459 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Prediction / Off-beat Predictions
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Unknown The Spirit Envelope three selections, slip of paper with their names appears in previously empty envelope New Era Card Tricks 173
Unknown Prediction in Notebook by Spectator Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 84
Unknown Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page Der Amateurzauberer 120
Charles T. Jordan Reverse English on the X-Ray No. 5, x-ray deck openly shown, card from another deck inserted, spectator looks through hole at index, card predicted, repeated Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 12
Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 27
Theodore Annemann Higher Magic! throwing stamp on ceiling, with prediction applicationRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 13) 62
Charles T. Jordan Thought Foretold a card is burnt unseen and then deck is examined - one card missing, predicted Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 207
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank cardRelated to The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 203
Al Baker With Prepared Cards name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck Greater Magic 343
Stewart Judah The Three Heap four heaps of cards on table, spectator choses one which is predicted Greater Magic 555
Harris Solomon Nomolos force deck shown, card chose, prediction says different card - correct, similar to McCombical Prediction The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 301
L. Vosburgh Lyons Tri-Predict envelope cut in deck, card above and below predicted, repeat The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 389
Robert Parrish A Prediction to End Predictions playing card, word and date on bill are predicted Do That Again! 9
Stephen Simpson Criss-Cross performer and spectator each write down card and number from one to twenty-six, when counted down in two halves it matches, option to end clean by switching the half with duplicates The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 53) 377
Unknown Do As I Do - A New Presentation with prediction kicker Expert Card Technique 393
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 2. name of selected card appears on tissue paper (via Tarbell's "Phanteario") The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Walter B. Gibson Before Your Eyes Improvement improvementInspired by The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Del Cartier Weird Coin coin borrowed, half deck dealt in four piles, top card correspond with year of coin, sum counted down, card predicted The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 757
Herb Runge He Fools You! spectator cuts deck to match prediction in suit and value The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 138) 784
Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 74
Milbourne Christopher Tavern Trickery card index appears in bottle cap Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 75
Edward Marlo The Bonus Effect spectator fingertip-peeks at only reversed card Future Reverse 14
Hathaway As You Desire a stand with 6 different color cards, spectator choses a color, spectator's card is behind My Best 14
Henry Weisl, Robert Greene Letters of Fire card value burns itself into paper stretched in a frame, paper index on back of cardsRelated to Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 166
Unknown A Baffling Card Stunt The Trick That Fooled Einstein with cards Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 18
Unknown Magic Card Revelation Pull out cards from pocket that always add to selected card Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 34
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's a Natural No. 11, Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predictedVariationsAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 23
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842Variations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 210) 838
Edward Marlo Fifty-Fifty ace is sandwiched in pack and spectator guesses its correct color The Cardician 43
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Prediction spectator writes the prediction, posed as a problemRelated to The Cardician 189
Don Alan Sneaky Card to Pocket two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope Pretty Sneaky 6
Dr. Reuben Ligan A Prediction spectator selects cards, on it is written a card in envelope, bad 26 Originals 3
Edward Marlo Order of Aces magician predicts order of aces in freely shuffled deck Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 115
Karrell Fox Card in the Turban turban is made of giant card silk Comedy a la Card 8
Karrell Fox "Hum-Bug" Prediction cardboard piece (with bug drawing on one side and prediction on other side) rides along as spread is flipped over on tableRelated to Comedy a la Card 7
Karrell Fox This Works - As a Rule name of selection on back of ruler Comedy a la Card 19
Robert Parrish Coptic Enigma automatic writing turns out to be the name of selection, when looked at in mirrorInspired by Still More Miracles in Mentalism 7
Eugene Gloye, Billy McComb Surprise Prediction McCombical Prediction variation, with slate The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 253
Harry Lorayne Blackout! spectator finds card that is marked on back, can only be performed in totally dark room Close-up Card Magic 183
Harry Lorayne The Moving Pencil card signed on back, psychological face up spread forceRelated toVariations Close-up Card Magic 158
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 33
Paul Swinford Alpha and Omega faro thing, odd backed climax Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford Fantasia number of red/black cards drawn by spectator are predicted, new deck order Faro Fantasy 40
Alton Sharpe Merely a Coincidence number arrived at with dice is counted down, heart flush and Twos show up which fits predictionRelated to Expert Card Conjuring 72
Karl Fulves Interface Technique - Example 17 spectator shuffles deck and deals cards out in blocks of 4, suit of face card of any packet and value of next packet's top card are combined to represent a card, this is predictedRelated to Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 26
Karl Fulves Halving The Prediction presentation idea, see also following itemInspired by Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 27
Karl Fulves Prophet's Loss cards shuffles and dealt off in groups of five, words are written on backs that combine e.g. to "The next matching cards will be jacks" and in the next pile of five cards this is verified, repeated Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 28
Joseph M. White Phonomenon comedy prediction with Phoney Phone in pocket (1969!) HEX! 75
Roy Walton Stepping Stones solution for a problem posed by Fulves, several variations The Devil's Playthings 21
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from sixteen-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate Epilogue (Issue 8) 63
Bill Taylor To the Point deck on cork board, spectator throws dart, hit card matches prediction, for clarification see p. 372Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 342
John Hamilton Down & Out Tantalizer type routine with cut-off packet, card predicted and one of same value is on top of discard pile, see also p. 373Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 354
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath dieRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 383
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions More Faro Fantasy 27
Allan Ackerman Minuscule Deck prediction with deck vanish (and optional reproduction), inspired by Kosky routine from Talisman, Nov. 1970Variations The Esoterist 8
Karl Fulves Ultra Mentalia spectator removes three-of-a-kind from sixteen-card packet with a reversed card, reversed card turns out to be 4th matching card, faro, see also Problem (B) of referenceRelated to The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 8
Karl Fulves Future Minus prediction is placed between sandwich cards, selection as well, they turn out to be the same
- A Variation in Handling
Inspired by The Book of Numbers - Supplementary Notes 12
Sam Schwartz Working Against Time egg timer with miniature card on bottom used, card under egg timer change into selection with "the card under the timer" lineRelated to Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 14
Edward Marlo Prediction Surprise & Clock Combination card chosen with cut & count procedure has odd back, re-counting force, ambiguous color changing deckRelated to On the Clock Effect 10
Gerald Kosky Oriental "Decoder" Prediction three cards Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 93
Herb Runge X Equals Five text is folded and visible letters form card Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 84
Unknown Just an Old Chinese Custom chinese prediction, comedy The Living End 63
Chester Morris As a Result of an Error off-beat prediction, two pips of seven are missing to predict a five The Living End 100
Richard Himber Try this for Size off beat prediction of position 14 3/4Related toAlso published here
  • "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969)
The Living End 62
Norman Ashworth Before the Eyes Variation message on paper becomes name of selection when wiping over itRelated to The Living End 142
Karl Fulves Margin For Error card from under mat to deck, prediction presentation, also as transposition (see Note 1) Packet Switches (Part Two) 72
Karl Fulves Can't Fail prediction in card case is wrong, then whole deck is produced from box one by one Notes From Underground 55
Juan Tamariz ¡Fabulosa Prediccion! gag prediction, all cards of the deck Aprenda Ud. Magia 90
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Paul Curry A Swindle Of Sorts see also Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"Related toVariations Paul Curry Presents 7
Roy Walton Obsolete Prediction four packets of four cards with different order of red and black cards, chosen one matches the prediction Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 40
Jack Potter Prophet by Post card predicted by sending letter to host previously The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 777
Karl Fulves Teaching the Future "Two Down-Under Routines"
spectator ends up with only card with an X on its back
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 699
Aldini Mind Bender spectator cuts a packet and deals cards on table, performer predicts on a card when spectator is out of cards and whether his last card is red or black The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 107) 533
Karl Fulves Ultra Die strange card prediction, chosen by rolling a die Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 410
Karl Fulves Lightning Dice using Stevens Control, card at position derived by two dice is predicted Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 106
Bruce Cervon, Dai Vernon The Viet Nam Trick Card and number are predicted by two cards Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 27
Phil Wye Obsolete Encore Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 134
Karl Fulves Open Ended Prediction card placed in half envelope so it sticks out and is seen for half its length (as gag), wrong card chosen, when prediction is removed it changes into selection, two methods Methods with Cards - Part 1 65
Karl Fulves Centrifugal Force two cards predicted on both sides of selection, humorous presentation Methods with Cards - Part 3 220
Roger Smith The Mentalist at Last Laughs Last card selected, comedy mind-reading, then card is seen to be stuck to wall from beginning Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Hunch... or What? thirteen cards of one suit, chosen one is only not from this suitInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 135) 672
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Matchbook moved from card to card on row of six Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 13
Unknown Slim Chance No. 53, "You will choose a red card", spectator chooses only red-backed card Self-Working Card Tricks 81
Nick Trost The "One-Two-Three" Trick Coincidence effect - spectator places a row of Ace, Two, Three on table, matches order of performer's row of Ace, Two and Three Subtle Card Magic: Part One 4
Nick Trost Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 14
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a cardVariations Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 16
Nick Trost The Ultra Date Trick Extension to year 2000 for A Prediction and a DateInspired by Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 17
Unknown Three on a Match No. 33, three spectators select a card with down-under-deal from the same small packet, all have the same and it's the only red card Self-Working Card Tricks 52
Unknown The 3½ of Clubs No. 56, ungaffed with Three of Clubs and half dollarRelated to Self-Working Card Tricks 86
U. F. Grant, Burling Hull Grant's "Predicto" Book and Card Test number up to fifty-two named, that card value used to count to a page and word in book, word written on reversed card in deck The Amazing World of Mentalism 65
Karl Fulves Lottery spectator chooses right card to fill a 21 handRelated toVariations Packet Switches (Part Four) 258
Stephen Minch A-Ten-Tion prediction on table, three cards removed, two spectators are shown the cards, one sees three Threes of Hearts, the other three Sevens of Hearts, prediction card is Ten and the three cards change to other TensAlso published here Creations of a Magical Madman 23
Stephen Minch Prediculous cards dealt face-up, all cards are seen to be Kings of Hearts, only odd-backed card is stopped atAlso published here Creations of a Magical Madman 34
Karl Fulves Celestial Navigation odd-backed prediction card is signed on back and put in wallet, selection from another deck turns out to be same cardRelated to Coe Norton's Omega Wallet 4
Larry Becker The 13th Card double prediction, prediction written of card found when spectator's card is spelled to, and duplicate of spectator's card in pocket World of Super Mentalism 63
Edward Marlo Date Prediction variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces", date on coin is prediction Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 331
Charlie Randall Evening The Odds prediction reads: "there will be an even number of packets containing and odd number of cards" Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 259
Looy Simonoff, Norman Ashworth Rub Out! gag prediction is erased, name of card remains, using Eraser-Mate Pen Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 273
Scott Weiser, Darwin Ortiz, Les Shore Cutting Remarks coin cut, then spectator chooses any card and this one is predicted on back of coinRelated to CardMagic 125
Marv Long Extra Climax Card to Wallet all cards have signature on the back except the chosen one, to wallet Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 761
Karl Fulves Type Casting face-up/face-down prediction of number of cards, weird, CATO relatedRelated to Four Color Problems 23
Karl Fulves The Trap comedy prediction in which five from six cards are in rat traps, then traps in bag, performer reaches in and gets his hand in the trap multiple times, comedy routine Interlocutor (Issue 33) 127
John Carney Stand Up Miniscule prediction in which only four-of-a-kind remains and deck vanishesInspired by Conjuror's Journal 14
Bob Brook R & B selection matches odd-backed prediction, than the back colors change of deck and predictionInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1229
Karl Fulves One-Hand Tenkai card distributed on table, yet performer finds a specific card, featuring one-handed Tenkai palm The Chronicles (Issue 23) 1291
Karrell Fox Guaranteed Future comedy fortune telling routine in which current date comes out, spectator gives kiss to performer Another Book 111
Karrell Fox The Gift of the Magi invisible deck and table, spectator names a card, it is the only jumbo card in the pocketVariations Another Book 279
Les Emberg, Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo Overkill Related toVariations Close-up Fantasies — Book I 73
Bob Hummer Personality Test face-up/face-down prediction of number of cards, weird, CATO related, personality type presentationRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 14
Stephen Tucker Velleda Variations sentence is erased, name of selection appears, erasable inkInspired by The Talon (Issue 6) 79
Mike Bornstein Bet-A-Buck prediction on dollar bill changes to fit selection Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 570
Karl Fulves Scoring card game is played, score is predicted printed on a card Milennium Aces 47
Martin Gardner An Up/Down Bet packet of cards is shuffled face-up/face-down and then cards discarded according to rule, orientation of last card is predicted Octet 20
Karl Fulves Twogether two eleven-card packets with Ace through Jack from two decks are dealt, predicted value matches in position and backs transpose The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1352
Bob Couttie Under-Hand prediction in form of miniature card under hand The Talon (Issue 7) 92
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Mentalist flap of card case with prediction is torn off and restored The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 15
Charles Hudson Sum Hummer Ace to Ten packet, mixed face up and down by spectator, number of reversed cards and their total predicted, CATO principleVariations Best of Friends 105
Karl Fulves Chaser card that spectator removes from half a deck is apparently predictedRelated to Card Counting 47
Thomas Alan Waters Insight Straight performer takes one card out and puts a poker chip on it, then sixteen cards are laid out in a matrix and a spectator can put four chips on cards, those four cards added to the card put away earlier form a straight Ten-AceInspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Little Black Book" in "Mentalism for Magicians"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 222
Stephen Tucker My Mistake with jumbo card in envelope, odd backed cards Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 201
Unknown Comedy Five of Clubs Seven of Clubs cut off so that only five pips show Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 12
Al Mann Five-Star Headlines selected card is found on the headline of a newspaper, or selected word Six Columns 16
A. R. Mousley Bewitched Board reversed card appears on top of deck when deck is stroked with a board, selection written on board Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 315
Terry Seabrooke Keyring Card Related to The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 37
Michael Weber Floored Al Koran Five-Star Deck, prediction is jumbo card on the wall when an elevator is left The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 33
Stewart James Polychromatic Wheel strange force involving a wheel layout on the table Arcane (Issue 10) 125
Stewart James Kardtu using the "52 on One Card" gag Arcane (Issue 10) 126
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Simon Aronson Donald Duck and Deal chosen number of cards is removed from deck, spectator does deal-duck-procedure, remaining card has picture of Donald Duck ("Your audience should quack up!") The Card Puzzle 13
Roxy Zig Zag Prediction half card as prediction, some more half cards in envelopes, selection with dieRelated to Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1089
Stephen Tucker Pin-Up 52 on one card gag, card in pocket, named card is pierced Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 499
John F. Mendoza The Strange 20 Card Coincidence some cards dealt, dealt packets, selection and prediction make up a royal flush The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 167
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
David Britland Four Thought four cards turn into quarter of a jumbo card which match selection Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 43
Karl Fulves Ah Ha two blank cards under spectator's hand fuse into one with drawing of named card, mirror writing Worknotes On Brainwave 107
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm using HL initials as prediction gag (7 H) Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 969
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 285
Steve Beam Pieces of 8 cards with numbers, selection does not match prediction, prediction changes to correct number, rubber cement The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 54
Thomas Alan Waters Wipeout before your eyes as a multiple outInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 562
Steve Beam The Human Eraser message on paper becomes name of selection when wiping over it or when spectator tries to erase it, rubber cementRelated to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 53
Unknown The House that Jack Built No. 50, card house folded with three cards, card chosen, it travels to case and the house is made from its three mates, duplicate More Self-Working Card Tricks 70
Al Smith, Stephen Tucker In the Masters' Image card selected, the other three cards of the same value are shown to be in different pockets, multiple methods Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35) 688
Karl Fulves Correcting Fluid No. 77, wrong prediction on paper construction changes to correct one Self-Working Paper Magic 137
Thomas Alan Waters Quintastic spectator cuts deck and places top cards in five different pockets, performer shows that he did the same beforehand, cards match Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 753
Frederick Braue Bazooka Card Trick writing appears on card that can be seen in red cellophane envelope (1943) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 13
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper Magic No. 81, this book is a force-book with "tricks" as every fourth word at the start of each chapter, complicated force with cards, word and a card value predicted Self-Working Paper Magic 146
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Squiggle spectator marks card, marking, pen color and card are predicted Sankey Panky 25
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders The Red Prediction signature travels onto odd-backed prediction Sankey Panky 31
Karl Fulves Roller Out using roller apparatus that changes blank paper to money for prediction Color Capture 29
Tom Craven The Match miniature card of selection is found in matchbox The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 254
Karl Fulves Nexto two positions in deck decided upon by spectator and performer, after riffle shuffle those positions are counted to and the prediction that one is of each color is verified Color Capture 7
Wayne Kyzer Night Writer prediction, blank card, writing is seen with flashlight, see also p. 264 for additional ideas by Phillip Young The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 14) 240
Mark Vincent The "First-Wrong-then-Wright" Prediction prediction changes into correct card Gimmick (Issue 7) 12
David Regal A Failsafe Prediction two phases, deck changes into one-way-forcing deck Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 205
Karl Fulves (B) Jogged Thot thread method to make a back-jogged card any named card, posed as a problem Riffle Shuffle Methods 48
Philip T. Goldstein ESPrit property about order in ESP deck predicted after shuffle Doth 9
David Regal Peaks & Valleys "A Complete Routine For The McCombical Prediction Deck" Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11&12) 20
Karl Fulves Pocket Predict card placed in spectator's inside pocket, same card then comes from performer's pocket, spectator's pocket is empty Covenant 5
Stephen Minch Prediculous cards dealt face-up, all cards are seen to be Kings of Hearts, only odd-backed card is stopped atAlso published here The Three Faces of Steve 2
Stephen Minch A-Ten-Tion prediction on table, three cards removed, two spectators are shown the cards, one sees three Threes of Hearts, the other three Sevens of Hearts, prediction card is Ten and the three cards change to other TensAlso published here The Three Faces of Steve 7
Jerry Sadowitz Courtroom number from one to twelve named, card at that position is only number card amongst picture cards, then situation reverses and there is only one picture card amongst number cardsInspired by Inspirations 48
Roberto Giobbi SuperLative Lover kiss appears on face of selection, its back becomes redInspired by
  • "Latin Lover Opener" (Tony Binarelli, Playmagic, 1976)
Also published here
CardPerfect 99
Ray Grismer Two-Named names written on back of cards Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 7) 1522
Jerry K. Hartman Write On not really prediction Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 10) 1555
Dai Vernon, Bruce Cervon The Vietnam Trick Card and number are predicted by two cards The Cervon File 19
Ken Kuroki Counterfeit when bill is held against light, shadow of card index shines through New Magic Of Japan 53
Karl Fulves Letter Perfect prediction visible under clear glass changes when glass is removed, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 50) 229
Gary Kurtz The Name is the Same prediction, at the end spectator's name appears on back of cardRelated to Continuations ... Departures 2 20
Karrell Fox "Front Page Finish" full-page image of card in newspaper as prediction My Latest Book 98
Steve Beam Armchair Painter toy letters on a slate forming a message, some fall down and forming name of selection The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 428
Karl Fulves Connect the Dots card layout on table, number cards are used to designate some of those cards, they're connected and the resulting line forms a letter that the spectator chose from a deck of alphabet cards The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1412
Karl Fulves Four-Way Prophet No. 59, one of four cards forced, some face-up cards added together to arrive at same card in another deck Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 176
Karrell Fox The "Just Right" Prediction "You are right" on prediction changes into name of actual card My Latest Book 96
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 64
Brother John Hamman Stun-Sational card splits in three miniature card, another card visibly grows to normal size, prediction presentationVariations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 138
Karl Fulves Back Handed two rows, spectator exchanges two cards which are predicted via backs, posed as problem And a Packet of Cards 56
Karl Fulves Redblackjack out of five cards spectator picks the right one to complete his blackjack, "The Red Prediction"Related toVariations Kaleidoscope 32
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal three prediction cards, card is selected, prediction cards have same value and when added together total is position of selection in the deck The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 29) 521
Bob Farmer Deja Voodoo card named, word "impossible" looked up in dictionary, selection is written next to it, long-short pagesVariations Deja Voodoo 1
Bernard Bilis Underbanded Change encircled Card changes, Prediction Presentation Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 2) 1746
Gary Kurtz Name It! at the end spectator's name appears on back of cardRelated to Unexplainable Acts 46
Harry Lorayne, Simon Aronson The Equalizer slight variation on Aronson's "ShuffleBored"Related to Trend Setters 171
Ben Harris Through the Universe - Backwards odd-backed prediction card changes (turns out to be) selection, then transposes with it, then deck changes back color, "Structually, the effect is subtle, yet at the same time fully cocked." Mad Fax and other Mysteries 17
Steve Dusheck Case of Identity almost card to wallet effect Card to Wallet 163
David Parr Mullica Plus Prediction Mullica Wallet Card to Wallet 113
Alex Elmsley The Book of Fortunes humorous presentation, selection derived at by "power-of-thought"-coincidence is predicted in book The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 347
Edward Marlo Logical Prediction spectator turns over two cards in a packet, predicted, mathematical The Olram File (Issue 6) 3
Edward Marlo Unexpected Mates spectator turns over any card, same as odd-backed prediction in deck The Olram File (Issue 7) 8
John Bannon Detour de Force humorous prediction effect with obviously but wrongly marked cards Smoke and Mirrors 102
Edward Marlo The Unwritten Prediction spectator turns over two cards, they are the only red-backedVariations The Olram File (Issue 5) 8
Edward Marlo The Twenty-Six Cent Trick card with stamp on back is shuffled into deck, any card selected from face is the one, gaffed deck versionInspired by The Olram File (Issue 8) 8
Michael Weber Directory Assistants prediction is a phone number, Jack Diamonds on other end Life Savers 80
Karrell Fox Sonuva Switch jumbo card prediction is shown but changes, simplified "The McCombical Deck" prediction Goodies 84
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax methodAlso published here The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Steve Beam Signed Prophecy selection is signed and put in deck, prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be at the position of the selected card, deck is in new pack order, selection is found in envelope The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Aldo Colombini Quarters jumbo card as prediction, quarters of cut jumbo cards are selected, prediction match even though one corner does not fit the cardInspired by FISM Lecture Notes 10
Tomo Maeda Pieces of the Future balloon is burst and deck of card appears, pieces of balloon predict card Five Times Five - Japan 43
Karl Fulves Median card predicted by 2 other cards - its value must be between the prediction cards, in second phase one of the prediction cards vanishes to make it fit Deceptive Practices 19
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way Deceptive Practices 26
Peter Warlock Your Fate in a Teacup color, card and word from book predicted on three billets, reprinted from Pentagram Vol. 1 No. 1, 1946 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Harry Lorayne Nine All Mine using mini stay stack Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2248
Dan Harlan Natural Selection one of five cards is selected, multiple revelation prediction The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 4) 7
Muneo Yokoi Prophecy Socks Prediction of spectator's card printed on sock Volum 5 Lecture Note 8
Philip T. Goldstein Rules of the Game different colored back prediction matches selection, with a full deck of jokers as climaxVariations The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 4) 1
Muneo Yokoi Split Prediction signed on the back by magician, sealed in envelope. Freely selected card signed and placed in another envelope, signed on the back by spectator. Envelope opened to show the faces match, but that they are also halves of the same card. Volum 5 Lecture Note 26
Ron Rennick Shades sun glasses put on table as prediction, card chosen by counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile, it is the King of Spades with stuck-on sun glasses Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Karl Fulves Birthday Value, Birthday Suit two decks, reversed card in one deck, birthday count procedure with other deck to arrive at a "birthday card", it matches predictionRelated to Verbatim (Issue 3) 18
Peter Duffie Hummer of a Trick Variation some cards mixed face-up/face-down by spectator, performer takes one section under the table briefly, in the end there are the same number of face-up cards in two pilesInspired by Profile (Issue 16) 6
Jerry Mentzer Rainbow Prediction mini rainbow cards, one chosen, predicted, either face or back (two-way out) Card File 100
Philip T. Goldstein Duprediction arrangement of symbol cards predictedInspired by Thabbatical 62
Karl Fulves You, Babe after counting procedure with birthday a card with value Nine is selected, ninth item on a list matches spectator in humorous wayRelated to Crooked Tales 5
Karl Fulves Alpha Matrix 6x5 grid of cards, rows and columns selected via values from other deck until 1 card remains, it's odd-backed Crooked Tales 73
Tom Craven Blind Side named number is counted to, card is noted and rest of the cards are blankInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 52) 959
Karl Fulves Black Prediction third cut off, one card selected from the pile and "black" written on back, card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, only black cardRelated toVariations Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
Karl Fulves Sympathy for the Devil twelve cards removed from shuffled deck, a packet of cards is removed from envelope and both dealt simultaneously, one card is reversed in prediction packet and it matches the card in the other packet and also a predictionRelated to Verbatim (Issue 10) 141
Roy Walton Pass At Red spectator selects three red cards from black halfRelated to The Little Black Book 6
Theodore Annemann, Roberto Giobbi, Kenneth Chamberlain Headliner! image of chosen card appears printed in newspaper Card College - Volume 1 228
Chad Long Predic-storation prediction on napkin with pen through it, prediction comes true and napkin restored, Cornelius' "Pen Through Anything" The Lost Cheesy Notebooks - Volume Two 13
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, one of 36, named number is also on envelopeInspired by
  • "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery)
Notes from The Summit 1
Philip T. Goldstein Write Of Way five cards are taken from a deck and spectator selects one, prediction states selection and other four cardsInspired by
  • R. Paul Wilson's "Written Wrongs" in "Chaos Theories" 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 3) 7
Simon Aronson Two Wrongs Make It Right two decks, two cards chosen in one, both decks dealt in unison to two predicted cards in other deck, the selections show up in same place, funny presentation about making wrong predictions Simply Simon 173
Karl Fulves Death Row Ace through Six in red and black removed and shuffled via Milk Build, after counting procedure the Ace of Spades is arrived at and it completes the Royal Flush in the case Underworld (Issue 1) 14
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal card is predicted in form of mates and by adding values cards position is foundInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 85
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax methodAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 95
Simon Aronson The Eyes Have It humorous prediction with eye chart and eventually wrong card transforms into selection Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 2 112
Tom Craven The Pairable some cards are cut from a shuffled deck, two cards are removed to form a card, then card is produced Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 114
Volkmar Mrasek Haptap Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 2) 2608
David Regal Driving A Person Mental to be done in a car, suit predicted Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2631
Philip T. Goldstein Poker 101 clever ungaffed take on Al Koran's 1-0-1 Deck The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 3
Tommy Wonder Rubik's Card blocks in a box with pip symbols arrange themselves magically to match selection The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 112
Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo, Les Emberg Overkill The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 183
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any word (!) appears written on cardsRelated toVariations The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 23
Paul Harris Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eight cards selected, their values are serial number of bill The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 37
Michael Close A Trick for O'Brien prediction with one-way deck kicker ("You will not pick the Joker"), back of selection changes Workers Number 5 21
Karl Fulves Open Invitation comedy, case with "Trick Deck" on it, rainbow deck with all jokers, AS selected 13 Prophets 29
Karl Fulves Jagged Edge prediction in case, selection made, it jumps out of deck halfway when riffled and is "torn off", second half is in case, with second "No Duplicate Method" New Card Rises 27
Karl Fulves Undoing The Future card placed in envelope as prediction, open prediction procedure, chosen card is actual card from envelope (involving empty pen to apparently write prediction on card)Related to 13 Prophets 34
Karl Fulves Universal Stranger known odd-backed card placed in deck, open prediction procedure, other card found, odd-backed changed into this one, faro placement 13 Prophets 37
Karl Fulves O. Henry Predicts Joker in pocket, new pack order, open prediction deal done, card e.g. between Seven and Nine of Hearts is face-down and now the Joker and Eight of Hearts in pocketRelated to 13 Prophets 52
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, named number is also on envelope
- First Version - Forcing the Suit
- Second Version - Fifty-Two Possibilities
Inspired by Notes from The Summit (revised edition) 1
Dominique Duvivier The Shpoo Prophecy Two cards with odd words written on the back are placed into the deck at random spots by spectator, card next to each odd card is taken out, and when combined with another prediction, forms Royal Flush in Spades Magie Duvivier 134
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Moving counter on row of cardsInspired by
  • "See No Evil - Hear No Evil" (Clyde Cairy & Peter Tappan, The New Tops, 1967)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 122
Nick Trost Cards and Dice Prediction Pair of dice used, includes presentation idea by Mack Picknick The Card Magic of Nick Trost 125
Nick Trost Mini Match two chosen mini cards match paper clipped predictions of normal sized cards The Card Magic of Nick Trost 190
Nick Trost Klip Joint Two chosen mini cards match two paper clipped prediction cards The Card Magic of Nick Trost 203
Karl Fulves Vampire Poker card at thought-of position in five-card packet predicted The Vampire Papers 133
Karl Fulves Betting The Furure card chosen via date, predicted Day For Any Date 37
Nick Trost Spectator's Card Trick Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 119
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah O-Aces Red backed and blue backed Aces, predict selected Ace/color of back (presentation by Stewart Judah), includes ideas by Stewart Judah (double envelopes) and Tom Hubbard (Himber wallet)Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 127
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
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled togetherInspired by Effortless Card Magic 99
Karl Fulves Far Sighted five red-backed cards in five envelopes mixed, die rolled, four envelopes turned over according to number, fifth card predictedRelated to Underworld (Issue 5) 64
Karl Fulves Eraser Stack "Unsolved Mysteries"
stack cut, seven cards dealt out, next card turned over, if red all red cards are eliminated and so on, same with next cards and suit and odd/even, last card predicted, posed as a problem
The Fine Print (Issue 6) 148
David Solomon Three Indicators three unknown cards on table and two selections, when selection is added to cards, they're shown to be four-of-a-kind, repeated with second selectionVariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Feb. 1993
Solomon's Mind 34
Richard Bartram, Jr. Avery Which Way But Loose signed sticker is placed on random card, turns out to be back of freely named card Trephine 80
Marty Kane White House Cleaning spectator finds joker, rest are blank cardsInspired by
  • Marty Kane's "Odd Lot" from "Magic" 8/97
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1452
Sam Schwartz Alpha Spell card named spelled with alphabet decks, card predictedRelated to Underworld (Issue 9) 121
Karl Fulves Wheel of Fortune "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
spinner in center of circle layout, card chosen by spinning and counting, predicted
The Fine Print (Issue 9) 291
Peter Duffie Centrifugal Diary spectator cuts off pile and counts court cards for month and either red or black number cards for day, forcing a day with a stack, word in calendar predicted Deck Direct 2
Peter Duffie Intuitive cards with colored spots and numbers, some selected, a prediction is matchedRelated to Five Times Five — Scotland 54
Jack Avis Chance in Four four red-backed cards with number 5, 10, 15 and 20, one number chosen and card at that position matches the red-backed card with that number and others don'tVariations Vis à Vis 91
Guy Hollingworth The Cassandra Quandary card placed in envelope is actual later selectionRelated toVariations Drawing Room Deceptions 264
Richard Osterlind Puff Pasteboard miniature duplicate of selected card inside matchbook, cigarette transforms into selection (pull) Dynamic Mysteries 23
Milton Kort, Jack Avis Matcho Spectator freely selects one of four blue cards, magician deals out four previously placed red cards below the blue ones, the chosen blue card matches the corresponding red (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 8, Oct 1969)Related toVariations Kort 79
David Regal Countdown Ace to Five of Hearts mixed up, magician predicts order of the cards Close-Up & Personal 220
David Regal No Mercy All's Fair Same as All's Fair, but with kicker of producing fifty two of the prediction card in the pocketInspired byRelated to Close-Up & Personal 5
David Regal This Is My Stop Magician predicts the card where spectator stops dealing at, prediction is etched onto glass mug that contains the deck
- Normal Deck Version
- Gimmicked Version
Close-Up & Personal 114
David Regal Gambit In A Box Prediction matches card that spectator draws, index on pad Close-Up & Personal 197
Doug Conn ESJoker odd-backed Joker pushed in deck, cards on either side divined and actually written in talk-bubble on Joker Tricks of my Trade 15
Karl Fulves 37 Threes "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
small packet, spectator cuts and turns over pairs, then two red Threes are only reversed cards, comedy prediction is shown to fit
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 10) 348
Karl Fulves Die Box Construct "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
five cards, coin moved around on it while the performer turns his back, sucker prediction in which the cards transform for it to become true
Inspired by The Fine Print (Issue 10) 352
David Stone The Red Sail cards with question marks on the back, color changing deck meets Red Hot MamaInspired by
  • Harry Lorayne's "Color Changing Deck" in "The Magic Book"
Mietek — Lecture Notes 9
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Cardmaster miniature card chosen and inserted into book by spectator, on that page is written the name of the selection Natural Selections — Volume II 163
David Acer, Ken Schwabe, Michel Huot Nomen Omen: Three Approaches ideas for the marketed trick, names written on backs of every card, one card chosen from front and one from back, other side of each card predicted
- The "Collection" Approach (Ken Schwabe)
- Star Power
- Cardtune
Inspired by
  • "Nomen Omen" (David Acer, marketed 1990)
Natural Selections — Volume II 189
Chad Long A Card and A Number card at freely chosen number has red back and is predicted Some Other Stuff... 5
Tony Corinda Paradox card from new pack order removed, spectator cuts exactly where the card came from, without method Lost Vampire Secrets 189
Karl Fulves Smudge Prediction open prediction by predicting smudge on the card's face Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 83
Lewis Jones You Bet prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cardsVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 25
Marty Kane The Christmas Tree Trick based on a pun, spectator selects two threes, rest of the cards are blank Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 121
Lewis Jones Matchmaker card is constructed, prediction in form of a playing card is on the tableInspired by
  • Stephen Tucker's "Doubly Impossible"
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 3 143
Marty Kane Cardman's Best Friend story presentation, red Jacks selected among Spades cards Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 165
Steve Beam Culinary Bet different handling for You Bet, prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cardsInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 26
Don England Kreskin, Eat your Heart out! sucker prediction with transparent Card Don England's Paradox 106
Paul Curry A Swindle of Sorts see Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"Related to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 245
Unknown Prediction Supreme No. 20, some cards chosen and their values added, fifteen, card at that position predicted New Self-Working Card Tricks 33
Unknown Odd or Even? No. 8, three packets, one chosen, predicted ("You will pick the seven group", letter s can be covered/cut off) New Self-Working Card Tricks 12
Karl Fulves, Jack Avis One Chance in Four No. 60, four Aces with numbers on back from different deck, packets dealt in front of each according to chosen number, at this position a match occursInspired byRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 90
Karl Fulves Someone Like You No. 1, five cards chosen from shuffled deck, according to color composition a description of the spectator is read, it's the only one that matchesRelated to My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 1
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Most Wanted List No. 4, list with twelve descriptions, one kind and all others ugly, value chosen with two numbers and description at that position is the kind one, small packet counting force My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 8
Karl Fulves Likely Suspect No. 12, four cards in case, from eleven cards, the card that completes the Royal Flush is chosen by spectator with procedure involving the values of the cards and counting My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 25
Karl Fulves A Volatile Card No. 48, odd-backed prediction in pocket matches selection, prediction accidentally cut into deck and back of deck changes to match My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 111
Harry Lorayne The Amazing Court-Card Trick one of twelve chosen cards chosen, it matches named (by magician) picture card selection, other eleven cards are other court cardsInspired by
  • "Famous Jack of Spades Trick" (Aldo Colombini)
Personal Collection 375
Harry Lorayne A Couple of Pages sixteen cards mixed face up and down by spectator, number of reversed cards and their total predictedInspired by Personal Collection 489
Karl Fulves Draw-Black six card on table, one removed by spectator, rest is a Full House and removed card fits to matching blackjack card, simultaneous games presentationRelated to New Card Controls 99
John Cornelius The F.I.S.M. Act or Every Card Trick in the World in Ten Minutes among other things: shrinking card case, multiple selection, four-of-a-kind production, shrinking deck, card to credit card, jumbo card in wallet as prediction for named card after some byplay The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 157
Karl Fulves Bulgarian Solitaire four coin piles with one, two, three and four coins, coins moved around, outcome predicted, card application posed as a problemRelated to
  • August 1983 column "Mathematical Games" (Martin Gardner)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 159
Fred Lessor Card Not In Wallet card chosen freely from face-up deck, joker in wallet has same back as chosen card, rest is rainbow deckInspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 191