180 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Fake Indices
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Unknown Vierfache Verwandlungskarte quartet gaff to change Queen to all four suits Der moderne Kartenkünstler 137
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Denken und Vergessen (Dritte Ausführung) using mis-spotted cardAlso published here Kartenkünste 98
Stanley Collins Making Of False Index Cards Original Magical Creations 12
Stanley Collins The Wooden Slab and Flying Card Experiment Cards attached on a board with rubberbands, spectator peeks at a card and remembers the value, then he counts to that value in a fan and remembers the card. Card transposes from the deck with the peeked card on the board Original Magical Creations 9
Les Gilbert A Card in Transit! double end card The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 3) 10
Eddie Clever Three in One Gaff The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Eddie Clever The Renovated Sphinx Card Trick two signed cards in hat transpose with signed card in deck, double backer, fake indices card The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Unknown Double Index Card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
C. R. Mawe "Like Mawe Makes" fake corners for cards, two card transform in two envelopes Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 9) 3
Stanley Collins, Dr. L. Rothbart Thoughts O.K. prepared (double indices) and ungaffed method for princess card trick The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 86) 547
Eddie Clever Hallucination Also published here My Best 128
Eddie Clever Tuning Up spectator thinks of one out of two picture cards, which is divined Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 8
John Hamilton The King two black kings, chosen king changes into selection The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 243) 971
Bruce Elliott On A Tear monte, tearing up corner, false indexRelated to The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 239) 954
Nate Leipzig Princess Card Trick Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 180
Edward Marlo Named Red Card in Black Packet solution to Miesel's problemInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 51
Edward Marlo Fingertip Vanish fingertip peeked card vanishes, double index card Advanced Fingertip Control 95
Allan Ackerman The General's Universal Card gaffedVariations The Esoterist 6
Edward Marlo Those Wild, Wild Aces one red-backed AS, four blue-backed blank cards, condition reverses (red-backed blank card and all four blue aces), two methodsInspired by Those Wild, Wild Aces 1
Edward Marlo The Wild Deck "Bonus Effect", four aces removed from deck and changed to blank cards, then whole deck becomes blank Those Wild, Wild Aces 5
Roger Smith 4 King Stunner Ace through Four reverse one by one, then change to examinable Kings, quartet type gimmick with Ace to FourVariations The K-S Control System 24
Karl Fulves Instant Printing blank card between jokers transforms into named ace, several approaches, including ace with three different indices Mexican Monte 30
Edward Marlo Open-Faced Universal The Universal Card 31
Sam Schwartz Odd-Even-Odd four odd and four even cards on two piles, on the odd side are then the even cards and on the other side the four kingsInspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 505
Edward Marlo Favorite Universal blank card changes into three selections one by one
- The Clean-Up
- Added Variation
- Added Thoughts & Suggestions
The Universal Card 8
Bruce Cervon Cervon's Universals odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, three different routines with different gaffsInspired byAlso published here The Universal Card 21
Edward Marlo Not Quite Ambiguous Universal with two selections The Universal Card 28
Jon Racherbaumer Full-Circle Universal Inspired by The Universal Card 29
Walter B. Gibson Without a Shadow of a Doubt double facer with two indices on each side, prediction of one of four cards The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 57) 281
Karl Fulves The Portable Indice gaffed Packet Switches (Part One) 45
John Blunt Fake Index Gaffs glueing matching index corner from card to another card Transcornered 3
Edward Marlo The Gaffed Proposition sixteen cardsInspired by The Unexpected Card Book 96
Karl Fulves Progressive Trap II two black Fives and three red cards change position when counted from hand to hand, black Fives transform as climaxInspired by Methods with Cards - Part 3 171
Roger Smith The Chicago Opening Blank Chicago Opener type routine in which odd-backed card becomes blank as finale Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 3
Edward Marlo Cased-In Technicolor Thought gaffed Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 38
Gene Castillon The Undulating Universal The Ascanio Spread 21
Nick Trost The Hotel Mystery Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 30
Roger Smith A Simple Universal Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 2 3
Harvey Rosenthal Odd-Even-Odd Again four odd and four even cards on two piles, on the odd side are then the even cards and on the other side the four kingsInspired by Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 12
Al Mann The Isomeric Card card with three indices, fan forceVariations The Third Ecstasy 22
Al Mann The Reverse Fan Force Supreme five cards thought of from a fan are named, with several isomeric cards / multi-indices cardVariations The Third Ecstasy 23
Nick Trost Ace, Deuce or Trey Either Ace, Two or Three will change to selection, spectator's choice Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 24
Allan Ackerman Easy Off Pips at the end the card is blank and vanishes, gaffedInspired by Here's My Card 13
Sam Leo Horowitz The Fifth Method no extra card, double index aces, double backers Four-Card Brainwave 8
Karl Fulves Second Method gaffed Fr. Cyprian On The Hofzinser Card Problem 15
Karl Fulves Quartet Gaff comment on Ace with four indices on one sideRelated to Four-Card Brainwave 10
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
Karl Fulves Noted in Passing "semi-double-index card" Shape Changers 24
Karl Fulves The Half-Index Gaff Ten of Hearts with only the digit "1" blackened The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1278
Edward Marlo Ninth Method use in card to case effect Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 24
Unknown Stranger Corner sticking corner on card making a fake index card Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 28
Edward Marlo Commercial Poker poker hands change, fake indices at non-index corners Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 248
Edward Marlo Olram's Ultimate Blues divided backs, fake indices Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 301
Edward Marlo Gaffed Go Back Aces fake indices, three methods Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 306
Paul Swinford The Princess Trick Revisited using two spectators, double index cards Arcane (Issue 2) 12
Gene Castillon Castillon's Olram Aces false index cards and 3/4 double facerVariations Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 58
Lewis Ganson Chase the Ace two cards with false indices The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 34
Cecil Keech The Climax false indices The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 36
Ed Brown Making Fake Index Court Cards Arcane (Issue 3) 31
Joe Russo Mistaken Identity Quartet Gimmick to change four Jacks to acesRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 548
Gene Castillon Succession Aces of a Different Color odd-backed, gaffed
A. Five-Card Ace Packet Approach
B. Four-Card Approach
The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 27
Gene Castillon Successful Succession A. Full Deck Approach
B. Packet Approach
The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 31
David Solomon A Blended Succession The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 33
Gene "Phantini" Grant Card Challenge card divination with Al Mann's Isomeric CardsInspired by Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 30
Johnny Thompson KF + BC + EM2 = Another Universal card changes into three different selections in three different ways and backAlso published here Polished Polish Prestidigitation 35
Stuart R. Patterson Awake and Rise fake indice forcing deck Babel (Issue 2) 10
Leslie Anderson, Harry Anderson The Shadow Card spectator thinks of a card, card vanishes and appears in sealed envelopeRelated to The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 294) 1467
Sam Schwartz Las Vegas Straight hole card Nine of Hearts, other cards almost make it a straight flush in hearts, other cards change to Clubs, then hole card to Ace of Clubs
effect by Fulves, method by Schwartz
Variations Las Vegas Straight 1
Karl Fulves Atlantic City Stud handling variationInspired by Las Vegas Straight 4
Edward Marlo Questionable Observation Test three double facers, three double enders The Card Puzzle 11
David Solomon, Gene Castillon The Casolomon Olram Aces three gaffs (fake index and 3/4 double facer)Inspired by The Card Puzzle 1
Alf Goodwin The Magician's Four Aces using two unusual gaffs Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1084
Karl Fulves Envelopus empty envelope placed between four aces, named ace travels inside Ace Machine 5
Unknown Fake Index Card Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 319
Larry Jennings Cut As I Cut gaffed methodInspired byVariations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18) 167
Michael Louis Easy Pickings Inspired by Best of Friends — Volume II 247
David Britland Royal Decree spectator finds out of which King the performer is thinking Psychomancy 40
Fred Kaps The Princess Card Trick with four Queens, using quartet gimmick It's So Simple 17
Karl Fulves Black on Black two cards peeked at and seen to be clumsily loaded into right pocket, they vanishes yet are now in left pocket, then deck vanishes except two selections Secret Session — Part Two 37
David Neighbors Slow-Motion Oil and Water 3&3, three phases Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 18
Edward Marlo Two Marlo Ideas - First Idea removing center pip of Seven or Five, looks like Six or Four Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 238
Edward Marlo Two Marlo Ideas - Second Idea fake index Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 239
Edward Marlo New Idea Transposition fake index Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 239
Edward Marlo Liepzig Would Really Have Loved This Leipzig, double index cards Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 255
Edward Marlo The Promise Ace, Two and Three of Clubs, chosen value changes into selection, three method, method three with fake index cardInspired byAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Sep. 1967
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 308
Edward Marlo The Other Method wrong card reversed in tabled spread, it is removed and turned over, then changes into selectionAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Oct. 1967
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 320
Edward Marlo Effect two selections lost, one reversed in tabled spread, it changes into the other selection, the travel to pocket M.I.N.T. — Volume I 322
Edward Marlo Visual Change - Appearance - Vanish face card of deck changes just with a wrist turn and back, different applications
- Impromptu Change
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1968
M.I.N.T. — Volume I 351
Edward Marlo Blank with Index blank card with ace index The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 210
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 64
Brother John Hamman Thought Cards Across double ended cardsInspired by
  • "The Triangle" (Our Magic, p. 280)
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 134
Brother John Hamman Final Aces six double ended cardsVariations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 229
Karl Fulves The Educated Die Ace through Six, die rolled and card counted to, it's always an ace, two methods And a Packet of Cards 19
Marc DeSouza The Thing three selections, odd-backed general / universal card ends up blank The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 567
Jon Racherbaumer Backing the Universal Card blank card changes into each of three selections
- Lay Audience Approach
- Magician's Approach
Inspired by Cardfixes 82
Alex Elmsley, Brother John Hamman The Atomic Aces four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders PhaseInspired byVariationsAlso published here The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 217
Karl Fulves Stretch Note card stretches between two halves of the deck Pull Apart Notes 6
Philip T. Goldstein B'Wave four cards, only named queen is reversed others are blank Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 3
Karl Fulves Daley Deal - Gaffed card addenda (with optional transformation climax) 28 Card Tricks 24
Karl Fulves Split Image I face-up version of "Pull Apart"Related to Pull Apart Notes 1
Karl Fulves Split Image II face-up version of "Pull Apart"Related to Pull Apart Notes 4
Karl Fulves Split Image III two Twos stick perpendicular in a half of the deck each, halves pushed together so Twos are out of sight, the two Twos then change into four AcesInspired byRelated to Pull Apart Notes 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Two-Sided Triangle two "thought-of" playing cards vanish from packet held by performer and appear in envelope hanging from a ribbon Device and Illusion 107
Bob King A Cut Above (II) Aces are cut into deck with spectatorInspired by The Breather 12
Alex Elmsley Los Ases Atomicos translation
four phase variation on Hamman's "Final Ace Routine", including Oil & Water and Follow the Leaders Phase
Also published here La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 5 65
Edward Marlo Roughed Think Ace named ace is reversed and odd-backed, double-enders, rough-smooth The Olram File (Issue 13) 13
Philip T. Goldstein Prink II four blank cards printed with Jokers one by one Card File 110
John Riggs The Double Cross four cards on table, selected one is reversed The Magic of John Riggs 45
Bob King Big Mac "...what I consider to be the best Ace routine I've ever come seen", leader packet changes into Royal Flush as finale, three double facers and three mis-indexed cardsInspired by
  • "Ankner's Aces" (Buddy Ankner)
Five-Star Magic 26
Nick Trost Showdown three phase Ten Card Poker Deal routine, last phase is stud poker. Includes Tom Hubbard's handling at the end.Related toVariationsAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 216
Karl Fulves Jekyll-Hide six red and 6 black cards, a black card chosen, but it isn't among the 6 black cards suddenly but among the 6 reds (identified by spectator with special glasses on) The Vampire Chronicles 22
Karl Fulves House No. 5 four deuces, one named, it's the only one face-down, it's placed in case, then four cards removed from case - they're the jacksRelated to The Vampire Chronicles 71
Karl Fulves Two-Story Castle named queen, which is never seen, changes into a jack, two card cases used in presentation, using Quartet gimmick The Vampire Chronicles 90
Karl Fulves Think of a Vampire spectator think of either a jack or king (his choice), in four-card-packet his card is the only reversed one, the other three are Sixes, quartet type gimmick The Vampire Papers 102
Karl Fulves Skeleton Crew four kings in one case, four jacks in another, king thought of, performer transfers one in jacks case, it's thought-of one and gets a big hole in the middle The Vampire Papers 105
Karl Fulves Vegas Vampire ten cards dealt into two hands, a selection changes into indifferent card and is then in other packet, jacks show up as finale The Vampire Papers 130
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Handling of "Showdown" Inspired byAlso published here The Card Magic of Nick Trost 219
Richard Bartram, Jr. Short Changed Thoughts thought of cards in deck vanish, selected from spread display Trephine 74
Andrew Wimhurst Yellow Kid's Monte card to Wallet Climax Low Down Dirty Tricks 21
Unknown Quartet Gimmick double faced court card with all four indicesRelated to Quartet 4
Ellis Stanyon The Yogi Wonder No. 25 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 140
Doug Conn Tricked Traveler every suit named before travelInspired by Tricks of my Trade 134
Theodore DeLand The Sphinx Card Trick No. 14, two cards in hat transpose with one in deck, see "General note" on p. 140 for creditRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 132
Burling Hull The Card Problem No. 24, fake indicesRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 139
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note credit informationRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 140
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note further handling and ideasInspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 141
Theodore DeLand "Pickitout" No. 28Inspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 143
Theodore DeLand The "Knock-out" Card Trick No. 29, card from packet vanishes and joins cards in handkerchiefVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 144
H. G. Cleveland Cleveland's "Presto Fly" Card Trick No. 31, Ace to Three of Hearts transposes with Four to Six of ClubsVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 145
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note combination with Cleveland's "Canadian Wonder"Inspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 145
Theodore DeLand The "Spotter" or Educated Die No. 32, throw of die always finds the Ace in row of six cards Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 146
William G. Edwards The "Canadian Wonder" No. 33, cards shown and tabled, the spectators remember different cards then are seen when they are turned over again Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 146
Ellis Stanyon A New Protean or Chameleon Pack No. 57, deck shown mixed, then cut in half, one half shown all red and other all blackRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 189
Ellis Stanyon The "Monte Cristo" Forcing Pack No. 24, one-way forcing deck with fake indifferent indices on all cards
- Suggested Effects (thought reading, prediction)
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 206
Karl Fulves Fade Out card changes gradually, front and back Lost Vampire Secrets 218
Karl Fulves Over Exposed four queens in envelope, two card selected, those turn over and become blank Lost Vampire Secrets 212
Don England We're Three Fourth There with Ace to 4 and Double indexed extra card Don England's Paradox 51
Andrew Wimhurst The Full Monte (Yellow Kid's Monte) card to wallet climax, using fake index card Jiggery Pokery 17
Simon Aronson O'Aronson Aces O. Henry Aces plot (Ace Assembly), all four Aces appear in spectator's hand Try the Impossible 104
Simon Aronson Nosnora Aces Aces scatter back to respective packets at the end of Ace Assembly Try the Impossible 117
David Regal The Very Last Card fair elimination processVariations Constant Fooling 2 124
Karl Fulves Further Notes on double enders Hofzinser's Card Tricks 24
Theodore DeLand Educated Die / Spotter Die Ace through Six of Clubs in row, spectator finds the Six Hofzinser's Card Tricks 24
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Remember And Forget #3 using mis-spotted cardAlso published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 91
Karl Fulves Poker Finals jacks placed on bottom, cards dealt for 2 players, openly from bottom in one hand, but jacks in other hand and aces in the otherRelated to Hofzinser Notebook 80
William Duncan A Note On The Pip Miss-Show Tribute 14
William Duncan Reputation Maker Aces Inspired by Tribute 11
Jack Avis Ace Routine Handling routine with fake indices Rara Avis 18
Brother John Hamman, Ron Bauer Final(ly) Aces multiple phases, poker presentationInspired by Final(ly) Aces 2
Ron Bauer Win at Gin ten cards become thirteen, then some of them vanish and reappear in performer's sleeve Final(ly) Aces 18
Rene Clement Making Fake Index Card Best of Friends - Volume III 194
Nick Trost Sixth-Thot one of five is predicted, gaffed Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 208
Nick Trost Super Showdown double endersInspired byAlso published here Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 164
Trevor Lewis The Full Monte with gaffed cards, multi-phase routine Routines Matter 108
Karl Fulves Deuce On The Loose "Unexplained"
producing any named Two from cased deck as top card, miming a cut, quartet card, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 6) 403
Karl Fulves Trick Poker five unknown cards chosen, performer produces four Jacks and puts them face-down before spectator, then performer's hand has the Jacks and spectator's the Aces
- Trick Poker II
Related toVariations Prolix (Issue 6) 416
Tom Stone Signed Transformation Maelstrom 161
Helder Guimarães Three Cards and a Box (or "We all have a magician inside us!")
three selections, under box, under cellophane, folded in box
Reflections 49
Helder Guimarães, Charles Reynolds Force of Nature using group of mis-index cards, two handlingsInspired by
  • "Force of Thought" deck (Charles Reynolds)
Ontology Project 22
Jörg Alexander Weber FantASStisch gaff comboInspired by ZauberKunstStücke — Band 3 59
Patrick Page Jumbo One in the Middle jumbo card transformation, construction details for special Ever Change Card Magic Page by Page 62
Wolfgang Moser 31/2 Card Monte multiple phase monte, tearing off cornerInspired by
  • Harry Anderson's "The Last Monte" in "Wise Guy", P. 90.
Related to
Kreationen 10
Tyler Wilson That's What Key Said selection is not on face, but falls out of deck when slapped, pseudo key card explanation as presentation Seventeen Secrets 47
Nick Trost Showdown three phasesAlso published here The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 138
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Handling Also published here The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 141
René Lavand Mahtub seven phases, with Bob Farmer comments:
- Alternate Deal Five
- Alternate Deal 7
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Magic from the Soul (1993)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 142
Bob Farmer Notes: Showdown/Mahtub Related to The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 146
Nick Trost Super Showdown four phasesAlso published here The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 155
Eric Stevens Little Peter Pays Triple Three Card Monte routine, all three cards end up being black cards, the red money card is found wrapped in a dollar bill with a business card Skybound 9
John Lovick, David Regal Handsome in Love fair elimination process, last remaining card predictedInspired by The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 69
Bruce Cervon Cervon Finale previously unpublished phase The Doors of Deception 60
Paul Vigil 3-Card Monte multiple phases, credit information on fake index monte routinesInspired by
  • "Catch 33" (Lee Asher, 2003, 2013)
The Doors of Deception 41
Joey Burton, Paul Vigil Sosi Switch Inspired by
  • "Sosi Switch" (Joey Burton, Catch 33)
The Doors of Deception 57
Joey Burton, Paul Vigil Kaiser Con Inspired by
  • "Kaiser Con" (Joey Burton, Catch 33)
The Doors of Deception 51
Harapan Ong Alternative Facts Wrong card taken out of spread is changed into spectator's selection as a surprise Wabi-Sabi 30
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
Johnny Thompson KF + BC + EM2 = Another Universal card changes into three different selections in three different ways and back to blankAlso published here The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 123
Christian Scherer Nie Wieder! three card monte with jumbo cards, multi-phase routineRelated to
  • Harry Anderson's "Three Card Monarch"
Nie Wieder! 3
Helder Guimarães The Only Path "A Matter of Control"
spectator makes up cards in several stages and with help of message cards in envelopes, it's predicted
Inspired by Secret Language — Volume 1 372
Ryan Plunkett Fan Mail card predicted in envelope, fair elimination process after table wash by spectatorInspired by Distilled 21