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Unknown To allow a Person secretly to think of a Card, and dividing the Pack into three heaps, to cause the Card thought of to appear in whichever heap the Company may choose 1876 Modern Magic 108
Unknown To allow a Person secretly to think of a Card, and, even before such Card is named, to select it from the Pack, and place it singly upon the Table 1 in 52 or switch 1876 Modern Magic 110
Professor Hoffmann Thought Anticipated general thoughts on the plot 1889 Tricks with Cards 128
Unknown A Person having Secretly Thought of a Card, and the Pack having been Divided into Three Heaps, to Declare in which Heap the Card thought of will be found 1889 Tricks with Cards 129
Unknown To Invite a Person secretly to Think of a Card, and before such Card is named to pick it out of the Pack 1889 Tricks with Cards 130
Professor Hoffmann The "Sensation" Card Trick "An Experiment in Thought-reading"
three cards thought of, performer divines writes them on slips of paper, spectators remove their cards and the vanish from "card table" and reappear in deck
1889 Tricks with Cards 231
Unknown The Conjurer's Prediction three thought of cards are divined, then travel from Card Box (prop) to deck 1897 New Era Card Tricks 155
Unknown Marvelous Coincidence two selections from two decks match, double facer deck see also "Gleich und gleich gesellt sich gern" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896),
"The Three of Clubs" (Ralph W. Hull & Unknown, 1938)
1897 New Era Card Tricks 158
Unknown Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection see also "Die Prädestinationsgabe" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 192
Al Baker The Finger Points reading body language, thought-of card 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Book") 88
Unknown Divining a Card spectator writings some cards on paper including thought of card, which is then named 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 11
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Mental Masterpiece impression device on card box, carbon 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 5
Eddie Clever & Theodore Annemann A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in 10 chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet inspired by "The Guessing Contest" (Theodore Annemann, 1934),
see also "Simplex Ten to One" (Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann, 1941)
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1935/36") 89
Theodore Annemann & Al Baker A Version of the Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 108
Herbert Hood A Mental Test Revamped thought-of card divined via center tear, see page 172 for variation by William Larsen inspired by "Two Mindreading Publicity Effects" (Theodore Annemann, 1935) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag), then right card, see page 166 for credit correction 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 26) 163
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Arthur Leroy Self Control any card is removed and put in pocket where it sticks out, any card named, card from pocket is named card see also "The Three of Clubs" (Ralph W. Hull & Unknown, 1938) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 27
Al Baker The Finger Points muscle reading, thought of card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 29
Unknown "Just Think" Mental Mystery any card thought of, spectator writes down indifferent cards and selection, psychological, pencil reading 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Howard Albright Uni-Mentality free choice, but spectator takes out five cards with his selection, one-way backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 157
Unknown Transcendental Vision stacked, one-way backs, "do you see a card of the same value in this pile?" 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 161
Unknown Projected Thought matrix dealing with thought of card and prediction of card and its position with prediction index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Howard Albright Uni-Mentality two methods 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 179
Unknown The 52 Card Trick thought-of card ends up at named number up to thirteen, matrix dealing elimination process 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 182
Howard Albright Perfect Card Divination free thought of card, stacked, "has one of these the same value?" 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 217
Howard Albright Psychological Discernment method for presentation when you know card already 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 218
Ralph W. Hull Name O' Card any named card is found/spelled-to, full stack and multiple out 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 237
Unknown Telepathy? performer marks a card on the face, it is the one named by spectator, nail writer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 300
James Maxwell Telepathic Selection carbon card, originally in Magic Wand, March 1920 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 303
Theodore Annemann Mental Masterpiece carbon case 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 304
Joseph Ovette The Buddha Whispers "has one of these the same value?" varied by "The Buddha Bet" (Karl Fulves & Charles T. Jordan & Joseph Ovette & U. F. Grant, 1981) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 350
Unknown C. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Part 2 do as i do with thought of cards 1938 Greater Magic 277
Unknown By Means of the Fan Spread a. Raising a Neat Fan
b. Raising a Ragged Fan
c. Spreading on the Table
d. Displaying a Reverse Fan
1938 Greater Magic 336
Unknown With Prearranged Pack - a. Memorized Deck card reversed in deck turns out to be any named card, ungaffed, stacked deck 1938 Greater Magic 339
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream four banks of twelve cards, fishing 1938 Greater Magic 346
James Maxwell Prepared Carbon Card. A Mindreading Trick spectator thinks of card and writes it on piece of paper (carbon card) 1938 Greater Magic 492
George C. Hanneman New Card Math binary sorting with 16 cards 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 289
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Divination "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up see also "Zen Poker" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1984),
varied by "The Buddha Bet" (Karl Fulves & Charles T. Jordan & Joseph Ovette & U. F. Grant, 1981)
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1938") 324
Oscar Weigle The Challenge Blindfold Card Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
also published as "Challenge Blindfold Routine" (Oscar Weigle, 1956) 1939 Do That Again! 43
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin Ponsin on Thought Reading lip-reading 1940 Expert Card Technique 338
Paul Rosini Think of a Card spring flourish 1940 Expert Card Technique 324
Unknown Chrystal Thought duplicate, mexican turnover 1940 Expert Card Technique 335
Unknown Ultima Thule Location from fanned deck, with outs see also "Ultra Thot Card" (Derek Dingle, 1981) 1940 Expert Card Technique 331
Unknown The Carbon Card see title for method... 1940 Expert Card Technique 416
Edward Marlo & John Scarne Marlo's Think A Card three thought-of cards are predicted on billets, one ahead, based on John Scarne's "Think a Card" see also "Miracle Do As I Do" (Warren Wiersbe, 1946) 1941 Early Marlo (Section "Amazing, Isn't It?") 26
Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann Simplex Ten to One performer and spectator think of a card, spectator does not find it, performer does, inspired by an effect from Annemann's book "Sh! It's a Secret!" see also "A Test of Power" (Eddie Clever & Theodore Annemann, 1936) 1941 Early Marlo (Section "Amazing, Isn't It?") 29
Unknown Thought Location magician finds thought card by placing it in pocket 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 236
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in 10 chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 30
Don Medley Ring A Bell spectator thinks of a card in the fan, then he writes this card among four other cards, card is divined 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 445
J. B. Bobo Telepathic Miracle key card placed next to thought-of card see also "Emotional Reaction" (Dai Vernon, 1959) 1947 Watch This One! 40
George B. Anderson Card Muscles with contact mindreading 1949 It Must Be Mindreading 42
Edward Marlo Double Thought two cards, one freely thought of, one ahead see also "Four Ways To Go" (Edward Marlo, 1988),
"Logical Double Thought, Plus One" (Edward Marlo, 1991)
1953 The Cardician 31
Edward Marlo Red and Blue Telepathy two cards, written on red and blue slips of paper 1953 The Cardician 123
Edward Marlo Double Thoughts - Single Deck two cards, one thought of, one ahead see also "Double Thought and Two Billets" (Edward Marlo, 1959),
"Double Thought - Single Deck" (Edward Marlo, 1959)
1953 The Cardician 126
Oscar Weigle Challenge Blindfold Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
also published as "The Challenge Blindfold Card Routine" (Oscar Weigle, 1939) 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 13
Tony Corinda (1) Any Card Called For 1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 35
Dai Vernon Look up spectator spreads through deck and thinks of one see also "Estimation #2" (John C. Wagner & Dai Vernon, 1987) 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 75
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction key card see also "Telepathic Miracle" (J. B. Bobo, 1947),
"An Emotional Out" (Roberto Giobbi & Dai Vernon, 2010),
"Impossible Killer" (Bill Abbott & Dai Vernon, 2013)
1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 7
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method I two decks, two spectators make a selection each, one only thought of 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 5
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method II two cards only thought of, see also page 9 for Variation 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 6
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method V peeked at and thought of card found 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 9
Edward Marlo Double Thought - Single Deck two cards thought of found, one ahead
- Stooge Version
- The Exchange Version
- The Key Card Version
- Memory Version
see also "Double Thoughts - Single Deck" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 12
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decks varied by "Let's Recapitulate or Criss Cross" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 15
Edward Marlo Double Thought and Two Billets see also "Double Thoughts - Single Deck" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 22
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methods 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 24
Edward Marlo Marked Matcho two decks 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 27
Edward Marlo Unmarked Matcho two decks 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 28
Edward Marlo Memory Matcho two decks, one stacked 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 29
Dai Vernon Riffled Thought break 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 12
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 6 variation of Hull's "Mental Discernment" starting with freely thought of card, distribution with Erdnase's stock shuffle, OOSOOM inspired by "Erdnase System of Stock Shuffling" (S. W. Erdnase, 1902) 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 15
Harry Lorayne Mentalamazement any card thought of, magician places card on table, correct one (switch) 1962 Close-up Card Magic 225
Dai Vernon The Vernon Card Divination card thought of from half the deck, multiple out divination 1962 Early Vernon 37
Edward Marlo Thought Determinator "Is your card in this pile?", memorized deck, faro 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 21
Edward Marlo Odd Thought spectator thinks of only odd-backed card in deck, no rough smooth, faro fan 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 65
Edward Marlo The Ultra Equivoce Brainweave, any card can be thought of inspired by "Elmsley's Ultra Mental" (Alex Elmsley, 1964) 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 71
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card - Annotation from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
spectator writes any card on back of card, magician divines it
see also "The Thought Card" (Theodore Annemann, 1967) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 147
Peter Kane The Blank Thought Deck blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card, all cards get faces and isolated card is thought-of one varied by "On Kane's Blank Thought Deck" (Allan Ackerman, 1970),
"Blank Thought Surprise" (Alexander de Cova, 1994)
1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 1
Alton Sharpe Double Prediction Chest freely thought of and chosen card predicted, one ahead 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 73
Edward Marlo & Burling Hull Variation on Hull's Prediction tabled card turns out to be any named card, sticky substance 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 114
Edward Marlo Mental Lie thought-of card, spectator reads cards, performer catches lie, three methods 1969 HEX! 45
Aldini & Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of card inspired by "Think of a Card" (Paul Curry, 1947),
"Think of a Card" (Paul Curry, 2001)
1969 Roughingly Yours 38
Allan Ackerman On Kane's Blank Thought Deck blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card, all cards get faces and isolated card is thought-of one inspired by "The Blank Thought Deck" (Peter Kane, 1967) 1970 Magic Mafia Effects 1
Paul Swinford Son of Faro Spell CCCC 1971 More Faro Fantasy 58
Paul Swinford Elmsley Revisited CCCC inspired by "Double Control" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1971 More Faro Fantasy 63
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCC see also "Binary Translocations" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1971 More Faro Fantasy 54
E. S. Bentfrum Matching Prediction inspired by "Double Thought and Two Billets" (Edward Marlo, 1959) 1972 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 22
James G. Thompson Jr. Tangible Intangible presented as thought-of card 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 493
Harry Lorayne The Mind Boggler any card thought of, then a dealing procedure, scratched distant key card 1973 Rim Shots 13
Ray Grismer Mind Ray spectator deals card on table according to some instructions 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 620
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 49
Edward Marlo A Mental Location spectator shuffles, cuts to a card, looks at it, shuffles; crimped memorized cards 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 141
Stephen Minch King of the Thought Ways 1974 The Book of Thoth 12
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
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekel see also "Complete Mental Secret" (Edward Marlo, 1991) 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Edward Marlo Gaffed Mental Trap Thought of Card appears between Mates 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 201
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch Thought of Card appears between Mates, using a switch 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 1
Edward Marlo Sandwich Card Sandwiched Card is though of, double backer 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 71
Lenny Greenfader Think of Any Card spectator removes five cards, one of which is selection 1975 Afterthoughts 84
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and 2 thought-of cards found see also "Triathlon" (Pit Hartling, 1998) 1976 The Epitome Location 25
Edward Marlo marlo's deal switch named card appears between sandwich cards on table 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 140
Alex Elmsley & Frederick Mosteller another encore red & black card thought of, they are spelled to after some shuffling (see Legendary Kabbala for Elmsley credit) inspired by "Encore!" (Frederick Mosteller, 1944),
see also "Miracle Mental Spell" (Derek Dingle, 1982)
1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 153
Eddie Fields Quintile Spectator removes five cards, four random and one is the thought of selection. Performer divines selection. 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 25
Allan Ackerman An Effect spectator names card, direct, prediction type varied by "Thanks to Kaps" (Roger Crosthwaite, 1981) 1978 Here's My Card 29
John C. Wagner Mentally by Two faro, automatic placement 1978 7 Secrets 33
Martin A. Nash It Can't Happen Here cutting to any value named, stack (Mental Topper) 1979 Sleight Unseen 430
Edward Marlo New Approach to a Revisit freely thought of card is placed on table and other card is located, using two rough and smooth decks 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 172
Edward Marlo Un-Gaffed Approach three methods for "New Approach to a Revisit" from page 172 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 175
Edward Marlo A Tip for Mental Over Physical see also "Mental Over Physical" (Edward Marlo, 1980) 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 13
Edward Marlo & Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, misreads joker as selection, six methods 1980 Hierophant (Section "The Last Hierophant") 5
Karl Fulves The Ghost Effect card thought of, five cards removed, one of them is the selection and the other the four aces, posed as problem 1980 Interlocutor (Issue 42) 167
Paul Gertner Don't Get Personal spectator's name appears on throught-of-card 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 568
Derek Dingle Ultra Thot Card from a fanned deck, with outs see also "Ultima Thule Location" (1940) 1981 Fourcast 3
Karl Fulves & J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color 1981 Fourcast 9
Karl Fulves & Charles T. Jordan & Joseph Ovette & U. F. Grant The Buddha Bet "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up inspired by "The Buddha Whispers" (Joseph Ovette, 1937),
"Demon's Divination" (Charles T. Jordan, 1938)
1981 Fourcast 12
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card shuffled deck, wording and eye movement 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 3
Roger Crosthwaite Stacked Deck Refinement stacked deck in conjunction with the think a card plot inspired by "Si Stebbins Sorcery" (Edward Marlo, 1971) 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 8
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card Control think a card plot and the Hofzinser spread cull 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 8
Roger Crosthwaite The Eidetic Prediction card is placed in the box, spectator think of a card, that card is divined and later found to be the card put in the box in the beginning 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 11
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle see also "another encore" (Alex Elmsley & Frederick Mosteller, 1976) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Derek Dingle One-Hand Fan Force Technique and Outs spectator thinks of a card from fan 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 153
Michael Weber "... Just an Old Premonition" copy of 52 cards with one reversed, freely thought-of card is missing 1982 Something for Everyone 12
Ken Krenzel Post Hoc Miracle thought from half the deck, a bit strange procedure, miscalling inspired by "Trilemma" (H. A. Adams, 1953) 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 106
Stewart James & Howard Lyons An Obvious Card thought of card to wallet, twice, Bombshell wallet varied by "Bombshell Twins" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1994) 1984 Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck 1984 Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Philip T. Goldstein Zen Poker streamlined "can you see your suit/value... here?" see also "Demon's Divination" (Charles T. Jordan, 1938) 1984 Thequal 2
Philip T. Goldstein Think a Card Restriction subtle 1984 Thequal 2
Unknown Thought-Card Gimmick card thought of and written down by spectator, divined 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
John C. Wagner & Ralph W. Hull Whispering Wagner two thought of cards are found, inspired by a Hull effect from The Talisman 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 20
John C. Wagner Estimation #1 spectator thinks of card in ribbon spread deck 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 97
John C. Wagner & Dai Vernon Estimation #2 inspired by "Look up" (Dai Vernon, 1959) 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 99
John C. Wagner Non-Gaffed Ultra Mental as an out for estimation effects 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 105
Doug Edwards Swell Spell spelling to any named card, full deck set up 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1447
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clocking see also "Double Thought" (Edward Marlo, 1953),
"Logical Double Thought, Plus One" (Edward Marlo, 1991)
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 175
Edward Marlo Think of Any Card performer cuts to thought of card, using faros 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 217
David A. Vogt A Choice of 52 OOSOOM with free choice 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 226
Edward Marlo & U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 299
Edward Marlo A Spelling Miracle spectator spells to freely thought of card 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 301
Larry Jennings First Impressions using turnover change, see page 168 for alternative for switch 1988 The Cardwright 33
Larry Jennings One Thought Behind two cards, one-ahead 1988 The Cardwright 60
Lennart Green The Perfect Arrangement deck order looks random, but is NDO after 1-2-Separation, thought-of-card presentation 1989 1-2 Separation 7
Edward Marlo A Mental Combination - A Multiple Coincidence
- Impromptu Power of Thought
4 thought-of cards matched with another deck, power-of-thought with 2 decks, see page 55 (Addendum) for addition
1989 So Soon? 33
Edward Marlo Not-so-Lazy-Man's Card Trick - Variation 7 memorized deck 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 1) 1737
John Bannon Oh Calcutta thought of and dealt-to card are predicted, one ahead inspired by "The Calcutta Mystery (First Version)" (George G. Kaplan, 1948) 1990 Impossibilia 11
John Bannon Shock Treatment thought-of-card placed in pocket as prediction, another selection is found see also "Shocked" (James Swain, 1992),
varied by "Double Shock!" (Nick Trost, 1997)
1990 Impossibilia 42
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller) also published as "I Knew That" (Edward Marlo, 1990),
"I Knew That" (Edward Marlo, 1993)
1990 That's It 52
Edward Marlo Marlo's Mindreader card thought-of and selected, one found by stop trick, other to pocket 1990 That's It 58
Edward Marlo The Missing Mental Toppers cards transferred according to value of thought-of card, two methods 1990 That's It 60
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller) also published as "I Knew That" (Edward Marlo, 1990) 1990 Finally! 61
Edward Marlo Put A Shine On Your Mind "Ways to Ascertain the Value of a Thought-Card"
5 methods with procedures in which spectator needs to remove as many cards as the thought-of value, partial set-up, memorized deck, distant key card
1991 The Olram File (Issue 3) 7
Jon Racherbaumer One More Thing commentary on thought-of cards, including Simon Aronson's "Simon's Eyes" 1991 The Olram File (Issue 3) 11
Edward Marlo Logical Double Thought, Plus One two cards thought of & 1 unknown card removed, all found, three methods see also "Two Thoughts and a Mate" (Simon Aronson, Aronson Approach),
"Double Thought" (Edward Marlo, 1953),
"Four Ways To Go" (Edward Marlo, 1988)
1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 8
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
Edward Marlo & Simon Aronson Olram's Choice approach for Simon Aronson's "Simon-Eyes", 2 different numbers, memorized deck 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 13
Edward Marlo & Simon Aronson For the Ace-to-King Boys approach for Simon Aronson's "Simon-Eyes", 2 different numbers, NPO stack 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Edward Marlo Complete Mental Secret odd-backed card is touched and tabled, any named card removed from other deck, they match, roughed red/blue menetekel, roughed red-blue double-back deck, see also Ibidem #19 see also "The Mental Secret" (Edward Marlo, 1975) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 4
Stephen Tucker Thought Provoking mathematical 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 8) 2105
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection inspired by "Shock Treatment" (John Bannon, 1990) 1992 Don't Blink 37
Terry LaGerould Spectator guesses better one ahead 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 9) 2257
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller) also published as "I Knew That" (Edward Marlo, 1990) 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 6
Dai Vernon イモーショナルリアクション (Emotional Reaction) 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 115
Alex Elmsley Double-Cross selection and mate are thought of, groups displayed, matrixing principle 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 69
Alexander de Cova Blank Thought Surprise blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card and it becomes named card in mirror inspired by "The Blank Thought Deck" (Peter Kane, 1967) 1994 Secrets No. 1 26
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of freely chosen card is added to a deck via deck switch before replacement 1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 16
Peter Duffie Thoughts on the Bottom Estimation & Bottom Deal varied by "Red Herring Location" (Paul Cummins & Peter Duffie, 2002) 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 232
Gene Maze Hello Stranger named card has different back, ungaffed 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2625
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted 1996 Blocking Off 47
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami) inspired by "Tsunami" (Bob Farmer) 1996 Miracles with Cards 68
James Swain & Edward Marlo Topping the Mental Topper cards freely chosen (or thought of), card and its three mates found, faro inspired by "Mental Topper" (Ed Marlo, The New Tops) 1996 Miracles with Cards 107
Justin Higham Super Clairvoyant varied by "Apocalypse Variations Or Additions" (Harry Lorayne, 1997) 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2741
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions inspired by "Super Clairvoyant" (Justin Higham, 1997) 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2807
Nick Trost Nick's Stranger in Paradise Spectator thinks of any card and is removed from blue back deck, previously pocketed red deck is found to be missing the thought of card, tabled card is revealed to be it, first published in The New Tops, November 1968 see also "Premonition Outdone" (Stan Lobenstern, 1968),
"Thought Anticipated" (Dave Campbell, The Gen, April 1959)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 189
John Luka The Smiling Mule Variation inspired by Earl Nelson's "Pass the Sandwhich",
Roy Walton's "The Smiling Mule"
1997 L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 35
Frederick Braue Braue Nikola Fish estimation and fishing 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
Unknown The Spread cards spread face-up on table, spectator thinks of one, performer estimates 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticated inspired by "Triple Mate" (Harry Lorayne, 1976) 1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 24
Thomas Fraps & Helge Thun If Worse Comes To Worse performer finds two selected and one thought-of card, one way from face (pips) varied by "Dreimal Unmöglich" (Jörg Alexander Weber, 2000) 1998 The Book 88
Allan Ackerman A Close Encounter three thought of cards found, memorized deck 1999 Classic Handlings 18
Richard Osterlind Under Test Conditions stack 1999 Dynamic Mysteries 28
Chuck Smith Let's Fish free from a third of the deck 2000 Tools Of The Trade 59
Ralph W. Hull & Roberto Giobbi Any Named Card card placed on table is any named card, mexican turnover application 2000 Card College - Volume 4 826
Paul Cummins & Peter Duffie Red Herring Location inspired by "Thoughts on the Bottom" (Peter Duffie, 1995) 2002 FASDIU II 87
David Regal The D.R. System multiple out... 2002 Constant Fooling 1 134
Darwin Ortiz The Last Laugh smiling mule version, memorized deck 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 91
Allan Ackerman & Baltazar Fuentes An Ungaffed Ted do as i do type thing often done with marked cards, memorized deck 2002 Classic Handlings 21
David Berglas Think of a Card from a fan, also with faro fan 2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 518
David Berglas Think of a Card Plus spectator spreads the cards and thinks of one 2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 524
Al Baker Albaka card is written on card, gaffed 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Instructions") 527
Al Baker Telepathic Selection carbon card gaff 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Instructions") 584
Al Baker Mind-Reading Card Trick two methods, billet index 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 722
Joe Berg Find it! spectator thinks of a card, estimation and sprectator reaction 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 55
Tom Craven & Bob King Name That Card any number card 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 459
Gordon Bean The Two-Ton Prophet spectator thinks of a card, performer names a number, at that position is the thought-of card, full deck set-up, inspired by Stewart James' "The Prophet's Choice" (James File, p. 2075) 2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 16
Ken Krenzel Spell of the Spectator no-touch, memorized deck, spectator spells down and finds named card 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 195
Juan Esteban The Point-of-View Card Trick named card is found, memorized deck and multiple out 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 62
Claude Impériale Bluff Counting move a card with card counting presentation and optional deck switch 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 126
Steve Beam Spam Filter II thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck, si stebbins, with stripper deck version, see also "Spam Filter" (Vol. 7) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 275
Scott Robinson The Rip-Off thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck, version of "Spam Filter" (Vol. 7) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 281
Roberto Giobbi A Humorous Out out for situation when spectator think of any card 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Mar 10") 78
Roberto Giobbi Out and Quickie out for situation when spectator think of any card, posed as problem see also "Solution for Out and Quickie" (Roberto Giobbi, 2010) 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Mar 11") 79
Roberto Giobbi & Dai Vernon An Emotional Out out for situation when spectator think of any card see also "Emotional Reaction" (Dai Vernon, 1959) 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Mar 13") 81
Roberto Giobbi Solution for Out and Quickie out for situation when spectator think of any card, solution see also "Out and Quickie" (Roberto Giobbi, 2010) 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Mar 12") 80
Darwin Ortiz Case Card any named card is left behind in case 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 247
Jim Steinmeyer Oe Fortune Serves Eight binary sorting stack 2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Wishing & Making it So any card thought of, counting procedure with small packet, over phone 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Just Thinking full deck stack, "do you see a card of the same value here?" (binary divination) inspired by "Perfect Card Divination" (Howard Albright, Super Psychic Mental Effects, 1948) 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 1
Pit Hartling Just Like That performer and spectator each think of a card, they locate each other's cards 2016 In Order to Amaze 112
John Scarne Think of a Card strategy to get the spectator to think of and name a card 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Feb 23") 58
Roberto Giobbi More "Think a Card" Strategies alternatives to a simple "Think of a card" request 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Feb 24") 59
Jon Racherbaumer Guess What? with a physical and a mental selection, Solomon's Time Warp Wallet inspired by "The Three of Clubs" (Ralph W. Hull & Unknown, 1938) 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 51