Written by John Scarne, Dr. Ben B. Braude

1950
Work of John Scarne

138 pages (Hardcover), published by Constable and Company Ltd.

Language: English

(87 entries)

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Unknown Publisher's Foreword Introduction of John Scarne 4
John Scarne A New Era in Card Tricks 5
John Scarne Calling the Cards No. 1, Shuffled deck spread face down on table, performer able to divine identity of freely selected cards with X-ray vision 9
Unknown Bottom Glimpse 9
John Scarne Aces from the Pocket No. 2, Shuffled deck placed in pocket, performer able to pull out four AcesVariations 11
Francis Carlyle The Upside-Down Deck No. 3, spectator and performer each select card from half the deck and exchange it, then faced deck Triumph without shuffleVariations 11
Charles Nagle, Stewart James Traveling Aces No. 4, Ace assembly (with a touch of Follow the Leader), effect and method identical to Simplicity Four Ace Trick by Stewart JamesAlso published here 13
Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mental Card Trick No. 5, Image of card appears in crystal ball, which matches previously unseen pocketed cardRelated to 15
Unknown Magician's Choice one out of three 15
Carmine Laino Behind the Back Card Trick No. 6, "A favorite trick of magician Carmine Laino", deck cut behind performer's back, card remembered at bottom of cut portion, performer divines identity 17
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto No. 7, Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in between 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 20
Paul Clive Egg a la Card No. 9, Name of card appears on hard boiled egg after it is peeled 21
Unknown The Ten-to-Twenty Force 21
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) 22
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's a Natural No. 11, Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predictedRelated toVariations 23
Al Altman The Talking Card No. 12, ten card row, spectator moves cards from one end of row to another, performer divines the number of moved cards repeatedly by turning over card with the same value 25
John Scarne You Do as I Do No. 13, Standard Do As I do effect with two decks, spectator / performer selects same card coincidentallyRelated to 27
Unknown Bottom Glimpse 28
Al Baker, Dr. Ben B. Braude You Do as I Do (Using one pack of cards) No. 14, Do As I Do, performer picks out spectator's card, asks spectator to take out similar card and is able to divine it 29
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 31
Cardini Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick No. 16, Uses six duplicates 33
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 36
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards No. 18, Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks 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 39
Unknown The Ten-to-Twenty Force 40
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 40
Steffi Storm The Wizard No. 21, Spectator freely selects card, performer calls friend over phone who announces name of selection 42
John Scarne Reverso No. 22, Two selections magically reverse themselves after deck is held behind back 43
John Scarne The Dean's Poker Deal No. 23, Credited to "The Dean", a gambler from New Jersey, simple Jonah card poker deal 45
Charles T. Jordan The Memory Test No. 24, Spectator removes card from previously "memorized" packet of 26 cards, performer able to tell which card was removed 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 (after one failure) 47
Bob Hummer Topsy-Turvy Deck No. 26, Deck of face up/down cards split into two by performer, each half has equal number of face up cards 49
John Scarne Finding a Selected Card No. 27, Performer divines two selected cards using secretly red/black separated deck 50
Howard Wurst Thought Control No. 28, Ten cards chosen and written on slips of paper, along with number. One paper is chosen, dealing down to number reveals that card 51
Cliff Green Magic in Your Own Hands No. 29, Spectator names a number between five and ten, card found at that number 53
John Scarne Mathematical Finder No. 30, Mathematical, piles of cards formed by counting to ten 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. 56
Oscar Weigle The Weigle Aces No. 32, Procedure like Poker Player's Picnic until last packet reveals a Three, count down to face up AceRelated to 58
Dr. Jacob Daley The Mathematical Card Trick No. 33, Two cards selected from shuffled deck, deck split into two, when dealt down, both cards turn up at the same time 59
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature No. 34, Spelling trick with names 62
Joe Barnett Hands-Off Miracle No. 35, Spectator cuts to, remembers bottom card, and replaces packet. Magician is able to cut to selection. (Salt location) 63
Russell Swann The Photographic Match No. 36, Card is selected, match is lit and when extinguished, name of card appears on head of matchRelated to 65
George Delaney Perplexity No. 37, Selection is placed face up in deck, reappears face down between two black Aces in middle of deckVariations 67
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) 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 71
John Scarne The Love Birds No. 40, Performer/spectator select a card and lose in different parts of deck, later cards turn up next to each other 72
John Scarne Hit the Deck No. 41, Performer holds deck, spectator hits deck away, selection is left in performer's hand 73
Unknown Bottom Glimpse 73
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag 75
Jack Spalding The Card That Tells No. 43, Mathematical trick, divine how many cards spectator pocketed 76
Max Holden Mind Control No. 44, Locate with key card 77
Unknown One Card Glimpse 79
Ladson Butler The Whispering Card No. 45, Card "whispers" name of three cards to performer 79
Bob Hummer The Stubborn Card No. 46 81
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme No. 47, Cards mixed face up/down, spectator separates face up/down, as well as red/blackVariationsAlso published here 83
Clayton Rawson Magic Scheme No. 48, Mathematical prediction 85
Larry Klunck The Acrobatic Card No. 49, Deck is thrown across table, selected card physically flips face up 87
Lu Brent Flighty Aces No. 50, Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope 89
Dr. Ben B. Braude Braude's Mental Card Trick No. 51 91
Jack Miller The Magic Number Trick No. 52, Mathematical card trick 93
Cliff Green Instanto No. 53, Card produced from pocket 94
Walter B. Gibson Switcheroo No. 54 96
George Starke Quadruple Coincidence No. 55, Do As I Do with four climaxes 97
Unknown Top and Bottom Glimpse 98
Dr. Al Berndt, Peter Musto The New Deal Poker Hand No. 56, Poker deal from new deck order, draw poker 100
Harry Houdini, Alexander Herrmann, Dr. Jacob Daley, Sam Leo Horowitz Houdini's Double-Talk Card Trick No. 57, Weird divination routine for up to ten people, each selecting two cards 101
Theodore Annemann Locatrix No. 58, Divine card behind back 104
John Scarne, Bill Simon Double Prediction No. 59, Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placedRelated to 105
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move 107
Bob Dunn Card Counting Extraordinary No. 60, Weighing cards 107
Bill Simon Double Surprise No. 61 108
John Scarne, Joseph Prieto The Stapled Card No. 62, Card transposition with card stapled to a JokerVariations 110
Bert Allerton, Henry Christ Allerchrist Card Trick No. 63, MathematicalVariations 114
Sidney Margulies, H. G. Cleveland, Carlton King, Ira Zweifack The Triple Deal Card Trick No. 64, Mathematical trick 116
Jack Chanin, John McArdle, John Weiss, Al Flosso The Spelling Bee No. 65, Packet of Ace to King, if spell correctly you get the card, if incorrect spelling you get indifferent cardRelated to 118
Herb Runge, George Pearce, Ande Furlong Double Revelation No. 66, Divine selection and number of pocketed cards 120
Unknown Bottom Glimpse 122
Audley Walsh Walsh's Long Distance Card Trick No. 67, Divine number of pocketed cards over phone 123
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 124
Chester Morris Perfect Prediction No. 69, Mathematical procedure 127
Bob Short The Puzzler No. 70, Mathematical Procedure, add up to 12 129
John Scarne, Johnny Albenice Selected Card Vanishes to Pocket No. 71, Essentially identical to Lazy Man's Card to PocketRelated to 130
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersRelated toVariations 132
Nat Bernstein, Morty Zuckert The Obedient Cards No. 73, Use two named numbers to locate card 134
Jack Miller The Traveling Card No. 74 135
Oscar Weigle Personification No. 75, Spell spectator's name to find selection 137