Mathematical
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Unknown Four Packets of Cards having been Formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards see also "Any number of Packets of Cards having been formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards." (1890) 1876 Modern Magic 49
Unknown Any number of Packets of Cards having been formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards. with formula for any number of cards see also "Four Packets of Cards having been Formed face downwards on the Table, to discover the Total Value of the Undermost Cards" (1876) 1890 More Magic 23
Unknown New Numerical Trick with Cards three heaps formed while performer is blindfolded according to some mathematical instructions, performer in the end know amount of cards in center pile 1890 More Magic 25
Unknown To name the Bottom Card of each of Three Heaps of Cards performer divines bottom cards of three piles by making up mathematical rules with other drawn cards 1890 More Magic 88
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra - First Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, also alternative with marked deck or stripper, "quadrating" (p. 50) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 48
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra - Second Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, spectator deals through cards and performer stops him at all selections 1897 New Era Card Tricks 55
Unknown A Psychic Card Feat after some calculations the spectator selects a card that the performer divines 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 186
Unknown A Matter of Debit and Credit "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards varied by "Estimation" (Gene Grant, 1981) 1938 Greater Magic 157
Oscar H. Paulson Bridge Mentalo freely selected card is found out after some calculation with its value and suit 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Summer Extra 1939") 411
Jack Miller Count Ten! on from ten cards is divined, also possible over the phone 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 389
Warren Wiersbe Dual Decisions spectator's card is divined with 2 other cards (suit & value) 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 24
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layout varied by "32 Deal Duplicated" (Ken Beale & Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Marvin Johnson, 1970) 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Unknown Telling a Chosen Card Divine value of playing card via mathematical method (multiply by three, add six, divide by three) 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 25
Unknown Miracle Spot Revelation Divine number of spots on card, very procedural and mathematical 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 36
Al Altman The Talking Card ten card row, spectator moves cards from one end of row to another, performer divines the number of moved cards repeatedly by turning over card with the same value 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 25
John Scarne Double Duty Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (1-10) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 71
Jack Spalding The Card That Tells Mathematical trick, divine how many cards spectator pocketed 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 76
Jack Miller The Magic Number Trick Mathematical card trick 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 93
Audley Walsh Walsh's Long Distance Card Trick Divine number of pocketed cards over phone 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 123
Bob Short The Puzzler Mathematical Procedure, add up to 12 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 129
Nate Leipzig Mathematics three cards are revealed with a mathematical calculation 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 163
Ken Beale & Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Marvin Johnson 32 Deal Duplicated selection process with square layout, combination of Ken Beale's "Square Deal" (Ibidem #23) and Rusduck inspired by "32" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1946) 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 126
Dr. Leslie Albert Die-Duction card is counted to, number arrived at with dice 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 86
Edward G. Brown The Two Pile Trick 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 74
Edward Marlo & Gene Nielsen More on Coincidence 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 101
Nick Trost Divining the Total of Three Bottom Cards Performer divines total number of bottom cards of three piles 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 18
Christopher Morgan Computer Card Trick with introduction by Karl Fulves
computer program with which any selected card can be divined, program guesses color, suit, etc. correctly
varied by "Brainiac Card Trick" (Jim Snapp, 1979),
also published as "Computer Card Trick" (Christopher Morgan, On Computing, Fall 1979)
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 34) 132
Stephen Tucker Just a few wrinkles... Mathematical card trick, spectator arrives at three digit number, performer uses three digit number to divine three cut-to cards and also spectator's age inspired by "Guessing Someone's Age" (Martin Gardner's Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, 1956) 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 7
Steven Youell The Perfect Stopper spectator deals card on table and can stop anywhere, performer knows / names card varied by "Blind Side" (Tom Craven, 1994) 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
Nick Trost M-U-M Miracle inspired by "Thought-O-Card" (G. P. Appaduri, M-U-M, March 1971) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 132
Ralph W. Hull & Roberto Giobbi Miraculous Coincidence magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards 2000 Card College - Volume 4 891
Karl Fulves Dial-A-Die riffle shuffle, twelve cards dealt on table, number of cards according to rolled die transferred, down-under-deal done, ... eventually number on die revealed see also "Stop Order" (Karl Fulves, 2004) 2004 When Psychics Play Poker 56
Tony Chang Queens Gambit removed card is "divined" by analyzing 4 indifferent cards twice, then four of a kind transformation climax 2013 I Was Kidnapped 17
HernĂ¡n Maccagno Flash Fried Variation of 21-Card Trick see also "How to Have Someone Think of a Card and Guess What it is" (Horatio Galasso, Giochi de Carte, 1593),
"Second Method" (1876)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 118
Steve Beam 3726 Four people think of a value and then a suit. The magician names each of them. see also "Look, No Cards" (Lewis Jones, The Book of Revelations, 2014),
"3726 for Couples" (Steve Beam, 2015)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 162
Steve Beam 3726 for Couples Two people think of a value and then a suit to form two cards. The magician names both playing cards. see also "3726" (Steve Beam, 2015) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 168
Steve Beam Scorecard V Mathematical Revelation of a randomly generated number. inspired by Coincidence (George G. Kaplan, The Linking Ring, Feb. 1951),
see also "Scorecard" (Steve Beam, 2010)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 145
Marty Kane An Odyssey of an Odd Aussie Revelation of a selected card. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 183
Steve Beam Fingered Audience selects finger through counting procedure. Comedy revelation. inspired by "Finger Flinger" (Marty Kane & Steve Beam, 2010) 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 186
Carlos Santillan Barely Thought-of Card Miracle Divine thought of card in a packet of eight cards by asking "yes" or "no" questions about whether their card is in one pile or not inspired by "Merely Thought-of Card Miracle" (Paul Gordon, Aldo Colombini's Self Working Packet Tricks DVD) 2015 The Saturday Morning Session 17