Scarne on Card Tricks
Scarne on Card Tricks
Details of 75 Professional Card Tricks with Full Instructions for Performing them (1953 edition used)
Work of John Scarne
138 pages (Hardcover), published by Constable and Company Ltd.
Language: English
(87 entries)
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Unknown Publisher's Foreword Introduction of John Scarne 4
John Scarne A New Era in Card Tricks 5
John Scarne Calling the Cards Shuffled deck spread face down on table, performer able to divine identity of freely selected cards with X-ray vision 9
Unknown Bottom Glimpse 9
John Scarne Aces from the Pocket Shuffled deck placed in pocket, performer able to pull out four Aces varied by "4枚の一致" (John Scarne, 1993) 11
Francis Carlyle The Upside-Down Deck spectator and performer each select card from half the deck and exchange it, then faced deck Triumph without shuffle varied by "Double Reversal" (Frank Shields & Francis Carlyle, 1981) 11
Charles Nagle & Stewart James Traveling Aces Ace assembly (with a touch of Follow the Leader), effect and method identical to Simplicity Four Ace Trick by Stewart James also published as "Simplicity Four Ace Trick" (Stewart James, 1937) 13
Joseph Dunninger Dunninger's Mental Card Trick Image of card appears in crystal ball, which matches previously unseen pocketed card see also "Crystal-Viso" (Dr. Stanley Jaks, 1939) 15
Unknown Magician's Choice one out of three 15
Carmine Laino Behind the Back Card Trick Deck cut behind performer's back, card remembered at bottom of cut portion, performer divines identity 17
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in between 18
John Scarne The Four Royal Flushes Performer removes high cards (10, J, Q, K, A) from shuffled deck, deals out four hands of Royal Flushes (Interlocking Chain Principle) varied by "Stuart's Strip Poker" (Joseph Barry, 2017) 20
Paul Clive Egg a la Card Name of card appears on hard boiled egg after it is peeled 21
Unknown The Ten-to-Twenty Force 21
John Scarne The Turn Around Cards Spectator secretly turns some cards around from a row of eight cards, performer can divine which were turned (Pointer principle) 22
Martin Gardner & Bill Simon It's a Natural Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted see also "It's A Natural" (Martin Gardner & Bill Simon, 1950) 23
Al Altman The Talking Card ten card row, spectator moves cards from one end of row to another, performer divines the number of moved cards repeatedly by turning over card with the same value 25
John Scarne You Do as I Do Standard Do As I do effect with two decks, spectator / performer selects same card coincidentally see also "You Do As I Do" (John Scarne, 1956) 27
Unknown Bottom Glimpse 28
Al Baker & Dr. Ben B. Braude You Do as I Do (Using one pack of cards) Do As I Do, performer picks out spectator's card, asks spectator to take out similar card and is able to divine it 29
Royal Vale Heath & John Scarne Heath's Master Speller Ace to king packet arranged, random card cut to, value spelled repeatedly to get Ace to King in sequence 31
Cardini Cardini's Mind Reading Card Trick Uses six duplicates 33
Bob Hummer & John Scarne Sensitive Fingertips Performer unmixes a packet of cards that has been shuffled face up/down. Shown to have odd number of cards in packet 36
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks 38
John Scarne Sympathetic Aces Ten-Twenty Force to locate all four Aces one by one, minor variation included to locate Royal Flush 39
Unknown The Ten-to-Twenty Force 40
John Scarne The Four Packs Spectator deals deck into four piles, remembers the top card of each pile, assemble the deck, performer divines the four cards 40
Steffi Storm The Wizard Spectator freely selects card, performer calls friend over phone who announces name of selection 42
John Scarne Reverso Two selections magically reverse themselves after deck is held behind back 43
John Scarne The Dean's Poker Deal Credited to "The Dean", a gambler from New Jersey, simple Jonah card poker deal 45
Charles T. Jordan The Memory Test Spectator removes card from previously "memorized" packet of 26 cards, performer able to tell which card was removed 46
John Scarne Spectator's Magic Count Performer thinks and writes down name of card, spectator deals down to any number and finds thought of card (after one failure) 47
Bob Hummer Topsy-Turvy Deck Deck of face up/down cards split into two by performer, each half has equal number of face up cards 49
John Scarne Finding a Selected Card Performer divines two selected cards using secretly red/black separated deck 50
Howard Wurst Thought Control Ten cards chosen and written on slips of paper, along with number. One paper is chosen, dealing down to number reveals that card 51
Cliff Green Magic in Your Own Hands Spectator names a number between five and ten, card found at that number 53
John Scarne Mathematical Finder Mathematical, piles of cards formed by counting to ten 55
John Scarne Swimmers Deck is cut into four, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four Aces. Procedure repeated, reveal four Kings. 56
Oscar Weigle The Weigle Aces Procedure like Poker Player's Picnic until last packet reveals a Three, count down to face up Ace see also "A Poker Player's Picnic" (1948) 58
Dr. Jacob Daley The Mathematical Card Trick Two cards selected from shuffled deck, deck split into two, when dealt down, both cards turn up at the same time 59
Joseph Dunninger Nomenclature Spelling trick with names 62
Joe Barnett Hands-Off Miracle Spectator cuts to, remembers bottom card, and replaces packet. Magician is able to cut to selection. (Salt location) 63
Russell Swann The Photographic Match Card is selected, match is lit and when extinguished, name of card appears on head of match 65
George Delaney Perplexity Selection is placed face up in deck, reappears face down between two black Aces in middle of deck varied by "Carousel" (Roy Walton, 1975) 67
Cardini & Dai Vernon & Nate Leipzig & Francis Carlyle & Martin Gardner & John Scarne The Initials Will Tell Initials of chosen card appears on spectator's palm (sugar + pencil) 68
John Scarne Double Duty Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (1-10) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value 71
John Scarne The Love Birds Performer/spectator select a card and lose in different parts of deck, later cards turn up next to each other 72
John Scarne Hit the Deck Performer holds deck, spectator hits deck away, selection is left in performer's hand 73
Unknown Bottom Glimpse 73
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag 75
Jack Spalding The Card That Tells Mathematical trick, divine how many cards spectator pocketed 76
Max Holden Mind Control Locate with key card 77
Unknown One Card Glimpse 79
Ladson Butler The Whispering Card Card "whispers" name of three cards to performer 79
Bob Hummer The Stubborn Card 81
Oscar Weigle Color Scheme Cards mixed face up/down, spectator separates face up/down, as well as red/black varied by "Still Scheming" (Peter Duffie, 1997),
also published as "Color Scheme" (Oscar Weigle, 1974)
Clayton Rawson Magic Scheme Mathematical prediction 85
Larry Klunck The Acrobatic Card Deck is thrown across table, selected card physically flips face up 87
Lu Brent Flighty Aces Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope 89
Dr. Ben B. Braude Braude's Mental Card Trick 91
Jack Miller The Magic Number Trick Mathematical card trick 93
Cliff Green Instanto Card produced from pocket 94
Walter B. Gibson Switcheroo 96
George Starke Quadruple Coincidence Do As I Do with four climaxes 97
Unknown Top and Bottom Glimpse 98
Dr. Al Berndt & Peter Musto The New Deal Poker Hand Poker deal from new deck order, draw poker 100
Harry Houdini & Alexander Herrmann & Dr. Jacob Daley & Sam Leo Horowitz Houdini's Double-Talk Card Trick Weird divination routine for up to ten people, each selecting two cards 101
Theodore Annemann Locatrix Divine card behind back 104
John Scarne & Bill Simon Double Prediction Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placed see also "Business Card Prophesy" (Bill Simon, 1952) 105
Bill Simon Business Card Prophecy Move 107
Bob Dunn Card Counting Extraordinary Weighing cards 107
Bill Simon Double Surprise 108
John Scarne & Joseph Prieto The Stapled Card Card transposition with card stapled to a Joker varied by "The Pinned Cards" (Edward Marlo & David Solomon, 1979),
"Marlo on the Stapled Cards" (Edward Marlo, 1979),
"The Stapled Cards" (Bert Fenn, 1979),
"The Un-Stapled Cards" (Edward Marlo, 1983),
"Double-Stuck" (Peter Duffie & Gene Maze, 1997)
Bert Allerton & Henry Christ Allerchrist Card Trick Mathematical varied by "Zip Code Pip Mode" (Marty Kane, 1995),
"Magic with Added Zip" (Marty Kane, 1998)
Sidney Margulies & H. G. Cleveland & Carlton King & Ira Zweifack The Triple Deal Card Trick Mathematical trick 116
Jack Chanin & John McArdle & John Weiss & Al Flosso The Spelling Bee Packet of Ace to King, if spell correctly you get the card, if incorrect spelling you get indifferent card see also "He Who Spelt It, Dealt It" (David Williamson, 1989) 118
Herb Runge & George Pearce & Ande Furlong Double Revelation Divine selection and number of pocketed cards 120
Unknown Bottom Glimpse 122
Audley Walsh Walsh's Long Distance Card Trick Divine number of pocketed cards over phone 123
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Poker Deal Poker hands dealt from deck shuffled face up/down, final poker hand transformation (drunk man presentation) varied by "Poker Dream" (George Schindler, 1973) 124
Chester Morris Perfect Prediction Mathematical procedure 127
Bob Short The Puzzler Mathematical Procedure, add up to 12 129
John Scarne & Johnny Albenice Selected Card Vanishes to Pocket Essentially identical to Lazy Man's Card to Pocket see also "Lazy Man's Card to Pocket" (C. O. Williams & Unknown, 1940) 130
Stewart James James's Miracle two numbers from 1 to 10, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbers see also "Pure Mathematics" (Dai Vernon, 1967),
varied by "Change X Change" (Karl Fulves, 1992)
Nat Bernstein & Morty Zuckert The Obedient Cards Use two named numbers to locate card 134
Jack Miller The Traveling Card 135
Oscar Weigle Personification Spell spectator's name to find selection 137