565 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Think a Card / limited Choice
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To tell one without confederacie what card the thinketh three cards on table, one thought of, divined by following gaze
Related to 1584 The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXVII) 189
Unknown Deviner la carte pensée card thought from fan
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 144
Unknown Another Mode of Discovering a Card Thought of twenty-five cards, different dealing pattern
1876 Modern Magic 55
Unknown A Card having been Secretly Thought of by one of the Audience, to place two Indifferent Cards upon the table, and to Change such one of them as the Audience may select into the Card thought of using psychological force
1876 Modern Magic 111
Unknown To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at step
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 12
Unknown A Card having been Thought of by one Spectator, to offer the Pack to another, and cause him to draw the same Card psychological force & out
1889 Tricks with Cards 132
Unknown Der Triumph der Magie one of four cards, "is your card in this pile?"
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 60
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights
  • First Method (fanning before the spectator's eyes)
  • Second Method (face-up classic force behind back)
  • Third Method (springing from hand to hand)
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 34
Unknown Thought Reading Extraordinary thought of card at thought of number up to ten
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 85
Unknown The Vanishing Of Thought Cards twenty-six double facers
1897 New Era Card Tricks 143
Unknown Die aus dem Spiel verschwindenden Karten thought-of cards vanish, double facer deck with odd cards on one side and even on the other side
Mar. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 3) 36
Unknown Die gedachte Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
cards quickly spread in front of the spectator, only force card shown clearly, think-a-card force
Aug. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 114
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs, spectator holds deck as it is riffled, non-index cards used here
Also published here Sep. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 43
Hugo Schrader Das Erraten dreier gedachter Karten three people are shown two cards each, they should remember one of them, they's found, two divided picture cards and a Seven/Eight of Clubs
Feb. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 8) 124
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die vier Könige "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste V."
card thought of, three cards chosen from a chosen packet, another card quickly taken out of pocketed deck by spectator, assembly, three double facers
Related toAlso published here June 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 6) 84
Unknown Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of A. By the Riffle
B. By Springing Flourish
C. By the Cut
D. By the Gaze
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 165
S. W. Erdnase A Mind-Reading Trick one out of four, "did you see your card already" and fishing
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 194
Unknown Fourth Method - To discover a card mentally selected one of four, by following gaze
1909 The Art of Magic 42
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1909 The Art of Magic 77
T. Nelson Downs The Mysterious Card "one of Mr. Downs' specialties", card thought of in spread of one fifth
1909 The Art of Magic 126
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Vier Könige card thought of, then a spectator extracts it from pocket, three matching cards found, then assembly, four double facers
Related toAlso published here 1910 Kartenkünste 69
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Der forcierte Gedanke (Zweite Ausführung) card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 82
C. O. Williams To Discover and Pocket (Before Asking Any Question) the Card Thought of by a Spectator spectator remembers card and its position, performer removes it and puts it in his pocket
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 573
C. O. Williams To Discover and Pocket (Before Asking Any Question) the Card Thought of by a Spectator spectator remembers card and its position, performer removes it and puts it in his pocket
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 19
Unknown To tell the Card thought of by arranging the Cards in a Circle Ace through Ten in a circle, on through of and after some counting divined
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 96
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Ralph W. Hull Magic Touch Versus Mental Thought card and its position thought-of, divined and placed in pocket, Lazy Man's Card to Pocket
Related to 1933 More "Eye-Openers" 14
Theodore Annemann The Mind in Retrospect
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 16
Unknown Forcing Thought Principle - Several Methods of Forcing a Certain Card during riffle, springing, fanning
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 8
Unknown Thought Card to Pocket several duplicates
Related to 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 16
Unknown Mental Spelling progressive spelling set-up
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 17
John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney"
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Henry Christ Climax! impromptu stooge with reverse fan
Related toVariations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 152
Unknown The Five Card Fan five cards pushed through deck until one remains
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 157
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Four Ace Trick spectator thinks of ace in pocket, then three aces found in pocket and indifferent cards on table
1936 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1936) 8
Unknown In His Pocket one of three cards thought of, performer puts all in pocket, removes two of them, right one remains
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 28
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the Aces
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Unknown Thought Card from Pocket one of five, deck is put in pocket and performer removes thought-of card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 33
Unknown Thought Spelling progressive set-up, three spectators
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 53
Unknown Quadruple Spelling progressive set-up, four spectators
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 54
Theodore Annemann Another Thought Spelling progressive set-up
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 54
Jimmy Kater Improved Spelling Trick progressive set-up
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 55
Unknown Think It - Spell It progressive set-up with eight cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 55
Theodore Annemann Think of a Card one of eighteen, card spelled out, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 65
William Larsen Think of a Card one of about five, no outs given
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 93
U. F. Grant New Card Monte spectator think of one of two cards, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Wimborough Upside Down mentally selected card of four turns over in deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 167
Unknown Another Impossibility one of ten, "is your card one of these?"
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 218
Dai Vernon Card Divination from twenty-six-card stack, multiple out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 224
Stuart P. Cramer Les Cartes par Hasard card thought of from the middle while riffled, multiple out after dealing into four piles
Inspired by 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 182
Henry Christ Spell Me! thought-of card, progressive set-up
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 195
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 206
Unknown The Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 243
Commander Slayton Spelling a Card merely Thought Of: Commander Slayton's Method
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 315
John Northern Hilliard J.N. Hilliard's Method thought-of speller, ten-card set-up
1938 Greater Magic 317
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin a. Effect thought-of card by one spectator is chosen by second spectator
1938 Greater Magic 330
Unknown Passing the Cards Before a Spectator
1938 Greater Magic 334
Unknown c. Effect stop trick with thought-of selection, two handlings
1938 Greater Magic 334
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream four banks of twelve cards, fishing
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 346
Bert Allerton Mind Reading with the Finger Tips as Bert Gustafson, two thought-of-cards are removed behind back
1938 Greater Magic 900
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream twelve cards repeated four times, fishing & multiple out for divination
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 43) 298
Oscar Weigle Thought on the Line card thought amongst a group found over telephone
1939 Do That Again! 27
Unknown Simultaneous Magic four decks, four people think of a card and later spell it (progressive spelling set-up)
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 41
E. Leslie May Magic versus Mentalism Addition thought-of card predicted, six out index
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 363
Alphonso Much Thought three thought-of cards found by spelling, two decks, progressive spelling set-up
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 367
Unknown Multi-Spelling Trick "The repeat Spelling of Mentally Selected Cards"
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 347
Charlie Miller Mental Selectivity five cards
1940 Expert Card Technique 336
Dai Vernon Two-Six-Four one of a small spread
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 221
Louis Zingone Reverse Supreme mental reverse, bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 344
Unknown Emergency Card Stabbing break, also for when the selection is known to be one of a few cards but not which one
1940 Expert Card Technique 120
Charles Hopkins Think-a-Card thought-of card to pocket, ten-card set-up
Related to 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 39
Sam Leo Horowitz The Diving Pasteboard one of four random cards is thought of, they're shuffled back, Three-spot locator used to locate selection
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 632
Dai Vernon Card of the Gods card thought of from top third, found with procedure and counting
Variations 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 633
Louis Lam An Addition one of four thought-of, travels to pocket eventually, OOSOOM
1940 Fast Ones 5
Martin Gardner Big Casino Count Down one of nine cards thought of, Ten-spot stabbed reversed in deck by performer, it locates selection
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 13
Martin Gardner Six of Spades Count Down one of seventeen cards thought of, Six-spot stabbed reversed in deck by performer, it locates selection
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 14
Unknown Diogenes' Card a card helps finding two thought-of cards (card and their position remember-procedure)
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 27
Bert Allerton Magnetic Thought
Related toAlso published here 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 44
Al Baker The Finger Knows - And Tells one of five
Related toAlso published here 1941 Our Mysteries 9
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade
Also published here 1941 Six More Hummers 7
Unknown A Psychological Impossibility thought of card to pocket
Related to 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 205
Unknown Card in the Pocket one of ten
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 238
Unknown The Mystic Card Clock Dial chosen card is put in pocket
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 239
Dai Vernon Addition and Subtraction one of fifteen cards and its position remembered, via calculation the card is found
1941/49 Select Secrets 21
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue On the Gaze Selection Method see footnote, "secret of success" for one of Erdnase's methods
Inspired by 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 13
Eddie Joseph One Out of Five card thought of, one of five, located with mediocre procedure and deck in pocket
1942 Greater Card Tricks 30
Eddie Joseph Peculiar Passage two roughed red/blue menetekel decks, thought of or chosen card(s) transposes between red and blue decks, four methods
1942 Greater Card Tricks 73
Eddie Joseph Extra-Sensory Detection spectator thinks of a card with deck in his hands, risky
1942 Greater Card Tricks 77
Frederick Braue Incredo Thought new dealing pattern
1943 Tricks and Sleights 25
Bruce Elliott Buckram "Out" thought of card travels to book, as an out for the think of a card you see plot
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 48) 198
Stuart P. Cramer Les Cartes Par Hasard card thought of from the middle while riffled, multiple out after dealing into four piles
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 44
Jean Hugard Telepathy Plus one of five cards is selected
Sep. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 4) 70
Edward Marlo Think of a Card among five in spread
1945 Tricks with Daub 10
Edward Marlo The Super Miracle daubing multiple cards
1945 Tricks with Daub 11
Bob Hummer Thot-Ography spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle, marked key card with needle scratch, see Collected Secrets for more references
Also published here 1945 Thotography 1
Arthur H. Buckley Think of a Number Experiment No. 27 - spectator remembers card at thought of position
1946 Card Control 184
Warren Wiersbe, Martin Gardner Think-A-Card - Wiersbe Version
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 18
Unknown Reversed Fan to force a card, credited to Dunninger
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 103) 414
J. B. Bobo Triple Thought spectator selects three cards and thinks of one of them, they're returned, performer finds thought-of card
1947 Watch This One! 49
Bob Hummer Thoto (The World's Smallest Trick) one card location, cards marked with pin behind back
Also published here 1947 3 Trix New Easy To Do 1
Unknown Thought Stealer progressive set up
Variations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 23
Unknown Card in the Pocket from top stock
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 90
Unknown A Future in Cards one of five
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 227
Unknown Telepathy Plus one of five, simple
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 21
Al Leech Turnover Divination
Related toVariations 1949 For Card Men Only 24
Ormond McGill Telepathic Card Selection finding one of five cards
1951 Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 11
Bob Somerfeld Cornered! spectator in corner of the room with deck thinks of one card, card is divined, force
1952 Pieces of Mind 12
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 4
Edward Marlo Magic Total:
Eight-Two Locator
Ace-Three-Five Locator
Three-Three-Three Loctaor
using some cards to count down to thought-of card, multiple out counting procedure, three methods
1953 The Cardician 141
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist thought-of card is spelled to
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 276) 1103
Bill Simon Simon Eyes! one of three cards is thought of, selection ends up sandwiched between two reversed cards
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1110
R. M. Jamison Yogi Tells one from four, card is spelled to
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1113
Howard A. Adams Trilemma three phase routine
  • two mentally selected cards change places
  • two mentally selected cards end up in performer's pocket
  • five mentally selected cards are found
Variations 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 280) 1118
Alex Elmsley Melbourne position and card at that position are thought of, card turns up with down-under-deal
Related toAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 283) 1131
Dai Vernon The Challenge mind-reading presentation for transposition plot
Related toVariations 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 114
J. G. Reed J. G. R. Mental Force five times six cards repeating
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 11) 13
Dai Vernon Simple Arithmetic one of thirteen, using the Two of Clubs
Related toVariations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 9
Dai Vernon Think of an Ace
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 13
Dai Vernon Thought Transposed two sets of four Aces with different backs, thought of Ace transposes
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 16
Edward Marlo Under Cover Mentalism five ESP cards placed under a handkerchief, one symbol thought of, performer removes one and pockets it, four under handkerchief shown to be not the thought-of one which is removed from pocket
  • First Method
  • Second Method
1960 ESP Handbook and Workshop Kit 22
Edward Marlo Behind, Under or Above one of five ESP cards thought of, performer removes one and tables it, it is shown to be the selection
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Variations 1960 ESP Handbook and Workshop Kit 25
Edward Marlo Card Man's Mentalism Ace through Five (or more) are shown, one thought of, performer removes one and tables it, it is shown to be the selection
Inspired byRelated to 1960 ESP Handbook and Workshop Kit 27
Edward Marlo To Use in a Mental Effect how to control the block of which a card is thought of
1961 The Multiple Shift 40
Edward Marlo Mental Bonus card thought of (one out of ten), deck shuffled and placed in pocket, card instantly removed by performer
1961 Card to Wallet 30
Maly Think a Card tip on restricting selection during fanning
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 39
Max Malini Think a Card Secret
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 39
Charlie Miller Multiple Think a Card
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 41
Edward Marlo Mental Stab performer places spot card next to thought-of card
Related to 1962 Estimation 55
Edward Marlo Super Mental Stab thought-of card is always above a face up indicator
1962 Estimation 57
Harry Lorayne In the Side Pocket spectator thinks of one of top ten cards, magician removes this card and pockets it, risky
1962 Close-up Card Magic 78
Harry Lorayne Three for the Money Three-spot as multiple out indicator card
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 106
Harry Lorayne Three Again Three-spot as multiple out indicator card, with real shuffles
1962 Close-up Card Magic 108
Harry Lorayne Three Times and Out Three-spot as multiple out indicator card
1962 Close-up Card Magic 109
Dai Vernon New Divination one of top twelve, card and position remembered
1962 Early Vernon 60
Paul Marcus Think of a Card Koran deck with set of eleven, fishing over phone
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 371) 311
Edward Marlo Mental Elimination one of four thought of, three discarded, remaining card placed on top is selection
1962 Tilt! 8
Edward Marlo Rising Thought "First Effect", one of four cards thought of, all lost in deck, selection comes to top
1962 Tilt! 9
Edward Marlo Faro Divider Effects - Effect No. 5: Mental Eliminator one of thirteen memorized cards
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 16
Edward Marlo Faro Fan Constraint to apparently give a free choice to think of a card, but only half the cards are visible
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 23
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Ultra Mental ungaffed
Related to 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 52
Edward Marlo Marlo's Handling Variation Brainweave
Related to 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 53
Edward Marlo Marlo's Favorite Brainweave
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 58
Edward Marlo Instant Reverse thought-of card (of about twelve) turns over, faro hide-out
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 60
Edward Marlo Marlo's Brainwave one of ten thought of, this is reversed and odd-backed, faro fan
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 63
Edward Marlo Physical and Mental performer places physical selection next to mental selection (one of twenty-six), two phases, half forcing deck, faro fan
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Edward Marlo Easy Logical Procedure
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 69
Dai Vernon Mental Spell one of ten, multiple out, setup??
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 41
Charlie Miller Card Tricks
1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 18
Paul Swinford Duo-Spell two thought-of cards, sixteen card set-up
Related to 1968 Faro Fantasy 30
Tony Kardyro The Fifty-Fifty Mental Selection one of two, three methods
Related to 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 53
Edward Marlo Marlo's Pellet Index any card thought out of ten cards is predicted on pellet, featuring an index made from a playing card
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 84
Edward Marlo Speller Presentation thought-of spelling with progressive set-up and optional prediction (billet index)
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 86
Edward Marlo Five Card Mental or "I Have It" one of five
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 107
Ken Krenzel Two-Part Invention see p. 236 for Marlo reference
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Non-Confusing Challenge" ("Marlo Writes Again", Ed Marlo, Ibidem #27)
Winter 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 220
Bruce Cervon Think and it's Trapped one of two cards is thought of and appears in sandwich in deck, various versions:
  • First Version
  • Second Version
  • Third Version
  • Fourth Version (Pitfalls of Thought I)
  • Fifth Version (Pitfalls of Thought II)
Variations 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 109
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of twenty-four duplicates (page 182)
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 179
Aldini Cards to Pocket Thought of card vanishes from packet of four cards, travels to pocket
1969 Roughingly Yours 36
Robert A. Nelson Mental Magic two routines
  • one of four card is divined, all in pocket, three removed
  • carbon paper impression in magazine, divination of number
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 2
Edward Marlo Try this Trio - Third of the Trio fishing amongst a restricted range
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 93
Allan Ackerman Joker Sandwich thought of card in sandwich in deck
Inspired byVariations 1970 Magic Mafia Effects 6
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Related toVariations Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
Allan Ackerman, John Cornelius Change of Mind one of five, kicker
Variations 1971 The Esoterist 5
Karl Fulves 6-Card Mental Test one of six, off-beat method
1971 The Book of Numbers 8
Edward Marlo Simple Mental Five card thought from five-card packet is divined
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 36
Walter B. Gibson Three Card Mental Repeat three cards in pocket, two removed and bringing mentally selected card out at last, repeated
Related to 1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 25) 121
Walter B. Gibson Triple Mental Repeat three cards in pocket, two removed and bringing mentally selected card out at last, repeated, duplicates
Related to 1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 28) 137
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental five cards on table, thought of card starts to move
Inspired by 1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Unknown Stab-Mental thought of card is found
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 75
Nick Conticello Seeing Through the Deck one of five
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 124
Earl Keyser 22-Card Faro Spelling Trick
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 151
Edward Marlo Multiple Choice Triumph chosen card can be any one in upper half
1972 The Shank Shuffle 57
Edward Marlo Impromptu Think Triumph applying Hull's "Mental Discernment" (one out of nine)
1972 The Shank Shuffle 82
Al Baker The Finger Knows - And Tells one of five
Also published here 1972 The Living End 30
Jack Merlin Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here 1972 The Living End 109
Karl Fulves 5-Card Reader five cards, packet handling of Hummer's "Mindreader's Dream"
Inspired by 1973 Notes From Underground 43
Alex Elmsley Melbourne position and card at that position are thought of, card turns up with down-under-deal
Also published here Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 607
Joseph K. Schmidt The Card Thought Of spectator looks at card in spread (effectively one of three), it is reproduced from pocket
  • No-Palm Method
see also p. 648 for credit information
Aug. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 650
Jerry K. Hartman Teleapathy Reversed card at the beginning shown to be the thought of card impossibly, something like Mystery Card
1973 Means & Ends 66
Jerry K. Hartman Thought Thrust Toothpick thrust into deck next to thought of card
1973 Means & Ends 68
Jerry K. Hartman Hope For The Best Spectator thinks of highest card in the hand, then magician deals four of a kind
Related to 1973 Means & Ends 80
Karl Fulves Wired Thot performer puts a paper clip on thought of ace
Related to 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 28
Jeff Busby 2nd Thot spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle
Inspired byRelated to June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 746
Roger Smith Mental Reverse Five five cards, spectator thinks of one, it is predicted on cardboard and has odd back
Related to 1974 Revolutionary Card Compositions 2 5
Roy Walton Kangaroo position and card at that position are thought of, card turns up with down-under-deal, non-faro method
Inspired by 1975 Epilogue (Issue 24) 232
Faucett Ross, Dai Vernon The Ross Simplified 2-6-4
Inspired by 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 209
Bob Farmer Hand O' Doom Triumph with thought-of card, card vanishes and travels into spectator's pocket to some other cards already there, cue card on card with a hand design on it
Also published here 1975 Hand O' Doom 1
Paul Harris Think of a Card one of about twenty
VariationsAlso published here 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 45
Eddie Fields 5-Card Ad Infinitum Routine Divine thought of selection from five cards, three phases
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 89
Nick Trost Kings and Blanks
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 34
Edward Marlo Mental Power #2 card and position are thought of but named
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 56
Edward Marlo Under a Spell spelling cards from a shuffled deck with think a card kicker
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 43
Murray Bonfeld Sympathetic Perception five (mental) selections, deck shuffled and dealt into three piles, all selections end up in one pile
1977 Faro Concepts 32
Allan Ackerman Double Reverse one card is thought of half the pack
1978 Here's My Card 60
Allan Ackerman Dropping A Card forcing "any" card in peek position, thought of touch
1978 Here's My Card 57
Allan Ackerman The Super Cut thought from hand spread
1978 Here's My Card 53
Roy Walton Next one of three cards thought-of, it is stabbed to (or the stabbing card)
Inspired byRelated to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1174
Edward Marlo Direct Statement Mental Disclosure one of six
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 305
Ted Biet, Alex Elmsley Pres"sure" Location inferior handling
Inspired by Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 181
Unknown To tell one without confederacy what card he thinks of. one of three, Richard Kaufman's transcription of Reginald Scot's card section
Related to 1979 CardMagic 65
Philip T. Goldstein Territory spectator choses five cards and thinks of one of them
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 3) 654
Juan Tamariz Black Days seven black cards, selected one found, rest changes red
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 7) 705
Paul Harris The Acapulco Thinker of about fifteen cards, P.U.S.H. switch
1979 Close-up Entertainer 143
Bob Ostin Relativity spectator divides his packet in red and black and in suits, performer locates selection
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "The Problem of the Missing Clue" in "The Linking Ring" Vol. 58, Nr. 10. 1978, P. 85.
Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 58
Karl Fulves Scanner Count any four cards, one is agreed upon by three spectators, they all note position of the card in packet one by one, then it is divined
Related toVariations Sep. 1979 The Talon (Issue 5) 60
Edward Marlo A Tip for Mental Over Physical
Related to 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 13
Edward Marlo Mental Over Physical spectator stops at thought-of card, four methods, ungaffed and duplicates
Related to 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 209
Frank Garcia Three to One spectator thinks of an ace, either it is found or the other aces change to other cards
1980 Exclusive Card Miracles 33
Kevin Davie Gaspers Galore thought of card is located, wrong card changes to selected one
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 826
Roy Walton End Game Plus spectator puts four different sized groups of cards on the corresponding cards
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 872
Walt Lees Even Break one of two,gambling presentation
Inspired by 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 873
Bob Hummer Double Thought two cards are located, edge marked deck with razor blade
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 18
Bob Hummer Thotograhy spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle, marked key card with needle scratch
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 25
Bob Hummer Thoto one card location, cards marked with pin behind back
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 36
Jeff Busby Thotography II
Inspired byRelated to 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 93
Karl Fulves The Peek at the Princess one of five in pack
1981 Side Steal 56
Greg Otto Muffled one of nine cards is though of, it vanishes and reappears face up in packet
Apr. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 479
Edward Marlo Ma Bell Ringers Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11
three phases, over phone or in other room
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 20
Danny Korem, Edward Marlo Korem Variation of Telephone Test based on Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11, four phases
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 22
David Britland Card of the Gods
Inspired by 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 63
Howard A. Adams Matheight principle, Ace to Eight of a suit are used, mentally chosen card is found after three deals, then both piles have same total, removed card can be named
Inspired by 1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 1
Ken Krenzel Spring Thought card is thought of during spring flourish
1982 Best of Friends 221
Curtis Kam Out any number card thought of is divined
1982 All the World's a Stage 21
Howard A. Adams Monopoly March finding two mentally selected cards with the aid of a Monopoly board
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 13
Howard A. Adams Rip N March variation of Monopoly March, five cards torn in halves, matching card is found
1982 OICUFESP (Issue 9) 15
Edward Marlo Blind Mentalism groups of cards are shown, then thought-of card named, faro, extension of Ibidem trick
1983 Marlo without Tears 154
Edward Marlo Think-a-card Peek Force spectator thinks of a card while performer riffles through them, psychological force
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 39
Charles (Chuck) Kohrs Brainstorm though of card predicted in bag, using cloth bag with cards printed on it, two handlings
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 243
Karl Fulves Girl Thots two spectators think of a card from a half-deck each, they're found in indirect way by removing a card and showing that the card is missing, two siamesa decks
Inspired by 1983 After Jordan 8
Karl Fulves The Further Adventures card from one half thought-of, shuffled into other half, selection reversed, kind of Brainweave with roughed deck, faro
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 116
Karl Fulves The Market In Futures four reds and four blacks, spectator thinks a black, it ends up being only black in red backed
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 117
Karl Fulves Electronic Brainwave a fingertip clip that monitors the spectator's heart rate is used to find out which Ace he is thinking of, $100 bet to get him going
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 118
Paul Fox The One Card Mental Selection with only one spectator
Variations 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 26
Edward Marlo Mental Spell spelled to thought-of card card
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 242
Dai Vernon Diamond Mental ace - queen of diamonds is thought of and revealed, multiple out
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Three 122
Ken Krenzel Post Hoc Miracle thought from half the deck, a bit strange procedure, miscalling
Inspired by 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 106
John Aukes The Four Card Trick
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1200
Philip T. Goldstein Think a Card Restriction subtle
1984 Thequal 2
Philip T. Goldstein Out of Sorts thought-of card (from eight) found and named with back turned
1984 Thequal 5
Stephen Tucker Scanner Card thought of from packet of eight cards, cards slowly eliminated until thought of card is left
Inspired byRelated to 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 22
Gene "Phantini" Grant, Sam Schwartz Psychorama No. 80, one of five cards thought of, single-no fishing
Related toVariations 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 121
Unknown Thot-Card Monte No. 81, one of three cards divined
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 122
Dai Vernon Mental Five one of five, using pressure fan hideout
Inspired by 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 243
Barrie Richardson Less Is More mixed with the gestalt of the 21 card trick
1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1287
Unknown Lifesaver one of five (1937)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 29
Unknown Think of It! one out of five, travels to pocket (1937)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 17
Bert Allerton Magnetic Thought credit information
Related toAlso published here 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 18
Frederick Braue Cardetection sixteen cards, some face-up some face-down, performer and spectator think of one, both found, eight double facers and eight double backers (1944)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 4
Frederick Braue One-in-Four makes use of "Slydini Ace Move"
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
Larry Jennings Double Think half pack, card reverse themselfes
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 243
Steve Beam Jinxed with five piles, with indicator card, with Acquisition Shuffle
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 213
Pedro Pedro in Magic spectator thinks of a card, performer divines it and places is on his lap
1986 Gimmick (Issue 3) 3
Paul Swinford Four Impressions one of sixteen cards thought of, packet extracted with sorting rod several times ("Is your card among those?"), Magic Age Cards
1986 The Cyberdeck 19
Paul Swinford The Discerning Joker one of sixteen cards thought of, packet extracted with sorting rod several times ("Is your card among those?"), Magic Age Cards, selection ends up on top and Joker at position of selection's value, Binarial Transposition
Related to 1986 The Cyberdeck 20
Paul Swinford Transmigration sixteen cards sorted with sorting rod, two people remember one of the cards, their positions transpose after a few sortings, Binarial Transposition
1986 The Cyberdeck 21
Paul Swinford Impossibility one of sixteen cards thought of, ends up at a chosen position after a few sortings with sorting rod
1986 The Cyberdeck 24
Doug Edwards Double Thought Reading thought-of number and card are divined by performer, Ten-Ace set-up
Nov. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 11) 1424
Doug Edwards Son of DTR "Double Thought Reading", key cards
Nov. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 11) 1425
Peter Duffie Home Computer three packets of ten cards, reverse faros
1987 Inspirations 19
Jerry Sadowitz Out of Order OOSOOM
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 57
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Version spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, performer makes some statements and bets money, then five cards are put on table, spectator's card is among them and the other cards complete a good poker hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 2
Bob Farmer Special Deck Version same effect, duplicates in deck
Also published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 6
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of card
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 7
Bob Farmer You Can Lead a Gift Horse to Water But You Can't Look in its Mouth different way to end the previous tricks, with only the selection
Also published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 11
Bob Farmer, Howard Lyons Five Card Versions "One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough"
spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no)
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 12
Bob Farmer Impromptu Impromptu Version "One One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough Is Not Enough"
one of five cards
Also published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 15
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestions
Inspired byAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 19
Frisbie Saunders Location by the Numbers counting thing, intersting
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 127
Bruce Cervon Visibility Zero OOS - OOM Variation
1988 The Cervon File 171
Jerry K. Hartman Transmental sort of "Twisted Sisters" ungaffed
May 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 5) 1493
Dai Vernon Two-Six-Four Royale any court card
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 44
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts to a Thought spectator cuts at thought of card, one out of four
Related to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 173
Edward Marlo The Mindreading Faro performer cuts to thought of card, using incomplete double faro condition, see also page 219
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 215
Edward Marlo Note on the Mind Reading Faro see The Mindreading Faro on page 215
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 219
Bruce Cervon Thought-of Card to Pocket one of thirteen
1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 167
Edward Marlo Clipped Thought spectator thinks of an Ace and performer puts paper clip on correct Ace behind his back, three phases, plot suggested by Tom Wright, with variation and ESP suggestion
Also published here
  • The New Tops, June 1963
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 1
Edward Marlo "Mindreading Queen" Ace through Ten of Spades, spectator thinks of one, performer places a Queen next to thought-of value behind his back, repeats, with notes, six methods
Also published here
  • The New Tops, May 1964
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 67
Edward Marlo The Mental Sandwich spectator sandwiches and card, it turns out to be thought-of card from a group of five
Also published here
  • The New Tops, June 1964
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 73
Edward Marlo The Mental Four one of four cards thought of, performer reverses one, it's the right one, repeated
Related to
  • The Linking Ring, Sep. 1963, p. 65
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 227
Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Spelling progressive set up
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 xvii
Dr. Jacob Daley Interlocking Setup ten cards
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 187
Jerry Sadowitz Pre-determined Estimation using five-card-packet, the spectator cuts only in two possible places, following three routines are using it
Related toAlso published here 1989 Cards on the Table 84
Brother John Hamman Sealed-Room Mystery thought-of card into sealed envelope, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...")
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 61
Brother John Hamman Opposite Pockets chosen and thought-of card are named, no-touch, weird thought-of procedure, partial stack
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 75
Brother John Hamman Magic Box four thought-of cards (one of each suit) appear in card case
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 77
Brother John Hamman Four-Pocket Mirror performer removes mates of four thought of cards (verbally restricted) after they are removed by spectators
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 79
Edward Marlo Invisible Thought Transfer card thought of from ten-card packet vanishes, reappears in odd-backed deck, partial roughing, three methods
1989 So Soon? 36