44 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / General Comments
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Professor Hoffmann As an Out Trick for a Failed Force
1890 48
Louis Nikola Forcing Anecdotes and comments on forcing cards
1927 51
Jack Merlin Forcing
1927/28 21
Eliminating the Pass for Forcing setting the card in center
  • The "Strip" Cut
  • "Sighting"
  • Shuffling to the Centre
  • By means of the "In-jog"
  • Pack cut by Spectator (Farelli)
  • The "Continental" Cut (Farelli)
1933 35
Jean Hugard Using a Force
1940 190
Charles Hopkins 33 - When force is missed.
1940 46
Gaglets when forcing one card, let him grab two and take one back
Dec. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 24)
Al Leech Forcing general comments
1954 15
Philip Reed Willmarth Tricks with the Force
1959 48
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson Force Get Ready charlier pass for bringing card to center
1972 147
1972 148
Dr. Jacob Daley Forces No. 434, various thoughts on forcing with little details, Dr. Oberholz Move
1972 125
Will Dexter Forcieren - Ein Kurzseminar overview about forcing methods with examples
  • Psychologische Forcen
  • Die Auswahllose Force
  • Die Beschränkte Auswahlforce
  • Die Von-Bis Force
  • Mathematische Forcen
  • Mechanisch oder Automatische Forcen
Also published here
  • The Gen, Apr. 1953
July 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Jon Racherbaumer About Forcing
1982 98
Karl Fulves Card-Forcing Secrets chapter intro
1984 77
T. Page Wright Other Method of Forcing listing some sleights from the upcoming tricks that can be used as forces
1991 105
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 1 Introduction
1995 83
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 2 Introduction
1995 216
Tommy Wonder Card Forcing essay
1996 204
Andreas Michel-Andino Das Forcieren der Karte
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4 & 5)
Jeff Busby Chapter 8: That "Freely Selected" Card intro on forcing cards
1998 72
Ellis Stanyon, Karl Fulves Chapter 11: "Forcing" Packs and Tricks with Same chapter intro
  • Supplementary Note
1999 191
Karl Fulves Chapter 17: Various Methods of Forcing Cards chapter intro
1999 269
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 3 Introduction
2000 791
Neal Elias Forces forcing a key card like breather crimp
Inspired byRelated to 2001 29
Neal Elias Then There's The Breather Crimp forcing the breather crimp
Related to 2001 60
Roberto Giobbi Forciermethoden for stage
2003 15
Alexander de Cova Forciermethoden on forcing methods that can be used blindfolded
  • Hinduforce
2015 185
Roberto Giobbi Forces short intro
2016 65
Joshua Jay Forcing on an online study done by The Jerx on which forces seem fair
  • Cross-Cut Force
2020 74
Dani DaOrtiz Chapter Two. Psychological Forcing and the Psychology of Forcing "Theory, subtleties, strategies and general study"
2021 31
Dani DaOrtiz Classic Force. Cards are spread in the hands much detail on the Classic Force, including the technical explanation, as well as psychological and verbal touches to enhance it
  • Classic procedure
  • My contributions. Some psychological remarks regarding the classic force
    • Breaking the rhythm
    • Subliminally indicating the card (breaking the rhythm) (p. 34)
    • Openly handing the force card (part one)
    • Openly handing the force card (part two) (p. 36)
  • Holding the deck face up (Tamariz, DaOrtiz) ( p. 37)
  • Getting the force card ready (p. 39)
    • Weave shuffle setup (for magicians)
2021 33
Dani DaOrtiz The Seventh Card and Its Psychological Nuances
  • In the hands of the magician
  • In the hands of the spectator
  • On the table (p. 42)
2021 41
Dani DaOrtiz Miscellaneous Forces and Some Psychological Remarks miscellaneous forces of a card (or cards) based on spectator saying stop during deal, spelling out names, or thinking of card in spread
  • PPT (person, place, or thing)
  • The magical blow (as a psychological mistake)
  • Stop anytime (pretending to misunderstand) (p. 46)
  • Using a high/low card setup for two spectators (p. 47)
  • Creating a force number with absolute freedom (p. 49)
2021 45
Dani DaOrtiz Verbal Forces. Forcing numbers, cards, or positions details on psychological forces of numbers, values, suits and specific cards
  • Numerical estimation by a spectator
    • Number 18 (p. 56)
    • Making number two more likely to be selected
  • Spectator’s estimations of the deck (p. 57)
  • Verbally forcing a card (first system) (p. 58)
  • Verbally forcing a card (second system)
  • Verbally forcing a card (third system)
  • Going for a suit (p. 59)
    • Going for hearts
2021 55
Dani DaOrtiz Magician’s Choice. Some ideas detailed information on the psychology, verbal strategies and nuances of equivoque and general forcing procedures and creating the illusion of freedom
  • The importance of the question
  • The spectator acts early
  • Keeping the real purpose in the background
  • Using ambiguity to normalize (p. 62)
  • Forcing choices
    • Building sentences
    • Offering two choices while highlighting one of them (Would you rather…) (p. 63)
    • One option of many
    • Sentence logic (p. 64)
    • Question in the background
    • Direct request ending with ambiguity
  • Forcing via expectations (p. 65)
Also published here 2021 61
Dani DaOrtiz Deceiving Via Visual Perception strategies to visually (and verbally) deceive audience to feel things are not under control, some force applications
  • Visual subtext
  • Visual disorder force (on the table) (p. 68)
  • You, me, and him (p. 70)
  • HLG force (Homage to Lennart Green force) (p. 71)
2021 67
Dani DaOrtiz Forcing from a Fan as You Spread the Cards for the Spectator “Think-A-Card” spread force, card from middle is forced and then controlled, card’s identity can be predetermined, many touches that make it work, psychology, how to handle when it misses
  • Control or force
  • Starting situation
  • Spreading the cards (p. 78)
  • Getting to the selection
  • Controlling the card (p. 79)
  • Initial position for the force
  • How does it work… (p. 80)
    • A. Increasing urgency (p. 81)
      • The speed of the selection
      • The specific order
    • B. Apparent nonchalance
      • The surprised technique
  • The importance of a thought-of card…
  • Facing mistakes (p. 82)
  • Cards and cards...
  • Conclusion... (p. 83)
Related toAlso published here 2021 77
Dani DaOrtiz PM Method. (Particular Moment Method) strategies to plant specific information with a spectator or extract information that he freely thinks of, all during performance, many psychological and verbal details that make these techniques deceptive, see reference for later application in book
  • Method broken up by phases
    • Initial phase
    • Lapse phase (p. 86)
      • Double situation during the lapse phase
    • Final phase (p. 87)
  • Pursuing a goal (p. 88)
  • PM Method Reference Sheet
    • Initial phase
    • Lapse phase
    • Final phase
Related to 2021 85
Dani DaOrtiz Mistakes and Outs what to do when these forces do not “hit” perfectly
  • More subtleties
  • Preventative measures (p. 106)
  • Increasing values
  • Increasing values in two directions
  • Gathering information to use later for spelling or counting (p. 108)
2021 105
Dani DaOrtiz Mistakes in Technical Forces more tips (and “outs”) for 7th card stop force to always arrive at correct card
  • One of two
  • Discarding the chosen card
  • Adding or removing (p. 110)
  • Ending with a verbal number force
  • By pure chance (apparently)
2021 109
Dani DaOrtiz Mistakes in Verbal Forces dealing with spectator that changes his mind about card he is thinking of
  • The spectator is always the one who makes the mistake
  • The rewind situation
  • Back to reality (p. 114)
2021 113
Andi Gladwin Preparing for a Force reverse culling bottom card into center
2022 49
Alice Pailhès A Psychological Classification of Forcing Techniques
  • Why Create a Psychologically-Base Classification of Forcing?
  • The Classification
    • Outcome Forces
      • Perceptual Errors
      • Memory Errors
      • Reasoning Errors
    • Decision Forces
      • Psychological Biases
        • Priming
        • Stereotypical Behaviours
        • Saliency
      • Reactance
      • Restriction
  • A Comment on Suggestion / Misinformation (Extract from Chapter 5 - Memory Illusions)
The Neat Review (Issue 5 - Paris 2022)