480 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Forcing Deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Forcing from a forcing deck, no specific method
1785 299
Forcing Pack one way or three way
1876 23
To Change Four Cards, drawn haphazard, and placed on the table, into Cards of the same Value as a Single Card subsequently chosen by one of the Spectators optional forcing pack
1876 102
To change a drawn Card into the Portraits of several of the Company succession
1876 115
A Card having been drawn and returned, and the Pack shuffled, to place on the Table six Rows of six Cards each, and to discover the chosen Card by a throw of the Dice
1876 116
Three Cards Repeating Forcing Pack
1876 125
"Forcing" Packs one-way & three-way
1889 14
Professor Hoffmann To Force Three Cards together three force cards repeat abcabcabc...
1889 15
To discover a Chosen Card by the Throw of a Pair of Dice forcing pack
1889 92
, Prof. M. Verbeck "Stop!" "Three Cards having been drawn by Three different Persons, to make them appear at such Numbers in the Pack as the Drawers or any other Person my select"
three-way or two-way forcing pack
1889 125
Professor Hoffmann To Force three Cards together three cards repeat itself, spectator cuts anywhere
Variations 1890 13
Professor Hoffmann To produce Three Cards at any Position in the Pack thought of by Another Person three cards appear consecutively at freely named number
1890 38
Die Gedankenübertragung No. 8, name of chosen cards appears on previously empty slate which is wrapped in newspaper, rope held to forehead of two spectators as comedy prop, mirror writing in chalk on newspaper
1895 11
Die Anziehungskraft des Goldes No. 9, spectator places object on a card, it is the selection
1895 97
Errare Humanum est, oder: Niemand kann zählen No. 13, chosen card appears at named number
1895 104
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Forcieren der Karten continuation of description, forcing deck as alternative
Related to Nov. 1895
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3)
One-Way Deck short comment
1896 11
Die Macht des Goldes spectator places coin on card, it's the selection, two methods
1896 65
Die gleichen Karten forcing decks, one-way up to four-way
1896 126
H. F. C. Suhr Forcing Deck obtaining a forcing deck by asking a card company for a deck of discards of one value
1899 72
Forcing from Three-Way Deck having card selected from top, center and bottom, or cutting deck into three piles instead
1900 60
Fin de Siècle No. 12, card chosen, deck cut in as many packets as the spectator wishes, selection appears at named number in a chosen packet
1900 86
Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page
1900 120
Eduard W. Lufa Halt! three cards selected, card dealt into hat one by one, each spectator says stop during the deal and the performer is holding the spectator's selection at that moment, second deck cut into four piles, one pile selected and all its cards predicted in envelope, then first deck changes into one-way force deck of each of the three selections one by one
Oct. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 10)
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli III. Aus dem papierenen Königreich card is balanced on hat, deck is divided into two glasses and card floats from glas to glas, two cards are placed under two plates and the cards change places, selection is placed inside a book and performer shows envelope with miniature duplicate with correct page number and part of the text on that page written on it
  • 1. Die Karten-Balance
  • 2. Die Karte als Königin der Luft (with assistant)
  • 3. Die Kartenwanderung
  • 4. Eine magische Hypnose
1903 80
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XVIII. Prädestination (Vorherbestimmung)
  • 1. Die Karten (prediction of chosen pile, cards can be divined, Koran type)
  • 2. Die Blumen (name of chosen flower appears on paper in sealed envelope, half forcing deck)
1903 174
Ben-Zur Das Band der Sympathie spectator stops performer's deal right at selection, spectator pulls ribbon at performer's wrist to indicate stop
Mar. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 3)
Carl Willmann Jetzt! stop trick with three cards, triple forcing deck
Aug. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 8)
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Mit dem Seherblick der Pythia number of rolled dice, domino, name of playing card and chosen color appear on empty signed slates
1922 55
Stanley Collins A Card Comedy card chosen and lost, spectator names number, card counted to, spectator claims it's not his card but deck shown as one-way deck, gag with stooge
1925 30
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Half Forcing Stack half of the cards have same value to force a number
1926 58
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Die Karte als Wandervogel chosen card travels under table cloth, inside a book and eventually in spectator's pocket
1927 84
Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack
1927/28 23
William Larsen, T. Page Wright A Dark Test light out, in dark two spectators pocket cards from one half each, performer names both
1928 12
Eric F. Impey Perfectos "A New Principle in Card Magic"
card chosen, wrong card changes into selection, half-waxed pairs, back card is force card
Also published here 1928 1
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine vom Zuschauer zerrissene Karte wieder ganz zu machen torn card in envelope is found restored, with missing corner proof
1930 83
Theodore Annemann Psychic Sympathy two decks, spectator cuts his deck and looks at one, performer removes same card from his deck, trick is repeated
  • Method Number Two
1931 27
Tommy Tucker A 26 Card Mystery thirteen cards in handkerchief, selected cards to determine number of cards to travel, variation with half forcing deck
1933 16
Al Baker The Impossible Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches
VariationsAlso published here 1933 21
Al Baker "Say When!" two cards, partial forcing deck
Related toAlso published here 1933 32
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected
VariationsAlso published here 1934 2
Theodore Annemann Just the Same Alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die
Also published here 1935
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
Theodore Annemann A Daffy Discovery pocketed card is revealed through other cards, optional forcing bank
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1935)
Forcing Decks
1935 25
Laurie Ireland Hints for Amateurs on Forcing Cards third forcing deck
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation")
Theodore Annemann Get It! deck is handed to three spectators in the dark, everyone selects a card and when the light is on again, performer reveals all three cards, three forcing decks
VariationsAlso published here 1935 15
Ade Duval Mephisto's Message No. 10, three cards chosen, performer tries to make them travel into a lemon, instead they are found in an envelope that is handed to performer by a messenger
1935 14
Theodore Annemann Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tear
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 27)
Another Diachylon Force like sticky svengali
1937 107
Al Baker Impossible Card Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches
1937 284
Theodore Annemann Get it in the Dark deck is handed to three spectators in the dark, everyone selects a card and when the light is on again, performer reveals all three cards, three forcing decks
Also published here 1937 297
Ralph W. Read, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Original "Stop" Trick three selection, three-bank forcing deck
1937 320
Al Baker "Say When" two cards, partial forcing deck
1937 322
Theodore Annemann Two Card Slate Prophecy two cards divined and written on slates, stacked deck and forcing deck
1937 348
Theodore Annemann Two Cheating Mysteries two-way-force deck
  • fair stop and count-down trick with two selections
  • one-handed location in hat
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37)
Theodore Annemann Mind or Muscle two cards located in spread, third card named, stacked deck and forcing deck
Also published here Aug. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 35)
Robert Parrish The Real Coincidence Trick two decks in performer's and spectator's pocket, cards removed - they're the same
1937 9
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate
1937 18
Robert Parrish Selective Card In Pocket selection travels into a pocket selected by spectator, variation with spectator's pocket instead
1937 35
Forcing Packs Three-Way Forcing Deck plus switch
1938 450
Three-Way Svengali Forcing Deck
1938 450
Dr. Ford Rogers Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack short forcing cards glued on long indifferent cards
Related toVariations 1938 451
Charles A. Leedy Cards Plus Jugglery card travels from long-short glued forcing deck to pocket
1938 452
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper construction of deck followed by four applications
Related to 1938 531
Charles T. Jordan A New Force Deck unnecessarily gaffed deck for faced-deck countdown
Mar. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 42)
Harris Solomon Nomolos force deck shown, card chose, prediction says different card - correct, similar to McCombical Prediction
May 1938
The Jinx (Issue 44)
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks
Also published here Oct. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 49)
Purvis W. Miller The Two Jokers two jokers shuffled into deck, reversed card thrust in deck by spectator - between the jokers
Also published here 1938 19
Franklin M. Chapman Psychic Slate Mystery predictions of two selected cards on slate, chalk swami
Dec. 1938
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Donald Holmes Forcing Deck long-short glued pairs with loose force card in between
July 1939
The Jinx (Issue 58)
Robert Parrish Synchronism performer removes a card openly from blue deck, despite free choice spectator selects same from red deck, forcing deck and interesting deck switches
Variations 1939 32
Oscar Weigle Dual Impulsion spectator finds performer's card and vice versa
Related to 1939 35
Franklin M. Chapman Kontact! name of chosen card appears on initialed paper, half forcing deck
Apr. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Purvis W. Miller Double Prediction predictions with blue and red pencil match cards selected from blue-backed and red-backed deck, one forcing deck, other one stacked or marked
1939 30
Henry Hardin Monte-Cristo Cards forcing deck with divided cards
The Jinx (Issue 97)
Jack Vosburgh Double Edged Sword of Might two card prediction, one-ahead, mirage deck
The Jinx (Issue 122)
Eddie Joseph Everywhere Yet Nowhere three cards are placed in card stand and one selected it matches selection from second deck
1940 ca. 3
The Forcing Deck description
1941 264
Double Force with Knife using forcing deck with alternating order
1941 264
Franklin M. Chapman Stunner No. 4 two chosen cards predicted, two methods combined, "still as modern as television"
Also published here 1941 3
Bruce Elliott, Walter B. Gibson Chance! Thought! Coincidence! with three different colored cardboards, one taken, one thought off and one stopped at by coincidence
Sep. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 18)
Eddie Joseph Your Thought Read spectator cuts anywhere and remembers face card, which is divined
1942 18
Roger Barkann Magician's Nightmare selections is spelled out, with Duolette
Feb. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 29)
William S. Houghton The "Blackout" Double Prophecy two cards chosen in the dark are predicted, two one-way forcing decks
1943 62
Al Baker Al Baker's Best Card Trick two cards, duplicate bank
Feb. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 54)
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Now! attributed to Robert-Houdin, three cards selected, three times stop by spectator to find their cards
Related to Jan. 1944 34
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker, Dr. Jacob Daley Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tear
Also published here 1944 179
Theodore Annemann Mind or Muscle? two cards located in spread, third card named, stacked deck and forcing deck
Also published here 1944 268
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks
Also published here 1944 295
Franklin M. Chapman Two-way Telepathy No. 4, two chosen cards predicted, two methods combined, "still as modern as television"
Also published here 1944 12
Telepathic Deck of Cards early tossed out deck versions with one card, see following entries for variations
Related to 1945 244
Henry Hardin Forcing Deck every card is half forcing card, half indifferent
1945 244
Double Slate Writing flap slates, forcing deck
1945 375
Professor El-Tab Cut Post Card Mystery a piece of a post card vanishes and appears at a selected page
1945 230
Dr. H. Walter Grote Telepathy vs. Coincidence thought of card and unknown selected card is divined, written on paper
1945 11
U. F. Grant Zella Prediction Trick one card selected, one thought of, prediction written on one card, it's the selection with the thought of card written on it
Related to 1945 19
U. F. Grant Improved Three Way Forcing handling for forcing three cards with a three way forcing deck
1945 22
Bruce Elliott Change! Thought! Coincidence! card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted on three different colored cardboards
1945 38
Dr. William T. Palchinas, George G. Kaplan A Sensational Prediction five cards shuffled in houlette and placed on a stand each, four removed, last one is predicted
Inspired by 1945 50
Harold Rasmus The Crystal Flame spectators name selected cards by looking at flame of a match
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
Ronald B. Edwards For the Future two decks, prediction is written on face of a card, free choice
Apr. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 104)
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cards
Related to June 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 107)
Milbourne Christopher Force Stab using telomatic forcing deck, deck with rubber band tossed into audience
June 1946 224
Milbourne Christopher The Card Revealed two cards are selected, name of one card appears on second card
Jan. 1947 286
Conny Steffensen Magische Lektionen / Leçons magiques brief explanations of various techniques to control a card, followed by french translation
  • Reflektor
  • Sehen des Indexes an der gewählten Karte
  • Wo im Spiele befindet sich die Karte?
  • Abzählen von der untersten Karte
  • Die X-Strahlen Karte
  • Die berührte Karte
  • Auffinden einer Karte mit Hilfe von Wachs
  • Wie verfährt man, um mit dem Spiele zu rauschen?
  • Forcierung durch das "Rauschen"
  • Ein Forcierungs-Spiel
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 3&4)
Martin Sunshine "Stop Card" Mystery using three cards and a three-way force deck
1948 190
U. F. Grant Lady Luck multiple prediction, coins heads and tales, sum of thrown dice and selected card, tossed out deck
Related to July 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 181)
Francis J. Rigney Divination card is located using a Divining Rod
Feb. 1949 507
Victor Farelli, David Devant Hew Devant Used to Force method to force three cards, three cards repeat itself, spectator cuts anywhere
Inspired by Nov. 1949 601
U. F. Grant Grant's Terrific Telephone Test deck dealt onto table in row with every other card reversed, reversed one chosen, then any person called who names an odd number, card is there, half forcing deck
Related to Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
U. F. Grant Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three people select cards, then three decks are dealt in unison until someone calls stop, the three cards are the selected ones
Related to Aug./Sep. 1949
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12)
Al Baker Telepathy For Two two cards appear at chosen numbers from one to ten, forcing banks
Also published here 1949 97
Bill Channel New Use for a Forcing Deck forcing from a three way forcing deck
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950)
Alexandro Dagger in the Mind blindfolded card stab, two cards, two decks
May 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 203)
George Blake Interchange
Inspired by Mar. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 224)
Cy Keller Brahman Bell stop trick, spectator rings a bell when he wants, with Burling Hull's PopEyed Popper Deck
July 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 233)
Don Alan A Subtle One Way Force Deck with fifteen indifferent cards
1951 7
Eddie Joseph A Discovery and Its Possibilities two cards face-up and face-down alternating after slop shuffle, principle of always cutting to either face-up or face-down card, sorting behind back and applications:
  • A Force
  • A Natural Trick (two-pile location)
  • The Two Cards (two spectators turn over cards in jumbled deck which are divined)
1951 23
Theodore Annemann Mentalex? three selected cards are found by spectators stopping at the right card
Related to 1952 4
Theodore Annemann No Title At All two selection, first found by stop, second by naming a number, two way forcing deck, alternated
1952 6
Aage Darling Suprediction add a number sum and selected card are predicted in envelope
1953 33
Harlan Tarbell How to Win Three Horse Races forcing bank of a third of the deck, one ahead
1954 242
Laurie Ireland The Ireland Handling for a Jumbo Two Way Forcing Deck three parts, two forcing cards
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954)
P. Howard Lyons Out of This Mind gag out of this world version in which one pile is all e.g. Sevens of Diamonds and the other all Six of Clubs duplicates
Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
P. Howard Lyons The Negative Miracle any card slid out of red-backed deck and shown, in second deck all cards are in new deck order and the selection is blank
  • Finger Flinger Method (one deck only, chosen card becomes blank card)
Related to Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
Theo Doré Cardlepathy shuffled deck held unter handkerchief, performer names cards in order while spectator cannot duplicate it, as finale a chosen card is named
1956 12
Art Johnston Predicto two cards, two way forcing deck with subtleties
1957 8
Don Tanner ESPecially for Mentalists
Apr. 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 344)
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel as Jochini, stripper & rough/smooth forcing deck
Also published here
  • in "Die Zauberkunst"
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 2)
Jupp "Bramagura" Steinbach Pyro chosen card appears in flash paper envelope
  • Feuerkarte im Umschlag
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4)
Theodore Annemann Dust the same alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die
Also published here 1957
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4)
Tony Corinda (5) Marked Cards in conjunction with blindfolds, Ghost Deck
Related to 1958 137
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test
1958 27
Dr. Spencer Thornton Free Choice with a fanned deck, three cards chosen and divined
1958 27
Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel A Card and Billet Routine cards are noted on billets, cards on board, spectator selects a billet and throws a dart into the noted card
1959 195
Paul Marcus Across the Void two cards are divined by medium over the phone, two deck switches
1959 327
Tom Ransom From the Subliminal to the Ridiculous one-way forcing deck as gag force
Mar. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 16)
Art Irwin The Tricky Bear toy mechanical bear lifts three selections from the deck
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Peter Warlock The Patient Telepath prediction written on big file cards, initialed by the spectators
1960 20
U. F. Grant Zella Switch card under table is divined, x-ray vision presentation
Nov. 1960
The New Phoenix (Issue 351)
Eugene Gloye, Billy McComb Surprise Prediction McCombical Prediction variation, with slate
Apr. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 356)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Astro-Prediktion triple prediction with with zodiac, birthday and playing card
Also published here 1961 64
Rolf Andra Synchronism two decks, same cards are chosen
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 3)
Jochen Zmeck Forcierspiele forcing decks, chapter intro
1962 10
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel partially roughed Svengali deck, mirage
1962 10
Jochen Zmeck Hypnose multiple spectators chose the same card, routine for Svengali type decks
1962 11
Peter Warlock, Jochen Zmeck Doppeltes Geistino spectator touches card, it is reversed in another deck, repeat with different method
1962 20
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
  • 1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
  • 2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
  • 3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 18
David Hoy The Tossed Out Deck
Variations 1963 25
Edward Marlo Physical and Mental performer places physical selection next to mental selection (one of twenty-six), two phases, half forcing deck, faro fan
Related to 1964 68
Edward Marlo Uses for Half Forcing Deck see at bottom
1964 68
Lu Brent A Pack Gone Wild cards change into forcing deck and back into normal
Aug. 1964
The New Phoenix (Issue 392)
William Terry Culpepper A Magical Reverse card selected in one deck becomes reversed in second deck, for force Psychomatic Deck is suggested
Dec. 1965 6
J. W. Sarles PRISM with two decks and two cards each, under table
The New Phoenix (Issue 400)
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand
Related to Feb. 1966 22
Albert Spackman Voodoo cards with outline of a person and x-marked on different places, spectator choses one of the cards where the person is injured, prediction
Related to 1967 167
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches
Inspired by Mar. 1967 88
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same value
Related to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
Also published here
June 1967 106
James G. Thompson Jr. Anyone You Touch Hull's Nu-Idea Deck with prediction paper between cards
1967 22
Alton Sharpe Double Prediction Chest freely thought of and chosen card predicted, one ahead
1968 73
Alton Sharpe, Del Ray The Great Stabbing Trick
Related to
  • Reinhard Müller's "Dai Vernon Lecture in Germany", 1997, p. 5, for credit information
1969 163
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of twenty-four duplicates (page 182)
1969 179
Ace Gorham Last Call force from rough-smooth / Svengali deck
1969 23
E. Leslie May Thank You, Ted two people select mates in fair manner
1969 51
Theodore Annemann Psychic Telepathy two-way forcing deck handling
1969 51
Lou Borin Predicto deck dealt in two piles with two cards face-up, both divined, half forcing deck, see p. 289 & 308 for references
Related toVariations
  • "Predic2" (Phil Goldstein, Club 71, Winter 1990, p. 46)
Oct. 1969 285
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity
1970 46
Edward Marlo Let's Ambush and Kill "The Collectors" odd-backed collectors cards, rough-smooth, three-way forcing deck
Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
Stewart Judah Sneaky Card Stab described by John Brown, wrapped in paper and stabbed by spectator, using a Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper / Nu-Idea forcing deck
Magick (Issue 20)
William Patterson Legacy of Pi Sheng borrowed book, with cards to determine page
Magick (Issue 27)
Nathan Stark The Mortal Mind of Dr. Stark two predictions written one after the other
VariationsAlso published here 1972
Magick (Issue 44)
Nathan Stark The Fourth Dimension clever single card prediction in envelope, partial three-way forcing deck
VariationsAlso published here 1972
Magick (Issue 52)
Charles Cameron Probability Nil! card at number, extracted from performer's pocket
Magick (Issue 56)
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected
1972 36
Billy McComb A Thought-of Card turns up in a Cigarette card peeked at in rubber-banded deck vanishes and appears in borrowed cigarette, detailed, Fred Karene
1972 29
Al Baker Al Baker Number Please and Al Baker Is Good No. 632, unclear
Related to 1972 175
Al Koran The Force Pack half forcing deck
1972 167
Alan Brown Sealed Future ESP deck (or five-way forcing deck) shuffled and put in glass, card counted off deck until stopped, card predicted
May 1973 621
Edward G. Brown The Use of Special Forcing Packs
1973 195
Gary Kurtz Diabolique! card prediction in envelope, number is named and card at that position in deck is used, half forcing deck
Magick (Issue 76)
John A. Novak Playing Card Spirit Slates name of selection appears on sticker on a odd-backed card, half-forcing deck
Magick (Issue 89)
Karl Fulves Prophet #2 deck is divided and to spectator's think of a number, performer predicts cards at the thought of number in each half, half forcing stack
1974 42
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deck
Also published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
June 1974 743
Robert Parrish Mental Opener spectator names number and that card is counted to face-up, number and card predicted, mirage deck, miscalling number
Summer 1974
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio)
Eric Williams Forcing from Mirage Deck counting face-up
Summer 1974
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio)
Robert Parrish Great Slate Test chosen card divined on slate and duplicate writing appears on another slate, repeated with random name written down by spectator
Inspired by
  • Laurie Ireland's "Three Slate Routines" (1930s)
Summer 1974
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio)
Orville Wayne Meyer Tossed II three-way forcing deck instead of one-way, see p. 863 for comment by Peter Warlock, p. 985 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1974 787
Karl Fulves Dynamic Duo two spectators each take a card from half the deck from performer's pocket, both written on slips of paper by performer
Oct. 1974 817
Vic Perry Eggs-Press for 'Milady' card is selected with a wind-up toy chicken, paper is found in chosen egg with name of spectator and name of card
Magick (Issue 108)
Roger Smith The Mentalist at Last Laughs Last card selected, comedy mind-reading, then card is seen to be stuck to wall from beginning
1975 2
Alex Redans Swindled Two two decks, card selected matches face-down prediction in other deck
Magick (Issue 133)
Charles T. Jordan The Latest Forcing Deck spectator named a number and card at that number is forced, secret turnover of deck, advantages not so clear
1975 178
Edward Marlo Yogi Bird Card Trick wind-up toy finds card, two methods (ungaffed and with set of duplicates)
Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles)
Carl Herron Phenomenon! triple prediction of number, coins and card, presentation idea
Magick (Issue 151)
Karrell Fox The "Same to You" Card Trick three spectators chose cards, they are all the Jack of Hearts, even though the deck is all Ace of Spades
1976 81
Al Baker In der Tasche des Zuschauers forcing deck, two deck switches
Also published here 1976
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 37 No. 1)
Al Baker Dans la poche du spectateur forcing deck, two deck switches
Also published here 1976
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 37 No. 3)
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Related toVariations 1977 5
Philip T. Goldstein Vision Version design duplication with stacked picture cards, last one is predicted
Related to 1977 14
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail
1977 1
Roy Johnson Hellfire 1 using playing cards to select page
1977 60
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 4
Al Mann Where Eagles Perch on forcing the same card to several people and the use of a onw way and three way forcing deck
1978 1
John F. Mendoza All Gone card selected and returned, performer names it, it turns over and is odd-backed, rest blank, with variation
Inspired by
  • "Triple Chance"
Related to
  • "Paleface Pasteboards"
1978 42
Paul Rylander Century 21 triple prediction
Magick (Issue 218)
Will Dexter Forcing from a Forcing Deck comments
July 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
Nathan Stark Zweifache Vorhersage two predictions written one after the other
Also published here Oct. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
Nathan Stark Der Haltepunkt clever single card prediction in envelope, partial three-way forcing deck
Also published here Oct. 1978
Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
Simon Aronson The Spectator Really Cuts To The Aces four-way forcing deck
VariationsAlso published here 1978 14
Philip T. Goldstein Modern Dart card is chosen by tossing a dart, five-way
Inspired by 1979 18
Philip T. Goldstein Doubleview two person select a card, both are divined
1979 22
Karl Fulves Forcing from Half-Forcing Deck also from half Monte Cristo
1979 2
Paul Rylander Sight Unseen divination of three cards
Magick (Issue 237)
Stephen Minch The Eye of Alhazred chosen symbol appears chemically on paper, with fire
Also published here 1979 11
Paul Swinford Magnetic Coincidence selection by spectator and performer are found next to each other by stop procedure, marked and half forcing deck, gilbreath
Related to 1980
Arcane (Issue 2)
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck
Related to
  • Peter Warlock's "The Pecking Bird" in "Book of Magic", 1956. P.90
1980 17
Karl Fulves The Geometric Slate three-way multiple out prediction
Inspired by 1980 12
Bob Hummer Hummer's Forcing Deck using hinged cards
1980 84
John Fedko Tri-Psi as John Fedco, three cards are divined
Magick (Issue 268)
Ray Grismer Pen Pal automatic writing, scribble is erased and name of selection remains
Magick (Issue 269)
Bill Wagner Three Card Prediction three card prediction, one ahead and last one forced
Also published here 1980 198
Ken De Courcy Card Snooker card travels to chosen pocket, then it is shown that the card is in every pocket and the deck is a forcing deck, gag
1980 19
Ken De Courcy Card on Plate performer enters while spinning a plate with one hand, with other hand he has a card chosen and replaced, finally on the plate is shown a prediction of the selection
1980 30
Ken De Courcy The Clever Lady Trick three cards chosen, one remembered, all cards torn in quarters, performer does same, all pieces tossed in change bag, spectator removes four pieces, they make up selection, it is restored in bag
Inspired by
  • marketed George Blake effect
1980 45
Richard Kaufman Quadruple Fingertip Cards to Pockets duplicates and four-way-forcing deck
1981 140
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Card Thirteen in Spades" spectator selects all spades, deck with all spades
Inspired by
  • Racherbaumer (New Pentagram, Nov. 1979)
Related to
Nov. 1981
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 11)
Basil Horwitz Challenge Mental Hypnotic Suggestion two spectators select a card, prediction states that second spectator has same card as first but thinks he has selected another card
Also published here 1981 32
Fredric Kolb Time Warp card is stopped at, same card is in performer's wallet as prediction
Magick (Issue 277)
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein Hand of Darkness selection is divined as is position of the card in the deck
Magick (Issue 284)
Marvyn Roy Five-Star Psychometry five spectator's select a card each, all are divined with a reading
Magick (Issue 299)
Stuart R. Patterson Awake and Rise fake indice forcing deck
Babel (Issue 2)
Bob Couttie Under-Hand prediction in form of miniature card under hand
The Talon (Issue 7)
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck
Also published here
  • Magic Info, Vol. 2 No. 11, Jan./Feb. 1976
Oct. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Bill Wisch Faro Fan Force faro fan with half forcing deck
Related to 1981 13
Bill Wisch Fab-Stab spectator stabs his selection with a knife, deck wrapped in newspaper
1981 15
Bruce Bernstein Triple Prediction prediction of coin toss, chosen card and total of numbers
Related to 1981 34
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
  • Princess Card Trick
  • Mene Tekel Deck
  • Svengali
  • Monte Cristo Cards
  • Ever Ready Forcing Pack
  • Brainwave
1982 29
Al Mann The Five Star Gambit with the Five Star Miracle Deck, single card prediction in envelope, four-way envelope
1982 5
William Goldman Joker-Mania three cards are selected, blue backed card changes into selection, all cards change into jokers
Jan. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Purvis W. Miller Joker Sandwich - 4. Lösung two jokers shuffled into deck, reversed card thrust in deck by spectator - between the jokers
Also published here 1982
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 43 No. 2)
Paul Hallas Forcing a Date with Cards
Sep. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 12)
Leslie Anderson One For All naming different attributes of same card, to apparently reveal part of each of the chosen cards, same as Rapoza
Related to Jan. 1983
Magick (Issue 313)
Dr. Ford Rogers Ever Ready Forcing Pack Svengali deck, pairs glued together at one end, 1913
1983 13
Eric F. Impey Perfectos half-waxed pairs, back card is force card
Also published here 1983 42
Ali Bongo Voodoo Card deck in bag, selected card is pierced with pencil and burnt with a candle, same card in other deck has same stigmata
Also published here 1983 3
Pascal Monmoine The Irresistible Force half forcing deck, pressure fan, variations with predictions
May 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6)
Thomas Alan Waters Hallmark shuffled deck, spectator thinks of a card she sees, card is divined
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact)
Thomas Alan Waters Threesum triple prediction on selected playing cards, with Bingo chart (Stover's "irrisistible Force")
Inspired by 1984 557
U. F. Grant Gen Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three decks, three selections, first published 1953
1984 15
Stephen Tucker The Chase forcing subtlety for forcing deck, removing pencil-dotted indifferent cards from spread
Mar. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35)
Roy Johnson Mythical Princess two cards are found, clock theme, prediction with sucker element
1984 17
Dan Tong Laws of Order half forcing stack
Jan. 1984
Magick (Issue 327)
Denny Laub, Gary Inglese Simulcast! card at any number, half forcing deck
Aug. 1984
Magick (Issue 337)
Robert Cassidy Shake Up half of the deck is placed inside a paper bag and mixed, half forcing deck
1984 51
Barry Stevenson Signed Sandwich card (signed by performer) travels between aces in spectator's hands, half forcing deck with signed duplicates
1985 303
Thomas Alan Waters Synchrowave two decks, same card is selected
Inspired by 1985
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
Thomas Alan Waters Turnary three packets, three spectators select a card in different ways, packets contain deck of cards with selections reversed, different methods
Inspired by
  • Peter Warlock's "Double Double" in "Pentagram" Vol. 13, No. 5. 1959- P. 35.
Related to
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx)
Frederick Braue Baker's Impossible Discovery - FB Improvement spectator locates other spectator's card in pocket under fair conditions (1936)
Inspired by 1985 13
El Encantador The JC Legacy divination of three selection, three-way forcing deck
Oct. 1985
Magick (Issue 358)
Charlotte Pendragon Psychic Touch two selections are divined, one by performer and one by spectator
Oct. 1985
Magick (Issue 359)