94 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Magicians Only Gags
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Victor Farelli A "Sucker Gag" apparently strippers are used Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 68
Harry Houdini The Houdini "Bluff" Change apparently top change is done Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 71
Victor Farelli For Conjurers Only version of lazy man's card to pocket Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 93
Tommy Tucker Sucker Card Change fake mexican turnover Expert Manipulative Magic 12
Tommy Tucker The Perfect Shift double lift to fake a pass Expert Manipulative Magic 13
Unknown Comedy Relief gag for people that know the air pressure turnover, double backer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
U. F. Grant The Vanishing Mirror aces are found without looking at faces, apparently with mirror that vanishes, one-way backs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 152
Russel Swan Gaglets gag, doing the pass openly The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 3) 12
Edward Marlo Super Reading apparently magician can read marks extremely fast, punch deal Marlo In Spades 24
Bruce Elliott Aces??? magician vs. gambler, doing all the moves but getting all four aces, magician's joke The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 148) 595
Dr. Ben B. Braude Balloon Buster card in on of selected balloon, for magicians, three stooges (!) The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 897
Bill Simon 3. Misdirection Plus pretending to have stripper cards Effective Card Magic 143
Edward Marlo Full Deck - Five Faros returning 52 cards to their original order after only five faro shuffles Faro Notes 34
Edward Marlo Let's Start Over aces are stacked with faro and four hands are dealt, yet aces are on top again Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 116
Don Tanner Fastest Pass in the World short card duplicate, to fool magicians The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 376) 333
John Robbins For Magicians Only double backer changes into selection, see p. 394 for idea by Martin Gardner and p. 398 for idea by Francis Haxton The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 390) 388
Karl Fulves Babel impromptu levitation, Bob Still with magicians only gags, Charlie Miller, Al Flosso Cartoon The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 102
Don Nielson Supremo Deck Switch gag with light switch on card caseRelated to
  • p. 146 for comment by Lu Brent
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Karl Fulves What - No Reversal? stripper deck throw offs Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Third Supplement) 84
Jerry Andrus "Card Miracle Extraordinary" gag description of impossible effect Hierophant (Issue 4) 201
Allan Ackerman Snap Change Idea card is seen, it's another card, magician's gag Magic Mafia Effects 35
Val Andrews For Magicians Only... No. 33, magician's gag for six card repeat, cards glued together in sleeve The Idiot at the Card Table 12
Edward Marlo Mock Placement gag for magicians Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 291
Jay Weiler Brainwave Gag The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 504
Jimmy Grippo Double Lift Teaser saliva Super Subtle Card Miracles 160
Frank Garcia Double Lift Feint apparent switch Super Subtle Card Miracles 161
Karl Fulves Reverse Strippers openly using stripper deck in off-beat way to fool magicians Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 72
Edward Marlo "For Faro Shuffler Only" deck is separated in reds and blacks, a faro is shuffled, colors still separated Marlo's Objectives 23
Edward Marlo For Magicians Only overhand control to throw off those looking for jogs The Unexpected Card Book 32
Edward Marlo Simulated Master Move two methods The Unexpected Card Book 137
Gus Southall Pseudo Strippers simulating a stripper deck with Zarrow shuffle Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part One 30
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move and the Fast Pass Afterthoughts 19
Francis Carlyle One Hand Pass Locator glimpsing bottom card, for magicians The Magic of Francis Carlyle 81
Roger Smith The Short Card Faro Force peek force in IF condition, faking IF control The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 13
Karl Fulves Tunnel Vision gaffed cards change into ungaffed cards (magicians' magic) Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 305
Edward Marlo For Cardicians Only although they know that card is nd from top it is shown on top Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 156
Roger Smith Some Ultimate Pass Ideas pseudo pass for magicians, duplicateInspired by
  • "Ultimate Pass" (Roger Smith, Necromancer)
The Ultimate Card Book No. 1 5
Martin A. Nash Slippery Strippers pseudo Stripper Deck demo with normal cards Sleight Unseen 401
Martin A. Nash Faro Flam apparently IF Control is used Sleight Unseen 404
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Invisible Pass Routine first single cards come to top, then all aces (presented as invisible pass demonstration)Variations Quantum Leaps 116
Simon Lovell Two Faced Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10) 750
Edward Marlo Control Throw-Offs in foreword, apparently magician follows control of card, three approaches Marlo's Magazine Volume 4
Edward Marlo Control Fake-Outs - Jog Shuffle Fake-Out puzzle magicians that follow the control, two methods Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 38
Edward Marlo I-F Control Fake-Out puzzle magicians that follow the control Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 38
John Cornelius Fake 21 card trick fake for magicians Cornelius Card System 6
Herb Zarrow Faro Throw-Off locator card changes into selection, faro is apparently used as part of method Best of Friends 201
Stephen Tucker Letraset magician's gag, prediction faking to write with a nail writer Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 401
Stephen Tucker Drop-Out devano rising card gag, card attached to thread Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 663
Steve Beam Leftovers a computer gag, Henry Pettit, Dan Garrett, Phil Young, Wayn Kyzer's bear handed production gag, , a coin gag by Dexter Cleveland, Don Morris, a probability impossible trick for magician's by Steve Beam The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 140
Edward Marlo Gag Packet Transformation Aces to Kings, sucker flushtration count gag Thirty Five Years Later 1
Edward Marlo Are We Kidding Ourselves Ace of Spades and 3 blank cards shown, apparently they change into aces, but remain blank Thirty Five Years Later 50
Ian Baxter The Multifaked Card strange gaffed card as a gag Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 3) 1321
Piet Forton Piet Forton's Impeccable Variations: Oops!...They Split! double apparently splits, session gag with Impeccable DoubleRelated to Epoptica (Issue 10) 514
Jim Hyams The Roach Trick dead roach appears from two playing cards The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 306
Edward Marlo Sucker Throw Change pseudo duplicate, right hand empty afterwards M.I.N.T. — Volume I 355
Edward Marlo Magician's Transposition using pip-cover displays, for magicians M.I.N.T. — Volume I 105
Karl Fulves, Don Stewart on Splitting and Fusion for magicians, dated to 1950s Quick Card Tricks 33
Rafael Benatar El Mago Discreto routine with several techniques which eliminate each other Cartas Certificadas 83
Steve Pressley, Steve Hook, Steve Beam High Rise static electricity, cards stick on finger, also as a gag The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 635
Tom Craven Signed Wallet to Card Case Card to Wallet 159
Michael Close First Application of MC Spread Double Lift, as fake side steal to impress magicians Workers Number 2 43
Bob King Ultra Mental Gag fair force, using Ultra Mental handling with normal deck The Breather 11
Jerry Fulton Red Herring sucker problem of having spectator separate a small packet into reds and blacks Rigmarole (Issue 3) 32
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Bicycle Hoax apparently Bicylce cards have one-way design, using the Hole Shuttle card Mystification 15
Horace Goldin, John Northern Hilliard "How It Is Done", or "The Indeceptive Deception", or "One For The Wise Ones" sucker key card placement to throw off magicians More Greater Magic 1207
Robert Parrish All I Know About Cards (In About Five Minutes) funny sequence for magicians in which sleights are demonstrated with a deck of only two cards Great Tricks Revisited 76
Justin Hanes Strip Tease apparently stripper deck is used The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 36
Dominique Duvivier Setting a Trap Sandwich routine, sucker effect for magicians Magie Duvivier 170
Karl Fulves Fail Safe card case with "Ultra Mental Deck" sticker 13 Prophets 24
Roger Klause Two Teasers - First Teaser fake multiple lift demo with apparently thick blockVariations Virtual Foolery 14
Roger Klause Second Teaser depth illusion / Vernon-Houdini ambitious phase teaser for magicians Virtual Foolery 15
Simon Lovell The World's Only Blue-Backed Double-Faced Card! gag
- Bonus Magicians-Only Gag Number One
- Bonus Magicians-Only Gag Number Two
Simon Says! 149
R. Paul Wilson Incomplete Inslow pseudo Incomplete Faro Control, actually a riffle force The Inslow Effect 15
Karl Fulves Shiner Gag mirror covered with tape Combo 39
Milton Kort The Off-color Twenty-one-Card Trick twenty-one card trick with a color changing back ending, done as a magician gag/fooler Kort 49
Ellis Stanyon Pass to Deceive a Conjurer No. 20, fake pass demonstrationVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 234
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note fake pass demonstrationInspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 235
David Malek Magicians Monte with sucker moves, two phases Rebel without a Pause 30
Lewis Jones Strip tease stripper functionality shown by locating a single card, but uses normal deck Ahead of the Pack 25
Karl Fulves The Other Way apparently one-way back locations are done with a borrowed deck Off The Books (Issue 9) 175
Karl Fulves Pseudo Hummer fooling magicians who know the Hummer CATO trick Combo II 46
Arthur Trace Who You Fooling? (Gag for magicians) A top change is apparently executed, but card is shown not to have switched It's All Relative 28
Dai Vernon Cutting The Aces spectator cuts to the Aces, with sucker moves as magician fooler Prolix (Issue 1) 10
Dai Vernon A Revelation spectator reverses four cards behind his back, all turn out to be Aces, apparently a key card location trick is explained, SBS deckRelated to Prolix (Issue 1) 11
Bruce Cervon Faro Fooler from NDO to NDO with two faros, double index cards Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 32
Benjamin Earl Cloak & Dagger Top Tip... getting from Si Stebbins into Mnemonica, joke Gambit (Issue 1) 21
Eddie Fechter The Three Devils joke with cards The F.F.F.F. Book 185
Chris Mayhew Trinado gag flourish cut Seventeen Secrets - Volume 2 37
Kevin Ho The Box Prediction barcode gag Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 14
Kevin Ho Not Even Close Kolossal Killer spoof Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 22
Kevin Ho The Professor's Revenge Inspired by Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 29
Joseph Barry A Ruse for Magicians... "the false, real shuffle ruse"Also published here Fifty 6
Daniel Madison FSWE Shift Method to fake an SWE Shift Placebo 37
Harapan Ong Have a Break, Have a Kit Kat kit kat bar appears from deck of cards Principia 190