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Stewart James The Candy King Miraskill with candies
Variations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happens
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 766
Shaman Cagliostro's Spectacles spectator puts on special glasses when the cards are spread in front of him, he names all of the selections
Inspired by
  • an idea of DeLands, credit reference on page 191
Related toVariations
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 185
Dai Vernon, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bill Simon, Martin Gardner, Norman Jensen, Bruce Elliott The Ruler force with ruler with name of cards, ruler is balanced on two fingers and fingers brought together until fingers meet, see also p. 981 for ideas by John Hamilton
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 974
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele Teaser
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 975
Fred Fletcher Mentalexicon word is divined, with alphabet cards and a range of sixteen words
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1019
Edward Marlo The New Elevator four methods
Variations 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 338) 163
Karl Fulves The Self-Correcting Set-up properties after riffle shuffling two sets of the same order
Variations 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 19
Henry Christ Tally-Ho! spelling using words on card case
Variations 1971 Reputation-Makers 115
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
David S. Kotkin Mento-Pen David Copperfield, number is divined with special pen
Related to 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 52
Roy Walton Past Help four cards are found by spelling the names of four famous magician

Variations Oct. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 170
Philip T. Goldstein On Equivoque
Also published here 1976 Verbal Control 1
Philip T. Goldstein The Dowser matching ESP card is found with dowsing rod
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Si Stebbins Kink" (Theodore Annemann, Linking Ring, Oct. 1924)
Variations
1976 Magick (Issue 146) 727
Fred Robinson Oasis on Phil Goldstein, Gaeton Bloom, Ken Brooke, Danny Ray, Andrew Galloway, Basil Horwitz, Jay Marshall, Peter Duffie, Rex Cooper, Ken Hawes, Chris Pratt, Doug Alker, Max Maven, Frans Biemans, Roger Crabtree, Mike Gancia, Peter Warlock, Tom Owen, Harry Dewhirst, Philippe Fiahlo, Rovi, Wally Boyce
July 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 599
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Max Maven, Burling Hull, Kate Shiels, David Hoy
1978 Magick (Issue 220) 1100
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 Impromptu Opener 2
Philip T. Goldstein Immoracle packet cut-off, anti-faro procedure to arrive at Royal Flush, overhand shuffle set-up sequence
Inspired byRelated to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1240
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Diana Zimmerman, Max Maven, Gordon Hoener
1979 Magick (Issue 238) 1190
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
  • Gaffed Box Version (Corinda Money Box)
  • No Gaff Version (verbal ploy, spectators assume there are more coins)
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11) 944
Philip T. Goldstein Jan-Ken-Pon rock paper scissors cards, winning card and prediction
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12) 960
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Test spectator try to divine number, prediction states who is closer to the number and how far off
Inspired byAlso published here 1981 Magick (Issue 293) 1461
Harry Lorayne Phil Goldstein mini bio, Max Maven
1982 Best of Friends 186
Howard A. Adams The Ramasee Prophecy using ESP cards and spelling several words, Egypt presentation
Related toVariations 1982 OICUFESP (Issue 10 - TULEFTA - The Ramasee Prophecy) 1
Max Maven Flair Play coding with a pen
Inspired by 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 7) 59
Max Maven Compared to What? on Sturgeon's Law
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 xxii
Philip T. Goldstein Pretense one phase
Also published here Feb. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 886
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cards
Related to 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 238
Philip T. Goldstein Purple Prose numbers from number cards divined, using "self-correcting set-up"
Also published here 1984 Thequal 14
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Mind Games by Max Maven, Max Maven 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 267
Max Maven Psychic Twins based on Steranko's "Voodoo Card" and Fulves' "Computer Cards"
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 314
Harry Lorayne Phil Goldstein mini bio, Max Maven
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 402
Thomas Alan Waters Carousell three card divination, with clocking version, see Max Maven reference for credit information
Related to
  • "Roundabout" (Max Maven, Kayfabe DVD Set, 2017)
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 701
Philip T. Goldstein Final Fred thin cards
Also published here 1985 FISM Madrid 1985 8
Philip T. Goldstein PSI-Con Ruse double ended cards are placed in book (instead of apparatus)
Also published here 1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 63
Max Maven Introduction
1986 Sankey Panky 9
Philip T. Goldstein NeoGeo designs formed with puzzle/domino type cards divined
Inspired by
  • "Geomino Trick" (Len Belcher, Abra #924)
Also published here
1986 Amperthand 6
Philip T. Goldstein, Toni Koynini Throw Rug card revealed via red-black pattern in layout of 7x4 cards on table
Inspired by
  • "Karpet" (Toni Koynini, Magic Wand, March 1953)
Also published here
1986 Amperthand 8
Philip T. Goldstein Currency Exchange five envelopes in wallet, one contains money, with prediction
VariationsAlso published here 1986 Mix '86 8
Philip T. Goldstein Horse Sense race presentation
Also published here 1987 Doth 10
Mark Vincent The New York Magic Symposium 1986 on the convention in Tokyo, Adam Fleischer, Max Maven, Curtis Kam, Jay Sankey, Maki Kitami, Bill Spooner, Gene Matsura, Tommy Wonder, David Roth, John Kennedy, Hiroshi Sawa, Jeff McBride, Lisa Menna
1987 Gimmick (Issue 8) 14
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of card
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 7
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestions
Inspired byAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 19
Max Maven Grey Ethics on ethics and a Napoleons vs Gregory/Mark Wilson controversy
Oct. 1988 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 2) 7
Terri Rogers (reviewer) The Max Maven Lecture by Max Maven Nov. 1988 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 3) 6
Max Maven Foreword
1989 Williamson's Wonders 7
Philip T. Goldstein Diskette reading with layout with coins, binary
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Fifth 5
Max Maven Beyond the Blue Horizon on bad language while performing
Jan. 1989 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 5) 7
Ian Keable-Elliott A Review of the Best of Magic
Related to Aug. 1989 Opus (Vol. 2 No. 12) 3
Max Maven Collected Thoughts on The Mulholland Library of Conjuring and the Allied Arts Conference on Magic History, produced by Ricky Jay, John Gaughan and Jim Steinmeyer
Jan. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 1) 9
Max Maven Re: The Best of Magic
Related to Feb. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 2) 7
Richard Kaufman Column 1 credit information on Hamman's Double-Lift from packet, and discussing various Harry Lorayne claims, Max Maven, The Magic Circle
Related to May 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 3) 13
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Who's Who In Magic by Bart WhaleyRelated to June 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 4) 15
Max Maven From Max Maven on FISM and financial side of conventions, Richard Kaufman's column
Related to Sep. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 5) 5
Johnny "J.J." Johnston JJ replies on FISM and financial side of conventions
Related to Sep. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 5) 6
Richard Kaufman Column 4 T. A. Waters's "The Encyclopedia of Magic and Magicians"
Related to Oct. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 6) 13
Robert Cox What You See On Your TV Screen camera tricks
Related to Dec. 1990 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 7) 15
Max Maven Foreword
1990 The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi 9
Philip T. Goldstein ESP Cards 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divined
Also published here 1991 Thavant 17
Philip T. Goldstein Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined
Also published here 1991 Thavant 25
Philip T. Goldstein Mix Me Deadly murder, weapon and victim chosen from game cards and divined, using single riffle shuffle
Also published here 1991 Thavant 30
Philip T. Goldstein Soloflex selected information on word cards divined
Inspired byRelated to 1991 Thavant 33
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
VariationsAlso published here 1991 Thavant 41
Philip T. Goldstein, Bob Somerfeld Riposte envelopes with items inside, selection with back turned is divined, sound reading
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 Thavant 44
Max Maven On Roger Klause
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 68
Geoffrey Durham, Max Maven Letters
Related to Feb. 1991 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 8) 4
Johnny "J.J." Johnston Editorial
Related to June 1991 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 10) 2
Max Maven Letter
Related to Aug. 1991 Opus (Vol. 3 No. 11) 14
Chris Power Editorial
Related to Jan. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 1) 2
Max Maven Letter on his quote "Great magic is better than sex...and harder to find"
Feb. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 2) 4
Max Maven Letter on using lines from other performers
Related to May 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 3) 12
Max Maven Opus questionnaire: Max Maven
Related to Oct. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 6) 18
Max Maven Letters corrections
Related to Nov. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 7) 4
Steve Dusheck Minus One spectator choses ESP card behind performer's back, performer than removes four cards, spectator's completes the set
VariationsAlso published here 1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 42
Al Smith, Roberto Giobbi Letters
Related to Jan. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 8) 5
Max Maven Letter things real magicians would do
Related to Mar. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 9) 6
David Jones (reviewer) Fechter - "The Magic of Eddie Fechter" by Eddie Fechter (written by Jerry Mentzer)Related to Sep. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 11) 6
Max Maven A note from Max Maven on Eugene Burger, Jeff McBride and pseudo-mystical bullshit
Related to Nov. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 12) 14
Philip T. Goldstein Pangmaster letter/word tiles used for a coincidence
Also published here 1994 Thabbatical 27
Philip T. Goldstein, Peter Duffie Flex alphabet cards are mixed and distributed, one person only can form a word which is predicted
Inspired by
  • "The Official Card Catcher" (Peter Duffie, Imagine)
Related toAlso published here
1994 Thabbatical 30
Philip T. Goldstein Cheap Flex four-spectator adaption
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 Thabbatical 33
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 1994 Thabbatical 46
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Trip Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 6"
additions and corrections by Jeff Busby and Max Maven on previous columns, idea of cutting between a red or black pair in Gilbreath tricks
1994 Profile (Issue 18) 11
Max Maven Opus at 50
Sep. 1994 Opus (Vol. 5 No. 2) 14
Max Maven International Magic Congress on the Opus convention
Also published here
  • Genii, Aug. 1995
Dec. 1995 Opus (Vol. 5 No. 5) 15
Theodore Annemann, Max Maven Magician's Choice one out of three objects
1996 Card College — Volume 2 440
Max Maven Introduction: The Wonder Years
  • The Story of "Oh!"
  • Clandes-teen
  • Cups and Kaps
  • Forward into the Past
  • Myth Direction
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 xi
Max Maven Verbale Kontrolle full German translation of "Verbal Control"
Also published here 1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 4&5) 140
Peter Duffie, Iain Girdwood, Max Maven Return to Suabia Hofzinser Ace Problem + Twisting the Aces
Inspired by
  • "The Suabian Twist" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle, 1994)
1997 Effortless Card Magic 129
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit To His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
Also published here
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 95
Philip T. Goldstein Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die
Also published here July 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
R. Paul Wilson (reviewer) Thinking in Person by Max Maven Oct. 1997 Opus (Vol. 5 No. 7) 14
David Britland (reviewer) Replaying Max Maven's Videomind by Max Maven
with Ken Brooke anecdote
Nov. 1997 Opus (Vol. 5 No. 8) 5
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal ESP 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divined
Related toAlso published here 1999 Rocky Notes 6
Max Maven Introduction
1999 Close-Up & Personal viii
Max Maven (reviewer) Mr. Burger Takes to the Stage by Eugene Burger Jan. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1) 20
Max Maven The Maximum Dimension interactive trick on a piece of paper, finger must be moved around
Related to Jan. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 1) 45
Frances Willard, Bill Copeland, Artie C. Kidwell, David Lloyd, Dustin Stinett, Derek Lavertu, Jim Alfredson, Robert Dike Blair, Tony Skulitz, Karl Fulves Messages
Related to Aug. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 8) 12
Max Maven Just for the Mel of It on Mel Stover
Sep. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 9) 28
Philip T. Goldstein The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one hand
Inspired byAlso published here 2000 Northeast 5
Max Maven The Billy Club
Apr. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 4) 44
Masao Atsukawa Warp 9 card as jigsaw puzzle, credit information by Max Maven
May 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 5) 43
Max Maven The Speaker of the House on Tom Palmer
Oct. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 10) 22
Philip T. Goldstein Fourthright
  • The Other Month
four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction card
Inspired byAlso published here Dec. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 12) 55
Max Maven, Richard Kaufman Looking Into the Future
Jan. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 1) 42
Max Maven Defining The Professor
Dec. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12) 26
Philip T. Goldstein Never Odd or Even a/k/a I Prefer Pi
Rotator as number force
Related to 2002 Redivider 14
Philip T. Goldstein 力ルイ千ビンナコネコナンビ千イル力? a/k/a Stack Cats
Related toVariations 2002 Redivider 26
Philip T. Goldstein Senile Felines repeat version of previous trick
Variations 2002 Redivider 29
Philip T. Goldstein Will O' the Whisper Joker put in the deck, two cards on either side are remembered, then Joker vanishes from deck and appears in card box, eventually two cards are divined
Also published here 2002 Mawny Notes 2
Max Maven Frances Ireland Marshall
Aug. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8) 22
David Acer Five Card Mental Farce
Related toAlso published here Aug. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 8) 33
Max Maven The Juandering Jeu on Juan Tamariz
Oct. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 10) 50
Max Maven Suggested Confessions for a Road Warrior reply to the Five Card Mental Force article
Related to Oct. 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 10) 73
Alexander de Cova 6 Steine five white and one black stone
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
2003 Gambit 16
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Just a Little Off the Top, Please elevator with progressively fewer cards, final card changes into selection
Related toVariations 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 40
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Deal Turn-Over
  • Straddle Grip DDT
  • End-Over-End DDT
Related toAlso published here 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 56
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Future Choice five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see Vol. 2 reference for credit information
Inspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 73
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Paranormalist spectator riffle shuffles once and turns up pairs without the performer seeing them, when a color-matching pair is found the performer names the higher value
Inspired byRelated to 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 95
Max Maven Notes & Corrections
Related to 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 158
Max Maven Just a Little Off the Top, Please - Bonus Effect with location of second selection
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 158
Max Maven Parallel Lyons
Jan. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1) 26
Max Maven Reading Between the Lyons
Jan. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1) 76
Max Maven The Issue of Ransom
Jan. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1) 79
Eric Mead (reviewer) Ibidem 3/Aziz and Beyond by Howard Lyons, Max Maven Feb. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 2) 78
David Acer Over Easy Small packet Triumph with nine cards
VariationsAlso published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 17
Max Maven Over Easier Small packet Triumph with nine cards - selection shown to have different colored back
Inspired by 2004 Random Acts of Magic 29
Jay Sankey, David Acer Count On It Card that magician picks from spectator's packet vanishes, travels to deck (Biddle Trick-like)
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 57
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Apr. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 4) 15
Max Maven Bob Read in Japan - An Appreciation
Apr. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 4) 73
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
May 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 5) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
June 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 6) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
July 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 7) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Aug. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 8) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Sep. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 9) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Oct. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 10) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Nov. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 11) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Dec. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 12) 15
Barrie Richardson The Thought Hatchery four spectators take out four colored balls/eggs without looking, performer knows who has which color
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
Also published here
2005 Act Two 7
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Jan. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 1) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Feb. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2) 15
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Thinking in Person: An Evening of Knowing and Not Knowing by Max Maven Feb. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2) 30
Eric Mead (reviewer) Prism by Max Maven Feb. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2) 98
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Mar. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 3) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Apr. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 4) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
May 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 5) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
June 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 6) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
July 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 7) 15
Max Maven The Ruling Class
  • The Other Month
spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Inspired byAlso published here July 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 7) 32
Max Maven With Jasper in Magicland on Jay Marshall
July 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 7) 66
Max Maven, Jay Marshall Jay Marshall - The Genii Interview
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1996
July 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 7) 79
Max Maven Postscript, May 2005 on Jay Marshall
July 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 7) 82
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Aug. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 8) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Sep. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 9) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Oct. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 10) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Nov. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 11) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Dec. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 12) 15
Max Maven A Few Words From Max Maven...
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 11
Bob Ostin On Holiday Thanks To Roy packet of sixteen symbol cards, words are spelled to find the four chosen picture cards
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • "On Holiday Thanks to Roy" in "Club 71" May, 2003.
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 55
Max Maven Cushion Shot Aces placed in card case prop, they change into three selection, then vanish from box and all seven cards appear in collectors fashion in deck
Feb. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1) 30
Max Maven Maven's Three Book Procedure equivoque
Also published here
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Magic Tricks (1999, p. 247)
Nov. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 4) 7
Max Maven Five-Object Equivoque
Nov. 2005 Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 4) 9
Max Maven Mirasqueal
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 179
Tony Griffith Premonition in Reverse either 51 cards or 53, selected card is found twice in the deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Premonition in Reverse" in "The Gen" September, 1959. P. 124.
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 181
Doug Canning Joint Banking card in pocket
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 183
Max Maven Hypothetical Imperative card prediction in envelope, card formed by counting amount of cut off cards and Matsuyama Petal Principle
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 71
Max Maven Box of Matches six torn cards match when words are spelled, words from card case used
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 74
Max Maven Cheaper Match two piles of cards are counted depending on coins being heads or tails, Ramasee Principle
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 77
Max Maven Deal With It small packet is cut and dealt, and after down-under deal, performer has four Aces
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 78
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Jan. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 1) 17
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Protocols of the Elders of Magic by Max Maven Jan. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 1) 101
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Feb. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2) 15
Max Maven Pentathon pack of any type of cards and five ESP symbol chips, five spectators get a few cards and choose one, ESP symbols are spelled to find them
Inspired by Feb. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 2) 28
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Mar. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 3) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Apr. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 4) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
May 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
June 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 6) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
July 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 7) 15
Max Maven Cache
  • The Other Month
Bank Night effect, using the condition of heads or tails of four coins to select the envelopes
Variations July 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 7) 26
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Aug. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8) 15
Gordon Bean, Mac King, Alan Shaxon, The Amazing Johnathan, David Berglas, Mark Haslam, Max Maven, Milt Larsen, Terry Seabrooke Remembering Billy McComb several anecdotes and thoughts
Aug. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8) 32
Max Maven Wringer eight letter cards are used to generate a word via down-under deal which is predicted in form of a picture, Imploded CATO
Aug. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8) 76
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Sep. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 9) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Oct. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10) 15
Max Maven FISM: A History - Updated
Related to
  • FISM: A History, Genii, April 1997
Oct. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 10) 90
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Nov. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 11) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Dec. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 12) 15
Max Maven Wrapper's Delight bill folded, it is then shown to be folded into origami braid
Inspired by
  • "Baffling Bill Braid" (Robert E. Neale, Folding Money Fooling, 1997)
2006 Switch 273
Max Maven Converse Sneaker chosen card vanishes from packet with Ace to Nine of Clubs to reappear reversed in deck, Biddle trick type, without deck in hand
Inspired by Feb. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 1) 14
Max Maven Mis-Made Card Credit Richard Himber's "The Wrong-Way Card" (1948)
May 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 2) 2
Gene Taylor The Antinomy Perspective on the Moves Issue
  • Alternatives to Ackerman
  • Cover Mistakes Uncovered
  • Max Maven or Bust
  • FISM Coverage
Related to Aug. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 3) 2
Max Maven Phonomenon spectator selects card by cutting off cards and dealing into three pile, then remembering the bottom card of one of the piles, deck assembled and order read off to medium at the phone which then divines card
Inspired by Nov. 2006 Antinomy (Vol. 2 No. 4) 25
Harry Lorayne Max Maven mini bio
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 244
Max Maven Three-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 245
Max Maven Accessorized Three-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, Ace reversed in deck
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 247
Harry Lorayne Off-the-Rack 3-piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, two variations
Inspired byAlso published here 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 249
Max Maven Spelleroyale royal flush is spelled to
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 308
Max Maven Blanket
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 407
Brother John Hamman, Max Maven Modified Hamman Count even number of cards
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 407
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Jan. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1) 15
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Nothing by Max Maven Jan. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 1) 98
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Feb. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 2) 15
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Mar. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 3) 15
Max Maven Palmentalism hand with life lines drawn on business card, chosen line predicted
Mar. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 3) 24
Max Maven Monthly Inquisition
Apr. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 4) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
June 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 6) 17
Max Maven Inquisition
July 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 7) 17
Max Maven Inquisition
Aug. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 8) 17
Max Maven Inquisition
Sep. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 9) 17
Max Maven Inquisition
Oct. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 10) 17
Max Maven Inquisition
Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 17
Jim Steinmeyer Max Maven and the Evolution of a Mindreader
Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 50
Max Maven Electile Dysfunction PATEO force, patter about American electoral system, Joker remains as president
Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 64
Max Maven Minus Arcana spectator removes card from Tarot deck, cards milked to get to center card, done again, three cards used to identify missing card
Inspired by Nov. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 11) 65
Max Maven Inquisition
Dec. 2007 Genii (Vol. 70 No. 12) 17
Dani DaOrtiz Viajando por E.E.U.U. about the journey though the USA, Miguel Angel Gea, Christian Engblom, Katia, 4F, Vanni Bossi, Alfonso Aceituno, Ed Ellis, Magic Castle, Rafael Benatar, Dean Dill, Johnny Thompson, Penn & Teller, Steve Forte, Michael Weber, Max Maven
2007 El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 1) 13
Max Maven Progressive Elevator with four Aces and four Kings
Inspired by Mar. 2007 Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 1) 9
Max Maven Inquisition
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 17
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) A Fabulous Monster by Max Maven Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 105
Max Maven Inquisition
Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 17
Max Maven Inquisition
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 15
Jim Steinmeyer, Max Maven Two-Way Envelope Handling
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 18
Max Maven Inquisition
Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
June 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 6) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Aug. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 8) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Nov. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Dec. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 12) 15
Max Maven Royal Reunion one of the twelve picture cards is selected, Joker reversed among the rest, after a down-under-deal the two matching picture cards of the same suit are around the Joker
Mar. 2008 Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 1) 25
Max Maven A Tribute from Max Maven
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 31
Max Maven Final Fred
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 1
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blank
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 2
Max Maven Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 3
Max Maven The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one hand
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 4
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 5
Max Maven A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 7
Max Maven Inquisition
Jan. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 1) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Feb. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 2) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Mar. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 3) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Apr. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 4) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
May 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 5) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
June 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 6) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
July 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 7) 15
Rajneesh Madhok Not Max Maven's Monthly Inquisition
Oct. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10) 15
Max Maven The Rabbit Hole of No Return on Theodore Annemann as a performer, discussing his public appearances as found in print
Oct. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10 (The Jinx - 75 Years)) 30
Max Maven Days Of Your divination of zodiac sign, cards with all signs used
2009 The Sticky Blue Book 29
Max Maven Looking the Other Way two cards selected from ten cards are found, test-conditions, one way
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 72
Max Maven Paradox Prediction
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 2) 294
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divined
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 1
Max Maven Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 2
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 3
Max Maven Centrifugal Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined, "Centrifugal Principle"
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 5
Max Maven It Stands Alone
  • Lost Horizons
six different cheese pieces in round box, one chosen, they all change to match chosen cheese
Also published here
  • The New Jinx, Feb. 1968
Jan. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 1) 20
Max Maven Diskette
  • Lost Horizons (explanation of title "Thunday")
reading with layout with coins, binary
Also published here Mar. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 3) 22
Max Maven Currency Exchange
  • Lost Horizons
five envelopes in wallet, one contains money, with prediction
Also published here May 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 5) 35
Peter Lamont Shape Up and Shape Down spectator stops during deal of ESP cards, stopped-at card is predicted, repeat
Inspired by
  • "Shape Up" (Max Maven, Videomind Vol. 2)
June 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 6) 19
Max Maven In Memoriam: Martin Gardner
July 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 7) 24
Max Maven Tom Stone
July 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 7) 46
Max Maven Toll Story
  • Lost Horizons
story presentation for a bell that suddenly stops ringing
Also published here
  • Mary Tomich's Altar Flame, Vol. 6 No. 3, 1998
Aug. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 8) 14
Eugene Burger, Max Maven The Showmanship Interviews: Max Maven
Sep. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 9) 30
Max Maven NeoGeo
  • Lost Horizons
designs formed with puzzle/domino type cards divined
Also published here Oct. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 10) 36
Max Maven Table for Two
  • Lost Horizons
same six items are on two tables, six actions on a list can be done, three are executed by a spectator which match the layout on the "prediction table"
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Dec. 1994
Dec. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 12) 24
Tom Stone, Stewart James, Max Maven Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined
Inspired by 2011 Maelstrom 229
Max Maven Psi-Con Ruse double ended cards are placed in book (instead of apparatus)
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 1
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blank
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 3
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 4
Max Maven The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one hand
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 5
Max Maven A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 7
Max Maven Will O' the Whisper Joker put in the deck, two cards on either side are remembered, then Joker vanishes from deck and appears in card box, eventually two cards are divined
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 1
Max Maven A Credit to his Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 2
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP some cards selected via dealing and divined, Centrifugal Principle
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 3
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 5
Max Maven Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction card
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 1
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP some cards selected via dealing and divined, Centrifugal Principle
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 3
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 4
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 5
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) Multiplicity by Max Maven Jan. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1) 87
Max Maven Con-Test
  • Lost Horizons
spectator try to divine number, prediction states who is closer to the number and how far off
Also published here Feb. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 2) 33
Max Maven Horse Sense race presentation
Also published here Apr. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 4) 18
Max Maven Tele-Pathway
  • Lost Horizons
four things (number, card, word, design) written on billets and sealed in enveloped, all are divined
  • Alternative Labeling
  • Another Alternative
  • Without A Nailwriter
Also published here
  • Precursor No. 30, 1991
June 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 6) 22
Max Maven Namely
  • Lost Horizons
five names written on papers from a list, the name that was written first is divined by performer
Inspired by
  • "Whisper Word" (Stanley Collins, A Conjuring Melange, 1947)
Also published here
  • Magic, Nov. 1991
Aug. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 8) 30
Max Maven Riposte
  • Lost Horizons
envelopes with items inside, selection with back turned is divined, sound reading
Also published here Oct. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 10) 18
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks Genii's 75th anniversary celebration, Dani DaOrtiz, Max Maven's Thinking In Person, Earle Oakes passing
Nov. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 11) 10
Max Maven Three Halves and Halves
  • Lost Horizons
introduction
Dec. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12) 36
Max Maven Con-Pound cards with word endings and with word beginnings, some pairs are made and they all form actual words, Omega Bet principle
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The James File, 2000
Dec. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12) 36
Max Maven Procre two piles with three-letter strings are dealt through with one card face-up, the cards at that position form an actual word
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The James File, 2000
Dec. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12) 37
Max Maven Rif forty cards with three-letter sets, pairs are eventually handed out, those that can combine their two cards to an actual word raise their hand, performer divines the words
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The James File, 2000
Dec. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 12) 38
Gene Taylor The Antinomy Perspective
  • The Problems with issue 14
  • Blackpool. A first visit.
  • The "Write Stuff" for Magic
  • So, you always wanted your own custom deck of Bicycle Playing Cards...
  • Other U.S. Playing Card Company offerings
  • Max Maven - Cultural Ambassador of Magic
  • A Special Thank You
  • Looks like real magic
  • Alex Stone - Capable of "Fooling Houdini"?
Mar. 2011 Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 3) 2
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divined
Related toAlso published here 2012 Return to Saint Vincent 1
Max Maven Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction card
Inspired byAlso published here 2012 Return to Saint Vincent 2
Max Maven Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die
Also published here 2012 Return to Saint Vincent 3
Max Maven Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2012 Return to Saint Vincent 5
Max Maven Double Feature
  • Lost Horizons
two choices predicted on billets, billet index on back of large movie posters
Inspired by
  • Don Tanner's "Six Card Mental Test" (marketed 1958)
Also published here
  • Sensational Mentalism - Part Four, 1977
Feb. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2) 21
Max Maven Quaranta
  • Lost Horizions
four word cards are chosen and the words divined
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, April 1996
Apr. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 4) 24
Max Maven Yumi on Yumi Nakajima
Apr. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 4) 68
Stephen Minch Max Maven
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 56
Max Maven Pangmaster
  • Lost Horizons
letter/word tiles used for a coincidence
Also published here June 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 6) 20
Max Maven, Fred Fletcher Lexicontact
  • Lost Horizons
word is divined, with alphabet cards and a range of thirty-two words
Inspired byAlso published here Aug. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 8) 20
Max Maven Halloween
  • Lost Horizons
intro, see following entries
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1995
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 28
Max Maven, T. Page Wright, William Larsen The Quick or the Dead slip with dead person and the name itself are divined, with additional thoughts by Max Maven
Inspired by
  • "The Quick or the Dead" (L.W. Mental and Spirit Mysteries, 1929)
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 28
Max Maven, T. Page Wright, William Larsen Materialization of a Rose rose appears on lap of spectator in dark room, with additional thoughts by Max Maven for alternative effect
Inspired by
  • "Materialization of a Rose" (Genii, May 1955)
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 30
Max Maven, T. Page Wright, William Larsen The Three Slate Test question written on one of three questions is divined, with additional thoughts by Max Maven
Inspired by
  • "The Three Slate Test" (Sphinx, Aug. 1929)
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 30
Max Maven, T. Page Wright, William Larsen The Medium Speaks with additional thoughts by Max Maven
Inspired by
  • "The Medium Speaks" (L.W. Mental and Spirit Mysteries, 1929)
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 31
Max Maven, T. Page Wright, William Larsen Written Revelation blank piece of paper stabbed in deck, selection appears written on it, with additional thoughts by Max Maven
Inspired by
  • "Written Revelation" (The L.W. Card Mysteries, 1928)
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 32
Max Maven 75 Years of Genii
  • The 1930s: Rubbing the Lamp
  • The 1940s: The Youngster Grows Up
  • The 1950s: Transitions
  • The 1960s: New Beginnings
  • The 1970s: Riding the Wave
  • The 1980s: Reevaluations
  • The 1990s: Passages
Dec. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12) 31
Max Maven Checking A Count
  • Lost Horizons
Jan. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 1) 28
Max Maven Jonumber Cycloidal Forces
Also published here
  • Precursor No. 30, 1991
Jan. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 1) 28
Max Maven Psychloid ESP card chosen, four more chosen, all five make up a complete set, Cycloidal Forces
Also published here
  • Precursor No. 30, 1991
Jan. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 1) 29
Danny Orleans (reviewer) Destiny Has A Name and Viva Las Vegas by Eugene Burger, Max Maven Jan. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 1) 100
Max Maven Psi-Comix
  • Lost Horizons
fifteen to twenty comic strips from newspapers are mixed, one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here
  • Linking Ring Parade, Dec. 1977
Mar. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 3) 35
Max Maven Letter Carrier
  • Lost Horizons
spectator thinks of a word and takes letters out of an alphabet deck, word later divined
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Abracadabra, Oct. 1979
May 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 5) 21
Max Maven, Philip T. Goldstein Purple Prose
  • Lost Horizons
numbers from number cards divined, using "self-correcting set-up"
Also published here July 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 7) 17
Max Maven Max Maven
2013 The Magic Apple Live! 64
Max Maven Courtomancy three picture cards chosen and found with amusing spelling presentation
Inspired by
  • "The Mind of Mephistopheles" (Howard Albright, Advanced Card Magic, 1948)
2013 The Magic Apple Live! 64
Tomas Blomberg Cashing Bank Night effect, using the condition of heads or tails of five coins to select the envelopes
Inspired by 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 18
Colin McLeod Noted with four bills removed from a wallet, odd bill is found as well as the different scenarios the spectators are thinking of
Inspired by
  • Stephen Tucker's "Visa Cabaret"
  • Max Maven's "Kurotsuke"
2014 Divine 108
Max Maven Force2
  • Lost Horizons
matrix force with card grid, forcing 34
Also published here
  • Ibidem 3, Aziz & Beyond, 2003
Jan. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 1) 17
Tom Stone The True Name of Trigrammaton
  • Lodestones
three people distribute three paper balls among them and switch according to instructions, when unfolded, each spectator has his name written on the paper
Inspired by
  • The "One Two Three" Trick (Martin Gardner, Ibidem, July 1956)
  • "Tribulation" (Max Maven, Dr. Faustus Journal, Apr. 1999)
Jan. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 1) 34
Max Maven ESPecious
  • Lost Horizons
three letter cards chosen in 3x3 grid layout, they spell ESP
Inspired by
  • "ESPecially Mental" (Norman Vincent Pangloss aka Lin Searles, marketed 1959)
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, Jan. 1984
Apr. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 4) 17
Max Maven The Still Secret World Of Shigeru Sugawara with his Tenyo inventions
May 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 5) 82
Max Maven Box Hunch
  • Lost Horizons
spectator's astrological sign appears on blank card inside a box
Also published here
  • Magigram, Aug. 1982
June 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 6) 15
Max Maven Flex & Cheap Flex
  • Lost Horizons
intro
Aug. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8) 16
Max Maven Flex alphabet cards are mixed and distributed, one person only can form a word which is predicted
Also published here Aug. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8) 16
Max Maven Cheap Flex four-spectator adaption of Flex
Also published here Aug. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 8) 17
Max Maven A Gardnerian Centennial Martin Gardner's hundredth birthday
Oct. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 10) 31
Max Maven Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 4
Max Maven Contimental any European country thought of and divined
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 6
Max Maven Astrokey twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lock
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 10
Max Maven 4 Sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 12
Max Maven Kirigami paper with letters, spectator folds and cuts it, then he forms a word with the either face up or face down letters
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 17
Max Maven Heliocentrick A card is selected and returned to the deck. Starting with a packet of cards, the magician spells a planet chosen by a spectator. The selection is found at the conclusion of the spelling.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 154
Max Maven Composite Speller Deck is cut and half given to each of two spectators. Each thinks of a card in their half. The value of one card is combined with the suit of the other. The deck is reassembled and the composite card spelled. It turns up at the final letter.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 155
Max Maven Lie-Decker Despite the deck lying, the magician uses it to determine the color and value of the selection, and to locate the selection.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 39
Steve Beam Si-Decker Despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it.
Inspired by 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 41
Max Maven Decimix
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 26
Max Maven Jonumber
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 35
Max Maven Pretense with prediction
Also published here 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 50
Max Maven Blackjack of all Trades five methods
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 353
Max Maven Lost Horizons
  • Lost Horizons
Brainwave with hole in card, selection is the only one with hole, previously chosen by pushing a needle through a fifty-two-on-one card
Also published here
  • New Tops, Dec. 1979
Jan. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 1) 15
Max Maven The Road to Rimini: Walter Rolfo and FISM 2015
Jan. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 1) 52
Max Maven Poe-ltergeist
  • Lost Horizons
several manifestations happen in a seance in the dark, paw-prints of a cat appear on signed newspaper sheet
Also published here
  • Seance, issue 12, Summer 1991
Mar. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 3) 15
Max Maven Jan-Ken-Pon
  • Lost Horizons
rock paper scissors cards, winning card and prediction
Also published here June 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 6) 19
Max Maven Motor-Saikoro
  • Lost Horizons
die is turned on a lay-out, number on which a match-up occurs is predicted, originally with an ESP die
Also published here
  • "Motor-Saikoro" (Phil Goldstein, ESP Dice Mysteries, 1986)
Aug. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 8) 20
Max Maven Throw Rug
  • Lost Horizons
card revealed via red-black pattern in layout of 7x4 cards on table
Also published here