71 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Brainwave & Invisible Deck
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Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem any card called for reverses itself, invisible deck with waxed pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 335
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 341
Al Baker Effect 1 roughed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 497
John J. Crimmins Jr. I'll Read Your Mind one is a brainwave/invisible deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 691
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Copy Cat! one Si Stebbins, the other brainwave/invisible deckRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 691
Dai Vernon 58 - "Brain Wave Deck" "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 73
Hen Fetsch Destined Dart dart thrown on dartboard, where several cards are displayed, spectator throws the dart and hit card is found in an other deck reversed The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 165
Bruce Elliott Odds On spectator guesses picture in buddha papers, color of handkerchief in a bag, which card is reversed in the deck, and which number is written on a paper, in a locket The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 99) 400
Bruce Elliott Anagram's Awful Aid letters in ABC deck are turned over according to selected words The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 515
J. B. Bobo The Invisible Deck classic Invisible Deck Watch This One! 51
Hen Fetsch, Cy Keller Mind Your Future! two decks, selection is divined and predicted The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 261) 1044
Don Tanner Attendance Prediction prediction of amount of people in room, Brain Wave Deck with Numbers The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 200
Eric Mason (5) Misdirectional Womentalism card, number and city are predicted with beautiful assistant and bra-trick Two Person Telepathy 266
Hans E. Trixer Telephone Brainwave invisible deck over phone Magic of the Mind 56
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck Magic of the Mind 50
Robert A. Nelson A Mental Do As I Do Still More Miracles in Mentalism 10
Robert A. Nelson Brain Waves Deluxe "I knew you would select this card" written on back of named card Still More Miracles in Mentalism 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored backRelated toAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 47
North Bigbee Deckinesis mate in second deck turns over The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 382) 357
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with twenty-six different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck)Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
Faro Controlled Miracles 67
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark Between Two Minds 47
Tony Kardyro Turnabout Supreme any card turned over, predicted in second deck, "secretly same deck" HEX! 90
Karl Fulves Brainwave Principle credit information The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4, No. 5) 246
Alan Shaxon A Super Brainwave Pack invisible deck with odd back kicker, backs can be shown, two decks My Kind of Magic 48
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
Mel Brown Brain-Stack free selection, duplicate reversed in other deck Expert Card Chicanery 51
Robert (Bob) Hess Joker Mental odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named cardVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 6) 416
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
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act - First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
- Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
- Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 629
Karl Fulves Mind Wave cards are shuffled, rough and smooth ultra-mental deck Close-Up Mental Magic 53
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Alan Shaxon The Nudist Brainwave Deck named card is the only card in the deck with a face Practical Sorcery 7
Karl Fulves Straight-Deck Brainwave named card has different back color, different approaches:
- Optica deck
- 104 thin cards in roughed pairs
- chemical backs
- gaffed mat
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 8) 29
Karl Fulves (4) Ships That Pass spectator mails a card to you and you on the same day a card to him, when envelopes are opened, the cards have transposed
- Variation A: cards are the same card
- Variation B: full decks are mailed with one reversed card
- Variation C: spectator mails a card to himself and it changes to another or has now performers signature
posed as problems
Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Magic Shop Deck two cards are reversed in the deck and found with pendulum, first by performer, second by spectator The Magic Pendulum 21
Karl Fulves Mind Control handling variation of gaffed deck Side Steal 17
Juan Tamariz Brainwave Deck Handling Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 3) 1007
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
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
Thomas Alan Waters Automaticard spectator turns a card over behind his back, a second spectator is blindfolded and by automatic writing on a slate divines the card Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 214
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 216
Thomas Alan Waters Namewave Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 487
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental DeckRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 12) 1002
Thomas Alan Waters Cardblanche off-beat prediction of a birthdate, on a blank card, brainwave Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 609
Dr. Stanley Jaks Visual Thought Projection card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"Also published here The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 9
Thomas Alan Waters Turnary three packets, three spectators select a card in different ways, packets contain deck of cards with selections reversed, different methodsInspired by
  • Peter Warlock's "Double Double" in "Pentagram" Vol. 13, No. 5. 1959- P. 35.
Related to
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 696
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber Invisible Triumph rough smooth, for credit information see referenceRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 5) 1207
Thomas Alan Waters, Dr. Stanley Jaks Trumpwave brainwave deck with tarot cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 788
Darwin Ortiz Do as I Did two packsRelated to Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 140
Eugene Burger The Devil´s Deck both sides of deck are freely shown The Experience of Magic 125
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deckRelated to Finally! 26
Ken Simmons My Favorite Sandwich random card changes into named card between jokers, Invisible Deck Finally! 28
Steve Beam Brained a card peeked, one remembered from looking at the fan, third one thought of, one by one performer reverses cards behind his back, see also p. 578 for ideas by Harry Levine The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 32) 561
James Swain Mental Miracle triumph with thought of card sighted from spread, gaffedInspired byVariations Don't Blink 43
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
Thomas Alan Waters Kystic named card has a kiss on the back, first published in "Magick" No. 411, 1988 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 452
Thomas Alan Waters Ultratest twelve zodiac cards, card with the sign of the spectator is turned over and the back is colored matching a chart in which quarter of the month she is born, first published in "New Invocation" No. 47, 1988 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 463
Dan Garrett The Brainwave Connection routine and presentation for Brainwave Deck The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 2) 5
Stephen Kradolfer A Hull of a Triumph thought of cardInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 48) 867
Philip T. Goldstein Twoltra two cards chosen from face-up/face-down shuffled deck, predicted in second deck Thabbatical 90
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, and Twist invisible deck / Triumph comboAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1174
Doug Edwards See Through Three Different handling with Invisible Deck, card appears face down next to mate Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 29
Steve Bedwell Shake Shuffle and Twist invisible deck / Triumph comboAlso published here Flexing and Twisting 3
David Ben, Michael Weber, Michael Close, Bob Farmer Invisible Triumph rough smooth Tricks 90
Bill Abbott Invisible Origins Revealed credit information on the "Invisible Deck" presentation by Eddie FieldsRelated to Cocktail Card Magic 21
Bill Abbott, Ross Bertram EZ Action Ultra-Mental Deck rough smooth preparation method Cabaret Card Magic 17
Roberto Giobbi Behind-the-Back Switch with presentational ploys
- Here's Your Card!
- The Visible Invisible Deck
- Demonstration
VariationsAlso published here The Art of Switching Decks 33
Dr. Stanley Jaks I knew that would be Your Card card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"Related toAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 158
Dr. Stanley Jaks Mystery of the Scarab card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored backAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 199
Andy (The Jerx) Dream Weavers Brainwave effect dressed up as magician meeting spectator in their dreams - red card found reversed in blue deck sealed in envelope, and vice versa The Jerx 109
Paul Vigil Ultra-Mental Deck (a.k.a Invisible Deck) combination with Octopus Deck The Doors of Deception 222