298 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Prediction / Off-beat Predictions
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Unknown The Spirit Envelope three selections, slip of paper with their names appears in previously empty envelope New Era Card Tricks 173
Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 27
Theodore Annemann Higher Magic! throwing stamp on ceiling, with prediction applicationRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 13) 62
Charles T. Jordan Thought Foretold a card is burnt unseen and then deck is examined - one card missing, predicted Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 207
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 203
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank cardRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Al Baker With Prepared Cards name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck Greater Magic 343
Stewart Judah The Three Heap four heaps of cards on table, spectator choses one which is predicted Greater Magic 555
Harris Solomon Nomolos force deck shown, card chose, prediction says different card - correct, similar to McCombical Prediction The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 301
L. Vosburgh Lyons Tri-Predict envelope cut in deck, card above and below predicted, repeat The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 389
Robert Parrish A Prediction to End Predictions playing card, word and date on bill are predicted Do That Again! 9
Stephen Simpson Criss-Cross performer and spectator each write down card and number from 1-26, when counted down in two halves it matches, option to end clean by switching the half with duplicates The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 53) 377
Unknown Do As I Do - A New Presentation with prediction kicker Expert Card Technique 393
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 2. name of selected card appears on tissue paper (via Tarbell's "Phanteario") The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Walter B. Gibson Before Your Eyes Improvement improvementInspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Herb Runge He Fools You! spectator cuts deck to match prediction in suit and value The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 138) 784
Del Cartier Weird Coin coin borrowed, half deck dealt in four piles, top card correspond with year of coin, sum counted down, card predicted The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 757
Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 74
Milbourne Christopher Tavern Trickery card index appears in bottle cap Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 75
Edward Marlo The Bonus Effect spectator fingertip-peeks at only reversed card Future Reverse 14
Hathaway As You Desire a stand with 6 different color cards, spectator choses a color, spectator's card is behind My Best 14
Henry Weisl, Robert Greene Letters of Fire card value burns itself into paper stretched in a frame, paper index on back of cardsRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 6) 166
Unknown A Baffling Card Stunt The Trick That Fooled Einstein with cards Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 18
Unknown Magic Card Revelation Pull out cards from pocket that always add to selected card Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 34
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 predictedVariationsAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 23
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842Variations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 210) 838
Edward Marlo Fifty-Fifty ace is sandwiched in pack and spectator guesses its correct color The Cardician 43
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Prediction spectator writes the prediction, posed as a problemRelated to The Cardician 189
Don Alan Sneaky Card to Pocket two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope Pretty Sneaky 6
Dr. Reuben Ligan A Prediction spectator selects cards, on it is written a card in envelope, bad 26 Originals 3
Edward Marlo Order of Aces magician predicts order of aces in freely shuffled deck Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 115
Karrell Fox Card in the Turban turban is made of giant card silk Comedy a la Card 8
Karrell Fox "Hum-Bug" Prediction cardboard piece (with bug drawing on one side and prediction on other side) rides along as spread is flipped over on tableRelated to Comedy a la Card 7
Karrell Fox This Works - As a Rule name of selection on back of ruler Comedy a la Card 19
Robert Parrish Coptic Enigma automatic writing turns out to be the name of selection, when looked at in mirrorInspired by Still More Miracles in Mentalism 7
Eugene Gloye, Billy McComb Surprise Prediction McCombical Prediction variation, with slate The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 253
Harry Lorayne Blackout! spectator finds card that is marked on back, can only be performed in totally dark room Close-up Card Magic 183
Harry Lorayne The Moving Pencil card signed on back, psychological face up spread forceRelated toVariations Close-up Card Magic 158
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 7) 33
Paul Swinford Alpha and Omega faro thing, odd backed climax Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford Fantasia number of red/black cards drawn by spectator are predicted, new deck order Faro Fantasy 40
Alton Sharpe Merely a Coincidence number arrived at with dice is counted down, heart flush and 2s show up which fits predictionRelated to Expert Card Conjuring 72
Karl Fulves Interface Technique - Example 17 spectator shuffles deck and deals cards out in blocks of 4, suit of face card of any packet and value of next packet's top card are combined to represent a card, this is predictedRelated to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 26
Karl Fulves Halving The Prediction presentation idea, see also following itemInspired by Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 27
Karl Fulves Prophet's Loss cards shuffles and dealt off in groups of five, words are written on backs that combine e.g. to "The next matching cards will be jacks" and in the next pile of five cards this is verified, repeated Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 28
Joseph M. White Phonomenon comedy prediction with Phoney Phone in pocket (1969!) HEX! 75
Roy Walton Stepping Stones solution for a problem posed by Fulves, several variations The Devil's Playthings 21
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from sixteen-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate Epilogue (Issue 8) 63
Bill Taylor To the Point deck on cork board, spectator throws dart, hit card matches prediction, for clarification see p. 372Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 8) 342
John Hamilton Down & Out down under deal Tantalizer type routine, all 7s found and predicted, see also p. 373Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 10) 354
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath dieRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 383
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions More Faro Fantasy 27
Allan Ackerman Minuscule Deck prediction with deck vanish (and optional reproduction), inspired by Kosky routine from Talisman, Nov. 1970Variations The Esoterist 8
Karl Fulves Ultra Mentalia spectator removes three-of-a-kind from sixteen-card packet with a reversed card, reversed card turns out to be 4th matching card, faro, see also Problem (B) of referenceRelated to The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 8
Karl Fulves Future Minus prediction is placed between sandwich cards, selection as well, they turn out to be the same
- A Variation in Handling
Inspired by The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 12
Sam Schwartz Working Against Time egg timer with miniature card on bottom used, card under egg timer change into selection with "the card under the timer" lineRelated to Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 2) 14
Edward Marlo Prediction Surprise & Clock Combination card chosen with cut & count procedure has odd back, re-counting force, ambiguous color changing deckRelated to On the Clock Effect 10
Gerald Kosky Oriental "Decoder" Prediction three cards Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 93
Herb Runge X Equals Five text is folded and visible letters form card Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 84
Karl Fulves Margin For Error card from under mat to deck, prediction presentation, also as transposition (see Note 1) Packet Switches (Part Two) 72
Karl Fulves Can't Fail prediction in card case is wrong, then whole deck is produced from box one by one Notes From Underground 55
Juan Tamariz ¡Fabulosa Prediccion! gag prediction, all cards of the deck Aprenda Ud. Magia 90
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Paul Curry A Swindle Of Sorts see also Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"Related to Paul Curry Presents 7
Roy Walton Obsolete Prediction four packets of four cards with different order of red and black cards, chosen one matches the prediction Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 4) 40
Karl Fulves Teaching the Future "Two Down-Under Routines"
spectator ends up with only card with an X on its back
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 3) 699
Jack Potter Prophet by Post card predicted by sending letter to host previously The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 10) 777
Karl Fulves Ultra Die strange card prediction, chosen by rolling a die Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 410
Karl Fulves Lightning Dice using Stevens Control, card at position derived by 2 dice is predicted Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 106
Bruce Cervon, Dai Vernon The Viet Nam Trick Card and number are predicted by two cards Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 27
Phil Wye Obsolete Encore Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 11) 134
Karl Fulves Open Ended Prediction card placed in half envelope so it sticks out and is seen for half its length (as gag), wrong card chosen, when prediction is removed it changes into selection, two methods Methods with Cards - Part 1 65
Karl Fulves Centrifugal Force two cards predicted on both sides of selection, humorous presentation Methods with Cards - Part 3 220
Roger Smith The Mentalist at Last Laughs Last card selected, comedy mind-reading, then card is seen to be stuck to wall from beginning Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 2
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Matchbook moved from card to card on row of six Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 13
Nick Trost The "One-Two-Three" Trick Coincidence effect - spectator places a row of Ace, Two, Three on table, matches order of performer's row of Ace, Two and Three Subtle Card Magic: Part One 4
Nick Trost Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 14
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a cardVariations Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 16
Nick Trost The Ultra Date Trick Extension to year 2000 for A Prediction and a DateInspired by Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 17
Karl Fulves Lottery spectator chooses right card to fill a 21 handRelated toVariations Packet Switches (Part Four) 258
Karl Fulves Celestial Navigation odd-backed prediction card is signed on back and put in wallet, selection from another deck turns out to be same cardRelated to Coe Norton's Omega Wallet 4
Edward Marlo Date Prediction variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces", date on coin is prediction Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 331
Charlie Randall Evening The Odds prediction reads: "there will be an even number of packets containing and odd number of cards" Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 10) 259
Looy Simonoff, Norman Ashworth Rub Out! gag prediction is erased, name of card remains, using Eraser-Mate Pen Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 11) 273
Scott Weiser, Darwin Ortiz, Les Shore Cutting Remarks coin cut, then spectator chooses any card and this one is predicted on back of coinRelated to CardMagic 125
Marv Long Extra Climax Card to Wallet all cards have signature on the back except the chosen one, to wallet Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 11) 761
Karl Fulves Type Casting face-up/face-down prediction of number of cards, weird, CATO relatedRelated to Four Color Problems 23
Karl Fulves The Trap comedy prediction in which five from six cards are in rat traps, then traps in bag, performer reaches in and gets his hand in the trap multiple times, comedy routine Interlocutor (Issue 33) 127
John Carney Stand Up Miniscule prediction in which only four-of-a-kind remains and deck vanishesInspired by Conjuror's Journal 14
Bob Brook R & B selection matches odd-backed prediction, than the back colors change of deck and predictionInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1229
Karl Fulves One-Hand Tenkai card distributed on table, yet performer finds a specific card, featuring one-handed Tenkai palm The Chronicles (Issue 23) 1291
Les Emberg, Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo Overkill Related to Close-up Fantasies - Book I 73
Bob Hummer Personality Test face-up/face-down prediction of number of cards, weird, CATO related, personality type presentationRelated to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 14
Mike Bornstein Bet-A-Buck prediction on dollar bill changes to fit selection Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 12) 570
Karl Fulves Scoring card game is played, score is predicted printed on a card Milennium Aces 47
Martin Gardner An Up/Down Bet packet of cards is shuffled face-up/face-down and then cards discarded according to rule, orientation of last card is predicted Octet 20
Karl Fulves Twogether two eleven-card packets with Ace through Jack from two decks are dealt, predicted value matches in position and backs transpose The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1352
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Mentalist flap of card case with prediction is torn off and restored The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 15
Charles Hudson Sum Hummer ace to 10 packet, mixed face up and down by spectator, number of reversed cards and their total predicted, CATO principleRelated to Best of Friends 105
Karl Fulves Chaser card that spectator removes from half a deck is apparently predicted Card Counting 47
Thomas Alan Waters Insight Straight performer takes one card out and puts a poker chip on it, then sixteen cards are laid out in a matrix and a spectator can put four chips on cards, those four cards added to the card put away earlier form a straight Ten-AceInspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Little Black Book" in "Mentalism for Magicians"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 222
Al Mann Five-Star Headlines selected card is found on the headline of a newspaper, or selected word Six Columns 16
Terry Seabrooke Keyring Card Related to The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 37
Michael Weber Floored Al Koran Five-Star Deck, prediction is jumbo card on the wall when an elevator is left The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 33
Stewart James Polychromatic Wheel strange force involving a wheel layout on the table Arcane (Issue 10) 125
Stewart James Kardtu using the "52 on One Card" gag Arcane (Issue 10) 126
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Simon Aronson Donald Duck and Deal chosen number of cards is removed from deck, spectator does deal-duck-procedure, remaining card has picture of Donald Duck ("Your audience should quack up!") The Card Puzzle 13
Roxy Zig Zag Prediction half card as prediction, some more half cards in envelopes, selection with dieRelated to Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 8) 1089
John F. Mendoza The Strange 20 Card Coincidence some cards dealt, dealt packets, selection and prediction make up a royal flush The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 167
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm using HL initials as prediction gag (7 H) Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 9) 969
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 285
Steve Beam Pieces of 8 cards with numbers, selection does not match prediction, prediction changes to correct number, rubber cement The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 54
Thomas Alan Waters Wipeout before your eyes as a multiple outInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 562
Steve Beam The Human Eraser message on paper becomes name of selection when wiping over it or when spectator tries to erase it, rubber cementRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 53
Thomas Alan Waters Quintastic spectator cuts deck and places top cards in five different pockets, performer shows that he did the same beforehand, cards match Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 753
Frederick Braue Bazooka Card Trick writing appears on card that can be seen in red cellophane envelope (1943) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 13
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Squiggle spectator marks card, marking, pen color and card are predicted Sankey Panky 25
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders The Red Prediction signature travels onto odd-backed prediction Sankey Panky 31
Karl Fulves Roller Out using roller apparatus that changes blank paper to money for prediction Color Capture 29
Tom Craven The Match miniature card of selection is found in matchbox The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 254
Karl Fulves Nexto two positions in deck decided upon by spectator and performer, after riffle shuffle those positions are counted to and the prediction that one is of each color is verified Color Capture 7
Wayne Kyzer Night Writer prediction, blank card, writing is seen with flashlight, see also p. 264 for additional ideas by Phillip Young The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 240
David Regal A Failsafe Prediction two phases, deck changes into one-way-forcing deck Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 205
Karl Fulves (B) Jogged Thot thread method to make a back-jogged card any named card, posed as a problem Riffle Shuffle Methods 48
David Regal Peaks & Valleys "A Complete Routine For The McCombical Prediction Deck" Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 11&12) 20
Philip T. Goldstein ESPrit property about order in ESP deck predicted after shuffle Doth 9
Karl Fulves Pocket Predict card placed in spectator's inside pocket, same card then comes from performer's pocket, spectator's pocket is empty Covenant 5
Ray Grismer Two-Named names written on back of cards Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11, No. 7) 1522
Jerry K. Hartman Write On not really prediction Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11, No. 10) 1555
Dai Vernon, Bruce Cervon The Vietnam Trick Card and number are predicted by two cards The Cervon File 19
Ken Kuroki Counterfeit when bill is held against light, shadow of card index shines through New Magic Of Japan 53
Karl Fulves Letter Perfect prediction visible under clear glass changes when glass is removed, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 50) 229
Gary Kurtz The Name is the Same prediction, at the end spectator's name appears on back of cardRelated to Continuations ... Departures 2 20
Steve Beam Armchair Painter toy letters on a slate forming a message, some fall down and forming name of selection The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 428
Karl Fulves Connect the Dots card layout on table, number cards are used to designate some of those cards, they're connected and the resulting line forms a letter that the spectator chose from a deck of alphabet cards The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1412
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 64
Brother John Hamman Stun-Sational card splits in three miniature card, another card visibly grows to normal size, prediction presentation The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 138
Karl Fulves Back Handed two rows, spectator exchanges two cards which are predicted via backs, posed as problem And a Packet of Cards 56
Karl Fulves Redblackjack out of five cards spectator picks the right one to complete his blackjack, "The Red Prediction"Related toVariations Kaleidoscope 32
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal three prediction cards, card is selected, prediction cards have same value and when added together total is position of selection in the deck The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 29) 521
Bernard Bilis Underbanded Change encircled Card changes, Prediction Presentation Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13, No. 2) 1746
Gary Kurtz Name It! at the end spectator's name appears on back of cardRelated to Unexplainable Acts 46
Harry Lorayne, Simon Aronson The Equalizer slight variation on Aronson's "ShuffleBored" Trend Setters 171
Steve Dusheck Case of Identity almost card to wallet effect Card to Wallet 163
David Parr Mullica Plus Prediction Mullica Wallet Card to Wallet 113
Alex Elmsley The Book of Fortunes humorous presentation, selection derived at by "power-of-thought"-coincidence is predicted in book The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 347
Edward Marlo Logical Prediction spectator turns over two cards in a packet, predicted, mathematical The Olram File (Issue 6) 3
Edward Marlo Unexpected Mates spectator turns over any card, same as odd-backed prediction in deck The Olram File (Issue 7) 8
John Bannon Detour de Force humorous prediction effect with obviously but wrongly marked cards Smoke and Mirrors 102
Edward Marlo The Unwritten Prediction spectator turns over two cards, they are the only red-backedVariations The Olram File (Issue 5) 8
Edward Marlo The Twenty-Six Cent Trick card with stamp on back is shuffled into deck, any card selected from face is the one, gaffed deck versionInspired by The Olram File (Issue 8) 8
Michael Weber Directory Assistants prediction is a phone number, Jack Diamonds on other end Life Savers 80
Steve Beam Opening Stab A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope.Related toVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 728
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax method The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Steve Beam Signed Prophecy selection is signed and put in deck, prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be at the position of the selected card, deck is in new pack order, selection is found in envelope The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Tomo Maeda Pieces of the Future balloon is burst and deck of card appears, pieces of balloon predict card Five Times Five - Japan 43
Karl Fulves Median card predicted by 2 other cards - its value must be between the prediction cards, in second phase one of the prediction cards vanishes to make it fit Deceptive Practices 19
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way Deceptive Practices 26
Peter Warlock Your Fate in a Teacup color, card and word from book predicted on three billets, reprinted from Pentagram Vol. 1 No. 1, 1946 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 1) 1
Harry Lorayne Nine All Mine using mini stay stack Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16, No. 8) 2248
Dan Harlan Natural Selection one of five cards is selected, multiple revelation prediction The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 4) 7
Philip T. Goldstein Rules of the Game different colored back prediction matches selection, with a full deck of jokers as climaxVariations The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 4) 1
Philip T. Goldstein Duprediction arrangement of symbol cards predictedInspired by Thabbatical 62
Karl Fulves You, Babe after counting procedure with birthday a card with value Nine is selected, ninth item on a list matches spectator in humorous wayRelated to
  • The Chronicles #32, Rigmarole #2, Verbatim #2
Crooked Tales 5
Karl Fulves Alpha Matrix 6x5 grid of cards, rows and columns selected via values from other deck until 1 card remains, it's odd-backed Crooked Tales 73
Tom Craven Blind Side named number is counted to, card is noted and rest of the cards are blankInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 52) 959
Roy Walton Pass At Red spectator selects 3 red cards from black half The Little Black Book 6
Theodore Annemann, Roberto Giobbi, Kenneth Chamberlain Headliner! image of chosen card appears printed in newspaper Card College - Volume 1 228
Chad Long Predic-storation prediction on napkin with pen through it, prediction comes true and napkin restored, Cornelius' "Pen Through Anything" The Lost Cheesy Notebooks - Volume Two 13
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, one of 36, named number is also on envelopeInspired by
  • "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery)
Notes from The Summit 1
Philip T. Goldstein Write Of Way five cards are taken from a deck and spectator selects one, prediction states selection and other four cardsInspired by
  • R. Paul Wilson's "Written Wrongs" in "Chaos Theories" 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 3) 7
Volkmar Mrasek Haptap Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 2) 2608
David Regal Driving A Person Mental to be done in a car, suit predicted Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 4) 2631
Philip T. Goldstein Poker 101 clever ungaffed take on Al Koran's 1-0-1 Deck The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 3
Tommy Wonder Rubik's Card blocks in a box with pip symbols arrange themselves magically to match selection The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 112
Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo, Les Emberg Overkill The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 183
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any word (!) appears written on cardsRelated to The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 23
Paul Harris Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eight cards selected, their values are serial number of bill The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 37
Michael Close A Trick for O'Brien prediction with one-way deck kicker ("You will not pick the Joker"), back of selection changes Workers Number 5 21
Karl Fulves Open Invitation comedy, case with "Trick Deck" on it, rainbow deck with all jokers, AS selected 13 Prophets 29
Karl Fulves Jagged Edge prediction in case, selection made, it jumps out of deck halfway when riffled and is "torn off", second half is in case, with second "No Duplicate Method" New Card Rises 27
Karl Fulves Undoing The Future card placed in envelope as prediction, open prediction procedure, chosen card is actual card from envelope (involving empty pen to apparently write prediction on card)Related to 13 Prophets 34
Karl Fulves Universal Stranger known odd-backed card placed in deck, open prediction procedure, other card found, odd-backed changed into this one, faro placement 13 Prophets 37
Karl Fulves O. Henry Predicts joker in pocket, new pack order, open prediction deal done, card e.g. between 7H and 9H is face-down and now the joker and 8H in pocketRelated to 13 Prophets 52
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, named number is also on envelope
- First Version - Forcing the Suit
- Second Version - Fifty-Two Possibilities
Inspired by Notes from The Summit (revised edition) 1
Dominique Duvivier The Shpoo Prophecy Two cards with odd words written on the back are placed into the deck at random spots by spectator, card next to each odd card is taken out, and when combined with another prediction, forms Royal Flush in Spades Magie Duvivier 134
Nick Trost Spectator's Card Trick Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 119
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Moving counter on row of cardsInspired by
  • "See No Evil - Hear No Evil" (Clyde Cairy & Peter Tappan, The New Tops, 1967)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 122
Nick Trost Seven Card Draw Prediction Predict number of red/black cards selected The Card Magic of Nick Trost 123
Nick Trost Cards and Dice Prediction Pair of dice used, includes presentation idea by Mack Picknick The Card Magic of Nick Trost 125
Nick Trost Mini Match two chosen mini cards match paper clipped predictions of normal sized cards The Card Magic of Nick Trost 190
Nick Trost Klip Joint Two chosen mini cards match two paper clipped prediction cards The Card Magic of Nick Trost 203
Karl Fulves Vampire Poker card at thought-of position in five-card packet predicted The Vampire Papers 133
Karl Fulves Betting The Furure card chosen via date, predicted Day For Any Date 37
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah O-Aces Red backed and blue backed Aces, predict selected Ace/color of back (presentation by Stewart Judah), includes ideas by Stewart Judah (double envelopes) and Tom Hubbard (Himber wallet)Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 127
Karl Fulves Dr. J unknown face-down card is placed in face-up deck where spectator cuts, the card he cuts to is then the face-down card, SBS deckRelated to The Vampire Chronicles 20
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled togetherInspired by Effortless Card Magic 99
Marty Kane White House Cleaning spectator finds joker, rest are blank cardsInspired by
  • Marty Kane's "Odd Lot" from "Magic" 8/97
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1452
Guy Hollingworth The Cassandra Quandary card placed in envelope is actual later selectionRelated toVariations Drawing Room Deceptions 264
Richard Osterlind Puff Pasteboard miniature duplicate of selected card inside matchbook, cigarette transforms into selection (pull) Dynamic Mysteries 23
Milton Kort, Jack Avis Matcho Spectator freely selects one of four blue cards, magician deals out four previously placed red cards below the blue ones, the chosen blue card matches the corresponding red (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 8, Oct 1969)Variations Kort 79
David Regal Countdown Ace to Five of Hearts mixed up, magician predicts order of the cards Close-Up & Personal 220
David Regal No Mercy All's Fair Same as All's Fair, but with kicker of producing fifty two of the prediction card in the pocketInspired byRelated to Close-Up & Personal 5
David Regal This Is My Stop Magician predicts the card where spectator stops dealing at, prediction is etched onto glass mug that contains the deck
- Normal Deck Version
- Gimmicked Version
Close-Up & Personal 114
David Regal Gambit In A Box Prediction matches card that spectator draws, index on pad Close-Up & Personal 197
Chad Long A Card and A Number card at freely chosen number has red back and is predicted Some Other Stuff... 5
Tony Corinda Paradox card from new pack order removed, spectator cuts exactly where the card came from, without method Lost Vampire Secrets 189
Don England Kreskin, Eat your Heart out! sucker prediction with transparent Card Don England's Paradox 106
Paul Curry A Swindle of Sorts see Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"Related to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 245
David Regal Hofzinser Sans Hofzinser sucker without the transparent card Constant Fooling 2 20
David Regal Magic Incorporated card appears printed on business card Constant Fooling 2 16
David Regal Shred of Proof rolled shred of paper reveals prediction Constant Fooling 2 28
David Regal Voice of Reason prediction via voice recorder Constant Fooling 2 113
Darwin Ortiz Appointment in Samarra Inspired byRelated to Scams & Fantasies with Cards 202
Philip T. Goldstein Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction cardInspired by Mawny Notes 3
Al Leech, Vanni Bossi, Tony Binarelli SuperLative Lover kiss appears on face of selection, its back becomes redRelated to Card College - Volume 5 1344
Philip T. Goldstein Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction cardInspired by ... Land Notes 1
John Bannon Perfect Strangers CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, prediction combo with rainbow packet Dear Mr. Fantasy 155
John Bannon, Simon Aronson Wait Until Dark Shufflebored combined with Ortiz' Human Blindfold idea Dear Mr. Fantasy 168
Karl Fulves Cut & Cancel weird, card placed on table shows up in deck after two-packet back-and-forth cut deeper force and tabled card becomes prediction When Psychics Play Poker 45
Karl Fulves Cardboard Roulette five card cases on table, AS chosen from another deck, all decks removed one by one, face-up AS pops out of one deck and four Jacks from the otherRelated to Under Tension 16
Jay Sankey, David Acer Child's Play Spectator uses two crayons to select two cards - black crayon select black card, red crayon select red card. Names of cards are found printed on crayon sleeve Random Acts of Magic 71
Wesley James Ham and Ace Sandwich "beta", sandwiched prediction on top of deck, "kind of matches" selection a few times, then finally it is a selected card Enchantments 428
Wesley James A Vision or a Dream? "final", thought of card, spectator does some procedure according to value and suit of card, at the end all cards are blank except selectionInspired by Enchantments 438
Larry Jennings Hip Pocket Prediction value of prediction card chosen by spectator indicates position of selection Up In Smoke 36
John Scarne Self Force performer announces a card that he'll pick from borrowed deck and does so, John Scarne anecdote in restaurant Combo II 119
Karl Fulves Tri-Out spectator choses large number by chosen seven or eight spot cards, it is predicted that it is divisible by three, and it is, for practicing card counting Clockwork 6
Tyler Wilson Sven Who? deck shown to be all black, then all red, selection is only blue-backed card, "no red card" comedy prediction, secret incomplete faro conditionAlso published here Just be Glad my Name isn't Greg 40
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) II. Tricks, Principles And Applications: 1. The Basic Color Prediction spectator shuffles and cuts off some cards, performer predicted number of red cards therein Penumbra (Issue 10) 15
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 3. The Disguised Color Prediction spectator shuffles and cuts off some cards, performer predicted number of red cards therein but has to correct the number tongue-in-cheek Penumbra (Issue 10) 16
Eric Mead Fifty-Two on One to One fifty-two on one gag, then named card is actually predicted Tangled Web 151
Tyler Wilson Sterilizing Sanchez variation in which both cards are predictedInspired by Dominatricks 64
Tyler Wilson Sven Who? deck shown to be all black, then all red, selection is only blue-backed card, "no red card" comedy prediction, secret incomplete faro conditionAlso published here Dominatricks 118
Richard Vollmer Sum Hummer Explored packet mixed face up and down by spectator, number of reversed cards and their total predicted, CATO principleRelated to Best of Friends - Volume III 264
Mark Levy 100 Predictions comedy presentation with dozens of predictions of the same card brought from pockets, signed selection from pocket as climax Best of Friends - Volume III 478
Anthony Miller Skrood Again! Spectator names a card, performer fails to cut to it, but predicts the failure accurately with prediction on back of card The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 87
Jack Parker HofCity Hofzinser Ace Problem done with two selections, intermediate prediction effectInspired by
  • "Hofzinser King City" (David Solomon, The Wisdom of Solomon, 2007)
52 Memories 101
Jack Parker Manual Operation Ungimmicked version of Remote Control with a surprise Royal Flush endingInspired by 52 Memories 127
Stephan Kirschbaum Schoko-Stopp spectator stops at any card, chocolate written back of selection, then repeated and in prediction envelope is a piece of chocolate found with the selection as a miniature card attached Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 41
Nick Trost The Insurance Card I riffle shuffle set- up, card needed to complete a straight flush is predicted Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 108
Nick Trost, Philip T. Goldstein Predicting Red, Black and Courts Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 134
Nick Trost Destiny Deck coincidences with numbers and cardsRelated to Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 173
Howard Hamburg, Paul Curry Taste of Curry Inspired by The "D" Notes 23
Oliver Meech Telling Your Ace From Your Elbow Weird symbol drawn on arm forms word to reveal a selection when elbow is folded The Plot Thickens 22
Jon Racherbaumer Gaming the Rules "no joker" prediction with a full deck of jokers as climaxInspired by Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 10
John Guastaferro Free Will Refutation four cards predicted on business cards and chosen via Gemini Twins procedure, rest of deck blankAlso published here
  • "Gemini Prediction" (John Guastaferro)
Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 16
Fred Kaps, Nick Trost Venus VS. Mars Trost's "Eight-Card Brainwave" with male/female cards Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 22) 315
John Guastaferro Key Club one of five cards is chosen and predicted on key chainInspired by One Degree 69
Christian Engblom The Near Perfect Circle circle appears on card, spectator cuts under table, in circle appears name of card cut toRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 38
Steve Beam A.F. Taft Prediction spectator places three coins on three piles of cards, order predicted, inspired by Gardner's "Ace-Two-Three Trick" (Ibidem #6) Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 80
Doug Canning Free Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predictedVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 95
Steve Beam Big Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predicted, impromptu versionInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 97
Steve Beam Flash Cards comedy prediction with blank cards that have the number 9 on them Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 180
Rajneesh Madhok Down Under the Bar drink predicted via down under deal using Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Petal Principle Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 188
Oliver Meech Tarot Crib Spectator selects card, a tarot reading sheet is brought out, next to card selected is printed with spectator's name Plot Twists 28
Oliver Meech Unfolded Prediction Folded blank card in pocket has written predictions on it, it is unfolded later to show it is the signed selection itself Plot Twists 16
Oliver Meech Fortune Telling Fish Plastic fish tells fortune, reveals spectator's card/nameInspired by Plot Twists 54
Christoph Borer Joker Prediction card selected, prediction states "Your card will not be the joker" all other cards are shown to be jokers Aspekte der psychologischen Force 12
Tom Stone, Robert E. Neale Sole Survivor in 3-D non-card presentational idea for Robert Neale's "Sole Survivor" (Magic & Meaning) Maelstrom 35
Al Schneider Insurance Policy Insurance policy can be unfolded, picture of selected card Al Schneider Magic 504
Ryan Schlutz Jumbled Thoughts jumbled friXion pen prediction corrects itself
- Method 1: Free Choice of a Card
- Method 2: Forced Selection
Inspired by
  • "Sympathetic Ink" (Mathieu Bich)
Making the Cut 95
Ryan Schlutz Insignia signed card, back of magician's name tag predicts selection and then even has the signatureInspired by Making the Cut 81
Woody Aragon Bored of Shuffling cards are shuffled face-up face-down by spectator. the number of face up cards and the nature of the face of cards are predicted on a sheet of paper.Inspired by
  • "Shuffle-bored" (Simon Aronson, Shuffle-bored, 1980)
A Book in English 153
Woody Aragon Postcards audience shuffles postcards and chooses a postcard that matches prediction. the prediction also predicts order of the remaining postcards A Book in English 281
Woody Aragon Gilbert's Error Code chosen card is found in an "error code" created by the spectator A Book in English 297
Darwin Ortiz Grifter's Game predicted card lies next to named card, proposition bet presentation Lessons in Card Mastery 19
Christoph Borer, Nadia "Lou" Schürmann Das 5er Spiel five pieces of plastic have abstract signs on it, when aligned the chosen card can be seen Endlose Möglichkeiten 22
Ryan Swigert Moraskill partial stackInspired by Ensuing Impuzzibilities 26
Roberto Giobbi The Real Pseudo Deck Switch selection predicted, apparently done with switch for one-way deck in which shuffled deck is switch for real The Art of Switching Decks 95
Alberto de Figueiredo Predicción a la Carta prediction on spectator's business card, card is selected, prediction match and on back of selection is spectator's name written Magia Demente 53
Kevin Ho The Box Prediction barcode gag Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 14
Kevin Ho Not Even Close Kolossal Killer spoof Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 22
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Photo Finish Printed prediction reflects cards randomly cut and dealt to. Opening effect. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 16
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Flash Photo Finish Comedy prediction that ultimately predicts three cards chosen by participant. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 17
R. Paul Wilson SMF Using a card with printed instructions, magician predicts the card a spectator will select.Related to
  • "Shuffle Bored" (Simon Aronson, marketed, 1980)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 133
Steve Beam Doubling Down Using factory misprinted cards, the magician predicts the totals of the cards selected by the audience. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 214
Helder Guimarães The Practical Opener odd-backed card placed in position in new deck order decided by spectator, it fits right into the spotInspired by
  • Opening Stab (Steve Beam, Vienna Notes)
Nephelococcygia 47
Helder Guimarães Extending the Luck card chosen, coin used to narrow deck down to one card, on back of coin is corner that matches selection, single card is missing this corner suddenlyInspired by The Veriloquent 47
David Corsaro Can I Call You Sometime Spectator-shuffled deck of cards produces the phone number of a fictional female chosen by an audience member from 27 different fictional females whose names are written on napkins.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 27
Lewis Jones What Kind of Card are You? The magician places a card to represent a spectator in his pocket. The spectator uses random numbers of cards to generate a playing card. The magician removes that card from his pocket.Related to
  • "Look, No Cards" (Lewis Jones, The Book of Revelations, 2011)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 138
Lewis Jones Pocketless Magician pockets two cards. Spectator names any card. Magician removes the two cards - one matches the value and the other the suit of the named card.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 140
Lewis Jones Stargazer Magician writes a prediction. Spectator answers questions as he deals cards for each letter in the answer. At the conclusion, the last card matches the written prediction.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 142
Lewis Jones Stargazer - The Alpha Version Magician writes a prediction. Spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. The last card matches the prediction.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 144
Steve Beam Farsighted Stargazer Magician removes a card to serve as a prediction. Spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. The last card matches the prediction.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 147
Steve Beam Blinded Stargazer Magician removes a card to serve as a prediction. Spectator answers questions and deals one card for each letter in the answer. The last card matches the prediction.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 149
Rich Aviles Pocket Protectors The magician pockets two cards to serve as a prediction. Spectator calls out any card. Magician shows one of the predictions has the same value and the other the same suit as the mentally selected card.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 156
Steve Beam Reopening Stab A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope.Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 142
Roberto Giobbi Dekadiction twelve ways to stage a prediction effect Hidden Agenda (Issue July 2) 190
Pit Hartling The Core named card remains after reverse-faro procedure until single card remainsRelated to In Order to Amaze 60
So Sato Mote-Monte performer cuts four piles, spectator choses one, top card is queen, other top cards kings, or vice versa
- Shawn P. Tenhoff/Yuki Kadoya Variation
The Secrets of So Sato 56
So Sato Blue Print spectator shuffles, order of chosen suit within deck is predicted, Mass Destruction Stacking, interlocking chains The Secrets of So Sato 132
John Lovick The Handsome Jack Lotto presentation for McCombical PredictionInspired by
  • "Lucky Cards" (Roy Johnson, By My Guest Plus!, 1989)
The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 11
Roberto Giobbi Birthday Prediction forcing a card with meaningful message on itRelated to Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 23) 27
Roberto Giobbi Carte Blanche Prediction blank paper as prediction, deck blank as well, prediction appears, selection is only proper cardInspired by Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 10) 291
Andy (The Jerx) Dear Penthouse Forum Story deck trick about some erotic story, later shown to be prediction on page in a Playboy magazine The Jerx 173
Andy (The Jerx) A Very Unusual Camera Phone camera can take pictures a few minutes into the future, predict which cards are dropped face up/down on the floor The Jerx 313
Paul Vigil The Unexpected Wild Card fair selection matched by packet of duplicate prediction cards, on repeat the prediction packet changes to match new selection, TTTCBEInspired by The Doors of Deception 159