94 entries in Cards / Principles / One Way / Faces
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To Detect, without Confederacy, which of Four Cards has been Turned Round in your Absence one-way margins
1876 57
Die magische Sehkraft No. 18, a picture card is turned around, performer knows with one
1895 23
The Reversed Card spectator turns card end for end and performer knows which one
1911 94
Charles T. Jordan The Reversed Court Card No. 6, one of four court cards is reversed by spectator, performer divines which one, one-way on face of some Bicycle cards
Also published here 1920 14
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver No. 8, single card location, from new deck order
Also published here 1920 17
Theodore Annemann It Goes This Way one-way faces by scratch marks, see page 164 for comment by William Larsen
1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
42
Theodore Annemann The Face Up - Face Down Location using one-way faces and backs
1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
44
Charles T. Jordan Reversed Court Card four cards in a row, spectator turns one end for end, performer knows which one
Also published here 1937 18
Charles T. Jordan Faces or Backs, Which? one-way principle applied to both faces and Bicycle League Backs
Also published here 1937 351
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver pointer one way from face
Also published here 1937 352
The "Reversible" Location using one-way feature of faces
1938 88
Dr. Buell A Test Discovery one-way pointer cards
1938 287
Phantaso one of five, one-way pips
1940 273
Henry Hardin Houdin's Dream one-way faces via pips, no-touch reversal method with book used as plate
1940
The Jinx (Issue 97)
598
Dr. Stanley Jaks Legacy From Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 1940
The Jinx (Issue 101)
613
Jack Vosburgh The Mystery of the Suits one of the Aces is selected and found, then the suit of another selected Ace is predicted
1940
The Jinx (Issue 122)
711
George G. Kaplan Follow the Arrow bridge hand with thirteen pointer cards
1948 90
The Reversed Card Spectator reverses any card in a row of five cards (end for end) while magician's back is turned, magician can tell which card is turned
1949 25
John Scarne The Turn Around Cards No. 10, Spectator secretly turns some cards around from a row of eight cards, performer can divine which were turned (Pointer principle)
1950 22
Edward Marlo Mental and Physical
  • #3 of "3 Mental Effects"
card thought of, another selection placed next to it, both found
  • Additional Ideas for Mental and Physical Choice
    • 1. Force
    • 2. Marked Deck
    • 3. Stacked deck
    • 4. One way deck on faces
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
11
Tony Corinda (6) Annemann's One Way Deck on the faces, applied to routines with blindfolds
Variations 1958 137
James Steranko Fantasy Card Routine Chapter Thirteen
  • Oneway Faces (not pointer cards, but uneven printing)
  • The Division (spectator cuts to a card behind the performer's back and replaces)
  • The Afterthought (selection from in-the-hands spread)
  • The Bisection (two selections by cutting of small packets and remembering bottom cards)
  • The Retention (fake memory demonstration, move-a-card)
  • The Abstraction (one of three cards thought of, OOSOOM)
  • Fantasy Notes
1960 93
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Erbe von Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 1961 134
Karl Fulves Greeks Bearing Gifts four queens removed, one selected and found, repeated in different ways, last queen torn and initialed piece found, initials as one-way feature
Related to
  • p. 76 for alternative ending by Al Altman
Variations
Sep. 1966 58
Roy Walton Treble Trouble two cards, odd-even and pointer divided deck
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 1969
Ibidem (Issue 34 & 35)
20
Alan Brown Future Ghost cards thought-of and not removed from deck, one-way faces or edge-marks or one-way crimp, see also p. 373 and p. 684
Related toVariations Sep. 1970 357
Sid Fleischman One-Way Deck Revisited chalk mark on side, fan turnover
1970
Magick (Issue 9)
42
Roy Walton Twister two six-card packets (one red and one black) on table, spectator moves one over from one packet to the other, located, six red cards change to black
Also published here Sep. 1972 561
Stephen Minch Death's Grip card is found with small skull on chain (Skull-ocation)
1974 26
Charles T. Jordan The Reversed Court Card one of four court cards is reversed by spectator, performer divines which one, one-way on face of some Bicycle cards
Also published here 1975 24
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver single card location, from new deck order
Also published here 1975 26
Charles T. Jordan "Faces or Back, Which?" one-way principle applied to both faces and Bicycle League Backs
Also published here 1975 142
Deuces Wild No. 9, card chosen from four-card packet of all initialed Deuces repeatedly found, one-way signatures
1976 15
Hannes Höller One-Way und beschnittene Karten
  • Rückenmuster-One-Way
  • Bild-One-Way
1978 129
Robert Siepielski Sight Unseen drawn ESP symbols on business cards, thought symbol is divined
1979
Magick (Issue 224)
1119
Larry Becker Fabulous Gypsy Spell six gipsy cards, one is selected and a chosen word from list used to spell through the cards
1979 75
Roy Walton Twister two six-card packets (one red and one black) on table, spectator moves one over from one packet to the other, located, six red cards change to black
Also published here 1981 223
Thomas Alan Waters Talismanacle spectator selects a card, presentation with ring or amulet which is able to pick ab vibrations from the card
  • Variation One: Memorized Deck
  • Variation Two: Stripper Pack
  • Variation Two-and-a-Half: Stripper Pack
  • Variation Three: Stripper Pack
Related to 1982
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue)
203
Karl Fulves Pointed Reminder small packet is cut in half with scissors, two matching halves are exchanged, performer divines which halves
1982 25
Karl Fulves Pointer Cards & Clocking Ideas
Related to 1982 48
Pascal Monmoine One Way Deck
May 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6)
1236
John Aukes Straight and Round cards are shuffled face up into face down, spectator turns over any card/s and the performer locates them
July 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7)
1250
Thomas Alan Waters Groupease five packets are cut, bottom card remembered shuffled and all five cards are divined
Inspired byRelated to 1984
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk)
616
Thomas Alan Waters Trivese three card location
1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr)
643
Bascom Jones Circle of Power location of chosen Tarot card
July 1986
Magick (Issue 374)
1869
Tetsuyoshi Hoshino Not By Sight one of four aces chosen, found, one-way faces, garden-path-presentation
Related toVariations Mar. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 3)
1329
Karl Fulves Star Cross out-of-hand one-way reversal, one-way faces or one-way crimp
Related to 1987 81
Roy Walton Treble Trouble two cards, odd-even and pointer divided deck
Also published here 1988 79
Karl Fulves Quid Pro Quota card chosen from packet, position remembered by spectator counting procedure
  • (A) Lockdown (11-card packet)
  • (B) Futures/Options (10-card packet)
  • (C) Go Fourth (10 cards, faro)
  • (D) Point of View (14 pointer cards)
  • (E) Cue Test
  • (F) First and Ten (spectator finds magicians card and vice versa)
  • (G) Doctor Cue
  • (H) HI Test
  • (I) Xtantra
  • (J) Doctor's Out
  • (K) Outback
Variations 1989 3
Frederick Braue Pointer Thinking with packet of cards, out-of-hand reversal by spectator
1992 5
T. Nelson Downs The T. N. D. Detection using one-way faces, tray for reversal
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
52
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver No. 119, single card location, from new deck order
Also published here 1992 148
Charles T. Jordan Faces or Backs-Which? No. 161, one-way principle applied to both faces and backs
Also published here 1992 195
Charles T. Jordan, Karl Fulves Change Your Mind? No. 166, one of two cards thought-of, replaced, deck dealt into two piles (some face-up, some face-down), performer picks out correct card, one-way on faces and backs (instead of original dot marks used by Jordan)
Inspired by 1992 199
Tom Daugherty Heavies one way from the face
Dec. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 12)
2302
Dr. Dan J. Alessini E-Z Duz It divination of card in picture deck
Inspired by Oct. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 4)
12
Paul Rosini Addition to Rosini's Saliva 10-Card Trick pointer cards
Variations 1994 1073
Tony Bartolotta About Face ESP card, alphabet card and one of many license plates found
1994
Rigmarole (Issue 10)
115
Danny Archer Point It Out card selected from packet and returned and shuffled while magician’s back is turned, he finds selection, using special glasses to see spectator’s fingerprints
Also published here 1994 13
Lou Gallo One-Way Pips
1996 58
Nick Trost Peek-A-Boo Aces Pointer Principle to tell which Ace was selected
Related to 1997 79
Thomas Fraps, Helge Thun If Worse Comes To Worse performer finds two selected and one thought-of card, one way from face (pips)
Variations 1998 88
Ellis Stanyon The Margin and Pip Discovery No. 18, "Houdin's Dream", one-way by margin or by one-way faces
  • Improved Version (Think Stop presentation)
1999 10
Ellis Stanyon To Detect Which of Four Cards Has Been Turned Around No. 24, white margin on picture cards
1999 45
Tom Frame Forensic Evidence spectator puts thumbprint on selection and buries it in packet, magician identifies card, spectator handles selecting process and losing of card while magician’s back is turned
Variations Mar. 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 7)
75
Jerry K. Hartman Digital Image spectator puts thumbprint on selection and buries it in packet, magician identifies card by looking at its back, spectator handles selecting process and losing of card while magician’s back is turned
Inspired byAlso published here June 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 10)
74
Gary Plants Palindrome divination of one of the four Aces
2000 118
Paul Curry One-Way Face Design Tip scratching pips
Also published here 2001 272
Karl Fulves The Odd Couple No. 2, one of four cards selected, all shuffled back in deck, performer locates it
2001 3
Karl Fulves Greeks Bearing Gifts No. 36, four queens removed, one selected and found, repeated with diminishing number of queens, last one predicted
Inspired by 2001 76
Danny Archer Point It Out card selected from packet and returned and shuffled while magician’s back is turned, he finds selection, using special glasses to see spectator’s fingerprints
Also published here Feb. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 6)
71
Tom Ransom The Real Work On One-Way Faces gag
Jan. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1)
80
Karl Fulves Pointers
2004 14
Liam Montier Aces & Kings spectator and magicians have the four Aces and Kings respectively, one chooses a card from the other's packet, then the selections are found
2005 10
Jack Avis Historical Items and Magical Facts one-way pointers and more
2006 188
Bob Swadling Si's Secret observation of the Si Stebbin
2006 224
Bruce Cervon, Larry Jennings 5 Card Miracle one way principle
2007 57
Jerry K. Hartman Digital Image spectator puts thumbprint on selection and buries it in packet, magician identifies card by looking at its back, spectator handles selecting process and losing of card while magician’s back is turned
Inspired byAlso published here 2007 356
Gary Middleton Pointing at Moe
2007 74
Manolo Talman Las cuatro estaciones cards are spread in a circle, four cards are selected and replaced, deck is shuffled and performer finds all four cards
2009
El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 9)
232
Max Maven Looking the Other Way two cards selected from ten cards are found, test-conditions, one way
2010 72
Dr. Stanley Jaks Legacy from Tibet two routines with one-way picture/symbol cards
Also published here 2014 171
Ondřej Pšenička What Are Butterfly Playing Cards? Description of how the Butterfly cards should be used

  • The Two-Way Markings
  • The One-Way Markings
  • The One-Way Flower
  • The One-Way Faces
2017 13
Glenn G. Gravatt The Bruce Lee Way Secretly get a selection to be placed reversed end for end in a one-way deck, hands off approach, uses one way faces
2017 37
David Solomon Thoughts on a Location one of five chosen cards selected, all shuffled back and selection found
2018 200
Benjamin Earl Slow Roll with turnover choreography
2019 13
Roy Walton Treble Trouble two cards, odd-even and pointer divided deck
Inspired byAlso published here June 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 6)
48
Ryan Murray Separating the Cards aligning natural stripper decks
  • Using the Printing Imperfections
  • Using Pip Orientation
  • Separation Shuffle A
  • Separation Shuffle B
  • Combining Separation Methods
2021 21
Ryan Murray Lucky Poker Deal card selected from packet and lost, four hands dealt, chosen one contains four Sevens and selection, using natural stripper properties in standard decks
2021 61
Scott Baird The Gambler, The Magician, and The Psychic two cards chosen, one removed, all found, using One and a Half Way Deck
Inspired byRelated to May 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 5)
232
Scott Baird One and a Half Way Deck faces one-way scratch-marked, backs of only one color are one-way scratch-marked
May 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 5)
234
Scott Baird One Way, All The Way one-way forcing deck, card signed on the back, it is found from the faces
Sep. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 9)
432
Danny Archer Point It Out card selected from packet and returned and shuffled while magician’s back is turned, he finds selection, using special glasses to see spectator’s fingerprints
Also published here 2022 55
Roy Walton Treble Trouble
  • Exhumations (Jon Racherbaumer)
two cards, odd-even and pointer divided deck
Inspired byAlso published here July 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 7)
47