211 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Face up Card is used to count down to selection
  
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Theodore Annemann Count Your Card! spectator counts down, uses this value to count down again, third time selection shows up
Variations The Book Without A Name 17
Ralph W. Hull Topsy Turvy Cards: (1) A Card Detective reversed card appears in deck, its value is used to count to selection
"Eye-Openers" 10
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection
Related to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 36
Theodore Annemann A Cute and Quick Location value of another card is used to count down to selection
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 69
Francis Carlyle The Card that Finds Itself
Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 152
Unknown The Mystic Cut
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Frank Lane Count-Down see no. 9, stranger card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 102
Unknown Phenominal Thought Cards selection is found by sense of touch blindfolded, punch marked key card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
U. F. Grant Sure Locator locator card turns over
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 169
U. F. Grant The Spotter Cards card reverses itself and indicates position of selection, double facer
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 131
Unknown Divining Deck chosen card indicates position of selection
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 191
Unknown Count Your Cards some cards are counted down and then selection is found, set-up
Variations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 194
William Larsen Self Working Mystery spectator takes card and its value leads to previous selection, stripper deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 196
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selection
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
Unknown Face Up Location top card is fed next to face up card beneath spread
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown A Good Impromptu Trick value of top card is used to count down to selection
Greater Magic 237
William H. McCaffrey A Self Working Trick using a no-touch force
Greater Magic 237
Sam Leo Horowitz The Diving Pasteboard one of four random cards is thought of, they're shuffled back, Three-spot locator used to locate selection
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 632
Martin Gardner Six of Spades Count Down one of seventeen cards thought of, Six-spot stabbed reversed in deck by performer, it locates selection
12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 14
Edward Marlo, Theodore Annemann Card Counted To spectator counts down, uses this value to count down again, third time selection shows up, impromptu method for "Count Your Card!"
Inspired by Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 24
Unknown Diogenes' Card a card helps finding two thought-of cards (card and their position remember-procedure)
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 27
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Mystic Cut card cut to by spectator is used to count down to selection
The Stripper Deck 27
Warren Wiersbe Numerical Discovery
Variations Action with Cards 12
Edward Marlo Future Reverse spectator peeks at a card, indicator face up in deck, locates selection, six methods
Future Reverse 3
Bert Allerton Name Your Number one of six cards chosen, its number used to count to selection
Related to Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 3) 139
Warren Wiersbe Wiersbe Super Countdown top card is used to count down to peeked selection
Mental Cases With Cards 25
Jerry Kogan Jerry Kogan's Indicator reversed card's number indicates position
Marlo In Spades 42
J. B. Bobo Four Ace Routine (a) four piles build by shuffling and being stopped by spectator, Ace on top of each
(b) Aces lost, number cards selected and their value used to count down to Aces
(c) "Cutting the Aces"
Watch This One! 65
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (Second Version) impromptu version
The Fine Art of Magic 103
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) using a distant key card and a "natural"
The Fine Art of Magic 101
Bert Fenn, Neal Elias 10-6-9-4 four values are counted to, aces found, inspired by Stanley Collins trick from "A Conjuring Melange"
Variations Show Stoppers with Cards 6
Bill Simon Dual Discovery two selections are found via countdown of their values
Controlled Miracles 16
U. F. Grant The Spotter Card Trick a Four spot reverses and is used to count to selection
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 8
Bill Simon Double Surprise No. 61
Scarne on Card Tricks 108
Cliff Green Magic in Your Own Hands No. 29, Spectator names a number between five and ten, card found at that number
Scarne on Card Tricks 53
John R. Boyko Strike Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Inspired by
  • "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 214) 855
Edward Marlo Casino Count Down
Control Systems 105
Edward Marlo The Secret Number card counted to from reference card
Control Systems 105
Edward Marlo The Magic Four multiple out location with an openly reversed Four-spot
Related to Control Systems 107
Al Leech Get Set, Stop! (Last Word on Card, 1952)
A Last Look at Leech 24
Edward Marlo Magic Total:
Eight-Two Locator
Ace-Three-Five Locator
Three-Three-Three Loctaor
using some cards to count down to thought-of card, multiple out counting procedure, three methods
The Cardician 141
Harry Lorayne Fourtitude four-spot as locator, faro
Also published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 80
Lu Brent A Prediction Supreme Face-up card placed in face-down spread, used to count/spell to random card, which is predicted. Essentially The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
Related to Fifteen Star Card Effects 9
Lu Brent A Location Supreme Same as A Prediction Supreme, but as a location instead of a prediction
Related to Fifteen Star Card Effects 10
Edward Marlo An Out Shuffle Effect using faro shuffles
Faro Notes 21
Edward Marlo Two Disclosures 1) another card is selected, its value used to count to selection
2) stop effect
Faro Notes 45
Edward Marlo Uses of Partial Faro Check - Faro Fooler #9 face-up card is sandwiched by two selections, or used to count to them
Faro Notes 57
Al Leech A Dishonest Mistake
Cardmanship 21
Rolland Hamblen, Charlie Miller, U. F. Grant Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 9 spectator remembers card and its position, card stabbed in deck, its value used to count down and find selection
The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 20
Edward Marlo A Three Locator set-up and multiple out, estimation
Estimation 46
Edward Marlo "Chosen Card Count Down" value of free selection is used to find fair selection, estimation
Estimation 13
Edward Marlo 7-5-2 values of three cards are used to count down to fingertip peeked at card
Estimation 50
Harry Lorayne Fourtitude Four-spot as locator, faro
Also published here Close-up Card Magic 112
Harry Lorayne Mathematical Affinity two cards at thought of positions are found via locator cards
Variations Close-up Card Magic 134
Ken Krenzel Magnetic Reversals two selections, mates of two other selections turn face up and previous selections are counted to
Variations Close-up Card Magic 142
Edward Marlo Numbered Tilt "Nineteenth Effect", value of top card used to count to selection, top card is selection, sucker
Tilt! 26
Edward Marlo Ace Finders values of four unknown cards locate aces
Faro Controlled Miracles 42
Theodore Annemann Another Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932), with annotation
K to A set-up and countdown
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 129
Dai Vernon Hidden Count-Down
Variations Expert Card Conjuring 48
Paul Swinford Hidden Countdown using Ed Marlo's Incomplete Faro Control
Inspired by Expert Card Mysteries 64
Karl Fulves Example 11 selection from packet, shuffled, value of top card used to count down to selection, gray code and faro
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 18
Edward Marlo Marlo's Psychedelic two methods "Psychedelic" without stack, see note on page 165
Inspired by Hierophant (Issue 2) 94
Karl Fulves At The 17th in small packet two selections are located with an odd-backed joker that transforms in a three-spot, then four-spot, faro
Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement) 63
Edward Marlo Casino Countdown with or without faro
Advanced Fingertip Control 112
Edward Marlo Pre-Determined Four four effects, magically reversed card is used to locate two selections (neighbors or by counting to them)
Advanced Fingertip Control 106
Edward Marlo The Latest selection is found by counting down to value of freely chosen card from a bunch, small set-up
Advanced Fingertip Control 118
Edward Marlo A Complex Problem two cards turn over and are used to count down to three selections in two piles
Advanced Fingertip Control 127
Edward Marlo Reversed Selected Locators four cards selected, two turn over and their value counts to other two selections
Advanced Fingertip Control 134
Harry Lorayne Roll Your Own dice are rolled and number used to count down to the aces, last ace found via indicator card
Reputation-Makers 91
Bruce Cervon 18-31-35 Farrow selection replaced reversed, two more face-up cards show up and are used to count to selection, faro
Expert Card Chicanery 5
Roy Walton Ten Paces to the Right selection ten cards away from face-up Ten spot, faro (see page 8 for non-faro suggestion by J. Stewart Smith), see page 16 for correction
Inspired by Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Peter Alexis Strange reversed Ace of Spades ends up next to selection, then changes back color
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 439
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the way
Related to Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 37
Stewart Judah Favorite Card Trick card from row chosen, its value used to count down to selection
The Living End 42
Lin Searles Prophet out-of-hand selection procedure, two handlings, second one with pseudo duplicate pairs
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 667
Lin Searles Countdown Aces performer cuts to Ace, Two, Three and Four on top, counting down to the Aces according to values, inspired by Ed Marlo routine
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 668
Edward Marlo Cam Free Alternative reversed 7 spot is used to find selection, distant key card
The Unexpected Card Book 146
Edward Marlo The Cam Under The Faro Spell quote: "It's the kind of effect bad enough to be used by the majority of Faro Fooler Arounders."
The Unexpected Card Book 147
M. D. Overholser A Letter From M. D. Overholser four cards removed, those values counted down to, those are the Aces
Inspired by
  • item #388 in Daley's Notebooks
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 975
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards found
Related toVariations The Epitome Location 25
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 143
Unknown The Controlled Cut No. 65, spectator cuts and this value is used to count down to selection, Ace through King of Hearts set-up, Al Baker credit given
Related to Self-Working Card Tricks 98
Frederick Braue Counting On Triumph wrong card used to count to selection
Also published here Lecture Notes 1 3
Burling Hull The Two Fold Miracle spectator shuffles deck and cuts to any card, its value used to count down in second deck, same card found there
The Amazing World of Mentalism 49
Frederick Braue The Topdowner
Fred Braue on False Deals 37
Simon Aronson, David Solomon, Edward Marlo Stop Perfecting Triumph! first selection used to count down to second after Triumph
  • Dave Solomon Handling
Inspired byVariations Arch Triumphs 27
Frederick Braue Deal-down Triumph
Also published here Arch Triumphs 43
Harry Lorayne Triple Header three cards found reversed, via countdown, etc, two handlings
Quantum Leaps 246
Roy Walton Lucky Seven reversed Seven spot used to locate selection
Also published here The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1310
Ken Simmons Touch Any Card reversed card changes into selection, value used to find other card, two methods
Cards — With a Different Touch 42
Larry Jennings Count Me In top card turned over, value used to count down, selection reversed
Best of Friends 88
Ian Land Imperfect Triumph? another card ends up reversed and its value is used to count to selection, without stack
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 316
Allan Slaight FairRow Faro reversed indifferent card is used to count to two selections on either side
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 812
Edward Marlo A Bonus Item three selections, one turns over and its value is used to count to selections on either side
Marlo's Plus Package 81
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection lies
Also published here A Close-Up Kinda Guy 32
Richard Vollmer, Christian Scherer Mystery of the 7 Suspects sandwich cards surround seven cards, down-under-deal to arrive at card, its value is counted down in rest of deck to find selection, faro
Variations The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 127
Richard Vollmer, Christian Scherer Jacks Down Under off-beat sandwich effect, faro
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 910
Bill Kalush Double Find face up selection is used to count to second selection, using FIRP
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 204
Stephen Tucker The dance master First card found by fancy cut, second card found by counting down value of first selection + other random cards
Inspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 29
Steve Beam Puzzler two indicator cards
Inspired byAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 99
Jon Racherbaumer Deck-ing Hofzinser Aces turn up in center except one which is no selection, value used to count to missing Ace
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Sep. 1977
At The Table 89
Unknown Card Detective reversed card's value used to count down to selection
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 4
Steve Beam Middle-Guage Spread card spread on the table two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selection
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 126
Steve Beam Double Prophecy two cards stabbed in the deck, value is used two find two selections, see p. 160 for corrections
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Dai Vernon Four Options multiple out location with an openly reversed Four-spot
Related to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 41
Dai Vernon Why am I Here? card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 122
Frisbie Saunders Location by the Numbers counting thing, intersting
The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 127
Edward Marlo Reversed Locator using incomplete faro control
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 119
Edward Marlo Off Center Miracle
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 121
Karl Fulves Four-Way Prophet No. 59, one of four cards forced, some face-up cards added together to arrive at same card in another deck
Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 176
Karrell Fox "Short-Cut's" with small knife or dagger, two phases, locator card and count in second phase
My Latest Book 64
Edward Marlo Incomplete Double Disclosure two cards selected, one turns over and it's next to other card or it is found with it
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 20
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Cut to Perfection
The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 199
Karl Fulves Flying Colors with airplane sight gag
Kaleidoscope 2
Unknown Lucky Seven a Seven turns over and is used to count to selection
Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 28
J. W. Sarles Fourth And One selection lost, top card turned up, 4S, four cards counted down, 4S again and original 4S is selection
Prototype 24
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Twos Much selection lost, indicator Two-spot turned up, but selection under eight cards, other three 2s under original 2
Prototype 24
R. Paul Wilson Randall Flag calculation with three cards used to count to selection
Inspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 4) 7
Tom Craven Down The Ladder value of selected card is used to count down to it
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2044
Jack Birnman Four-Sites face-up four is shuffled in deck and locates two selections
Card Finesse II 219
Unknown Follow Down "Why Am I Here?"
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 27
Emil Jarrow Jarrow's Indicator indicator card leads to selection, Ace through Ten set-up, Kruskal-type counting
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 30
Peter Duffie Variation "or Savings" two cards found by using the value and spelling the name of the performer's lucky card (Seven of Diamonds)
Inspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 8) 4
Unknown 失敗は成功のもと (Failure is a stepping-stone to success) Five-spot found reversed in deck, count down to find selected card
Larry Jennings's Card Technique 24
Aldo Colombini A Kick Out Of It Christ force, Six-spot cut to, counting down to selection, the five counted cards are a Royal Flush
Card File 89
Dai Vernon, John Murray, Jerry Mentzer One Hand Bottom - Applications
Card File 227
Philip T. Goldstein Trisectarian two cards found, one by counting down value of other cards
Thabbatical 96
Karl Fulves, Dai Vernon Devious
Inspired byRelated to Crooked Tales 121
Gene Maze The Zodiac Card card placed reversed in deck, its value counted from this position leads to selection
Related toVariations Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 63
Gene Maze Miss-Matched two cards stopped at, they're not mates, but mates are found when dealing twice to their added value
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 70
Gene Maze Mirror Image indicator card is counted down to from both sides of faced deck, mates, center deal
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 128
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Magic Teaching card selected, down under deal with a packet, last card used to count to selection, every other card Ace through King
Verbatim (Issue 10) 130
Michael Goldman The Magic Nines production/location combo
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 12) 2587
Peter Duffie Lucky Card, This Deck
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 11) 2578
Unknown The Shamus Card chosen card is found in the deck by a randomly determined shamus card
Card College — Volume 1 80
Steve Beam Puzzler II two indicator cards
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 127
Larry Jennings Coincido No. 22, card remembered at total of cut-off packet, values used to find selection
Also published here Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 40
Dai Vernon A Card Is Found No. 25
Also published here Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 46
Steve Beam Middle Guage Spread card spread on the table two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selection
Inspired byAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 27
Steve Beam Puzzler two indicator cards
Inspired byAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 125
Aaron Fisher, Jack Birnman The Long and Winding Trick Aces lost, four indifferent cards found, their values used to count down to four cards, they are the Kings, Aces found on other side of counted packets
Also published here The Sleight Album 2
Edward Marlo Prediction without Doubts Variation No. 5
spectator stops performer's deal, value used to count to selection, no set-up
Inspired by
  • "Prediction without Doubts" (Bill Simon, Nov. 1954)
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 394
R. Paul Wilson Taurean Misfit card used to count to selection, original spot card changes to selection
Inspired by Chaos Theories 37
R. Paul Wilson Randall Flagg calculation with three cards used to count to selection
Also published here Chaos Theories 53
Richard Vollmer Right-To-It Location faro
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 9) 2694
Michael Skinner Top and Bottom Blackstone two selections
Classic Sampler 70
Karl Fulves Stop Sign cards turned up until previously named card is reached, its value counted down to find spectator's selection
Blocking Off 57
Blair Bowling Breathing Heavy selection under table, spectator reverses card anywhere, it is used to count to selection
Related to
  • "The Serendipity Deck" (David Regal, Magic Manuscript Vol. 7 No. 3)
Facsimile (Issue 4) 10
Peter Duffie Diploid two piles, two cards cut to in one half are used to count to selections in other half
Inspired byRelated to Method in Effect 2
Peter Duffie Forced Entry two halves, one half shuffled and a card chosen and another one reversed, faroed together and cards next to reversed card give position of first selection, 13/14 stack
Method in Effect 10
Nick Trost Significator Five-Spot Face up Five, five cards down is selection, produce four Aces
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 134
Bob Longe Strike Three and Out! card found by counting down two times to apparently random values, reprinted from "The Invisible Deck"
Related toAlso published here
  • The Invisible Deck, Bob Longe, 1948
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 106
John R. Boyko Strike Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Also published here The Fine Print (Issue 5) 112
Bruce Cervon My Mind Keeps Wandering faro shuffle
Hard-Boiled Mysteries 125
Bruce Cervon Face-Up Count faro shuffle
Hard-Boiled Mysteries 127
Larry Jennings, Bruce Cervon Face-Up Count II faro shuffle
Related to Hard-Boiled Mysteries 129
Peter Duffie Bilocation two cards found by using the value and spelling the name of the performer's lucky card (Seven of Diamonds)
Also published here Deck Direct 13
Tony Bartolotta Soft Touch Three-spot shows up reversed in deck, counted down three cards to selection
Variations The Fine Print (Issue 10) 325
Peter Duffie Millennium Count Down some dealing and cutting with packets, selection located with value of top card of a packet
New Inspirations 3
Peter Duffie Hand Picked five poker hands dealt, a card chosen, all gathered, two cards produced and their value used to count to selection
Inspired by
  • Tom Sellers item
New Inspirations 11
Roy Walton Lucky Seven No. 4, reversed Seven spot used to locate selection
Also published here New Self-Working Card Tricks 6
Karl Fulves, Tony Bartolotta Triple Enigma No. 36, pair of invisible dice used to select card, card found and card with dice sum turns up, Ace to Nine set-up
Inspired by
  • "Dice Will Tell" (Oscar Weigle, Scarne on Card Tricks)
New Self-Working Card Tricks 52
Karl Fulves Would I Lie? No. 43, three piles, card in center one remembered, cards taken from outer two piles in any combination, values added to count down to selection, no-shuffle Gilbreath
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Harry Lorayne Doublocation locating two selection with randomly selected indicator cards, impro
Inspired by Personal Collection 67
Aaron Fisher Three Kings one of four cards is chosen and use to count down and find a selection (king), the other three change into the missing kings
Variations The Paper Engine 94
Aaron Fisher, Jack Birnman The Long and Winding Trick Aces lost, four indifferent cards found, their values used to count down to four cards, they are the Kings, Aces found on other side of counted packets
Also published here The Paper Engine 116
David Regal Control Yourself two cards are found
Constant Fooling 1 70
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Fingered card placed aside, its value is used to count to later selection
Ahead of the Pack 90
Michael DeMarco Semiquaver spectator counts cards, down-under-deal, final card used to count to prediction, sixteen-card principle, with variation by Karl Fulves
Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 267
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Double-decker two decks, one card chosen, two cards from other deck used to count down to it, 13-14 force stack
Ahead of the Pack 105
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Countdown Stop Daley Notebooks, Vernon's Automatic Mento Stop Trick, value is used to find selection
Card College — Volume 5 1170
Bruce Cervon, Richard Vollmer, Jon Racherbaumer Insured Prediction predicted by two cards and found by their values
Card College — Volume 5 1311
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Sequencer spectator produces Ace through Four of Spades, used to count down to selection
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 104
Tony Bartolotta The Real Difference spectator removes two cards and selects a card, two differences of card values calculated to count down to selection
Related to Off The Books (Issue 4) 50
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Faith Counter wrong card cut to, its value counted down to find selection which is reversed
Inspired by
  • "The Fair Count" (Paul Rosini's Magical Gems)
Related to
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 21
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson GB Center Countdown card found face-up when counting down value of another card
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 101
Max Maven Just a Little Off the Top, Please - Bonus Effect with location of second selection
Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 158
Karl Fulves Bouncer card jumps out of rubber banded deck, another is reversed and leads to second selection, four Aces show up
Under Tension 28
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Combined Forces two selections lost, a Five used to stab next to one selection by spectator, then five cards down is the second selection reversed, using BMT and Henry Christ Force
Related to Diamonds from Coal 14
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Leo-Ben Stop Trick value of card stopped used to count to selection, "perfect stop trick"
Diamonds from Coal 74
Larry Jennings Hip Pocket Prediction value of prediction card chosen by spectator indicates position of selection
Up In Smoke 36
Harry Riser Penelopizing spectator cuts to a card and loses it, a previously removed card's value is used to count to selection, penelope, faro
Also published here
  • MUM, Dec. 1994
Secrets of an Escamoteur 135
Jack Avis Double Cross (Cut) Count Down value of a cut-to card used to count to selection
Rara Avis 49
Harry Riser The Inserted Card Control with Countdown spectator pushes card flush, performer pushes reversed Five in deck and selection is five cards down
Also published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2001
Secrets of an Escamoteur 19
Harry Riser Count value of two face-up cards on table used to count to selection, faros
Also published here
  • MUM, May 1998, Oct. 2004
Secrets of an Escamoteur 167
Jack Avis Table Reverse Location two selections, one reversed in deck, it is used to count to second selection
Rara Avis 126
Jack Avis The Tabled Reverse - Again spectator names number up to ten, that value reverses itself in deck and is used to count to selection
Rara Avis 127
Bruce Cervon Face Up Count card found by counting face up indicator card, incomplete faro control
Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 11
Bruce Cervon, Larry Jennings Face-up Count Handling
Related to Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 15
Bruce Cervon Double Incomplete control and mini effect
Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 17
Unknown Off Center Finder
Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 38
Bruce Cervon Faro Finder peek with incomplete faro
Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 37
Larry Jennings, Bruce Cervon Face up Add Method 2
Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 37
Aldo Colombini Fourtold two selections are found, the matching four of a kinds produced
Best of Friends — Volume III 90
David Solomon Army Card Trick two-phase routine in which a peeked-at card is counted to from an odd-backed indicator card, faro
The Wisdom of Solomon 210
T. Page Wright A Prophetic Card Discovery deck separated in red and black, one half cut, top two values added and counted down in other half to arrive at prediction
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, May 1924
Prolix (Issue 5) 288
Dr. Jacob Daley Divining Palm nine cards in a row, spectator touches three consecutive cards, those are added and used to count down to selection in deck
Related to
  • "Synonymental" (Ed Mellon)
Prolix (Issue 6) 411
Karl Fulves On Impulse spectator should cut anywhere, look at bottom card and name any card of same color but different suit, both values counted down from rest lead to selection
Prolix (Issue 10) 684
Steven Hamilton VIC (Vernon-inspired Countdown) card fairly chosen and replaced, later counted down to
Inspired by The Magic of Steven Hamilton 132
Harapan Ong Indicated Replacements Ace to Three inserted by spectator, Ace is one card away from first selection, Two is two cards away, ...
Inspired byRelated to Close Culls 90
Arthur Finley Bottom Deal Trick
Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 6) 41
Max Maven Trisectarian two cards found, one by counting down value of other card
Related to Session Notes 5
Pit Hartling The Right Kind of Wrong four values cut to in one deck are used to count down to named four-of-a-kind in second deck
In Order to Amaze 178
Joseph Barry Another Stop Trick.. Really? spectator stops at card, its value is used to count down to selection, no set-up
Operandi (Issue 1) 9
Gary Plants Group Effort card named, spectators touch cards which are reversed and added up, at the total is found the named card when counted down in the deck
Operandi (Issue 3) 29
Gary Plants "This is Why I am Here" replacing glimpse after spectator's shuffle with set-up and shuffle strategy
Inspired by Operandi (Issue 3) 30
Johnny Thompson Multiple Out Count-Down any value used to count down to fourth card
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 73
Johnny Thompson, Jeff Busby The Whispering Queen queen tossed in deck, value of card there is used to count to selection, Ace to Ten set-up
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 195
Harapan Ong Faro Pharaoh apparently Ace placed next to another card as indicated by that card's value with a faro, other Aces found
I. Basic handling
II. Advanced handling
Principia 120
Ryan Murray Inverted Rising Card incomplete faro shuffle, deck but in case and shaken, all cards drop down except selection, using Double Faro
  • A Slicker Method
  • Alternate Ending (remaining card is not selection but indicates it)
Variations Curious Weaving 25
Harapan Ong Going Both Ways Triumph routine, Nine of Hearts is revealed which is then used to find all four Aces
A Stack to Forget 35