139 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Svengali Principle
  
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Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack Merlin's Master Manipulations 23
Louis Lam It Pays to Advertise "Advertising stunts every magician must use", playing card with business information on front is forced via Svengali Deck Would You Believe It? 19
Unknown A Prearranged Pack of Cards that can be Shuffled long-short deck with pairs that fit together via Si Stebbins system Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Unknown Various Methods of Handling the Pack Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 245
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack 26 glued pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
Jean Hugard The Svengali Deck introduction and history Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 245
Unknown Simple Effects 1. selection is divined, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 246
Unknown Simple Effects 2. svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 3. svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 4. svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 5. svengali deck as a force Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown The Three Heaps deck cut in heaps, top card jumps around, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Any Heap svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Reversed Card svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Card Stabbing svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deckRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Unseen Card spectator pockets unseen card, later selection is this pocketed card, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Svengali Prediction force cards are switched out during trick Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown The Cards and the Dice card located via number on die, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Unknown The Prize Winner two decks, one is a svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Unknown Svengali Clairvoyance blindfolded assistant says stop to find selection, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Ralph W. Hull The Mirage Principle svengali pack with rough-smooth principle and cards are short and also narrow Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Unknown Svengali Mindreading svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Unknown Svengali Force a bit complicated, svengali deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 255
Unknown 3-Way Svengali Forcing Deck Greater Magic 450
Burling Hull The Svengali Deck handling tips and getting into it from divided svengali deck Greater Magic 430
Dr. Ford Rogers Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack short forcing cards glued on long indifferent cards Greater Magic 451
Charles A. Leedy Cards Plus Jugglery card travels from long-short glued forcing deck to pocket Greater Magic 452
Unknown A Subtle Detection svengali deck, spectator finds his own card, ending clean Greater Magic 431
Unknown The Lady's Ring svengali deck, spectator finds his own card Greater Magic 432
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck Greater Magic 433
Unknown Another "Stop" Trick svengali deck Greater Magic 436
Unknown With a Svengali Deck spectator pushed toothpick in side of deck and thus pushes out selection Greater Magic 403
Unknown The Spectator Makes a Prediction svengali deck, selection at any number by spectator Greater Magic 432
Al Saal The Perfect Stop Trick svengali deck, cards put from one hat to another hat one by one until spectator stopsVariations Greater Magic 435
Unknown A Blindfold Detection svengali deck, spectator deals cards and performer calls stop while blindfolded Greater Magic 437
Harrison Give a Number! featuring weird throw switch, mention of Svengali deck methodRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 283
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 371
Donald Holmes Forcing Deck long-short glued pairs with loose force card in between The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
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
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Unknown Svengali Shuffle how to shuffle a Svengali Deck Expert Card Technique 412
Franklin V. Taylor Peek Deck Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 103
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book testRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Tom Bowyer Routine with a Svengali Deck different effects with a svengali deck, reverse, spelling, counting, all alike Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2, No. 1) 54
Franklin V. Taylor, Warner Perry, James G. Thompson Jr., R. C. Buff Peek Deck with several ideas and handlings My Best 111
Ronald B. Edwards Bi-Mentalism card is pushed in a deck, named card is found next to it, two versions: 1. Stack and nail writer, 2. Svengali My Best 80
Harlan Tarbell The Telepathic Deck pairs glued together in centre, for tossed out deck Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 245
Burling Hull Svengali Deck Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 245
Dr. Ford Rogers Glued Svengali Deck pairs glued together, for tossed out deck Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 245
Don A. Hans One Card in 52 named card has different back color Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
Gordon Whyte A Modern You Do As I Do Trick Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 11
Al Baker Double Thought two cards, clean, gaffed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 411
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same cardVariations Card Tricks 316
Gerald Kosky En Rapport Psychic Thought deck with names of famous people, selected name is found on named number and was predicted earlier Still More Miracles in Mentalism 54
Nate Leipzig Reverso Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 173
James G. Thompson Jr. Peek Deck Origins and Telomatic Deck The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 10) 198
Alan Shaxon Once Again!!! selection is found at named number, then at stopped position, then wrong card turns into selection and finally the balloon stand My Kind of Magic 25
Charles Brush Long-Short Stacked Deck from early Sphinx Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 83
Karl Fulves Reconstruction performer gives deck several honest riffle shuffles, then spectator remembers card and its position, then several more honest riffle shuffles, position named and card found, interesting (also in Ibidem) Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 83
Edward Marlo Wild Card Routine "An extended wild card routine to take it out of the ordinary", using standard setAlso published here The Unexpected Card Book 58
Sam Schwartz Thot in Color odd-backed prediction in envelope, odd-backed long-short Menetekel deckRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 9) 986
Edward Marlo Did you ever see the ----? using gaffed decks Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 319
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Developing ESP spectator learns to cut at the same ESP symbol every time, shuffled deck The Third Ecstasy 34
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
Stewart Judah, Tom Bowyer Stewart Judah's Svengali Deck Routine Subtle Card Magic: Part One 26
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined The Green Book of Mentalism 22
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit the short card The Green Book of Mentalism 23
Al Mann Panoramas of Thought six cards are written on a pad by different spectators, three spectator select a card, three of the written cards are chosen, they correspond with the selections The Tesseract 5
Edward Marlo, David Solomon The Pinned Cards whole deck is punched, same effect as The Stapled Cards, one of two cards pinned together transposes with selection
- 1st Method (Marlo)
- 2nd Method (Solomon)
- 3rd Method: Gaffed Pip Method (S.)
- Double-Bubble Method: Taylor Peek Deck Card (S.)
- Clipper Method (S.)
- 2nd Clipper Method (M.)
- The Double Double Bubble (2 Selections) (S.)
- Marlo's D.D. Bubble Method
- Direct Pinned Cards (M.)
Inspired by Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 190
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4, No. 8) 524
Gene Grant Super Mental Deck Al Koran Deck meets Svengali Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 26
Val Evans Multeffect Cards Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 3) 1007
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined shuffled lecture 8
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit the short card shuffled lecture 9
Juan Tamariz, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Blockbuster Prediction two packs, magician reverses card in one, then spectator in other deck, they match, repeat, Brainwave & Multeffect Cards Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 3) 1006
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined 12/12 9
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit short card 12/12 10
Denis MacKenzie Houdini and the Svengali with a bell Fork Full of Appetizers 26
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
- Princess Card Trick
- Mene Tekel Deck
- Svengali
- Monte Cristo Cards
- Ever Ready Forcing Pack
- Brainwave
Hocus Poker 29
Bobby Bernard The Sands of the Pharaoh Deck dealt one by one until hourglass runs out, stops at selection The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 109
Thomas Alan Waters Parity two cards divined, symbol cards / picture cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 409
Mike Bornstein Svengali Prediction svengali deck Best of Friends - Volume II 155
Tom Bowyer Svengali Routine selection made, card divined, then it turns over, then appears at named number and at randomly spelled card, spectator stabs next to it The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
Thomas Alan Waters Staboo finding selected tarot card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 784
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cardsInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 782
Juan Tamariz The Travelling Cards two cards across, gaffed, seven peek deck cards Sonata 237
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
Edward Marlo Unexpected Wild Card Also published here The Wild Card Kit 71
Bob Gill On making the Trilby Deck Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck, end-stripper & svengali combo, sanding instead of cutting New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 5) 5
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Two edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), Triumph with End Strippers, two selections (one only thought of) from two piles end up next to each other New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 5) 12
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 5) 16
John Northern Hilliard Coincidence svengali deck More Greater Magic 1208
Dominique Duvivier Duvivier Omnibus Wallet Combination of Balducci (Kaps) Wallet and Himber Wallet, with other features. Routine described: Selected card and credit card placed in different wallet compartments, they change places. Card is then replaced in deck and travels to wallet, followed by three other mates traveling to walletRelated to Magie Duvivier 61
Franklin V. Taylor Taylor Peek Deck brief, glued pairs Ingenuities 111
Ken Krenzel, Franklin V. Taylor Peak Decks approaches for the Taylor Peek Deck Ingenuities 111
Nick Trost In-Between Deal Game called In-Between, uses poker chips The Card Magic of Nick Trost 254
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined FISM '97 8
Unknown Svengali Shuffle The Card Magic of Nick Trost 247
Nick Trost Seven-Spades Bridge Deal Partner and performer get all the spadesRelated to
  • "To Deal Yourself All the Trumps" (Ellis Stanyon, Magic, 1913)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 251
Nick Trost Seven-No-Trump Bridge Deal Partner and performer get no-trump hands The Card Magic of Nick Trost 253
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo The Card Magic of Nick Trost 265
Nick Trost Canasta Deal Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal The Card Magic of Nick Trost 274
Peter Duffie An Interesting Use of That Principle Two cards, two piles, same position + prediction kicker Effortless Card Magic 44
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck Das kleine grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck The Book 84
Milton Kort Svengali of the Phone Lines Card selected, random person called on phone names selection, then spectator names any number, card appears at number (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 1, 1969) Kort 115
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocketAlso published here Anam Cara 21
Christoph Borer Das Svengali-Spiel - Das Svengali-Spiel (general comments)
- Das Forcieren einer Karte (forcing a card, spectator shuffles deck)
Also published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 10
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 507
Nicholas Einhorn The Martini Deck spectator stops at only odd-backed card, red-blue short-long deck World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 16
Karl Fulves Light Fingered two cards removed from upper and lower half of deck after riffle shuffles, performer looks through deck and names both Clockwork 40
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocketAlso published here Compilation 68
Christoph Borer Der Messerstecher wrapped in newspaper Compilation 85
Christoph Borer Svengali - Das Svengali-Spiel (general comments)
- Das Forcieren einer Karte (forcing a card, spectator shuffles deck)
Also published here Compilation 83
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, using a Svengali deckRelated toAlso published here Compilation 84
Christoph Borer Svengali Die Svengali Force (spectator shuffles Svengali deck and cuts to force card) Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 37
Christoph Borer Ein Wunder mit Spielkarten two selection, first is revealed by tearing a paper napkin into shape of card, then napkin is burnt and ashes on arm to reveal second selection Die Geisterschrift 22
Unknown Svengali Shuffle to false shuffle a Svengali Deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 288
Roberto Giobbi Give It a Stab stabbing effect with Svengali DeckRelated to Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 17) 86
Tom Stone Well-Timed Miracle card at number determined by stop watch is predicted Maelstrom 202
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
Michael Weber Many Tekel Deck riffle shuffled, but any four of a kind can be produced Old Dog 3
Michael Weber Ten Card Tekel Deck shuffled, spectator deals ten cards from anywhere and they are the ten cards needed for Ten Card Poker Deal Old Dog 5
Michael Weber Ten Card Tekel deck fairly riffle shuffles, yet set-up for Ten Card Poker Deal ready without adjustments
- The Not-So-Obvious Obvious Discovery
- Another Not So Obvious Obvious Discovery
- One Approach to the TCPD
TEN 45
Michael Weber Killer 21 performer repeatably wins despite shuffling and cutting Operandi (Issue 1) 23
Unknown Made-to-measure Magic - The Problem deck spread on table, length named and measure, card at that position is selection, posed as problemVariations Hidden Agenda (Issue May 31) 155
Paul Vigil, Bill Abbott The Octopus Deck two spectators think of cards in spread, then two selected with tossed-out deck procedure
- Phase 1: Up Close
- Phase 2: Furthur
Inspired by
  • "The Octopus Deck" (Bill Abbott, 2008)
The Doors of Deception 197