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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Victor Farelli The Mystic Eight four-of-a-kind location based on the mystical number eight
Variations 1936 38
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico A Future Classic four cards removed from spread by spectators, one changes into an Ace, then the other three as well, card is peeked, three cards dealt on Aces, spectator choses unknown card which is put in pocket, Ace packets lost one by one and selection shown on top and dealt on table four times, the four "duplicates" change back to Aces, selection removed from pocket
Variations 1953 1
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 430
Karl Fulves Factor Four "Still Counting"
card turns over in four-card packet, then changes into Jacks, then other cards change to Jacks, then card changes back to original selection, ungaffed
Variations 1978 1088
Bob Hummer This Is It twenty cards in a row, spectator selects amount of matches and signs the corresponding card on the the face, on the back of the card is written "This is It" and the correct number of selected matches
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here
  • marketed 1943
1980 30
Jerry Sadowitz The More Things Change
Related toVariations 1982 24
Richard Vollmer Earthly Powers selected card and four Aces are found, anti-faro "programming"
Related toVariations June 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 6)
1503
Richard Vollmer Oil and Aces 4&4, one packet transforms to aces
Related to Oct. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 10)
1696
John Bannon Assisted Switch Elmsley Count type switch in the spectator's fingers
VariationsAlso published here 1991 155
Peter Duffie Hummer of a Trick Variation some cards mixed face-up/face-down by spectator, performer takes one section under the table briefly, in the end there are the same number of face-up cards in two piles
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 1993
Profile (Issue 16)
6
Paul Gordon Thirteen Times and Out
Aug. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 8)
2393
Justin Higham Super Clairvoyant spectator thinks of any card, deals twice the value and drops rest on top, after a reverse faro, the performer knows the value and can fish
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1994 64
Edward Marlo Marlo's Almost Perfect Stop Trick
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1979
1995 390
Paul Gordon Emergency Deam Card to pocket with color changing back
Apr. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 4)
2634
Paul Gordon The Ultimate Transposition very similar to Sadowitz's routine
Related to Sep. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 9)
2689
Paul Gordon Twister kings to aces kicker
Nov. 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 11)
2859
Paul Gordon Millenium Collectors
Dec. 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 12)
2871
Michael Close (reviewer) The Card Magic of Paul Gordon by Paul GordonRelated to Jan. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 5)
89
Paul Gordon Name Calling
  • Letters
Related to Mar. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 7)
15
Michael Close (reviewer) Protean Card Magic by Paul Gordon Nov. 1998
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
36
Paul Gordon ITHEC "In The Hands Elmsley Count"
Elmsley Count type switch in the spectator's fingers
Inspired by Mar. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3)
25
Gordon Bean (reviewer) Powerful Impromptu Card Magic by Paul Gordon May 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 5)
60
Paul Gordon Hayden On Duty displaying cards in bunches, with cuts in between, at the end the Aces are stacked
Inspired by
  • "The Buffalo Cornstack" (Allan Hayden, Card Shark On Duty)
Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
22
Michael Close (reviewer) Powerful Impromptu Card Magic by Paul GordonRelated to May 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 9)
31
Michael Close (reviewer) Twenty by Gaston QuietoRelated to June 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 10)
29
Paul Gordon, Gaston Quieto Re: Reviews
  • Letters
Related to July 1999
Magic (Vol. 8 No. 11)
16
Paul Gordon Whodunnit II two prediction cards put aside, selection lost, a card chosen with down-under deal, it's an indicator card used to find selection, indicator and selection match the predictions
Inspired by
  • "WhoDunnit" (Paul Gordon, Protean Card Magic, 1998)
Oct. 2000
Magic (Vol. 10 No. 2)
73
Harry Lorayne The Magical Gambler
Inspired by
  • Paul Gordon effect
2001 121
Darwin Ortiz Remote Control performer knows position of peeked at card in second deck
Inspired by
  • "Twin Peaks" (Paul Gordon, Card Magic Miracles)
Variations
2002 98
Michael Close (reviewer) Professional Card Miracles by Paul Gordon Aug. 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 12)
32
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hummer Plays Poker packet mixed via CATO, Royal Flush shows up at the end
Related toVariations 2003 113
David Regal (reviewer) Card Magic Companion by Paul Gordon Dec. 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12)
98
Gábor G. Szabó Love Story story and handling variation of Cardmans Twisting the Aces
Related to
  • Paul Gordon's "Cardmans Twisting the Aces" in "Protean Card Magic" 1998.
2003 9
Peter Duffie 4-Some using extension of Gemini Twins placement, dealing started in three piles, all Queens found
Variations 2004 3
Eric Mead (reviewer) Edward George Brown - A Magical Life by Edward G. Brown (written by Paul Gordon) June 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 6)
98
Eric Mead (reviewer) Percy Naldrett: A Man of Sussex; Conjurer and Poet by Percy Naldrett (written by Paul Gordon) June 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 6)
98
Michael Close (reviewer) Explorations by Paul Gordon Oct. 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10)
106
Peter Duffie Paul Gordon mini bio
2006 119
Paul Gordon The Eradicator! not with whole deck
2006 119
Paul Gordon Mystery of The Number Nine reverse faro trick around number nine, selection is counted to in the end
Inspired by
  • Jon Racherbaumer routine from his website, October 2005
2006 121
Paul Gordon JR’s Twisted! Ace through Four of Clubs is put out of order, then is in order again
Inspired by
  • Jon Racherbaumer routine from his website
2006 123
Paul Gordon The Mystic Nine spectator thinks of a card using mathematical procedure of 10-20 force, it'll be a Nine which the performer produces
2006 124
Paul Gordon Half a Higham spectator thinks of any card, deals twice the value and drops rest on top, after a reverse faro, the performer knows the value and can fish, with half the deck
  • More Thoughts (without reverse faro)
Inspired by 2006 125
Paul Gordon Murder To Describe card chosen and lost, spectator chooses any four cards, they all change into selection, then into Nines
Inspired by 2006 126
Paul Gordon Stand Up For CATO stand-up CATO routine with sixteen cards, packet mixed via CATO, Royal Flush shows up at the end
  • Additional Thought from Peter Duffie
Inspired by 2006 128
Paul Gordon Hum-Drum CATO procedure to force a number by adding up the reversed cards
Related to 2006 130
Paul Gordon Thumbs Up! twenty cards in a row, one chosen with dice, it has a thumb print on its back and is odd-backed
Inspired by 2006 131
Paul Gordon Impromptu Pokertell spectator chooses a card from a packet with dealing procedure, then reads off all the cards, performer knows selection
Inspired by
  • "Poker Tell" (Jon Racherbaumer, Big Easy Card Cunning)
2006 134
Paul Gordon Peter’s Foursome! using extension of Gemini Twins placement, dealing started in three piles, Kings and Queens found
Inspired by 2006 134
Paul Gordon Thanks To Goodliffe two cards chosen from eight-card packets, they eventually are located with reverse faros until two cards remain
2006 136
Paul Gordon Are We Still Counting? packet trick with turnovers and transformations
Inspired byVariations 2006 137
Peter Duffie PD Alternative Handling packet trick with turnovers and transformations
Inspired by 2006 138
Paul Gordon A Mystic Seven Phase four-of-a-kind location based on the mystical number seven
Inspired by 2006 139
Paul Gordon A Mystic Seven Phase II using the Sevens to locate selections in between them
  • Shorter Alternative
Inspired by 2006 139
Paul Gordon Standing Up For Leipzig & Marlo with impromptu double backer
Inspired by 2006 141
Paul Gordon What, Another Kick? packet reduced to one card via reverse faros, selection remains and mates are on top of discard piles
Inspired by
  • "What A Kick" series (Paul Gordon, Card Magic Companion)
Related to
2006 142
Paul Gordon, Roger Crosthwaite DuffieCrosGord card chosen and lost, performer removes three packets of cards from the deck, top cards are turned over and added, selection is found at that number in rest of deck, previously top reversed cards change to mates of selection
  • DuffieCrosGord 2
  • DuffieCrosGord 3
  • DuffieCrosGord 4
Inspired by
  • "Return to Garden Path" (Peter Duffie's website)
  • "Garden Path II" (Peter Duffie, Cardeceits, 2003)
  • "Adagio" (Aldo Colombini, Impromptu Card Magic DVD series)
2006 143
Paul Gordon No- Force-Force using slip force for "card at any number" effect
2006 144
Paul Gordon When I Was Twenty-One
Inspired by
  • Jack Parker method
2006 146
Harry Lorayne Paul Gordon mini bio
2007 96
Paul Gordon, Roger Crosthwaite Head-to-Head Poker ten cards, performer received royal flush even though it was not part of the packet in beginning
Variations 2007 97
Paul Gordon "Power"ful selected card and four Aces are found, anti-faro "programming"
Inspired byVariations 2007 102
Robin Robertson That Darn Four of Clubs! Ace spelling effect with kicker, wrong card always shows up in the beginning, Royal Flush suggestion by Harry Lorayne in Afterthoughts
Variations 2007 179
Paul Gordon Oil & Water Startler 4&4, transformation kicker
Inspired by 2007 358
Paul Gordon (Gr)eight! automatic placement
Variations 2007 362
Paul Gordon When I Was 21
2007 82
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Second 16th card Book by Tom Craven, Paul Gordon May 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 5)
110
Justin Higham The Illogical Dribble Force
  • The Basic Move
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2007 3
Justin Higham IDF Count-Down performer takes random card and uses its value to count to selection
Variations 2007 6
Michael Close (reviewer) The Second 16th Card Book, Volume 2 by Paul Gordon Feb. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2)
93
Jon Racherbaumer Helter-Skelter Poker poker deal with ten face-up and ten face-down cards shuffled together
Inspired by
  • "Carbon Footprint" (Paul Gordon, Gold Dust)
Also published here
2008 26
Paul Gordon IDF as an Indicator Force glimpsing a random chosen card
Related to 2009 4
Paul Gordon IDF Convincer force card ends up sticking out of center
Inspired by 2009 4
Justin Higham IDF Prophecy
Related to 2009 9
Paul Gordon IDF Count-Down Plus Joker Royal Flush revelation
Inspired by 2009 18
Paul Gordon Fast IDF Ace Production
Related to 2009 18
Paul Gordon IDF Mates two cards chosen from two halves are mates of previously removed cards
Related to 2009 18
Justin Higham Double Odd-Colour IDF Coincidence two cards chosen from two halves, they're the only odd-colored ones
Related to 2009 18
Justin Higham IDF Bluff Ace Production
Related to 2009 19
John Bannon Short Attention Spin three blank-faced cards and an Ace, Ace vanishes and appears, blank cards become other Aces with rainbow backs
Inspired by
  • "Killer Observation Test" (Paul Gordon, 2011)
Also published here
2011 28
Carlos Santillan Barely Thought-of Card Miracle Divine thought of card in a packet of eight cards by asking "yes" or "no" questions about whether their card is in one pile or not
Inspired by
  • "Merely Thought-of Card Miracle" (Paul Gordon, Aldo Colombini's Self Working Packet Tricks DVD)
2015 17
Harry Lorayne Royal Power selected card and Royal Flush are found, antifaro "programming"
Inspired by 2017 31
Harry Lorayne, Paul Gordon (Gr)Eight wrong card spelled, right card comes out
Inspired by 2017 113
Harry Lorayne Head-To-Head Poker ten cards, performer received royal flush even though it was not part of the packet in beginning
Inspired by 2017 165
Ignacio López Las Damas Cazadoras
Inspired by
  • Paul Gordon's "Millenium Collectors" in "Nocturnal Creations"
2018 41
Vic Trabucco That's Not Impossible parts of Kings and Aces transpose, then Aces turn into a Royal Flush
Inspired by
  • Paul Gordon's "That's Not Possible" in "Card Magic Companion"
Related to
2018 184
Ryan Matney (reviewer) Quidnunc Plus by Paul Gordon Apr. 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 4)
96
Jon Racherbaumer Helter-Skelter Poker
  • Exhumations
poker deal with ten face-up and ten face-down cards shuffled together
Inspired by
  • "Carbon Footprint" (Paul Gordon, Gold Dust)
Also published here
Jan. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 1)
42
Paul Gordon Darned Pain in the Neck performer spells to three Aces but gets same wrong card every time, ends with Moracle to find wrong card again and Aces on top of anti-faroed packets
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • Gold Dust Companion, 2014
Aug. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 8)
925
Paul Gordon Twisting the Aces Shocker twisting with Ace through Four of Spades, they change to Aces as kicker
Also published here
  • Card Startlers, 2022
Oct. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 10)
1046
David Williamson, Tim Cook The Spelling Champ Aces lost in deck and spelled out, but Joker appears every time and is removed, Aces then shown on tabled spelled packets, Jokers changed to Jacks
Inspired by
  • "Darn Pain in the Neck" (Paul Gordon)
2023 18
Joe Rindfleisch Computerized Deck 2.0 two cards chosen, e.g. Four and Five of Clubs, both found and then the added up sum card Nine of Clubs is found with down-under deal
Inspired by
  • "The Computerised Deck" (Joe Rindfleisch, The Second 16th Card Book Vol. 2, Paul Gordon, 2007)
Jan. 2024
The Hermit (Vol. 3 No. 1)
1190
Dale Moore What the Actual Freak twisting routine with a Royal Flush with rainbow back finale
Inspired by
  • "What the Actual Fcuk" (Paul Gordon, Card Foolers, 2023)
Feb. 2024
The Hermit (Vol. 3 No. 2)
1244