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Unknown faire tirer des cartes par quatre spectateur; les nommer ensuite sans les avoir vues, et faire qu'une de ces cartes se metamorphose successivement en chacune des autres four chosen cards are guessed by the magician, then one of these cards will be transformed successively into each of them (miscalling)
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 156
Unknown Faire qu'une carte choisie par un premier spectateur, et mêlée dans le jeu par un second, se trouve la première qu'un troisième spectateur choisira librement; la métamorphoser en une autre carte au gré d'un quatrième, & la faire reparaître un instant card turns several times into the cards that other select or name
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 175
Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen
Modern Magic 87
Unknown Multi-Pip Card & Application two versions, with general card type routine with two spectators
Tricks with Cards 48
Prof. M. Verbeck Multi-Pip Card double faced multi-pip card, ending clean with blank card
Tricks with Cards 50
Unknown Everybody's Card
Tricks with Cards 120
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack"
Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown Changing Cards multi-pip card
More Magic 55
Unknown Das wiederholte Forcieren ein und derselben Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
forcing the same cards to multiple spectators, general card application
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 66
Unknown The New General Card
New Era Card Tricks 162
Unknown Sylvesterzauber four cards selected and returned, one selection is taken from spectator's pocket, it changes into the other three selections one by one
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 73
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Ein Hofzinser'sches Kartenkunststück card changes into four selected cards one by one
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 7) 106
Eduard W. Lufa Die Generalkarte card changed into four selections one by one
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 179
Carl Willmann Eine Kartenmetamorphose four cards chosen, fourth card changes into each of the other selections and back
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 179
T. Nelson Downs The General Card several spectators choose a card, they are all the same, whole deck is shown the same, then different again
The Art of Magic 71
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Herz-Ass
Also published here Kartenkünste 188
Unknown The Changing Card two cards chosen, a card changes to both cards
Modern Card Manipulation 106
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke
VariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
L. Vosburgh Lyons A Question of Power top card changes into three selections one after the other
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 129
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch
Greater Magic 490
Eddie Clever Hallucination
Also published here My Best 128
Unknown Everybody's Card, I transforms into four chosen cards, platform
Related to The Royal Road to Card Magic 281
Unknown Everybody's Card, II transforms into 3 chosen cards, platform
The Royal Road to Card Magic 286
Edward Marlo Reflection card becomes blank and changes to three selections
Variations The Cardician 36
Charlie Miller The General Card
Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 20
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count)
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Roy Walton Universals - The Universal Ghost joker transforms into three selection in packet, elmsley count
Inspired byVariations Epilogue (Issue 2) 11
Roy Walton The Universal Mexican odd-backed joker transforms into three selections
Inspired by Epilogue (Issue 2) 12
Edward Marlo The Universal Acrobat blank card into three cards, then blank again
Related to On the Acrobatic Cards 72
Francis Haxton By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 155
Robert Parrish By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036
Inspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 155
Johnny Thompson Les Quick Cartes three cards become duplicates of a selection, then another and a third selection
Inspired by
  • Marlo's Quick Three Way (Ibidem #15)
VariationsAlso published here
The Cardiste (Issue 13) 24
Horace E. Bennett Universal Joker
Epilogue (Issue 8) 58
Allan Ackerman The Fickle Card's Fingered Fate card changes into three selections and vanishes
Hierophant (Issue 3) 121
Allan Ackerman The General's Universal Card gaffed
Variations The Esoterist 6
David Reichler Double Hofzinser joker transforms into two selections, Reichler = Rosenthal according to reference
Related to Epilogue (Issue 13) 108
Edward Marlo Another Reflection blank card into three selections
Inspired byVariations Expert Card Chicanery 42
Derek Dingle Universal Chameleon divided flap card
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1)) 127
Jon Racherbaumer Chronology Universal Card in print
The Universal Card 3
Jon Racherbaumer Comments defining:
  • Everywhere & Nowhere
  • The General Card
  • The Universal Card
Related to The Universal Card 4
Edward Marlo The Hypnotic Card four cards selected, a fifth card changes into all four one by one
Variations The Universal Card 7
Edward Marlo Favorite Universal blank card changes into three selections one by one
  • The Clean-Up
  • Added Variation
  • Added Thoughts & Suggestions
The Universal Card 8
Edward Marlo Universal Solutions four solutions
Related to The Universal Card 13
Edward Marlo Universal VI odd-backed universal card, two decks in play
The Universal Card 15
Edward Marlo Tout's Universal odd-backed universal card from an apparently all blank second deck
The Universal Card 16
Jon Racherbaumer The Chameleon Card Joker changes into three selections one by one and back, with back-change as well
The Universal Card 17
Johnny Thompson Universal Combine card changes into three different selections in three different ways and back
Also published here The Universal Card 19
Edward Marlo Hypno-Versal Way blank card changes into three selections one by one and back
Variations The Universal Card 20
Bruce Cervon Cervon's Universals odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, three different routines with different gaffs
Inspired byAlso published here The Universal Card 21
Edward Marlo More Universals ungaffed, two methods
The Universal Card 26
Edward Marlo Not Quite Ambiguous Universal with two selections
The Universal Card 28
Jon Racherbaumer Full-Circle Universal
Inspired by The Universal Card 29
Edward Marlo Open-Faced Universal
The Universal Card 31
Brother John Hamman Hamman's Universal Variants two methods
The Universal Card 33
Karl Fulves The Looking Glass Aces five cards with Joker, which changes to four aces one at a time and vanishes, for credits see reference
Related to Packet Switches (Part One) 22
Karl Fulves Impromptu Universal five cards with Joker, which changes to four aces one at a time and vanishes
Related to Packet Switches (Part Two) 104
Jerry K. Hartman Post-Hypnotic Card Four cards selected, a fifth card changes into all four one by one
Inspired by Means & Ends 72
Jerry K. Hartman Descardes I Ace of Spades changes to look like three selections
Inspired byVariations Means & Ends 74
Jerry K. Hartman Descardes II
Inspired by Means & Ends 76
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel Deck
Also published here The Unexpected Card Book 68
Karl Fulves Double Switch joker changes into first, then second selection, second deal lap application
Methods with Cards — Part 2 96
Jerry K. Hartman Imagic Universal Card Plot, Joker changes into Ace, Two and Three of Clubs one by one
Inspired by Card Fare 48
Mike Rogers The Universal Card ala Ascanio
The Ascanio Spread 19
Gene Castillon The Undulating Universal
The Ascanio Spread 21
Harvey Rosenthal A Strange Double Revelation joker transforms into two peeked cards
Variations Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 4
Roger Smith A Simple Universal
Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 2 3
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel Deck
Also published here Lecture Notes 1 23
Rick Johnsson Universal Card - N.F.A. using The Kick Change three times
Practical Impossibilities 73
John F. Mendoza, Derek Dingle, Bruce Cervon The Uneral-Geniversal Card odd-backed Ace of Spades changes into four selections one by one
The Book of John 16
Jerry K. Hartman Mirror Image Universal Card has mirror on face
Inspired by Loose Ends 28
Roy Walton Revolving Universal Joker face up in spread, it changes into two selections one by one
The Spread Half-Pass 7
Roy Walton Universal Aces three Aces and Joker in packet, Joker changes into each of the Jokers so two of each are seen with each count, then Joker changes into fourth Ace
Inspired by The Spread Half-Pass 17
John Cornelius Apocalypse Variations Or Additions applications
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 274
Roy Walton Walton's Universal universal packet
Also published here Card Cavalcade Finale 5
Harry Lorayne The Changeling sequence in which a card changes multiple times
Quantum Leaps 41
Richard Kaufman Fantastamazing Aces freely held card changes to each Ace one by one
CardMagic 179
Richard Kaufman Salamander
CardMagic 181
Larry Jennings The General Card ungaffed, three selections
VariationsAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 349
Gene Maze The Sincerest Form of Flattery with three duplicates and two blank cards, universal card
The Gene Maze Card Book 59
Richard Kaufman A True Blue Chameleon odd-backed universal card
The Gene Maze Card Book 69
Philip T. Goldstein Masque joker transforms into three selection one by one, last phase is a transposition
Also published here Masque 1
David Britland Alien odd backed card, mirror face as kicker
VariationsAlso published here The Talon (Issue 6) 83
Robert Walker, David Solomon Cosmic Card double faced divided card
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 87
Walt Lees Everywhere and Goodness Knows Where joker changes into three selections
Inspired by Four Professional Card Tricks 20
Johnny Thompson Les Quick Cartes three cards become duplicates of a selection, then another and a third selection
Also published here Polished Polish Prestidigitation 1
Johnny Thompson KF + BC + EM2 = Another Universal card changes into three different selections in three different ways and back
Also published here Polished Polish Prestidigitation 35
Derek Dingle The Universal Card gaffed (divided flap) and impromptu handling
The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 17
Richard Kaufman Generally - More Specifically
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 74
Jerry K. Hartman "Image-ician" using diminishing lift sequence
Best of Friends 214
Richard Kaufman, Harry Lorayne General-ly
Best of Friends 231
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Prediction different back prediction changes to selection several times
Fork Full of Appetizers 19
William Goldman Joker-Mania three cards are selected, blue backed card changes into selection, all cards change into jokers
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 167
Roy Walton Walton's Universal universal packet, blank cards
Also published here Packet Tricks 47
Curtis Kam Condens-ace-tion
Inspired by All the World's a Stage 33
Francis Pelkey Xerox three cards chosen from blue deck, red-backed card changes into each one one by one, then selections's backs become red as well
Variations The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 1
Brother John Hamman The Universal Trio three odd-backed cards put on three selection one by one and change to matching four-of-a-kind
The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 185
Stephen Tucker Mr. Universal thoughts on Universal Card plot, with printed gag cards (13 of spades, 3 1/2)
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 515
David Britland Alien odd backed card, mirror face as kicker
Also published here Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 517
Michael Powers Deduce is Wild four Twos put in case, three cards signed and put on table, one Two removed and it changes into each selection one by one, then selections transpose with remaining three Twos in case
Powerful Magic 1
Jerry Sadowitz Hard Man
Cards Hit 17
Meir Yedid Royal Miracle Royal Flush kicker
Inspired by Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 72
Peter Duffie Across The Universe face card of deck changes into several selections that are reversed in spread, using spread half pass
Related toVariations Contemporary Card Magic 1
Daryl Martinez Universal
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 251
Michael Louis, Daryl Martinez Chameleons All odd-backed packet changes to duplicate of three selections
Best of Friends — Volume II 471
Edward Marlo, Randy Wakeman The Card of a Thousand Faces "based on an unpublished Marlo routine"
VariationsAlso published here Formula One Close-Up 62
Louis Falanga Casino Kings two kings travel to the top, take the identity of three random cards and change into two selections, the kings are found reversed in the pack
Lake Tahoe Card Magic 43
David Britland The Impressionist "Can you have a playing card with four faces? Of course not..."
Universal Card (Joker changes into each of three selections) that disappears at the end
Inspired by Equinox 49
Ben Harris The Impressionist card changes into three selections one by one
Out Of His Mind! 66
Ben Harris The Return of the Alien combo of odd-backed elevator, universal card, three-card vanish, color changing backs
Inspired by Midnight Special 7
Bruce Cervon The Universal Card odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, blank card as climax
Tricks of Conjuring 7
Larry Jennings The General Card ungaffed, three selections
Also published here The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 113
Randy Wakeman Generally Speaking
Special Effects 16
Bruce Cervon The Universal Card three Methods, also gaffed (divided card, flap gimmick)
Also published here The Cervon File 57
Bruce Cervon Universal Vanish one of the Selections vanishes cleanly
The Cervon File 71
Bruce Cervon Vanishing Universal Universal Card vanishes
The Cervon File 75
Larry Jennings The Changeling four deuces change to other four of a kind multiple times when one card is exchanged
Variations The Cardwright 181
Edward Marlo A Routine of Surprises indifferent card changes into two selections one by one and back, selections are in two pockets
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 159
Doug Edwards Velocity Changes
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 11) 1705
Brother John Hamman Universal Card nine selections, double backer, double facer
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 209
Randy Wakeman The Card of a Thousand Faces odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, then becomes blank, two duplicates
Also published here Randy Wakeman Presents 130
Randy Wakeman The Card of a Thousand & One Faces gaffed
Inspired by Randy Wakeman Presents 133
Harry Lorayne, Art Altman Cryptic Triptych three selections, top card changes to each one
Trend Setters 151
Art Altman Triple Change three selections, top card changes to each one
Trend Setters 153
Edward Marlo The Double Change card changes into two selections
That's It 21
Edward Marlo Any Deck Universal
That's It 45
Marc DeSouza The Thing three selections, odd-backed general / universal card ends up blank
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 567
Philip T. Goldstein Vicinity small packet of cards turn into three selections then into four Aces
Also published here
  • "Vicinity" in "Linking Ring", February 1984.
Focus 14
Philip T. Goldstein Impressions
Focus 129
Philip T. Goldstein Masque joker transforms into three selection one by one, last phase is a transposition
Also published here Focus 135
Jon Racherbaumer Backing the Universal Card blank card changes into each of three selections
  • Lay Audience Approach
  • Magician's Approach
Inspired by Cardfixes 82
José Carroll Reflections four Aces change 6 times, Universal Card plot with aces
52 Lovers — Volume II 9
Alex Elmsley The Great Pretender card in the middle of kings changes to multiple selections
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 69
John Bannon, Brother John Hamman Duet To It two cards transform to resemble other cards, then become two previous selections, inspired by Hamman's "Magic Cards", two handlings with and without duplicates
Smoke and Mirrors 113
James Swain Seven Jokers three jokers placed reversed between four others turn into selections before reverting back into jokers
Don't Blink 103
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Carte Universelle with color changing back kicker
Rumba Count 57
Alex Elmsley Pockets Full of Miracles card is looked at by three people, everybody sees a different card. they all come from different pockets then
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 211
Michael Vincent Michael's General Card Joker changes into three previous selections one by one
Roger's Thesaurus 123
Peter Duffie A Hint of a Tint Universal Card with color changing deck kicker
Inspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 97
Peter Duffie Widespread on the pack
Inspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 93
Edward Marlo Diminishing Universal blank cards change into several selections one by one and back, two methods (one roughed)
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1972
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 95
Edward Marlo Another Universal Joker changes one at a time to three selected cards on the table, then becomes blank, using card shelf
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 173
Brad Henderson Universal Mexican Joker changes into two signed selections one by one, then other cards change into Jokers, full deck becomes Jokers
MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 6) 25
Paul Cummins Commercial Universal two spectators
from a shuffled deck in use... Part Two 1
Dominique Duvivier Chameleon Chameleon cards, cards transform as per Universal Card plot, but start printing magician's fingers on it
Magie Duvivier 117
Pablo Domenèch Las Tres Cartas (Utilizando la Naturalidad Condicionada) with three plus one selections
La Magia de Pablo Domènech 82
David Solomon Full-Face Universal Card Joker changes into three selections one after the other
Solomon's Mind 121
Richard Bartram, Jr. Uniwild joker changes into three selections, then all four card become duplicates of each other, in the end selections are normal again and Joker is blank
Trephine 14
Bruce Cervon Triple Change general card in sandwich
Hard-Boiled Mysteries 34
Pit Hartling Chameleon joker changes into three selected cards and back, double faced divided gaff
The Book 79
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope two cards chosen, indifferent card put in envelope that has a corner cut off, it changes into one selection, then into the other
Vis à Vis 129
Roy Walton All Hands on Deck Joker changes into two selections, "in hands approach to Gene Finell's Free Cut principle"
Come A Little Closer 74
David Regal The Crystal Ball Blank card changes into two selections, then fades back to blank.
Close-Up & Personal 111
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack No. 45, three selections, "General Pack"
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 183
Ellis Stanyon Everybody's Card No. 9
Variations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 217
John Hostler The Wild Card Joker changes into mates of three cards
Inspired byVariations Card File Two 82
Don England The Universal Card of Escorial three cards
Don England's Paradox 125
Peter Duffie The Universal Base Ace of Spades put on bottom of deck, it changes into the mates of three selections, other Aces show up as climax, bottom deals
Cards By All Means 7
William Goodwin All in One ungaffed
Constant Fooling 1 57
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Ace Of Hearts
Also published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 141
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Shape shifters two Jokers change both into selections and back
Ahead of the Pack 192
David Ben Everybody's Card, III
Inspired by Tricks 128
Karl Fulves Double Hofzinser comment on effect and David Reichler = Harvey Rosenthal
Related to Hofzinser Notebook 59
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Repligator Universal Card plot, odd-backed blank card changes into three selections one by one, then into signed selection
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 43
Miguel "MagoMigue" Puga Zelig, Historia de una Carta Mutante Joker changes into three selections
La Magia Española del Siglo XX 342
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Shape-Shifter Blues three pairs of cards removed from red-backed deck, two blue-backed cards change into each of the pairs
Inspired by
  • "Chameleon Blues" (Brother John Hamman, Genii, Feb. 2001)
Variations
Diamonds from Coal 150
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Shape-Shifter Blues-2 three pairs of cards removed from red-backed deck, two blue-backed cards change into each of the pairs, using Gemini Count
Inspired by Diamonds from Coal 152
Jack Avis The Fulves Problem Universal Card Plot, odd-backed, red-blue double backer
Rara Avis 70
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Trost on Hamman's "Magic Cards" general cards with a four-card-packet of Jokers
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 8
Dani DaOrtiz Unique Williamson's routine with four selection, card changes with each restoration phase
Inspired by Card Cemetery 32
John Guastaferro Relay three fair selections, card turns over and changes into selections one by one
One Degree 28
Al Schneider Universal Card three selections, odd-backed universal card
Al Schneider Magic 491
Steven Hamilton Fleeting Images blank card becomes three selections one after the other
The Magic of Steven Hamilton 139
Guy Hollingworth General Card brief, Multiple Topless Change
Renovations 10
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Roberto Giobbi Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin's Birthday
Related to
  • "Les métamorphoses" (Robert-Houdin, Comment on devient sorcier)
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 7) 350
John Hostler Royally Wild Joker changes into mates of three cut-to cards, then Joker splits into two cards to complete Royal Flush with the three cards
Inspired by Magnum Opossum 78
Yohei Kawabata Waltz General Card effect, inspired by Quick 3 Way. Small Ambitious sequence at the start. End with selection jump to pocket
Grace 21
Johnny Thompson Les Quick Cartes three cards become duplicates of a selection, then another and a third selection, duplicate
Also published here The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 83
Johnny Thompson KF + BC + EM2 = Another Universal card changes into three different selections in three different ways and back to blank
Also published here The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 123
Perseus Arkomanis Faces of Man Joker transforms into three selections before returning as a Joker
Related to Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 107
Helder Guimarães Unexplained Understandable "Preserving the Mystery"
unknown card in glass, three cards chosen, Joker transforms into each selection, all chose the Queen of hearts, it is shown as card in glass
Secret Language — Volume 1 334
Nathan Colwell Everybody's Card General Card with three selections
Inspired by
  • "Everybody's Card" (Magic Without Apparatus, 1914)
Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 2) 26