102 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Numerical/Straight Stack
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Carl Willmann Zu erraten, wie viele Karten eine Person der Gesellschaft im Geheimen einem Spiel entnahm und wieder zu demselben legte spectator takes a number of cards from bottom of deck and places them on top, one card chosen and its value matches the amount of moved cardsVariations Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 132
Eduard W. Lufa Zum Erraten der Karten Inspired by Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 10) 159
Tom Sellers Cut spectator and performer each have half the deck, performer wins at cutting the high card Magical Pleasantries 20
Joseph Ovette Simple Location with Ace through King of one suit stack to locate card Fast Ones 16
Frederick Braue Card Instinct Ace to King of one suit on top More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 31
Jack McMillen, Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Mind Mirror with stripper deckRelated to The Stripper Deck 16
Edward Marlo Perfect Bridge Hand part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine" Marlo In Spades 16
Edward Marlo The Rummy Game part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine" Marlo In Spades 16
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Routine: Cards By Weight multiple phases, ace-king set-up, faroRelated toVariations Marlo In Spades 13
Edward Marlo Miracle Location part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine"Related to Marlo In Spades 14
Edward Marlo The Prediction performer knows card at named number, partial stack, part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine" Marlo In Spades 15
Edward Marlo A Straight Flush part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine" Marlo In Spades 16
Stewart James James's Miracle No. 72, two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersRelated toVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 132
Stewart James Card and Number Prediction card and total of two cards are predicted The Nullificator 5
Edward Marlo Progressive Miracle repeated multiple timesInspired by Faro Notes 22
Jack Miller, Al Koran Lazy Man's Card Trick Related toVariations Close-up Card Magic 199
Edward Marlo Miracle Location with one suit from ace to king set-up, faro and non-faro handling Faro Controlled Miracles 30
Dai Vernon Pure Mathematics two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersRelated to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 99
Gene Finnell Base 4 System "Card Sorting and Set Ups"
sorting shuffled deck into new deck order, four possible positions during run-through
- New Deck Order ("New Deck Order in 3 Sorts")
- Numerical Order Stack
- Random Number - Ordered Suit
- Numerical Order - Random Suit
- Si Stebbins
Gene Finnell's Card Magic 20
Gene Finnell Birds of a Kind card chosen, cards of same value found with faro sandwiches Gene Finnell's Card Magic 44
Alex Elmsley, Frederick Mosteller another encore red & black card thought of, they are spelled to after some shuffling (see Legendary Kabbala for Elmsley credit)Inspired byRelated to Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 153
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts To Locate Aces spectator cuts four piles, numbers of top cards are counted and every Ace is foundVariationsAlso published here Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 244
Theodore Annemann The Stop Trick No. 35, Ace through King set-up Self-Working Card Tricks 55
Unknown The Controlled Cut No. 65, spectator cuts and this value is used to count down to selection, Ace through King of Hearts set-up, Al Baker credit givenRelated to Self-Working Card Tricks 98
Burling Hull The Two Fold Miracle spectator shuffles deck and cuts to any card, its value used to count down in second deck, same card found there The Amazing World of Mentalism 49
Martin A. Nash It Can't Happen Here cutting to any value named, stack Sleight Unseen 430
Unknown Digit Discovery No. 13, with repeat, Ace through Ten set-up Self-Working Mental Magic 18
Harry Riser Almost Legitimate Cutting the Aces center blocks cut out one-handedInspired byAlso published here Arcane (Issue 6) 59
Simon Lovell The Ten Card Special Plus number card chosen, top cards dealt, they form a straight and card at value of spectator's card is selection
- The Basic Routine
- The Extended Routine (straight shown first and mixed back in, then as above)
Related to Second to None 40
Edward Marlo The Mental Topper spectator counts to value of thought-of card, card located, optionally matching values found, faro, variationsVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1966
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 216
Brother John Hamman Peek Look Think three cards chosen by different means, spectators each find each others cardsVariations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 66
Ron Bauer If you are going to Peek, Look, and Think, at least Pique, Hook, and Link three cards chosen by different means, spectators each find each others cardsInspired by Cardfixes 142
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Second Effect four slips of paper with predictions, four spectators think of a card of a certain suit and transfer cards from top to bottom according to their valueVariations Cardfixes 193
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Third Effect like second effect but mates in shirt pocket instead of written predictionsInspired by Cardfixes 195
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Sixth Effect Inspired by
  • "Faro's Dream" (Ed Marlo, Linking Ring)
Cardfixes 199
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Seventh Effect version with two thought-of card, red and blackInspired by Cardfixes 201
Peter Duffie The Lucky Ten two piles dealt, top card of one pile is thought-of number, top card of other pile selectionRelated to
  • Henry Christ's "Sum & Difference"
Also published here
Profile (Issue 5) 7
Emil Jarrow Jarrow's Indicator indicator card leads to selection, Ace through Ten set-up, Kruskal-type countingRelated to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 30
Jerry Sadowitz Addendum to Think of a Card verbal force for Three of Clubs or at least a Three or Club Profile (Issue 6) 12
Andrew Galloway Reflected Thoughts card thought of in fan, its value used to select another card, both found, interlocking chain principleInspired byVariationsAlso published here Profile (Issue 7) 1
David Carré Sympathetic Reverse selection turns over three times, then full suit of selection as well Profile (Issue 10) 8
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
Unknown Dance With The Devil "Profile Extra" (no creator given)
in the end, all pairs add up to fourteen
Inspired by Profile (Issue 18) 9
Andrew Galloway Reflected Thought card thought of in fan, its value used to select another card, both found, interlocking chain principleVariationsAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 3) 2334
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Magic Teaching card selected, down under deal with a packet, last card used to count to selection, every other card Ace through King Verbatim (Issue 10) 130
Edward Marlo Spectator Cuts to Locate Aces spectator cuts and values are used to count down to selectionVariationsAlso published here M.I.N.T. — Volume II 299
Peter Duffie The Lucky Ten two piles dealt, top card of one pile is thought-of number, top card of other pile selection
- "No Crimp But Still Lucky"
Also published here Duffie's Card Compulsions 53
Simon Aronson Doubly Lazy two selections, Ace to King twiceRelated to Simply Simon 136
Simon Aronson The PIP Stack "Position Information Procedure"
Ace to King stack in deck, allows performer to know position of replaced selection
Simply Simon 290
Karl Fulves Secret Thought No. 2, position of card predicted, selection via cutting some cards off and remembering card at that number Easy Magic 2
Bob King Split Thought Ace through Ten of Hearts on top, numbers thought of by two spectators and after some mental calculation by spectators the numbers are divinedInspired by
  • Ken Krenzel Trick from New Jinx
Also published here
  • in "Classic Stand Up Close-Up" (Bob King)
Five-Star Magic 18
David Solomon The More You Know, The Harder You Fall spectator cuts off pile, remembers bottom card, shuffles pile and puts it in center of rest, two Jokers shuffled in deck and sandwich selectionVariations Solomon's Mind 185
Peter Duffie The Chosen Few a card created with a cut off pile by chosen a card for suit and counting for value, another spectator cuts to it Deck Direct 3
Peter Duffie The Faranormal spectator places some cards between two Kings, sandwich faro-shuffled, two cards produced that total the number of cards between the Kings now Deck Direct 12
Gavin Ross Straight Through The Heart indicator card chosen and number up to twelve thought-of, suit of indicator and number as value used to arrive at a card, indicator card spelled to and the card is foundInspired by Five Times Five — Scotland 89
Gavin Ross The Information Pack half deck is pushed through other half (incomplete faro) and turns over, full suit visible with selection missing, with variation by Peter DuffieInspired by Five Times Five — Scotland 94
Ellis Stanyon The Spots on Card Indicate Number of Cards Secretly Added to Pack No. 3, some cards cut off and a known amount replaced, card with same value produced
- Variation
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 57
Ellis Stanyon A Numerical Shuffle No. 4, shuffle for small packet that after a certain amount of repeats restores the original order Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 57
Ellis Stanyon The Transposed Cards No. 36, deck spread on table, some cards moved from end to end, card with that amount is eventually selected Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 76
Ellis Stanyon The Spots on Top Card Indicate Position of One Chosen No. 39, combining the two referenced tricks with one set-upRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 77
Peter Duffie Hand Picked five poker hands dealt, a card chosen, all gathered, two cards produced and their value used to count to selectionInspired by
  • Tom Sellers item
New Inspirations 11
Jerry Mentzer, Al Thatcher Cardician's Dream (Improved) Inspired by Card File Two 41
Karl Fulves, Tony Bartolotta Triple Enigma No. 36, pair of invisible dice used to select card, card found and card with dice sum turns up, Ace to Nine set-upInspired by
  • "Dice Will Tell" (Oscar Weigle, Scarne on Card Tricks)
New Self-Working Card Tricks 52
Peter Duffie Combination Luck card and its position remembered, spectator deals down three times, using the stopped-at values and his position, selection appears on third attemptInspired by
  • Stewart James effect
Cards By All Means 11
Steve Beam One in 52 number from 1 to 52, square sum is counted and value counted again to arrive at a card, with variations
- Hat Trick
- Wordplay
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 99
R. Paul Wilson Ring three times a card is located
- Shizuko
- Yoichi
- Sadako
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 159
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Hours of Magic Inspired by
  • "Repeat Six Card Test" (ESP Session, Nick Trost, 1971)
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 98
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson A Slight Slant on Slaight two dice, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersInspired by
  • "Nice Dice" (Allan Slaight, Precursor #72, 1999)
Related toVariations
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 66
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Another Slant on Slaight two dice, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersInspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 68
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Last Card Standing Predictor thirteen cards, packet cut off, a number shows up that matches the number of cut-off cards, co-prime number principle Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 74
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Mathemagicians small number of cards cut off, same value is supposed to be produced but it is one off and changes into right number, prediction says "off by one" Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 149
Steven Youell The Perfect Choice spectator deals down in shuffled deck and stops, performer knows the card, faroRelated to Weapons of Mass Destruction 24
Steve Beam Utility Cutter cutting six piles, three face up and three face down with the Rolly Polly Controlly, knowing how many cards are face up, as a control Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 21
Steve Beam Exhumation spectator cuts to card, which leads to selection, two methods Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 102
Ron Frost Sequential Evidence Magician cuts deck into three piles, spectator chooses one pile, card is found face up in that pile. Then that pile contains Ace to King of the same suit After The Force 53
Cushing Strout, Stewart James Invisible Setups Idea to combine spelling with ladder stacks to find card On the Other Side of the Mirror 13
Cushing Strout Further Than That and the Lie Detector Combine Further Than That with lie detector plot

Also includes variation based on The Nine Card Problem, and Alex Elmsley's Tell Me Three Times
Inspired by On the Other Side of the Mirror 20
Cushing Strout Holmes Meets Endfield Using a Sherlock Holmes book and a deck of cards to create a coincidence, story tellingInspired by On the Other Side of the Mirror 35
Robin Robertson, Peter Duffie R & D's Count Spell Extra composite card, count-spelling to any card composed by suit and value separately chosen Prolix (Issue 2) 101
Harry Riser Almost Legitimate Cutting the Aces center blocks cut out one-handedInspired byAlso published here Secrets of an Escamoteur 45
Harry Riser Needle in a Haystack card chosen, identity and position announced by performer, faro Secrets of an Escamoteur 159
Jack Avis The Tabled Reverse - Again spectator names number up to ten, that value reverses itself in deck and is used to count to selection Rara Avis 127
Jack Avis Thought Card Transposition spectator remembers card and its number, performer also in different section, the cards are counted to and they transpose Rara Avis 128
Jack Avis 2-4-6-8-Find performer and spectator chose a card, spectator names number, distance between the two selections is that numberRelated to Rara Avis 130
David Solomon Think, Spell & Stun spectator count-spells to a thought-of card, performer divines it The Wisdom of Solomon 136
David Solomon Smith Without The Myth two spectators cut off a packet and count them, then remember cards at that positions, performer names both selectionsVariations The Wisdom of Solomon 150
David Solomon Army Card Trick two-phase routine in which a peeked-at card is counted to from an odd-backed indicator card, faro The Wisdom of Solomon 210
Steven Youell Jaw Breaker spectator deals down in shuffled deck and stops, performer takes duplicate out of another deck, or has it reversed there already, three methods
- Standard Method (faro)
- Using Full Deck Stacks
- Bonus-- Brand New Sealed Deck Method
Related to Weapons of Mass Deception 8
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-upVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 246
Karl Fulves Devil's Deal performer and spectator each name a card and a number, Gemini Placement by counting to those numbers, for corrections see referenceRelated toVariations Prolix (Issue 8) 512
Mel Bennett The Inverse Function Deck presentation for "James's Miracle", two numbers from one to ten, chosen values lie at reversed chosen numbersInspired byRelated to
  • "Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction" (Nick Trost, The New Tops, July 1975)
Prolix (Issue 8) 514
Karl Fulves Devil's Deal performer and spectator each name a card and a number, Gemini Placement by counting to those numbers, corrected handlingRelated to Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 71
Mel Bennett The Devil His Due same trick with more free choiceInspired by Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 72
Karl Fulves On Impulse spectator should cut anywhere, look at bottom card and name any card of same color but different suit, both values counted down from rest lead to selection Prolix (Issue 10) 684
Jack Avis, Karl Fulves Fate Mates card named by each performer and spectator, written on paper pieces, two halves, one card outjogged, both dealt in unison, both named cards show upRelated to Prolix (Issue 10) 698
Steven Hamilton Double Deal two cards chosen, they multiply to a number that matches their number, then one packet becomes the four-of-a-kind to match selection, the other packet the full suitInspired by
  • "Big Deal" (Roy Walton, Abra #1881)
The Magic of Steven Hamilton 142
Christoph Borer, Edward Marlo I Cut to the Aces Inspired by 21 242
Jon Racherbaumer New-and-Clear Force Ace-through-King set-up, card chosen by first chosen value then suit, card not really forced but under controlInspired by
  • "Variation: Beam’s Artificial Nuclear Force" (David Solomon, Solomon's Bulletin #81, Jan. 2016
Related to
Facsimile (Issue 5) 37
David Solomon Spectator Cuts U Count - Circa 2014 variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces"Inspired by Solomon's Secrets 173
David Solomon Totally Fooling Sans Shuffle four piles cut to, top cards of three piles total to number of fourth pile, selection on bottom of this pile, then the three numbers used to count to three mates of selectionInspired by
  • "Totally Fooling" (Simon Aronson, Art Decko)
Solomon's Secrets 131
Tom Gagnon Aces by Weight Aces cut to and their position announced and verified, faroInspired 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 orderInspired byVariations Gagnon Unfiltered 68