
  • The Less-counting principle
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 79
Wesley James The Sigma Principle force in which spectator cuts off pile, counts it and counts down that many cards in rest
2004 Enchantments 101
Charles T. Jordan The Slip-Back Move
2004 Enchantments 112
Reinhard Müller Reinhard Müller translation correction of Sharpe's version in case the gaze force misses
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 372
Steve Beam The Curiouser Count versatile variation of the Curious Count
Inspired byRelated to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 82
Steve Beam Even Curiouser Count with single cards, pairs and triplets, broken count force
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 85
Steve Beam Curiouser Count Epilog more ideas on the Curiouser Count
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 92
Karl Fulves Self-Made Trap card chosen from face-up deck with Ten-Twenty force, turns out to be sandwiched by odd-backed cards
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 424
Giorgio Tarchini Dice Force using dice rolls to force a card with multiple-out count
Nov. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. Annual 2005) 14
Jack Avis Flip-Up Put Back Count - A Utility Move every card angled up with the left thump
  • First, the Method of Counting
  • To Count Less
  • As a Force
  • The Double Deal Double Lift
  • Double Deal
2006 Rara Avis 154
Jack Avis Another Force counting down to a named number
2006 Rara Avis 163
Steve Beam The Force forcing one of four cards, named number
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 50
Re-Count Force apparently accidental over-count and repeat
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 147
Steve Beam Count Forward Force packet is cut and value of card indicates how many more cards are added
2007 7-7-7 91
Jerry K. Hartman Underforce combines Vernon Strip-out Addition and Under-Down Deal
Also published here 2007 Card Dupery 7
Terry LaGerould LaGerould Countdown Force countdown with number from one to ten, credit information
Related to 2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 276
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 292
Terry LaGerould Countdown Force backwards and forwards count combined
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 378
R. Paul Wilson YAMFACAAN "Yet Another Method for A Card at Any Number", reverse spread
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 170
Fred Kaps Fred Kaps's Force re-count
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 12) 51
Roberto Giobbi A Bold Force handling for old re-counting force
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 6) 330
Karl Fulves Random Access performer and spectator each name a number, cards at those numbers counted to, both predicted, re-count force
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 510
Karl Fulves History credit information, on the double count / re-count force
  • Hoffmann on the Double Count
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 511
James Swain The Vietnam Trick Revisited spectator remembers card at position that equals a cut-off amount, card predicted and spelled-to
Inspired by June 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 6) 17
Larry Jennings Countback Aces spectator cuts deck in half, both halves counted, digits added and that many card counted off to form four piles in total, Aces are on top
Inspired by
  • “After the Four Ace Trick” (Billy O’Connor, The Magic Wand, June-Sep. 1935, p. 85)
2011 Evolution 32
Gordon Bean Gordon Bean Handling spectator cuts deck in half, cards counted, digits added and that many card counted off to form four piles in total, Aces are on top
Inspired byVariations 2011 Evolution 33
Helder Guimarães Helder Guimarães Handling two spectators cut of packet and count it, digits added and that many card counted off to form four piles in total, Aces are on top
Inspired by 2011 Evolution 34
William Goodwin Random Locations four spectators count a packet, add digits and then count to a card, using Billy O’Connor's procedure as placement/force, faro
2011 Evolution 39
Steve Beam Task Force Two-card force
Related to
  • "In the Bluff" (Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible, 2012)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 238
Hector Chadwick Shriek card fairly chosen is predicted as cell phone message
  • Thoughts and variations
2016 Miscellanea 49
Colm Mulcahy Low Down Triple Dealing Principle
2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 43
Roberto Giobbi, Anthony Norman Deal Force with small numbers that are named
Related to
  • "Basic Card Technique" (Anthony Norman, 1948)
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 8) 321
Roberto Giobbi A Novel Force
Inspired by 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 12) 325
Terry LaGerould Countdown Force with counting backwards with a number up to twelve
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 98
Terry LaGerould Countdown Force
Related to Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 84
Harapan Ong Naming a Number improvisational countdown force, "trick that cannot be explained"
2018 Principia 231
Count-Down Force forcing the seventh card, two methods, one using Curious Count
2019 Paper Work 33
Michał Kociołek R.M. Thought of card from packet of twelve vanishes, appears in sealed envelope, uses a number force
Inspired by 2019 Plots & Methods 24
Larry Jennings Easy Intuition first Ace found with version of ten-twenty force, then one of two options
  • re-deal force in two packets
  • cutting the Aces with switch
Inspired byRelated to 2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 451
Dani DaOrtiz You, me, and him two spectators and performer each decide on a number, cards are dealt from top corresponding to all three numbers, card arrived at is forced
2021 Freedom of Expression 70
Newell Unfried Fred G. Taylor Curious Count handling of the broken count force
  • Variation
Inspired by 2022 Gagnon's Inner Sanctum 63