138 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Face up Card is used to count down to selection
  
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Theodore Annemann Count Your Card! spectator counts down, uses this value to count down again, third time selection shows upVariations The Book Without A Name 17
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selectionRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 36
Theodore Annemann A Cute and Quick Location value of another card is used to count down to selection The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 69
Francis Carlyle The Card that Finds Itself Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 152
Unknown Phenominal Thought Cards selection is found by sense of touch blindfolded, punch marked key card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Unknown The Mystic Cut Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Frank Lane Count-Down see no. 9, stranger card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 102
U. F. Grant Sure Locator locator card turns over Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 169
U. F. Grant The Spotter Cards card reverses itself and indicates position of selection, double facer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 131
Unknown Divining Deck chosen card indicates position of selectionRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 191
Unknown Count Your Cards some cards are counted down and then selection is found, set-upVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 194
William Larsen Self Working Mystery spectator takes card and its value leads to previous selection, stripper deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 196
Theodore Annemann A Quaint Happening two decks, spectator selects card from one, performer finds duplicate in other deck by counting down value of selectionRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 214
Unknown Face Up Location top card is fed next to face up card beneath spread Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown A Good Impromptu Trick value of top card is used to count down to selection Greater Magic 237
William H. McCaffrey A Self Working Trick using a no-touch force Greater Magic 237
Sam Leo Horowitz The Diving Pasteboard one of four random cards is thought of, they're shuffled back, Three-spot locator used to locate selection The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 105) 632
Edward Marlo, Theodore Annemann Card Counted To spectator counts down, uses this value to count down again, third time selection shows up, impromptu method for "Count Your Card!"Inspired by Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 24
Unknown Diogenes' Card a card helps finding two thought-of cards (card and their position remember-procedure) More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 27
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Mystic Cut card cut to by spectator is used to count down to selection The Stripper Deck 27
Warren Wiersbe Numerical Discovery Variations Action with Cards 12
Edward Marlo Future Reverse spectator peeks at a card, indicator face up in deck, locates selection, six methods Future Reverse 3
Bert Allerton Name Your Number one of six cards chosen, its number used to count to selectionRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 3) 139
Warren Wiersbe Wiersbe Super Countdown top card is used to count down to peeked selection Mental Cases With Cards 25
Jerry Kogan Jerry Kogan's Indicator reversed card's number indicates position Marlo In Spades 42
J. B. Bobo Four Ace Routine (a) four piles build by shuffling and being stopped by spectator, ace on top of each
(b) aces lost, number cards selected and their value used to count down to aces
(c) "Cutting the Aces"
Watch This One! 65
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) using a distant key card and a "natural" The Fine Art of Magic 101
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (Second Version) impromptu version The Fine Art of Magic 103
Bert Fenn, Neal Elias 10-6-9-4 four values are counted to, aces found, inspired by Stanley Collins trick from "A Conjuring Melange" Show Stoppers with Cards 6
Bill Simon Dual Discovery two selections are found via countdown of their values Controlled Miracles 16
Bill Simon Double Surprise No. 61 Scarne on Card Tricks 108
Cliff Green Magic in Your Own Hands No. 29, Spectator names a number between five and ten, card found at that number Scarne on Card Tricks 53
John R. Boyko Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random valuesInspired by
  • "Strike Three and Out!" (Bob Longe, The Invisible Deck, 1948, p. 9)
Related to
The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 214) 855
Edward Marlo Casino Count Down Control Systems 105
Edward Marlo The Secret Number card counted to from reference card Control Systems 105
Edward Marlo The Magic Four multiple out location with an openly reversed Four-spotRelated to Control Systems 107
Al Leech Get Set, Stop! (Last Word on Card, 1952) A Last Look at Leech 24
Edward Marlo Magic Total:
Eight-Two Locator
Ace-Three-Five Locator
Three-Three-Three Loctaor
using some cards to count down to thought-of card, multiple out counting procedure, three methods The Cardician 141
Harry Lorayne Fourtitude four-spot as locator, faroAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 318) 80
Edward Marlo An Out Shuffle Effect using faro shuffles Faro Notes 21
Edward Marlo Two Disclosures 1) another card is selected, its value used to count to selection
2) stop effect
Faro Notes 45
Edward Marlo Uses of Partial Faro Check - Faro Fooler #9 face-up card is sandwiched by two selections, or used to count to them Faro Notes 57
Al Leech A Dishonest Mistake Cardmanship 21
Rolland Hamblen, Charlie Miller, U. F. Grant Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 9 spectator remembers card and its position, card stabbed in deck, its value used to count down and find selection The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 20
Edward Marlo A Three Locator set-up and multiple out, estimation Estimation 46
Edward Marlo "Chosen Card Count Down" value of free selection is used to find fair selection, estimation Estimation 13
Edward Marlo 7-5-2 values of three cards are used to count down to fingertip peeked at card Estimation 50
Harry Lorayne Fourtitude four-spot as locator, faroAlso published here Close-up Card Magic 112
Harry Lorayne Mathematical Affinity two cards at thought of positions are found via locator cards Close-up Card Magic 134
Ken Krenzel Magnetic Reversals two selections, mates of two other selections turn face up and previous selections are counted to Close-up Card Magic 142
Edward Marlo Ace Finders values of four unknown cards locate aces Faro Controlled Miracles 42
Theodore Annemann Another Stop Trick from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932), with annotation
K to A set-up and countdown
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 12) 129
Dai Vernon Hidden Count-Down Variations Expert Card Conjuring 48
Paul Swinford Hidden Countdown using Ed Marlo's Incomplete Faro ControlInspired by Expert Card Mysteries 64
Karl Fulves Example 11 selection from packet, shuffled, value of top card used to count down to selection, gray code and faro Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 18
Edward Marlo Marlo's Psychedelic two methods "Psychedelic" without stack, see note on page 165Inspired by Hierophant (Issue 2) 94
Karl Fulves At The 17th in small packet two selections are located with an odd-backed joker that transforms in a three-spot, then four-spot, faro Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement) 63
Edward Marlo Casino Countdown with or without faro Advanced Fingertip Control 112
Edward Marlo Pre-Determined Four four effects, magically reversed card is used to locate two selections (neighbors or by counting to them) Advanced Fingertip Control 106
Edward Marlo The Latest selection is found by counting down to value of freely chosen card from a bunch, small set-up Advanced Fingertip Control 118
Edward Marlo A Complex Problem two cards turn over and are used to count down to three selections in two piles Advanced Fingertip Control 127
Edward Marlo Reversed Selected Locators four cards selected, two turn over and their value counts to other two selections Advanced Fingertip Control 134
Harry Lorayne Roll Your Own dice are rolled and number used to count down to the aces, last ace found via indicator card Reputation-Makers 91
Bruce Cervon 18-31-35 Farrow selection replaced reversed, 2 more face-up cards show up and are used to count to selection, faro Expert Card Chicanery 5
Roy Walton Ten Paces to the Right selection ten cards away from face-up Ten spot, faro (see page 8 for non-faro suggestion by J. Stewart Smith), see page 16 for correctionInspired by Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 1) 4
Peter Alexis Strange reversed Ace of Spades ends up next to selection, then changes back colorInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 10) 439
Lin Searles Reversal Track card reverses itself and its value is used to count to selection, match occurs along the wayRelated to Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 5) 37
Lin Searles Prophet out-of-hand selection procedure, two handlings, second one with pseudo duplicate pairs The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8th Folio) 667
Lin Searles Countdown Aces performer cuts to Ace, Two, Three and Four on top, counting down to the Aces according to values, inspired by Ed Marlo routineVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8th Folio) 668
Edward Marlo Cam Free Alternative reversed 7 spot is used to find selection, distant key card The Unexpected Card Book 146
Edward Marlo The Cam Under The Faro Spell quote: "It's the kind of effect bad enough to be used by the majority of Faro Fooler Arounders." The Unexpected Card Book 147
M. D. Overholser A Letter From M. D. Overholser four cards removed, those values counted down to, those are the AcesInspired by
  • item #388 in Daley's Notebooks
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 8) 975
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards foundRelated to The Epitome Location 25
Frederick Braue Count-Down Triumph wrong card used to count to selectionRelated toVariationsAlso published here Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 11) 143
Frederick Braue The Topdowner Fred Braue on False Deals 37
Simon Aronson, David Solomon, Edward Marlo Stop Perfecting Triumph! first selection used to count down to second after Triumph
- Dave Solomon Handling
Inspired by Arch Triumphs 27
Frederick Braue Deal-down Triumph Also published here Arch Triumphs 43
Harry Lorayne Triple Header three cards found reversed, via countdown, etc, two handlings Quantum Leaps 246
Roy Walton Lucky Seven reversed Seven spot used to locate selection The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1310
Ken Simmons Touch Any Card reversed card changes into selection, value used to find other card, two methods Cards - With a Different Touch 42
Larry Jennings Count Me In top card turned over, value used to count down, selection reversed Best of Friends 88
Allan Slaight FairRow Faro reversed indifferent card is used to count to two selections on either side Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6, No. 8) 812
Edward Marlo A Bonus Item three selections, one turns over and its value is used to count to selections on either side Marlo's Plus Package 81
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection lies A Close-Up Kinda Guy 32
Richard Vollmer, Christian Scherer Mystery of the 7 Suspects sandwich cards surround seven cards, down-under-deal to arrive at card, its value is counted down in rest of deck to find selection, faroVariations The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 127
Richard Vollmer, Christian Scherer Jacks Down Under off-beat sandwich effect, faro Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 4) 910
Bill Kalush Double Find face up selection is used to count to 2nd selection, using FIRP The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 21) 204
Steve Beam Puzzler two indicator cardsInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 6) 99
Stephen Tucker The dance master First card found by fancy cut, second card found by counting down value of first selection + other random cardsInspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 29
Unknown Card Detective reversed card's value used to count down to selection The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 4
Steve Beam Middle-Guage Spread card spread on the table two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selectionRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 126
Steve Beam Double Prophecy two cards stabbed in the deck, value is used two find two selections, see p. 160 for correctionsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 132
Dai Vernon Four Options multiple out location with an openly reversed Four-spotRelated to The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 41
Dai Vernon Why am I Here? card found by counting down three times to apparently random valuesRelated toVariations The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 122
Frisbie Saunders Location by the Numbers counting thing, intersting The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 127
Larry Grey Cut to Perfection The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 199
Karl Fulves Flying Colors with airplane sight gag Kaleidoscope 2
J. W. Sarles Fourth And One selection lost, top card turned up, 4S, four cards counted down, 4S again and original 4S is selection Prototype 24
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Twos Much selection lost, indicator Two-spot turned up, but selection under eight cards, other three 2s under original 2 Prototype 24
Tom Craven Down The Ladder value of selected card is used to count down to it Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 3) 2044
Jack Birnman Four-Sites face-up four is shuffled in deck and locates two selections Card Finesse II 219
Unknown Follow Down "Why Am I Here?"Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 27
Emil Jarrow Jarrow's Indicator indicator card leads to selection, Ace through Ten set-up, Kruskal-type countingRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 30
Unknown 失敗は成功のもと (Failure is a stepping-stone to success) Five-spot found reversed in deck, count down to find selected card Larry Jennings's Card Technique 24
Philip T. Goldstein Trisectarian two cards found, one by counting down value of other cards Thabbatical 96
Karl Fulves, Dai Vernon Devious Inspired by Crooked Tales 121
Gene Maze The Zodiac Card card placed reversed in deck, its value counted from this position leads to selectionRelated to Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 63
Gene Maze Miss-Matched two cards stopped at, they're not mates, but mates are found when dealing twice to their added value Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 70
Gene Maze Mirror Image indicator card is counted down to from both sides of faced deck, mates, center deal Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 128
Michael Goldman The Magic Nines production/location combo Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 12) 2587
Peter Duffie Lucky Card, This Deck Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 11) 2578
Unknown The Shamus Card chosen card is found in the deck by a randomly determined shamus card Card College - Volume 1 80
Richard Vollmer Right-To-It Location faro Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 9) 2694
Michael Skinner Top and Bottom Blackstone two selections Classic Sampler 70
Karl Fulves Stop Sign cards turned up until previously named card is reached, its value counted down to find spectator's selection Blocking Off 57
Blair Bowling Breathing Heavy selection under table, spectator reverses card anywhere, it is used to count to selectionRelated to
  • "The Serendipity Deck" (David Regal, Magic Manuscript Vol. 7 No. 3)
Facsimile (Issue 4) 10
Nick Trost Significator Five-Spot Face up Five, five cards down is selection, produce four Aces The Card Magic of Nick Trost 134
Bruce Cervon My Mind Keeps Wandering faro shuffle Hard-Boiled Mysteries 125
Bruce Cervon Face-Up Count faro shuffle Hard-Boiled Mysteries 127
Larry Jennings, Bruce Cervon Face-Up Count II faro shuffleRelated to Hard-Boiled Mysteries 129
Aaron Fisher Three Kings one of four cards is chosen and use to count down and find a selection (king), the other three change into the missing kings The Paper Engine 94
David Regal Control Yourself two cards are found Constant Fooling 1 70
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Countdown Stop Daley Notebooks, Vernon's Automatic Mento Stop Trick, value is used to find selection Card College - Volume 5 1170
Bruce Cervon, Richard Vollmer, Jon Racherbaumer Insured Prediction predicted by two cards and found by their values Card College - Volume 5 1311
Karl Fulves Bouncer card jumps out of rubber banded deck, another is reversed and leads to second selection, four Aces show up Under Tension 28
Larry Jennings Hip Pocket Prediction value of prediction card chosen by spectator indicates position of selection Up In Smoke 36
Bruce Cervon Face Up Count card found by counting face up indicator card, incomplete faro control Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 11
Bruce Cervon, Larry Jennings Face-up Count Handling Related to Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 15
Bruce Cervon Double Incomplete control and mini effect Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 17
Bruce Cervon Faro Finder peek with incomplete faro Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 37
Larry Jennings, Bruce Cervon Face up Add Method 2 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 37
Unknown Off Center Finder Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 38
Aldo Colombini Fourtold two selections are found, the matching four of a kinds produced Best of Friends - Volume III 90
Harapan Ong Indicated Replacements Ace to Three inserted by spectator, Ace is one card away from first selection, Two is two cards away, ...Inspired by
  • "Third Degree" (Phil Goldstein, Focus)
Close Culls 90
Arthur Finley Bottom Deal Trick Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 6) 41
Max Maven Trisectarian two cards found, one by counting down value of other cardRelated to Session Notes 5
Pit Hartling The Right Kind of Wrong four values cut to in one deck are used to count down to named four-of-a-kind in second deck In Order to Amaze 178
Joseph Barry Another Stop Trick.. Really? spectator stops at card, its value is used to count down to selection, no set-up Operandi (Issue 1) 9