122 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Menetekel
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Mundus vult decipi card appears at named number, Menetekel deck without short cards
Also published here 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 77
Unknown Card to Spectator's Pocket Menetekel deck without short cards
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 78
Eric F. Impey One Ahead deck from blue deck put out as prediction, matches card that spectator choses from red deck, red/blue double backer
1931 Try This One 3
Tom Sellers Named Card and Slates named card vanishes from box and reappears between slates
Related toVariations 1934 Card Tricks That Work 13
Jean Hugard The Mene Tekel Deck introduction, history and basic handling like controlling freely chosen card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 256
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 1. basic application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 2. basic application, air pressure turnover
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 3. card through table
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 4. basic application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 5. basic application, card travels from one pocket to another
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 6. basic application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown Controlling Several Cards with Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 258
Unknown Card Into Pocket. A Second Method Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 258
J. F. Orrin From a Hat finding cards with deck in hat, Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 258
J. F. Orrin Card and Number Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 258
J. F. Orrin One in Four Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 259
J. F. Orrin The Pocket Rising Card card rises from breast pocket, thread, Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 259
Glenn G. Gravatt Cards and Slates chosen card appears between two slates, Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 260
Glenn G. Gravatt Coincidence Mene Tekel two cards chosen from different decks match, Menetekel Deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 260
Charles T. Jordan One Ahead mexican turnover prediction with red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Rupert Slater, John Northern Hilliard Mutus, Nomen, Dedit, Cocis pairs honestly shuffled and switched for duplicates in order ready for deal
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 120
Burling Hull The Mene Tekel Deck construction and handling
1938 Greater Magic 438
Unknown Chosen Card Passed Into Vest Pocket menetekel deck
1938 Greater Magic 439
Unknown Three Chosen Cards Discovered from Shuffled Pack in a Hat menetekel deck
1938 Greater Magic 439
Glenn G. Gravatt A Curious Coincidence two selections from two decks are put in a glass and match, menetekel deck & normal deck
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 440
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
William Lindsay Gresham Nightmare Allez torn and restored tarot card, with menetekel deck and a way to copy the signature
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 115) 461
Edward Marlo The Marlo Miracle Deck long-short deck with short ends and sides, all faces roughed and every other card reversed in menetekel pairs
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 1 spectator peeks at card in fingertip position, performer names it
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 2 assistant names peeked-at card
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 3 peeked-at card turns over
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 4 peeked-at card is reversed by performer behind back
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 5 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 6 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses at named number
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 7 peeked-at card is spelled to and found reversed
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 5
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 12
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Suggested Pitch Routine for Marlo Miracle Deck, composed from above effects
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 8
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methods
Variations 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 24
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 21
Ralph W. Hull Trigon II three cards are selected from a deck and put in three glasses, a spectator then takes three cards from another deck that are put with the first cards, when the pairs are turned over, they match, partial rough-smooth red-blue menetekel
Variations 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 21
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with twenty-six different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck)
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 67
Unknown Gestempelt! card freely selected, stamp put on back, a seal mark appears on it
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 10
Edwin Leist-Bernini Der Ballontrick balloon attached to card case, card production
1970 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 2) 37
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel Deck
Also published here 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 68
Karl Fulves, Father Cyprian One Thought Ahead prediction in wallet
Inspired byRelated to Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 951
Sam Schwartz Thot in Color odd-backed prediction in envelope, odd-backed long-short Menetekel deck
Related to July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 986
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekel
Related to 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Edward Marlo Think as I Think with thought of Cards, gaffed, red-blue double backer, red-blue menetekel, three approaches
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 208
Edward Marlo think as i think card tabled, spectator think of card from other deck, they match, roughed red-blue menetekel
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 84
Jon Racherbaumer Macho Matcho card placed on table, matches freely named card from other deck, roughed red-blue menetekel, red-blue double backer
Inspired by 1976 Lecture Notes 1 22
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel Deck
Also published here 1976 Lecture Notes 1 23
Glenn G. Gravatt Prophetische Beeinflussung three envelopes with windows, a card is seen sticking out of each, three selected cards are also inserted, then the pairs are shown to match
Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1970
June 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 4) 73
Brian Eden Mit besonderem Gerät - (f) card balloon prop
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 21
Hen Fetsch Ohne besonderes Gerät - (a) ungaffed card to balloon
Nov. 1976 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 1) 22
Philip T. Goldstein, Henry Hardin, William Lindsay Gresham Satan's Nightmare prediction of tarot card and three digit number
Inspired by 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 10
Tan Hock Chuan The Breakthru Rough and smooth Mene Tekel deck, can be used for Card to Wallet
1977 The Magic of Tan Hock Chuan 13
Gene Maze Ripped and Restored with Mene-Teckel/Menetekel
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 37
Stephen Minch Menephysics divination of one ESP card, impromptu Mene-Tekel stack
Also published here 1980 Mind Novas 46
Stephen Minch Megaphysics performer finds matching ESP card of two spectators, by stopping spectator deal cards, impromptu Mene-Tekel
Inspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Metaphysics" in "ESP Card Session", 1965.
1980 Mind Novas 50
Wally Boyce Elizabeth 2nd named card predicted in envelope
Variations Feb. 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 995
Tommy Wonder Elizabeth 3rd named card predicted in clear envelope
Inspired byAlso published here 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1055
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
  • Princess Card Trick
  • Mene Tekel Deck
  • Svengali
  • Monte Cristo Cards
  • Ever Ready Forcing Pack
  • Brainwave
1982 Hocus Poker 29
Burling Hull The Mene Tekel Deck reproduced ad from 1908 as "The Devil's Pass"
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 5
Unknown Hull vs. Leroy Burling Hull complaining about W. D. Leroy's imitated products in 1910
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 12
Charles T. Jordan Speaking of Pink Elephants ad from 1916 with color changing deck, glued pairs, later 1919 variation with glued pairs and also normal cards in between like in Menetekel, also with spelling and across phase
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 15
John H. Keller Long-Short Menetekel Deck
Also published here
  • "Ten Card Tricks" (John Keller, 1932)
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 54
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1984 Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1002
Allan Slaight Guise Winner five hands of poker are re-dealt to same persons, spectator names missing card (Premonition)
Related toAlso published here 1984 Arcane (Issue 11) 144
Robert Cassidy E.S.P. Duplication ESP cards are sealed in envelope, performer matches sequence
Inspired by 1984 The Art of Mentalism 45
Stephen Minch Menephysics divination of one ESP card, impromptu Mene-Tekel stack
Also published here 1987 The Three Faces of Steve 19
Edward Marlo Signature Transfer nine methods, ungaffed, stranger, duplicate, double backer, partial roughed menetekel (method 8)
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 189
Edward Marlo Commercial Method odd-backed card to wallet, rough-smooth Mene-Tekel
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 3
Edward Marlo Complete Mental Secret odd-backed card is touched and tabled, any named card removed from other deck, they match, roughed red/blue menetekel, roughed red-blue double-back deck, see also Ibidem #19
Related to 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 4
Edward Marlo The Named Transposition named card travels from one deck to another, roughed deck, and roughed red/blue menetekel
Also published here
  • Ibidem #19, Dec. 1959
1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 22
Edward Marlo The Named Reverse named card removed from blue deck, same card then shown reversed in red deck, roughed red/blue menetekel
  • Simmons Note (Ken Simmons)
Also published here
  • Ibidem #19, Dec. 1959
1992 A Final Farewell Lecture 23
Tommy Wonder Elizabeth III named card predicted in clear envelope
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 64
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
Related toAlso published here 1998 Das Kleine Grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
Also published here 1998 The Book 84
Ellis Stanyon The "Fin-de-Siècle" Forcing Pack of Cards No. 9, long-short deck, Mene-Tekel "first sold by W. D. Le Roy"
  • First Arrangement and Tricks with Same (long-short menetekel deck, with some basic applications)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 195
Ellis Stanyon The Combination "Fin-de-Siècle" Magic Pack No. 14, combination of Svengali and Mene-Tekel, triplets with different cuts
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 200
Ellis Stanyon The Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 15, card comes to top again without skill, as tool
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 201
Ellis Stanyon The Multiple Shift Pack No. 16, using menetekel deck as tool
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 201
Ellis Stanyon Three Cards Produced from a Pack Shuffled in a Hat No. 17, deck shuffled in hat, yet three previous selections found
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 201
Chris Wardle Introduction: The Origins of the Mene-Tekel Deck credit information
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 2
Chris Wardle The Mene-Teke Deck - Construction long-short
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 3
Chris Wardle Handling the Mene-Tekel Deck overhand and riffle shuffling a long-short deck, cutting the deck, having a card selected
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 5
Chris Wardle The "CW Mene-Tekel" Deck mates instead of duplicates
Related to 2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 7
Chris Wardle Two at Once two spectators each choose a card from half the deck, the halves are tied with a ribbon and put in two pockets, performer finds both quickly
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 8
Chris Wardle What's In A Name? two piles dealt, then a name spelled from both piles, the cards on the last letter are duplicates, or mates in a variation
  • What's In A Name Variation - Using the "CW Mene-Tekel" Deck
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 9
Chris Wardle Come Together three spectators cut to cards in thirds of the deck, cards lost, they come to top
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 12
Chris Wardle Card in Muffin card chosen and signed, then folded, given to spectator in silk where it vanishes and reappears on cake or somewhere else
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 13
Chris Wardle Trapped! two chosen cards are predicted with two duplicates between two sheets of plexiglass
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 14
Chris Wardle Mental Erasure card signed on back, the signature vanishes
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 15
Chris Wardle Any Number Called For wallet placed on deck after counting down to named number
  • A Variation - Using the "CW Mene-Tekel" Deck
Inspired by
  • "I Read It In A Book!" (Alan Maskell)
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 17
Chris Wardle The Time Machine top card put in black card box prop, it vanishes and is back on top
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 19
Chris Wardle Mind Reading By Proxy
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 20
Chris Wardle The "Black Seven and Black Eight Trick" Outdone! two cards lost and found, actual duplicates instead of pseudo ones
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 21
Chris Wardle Further Reading two references
2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 24
Mark Elsdon Boxed Tekel two cards pocketed, the Jokers whisper the names to the performer, Jokers put in case, then pocketed cards shown, then they transpose with the cased Jokers
Inspired by 2003 Investigating the Mene-Tekel Deck 26
Dave Campbell Direct Transfer selection signed on face, odd-backed card signed on back by performer suddenly has the spectator's signed face, red/blue double backer, partial roughing
Related to 2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 341
Dave Campbell An Open Prediction red/blue double backer, partial roughing
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 347
Allan Slaight Guise Winner five hands of poker are re-dealt to same persons, spectator names missing card (Premonition)
Also published here 2008 Spins & Needles 82
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Also published here 2008 Spins & Needles 89
Charles T. Jordan, Steve Beam Diabolical Transposition comments on Jordan's effect
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 98
Steve Beam X-Men II two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 102
Steve Beam X-Men III two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet, odd-backed variation
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 103
Ramón Riobóo X-Men IV two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet, odd-backed variation
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 106
Michael Weber Many Tekel deck riffle shuffled, yet any four of a kind can be produced, maintaining groups of two to five cards
Also published here 2010 Laustin Translation 2
Reinhard Müller The Mene Tekel Deck credit information
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 585
Unknown Mundus vult decipi card appears at named number, Menetekel deck without short cards, English translation by Reinhard Müller
Also published here 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 585
Robert Cassidy A Startling Thought Reading Effect performer removes duplicate of selection with different-colored back from pocket
  • Method, Notes, and a Myriad of Important Principles (How Many Can YOU Find?)
2013 The Artful Mentalism of Bob Cassidy — Volume 2: Fundamentals 66
Michael Weber Many Tekel deck riffle shuffled, yet any four of a kind can be produced, maintaining groups of two to five cards
Also published here 2014 Old Dog 3
Jim Steinmeyer A Case of Collusion odd-backed card leaned against glass, spectator selects any card face up, they match, odd-backed rough-smooth menetekel
Also published here
  • Conjuring Anthology
  • Magic Magazin, 1997
2014 The Molecules of Magic 5
Jim Steinmeyer Co-Conspirators spectator and performer both have a deck and alternately deal and stop anytime and place the card at that point in a glass, in the end there are three matches
Also published here 2014 The Molecules of Magic 7
John Hostler Medallion Meets Tidal Wave card freely chosen, folded prediction card in money clip in pocket matches
Inspired by 2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 49
Jim Steinmeyer Co-Conspirators
  • Conjuring
spectator and performer both have a deck and alternately deal and stop anytime and place the card at that point in a glass, in the end there are three matches
Also published here Dec. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 12) 58
David Britland, Jesse Demaline Sympathetic Cards from Pocket
  • Cardopolis
three cards chosen from one deck, performer locates duplicates of those cards from another deck in his pocket
Inspired by
  • "Sympathetic Cards from Pocket" (Jesse Demaline, The Magic Wand, issue 254)
Feb. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 2) 68
David Britland Reverse Mene Tekel Deck spectator cuts deck, gives half to performer, reverses top card into center, performer does same, spectator's card is divined and the reversed cards are mates
Inspired by
  • "Sight Unseen" (Ron Escott, marketed 1973)
Feb. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 2) 69
Kyle Leon Isolation card selected from one deck vanishes from another deck and travels into pocket (or elsewhere), red-blue Svengali/Menetekel
Nov. 2022 The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 11) 490