145 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Funny Locations (whatever that means...)
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Unknown The Magic Star and Cabalistic Pointer six cards in star configuration, an arrow pivots and stops at selections Tricks with Cards 201
Unknown Eine Karte am Geruch erkennen locating a card because of its smell, key card Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Laurie Ireland The Card and Mousetrap Ireland Writes a Book 32
Al Baker Al Baker's Poker Face short card, cards found as they are riffled before the spectators' eyes The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 486
Unknown A Rising Card Comedy apparently invisible thread makes card move Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 52
Theodore Annemann The Tune Detective card found by dealing to selected song lyric / beatRelated to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 31
Theodore Annemann A Trick with the Fan Location card selected from face-up deck is found face-down The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 55
Unknown Spectator's Choice kind of Tantalizer with fewer cards and two selectionsRelated to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 176
Theodore Annemann The Walk Around Discovery cards distributed on floor and selection located The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 190
Theodore Annemann New Finishes for Card Tricks: 1. Card Dropping all cards except selection drops out of performer's hand Greater Magic 223
Unknown "Tearing the Pack" Trick pack torn in half, card selected from both half, match and are previous selection Greater Magic 290
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance Related to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
Unknown The Obliging Card apparently mistake is made, ambitious phase Expert Card Technique 322
Stuart Robson Last Touch last card is selection The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 96) 593
Herb Runge A Thought Ahead TantalizerRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 618
Unknown Circus Card Trick to prepare for 26th location Expert Card Technique 398
Al Baker Poker Face short card, cards found as they are riffled before the spectators' eyes The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 171
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuffVariations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 765
Edward Marlo Divining Hanky handkerchief finds card by bending its corner by itself to identify it Deck Deception 18
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Delayed Bombshell message on card "So sorry. We all make mistakes. It's the next card." Prepared Cards and Accessories 10
Clayton Rawson The Cockeyed Cards joker always shows up and is torn up, then shows up again and pieces are now selectionRelated to Prepared Cards and Accessories 21
Theodore Annemann The Walk Around Discovery cards distributed on floor and selection located by standing on it Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 3
Dr. Howard B. Kayton Magneto-Box small cards in transparent case, after the box is shaken, the selected card sticks to one side My Best 20
Unknown The "Yankee Doodle" Card singing a tune, card appears at last beat Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 120
Unknown I Nose Yours card sticks to nose Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries) 52
Unknown Divining Hanky animated handkerchief nods above selection Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries) 58
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Heaps as Rusduck, spectator finds his own card, a lot of dealing, TantalizerVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 397
Herb Runge Face Down several times a card is selected and found, spelling, stopped at and with "next card I turn over, will be your card" gag The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 451
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Fez performer wears a fez, cuckoo on springs comes out with the selection The First Book of William 17
John Hamilton Heaps spectator finds his own card, with just eight cards, sort of TantalizerInspired byVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 562
Unknown The Tantalizer 22nd position and packet dealingRelated to The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Karrell Fox The Question Is... Related to Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 96
Al Leech Ace Elimination Related to For Card Men Only 16
Harvey P. Graham Gloria Mundi deck is placed in a glass, cards fall out except selection The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 205) 818
Bert Allerton The Missing Deuce one of four twos transforms into a selected card The Close-Up Magician 28
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, indexRelated to Magic in Miniature 4
Al Leech One Among Four Related to Cardmanship 20
James Steranko A Question of Time same as "The Question Is..."Related to Steranko on Cards 52
Karrell Fox Spotz Four of Hearts selected, Five of Hearts found but one Heart is cut out Comedy a la Card 10
Karrell Fox Op-Trick-al Illusion Two of Diamonds selected, Ace of Diamonds found, but when held before the eye correctly, two Diamonds are seen, optical illusion Comedy a la Card 11
Karrell Fox It's a "Scorcher" lit match held under deck to expand selection, instead it comes out with edges burnt Comedy a la Card 16
Robert Eagle Repeat Circus Card Trick with duplicate The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 2) 71
Charlie Miller A Novel Location card selected face-up with fun presentationRelated to
  • p. 133 for related idea by Norman Houghton
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 11) 123
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same valueRelated to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 8) 106
Alan Keith Prelude "Circus Card Trick" to set up key cardsInspired by Expert Card Mysteries 136
Karl Fulves As A Stop Trick comedy presentation, on a card is written when spectator should stop Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 55
Allan Ackerman The Programmed Deck always dealing into two piles and eliminating one pile, last card is named selection, Named TantalizerRelated to Magic Mafia Effects 36
Don Nielsen Location Plus coin appears next to selection in deck, comedy presentation ("your card is x cards and a quarter down in the deck")Related to
  • "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 1) 371
Val Andrews One Spade Short No. 26 The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Miracle-Location No. 3, selection apparently found but not shown, gag The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Paul Swinford Let's Pretend two phase card location with humorous key card presentation, faro More Faro Fantasy 11
Bruce Cervon Turn Me Over! funny messages on card Expert Card Chicanery 9
Sam Schwartz Working Against Time egg timer with miniature card on bottom used, card under egg timer change into selection with "the card under the timer" lineRelated to Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 2) 14
Ed Thiele He Has It! handkerchief nods on the selection in tabled row, but it's not it, it's in the handkerchief instead, see also p. 410 for comment by Steve Holland, p. 420 for comment by Leslie May The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 3) 396
J. W. Sarles Further Than That credit information (Larsen & Wright's "Bonus Card Trick"), production of selection, Royal Flush, see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing StroutInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 1) 467
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 8) 528
Roy Walton Twister two six-card packets (one red and one black) on table, spectator moves one over from one packet to the other, located, six red cards change to black The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 11) 561
Karl Fulves Short Cut cased deck is cut as gag, selection appears on case Notes From Underground 10
Karl Fulves Snap Out one pip snaps out of card and falls off, leaving a hole Notes From Underground 38
Eddie Fechter How Do You Want Me To Find Your Card? selection is found again and again in quick fashion, as an out Card Cavalcade II 167
Stephen Minch Death's Grip card is found with small skull on chain (Skull-ocation) The Book of Thoth 26
J. W. Sarles, T. Page Wright, William Larsen Further Than That production of selection, aces and royal flush Card Cavalcade 3 162
Francis Carlyle Dots it? same as Fox's "The Question Is..."Related to The Magic of Francis Carlyle 20
George Sands Lucky 13 prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remainsRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10) 1035
Jon Racherbaumer, Stewart James Taking Further Than That Too Far production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuffRelated to Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 2) 25
Jerry Sadowitz Revolving Revelation with sucker element Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 10) 267
Gerald Kosky Computer Discovery card remains after multiple anti-faros, see also Pit Hartling "The Core" (Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Vol. 7) Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 12) 612
Karl Fulves Mass Transit spectator choses card from black pile, performer finds it from red pile which turns out to be the black pile Transpo Trix 56
Wally Boyce The Piscatorial Peg card is found with a clothes-peg Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 2) 640
Karl Fulves Cat Locates Card The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1263
Al Leech Crooked Card card changes to a crooked card Al Leech's Legacy 38
Paul Harris The Vacuum Cleaner Card Case case stuck to deck Close-up Fantasies Finalé 5
Craig Keller SPCA sponge ball finds card Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5, No. 8) 670
Jan Heins Splash plastic bird put in "house" build of cards and finds selection Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 8) 1080
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously sucker effect in which performer stabs card next to selection which can be seen on faceRelated to Pabular (Vol. 7, No. 9) 1100
Paul Hallas, Jerry Sadowitz, Theodore Annemann More Dangerous Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 2) 1181
Paul Harris Language of the Cards cards divined via layout of Seven of Hearts, Ten of Spades on table with other cards, indifferent card transforms into three selections A Close-Up Kinda Guy 15
Meir Yedid Point the Way arrow appears printed on backs of cards and points to selection Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 11) 994
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously performer places ace of spades next to selection, sucker effect Cards Hit 6
Dick Koornwinder Crazy Canon cannon drawn on paper fires with bang, hole in selected card Diverting Kreations 4
Frederick Braue Bazooka Card Trick writing appears on card that can be seen in red cellophane envelope (1943) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 13
David Regal The Beeper a beeper locates card which travels folded inside Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 99
John Riggs Coon 2 spring raccoon routine, impressions and selected card is found
1. The Attack
2. The Signed Cod
3. The Finale
4. The Screaming Assault
5. The Follow Up
6. The Wiggler
7. Leftover Line
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 267
Jim Hyams, Paul Sorrentino, Gary Plants, Evert Chapman, Steve Beam A Trick with a Borrowed Dog gag, dog starts barking at correct card The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 304
Jim Hyams A-Maze-Ing five cards put on five exits from a small maze, mouse finds exit with selection, see Guilty for credit correctionsRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 305
Steve Beam The Jogger gag revelation of selection, see p. 422 for correctionRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 22) 379
Jerry Sadowitz Broken Hearts four of hearts splits into 4 ace of hearts, pips disappear and reappear on back of selection Cards on the Table 52
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
Simon Lovell Crispy Spectator cuts deck, produces pile of potato crisps. Bag of crisps is opened to find selected card.Inspired by
  • "The Searcher" (Bob Ostin, Magic Mag, vol. 1, no. 3)
Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 21
Karl Fulves Procrastination Card Trick performer wants to find card, but other trick with Kings gets in the way 28 Card Tricks 16
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuffRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 23
Tom Daugherty The Gypsy Shuffle red and black packet Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 1) 2456
Karrell Fox The Question is... the "point" of a ribbon spread question mark is the chosen card Card College - Volume 1 81
Chad Long Nervous Condition all cards fly out via Gymnastic Aces except selectionInspired by The Lost Cheesy Notebooks - Volume Two 3
John Riggs A Bird of Different Feather bag with cards cut in quarters, performer finds pieces of thought of cardInspired by
  • Robert Baker's "Birds of a Feather" in "Shared Thoughts"
The Magic of John Riggs 65
Howard Wurst A Small Card, Right? miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled New Card Rises 22
Sid Lorraine A Novel Card Discovery miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled, reprinted from Linking Ring, March 1928Related to New Card Rises 20
Unknown The Random Card character "Charlie Random" on blank card, is next to selection The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 21
Alex Elmsley The Card in the Screen chosen card appears on computer screen Mouse Magic 14
Tom Sellers The Almanac Trick counting down a few numbers (weeks in a year, ...) a card is found The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 1
Frederick Braue Joker Spell deck with selection in pocket, performer removes five cards, none of which is selection which is joker, on their backs the cards spell JOKER The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 4
Chester Morris Comedy Cards to Pocket Seven of Spades with bottom two pips cut off, Seven and Five of Spades forced for two-phase routine The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 4
Frederick Braue Double Transformation quick opener with two selections and the card of the wrong spectator is found and changes back and forth, also with one selection The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 6
Frederick Braue Scrambled Thoughtwaves spectator thinks of his selection, yet a blank card, then scrambled up card and then card with image of girl show upInspired by
  • Clayton Rawson plot
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 7
Frederick Braue Who, Me? blank card with message by murderer is found between aces in deck, story presentationInspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 9
Unknown The Spirit Slates Chinese characters appear on slate as gag, performer "translates" into selection The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 20
"Senator" Clark Crandall Pip Pip blank card instead of Four of Spades produced, four single Spade pips removed from pocket The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Peter Duffie The Backwards Almanac Locate card with long dealing and counting sequence about the deck being a pocket diaryInspired by Effortless Card Magic 80
Doug Edwards My First Trick Photo appears on face of selection Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 107
Joshua Jay Losing Diamonds Selection (Two of Diamonds) made and lost. Ten of Diamonds shown, given a flick, flurry of red diamonds fly out, leaving the Two of DiamondsAlso published here A Teen's Routines 53
Dick Koornwinder The Koornwinder Kar car finds card by stopping next to it when pushed
- The Apparatus Supplied
- Explanation of the Basic Principle
The Koornwinder Kar & The Koornwinder Card Control 4
Dick Koornwinder The Revised Technique for the Koornwinder Kar car finds card by stopping next to it when pushed The Koornwinder Kar & The Koornwinder Card Control 13
Joshua Jay Ballistic Band-Aid Band-Aid on finger jumps from finger to finger (thimble-like sequence), finally vanishes and appears stuck on selected card Magic Atlas 116
Joshua Jay Losing Diamonds Selection (Two of Diamonds) made and lost. Ten of Diamonds shown, given a flick, flurry of red diamonds fly out, leaving the Two of DiamondsAlso published here Magic Atlas 87
David Regal The Joker Works Overtime Joker finds two selections, in the process changing into a duplicate of each selectionInspired by Close-Up & Personal 60
David Regal Pasteboard Massacre Magician cuts the deck literally in half to find selection, saws deck in half using a playing card Close-Up & Personal 242
Eugene Burger Séance "glorpy" and "out to lunch" Mastering the Art of Magic 56
Dale Anthony, Eugene Burger Dracula and the Sorority Girls presentation for "under attack" Mastering the Art of Magic 156
Chuck Smith To Dusty dog finds card Tools Of The Trade 27
Jörg Willich Electric Wand card is found with hand-held mixer Concertos for Pasteboard 211
Gerd Winkler Bizarre, Bizarre performer removes his eye to find the selection, paper is stapled over eye height Concertos for Pasteboard 215
Simon Aronson More-or-Less-acle Euphoracle to locate four of a kind Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson Decipher One spectator names value, one spectator names suit, performer produces card Try the Impossible 143
Karl Fulves A Day Late half card pops out next to selection The Magic Thrust 32
Simon Aronson Divide and Conquer Cards get dealt through, eliminating half the deck each time until two selections remainInspired by
  • "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic vol. 3, DVD, 2000)
Try the Impossible 20
Simon Aronson Euph-oracle (an Alternate Take) Elimination procedure to locate two selections, using Reverse FarosInspired by Try the Impossible 26
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Combination of UnDo Influence and Euph-oracle procedureInspired byVariations Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson Alternate Take with the Additional Climax Inspired by Try the Impossible 29
Simon Aronson Rap-Ace-ious Magician raps while locating the four Aces (credits for all the sleights used are given) Try the Impossible 184
Darwin Ortiz Maximum Risk catch 22, memorized deckVariations Scams & Fantasies with Cards 80
Jason England Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version catch 22Inspired byRelated to Scams & Fantasies with Cards 84
Roberto Giobbi, Juan Tamariz Step-by-step Revelation selection found, used to build a setup for next trick Card College - Volume 5 1124
Walter B. Gibson, Roberto Giobbi, Harry Blackstone The Happy Birthday Card Trick card found by dealing to song lyrics, from Blackstone's Modern Card TricksRelated to Card College - Volume 5 1157
Tyler Wilson Clean Sanchez two cards with big instructions on it used to locate two selectionsInspired byVariations Dominatricks 61
Tyler Wilson Sterilizing Sanchez variation in which both cards are predictedInspired by Dominatricks 64
Bruce Cervon sucker red glases, apparently marked card, every card is marked with "fool" Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 23
Dani DaOrtiz Cards are my Business selection from small packet is found, presentation with short messages written on business cards Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 59
Steve Beam, Marty Kane The Tranquilizer tantalizer-variation Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 119
David Solomon, Pit Hartling Sorting the Deck named card remains after multiple anti-faros, version of Pit Hartling's "The Core" (Vol. 7)Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 282
Ryan Schlutz The Keeper card divined after three fun random questionsRelated to Making the Cut 15
Ryan Schlutz, Josh Arroyo The Keeper - Additional Handling card divined after three fun random questions, despite card apparently not being amongst sample cards Making the Cut 17
Jason England Risky Business catch 22Inspired byRelated to Texas on a Saturday Night 14
Ricky Smith Card at any Vowel "card to top" presentation Nothing as it Seems 12
Mark Fitzgerald Turnabout Magician uses directions from a cellphone directly to the spectator to locate a selected card. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 36
Patrick Page, Roberto Giobbi And Yet It Is! apparently wrong card found, changes to correct oneInspired by
  • "The Unknown Solider's Card Trick" (Patrick's Pages of Magic, Lecture Notes 1973)
Related to
  • "The Three to Two of Spades" (Ken de Courcy, Ken on Kards - Card Magic for Non-Card Men)
Standup Card Magic 119