Number Prediction
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Unknown Two Heaps of Cards, unequal in Number, being placed upon the Table, to predict beforehand which of the two the Company will choose ambiguous prediction, two handlings (number of cards or values in pile & odd/even pile with palming) 1876 Modern Magic 103
Unknown Two Heaps of Cards having been placed upon the Table, to Predict with Certainty which Heap a Spectator will choose ambiguous prediction, two handlings (number of cards or values in pile & odd/even pile with palming) 1889 Tricks with Cards 79
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Hypnose card chosen and inserted anywhere in a book, card and page number predicted, alternative method with forcing book by Conradi 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 53
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Des indischen Marabuts Sehergabe three numbers named and cards counted to, numbers and cards predicted, prepared envelope, faced deck see also "The Divination Of Thought" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 57
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Prädestinationsgabe two decks, spectator remembers one and its position in one deck, then he counts down in second deck from position to previously predicted number, selection is there see also "Predestination" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 111
Unknown The Divination Of Thought three cards and their positions are predicted see also "Des indischen Marabuts Sehergabe" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 174
Charles T. Jordan The Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Card Tricks") 23
Charles T. Jordan Mephisto's Prediction position of selection is predicted 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 25
Charles T. Jordan The Sequel position of two selections is predicted 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 26
Charles T. Jordan The Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 34
Al Baker Al Baker's Wonderful Prediction position of card, pocket-writing 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Pack") 484
Louis Lam Tower Bridge "A New Bridge Effect", number of cut of cards is divined by value of another selection 1935 Would You Believe It? 11
Charles T. Jordan Double Prediction two cards are counted to after reverse faro procedure 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 85
Charles T. Jordan Mephisto's Prediction position of selection is predicted 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 86
Charles T. Jordan The Sequel position of two selections is predicted 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 86
Charles T. Jordan Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 200
Charles T. Jordan Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 201
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number 14 that can be shuffled, rough-smooth 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Newton Hall Controlled Luck 52 numbered cardboards & cards are shuffled and read one by one until performer tells to stop, card and number combination is predicted 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 191
Dai Vernon Up and Down selections end up at predicted positions, anti-faro trick see also "Card School" (Roy Walton, 1979) 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 255
Max Holden A Master Card Trick selection appears at predicted number 1938 Greater Magic 232
Unknown Triple Prediction predicted are number of cigarettes in packet, card and its position 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 39
Walter B. Gibson Pay Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phases see also "Follow the Leaders" (Roger Barkann, 1946),
"Skill-Nil!" (Dr. William T. Palchinas, 1949),
"Pay-Off" (Walter B. Gibson, 1956),
"One Thousand Skulls" (Al Mann, 1982),
also published as "Pay-Off" (Walter B. Gibson, 1956)
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
Dai Vernon Up and Down selections end up at predicted positions, anti-faro trick 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 8
Roger Barkann Follow the Leaders routine with red/black effects
- prediction of red / black relationship (Phoenix No. 1)
- Out of this World (not explained)
- Follow the Leader (not explained)
- Slop Shuffle Color Separation
see also "Follow the Leader" (Dai Vernon, 1938),
"Pay Off" (Walter B. Gibson, 1942),
"One Plus One Equals Three" (Roger Barkann, 1945),
"Out of this World" (Paul Curry, 1965)
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 102) 409
Ronald B. Edwards Remainder? card is selected and the value used to calculate a result which is predicted 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 118) 475
Paul Curry Two Minutes from Now spectator thinks stop at his selection when performer names the cards, position is predicted too 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 504
Herb Runge Hi-Lo as Herb Rungie, prediction of two amounts of cards and selection is found 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 162) 652
Dr. William T. Palchinas Skill-Nil! combination of several routines, here as Palchanis
-Pay Off (Walter Gibson)
- One Good Trick (Walter Gibson)
- A Total Mystery (Tony Kardyro)
- Total Mystery / Sensational Sensitive Finger Tips (Tony Kardyro)
- Card-Incidence (Charles Terraneau)
see also Tony Kardyro's "Total Mystery" and "Sensational Sensetive Finger Tips" in "A Routine Supreme",
Tony Kardyro's "A Total Mystery" in " A Routine Supreme",
"One Good Trick..." (Walter B. Gibson, 1942),
"Pay Off" (Walter B. Gibson, 1942),
"Card-Incidence" (Charles Terraneau, 1943)
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 183) 731
Unknown You Can't Lose Predict that when spectator's cards and magician's cards are added together, there will be an even number or odd number 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 16
Unknown A Baffling Card Stunt The Trick That Fooled Einstein with cards 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 18
Clayton Rawson Magic Scheme Mathematical prediction 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 85
Bob Short The Puzzler Mathematical Procedure, add up to 12 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 129
George Blake Your Deal 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 197) 788
Ronald B. Edwards Problems in Prophecy 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 216) 862
Walter B. Gibson Pay-Off spectator deals half the deck and tries to separate red and black, you predict the relations of the cards to the other half, two phases also published as "Pay Off" (Walter B. Gibson, 1942) 1956 The Best in Magic 97
Julian J. Proskauer & Dai Vernon Prediction prediction of the location in the pack of two cards 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 17
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 33
Harry Lorayne & Thomas Alan Waters The Card Pyramid mathematical layout of spot cards, end result is predicted, for Waters credit see reference see also "Mathematically Inclined" (L. Vosburgh Lyons & Thomas Alan Waters, 1966),
"Babel" (Karl Fulves, 1968)
1967 Deck-Sterity 45
Bruce Cervon Triangle Card Trick card version, final value predicted see also "Mathematically Inclined" (L. Vosburgh Lyons & Thomas Alan Waters, 1966) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control - Part One: pairs attract each other after riffle shuffle (RBBR-RBBR-...)
- Part Two: spectator lays out pairs on table, performer knows which ones are black and which red
- Part Three: number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted
see also p. 109 for comment,
"The Candy King" (Stewart James, 1936),
"Color Control - Mentalists Night Out" (Karl Fulves, 1967),
"Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
varied by "Incorporated Color Control with Coins" (Bob Hemple, 1967)
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 111
Karl Fulves Double Up two selections from topsy-turvy deck, position and identity are predicted, riffle shuffle method 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 23
Martin Gardner More Monge more notes on the Monge Shuffle:
- References
- Recycling the Deck
- The M/S Shuffle
- Tricks (position of selection predicted & Do as I Do)
- Analog of the M/S Shuffe
see also "Over/Under - Monge Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1968) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 4) 29
Karl Fulves The Rue Morgue Problem cards riffle shuffled by spectators and dealt in pairs to players, they remove red or black poker chips according to red-black distribution, chip values and cards added, the total is 28 and predicted 1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 54
Edward Marlo Impromptu Repeat Miraskill Miraskill effect with face-up/face-down cards instead of red/black cards 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 45
Henry Christ & Harry Lorayne The Difference & The Sum spot cards are used for calculations multiple times, outcome predicted 1971 Reputation-Makers 105
Henry Christ The HC Difference & Sum original handling, spot cards are used for calculations multiple times, outcome predicted 1971 Reputation-Makers 113
Edward Marlo The Predetermined Hour clock trick, selection divined, hour predicted as card value, including four impromptu versions varied by "Easy-Determined Hour" (William Zavis, 1971),
also published as "The Predetermined Hour" (Edward Marlo, 1971)
1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Edward Marlo The Predetermined Hour clock trick, selection divined, hour predicted as card value, including four impromptu versions also published as "The Predetermined Hour" (Edward Marlo, 1971) 1971 On the Clock Effect 12
Charles Hudson Hummer - 4 four cards mixed face up face down by spectator, values of face up cards predicted, CATO see also "Number Hummer" (Robert E. Neale, 1973) 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 150
Roy Walton Informer four quarters on table with an unknown indicator card in front of each, spectator cuts off a pile of each quarter, the indicator cards predict how many cards have been cut off of each pile, in second phase two poker hands are constructed from two piles 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 575
Karl Fulves Mini Miraskil eight cards, two methods 1973 Notes From Underground 44
Jon Racherbaumer Humming with Hummer card at thought-of number signed on face, later it is the only odd-backed card with the thought-of number on its back 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 55
Karl Fulves Incorporated Color Control number of color-matching pairs kind of predicted after riffle shuffle see also "Incorporated Color Control" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 4
Karl Fulves Double Up two selections from topsy-turvy deck, position and identity are predicted, riffle shuffle method 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 26
Edward Marlo Impromptu Repeat Miraskill Miraskill effect with face-up/face-down cards instead of red/black cards see also "Impromptu Repeat Miraskill" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 74
Robert E. Neale Number Hummer four cards mixed face up face down by spectator, values of face up cards divined or predicted inspired by "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring),
"Toddler" (Philip T. Goldstein & Robert E. Neale, 1989),
see also "Hummer - 4" (Charles Hudson, 1972)
1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 600
Karl Fulves Close Call four card prediction, total predicts position of selection see also "Palmist's Prophesy" (Roy Walton, Linking Ring, June 1973),
also published as "Close Call" (Linking Ring, Sept. 1974)
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 12
Robert Parrish Mental Opener spectator names number and that card is counted to face-up, number and card predicted, mirage deck, miscalling number 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Karl Fulves Pharo Here incomplete faro position, stopped at card controlled
- The Placement
- The Revelation
1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 102
Nick Trost Predicting the Total Spectator chooses and adds three numbers chosen from number cards, performer predicts total 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 35
Jerry Mentzer Double Mental Test one of four coins chosen, number formed by adding card values, both predicted in wallet, originally in Linking Ring (Feb. 1971), two methods 1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 70
Roy Walton Card School inspired by "Up and Down" (Dai Vernon, 1937) 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 689
John Rule Premium position of selection is predicted on another card 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1271
Philip T. Goldstein Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined, partial stack varied by "Impromptu Abacus" (Jean-Jaques Sanvert, 1981),
"Abacus III" (Charles Hudson, 1983)
1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 397
Richard Kaufman Strange Harmony three selections add up to 10 which is predicted, they then change to 10s 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 91
Jean-Jaques Sanvert Impromptu Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined inspired by "Abacus" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1980) 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 574
Charles Hudson Sum Hummer ace to 10 packet, mixed face up and down by spectator, number of reversed cards and their total predicted, CATO principle see also "Sum Hummer Explored" (Richard Vollmer, 2007) 1982 Best of Friends 105
Philip T. Goldstein Abacus cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted/divined, partial stack 1982 Thunday 3
Simon Aronson Countdown Triple Prediction two cards and number of cards in pile predicted 1982 Sessions 80
Edward Marlo 14-14-14 Prediction two added up values predicted, with amusing surprise 1983 Marlo without Tears 173
Charles Hudson Abacus III cut-off number of cards and single card are predicted, partial stack, see credit corrections on page 864 inspired by "Abacus" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1980) 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 790
Stewart James Half Open Omen number prediction with cards using cyclical stack (Si Stebbins, Eight Kings), featuring comedy patter "Heinz Across the Sea" 1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Roy Walton The 229-224 Trick with playing cards inspired by "Pickpockeyt" (Gentleman Jack, 1984) 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1212
Philip T. Goldstein & Stewart James Reduz card and number predicted, elaboration on Stewart James' "Heduz" (Case For Cards) 1984 Thequal 8
Thomas Alan Waters Twinner card is secretly written down, deck dealt and position of card predicted see also "Annemann's Mental Masterpiece" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Thynk") 619
Thomas Alan Waters Twindow two decks, one is cut and card turned over, both deck are dealt until face up cards, same card on same position in other deck, position is predictet inspired by Eddie Joseph's "Staggered" 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Thynk") 621
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted 1987 Doth 1
Philip T. Goldstein & Robert E. Neale Toddler packet mixed face-up/face-down, values added up is force number inspired by "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring),
varied by "Number Hummer" (Robert E. Neale, 1973)
1989 Fifth 3
Ken Simmons A Double Prediction spectator cuts off packet, amount of cards and card cut to are predicted, three methods 1990 Finally! 18
Edward Marlo & Ken Simmons Not Only the Number, but... spectator cuts off cards, number of cards and card cut to predicted, 15 memorized cards, prediction index, for correction see Ricochet reference, three handlings inspired by "Finally" (Ken Simmons, Lecture Notes 1990),
see also "Ricochet" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1991)
1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 3
Chris Kenner Sybil The Trick number to 20 named, packet of that size produced with flourish cut, selection on the bottom of packet, number also predicted 1992 Totally Out Of Control 157
Peter Duffie Eleven Plus, Plus 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 2) 2319
Karl Fulves Pile-Up 6-card pyramid layout, top card switch consecutively downwards to base, total of bottom row predicted "with reasonable accuracy", inspired by Drop Case carnival con game 1994 Crooked Tales 124
Peter Duffie Eleven Plus stay stack principle, number prediction 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 170
Peter Duffie Eightsum 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2529
Paul Harris Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eight cards selected, their values are serial number of bill 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "New Stuff") 37
Allan Ackerman Another Anyone Anywhere thought of card's position predicted, then spectator divines position of performer's card, partial memorized deck and prediction pocket index (12 items) 1997 I Can't Believe it's Not All Cards 53
Peter Duffie & George McBride All The Fives! Packet of four cards set aside as prediction, spectator eliminates cards until two cards left, values added together equal 5, four cards are the four Fives (variation, first published in Abracadabra no. 2590) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 72
Chad Long A Card and A Number card at freely chosen number has red back and is predicted 2000 Some Other Stuff... 5
Karl Fulves Gamble Ramble spectator choses cards in layout according to rules, black cards added and red subtracted, total predicted, 4-way approach 2001 Hex Squared 87
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Sympathetic Numbers cards dealt until spectator calls stop, then four cards chosen, ten cards dealt, all selections are 10s and prediction is 10 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Association of Thoughts twenty cards on table, 6-spot chosen, six cards become 26 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 22
Al Baker More Tricks and Wisdom position of chosen card is predicted, kind of stop trick presentation 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magazines") 627
John Scarne & Roberto Giobbi Affinity in Numbers Prediction 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1153
Karl Fulves Secret Counting two cards removed from deck are found after riffle shuffle and clocking value predicted, no real card counting required see also "Interface Technique - Example 17" (Karl Fulves, 1969) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 35
Richard Vollmer Sum Hummer Explored packet mixed face up and down by spectator, number of reversed cards and their total predicted, CATO principle see also "Sum Hummer" (Charles Hudson, 1982) 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 264
Howard Hamburg Hidden Prediction cards chosen via shuffling-dealing-procedure, total of values predicted, gilbreath 2009 The "D" Notes 17
Steve Beam Scorecard two selections correspond with number after some calculations, based on "Affinity in Numbers" (Scarne on Card Tricks), with history see also "Scorecard V" (Steve Beam, 2015) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 203
Steve Beam Scorecard II inspired by "Scorecard" (Steve Beam, 2010) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 205
Steve Beam Scorecard III inspired by "Scorecard" (Steve Beam, 2010) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 207
Steve Beam Scorecard IV inspired by "Scorecard" (Steve Beam, 2010) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 207
Jim Steinmeyer Number, Number, Number Ace through 6, counting trick which forces 11 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 15
Michael Weber One Girl Two Decks spectator cuts to card and cases deck, performer names number, when counting down to this number in the deck and a second prediction deck both end up with selection 2011 Knew & Improved 10
Gary Plants Count Me In number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection, number predicted with four cards, originally from Precursor (Oct. 1989) inspired by "Palmist Prophesy" (Roy Walton, Complete Walton Vol. 2),
"Counting On It" (Paul Cummins, 1984),
see also "Mentally Count On It" (Gary Plants, 2011)
2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 25
Gary Plants & Richard Vollmer & Roberto Giobbi Seven position of selection in small packet is predicted, anti faro principle 2012 Confidences 177
Michael Weber One Girl Two Decks spectator cuts to card and cases deck, performer names number, when counting down to this number in the deck and a second prediction deck both end up with selection 2012 Blackpool Twenty Twelve 10
Helder Guimarães The Art of Premonition number up to 10 named and card chosen using it, card is only one missing from deck and found in prediction envelope with number on back inspired by "Silent Running" (Ben Harris) 2015 The Veriloquent 5
David Corsaro Can I Call You Sometime Spectator-shuffled deck of cards produces the phone number of a fictional female chosen by an audience member from 27 different fictional females whose names are written on napkins. see also "Play It Straight (Triumph)" (John Bannon, 1990) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 27
Pit Hartling The Heavyweight human scale, cut-off packets weighed and number of cut-off cards predicted 2016 In Order to Amaze 26
So Sato Yin Yang Divide six cards chosen, separated into two groups of three and each added up, both totals predicted 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 92