153 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Mathematical Forces
  
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Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stackAlso published here Tricks with Cards 95
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stackVariationsAlso published here More Magic 27
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Gezwungene Wahl magician's choice from 32 cards and layout on tableRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 121
James J. Moren Simple Deal Force bottom cards are force card, dealt into two piles, top cards are now force cards Thirty Card Mysteries 68
Ralph W. Hull Delayed Re-Deal Force "Eye-Openers" 9
Ralph W. Hull Single Card Wonder Prediction spectator shuffles deck, names number and card at that position is predicted, re-deal force "Eye-Openers" 17
Unknown Reverse Deal Force see No. 3 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 19
Unknown An Expert at Figures using addition force Expert Card Technique 268
Unknown Four Card Force calculating and dealingRelated to Expert Card Technique 191
Unknown The Mathematical Force recount Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 264
Ronald B. Edwards Free Force forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correctionRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 254
Verne Chesbro Three Weirds three cards are predicted, three mathematical forces The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 84) 340
Unknown The Ten-to-Twenty Force Scarne on Card Tricks 21
Unknown The Ten-to-Twenty Force Scarne on Card Tricks 40
Chester Morris Perfect Prediction No. 69, Mathematical procedure Scarne on Card Tricks 127
John Scarne Sympathetic Aces No. 19, Ten-Twenty Force to locate all four Aces one by one, minor variation included to locate Royal Flush Scarne on Card Tricks 39
Russell Swann The Photographic Match No. 36, Card is selected, match is lit and when extinguished, name of card appears on head of matchRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 65
Unknown The Ten-to-Twenty Force "Come a little closer..." 28
Billy O'Connor O'Connor's Four-Ace Trick 10-20 force to find four Aces one by one Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 20
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan 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 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 20
Tony Corinda (3) The Fourteen/Fifteen Set Up forcing number 14 or 15 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 76
Jack Avis Suit Force with down-under-deal Card Tricks 313
Edward Marlo Stay-Stack Prediction with one and two decks, forcing a number with stay stack The Cardiste (Issue 12) 8
Edward Marlo A Simple Ace Routine aces lost and found with four times the 10-20 force Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 90
Unknown 10-20 Force Expert Card Mysteries 98
Unknown Backwards Counting Force Expert Card Mysteries 134
Karl Fulves As A Force 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 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 54
Stephen A. Sparks Cosmic Computer three cards are selected and its values completed to a total of ten, card at sum of three cards is revealed The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 6) 27
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force Reputation-Makers 38
Unknown 10-20 Force The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 1) 467
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 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 FulvesRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 1) 466
Unknown 21 Force shown to Garcia by Marconick, credited to Marlo in referenceRelated toVariations Million Dollar Card Secrets 44
Steve Spillman Follow-Up twenty cards used to write ESP, number named and card is only odd-colored card, nine forceVariations The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 61) 303
Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne, Bruce Cervon Amazing Prediction two cards, some dealing and counting Rim Shots 52
Edward G. Brown The Card at a Selected Number to force a card, with variations The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 187
Edward G. Brown A Card Chosen by Calculation various mathematical forces The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 192
Unknown Ten-Twenty Force Aprenda Ud. Magia 41
John A. Novak Flannel-Board same routine as Spillmanns on flannel board and with white cardsInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 67) 334
Stephen Minch The Yin-Empress and the Hermit of Yang twelve cards, two are predicted The Book of Thoth 10
Stephen Minch Towering Prediction cards are laid out and spectator follows instruction from a tape recorderRelated toAlso published here The Book of Thoth 31
Stephen Minch Fortunes of a Wise Fool based on an idea by Ed Mellon, matrix forceRelated toVariations The Book of Thoth 41
Larry Becker They Match! ESP deck, forcing three cardsInspired byRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 115) 573
Martin D. Kruskal The Kruskal Principle also with two deck, described by Martin Gardner, see p. 985 for references to Ibidem The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 8) 967
George Sands Lucky 13 prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remainsRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10) 1035
George Sands Prime Time all clubs in packet, counting procedure, King always remainsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10) 1039
Unknown 10-20 Force Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 2) 26
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Matchbook moved from card to card on row of six Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 13
Unknown Ten-Twenty Force see also page 80 Self-Working Card Tricks 70
Burton S. Sperber Mind Master single card divination, 9 force The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 194) 967
Unknown Twenty-Thirty Force 51 Faces North 8
George Sands Prime Choice "Two Tricks"
packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one face-down after counting procedure
Inspired byAlso published here The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1137
Thomas Alan Waters Numerology Card in Wallet prediction in envelope, in wallet, nine-force, version of Al Koran's "Five-Star Miracle Card"Variations The Compleat Magick - Volume III (Issue 205) 1023
Jerry Mentzer Gag Revelation any number from 6-9 Card Cavalcade Finale 95
Harry Lorayne A Prediction "Pathway" mathematical dealing thing in which spectator sorts red and blacks to force himself a card Quantum Leaps 53
Larry Becker Symbolic cards with names of objects, one is selected by 9 force The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 23
Unknown X Marks the Spot No. 14, card chosen from packet is only one with x on back, number and counting Self-Working Mental Magic 20
Unknown Mentalist's Dream No. 17, selection from one deck is reversed in another deck, Ten-Twenty Force Self-Working Mental Magic 23
Unknown Digit-Add Force The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 36
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force cardAlso published here Curioser 44
Sam Schwartz Forced March 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force cardInspired by Curioser 54
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves The Square Ring 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, only three instructionsInspired byAlso published here Curioser 55
Bob Hummer Mother Goose Force to force a page, based on the Miraskill ideaRelated to
  • Martin Gardner's "Mother Goose Mystery"
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 99
Unknown 10-20 Force adding digits Arcane (Issue 4) 34
Eddie Fields 10-20 Force Handling adding digits Arcane (Issue 4) 35
Unknown 10-20 Force cut and then cross total of the amount Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 218
Thomas Alan Waters Matrix Number Force with cardsRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 223
Thomas Alan Waters Quintasense some tarot cards are selected via the matrix force, reading, written on paper matches the selected cardsInspired byRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 279
Unknown Ten-Twenty Force Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 13
Unknown Spectator finds your Card spectator deals cards and again in two piles, suit and value of top cards combine to performer's selection, re-deal forceRelated to Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 5
Stewart James The Dilly-Dally Principle number force with playing cards Arcane (Issue 10) 124
Stewart James Polychromatic Wheel strange force involving a wheel layout on the table Arcane (Issue 10) 125
John F. Mendoza The Strange 20 Card Coincidence some cards dealt, dealt packets, selection and prediction make up a royal flush The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 167
Dr. Jacob Daley, George Sands Prime Choice No. 31, packet of thirteen cards, selection is the last one face-down after counting procedureAlso published here Self-Working Number Magic 52
George Sands Lucky 13 No. 32, prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remainsAlso published here Self-Working Number Magic 53
Unknown Ten-Twenty Force Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 280
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cardsRelated to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 23 & 24) 238
Unknown Cross Sum Force nine force Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 87
Jan Torell Karten Vorhersage one card prediction, eleventh card, spectator cuts off packet and counts it Rund um den Zaubertisch 12
Unknown Ten-Twenty Force More Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Roy Baker PATEO Force More Self-Working Card Tricks 84
Karl Fulves Hex Squared No. 65, 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force cardAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 96
Karl Fulves, Sam Schwartz The Square Ring No. 66, 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, only three instructionsAlso published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Unknown Automatic Placement Force Best of Friends - Volume II 104
Tom Craven Expanded 10-20 Force for two cards Best of Friends - Volume II 521
Unknown Miscellaneous Forces - forcing four cards with (re)dealing
- odd-even number of things to force one of two spectators (matches or corners of newspaper)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 30
Paul Rosini Four Ace Repetitive cross sum force to find four aces, count-down on last ace (1940) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 2
Frederick Braue Three Pile Prediction counting and piles to force ninth card from top (1944)
- As a Location
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 3
Dai Vernon, Alex Elmsley The Rendezvous Force mathematical force, Penelope's Principle with Klondike instead of faro shuffleAlso published here Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 8) 15
Stephen Minch Towering Prediction cards are laid out and spectator follows instruction from written scrollAlso published here The Three Faces of Steve 27
Bob Farmer Pentacle Force forcing a Ten to Ace value on spectator, Tsunami principleRelated toVariationsAlso published here Tsunami 9
Bob Farmer High Card Force five spectators remove cards from portions of the deck, then another spectator the highest one of those, card is forcedAlso published here Tsunami 17
Dai Vernon, Alex Elmsley The Rendezvous Force mathematical force, Penelope's Principle with Klondike instead of faro shuffleRelated toAlso published here The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 119
Unknown Clock Force The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 128
Unknown The 21 Card Force Related to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 29) 522
George Lawrence Mathematical Force The Olram File (Issue 6) 3
Basil Horwitz Lowest Card Force deck cut in piles, top cards removed, lowest card thought-of New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 6) 7
Mel Bennett Junk Bonds forcing one pile out of a few, for Ace assembly, using spellingInspired by
  • "So Nero" (Stewart James, Ibidem #5)
  • "Charm Bracelet" (Allan Slaight, New Pentagram, Oct. 1987)
Rigmarole (Issue 9) 100
Unknown The Ten-to-twenty Force mathematical principle Card College - Volume 1 90
Stewart James One-Deck Wonder two cards to predict card in value and suit, 9 force Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 130
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal card is predicted in form of mates and by adding values cards position is foundInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 85
Steve Beam Location, Location, Location three spectators cut some cards and chose a card, amount and selections are predicted and located, 9-forceInspired by
  • Van Osdol's "Number Trick" in Rufus Steele's "50 Tricks You Can Do"
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 172
Lewis Jones Stranger spectator spells personal information to arrive at card Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20, No. 4) 2775
Unknown The Ten-to-Twenty Force The Card Magic of Nick Trost 188
Karl Fulves Dealing Force to place card at thought-of number in five-card packet The Vampire Papers 131
George Sands, Mitsunobu Matsuyama "Lucky 13" Force Using a fair dice to force bottom card of seven card packet, by eliminating cards at rolled number repeatedly, independently discovered by Mitsunobu Matsuyama The Card Magic of Nick Trost 144
George Sands Prime Number Packet Principle Packet of cards with prime number of cards, think of any integer n, flip over every nth card in succession, forces the remaining card Effortless Card Magic 108
Karl Fulves Stebbins Clock 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 forcedInspired byRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 176
Karl Fulves, Mel Bennett A Card Force "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
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 9) 286
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy The Force forcing ESP card with 10-20 force Entertaining ESP 16
Patrick Page, Ken De Courcy May the Force be with You prediction in envelope Entertaining ESP 17
Karl Fulves Theory Z four-card square with Ace, Four, King and Nine, instruction game, final card predicted The Fine Print (Issue 10) 334
George Sands Prime Force Related to Lost Vampire Secrets 202
Karl Fulves PATEO Variation force done by two spectators, magician's choice on final decisionInspired by
  • PATEO (Roy Baker, Baker's Bonanza, p. 38)
Related to
Lost Vampire Secrets 184
Mitsunobu Matsuyama, Karl Fulves Petal Force to force a card from Aces and Twos My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 152
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Voodoo Clue No. 29, card chosen by dealing two piles from seventeen-card packet and moving cards from top to bottom according to an Eight and Nine removed by performer, card arrived at predicted My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 62
Karl Fulves MM Force more on the working of Mitsunobu Matsuyama's petal forceRelated to
  • "In The Code" (Discoverie #4)
  • "4'Wave" (Aldo Colombini, Discoverie #5)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 159
Jim Steinmeyer, George Sands The Five Card Mix forcing a card from 5, see also George Sands "Prime Time" Impuzzibilities 21
Karl Fulves Unknown Numbers card named, performer upjogs three cards and loses them again, card chosen by counting to two named numbers, named card and its mate foundInspired by
  • "Coincidence Or What" (Stuart Judah)
Related to
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 241
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer one rule of Matrix poker sixteen card matrix, cards chosen, they're predicted Artificial conclusions 28
George Sands Lucky 13 Force one of five objectsRelated to Under Tension 18
Basil Horwitz Lowest Card Force deck cut in piles, top cards removed, lowest card thought-of The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 57
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Stax Fax stacks that force numbers, see also p. 68 Clockwork 45
S. H. Paine Paine Set-Up for a number force, 14-15 Clockwork 45
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James Five Cards on the March mathematical spelling trick with row of five coins, based on Stewart James "Stranger in a Strange Land"Variations Further Impuzzibilities 10
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 127
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 292
Nick Trost, Tom Craven The Couple's Lucky Number two cards are forced via number procedures Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 46
Karl Fulves 'A' For Apple packet of giant picture cards, card chosen with die, apple image, predicted Prolix (Issue 4) 240
Mitsunobu Matsuyama The Petal Force Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 194
Jim Steinmeyer Force Six circle layout to force six Subsequent Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Force Ten circle layout to force ten Subsequent Impuzzibilities 24
Karl Fulves Illusive Card spectator names one of nine random cards and puts them in a row, PATEO variation in which three cards are pushed forward every time Prolix (Issue 8) 544
Jim Steinmeyer Equivoque: The Full Deck Fandango verbal force of 7 of Clubs with deck using spelling Ensuing Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer Equivoque: The Tin Can Phone nine of Hearts forced, using cans with string Ensuing Impuzzibilities 14
Jim Steinmeyer The Irresistible Force from three cards (Six, Seven, Queen) the Seven is forced via counting procedure Devilish Impuzzibilities 7
Robert E. Neale Wheel Force Elimination force from five objects starting with the one selected by a spectator. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 39
Steve Beam Sweet Spot Range Force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 206
Steve Beam Small Prize Winner Range Force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 209
Steve Beam Nuclear Force Range Force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 211
Steve Beam Ranger School Several versions of a range force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 213
Steve Beam Predicting the Past Routine where the magician predicts a card to be freely chosen by a member of the audience. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 217
Steve Beam Blankety Blank Blank (both sides) deck used to create a playing card. That card is removed from the pocket and it appears (prints) in the deck. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 225
Gordon Bean One Out of Three Combination of concept used to force a card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 45
Steve Beam One in a Bazillion 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. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 220
Marty Kane Four Suits, Forsooth! Mathematical four-ace productionRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 172
Bob Farmer CADD Force Cut-and-Deal-Down Force, spectator cuts off a pile and deals the rest into x piles, the top cards are forced The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 213
Bob Farmer CADD Cut-and-Deal-Down Force, see laterRelated to The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 46
Roberto Giobbi 10/20 Force Variation Hidden Agenda (Issue July 1) 189
Roberto Giobbi, Anthony Norman Deal Force with small numbers that are namedRelated to
  • "Basic Card Technique" (Anthony Norman, 1948)
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 8) 321
Jon Racherbaumer New-and-Clear Force Ace-through-King set-up, card chosen by first chosen value then suit, card not really forced but under controlInspired by
  • "Variation: Beam’s Artificial Nuclear Force" (David Solomon, Solomon's Bulletin #81, Jan. 2016
Related to
Facsimile (Issue 5) 37
Bob Farmer Pentacle Force forcing a Ten to Ace value on spectator, see also p. 89Also published here The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 74
Bob Farmer High Card Force five spectators remove cards from portions of the deck, then another spectator the highest one of those, card is forcedAlso published here The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 84
Bob Farmer Pentacle Force applied to three people that are asked to think of a high, low and middle valued card The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 17