33 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 More Magic 48
Louis Nikola Forcing Anecdotes and comments on forcing cards
1927 The Nikola Card System 51
Jack Merlin Forcing
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 21
Unknown 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 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 35
Jean Hugard Using a Force
1940 Expert Card Technique 190
Charles Hopkins 33 - When force is missed.
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 46
Unknown Gaglets when forcing one card, let him grab two and take one back
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 101
Al Leech Forcing general comments
1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 15
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson Force Get Ready charlier pass for bringing card to center
1972 The Living End 147
Unknown Forcing
1972 The Living End 148
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) 60
Jon Racherbaumer About Forcing
1982 Card Finesse 98
Karl Fulves Card-Forcing Secrets chapter intro
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 77
T. Page Wright Other Method of Forcing listing some sleights from the upcoming tricks that can be used as forces
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 105
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 1 Introduction
1995 Card College — Volume 1 83
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 2 Introduction
1995 Card College — Volume 1 216
Tommy Wonder Card Forcing essay
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 204
Andreas Michel-Andino Das Forcieren der Karte
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4&5) 145
Ellis Stanyon, Karl Fulves Chapter 11: "Forcing" Packs and Tricks with Same chapter intro
  • Supplementary Note
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 191
Karl Fulves Chapter 17: Various Methods of Forcing Cards chapter intro
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 269
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 3 Introduction
2000 Card College — Volume 4 791
Neal Elias Forces forcing a key card like breather crimp
Inspired byRelated to 2001 New Card Controls 29
Neal Elias Then There's The Breather Crimp forcing the breather crimp
Related to 2001 New Card Controls 60
Roberto Giobbi Forciermethoden for stage
2003 Kartenkunst für Salon und Bühne 15
Roberto Giobbi Forces short intro
2016 Standup Card Magic 65
Dani DaOrtiz Chapter Two. Psychological Forcing and the Psychology of Forcing "Theory, subtleties, strategies and general study"
2021 Freedom of Expression 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 Freedom of Expression 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 Freedom of Expression 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 Freedom of Expression 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 Freedom of Expression 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)
2021 Freedom of Expression 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 Freedom of Expression 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, 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)
2021 Freedom of Expression 77