the capital q \n backcount force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack \n unknown \n the capital q \n unknown
1889
tricks with cards
Unknown

The Capital Q

Also published here

1889

Tricks with Cards

95



the capital q \n backcount force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack \n unknown \n cross roads \n karl fulves \n the capital q \n unknown \n tale of the q \n tony bartolotta \n qtip \n michael weber
1890
more magic
Unknown

The Capital Q

VariationsAlso published here

1890

More Magic

27



gezwungene wahl \n magician's choice from 32 cards and layout on table \n friedrich w. conradihorster \n prof. hofzinser's geheimnis \n johann nepomuk hofzinser \n das wiederfinden zweier karten \n unknown
1896
der moderne kartenkünstler
Friedrich W. ConradiHorster

Gezwungene Wahl

Related to

1896

Der moderne Kartenkünstler

121



der neue magische kartenkreis \n "by h. sch., dresden", two predictions in envelopes, three dice rolled to get two numbers, counted to in a circle of cards, both predicted, qprinciple \n unknown
1897
der zauberspiegel
Unknown

Der neue magische Kartenkreis

June 1897

Der Zauberspiegel
(Vol. 2 No. 11)

170



reverse deal force \n see no. 3 \n unknown
1937
encyclopedia of card tricks
Unknown

Reverse Deal Force

1937

Encyclopedia of Card Tricks

19



four card force \n calculating and dealing \n unknown \n call poker \n john j. crimmins jr.
1940
expert card technique
Unknown

Four Card Force

Related to

1940

Expert Card Technique

191



an expert at figures \n using addition force \n unknown
1940
expert card technique
Unknown

An Expert at Figures

1940

Expert Card Technique

268



die historia von den 15 christen und den 15 türken \n  der vater mit den stradivariousgeigen
trick for counting puzzle, every fifth is eliminated, eight cards and only red remain on the table \n hans "severus" ernst
1941
hokus pokus
Hans "Severus" Ernst

Die Historia von den 15 Christen und den 15 Türken

Aug. 1941

Hokus Pokus
(Vol. 3 No. 8)

2



the mathematical force \n recount \n unknown
1941/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 1
Unknown

The Mathematical Force

1941/27

Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1

264



free force \n forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correction \n ronald b. edwards \n the back room \n bruce elliott
1944
the phoenix 51100
Ronald B. Edwards

Free Force

Related to

1944

The Phoenix 51100
(Issue 62)

254



three weirds \n three cards are predicted, three mathematical forces \n verne chesbro \n drei prophezeiungen \n verne chesbro
1945
the phoenix 51100
Verne Chesbro

Three Weirds

Also published here

1945

The Phoenix 51100
(Issue 84)

340



the tentotwenty force \n \n unknown
1950
scarne on card tricks
Unknown

The TentoTwenty Force

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

21



sympathetic aces \n no. 19, tentwenty force to locate all four aces one by one, minor variation included to locate royal flush \n john scarne
1950
scarne on card tricks
John Scarne

Sympathetic Aces

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

39



the tentotwenty force \n \n unknown
1950
scarne on card tricks
Unknown

The TentoTwenty Force

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

40



the photographic match \n no. 36, card is selected, match is lit and when extinguished, name of card appears on head of match \n russell swann \n the spirit match \n john c. holoubeck
1950
scarne on card tricks
Russell Swann

The Photographic Match

Related to

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

65



perfect prediction \n no. 69, mathematical procedure \n chester morris
1950
scarne on card tricks
Chester Morris

Perfect Prediction

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

127



the magic fourspot \n no. 82, prediction effect using two different mathematical forces \n paul morris \n p. c. sorcar
1950
scarne on card tricks
Paul Morris, P. C. Sorcar

The Magic FourSpot

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

150



the card on the wall \n no. 100, card is forced using partial numerical stack (even values only) \n johnny paul \n howard thurston \n richard du bois
1950
scarne on card tricks
Johnny Paul, Howard Thurston, Richard Du Bois

The Card on the Wall

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

191



the tentotwenty force \n \n unknown
1950
scarne on card tricks
Unknown

The TentoTwenty Force

1950

Scarne on Card Tricks

233



the tentotwenty force \n \n unknown
1953
"come a little closer..."
Unknown

The TentoTwenty Force

1953

"Come a little closer..."

28



o'connor's fourace trick \n 1020 force to find four aces one by one \n billy o'connor
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Billy O'Connor

O'Connor's FourAce Trick

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

20



the magic of manhattan \n cut the deck into two piles, one pile is counted, the two digits in the number of cards is added together to get a single digit, count down to that number in that pile to find selection, the phrase the magic of manhattan is spelled to find selection, tentwenty force principle as control \n bill nord \n the magic of manhattan \n bill nord \n the magic of manhattan \n bill nord \n the relatively unknown location \n larry jennings
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Bill Nord

The Magic of Manhattan

Related toVariations

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

20



(3) the fourteen/fifteen set up \n forcing number 14 or 15 \n tony corinda
1958
mnemonics and mental systems
Tony Corinda

(3) The Fourteen/Fifteen Set Up

1958

Mnemonics and Mental Systems

76



gedankenforcieren \n force some cards removed and number used to select card \n max giebe
1958
hokus pokus
Max Giebe

Gedankenforcieren

1958

Hokus Pokus
(Vol. 19 No. 1)

614



suit force \n with downunderdeal \n jack avis
1959
card tricks
Jack Avis

Suit Force

1959

Card Tricks

313



staystack prediction \n with one and two decks, forcing a number with stay stack \n edward marlo
1959
the cardiste
Edward Marlo

StayStack Prediction

1959

The Cardiste
(Issue 12)

8



a simple ace routine \n aces lost and found with four times the 1020 force \n edward marlo
1964
early marlo
Edward Marlo

A Simple Ace Routine

1964

Early Marlo
(Issue Oddity & Other Miracles)

90



1020 force \n \n unknown
1969
expert card mysteries
Unknown

1020 Force

1969

Expert Card Mysteries

98



backwards counting force \n \n unknown
1969
expert card mysteries
Unknown

Backwards Counting Force

1969

Expert Card Mysteries

134



as a force \n card is selected and shuffled in deck, spectator should now also remember card next to his selection which is forced and can have different back \n karl fulves
1970
faro & riffle technique
Karl Fulves

As A Force

1970

Faro & Riffle Technique
(Issue First Supplement)

54



cosmic computer \n three cards are selected and its values completed to a total of ten, card at sum of three cards is revealed \n stephen a. sparks
1970
the compleat magick — volume i
Stephen A. Sparks

Cosmic Computer

1970

The Compleat Magick — Volume I
(Issue 6)

27



tentwenty force \n \n billy o'connor
1971
reputationmakers
Billy O'Connor

TenTwenty Force

1971

ReputationMakers

38



hex squared \n 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, see also p. 512 and also p. 550 for ideas by "eddie" cowles and karl fulves \n karl fulves \n hex squared \n karl fulves \n the square ring \n sam schwartz \n karl fulves \n forced march \n sam schwartz \n hex squared \n karl fulves \n introduction \n karl fulves \n hex in color \n john j. beck iii \n john a. beck
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Karl Fulves

Hex Squared

Related toVariationsAlso published here

Nov. 1971

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 7 No. 1)

466



1020 force \n \n unknown
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Unknown

1020 Force

Nov. 1971

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 7 No. 1)

467



21 force \n shown to garcia by marconick, credited to marlo in reference \n unknown \n million dollar card secrets \n jon racherbaumer \n various \n frank garcia \n wheel and deal \n steve pressley
1972
million dollar card secrets
Unknown

21 Force

Related toVariations

1972

Million Dollar Card Secrets

44



followup \n twenty cards used to write esp, number named and card is only oddcolored card, nine force \n steve spillman \n flannelboard \n john a. novak
1972
the compleat magick — volume i
Steve Spillman

FollowUp

Variations

1972

The Compleat Magick — Volume I
(Issue 61)

303



variation for a force of four cards \n thought of numbers are dealt \n unknown
1972
the living end
Unknown

Variation for a Force of Four Cards

1972

The Living End

87



amazing prediction \n two cards, some dealing and counting \n dai vernon \n harry lorayne \n bruce cervon
1973
rim shots
Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne, Bruce Cervon

Amazing Prediction

1973

Rim Shots

52



the card at a selected number \n to force a card, with variations \n edward g. brown
1973
the card magic of edward g. brown
Edward G. Brown

The Card at a Selected Number

1973

The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown

187



a card chosen by calculation \n various mathematical forces \n edward g. brown
1973
the card magic of edward g. brown
Edward G. Brown

A Card Chosen by Calculation

1973

The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown

192



tentwenty force \n \n unknown
1973
aprenda ud. magia
Unknown

TenTwenty Force

1973

Aprenda Ud. Magia

41



flannelboard \n same routine as spillmanns on flannel board and with white cards \n john a. novak \n followup \n steve spillman
1973
the compleat magick — volume i
John A. Novak

FlannelBoard

Inspired by

1973

The Compleat Magick — Volume I
(Issue 67)

334



the yinempress and the hermit of yang \n twelve cards, two are predicted \n stephen minch
1974
the book of thoth
Stephen Minch

The YinEmpress and the Hermit of Yang

1974

The Book of Thoth

10



towering prediction \n cards are laid out and spectator follows instruction from a tape recorder \n stephen minch \n stacks \n thomas alan waters \n towering prediction \n stephen minch
1974
the book of thoth
Stephen Minch

Towering Prediction

Related toAlso published here

1974

The Book of Thoth

31



fortunes of a wise fool \n based on an idea by ed mellon, matrix force \n stephen minch \n days of force \n mel stover \n quintasense \n thomas alan waters
1974
the book of thoth
Stephen Minch

Fortunes of a Wise Fool

Related toVariations

1974

The Book of Thoth

41



they match! \n esp deck, forcing three cards \n larry becker \n european aces \n arturo de ascanio \n george schindler \n frank garcia \n matched! \n north bigbee
1974
the compleat magick — volume ii
Larry Becker

They Match!

Inspired byRelated to

1974

The Compleat Magick — Volume II
(Issue 115)

573



drei prophezeiungen \n three cards are predicted, three mathematical forces \n verne chesbro \n three weirds \n verne chesbro
1974
intermagic
Verne Chesbro

Drei Prophezeiungen

Also published here

Oct. 1974

Intermagic
(Vol. 2 No. 2)

41



the kruskal principle \n also with two deck, described by martin gardner, see p. 985 for references to ibidem \n martin d. kruskal \n das kruskalprinzip \n martin d. kruskal
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Martin D. Kruskal

The Kruskal Principle

Also published here

June 1975

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 10 No. 8)

967



lucky 13 \n prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains \n george sands \n prime time \n george sands \n reverse bank nite \n george sands \n prime choice  e.s.p. \n george sands \n prime choice \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n what's in a name? \n karl fulves \n the eliminator \n nick trost \n stebbins clock \n karl fulves \n pateo variation \n karl fulves \n prime force \n george sands \n card roulette \n karl fulves \n lucky digits \n steve beam \n alpha male \n steve beam \n lucky 13 force \n george sands \n lucky, lucky, lucky \n lewis jones
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 910
George Sands

Lucky 13

Related toVariations Prime Time (George Sands, 1975)
 Reverse Bank Nite (George Sands, 1978)
 Prime Choice  E.S.P. (George Sands, 1978)
 Prime Choice (George Sands, 1978)
 The Eliminator (Nick Trost, 1997)
 Stebbins Clock (Karl Fulves, 1998)
 Alpha Male (Steve Beam, 2002)
 Lucky, Lucky, Lucky (Lewis Jones, 2004)
Also published here

Aug. 1975

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 10 No. 10)

1035



prime time \n all clubs in packet, counting procedure, king always remains \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 910
George Sands

Prime Time

Inspired by

Aug. 1975

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 10 No. 10)

1039



10/ 20 force \n \n unknown
1975
magia en el bar
Unknown

10/ 20 Force

1975

Magia en el Bar

43



1020 force \n \n unknown
1976
kabbala — volume 3
Unknown

1020 Force

1976

Kabbala — Volume 3
(Vol. 3 No. 2)

26



predicting one of six cards \n matchbook moved from card to card on row of six \n nick trost
1976
subtle card magic: part two
Nick Trost

Predicting One of Six Cards

1976

Subtle Card Magic: Part Two

13



tentwenty force \n see also page 80 \n unknown
1976
selfworking card tricks
Unknown

TenTwenty Force

1976

SelfWorking Card Tricks

70



mind master \n single card divination, 9 force \n burton s. sperber
1977
the compleat magick — volume ii
Burton S. Sperber

Mind Master

1977

The Compleat Magick — Volume II
(Issue 194)

967



the between 10 and 20 force \n \n unknown
1977
the magic book
Unknown

The Between 10 and 20 Force

1977

The Magic Book

80



twentythirty force \n \n unknown
1978
51 faces north
Unknown

TwentyThirty Force

1978

51 Faces North

8



prime choice \n "two tricks"
packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one facedown after counting procedure \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n prime choice \n dr. jacob daley \n george sands
1978
the chronicles
George Sands

Prime Choice

Inspired byAlso published here

1978

The Chronicles
(Issue 8)

1137



numerology card in wallet \n prediction in envelope, in wallet, nineforce, version of al koran's "fivestar miracle card" \n thomas alan waters \n card in wallet \n robert siepielski \n symbolic \n larry becker
1978
the compleat magick — volume iii
Thomas Alan Waters

Numerology Card in Wallet

Variations

1978

The Compleat Magick — Volume III
(Issue 205)

1023



gag revelation \n any number from 69 \n jerry mentzer
1979
card cavalcade finale
Jerry Mentzer

Gag Revelation

1979

Card Cavalcade Finale

95



a prediction "pathway" \n mathematical dealing thing in which spectator sorts red and blacks to force himself a card \n harry lorayne
1979
quantum leaps
Harry Lorayne

A Prediction "Pathway"

1979

Quantum Leaps

53



symbolic \n cards with names of objects, one is selected by 9 force \n larry becker \n phil goldstein's "australien packets" in "the linking ring" 1978. \n numerology card in wallet \n thomas alan waters
1979
the best of larry becker's world of super mentalism book ii
Larry Becker

Symbolic

Inspired by

1979

The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II

23



x marks the spot \n no. 14, card chosen from packet is only one with x on back, number and counting \n unknown
1979
selfworking mental magic
Unknown

X Marks the Spot

1979

SelfWorking Mental Magic

20



mentalist's dream \n no. 17, selection from one deck is reversed in another deck, tentwenty force \n unknown
1979
selfworking mental magic
Unknown

Mentalist's Dream

1979

SelfWorking Mental Magic

23



digitadd force \n \n unknown
1980
the elegant card magic of father cyprian
Unknown

DigitAdd Force

1980

The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian

36



hex squared \n 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card \n karl fulves \n hex squared \n karl fulves
1980
curioser
Karl Fulves

Hex Squared

Also published here

1980

Curioser

44



forced march \n 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card \n sam schwartz \n hex squared \n karl fulves
1980
curioser
Sam Schwartz

Forced March

Inspired by

1980

Curioser

54



the square ring \n 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, only three instructions \n sam schwartz \n karl fulves \n hex squared \n karl fulves \n the square ring \n karl fulves \n sam schwartz
1980
curioser
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves

The Square Ring

Inspired byAlso published here

1980

Curioser

55



mother goose force \n to force a page, based on the miraskill idea \n bob hummer \n martin gardner's "mother goose mystery"
1980
bob hummer's collected secrets
Bob Hummer

Mother Goose Force

Related to Martin Gardner's "Mother Goose Mystery"

1980

Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets

99



9th dimension \n spectator counts matches in matchbook, card with matching number appears in chosen pile \n philip t. goldstein
1980
the compleat magick — volume iii
Philip T. Goldstein

9th Dimension

1980

The Compleat Magick — Volume III
(Issue 252)

1259



dreifache Übereinstimmung \n two spectators and performer think of a card at a position in the deck, they all think of the same card \n ronald a. wohl (ravelli)
1980
intermagic
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli)

Dreifache Übereinstimmung

Nov. 1980

Intermagic
(Vol. 7 No. 3)

90



1020 force \n adding digits and counting back \n unknown
1980
cards in cabaret
Unknown

1020 Force

1980

Cards in Cabaret

24



1020 force \n adding digits \n unknown
1981
arcane
Unknown

1020 Force

1981

Arcane
(Issue 4)

34



1020 force handling \n adding digits \n eddie fields
1981
arcane
Eddie Fields

1020 Force Handling

1981

Arcane
(Issue 4)

35



1020 force \n cut and then cross total of the amount \n unknown
1982
mind, myth & magick
Unknown

1020 Force

1982

Mind, Myth & Magick
(Issue Deckalogue)

218



matrix number force \n with cards \n thomas alan waters \n days of force \n mel stover
1982
mind, myth & magick
Thomas Alan Waters

Matrix Number Force

Related to

1982

Mind, Myth & Magick
(Issue Deckalogue)

223



quintasense \n some tarot cards are selected via the matrix force, reading, written on paper matches the selected cards \n thomas alan waters \n stephen minch's "book of thoth" p.41. \n days of force \n mel stover \n fortunes of a wise fool \n stephen minch
1982
mind, myth & magick
Thomas Alan Waters

Quintasense

Inspired byRelated to

1982

Mind, Myth & Magick
(Issue Grymwyr)

279



spectator finds your card \n spectator deals cards and again in two piles, suit and value of top cards combine to performer's selection, redeal force \n unknown \n the spectator does a trick \n al leech
1982
simple yet effective tricks with cards
Unknown

Spectator finds your Card

Related to

1982

Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards

5



tentwenty force \n \n unknown
1982
simple yet effective tricks with cards
Unknown

TenTwenty Force

1982

Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards

13



the dillydally principle \n number force with playing cards \n stewart james
1983
arcane
Stewart James

The DillyDally Principle

1983

Arcane
(Issue 10)

124



polychromatic wheel \n strange force involving a wheel layout on the table \n stewart james
1983
arcane
Stewart James

Polychromatic Wheel

1983

Arcane
(Issue 10)

125



the strange 20 card coincidence \n some cards dealt, dealt packets, selection and prediction make up a royal flush \n john f. mendoza
1983
the mendoza portfolio no. 1
John F. Mendoza

The Strange 20 Card Coincidence

1983

The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1

167



prime choice \n no. 31, packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one facedown after counting procedure \n dr. jacob daley \n george sands \n prime choice \n george sands
1983
selfworking number magic
Dr. Jacob Daley, George Sands

Prime Choice

Also published here

1983

SelfWorking Number Magic

52



lucky 13 \n no. 32, prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
1983
selfworking number magic
George Sands

Lucky 13

Also published here

1983

SelfWorking Number Magic

53



pateo aces \n uses pateo force to force packet of aces on spectator \n ken de courcy \n roy baker
1983
four ace intro's
Ken De Courcy, Roy Baker

PATEO Aces

1983

Four Ace Intro's

15



tentwenty force \n \n unknown
1984
epoptica
Unknown

TenTwenty Force

1984

Epoptica
(Issue Yearbook)

280



triskadekaphobia \n forcing the number thirteen with cards \n max maven \n never odd or even \n philip t. goldstein
1984
the collected almanac
Max Maven

Triskadekaphobia

Related to

1984

The Collected Almanac
(Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24)

238



cross sum force \n nine force \n unknown
1984
fork full of appetizers — book 2
Unknown

Cross Sum Force

1984

Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2

87



karten vorhersage \n one card prediction, eleventh card, spectator cuts off packet and counts it \n jan torell
1984
rund um den zaubertisch
Jan Torell

Karten Vorhersage

1984

Rund um den Zaubertisch

12



tentwenty force \n \n unknown
1984
more selfworking card tricks
Unknown

TenTwenty Force

1984

More SelfWorking Card Tricks

71



pateo force \n \n roy baker
1984
more selfworking card tricks
Roy Baker

PATEO Force

1984

More SelfWorking Card Tricks

84



hex squared \n no. 65, 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card \n karl fulves \n hex squared \n karl fulves
1984
more selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves

Hex Squared

Also published here

1984

More SelfWorking Card Tricks

96



the square ring \n no. 66, 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, only three instructions \n karl fulves \n sam schwartz \n the square ring \n sam schwartz \n karl fulves
1984
more selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves, Sam Schwartz

The Square Ring

Also published here

1984

More SelfWorking Card Tricks

97



das kruskalprinzip \n \n martin d. kruskal \n the kruskal principle \n martin d. kruskal
1984
intermagic
Martin D. Kruskal

Das KruskalPrinzip

Also published here

Jan. 1984

Intermagic
(Vol. 10 No. 3&4)

125



automatic placement force \n \n unknown
1985
best of friends — volume ii
Unknown

Automatic Placement Force

1985

Best of Friends — Volume II

104



expanded 1020 force \n for two cards \n tom craven \n the couple's lucky number \n nick trost
1985
best of friends — volume ii
Tom Craven

Expanded 1020 Force

Variations

1985

Best of Friends — Volume II

521



miscellaneous forces \n  forcing four cards with (re)dealing
 oddeven number of things to force one of two spectators (matches or corners of newspaper) \n unknown
1985
the fred braue notebooks
Unknown

Miscellaneous Forces

1985

The Fred Braue Notebooks
(Issue 1)

30



four ace repetitive \n cross sum force to find four aces, countdown on last ace (1940) \n paul rosini
1985
the fred braue notebooks
Paul Rosini

Four Ace Repetitive

1985

The Fred Braue Notebooks
(Issue 3)

2



three pile prediction \n counting and piles to force ninth card from top (1944)
 as a location \n frederick braue
1985
the fred braue notebooks
Frederick Braue

Three Pile Prediction

1985

The Fred Braue Notebooks
(Issue 5)

3



the rendezvous force \n mathematical force, penelope's principle with klondike instead of faro shuffle \n dai vernon \n alex elmsley \n unknown quantity \n gene finnell \n the rendezvous force \n dai vernon \n alex elmsley
1987
magical arts journal
Dai Vernon, Alex Elmsley

The Rendezvous Force

Related toAlso published here

1987

Magical Arts Journal
(Vol. 1 No. 8)

15



towering prediction \n cards are laid out and spectator follows instruction from written scroll \n stephen minch \n towering prediction \n stephen minch
1987
the three faces of steve
Stephen Minch

Towering Prediction

Also published here

1987

The Three Faces of Steve

27



pentacle force \n forcing a ten to ace value on spectator, tsunami principle \n bob farmer \n "16foot tsunami" \n jas jakutsch \n bob farmer \n pentacle force \n bob farmer \n before the thought \n ryan schlutz
1987/1988
tsunami
Bob Farmer

Pentacle Force

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1987/1988

Tsunami

9



high card force \n five spectators remove cards from portions of the deck, then another spectator the highest one of those, card is forced \n bob farmer \n highcard mental revelation \n justin higham \n high card force \n bob farmer
1987/1988
tsunami
Bob Farmer

High Card Force

VariationsAlso published here

1987/1988

Tsunami

17



the rendezvous force \n mathematical force, penelope's principle with klondike instead of faro shuffle \n dai vernon \n alex elmsley \n the rendezvous force \n dai vernon \n alex elmsley \n pact man \n karl fulves
1988
the vernon chronicles — volume 2
Dai Vernon, Alex Elmsley

The Rendezvous Force

Related toAlso published here

1988

The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2

119



clock force \n \n unknown
1989
the secrets of brother john hamman
Unknown

Clock Force

1989

The Secrets of Brother John Hamman

128



the 21 card force \n \n unknown \n 21 force \n unknown
1989
the trapdoor — volume two
Unknown

The 21 Card Force

Related to

1989

The Trapdoor — Volume Two
(Issue 29)

522



twentytwenty \n spectator deal pile into three packets and pockets top cards, they are divined \n karl fulves
1989
easytodo card tricks for children
Karl Fulves

TwentyTwenty

1989

EasytoDo Card Tricks for Children

23



a fortune \n spectator cuts off packet and then counts down to make a selection (1020 handling), value is looked up on chart and spectator loses \n karl fulves
1989
easytodo card tricks for children
Karl Fulves

A Fortune

1989

EasytoDo Card Tricks for Children

27



dr. q \n \n unknown
1989
easytodo card tricks for children
Unknown

Dr. Q

1989

EasytoDo Card Tricks for Children

29



mathematical force \n \n george lawrence
1991
the olram file
George Lawrence

Mathematical Force

1991

The Olram File
(Issue 6)

3



redeal force \n \n temple patton
1991
fism lecture notes
Temple Patton

ReDeal Force

1991

FISM Lecture Notes

2



number force \n with eleven tarot cards, sum of digit of birthday is used, two force cards \n diabelli
1991
allerlei experimentales
Diabelli

Number Force

1991

Allerlei ExperiMentales

17



lowest card force \n deck cut in piles, top cards removed, lowest card thoughtof \n basil horwitz
1994
new sorcerer
Basil Horwitz

Lowest Card Force

1994

New Sorcerer
(Vol. 1 No. 6)

7



junk bonds \n forcing one pile out of a few, for ace assembly, using spelling \n mel bennett \n "so nero" (stewart james, ibidem #5) \n "charm bracelet" (allan slaight, new pentagram, oct. 1987)
1994
rigmarole
Mel Bennett

Junk Bonds

Inspired by "So Nero" (Stewart James, Ibidem #5)
 "Charm Bracelet" (Allan Slaight, New Pentagram, Oct. 1987)

1994

Rigmarole
(Issue 9)

100



the tentotwenty force \n mathematical principle \n unknown
1995
card college — volume 1
Unknown

The Tentotwenty Force

1995

Card College — Volume 1

90



wheel and deal \n card is predicted in form of mates and by adding values cards position is found \n steve pressley \n 21 force \n unknown
1995
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 2
Steve Pressley

Wheel and Deal

Inspired by

1995

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 2

85



onedeck wonder \n two cards to predict card in value and suit, 9 force \n stewart james
1995
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 2
Stewart James

OneDeck Wonder

1995

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 2

130



location, location, location \n three spectators cut some cards and chose a card, amount and selections are predicted and located, 9force \n steve beam \n van osdol's "number trick" in rufus steele's "50 tricks you can do" \n prime location \n steve beam
1995
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 2
Steve Beam

Location, Location, Location

Inspired by Van Osdol's "Number Trick" in Rufus Steele's "50 Tricks You Can Do"
Variations

1995

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 2

172



what's in a name? \n no. 8, name is spelled in elevencard packet and last card turned over, repeated until one card remains, it is the only oddcolored one \n karl fulves \n lucky 13 \n george sands
1995
easy magic
Karl Fulves

What's in a Name?

Related to

1995

Easy Magic

10



stranger \n spectator spells personal information to arrive at card \n lewis jones
1997
apocalypse vol. 1620
Lewis Jones

Stranger

Apr. 1997

Apocalypse Vol. 1620
(Vol. 20 No. 4)

2775



"lucky 13" force \n using a fair dice to force bottom card of seven card packet, by eliminating cards at rolled number repeatedly, independently discovered by mitsunobu matsuyama \n george sands \n mitsunobu matsuyama
1997
the card magic of nick trost
George Sands, Mitsunobu Matsuyama

"Lucky 13" Force

1997

The Card Magic of Nick Trost

144



the tentotwenty force \n \n unknown
1997
the card magic of nick trost
Unknown

The TentoTwenty Force

1997

The Card Magic of Nick Trost

188



dealing force \n to place card at thoughtof number in fivecard packet \n karl fulves
1997
the vampire papers
Karl Fulves

Dealing Force

1997

The Vampire Papers

131



prime number packet principle \n packet of cards with prime number of cards, think of any integer n, flip over every nth card in succession, forces the remaining card \n george sands
1997
effortless card magic
George Sands

Prime Number Packet Principle

1997

Effortless Card Magic

108



stebbins clock \n clock layout, one card turned over and put in center, counting procedure with the value and last card on count always turned over, remaining card forced \n karl fulves \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n chronometer cards \n mitsunobu matsuyama \n martin gardner \n informant \n karl fulves
1998
the fine print
Karl Fulves

Stebbins Clock

Inspired byRelated to

1998

The Fine Print
(Issue 7)

176



a card force \n "dot com  tricks and stunts with numbers"
ace through nine in row on table, some cards eliminated, rest added, total divided by six and counted from either end, variations on this force \n karl fulves \n mel bennett \n lesson in larceny \n roy walton \n would i lie to you? \n karl fulves \n colorific \n felix greenfield \n informant \n karl fulves
1998
the fine print
Karl Fulves, Mel Bennett

A Card Force

Related to

1998

The Fine Print
(Issue 9)

286



the tentotwenty force \n \n unknown
1998
come a little closer
Unknown

The TentoTwenty Force

1998

Come A Little Closer

24



the force \n forcing esp card with 1020 force \n patrick page \n ken de courcy
1999
entertaining esp
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy

The Force

1999

Entertaining ESP

16



may the force be with you \n prediction in envelope \n patrick page \n ken de courcy
1999
entertaining esp
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy

May the Force be with You

1999

Entertaining ESP

17



theory z \n fourcard square with ace, four, king and nine, instruction game, final card predicted \n karl fulves
1999
the fine print
Karl Fulves

Theory Z

1999

The Fine Print
(Issue 10)

334



shot in the dark \n (a professional presentation)
packet trick with guns on cards, russian roulette presentation, mitsunobu matsuyama's petal force \n david acer \n "short in the dark" (hiroshi kondo, marketed effect)
1999
natural selections — volume ii
David Acer

Shot in the Dark

Inspired by "Short in the Dark" (Hiroshi Kondo, marketed effect)

1999

Natural Selections — Volume II

193



the capital q \n no. 23, backcount force
 improvement (as divination with partial stack) \n ellis stanyon
1999
ellis stanyon's best card tricks
Ellis Stanyon

The Capital Q

1999

Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks

70



pateo variation \n force done by two spectators, magician's choice on final decision \n karl fulves \n pateo (roy baker, baker's bonanza, p. 38) \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2000
lost vampire secrets
Karl Fulves

PATEO Variation

Inspired by PATEO (Roy Baker, Baker's Bonanza, p. 38)
Related to

2000

Lost Vampire Secrets

184



prime force \n \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2000
lost vampire secrets
George Sands

Prime Force

Related to

2000

Lost Vampire Secrets

202



voodoo clue \n no. 29, card chosen by dealing two piles from seventeencard packet and moving cards from top to bottom according to an eight and nine removed by performer, card arrived at predicted \n karl fulves \n stewart james
2001
my best selfworking card tricks
Karl Fulves, Stewart James

Voodoo Clue

2001

My Best SelfWorking Card Tricks

62



petal force \n to force a card from aces and twos \n mitsunobu matsuyama \n karl fulves
2001
my best selfworking card tricks
Mitsunobu Matsuyama, Karl Fulves

Petal Force

2001

My Best SelfWorking Card Tricks

152



mm force \n more on the working of mitsunobu matsuyama's petal force \n karl fulves \n "in the code" (discoverie #4) \n "4'wave" (aldo colombini, discoverie #5)
2001
latter day secrets
Karl Fulves

MM Force

Related to "In The Code" (Discoverie #4)
 "4'Wave" (Aldo Colombini, Discoverie #5)

2001

Latter Day Secrets
(Issue 5)

159



the five card mix \n forcing a card from five, see also george sands "prime time" \n jim steinmeyer \n george sands \n "odd chance" 21 card trick \n gene castillon
2002
impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer, George Sands

The Five Card Mix

Variations

2002

Impuzzibilities

21



unknown numbers \n card named, performer upjogs three cards and loses them again, card chosen by counting to two named numbers, named card and its mate found \n karl fulves \n "coincidence or what" (stuart judah) \n fourth down \n allan slaight \n shock spell \n father cyprian
2002
latter day secrets
Karl Fulves

Unknown Numbers

Inspired by "Coincidence Or What" (Stuart Judah)
Related to

2002

Latter Day Secrets
(Issue 7)

241



countback force \n number minus square sum to find card \n unknown
2002
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 4
Unknown

Countback Force

2002

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 4

111



fourth incantation \n \n stewart james \n incantations \n stewart james \n fifth incantation \n steve beam \n leslie's gift \n steve beam \n the gift \n steve beam
2002
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 4
Stewart James

Fourth Incantation

Related toVariations

2002

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 4

121



lucky digits \n small packet counted to named number until only one card remains \n steve beam \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2002
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 4
Steve Beam

Lucky Digits

Related to

2002

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 4

177



nolooking location \n divination of a card \n newell unfried \n tony koynini's "any number" in "tony koynini's card miracles", 1951,
2002
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 4
Newell Unfried

NoLooking Location

Related to Tony Koynini's "Any Number" in "Tony Koynini's Card Miracles", 1951,

2002

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 4

224



the 15/15 force \n forcing number 15 \n steve beam
2002
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 4
Steve Beam

The 15/15 Force

2002

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 4

243



one rule of matrix poker \n sixteen card matrix, cards chosen, they're predicted \n alan wakeling \n jim steinmeyer
2003
artificial conclusions
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer

one rule of Matrix poker

2003

Artificial conclusions

28



prime number principle \n p cards, any number smaller than p counted to and card turned over, repeated from there until one card remains not turned over, it's forced
 why it works \n george sands \n card concepts (arthur mactier) \n coprime number principle \n peter duffie \n robin robertson
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
George Sands

Prime Number Principle

Related to Card Concepts (Arthur MacTier)
Variations

2003

Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2

73



coprime number principle \n extension of prime number principle \n peter duffie \n robin robertson \n prime number principle \n george sands
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson

CoPrime Number Principle

Inspired by

2003

Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2

73



prime deal \n dealing cards on table, sometimes pairs, spectator stops and a the amount of cards on the table is always prime
 eliminating the nonprime stopping points \n iain girdwood
2003
card conspiracy — vol. 2
Iain Girdwood

Prime Deal

2003

Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2

76



lucky 13 force \n one of five objects \n george sands \n lucky 13 \n george sands
2004
under tension
George Sands

Lucky 13 Force

Related to

2004

Under Tension

18



lowest card force \n deck cut in piles, top cards removed, lowest card thoughtof \n basil horwitz
2004
the mental magick of basil horwitz — volume 5
Basil Horwitz

Lowest Card Force

2004

The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 5

57



lucky, lucky, lucky \n prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until selection appears, as bar bet \n lewis jones \n lucky 13 \n george sands \n odd man in \n steve beam
2004
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 5
Lewis Jones

Lucky, Lucky, Lucky

Inspired byVariations

2004

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 5

70



odd man in \n with blank cards, as a bar bet trick \n steve beam \n lucky, lucky, lucky \n lewis jones
2004
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 5
Steve Beam

Odd Man In

Inspired by

2004

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 5

73



in the bluff \n clever card force, number is counted in the deck to select card, revealed by asking question to other spectator \n ramón riobóo
2004
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 5
Ramón Riobóo

In the Bluff

2004

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 5

201



stax fax \n stacks that force numbers, see also p. 68 \n karl fulves \n stewart james
2005
clockwork
Karl Fulves, Stewart James

Stax Fax

2005

Clockwork

45



paine setup \n for a number force, 1415 \n s. h. paine
2005
clockwork
S. H. Paine

Paine SetUp

2005

Clockwork

45



the 'romantic' card trick \n using the cross sum force twice, finding queen and king of hearts \n bob ostin
2005
bob ostin — a lifetime of magical inventions
Bob Ostin

The 'Romantic' Card Trick

2005

Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions

134



five cards on the march \n mathematical spelling trick with row of five coins, based on stewart james "stranger in a strange land" \n jim steinmeyer \n stewart james \n a bird in the hand \n steve mayhew
2006
further impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James

Five Cards on the March

Variations

2006

Further Impuzzibilities

10



the old q card trick \n backcount force, card vanishes and appears in wallet, duplicate \n jack avis
2006
rara avis
Jack Avis

The Old Q Card Trick

2006

Rara Avis

111



prime number principle \n \n george sands
2006
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 7
George Sands

Prime Number Principle

2006

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 7

199



incantations \n 20 card force, different ways of presenting it \n stewart james \n handwritten notes, 1964 \n fourth incantation \n stewart james
2007
the essential stewart james
Stewart James

Incantations

Related toAlso published here

2007

The Essential Stewart James

153



the couple's lucky number \n two cards are forced via number procedures \n nick trost \n expanded 1020 force \n tom craven
2008
subtle card creations — volume 1
Nick Trost

The Couple's Lucky Number

Inspired by

2008

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1

46



tentwenty force \n \n billy o'connor
2008
subtle card creations — volume 1
Billy O'Connor

TenTwenty Force

2008

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1

127



tentwenty force \n \n billy o'connor
2008
subtle card creations — volume 1
Billy O'Connor

TenTwenty Force

2008

Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1

292



'a' for apple \n packet of giant picture cards, card chosen with die, apple image, predicted \n karl fulves
2008
prolix
Karl Fulves

'A' For Apple

2008

Prolix
(Issue 4)

240



love  hate  admiration \n threecard location, using george sands's prime deal \n lennart green
2008
the green northern lights magic
Lennart Green

Love  Hate  Admiration

2008

The Green Northern Lights Magic

10



the petal force \n \n mitsunobu matsuyama
2010
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 8
Mitsunobu Matsuyama

The Petal Force

2010

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 8

194



force six \n circle layout to force six \n jim steinmeyer
2010
subsequent impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer

Force Six

2010

Subsequent Impuzzibilities

23



force ten \n circle layout to force ten \n jim steinmeyer
2010
subsequent impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer

Force Ten

2010

Subsequent Impuzzibilities

24



illusive card \n spectator names one of nine random cards and puts them in a row, pateo variation in which three cards are pushed forward every time \n karl fulves
2010
prolix
Karl Fulves

Illusive Card

2010

Prolix
(Issue 8)

544



one in a bazillion \n a card is constructed in the mind of a volunteer, it is shown reversed in a pictured spread of playing cards, and then removed from magician's pocket \n steve beam \n one in a bazillion \n steve beam \n 1 zu einer fantastilliarde \n steve beam
2012
gourmet card magic
Steve Beam

One in a Bazillion

Also published here

2012

Gourmet Card Magic

9



equivoque: the full deck fandango \n verbal force of seven of clubs with deck using spelling \n jim steinmeyer
2013
ensuing impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer

Equivoque: The Full Deck Fandango

2013

Ensuing Impuzzibilities

12



equivoque: the tin can phone \n nine of hearts forced, using cans with string \n jim steinmeyer
2013
ensuing impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer

Equivoque: The Tin Can Phone

2013

Ensuing Impuzzibilities

14



the konami code \n bunch of photographs shuffled by spectator are disposed at the table, spectator ends up on the predicted one via pointing/arrows on photos \n tomas blomberg
2014
blomberg laboratories
Tomas Blomberg

The Konami Code

2014

Blomberg Laboratories

13



the irresistible force \n from three cards (six, seven, queen) the seven is forced via counting procedure \n jim steinmeyer
2015
devilish impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer

The Irresistible Force

2015

Devilish Impuzzibilities

7



wheel force \n elimination force from five objects starting with the one selected by a spectator. \n robert e. neale
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 10
Robert E. Neale

Wheel Force

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 10

39



sweet spot \n range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. \n steve beam
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 10
Steve Beam

Sweet Spot

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 10

206



small prize winner \n range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. \n steve beam
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 10
Steve Beam

Small Prize Winner

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 10

209



nuclear force \n range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. \n steve beam \n newandclear force \n jon racherbaumer
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 10
Steve Beam

Nuclear Force

Related to

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 10

211



ranger school \n several versions of a range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card.
 the deepest cut
 short cut
 split forces
 it's manure time
 retreating force
 opposing force
 centrifugal force \n steve beam
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 10
Steve Beam

Ranger School

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 10

213



predicting the past \n routine where the magician predicts a card to be freely chosen by a member of the audience. \n steve beam \n predicting the past \n steve beam
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 10
Steve Beam

Predicting the Past

Also published here

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 10

217



one in a bazillion \n since magician claims he didn't bring any cards, a card is constructed in the mind of a volunteer. it is shown reversed in a pictured spread of playing cards, and then removed from magician's pocket. \n steve beam \n one in a bazillion \n steve beam
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 10
Steve Beam

One in a Bazillion

Also published here

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 10

220



blankety blank \n blank (both sides) deck used to create a playing card. that card is removed from the pocket and it appears (prints) in the deck. \n steve beam
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 10
Steve Beam

Blankety Blank

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 10

225



one out of three \n combination of concepts used to force a card. \n gordon bean
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 9
Gordon Bean

One Out of Three

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 9

45



four suits, forsooth! \n mathematical fourace production \n marty kane \n the lower fortyeight \n steve beam \n curious count \n fred g. taylor
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 9
Marty Kane

Four Suits, Forsooth!

Related to

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 9

172



cadd \n cutanddealdown force, see later \n bob farmer \n the cadd force \n bob farmer
2015
the bammo ten card deal dossier
Bob Farmer

CADD

Related to

2015

The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier

46



newandclear force \n acethroughking setup, card chosen by first chosen value then suit, card not really forced but under control \n jon racherbaumer \n "variation: beam’s artificial nuclear force" (david solomon, solomon's bulletin #81, jan. 2016 \n nuclear force \n steve beam
2016
facsimile
Jon Racherbaumer

NewandClear Force

Inspired by "Variation: Beam’s Artificial Nuclear Force" (David Solomon, Solomon's Bulletin #81, Jan. 2016
Related to

2016

Facsimile
(Issue 5)

37



10/20 force variation \n \n roberto giobbi
2016
hidden agenda
Roberto Giobbi

10/20 Force Variation

2016

Hidden Agenda
(Issue July 1)

189



deal force \n with small numbers that are named \n roberto giobbi \n anthony norman \n "basic card technique" (anthony norman, 1948)
2016
hidden agenda
Roberto Giobbi, Anthony Norman

Deal Force

Related to "Basic Card Technique" (Anthony Norman, 1948)

2016

Hidden Agenda
(Issue Nov 8)

321



1 zu einer fantastilliarde \n a card is constructed in the mind of a volunteer, it is shown reversed in a pictured spread of playing cards, and then removed from magician's pocket \n steve beam \n one in a bazillion \n steve beam
2016
card magic to go
Steve Beam

1 zu einer Fantastilliarde

Also published here

2016

Card Magic To Go

2



pentacle force \n forcing a ten to ace value on spectator, see also p. 89 \n bob farmer \n pentacle force \n bob farmer
2017
the bammo tarodiction toolbox
Bob Farmer

Pentacle Force

Also published here

2017

The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
()

74



high card force \n five spectators remove cards from portions of the deck, then another spectator the highest one of those, card is forced \n bob farmer \n high card force \n bob farmer
2017
the bammo tarodiction toolbox
Bob Farmer

High Card Force

Also published here

2017

The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox
()

84



pentacle force \n applied to three people that are asked to think of a high, low and middle valued card \n bob farmer
2017
the bammo gaffus maximus
Bob Farmer

Pentacle Force

2017

The Bammo Gaffus Maximus

17



the harem \n spectator selects a queen, spells the name and arrives at second queen, other two queens are then produced, 9force \n steve beam
2018
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 11
Steve Beam

The Harem

2018

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 11

27



never mined \n spectator forms a card by dealing cards from top to bottom, performer is turned away and in the end removes card from pocket \n steve beam \n mind reader's dream \n bob hummer \n allacess pass \n steve beam
2018
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 11
Steve Beam

Never Mined

Inspired byVariations

2018

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 11

266



allacess pass \n spectator forms a card by dealing cards from top to bottom, performer is turned away and in the end divines card and removes it from pocket \n steve beam \n never mined \n steve beam
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

AllAcess Pass

Inspired by

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

52



notyourmama's nine force \n \n steve beam
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Steve Beam

NotYourMama's Nine Force

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

91



flexible force \n cutting three piles and adding values of top cards of one pile to get a number \n ramón riobóo
2020
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 12
Ramón Riobóo

Flexible Force

2020

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 12

146



tour de force \n forcing one of ten cards, mathematical \n jim steinmeyer
2020
virtual impuzzibilities
Jim Steinmeyer

Tour de Force

2020

Virtual Impuzzibilities

17


