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Karl Fulves Cue Cards openly removed marker cards help with memorizing Combo numbersRelated toVariations Combo II 35
Karl Fulves Rite Minded card moved from one half to the other, then deck assembled and card found, fast clocking Clockwork 29
Karl Fulves Slick Slate color separation with performer and spectator, lines on slate help remembering Combo numbers, see also p. 102 for further notes Combo II 37
Karl Fulves Final Cut deck immune to cutting, somewhat a presentation for ambitious card Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 420
Karl Fulves Pre-Existing Memory red and black card moved from one half to other, both found, partial clocking Clockwork 30
Karl Fulves Noble Cause twelve court cards memorized by performer who then produces jacks, then queens, then kings from packet, see also p. 102 for further notesRelated to Combo II 39
Karl Fulves Clocking with Objects objects with names that have a certain number of letters in a box, removed object identified by counting letters of others Clockwork 31
Karl Fulves Faced Card Mysteries chapter intro, face-up/face-down mix applied to Combo system Combo II 43
Karl Fulves Eminent Domain strategy in which red cards in bottom half are clocked, and black cards in top half, card moved from half to half can be identified, see also p. 73 Clockwork 32
Karl Fulves Made To Order performer sort face-up/face-down mix below table Combo II 43
Karl Fulves Self-Made Trap card chosen from face-up deck with Ten-Twenty force, turns out to be sandwiched by odd-backed cards Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 424
Karl Fulves Strongest Suit two cards reversed are identified via "eminent domain" card counting Clockwork 33
Karl Fulves Pseudo Hummer fooling magicians who know the Hummer CATO trick Combo II 46
Karl Fulves Thot By Proxy spectator removed queen and any card from same suit, they're divined Clockwork 35
Karl Fulves Meet By Chance twenty cards mixed face-up/face-down, spectator remembers one and turns it over, behind back all are sorted except selections Combo II 47
Karl Fulves Last Place "Problems"
six envelopes, the last one chosen contains $100 note, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 427
Karl Fulves Max Moe see also p. 67Variations Clockwork 36
Karl Fulves Dual Thinking twenty cards mixed face-up/face-down, two spectators remember one each and turn it over, behind back all are sorted except selections, alternatively one card travels to sealed envelopeVariations Combo II 50
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Wallet/Envelop Load from behind back, reaching up under jacketRelated to Combo II 51
Karl Fulves Counterfeit Call "Problems"
conditions for a medium phone effect, posed as a problem
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 428
Karl Fulves A Game Of Touch suit removed, spectator deals it from top or bottom into pile and retains last card, performer sort suit below table top and divines selection Combo II 52
Karl Fulves Whacked "Problems"
piece of paper is crumpled and thrown on someone, it changes into snowball, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 428
Karl Fulves Thought Control chapter intro Combo II 55
Joseph K. Schmidt Computer Virus Killer "A Novel Revelation of Two Thought Cards"
two spectators think cards from a five-card and six-card group, involving virus gag card
- The History (credit information and references)
Inspired by
  • "Brain Twister" (Ben Braude, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 429
Karl Fulves The Russian Test performer guaranteed to get better than average score in color sorting without seeing any faces at all, see also p. 104 for further notes Combo II 55
Karl Fulves Virus Variation Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 431
Karl Fulves K Thru 12 kings and queens removed, challenge location from this packet, see also p. 105 for further notesRelated to Combo II 57
Karl Fulves Stretching The Truth word written on wide rubber band when stretched is no longer readable when collapsed, instant stooge applicationRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 432
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 433
Karl Fulves Card Speller credit information on spelling to cards Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 433
Karl Fulves Mirasequel performer separates the mixed pile at the end of Miraskill Combo II 66
Karl Fulves Speed Reading memorizing 40 cards with 5 numbersRelated to Combo II 69
Karl Fulves The Four-Fold Way variation of previous "Speed Reading"Related to Combo II 73
Karl Fulves Clockwork on card counting with "mechanical assistance" Clockwork 38
Karl Fulves Compression Technique Gilbreath & ComboRelated to Combo II 74
Karl Fulves Line of Sight edge marks on twelve cards combined with card counting Clockwork 38
Karl Fulves Contract Player deck first sorted in colors, then suits, by magician Combo II 76
Karl Fulves Light Fingered two cards removed from upper and lower half of deck after riffle shuffles, performer looks through deck and names both Clockwork 40
Karl Fulves Impromptu Compression Combo II 77
Karl Fulves Unique Sums set-up so that two cards removed from a certain part still produce unique clocking value Clockwork 42
Karl Fulves Reflex Action spectator distributes half deck face-up on table, performer deals other half on top and all pairs match color Combo II 78
Karl Fulves Lettra Set two missing cards found with clocking and faro-shuffled set-up Clockwork 43
Karl Fulves Visionary performer sorts half the deck face-down after a riffle shuffle Combo II 80
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Stax Fax stacks that force numbers, see also p. 68 Clockwork 45
Karl Fulves Protractors about the length of trick descriptions Combo II 83
Karl Fulves Latent Ability Miraskill prediction correct even though only part of deck sorted by spectator Combo II 84
Karl Fulves Clockwork deck cut, cut in half and any card removed, performer looks through this pile and names card
- The System
- First case
- Second Case
- Third Case
Clockwork 47
Karl Fulves Phone Detective previous "Clockwork" deck as telephone trick Clockwork 55
Karl Fulves After Moe Combo II 86
Karl Fulves 13 O'Clock two cards chosen with cutting procedure are foundInspired by Clockwork 56
Karl Fulves Jinx Extra eight spectators receive envelope and hide an object Combo II 91
Karl Fulves Modulus Operandi how to practice card counting mod different bases Clockwork 59
Karl Fulves Transliterate medium is called and described spectator and names chosen card Combo II 93
Karl Fulves Booked Up torn and balled-up book pages, one chosen and word on it divined, clocking page numbers Clockwork 60
Karl Fulves Mixology spectator memorizes card and its position, gives riffle shuffle, performer names new position, shuffle tracking presentation Combo II 94
Karl Fulves Grudge Match Miraskill type bet with red-red, black-black and mixed pairs done with about half the shuffled deck, winner still known Clockwork 61
Karl Fulves Shuffle Tracking Combo memorizing riffle shuffle distribution via Combo system in face-down spread of unsquared shuffle Combo II 95
Karl Fulves Cold Case card removed from pile to pile and located, only clocked total of one half known in advance Clockwork 63
Karl Fulves Points After chapter intro Combo II 99
Karl Fulves Counterfeit credits for "Counterfeat" betting game in which spectator and performer construct poker hand from face-up spreadRelated to Clockwork 65
Karl Fulves Penny Machines illustration of "Either-Or" articleRelated to Combo II 99
Karl Fulves Telephone Stud further credits for "Calling Ms. Modulo"Related to Clockwork 66
Karl Fulves Cue Con another cue card idea for Combo systemInspired by Combo II 101
Karl Fulves Moe By Phone and further references for the plot Clockwork 67
Karl Fulves Pictorials clocking other things than the values
- Mid Count
- Corner & Curves
- Line Count (ESP)
- Lines And Curves
Clockwork 69
Karl Fulves Dual Thoughts using Brown-McMillen glimpse idea for only reversed card in deckInspired by Combo II 103
Karl Fulves Royal Flush Clock spectator removes any Royal Flush card, performer quickly goes through deck and removes card from same Royal Flush Clockwork 70
Karl Fulves Gray's Anatomy connection between gray code and binary numbers, application with 24-cards stack, three consecutive cards tell position in stack Combo II 105
Karl Fulves Double Card Count two cards removed, still found with card counting Clockwork 72
Karl Fulves Further References list of card counting tricks in Karl Fulves's output Clockwork 74
Karl Fulves, Robert E. Neale Distant Marker spectator cuts deck, performer names number and a card of that value is at its numerical position from top Combo II 110
Karl Fulves Alpha Numeric further notes on Combo system and number systems
- The Octal System
- The Hexadecimal System
- Binary To Hex
Combo II 112
Karl Fulves Gray Reflections about the color distribution in mirror stack after cuts Combo II 117
Karl Fulves Odd Bits self-similar sequence oddity Combo II 118
Karl Fulves Against The Machine longer article on methods, pre-show, multiple outs, magic on television, David Blaine, announcing Combo III on p. 123 Combo II 119
Karl Fulves On Q&A Combo II 123
Arturo de Ascanio, Frank Garcia A Hunger for Dreaming shown to Ascanio by Garcia, packet cut off and counted, packet shuffled in rest and left outjogged, card chosen from this condition, then original number counted downRelated to The Magic of Ascanio - Studies of Card Magic 307
Karl Fulves Real Secret Stuff Aces removed from deck with an indifferent card, this packet riffle shuffled into deck and left outjogged, two poker hands dealt from outjogged cards alternating with top of deck, Aces end up in other packet Prolix (Issue 1) 62
Karl Fulves Switchback Variation Inspired by Prolix (Issue 1) 62
Karl Fulves Ultra Marked Cards comment on microscopic differences in any deck, picked up by high-resolution cameras Prolix (Issue 1) 64
Karl Fulves Crook's Book three cards taken from shuffled deck and added, word on this page thought-of, performer does the same, spectator divines performer's word and performer the spectator's page number Prolix (Issue 1) 65
Karl Fulves Little Black Book page number chosen with playing cards, index of possible page numbers Prolix (Issue 1) 66
Karl Fulves Cooked Book page number chosen via calculation method, can only be one of two numbers Prolix (Issue 1) 66
Karl Fulves Back Page on this magazine, passage of time Prolix (Issue 1) 68
Martin Gardner Gardner's Gambit row of cards, taking cards from either end alternately with spectator, whose cards add up higher wins, forced outcome, parity
- Final Game (Royal Flush ending)
Inspired by
  • coin item in "Mathematical Puzzles" (Peter Winkler)
Related toVariations
Prolix (Issue 2) 69
Karl Fulves Notes on MG's Game explanation of the parity principle at work and further applications, see following itemsInspired by Prolix (Issue 2) 71
Karl Fulves Accouterments using other items an non-playing cards for the parity row force Prolix (Issue 2) 71
Karl Fulves You Go First the spectator can make the first choice Prolix (Issue 2) 72
Karl Fulves Last Card Standing cards taken from either end of tabled row alternately, remaining card predicted Prolix (Issue 2) 73
Karl Fulves Predict-A-Bill cards taken from either end of tabled row, values added, prediction in dollar bills Prolix (Issue 2) 74
Karl Fulves A Perfect System millionaire making coin toss idea by Warren Buffet from a 1984 speech Prolix (Issue 2) 74
Karl Fulves Pre-Poker parity poker with number prediction, then Jonah card principle in second phase Prolix (Issue 2) 75
Karl Fulves Sure Thing Roy Baker's PATEO force to get Jonah card to spectator Prolix (Issue 2) 76
Karl Fulves Blind Chance cards taken from either end of tabled row, values added, outcome predicted by spectator Prolix (Issue 2) 76
Karl Fulves Robo-Con cards taken from either end of tabled row, values added, outcome predicted, two-way out
- Wallet idea (Himber wallet with slit in middle)
- Double cut (two-way out prediction from Fulves's "The Magic Book")
Prolix (Issue 2) 78
Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Chump Change Ten to Ace straight in mixed red suits, one freely chosen and put in deck, found again face-up and value of bottom card after dealing top four card face-down on table, those cards are Royal Flush in Spades except for the chosen value which changes to Spades
- For The Expert (different finish)
Prolix (Issue 2) 81
Karl Fulves Off The Wall puzzle how to attach a candle to the wall from "Reader's Digest" Prolix (Issue 2) 82
Karl Fulves Knotornot Inspired by
  • "To Tie a Knot on the Left Wrist Without Letting the Right Hand Approach it" (The Magician's Own Book, 1857)
Prolix (Issue 2) 84
Karl Fulves Auto Kinetic blank cards with street names, spectator writes his street on one, arranged in face-down row on table, ungaffed toy car moves towards spectator's card with rubber band held motionless aboveInspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
Related to
Prolix (Issue 1) 1
Karl Fulves Card Kinetic cards in row on table, Ace of Spades next to row, rubber band stretched over it and used to move Ace along row, suddenly it moves towards selection and back and they transposeInspired by
  • "Pendulum" (Bob Ostin, marketed effect)
Prolix (Issue 1) 4
Karl Fulves The Pecking Bird credit information, Howard Albright's "Herman, The Gilagloo Bird" (1930s) Prolix (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves Loco-Motion follow-up for "Auto Kinetic", toy car replaced in card case, then full deck removed from it, case balances on edge of one-handed fan, signed card to caseInspired by Prolix (Issue 1) 5
Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Uplifting red Ace "rises" plunger like from deck, then other red Ace, they sandwich selection in center Prolix (Issue 1) 8
Karl Fulves Dai Vernon - Two Unpublished Tricks introductory comments Prolix (Issue 1) 10
Karl Fulves Urban Legends four urban legends and their opposite on cards along with eight numbers, some cards are turned over and numbers added, force for 47
- Second Method
- Background
Inspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 1) 14
Karl Fulves Simple Binary simple way to get comfortable with binary numbersRelated to Prolix (Issue 1) 20
Karl Fulves Mystery Card "An Unsolved Problem"
two sandwiches, one with mystery card, named card put in other sandwich, named card vanishes and mystery card is named card, posed as a problem
Variations Prolix (Issue 1) 21
Karl Fulves Card Tricks Gone Wrong four anecdotes, two of them have been published in Magicol
1. card on forehead
2. Frank Lane's "I.Q. Test"
3. "wolf pack" gag with suggestive images on cards
4. Derek Dingle drops the super ball
Related to Prolix (Issue 1) 22
Karl Fulves Adams + Erdnase intro to Howard Adams related tricks Prolix (Issue 1) 30
Karl Fulves Seven-Card Secret cards taken from two piles randomly, a seven-card straight is the result Prolix (Issue 1) 31
Karl Fulves Doubling Box two royal flushes "mixed", dealt in unison, only Aces match, Ace predictedVariations Prolix (Issue 1) 32
Karl Fulves Casino I.Q. two five-card piles, cards turned up simultaneously, when both add up to sixteen the cards are predicted Prolix (Issue 1) 32
Karl Fulves Reverse Jonah person with Jonah card wins Prolix (Issue 1) 34
Karl Fulves Comedy Central presentation of Doubling Box with cards that have punchlines and jokes on them, only a specific joke matches its punchline when cards are turned up simultaneouslyInspired by Prolix (Issue 1) 34
Karl Fulves Joke Department two pages of short jokes Prolix (Issue 1) 36
Tony Kardyro Copper-Silver coin on spectators hand is covered with matchbox and transposes with coin inside matchboxRelated toVariations Prolix (Issue 1) 41
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control two selections made in incomplete riffle shuffle condition Prolix (Issue 1) 42
Karl Fulves Chip Shot poker chips and counting used to get to a Royal FlushInspired by Prolix (Issue 1) 45
Karl Fulves Mock Memory a selection is named, then two cards are moved, performer apparently memorizes cards, spectators name the two cards and performer their positions, using Riffle Shuffle Control Prolix (Issue 1) 46
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Control as Cull upjogging all cards of one group instead of doing a riffle shuffle, also from the back with one-way backs Prolix (Issue 1) 46
Karl Fulves In The Money switch of a single card with bills Prolix (Issue 1) 47
Karl Fulves From X's to Bullets switch of a single card with bills Prolix (Issue 1) 50
Karl Fulves Darndest Things several spectators receive letters to God by children and put them in an envelope, performer assigns them to spectators correctly Prolix (Issue 2) 88
Karl Fulves Monte Cardo switch with bills as climax Prolix (Issue 1) 50
Karl Fulves Automatic 10 intro for unusual ten-hand deal ideas, see following items Prolix (Issue 2) 90
Karl Fulves The Expert Returns spectator stacks two cards himself by repeated dealing (overhand shuffle single run substitute)Inspired by Prolix (Issue 2) 90
Karl Fulves The Ten-Hand Deal five piles, spectator assigns numbers from five to nine to them and deals that many cards to the bottom in each case, put together, ten-hand double duke Prolix (Issue 2) 91
Karl Fulves Drawing Blanks penny, nickel, dime and quarter in matchbox, three coins removed and combined to form a number, fourth coin's value added, spectator lets performer know the number of digits, coins taken out are divined Prolix (Issue 1) 50
Karl Fulves Casino Connection five piles, spectator assigns numbers from five to nine to them via a lucky straight from a casino deck and deals that many cards to the bottom in each case, put together, ten-hand double duke Prolix (Issue 2) 93
Karl Fulves The X-Hand Deal five piles, dealing for "randomisation", spectator decides on number of players Prolix (Issue 2) 93
Karl Fulves Match Maker layout puzzle about making words out of matches Prolix (Issue 2) 94
Jerry K. Hartman Hunt For Red five red cards in black half, spectator finds them from the back, solutionInspired by Prolix (Issue 2) 98
Karl Fulves The Road To Ruin spectator and performer switch one card of their poker hands, three cards each are shown, spectator can switch or not, he loses, cards removed from the deck
- The Basic Set-Up
- The Road To Ruin
- 10-Card Note
Related to Prolix (Issue 1) 56
Karl Fulves On the Count-Spell Principle credit information Prolix (Issue 2) 99
Karl Fulves Switchback any card switched out via spread strip-outAlso published here Prolix (Issue 1) 56
Karl Fulves Speller Notes A. on locating previous trick
B. Instanto Deck and any card spelling
C. short routine to spell any named card impromptu, face-up counting and turnover pass
D. cutting as deck is dumped from case
Related to Prolix (Issue 2) 100
Karl Fulves Beat The Bookies point spread, betting against the spread Prolix (Issue 1) 59
Karl Fulves Quicken Rope Trick "Unexplained"
cut rope, ends join themselves in knot, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 1) 60
Karl Fulves Flip Switch strip-out switch handling, with repeat Prolix (Issue 2) 102
Karl Fulves A Few Good Cards "Unexplained"
five red cards in black half, spectator finds them from the back, posed as a problem, with effect variations
Variations Prolix (Issue 1) 60
Karl Fulves Unjust Chance "Unexplained"
presentational idea for banknight plot, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 1) 61
Karl Fulves The Glass Half Full "Unexplained"
glass half-filled with liquid, turned over, liquid suspended, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 1) 61
Mel Bennett Easy As Abc calculator option for simplifying task to spectators in division tricksInspired by
  • Zangbar Zackleback Problem (Genii, June 1952, Oct. 1958, Ibidem #12-14)
Related to
Prolix (Issue 2) 109
Karl Fulves Circle Lift "Unexplained"
one bracelet or ring or rubber band picket up with another one, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 2) 110
Karl Fulves Pencil With Memory "Unexplained"
old pencil with memory idea, now really available as transmission pen, posed as a problem
Related to Prolix (Issue 2) 111
Karl Fulves Shred A Bill "Unexplained"
electric shredder that does not shred a bill, application search, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 2) 111
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch discussion of the switch of a small item with a handkerchief, see following itemsRelated to Prolix (Issue 2) 112
Karl Fulves "I Found A Ring..." street cons with ring or rolex Prolix (Issue 2) 112
Karl Fulves While You Sleep gypsy con in which money is sealed in envelope and apparently will multiply Prolix (Issue 2) 113
Karl Fulves The Gypsy's Secret Gypsy Switch of item as it is wrapped in handkerchief
- Basics In Brief
- Robert-Houdin
- Professor Hoffmann
Related to
  • "Reverse Thinking" (Discoverie #8)
Prolix (Issue 2) 113
Karl Fulves You Have Three Seconds bet in which spectator has to reach under handkerchief and get out a valuable coin, he only gets a worthless chip Prolix (Issue 2) 118
Karl Fulves New Principles, New Tricks new tricks by Howard A. Adams, intro, see following items Prolix (Issue 2) 119
Karl Fulves Slow-Motion Roll spectator turns die according to rules, performer duplicates final orientation Prolix (Issue 3) 150
Karl Fulves Headstrong ungaffed coin always comes up heads, then is shown as two-headed Prolix (Issue 3) 152
Karl Fulves Squarersville layout puzzle Prolix (Issue 3) 153
Karl Fulves Maximo Inspired by Prolix (Issue 3) 154
Karl Fulves Near Future four random digits written by spectator, then in different order, subtraction, one digit of result chosen, other digits dealt out in packet, then chosen digit shows up as card value Prolix (Issue 3) 155
Karl Fulves Stevenz Stevens Control combined with Zarrow Shuffle Prolix (Issue 3) 155
Karl Fulves Hop Skip avoiding upward movement of right packet in Zarrow Shuffle Prolix (Issue 3) 157
J. W. Sarles A Rope Tale several knots tied in rope vanish, then cut & restoredRelated to Prolix (Issue 3) 159
Karl Fulves Down/Underhanded false down-under deal, order remains, value divination application Prolix (Issue 3) 162
Karl Fulves First To Tenth spelling any value to get to sixth card, two-card prediction application Prolix (Issue 3) 166
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch - Part Two article intro
- A Secret From Scott
- Edwin Sachs
Related to Prolix (Issue 3) 167
Karl Fulves Introduction on memory work with cards Word Play 3
Karl Fulves A Versatile Move Gypsy Switch to set up penetration of object through handkerchief Prolix (Issue 3) 170
Karl Fulves Newmonics memorizing a string of numbers Word Play 5
Karl Fulves Cross Colors deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both matchInspired by
  • Number Four in Joe Berg's Private Card Problems
Related to
Prolix (Issue 3) 172
Karl Fulves The Narrative Word Play 6
Karl Fulves Eureka deck separated in colors, unknown black card pocketed by spectator, guessed by spectator, then red card pocketed by performer and guessed by him, both matchRelated to Prolix (Issue 3) 173
Karl Fulves The Expert Memorizes Cards on memorizing a string of cards Word Play 7
Karl Fulves Newmismatics memorizing a long row of objects Word Play 8
Roy Walton Orderly Suits four packets, each with one card of each suit, one of each suit removed, spectator pushed the cards back without looking in any order, again one of each suit in every packetRelated to Prolix (Issue 3) 175
Karl Fulves Erdnase Cheats memorizing short sequence of cards Word Play 10
Karl Fulves Not Unsolved Royal Flush version of Walton's trickRelated to Prolix (Issue 3) 176
Karl Fulves Word Play system for memorizing twelve cards
- The Suit System
- Coding For Value
- Naming The Jacks
- Verbs For Jacks
- Objects For Jacks
- The system thus far
- The System For Kings
- The System For Queens
- How To Practice
Inspired byRelated to Word Play 13
Karl Fulves Unexplained introRelated to Prolix (Issue 3) 177
Karl Fulves All In A Row exercise for memorizing twelve cards Word Play 22
Karl Fulves Sticker Shock "Unexplained"
tabled odd-backed card turns out to be later signed selection, certain conditions and a solution, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 3) 177
Karl Fulves Kings Over Here twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted from backRelated to Word Play 22
Karl Fulves Science Class "Unexplained"
looking through glass of water on upright court card, head turns, with second glass, then card travels in glass, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 3) 178
Karl Fulves Royal Wedding all court cards named from back, chosen card found Word Play 23
Karl Fulves Year With Meaning "Unexplained"
overhand stacking the values that combine to a year, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 3) 179
Karl Fulves Four Way Memory twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted into suits from backRelated to Word Play 24
Karl Fulves 3-Blank Monte "Unexplained"
three blank cards and an Ace, all change to Kings as climax, posed as a problem
Variations Prolix (Issue 3) 180
Karl Fulves Pyramid Poker twelve card layout on table, named type of poker hand build at the end Word Play 24
Karl Fulves The Money Card "Unexplained"
obvious one-way backs, money card "accidentally" gets turned around, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 3) 180
Karl Fulves You Must Remember This commentary on the memory system Word Play 25
Karl Fulves Memory Tricks chapter intro Word Play 27
Karl Fulves Rise In Value "Unexplained"
elevator variation with four quarters, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 3) 181
Karl Fulves Match Game twelve cards laid out face-down in matrix, match game played (turning up two cards and finding matches), performer winsRelated to Word Play 27
Karl Fulves Three-Card Blackjack all Sixes, Sevens, Eights used for blackjack type game, performer gives everyone twenty-one Word Play 29
Karl Fulves Pseudo Poker eight cards, four envelopes, two random cards placed in an envelope each, performer divines content Word Play 29
Karl Fulves Scales of Justice card pocketed from twelve-card straight is divined Word Play 32
Karl Fulves Nu Two Deck picture cards from two decks mated Word Play 34
Karl Fulves When It Started twelve picture cards laid out face-down to symbolize months, spectator exchanges one with the joker, performer divines month and card Word Play 35
Karl Fulves Dice and Dates three named four-of-a-kinds laid out, spectator choses one with two dice, card and rolled number divined Word Play 36
Karl Fulves Blind Key card chosen from 12-card layout predicted Word Play 37
Karl Fulves The Rank And File chosen red card ends up in black packet and vice versa
- Memory 101
Word Play 38
Karl Fulves Coloratura sixteen cups in three different colors and paper balls of the same colors, random balls put under cups, performer memorizes all Word Play 40
Howard A. Adams TripleThreeTrio Principles six-card packet tricks with spelling, ESP pairs or mates
- King Tut Principle
- Lady Man Principle
- Miracle Fifteen - Wedding Principle
Variations Prolix (Issue 3) 182
Karl Fulves Shifty two cards selected by performer and spectator match Word Play 41
Karl Fulves KF Note three spectators write their cell phone number on a card, cut in two, dealing and spelling procedure, the matching halves come out together againInspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 3) 185
Karl Fulves Time Of Day mates in clock layout Word Play 44
Karl Fulves Booking Agent performer sticks card in upright standing book, chosen card next to it, repeated, both match Prolix (Issue 3) 186
Karl Fulves Mutus Mnemonic Word Play 44
Karl Fulves Arranging A Force seven cards stuck in upright standing book in random order, book opened, some cards are now facing front and some back, forcing total Prolix (Issue 3) 188
Karl Fulves Sort By Thought $1, $5, $10 and $20 bills, three each, order memorized by performer Word Play 45
Karl Fulves Joseph K. Schmidt Prolix (Issue 3) 189
Karl Fulves Not About Counting twelve court cards, one or two removed, performer divines them Word Play 47
Karl Fulves Dice Tracking memorizing string of numbers rolled by dice Word Play 48
Karl Fulves Mechanical Switch Actions are almost identical to an Elmsley Count 52 Memories 30
Sam Schwartz 3-Blank Monte three blank cards and an Ace, all change to Kings as climaxInspired by Prolix (Issue 3) 194
Karl Fulves Digit Daze memorizing digits Word Play 49
Karl Fulves Big Time Game Show on the game show "Are you smarter than a 5th grader", packet trick with that theme Prolix (Issue 3) 195
Karl Fulves Ace - Deuce - Blackjack with twelve card packet Word Play 50
Martin Gardner Band Through Hand or string, rubber band penetrates finger and vanishes (if rubber band is used)Related to Prolix (Issue 3) 196
Karl Fulves Missing Link card removed from twelve-card packet is divinedRelated to Word Play 51
Karl Fulves Learning To Count three cards chosen one by one and cards counted on them until sixteen is reached, starting with the chosen card's value, Aces are next to chosen card and at sum of all valuesInspired by
  • "Lucky 14" (Tomas Blomberg)
Prolix (Issue 3) 198
Karl Fulves Moe-mentous two cards exchanged in twelve-card packetRelated to Word Play 53
Jerry K. Hartman On Tinterhooks five red cards put in black halves, spectator choses five cards from face-down spread, they are black but the halves changed placesInspired by Prolix (Issue 3) 199
Karl Fulves No-Touch Card Location spectator cuts near center and remembers card Word Play 57
Karl Fulves Definition of "Move" Word Play 58
Karl Fulves Moment's Notice Word Play 60
Karl Fulves Intelligent Design ten ESP cards (or other cards, items) mixed and put in a row in a stand, a few turned over, medium enters room and divines all the hidden ones
- Picture Perfect
- Conditions of Note
- Behind the Scenes
- Up & Down
- The Routine
- With Playing Cards
Prolix (Issue 3) 203
Karl Fulves And Don't Forget... non-card situations for the Word Play memory system Word Play 64
Karl Fulves The Automatic Mind on memory systems, also for ESP cards Word Play 65
Karl Fulves Practitioner practice tips Word Play 67
Tony Bartolotta, Karl Fulves High School Hijinks using school textbooks Prolix (Issue 3) 208
Karl Fulves Suit Pictures practice tips Word Play 68
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced items, sliding shell, Werry's Matchbox IllusionRelated to Prolix (Issue 3) 209
Karl Fulves Learn While You Sleep practice tips Word Play 68
Karl Fulves The Even Couple match game problemRelated to Word Play 69
Karl Fulves Final Thoughts Word Play 70
Karl Fulves Trick File on doing tricks only once and never repeating them, see following items Prolix (Issue 3) 149
Karl Fulves X Files Ace through Five of all suits match eventually Prolix (Issue 5) 324
Karl Fulves David Lame? commentary on David Blaine's stunts, excerpt from "Page Six Magazine" Prolix (Issue 5) 325
Karl Fulves One-Hand Bottom Deals intro Prolix (Issue 5) 326
Karl Fulves One-Hand Erdnase Inspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 326
Victor Comello, Unknown Fearless Force card outjogged from spread, deck squared, outjogged card moved to top and switched for top card, used for mating trickVariations Prolix (Issue 5) 328
Karl Fulves Fearless Twice two outjogged cards switchedInspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 330
Karl Fulves 2Crds2Dcks two cards chosen from red deck, blue deck spread and same two cards are reversed, both transpose and have the back color from the other deckRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 330
Karl Fulves 1Crd2Wllts selection signed on back, two wallets, half the card travels to each wallet, restored Prolix (Issue 5) 332
Karl Fulves 2Crds2Wllts two cards travel to two wallets, prediction angle Prolix (Issue 5) 332
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch - Part Four Related to Prolix (Issue 5) 333
Karl Fulves Pocket Picked marked coin penetrates handkerchief twice Prolix (Issue 5) 337
Robert E. Neale The Card Presenting the Hyper CardInspired byRelated to This Is Not a Book 229
Karl Fulves Exposing Secrets on exposure, masked magician Prolix (Issue 5) 339
Sam Schwartz Digital Addition three items switched around according to instructionsInspired byVariations Prolix (Issue 5) 342
Karl Fulves Einstein's Shell Game three different colored marbles and cups, items switched around, outcome predicted, instruction gameInspired by Prolix (Issue 5) 343
Karl Fulves The Odds Get Even roulette red-black betting system illustrated with six cards
- Bet Noir
Prolix (Issue 5) 345
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 346
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Ultimate "Even Money" - Improved not all cards are dealtInspired by Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 14
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Two Compatibility Tests first part is Karl Fulves' "Profiling", GilbreathInspired by Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 18
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Omega Suits suit matching Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 28
Jerry K. Hartman Back Home two decks, the backs of two cards transposeInspired by Prolix (Issue 4) 215
Karl Fulves Do As I Did performer turns cards over in blue-backed deck, spectator same in red-backed deck, they are odd-backed, then decks transpose and cards match Prolix (Issue 4) 216
Karl Fulves Too Simple starting with Charlier Cut action Prolix (Issue 4) 217
Karl Fulves Holding Pattern three eight-card piles, spelling some phrases, red Aces show upRelated to Prolix (Issue 4) 218
Karl Fulves Abridged Version cups and balls routine outline for standup, using first three then two then one cups Prolix (Issue 4) 219
Karl Fulves Hidden Deity bet about locating "In God We Trust" on a coin Prolix (Issue 4) 220
Karl Fulves Total Test six dice with all numbers from one to six on table, spectator covers two groups of three each, performer moves dice under either object around so both totals match, with variations involving prediction or divinations
- The Over-Under
- Workout
- Cube Count
- The Fix Is In
Prolix (Issue 4) 221
Karl Fulves Stuck At 26 face-up/face-down mixed deck, spectator does face-up/face-down cutting procedure that retains a card at twenty-sixth position Prolix (Issue 4) 223
Karl Fulves Shark Hunt seven four-card packets, spectator exchanges some packets, cards gathered, spelled through values from deckInspired byVariations Prolix (Issue 4) 224
Gene Maze Stopper spectator inserts top card reversed in deck, another deck is deal in unison with this one and a match occurs at reversed card, with Open Prediction themed variationInspired by Prolix (Issue 4) 226
Karl Fulves The Neutral Zone spectator turns over two cards behind back with cutting in between, they are Aces and next to the other AcesVariations Prolix (Issue 4) 231
Karl Fulves Four In Hand same effect, four-way forcing deckInspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 4) 234
Karl Fulves Finder's Feat two spectators push reversed Jokers behind back next to selectionsInspired by Prolix (Issue 4) 234
Karl Fulves Named Magic Thrust two cards named, two cards pushed in reversed behind back next to them, roughed marked deckInspired by Prolix (Issue 4) 235
Karl Fulves Jacob's Ladder "how made"
construction details
Related to Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 1
Karl Fulves Pass Notes after cut, bottom half is apparently replaced to top but really slid to bottom, in-the-hands, lengthwise crimp Prolix (Issue 4) 239
Karl Fulves An Unsolved Problem Jacob's Ladder toy made from card cases, some cards in each except top one, Royal Flush named, top case tumbles down and contains named Royal Flush Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves 'A' For Apple packet of giant picture cards, card chosen with die, apple image, predicted Prolix (Issue 4) 240
Karl Fulves Karate Kid impromptu four-of-a-kind productionInspired by Prolix (Issue 4) 241
Karl Fulves Karate Force psychological force for five Prolix (Issue 4) 242
Karl Fulves Holdout Secrets - Part One holdout apparatus, see following itemsRelated to Prolix (Issue 4) 244
Karl Fulves The Slot Box descriptionRelated to Prolix (Issue 4) 244
Karl Fulves Thick Coin for dislodging coin from slot box without shaking Prolix (Issue 4) 245
Karl Fulves Ring Box slot box design with slits Prolix (Issue 4) 245
Karl Fulves Dealflip "following Dealflipdropcut"
further ideas with the mixing process, see following items
Related to Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Karl Fulves Slot + Shell shelled coin in slot box Prolix (Issue 4) 246
Karl Fulves Order Restored mixing process with ten cards that restores after four times, dealflipdropcut Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Karl Fulves Half Slot slot box with slot only on one side Prolix (Issue 4) 246
Karl Fulves Dice & Deal mixing process (with die) with eleven cards in 14/15 force stack that restores after two times, dealflipdropcut Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Karl Fulves Virtuality two packets dealt, card chosen and lost with mixing procedure, card located or it travels to case, dealflipdropcut Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 4
Karl Fulves They Walk By Night on a New York Times article on magic, Jamy Ian Swiss Prolix (Issue 4) 250
Karl Fulves CyberDice dealflipdropcut with deck and the throwing of coins, posed as a problem Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 4
Karl Fulves The Red & The Blue political patter theme suggestion for two-deck tricks Prolix (Issue 4) 250
Karl Fulves Retrograde Dice "capturing the past"
three different-colored dice thrown by spectator, numbers added, dice turned according to instructions and numbers added, end sum predicted, number on hidden die divined
Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 5
Karl Fulves Numismatica "they've got your number"
after some calculation, one of five force numbers is the outcome
Variations Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 6
Karl Fulves Finger Pointing on the phantom finger stunt in which a flesh ball appears between two forefingers held in front of the eyes, also making it real with rubber finger or cocktail frank Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 8
Karl Fulves Down Sizing "Unexplained"
52-on-One gag card, turned over and only black cards, turned over and only clubs, and so on until selection remains, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 4) 253
Karl Fulves Secret Spots "Unexplained"
stack of dice, top covered, problem of easily working out top value on each, posed as a problem
Variations Prolix (Issue 4) 253
Karl Fulves Pirates of the Caribbean "Unexplained"
assembly with coins and watch face on a map, outline, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 4) 254
Karl Fulves Domino Dice "Unexplained"
using dice as dominos for layout, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 4) 254
Justin Higham Jungian Poker five poker hands dealt, spectator peeks at one card from a poker hand, all cards are collected and re-dealt, performer gets winning hand of straight flush consisting of peeked at cardInspired byRelated to Dexterity Manual 31
Karl Fulves The Gypsy Switch - Part Three article introRelated to Prolix (Issue 4) 255
Frank Kennard, Karl Fulves Frank Kennard's Method Gypsy Switch handlingRelated to Prolix (Issue 4) 255
Karl Fulves Gypped on hiding the discrepancy in the Gypsy Switch Prolix (Issue 4) 258
Karl Fulves, Steve Barrie Steve Barrie's Trick finger ring on lock under handkerchief, penetrating handkerchief, Gypsy Switch
- KF Note
Related to
  • Jack Olten, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Nov. 1947
Prolix (Issue 4) 259
Karl Fulves Red Rover blue-backed Ace through Five of Clubs, red-backed Ace through Five of Spades, two cards thought-of and that many cards transferred from top to bottom, Klondike-Down-Under-Deal Variation with combined packed, thought-cards end up in other packet, effect variations:
- Crossed Thots
- Uni-Directional
- Partner Poker
- Obversity
Related to Prolix (Issue 4) 260
Karl Fulves Back Story further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to Prolix (Issue 4) 264
Karl Fulves Cut Deeper comments and applications, see following itemsRelated to Prolix (Issue 4) 269
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves Una-Minds locating chosen symbols in spread of cards Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 222
Frederick Braue Flip Flop Force cut deeper force, then miniature card "rises"/jumps outRelated toAlso published here
  • "Roundabout", Fred Braue, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Jan. 1949
Prolix (Issue 4) 270
Karl Fulves KF Notes on the 203rd force as revelation Prolix (Issue 4) 271
Karl Fulves Altered Mates 203rd/cut deeper force application with counting, two cards at two positions transpose Prolix (Issue 4) 271
Karl Fulves Singularities "kind of anti-Miraskil" Prolix (Issue 4) 272
Aldo Colombini Predict-A-Twist seven picture cards with objects, card with envelope is selected via down-under-deal, an envelope is the predictionInspired by
  • "Basicdu" (Howard Adams, Mindspa)
Related to
Prolix (Issue 5) 275
Jerry K. Hartman Deuces & Don'ts two sandwiches, one with mystery card, named card put in other sandwich, named card vanishes and mystery card is named cardInspired by Prolix (Issue 5) 276
Stephen Howe Hydrogen Glass plastic glasses cling to each other and to knifeVariations Prolix (Issue 5) 279
Karl Fulves KF Notes - plastic glass clings to knife
- thread strand in middle of mouth of cup in cups and balls
- Fred DeMuth's tumbler trick
Inspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 280
Karl Fulves Math Glass three different glasses, turned up or downRelated toVariations Prolix (Issue 5) 281
Nick Trost, Karl Fulves The Almost Perfect ESP Test pair matching Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 239
Karl Fulves Flip Dice three dice on table, turned over according to instructions, sum on top divinedInspired by Prolix (Issue 5) 283
Karl Fulves Middle Riddle three dice on table, bet made, one covered Prolix (Issue 5) 283
Karl Fulves Larsen & Wright - A Retrospective intro, see following itemsRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 285
Karl Fulves The Himber Wallet credit informationRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 285
Richard F. McKinney The Sprit Message writing appears on paper in Himber wallet precursorRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Oct. 1925
Prolix (Issue 5) 285
Karl Fulves The 14/15 Force credit information on number forcing stacks Prolix (Issue 5) 287
Karl Fulves Linking Finger Rings credit informationRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 292
Karl Fulves Re-Shape The Pyramid coin layout puzzle Prolix (Issue 5) 298
Karl Fulves Nonconformist deck separated by colors, two cards openly exchanged, medium removes two cards, one from each half, the red card suddenly comes from original color again Prolix (Issue 5) 298
Karl Fulves An Easier Princess involving five court cards and spelling the value of the though-of one Prolix (Issue 5) 301
Karl Fulves Estate of Mind number puzzle/story about dividing a estate Prolix (Issue 5) 302
Karl Fulves Clayton Rosencrance Prolix (Issue 5) 303
Karl Fulves Lie Teller detective story presentation Prolix (Issue 5) 305
Karl Fulves Familiar Face two almost identical photos, spectator choses the one he prefers, mark put on back, photos exchanged and question asked again, mark now on other photo Prolix (Issue 5) 306
Karl Fulves The Flip Wallet two cardboards with ribbons, Jacob's ladder style, construction and several application, two-panel flexagonRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 307
Karl Fulves Holdout Secrets - Part Two on ditching on the spectator, see also following itemsRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 312
Karl Fulves A Double Find two signed cards shuffled in deck by spectator, one found behind back, other one appears in finger ring rolled-up à la Hofzinser Prolix (Issue 5) 312
Karl Fulves Shirting as finger ring is pulled off finger Prolix (Issue 5) 313
Karl Fulves Motion Magnets "Unexplained"
cards scattered on table move towards card under hand and then cling to it when lifted, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 5) 317
Karl Fulves Jacob's Ladder "Unexplained"
tumbling block toy with empty cassette cases, coin put in top one is then in bottom one, posed as a problem
Related to Prolix (Issue 5) 317
Karl Fulves Migratory Metals "Unexplained"
three borrowed coins tossed from hand to hand, one vanishes, missing coin extracted from crease of elbow, repeated twice, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 5) 317
Karl Fulves Great Wall "Unexplained"
stone penetrates into clear plastic bag, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 5) 318
Karl Fulves Great Wall - Coin Variation coin penetrates into clear plastic bagInspired by Prolix (Issue 5) 318
Karl Fulves Swipe "Unexplained"
bar code read by touch, blindfolded, beep noice, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 5) 318
Howard A. Adams Dealflipdropcut small packet tricks, featuring a false mixing process
- The Principle
- Spellflipdropcut
- ESP Test
- The Others Principle
- Sequence
Related to Prolix (Issue 5) 319
Karl Fulves Poker by Mail nine envelopes with one or two cards in each, Dealflipdropcut mixing with die, three-handed game dealt, performer get's Royal FlushRelated to