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Charles T. Jordan The Vanishing Pair two selected cards are predicted and travel from one half to the other in card case, miscalling
Related toAlso published here 1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
Nate Leipzig What a Great Magician has to say about Scarne about John Scarne
1933 5
John Scarne About Audley Walsh
1933 6
John Scarne Introduction
1933 11
John Scarne Three Card Monte basics
1933 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
1933 18
John Scarne Moves with Flip and Flip-Change
1933 24
John Scarne Scarne's Monte Slide two card switched, Optical Monte Move
1933 28
John Scarne Scarne's Triple Climax with obvious one-way backs
Related to 1933 30
John Scarne Scarne's Method of the Crimped Corner
1933 32
John Scarne Scarne's Marked Corner
1933 34
John Scarne The Stamped Ace - Scarne's Method
1933 36
John Scarne Scarne's Method of Torn Corner
1933 38
John Scarne Scarne's Push Over Change Optical Monte Move
1933 39
John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney"
Related to Apr. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 19)
Charles T. Jordan The Magi's Detection card counting to divine missing selection, keeping track of values and also suits
Related to 1937 183
Dai Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in card
Related to 1937 305
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Related toAlso published here Sep. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 36)
John Scarne Seventh Method. (The "Snap" crimp)
1938 57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique
1938 59
John Scarne Ace-Cutting four packets cut to and dropped, top Ace turns over, daubed edge
Variations 1938 72
John Scarne Forcing Cards Behind the Back
1938 196
John Scarne A Card Mouthful folded, while smoking
Also published here 1938 308
John Scarne The Card in the Wallet
1938 572
John Northern Hilliard IX. John Scarne Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro
Related to 1938 572
John Scarne The Transposed Cards two cards in spectator's hands
1938 575
Mercury Fold fourths, mention of Malini's "Card to Mouth"
Related toVariations 1940 304
C. O. Williams, Lazy Man's Card to Pocket
Related to 1940 313
Edward Marlo, Hank Nowoc Four Aces Again Aces lost in deck, four packets cut to and dropped, top Ace turns over
Inspired by 1940
Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto)
Martin Gardner Improved Lie Speller with two cards
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's version in "Here's More Magic" (Joe Berg)
Related toVariations
1940 22
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 1941
Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?)
Dai Vernon "Follow The Leader"
Related to 1941/49 14
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Fred Keating, John Scarne, Prince Mendez
June 1942 44
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Deal sucker
Also published here Nov. 1942 95
John Scarne Strong Man ripping the cellophane paper of a cigar, spectator can't do it
Nov. 1942 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
Dec. 1942 106
Bruce Elliott The Back Room presentation idea for 7 keys to baldpate by Fetaque Sanders, on Walter Gibson, Joseph Dunninger, John Scarne
Jan. 1943 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
Mar. 1943 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
Mar. 1943 130
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetch, John Scarne, James G. Thompson Jr. Orson Welles, Dunninger and Tom Osborne
Apr. 1943 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
June 1943 154
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frances Ireland, Greer Marechal, Jr., Dunninger, Ogden Nash, John Scarne
Oct. 1943 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 added
Related to Oct. 1943 184
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on an article in the Sunday Mirror Magazine about spotting gambling, John Scarne, Frances Ireland, Kolmar, Shaman
Nov. 1943 195
John Scarne John Scarne's Bill Change ungimmicked
Related to 1943/27 106
John Scarne John Scarne's Master Change card put in envelope changes
Related toVariations 1943/27 217
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
Jan. 1944 212
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Joseph Dunninger, Richard Himber, Dell O'Dell, John Scarne, John Mulholland
Mar. 1944 231
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Darriel Fitzkee, Otis Manning, a gag by Herb Runge, Paul Morris and John Scarne
Nov. 1944 299
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Scarne on Dice by John Scarne (written by Clayton Rawson) Apr. 1945 331
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine
Related to 1946
Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchanged
Variations 1946
Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
John Scarne Silver and Copper Trick coin through pocket follow up
Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Arthur H. Buckley Dealing from the Bottom mentioning the idea to deal bottoms to all players except oneself and performing OOTW with bottom deals
Related toVariations 1946 105
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Do As I Do
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1946 4
John Scarne Mystery B. C: Pickups picking up coins, which are flat on the table
Related to May 1946 425
John Scarne Slam It! coin is slapped on the table several times and then vanishes, sound is made with hand
Variations May 1946 426
John Scarne Reverse English coin rolls away and back into the hand
May 1946 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 selection
Variations May 1946 427
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Three Close-Up Routines by John Scarne 1946 103
John Scarne Rapid Transit two decks, performer matches selection then both deck change back color
Sep. 1947 541
A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 16
Dr. Stanley Jaks News USA on the magic scene in the USA and in New York, SAM, Dixie Hotel, Dai Vernon, John Scarne, Francis Carlyle, Cardini, Russell Swann, Frakson, Blackstone, Okito, Fu Man Chu, Dell O'Dell, Bert Allerton
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. 2&3)
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle six-card version
Related to 1949 21
Dai Vernon, Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1949 672
Martin Gardner, Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Ten Card Deal P.S. further ideas on the ten card poker deal
Related toAlso published here Feb. 1949 681
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methods
Related toVariations Feb. 1949 682
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dante, Milbourne Christopher, Audley Walsh, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks
Feb. 1949 683
John Murray Take Ten finale for ten card poker deal, all cards are put in separated envelopes
Related toAlso published here June 1949 719
U. F. Grant Generally Speaking on Al Flosso, Nate Leipzig, John Scarne and movie star Chester Morris, Jim Wheeler, Professor Kreiger
Apr. 1949 2
John Scarne The Dixie Double Location two cards from two halves exchanged and located, odd/even divided deck
1949 42
John Scarne The Drunken Deal sucker
Also published here 1949 54
John Scarne A New Era in Card Tricks
1950 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
Related to 1950 9
John Scarne Aces from the Pocket No. 2, Shuffled deck placed in pocket, performer able to pull out four Aces
Variations 1950 11
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto No. 7, Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in between
Variations 1950 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 1950 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)
1950 22
You Do as I Do No. 13, Standard Do As I do effect with two decks, spectator / performer selects same card coincidentally
Related to 1950 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
1950 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
1950 36
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards No. 18, Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks
1950 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
1950 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
1950 40
John Scarne Reverso No. 22, Two selections magically reverse themselves after deck is held behind back
1950 43
John Scarne The Dean's Poker Deal No. 23, Credited to "The Dean", a gambler from New Jersey, simple Jonah card poker deal
Related to 1950 45
Charles T. Jordan The Memory Test No. 24, Spectator removes card from previously "memorized" packet of twenty-six cards, performer able to tell which card was removed
Variations 1950 46
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 on second try, re-count
1950 47
John Scarne Finding a Selected Card No. 27, Performer divines two selected cards using secretly red/black separated deck
1950 50
John Scarne Mathematical Finder No. 30, mathematical, piles of cards formed by counting to ten
1950 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.
Related toVariations 1950 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)
1950 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
1950 71
John Scarne The Love Birds No. 40, performer and spectator each select a card and lose them in different parts of deck, later both cards show up next to each other
1950 72
John Scarne Hit the Deck No. 41, performer holds deck, spectator hits deck away, selection is left in performer's hand
1950 73
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag
1950 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 reference
Related to 1950 105
John Scarne, Joseph Prieto The Stapled Card No. 62, Card transposition with card stapled to a Joker
Variations 1950 110
Herb Runge, George Pearce, Ande Furlong Double Revelation No. 66, divine selection and number of pocketed cards
Related to 1950 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 1950 124
John Scarne, Johnny Albenice Selected Card Vanishes to Pocket No. 71, Essentially identical to Lazy Man's Card to Pocket
Related to 1950 130
John Scarne, Alan Barnett Scarne's Follow the Leader No. 79, 12-Card Follow the Leader Routine using just one displacement
Related to 1950 143
John Scarne Scarne's Twenty-Two Card Trick No. 86, deck is placed in pocket, cards remove, and the selection appears when the spectator gets to the number 22 and calls stop.
1950 157
John Scarne, Cardini Cardini's Color Discernment No. 89, magician apparently guesses the number of red and black cards in two different-sized packets
1950 165
John Scarne Scarne's Birds of a Feather No. 93, performed with the cards under the table
1950 174
John Scarne Scarne's Lie Speller No. 96
Related toVariations 1950 182
John Scarne Scarne's Tappit No. 97, uses just odd-valued cards of a numerical stack
Related to 1950 185
John Scarne Scarne's Red and Black Speller No. 102, performer locates red and black cards in packet by spelling its colour
Related to 1950 194
John Scarne, Joseph Linman Scarne, Please Help Me No. 103, card is found after spelling "The Chosen Card is Here" and "Scarne, Please Help Me"
1950 196
John Scarne Scarne's Six-Way Baffler No. 107, Magician can divine number of cards, and red and black cards in two spectators' packets
Related to 1950 206
George G. Kaplan Variation on Six-Way Baffler No. 108, simplified version of trick
Related to 1950 210
Warren Wiersbe, John Scarne Three-In-One Card Trick No. 113, standard version, but ending with cross-cut force for the last card.
1950 217
John Scarne Scarne's Phone Miracle No. 115, spectator locates card thought of by magician
Also published here 1950 223
John Scarne Scarne's Knockout Card Trick No. 116, cards in a mixed packet all right themselves leaving only the selection reversed
1950 224
John Scarne Scarne's Miracle Card-Finder Trick No. 123, Spectator finds performer's thought-of card
1950 237
John Scarne, Bruce Elliott The Odd Will No. 127, story trick
1950 244
John Scarne General Arnold's Master Speller No. 141, magician spells to all the spades cards.
1950 271
John Scarne Scarne's Sympathetic Card Trick No. 144, coincidence effect using different-sized packets of cards from two decks.
1950 278
John Scarne Scarne's Power of Thought No. 147, selected card matches previous prediction.
Related toVariations 1950 284
Bill Pawson, Howard Wurst, John Scarne The Card Clock No. 150, after a card is selected and lost, 12 cards are dealt in a circle and eliminated via an unorthodox mathematical procedure until only the selection is left.
1950 292
John Scarne, Frank Garcia Automatic Pencil Writing No. 151, pencil lead is crumpled in paper ball. Card is selected and its name appears on the crumpled paper.
1950 294
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 296
John Scarne, Henry Christ Wild Bill Hickock's Hand No. 153, poker hands are dealt, and spectator chooses one hand, and one card. After being lost in the deck, the magician finds the selected card by spelling procedure, and then re-deals the spectator's original hand.
1950 298
Warner Perry, Edward Dart, John Scarne Einstein and the Magician No. 154, novel and unorthodox prediction of a playing card using a substitution cipher.
1950 301
John Scarne Scarne's Color Control No. 155, variation of Out of this World using four packets
1950 304
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
June 1950 825
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 1952 32
Bill Simon Call to the Colors
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 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
Apr. 1952 1013
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on John Scarne, Ade Duval, John Mulholland, Keith Clark's Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks
Nov. 1952 1073
John Scarne Scarne Puzzle logic puzzle, solution to puzzle from p. 1073
Nov. 1952 1076
John Scarne Master Change Used as a vanish; pretend load of a card into an envelope
1953 35
John Scarne You Do As I Do two decks, five key numbers
1956 116
John Scarne Card Climax at a named number, with down under deal
1956 118
John Scarne Phone Miracle spectator finds card performer was thinking of, over the phone
Also published here 1956 118
John Scarne Best Prediction on a business card, with down under deal
1956 119
Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card
Also published here 1956 190
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into bigger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket
Also published here 1956 57
John Scarne Scarne Pellet Switch
1958 96
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites on doing table and in the hand faros and John Scarne doing a one-handed faro
Mar. 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 6)
John Scarne Und nochmals: Tun Sie, was ich tue with numbers named to select cards
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 2)
John Scarne Phone Miracle spectator locates card thought of by magician
Also published here 1959
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 4)
Dai Vernon Switching a card in an envelope
Related toVariations 1961 29
Don Tanner The Back Room on Midwest Magic Jubilee, Jay and Frances Marshall, Billy McComb, Sorcar, Milbourne Christopher, John Scarne, Danny Johnson
Sep. 1961 274
Don Tanner (reviewer) Scarne's Complete Guide to Gambling by John Scarne Jan. 1962 290
Verne Chesbro Spelling The Colors "black" and "red" is spelled alternately with four reds and four blacks and cards of that color turn up, various methods, as oil & water interlude
Related to 1963 27
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
1965 65
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Odds Against Me by John Scarne May 1966 34
Dr. James William Elliott Bottom Deal Straddle Grip
Related to 1967 172
John Scarne El Nudo deshecho de "Scarne"
Also published here
  • John Scarne's "176. Blowing a Knot Out of a Handkerchief" in "Scarne's Magic Tricks". P.10.
1967 18
Terry Guyatt, Edward Marlo Guyatt's Drunken Cut Improved deck shuffled face up face down, still good hands dealt
Related toVariations 1968 63
Aaron Black Black's Magnetic Cup Routine with three balls and one cup, three final sponge ball loads
Related to 1969 169
John Scarne Edge-Marking Technique as card is inserted
1970 125
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342
Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Also published here
Mar. 1970 325
Karl Fulves Babel escape artist Mario Manzini, John Scarne, Ibidem, Roy Walton, Ricky Jay ("self-styled hippie magician")
Nov. 1970 372
Paul Maurer 30 Jahre MRS on the swiss magic convention in Lucerne, Jean Garance, Edy Künzler, Haug, Ernst Lechner, Siegel, Zeisler, Erhard Liebenow, Camps, Dai Vernon, John Scarne, Primes, Elberto, Roberto, Hermanion, Widmer, K. Schürch, Juliani, Curtini, Mr. Ben, Marino & Rino, Rolf Andra, William Weyeneth, Nussbaumer, Wetzel, Schnetzer, Lüthi, Leist-Bernini, Widmer, Magic Club Luzern
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 1)
Karl Fulves Babel Clayton Rawson passed away with 64, John Scarne newspaper clipping
Feb. 1971 398
Karl Fulves Initial Encounter signed card is really burned in window envelope, reproduced from back of hall, signatures of people are saved
Related to Feb. 1971 399
Karl Fulves Babel S. Leo Horowitz died age 77, John Scarne on David Frost show, Don Alan on Gary Moore show
June 1971 424
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 closer
Related to Aug. 1971 436
Theodore Annemann, John Scarne Switchcraft duplicate, glass
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 34
Frank Garcia, John Scarne TV Aces production where thumb digs in and pulls out aces, bridge
1972 59
Frank Garcia, John Scarne Poker Dream based on Scarne's Drunk Poker Deal, cards dealt from face up face down shuffled deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 88
John Scarne Mouthful
Also published here 1972 20
George Schindler Poker Dream
Inspired by 1973 128
Theodore Annemann, John Scarne Switchcraft duplicate, glass
Also published here 1973 13
John Scarne Dice Hustle
Mar. 1974
Epilogue (Issue 20)
Karl Fulves Babel Sarles, Uri Geller, Magigram, Paul Swinford, Kreskin poke on John Scarne
Mar. 1974 714
Karl Fulves Babel Uri Geller and NASA research, John Scarne on Today Show, beginners in magic & personality development, David Roth
Sep. 1974 786
Karl Fulves Babel Fulves lecture, Crandall, John Scarne anecdotes
Oct. 1974 810
John Scarne Roulette Paradox article about roulette betting
Related to Mar. 1975
Epilogue (Issue 23)
John Scarne Card Thru Hank
Feb. 1975 857
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Scarne on Card Tricks by John Scarne 1975
Interlocutor (Issue 4)
Paul Curry, John Scarne Scarne's Psychic Experiment
1977 71
Barrie Richardson, John Scarne The Clean Second-Card Force Concept hole in card
Related to Dec. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Karl Fulves John Scarne recounting of effect "Card through Window"
1977 194
Shigeo Futagawa John Scarne short biography
1978 132
John Scarne John Scarne's Copper to Silver
1978 137
Karl Fulves John Scarne Dept. on Scarne's gambling expertise
Interlocutor (Issue 17)
John Scarne John Scarne Challenges Dai Vernon Scarne on controversy with Vernon, 25000$ challenge
Related to 1978
Interlocutor (Issue 18)
Karl Fulves More Random stab on "Good Turns" and "Watch Closely", Scarne paradox, Goldston's locked books
Related to 1978
Interlocutor (Issue 22)
Bert Fenn The Stapled Cards inspired by Bill Simon and John Scarne, one of two stapled cards changes place with selection
Inspired by 1979 179
Edward Marlo Marlo on the Stapled Cards one of two stapled cards transposes with selection, five methods
Inspired by 1979 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 1979 190
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Scarne On Card Tricks by John Scarne 1979 170
Dan Mayer From Dan Mayer opinion regarding the Challenge in reference
Related to 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 30)
Karl Fulves Regarding the Scarne-Vernon Challenge more opinion regarding the Challenge in reference
Related to 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 30)
Jim Snapp From Jim Snapp "Where will they find 500 people who will sit through 2 hours of card magic?"
Related to 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 32)
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Scarne's Guide To Casino Gambling by John Scarne 1979
Interlocutor (Issue 36)
Gambling Scam betting game with cards, odds in performer's favor
Related to
  • John Scarne's "Complete Guide to Gambling"
Magick (Issue 246)
John Scarne Monte de Tres Cartas using long and short cards
1980 67
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Die "Tip" Routine coin slapped on table vanishes, three phases
  • Der Wechselgeld-Klimax (coin transforms into small change)
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Pentagram, Sep. 1958
June 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2)
Frank Garcia, Ken Krenzel Switchcraft Outdone! three methods (one with duplicate, one impromptu, one with stranger)
Inspired by 1982 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 byRelated toVariations 1982 16
Bob Stencel, John Scarne The Overhand Shuffle Action Palm
Inspired byRelated to 1982 1
Edward Marlo The Un-Stapled Cards two faced Cards change place with 2 other faces cards
Inspired by 1983 296
John Scarne Out Of This World credit information, method by Scarne with part of deck
Related to 1983 109
Karl Fulves The Stapled Card No. 59, signed card transposes with one of two Jokers that are stapled together
Inspired by 1984 85
John Scarne Telephon-Mirakel spectator finds card performer was thinking of, over the phone
Also published here Jan. 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 3 & 4)
John Scarne Fold For Card: Scarne in fourth under deck
Related to 1985 3
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on FISM, dead of John Scarne, The Magic Island Club
June 1985
Magick (Issue 353)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Ten Best Proposition Bets of America's Bigtime Gamblers by John Scarne Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
John Scarne Shuffle Control according to Fulves the real thing
1987 2
Karl Fulves Karl Fulves Notes on John Scarne's "Shuffle Control", combination with crimp
Related to 1987 5
Karl Fulves Scarne v. Hugard on the negative comments in reference, apparently inserted by Jean Hugard
Related to 1988
Interlocutor (Issue 51)
John Scarne Doppelgänger Location great conditions, weak revelation, wrong method according to Fulves, see reference
Related to 1989 205
John Scarne Western Union Trick telegram, for real method sie "Remote Control" reference
Related to 1989 208
John Scarne Master Glide Switch indifferent card on face after glide
1989 42
Karl Fulves Notes on bill switches
Related to 1989 9
John Scarne Long Distance card chosen on other side of the room, risky force, position named
1989 2
Karl Fulves, John Scarne, J. W. Sarles Flash Poker spectator stops performer's shuffle at four Aces, they then change into a royal flush
Related to 1989 14
Michael Weber Sub-Strategy filled glass vanishes under handkerchief, seated
Related to
  • John Scarne's "The Uncrushable Glass" in "Scarne's Magic Tricks" p. 200
1991 35
John Scarne 3-Second Stack
Related toVariations 1991
Swindle Sheet (Issue 4)
John Scarne Scarne's Bottom Deal modified Erdnase grip
Swindle Sheet (Issue 8)
John Scarne Triple Knockout order of four red and four black cards changes, using bottom deal
Swindle Sheet (Issue 8)
John Scarne Scarne Shuffle Palm I overhand, top card shuffled off and palmed into left hand
Swindle Sheet (Issue 9)
John Scarne Scarne Shuffle Palm II overhand shuffle cover
Related toVariations 1991
Swindle Sheet (Issue 9)
Karl Fulves The Office Backjack, John Scarne
Related to 1991
Cheat Sheet (Issue 6)
Karl Fulves The Office John Scarne, Ten Card Poker Deal
Related to 1991
Cheat Sheet (Issue 8)
Jerry K. Hartman In Staple Condition business card becomes stapled to selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 616
Bob Stencel, John Scarne Stencel's Action Palm overhand shuffle cover
Related to 1992 83
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Scarne on Dice by John Scarne 1992
Cheat Sheet (Issue 10)
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)
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 value
Inspired by 1993 121
John Scarne Play Ball production of two baseballs, body loads, 1956
Related to
  • "The Odds Against Me" (John Scarne, Chapter 11)
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Dice story about John Scarne doing controlled dice shots
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Pallbearers Review reprint, Larry Gray & Dai Vernon & Cardini backpalm anecdote
Rigmarole (Issue 1)
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)
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple spelling red, black, suits with packet, ending with "purple" written on a card, see also p. 47
VariationsAlso published here 1993
Rigmarole (Issue 2)
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 Aces
Variations 1993
Rigmarole (Issue 2)
Karl Fulves Interim Report on Slydini, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Joseph Dunninger, Stewart James
Rigmarole (Issue 2)
John Scarne Factory Seconds apparently several Sevens of Hearts are in the deck, they are all put aside and change into Aces
Variations 1993
Rigmarole (Issue 3)
Karl Fulves Interim Report on Ben Braude and the authorship of "John Scarne on Card Tricks", Dai Vernon's beginnings
Rigmarole (Issue 3)
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)
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)
John Scarne Paradox Pairs presentation for transposition, one card in left and one in right pocket
Rigmarole (Issue 4)
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Slydini, Frank Thompson (credit claim for Cigar Bottom Deal)
Rigmarole (Issue 5)
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)
John Scarne Trapped Under Glass card inside inverted glass transposes with card outside, visible
Rigmarole (Issue 5)
William P. Miesel Spell Green spelling red, black, suits with packet, ending with "green" written on a card as well as a rainbow car
Inspired by 1993
Verbatim (Issue 6)
Howard Wurst Howard Wurst on Scarne's Shuffle Systems
Inspired by 1993
Verbatim (Issue 7)
John Scarne 3-4-3 Shuffles Aces do not start together, from 1974
Verbatim (Issue 7)
John Scarne Shift on Table
1994 1232
John Scarne Card in Pocket Book fan handling of Loewy Palm
1994 1234
John Scarne, Dai Vernon The Four Aces and the Greek's Shuffle bottom stock control with unconventional shuffle
1994 1234
John Scarne Displacement Sleight transfering a card from bottom to top as small packet is turned over
1994 1235
John Scarne New Glide very brief note
1994 1248
John Scarne Various Notes various very brief notes about different things
1994 1248
John Scarne, J. W. Sarles One Hand Ace Cutting using bridge (spring and riffle shuffle)
Variations 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
John Scarne Knockout Aces spectator says stop four times during (slip) overhand shuffle, four Kings found, repeat with Aces kicker
Rigmarole (Issue 6)
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #1 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for first player
Rigmarole (Issue 7)
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)
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)
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #2 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, crimp
Variations 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 7)
John Scarne The General System "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
with crimp
Rigmarole (Issue 7)
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #3 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, fourth Ace after spectator shuffle
Rigmarole (Issue 7)
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)
John Scarne George Jumps coin from under the table up through a glass of soda
Rigmarole (Issue 8)
John Scarne Imp Pass Handling directly into right hand classic palm
Rigmarole (Issue 8)
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)
Karl Fulves Interim Report on scripting and improvising, John Scarne producing a woman's library card, Howard Wurst, Slydini pickpocket anecdote
Related to 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 8)
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 card
Related toVariations 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 9)
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 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 9)
John Scarne Card to Wallet signed card to rubber banded wallet, credit information on the wallet plot
Related to 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 10)
Karl Fulves, John Scarne He Finds It card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, it is a previously named Ace
Inspired by 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 10)
John Scarne Brazil Bet betting that the large brazil nuts are on top in can
Related to 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 10)
Jack Avis Jack Avis on Scarne's Run-up Systems
Inspired byAlso published here 1994
Rigmarole (Issue 10)
John Scarne Invisible Seconds top half shuffled, four obvious seconds dealt, those four cards are Aces, featuring a Bottom Deal handling from straddle grip
Related to 1994
Verbatim (Issue 10)
John Scarne Card To Wallet bottom placement loading for wallet
Related to 1994
Verbatim (Issue 10)
John Scarne Scarne Card Problems
  • 21 Card Trick with two selections
  • Diagonal Palm Shift with two of three cards
Verbatim (Issue 10)
John Scarne Ovette Master Move Cop directly into cop position
Verbatim (Issue 10)
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)
Ted Lesley Sign Onboard signed card travels to envelope, Teleport Envelope
Related to 1994 194
Peter Duffie Re-Scan Variant using spelling
Inspired by 1995 223
Roy Walton Pass At Red spectator selects three red cards from black half
Related to 1995 6
John Scarne Scarne Card Fold Mercury Fold
1995 131
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange three cards from two decks - they match
Inspired by 1995 99
John Scarne Setting the Bridge with strong riffle shuffle
1995 7
John Scarne One Shuffle Poker aces apparently stacked to wanted player in one hand, actually bottom deal
1995 18
Control 8 with cup
Also published here
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
1995 18
Audley Walsh Control 13 with cup
Related to
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
  • "Dice Dexterity" (Audley Walsh, Ed Mishell, 1953)
1995 25
Control 6 without cup
Also published here
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
1995 32
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
1995 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
1995 13
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 purple
Also published here 1995 82
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 1995
Underworld (Issue 1)
John Scarne Guess Black OOTW handling with bottom deals, dated ca. 1930s, see also p. 26
Related to 1995
Underworld (Issue 1)
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. 42
Related toVariations 1995
Underworld (Issue 1)
Karl Fulves But I Digress on periodicals, John Scarne's unpublished material
Underworld (Issue 1)
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)
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, ungaffed
Related to 1995
Underworld (Issue 2)
Karl Fulves One Color Only comment on Out of this World in which only one color is guessed
Related to 1995 3
Karl Fulves Suspense comment on a possible routining with "Mystery B. C.", mention of clinging Aces to finger
Related to 1995 6
Joseph Prieto, Looy Simonoff, Paul Harris Stapled two jokers stapled back to back, one of them transposes with selection
Inspired by 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up)
Karl Fulves Notes on psychological riffle force
Related to 1996 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
1996 50