339 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Forcing Deck
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Forcing from a forcing deck, no specific method
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 299
Unknown Forcing Pack one way or three way
1876 Modern Magic 23
Unknown To Change Four Cards, drawn haphazard, and placed on the table, into Cards of the same Value as a Single Card subsequently chosen by one of the Spectators optional forcing pack
1876 Modern Magic 102
Unknown To change a drawn Card into the Portraits of several of the Company succession
1876 Modern Magic 115
Unknown A Card having been drawn and returned, and the Pack shuffled, to place on the Table six Rows of six Cards each, and to discover the chosen Card by a throw of the Dice
1876 Modern Magic 116
Unknown Three Cards Repeating Forcing Pack
1876 Modern Magic 125
Unknown "Forcing" Packs one-way & three-way
1889 Tricks with Cards 14
Professor Hoffmann To Force Three Cards together three force cards repeat abcabcabc...
1889 Tricks with Cards 15
Unknown To discover a Chosen Card by the Throw of a Pair of Dice forcing pack
1889 Tricks with Cards 92
Unknown, Prof. M. Verbeck "Stop!" "Three Cards having been drawn by Three different Persons, to make them appear at such Numbers in the Pack as the Drawers or any other Person my select"
three-way or two-way forcing pack
1889 Tricks with Cards 125
Professor Hoffmann To Force three Cards together three cards repeat itself, spectator cuts anywhere
1890 More Magic 13
Professor Hoffmann To produce Three Cards at any Position in the Pack thought of by Another Person three cards appear consecutively at freely named number
1890 More Magic 38
Unknown Die Gedankenübertragung No. 8, name of chosen cards appears on previously empty slate which is wrapped in newspaper, rope held to forehead of two spectators as comedy prop, mirror writing in chalk on newspaper
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 11
Unknown Die Anziehungskraft des Goldes No. 9, spectator places object on a card, it is the selection
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 97
Unknown Errare Humanum est, oder: Niemand kann zählen No. 13, chosen card appears at named number
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 104
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) 35
Unknown One-Way Deck short comment
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 11
Unknown Die Macht des Goldes spectator places coin on card, it's the selection, two methods
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 65
Unknown Die gleichen Karten forcing decks, one-way up to four-way
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 126
H. F. C. Suhr Forcing Deck obtaining a forcing deck by asking a card company for a deck of discards of one value
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 72
Unknown Forcing from Three-Way Deck having card selected from top, center and bottom, or cutting deck into three piles instead
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 60
Unknown Fin de Siècle No. 12, card chosen, deck cut in as many packets as the spectator wishes, selection appears at named number in a chosen packet
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 86
Unknown Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 120
Eduard W. Lufa Halt! three cards selected, card dealt into hat one by one, each spectator says stop during the deal and the performer is holding the spectator's selection at that moment, second deck cut into four piles, one pile selected and all its cards predicted in envelope, then first deck changes into one-way force deck of each of the three selections one by one
Oct. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 10) 147
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli III. Aus dem papierenen Königreich card is balanced on hat, deck is divided into two glasses and card floats from glas to glas, two cards are placed under two plates and the cards change places, selection is placed inside a book and performer shows envelope with miniature duplicate with correct page number and part of the text on that page written on it
1. Die Karten-Balance
2. Die Karte als Königin der Luft (with assistant)
3. Die Kartenwanderung
4. Eine magische Hypnose
1902 Moderne Magie 80
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XVIII. Prädestination (Vorherbestimmung)
1. Die Karten (prediction of chosen pile, cards can be divined, Koran type)
2. Die Blumen (name of chosen flower appears on paper in sealed envelope, half forcing deck)
1902 Moderne Magie 174
Ben-Zur Das Band der Sympathie spectator stops performer's deal right at selection, spectator pulls ribbon at performer's wrist to indicate stop
Mar. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 3) 37
Carl Willmann Jetzt! stop trick with three cards, triple forcing deck
Aug. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8) 120
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Half Forcing Stack half of the cards have same value to force a number
1926 Magische Miniaturen 58
Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 23
Theodore Annemann Psychic Sympathy two decks, spectator cuts his deck and looks at one, performer removes same card from his deck, trick is repeated. Two methods
1931 The Book Without A Name 27
Al Baker The Impossible Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches
Variations 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 83
Al Baker "Say When!" two cards, partial forcing deck
Related to 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 91
Tommy Tucker A 26 Card Mystery thirteen cards in handkerchief, selected cards to determine number of cards to travel, variation with half forcing deck
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 16
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 2
Theodore Annemann Just the Same Alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 41
Theodore Annemann A Daffy Discovery pocketed card is revealed through other cards, optional forcing bank
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 46
Unknown Forcing Decks
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 25
Laurie Ireland Hints for Amateurs on Forcing Cards third forcing deck
1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 2
Theodore Annemann Get It! deck is handed to three spectators in the dark, everyone selects a card and when the light is on again, performer reveals all three cards
1935 Mental Bargain Effects 15
Theodore Annemann Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tear
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 165
Unknown Another Diachylon Force like sticky svengali
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 107
Al Baker Impossible Card Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Theodore Annemann Get it in the Dark three cards chosen in dark room are divined, three forcing decks
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Ralph W. Read, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Original "Stop" Trick three selection, three-bank forcing deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 320
Al Baker "Say When" two cards, partial forcing deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 322
Theodore Annemann Two Card Slate Prophecy two cards divined and written on slates, stacked deck and forcing deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 348
Theodore Annemann Two Cheating Mysteries two-way-force deck
  • fair stop and count-down trick with two selections
  • one-handed location in hat
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 176
Theodore Annemann Mind or Muscle two cards located in spread, third card named, stacked deck and forcing deck
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 237
Robert Parrish The Real Coincidence Trick two decks in performer's and spectator's pocket, cards removed - they're the same
1937 You'd be Surprised 9
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate
1937 You'd be Surprised 18
Robert Parrish Selective Card In Pocket selection travels into a pocket selected by spectator, variation with spectator's pocket instead
1937 You'd be Surprised 35
Unknown Forcing Packs Three-Way Forcing Deck plus switch
1938 Greater Magic 450
Unknown Three-Way Svengali Forcing Deck
1938 Greater Magic 450
Dr. Ford Rogers Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack short forcing cards glued on long indifferent cards
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 451
Charles A. Leedy Cards Plus Jugglery card travels from long-short glued forcing deck to pocket
1938 Greater Magic 452
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper construction of deck followed by four applications
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 531
Charles T. Jordan A New Force Deck unnecessarily gaffed deck for faced-deck countdown
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 289
Harris Solomon Nomolos force deck shown, card chose, prediction says different card - correct, similar to McCombical Prediction
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 301
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 346
Purvis W. Miller The Two Jokers two jokers shuffled into deck, reversed card thrust in deck by spectator - between the jokers
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 19
Franklin M. Chapman Psychic Slate Mystery predictions of two selected cards on slate, chalk swami
1938 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6) 3
Robert Parrish Synchronism performer removes a card openly from blue deck, despite free choice spectator selects same from red deck, forcing deck and interesting deck switches
Variations 1939 Do That Again! 32
Oscar Weigle Dual Impulsion spectator finds performer's card and vice versa
Related to 1939 Do That Again! 35
Donald Holmes Forcing Deck long-short glued pairs with loose force card in between
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 3
Purvis W. Miller Double Prediction predictions with blue and red pencil match cards selected from blue-backed and red-backed deck, one forcing deck, other one stacked or marked
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 30
Henry Hardin Monte-Cristo Cards forcing deck with divided cards
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 597
Jack Vosburgh Double Edged Sword of Might two card prediction, one-ahead, mirage deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Unknown The Forcing Deck description
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 264
Unknown Double Force with Knife using forcing deck with alternating order
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 264
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Chance! Thought! Coincidence! with three different colored cardboards, one taken, one thought off and one stopped at by coincidence
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 75
Eddie Joseph Your Thought Read spectator cuts anywhere and remembers face card, which is divined
1942 Greater Card Tricks 18
Roger Barkann Magician's Nightmare selections is spelled out, with Duolette
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 119
Al Baker Al Baker's Best Card Trick two cards, duplicate bank
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 222
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Now! attributed to Robert-Houdin, three cards selected, three times stop by spectator to find their cards
Related to Jan. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 8) 34
Professor El-Tab Cut Post Card Mystery a piece of a post card vanishes and appears at a selected page
1945 My Best 230
Dr. H. Walter Grote Telepathy vs. Coincidence thought of card and unknown selected card is divined, written on paper
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 11
U. F. Grant Zella Prediction Trick one card selected, one thought of, prediction written on one card, it's the selection with the thought of card written on it
Related to 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 19
U. F. Grant Improved Three Way Forcing handling for forcing three cards with a three way forcing deck
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 22
Bruce Elliott Change! Thought! Coincidence! card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted on three different colored cardboards
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 38
Dr. William T. Palchinas, George G. Kaplan A Sensational Prediction five cards shuffled in houlette and placed on a stand each, four removed, last one is predicted
Inspired by 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 50
Henry Hardin Forcing Deck every card is half forcing card, half indifferent
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 244
Unknown Double Slate Writing flap slates, forcing deck
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 375
Ronald B. Edwards For the Future two decks, prediction is written on face of a card, free choice
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 104) 419
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cards
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 431
Harold Rasmus The Crystal Flame spectators name selected cards by looking at flame of a match
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 19
Martin Sunshine "Stop Card" Mystery using three cards and a three-way force deck
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 190
Al Baker Telepathy For Two two cards, one to ten, forcing banks
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 339
U. F. Grant Lady Luck multiple prediction, coins heads and tales, sum of thrown dice and selected card, tossed out deck
Related to 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 181) 723
U. F. Grant Grant's Terrific Telephone Test deck dealt onto table in row with every other card reversed, reversed one chosen, then any person called who names an odd number, card is there, half forcing deck
Related to Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 12
U. F. Grant Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three people select cards, then three decks are dealt in unison until someone calls stop, the three cards are the selected ones
Related to Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 12
Alexandro Dagger in the Mind blindfolded card stab, two cards, two decks
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 203) 811
Bill Channel New Use for a Forcing Deck forcing from a three way forcing deck
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 23
George Blake Interchange
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 896
Cy Keller Brahman Bell stop trick, spectator rings a bell when he wants, with Burling Hull's PopEyed Popper Deck
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 233) 932
Don Alan A Subtle One Way Force Deck with fifteen indifferent cards
1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 7
Eddie Joseph A Discovery and Its Possibilities two cards face-up and face-down alternating after slop shuffle, principle of always cutting to either face-up or face-down card, sorting behind back and applications:
  • A Force
  • A Natural Trick (two-pile location)
  • The Two Cards (two spectators turn over cards in jumbled deck which are divined)
1951 More Dumbfounders with Cards 23
Theodore Annemann Mentalex? three selected cards are found by spectators stopping at the right card
Related to 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 4
Theodore Annemann No Title At All two selection, first found by stop, second by naming a number, two way forcing deck, alternated
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 6
Aage Darling Suprediction add a number sum and selected card are predicted in envelope
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 33
Laurie Ireland The Ireland Handling for a Jumbo Two Way Forcing Deck three parts, two forcing cards
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 25
Harlan Tarbell How to Win Three Horse Races forcing bank of a third of the deck, one ahead
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 242
Art Johnston Predicto two cards, two way forcing deck with subtleties
1957 26 Originals 8
Don Tanner ESPecially for Mentalists
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 200
Tony Corinda (5) Marked Cards in conjunction with blindfolds, Ghost Deck
Related to 1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 137
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Dr. Spencer Thornton Free Choice with a fanned deck, three cards chosen and divined
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel A Card and Billet Routine cards are noted on billets, cards on board, spectator selects a billet and throws a dart into the noted card
1959 Billets 195
Paul Marcus Across the Void two cards are divined by medium over the phone, two deck switches
1959 Card Tricks 327
Peter Warlock The Patient Telepath prediction written on big file cards, initialed by the spectators
1960 Magic of the Mind 20
U. F. Grant Zella Switch card under table is divined, x-ray vision presentation
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 233
Art Irwin The Tricky Bear toy mechanical bear lifts three selections from the deck
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 54
Eugene Gloye, Billy McComb Surprise Prediction McCombical Prediction variation, with slate
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 253
Dr. Stanley Jaks Astro-Prediktion triple prediction with with zodiac, birthday and playing card
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 64
Jochen Zmeck Forcierspiele forcing decks, chapter intro
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 10
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel partially roughed Svengali deck, mirage
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 10
Jochen Zmeck Hypnose multiple spectators chose the same card, routine for Svengali type decks
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 11
Peter Warlock, Jochen Zmeck Doppeltes Geistino spectator touches card, it is reversed in another deck, repeat with different method
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 20
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 18
David Hoy The Tossed Out Deck
Variations 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 25
Edward Marlo Physical and Mental performer places physical selection next to mental selection (one of twenty-six), two phases, half forcing deck, faro fan
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Edward Marlo Uses for Half Forcing Deck see at bottom
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Lu Brent A Pack Gone Wild cards change into forcing deck and back into normal
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 395
William Terry Culpepper A Magical Reverse card selected in one deck becomes reversed in second deck, for force Psychomatic Deck is suggested
Dec. 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
J. W. Sarles PRISM with two decks and two cards each, under table
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 400) 427
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand
Related to Feb. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 22
Albert Spackman Voodoo cards with outline of a person and x-marked on different places, spectator choses one of the cards where the person is injured, prediction
Related to 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 167
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by Mar. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same value
Related to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
Also published here
June 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 106
James G. Thompson Jr. Anyone You Touch Hull's Nu-Idea Deck with prediction paper between cards
1967 Between Two Minds 22
Alton Sharpe Double Prediction Chest freely thought of and chosen card predicted, one ahead
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 73
Alton Sharpe, Del Ray The Great Stabbing Trick
Related to
  • Reinhard Müller's "Dai Vernon Lecture in Germany" 1997, for credit information
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 163
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of twenty-four duplicates (page 182)
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 179
Ace Gorham Last Call force from rough-smooth / Svengali deck
1969 HEX! 23
E. Leslie May Thank You, Ted two people select mates in fair manner
1969 HEX! 51
Theodore Annemann Psychic Telepathy two-way forcing deck handling
1969 HEX! 51
Lou Borin Predicto deck dealt in two piles with two cards face-up, both divined, half forcing deck, see p. 289 & 308 for references
Related to
  • "Coincidence" (Annemann, Linking Ring, Dec. 1927)
Oct. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 285
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity
1970 My Kind of Magic 46
Edward Marlo Let's Ambush and Kill "The Collectors" odd-backed collectors cards, rough-smooth, three-way forcing deck
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 230
Stewart Judah Sneaky Card Stab described by John Brown, wrapped in paper and stabbed by spectator, using a Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper / Nu-Idea forcing deck
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 20) 98
William Patterson Legacy of Pi Sheng borrowed book, with cards to determine page
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 27) 131
Nathan Stark The Mortal Mind of Dr. Stark two predictions written one after the other
Variations 1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 44) 217
Nathan Stark The Fourth Dimension clever single card prediction in envelope, partial three-way forcing deck
Variations 1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 52) 257
Charles Cameron Probability Nil! card at number, extracted from performer's pocket
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 56) 279
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected
1972 The Living End 36
Edward G. Brown The Use of Special Forcing Packs
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 195
Alan Brown Sealed Future ESP deck (or five-way forcing deck) shuffled and put in glass, card counted off deck until stopped, card predicted
May 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 621
Gary Kurtz Diabolique! card prediction in envelope, number is named and card at that position in deck is used, half forcing deck
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 76) 379
John A. Novak Playing Card Spirit Slates name of selection appears on sticker on a odd-backed card, half-forcing deck
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 89) 441
Karl Fulves Prophet #2 deck is divided and to spectator's think of a number, performer predicts cards at the thought of number in each half, half forcing stack
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 42
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deck
Also published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 743
Robert Parrish Mental Opener spectator names number and that card is counted to face-up, number and card predicted, mirage deck, miscalling number
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Eric Williams Forcing from Mirage Deck counting face-up
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Robert Parrish Great Slate Test chosen card divined on slate and duplicate writing appears on another slate, repeated with random name written down by spectator
Inspired by
  • Laurie Ireland's "Three Slate Routines" (1930s)
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 765
Orville Wayne Meyer Tossed II three-way forcing deck instead of one-way, see p. 863 for comment by Peter Warlock, p. 985 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
Karl Fulves Dynamic Duo two spectators each take a card from half the deck from performer's pocket, both written on slips of paper by performer
Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 817
Vic Perry Eggs-Press for 'Milady' card is selected with a wind-up toy chicken, paper is found in chosen egg with name of spectator and name of card
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 108) 537
Roger Smith The Mentalist at Last Laughs Last card selected, comedy mind-reading, then card is seen to be stuck to wall from beginning
1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 2
Alex Redans Swindled Two two decks, card selected matches face-down prediction in other deck
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 133) 662
Edward Marlo Yogi Bird Card Trick wind-up toy finds card, two methods (ungaffed and with set of duplicates)
1976 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 99
Carl Herron Phenomenon! triple prediction of number, coins and card, presentation idea
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 151) 753
Karrell Fox The "Same to You" Card Trick three spectators chose cards, they are all the Jack of Hearts, even though the deck is all Ace of Spades
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 81
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Variations 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Philip T. Goldstein Vision Version design duplication with stacked picture cards, last one is predicted
Related to 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 14
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail
1977 Break Through 1
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 4
Al Mann Where Eagles Perch on forcing the same card to several people and the use of a onw way and three way forcing deck
1978 The Tesseract 1
John F. Mendoza All Gone card selected and returned, performer names it, it turns over and is odd-backed, rest blank, with variation
Inspired by
  • "Triple Chance"
Related to
  • "Paleface Pasteboards"
Variations
1978 The Book of John 42
Paul Rylander Century 21 triple prediction
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 218) 1089
Philip T. Goldstein Modern Dart card is chosen by tossing a dart, five-way
Inspired by 1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 18
Philip T. Goldstein Doubleview two person select a card, both are divined
1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 22
Karl Fulves Forcing from Half-Forcing Deck also from half Monte Cristo
1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 2
Stephen Minch The Eye of Alhazred chosen symbol appears chemically on paper, with fire
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 11
Paul Rylander Sight Unseen divination of three cards
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 237) 1183
Paul Swinford Magnetic Coincidence selection by spectator and performer are found next to each other by stop procedure, marked and half forcing deck, gilbreath
1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck
Related to
  • Peter Warlock's "The Pecking Bird" in "Book of Magic", 1956. P.90
1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 17
Karl Fulves The Geometric Slate three-way multiple out prediction
Inspired by 1980 Curioser 12
Bob Hummer Hummer's Forcing Deck using hinged cards
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 84
John Fedko Tri-Psi as John Fedco, three cards are divined
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 268) 1337
Ray Grismer Pen Pal automatic writing, scribble is erased with erased and name of selection remains
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 269) 1342
Richard Kaufman Quadruple Fingertip Cards to Pockets duplicates and four-way-forcing deck
1981 Cardworks 140
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Card Thirteen in Spades" spectator selects all spades, deck with all spades
Inspired by
  • Racherbaumer (New Pentagram, Nov. 1979)
Related to
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 80
Basil Horwitz Challenge Mental Hypnotic Suggestion two spectators select a card, prediction states that second spectator has same card as first but thinks he has selected another card
1981 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 32
Stuart R. Patterson Awake and Rise fake indice forcing deck
1981 Babel (Issue 2) 10
Fredric Kolb Time Warp card is stopped at, same card is in performer's wallet as prediction
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 277) 1381
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein Hand of Darkness selection is divined as is position of the card in the deck
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 284) 1417
Marvyn Roy Five-Star Psychometry five spectator's select a card each, all are divined with a reading
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 299) 1491
Bob Couttie Under-Hand prediction in form of miniature card under hand
1981 The Talon (Issue 7) 92
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
  • Princess Card Trick
  • Mene Tekel Deck
  • Svengali
  • Monte Cristo Cards
  • Ever Ready Forcing Pack
  • Brainwave
1982 Hocus Poker 29
Al Mann The Five Star Gambit with the Five Star Miracle Deck, single card prediction in envelope, four-way envelope
1982 The Knight's Gambit 5
William Goldman Joker-Mania three cards are selected, blue backed card changes into selection, all cards change into jokers
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 167
Paul Hallas Forcing a Date with Cards
1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1146
Dr. Ford Rogers Ever Ready Forcing Pack Svengali deck, pairs glued together at one end, 1913
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 13
Eric F. Impey Perfectos half-waxed pairs, back card is force card
Also published here
  • Original Card Mysteries, Eric Impey
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 42
Ali Bongo Voodoo Card deck in bag, selected card is pierced with pencil and burnt with a candle, same card in other deck has same stigmata
Also published here 1983 1983 3
Pascal Monmoine The Irresistible Force half forcing deck, pressure fan, variations with predictions
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1232
Thomas Alan Waters Hallmark shuffled deck, spectator thinks of a card she sees, card is divined
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 533
Thomas Alan Waters Threesum triple prediction on selected playing cards, with Bingo chart (Stover's "irrisistible Force")
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 557
U. F. Grant Gen Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three decks, three selections, first published 1953
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 15
Stephen Tucker The Chase forcing subtlety for forcing deck, removing pencil-dotted indifferent cards from spread
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35) 680
Roy Johnson Mythical Princess two cards are found, clock theme, prediction with sucker element
1984 A World of Clocks 17
Robert Cassidy Shake Up half of the deck is placed inside a paper bag and mixed, half forcing deck
1984 The Art of Mentalism 51
Barry Stevenson Signed Sandwich card (signed by performer) travels between aces in spectator's hands, half forcing deck with signed duplicates
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 303
Thomas Alan Waters Synchrowave two decks, same card is selected
Inspired by 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 691
Thomas Alan Waters Turnary three packets, three spectators select a card in different ways, packets contain deck of cards with selections reversed, different methods
Inspired by
  • Peter Warlock's "Double Double" in "Pentagram" Vol. 13, No. 5. 1959- P. 35.
Related to
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 696
Frederick Braue Baker's Impossible Discovery - FB Improvement spectator locates other spectator's card in pocket under fair conditions (1936)
Inspired by 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 13
Barry Stevenson Sign As I Sign half forcing deck, one card signed by performer
Feb. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 1172
Karrell Fox "Elimacard" deck cut in two piles, one half eliminated, rest again cut in two piles, repeated until one card remains, selection
Related to 1988 My Latest Book 100
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Seminarheft 32
Simon Aronson Below the Belt two cards from two decks exchanged below table, they match, ends clean
Related to 1990 The Aronson Approach 70
Simon Aronson Any Card, Then Any Number with repeat, two methods
1990 The Aronson Approach 93
Bob Stencel Fixing the Gazinta two phases
1990 Cardfixes 131
John Bannon Detour de Force humorous prediction effect with obviously but wrongly marked cards
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 102
Edward Marlo, Simon Aronson, David Solomon The Path of Olram approaches for "Simon-Eyes", four ideas with forcing decks
Inspired byVariations 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 12
Aldo Colombini, Davide Costi Alamo
1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 9
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 Magie 18
Ali Bongo Voodoo-Karten deck in bag, selected card is pierced with pencil and burnt with a candle, same card in other deck has same stigmata
Also published here 1991 Ali Bongo 31
Carlhorst Meier Power of Suggestion three unknown red-backed card shuffled into blue deck, two cards chosen face up by spectators, another spectator takes deck in his pocket and removes one card, tabled face-up cards are red-backed, card in pocket is blue-backed but duplicate of remaining red-backed card
Inspired byVariations 1992 Power of Suggestion 1
Steve Dusheck On the McCombical Prediction
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 103
Steve Dusheck Deck Divider Strip metal strip in middle of deck that allows to spread only one half on either side, for half forcing deck
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 103
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Clairvoyant Card selected card and thought of card are predicted in envelope
1993 Mystification 106
Philip T. Goldstein Write Of Way five cards are taken from a deck and spectator selects one, prediction states selection and other four cards
Inspired by 1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 3) 7
Karrell Fox The Envelope Please card stopped at predicted with jumbo card in envelope, half forcing deck
1995 Much Ado About Something 59
Karl Fulves Full Disclosure performer deals, Mirage deck
1996 13 Prophets 11
Karl Fulves Fail Safe card case with "Ultra Mental Deck" sticker
1996 13 Prophets 24
Ron Bauer Second Sight comedy triple prediction, heads or tails, total of numbers from date of the coin and a card, three envelopes
Inspired by
  • David Britland's "Second Sight" in "Sorcerer Vol.1"
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 77
Tony Bartolotta Gang Related deck cut, top two cards removed and placed in center, corner of next card torn off, performer stabs it into the center behind his back, between selections, three-way force deck, for details see Informant reference
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 6) 84
Harry Baron, Ken De Courcy, Ted Lesley Decisions! Decisions! spectator deals through deck and stops at random point, same card is found in performer's pocket
1997 It's Paramiraculous 7
Simon Lovell Predicted Bermuda three cards chosen behind back of spectator, same cards reversed in prediction deck, extra deck, ends clean
Inspired byVariations 1997 Simon Says! 126
Jim Zachary Simplicity Outdone card chosen in fair manner, spectator deals and stops at selection
1997 Simon Says! 138
Jack Avis The Switch Force Deck force deck with cut-out section in half the deck to switch cigarette
1998 Vis à Vis 135
Guy Hollingworth The Cassandra Quandary card placed in envelope is actual later selection
Related toVariations 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 264
David Regal This Is My Stop Magician predicts the card where spectator stops dealing at, prediction is etched onto glass mug that contains the deck
  • Normal Deck Version
  • Gimmicked Version
1999 Close-Up & Personal 114
Ellis Stanyon Pack to Force One Card No. 1, all alike
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 191
Ellis Stanyon Pack to Force One or Three Cards Singly No. 2, three groups of force cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 191
Ellis Stanyon Pack to Force Three Cards Together No. 3, triplets of force cards throughout deck
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 192
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note finessed forcing from this forcing deck, with divination via fishing
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 192
Ellis Stanyon Discovering the Chosen Card by a Throw of the Dice No. 5, card layout on table and cards eliminated via through of die, partial forcing deck
  • Variation
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 193
Ellis Stanyon To Produce Three Cards at any Number No. 7, with pack consisting of forcing card triplets
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 194
Ellis Stanyon Four Cards Changed to the Same Value as a Fifth Drawn from Another Pack No. 8, four cards change (via Glide) to card selected from forcing deck
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 194
Ellis Stanyon The Double "Forcing" Pack No. 12, different forcing cards cut on different corners or angle
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 198
Ellis Stanyon The Triple "Forcing" Pack No. 13, for three cards
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 200
Dr. Ford Rogers The Forcing Pack that May be Genuinely Shuffled No. 18, peek-pairs with short force cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 202
Ellis Stanyon The "Anstro" Forcing Deck No. 23, long-short deck with both cards forcing cards
  • Suggested Effect (two cards selected and then spectators find each other's cards)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 205
Ellis Stanyon The "Monte Cristo" Forcing Pack No. 24, one-way forcing deck with fake indifferent indices on all cards
  • Suggested Effects (thought reading, prediction)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 206
Ellis Stanyon The Master Mystery Forcing Pack No. 25, three banks divided by long cards: 1-0-1 with force cards, alternating pairs, 1-0-1 with different force card
  • To Produce a Card at Any Number
  • Knife Thrust between Two Chosen Cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 206
Ellis Stanyon The Pack Is Wrapped in Paper and a Knife Passed between Two Chosen Cards No. 26, twenty-six force pairs
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 207
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocket
Related toAlso published here 2000 Anam Cara 21
Christoph Borer Mery spectator finds selection of other spectator with a pendulum
Also published here 2000 Anam Cara 25
Simon Lovell Bermuderama spectator choses card behind back, performer does the same, the cards match, uses three deck instead of one
Inspired by
  • Juan Tamariz performance
Variations
2000 Son of Simon Says! 77
Simon Lovell One Way to Bermuda different presentation, mate turns over in deck
Inspired by 2000 Son of Simon Says! 81
Don Alan Ranch Bird Deluxe with half forcing deck
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 85
Marc DeSouza Die Of Destiny card found with blank die and elimination process
  • Ambidextrous Destiny
  • Ambidextrous Destiny Plus
Inspired by
  • "The Magic Die" (Claude Rix, Original Close-Up Routines, lecture notes)
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 113
Wayne Dobson Chews A Card card shuffled into half the deck, spectator throws it in the air, card then appears visible with one corner in performer's mouth or on forehead
2002 Dobson's Choice 6
Wayne Dobson The Winning Hand cards dealt onto spectator's hand until he stops, miniature card of stopped-at card appears stuck onto back of spectator's hand, 1-0-1 forcing section
2002 Dobson's Choice 14
Al Baker Best Card Trick two cards, duplicate bank
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 541
Al Baker Spectator produces Card from Inside Pocket spectator finds two cards but not third, performer does and shows that the deck consists of duplicates of this card
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 663
Karl Fulves Monte Cristo Background on the history of Henry Hardin's Monte Cristo Deck, Domer Scaramucci's card stand addition
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 37
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Inspired byAlso published here 2003 Bisingen 03 21
Jon Allen Against All Odds spelling to find a card, matches prediction, all other cards are the same
2003 Jon Allen's Lecture — The Director's Cut — The Sequel 20
Davide Costi The Davide Costi Impossible Prediction
2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 84
Wayne Dobson Switch card chosen, wrong card found and put in case, transposes with correct card twice, then deck changes in duplicates of wrong card
Related to 2004 Dobson's Choice 3 11
Wayne Dobson Janus open prediction shown, face-down card chosen and dropped on top, they match, rest of deck shown to be all alike but a different card, SBS card
2004 Dobson's Choice 3 15
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson The Jumping Card card jumps around to named positions, packets, pocket, using Killer Count
  • Variation (forcing deck)
2004 Killer Koncepts 23
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Also published here 2006 Compilation 55
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocket
Also published here 2006 Compilation 68
Christian Scherer, Christoph Borer Hofzinsers Handschuh cards put in a box, selection is fished out with a glove, that holds the card in an eery way
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2006 Compilation 70
Christoph Borer Pendulum spectator finds selection of other spectator with a pendulum
Also published here 2006 Compilation 145
Dai Vernon Cutting The Aces spectator cuts to the Aces, with sucker moves as magician fooler
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 10
Steve Beam Even Deeper two selections, silently spelled and spectator think stop
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 34
Steve Beam Taking the Bait rules card is placed inside deck and then cards placed on the table in pairs, card next to rule card is predicted
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 22
Christoph Borer Das halbe Forcierspiel half forcing deck
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 8
Christoph Borer Die Handhabung eines halben Forcierspiels the handling of a half forcing deck
1. Verwendung als Normalspiel (using the normal cards)
2. Das Spiel auffächern (faning the deck)
3. Das Spiel ausbreiten (spreading the cards)
4. Das Spiel durchblättern (spreading through the cards)
5. Das Spiel auf dem Tisch ausbreiten (spreading the cards on the table)
6. Das Spiel vordribbeln (dribbling the cards on the table)
7. Das Spiel mischen (shuffling the deck)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 9
Christoph Borer Die Force einer Karte forcing from a half forcing deck
1. Mit dem Spiel in den Händen (in the hands)
2. Das Spiel liegt auf dem Tisch (on the table)
3. In den Händen des Zuschauers (in the spectator's hands)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 11
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 13
Christoph Borer Pendulum spectator finds selection of other spectator with a pendulum
Also published here 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 15
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other
Inspired byAlso published here 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 17
Thomas Otto Joker Miracle card has written the word Joker on the back and put on table, this card changes into selection, different colored back
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 20
Christoph Borer Joker's Triumph triumph, reversed card at the end is a joker and selection is in card case
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 22
Christoph Borer Double Transposition red and blue deck, two selection interchange in decks
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 24
Christoph Borer Erweiterung more ideas for the half forcing deck
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 28
Stephan Kirschbaum Schoko-Stopp