117 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Rough and Smooth Decks
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Unknown Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
Ralph W. Hull The Mirage Principle svengali pack with rough-smooth principle and cards are short and also narrow Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
E. L. Whitford Red or Black cards are shown all red or black, or all blue backed, then red backed, also rough smooth, end stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 281
Unknown Magnetic Mental Control odd-backed card placed in deck is found by spectator from faces, rough-smooth Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 287
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem any card called for reverses itself, invisible deck with waxed pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 335
Unknown Diachylon Thought Control named card has different back, rough smooth Greater Magic 497
Unknown The Rough and Smooth Principle Greater Magic 530
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper construction of deck followed by four applicationsRelated to Greater Magic 531
Ralph W. Hull The Magnetic Mental Control using 2 decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deck Greater Magic 533
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 341
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Theodore Annemann The Roughened Card Formulae The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 71) 482
Jack Vosburgh Double Edged Sword of Might two card prediction, one-ahead, mirage deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 216
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spellInspired byVariationsAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 236
Frederick Braue Bravo Encore Reprise count-spellInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 69) 280
Orville Wayne Meyer Predictopack My Best 101
Frederick Mosteller, Frederick Braue, Orville Wayne Meyer Encore Spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, 3 versions, count-spellRelated to My Best 103
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 422
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cardsRelated to The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 431
Al Baker Prediction Trick gaffed, prediction written on Joker The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Card Trio) 501
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck Rough & Smooth Possibilities 10
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Master Pack deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins arrangement Rough & Smooth Possibilities 7
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Memory Supreme gaffed methodInspired by Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smoothInspired by
  • "Optica Deck" by Edward Bagshawe
Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. One-Way Deck partial rough-smooth Rough & Smooth Possibilities 13
Dr. Spencer Thornton Minds In Unison a city and an auto license plate are selected, they match and were predicted too Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 18
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methods Marlo Meets His Match 24
Edward Marlo Roughed Oddity named card is only odd-backed card Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 65
James G. Thompson Jr. Anyone You Touch Hull's Nu-Idea Deck with prediction paper between cards Between Two Minds 22
Ace Gorham Pull Yourself Together HEX! 21
Aldini How to Apply Roughing Fluid Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini, Joe Berg Explanation of "Super Roughing" Not covering entire surface with roughing fluid, so can easily split the cards up (reprinted from "Rough Stuff" by Joe Berg and Aldini) Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini, Ronald Haines Color Affinity Out of this World Roughingly Yours 13
Aldini, Glenn G. Gravatt More Thoughts Anticipated Spectator removes card from red deck, matches card taken out by magician from blue deckInspired by
  • "Final Selection" (Glenn. G. Gravatt)
Roughingly Yours 19
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named) Roughingly Yours 22
Aldini Double-Gali Deck changes to all Four of Spades, then all Six of Clubs, then back to regular deck Roughingly Yours 23
Aldini Predict-O-Deck Prediction written on card matches selection Roughingly Yours 26
Aldini Harlequin Deck No. 1 Color changing deck: back changes color from red to blue and back, faces have changed from mixed colors to all red, then all black, including reversed-color suits, then back to normal Roughingly Yours 27
Aldini Harlequin Deck No. 2 Color changing deck: back changes color from red to blue and back, faces have changed from mixed colors to all red, then all black, including reversed-color suits, then back to normal Roughingly Yours 29
Aldini Thot-O-Vision Deck Freely selected card matches prediction card placed previously in envelope Roughingly Yours 36
Aldini, Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of cardInspired by Roughingly Yours 38
Aldini Finale Touch Deck Prediction written on card matches free selection Roughingly Yours 39
Aldini The Goofy Deck Make spectator select a reversed-color card (red Two of Clubs) as a gag Roughingly Yours 40
Aldini Super Nudist Deck Nudist Deck, but can show deck to have faces and backs without riffling, but by just spreadingInspired by
  • "Nudist Deck" (R. W. Hull)
Roughingly Yours 43
Aldini, Frank Shields Invisible Control Invisible Deck type of presentation, but freely named card is invisibly placed in empty envelope. Deck is shown to not contain the card, because it is now really in the envelope Roughingly Yours 44
Aldini, Joe Berg, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Supremonition Freely named card is found vanished from the deck, Joker then changes into selection Roughingly Yours 46
Karl Fulves As A Vanish placing sticky card next to selection with faro, also rough-smooth method Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 53
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity My Kind of Magic 46
Gene Lawton Ultra Reverse deck pocketed, spectator removes card, when deck is spread, its mate is reversed The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 6) 331
Edward Marlo Logical Challenge Cards to Pocket ungaffed and rough-smooth version, inspired by Larry Jennings' "Challenge Cards to Pocket" (Genii May 1970) Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 301
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe The Lost Trick of R.W. Hull "An Article On The Hypnotic Joker"
two spectators select face-down cards at table them, then name any cards, they match
Related to
  • "Hypnotic Joker" (Hugard's Magic Monthly, May 1962)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4) 400
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one, originally marketed in the 1930s, see also p. 504 for further information (Ed Marlo's Phantom Deck) The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 5th Folio) 449
Gerald Kosky Coincidence ?? rough smooth Card Cavalcade 63
Jerry K. Hartman Rough Smooth Red-Blue Credits Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 7) 58
Edward Marlo Marlo's Phantom Deck red-blue rough-smooth deck
- First Effect: spectator stops at only odd-backed card, Open Prediction with backs
- Second Effect: thought of card has odd back
- Third Effect: touched card has odd back
Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 6) 43
Edward Marlo Double Out named card is either missing or odd-backed Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 6) 45
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth The Unexpected Card Book 49
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-black Menetekel Deck The Unexpected Card Book 68
Karl Fulves Think of Something prediction in form of mate in envelope, ultra-mental deck Close-Up Mental Magic 26
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deckAlso published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 8) 743
Robert Parrish Mental Opener spectator names number and that card is counted to face-up, number and card predicted, mirage deck, miscalling number The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9th Folio) 763
Eric Williams Forcing from Mirage Deck counting face-up The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 9th Folio) 763
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekelRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Edward Marlo Think as I Think with thought of Cards, gaffed, red-blue double backer, red-blue menetekel, 3 approaches Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 208
Jon Racherbaumer No Force Vanish & Recovery two cards vanish in deck and reappear, roughed deck, see also Fulves' Jumping GeminiRelated to Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 11
Scotty York, Samuel Berland Simplex Card in the Purse card is signed by performer and spectator then torn and vanished only to be rediscovered and restored in the purse Lecture 51
Arthur Hill Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 5) 872
Edward Marlo think as i think card tabled, spectator think of card from other deck, they match, roughed red-blue menetekel Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 6) 84
Alan Shaxon Twisted Psychometry three cards change into selections, with a display board Practical Sorcery 23
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail Break Through 1
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted A Transatlantic Lecture 4
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 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 172
Roger Crosthwaite Partial Brainwave invisible dice, partial gaffed Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 10) 929
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 56
Karl Fulves Fake Shuffles fake faro shuffle and fake false shuffle with gaffed red/blue decks Octet 38
Basil Horwitz Challenge Premonition performer puts card from a blue deck unseen in an envelope, spectator selects a card from a red deck and puts it in same envelope, when he looks through blue deck, that card is missing, both selected same card The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 22
Basil Horwitz Challenge Mental Hypnotic Suggestion two spectators select a card, prediction states that second spectator has same card as first but thinks he has selected another card The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 32
Thomas Alan Waters Coincideck two decks, three cards from one deck are put face up at random places into other deck, next to the same cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 220
Thomas Alan Waters Spyhole mask prediction / revelation, word on a card is chosen and prediction is another card with holes on it, when held on a text it reveals the chosen wordVariations Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 313
Bob Hirsch Killer Triumph FMO rough and smooth, see credit corrections on page 864 and variation on page 899 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 6) 781
Edward Marlo Double Thought Prediction two cards predicted on other cards, rough smooth deck, five handlings Marlo's Plus Package 71
Les Scheyer Apocalypse Variations Or Additions Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 3) 899
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 527
Edward Marlo Transposition of Two Rough-and-Smooth Cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 700
Thomas Alan Waters Circlet two cards, one with female and one with male symbol, prediction of two cards for a man and a woman, written on the fitting cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 688
Thomas Alan Waters Synchrowave two decks, same card is selectedInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 691
Thomas Alan Waters Bluecue two spectators select the same card individually, difference to Standout, second spectator choses a card face downInspired byRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 699
Albert Goshman Nudist Deck deck with no faces or backs have faces and backs appear and disappear. Magic By Gosh 91
Karl Fulves Little Red Encore Brainwave deck is assembled with faro in front of audience Riffle Shuffle Methods 37
David Regal Peaks & Valleys "A Complete Routine For The McCombical Prediction Deck" Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 11&12) 20
John Bannon Adjective Dancing "Fred"/"Oscar"/... version with adjectives on the back instead of names, rough smooth, including "A non-rough-smooth handling" Secret Weapons 20
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
Edward Marlo Commercial Method odd-backed card to wallet, rough-smooth Mene-TekelInspired by The Olram File (Issue 9) 3
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, see also Ibidem #19Related to The Olram File (Issue 10) 4
Christoph Borer Plastic Thought named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bagAlso published here Magie 3
Steve Beam Impaired named card ends up between jokersVariations The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 48) 871
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome rough smooth Workers Number 4 3
Angelo Carbone Tight Squeeze red-backed deck is "merged" into blue deck, it's still one deck but red-blue alternating, optional rough-smooth, using Humbug Humbug 13
James Swain The Blank Deck cards become blank except selection, then back to normal, Nudist deck Miracles with Cards 60
Karl Fulves Full Disclosure performer deals, Mirage deck 13 Prophets 11
David Regal The Deja Vu Deck Card chosen from blank deck transforms into freely named card Close-Up & Personal 233
David Regal Photo Finish Handling of Mental Photography Deck Close-Up & Personal 239
David Regal Flight of Fancy Card teleports from one deck to another, very fair Close-Up & Personal 247
David Regal Diamonds in the Rough on rough-smooth Close-Up & Personal 233
Christoph Borer Cosmos named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bagAlso published here Anam Cara 19
Christoph Borer Die Kartenlegerin chosen card has pentagram on backAlso published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 14
Al Baker Jo-Baka prediction on joker, rough smooth, seventeen jokers The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 558
Christoph Borer Cosmos named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bagAlso published here Compilation 110
Christoph Borer Kartenlegerin chosen card has pentagram on backAlso published here Compilation 141
Bill Abbott, Ross Bertram EZ Action Ultra-Mental Deck rough smooth preparation method Cabaret Card Magic 17
Fred Robinson The Astrological Stop Trick rough smooth forcing pack The Magic of Fred Robinson 224
Christoph Borer Cosmos named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bagRelated toAlso published here Aspekte der psychologischen Force 21
Tom Stone, Henrik Holmberg Time Operator I joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, isolated joker is selection, no signature Maelstrom 154
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