147 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Phone Effects
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Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 2
Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 47
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Number Please - Audley Walsh Method
- Al Baker Method
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 325
Charles T. Jordan Long Distance Mindreading stacked deck mailed to friend with selection procedure, crib sheet at home Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 174
Harris Solomon Operator Calling ringing of phone divines (forced) selection The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 220
Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, indexRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 201
William H. McCaffrey The Telephone Trick assistant names card over telephone, see also "Fragment: Introduction for The Telephone Trick" on page 1150 Greater Magic 566
Louis Lam The El-El Telephone Test Be Deceived 5
Oscar Weigle Thought on the Line card thought amongst a group found over telephone Do That Again! 27
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Charles T. Jordan Forty-Nine 21 card trick with 49 cards and two dealing rounds, see also page 524 for idea to do it as telephone trick by Lloyd Jones The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 513
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and wordVariations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
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
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Telephone Mystery Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 210
William H. McCaffrey Variation of the Telephone Mystery Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 211
Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, index Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 73
James G. Thompson Jr. Life Liberty Or - trick performing for friendsRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 57) 234
Ronald B. Edwards Phone(y) Telepathy selection is apparently revealed by stranger The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 262
L. Vosburgh Lyons Telepsyche location of the card The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 75) 306
Jack Miller Count Ten! on from ten cards is divined, also possible over the phone The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 389
Jack Miller Jack Miller's Dis-Cards spectator puts amount of cards on the table and removes some again, the rest is named by the performerRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 388
George F. Wright Reversette spectator reverses one card behind his back, divined by medium on telephoneVariations Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 12
Robert A. Nelson A. T. and T. Telepathy selected card is divined by a called person, freely selected in the phone book Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 7
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methodsRelated toAlso published here The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 108) 433
George F. Wright An Addition to Reversette Inspired by Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 18
Unknown Dial two cards are revealed over the phone The Fine Art of Magic 181
Unknown Information, Please! on the phone revelation with a stacked deck The Fine Art of Magic 182
Bob Somerfeld Telepaphone phone numbers are written on billets, one is selected, person at other end divines chosen cardInspired by
  • Howard Savage's "The Phantom Phone" in "The Sphinx", June 1929
Related to
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 612
Louis Tannen The Psychic Number 7 using telephone code Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 188
Unknown The Royal Telephone Test stranger is phoned and calls out chosen card Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 181
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick using assistent and code The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 302
Al Baker A Telemirakel actually assistant on phone The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 293
Al Baker Over the Phone medium names free selection, code The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 297
Al Baker Telephony card is forced The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 299
Audley Walsh Walsh's Long Distance Card Trick No. 67, Divine number of pocketed cards over phone Scarne on Card Tricks 123
Steffi Storm The Wizard No. 21, Spectator freely selects card, performer calls friend over phone who announces name of selection Scarne on Card Tricks 42
George Schindler Dial phoned person names selection, number is formed by writing letters on a business cardInspired by The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 206) 823
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele Teaser The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 244) 975
Bob Somerfeld Nickel for Your Thoughts spectator's write down phone numbers, one slip and a playing card are selected, the person is called who reveals the card, actually assistant, Devil's HandkerchiefRelated to Mind Reader's Digest 2
Theodore Annemann Telephone Mystery Annemann's Buried Treasures 4
Aage Darling Telephotrix card is divined over phone I'll Read Your Mind 19
John Hamilton The Deuce You Say! The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 298) 1190
John Scarne Phone Miracle spectator finds card performer was thinking of, over the phone The Best in Magic 118
Jack Miller Discard spectator puts amount of cards on the table and removes some again, the rest is named by the performerAlso published here The Best in Magic 105
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methodsRelated toAlso published here The Best in Magic 203
Max Katz M. K. Telephone Code System coding a card with four cards, see Interlocutor reference for credit informationInspired byRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 5) 3
Tony Corinda (25) Phoney Business no medium, four cards and a letter Mediumistic Stunts 296
Paul Marcus Across the Void two cards are divined by medium over the phone, two deck switches Card Tricks 327
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck Magic of the Mind 50
Hans E. Trixer Telephone Brainwave invisible deck over phone Magic of the Mind 56
Alan Milan Long Distance Telephone Test selection is divined Still More Miracles in Mentalism 72
The Amazing Maurice Mental Telephone Telepathy stranger names selected card, probability method Still More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Max Malini Telephone Trick medium names selection Malini and His Magic 76
Gaylord E. Hill Dunninger Rings The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 373) 321
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected cardRelated to Magician's Magic 183
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 9) 44
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 37
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker handsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 12) 214
Ken Krenzel Tele-Spell via telephone, see also p. 246 & p. 270 for referenceInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 5) 247
John Hamilton Additional Hamilton Ideas as telephone effect with possible liesInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 10) 354
Karl Fulves A Telephone Mystery medium is called and names selection when order of deck is read out, distant key The Book of Numbers 5
Nick Conticello The Non-Telephone Telephone Trick small packet, spectator selects a card, does some rearranging and is left with card Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 137
Ray Grismer Mind Ray spectator deals card on table according to some instructions The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 7) 620
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker handsRelated to Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 13
Cy Keller Telephone Card Divination automatic number is called and selection named, gagRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 5) 602
Karl Fulves ESPhone medium knows card, simple code Close-Up Mental Magic 11
Karl Fulves Call A Card "Fone Trix", not 100% The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 6) 951
Karl Fulves Kruskal Phone Effect The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 8) 970
Karl Fulves Double Binary "Fone Trix", phone number out from the start, selection and three other cards read to medium The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 6) 951
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Retrospective long article about the evolution of phone effects, reprinted from Sphinx, 1942
- "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
- John Percival, Benedict and Paul Rockwood versions
- Fred D. Muth & elimination principle
- "One By Swindle" (F. Jackson)
- U. F. Grant
- "Colored Silks" (Earl Thomas)
- "Operator Calling" (Harris Solomon)
- "Right Number" (Kent Arthur)
- "The Phantom Phone" (Howard Savage)
- "Winged Thoughts" (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
- "Phoned Thots" (Orville Meyer)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 6) 952
Eddie Fields Field's Version of an Oldie Telephone trick, magician able to divine selection The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 70
Eddie Fields Silent Transmission Telephone Mystery Spectator deals cards over the phone, magician stops deal on selected card The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 30
Sam Schwartz Long Range Telepathy over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 65
Father Cyprian Time Zoned over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 66
Karl Fulves Shylock card divination over the phone, instruction game Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 67
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to win Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, misreads joker as selection, six methods Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Karl Fulves Color Coding over phone Parallel Lines 18
Karl Fulves The King Speaks "Parallel Lines" with suit coding via a King of wanted suit Parallel Lines 19
Karl Fulves Parity Check "Parallel Lines" with color coding Parallel Lines 21
Karl Fulves Kings Encoded further strategies when clocking the deck for value and suit Parallel Lines 24
Karl Fulves Real World Considerations medium uses calculator to simplify math Parallel Lines 26
Karl Fulves Parallel Lines "Leverage" over phone, medium is called and divines spectator's and performer's card, parallel principle, see also p. 17Related to Parallel Lines 9
Karl Fulves Quint four cards removed by spectator, fifth one by performer, any card selected, other four read over phone, medium names selection Parallel Lines 28
Karl Fulves Name-O-Quint spectator pockets any card, then any three cards, performer adds 4th card, those are read to medium in any order who then names pocketed card Parallel Lines 31
Karl Fulves Fill The Blank three cards removed by spectator, fourth by performer, fifth by spectator and signed, read off to medium in any order which names the fifth card Parallel Lines 33
Karl Fulves Cubic Coding any five cards removed by spectator, then one chosen, other four cards read to medium over phone which names selection Parallel Lines 35
Edward Marlo Ma Bell Ringers Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11
three phases, over phone or in other room
The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 20
Danny Korem, Edward Marlo Korem Variation of Telephone Test based on Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11, four phasesInspired by The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 22
Karl Fulves The Parallel Principle shuffled deck split in two halves, performer and spectator remove card and put it in other half, divined in illogical way with both selections being the same Card Counting 33
Karl Fulves Digital Diamonds A, 2 and J mixed according to rules over phoneInspired byRelated to Six Impromptu Card Tricks 3
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler impractical card counting over the phoneRelated to Card Counting 37
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaxis medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectatorInspired byRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 265
Paul Curry Matchmaker - Telephone Version version of previous item over the telephone, 5 ESP cards are torn in half, matching routine Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 295
Terry LaGerould Looker turning the head of a lady used for mating effect Close-up Seductions 85
Dexter Cleveland Computer Cards with computer presentation, wizard card trick The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 50
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccent medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectatorRelated to Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 600
Steve Beam Leftovers on an idea for finding a check with muscle reading, a very risky idea to find a selected card over the phone, John Riggs The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 7) 120
Fitch Cheney Strange Trick telephone trick with freely named card The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 15
David Regal Mind On The Line location Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 217
Ray Brady Different Version of the Telephone Trick spectator calls friend and whispers card, performer divines it, gaffed phone Interlocutor (Issue 50) 236
Steve Beam Phony Magic 1 medium on phone names card, 52 friendsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 27) 478
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Phoney Magic II phone rings, medium calls and is not called as usualRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 28) 496
Michael Weber Directory Assistants prediction is a phone number, Jack Diamonds on other end Life Savers 80
Peter Warlock Childs Play card placed in box divined by medium, magnetic card box New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 1) 11
Peter Warlock The Hilliard Syndrome medium called, coding through name of mediumVariations New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 1) 10
Walter Brusa Afterthoughts on Peter Warlock's Hilliard Syndrome simplified codingInspired by New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 4) 17
Chuck Smith Phone Trick What If? 20
Karl Fulves Who Calls? face-up/face-down mixed cards called to medium over phone who then names selection Crooked Tales 105
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
Paul Curry, Howard A. Adams Matchmaker five ESP cards, torn in half, matching routine, two versions, one with telephone, basic principle goes back to Howard Adams' trick "Packeten One" in "O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P" Vol. 9Related to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 147
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected cardRelated to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 223
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Three Card Monte spectator mixed three cards according to instructions, possible over phone Impuzzibilities 25
David Regal Party Line Constant Fooling 2 88
Audley Walsh Number, Please - Audley Walsh Method The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 568
Al Baker Number, Please - Al Baker Method The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 569
David Ben Psychic Cellular cell-phone guesses the chosen card Tricks 100
David Ben Cocktail Wizard Tricks 102
Jay Sankey Saved By The Bell Spectator dials phone number as indicated by seven cards on the table, message on answering machine reveals the spectator's selection Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Tricks of the Trade) 38
Karl Fulves Phone Detective previous "Clockwork" deck as telephone trick Clockwork 55
Karl Fulves Transliterate medium is called and described spectator and names chosen card Combo II 93
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler expanded text from 1982 editionRelated to Card Counting (2005 edition) 47
Karl Fulves Calling Ms. Modulo two poker hands, performer and spectator each decide on a hole card, medium tells hole card after hearing other four cardsInspired by
  • "Telephone Stud" (Wallace Lee, Math Miracles, 1950)
Related to
Clockwork 15
Karl Fulves Mind's i two piles, two spectators each remove a card and put it in other pile, performer knows both after looking through one of the piles, also over phone Clockwork 27
Karl Fulves Telephone Stud further credits for "Calling Ms. Modulo"Related to Clockwork 66
Karl Fulves Moe By Phone and further references for the plot Clockwork 67
Karl Fulves Age Related four cards chosen, additional card placed in box, medium names hidden card after some of the others are called, inspired by Age Cards trick Combo II 6
Jim Steinmeyer The King's Coronation spelling thing with 4-King packet, clubs is forced, no-touch Further Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer The Princess in a Crowd fifteen card matrix trick, no-touch Further Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James Five Cards on the March mathematical spelling trick with row of five coins, based on Stewart James "Stranger in a Strange Land"Variations Further Impuzzibilities 10
Rajneesh Madhok Tell A Phony Too divination of birth month and playing card over the phone with dealing procedure, variation of Eddie Fields' "Tell a Phony" (Greater Artful Dodges, p. 111) Penumbra (Issue 11) 12
Ken Krenzel AUTOMACAAN 100% no-touch, card selected instead of named, impromptu, possible over telephone Relaxed Impossibilities 227
Jim Steinmeyer Eleven Roads to Heaven eleven cards, one selected with dealing procedure, located, no-touch Subsequent Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Eight Cards Espial no-touch selection with Ace-8 of Clubs packet, selection named in the end Ensuing Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Seven Cards Examined no-touch selection with Ace-7 of Hearts packet, selection named in the end Ensuing Impuzzibilities 3
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Automatic Ace Triumph hands-off, dealing procedure, 16 cards Ensuing Impuzzibilities 5
Sveroni Profiler card divination over phoneInspired by
  • "Von Mensch zu Mensch" in "Magigramm", September, 1988
Alte Neuheiten 36
Alain Choquette Cell Mate phone numbers on back of cards, spectator choses card face-up and face-down, dials phone number and person names other selection Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 23
Jim Steinmeyer Wishing & Making it So any card thought of, counting procedure with small packet, over phone Treacherous Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phoneInspired by
  • "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Invoking Margery Inspired by
  • "India Calling" (Eddie Joseph, Card Bonanza, 1950)
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 22
Michael Weber Pencil Poker Ten Card Poker Deal performed over phone with notepad on both ends TEN 35
Jim Steinmeyer The Irresistible Force from three cards (Six, Seven, Queen) the Seven is forced via counting procedure Devilish Impuzzibilities 7
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph, Alan Stockwell A Study in Scarlet and Black as phone effectInspired by
  • "The Tobba Mystery" (Eddie Joseph, Dumbfounders with Cards, 1951)
Devilish Impuzzibilities 21
Michael Weber The Card Problem fairly removed card named by phoned person, strict conditions, posed as problem Operandi (Issue 1) 22