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Bob Still And Then There Were None small-packet Brainwave posed as a problem, face-up three card monte inspired by "And Then There Were None" (Karl Fulves, 1966),
see also "Face-Up Monte" (Mel Stover, 1967)
1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Roy Walton Four Card Brainwave 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 142
Edward Marlo Thought Reversal from small packet thought of card turns over, Acrobatic Cards 1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 62
Alan Alan & Corvello You Read My Mind 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 44
Brother John Hamman A Four-tunate Choice four Fours, two are freely chosen, they are odd-backed and the other Fours change to Queens also published as "Four-Tunate Choice" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 542
Karl Fulves Carbon Copy two packets with ace to four are sympathetic see also "Separation Shuffles" (Karl Fulves, 1986) 1973 Notes From Underground 11
Trevor Lewis Simplicity five cards, Elmsley Count 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 47
Roger Smith Mental Reverse Five five cards, spectator thinks of one, it is predicted on cardboard and has odd back see also "Mental Reverse IV" (Roger Smith, 1975) 1974 Revolutionary Card Compositions 2 5
Edward Marlo Tabled Think Ace ungaffed 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 29
Jon Racherbaumer Spread Think Ace named deck is face up in deck 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 30
Edward Marlo Cased-In Technicolor Thought gaffed 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 38
Edward Marlo More Technicolor Thought named ace in Ace Packet is reversed and odd-backed
- R-B Double-Backed Think Ace
- Swindle Technicolor Thought
- Four-Card Technicolor Thought No. 1
- Four-Card Technicolor Thought No. 2
1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 145
Dai Vernon Four-Card Brainwave - The First Method four aces, named ace turns out to be reversed and odd-backed, for credit information see reference see also "4-Card Brainwave" (Karl Fulves, 1978) 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 3
Dai Vernon & Sam Leo Horowitz The Second Method double backer 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 4
Sam Leo Horowitz The Third Method double backer 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 6
Sam Schwartz The Fourth Method double backer 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 7
Sam Leo Horowitz The Fifth Method no extra card, double index aces, double backers 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 8
Sam Leo Horowitz The Sixth Method named ace reversed in packet, multiple out strategy 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 11
Karl Fulves Historic Note ...on the Four-Card Brainwave effect 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 13
Dai Vernon Odd Backed Ace named ace has different colored back 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 13
Unknown Four-Card Brainwave 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 13
Sam Leo Horowitz Five-Card Brainwave two poker hands dealt, one card chosen, when re-dealt, this card reverses itself, two phases, double backers and rough-smooth see also "The Self Reversing Cards" (1938) 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 14
Karl Fulves & Father Cyprian & Sam Schwartz Brainstorm essentially B'Wave effect, ungaffed method see also "Brainstorm III" (Karl Fulves, 1979),
varied by "Red Blues" (Karl Fulves, 1979)
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 17
Karl Fulves Cross Fire Ace to 4 of Hearts and Spades, performer reverses a card in each pile, odd and even values named and they match 1978 Transpo Trix 47
Karl Fulves Blanker Blue other cards shown blank 1978 Transpo Trix 49
Karl Fulves Kaleidoscope Ace through Four of Hearts removed from 2 different decks, performer reverses a card in each pile, they're named values and have transposed backs, optional transformation kicker 1978 Transpo Trix 50
Karl Fulves Snark Hunt aces and jacks removed, named ones turn over and transpose, posed as problem, see reference for method clue see also "Snark Hunt" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1978 Transpo Trix 80
Karl Fulves 4-Card Brainwave credit information see also "Four-Card Brainwave - The First Method" (Dai Vernon, 1978) 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 23) 89
Karl Fulves Quartet Gaff comment on Ace with four indices on one side see also "Snark Hunt" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 10
Philip T. Goldstein Brevis odd back and three other cards have different values 1979 Goldstein's Gallery 11
Karl Fulves Red Blues ungaffed B'Wave method, "Brainstorm II" inspired by "Brainstorm" (Karl Fulves & Father Cyprian & Sam Schwartz, 1978) 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 13) 1194
Jerry K. Hartman Brainwave Dectet ten-card brainwave, "embellished Hamman Count" see also "Sixtet" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1980) 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1284
Karl Fulves Snark Hunt clue to the method see also "Quartet Gaff" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
"Snark Hunt" (Karl Fulves, 1978)
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 35) 137
Gene Maze The Guaranteed Greatest Envelope Prediction with four envelopes and different front and back color kicker 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 44
Jerry K. Hartman Sixtet with packet and false count, card is not reversed, only odd-backed see also "Brainwave Dectet" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1979) 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 27) 1333
Philip T. Goldstein New Wave spectator reverses one of five ESP cards, same is reversed in packet in envelope 1982 shuffled lecture 3
Philip T. Goldstein New Wave spectator reverses one of five ESP cards, same is reversed in packet in envelope 1982 12/12 1
Max Maven* Psychic Twins based on Steranko's "Voodoo Card" and Fulves' "Computer Cards" 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31,32&33) 314
Karl Fulves 4-Card Brainwave aces in handkerchief folded to bag, named one is turned over, posed as problem 1987 Contemporary Handkerchief Magic - Part Two 54
Karl Fulves Non-Working Trix #1 B'Wave version in which cards are set-up in a box in a configuration so they can be made to fall into correct face-up/face-down state 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 47) 198
Brother John Hamman Four-Tunate Choice four Fours, two are freely chosen, they are odd-backed and the other Fours change to Queens varied by "Horse Sense" (Roy Walton, 1976),
also published as "A Four-tunate Choice" (Brother John Hamman, 1972)
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 216
Karl Fulves Tenvelopes ten cards in 10 envelopes, performer and spectator each chose a card from those, envelopes shuffled and dealt, performer wins and the two previous selections are odd-backed see also "Blue Alternate" (Karl Fulves, 1989),
"Tenvelopes Three" (Karl Fulves, 1989),
"Tenvelopes Two" (Karl Fulves, 1989),
varied by "Zenvelopes" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1996)
1989 Prototype 49
Joel Kahn I was so sure! 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 2) 1745
Ken Krenzel Tubemogrification four queens pushed through deck ala tunnel effect, named one turned over, changed back color, rest changes to aces 1990 Close-up Impact! 148
Philip T. Goldstein Blunk six cards and a die, other cards are blank 1990 The Minotaur (Vol. 2 No. 4) 6
Edward Marlo Roughed Think Ace named ace is reversed and odd-backed, double-enders, rough-smooth 1993 The Olram File (Issue 13) 13
Dominique Duvivier Nervous Breakdown B'wave type of routine, spectator can freely choose any King without Equivoque 1996 Magie Duvivier 40
James Swain Boxed B'Wave Twisting phases with Queens, named Queen then travels to case, finally turns over and changes back color 1996 Miracles with Cards 32
Karl Fulves House No. 5 four deuces, one named, it's the only one face-down, it's placed in case, then four cards removed from case - they're the jacks see also "Loves Diamond" (Fulves, The Fine Print #4),
"Silent Knight" (Karl Fulves, 1997),
"Blue Blood" (Karl Fulves, 1997)
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 71
Karl Fulves Blue Blood no-force version of "House No. 5", using two-compartment wallet or envelope see also "House No. 5" (Karl Fulves, 1997) 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 85
Karl Fulves 4-Card Brainwave Handling 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 90
Karl Fulves Think of a Vampire spectator think of either a jack or king (his choice), in four-card-packet his card is the only reversed one, the other three are Sixes, quartet type gimmick 1997 The Vampire Papers 102
Karl Fulves Skeleton Crew four kings in one case, four jacks in another, king thought of, performer transfers one in jacks case, it's thought-of one and gets a big hole in the middle 1997 The Vampire Papers 105
Ron Aldrich Invitation to Imagination presentation for B'Wave with envelope 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 118
Karl Fulves Over Exposed four queens in envelope, 2 card selected, those turn over and become blank 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 212
David Regal Lonely are the B'Wave 2002 Constant Fooling 1 94
Rene Clement B'wave It Goodbuy 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 194
Jon Racherbaumer B'Wave Notes 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 66