155 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Miscellaneous
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Unknown "Cornered" Cards whole deck corner-shorted Tricks with Cards 45
Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions Tricks with Cards 148
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown Ein ganzes Kartenspiel in freier Hand verschwinden zu lassen No. 50, deck cut in half with pivot point on pull, fan looks like normal deck, thread into sleeve Der Kartenkünstler 59
Unknown Das Thaler-Kartenspiel "oder Die durch ein Kartenspiel spazierenden Thaler"
deck placed on glass and covered with handkerchief, coin penetrates through deck into glass or flies invisibly into glass
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 90
Unknown Das verschwindende Kartenspiel Eine Kartensoirée No. 9
deck vanishes from borrowed hat, long ribbon pours out instead, card triangles attached so they can be fanned, attached to pull
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 44
Unknown "Das Verwandlungsspiel" deck shown normal, than it changes into duplicates of one picture card, than another, then back to normal Der moderne Kartenkünstler 137
Unknown Das Thalerkartenspiel deck put on glass, coin borrowed and it penetrates deck and drops into glass Der moderne Kartenkünstler 173
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle, unsichtbare Uhrwerk half the deck cut out so the center cards can rise from deckRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 206
Unknown The Eclipsed Pack of Cards fan of cards thrown in air vanishes New Era Card Tricks 269
Unknown Das Verwandlungs-Kartenspiel transformation deck with divided duplicates on one side and normal faces on the other side à la Hofzinser, can be shown normal, then all-alike for one selection then another and then normal again Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 84
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das wunderbare Kartenspiel "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste III."
entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other
Also published here Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 50
Carl Willmann Der pneumatische Kartensteiger houlette on stick, spectator blows into stick and selection rises one by one, deck with hollowed out section Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 11) 162
Carl Willmann Mephisto's Kartenspiel deck put on top of wine glass, wine comes out of deck and fills glass Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 8) 115
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Der forcierte Gedanke performer tables card, spectator thinks card from another deck, it disappears and the prediction card on table is correctAlso published here Kartenkünste 78
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Der forcierte Gedanke (Zweite Ausführung) card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of cardAlso published here Kartenkünste 82
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das wunderbare Kartenspiel entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the otherAlso published here Kartenkünste 148
Unknown To change a drawn Card into the Portraits of several of the company in succession picture cards change into portraits of spectators Modern Card Manipulation 112
Rolland Hamblen Blind Man's Bluff about ten selections are located blindfolded Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 289
Unknown Perfect Spelling Trick deck with four duplicate sets of thirteen different cards Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown Card Spelling Deluxe very fair, deck with four duplicate sets of twelve different cards Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown Repeating Card Turnover twenty-six double backers Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Reversi three selections turn over, 51 double backers Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 124
Unknown Stereotyped - Reading the Cards index on card is traced with ink that leaves an imprint on finger Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 306
R. M. Jamison Touch blank cards variation, deck of blank backed cards, small-packet suggestionVariations The Magic Annual for 1937 48
Al Baker With Prepared Cards name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck Greater Magic 343
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch Greater Magic 490
Albert Sidney Dark Sorcery spectator signs card and selects number, light turned off, when back on the signed card traveled into sealed envelope numbered with number, luminous paint on back of cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 290
Billy O'Connor Rising Cards using "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Billy O'Connor Cutting Off any Number of Cards using "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Unknown 59 - "New Era Instanto Deck" Performer can cut to any card desired, described in No. 115 Jinx. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 74
Jack Vosburgh The Future Deck prediction written on a playing card matches selection, gaffed deck, related to Curry's "Touch"VariationsAlso published here The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 108) 645
Billy O'Connor Instanto cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 677
Orville Wayne Meyer Location of Consequence using "Instanto" deck, named card version of Annemann's Magic Thurst The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Harold Denhart Thought Across Space medium finds card, center tear and gaffed "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Theodore Annemann Coincidence spectator and performer cut their decks, bottom cards are the same, "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Allan Lambie Double Prediction card reversed behind back is predicted, repeat, deck of double backers Prepared Cards and Accessories 7
Eddie Clever What You Can Do With Nelson's Thunderbolt Deck no explantation of the thunderbolt deck
1. i'll read your mind
2. the prophet again
3. direct my hand
4. master effect
5. "stop!""
6. three thinkers
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 56
Eugene Gloye A New Idea on Rising Cards entire deck floats in midair, then three chosen cards rise from deck and fall to the floor, deck then lovers back into glass Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 10
Tony Lopilato "Yeast" Pack cards kind of rise inside of handkerchief, using spring Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 97
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachuteRelated to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Al Baker Double Thought two cards, clean, gaffed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 411
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine Pretty Sneaky 19
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Alton Sharpe, Al Baker Mirabile Dictu any named red card is predicted on back of a black card, cards written on all black cards as index Expert Card Mysteries 81
Edward Marlo Blank Thought any named card appears in otherwise blank deck, with two variationsVariations Expert Card Mysteries 189
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Future Card "Domination Of Thought" The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 296
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named) Roughingly Yours 22
Aldini Double-Gali Deck changes to all Four of Spades, then all Six of Clubs, then back to regular deck Roughingly Yours 23
Alan Shaxon Ultimate Nudist Deck Inspired by
  • Edward Victor's "The New Nudist Deck" in "My Best Card Trick" by Harry Baron
My Kind of Magic 19
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halves, gag The Idiot at the Card Table 5
Carl Sten, Arnold Furst Once in a Knife Time knife stabbed into pack from back, penetrates cards until selection Expert Card Chicanery 62
Al Mann The Cut Force sewn cards The Third Ecstasy 27
Ray Mertz A $2.85 Deck gaffed deck with slits for coinsRelated to Card Cavalcade Four 26
Jean Faré New Blank Thought Handling Handling of "Blank Thought" by Ed Marlo - freely named card appears in blank deck, then disappearsInspired by Card Tricks, French Style 9
Robert J. Nedbalski Gag Deck Switch deck switched for gaffed deck (bottom half hollowed out, top half strung together), spectator cuts deck, it either bangs or spring flowers jump out of it, then performer admits a deck switch and openly brings out stacked deck from lap Ned's Ultimate Poker Stack 5
Edward Marlo, David Solomon The Pinned Cards whole deck is punched, same effect as The Stapled Cards, one of two cards pinned together transposes with selection
- 1st Method (Marlo)
- 2nd Method (Solomon)
- 3rd Method: Gaffed Pip Method (S.)
- Double-Bubble Method: Taylor Peek Deck Card (S.)
- Clipper Method (S.)
- 2nd Clipper Method (M.)
- The Double Double Bubble (2 Selections) (S.)
- Marlo's D.D. Bubble Method
- Direct Pinned Cards (M.)
Inspired by Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 190
Sid Lorraine Two-Faced spectator turns over card behind back, is predicted, deck of double facersRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 224
Bob Hamilton For Nudists Only presentation for nudist pack Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 768
Maurice Fogel The Amazing Fogel performer writes prediction of a card on back of joker, it matches chosen card The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 222) 1107
Ken De Courcy, Hen Fetsch Super Spell gaffed deck, spelling to any named card, count-spellInspired by
  • "Magic Spell" (Hen Fetsch, ca. 1950)
Super Spell 2
Karl Fulves Divino devano deck to switch cards Wireless II 19
Edward Marlo, Jack Vosburgh Double Proof Triple Prediction three selections are predicted on both billets and other cards, extension of Vosburgh's "Prediction Deck" Marlo's Plus Package 65
Stephen Tucker, Paul Brignall Anatomy Deck name of called out card is found written on a selected card Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 465
Edward Bagshawe The Optica Deck pairs held together with cut-outs and raised parts, all backs can be shown either blue or red, and face cards change to all the same
- The Optica Technique
with reproduction of ad and original instructions, 1928
Variations A History of the Brainwave Principle 35
Eric F. Impey Mysto, The Masterpiece thought-of card vanishes, thirteen half-waxed pairs in deck, also as named vanishVariationsAlso published here
  • Original Card Mysteries, Eric Impey
A History of the Brainwave Principle 42
Robertson Keene Thought Cards Across Inspired byAlso published here
  • Magician Monthly, June 1930
A History of the Brainwave Principle 45
Karl Fulves No-Gaff Brainwave paper clip vanishes and appears around named four-of-a-kind, using comb type gaff which allows to locate any card in the deck open index likeInspired by
  • "Card Trick" (Clinton Burgess, Magic And Its Professors, Evans, 1902)
Worknotes On Brainwave 114
David Regal Audacity Based deck changes back color and suits are changed to reverse colors printing (spades and clubs red, hearts and diamonds black) Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 963
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome based on "Chronothot" from New Tops, prediction from odd-backed deck is put on table and matched named card, gaffed decks and double backer Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 286
David Britland Britlandeck name of card written on back of card, prediction Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 658
Michael Weber Sutured Incision threaded deck, further ideas, inspired by Bob Cassidy book test Side Effects 5
Randy Tanner The Holey Deck New One-Way Preparation, whole in deck, preparation while deck is still sealed Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1080
Thomas Alan Waters Standout spectator finds a card, which another spectator wrote down, faded deckVariations Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 654
Daryl Martinez The Ultimate Ambition famous rope finale, for ungaffed versions see referencesVariations Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 117
Karl Fulves Hangout deck face up on table, spectators cut anywhere and remember cards while the magician's back is turned, located Secret Session — Part One 11
Bob Farmer Special Deck Version same effect, duplicates in deckAlso published here Tsunami 6
Brother John Hamman The Faked Deck how to organize packet tricks The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 216
Tony Cachadiña The Nudist Deck special design for gaffed deck Lecture Notes 1
Dave Campbell Fred Profile (Issue 14) 4
Bob Gill On making the Trilby Deck Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck, end-stripper & svengali combo, sanding instead of cutting New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 5
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 16
Alexander de Cova Gedanken zum David Hoy Deck Also published here Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4) 49
Alexander de Cova David Hoy Deck Also published here Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 11
Jerry Mentzer Another Point of Thought same effectInspired by Card File 203
Alexander de Cova, James Swain Triple Prediction prediction from wallet, values written on blank cardsInspired by Secrets No. 1 10
Robert Parrish Trained Cards two cards in two pockets transpose, using deck of double facersInspired by
  • routine by Dave Jones (from Ken Allen Lecture Notes from 1957)
Great Tricks Revisited 78
Tommy Wonder Squeeze whole deck visually shrinks when put in miniature card case The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 149
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any word (!) appears written on cardsRelated toVariations The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 23
Michael Skinner The Mental Photography Deck Nudist Deck routine Classic Sampler 31
Walter Brusa Card Rise heavily gaffed deckRelated to New Card Rises 3
Karl Fulves Thoughts Of Others card written down by a spectator is though of during riffling by other spectator, O'Connor's Instanto PackRelated to Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Side Effects gaffed deck with various shortened cards, cutting to any card of tabled deckRelated to Blocking Off 32
Karl Fulves Simple Stebbins using Side Effects Deck with Si Stebbins set-upRelated to Blocking Off 44
Dominique Duvivier The Duvivier Deck Freely named card is only card printed in blank deck (along with another card that the magician previously took out) Magie Duvivier 128
Karl Fulves Dr. J unknown face-down card is placed in face-up deck where spectator cuts, the card he cuts to is then the face-down card, SBS deckRelated to The Vampire Chronicles 20
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index Seminarunterlagen 1997 4
Alexander de Cova Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling Secrets No. 2 18
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game peek deck and billet switch with index Secrets No. 2 24
Brian Kloske Danger Deck hole appears in deck signed selection ends up in performers mouth The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1471
Jack Avis The Switch Force Deck force deck with cut-out section in half the deck to switch cigarette Vis à Vis 135
Steve Mayhew How You Like Me Now? Opener named card is only odd-backed cardRelated to Impressing Jodie Foster 6
Ellis Stanyon Eclipse Vanishing a Pack of Cards No. 44, card sections riveted together so fan can be closed to narrow packet and is attached to pull Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 183
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack No. 45, three selections, "General Pack" Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 183
Ellis Stanyon Making a Half Pack of Cards Vanish No. 46, every card cut in half and cards stuck together, loop to hide deck behind hand with loop over thumb Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 184
Ellis Stanyon The Sticking Pack of Cards No. 47, deck thrown against wall to which it sticks, then cards rise out of deck Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 184
Peter Duffie Backlog card freely chosen face-up, value and suit spelled to separately and the two cards removed and added, that number is written at the back of the selectionRelated to New Inspirations 2
Michael Sibbernsen Future Shock prediction written on a playing card matches selectionInspired by Card File Two 96
Paul Curry, Michael F. Zens, David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other halfInspired byAlso published here
  • "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942
Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 102
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Domination Of Thought #1 performer tables card, spectator thinks card from another deck, it disappears and the prediction card on table is correctVariationsAlso published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 73
Karl Fulves Domination Of Thought #2 card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of cardAlso published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 76
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Mysterious Pack Of Cards entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the otherInspired by
  • Protean Pack (Robert-Houdin)
Also published here
Hofzinser's Card Tricks 114
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Flying Thought selection flies out of deck, spring mechanismAlso published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 145
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candleAlso published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
Peter Warlock Twin Thoughts two decks, unknown freely chosen card put in wooden frame, named card from other deck as well, they match, one deck composed of only hinged double cardsRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 258
Al Baker New Method wide and narrow pack for control The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 692
Jim Steinmeyer the princess Caraboo deck Artificial conclusions 7
Karl Fulves The Right Pocket two cards chosen, duplicates are in pockets as prediction Hofzinser Notebook 4
Karl Fulves Count Force counting to a number twice, second card is forced, deck of double facers Hofzinser Notebook 4
Karl Fulves Hofzwindle red-backed deck cut in half, card chosen from each half, blue-backed duplicates produced from pocket from blue deck Hofzinser Notebook 5
Karl Fulves Pick It Out spectator thinks of a card from one deck, then upjogs three cards from another deck one of which must be his selection, another spectator find the right one from the backs, arrows on cards point to the right card à la instant stooging Off The Books (Issue 4) 58
Ron Frost Scrambled Identity Alphabet cards, mixed, end up spelling name of company After The Force 139
Nicholas Einhorn The Money Deck gaffed deck to produce four coinsRelated to World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 20
David Acer Jim's Pick Card freely selected matches prediction on table Random Acts of Magic 166
Dave Campbell Thought Anticipated card chose from face-up blue deck and put on table, sealed red deck opened and counted, the selection is missing and tabled card turns out to be red-backedAlso published here
  • The Gen, Vol. 14 No. 12, April 1959
The Dave Campbell Legacy 155
Dave Campbell The Original "Fred" Trick credit informationAlso published here
  • The Thistle (Scottish Conjuror's Association's magazine)
The Dave Campbell Legacy 331
Michael Weber, Dean Dill A New World very clean procedure A New World 1
Dean Dill Bonus Routine two-phase routineInspired by
  • "Red & Black" (John Kennedy, Genii Vol. 52 No. 9, p. 560)
A New World 7
Bruce Cervon Faro Fooler from NDO to NDO with two faros, double index cards Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 32
Tom Stone Subliminal Persuasion secret message appears as cards are riffled, nudist deck presentation Vortex 21
Tyler Wilson 36 Wheeler flip book animation on Bicycle League Backs with roulette presentation, named number appears on back of chosen card, memorized deck Reinventing the Real 155
Tyler Wilson Oscar The Grouch deck with celebrity-names on backs, some transformations on both sides of one of those cards, back changes to named name Reinventing the Real 164
Andi Gladwin Omni Deck Climax climax for Open Travelers in which whole deck becomes invisible/transparent One Degree 52
Unknown Skip Trace two holes at both ends through hole deck, stick inserted, selection pivoted out Prolix (Issue 7) 449
Helder Guimarães The Deck construction of gaffed deck Ontology Project 4
Helder Guimarães Triumphant new pack order finale despite seeing deck mixed Ontology Project 14
Chris Westfall Cheeky Triumph Color changing deck + Triumph, uses variant of Cheek-to-Cheek deck Calculated Chaos 9
Doug Edwards, Billy O'Connor, Cardini Billy O'Connor's Instanto Deck how to build an Instanto deck, more ideasRelated to Nukes 63
Dr. Stanley Jaks Rasputin number and card are written on business card, with other deck number and card is divinedAlso published here
  • "Rasputin" in "M.U.M." March, 1974
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 217
Helder Guimarães Post-Monition named card missing from deck and in prediction envelope Nephelococcygia 29
Helder Guimarães The Solo Act 1. Triumph
2. Anti-Oil and Water
3. Kings Production
Finale - Cards to New Deck Order
The Veriloquent 35
Steve Beam Mind-Reading Deck Magician uses a deck of cards to grade the quality of thought of a spectator. Ultimately, the deck turns blank. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 60
Roberto Giobbi Lefty Deck created by Kevin Reylek Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 7) 288
Ryan Plunkett The Mexican-American War Three blank cards, predictions written on them, match three freely selected cardsInspired by Some Assembly Required 20
Adrian Vega Baraja Apuñalada deck in case is pierced with a knife, knife pushed through all the cards and when pulled out sideways from deck only selection is found on knife Area 52 29
Bob Farmer Special Deck Version same effect, duplicates in deckAlso published here The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 71
Bob Farmer Jack to the Future chosen card is written on named card, one of them is written on the other The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 97
Bob Farmer The Bammo Brain Bamboozler two spectators think of a red and a black card, both cards vanish and are removed from the pocket before they are named, using version of John Kennedy's "Mind Power Deck"Inspired by
  • "The Divine and Conquer Deck" (Leo Reed)
The Bammo Brain Bamboozler 1
Bob Farmer Brain Bamboozler Wave one card from red deck to blue deck The Bammo Brain Bamboozler 12
Bob Farmer The Astounding Derren Brown Prediction from 2000 on the history of the effectRelated to
  • "Smoke" (Derren Brown, Pure Effect, 2000)
The Bammo Brain Bamboozler 15
Harapan Ong Have a Break, Have a Kit Kat kit kat bar appears from deck of cards Principia 190
Iñaki Zabaletta Ethereal Deck La Baraja Desaparece, deck vanishes under handkerchief except selection ¿Quién es Iñaki Zabaletta? 139
Michał Kociołek Polish Poker Stacking Pseudo riffle stacking routine, uses Polish Poker deck, marketed by Card-Shark, stack any thought-of poker hand Plots & Methods 39