32 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Ideas
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Theodore Annemann Wanted - A Card Routine Without Cards! invisible deck presentation for any named card to pocket, no method
Related to Sep. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 12)
Louis Lam It Pays to Advertise "Advertising stunts every magician must use", playing card with business information on front is forced via Svengali Deck
1935 19
Laurie Ireland A Hanging Episode presentational idea, for card discoveries
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940)
E. R. Hall Using a Dart Board no effect, to select a card
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945)
Victor Farelli "Optical" Magic on afterimage optical illusions, using playing cards
May 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 12)
Ronald B. Edwards An Oddity mathematical oddity
May 1957
The Cardiste (Issue 2)
Karl Fulves Card Problems - (3) doing a trick with an unusual structure in which first the performer demonstrates how the trick ends, then does it anyway, posed as problem
Related to 1976
Interlocutor (Issue 10)
Paul Harris The Pinochle Solution
Also published here 1979 169
Stephen Tucker Tuesday four Twos appear, pun Two's-Day = Tuesday, no method
Variations Feb. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10)
John Brown Eject card that looks like the cassette recorder, pressing buttons to change something in the deck, presentation for ambitious card, rising card and other
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer))
Paul Cummins Just One More deck is put in case and yet still found in magician's hand
1985 81
Richard Bartram, Jr. Phert! idea when spectator's hand is covering cards / coins on the table, so they feel the magic moment, plate-lifter
1985 4
Edward Marlo All Alike Prediction Gag step 6
1988 152
Karl Fulves Marketable idea for jigsaw puzzle with cards
Interlocutor (Issue 50)
Juan Tamariz Marking Full Deck whole deck is marked to exclude switching it
1989/91 171
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm naming an "accidentally" dropped card correctly
Feb. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 2)
Melvin Lehair The Gloving Touch card values and indices on glove, ideas with this prop like using it for the free selection of a card
Feb. 1994
Profile (Issue 18)
Paul Cummins Casebreak deck is put in case and yet still found in magician's hand
Variations 1996 24
Paul Harris House Guest in card case there appears a doll-house scenery, just an idea
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Conversations from the Edge)
Paul Harris The Pinochle Solution you figure it out
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer)
Paul Harris Butt of Course! idea for changing card the spectator sits on in mini-card
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul)
Harry Eng Eng's Bottles impossible objects:
  • Deck in Bottle
  • Ping (ping-pong ball in bottle)
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Astonishing Friends)
Lee Asher Idea #1 taking deck out of cigarette packet
1998 13
Lee Asher Idea #2 line for "What do you do for a living?" question
1998 13
Paul Sorrentino Half and Half card gaff, split card to simulate two cards with torn corner
1998 1462
Andi Gladwin Ripped Casebreak deck is put in case and yet still found in magician's hands
Inspired by June 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 12)
Trevor Lewis Him
2010 168
Pit Hartling Cartas Musicales idea, music has influence of order of cards
El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 13)
Mahdi Gilbert Word Generator idea of using the card index symbols as letters, some upside down or on its side
  • Routine Ideas
2013 10
Ryan Plunkett Notes Funny ideas
2016 56
Roberto Giobbi, Karrell Fox, Jerry Andrus Card Configuration using cards to make interesting designs
Hidden Agenda (Issue May 24)
Roberto Giobbi Splitting Cards object put in split card, idea
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 19)