50 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Turnover & Reverse / Mental Reverse
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
The Joker's Own Deception No. 18, seven cards removed, four of those chosen, one thought of, all pushed put reversed in deck, only selection ends up reversed
1935 21
Wimborough Upside Down mentally selected card of four turns over in deck
1937 167
Louis Zingone Reverse Supreme mental reverse, bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1940 344
Al Leech Turnover Divination
Related toVariations 1949 24
Edward Marlo Mental Reverse
Related toVariations 1953 128
Edward Marlo Mental Reverse 2
1953 129
Tommy Vanderschmidt In the Suit thought of card is reversed, spectator selects a paper with a suit and writes value inside
Aug. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 287)
Lou Gallo, Ron O'Brian Shuffle Off to Buffalo Miracle
1971 51
Roger Smith Mental Reverse IV selection has odd-backed back as kicker, with four variations
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. Bonus Extra)
Tony Binarelli Trick
1972 123
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Slow Motion Reverse Trick No. 315, one of five cards chosen, all put reversed in deck, only selection remains reversed and others straighten out
  • Another version
1972 81
Dai Vernon Note within No. 315, selection fairly mixed up with four other cards, performer can identify it, for Mental Reverse
1972 82
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Another Version Of Slow Motion Reverse Trick No. 316, cannot follow
1972 82
Wernero Purloined Card Trick No. 422, four cards taken from one half, one chosen, all put reversed in other half, they turn over except selection
1972 114
Jerry K. Hartman Thought Over Mental Reverse without the mental part
Inspired byRelated to 1973 40
Roger Smith Mental Reverse Five five cards, spectator thinks of one, it is predicted on cardboard and has odd back
Related to 1974 5
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Roughing it mental reverse variant
1975 416
Roger Smith Mental Reverse IV selection has odd-backed back as kicker, with four variations
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1975 1
Roger Smith Mental Reverse IV - In the Wallet selected card vanishes and reappears in wallet
Inspired by 1975 4
Edward Marlo more mental reverses methods 4, 5, 6
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5)
Larry Jennings Miracle one of six thought of card (really selected) turns over, shades of Mental Reverse
Also published here 1980 55
Jeff Busby Preliminary Set-Ups Mental Reverse
Inspired byRelated to 1981
Arcane (Issue 5)
Larry Jennings, Edward Marlo All Systems Go beginning by Marlo
1982 507
Sam Leo Horowitz The Horowitz Reversal Card Trick
1983 240
Larry Jennings Just Think... one-way deck
Jan./Feb. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18)
Charlie Miller Six Cards spectator choses one of three, also performer, all put in deck, selections turn over
1985 29
Larry Jennings Secret Reverse one of five cards is reversed while they are displayed ala Biddle, with or without deck
1988 17
Edward Marlo Mental Reverse III applying ATFUS
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1964
1988 63
Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Reverse two methods
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 25, No. 9, Nov. 1926
1989 xxiv
Karl Fulves Reverse English
Inspired by 1989 46
Edward Marlo Olram's Twist and Vanish five cards, one of which is selection, wrong cards turn over one by one, then selection vanishes, Mental Reverse selection procedure
May 1989
Inside Out (Issue 6)
Jerry K. Hartman Thought Over Mental Reverse without the mental part, revised handling
Related to 1991 330
Amrik Sandhu ATFUS and a Stranger mental reverse type effect with color-changing back kicker
Dec. 1992
Profile (Issue 11)
Art Altman Teaser from 1928
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
Edward Marlo More Mental Reverses with "oops they should be face-down" finesse
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1976
1995 268
Edward Marlo More Mental Reverses - Fifth Method roughed pairs
1995 271
Edward Marlo More Mental Reverses - Sixth Method with variation and added notes
1995 272
Jon Racherbaumer Busby Follies Redux
  • letter to Jeff Busby as reply to Busby's review of "Wild Card Kit", 1992-07-05
  • letter to T. A. Waters (on Busby and "Card Finesse II"), 1993-03-12
  • note to Lou Gallo on Steve Beam comment on Marlo's Mental Reverse in "The Trapdoor"
Facsimile (Issue 4)
Steve Beam Invincible thought of card vanishes and then reappears reversed in the deck
1997 1267
Jeff Busby The Five Card Mental Force selection procedure for Mental Reverse type tricks in which one of five face-down tabled cards is chosen
Related to 1998 105
Harry Lorayne One From Five Marlo subtlety beginning
2001 273
Gordon Bean A Star is Born only the thought of of five cards stays reversed in the pack
Inspired by 2002 107
Ian Baxter, Edward Marlo Bluff Mental Reverse
2007 73
Harapan Ong Utterly Mental Reverse
Inspired by 2014 98
Harapan Ong Variation "Mental Reverse" variation with four Aces on top of deck which change into the four cards the spectator did not think of
2014 101
Joseph Barry Turning Around & Going Home card chosen, four more cards named, they turn over cleanly, then all back except selection, using four 3/4 double backers
Sep. 2017
Operandi (Issue 3)
Jon Racherbaumer It's All About You
  • Exhumations
spectator chooses one of six cards, under the table he turns a card face up, it is his selection, repeat
Oct. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 10)
Larry Jennings Mental Reverse one thought-of card (really selected) from six turns over
Also published here 2020 566
Edward Marlo He Did It Again! one of six cards is chosen by spectator, spectator reverses his selection in the packet himself, then the cards are mixed and he chooses it again
Inspired by
  • Jon Racherbaumer routine in New Pentagram, Sept. 1979, Vol. 11 No. 7
July 2021
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Special Chicago Issue #1)
Jon Racherbaumer Subtle Mental Reverse
  • Exhumations
card chosen from small packet, it turns over in packet, then packet is placed in deck and it turns over
May 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 5)