101 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Red Black / Separation / by Spectator / Out of this World & Variants / Packet
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme No. 47, Cards mixed face up/down, spectator separates face up/down, as well as red/black
VariationsAlso published here 1950 83
Dr. Jacob Daley Rouge et Noir five red cards and five black cards are shuffled, spectator separates the cards by color
Related toVariations Aug. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 287)
Ronald B. Edwards Out of this Country ten-card ESP packet dealt into two piles by spectator, it is separated into two full sets
  • Method I (secret switching in pocket)
  • Method II (double facer and backer)
Nov. 1964
Ibidem (Issue 30)
Roy Walton Divided We Stand kind of small-packet OOTW
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Mar. 1970
Epilogue (Issue 8)
Jerry K. Hartman Small World spectator mixes four reds and four blacks, chooses a color and hands you four cards, he separates all four of one color
Inspired by 1970 16
Karl Fulves Someone Like You eight-card packet, spectator tries red-black separation, the score of hits and misses is looked up in an index of possible scores, on the correct score the spectator is described in detail
Related to Mar. 1971 407
Edward Marlo Rouge et Noir four red, four blacks
Nov. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 11)
Jerry K. Hartman Guess Hue Out-of-this-World type of effect with four reds and four blacks
Inspired byVariations 1972 54
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Emotions using cards with the words "quick" and "dead"
Magick (Issue 91)
Roy Walton Choosy Choice spectator guesses suits correctly
Inspired byAlso published here 1973 28
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Lose or Win Proposition sixteen cards, pair arrangement
Inspired by 1974 92
Edward Marlo The Gaffed Proposition sixteen cards
Inspired by 1974 96
Edward Marlo, Karl Fulves Favorite Routine and Procedure sixteen cards
Inspired by 1974 97
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme with face-up/face-down mix of twenty cards behind spectator's back
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1974 724
Karl Fulves Addenda handling variation
Inspired by Apr. 1974 725
Martin Gardner, Clayton Rawson Further Ideas
Inspired by Apr. 1974 726
Ronald B. Edwards Even Money World
Inspired by June 1974 745
Jerry K. Hartman Guess Hue 2 three handlings for the “Guess Hue” plot (see reference):
  • (a) four reds and four blacks are blindly sorted by spectator
  • (b) variation of above
  • (c) six reds and six blacks
Inspired by 1974 53
Roy Walton Earthbound with ten cards
Variations May 1975
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Roy Walton Feinschmecker Auswahl spectator guesses suits correctly
Also published here Nov. 1975
Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1 & 2)
Roy Walton Denary Deceit packet out of this world with the help of a ten
Also published here Sep. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Out of this World Variation small packet
1977 99
Jerry K. Hartman Tintuition Spectator correctly separates reds and blacks for five randomly selected cards
Inspired by 1978 48
Philip T. Goldstein Earth-Ward! ten cards, seated
Inspired byVariations 1978
Magick (Issue 203)
Karl Fulves Rouge et Noir small packet approaches
  • New Noir
  • Rouge I
  • Rouge II
  • Cheaters
1979 11
Barry Wiley Earth-Ward III out of this world type, with business cards
Inspired byRelated to 1979
Magick (Issue 226)
Karl Fulves Blackgammon "Believed to be the simplest approach in the published literature to the effect where the spectator guesses the colors."
Also published here 1980
The Chronicles (Issue 28)
Roy Walton Choosy Choice spectator guesses suits correctly
Also published here 1981 125
Roy Walton Divided We Stand kind of small-packet OOTW
Also published here 1981 219
Jerry K. Hartman Hue View using twenty cards
Also published here Jan. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 1)
David (Foote) Drake Out of this Alphabet abc card variation, first red black separation then also consonants and vowels
1982 64
Peter Duffie The Outer Limits
Variations 1984 24
Juan Tamariz, Bernard Bilis Mini Fuera de Este Mundo with ten cards, divided in half, dated to 1976
1984 74
Jon Racherbaumer Spectator Rouge Et Noir
Inspired by Nov. 1986
Inside Out (Issue 1)
Roy Walton Denary Deceit packet out of this world with the help of a ten
Also published here 1988 77
Daryl Martinez Out of this Hemisphere twenty-card packet version, spectator puts one color on table and other color to bottom, red cards marked
  • The Cards (replacing marks with stripper, one-way or crimp)
  • Totally Impromptu
1989 1
Daryl Martinez From the Back performing the effect face-up and having the backs from two different decks
1989 5
Ken Krenzel Handling for Out of this Hemisphere added to later printing than 1989 (no year given)
1989 8
"Zigee the good Gypsy" Verdad Setting up for the routine
1989 10
Karl Fulves Astral Mind
1989 34
Jerry K. Hartman The Whole World in his Hands small packet
Variations June 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 6)
Ken Krenzel Ruse et Noir eight cards OOTW
Inspired by 1990 76
Justin Higham Direct Proposition
Inspired by 1990
Inside Out (Issue Special No. 1)
Richard Webster Pointing the Bone out of this world, using pictures of aborigine, dead or alive, erasable pen
Apr. 1991
Magick (Issue 454)
Jerry K. Hartman Hue View using twenty cards
Also published here 1991 381
Jerry K. Hartman World Class
1991 386
Philip T. Goldstein Tempathy using cards with words which either fall in category hot or cold
May 1992
Magick (Issue 471)
Jerry Fulton Red Herring sucker problem of having spectator separate a small packet into reds and blacks
Rigmarole (Issue 3)
Alex Elmsley Halfway to Heaven not all cards
1994 51
Aldo Colombini Half a World Away predicting two mistake cards
Inspired by 1994 162
Jerry K. Hartman Out of Earthbounds six red and six black mixed, performer removes cards that spectator stops him on until two piles are formed, colors are separated
Inspired by 1995 187
Robert E. Neale Parable of the Great Feast
Also published here 1995 158
Michael Skinner Rouge et Noir small packet OOTW
1996 84
Rough-Smooth World roughed red-black pairs
1996 89
Nick Trost Red or Black - Which? small packet
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 28
Alex Elmsley Underworld nine cards
Related toVariations 1997 1
Oscar Weigle Kleinpäckchen-Out of this World I
Variations 1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4 & 5)
Rudolf Braunmüller Kleinpäckchen-Out of this World II
Inspired by 1997
Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 4 & 5)
Hideo Kato Call To The World
Inspired by Apr. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4)
Steve Beam Reconstruction with torn cards
Inspired byRelated to
  • Nick Trost's "Red or Black - Which?" in "The New Tops" 8/9 1972.
2000 173
Tony Chaudhuri Feminine Side see "Informant" reference for credit claim
Related to 2001 1
Roy Walton Double Think No. 21, more or less classic with about twenty cards
2001 34
Karl Fulves Blackgammon No. 23, two packets are faced, spectator sorts the cards into red and black
Also published here 2001 46
Aldo Colombini It's A Small World using about half the deck
Inspired by
  • "World Class" (J. K. Hartman)
  • "Tomorroworld" (Ron Ferris)
Also published here
Aug. 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Jim Steinmeyer Automatic Poker ten cards are "mixed" by spectator, then red-black separated or poker deal, Pseudo-CATO
Related to 2002 23
Jamie Badman Oil & Water World "From what I hear, Mr. Gadfly is going to get bigger, brighter, and better very soon."
4&4, three phases
Jan./Feb. 2002
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Rouge et Noir with two spectators
Inspired by 2003 33
Aldo Colombini It's A Small World using about half the deck
Inspired by
  • "World Class" (J. K. Hartman)
  • "Tomorroworld" (Ron Ferris)
Related toAlso published here
2004 342
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Guessing Colors selection ends up in odd-colored pile, pseudo-CATO
2004 92
Paolo Cavalli C. K. C. Planet Earth dated 2003, with prediction of amount of wrong cards, performed as mind control spectators get cards offered and they can take them or refuse them
Inspired by 2005 14
Karl Fulves A Few Good Cards "Unexplained"
five red cards in black half, spectator finds them from the back, posed as a problem, with effect variations
Variations 2006
Prolix (Issue 1)
Jerry K. Hartman Hunt For Red five red cards in black half, spectator finds them from the back, solution
Inspired by 2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
Nick Trost Ultimate "Even Money" - Improved not all cards are dealt
Inspired by 2008 14
Lennart Green Index Intuition spectator shuffles, first separation with small packet, then Kennedy's with rest
Inspired by
  • "Red and Black" (John Kennedy, Genii, Vol. 52 No. 9, Mar. 1989)
Also published here
2008 13
Ken Krenzel Strange Hummer red-black separation by spectator beneath table with ten-card packet, suggests CATO as false trail
2009 211
Robert E. Neale Parable of the Great Feast
Also published here 2009 158
Lewis Jones Color Fast spectator chooses all losing color, performer winning color, kind of small packet OOTW
2010 135
R. Paul Wilson Australian Curry II few-cards OOTW version
Inspired by 2010 189
Jeff McBride, Ramón Riobóo Color Guard fourteen cards
Inspired by 2010 214
Rob Zabrecky Another World Out of this World done with photographs of Harry and Bessie Houdini
2011 65
Jeff Pierce, Ryan Schlutz The Untouchables
  • number of reds in one pile equals blacks in other pile
  • small packet OOTW with two spectators
  • two-card location with red black separation of packet
Inspired by 2011 119
Christoph Borer Ads of this World out of this world with advertising brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 2012 4
Michael Skinner Rouge Et Noir seven red and seven black cards are shuffled together, spectator separates them
Also published here
  • Genii, Feb. 1971
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Michael Weber, Tim Trono Intuition red and black squares torn from perforated card, spectator separates colors, finish with tapestry folding where one all reds end up one way and black the other way
Oct. 2012
Real Secrets (Vol. 1 No. 7)
Patrick G. Redford Tiny World Spectator correctly separates three red cards from three black cards
Related to 2013 8
Patrick G. Redford Small World Spectator correct separates five red cards from five black cards
Related toVariations 2013 14
Patrick G. Redford Mad World - a variation Variation on Small world, changes the timing of the switch
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2013 21
Patrick G. Redford Unexpected World Variation on Mad World - magician predicts the mistake made in the color separation
Inspired byRelated to 2013 32
Tomas Blomberg, Jack Parker Chase The Red Out Of This World type of effect, uncommon method
Inspired byRelated to 2014 211
Lennart Green El Poder de la Intuición spectator shuffles, first separation with small packet, then Kennedy's with rest
Also published here 2014
El Manuscrito (Vol. 7 No. 30)
Karl Fulves Even Money Proposition brief outline
Related to 2015 115
Bill Simon The Four Queens Procedure eight unknown cards, spectator picks four, all Queens are in one pile
VariationsAlso published here
  • "The Four Queens" (Bill Simon, Mathematical Card Magic, 1964)
2015 275
Christoph Borer Die Reiseprospekte out of this world with travel brochures, one have a cross the other a check mark
Related to 2016 30
Roy Walton Daisy Chain with eight cards
2016 24
Harapan Ong The Incomplete Strip-Out stripping cards out from a tapered deck with an unsquared deck
  • Shuffle stacking sandwich demo: shuffling selection between two Jokers
  • Full deck red-black separation
  • Oil and Water: Spectator separates the colors themselves
2017 151
Christoph Borer Die Wünschelrute spectator separates some cards into red and black with a dowsing rod
2018 241
Roberto Mansilla Back to the World using the colors of the backs, cutting cards as markers
2019 135
Andrew Musgrave It's a Topsy-Turvy World, Jane twelve cards
Mar. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 3)
Edward Marlo On Rouge et Noire comment
Related to 2021
Output (Issue 16)
Brother John Hamman Prepping for O.O.T.W.
  • Exhumations (Jon Racherbaumer)
Also published here
  • The New Tops, 1972
May 2021
Genii (Vol. 84 No. 5)
David Britland Take It or Leave It
  • Cardopolis
two cards chosen from cut-off packet are pocketed, then piles are made from the packet, one spectator has all red cards, a red card in pocket and red has been predicted for him, other with black
Related to Jan. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 1)