380 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Think a Card / free Choice (all 52 cards)
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To tell what Card you think on in the whole Pack. probability and rudimental form of fishing
1784 63
To allow a Person secretly to think of a Card, and dividing the Pack into three heaps, to cause the Card thought of to appear in whichever heap the Company may choose
1876 108
To allow a Person secretly to think of a Card, and, even before such Card is named, to select it from the Pack, and place it singly upon the Table one in fifty-two, or switch
1876 110
Professor Hoffmann Thought Anticipated general thoughts on the plot
1889 128
A Person having Secretly Thought of a Card, and the Pack having been Divided into Three Heaps, to Declare in which Heap the Card thought of will be found
1889 129
To Invite a Person secretly to Think of a Card, and before such Card is named to pick it out of the Pack
1889 130
Professor Hoffmann The "Sensation" Card Trick "An Experiment in Thought-reading"
three cards thought of, performer divines writes them on slips of paper, spectators remove their cards and the vanish from "card table" and reappear in deck
1889 231
The Conjurer's Prediction three thought of cards are divined, then travel from Card Box (prop) to deck
1897 155
Marvelous Coincidence two selections from two decks match, double facer deck
Related toAlso published here 1897 158
Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection
Related toAlso published here 1897 192
Francis King Die Karte im Glase card thought of and card chosen and lost, they are the same, it travels into a handkerchief-covered glass
Feb. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2)
21
Festina lente spectator remembers card and its position, performer tables a card which changes into the selection, originally tabled card taken from envelope, patter by Conradi
July 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1)
11
Hugo Schrader Neues mathematisches Kartenkunststück one of thirty-two cards thought of, eight packets of four cards each given to spectator who should remove some cards that match his value or suit, card found
Apr. 1898
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10)
157
Die magische Einwirkung two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection, translation by John Willmann
Also published here Apr. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4)
51
Francis King Das Erraten einer gedachten Karte card and its position remembered, performer removes a card and places it in his pocket, position counted to and card is gone, it is shown to be the one in the pocket
May 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5)
70
Charles T. Jordan Transcendental Vision No. 10, stacked, one-way backs, "do you see a card of the same value in this pile?"
Also published here 1920 22
Charles T. Jordan The Five Guesses No. 10, by asking five questions selection is found, sorting strategy with "can you see your card?"
VariationsAlso published here 1920 23
Al Baker The Finger Points reading body language, thought-of card
Also published here 1933 28
Divining a Card spectator writings some cards on paper including thought of card, which is then named
1935 11
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Mental Masterpiece impression device on card box, carbon
Variations 1935 5
What Card Am I Thinking Of? No. 46, spectator does calculation with any thought-of card and performer names it
Also published here 1935 41
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1936
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36)
89
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker A Version of the Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck
Also published here Apr. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 19)
108
Herbert Hood A Mental Test Revamped thought-of card divined via center tear, see page 172 for variation by William Larsen
Inspired byAlso published here Sep. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 24)
151
Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down by spectators that think of any one, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag, someone might be thinking of that one or not), then right card, fainted card (Larsen idea), see page 166 for credit correction
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 26)
163
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Arthur Leroy Self Control any card is removed and put in pocket where it sticks out, any card named, card from pocket is named card
Related to 1937 27
Al Baker The Finger Points muscle reading, thought of card
Also published here 1937 29
"Just Think" Mental Mystery any card thought of, spectator writes down indifferent cards and selection, psychological, pencil reading
1937 31
Howard Albright Uni-Mentality free choice, but spectator takes out five cards with his selection, one-way backs
1937 157
Charles T. Jordan Transcendental Vision stacked, one-way backs, "do you see a card of the same value in this pile?"
Also published here 1937 161
Projected Thought matrix dealing with thought of card and prediction of card and its position with prediction index
1937 178
Howard Albright Uni-Mentality two methods
1937 179
The 52 Card Trick thought-of card ends up at named number up to thirteen, matrix dealing elimination process
1937 182
Howard Albright Perfect Card Divination free thought of card, stacked, "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 217
Howard Albright Psychological Discernment method for presentation when you know card already
1937 218
Ralph W. Hull Name O' Card any named card is found/spelled-to, full stack and multiple out
1937 237
Telepathy? performer marks a card on the face, it is the one named by spectator, nail writer
1937 300
James Maxwell Telepathic Selection carbon card, originally in Magic Wand, March 1920
1937 303
Theodore Annemann Mental Masterpiece carbon case
1937 304
Joseph Ovette The Buddha Whispers "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 350
Joe Berg Coincidental Location spectator and performer both think of a card, spectator removes two cards, they turn later out to be the two selections
1937 10
C. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Part 2 do as i do with thought of cards
1938 277
By Means of the Fan Spread
  • a. Raising a Neat Fan
  • b. Raising a Ragged Fan
  • c. Spreading on the Table
  • d. Displaying a Reverse Fan
Variations 1938 336
With Prearranged Pack - a. Memorized Deck card reversed in deck turns out to be any named card, ungaffed, stacked deck
1938 339
James Maxwell Prepared Carbon Card. A Mindreading Trick spectator thinks of card and writes it on piece of paper (carbon card)
1938 492
George C. Hanneman New Card Math binary sorting with sixteen cards
Mar. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 42)
289
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Divination "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1938)
324
Oscar Weigle The Challenge Blindfold Card Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here 1939 43
Paul Rosini Think of a Card spring flourish
1940 324
Ultima Thule Location from fanned deck, with outs
Related to 1940 331
Crystal Thought duplicate, mexican turnover
Related toVariations 1940 335
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin Ponsin on Thought Reading lip-reading
1940 338
The Carbon Card freely thought-of card written on slip of paper, performer divines it
1940 416
Thought Location magician finds thought card by placing it in pocket
1941 236
Edward Marlo Marlo's Think A Card three thought-of cards are predicted on billets, one ahead
Inspired by
  • "Think a Card" (John Scarne, marketed)
Also published here
1941
Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?)
26
Edward Marlo Simplex Ten to One performer and spectator think of a card, spectator does not find it, performer does
Inspired byAlso published here 1941
Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?)
29
Edward Marlo Marlo's Think A Card three thought-of cards are predicted on billets, one ahead
Inspired by
  • "Think a Card" (John Scarne, marketed)
Related toAlso published here
1941 5
Edward Marlo Simplex Ten to One performer and spectator think of a card, spectator does not find it, performer does
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1941 7
Eddie Joseph The Writing on the Arm named card appears on arm, index on arm
1942 32
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Also published here 1943 30
William S. Houghton The Three-Pellet Trick Perfected one card written on piece of paper, another cut to with center cut (key card), one freely thought of, non-carbon impression gaff
Inspired by 1943 63
Herb Lehwald Mental Disclosure four people think of a card, deck is dealt into four piles three times, each card can be named
1944
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944)
8
Gerald Kosky The Biter Bit Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here Oct. 1944 74
Jean Marc Bujard Chang free selection is next to announced card, story presentation
1944
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2)
2
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker The Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck
Also published here 1944 19
Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down by spectators that think of any one, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag, someone might be thinking of that one or not), then right card, fainted card (Larsen idea)
Also published here 1944 306
Herbert Hood A Mental Test Revamped thought-of card divined via center tear
Also published here 1944 310
Charles Kalish Purely Mental card divination, without cards, mathematical divination
Mar. 1945
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 2 No. 10)
109
Don Medley Ring A Bell spectator thinks of a card in the fan (several cards are more exposed and the target cards), then he writes his card und a paper along with four other cards, card is divined
Related to Aug. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 111)
445
Harry Blackstone Mathematical Discovery spectator does calculation with any thought-of card and performer names it
Also published here 1946 33
Bill Bowman Mental Thought spectator writes a free selection on a piece of paper, it is later divined, talcum powder impression device
1946 59
J. B. Bobo Telepathic Miracle key card placed next to thought-of card
Related to 1947 40
George G. Kaplan The Three-Billet Test No. 1 card chosen and two thought of, all written on billets, performer divines them
1948 193
Al Baker The Three-Billet Test No. 2
Variations 1948 194
George B. Anderson Card Muscles with contact mindreading
1949 42
Edward Marlo Double Thought two cards, one freely thought of, one ahead, using two decks
VariationsAlso published here 1949 9
Harry Blackstone Cardology --or, A Card Trick Without Cards No. 118, magician divines thought-of card after spectator follows mathematical procedure and announces the result
1950 229
Clayton Rawson Sleight-Of-Mind two cards, one freely thought of, one ahead, using two decks
Inspired by Feb. 1950 628
Paul Rosini Purely Mental spectator thinks of a card and writes it down, performer also writes one down, they match
1950 54
Think of Any Card card thought of and its position in one half remembered by spectator, some dealing to locate it
1952 17
Edward Marlo Double Thought two cards, one freely thought of, one ahead, using two decks
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1953 31
Edward Marlo Red and Blue Telepathy two cards, written on red and blue slips of paper
1953 123
Edward Marlo Double Thoughts - Single Deck two cards, one thought of, one ahead
Related toVariations 1953 126
Mel Stover T-E-L-E-M-A-T-H-Y "Telemathy", one or multiple cards thought of, then found after showing fans of cards with "is your card in here?" procedure twice, with cue sheet matrix
  • Special Effects (revelations when the card ends up at a position for down-under deal or similar)
VariationsAlso published here June 1955
Ibidem (Issue 1)
14
Stewart James Atlantic Avenue card thought of, then found after showing fans of cards with "is your card in here?" procedure twice, without the cue sheet
Inspired by Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 2)
3
Oscar Weigle Challenge Blindfold Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here 1956 13
(1) Any Card Called For spectator thinks of any card and whispers its name to another spectator, performer divines it, original source forgotten by Corinda
Variations 1958 35
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction key card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1959 7
Dai Vernon Look Up spectator spreads through deck and thinks of one
Related toVariations 1959 75
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method I two decks, two spectators make a selection each, one only thought of
1959 5
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method II two cards only thought of, see also page 9 for Variation
1959 6
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method V peeked at and thought of card found
1959 9
Edward Marlo Double Thought - Single Deck two cards thought of found, one ahead
  • Stooge Version
  • The Exchange Version
  • The Key Card Version
  • Memory Version
Related toAlso published here 1959 12
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decks
Variations 1959 15
Edward Marlo Double Thought and Two Billets
Related to 1959 22
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methods
Variations 1959 24
Edward Marlo Marked Matcho two decks
Related to 1959 27
Edward Marlo Unmarked Matcho two decks
1959 28
Edward Marlo Memory Matcho two decks, one stacked
Variations 1959 29
Matt Schulien The Face Up Spread Force spectator thinks of a card in face-up spread, names it, and performer produces it, risky
Related to 1959 48
Matt Schulien Matt's Call A Card Force spectator is asked to name a card, one is secretly shown
1959 50
Edward Marlo World's Best? spectator's chosen card ends up next to thought-of card, same card is reversed in a second deck
  • alternative method with memorized deck
July 1959
Ibidem (Issue 17)
9
Edward Marlo Roughed Mene-Tekel Coincidence card thought of in blue deck matches card chosen from red deck
Related to Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
8
Dai Vernon Riffled Thought break
1960 12
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 6 variation of Hull's "Mental Discernment" starting with freely thought of card, distribution with Erdnase's stock shuffle, OOSOOM
Inspired by 1961 15
Harry Lorayne Mentalamazement any card thought of, magician places card on table, correct one (switch)
1962 225
Edward Marlo Spectator Coincidence #2 card thought of in red-backed deck matches physically chosen card in blue-backed deck
  • The Follow Up Spectator Coincidence
  • Observations
  • Another Way
Inspired by Oct. 1962
Ibidem (Issue 27)
24
Edward Marlo Thought Determinator "Is your card in this pile?", memorized deck, faro
Related to 1964 21
Edward Marlo Odd Thought spectator thinks of only odd-backed card in deck, no rough smooth, faro fan
1964 65
Edward Marlo The Ultra Equivoce Brainweave, any card can be thought of
Inspired by 1964 71
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card - Annotation from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
spectator writes any card on back of card, magician divines it
Related to Dec. 1967 147
Peter Kane The Blank Thought Deck blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card, all cards get faces and isolated card is thought-of one
Variations 1967 1
P. Howard Lyons Simply Wizard elimination procedure with stripper deck and "can you see your card here?" questions
Variations July 1967
Ibidem (Issue 32)
25
Alton Sharpe Double Prediction Chest freely thought of and chosen card predicted, one ahead
1968 73
Edward Marlo, Burling Hull Variation on Hull's Prediction tabled card turns out to be any named card, sticky substance
1968 114
Eddie Fields Quintile spectator removes five cards, four random and one is the thought-of selection, performer divines selection
Also published here 1968 25
Rolf Andra Ein grossartiger Kartentrick spectator thinks of a card, double the value and counts the same amount from the deck, if the card is red one extra card is counted, divination
1968
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 1)
15
Edward Marlo Mental Lie thought-of card, spectator reads cards, performer catches lie, three methods
1969 45
Aldini, Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of card
Inspired by 1969 38
Allan Ackerman On Kane's Blank Thought Deck blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card, all cards get faces and isolated card is thought-of one
Inspired by 1970 1
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCC
Related to 1971 54
Paul Swinford Son of Faro Spell CCCC
1971 58
Paul Swinford Elmsley Revisited CCCC
Inspired by 1971 63
E. S. Bentfrum Matching Prediction
Inspired by Mar. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3)
22
James G. Thompson Jr. Tangible Intangible presented as thought-of card
Winter 1972
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio)
493
Dai Vernon Vernon's Miracle Thot Card No. 63, spectator spreads through deck and thinks of one, risky
Related to 1972 19
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Psycho Supreme No. 214, thought-of card predicted on business card
1972 53
John Newman Neuman's Muscle Reading No. 415, seven tips for muscle reading, and seven tests:
  • 1) Flower Test
  • 2) Cards
  • 3) Book and Poem Test
  • 4) Typewriter Test
  • 5) Cigarette and Match Test
  • 6) without contact
  • 7) Paper Test With Writing On Paper
1972 112
Billet Trick Mindreading No. 454, card peeked, another one thought of (or something else), both written on billets and divined
1972 128
Al Baker Al Baka - Effect With Nikola Deck No. 458, very brief
Also published here 1972 129
Harry Lorayne The Mind Boggler any card thought of, then a dealing procedure, scratched distant key card
1973 13
Ray Grismer Mind Ray spectator deals card on table according to some instructions
May 1973 620
Jerry K. Hartman Think Twice Spectator marks the back of previously thought of card
1973 65
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth
1974 49
Edward Marlo A Mental Location spectator shuffles, cuts to a card, looks at it, shuffles; crimped memorized cards
1974 141
Stephen Minch King of the Thought Ways
1974 12
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
Lenny Greenfader Think of Any Card spectator removes five cards, one of which is selection
1975 84
Gerald Kosky The Bitter Bit - An Effective "Out" performer is placing known card next to thought of card, as out for question "What card am I thinking of?"
1975 41
Charles T. Jordan The Five Guesses by asking five questions selection is found, sorting strategy with "can you see your card?"
Also published here 1975 29
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Divination "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Also published here 1975 107
Charles T. Jordan Transcendental Vision stacked, one-way backs, "do you see a card of the same value in this pile?"
Also published here 1975 150
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch thought-of card appears between tabled mates, featuring a switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 1
Edward Marlo Sandwich Card Sandwiched Card is though of, double backer
1976 71
Edward Marlo Gaffed Mental Trap Thought of Card appears between Mates
1976 201
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought-of card matches card chosen from another pack, rough/smooth red/blue menetekel, and "Marlo Deck" (roughed with every other card red/blue double backer)
Related to 1976 204
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards found
Related toVariations 1976 25
Edward Marlo marlo's deal switch thought-of card appears between tabled mates, featuring a switch
VariationsAlso published here 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10)
140
Alex Elmsley, Frederick Mosteller another encore red & black card thought of, they are spelled to after some shuffling (see Legendary Kabbala for Elmsley credit)
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 12)
153
Jon Racherbaumer Macho Matcho card placed on table, matches freely named card from other deck, roughed red-blue menetekel, red-blue double backer
Inspired by 1976 22
Mel Stover Telemathy "Telemathy", one or multiple cards thought of, then found after showing fans of cards with "is your card in here?" procedure twice, with cue sheet matrix
  • Special Effects (revelations when the card ends up at a position for down-under deal or similar)
Also published here 1976
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 37 No. 3)
69
Allan Ackerman An Effect spectator names card, direct, prediction type
Variations 1978 29
John C. Wagner Mentally by Two faro, automatic placement
Variations 1978 33
Dai Vernon, Rolf Andra Ein Kartenkunststück, das Dai Vernon vorführte key card
Also published here 1978
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 39 No. 1)
10
Martin A. Nash It Can't Happen Here cutting to any value named, stack
1979 430
Edward Marlo New Approach to a Revisit freely thought of card is placed on table and other card is located, using two rough and smooth decks
1979 172
Edward Marlo Un-Gaffed Approach three methods for "New Approach to a Revisit" from page 172
1979 175
Roy Walton The Smiling Mule two parts, first gag then surprise twist, named card ends up sandwiched between aces in the middle of the deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 13
Gerald Kosky Glide Out Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here 1979 11
Edward Marlo A Tip for Mental Over Physical
Related to 1980 13
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined, six methods
Also published here 1980
Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant)
5
Karl Fulves The Ghost Effect card thought of, five cards removed, one of them is the selection and the other the four aces, posed as problem
1980
Interlocutor (Issue 42)
167
Paul Gertner Don't Get Personal spectator's name appears on throught-of card
Dec. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 12)
568
Derek Dingle Ultra Thot Card from a fanned deck, with outs
Related to 1981 3
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color
1981 9
Karl Fulves, Charles T. Jordan, Joseph Ovette, U. F. Grant The Buddha Bet "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Inspired byRelated to 1981 12
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card shuffled deck, wording and eye movement
1981 3
Roger Crosthwaite Stacked Deck Refinement stacked deck in conjunction with the think a card plot
Inspired by 1981 8
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card Control think a card plot and the Hofzinser spread cull
1981 8
Roger Crosthwaite The Eidetic Prediction card is placed in the box, spectator think of a card, that card is divined and later found to be the card put in the box in the beginning
1981 11
Roy Walton The Smiling Mule two parts, first gag then surprise twist, named card ends up sandwiched between aces in the middle of the deck
Also published here 1981 175
Derek Dingle One-Hand Fan Force Technique and Outs spectator thinks of a card from fan
Related to 1982 153
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle
Related to 1982 169
Michael Weber "... Just an Old Premonition" photocopy of fifty-two cards with one reversed, freely thought-of card is missing
VariationsAlso published here 1982 12
Edward Marlo, Stephen Tucker It just don't add up? not really by Marlo?!, on casting out tens clocking, with pre-show application
Aug. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16)
306
Ken Krenzel Post Hoc Miracle thought from half the deck, a bit strange procedure, miscalling
Inspired by 1984 106
Stewart James, P. Howard Lyons An Obvious Card thought of card to wallet, twice, Bombshell wallet
Variations Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
277
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck
Jan. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 5)
277
Philip T. Goldstein Zen Poker streamlined "can you see your suit/value... here?", Age Cards credit information
Related toVariations 1984 2
Philip T. Goldstein Think a Card Restriction subtle
1984 2
Howard A. Adams Hypnodeck No. 82, all quartets together, then dealing procedure according to though-of card
1984 123
Thought-Card Gimmick card thought of and written down by spectator, divined
1985 5
John C. Wagner, Ralph W. Hull Whispering Wagner two thought of cards are found, inspired by a Hull effect from The Talisman
Variations 1987 20
John C. Wagner Estimation #1 spectator thinks of card in ribbon spread deck
1987 97
John C. Wagner, Dai Vernon Estimation #2
Inspired by 1987 99
John C. Wagner Non-Gaffed Ultra Mental as an out for estimation effects
1987 105
Ron Wilson Just Look at a Card thought card from face-up ribbon spread is divined
Variations 1987 69
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clocking
Inspired byRelated to 1988 175
Edward Marlo Think of Any Card performer cuts to thought of card, using faros
Related to 1988 217
David A. Vogt A Choice of 52 OOSOOM with free choice
1988 226
Edward Marlo, U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card
1988 299
Edward Marlo A Spelling Miracle spectator spells to freely thought of card
1988 301
Doug Edwards Swell Spell spelling to any named card, full deck set up
Jan. 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 1)
1447
Larry Jennings First Impressions using turnover change, see page 168 for alternative for switch
1988 33
Edward Marlo "P.D. Mental Stab" "Pull Down", card placed face up in deck by performer, it is next to thought-of card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1968
1988 363
Roy Walton Confidence Trick two parts, first gag ("your card is face up") then surprise twist
Related toAlso published here
  • Abra, Dec. 1975, Vol. 60 No. 1558, p. 438
1988 162
Lennart Green The Perfect Arrangement deck order looks random, but is NDO after 1-2-Separation, thought-of-card presentation
1989 7
Edward Marlo A Mental Combination
  • A Multiple Coincidence
  • Impromptu Power of Thought
four thought-of cards matched with another deck, power-of-thought with two decks, see page 55 (Addendum) for addition
1989 33
Edward Marlo Not-so-Lazy-Man's Card Trick - Variation 7 memorized deck
Jan. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 1)
1737
John Bannon Oh Calcutta thought of and dealt-to card are predicted, one ahead
Inspired by 1990 11
John Bannon Shock Treatment thought-of-card placed in pocket as prediction, another selection is found
Related toVariations 1990 42
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1990 52
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1990 61
Simon Aronson Two Minds and a Mate card chosen, another removed and a third one thought-of, all found
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1990 50
Justin Higham Thought Indicator "Is your card in this pile?", using faros
Related toVariations Sep. 1990
Technomagic (Issue Extra No. 1)
24
Justin Higham Super Thought Indicator "Is your card in this pile?", using faros, streamlined with set-up
Inspired by Sep. 1990
Technomagic (Issue Extra No. 1)
25
Edward Marlo Put A Shine On Your Mind "Ways to Ascertain the Value of a Thought-Card"
five methods with procedures in which spectator needs to remove as many cards as the thought-of value, partial set-up, memorized deck, distant key card
Feb. 1991 7
Jon Racherbaumer One More Thing commentary on thought-of cards, including Simon Aronson's "Simon's Eyes"
Feb. 1991 11
Edward Marlo Logical Double Thought, Plus One two cards thought of & one unknown card removed, all found, three methods
Related to Apr. 1991 8
Edward Marlo, Simon Aronson, David Solomon The Path of Olram approaches for "Simon-Eyes", four ideas with forcing decks
Inspired byVariations May 1991 12
Edward Marlo Olram's Choice approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, memorized deck
Inspired by May 1991 13
Edward Marlo For the Ace-to-King Boys approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, NPO stack
Inspired by May 1991 14
Edward Marlo Complete Mental Secret odd-backed card is touched and tabled, any named card removed from other deck, they match, roughed red/blue menetekel, roughed red-blue double-back deck
Related to Oct. 1991
The Olram File (Issue 10)
4
T. Page Wright Effects Produced by Following a Spectator's Line of Thought watching the eyes
  • spectator thinks of a card as they are fanned one by one
  • spectator thinks of a card in a eight-card fan
1991 285
Stephen Tucker Thought Provoking mathematical
Aug. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 8)
2105
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection
Inspired by 1992 37
Steven Hamilton Think of a Card spectator looks at fan and thinks of a card
Also published here Feb. 1992
Profile (Issue 6)
9
Jerry Sadowitz Addendum to Think of a Card verbal force for Three of Clubs or at least a Three or Club
Feb. 1992
Profile (Issue 6)
12
Peter Duffie Deliberation card thought of, another one selected by counting down value of thought-of card, both found
Inspired by Apr. 1992
Profile (Issue 7)
9
Leo Boudreau, Larry Becker The Unknown cards with names of playing cards printed on both sides, spectator thinks of any value and looks for all cards which have the value, then he chooses a suit, performer finds card in a deck
  • Alternative #1 (card is found at position written on case)
  • Alternative #2 (card is found at position written in prediction)
1992 185
Justin Higham Sensitivity spectator thinks of a card, performer pockets deck and spectator names card, performer removes a face-down card, then performer thinks of a card, spectator shuffles deck and performer removes another one from his pocket, both are the named cards
Mar. 1992
Tech-Notes (Issue 1)
2
Charles T. Jordan The Five Guesses No. 13, by asking five questions selection is found, sorting strategy with "can you see your card?"
Also published here 1992 13
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Divination No. 142, "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Also published here 1992 174
Karl Fulves "Demon's Divination" Notes No. 143, simplified method
Inspired by 1992 175
Terry LaGerould Spectator guesses better one ahead
Sep. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 9)
2257
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1993 6
Dai Vernon イモーショナルリアクション (Emotional Reaction)
1993 115
Alex Elmsley Double-Cross selection and mate are thought of, groups displayed, matrixing principle
1994 69
Alexander de Cova Blank Thought Surprise blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card and it becomes named card in mirror
Inspired by 1994 26
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of freely chosen card is added to a deck via deck switch before replacement
1994
Facsimile (Issue 2)
16
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card in fan, gaze method, with fishing
Related to 1994 8
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card - Opening Remarks thoughts and references
  • The Selection of the Card
  • The Location of the Card
  • The Revelation of the Card
1994 37
Roger Crosthwaite Personal Roots about the think-a-card plot
1994 41
Roger Crosthwaite Psychological Roots
  • The Eyes Have It
  • The Length of Gaze
  • The Direction of Gaze
  • The Intensity of Gaze
1994 43
Roger Crosthwaite Variation One: Verbal Stop Technique peek-type selection, dressed as think-a-card
1994 49
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method D "Technical Roots"
by the gaze, see following entries, credit information
Inspired by 1994 55
Roger Crosthwaite The Gaze Method - Think-a-Card cards spread through with the faces towards the spectator, observing the spectator's eyes
Inspired byRelated to 1994 55
Cyril Golding Cyril Golding's Method following gaze while spectator looks at fan
1994 70
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Memory 1 one card thought-of and one selected, both predicted via matching cards
Inspired by 1994 83
Roger Crosthwaite The Gaze Method credit information
Related to 1994 223
Ellison Poland The "Out" Of Last Resort out for lost card or finding thought-of card, lots of questions "is it one of these?", faro
Inspired by 1994 19
Ellison Poland Marked Matcho No. 2 two decks
Related to 1994 49
Michael Weber Easy Premonition photocopy of fifty-two cards with one reversed, freely thought-of card is missing
Also published here 1994 13
J. W. Sarles After Dark spectator and performer think a card, spectator and performer find each other's card
Related to 1995
Underworld (Issue 2)
19
Karl Fulves Think of a Card No. 3, spectator takes any card and does calculations with its identity from which performer divines it
1995 3
Edward Marlo The Moveable Card spectator thinks of a card, performer places reversed card next to it
1995 52
Edward Marlo M.S. Variation thought-of card is sandwiched by performer before it is named, switch
1995 135
Edward Marlo Mental and Physical Choice sandwiched card by spectator in deck turns out to be previously thought-of card
1995 136
Dai Vernon Gefühlsmäßige Reaktionen
Also published here Mar. 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2)
59
Louis Gombert Les cartes à la commande producing named cards, cards on demand
1995 21
Jim Wuorio Presentation3 probability divination of three freely thought-of cards, high failure rate
1995
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 6)
111
Dr. E. Raymond Carlyle Kismet on Mental Masterpiece. impression device on card box, carbon
Inspired by Apr. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 10)
11
Gene Maze Hello Stranger named card has different back, ungaffed
Mar. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 3)
2625
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted
1996 47
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami)
Inspired by 1996 68
Tony Slydini Slydini's Dream Deck new deck order, spectator thinks a card, performer exchanges the Ace of Spades with a card and places it on table, card named, cards dealt through face up one by one, Ace of Spades is where named card should be and named card is on table, double facer deck with all alike on one side
Related to 1996 62
Harry Riser A Two Billet Test cards thought-of and written on billets
Inspired by 1996 238
Nick Trost Nick's Stranger in Paradise Spectator thinks of any card and is removed from blue back deck, previously pocketed red deck is found to be missing the thought of card, tabled card is revealed to be it, first published in The New Tops, November 1968
Related to
  • "Thought Anticipated" (Dave Campbell, The Gen, April 1959)
  • "Premonition Outdone" (Stan Lobenstern, 1968)
1997 189