141 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Menetekel
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Mundus vult decipi card appears at named number with re-dealing strategy, Menetekel deck without short cards
Also published here 1896 77
Card to Spectator's Pocket Menetekel deck without short cards
1896 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 3
Tom Sellers Named Card and Slates named card vanishes from box and reappears between slates
Related toVariations 1934 13
Jean Hugard The Mene Tekel Deck introduction, history and basic handling like controlling freely chosen card
1937 256
The Mene Tekel Deck - 1. basic application
1937 257
The Mene Tekel Deck - 2. basic application, air pressure turnover
1937 257
The Mene Tekel Deck - 3. card through table
1937 257
The Mene Tekel Deck - 4. basic application
1937 257
The Mene Tekel Deck - 5. basic application, card travels from one pocket to another
1937 257
The Mene Tekel Deck - 6. basic application
1937 257
Controlling Several Cards with Menetekel Deck
1937 258
Card Into Pocket. A Second Method Menetekel Deck
1937 258
J. F. Orrin From a Hat finding cards with deck in hat, Menetekel Deck
1937 258
J. F. Orrin Card and Number Menetekel Deck
1937 258
J. F. Orrin One in Four Menetekel Deck
1937 259
J. F. Orrin The Pocket Rising Card card rises from breast pocket, thread, Menetekel Deck
1937 259
Glenn G. Gravatt Cards and Slates chosen card appears between two slates, Menetekel Deck
1937 260
Glenn G. Gravatt Coincidence Mene Tekel two cards chosen from different decks match, Menetekel Deck
1937 260
Charles T. Jordan One Ahead mexican turnover prediction with red-blue double backer
1937 284
Rupert Slater, John Northern Hilliard Mutus, Nomen, Dedit, Cocis pairs honestly shuffled and switched for duplicates in order ready for deal
Variations 1938 120
Burling Hull The Mene Tekel Deck construction and handling
1938 438
Chosen Card Passed Into Vest Pocket menetekel deck
1938 439
Three Chosen Cards Discovered from Shuffled Pack in a Hat menetekel deck
1938 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 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 73
William Lindsay Gresham Nightmare Allez torn and restored tarot card, with menetekel deck and a way to copy the signature
Nov. 1946
The Phoenix (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
Variations 1951 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 1 spectator peeks at card in fingertip position, performer names it
1951 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 2 assistant names peeked-at card
1951 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 3 peeked-at card turns over
1951 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 4 peeked-at card is reversed by performer behind back
1951 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 5 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses
1951 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 6 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses at named number
1951 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 7 peeked-at card is spelled to and found reversed
1951 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck
1951 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
1951 5
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
1951 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 12
1951 6
Edward Marlo Suggested Pitch Routine for Marlo Miracle Deck, composed from above effects
1951 8
P. Howard Lyons Double Dealing Second Deal fake second deal demonstration with a duplicate, or a mene-tekel deck
June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
13
P. Howard Lyons Prak-Tekel Hand Control dealing two hands from a Menetekel deck, cards chosen from one hand are divined or located by touch in pocket
Nov. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 4)
19
Alex Elmsley Late Night Location spectator cuts off a pile, remembers bottom card and shuffles, packet returned and deck faro shuffled, selection found, stay stack with duplicates
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1957
Ibidem (Issue 11)
19
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methods
Variations 1959 24
Edward Marlo Roughed Mene-Tekel Coincidence card thought of in blue deck matches card chosen from red deck
Related to Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
8
Edward Marlo R.R.B.M.T. "Roughed Red/Blue Mene Tekel"
card named from deck, an odd-backed prediction is produced from pocket, card case or wallet (or elsewhere)
Variations Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
9
Edward Marlo R.R.B.M.T. Handling with Wallet & Coins card chosen from deck, spectator covers any coin with it, an odd-backed prediction is produced from wallet and coin is predicted on rolled-up cigarette paper
Inspired by Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
11
Edward Marlo The Named Transposition named card travels from one deck to another, roughed deck, and roughed red/blue menetekel
Also published here Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
16
Edward Marlo The Named Reverse named card removed from blue deck, same card then shown reversed in red deck, roughed red/blue menetekel
Also published here Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
16
Edward Marlo Technicolor Thought named card is only odd-backed card, it is shown to have transposed with the duplicate in a deck with another back color, roughed red/blue menetekel
Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
20
Edward Marlo The Spectator Coincidence physical selection matches mental (named from face-up spread) selection, using "Double Face Mente Tekel in red and blue cards", suggesting an SBS deck as well in intro
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
38
Edward Marlo Type of Prediction odd-backed prediction in pocket, using "Double Face Mente Tekel in red and blue cards"
Inspired by Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
45
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 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 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
  • "Blind Choice" (Jack Avis, The Gen, June 1962, p. 44)
1964 67
Gestempelt! card freely selected, stamp put on back, a seal mark appears on it
1967 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 68
Karl Fulves, Father Cyprian One Thought Ahead prediction in wallet
Inspired byRelated to Apr. 1975 951
Sam Schwartz Thot in Color odd-backed prediction in envelope, odd-backed long-short Menetekel deck
Related to July 1975 986
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought-of card matches card chosen from another pack, rough/smooth red/blue menetekel, and "Marlo Deck" (roughed with every other card red/blue double backer)
Related to 1976 204
Edward Marlo Think as I Think with thought of Cards, gaffed, red-blue double backer, red-blue menetekel, three approaches
1976 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 22
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel Deck
Also published here 1976 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 10
Tan Hock Chuan The Breakthru Rough and smooth Mene Tekel deck, can be used for Card to Wallet
1977 13
Gene Maze Ripped and Restored with Mene-Teckel/Menetekel
1980 37
Stephen Minch Menephysics divination of one ESP card, impromptu Mene-Tekel stack
Also published here 1980 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.
Variations
1980 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 29
Burling Hull The Mene Tekel Deck reproduced ad from 1908 as "The Devil's Pass"
1983 5
Hull vs. Leroy Burling Hull complaining about W. D. Leroy's imitated products in 1910
1983 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 15
John H. Keller Long-Short Menetekel Deck
Also published here
  • "Ten Card Tricks" (John Keller, 1932)
1983 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 45
Stephen Minch Menephysics divination of one ESP card, impromptu Mene-Tekel stack
Also published here 1987 19
Edward Marlo Signature Transfer nine methods, ungaffed, stranger, duplicate, double backer, partial roughed menetekel (method 8)
1988 189
Justin Higham One Deck Perfect Prediction duplicate from a same- or odd-backed deck of freely peeked-at card is found in performer's pocket as prediction, Menetekel-Stripper Deck
Inspired byRelated toVariations Aug. 1990
Technomagic (Issue 2)
11
Edward Marlo Commercial Method odd-backed card to wallet, rough-smooth Mene-Tekel
Inspired by Sep. 1991 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
Related to Oct. 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 1992 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 1992 23
Alex Elmsley Late Night Location spectator cuts off a pile, remembers bottom card and shuffles, packet returned and deck faro shuffled, selection found, stay stack with duplicates
Also published here 1994 372
Tommy Wonder Elizabeth III named card predicted in clear envelope
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1996 64
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
VariationsAlso published here Apr. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 8)
79
Jim Steinmeyer Sextabulous six cards chosen from one deck, and six from a second deck, the two packets are placed face-to-face in a glass, six pairs shown matched
Apr. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 8)
81
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
Related toAlso published here 1998 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
Also published here 1998 84
Bob King Another Late-Night Session spectator peeks at a card in incomplete faro condition, fairly lost, selection found, repeat, power stack with duplicates
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 30
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 195
Ellis Stanyon The Combination "Fin-de-Siècle" Magic Pack No. 14, combination of Svengali and Mene-Tekel, triplets with different cuts
1999 200
Ellis Stanyon The Forcing and Self-shifting Pack No. 15, card comes to top again without skill, as tool
1999 201
Ellis Stanyon The Multiple Shift Pack No. 16, using menetekel deck as tool
1999 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 201
Randy Wakeman Stolen Thoughts thought of card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekel
Related to Mar. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 7)
70
Chris Wardle Introduction: The Origins of the Mene-Tekel Deck credit information
2003 2
Chris Wardle The Mene-Teke Deck - Construction long-short
2003 3
Chris Wardle Handling the Mene-Tekel Deck overhand and riffle shuffling a long-short deck, cutting the deck, having a card selected
2003 5
Chris Wardle The "CW Mene-Tekel" Deck mates instead of duplicates
Related to 2003 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 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 9
Chris Wardle Come Together three spectators cut to cards in thirds of the deck, cards lost, they come to top
2003 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 13
Chris Wardle Trapped! two chosen cards are predicted with two duplicates between two sheets of plexiglass
2003 14
Chris Wardle Mental Erasure card signed on back, the signature vanishes
2003 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 17
Chris Wardle The Time Machine top card put in black card box prop, it vanishes and is back on top
2003 19
Chris Wardle Mind Reading By Proxy
2003 20
Chris Wardle The "Black Seven and Black Eight Trick" Outdone! two cards lost and found, actual duplicates instead of pseudo ones
2003 21
Chris Wardle Further Reading two references
2003 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 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 341
Dave Campbell An Open Prediction red/blue double backer, partial roughing
2004 347
Allan Slaight Guise Winner five hands of poker are re-dealt to same persons, spectator names missing card (Premonition)
Also published here 2008 82
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Also published here 2008 89
Charles T. Jordan, Steve Beam Diabolical Transposition comments on Jordan's effect
Inspired by 2010 98
Steve Beam X-Men II two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet
Inspired by 2010 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 103
Ramón Riobóo X-Men IV two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet, odd-backed variation
Inspired byAlso published here 2010 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 2
Reinhard Müller The Mene Tekel Deck credit information
2011
Prolix (Issue 9)
585
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 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 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 2014 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 7
Ramón Riobóo Traspasando lo Imposible two spectators think of a card in a deck that travels into other deck, odd-backed
Inspired byAlso published here 2016
El Manuscrito (Vol. 8 No. 31)
1078
John Hostler Medallion Meets Tidal Wave card freely chosen, folded prediction card in money clip in pocket matches
Inspired by 2018 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
Jim Steinmeyer A Case of Collusion: Variation odd-backed card leaned against glass, spectator selects any card face up, they match, odd-backed rough-smooth menetekel
Inspired by 2022 18