151 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Super-Senses / Packet thickness
  
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Unknown To cause a Number of Cards to Multiply invisibly in a Person's keeping cut-off packet weighed, then it multiplies
Modern Magic 84
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin)
Tricks with Cards 122
Unknown Practical Illustrations
  • top cards named after cut
  • spectator cuts off cards and performer knows number of cards and points containted
More Magic 75
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenwage performer names number of cards in cut-off pile, with patter
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 87
Unknown Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 89
Unknown Der Künstler als Wagenmensch No. 7, human scale, performer cuts off cards and knows exact weight and number of cards, repeated, wide cards at known positions
Der Amateurzauberer 73
S. W. Erdnase Weighing Cards
The Expert at the Card Table 180
Charles T. Jordan The Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck (clubs/diamonds and hearts/spades)
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 14
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 21
Louis Nikola "Stop" Riffle, say stop anytime, magician can tell how many cards are riffled off
Also published here The Nikola Card System 22
Louis Nikola Cards By Weight Can tell number of cards in the packet by its weight
Also published here The Nikola Card System 23
Jack Merlin Telling the Amount of Cards Cut by a Spectator performer knows amount of cards cut to, then asks for another number and cuts that number himself
Merlin's Master Miracles 8
Oswald Rae Cutting A Pack of Cards performer cuts any number of cards, four corner crimps
Sub Rosa 7
Al Baker The Card Counting Mystery cutting same amount than spectator, short and wide cards
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 481
Tommy Tucker Guessing the Number of Cards by Weight using the Glide false count
Expert Manipulative Magic 16
Theodore Annemann Odd or Even, Which? knowing whether a packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating one-way backs
Related to SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 10
Unknown Up Your Sleeve spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
Unknown Counting by Eye cutting off certain number of cards, slick locator
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Unknown Odd or Even cutting off odd or even number of cards at will, slick card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Theodore Annemann Odd or Even knowing whether a packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating one-way backs
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 148
Charles T. Jordan Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 219
Arthur H. Buckley Cards and Pockets number of cut off cards is divined, deck in pocket, any named card instantly produced
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 241
Unknown The "Cut" Count cutting exact number of cards, stripper deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 267
Unknown Lifting Any Number of Cards Called For - No. 1 stripper deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 277
Unknown Lifting Any Number of Cards Called For - No. 2 stripper deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 277
Louis Nikola "Stop." apparently count the cards while riffling, or cutting off a requested number
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 392
Louis Nikola Cards by Weight memorized deck
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 393
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
Unknown Trick Wherein a Packet's Number of Cards is Divined
Greater Magic 113
Harry Blackstone Card and Number number named, that many cards are cut to and selection is at that position, belly stripper card
Greater Magic 461
Al Baker Mysterious Divination spectators put packets in pocket, performer divines number of cards for each, stacked deck
Also published here Greater Magic 544
Oscar Weigle The Triple Enigma spectator puts cards in pocket and remembers a card in rest of deck, performer divines card and number of pocketed cards, then locates card, short card
Do That Again! 38
Charlie Miller Dexterous Fingers
Expert Card Technique 230
Edward Marlo Another Rosini performer tells how many cards are cut off, crimps in deck
Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 12
Billy O'Connor Cutting Off any Number of Cards using "Instanto" deck
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin The Multiplication of Cards While in the Someones Hands cut-off amount divined, then number increased in spectator's hands, translated by Hugard
More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 31
Al Baker An Impossible Count spectators cut off packet and put in pocket, performer knows number, memorized deck
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 233
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Lighting Calculator number named, that many cards cut off, next card selection
The Stripper Deck 23
Bob Hummer Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toAlso published here Little Stranger 1
Warren Wiersbe In My Estimation ... performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectator
Related to Mental Cases With Cards 6
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Routine: Cards By Weight multiple phases, ace-king set-up, faro
Related toVariations Marlo In Spades 13
Bob Dunn Card Counting Extraordinary No. 60, Weighing cards
Scarne on Card Tricks 107
Audley Walsh Audley's Best
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 270) 1078
Edward Marlo Another Dilly performer knows how many cards are removed by spectator
The Cardician 76
Edward Marlo The Tipoff spectator cuts off a packet, performer names number of cards cut off
Estimation 14
Edward Marlo Estimation Demonstration or Practice several packets, number of cards is estimated
Estimation 23
Dai Vernon Running the Scale seven packets are cut rappidly on the table with one to seven cards
Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 95
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 103
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser Red Magic Variation spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Scales spectator deals amount of cards on the table, stops and remembers next card, performer cuts same amount and locates selection
Between Two Minds 7
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Abzählen performer cuts off packets of certain numbers of cards, whole deck corner-shorted
The Astor-Deck 7
William Alstrand, Harry Lorayne Super Location first packets of seven cards are cut to as estimation demo, then challenge location
Inspired by
  • "A Card Trick for Experts" (William Alstrand, Hugard's Magic Monthly)
Reputation-Makers 32
Karl Fulves The Automatic Key real shuffle, about half is cut off, magician knows number of cards ("self-correcting set-up")
Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 79
Edward Marlo Exhibitionism card from certain position selected, cut to performer to its original position
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 29
Nick Trost Weighing the Cards
Variations Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Unknown Wieviel Karten? pile is cut and put in pocket of spectator, performer reveals exact number
Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 66
Harry Lorayne Deck Cuts Itself at Any Number crimp
Related to Quantum Leaps 146
Harry Lorayne The Mate Trap faro, two effects:
  • spectator pockets number of cards, performer finds out how many
  • spectator pockets number of cards, two cards in rest sandwich that number of cards
Related to Quantum Leaps 222
Larry Jennings, Michael Skinner Impossible Location selection lost, top and bottom card total ten, ten cards cut off, then selection
Exclusive Card Secrets 21
Bob Hummer Hummer's Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 6
Harry Lorayne Numero Uno number up to twenty names, that many cards cut off by performer, selection at that position
Also published here Lecture Notes 14
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection lies
Also published here A Close-Up Kinda Guy 32
Edward Marlo Sneaking In Mexican Joe putting crimp in cards while performing packet estimation effect
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 213
Paul Cummins Counting On It number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Related toVariations The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 132
Karl Fulves Red Magic No. 18, spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines numbers
Also published here More Self-Working Card Tricks 26
Darwin Ortiz The Estimation Routine number of cards determined by feel
Variations Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 45
Larry Jennings Larry's Favorite performer cuts off named of number of cards, last card is selection, based on "Blackstone's Favorite" (probably reference)
Related to The Cardwright 1
Randy Wakeman How Did You Know? number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired by Randy Wakeman Presents 29
Bob King I'll Guess Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selection
Inspired byVariations More Magician Foolers 5
Bob King Psychic Location card chosen, spectator cuts it into deck, with two questions the position is announced and the card cut to, suit rotation stack
Inspired byVariations More Magician Foolers 19
Edward Marlo A Number For Fast Company spectator cuts selections into deck, performer names its position and cuts off that many cards, crimp, memorized deck
Related to The Olram File (Issue 3) 12
Chris Kenner Sybil The Trick number to 20 named, packet of that size produced with flourish cut, selection on the bottom of packet, number also predicted
Totally Out Of Control 157
Bob King I'll Guess Your Weight (Revised) performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selection
Inspired byVariations The Breather 5
Randy Wakeman Re-Count Demanded
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2193
Troy Hooser, Mark Tams Weight Your Turn performer cuts same amount as performer twice and eventually finds selection, faro
Inspired byRelated to The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 1) 6
Bob King Second Guessing Your Weight performer cuts off same amount as spectator, then to selection
Inspired byRelated to The Breather 2 2
Bob King One Too Many performer tries to cut off as many cards as spectator but it's one too many - the selection
The Breather 2 3
Steve Beam Scaling the Cards three packets are cut on the table, performer weighs two and announces amount of cards, then he reveals amount of black or red cards in those packets
Inspired by
  • Mike Roger's "Trost and Us" in "Genii" October, 1971.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 13
Peter Duffie Weight Problem spectator cuts off less than half, performer matches the number under the table
Variations Card Selection 14
Peter Duffie Adding Some Weight spectator cuts off cards, two cards that add up to that number are reversed by performer and the number of cards between them also matches
Inspired by Card Selection 15
Allan Ackerman For Magicians Only garden path, stacked, memorized deck
Las Vegas Kardma 139
Joel Givens Weight Limit spectator cuts packet and selects a card, card is placed in reminder where it vanishes, then performer divines amount of cut cards and selection is found reversed at that position in the rest of the deck
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 33
Warren Stephens A Spectator's Estimate spectator guesses how many cards he cut off
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 2) 2611
Roger Klause Count On The Variation
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 2) 2609
Paul Cummins Counting On It number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Related toVariations from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 4
Richard Vollmer Numero Dos variation on King's "I Can Guess Your Weight"
Variations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 5) 2643
Paul Harris Bad Estimate performer "accidently" does bad estimation about where the selection lies
Also published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 125
Blair Bowling Numero Trois faro
Inspired byRelated to Facsimile (Issue 4) 8
Richard Vollmer Thrice Nice divided deck, see also p. 2819
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2737
John Bahu Your Cut My Cut breather, penelope
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2797
Nick Trost Weight Guess Spectator pockets cards, magician divines how many, breather at twenty-six
Related toVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 32
Mike Rogers Mike Roger's Version Variation of "Weight Guess" with cards face up
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 33
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Variation of "Weight Guess", also with cards face up, but no initial counting
Inspired byVariations The Card Magic of Nick Trost 34
Doug Edwards Estimation Proof Cut to number of cards chosen by spectator multiple times, also able to cut to Ace
Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 163
Simon Lovell Frank's Fave number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection at chosen number within this packet
Related to Simon Says! 185
Jack Avis Weight Lifter number of cards in packet correctly estimated, breather crimp
Inspired by
  • "Weight Guess Plus" (Bob King)
Related toAlso published here
  • The Crimp
Vis à Vis 70
Paul Cummins Count on It ten to twenty, first packet of that size is produced
21st Century Card Magic 102
Ellis Stanyon To Name the Number of Cards in the "Cut" No. 12
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 210
Ellis Stanyon To Draw One to Ten Cards No. 13, requested number of cards cut
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 210
Ellis Stanyon To Tell the Number of Cards by Weight No. 16, two long cards at known positions
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 220
Doug Conn Weighing the Aces performer cuts to the Aces, performer cuts off same amount as spectator cuts off and as spectator names, breather
Tricks of my Trade 66
Ellis Stanyon To Discover the Number of Cards Taken and to Name Each No. 13, packet cut off and performer divines number of cards and cards themselves
Related to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 89
Ellis Stanyon The Pack "Cut" into a Number of Heaps, to Name Cards in ANy Heap Placed in Person's Pocket No. 15, "Improvement on No. 13", packet wrapped up or pocketed
Related to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 90
Ellis Stanyon "The Revolution" to Discover Number of Cards Taken No. 26
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 96
Lee Asher Touchez ".....is what you say !!", number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired by Pulp Friction 12
Ralph W. Hull, Roberto Giobbi Miraculous Coincidence magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Inspired by
  • "Still Simpler" (R. W. Hull, Sandu Writes Again, 1934, Paul Stadelman)
Card College — Volume 4 891
Warren Stephens Fake Estimation spectator cuts off packet, top card of bottom section named, presented as estimation
Card File Two 52
Nick Trost, Mike Rogers Heavyweight No. 5, performer cuts off same number of cards as spectator
Inspired by New Self-Working Card Tricks 7
David Malek The Cutting Demo number up to fifteen named and performer cuts off that many cards, repeated, pinky count
Inspired by Rebel without a Pause 53
Harry Lorayne Numero Uno number up to twenty names, that many cards cut off by performer, selection at that position
Also published here Personal Collection 515
Bob King Countdown spectator names number, that many cards are cut out of center with selection as last card
Related to The Breather 3 8
Al Baker Snappy Number short card
Related to The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 518
Al Baker Cutting the same Number of Cards Counted using wide card
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 707
Al Baker Eyesight Trick memorized deck
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 712
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker breather crimp
Related toVariations Card Fictions 10
Al Baker To Tell the Number of Cards after the Pack has been Cut
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 754
Al Baker Weight Trick number of cards in packet behind back, stacked deck
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 760
Steve Beam Counterweight multiphase routine, ending with 51 on 1 card gag
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 61
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Remains To Be Seen spectator cuts off some cards, remembers bottom card and puts pile in card case, after some calculation instructions the performer knows card and number of cards in case, Kraitchik
Related to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 363
Doug Canning Boomerang spectator names number, performer cuts one cards less and selection is on top of reminder
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 60
Steve Beam Eye Contact spectator names selection, performer divines position and cuts to the card, Killer Count
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 62
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Royal Killer Kount position of selection in deck announced, Royal Flush found as well, using Killer Count
Killer Koncepts 7
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Multifaceted Prediction suit & value cards as prediction, other card also found by cutting off certain amount of cards, using Killer Count
  • Variation
Killer Koncepts 12
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Las Vegas Layover two spectators cut off packets, performer knows how many, and the only red (or black) card is cut to in black (or red) packet, using Killer Count
  • Variation
Killer Koncepts 37
Eric Mead "Weighing the Cards" tip for stack method
Tangled Web 96
Lewis Jones The Director's Cut cutting named number from deck
Inspired by
  • James McKnight's "Fast Counting the Cards" in Joe Berg's "The Berg Book"
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 143
David Solomon Very Dicey selection in deck, two pairs of dice thrown, both numbers counted to, the cards there match the total, both numbers added, packet of that size produced with selection as last card
Inspired by
  • version on "Solomon's Mind" DVD
Related to
The Wisdom of Solomon 16
Scott Robinson The Plucker number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 201
Woody Aragon The Human Scale weighing the cards
A Book in English 139
Gary Plants Mentally Count On It number thought of and selection at this position remembered, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 22
Gary Plants Count Me In number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selection, number predicted with four cards, originally from Precursor (Oct. 1989)
Inspired byRelated to Lecture Notes — Honolulu Hawaii 25
Darwin Ortiz Best of the Best position of thought-of-card named, center dealing any named card, memorized deck
Lessons in Card Mastery 23
Darwin Ortiz Sudden Impact deck is flicked at peeked card
Inspired by Lessons in Card Mastery 61
Darwin Ortiz One Shot, One Kill performer cuts off certain number of cards and directly at selection, three phases
Related to Lessons in Card Mastery 91
Doug Edwards Card Expert performer cuts same amount as spectator and finds selection
Nukes 43
Pit Hartling The Heavyweight human scale, cut-off packets weighed and number of cut-off cards predicted
In Order to Amaze 26
Ross Tayler, Brad Hodgins Dead Aim performer cuts off named number of cards, four Aces produced, misspelled Taylor
Operandi (Issue 2) 13
Gary Plants Mentally Count On it Spectator thinks of a number, counts down and looks at card. Magician cuts out exact number of cards as the thought of number, then produces selection
Inspired byAlso published here Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 3 (Winter #1)) 26
Matt Baker Card College
  • First phase: magician can accurately estimate the number of cards in a packet cut off by spectator
  • Second phase: magician can accurately estimate the number of cards in a packet cut off by spectator and hidden in pocket, after cards have been shuffled
  • Third phase: magician can name every card in a packet previously placed inside the card box, unseen
Inspired by
  • "Blind Estimation" (Luis Otero, Cartificios, DVD)
The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 21
Tom Gagnon Aces by Weight Aces cut to and their position announced and verified, faro
Inspired by Gagnon Unfiltered 31
Tom Gagnon Weighing In Aces lost, then found one by one by spreading the deck on the table and stopping the spread, number of cards in un-spread portion named and last card is Ace each time, Aces in named order
Inspired byVariations Gagnon Unfiltered 68
Helder Guimarães Professional Hour "Just Warming Up"
cutting off named number of cards, then suit appearance with suit transformation
Secret Language — Volume 1 176
Steve Forte Cut Any Number Of Cards any number called for cut off
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 974
Steve Forte You Can't Miss twenty cards cut off, if not enough are cut, palmed cards are shown, gag
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 976
Steve Forte cutting checks cutting off a group each of one, two, three, four and five cards, running the scale
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 982
Rhys "Morgan" Jones, Robert "West" Tay Intra-Sensory Perception testing five senses by divining the following things
  • number of cut of cards with blank deck
  • date of birth
  • what spectator had for breakfast
  • occupation of spectator
  • serial number of bill
Parlour Tricks 111
Steve Forte Scarne Aces Ace apparently glimpsed during riffle shuffle, cards on top counted and total announced before cutting to it
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 834
Steve Forte Overhand Shuffle Scarne cutting the Aces and knowing the number of cut-off cards each time
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 836
Steve Forte Hold-Backs holding back large numbers as demo, pre-established
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 901
Steve Forte the 20-30 cut performer cuts off twenty cards, then thirty cards, using red-black shuffle
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 975