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Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coeur-Mariage (Erste Ausführung) two cards in center come to top and bottom, then three cards transpose around with guessing game presentation
VariationsAlso published here 1910 Kartenkünste 125
Charles T. Jordan Diabolical Transposition two thought cards across with two decks, stacked, siamesa
VariationsAlso published here 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 22
Charles T. Jordan, De Forrest The Diabolical Reversed Card (Improved) card reverses visibly à la tunnel effect
Variations 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 32
Unknown Royal Marriages
Variations 1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 104
Unknown The Nines random numbers add up to nine, Nines are selected
Related toVariations 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 156
Victor Farelli The Mystic Eight Four of a kind location based on the mystical number 8.
Variations 1936 Lend Me Your Pack 38
Unknown Prediction confusing cut to force two cards, possibly by Ralph W. Hull (see Trost reference)
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 23
U. F. Grant Spellino spectator's name is spelt
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 50
U. F. Grant Giant Acrobatic Cards some jumbo cards are dealt face up face down alternating, they turn over again while a second packet is now mixed alternately, double backers
VariationsAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 127
Dai Vernon Do As I Do packs not exchanged, no key card
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 576
Orville Wayne Meyer The Magic Thrust
Related toVariations 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 18
Dr. Stanley Jaks The Dream of a Hermit three decks, with spelling coincidence in third deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 719
Richard Himber Double Detection magician determines facing cards in a by a spectator faced deck
Variations 1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 205
R. M. Jamison Double Back Card Force method to repeat Dr. Grote Cut and Turnover Force with a second card
Inspired byVariations July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 60
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchanged
Variations 1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Do As I Do
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 4
Warren Wiersbe In My Estimation ... performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectator
Related to 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 6
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer Double Separation packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated
Inspired byVariations 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 11
Al Leech Double Deuce
Related toVariations 1949 For Card Men Only 26
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Prime Presentation two decks, one card is selected and both decks dealt until same card is found in other deck, card found at same position as mate of selection is named and its mate is not found in other deck but in envelope, repeated with written prediction inside card case
Related toVariations 1949 Staggered 1
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers
Related toVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 132
Dai Vernon, Carmen D'Amico Vernon's Three-Card Assembly No. 85, handling and presentation for three jacks deal from a shuffled deck
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 155
Howard Thurston, Oscar Weigle Dice Will Tell No. 109, selection found by roll of dice
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 210
John Scarne, Frank Garcia The Four Deuces No. 152, magician and spectator each place half the deck behind their backs. They each take out two cards, which are revealed to be the four deuces.
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 296
Edward Marlo Marlo's Janus some red and ten cards are mixed, spectator deals them on face-up cards on table, all color match, double facers, see also p. 837
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 822
Eddie Joseph The Invisible Influence deck is divided in halves and performer knows matching pairs when cards are dealt, six phases
  • The Patter
  • The Influence in Operation
  • The Principle Explained
  • Details of Working
  • Additional Information
Variations 1951 The Invisible Influence 2
Al Leech Ace Sandwich sandwiched card transposes with another card, happens in deck
Related toVariations 1953 Card Man Stuff 6
Edward Marlo Traveling Card three packets
Variations 1953 The Cardician 93
Nick Trost A Stab in the Dark with deck wrapped inside newspaper, with two cards, one card chosen by performer, reflection of knife used
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 30
Nick Trost Jokers Wild all cards apparently the same, then become all Jokers but selection
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 31
Nick Trost Simultaneous deck is riffle shuffled, one suit is placed in spectator pocket and all others suits shuffled again, one suit matches order from cards in spectator's pocket
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 32
Nick Trost False Shuffle Sequence apparently mixing three piles, order of one stays the same
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 33
Nick Trost Spectator's Card Rise cards are cased all sticking out, all cards slide down except selection, in spectator's hand
Related to 1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 33
Nick Trost Card and Penny-Tration Routine coin vanishes when half of the cards are put on top, magnet in cards
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 34
Al Leech Case Card cards are cased with a block sticking out, all cards slide down except selection in spectator's hand
Inspired by
  • "The Descending Cards" (Al Leech, The Last Word on Cards, Rufus Steele, 1952)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 335) 148
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven performer talks about the number seven, spectator puts a card in the deck, cards next to it equals seven, variation where all four cards are stabbed into the deck (Rusduck), see credits in No. 8
Related toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 9
Brother John Hamman The Perfect Bridge Hand Spades stacked in preliminary dealing round
Variations 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 24
Al Leech The Spectator Does a Trick two cards tell value and suit, "Untouchted" with touching
Related toVariations 1959 Cardmanship 6
Nick Trost Nick's Push-Thru Card Tunnel (tunnel change plot) without gaffs
Also published here 1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 364) 285
Herb Zarrow Revolving Aces four times Christ Force
Related toVariations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 98
Dai Vernon Vernon Five Card Mental Force
Variations 1962 Early Vernon 20
Nick Trost Band-It
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 368) 301
Don Tanner The Back Room on Dino Mazza, U.F. Grant, Nick Trost, Lou Zgoda, Chet Roth
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 384) 366
Karl Fulves The Red Queen's Move spectator guesses red or black, red-black pairs formed on table, see also p. 864 for credit information
Related toVariations June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 42
Al Koran Double Thought spectator finds performer's card and the other way around, marked deck
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 89
Bill Simon, Harry Lorayne Deal & Duck eight cards removed below the table by performer and spectator, packet used to find Aces via deal & duck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1967 Deck-Sterity 149
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance performer holds four cards, spectator choses any card face-down, it completes Royal Flush
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Aug. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 113
Karl Fulves ESP + Math ESP cards are shuffled and distributed, performer knows who has a pair in his cards, see also p. 728 for comment, p. 840 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Related toVariations Feb. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 162
Karl Fulves According to Hoyle stud poker, after each card is dealt, the performer's face up card are exchanged with one of the other player's, performer still wins
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 218
Fred Lowe Question card chosen by cutting off some cards and counting...
  • Question for All
  • Question for Experts
  • Question for Connoisseurs
Variations 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 134
Roy Walton Money Power from twenty-card packet, two set of mates are found with spectator, making up four-of-a-kind
VariationsAlso published here 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Jon Racherbaumer Estimations
  • Albert Goshman: Boob on the Tube?
  • Last Word on the Fields' Book
  • 13 Ways of Looking at Criticism
  • An Open Letter to Nick Trost
  • Vernon, Gibson, and Sharpe
1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 84
Mike Morhman Red Dragon five symbols, chosen one predicted (in an odd way)
Related to Feb. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, see p. 289 for reference, p. 292 for comments by George McLean & George Blake
Related toVariationsAlso published here May 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 257
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
  • Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
  • Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
  • License Plate Poker
  • Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
  • Black And White
  • Coin Swindles
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 272
Roy Walton Oil and Queens transformation kicker
Variations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 15
Roy Walton Friendly Persuasion separating in suits, unusual procedure
Variations 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 125
Dai Vernon The Changing Cards four cards turn over, change from queens to aces one by one, then their backs
Variations 1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 8
Johnny Thompson, Harry Riser Hofzinser All-Backed three card transformation sequence, with all-backs phase, see references for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 91
Roy Walton Double Discovery mates to two selections found in twenty-card packet
Variations June 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 428
Karl Fulves Unmatch five reds and five blacks mixed, spectator points to any five, removed as block, cards from both piles simultaneously turned over, always one red and one black, see also p. 460
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 11) 443
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, see also p. 512 and also p. 550 for ideas by "Eddie" Cowles and Karl Fulves
Related toVariationsAlso published here Nov. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 466
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley Notebooks
Variations Dec. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 474
Roy Walton Another Fine Mess court cards rearrange themselves, royal assembly meets follow the leader
Variations 1971 Cardboard Charades 37
Derek Dingle Visual Reverse and Color Change inspired by Trost's version (originally from his lecture notes)
Inspired by 1971 ca. Dingle's Deceptions 4
Nick Trost Jumbo Two Way Split matching routine with cut-in-half jumbo cards, based on Stewart James' "Split Second" (Tops)
1972 Card Cavalcade 57
Nick Trost High Card Poker Deal poker deal from packet of high cards, spectators receive Ace-high straights, performer gets winning four of a kind, uses Gilbreath principle
Also published here 1972 Card Cavalcade 157
Brother John Hamman Underground Transposition
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 52
Karl Fulves (reviewer) ESP Session by Nick Trost
brief
July 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 546
Jerry Mentzer Four and One Revisited basically Hamman's Mystic Nine with five cards
Inspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Four and One Trick" (Linking Ring, July 1957)
1974 Card Cavalcade II 132
Jerry Mentzer Odd Color Four and One basically Hamman's Mystic Nine with five cards, color changing back kicker of selection
Inspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Four and One Trick" (Linking Ring, July 1957)
1974 Card Cavalcade II 136
Vic Trabucco Twist color changing backs kicker
Related toAlso published here 1974 Card Cavalcade II 150
Paul Curry A Swindle Of Sorts see also Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"
Related toVariations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 7
Paul Curry Cider! with extra card (double jonah)
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 28
Larry Jennings An Ambitious Classic two methods
Variations 1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 2)) 269
Walt Lees My Blue Ac-es with red and blue cards, inspired by Nick Trost's "Four Red Backed Aces"
Related to Feb. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 70
Roy Walton Happy Families three cards of three suits are mixed and eventually unite
Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Lightning Strikes Twice"
Variations
1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 19
Stewart Judah Decoy Dice six cards used, two dice rolled and selection made via counting
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 855
George Sands Lucky 13 prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains
Related toVariationsAlso published here Aug. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1035
Nick Trost Introduction
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 1
Nick Trost False Deal Deluxe pseudo false deal of a straight after one honest riffle shuffle
Also published here 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 3
Nick Trost Triple-Jack False Deal
Also published here 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 3
Nick Trost Reading the Backs Routine cards are named in shuffled deck, first singly then top cards of three cut piles
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 4
Nick Trost Casing the Deck deck cut into two pile, top card of one is named when looking at the other
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 5
Nick Trost The Gambler and his Partner demonstrating a muck transfer of a card from one hand to another
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 5
Nick Trost Gambler vs. Magician
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 7
Nick Trost The Stacking Demonstration overhand stacking demo with two cards, then it is completed to Royal Flush as a surprise, reciting formula as presentation
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 14
Nick Trost The Bottom Deal Demonstration
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 15
Nick Trost, Ken Beale Ten-Card Poker Routine
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two (Ken Beale's idea)
  • Phase Three
Also published here 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 16
Nick Trost Eighteen Card Poker uses concept of a morphing Jonah card that changes every phase, three phases
Also published here 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 17
Nick Trost High-Card Poker poker deal from packet of high cards, spectators receive Ace-high straights, performer gets winning four of a kind, uses Gilbreath principle
Also published here 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 21
Nick Trost The Blackjack Demonstration blackjack stack
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 23
Nick Trost Trost's Blackjack-Poker Routine
  • Phase One - Blackjack
  • Phase Two - Poker
Related to 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part One 24
Nick Trost Introduction
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 1
Nick Trost Odd Man Wins!
Also published here 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 5
Nick Trost The Trick of Thirty-One gambling game with Aces, Twos, ... Sixes, with winning strategy
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 6
Nick Trost The Horse Race
  • The Repeat
  • Horce Race - Riffle Shuffle Method
Also published here 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 10
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah The Siamese Aces two Aces are put together in the pack, but a confederate places cards between them secretly, yet they still are together, with Stuart Judah idea
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 13
Nick Trost Card Craps card craps game with special short-long deck
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 22
Nick Trost Bridge Deck dealing yourself all Spades, then all high cards together with partner
Related to 1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 24
Nick Trost The Pinochle Deck Pinochle demonstration
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 25
Nick Trost Shaking Short Cards out of Deck
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 25
Nick Trost High-Low Cutting Pack specially cut deck
1975 Gambling Tricks with Cards — Part Two 26
Fred Kaps, Nick Trost Inversion Follow-Up
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 42
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 143
Nick Trost The Odd-colored Back Six face-up cards shown, spectator always picks the card with an odd colored back
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 3
Nick Trost The "One-Two-Three" Trick Coincidence effect - spectator places a row of Ace, Two, Three on table, matches order of performer's row of Ace, Two and Three
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 4
Nick Trost The Lone Stranger Spectator locates own card by unknowingly placing it with a group of cards of a different color
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 5
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Card placed previously in pocket is the mate of spectator's free selection
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 6
Nick Trost Intuition Card reversed by spectator in red pack matches card reversed in blue pack by magician, same position in deck as well
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 7
Nick Trost The Odd Couple Six pairs of cards on table, spectator always picks the "odd couple"
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 9
Nick Trost Color Match-up Spectator able to colors of ten pairs of cards
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 10
Nick Trost Believe It or Not! Half the deck shuffled face up/down, is magically straightened out but the messy order is transferred to the other half sitting on the table (mixed half transposes with unmixed half)
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 14
Nick Trost Push-through Reversed Card Card Tunnel effect, card turns over as it is pushed perpendicularly through the deck
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 15
Nick Trost Four Ace Opener Four Aces found one by one via flipping packets over on top of the deck, like a Cut Deeper Force
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 17
Nick Trost Four Ace Disclosure Simple four Ace production
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 18
Nick Trost Aces in Reverse Triumph with Aces
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 18
Nick Trost Topsy-turvy Ace Location Triumph with Aces
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 19
Nick Trost The Elevator Effect Four Jacks travel up, down in deck, also end with Jack face up in deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 20
Nick Trost Transposed Aces with Repeat Four blue backed Aces and four red backed Aces on table, named Aced transposes between the two packets, twice
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 21
Shigeo Futagawa Japanese Ace Trick Oil and Water effect with two red Aces and two black Aces, 2&2
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 22
Walter Rollins, Brother John Hamman, Nick Trost Six Cards - Three Black and Three Red Six Card Repeat type of routine
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 24
Nick Trost Optical Three Card Monte
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 24
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 32
Nick Trost ESP Double-thot Pack
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 32
Nick Trost Color-Changing Pack
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part One 34
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Group of picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 3
Nick Trost The Gathering of the Court Cards Three packets of J-Q-K, assemble to three J, three Q and three K
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 4
Nick Trost Three Jacks - Three Aces Separation type of effect
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 5
Nick Trost What's in a Name? Spell spectator's name to locate card
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 7
Nick Trost Time Will Tell Clock Trick
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 8
Nick Trost An Out for the Vernon Force Using odd back
Inspired by 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 10
Nick Trost Dice and Card Revelation Card found at number rolled on dice, then performer pulls out pair of cards that match the numbers on the dice
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 10
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 12
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Matchbook moved from card to card on row of six
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 13
Nick Trost Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 14
Nick Trost Prediction and Location of Four Matching Cards
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 15
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a card
Variations 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 16
Nick Trost The Ultra Date Trick Extension to year 2000 for A Prediction and a Date
Inspired by 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 17
Nick Trost Divining the Total of Three Bottom Cards Performer divines total number of bottom cards of three piles
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 18
Nick Trost Weighing the Cards
Variations 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 19
Nick Trost Kings and Queens Royale
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 19
Nick Trost Weighing the Colors Tell how many red/black cards there are in each pile
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 20
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Card Elimination Card vanishes from deck, then appears face up in the deck later
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 22
Nick Trost U-Find-It Spectator locates card by stabbing face up card into the deck
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 24
Nick Trost Ace, Deuce or Trey Either Ace, Two or Three will change to selection, spectator's choice
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 24
Nick Trost Russian Roulette "You will select the red card"
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 27
Nick Trost No-sleight Wild Card
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 28
Nick Trost Expanding Cards Fan of mini cards grow into large cards
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 29
Nick Trost The Hotel Mystery
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 30
Nick Trost ESP Sixth-thot Divine thought-of ESP symbol
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 31
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 33
Nick Trost Kings and Blanks
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 34
Nick Trost Predicting the Total Spectator chooses and adds three numbers chosen from number cards, performer predicts total
1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 35
Karl Fulves Automatic Poker No. 15, spectator selects five cards from ten-card packet, hand predicted, performer is left with winning hand
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 26
Unknown The Duplex Mind No. 31, deck cut and one half turned face-up, both cards at cut position remembered, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer divines both selections with some amulet, two key cards
Variations 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 49
Roy Walton A Straight Shuffle spectator can shuffle, you get a straight
Variations Mar./Apr. 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 392
Paul Harris, Allan Ackerman Re-set Classic Re-set routine
Variations 1977 SuperMagic 77
Frank Garcia Grand Slam gilbreath, duplicate spade cards
Inspired by Mar. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 29
Nick Trost Introduction
1979 ESP Card Magic 1
Nick Trost The Pack about an ESP deck
1979 ESP Card Magic 1
Nick Trost ESP Numerology ten-twenty force with ESP cards
1979 ESP Card Magic 2
Nick Trost ESP Baby Hummer card that ends up as only reversed card in packet after mixing procedure is prediction
1979 ESP Card Magic 2
Nick Trost Eliminator packet cut off an ESP deck, anti-faro elimination procedure, remaining card matches prediction
1979 ESP Card Magic 3
Nick Trost Pair-ity ESP pair chosen, it matches pair on table
1979 ESP Card Magic 3
Nick Trost ESP Decoy Die six ESP cards used, two dice rolled and selection made via counting and located
Inspired by 1979 ESP Card Magic 4
Nick Trost Test Pattern 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, using ESP cards
Inspired by 1979 ESP Card Magic 5
Nick Trost ESP Duck or Deal four circles and four crosses are separated via down-under-deal
Inspired by 1979 ESP Card Magic 6
Nick Trost Finger Sense two chosen ESP symbols are found by performer with deck in his pocket
1979 ESP Card Magic 7
Nick Trost Reflections one of five chosen ESP cards is divined
1979 ESP Card Magic 8
Nick Trost Dual Reverse two chosen ESP cards are the only reversed ones
1979 ESP Card Magic 8
Nick Trost ESP Do As I Do
1979 ESP Card Magic 9
Nick Trost E.S. Pattern marker moved on matrix type layout, a match occurs
1979 ESP Card Magic 10
Nick Trost 3-Way Matchup three matching signs after some cutting
1979 ESP Card Magic 11
Nick Trost ESP 7 Card Draw spectator takes cards from two piles, set of cards is predicted
1979 ESP Card Magic 11
Nick Trost Odd Isn't It? eight ESP cards, one chosen, it is the only odd card, eight card brainwave
1979 ESP Card Magic 12
Nick Trost Sync-Ro-Mesh matchings with ten-card ESP packet
1979 ESP Card Magic 13
Nick Trost 5-Way Coincidence two piles are dealt through in unison, matching pairs removed, they match and also fit a prediction
1979 ESP Card Magic 14
Nick Trost Million to One ESP five cards chosen, they make up a full set of ESP cards
1979 ESP Card Magic 14
Nick Trost Introduction
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 1
Nick Trost Numerology simple ten-twenty force
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 1
Nick Trost Deuces Wild selection put between red Twos, it changes into another card and is found between black Twos in deck
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 2
Nick Trost Ace to Five - The Easy Method last card changes color
Also published here 1979 Impromptu Card Magic 3
Nick Trost Five in a Row
Also published here 1979 Impromptu Card Magic 4
Nick Trost Mystic Five selection found with number five, then five hands dealt and spectator receives four Fives
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 5
Nick Trost Significator Five-Spot Significator Five-Spotface-up five used to count to selection, counted cards are the four Aces
Also published here 1979 Impromptu Card Magic 6
Nick Trost Oil & Aces 4&4
Inspired by 1979 Impromptu Card Magic 7
Nick Trost Quick Vanishing Card card vanishes from small packet, Gardner like
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 7
Nick Trost Four and One Trick mystic nine with five cards
Inspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Four and One Trick" (Linking Ring, July 1957)
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 9
Nick Trost Pop-Up Card card pops out as deck is dropped into case
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 10
Nick Trost Double-Take Card Change simplified version
Inspired by 1979 Impromptu Card Magic 11
Nick Trost Saturday Aces
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 12
Nick Trost The Same Card unknown card is put reversed in deck, it turns out to be later selection
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 13
Nick Trost Significator Cards spectator cuts off a pile, remembers the bottom card and shuffles the pile reversed in the rest, four random cards are used to divine the selection
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 14
Nick Trost Togetherness two cards chosen with poke, spectator's cut to the cards
1979 Impromptu Card Magic 15
Nick Trost Hamman's Aces and Kings transposition, then follow the leader
Inspired by 1979 Impromptu Card Magic 16
Stephen Minch Megaphysics performer finds matching ESP card of two spectators, by stopping spectator deal cards, impromptu Mene-Tekel
Inspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Metaphysics" in "ESP Card Session", 1965.
1980 Mind Novas 50
Howard A. Adams Symba Wonda five spectators select five ESP cards, each hand ends up having one of every symbol, first published in 1970
Related to 1980 OICUFESP (Issue 3 - FURTHER brand new esp card miracles) 16
Howard Schwarzman, Ken Krenzel The Original Card Tunnel
Related to 1981 Cardworks 99
Jon Racherbaumer, Nick Trost Flip-Flop Triumph featuring eight-packet display by Trost
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 13
Howard A. Adams Basic Cidentaquin ESP symbol is removed from deck and other cards turned over in pairs, two pairs match and they also match the chosen symbol
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Cidentaquin" in "Genii" Vol. 34, No. 12. August, 1970. P. 519.
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 8 - 21 Cidentaquin Variations) 1
Derek Dingle Royal Triumph "Progressive Triumph" with color changing back kicker
VariationsAlso published here 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 147
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime Kings put on four piles which are assembled, Kings appear on top
Related toVariations 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 24
Peter Kane Mister-ee Five by Five one suit added to a deck to make a 65-card deck, selection matches coincidence when two piles are turned up in unison, faro, constant stack
Inspired byVariations 1982 Kane 7
Nick Trost Symbolique princess card trick with ESP card, repetition and then performer finds all cards with same symbol as selection
  • ESP-Princess
  • Princess Repeat
  • Seeing Stars
Also published here
  • Nick Trost's "Symbolique" in Mickey Hades "ESP-Session with Nick Trost" 1971
1983 Ueber das Wesen der Mentalmagie 20
Reinhard Müller Gilbreath in the Escorial sorting in four suits
Variations 1984 Arcane (Issue 11) 150
Michael F. Zens, Karl Fulves Any Hand Called For No. 72, double-deal stacking
Related to 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 106
Karl Fulves The Omega Bet No. 73, card pushed face-up in center and deck dealt in pairs, pair with face-up card matches or not, multiple phases
Related toVariations 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 107
Robert Cassidy E.S.P. Duplication ESP cards are sealed in envelope, performer matches sequence
Inspired by 1984 The Art of Mentalism 45
Ron Ferris "X To See"
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 1151
Brother John Hamman The Magic Cards four cards change to three selections one after another, gemini counts (general cards with packet)
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30) 289
Tom Craven Expanded 10-20 Force for two cards
Variations 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 521
Leslie A. LeViness Apocalypse Variations or Additions
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 1259
David Britland The Last Game multiphase routine, with card swapping
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 2) 20
Tetsuyoshi Hoshino Not By Sight one of four aces chosen, found, one-way faces, garden-path-presentation
Related toVariations Mar. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 1329
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted
VariationsAlso published here 1987 Doth 1
Thomas Hierling Impromptu Mexican Monte
Inspired by 1987 New Wave Close-Up 75
Judge Frank Price The Muleshoe Gambler
Related to Sep. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 9) 1681
Dai Vernon A Straight Deal pseudo fifth,... deal
Variations 1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 108
Brother John Hamman Dead-Man's Hand odd-backed pokerhand transforms
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 15
Brother John Hamman The Twins
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 93
Brother John Hamman The Jacks Come Back 2&2, oil water with four Jacks, transformation into Aces
VariationsAlso published here 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 101
Brother John Hamman The Multiplying Kings selection placed with kings, kings become various number of cards and suit combinations, selection face up in deck
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 129
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Gimmicked Cards) queens visibly shrink to miniature cards, mini deck grows to full size except selection
Inspired by 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 141
Bob King Order Please deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer arranges half the deck to match face-up/face-down sequence of other half
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Magician Foolers 5
Harry Lorayne Straight Away despite spectator's shuffling, two straights are dealt, gilbreath
Variations 1990 Trend Setters 251
John Bannon Shock Treatment thought-of-card placed in pocket as prediction, another selection is found
Related toVariations 1990 Impossibilia 42
Bob King I'll Guess Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selection
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1990 More Magician Foolers 5
Simon Aronson Mark-a-Place Mates deck cut in halves, two spectator touch a card in each half, the cards next to the touch card in one half are the mates of the two card in the other half
Variations 1990 The Aronson Approach 10
Nick Trost Psi Stebbins Lie Speller
1990 Cardfixes 169
Nick Trost Tale of the Tell credit information (last paragraph)
1990 Cardfixes 172
Harvey Cohen Aces by Mistake
Variations July 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 7) 1954
Ron Ferris Sweetheart Stack spectator can change cards
Inspired by
  • Nick Trost's "Challenge Poker Deal"
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 39) 716
Jon Racherbaumer, Nick Trost Elevating the Aces
1992 Card Finesse II 250
Ernest Earick Double Damned
VariationsAlso published here 1993 By Forces Unseen 141
Karl Fulves Guess Again eight cards are placed outjogged into tabled spread, cards dealt in pairs, color matches with outjogged cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 55
Patrick Page Do as I Do spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 21
Al Thatcher Super-Duper Poker Deal Zens stack
Variations 1993 Card File 67
Jack Birnman Sharper's Image after some shuffling (also by spectator) a two-handed game is dealt, performer receives a Full House with Aces and Kings, faro
Variations June 1993 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 2) 15
Eddie Fechter Be Honest - What Is It? two cards, one held by spectator and one by performer, change into two totally different cards, other two cards end up in performer's trouser pocket
Variations 1993 Fechter 132
Alex Elmsley The Mexican Prediction free selection is predicted with two cards (value and suit)
Related toVariations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 37
Alex Elmsley Dazzle packet with jokers, backs change color multiple times
Related toVariations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 463
Peter Duffie Those Enigmatic Royals
  • Phase One (based on Card Puzzle)
  • Phase Two (based on Happy Families, court cards mixed and the suits unite again via spelling)
Inspired byVariations 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 206
Peter Duffie Eleven Plus stay stack principle, number prediction
VariationsAlso published here
  • Imagine
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 170
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave twelve court cards pair themselves
Also published here
  • in "3 Pet Secrets" (Nick Trost)
1995 Card College — Volume 1 63
Bob King Perfect Match deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer arranges half the deck to match face-up/face-down sequence of other half
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2629
Jon Racherbaumer Let Om two approaches
Variations 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 19
Peter Duffie Draw Poker Gilbreath principle in the form that cards are taken from two piles to make up poker hands, two spectators do this and get straight flushes
Inspired byVariations 1996 Untold 9
Nick Trost Foreword
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 15
Nick Trost The Observation Test
Related to
  • "Red and Blue (Improved)" (Bob Lotz, in Rufus Steele's The Last Word on Cards, 1952)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 17
Nick Trost Seven Card Count Variation of Six Card Repeat (credit information, first appeared in The Linking Ring, February 1955)
Related toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 19
Walter Rollins, Brother John Hamman, Bob Longe Rollins-Hamman-Longe Routine
Inspired byRelated to
  • "One Too Many" (Bob Longe, 101 Amazing Card Tricks, 1993)
Also published here
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 21
Nick Trost Double Pinochle with an Elevator Finish
Inspired by
  • "Knock-Out Aces" (Ted Biet, Genii, June 1982)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 22
Nick Trost Rising Crime Display
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 23
Nick Trost The Five-Ace Poker Hand
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 25
Nick Trost Generic Deck Version Variation on "The Five-Ace Poker Hand" with blank cards
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 27
Nick Trost Red or Black - Which? small packet
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 28
Nick Trost, Tom Hubbard The Ultimate Version Variation on "Red or Black - Which?"
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 30
Nick Trost Weight Guess Spectator pockets cards, magician divines how many, breather at twenty-six
Related toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 32
Mike Rogers Mike Roger's Version Variation of "Weight Guess" with cards face up
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 33
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Variation of "Weight Guess", also with cards face up, but no initial counting
Inspired byVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 34
Nick Trost Double Turnover Coincidence Two spectators cut to black Queens, which is previously predicted by written prediction
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 37
Nick Trost Reversed Coincidence with one deck Magician and spectator each has half a deck, they exchange one card and place reversed in each half, revealed to be mates
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 38
Nick Trost Do as I Do with Two Cards Magician and spectator freely exchange two cards each, turn out to be four Queens
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 39
Nick Trost Card in Pocket Coincidence Prediction card placed in pocket, spectator selects card by counting down to named number, card in pocket shown to be mates
Also published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 40
Nick Trost Ten-In-A-Row Double Coincidence
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 41
Nick Trost Swindle Suits based on "The Tarot Speaks" marketed by Arthur Emerson
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 43
Nick Trost Courtship Kings placed on top of Queens and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 47
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 49
Al Smith Al Smith's Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" without deck
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 50
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck too
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 53
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Visual variation of "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 54
Paul Swinford Paul Swinford's Routine Combination of original and Tom Hubbard's "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 56
Nick Trost The Gathering of the Court Cards Three packets of J-Q-K, assemble to three J, three Q and three K
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 57
Nick Trost Like with Like Version "The Gathering of the Court Cards" with hotel story
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 58
Nick Trost J-Q-K Climax Version Reverse effect of "The Gathering of the Court Cards"
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 60
Charles Hudson Charles Hudson's Version Variation of "The Gathering of the Court Cards"
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 61
Nick Trost Royal Rendevouz Follow the Leader type of routine, with Ambitious Ending
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 63
Nick Trost A Cardman's Puzzle Four packets of J-Q-K, assemble to four J, four Q and four K
Variations
  • "Meeting" (Aldo Colombini, What's Up Deck?, 1995)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 64
Nick Trost Four-Ace Vanish and Recovery Four Aces vanish from deck, and appear back face up in the middle of the deck
Inspired by
  • "Record" (Andre Robert, The Magigram, April 1979)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 67
Nick Trost Spectator Finds the Aces Spectator selects two cards from spread, the two cards adjacent to each selection shown to be Aces
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 68
Nick Trost Aces From Nowhere two methods
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 70
Nick Trost Triumph Ace Opener Four Ace Triumph
Related to
  • "Flip-Flop Triumph" (Jon Racherbaumer, Lecture Notes, 1982)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 72
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Second Method Different method for "Triumph Ace Opener", first appeared in The New Tops, May 1981 (First part of method credited to Stewart Judah)
Inspired by
  • "Ace Opener for Experts" (Stewart Judah, The Magic World of Stewart Judah, 1966)
Related to
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 74
Nick Trost Four Ace Disclosure
Also published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 75
Nick Trost Ace Stop
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 76
Nick Trost Double Discovery Spectator finds four Kings and four Aces (Principle originator unknown in, but possibly from "A Prediction", Ralph W. Hull, 1932)
Inspired by
  • "Fair Cuts - Double Force" (Unknown, Rufus Steele's 52 Amazing Card Tricks, 1949)
  • Prediction (Unknown, 1937)
Variations
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 77
Nick Trost Peek-A-Boo Aces Pointer Principle to tell which Ace was selected
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 79
Nick Trost Flapjack Aces three Aces turn over at once
Also published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 80
Nick Trost, Shigeo Takagi Topsy Turvy Aces Handling by Shigeo Takagi, performed on Card and Coin Magic (1989)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 81
Nick Trost Observation Test with Aces Black Aces change to red Aces, black Aces shown to have vanished and then reappears on faced halves
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 83