Written by Karl Fulves

Work of Karl Fulves

120 pages (Paperback), published by Dover Publications
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(76 entries)


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Karl Fulves Introduction
Karl Fulves Openers chapter intro 1
Karl Fulves, Aldo Colombini Magic by Design No. 1, design chosen from chart, triangle, rubber banded deck animates into triangle configuration 1
John Scarne, Bill Simon, Karl Fulves True Colors No. 2, cards shuffled face-up/face-down, all of one color face-up, except two selections 3
Unknown Flyaway Cards No. 3, two cards vanish and reappear reversed 5
Unknown Too Many Cards No. 4, two cards travel from packet to packet 6
Unknown Verbal Backwards Counting 6
George Delaney Caught Between No. 5, card on either side of selection turn overAlso published here 7
Unknown Turnover 8
El Duco Perplexing Pen No. 6, pen used to find card with its clip 10
Unknown Klondike Shuffle Control 10
Karl Fulves The Almanac Deck No. 7, talking about twelve months, fifty-two weeks, and so on, card spelled to in the end with phrase "daylight saving" 12
John Scarne, Joseph Dunninger Ace Finds Ace No. 8, two halves under table, one reversed and put into other, it turns out to be an Ace and is next to another Ace 13
Karl Fulves Crime Does not Pay chapter intro on detective themed card tricks 15
Karl Fulves The Three Burglars No. 9, updated version with a coin 15
Unknown Bonnie and Clyde No. 10, a Queen and a King chosen from Kings and Queens, they are then found, Klondike Shuffle 16
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Go to Jail No. 11, two cards, one found by detective card, the other travels between two detective cards into case 18
Unknown Leaving Card in Case 19
Karl Fulves Pack of Lies No. 12, three red and black cards, spectators with red cards tell the truth, performer finds out who hides the Ace of DiamondsAlso published here 20
Karl Fulves Memory Tricks chapter intro 22
Karl Fulves Super Count No. 13, clocking with only ten cards 22
Unknown Mental Countdown No. 14, deck apparently memorized, spectator points to card in face-up spread and performer names its position 23
Unknown Group Shuffle deck shuffled in groups, yet key cards at position ten, twenty, thirty and forty retained 23
Karl Fulves Mind Mirror No. 15, card from a third is removed after performer memorized the pile, he names missing card, key card placement after riffle shuffle 25
Karl Fulves, Bob King The Memory Expert No. 16, number thought of, card at this position remembered, cut, performer memorizes deck, new position of selection named and card at original position as well 27
Karl Fulves The Four Aces chapter intro 29
Herb Zarrow Stop at an Ace No. 17, four chosen cards via cuts or stopping at riffling turn out to be the Aces, consecutive Christ Forces 29
Karl Fulves Tap Reverse No. 18, card chosen and tapped on deck, an Ace turns over and the selection is also an Ace, repeated 32
Unknown Double-Dealing No. 19, Kings and Aces found by dealing in packets 33
Karl Fulves Dealer's Choice No. 20, eight-card poker with Kings and Aces, performer gets Aces 35
Karl Fulves No-Clue Discoveries chapter intro 38
Unknown This Is Not the Card No. 21, phrase spelled to find selection, three piles 38
Larry Jennings Coincido No. 22, card remembered at total of cut-off packet, values used to find selectionAlso published here 40
Allan Slaight Five-Card Mental No. 23Also published here 41
Arthur Setterington The Square Deal No. 24, 3x3 layout with twelve cards, center cards added give forced number, card at this position predictedRelated to 43
Dai Vernon A Card Is Found No. 25Also published here 46
Karl Fulves Gambling Tricks chapter intro 48
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Beat the Cheat No. 26, stacking apparently explained but Aces end up in another hand 48
Francis Haxton Gambler's Last Chance No. 27, one card missing from Straight Flush, spectator finds itAlso published here 49
Bruce Elliott Straight Up No. 28, Ace through Five straight distributed in deck, yet dealt out again, pseudo duplicates 51
Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves The Lazy Gambler No. 29, spectator cuts and two poker hands are dealt out, performer's cards are face-up and the Royal Flush 52
Unknown Test Your Skill No. 30, spectator turn a card over in four-card packet, it is replaced in deck and four poker hands dealt out, the hand with the reversed card wins 53
Karl Fulves The Wizard of Odds No. 31, nine cards used for "three-card poker", hand with Ace of Spades wins, includes spelling of names, inspired by the Copperfield/Steinmeyer television trickRelated to 55
Karl Fulves Gimmicked Cards chapter intro 58
Karl Fulves Mona Lisa No. 32, King of Spades changes into Queen of HeartsInspired by 58
Karl Fulves Missing Corner Glide corner missing for self-working glide 61
Unknown Laser Printing No. 33, X drawn on Joker transfers to a Two 62
Clayton Rawson, Karl Fulves Simon Says No. 34, five cards each, spectator cannot follow 64
Unknown Chase the Ace No. 35, three cards, Ace changes into another card and is removed from case 67
Unknown McDonald's Aces No. 36, three double facers 71
Karl Fulves The Three-Jacks Deal chapter intro 75
Unknown Jack Jack Jack No. 37 75
Walter B. Gibson Three-Jacks Improved No. 38 77
Jack Potter Unstacked Jacks No. 39, 3&3 oil water phase as intro for Three-Jacks DealAlso published here 78
Phil Weisbecker Three Jacks and a Pat No. 40, Royal Flush climaxAlso published here 79
Karl Fulves, Walter B. Gibson Progressive Poker No. 41, multiple deal-outs with various hands 80
Karl Fulves Novelty Card Tricks chapter intro 82
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple No. 42, red or black spelled and a card of that color comes up, finished with purple and purple is written on the card, or it is inked in purpleAlso published here 82
Unknown Pushbutton Magic No. 43, number on pocket calculator is Six of Hearts when turned upside down 84
Unknown Tale of the Tape No. 44, tape recorder gives instructions from cassette to which a card is lost and found 86
Karl Fulves A Word in Thousands No. 45, this book is a force-book with "has" as every fifth word at the start of each chapterRelated to 87
Unknown Mis-Count Placement Force Related to 87
Unknown Tic-Tac-Toe No. 46, card values decide where to place the 0 or X 88
Karl Fulves Rising-Card Tricks chapter intro 90
Unknown Simplex Card Rise No. 47, with handkerchief cover 90
Unknown Cards from the Case No. 48, from cased deck, slit in case 92
Unknown Excelsior Card Rise No. 49, deck dropped in case and selection rises outAlso published here 94
Bill Severn, Pete Biro Special Delivery No. 50, pencil with rubber band used to make card rise from deck in envelopeAlso published here 98
Karl Fulves The Color-Changing Deck chapter intro 102
Bob Lotz Reverse Colors No. 51Related to
  • Rufus Steele's The Last Word on Cards
Arthur Carter Chemical Reaction No. 52, one of seven cards chosen, its back changes color 104
Alex Elmsley The Red and the Blue No. 53, two decks change place except for two selections in themAlso published here 106
Bill Simon, William P. Miesel, Karl Fulves The Forgetful Gambler No. 54, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, they right themselves except for Royal Flush, rest of deck changes back color 107
Karl Fulves 52-Card Monte No. 55, gag presentation with two single cards and rest of deck as third card, color changing deck kickerAlso published here 111
Karl Fulves Guessing the Colors chapter intro 114
Karl Fulves Out of This World No. 56, handling with glasses and cardboard dividers 114