Hofzinser's Card Tricks
Hofzinser's Card Tricks
based on S. H. Sharpe's "Hofzinser's Card Conjuring"
written by Karl Fulves
2002
Work of Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser
148 pages (Spiralbound), Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
(80 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Karl Fulves Introduction longer article about Hofzinser's work and why it's rewritten in this edition 5
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Sympathetic Numbers cards dealt until spectator calls stop, then 4 cards chosen, 10 cards dealt, all selections are 10s and prediction is 10 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Gaze Force 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Synonymous Thoughts #1 two selections shuffled back, performer locates cards from another deck in his pocket 16
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Under Spread Cull 16
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Bottom Palm 18
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Transfer Palm classic to classic 19
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the significance of the spread cull see also "Transfer Palm" (Karl Fulves, 2003) 21
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Association of Thoughts 20 cards on table, 6-spot chosen, 6 cards become 26 22
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Force from tabled row counting from either end 23
Karl Fulves Further Notes on double enders 24
Theodore DeLand Educated Die / Spotter Die Ace through 6 of clubs in row, spectator finds the 6 24
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Four Eights 4 chosen cards turn out to be the Eights, they're lost and 4 indifferent cards change to Eights, then Jacks are produced 25
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Impromptu Double Ender 7s shown as 8s 26
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Top Change 27
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Two Card-Catch from hand to hand 29
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the Hofzinser Top Change 29
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Everywhere And Nowhere #1 2 duplicates 34
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Glide Handling second card is injogged 36
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the plot "Everywhere & Nowhere" 38
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Four Aces aces produced, then 16 more aces produced, duplicate aces 39
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Pinky Riffle 39
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Production 39
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Bent Card Subtlety 40
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Top Change Variation 42
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Metamorphosis Of The Flying Card 3 spectators choose the same card, it transposes with another selection, duplicate varied by "Picked" (Karl Fulves, 2003) 45
Unknown Pocket Force spectator quickly extracts card from pocket 45
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Hide Out showing spread between the hands and hiding a card at back 46
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Air Drop Transformation 2 cards back to back 47
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Sensation deck in pocket, any card named, it's removed from pocket, then wrapped in handkerchief, another card transposes with it 49
Reinhard Müller Further Notes on the pocket index 50
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Pre-Determination Of Thought 51
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Tray Index card index on bottom of tray 52
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Card Addition from Tray 54
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the plot and Robert-Houdin's version 56
Sam H. Sharpe The Three Of Clubs see also "The Three of Clubs" (Ralph W. Hull & Unknown, 1938) 56
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild Card Move 57
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Thought 2 decks on table, spectator removes thought-of card from other deck 58
Karl Fulves Further Note on Robert-Houdin's version and the Mexican Turnover 61
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Power Of Faith spectator selects 3 cards which match prediction, then assembly, 4 double facers varied by "Power of Fate" (Karl Fulves, 2003) 62
Karl Fulves Further Notes on "Magician Makes Good" and Mac McDonald's $100 Ace Routine 66
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Four Kings card thought of, then a spectator extracts it from pocket, 3 matching cards found, then assembly, 4 double facers 68
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group 68
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the psychological fan force 69
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Four Ace Trick 3 double facers 71
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Domination Of Thought #1 performer tables card, spectator thinks card from another deck, it disappears and the prediction card on table is correct varied by "Vanished Or Gone" (Peter Duffie & Dave Robertson, 1997),
"Z Numbers" (Karl Fulves, 2003)
73
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser One Hand Mexican Turnover 74
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the Premonition effect see also "The Prize Winner" (William H. McCaffrey, 1938) 75
Karl Fulves Domination Of Thought #2 card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card 76
Karl Fulves Further Notes on double backers 77
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Remember And Forget #1 79
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Depth Illusion Precursor card slid under top card but apparently in center 80
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the plot and credit information on the Depth Illusion 83
M. Cazenseuve Fake Fan Insertion really on top, see "Magic Without Apparatus" (Camille Gaultier, p. 85) 86
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Remember And Forget #2 88
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Remember And Forget #3 using mis-spotted card 91
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Omnipotence Of The Ladies 4 cards chosen, they're the queens, they transpose with 4 indifferent cards, queens change one by one and back to queens 95
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Deceive Your Neighbor 4 cards chosen, 4 queens on table, they transpose one by one, then back 101
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Married Hearts #1 2 cards in center come to top and bottom, then 3 cards transpose around with guessing game presentation 102
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Married Hearts #2 "The Married Hearts - The Loving Couple", shortened version 106
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Throw Switch deck thrown on table to catch 2 cards which are switched, see also p. 108 107
Karl Fulves Further Notes on Robert-Houdin's Ladies Looking-Glass 107
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Queen Of Hearts 4 kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then 4 cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the queens 109
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Unit Block Control Second Deal block backjogged 113
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Mysterious Pack Of Cards entire deck changes into duplicates of 3 selections one after the other inspired by Protean Pack (Robert-Houdin) 114
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Half Pass under Top Card 116
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Deck Switch two methods 116
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Everywhere And Nowhere #2 expanded routine varied by "Dectoplasm" (Karl Fulves, 2003) 118
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Fan Force card under fan 120
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Everywhere And Nowhere #3 an additional nine cards change into selection 122
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Palm Packet Switch 126
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Synonymous Thoughts #2 2 selections shuffled back, performer locates first card from another deck in his pocket, it changes into second selection which is given away 128
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Pocket Card for Transformation 129
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Insoluble Impromptu ring to inside playing card which was torn and restored before 131
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Under Handkerchief Switch of torn pieces 133
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Lost, Stolen, Strayed - A King card vanishes in deck, then rises (= is pulled from) from behind another single card 137
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the rising card effect and Hofzinser 139
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Ace Of Hearts 141
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Flying Thought selection flies out of deck, spring mechanism 145
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, 3 selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle 146