65 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Divination / Mind Reading / Mathematical
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Henri Decremps Tour des trois Bijoux rendu plus simple & plus merveilleux. three objects (jewelry, watch, cigarette case) are selected by three people and all get some playing cards which are added after some rules, performer divines who has which object Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 235
Unknown Four Packets of Cards having been Formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards Related to Modern Magic 49
Unknown Any number of Packets of Cards having been formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards. with formula for any number of cardsRelated to More Magic 23
Unknown New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile More Magic 25
Unknown To name the Bottom Card of each of Three Heaps of Cards performer divines bottom cards of three piles by making up mathematical rules with other drawn cards More Magic 88
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra - Second Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, spectator deals through cards and performer stops him at all selections New Era Card Tricks 55
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra - First Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, also alternative with marked deck or stripper, "quadrating" (p. 50) New Era Card Tricks 48
Unknown A Psychic Card Feat after some calculations the spectator selects a card that the performer divines Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 186
Unknown A Matter of Debit and Credit "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cardsVariations Greater Magic 157
Oscar H. Paulson Bridge Mentalo freely selected card is found out after some calculation with its value and suit The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 411
Jack Miller Count Ten! on from ten cards is divined, also possible over the phone The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 389
Charles Kalish Purely Mental card divination, without cards, mathematical divination Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 10) 109
Warren Wiersbe Dual Decisions spectator's card is divined with 2 other cards (suit & value) Mental Cases With Cards 24
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layoutVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Unknown Telling a Chosen Card Divine value of playing card via mathematical method (multiply by three, add six, divide by three) Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 25
Unknown Miracle Spot Revelation Divine number of spots on card, very procedural and mathematical Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 36
Jack Miller The Magic Number Trick No. 52, Mathematical card trick Scarne on Card Tricks 93
Bob Short The Puzzler No. 70, Mathematical Procedure, add up to 12 Scarne on Card Tricks 129
John Scarne Double Duty No. 39, Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (one to ten) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value Scarne on Card Tricks 71
Jack Spalding The Card That Tells No. 43, Mathematical trick, divine how many cards spectator pocketed Scarne on Card Tricks 76
Audley Walsh Walsh's Long Distance Card Trick No. 67, Divine number of pocketed cards over phoneAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 123
John Snyder Numbers at Work card is divined by building the square root of two piles One More Thought on Cards 307
Unknown The Five Poker Hands Five spectators dealt five cards each, think of one, put back and re-dealt, divine all the selections Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 3
Unknown The Missing Card Method to clock the deck to find missing cardVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 10
Nate Leipzig Mathematics three cards are revealed with a mathematical calculation Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 163
Ken Beale, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Marvin Johnson 32 Deal Duplicated selection process with square layout, combination of Ken Beale's "Square Deal" (Ibidem #23) and RusduckInspired by Hierophant (Issue 3) 126
Dr. Leslie Albert Die-Duction card is counted to, number arrived at with dice Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 86
Edward G. Brown The Two Pile Trick Variations The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 74
Edward Marlo, Gene Nielsen More on Coincidence The Unexpected Card Book 101
Alexander Past 1984 ... Beyond 2001 cards with ESP symbols are found, mathematical The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 93) 461
Nick Trost Divining the Total of Three Bottom Cards Performer divines total number of bottom cards of three piles Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 18
Christopher Morgan Computer Card Trick with introduction by Karl Fulves
computer program with which any selected card can be divined, program guesses color, suit, etc. correctly
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Computer Card Trick" (Christopher Morgan, On Computing, Fall 1979)
Interlocutor (Issue 34) 132
Bob Hummer Five Card Baffle one of five cards is divined, off-beat method Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 12
U. F. Grant Grant's Hummer Trick some cards in hand and some in pocket, amount of both is divined Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 29
Bob Hummer Hummer Card Mystery several cards removed from deck, and some put in pocket, when performer gets balance of cards he knows how many cards are in pocket Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 34
Bob Hummer Kilroy Gets Around message appears on card, mathematical procedure Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 36
Bob Hummer Think a Word disc to select an spell any card, card is divined, back turned (1964) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 91
Bob Hummer Hummer's 18 Card Mystery spectator takes eighteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and divines the amount of reversed cardsRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
Bob Hummer The Whispering Spirit packet is cut and substracted from a unknown calculation (age x nine), amount of cards in packet is divined when result is named (1941) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 28
Bob Hummer Dial a Date Deal two rows of eight cards are dealt on the table, some face up and some face down, spectator selects a name on a sheet and turns cards over corresponding to the number next to the name, performer's back is turned and when he looks at cards name can be divinedVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 31
Bob Hummer Stop - Thief!!! cards with license numbers on them, deck of playing cards used to divine the number (1943) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 37
Karl Fulves Shylock card divination over the phone, instruction gameAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 67
Bob Hummer Voodoo Fortune Telling cards with questions on one side and different pictures of zombies on the other side, one question is selected and cards separated several times while checking different features of the zombies, eventually a four digit number is evaluated and leads to the answer of the question in a book, system is explained with playing cards Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 73
Martin Gardner Hummer's Fortune Telling Book cards with questions on one side and different pictures of zombies on the other side, one question is selected and cards separated several times while checking different features of the zombies, eventually a four digit number is evaluated and leads to the answer of the question in a bookRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 77
James E. Sansotera James E. Sansotera version of Hummer's Fortune Telling Book, without book methodInspired by Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 115
Harry Canar, Karl Fulves Mental Amazement No. 28, two cards at two numbers counted to and removed, number added with values of the cards, both cards divined Self-Working Number Magic 47
Howard Wurst The Decoder Card Trick No. 34, numbers translated into letters to arrive at name of selection Self-Working Number Magic 56
Stephen Tucker Just a few wrinkles... Mathematical card trick, spectator arrives at three digit number, performer uses three digit number to divine three cut-to cards and also spectator's ageInspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 7
Karl Fulves Red Magic No. 18, spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines numbersAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 26
Karl Fulves Shylock's Card No. 27, one of three Kings selected and divined over phoneInspired byAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 37
Steven Youell The Perfect Stopper spectator deals card on table and can stop anywhere, performer knows / names cardVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
Karl Fulves Think of a Card No. 3, spectator takes any card and does calculations with its identity from which performer divines it Easy Magic 3
Nick Trost M-U-M Miracle Inspired by
  • "Thought-O-Card" (G. P. Appaduri, M-U-M, March 1971)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 132
Ralph W. Hull, Roberto Giobbi Miraculous Coincidence magician twice divines correct number of cut off cardsInspired by
  • "Still Simpler" (R. W. Hull, Sandu Writes Again, 1934, Paul Stadelman)
Card College - Volume 4 891
Karl Fulves Dial-A-Die riffle shuffle, twelve cards dealt on table, number of cards according to rolled die transferred, down-under-deal done, ... eventually number on die revealedRelated to When Psychics Play Poker 56
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Remains To Be Seen spectator cuts off some cards, remembers bottom card and puts pile in card case, after some calculation instructions the performer knows card and number of cards in case, KraitchikRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 363
Stewart James Double Boomerang Two cards chosen, one is divined by magician, one is found in a sealed envelope. Cards are chosen via mathematical procedureRelated to
  • New Tops, Dec 1964
The Essential Stewart James 150
Tony Chang Queens Gambit removed card is "divined" by analyzing 4 indifferent cards twice, then four of a kind transformation climax I Was Kidnapped 17
Marty Kane An Odyssey of an Odd Aussie Revelation of a selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 183
Hernán Maccagno Flash Fried Variation of 21-Card TrickRelated to
  • "How to Have Someone Think of a Card and Guess What it is" (Horatio Galasso, Giochi de Carte, 1593)
  • Second Method (Unknown, 1876)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 118
Steve Beam 3726 Four people think of a value and then a suit. The magician names each of them.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 162
Steve Beam 3726 for Couples Two people think of a value and then a suit to form two cards. The magician names both playing cards.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 168
Steve Beam Scorecard V Mathematical Revelation of a randomly generated number.Inspired by
  • Coincidence (George G. Kaplan, The Linking Ring, Feb. 1951)
Related to
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 145
Steve Beam Fingered Audience selects finger through counting procedure. Comedy revelation.Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 186
Carlos Santillan Barely Thought-of Card Miracle Divine thought of card in a packet of eight cards by asking "yes" or "no" questions about whether their card is in one pile or notInspired by
  • "Merely Thought-of Card Miracle" (Paul Gordon, Aldo Colombini's Self Working Packet Tricks DVD)
The Saturday Morning Session 17