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Unknown Forcing Pack one way or three way 1876 Modern Magic 23
Unknown To Change Four Cards, drawn haphazard, and placed on the table, into Cards of the same Value as a Single Card subsequently chosen by one of the Spectators optional forcing pack 1876 Modern Magic 102
Unknown To change a drawn Card into the Portraits of several of the Company succession 1876 Modern Magic 115
Unknown A Card having been drawn and returned, and the Pack shuffled, to place on the Table six Rows of six Cards each, and to discover the chosen Card by a throw of the Dice 1876 Modern Magic 116
Unknown Three Cards Repeating Forcing Pack 1876 Modern Magic 125
Unknown "Forcing" Packs one-way & three-way 1889 Tricks with Cards 14
Professor Hoffmann To Force Three Cards together three force cards repeat abcabcabc... 1889 Tricks with Cards 15
Unknown To discover a Chosen Card by the Throw of a Pair of Dice forcing pack 1889 Tricks with Cards 92
Unknown & Prof. M. Verbeck "Stop!" "Three Cards having been drawn by Three different Persons, to make them appear at such Numbers in the Pack as the Drawers or any other Person my select"
three-way or two-way forcing pack
1889 Tricks with Cards 125
Professor Hoffmann To Force three Cards together three cards repeat itself, spectator cuts anywhere 1890 More Magic 13
Professor Hoffmann To produce Three Cards at any Position in the Pack thought of by Another Person three cards appear consecutively at freely named number 1890 More Magic 38
Unknown One-Way Deck short comment 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 11
Unknown Die Macht des Goldes spectator places coin on card, it's the selection, two methods 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 65
Unknown Die gleichen Karten forcing decks, one-way up to four-way 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 126
Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 23
Theodore Annemann Psychic Sympathy two decks, spectator cuts his deck and looks at one, performer removes same card from his deck, trick is repeated. Two methods 1931 The Book Without A Name 27
Al Baker The Impossible Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches varied by "Baker's Impossible Discovery - FB Improvement" (Frederick Braue, 1985) 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Book") 83
Al Baker "Say When!" two cards, partial forcing deck see also "Mentalex?" (Theodore Annemann, 1952) 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Book") 91
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 2
Theodore Annemann Just the Same Alike two cards selected from two decks are the same, selection process from one deck complicated with four piles and die 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1935") 41
Theodore Annemann A Daffy Discovery pocketed card is revealed through other cards, optional forcing bank 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1935") 46
Unknown Forcing Decks 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 25
Laurie Ireland Hints for Amateurs on Forcing Cards third forcing deck 1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation"") 2
Theodore Annemann Get It! deck is handed to three spectators in the dark, everyone selects a card and when the light is on again, performer reveals all three cards 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 15
Theodore Annemann Notaria chosen card and diagram are divined/duplicated, forcing deck, center tear see also "Center-Tear" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1981) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 27) 165
Unknown Another Diachylon Force like sticky svengali 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 107
Al Baker Impossible Card Discovery forcing deck, two deck switches 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Theodore Annemann Get it in the Dark three cards chosen in dark room are divined, three forcing decks 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Ralph W. Read & Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Original "Stop" Trick three selection, three-bank forcing deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 320
Al Baker "Say When" two cards, partial forcing deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 322
Theodore Annemann Two Card Slate Prophecy two cards divined and written on slates, stacked deck and forcing deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 348
Theodore Annemann Two Cheating Mysteries two-way-force deck
- fair stop and count-down trick with two selections
- one-handed location in hat
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 176
Theodore Annemann Mind or Muscle two cards located in spread, third card named, stacked deck and forcing deck 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 35) 237
Robert Parrish The Real Coincidence Trick two decks in performer's and spectator's pocket, cards removed - they're the same 1937 You'd be Surprised 9
Robert Parrish A Slate-Writing Method card and name of dead person appear on slate 1937 You'd be Surprised 18
Robert Parrish Selective Card In Pocket selection travels into a pocket selected by spectator, variation with spectator's pocket instead 1937 You'd be Surprised 35
Unknown Forcing Packs Three-Way Forcing Deck plus switch 1938 Greater Magic 450
Unknown 3-Way Svengali Forcing Deck 1938 Greater Magic 450
Dr. Ford Rogers Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack short forcing cards glued on long indifferent cards 1938 Greater Magic 451
Charles A. Leedy Cards Plus Jugglery card travels from long-short glued forcing deck to pocket 1938 Greater Magic 452
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper construction of deck followed by four applications see also "Affinities" (Cyril Marriott, 1946) 1938 Greater Magic 531
Charles T. Jordan A New Force Deck unnecessarily gaffed deck for faced-deck countdown 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 289
Harris Solomon Nomolos force deck shown, card chose, prediction says different card - correct, similar to McCombical Prediction 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 301
Hen Fetsch Ghostatic Touch several coincidences with two decks 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 346
Purvis W. Miller The Two Jokers two jokers shuffled into deck, reversed card thrust in deck by spectator - between the jokers 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 19
Robert Parrish Synchronism performer removes a card openly from blue deck, despite free choice spectator selects same from red deck, forcing deck and interesting deck switches varied by "Synchroincidence" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1979) 1939 Do That Again! 32
Oscar Weigle Dual Impulsion spectator finds performer's card and vice versa 1939 Do That Again! 35
Donald Holmes Forcing Deck long-short glued pairs with loose force card in between 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Henry Hardin Monte-Cristo Cards forcing deck with divided cards 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 97) 597
Jack Vosburgh Double Edged Sword of Might two card prediction, one-ahead, mirage deck 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Unknown The Forcing Deck description 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 264
Unknown Double Force with Knife using forcing deck with alternating order 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 264
Bruce Elliott & Walter B. Gibson Chance! Thought! Coincidence! with three different colored cardboards, one taken, one thought off and one stopped at by coincidence 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 18) 75
Roger Barkann Magician's Nightmare selections is spelled out, with Duolette 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 119
Al Baker Al Baker's Best Card Trick two cards, duplicate bank 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 222
Professor El-Tab Cut Post Card Mystery a piece of a post card vanishes and appears at a selected page 1945 My Best 230
Dr. H. Walter Grote Telepathy vs. Coincidence thought of card and unknown selected card is divined, written on paper 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 11
U. F. Grant Zella Prediction Trick one card selected, one thought of, prediction written on one card, it's the selection with the thought of card written on it see also "The Twenty-First Stunner" (Robert A. Nelson & Dr. H. Walter Grote, 1945) 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 19
U. F. Grant Improved Three Way Forcing handling for forcing three cards with a three way forcing deck 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 22
Bruce Elliott Change! Thought! Coincidence! card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted on three different colored cardboards 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 38
Dr. William T. Palchinas & George G. Kaplan A Sensational Prediction five cards shuffled in houlette and placed on a stand each, four removed, last one is predicted, based on Kaplan's "A Winning Wager" from "Hugard's Magic Monthly" 10/1944 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 50
Henry Hardin Forcing Deck every card is half forcing card, half indifferent 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 244
Ronald B. Edwards For the Future two decks, prediction is written on face of a card, free choice 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 104) 419
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cards see also "Annemann's Mental Masterpiece" (Theodore Annemann, 1935),
"The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper" (Ralph W. Hull, 1938)
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 431
Martin Sunshine "Stop Card" Mystery using three cards and a three-way force deck 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 190
Al Baker Telepathy For Two two cards, one to ten, forcing banks 1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Mental Magic") 339
U. F. Grant Lady Luck multiple prediction, coins heads and tales, sum of thrown dice and selected card, tossed out deck see also "Fate" (Bruce Elliott, 1949) 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 181) 723
Alexandro Dagger in the Mind blindfolded card stab, two cards, two decks 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 203) 811
George Blake Interchange inspired by "Ambitious Transpo" (John Howie, 1950) 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 224) 896
Cy Keller Brahman Bell stop trick, spectator rings a bell when he wants, with Burling Hull's PopEyed Popper Deck 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 233) 932
Theodore Annemann Mentalex? three selected cards are found by spectators stopping at the right card see also ""Say When!"" (Al Baker, 1933) 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 4
Theodore Annemann No Title At All two selection, first found by stop, second by naming a number, two way forcing deck, alternated 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 6
Aage Darling Suprediction add a number sum and selected card are predicted in envelope 1953 I'll Read Your Mind 33
Harlan Tarbell How to Win Three Horse Races forcing bank of a third of the deck, one ahead 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 242
Art Johnston Predicto two cards, two way forcing deck with subtleties 1957 26 Originals 8
Tony Corinda (5) Marked Cards in conjunction with blindfolds, Ghost Deck see also "(4) Psychic Sorting" (Tony Corinda, 1958) 1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 137
Dr. Spencer Thornton Putting Your One Way Forcing Deck to Use - Simultaneous Discovery-Book Test 1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Dr. Spencer Thornton Free Choice with a fanned deck, three cards chosen and divined 1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 27
Tony Corinda & Maurice Fogel A Card and Billet Routine cards are noted on billets, cards on board, spectator selects a billet and throws a dart into the noted card 1959 Billets 195
Paul Marcus Across the Void two cards are divined by medium over the phone, two deck switches 1959 Card Tricks 327
Peter Warlock The Patient Telepath prediction written on big file cards, initialed by the spectators 1960 Magic of the Mind 20
David Hoy The Tossed Out Deck varied by "Tossed II" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1974) 1963 The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 25
Edward Marlo Physical and Mental performer places physical selection next to mental selection (1 of 26), two phases, half forcing deck, faro fan 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Edward Marlo Uses for Half Forcing Deck see at bottom 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
William Terry Culpepper A Magical Reverse card selected in one deck becomes reversed in second deck, for force Psychomatic Deck is suggested 1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
Karl Fulves Method for Madness medium in other room, card cut to in borrowed deck in darkness with flashlight, medium divines card, then has actual card in hand see also "The Perfect Crime" (Karl Fulves, 1976) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 22
Albert Spackman Voodoo cards with outline of a person and x-marked on different places, spectator choses one of the cards where the person is injured, prediction 1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 1 167
Lu Brent Smart Alexis II three-of-a-kind removed, then choses a card face-down which matches inspired by "Smart Alexis" (Stewart James, 1967) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 88
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 value see also p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 106
James G. Thompson Jr. Anyone You Touch Hull's Nu-Idea Deck with prediction paper between cards 1967 Between Two Minds 22
Alton Sharpe Double Prediction Chest freely thought of and chosen card predicted, one ahead 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 73
Alton Sharpe & Del Ray The Great Stabbing Trick see also Reinhard Müller's "Dai Vernon Lecture in Germany" 1997, for credit information 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 163
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of 24 duplicates (page 182) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 179
Ace Gorham Last Call force from rough-smooth / Svengali deck 1969 HEX! 23
E. Leslie May Thank You, Ted two people select mates in fair manner 1969 HEX! 51
Theodore Annemann Psychic Telepathy two-way forcing deck handling 1969 HEX! 51
Lou Borin* Predicto deck dealt in two piles with two cards face-up, both divined, half forcing deck, see p. 289 & 308 for references see also "Coincidence" (Annemann, Linking Ring, Dec. 1927) 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 285
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity 1970 My Kind of Magic 46
Edward Marlo Let's Ambush and Kill "The Collectors" odd-backed collectors cards, rough-smooth, 3-way forcing deck 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 230
Edward G. Brown The Use of Special Forcing Packs 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 195
Alan Brown* Sealed Future ESP deck (or five-way forcing deck) shuffled and put in glass, card counted off deck until stopped, card predicted 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 621
Karl Fulves Prophet #2 deck is divided and to spectator's think of a number, performer predicts cards at the thought of number in each half, half forcing stack 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 42
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deck also published as Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 743
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
Eric Williams Forcing from Mirage Deck counting face-up 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Robert Parrish Great Slate Test chosen card divined on slate and duplicate writing appears on another slate, repeated with random name written down by spectator inspired by Laurie Ireland's "Three Slate Routines" (1930s) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 765
Orville Wayne Meyer Tossed II three-way forcing deck instead of one-way, see p. 863 for comment by Peter Warlock, p. 985 for comment by Jerry Fulton inspired by "The Tossed Out Deck" (David Hoy, 1963),
see also "Tossed II Variation" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1975)
1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
Karl Fulves Dynamic Duo two spectators each take a card from half the deck from performer's pocket, both written on slips of paper by performer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 817
Roger Smith The Mentalist at Last Laughs Last card selected, comedy mind-reading, then card is seen to be stuck to wall from beginning 1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 2
Edward Marlo Yogi Bird Card Trick wind-up toy finds card, two methods (ungaffed and with set of duplicates) 1976 Early Marlo (Section "Oddity & Other Miracles") 99
Philip T. Goldstein Four-sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator varied by "Pyratarot" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1987),
"4 Sided Triangle - Weber Notes" (Michael Weber, 2015)
1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 5
Philip T. Goldstein Vision Version design duplication with stacked picture cards, last one is predicted see also "Extra-Sensory Perception" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 14
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail 1977 Break Through 1
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted 1978 Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted 1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 4
Al Mann Where Eagles Perch on forcing the same card to several people and the use of a onw way and three way forcing deck 1978 The Tesseract 1
Philip T. Goldstein Modern Dart card is chosen by tossing a dart, five-way inspired by "To the Point" (Bill Taylor, 1970) 1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 18
Philip T. Goldstein Doubleview two person select a card, both are divined 1979 The Yellow Book of Mentalism 22
Karl Fulves Forcing from Half-Forcing Deck also from half Monte Cristo 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 2
Paul Swinford Magnetic Coincidence selection by spectator and performer are found next to each other by stop procedure, marked and half forcing deck, gilbreath 1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck see also Peter Warlock's "The Pecking Bird" in "Book of Magic", 1956. P.90 1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 17
Karl Fulves The Geometric Slate three-way multiple out prediction inspired by "Euclid's Vanish" (Martin Gardner, 1980) 1980 Curioser 12
Richard Kaufman Quadruple Fingertip Cards to Pockets duplicates and four-way-forcing deck 1981 Cardworks 140
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Card Thirteen in Spades" spectator selects all spades, deck with all spades inspired by Racherbaumer (New Pentagram, Nov. 1979),
see also "The Problem Of Card 13" (Paul Curry, 1974)
1981 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 80
Basil Horwitz Challenge Mental Hypnotic Suggestion two spectators select a card, prediction states that second spectator has same card as first but thinks he has selected another card 1981 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 32
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
- Princess Card Trick
- Mene Tekel Deck
- Svengali
- Monte Cristo Cards
- Ever Ready Forcing Pack
- Brainwave
1982 Hocus Poker 29
Al Mann The Five Star Gambit with the Five Star Miracle Deck, single card prediction in envelope, four-way envelope 1982 The Knight's Gambit 5
Paul Hallas Forcing a Date with Cards 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1146
Pascal Monmoine The Irresistible Force half forcing deck, pressure fan, variations with predictions 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1232
Thomas Alan Waters Hallmark shuffled deck, spectator thinks of a card she sees, card is divined 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Cardiact") 533
Thomas Alan Waters Threesum triple prediction on selected playing cards, with Bingo chart (Stover's "irrisistible Force") inspired by Peter Warlock's "Caught Thoughts" in "Pentagram" Vol. 10, No. 6, 1956. P. 49.,
"The Irrisistible Force“ in New Phoenix #340,
"Days of Force" (Mel Stover, 1945)
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mynd") 557
U. F. Grant Gen Grant's Triple Stop Card Trick three decks, three selections, first published 1953 1984 Magic from the Parade #1 15
Barry Stevenson Signed Sandwich card (signed by performer) travels between aces in spectator's hands, half forcing deck with signed duplicates 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 303
Thomas Alan Waters Synchrowave two decks, same card is selected inspired by "Synchroincidence" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1979) 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mystyx") 691
Thomas Alan Waters Turnary three packets, three spectators select a card in different ways, packets contain deck of cards with selections reversed, different methods inspired by Peter Warlock's "Double Double" in "Pentagram" Vol. 13, No. 5. 1959- P. 35.,
see also "Annemann's Mental Masterpiece" (Theodore Annemann, 1935)
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Mystyx") 696
Frederick Braue Baker's Impossible Discovery - FB Improvement spectator locates other spectator's card in pocket under fair conditions (1936) inspired by "The Impossible Discovery" (Al Baker, 1933) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 13
Barry Stevenson Sign As I Sign half forcing deck, one card signed by performer 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 1172
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other inspired by "Double Thought" (Al Koran, 1967),
also published as "Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2003),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
1989 Seminarheft 32
John Bannon Detour de Force humorous prediction effect with obviously but wrongly marked cards 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 102
Edward Marlo & Simon Aronson & David Solomon The Path of Olram approaches for Simon Aronson's "Simon-Eyes", four ideas with forcing decks varied by "Four for the Road" (Edward Marlo, 1991) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 12
Aldo Colombini & Davide Costi Alamo 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 9
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other inspired by "Double Thought" (Al Koran, 1967),
also published as "Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2003),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
1991 Magie 18
Philip T. Goldstein Write Of Way five cards are taken from a deck and spectator selects one, prediction states selection and other four cards inspired by R. Paul Wilson's "Written Wrongs" in "Chaos Theories" 1995 1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 3) 7
Karl Fulves Full Disclosure performer deals, Mirage deck 1996 13 Prophets 11
Karl Fulves Fail Safe card case with "Ultra Mental Deck" sticker 1996 13 Prophets 24
Ron Bauer Second Sight comedy triple prediction, heads or tails, total of numbers from date of the coin and a card, three envelopes inspired by David Britland's "Second Sight" in "Sorcerer Vol.1" 1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 77
Guy Hollingworth The Cassandra Quandary card placed in envelope is actual later selection see also "Undoing The Future" (Karl Fulves, 1996),
varied by "Appointment in Samarra" (Darwin Ortiz, 2002)
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 264
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocket also published as "Get Sharky!" (Christoph Borer, 2006) 2000 Anam Cara 21
Christoph Borer Mery spectator finds selection of other spectator with a pendulum also published as "Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2007),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
2000 Anam Cara 25
Al Baker Best Card Trick two cards, duplicate bank 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Instructions") 541
Al Baker Spectator produces Card from Inside Pocket spectator finds two cards but not third, performer does and shows that the deck consists of duplicates of this card 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magazines") 663
Karl Fulves Monte Cristo Background on the history of Henry Hardin's Monte Cristo Deck, Domer Scaramucci's card stand addition 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 37
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other inspired by "Double Thought" (Al Koran, 1967),
also published as "Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
2003 Bisingen 03 21
Davide Costi The Davide Costi Impossible Prediction 2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 84
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other also published as "Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2003),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
2006 Compilation 55
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocket also published as Get Sharky! in "Seminar 1997",
"Get Sharky!" (Christoph Borer, 2000)
2006 Compilation 68
Christian Scherer & Christoph Borer Hofzinsers Handschuh cards put in a box, selection is fished out with a glove, that holds the card in an eery way also published as Hofzinsers Handschuh in "Seminarnotizen 2006",
"Hofzinsers Handschuh" (Christoph Borer & Christian Scherer, 2007)
2006 Compilation 70
Christoph Borer Pendulum spectator finds selection of other spectator with a pendulum also published as Pendulum in "Seminar 1997",
"Mery" (Christoph Borer, 2000),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2007),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2007),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2016)
2006 Compilation 145
Christoph Borer Das halbe Forcierspiel half forcing deck 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 8
Christoph Borer Die Handhabung eines halben Forcierspiels the handling of a half forcing deck
1. Verwendung als Normalspiel (using the normal cards)
2. Das Spiel auffächern (faning the deck)
3. Das Spiel ausbreiten (spreading the cards)
4. Das Spiel durchblättern (spreading through the cards)
5. Das Spiel auf dem Tisch ausbreiten (spreading the cards on the table)
6. Das Spiel vordribbeln (dribbling the cards on the table)
7. Das Spiel mischen (shuffling the deck)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 9
Christoph Borer Die Force einer Karte forcing from a half forcing deck
1. Mit dem Spiel in den Händen (in the hands)
2. Das Spiel liegt auf dem Tisch (on the table)
3. In den Händen des Zuschauers (in the spectator's hands)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 11
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck see also Dr. Jaks' "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff" in Charly Eperny's "Das Stanley-Jaks Buch", 1961. P.126,,
"Giant Count" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
also published as "Giant Count" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Giant Count" (Christoph Borer, 2002)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 13
Christoph Borer Pendulum spectator finds selection of other spectator with a pendulum also published as "Mery" (Christoph Borer, 2000),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2007),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2016)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 15
Christoph Borer Double Thought half forcing deck, spectator and magician find the selection of the other inspired by "Double Thought" (Al Koran, 1967),
also published as "Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2003),
"Double Thought" (Christoph Borer, 2006)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 17
Thomas Otto Joker Miracle card has written the word Joker on the back and put on table, this card changes into selection, different colored back 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 20
Christoph Borer Joker's Triumph triumph, reversed card at the end is a joker and selection is in card case 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 22
Christoph Borer Double Transposition red and blue deck, two selection interchange in decks 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 24
Christoph Borer Erweiterung more ideas for the half forcing deck 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 28
Stephan Kirschbaum Schoko-Stopp spectator stops at any card, chocolate written back of selection, then repeated and in prediction envelope is a piece of chocolate found with the selection as a miniature card attached 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 41
Stephan Kirschbaum Any Card at (almost) any Number spectator shuffles cards, half forcing deck 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 45
Christoph Borer & Christian Scherer Hofzinsers Handschuh cards put in a box, selection is fished out with a glove, that holds the card in an eery way also published as "Hofzinsers Handschuh" (Christian Scherer & Christoph Borer, 2006) 2007 Seminarnotitzen 2007 8
Christoph Borer Pendulum spectator finds selection of other spectator with a pendulum also published as "Mery" (Christoph Borer, 2000),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2007),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2016)
2007 Seminarnotitzen 2007 17
Fred Robinson The Astrological Stop Trick rough smooth forcing pack 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 224
Tony Griffith The Bookie book test with cards to determine page and word 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 33
Helder Guimarães Cards, Numbers and Matches selected card at (almost) any number, predicted in match box as well, partial two-way forcing deck 2011 Reflections 129
Denis Behr Stop It spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice more 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 48
Denis Behr Further Thoughts on the Half Forcing Deck 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 53
Helder Guimarães & Charles Reynolds Force of Nature using group of mis-index cards, two handlings inspired by "Force of Thought" deck (Charles Reynolds) 2011 Ontology Project 22
Helder Guimarães Force One spectator stops at previously thought-of card 2011 Ontology Project 22
Helder Guimarães Psychological Bank Force as deck is riffled through, bank of forcing cards 2011 Ontology Project 24
Helder Guimarães Force Two spectator stops dealing whenever she likes, card predicted 2011 Ontology Project 24
Alain Choquette Cell Mate phone numbers on back of cards, spectator choses card face-up and face-down, dials phone number and person names other selection 2013 Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 23
Max Maven* 4 Sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator see also "Four-sided Triangle" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1977) 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 12
Helder Guimarães "You Decide" Cards Across spectator decides how many cards should travel 2015 Nephelococcygia 21
Christoph Borer Das Drei-Karten-Wunder three predictions, freely selected by spectators, half forcing deck 2016 21 104
Christoph Borer Pendulum spectator finds selection of other spectator with a pendulum also published as "Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2007),
"Pendulum" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
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