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Nate Leipzig What a Great Magician has to say about Scarne about John Scarne John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 5
John Scarne About Audley Walsh John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 6
John Scarne Introduction John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 11
John Scarne Three Card Monte basics John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 16
John Scarne A Series of Deceptive Moves - Number One
- Number Two - All Red
- Number Three - All Black
- Number Four
- Number Five - All Right Hand
- Number Six
- Number Seven - One Hand Deal
John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 18
John Scarne Moves with Flip and Flip-Change John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 24
John Scarne Scarne's Monte Slide two card switched, Optical Monte Move John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 28
John Scarne Scarne's Triple Climax with obvious one-way backsRelated to John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 30
John Scarne Scarne's Method of the Crimped Corner John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 32
John Scarne Scarne's Marked Corner John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 34
John Scarne The Stamped Ace - Scarne's Method John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 36
John Scarne Scarne's Method of Torn Corner John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 38
John Scarne Scarne's Push Over Change Optical Monte Move John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 39
John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney"Related to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Dai Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in cardRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 305
Charles T. Jordan The Magi's Detection card counting to divine missing selection, keeping track of values and also suitsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 183
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matchesRelated toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 244
John Northern Hilliard IX. John Scarne Card Stars of the U.S.A. introRelated to Greater Magic 572
John Scarne The Card in the Wallet Greater Magic 572
John Scarne The Transposed Cards two cards in spectator's hands Greater Magic 575
John Scarne A Card Mouthful Also published here Greater Magic 308
John Scarne Seventh Method. (The "Snap" crimp) Greater Magic 57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique Greater Magic 59
John Scarne Ace-Cutting four packets cut to and dropped, top ace turns over, daubed edgeVariations Greater Magic 72
John Scarne Forcing Cards Behind the Back Greater Magic 196
C. O. Williams, Unknown Lazy Man's Card to Pocket Related to Expert Card Technique 313
Unknown Mercury Fold fourths, mention of Malini's "Card to Mouth"Related toVariations Expert Card Technique 304
Edward Marlo, Hank Nowoc Four Aces Again aces lost in deck, four packets cut to and dropped, top ace turns overInspired by Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 17
Edward Marlo, John Scarne Marlo's Think A Card three thought-of cards are predicted on billets, one ahead, based on John Scarne's "Think a Card"Related to Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 26
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Fred Keating, John Scarne, Prince Mendez The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 11) 44
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Deal The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 95
John Scarne Strong Man ripping the cellophane paper of a cigar, spectator can't do it The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 96
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Think-A-Drink-Hoffman, Fred Keating, a bar bet by Stuart Robson, Albenice, Orson Welles, Greater Magic, John Scarne The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 106
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frances Ireland, Greer Marechal, Jr., Dunninger, Ogden Nash, John Scarne The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 44) 183
E.E. Hammill, Frank N. Dodd, John Scarne Cleromantic Chicanery page of newspaper is crumbled and page number is the prediction, three dice are stacked and the hidden numbers addedRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 184
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on an article in the Sunday Mirror Magazine about spotting gambling, John Scarne, Frances Ireland, Kolmar, Shaman The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 195
Bruce Elliott The Back Room presentation idea for 7 keys to baldpate by Fetaque Sanders, on Walter Gibson, Joseph Dunninger, John Scarne The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 26) 110
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on flames from the finger tips, Bob Hanko, Annemann, Dunninger, John Scarne, Houdini's library, Arthur Lloyd, Warner Perry, Harry Baker and Russel Swann The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 126
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on a show by the IBM ring NYC, John Scarne, Jimmy Grippo, how to soften a deck for back palming, two newspaper clippings from Dunninger The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 31) 130
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetch, John Scarne, James G. Thompson Jr. Orson Welles, Dunninger and Tom Osborne The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 33) 138
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on using adult methods when learning magic, John Scarne, James G. Thompson, Annemann, Miss Vivian St. John, Paul Curry and Russel Swann The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 37) 154
John Scarne John Scarne's Bill Change ungimmickedRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 106
John Scarne John Scarne's Master Change card put in envelope changesRelated to Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 217
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ireland's Yearbooks, an effect Annemann used to do, Lou Tannen, the death of Ben Ehrens, Tommy Dowd, a scam with bills and John Scarne The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 212
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Joseph Dunninger, Richard Himber, Dell O'Dell, John Scarne, John Mulholland The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 56) 231
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Darriel Fitzkee, Ottis Manning, a gag by Herb Runge, Paul Morris and John Scarne The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 299
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Scarne on Dice by John Scarne (written by Clayton Rawson) The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 331
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Do As I Do Inspired byRelated toVariations Mental Cases With Cards 4
Arthur H. Buckley Dealing from the Bottom mentioning the idea to deal bottoms to all players except oneself and performing OOTW with bottom dealsRelated toVariations Card Control 105
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Three Close-Up Routines by John Scarne The Paul Fleming Book Reviews — Volume II 103
John Scarne Mystery B. C: Pickups picking up coins, which are flat on the tableRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 425
John Scarne Slam It! coin is slapped on the table several times and then vanishes, sound is made with hand The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 426
John Scarne Reverse English coin rolls away and back into the hand The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 427
John Scarne The Eagle Speaks coin whispers the position, where the selection is in the deck, then the coin vanishes and appears above the selectionVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 427
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchangedVariations Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
John Scarne Silver and Copper Trick coin through pocket follow up Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
John Scarne Rapid Transit two decks, performer matches selection then both deck change back color The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 541
Dai Vernon, Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah cardRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 168) 672
Martin Gardner, Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Ten Card Deal P.S. further ideas on the ten card poker dealRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 681
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methodsRelated toVariations The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 682
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dante, Milbourne Christopher, Audley Walsh, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 683
John Murray Take Ten finale for ten card poker deal, all cards are put in separated envelopesRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 180) 719
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle original six-card versionRelated to Controlled Miracles 21
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Simon, Ted Messenger, Cleopatra, Sorcar, Frank Garcia, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Greer Marechal, Jimmy Herpick, Frank Joglar, Larry Weeks, Cy Endfield The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 825
Unknown Publisher's Foreword Introduction of John Scarne Scarne on Card Tricks 4
John Scarne A New Era in Card Tricks Scarne on Card Tricks 5
John Scarne Calling the Cards No. 1, Shuffled deck spread face down on table, performer able to divine identity of freely selected cards with X-ray vision Scarne on Card Tricks 9
John Scarne Aces from the Pocket No. 2, Shuffled deck placed in pocket, performer able to pull out four AcesVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 11
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto No. 7, Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in betweenVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 18
John Scarne The Four Royal Flushes No. 8, Performer removes high cards (Ten, J, Q, K, A) from shuffled deck, deals out four hands of Royal Flushes (Interlocking Chain Principle)Variations Scarne on Card Tricks 20
John Scarne The Turn Around Cards No. 10, Spectator secretly turns some cards around from a row of eight cards, performer can divine which were turned (Pointer principle) Scarne on Card Tricks 22
Unknown You Do as I Do No. 13, Standard Do As I do effect with two decks, spectator / performer selects same card coincidentallyRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 27
Royal Vale Heath, John Scarne Heath's Master Speller No. 15, Ace to king packet arranged, random card cut to, value spelled repeatedly to get Ace to King in sequence Scarne on Card Tricks 31
Bob Hummer, John Scarne Sensitive Fingertips No. 17, Performer unmixes a packet of cards that has been shuffled face up/down. Shown to have odd number of cards in packet Scarne on Card Tricks 36
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards No. 18, Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks Scarne on Card Tricks 38
John Scarne Sympathetic Aces No. 19, Ten-Twenty Force to locate all four Aces one by one, minor variation included to locate Royal Flush Scarne on Card Tricks 39
John Scarne The Four Packs No. 20, Spectator deals deck into four piles, remembers the top card of each pile, assemble the deck, performer divines the four cards Scarne on Card Tricks 40
John Scarne Reverso No. 22, Two selections magically reverse themselves after deck is held behind back Scarne on Card Tricks 43
John Scarne The Dean's Poker Deal No. 23, Credited to "The Dean", a gambler from New Jersey, simple Jonah card poker dealRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 45
John Scarne Spectator's Magic Count No. 25, Performer thinks and writes down name of card, spectator deals down to any number and finds thought of card (after one failure) Scarne on Card Tricks 47
John Scarne Finding a Selected Card No. 27, Performer divines two selected cards using secretly red/black separated deck Scarne on Card Tricks 50
John Scarne Mathematical Finder No. 30, Mathematical, piles of cards formed by counting to ten Scarne on Card Tricks 55
John Scarne Swimmers No. 31, Deck is cut into four, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four Aces. Procedure repeated, reveal four Kings. Scarne on Card Tricks 56
Cardini, Dai Vernon, Nate Leipzig, Francis Carlyle, Martin Gardner, John Scarne The Initials Will Tell No. 38, Initials of chosen card appears on spectator's palm (sugar + pencil) Scarne on Card Tricks 68
John Scarne Double Duty No. 39, Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (one to ten) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value Scarne on Card Tricks 71
John Scarne The Love Birds No. 40, Performer/spectator select a card and lose in different parts of deck, later cards turn up next to each other Scarne on Card Tricks 72
John Scarne Hit the Deck No. 41, Performer holds deck, spectator hits deck away, selection is left in performer's hand Scarne on Card Tricks 73
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag Scarne on Card Tricks 75
John Scarne, Bill Simon Double Prediction No. 59, Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placed, for credit information see Scarne referenceRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 105
John Scarne, Joseph Prieto The Stapled Card No. 62, Card transposition with card stapled to a JokerVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 110
Herb Runge, George Pearce, Ande Furlong Double Revelation No. 66, divine selection and number of pocketed cardsRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 120
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Poker Deal No. 68, Poker hands dealt from deck shuffled face up/down, final poker hand transformation (drunk man presentation)Variations Scarne on Card Tricks 124
John Scarne, Johnny Albenice Selected Card Vanishes to Pocket No. 71, Essentially identical to Lazy Man's Card to PocketRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 130
Bill Simon Business Card Prophesy two cards predicted on business card, cards which are next to it after pushed in the deck, for credit information see Scarne reference "Business Card ESP"Related toVariations Effective Card Magic 32
Bill Simon Call to the Colors Related toVariationsAlso published here Effective Card Magic 79
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ralph Read, Dr. Kayton, John Scarne, Cy Endfield, Lewis Ganson, Frank Garcia, Friday Night Sodality, Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 253) 1013
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on John Scarne, Ade Duval, John Mulholland, Keith Clark's Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 268) 1073
John Scarne Scarne Puzzle logic puzzle, solution to puzzle from p. 1073 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 269) 1076
John Scarne Master Change Used as a vanish; pretend load of a card into an envelope "Come a little closer..." 35
John Scarne You Do As I Do two decks, five key numbers The Best in Magic 116
John Scarne Card Climax at a named number, with down under deal The Best in Magic 118
John Scarne Phone Miracle spectator finds card performer was thinking of, over the phone The Best in Magic 118
John Scarne Best Prediction on a business card, with down under deal The Best in Magic 119
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into igger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket Top Secrets of Magic 57
Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah cardAlso published here The Best in Magic 190
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites on doing table and in the hand faros and John Scarne doing a one-handed faro The Cardiste (Issue 6) 12
John Scarne Scarne Pellet Switch Predictions 96
Dai Vernon Switching a card in an envelope Related to Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 29
Don Tanner The Back Room on Midwest Magic Jubilee, Jay and Frances Marshall, Billy McComb, Sorcar, Milbourne Christopher, John Scarne, Danny Johnson The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 274
Don Tanner (reviewer) Scarne's Complete Guide to Gambling by John Scarne The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 365) 290
Paul Curry Chapter Five: The New Conjurers on Milbourne Christopher, amateur magicians, famous actors, authors and other celebrities, who did magic, John Scarne, Clayton Rawson, Jimmy Grippo Magician's Magic 65
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Odds Against Me by John Scarne The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 34
Dr. James William Elliott Bottom Deal Straddle GripRelated to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 172
Terry Guyatt, Edward Marlo Guyatt's Drunken Cut Improved deck shuffled face up face down, still good hands dealtRelated toVariations Expert Card Conjuring 63
Karl Fulves Babel escape artist Mario Manzini, John Scarne, Ibidem, Roy Walton, Ricky Jay ("self-styled hippie magician") The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 372
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Also published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 325
John Scarne Edge-Marking Technique as card is inserted Advanced Fingertip Control 125
Karl Fulves Babel Clayton Rawson passed away with 64, John Scarne newspaper clipping The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 398
Karl Fulves Initial Encounter signed card is really burned in window envelope, reproduced from back of hall, signatures of people are savedRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 399
Karl Fulves Babel death of George McAthy, credit statement on linking rubber bands, John Scarne, geometric puzzle (for solution, see p. 470), Paul Cinquevalli's juggling closerRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 436
Karl Fulves Babel S. Leo Horowitz died age 77, John Scarne on David Frost show, Don Alan on Gary Moore show The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 424
John Scarne Mouthful Also published here The Living End 20
Theodore Annemann, John Scarne Switchcraft duplicate, glassRelated toVariations Million Dollar Card Secrets 34
Frank Garcia, John Scarne TV Aces production where thumb digs in and pulls out aces, bridge Million Dollar Card Secrets 59
Frank Garcia, John Scarne Poker Dream based on Scarne's Drunk Poker Deal, cards dealt from face up face down shuffled deckRelated to Million Dollar Card Secrets 88
George Schindler Poker Dream Inspired by Super Subtle Card Miracles 128
Karl Fulves Babel Sarles, Uri Geller, Magigram, Paul Swinford, Kreskin poke on John Scarne The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 714
Karl Fulves Babel Uri Geller and NASA research, John Scarne on Today Show, beginners in magic & personality development, David Roth The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 786
John Scarne Dice Hustle Epilogue (Issue 20) 192
Karl Fulves Babel Fulves lecture, Crandall, John Scarne anecdotes The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 810
John Scarne Card Thru Hank The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 857
John Scarne Roulette Paradox article about roulette bettingRelated to Epilogue (Issue 23) 213
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Scarne on Card Tricks by John Scarne Interlocutor (Issue 4) 13
Barrie Richardson, John Scarne The Clean Second-Card Force Concept hole in cardRelated to Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 503
Paul Curry, John Scarne Scarne's Psychic Experiment Special Effects 71
Karl Fulves John Scarne Dept. on Scarne's gambling expertise Interlocutor (Issue 17) 64
Shigeo Futagawa John Scarne short biography Introduction to Coin Magic 132
John Scarne John Scarne Challenges Dai Vernon Scarne on controversy with Vernon, 25000$ challengeRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 18) 67
Karl Fulves More Random stab on "Good Turns" and "Watch Closely", Scarne paradox, Goldston's locked booksRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 22) 83
John Scarne John Scarne's Copper to Silver Introduction to Coin Magic 137
Bert Fenn The Stapled Cards inspired by Bill Simon and John Scarne, one of two stapled cards changes place with selectionInspired by Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 179
Edward Marlo Marlo on the Stapled Cards one of two stapled cards transposes with selection, five methodsInspired by Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 181
Edward Marlo, David Solomon The Pinned Cards whole deck is punched, same effect as The Stapled Cards, one of two cards pinned together transposes with selection
- 1st Method (Marlo)
- 2nd Method (Solomon)
- 3rd Method: Gaffed Pip Method (S.)
- Double-Bubble Method: Taylor Peek Deck Card (S.)
- Clipper Method (S.)
- 2nd Clipper Method (M.)
- The Double Double Bubble (2 Selections) (S.)
- Marlo's D.D. Bubble Method
- Direct Pinned Cards (M.)
Inspired by Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 190
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Scarne's Guide To Casino Gambling by John Scarne Interlocutor (Issue 36) 144
Unknown Gambling Scam betting game with cards, odds in performer's favorRelated to
  • John Scarne's "Complete Guide to Gambling"
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1229
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Scarne On Card Tricks by John Scarne The Paul Fleming Book Reviews — Volume III 170
Dan Mayer From Dan Mayer opinion regarding the Challenge in referenceRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 30) 117
Karl Fulves Regarding the Scarne-Vernon Challenge more opinion regarding the Challenge in referenceRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 30) 118
Jim Snapp From Jim Snapp "Where will they find 500 people who will sit through 2 hours of card magic?"Related to Interlocutor (Issue 32) 124
Frank Garcia, Ken Krenzel Switchcraft Outdone! three methods (one with duplicate, one impromptu, one with stranger)Inspired by The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part II 22
J. W. Sarles, John Scarne An Amazing Memory card removed from half a deck is divined
- Not The Method
- How It's Done
Inspired by
  • a trick from "Scarne on Card Tricks"
Related toVariations
Card Counting 16
Bob Stencel, John Scarne The Overhand Shuffle Action Palm Related to "The Overhand Shuffle" Action Palm 1
John Scarne Out Of This World credit information, method by Scarne with part of deckRelated to Worknotes On Brainwave 109
Edward Marlo The Un-Stapled Cards two faced Cards change place with 2 other faces cardsInspired by Marlo without Tears 296
Karl Fulves The Stapled Card No. 59, signed card transposes with one of two Jokers that are stapled togetherInspired by More Self-Working Card Tricks 85
John Scarne Fold For Card: Scarne in fourth under deckRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 3
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Ten Best Proposition Bets of America's Bigtime Gamblers by John Scarne Epoptica (Issue 8) 438
John Scarne Shuffle Control according to Fulves the real thing Riffle Shuffle Methods 2
Karl Fulves Karl Fulves Notes on John Scarne's "Shuffle Control", combination with crimpRelated to Riffle Shuffle Methods 5
Karl Fulves Scarne v. Hugard on the negative comments in reference, apparently inserted by Jean HugardRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 51) 250
John Scarne Doppelgänger Location great conditions, weak revelation, wrong method according to Fulves, see referenceRelated to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 205
John Scarne Master Glide Switch indifferent card on face after glide Kaleidoscope 42
Karl Fulves Notes on bill switchesRelated to Money Moves 9
John Scarne Long Distance card chosen on other side of the room, risky force, position named Prototype 2
John Scarne Western Union Trick telegram, for real method sie "Remote Control" referenceRelated to The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 208
Karl Fulves, John Scarne, J. W. Sarles Flash Poker spectator stops performer's shuffle at four Aces, they then change into a royal flushInspired by
  • item in "Swindle Sheet"
Quick Card Tricks 14
Michael Weber Sub-Strategy filled glass vanishes under handkerchief, seatedRelated to
  • John Scarne's "The Uncrushable Glass" in "Scarne's Magic Tricks" p. 200
Life Savers 35
Bob Stencel, John Scarne Stencel's Action Palm overhand shuffle coverRelated to Card Finesse II 83
William P. Miesel Spell Green spelling red, black, suits with packet, ending with "green" written on a card as well as a rainbow carInspired by Verbatim (Issue 6) 58
Howard Wurst Howard Wurst on Scarne's Shuffle Systems Inspired by Verbatim (Issue 7) 74
John Scarne 3-4-3 Shuffles Aces do not start together, from 1974 Verbatim (Issue 7) 75
John Scarne Play Ball production of two baseballs, body loads, 1956Related to
  • "The Odds Against Me" (John Scarne, Chapter 11)
Rigmarole (Issue 1) 1
Karl Fulves Dice story about John Scarne doing controlled dice shots Rigmarole (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Pallbearers Review reprint, Larry Gray & Dai Vernon & Cardini backpalm anecdote Rigmarole (Issue 1) 11
John Scarne Card from Nowhere bottom card of deck changes into selection, addition from bowed-out right-hand palm (see also p. 92) Rigmarole (Issue 1) 12
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple spelling red, black, suits with packet, ending with "purple" written on a card, see also p. 47VariationsAlso published here Rigmarole (Issue 2) 18
John Scarne Aces on Impact spectator shuffles top half and names small number counted down and spectator takes the card at that number, repeated three more times, they are the AcesVariations Rigmarole (Issue 2) 19
Karl Fulves Interim Report on Slydini, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Joseph Dunninger, Stewart James Rigmarole (Issue 2) 23
John Scarne Factory Seconds apparently several Sevens of Hearts are in the deck, they are all put aside and change into AcesVariations Rigmarole (Issue 3) 29
Karl Fulves Interim Report on Ben Braude and the authorship of "John Scarne on Card Tricks", Dai Vernon's beginnings Rigmarole (Issue 3) 35
John Scarne Pocket to Pocket Ace of Spades placed in right jacket pocket and then instantly removed from left back trouser pocket Rigmarole (Issue 4) 37
John Scarne 4枚の一致 (Four Cards Together) Spectator selects card face down. Deck placed in pocket, magician pulls out three other cards of same valueInspired by Larry Jennings's Card Technique 121
John Scarne Palm Transfer with Deck card in right hand classic palm replaced injogged and then retained Lowe-style in left hand cop as deck is transferred Rigmarole (Issue 4) 38
John Scarne Paradox Pairs presentation for transposition, one card in left and one in right pocket Rigmarole (Issue 4) 38
Edward Marlo, John Scarne Scarne Review Marlo's comments on John Scarne's appearance on the "Jack Paar Show" (July 1961) The Olram File (Issue 15) 12
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Slydini, Frank Thompson (credit claim for Cigar Bottom Deal) Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
John Scarne Traveling Flame flame taken off lighter and tossed back, credit information, lighter covered with silk and use of Storm King lighters Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
John Scarne Trapped Under Glass card inside inverted glass transposes with card outside, visible Rigmarole (Issue 5) 60
John Scarne Invisible Seconds top half shuffled, four obvious seconds dealt, those four cards are Aces, featuring a Bottom Deal handling from straddle gripRelated to Verbatim (Issue 10) 127
John Scarne Card To Wallet bottom placement loading for walletRelated to Verbatim (Issue 10) 143
John Scarne Scarne Card Problems - 21 Card Trick with two selections
- Diagonal Palm Shift with two of three cards
Verbatim (Issue 10) 145
John Scarne Ovette Master Move Cop directly into cop position Verbatim (Issue 10) 145
John Scarne Thought Cards to Pocket one spectator thinks a red card from a five-card packet, another a black card from another packet, shuffled back in deck, both cards named, then produced from pocket Verbatim (Issue 10) 145
John Scarne, J. W. Sarles One Hand Ace Cutting using bridge (spring and riffle shuffle) Rigmarole (Issue 6) 66
John Scarne Knockout Aces spectator says stop four times during (slip) overhand shuffle, four Kings found, repeat with Aces kicker Rigmarole (Issue 6) 67
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #1 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for first player
Rigmarole (Issue 7) 77
John Scarne The Apparent Miss "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for first player, apparent miss in third Ace
Rigmarole (Issue 7) 77
John Scarne 3 Aces and a Kicker "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for first player, fourth Ace as kicker
Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #2 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, crimp
Variations Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
John Scarne The General System "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
with crimp
Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #3 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, fourth Ace after spectator shuffle
Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
John Scarne Watch The Ace short bottom deal demonstration, with bluff phase where it is apparently seen, then spectator tries it but the bottom card is now in his pocket Rigmarole (Issue 8) 91
John Scarne George Jumps coin from under the table up through a glass of soda Rigmarole (Issue 8) 91
John Scarne Imp Pass Handling directly into right hand classic palm Rigmarole (Issue 8) 92
John Scarne Quick Two Deck spectator and performer shuffle a deck, same card at bottom because they both "cut and shuffled the same way" Rigmarole (Issue 8) 92
Karl Fulves Interim Report on scripting and improvising, John Scarne producing a woman's library card, Howard Wurst, Slydini pickpocket anecdoteRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 8) 95
Karl Fulves Black Prediction third cut off, one card selected from the pile and "black" written on back, card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, only black cardRelated toVariations Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
John Scarne Remote Control card travels to a spectator at back of room, bogus signature
- Footnote to History (giving real method for "Western Union Trick")
Related to Rigmarole (Issue 9) 106
John Scarne Card to Wallet signed card to rubber banded wallet, credit information on the wallet plotRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 10) 109
Karl Fulves, John Scarne He Finds It card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, it is a previously named AceInspired by Rigmarole (Issue 10) 114
John Scarne Brazil Bet betting that the large brazil nuts are on top in canRelated to Rigmarole (Issue 10) 115
John Scarne Shift on Table More Greater Magic 1232
John Scarne Card in Pocket Book fan handling of Loewy Palm More Greater Magic 1234
Jack Avis Jack Avis on Scarne's Run-up Systems Inspired byAlso published here Rigmarole (Issue 10) 120
John Scarne, Dai Vernon The Four Aces and the Greek's Shuffle bottom stock control with unconventional shuffle More Greater Magic 1234
John Scarne Displacement Sleight transfering a card from bottom to top as small packet is turned over More Greater Magic 1235
John Scarne New Glide very brief note More Greater Magic 1248
John Scarne Various Notes various very brief notes about different things More Greater Magic 1248
Unknown Control 8 with cupAlso published here
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
A Die Of Another Color 18
Audley Walsh Control 13 with cupRelated to
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
  • "Dice Dexterity" (Audley Walsh, Ed Mishell, 1953)
A Die Of Another Color 25
Unknown Control 6 without cupAlso published here
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
A Die Of Another Color 32
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange three cards from two decks - they matchInspired by Card College — Volume 1 99
John Scarne Suspense multi-phase cigar routine
- cigar clings to hand, finger and hidden stick method
- four cigars cling to hand, ungaffed
- they are released in requested order
Related to Underworld (Issue 1) 1
John Scarne Guess Black OOTW handling with bottom deals, dated ca. 1930s, see also p. 26Related to Underworld (Issue 1) 5
John Scarne New World Order two face-up Jokers in deck, six cards that "don't belong" chosen from between the Jokers, they are the only odd-colored ones, dated ca. 1930s, see also p. 42Related toVariations Underworld (Issue 1) 6
Karl Fulves But I Digress on periodicals, John Scarne's unpublished material Underworld (Issue 1) 13
John Scarne, Bill Simon, Karl Fulves True Colors No. 2, cards shuffled face-up/face-down, all of one color face-up, except two selections Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 3
John Scarne, Joseph Dunninger Ace Finds Ace No. 8, two halves under table, one reversed and put into other, it turns out to be an Ace and is next to another Ace Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 13
John Scarne Brainwave Problem deck spread face up, two cards named, deck spread face down, two cards are red-backed, they're the named one, posed as a problem Underworld (Issue 2) 19
Karl Fulves One Color Only comment on Out of this World in which only one color is guessedRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 1) 3
Karl Fulves Suspense comment on a possible routining with "Mystery B. C.", mention of clinging Aces to fingerRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 1) 6
Peter Duffie Re-Scan Variant using spellingInspired by Duffie's Card Compulsions 223
John Scarne Scarne Card Fold Mercury Fold Cardshark 131
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple No. 42, red or black spelled and a card of that color comes up, finished with purple and purple is written on the card, or it is inked in purpleAlso published here Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 82
John Scarne The Probable Outcome card from different deck put into cards, spectator names card when spread face-up, the card shows up again with different back, ungaffedRelated to Underworld (Issue 2) 28
John Scarne Setting the Bridge with strong riffle shuffle Setting Up Exercises 7
John Scarne One Shuffle Poker aces apparently stacked to wanted player in one hand, actually bottom deal Setting Up Exercises 18
Roy Walton Pass At Red spectator selects three red cards from black halfRelated to The Little Black Book 6
Karl Fulves Notes on psychological riffle forceRelated to Blocking Off 13
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Blocking Off "This principle, invented by John Scarne, is called blocking off."
- Blocking Off Defined
- Blocking Off
- Parallel Offset
- Conditions
- Right Side Glimpse
Blocking Off 50
Joseph Prieto, Looy Simonoff, Paul Harris Stapled two jokers stapled back to back, one of them transposes with selectionInspired by The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 167
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 4) 85
Karl Fulves Digit Counts on using a different finger like Dai Vernon (second) or John Scarne (third) The Fine Print (Issue 4) 87
John Scarne Block Release free selection, odd-backed duplicate is in deck, riffle shuffle method Blocking Off 73
John Scarne The Flush Cull Blocking Off 125
John Scarne John Scarne's Method blocking off above the cardRelated to
  • "The Cull Riffle of the Mysterious Kid" (Revelations, 1984)
Blocking Off 129
John Scarne Slick Aces named four-of-a-kind lost and cut to one by one (with distribution shuffle/honest aces), last ace appears with other 3 on spectator's handRelated to Blocking Off 172
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Cut For High Card Blocking Off 175
John Scarne Triple Threat performer cuts to three signed and lost cards during tabled riffle shuffles (or: full house named, performer cuts to those five cards) Blocking Off 193
John Scarne Overhand Shuffle Control three cards, key, see also p. 196 for variation Blocking Off 193
John Scarne Business Card ESP Business Card Prophecy with two separate predictions, credit informationRelated to Underworld (Issue 3) 36
John Scarne Heads I Win one of two coins turns over on back of hand with wave of handRelated to Underworld (Issue 4) 43
John Scarne Fake Envelope Insertion 13 Prophets 34
John Scarne Decepta "A flash ace production"
two-Ace production
Variations Underworld (Issue 5) 68
John Scarne Spectator Shuffles Sequence half deck shuffled, then other half, set-up transferred Underworld (Issue 5) 68
Karl Fulves 4-Ace Decepta four-Ace productionInspired by Underworld (Issue 5) 69
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled togetherInspired by Effortless Card Magic 99
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Scarne on Card Tricks by John Scarne
quoted letter from Crimmins and Paul Fleming about the (apparently random) crediting in Scarne's book
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 122
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Horse Race Ace as horses, run a miniature racetrack, uses matchesInspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
Related to
  • "Horse Race" (John Scarne, Scarne on Cards, 1949)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 99
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Undercover Work cards chosen under the table while performer holds deck, cards then named, three methods:
- Karl Fulves
- John Scarne & Karl Fulves
- Karl Fulves (two spectators take a card under the table, a match is predicted, both come up and have half a torn card)
Inspired byVariations The Fine Print (Issue 6) 133
John Scarne Magic of the East Max Holden's description of an involved newspaper test performed by Scarne, no methodAlso published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1941
The Fine Print (Issue 6) 157
Nick Trost Kings Royale Two decks, four cards selected from each, all turn out to be KingsInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 159
Al Mann Dead Man's Hand story and John Scarne on chances of improving the hand Mind Your Poker 27
John Scarne Master Change used as a vanish; pretend load of a card into an envelope Come A Little Closer 2
John Scarne, Stewart James, J. W. Sarles All Star Aces after some dealing and counting the four Aces are foundRelated toVariations Underworld (Issue 8) 106
John Werner Other Worlds Inspired byRelated to Underworld (Issue 8) 110
John Scarne Triple Cut Aces cuts onto table, Aces produced one by one, last one from case The Fine Print (Issue 7) 179
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 8) 226
C. D. Oeloff, Vernon Winiecke, Howard Schaefer, R. Farrell Letters Related to The Fine Print (Issue 8) 238
Karl Fulves Introduction emotional appeal of magic, magic is like short stories, Tom Wright observation (three-card monte syndrome), John Scarne film, Masked Magician, Sorcar The Fine Print (Issue 9) 252
John Scarne Multiple Card Control overhand shuffle between peeks The Fine Print (Issue 9) 280
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items, instruction games, Stephen Minch comment on "Remote Control"/"Western Union Trick"Related to The Fine Print (Issue 10) 336
Guy Hollingworth Universal Card Scam Related to Drawing Room Deceptions 219
John Scarne A Remote Second Ace of Clubs on left side, small chosen number of card put in center, unknown card on right, Ace put in packet, vanishes, is shown on rightVariations Underworld (Issue 10) 127
Milton Kort The Plum Fooling monte hustler with one-way card swindle from John ScarneRelated to Kort 207
David Regal Triple Vision three cards selected from red deck and placed into blue deck - matches predictionInspired byVariations Close-Up & Personal 236
John E. Mintz Remote Redux card lost in small packet, it appears on top of rest of deck insteadInspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 89
Simon Lovell Two Cards and a Glass wrong card becomes right card under glass, John Scarne glass staging
- Fingered Two-and-a-Half (without table)
Also published here
  • "Fingered Number Two" (Simon Lovell, "Club 71" and "The Magic Menu")
Son of Simon Says! 27
Harry Lorayne Transposition Position no duplicate, with John Scarne's glass stagingInspired by Personal Collection 111
Paul Curry, John Scarne, Myles Lyons, Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine - Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
- Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
- Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
- Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
- Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
- Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
- Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
- Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
- Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
Karl Fulves Business Card ESP No. 31, two cards predicted on business cardsInspired by My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 65
Karl Fulves, John Scarne, George G. Kaplan Triple Find No. 53, three dice rolled, two piles made from those numbers, three cards turned face-up correspond to numbers on dice My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 121
John Scarne, Herb Runge The Psychic Number No. 38, number of pocketed card divined and card at position predictedRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Darwin Ortiz No Way Out apparent failure in bet presentationInspired byVariations Scams & Fantasies with Cards 66
Ernest Earick A Hand For Mr. Scarne Aces lost in deck, one shuffle, performer deals himself four times the Ace of Spades, transformation into different AcesInspired byRelated to Penumbra (Issue 6) 4
Steffi Scarne The Many Careers of John Scarne Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 282
John Scarne Quick Pick Up snatching coins out of spectator's hand before he can close it, variation in which a small coin is sandwiched between two coins and only the large coins are snatchedRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 286
David Ben, John Scarne, Charles Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches predictionAlso published here Tricks 71
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Affinity in Numbers Prediction Card College — Volume 5 1153
Steffi Scarne Notes On The Sting Switch on John Scarne doubling Paul Newman in The StingRelated to
  • Sting Switch in Swindle Sheet
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 356
Bob Coyne, Bruce Fricker, Jason Willette, Mike Bordeck Letters on John Scarne's Schaefer beer commercialRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 362
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items, Vent MentalRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 388
Karl Fulves Outcast card moved from one third of deck into another is found with (apparently) memory work, clocking and partial red-black separationInspired by Card Counting (2005 edition) 28
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced itemsRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 433
John Scarne Self Force performer announces a card that he'll pick from borrowed deck and does so, John Scarne anecdote in restaurant Combo II 119
Joseph K. Schmidt Scarne's Card Stab deck wrapped in paper, long needle with ribbon pushed through paper, wrapping torn away, all cards fall except selection, method guess by SchmidtInspired by
  • "Scarne Card & Ribbon" (John Scarne, marketed effect)
Prolix (Issue 1) 26
John Scarne Skullo-Card chosen card appears in jaws of plastic skullInspired by
  • Bill Nord's "Skullo-cation" (marketed 1948)
Prolix (Issue 1) 29
John Scarne, Ross Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches predictionAlso published here Prolix (Issue 5) 273
John Scarne Scarne's Vest Holdout deck switch Prolix (Issue 6) 358
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh's Capper from 1949 letter, partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat handsRelated to Prolix (Issue 6) 358
John Scarne Scarne's Cap Deal partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands, stand-up, from an Audley Walsh letterRelated to Prolix (Issue 6) 360
Karl Fulves Leadership "Unexplained"
deck cased except one card, this single card becomes ten cards, then up to whole deck, posed as a problem
Inspired by
  • John Scarne effect in which named number of cards travel to pocket
Prolix (Issue 6) 404
John Scarne No-Clue Revelation spectator cuts, looks at bottom card and replaces, card and position named Prolix (Issue 8) 491
John Scarne Gambler's Peek from Center Prolix (Issue 8) 492
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Out On Location two piles, dealt simultaneously, one card shows up face-up and at same position in other half is previous selectionInspired by Prolix (Issue 8) 496
Karl Fulves Other Information on shaking to make things rise through other objectsRelated to Prolix (Issue 9) 605
John Scarne Cheating by The Book (belly) strippersRelated to
  • Scarne On Cards
Prolix (Issue 10) 635
John Scarne The Banker's Secret sucker set-up for banker broker Prolix (Issue 10) 635
John Scarne Scarne Card Fold Lessons in Card Mastery 85
Tom Gagnon Smoke Screen match goes out by itself when performer inhales into opposite sleeve, then smoke is exhaledInspired by
  • "The Human Volcano" (Jules Dhotel, Magic with Small Apparatus)
  • "Matchless Matches" (John Scarne's Magic Tricks, p. 222)
Too Hot for the Devil 210
John Scarne Scarne's $500 Poker Deal Related to
  • "The Dean's Poker Deal" (Scarne's Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 2, Feb. 1976)