Written by Karl Fulves

1995-1999
Work of Various

355 pages (Stapled), published by Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt.
Language: English

(294 entries)

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Karl Fulves, Reinhard Müller Pre-World more credit information on early Out of this World type effects
Related to 1 1995 2
J. W. Sarles Red or Black? performer cuts and ask the spectator red or black and how many (one, two or three), and the bottom cards of the top half fulfill this property, repeated with real riffle shuffles, method not given
1 1995 2
Karl Fulves One Color Only comment on Out of this World in which only one color is guessed
Related to 1 1995 3
Karl Fulves Loaded credit notes
Related to 1 1995 3
Karl Fulves Bottom Facts applied to distant key card placement
Related to 1 1995 3
Karl Fulves Down-Under Age Cards reporting a misplaced idea in which number cards are down-under dealt
1 1995 4
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Annemann - The Life and Times of a Legend by Theodore Annemann (written by Max Abrams) 1 1995 5
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Card Craft: Collected Trickery by Jerry K. Hartman 1 1995 5
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Gene Maze and the Art of Bottom Dealing by Gene Maze (written by Stephen Hobbs) 1 1995 5
Karl Fulves Suspense comment on a possible routining with "Mystery B. C.", mention of clinging Aces to finger
Related to 1 1995 6
Karl Fulves Digit Tell Us "Thoughts on a classic number stunt"
three digit number, taken reversed and subtracted, fool-proof method
1 1995 7
Walter Brookes Mathematical Magic six-digit number, taken reversed, used in calculation, table with different outcomes, also for five-, four-, three- and two-digit numbers
VariationsAlso published here
  • Thayer's Bulletin, April 1923
1 1995 8
Karl Fulves Application letters correspond to letters for fun number reveal
Inspired by 1 1995 9
John Mulholland, Karl Fulves Highway Robbery letters correspond to letters for fun number reveal
Related to
  • Demonstration of "Affinity of Letters and Figures" (Linking Ring, March 1933)
  • Informant (Karl Fulves, 1995)
1 1995 10
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
1 1995 11
Karl Fulves Poker Vision "A mindreading trick with casino cards"
card thought of from a packet of fifteen cards with five different casino backs (rainbow) is divined, single-no fishing
Inspired byRelated to 1 1995 12
Mel Bennett An 8-Cylinder Deal forcing the number eight
1 1995 14
Karl Fulves Road Scholar explaining why the trick works
Related to 2 1995 17
J. W. Sarles After Dark different handling, spectator choses and loses card in corner of room, performer as well, both remove a card from spread and they're each other's card
Related to 2 1995 17
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
Related to 2 1995 18
Karl Fulves Unsolved computer mouse starts moving along row of object and stops at selected item, posed as problem
2 1995 18
Karl Fulves Tour de Force
2 1995 19
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
2 1995 21
Karl Fulves My Card Isn't deck shuffled, performer thinks of card, spectator cuts it to top, tables it and thinks of new top card and cuts again, performer takes out a card, both are right
Related to 2 1995 23
Karl Fulves Malefactor number of cards between all Kings and Jacks memorized
Inspired by
  • Moe's Move-a-Card
2 1995 24
Karl Fulves Transposition Problem glasses drawn on giant King of Hearts and given to man with glasses, same with moustache and Jack of Diamonds, the giant cards transpose and the two people holding them as well, posed as problem
2 1995 24
Karl Fulves Catalogs list of novelty catalogs
2 1995 25
Karl Fulves Funny Money
  • pulling the safety strip out of bill
  • where is the hexagon on the dollar bill?
  • number bet, serial number cubed is almost divisible by seven
Related to 2 1995 26
Karl Fulves (reviewer) New Card Control Systems by Joseph K. Schmidt 2 1995 28
Karl Fulves (reviewer) More Annotated Alice by Martin Gardner 2 1995 28
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley by Alex Elmsley (written by Stephen Minch) 2 1995 28
Karl Fulves Top Flight "An Impromptu Card Paradox"
card selected via riffle procedure in center of deck, then top card is shown to be selection, presented as a card being in two places at same time, repeated
Related to 2 1995 29
Karl Fulves Covered Side Steal as Double Deal center and top card removed as the top card and turned over
2 1995 30
Karl Fulves Persistence of Vision four Kings placed on table, card in center of deck remembered, it is then shown on top and his placed to Kings, back on top of deck, vanished from Kings
Variations 2 1995 31
Karl Fulves Comment on Contest Influence five cards, one One and four Zeros, put in any order and the resulting number is paid out
Inspired by
  • "Contest Influence" (Robert Ecklund, Ed Mellon's "Mental Wise")
Variations
2 1995 31
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 2 1995 32
Karl Fulves 6-Card Repeat & Oil & Water effect combination, posed as problem
2 1995 32
Unknown Best Sellers New York Times bestseller list from 15. December 1996 (making Fulves's publication date of 1995 questionable)
2 1995 33
Karl Fulves Howz It Done? liste of effect descriptions from magazines or dealer's items without methods, Carmo Bead Mystery, Skullocation, Dippy Magnet, Richard Himber coin gauge trick
Related to 3 1996 35
Karl Fulves Gemini Journal introduction and credit information
Related to 3 1996 36
Karl Fulves Front & Center prediction cards removed from face-up spread, mates seen in center
3 1996 36
Karl Fulves Riffle Shuffle Transfer two cards in center brought to top and bottom
Related to 3 1996 37
Karl Fulves Notes Gemini Twins with a stooge, Face-Up Gemini in which the backs match instead of faces
Inspired by 3 1996 38
Karl Fulves Not Gemini spectator pushes two selections reversed in deck, next to mates
3 1996 39
Karl Fulves Multiple Shift as Displacement
3 1996 39
Karl Fulves Everyone Has A Twin two mates found, then two Kings find Queens
3 1996 40
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
3 1996 42
Vernon Winiecke Bottom Reverse "Reversal of any number of cards - Dedicated to Tony Kardyro"
during swing cut
Related to 3 1996 44
Joseph K. Schmidt Counterfeit Shuffle three packets with single run, with three variations
Related toVariations 3 1996 46
Karl Fulves Counterfeit Comments on full deck false overhand shuffles
Inspired by 3 1996 49
Karl Fulves Anagrams
3 1996 49
Karl Fulves You're Getting Sleepy new deck order shown, Jokers put in pocket, a card named, deck shuffled, deck still in new deck order but named card missing, it's one of the Jokers in the pocket, then it changes back to Joker and is reversed in deck
3 1996 50
Karl Fulves Counterfeit Cull Shuffle displacing one card to top
Inspired by 3 1996 51
Unknown Anagrams "Washington Crossing the Delaware" poem
3 1996 53
Karl Fulves Insto Transpo "Methods?"
rope through cup's handle, finger ring dropped in cup, now cup drops and ring is on rope instead, posed as problem
3 1996 54
Karl Fulves The one sided paddle "Methods?"
paddle becomes invisible when other side is shown, posed as problem
Variations 3 1996 54
Karl Fulves Last Chance Saloon "Methods?"
Aces plus an indifferent card removed, four additional cards chosen by spectator, one card slid across, now the Aces are in other hand, a card slid back and now it's a Royal Flush, posed as problem
3 1996 55
William P. Miesel Letters on Move A Card, Bob Ecklund
Related to 3 1996 56
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items, ESPN gag, Steve Fearson's Easy Float
Related to 3 1996 57
Karl Fulves Portable Crystals clear balloon as "portable crystal ball", billet appears inside, posed as problem
Inspired byRelated to 3 1996 58
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
3 1996 59
Karl Fulves Don't Look Now on the book reviews in Genii's "Magicana", magic on television
4 1996 61
Slydini Slydini's Dream Deck new deck order, spectator thinks a card, performer exchanges the Ace of Spades with a card and places it on table, card named, cards dealt through face up one by one, Ace of Spades is where named card should be and named card is on table, double facer deck with all alike on one side
Related to 4 1996 62
Karl Fulves Cup Kink "An idea for the cups & balls"
flexible cups
4 1996 63
Karl Fulves Interrogative double ender deck, new deck order on one end, Walsh's Dream Deck on other side, Mind Power Deck
Inspired byRelated to 4 1996 64
Karl Fulves Words Worth ten words on a list read once by spectator, then twenty words on another list given to spectator and he should say how many were on the first list, "memory coin" held in fist
4 1996 66
Mel Bennett Millennium Minus 5 properties of the number 1995
4 1996 67
Maurice Kraitchik Age Cards Automaton
Also published here
  • Mathematical Recreations
4 1996 68
Karl Fulves InVisible Ink spectator's initials on back of card vanish, reappear and disappear again, using a ten-card packet
Related toVariations 4 1996 69
Karl Fulves One-Handed Air Drop top card flips over secretly, not used as production but secret turnover, one-handed get-ready
Inspired by
  • Annemann gag in "The Conjuror's Magazine", April 1949
4 1996 69
Kuda Bux Kuda Bux's Secret dough blindfold method
Related toAlso published here
  • Weird Water & Fuzzy Logic (Martin Gardner)
4 1996 70
Karl Fulves Unicorn indifferent sandwiched card changes into card with unicorn drawn on it and back
Inspired by 4 1996 72
Dai Vernon Double Cut from top to bottom, step after double cut
4 1996 72
J. W. Sarles Magnetic Personality chosen court card clings to magnet
Inspired by
  • "Dippy Magnet" (Harbin)
Related to
4 1996 74
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles on Martin Gardner, David Copperfield
4 1996 76
Unknown (reviewer) The Night is Large by Martin Gardner
reprinted from a newspaper
4 1996 76
Karl Fulves Glowing Crystals "Unsolved Mysteries"
getting a crystal to glow, posed as a problem
4 1996 77
Karl Fulves Things Go Bump "Unsolved Mysteries"
levitation illusion in which the person tumbles and just learns to levitate, posed as a problem
4 1996 77
Karl Fulves Ouch "Unsolved Mysteries"
tie tack removed, it is very long, posed as a problem
4 1996 77
Karl Fulves High Drive "Unsolved Mysteries"
skydiver catches named card when jumping from an airplane, posed as a problem
4 1996 77
Karl Fulves Ultra Bullet Catch "Unsolved Mysteries"
bullet catch in giant helium balloon, posed as a problem
Related to 4 1996 77
Karl Fulves Snake On A Tape "Unsolved Mysteries"
calculator with paper tape, it comes out straight up and has a snake printed on it, posed as a problem
4 1996 77
Karl Fulves Loves Diamonds, Seeks Romance version of the four-card brainwave, Queen selected, other cards are Jacks and other Queens in case
Related to 4 1996 78
Karl Fulves The Test Before The Trick symbols put in order by spectator, used for reading, no effect
4 1996 79
Joseph K. Schmidt XO-5 rope through thumb, credit information
Related to 4 1996 80
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
4 1996 84
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 4 1996 85
Karl Fulves Silent Knight proposed effect for four-card brainwave
Related to 4 1996 87
Karl Fulves Digit Counts on using a different finger like Dai Vernon (second) or John Scarne (third)
4 1996 87
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
4 1996 88
Aldo Colombini, Dennis Conlon, Max Abrams Letters
Related to 4 1996 89
Unknown Rough-Smooth World roughed red-black pairs
4 1996 89
Max Abrams Contest Influence Solutions five cards, one One and four Zeros, put in any order and the resulting number is paid out, two methods, velleda
Inspired byRelated to 4 1996 90
Max Holden, Glenn G. Gravatt, U. F. Grant Quotes from the Sphinx
  • Ring Spin (1927)
  • Linking Finger Rings (1921)
  • Tell The Truth Telephone (presentation for the princess card trick, 1927)
4 1996 92
Karl Fulves Introduction on Liberace, David Blaine, Stewart James's passing
5 1997 94
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit To His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
Also published here
5 1997 95
Barry Levy Impossible Revelation reprint of instructions, first marketed in 1978 by Tannen
card thought of and then spelled to, using a deck with seventeen double enders, progressive spelling
Related to 5 1997 98
Karl Fulves Dream Sequence only eighteen duplicates in deck, more unusual selection process to arrive at a card in the fishing sequence
Inspired by 5 1997 103
Aldo Colombini, Michael Bailey, U. F. Grant, Philip T. Goldstein Quotes from Magazines
5 1997 105
Bob Longe Strike Three and Out! card found by counting down two times to apparently random values, reprinted from "The Invisible Deck"
Related toAlso published here
  • The Invisible Deck, Bob Longe, 1948
5 1997 106
Sam Schwartz Plus Ultra 4x4 layout with alphabet cards, row chosen and letters arrange to build a word, this item matches a selection from a deck with pictures
Inspired by
  • "Ultra Combination" (Pavel)
5 1997 107
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 5 1997 109
Karl Fulves Airship in Bottle balloon stays inflated in plastic bottle and bottle clings to hand
Inspired by 5 1997 111
John R. Boyko Strike Three and Out Variation card found by counting down three times to apparently random values
Also published here 5 1997 112
David Lindgreen Joker Power two cards selected and lost (pseudo duplicates), Elevator with two Jokers and Ace to Three of Spades, Jokers change to selections, two methods
Inspired by
  • Peter Duffie effect (Hellraiser?)
5 1997 114
Karl Fulves 12 Have Died "The Impromptu Bullet Catch"
spectator writes "bullet" on paper, folded and torn up and tossed (or shot) on performer, performer has piece with spectator's writing in mouth, with two more variations posed as problems
5 1997 117
David Devant Change of a Half "Unsolved Mysteries"
half crown in hand changes to any combination of change the spectator chooses, posed as problem
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, August 1956
5 1997 120
David Devant Linking Finger Rings "Unsolved Mysteries"
description of classic effect, posed as problem
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, August 1956
5 1997 120
David Devant Reverse Writing "Unsolved Mysteries"
writing on blotting paper is not reversed/mirrored, posed as problem
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, August 1956
5 1997 120
David Devant Tiger Tiger "Unsolved Mysteries"
tiger rug shaken and tiger produced, posed as problem
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, August 1956
5 1997 120
Herb Zarrow, John J. Beck III, Les Wade, Max Abrams Letters
Related to 5 1997 121
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Scarne on Card Tricks by John Scarne
quoted letter from Crimmins and Paul Fleming about the (apparently random) crediting in Scarne's book
5 1997 122
Karl Fulves, Derek Lever, Ralph W. Hull, Nate Leipzig Dot Com... "Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Variations 5 1997 123
Karl Fulves Do Not Pass Go "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
die on square with four fields is moved in circle with quarter-turns, it never gets into original orientation
5 1997 124
Karl Fulves None Is A Number "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
row, column or diagonal on calculator layout chosen, those digits typed in and multiplied with another row, then child's age added, final number and child's age divined, credit information
5 1997 125
Martin Gardner, Dr. Irving Joshua Matrix A New Year Curiosity "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
apparently random calculation with a 3x3 matrix, 1997 arrived at
VariationsAlso published here
  • REC Newsletter (Michael Ecker)
5 1997 127
Jerry Sadowitz, Al Smith, Werner "Werry" Geissler Hands Across The Sea comments on Karl Fulves and his publications, Crimp #39, Magische Welt #2 1996
5 1997 129
Karl Fulves Introduction on Doug Henning, David Copperfield, Magic on television, self-levitations
Related to 6 1997 131
Stephen Clark Event Horizon "Impromptu Time Paradox"
sandwiched card turns out to be later selection, future trap
Related to 6 1997 132
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Undercover Work cards chosen under the table while performer holds deck, cards then named, three methods:
  • Karl Fulves
  • John Scarne & Karl Fulves
  • Karl Fulves (two spectators take a card under the table, a match is predicted, both come up and have half a torn card)
Inspired byVariations 6 1997 133
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
6 1997 135
Karl Fulves Eve's Apple silk through wrist, apple produced from silk
Related to 6 1997 136
Herb Zarrow Progressive Variations
Inspired by 6 1997 139
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
6 1997 141
Karl Fulves Palmistry four cards with different (rainbow) decks, one taken and openly palmed, it vanishes over deck, all cards are now Ace of Hearts, back to normal
Related to 6 1997 142
Karl Fulves Wrist Turn Top Palm as left hand turns wrist-up
Inspired by 6 1997 142
Karl Fulves Second-From-Top Insertion card bowed away from palm and inserted under top card
6 1997 143
Karl Fulves Ring In Bottle "Unsolved Mysteries"
finger ring on rope, rope tied around bottle and pulled, rope penetrates bottle and ring is inside bottle, posed as a problem
Variations 6 1997 146
Karl Fulves Knot There "Unsolved Mysteries"
Hunter knot mentioned (without letting go), knot is in tie instead, posed as a problem
6 1997 146
Karl Fulves Commuter Cards "Unsolved Mysteries"
two-deck travelers, spectator distributes Aces in his pockets, performer makes Aces vanish from his deck and pulls them out of matching pockets, posed as a problem
Variations 6 1997 147
Karl Fulves Scratch Out "Unsolved Mysteries"
scratch pad audibly scratches to answer questions, posed as a problem
6 1997 147
Karl Fulves Match Key "Unsolved Mysteries"
two keys on palm, one lock chosen and matching key turns on palm, lock is then open, posed as a problem
6 1997 147
Karl Fulves Penmanship "Unsolved Mysteries"
money maker roller principle with two pens, posed as a problem
6 1997 147
Karl Fulves Unclipped "Unsolved Mysteries"
reverse effect of "Clipped", posed as a problem
Inspired by 6 1997 148
Karl Fulves High Wire Act "Unsolved Mysteries"
transposition of people on trapezes, clothes transpose too, posed as a problem
6 1997 148
Charles W. Fait Fait's Coins "Unsolved Mysteries"
three coins stuck to forehead, chosen one drops, no method given
6 1997 148
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
6 1997 148
Reinhard Müller Vision Quest selection in center found on top, then put among four jacks, card again is on top, card vanishes from the jacks
Inspired byAlso published here 6 1997 149
Sam Schwartz Bottled penny and quarter in hand, hand-pocket sequence, chosen coin travels into miniature bottle, first marketed in 1964
Related to 6 1997 151
Martin Gardner Pepper presentation for the stunt in which pepper in water rushes to the edge of the glass, soap
6 1997 154
Karl Fulves Copper copper layer in US quarters moves from being nearer to the head side to the tail side
6 1997 154
Phil Willmarth, Ronald J. Dayton Letters with method for paddle problem
Inspired by 6 1997 155
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items, self levitation
Related to 6 1997 156
John Scarne Magic of the East Max Holden's description of an involved newspaper test performed by Scarne, no method
Also published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1941
6 1997 157
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Expert at the Pitch Table by Mike Schwartz 6 1997 158
Karl Fulves The Bubble Gum Card Trick gum put in mouth, card selected, gum slapped onto spectator's hand, when looked again it is back in its wrapper, chosen card in gum package
6 1997 159
Karl Fulves Greeting Card Wisdom gag cards with prediction of date of birth, has to be known in advance
6 1997 161
William P. Miesel A Square Deal "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
solution to "What number divided by one third of itself equals 9?"
Inspired by
  • problem in Linking Ring, October 1961
6 1997 162
Sam Schwartz A Very Good Year "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
apparently random calculation with a 3x3 matrix, 1998 arrived at
Inspired by 6 1997 163
Karl Fulves New Year's Evil "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
calculation stunt/gag with 1998 and 666
6 1997 164
Milton Kort Seven Come Eleven "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
solution to Hull problem "Make 11 out of four 7s"
Inspired byRelated to 6 1997 165
Karl Fulves Introduction on Mark Helprin's essay "Even Houdini" (Wall Street Journal, Jan. 23 1998), Max Abrams passing, U.F. Grant material, Hen Fetch, Expert Card Technique, card man "JM", Keith Jarrett, Carmo Bead Mystery
Related to 7 1998 166
Unknown Card Marking Systems substances "Pet Eye", "Red Out", "Spot Pen", magnetic markings
7 1998 167
Arthur Ward Knots by Mail rope appears in envelope, then it is pulled through the envelopes and knots appear
7 1998 168
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
7 1998 172
Max Holden Center Tear credit information, Joseph Ovette
Also published here
  • Linking Ring 9/1946
7 1998 172
R. C. Fields Diminuendo simplified handling
Inspired by 7 1998 173
Karl Fulves Stebbins Clock clock layout, one card turned over and put in center, counting procedure with the value and last card on count always turned over, remaining card forced
Inspired byRelated to 7 1998 176
Karl Fulves Lighter "Unsolved Mysteries"
match pushed into tray of matches, tray clings to match, posed as a problem
Related to 7 1998 177
Karl Fulves Up His Sleeve "Unsolved Mysteries"
small bottle dropped in sleeve, marked coin in other sleeve, hands held up and clink sound heard, coin is in bottle, or two marked coins in both sleeves transpose, posed as a problem
7 1998 177
Karl Fulves Stop At Red "Unsolved Mysteries"
stop trick presentation, posed as a problem
Inspired by 7 1998 177
Karl Fulves Do You Swear "Unsolved Mysteries"
three envelopes with messages, no effect given, posed as a problem
7 1998 178
Karl Fulves A Stopped Clock "Unsolved Mysteries"
clock layout, one card chosen, it is the only one where the value matches the hour, posed as a problem
7 1998 178
Karl Fulves Watch The Watch "Unsolved Mysteries"
performed one-handed, ring put on rope, one-handed knot made, ring vanished, posed as a problem
Related to 7 1998 178
John Scarne Triple Cut Aces cuts onto table, Aces produced one by one, last one from case
7 1998 179
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
7 1998 182
Karl Fulves Triumph With A Twist spectator and performer select a card from half the deck each, halves shuffled together face-up/face-down, top half spread, cards face-down except spectator's selection, bottom half face-up except performer's selection which is mate of spectator's selection
Related to 7 1998 183
Ken Beale, Karl Fulves Fusion II two cards change into Aces between two spot cards, then the spot cards change into Aces themselves
Inspired byVariations 7 1998 185
Karl Fulves Cold Fusion two cards change into Aces between two spot cards, then the spot cards change into Aces themselves
Inspired by 7 1998 187
Karl Fulves Henny Youngman's Humor extracted from the New York Times
7 1998 189
Karl Fulves After Eva Fay variation of classic ring release, ring tied on rope, more rings then threaded onto rope, those rings are released
Related to 7 1998 190
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items, Vernon's Joker Monte
Related to 7 1998 194
Konnor A Neat Card Move through-the-fist flourish as kind of rising card from fist à la cigarette production, reprinted
Also published here
  • Thayer's Bulletin, March 1918
7 1998 195
Ronald J. Dayton New Vista Rope & Ring "Blink Knot" combined with ring
Also published here
  • MUM, January 1995
7 1998 197
Karl Fulves Notes on Brainchild two rows of five cards each, one face down and one face up, some cards exchanges, only one matching backs (rainbow)
Related to 7 1998 199
Ron Eastin, Arnold Farmer, Tom Craven Letters
Related to 7 1998 201
Tom Craven Solution to Commuter Cards two-deck travelers, spectator distributes Aces in his pockets, performer makes Aces vanish from his deck and pulls them out of matching pockets
Inspired by 7 1998 201
Martin Gardner The 3 Switch Problem "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
puzzle about three switches on the wall
Related to 7 1998 203
Karl Fulves Balloons and Strings "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
puzzle, connecting balloons with strings without crossing the strings
7 1998 203
Mel Bennett Quiz Whiz "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
getting as close to 100 as possible
7 1998 204
Karl Fulves The Sevens Puzzle "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
making all numbers from four sevens
Related to 7 1998 205
Karl Fulves 4 In A Row "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
betting game with Ace through Ten and sequences within the row that are decreasing or increasing
Related to 7 1998 207
Karl Fulves Introduction on Jerry Blount, George Johnstone, Micky Hades, adhesive remover "Un-du", exposure comment by Verrall Wass in The Sphinx Oct. 1943, Fred Keating story by John Mulholland from The Sphinx
8 1998 209
Jack Avis Over Under Spell Jacks on table, three cards placed on three of them, all collected, Jacks spelled out, one vanishes and is removed from pocket
Inspired by
  • "A Knavish Trick" (W. G. Graigen, 1948)
8 1998 211
Karl Fulves Quotes from Magic Magazines
8 1998 213
Ronald J. Dayton, Karl Fulves Ring In Bottle solution to problem, finger ring on two ropes, ropes tied around bottle and pulled, ropes penetrates bottle and ring is inside bottle
Inspired by 8 1998 214
Vernon Winiecke VW Double Lift pushed forward, then lose stud-style turnover
8 1998 216
Steve Bass Anti Grav tube over paper cup with dollar bills, bills are removed from very top of tube, suggesting that they floated up
8 1998 220
Karl Fulves On The Cuff coin balanced on elbow and apparently caught with hand, changes into another coin
Inspired by 8 1998 221
Joseph K. Schmidt Single Handed one-handed cut production, credit information
Inspired by
  • "Educated Thumb" (Jerry Andrus, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Nov. 1962)
Related to
  • "Single Handed Pass (New Method)" (Robert-Houdin, Secrets of Conjuring and Magic)
  • Modern Close-up Problems (Joseph K. Schmidt)
8 1998 222
Joseph K. Schmidt The Greek Charlier starting with a Greek Break
8 1998 224
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 8 1998 226
Unknown Marvelous Coincidence two selections from two decks match, double facer deck
Also published here 8 1998 226
Karl Fulves Ghost Goblet "Short Takes"
glass goblet on table upside down, rubber band around bottom, spectator puts finger on top and closes eyes, rubber band frees from spectator's finger and is around performer's
Related to 8 1998 230
Karl Fulves Time Flies "Short Takes"
method to calculate key
Inspired byRelated to 8 1998 231
Karl Fulves Pick A No. "Short Takes"
way to get a small number when required
8 1998 231
Karl Fulves Penetro "Short Takes"
gaffed cup with trapdoor
8 1998 231
Karl Fulves 9-Card Deal "Short Takes"
8 1998 231
Nob Yoshigahara Static Cling "an offbeat ace assembly"
four Aces face-down on table in a row, right first finger presses on first Ace, it clings to finger, places it on next Ace, both cards cling to finger, and so on
"in Science Magic Martin Gardner credits it to Nob Yoshigahara of Tokyo"
Related to 8 1998 232
Karl Fulves Suspender "Unsolved Mysteries"
pencil clings to hand, apparently held by other hand's first finger but when turned over the first finger is underneath pencil, posed as a problem
8 1998 233
Karl Fulves Clink! "Unsolved Mysteries"
napkins in brandy glass change audibly and visibly to ice cubes à la egg on fan, posed as a problem
8 1998 233
Jack Avis Pinnacle "Unsolved Mysteries"
linked safety pins, linked section wrapped in paper, torn apart and they are unlinked, then linked again, posed as a problem
Related toVariations 8 1998 234
Karl Fulves Just The Fax "Unsolved Mysteries"
photocopy of playing card mess faxed to medium who faxes back selection, posed as a problem
8 1998 234
Karl Fulves Ultra Bullet Catch "Unsolved Mysteries"
more details on the problem, posed as a problem
Related to 8 1998 234
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
8 1998 235
Karl Fulves Rapid City Aces 203rd Ace related
Inspired by 8 1998 236
C. D. Oeloff, Vernon Winiecke, Howard Schaefer, R. Farrell Letters
Related to 8 1998 238
Bob Still Dr. Elliott's Second Deal two cards chosen behind back, performer names both, then both found when spectator calls stop during dealing, automatic second deal with corner missing
Related to 8 1998 240
Karl Fulves Now Serving cannibal presentation for the trick
Inspired by 8 1998 242
Unknown The Buzzard Story reprinted from New York Times
8 1998 244
Sam Schwartz Kings Can Count two piles, spades and hearts counted in one packet, prediction about difference made
8 1998 245
Unknown Word Ways "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
word/number puzzle
8 1998 246
Unknown Matching Matches "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
equation with matches
8 1998 246
Philip T. Goldstein Paradox Redux "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
tapestry parity principle, credit information, 4x4 number matrix, 19 or 61
Inspired by 8 1998 247
Mel Bennett More Sevens "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
making numbers from four sevens
Related to 8 1998 249
Martin Gardner The 3 Switch Problem "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
solution
Related to 8 1998 249
Karl Fulves Your Better Half "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
age revealed after some number calculation
8 1998 250
Karl Fulves Introduction emotional appeal of magic, magic is like short stories, Tom Wright observation (three-card monte syndrome), John Scarne film, Masked Magician, Sorcar
9 1998 252
Ed Morrisey Amazing Wonder Tube coins dropped in glass of milk, same coins produced from pocket, elaborate presentation, de Kolta glass
Inspired byRelated to 9 1998 254
Jennifer Dayton JD's CD CD vanishes from holder and appears in player
9 1998 255
Karl Fulves Crazy Cut straight false Swing Cut, halves turned perpendicular in process
Inspired by
  • Derek Dingle Swing Cut handling
9 1998 257
Vernon Winiecke Double Pinochle Mirage double pinochle shown, the cards change into the four Aces, six-as-four count
9 1998 258
Karl Fulves Quotes from Magic Magazines
9 1998 261
Sam Schwartz Fan-Tastic Joker pushed in fan, card next to it noted, then repeated in different position, cards vanish and travel into other half, Sellers force for two cards
Inspired byRelated to 9 1998 262
Karl Fulves Arf "Unsolved Mysteries"
dog-shaped balloon, live dog appears inside, posed as a problem
9 1998 267
Karl Fulves Silberian Ring Release "Unsolved Mysteries"
ring-rope release with arm, posed as a problem
9 1998 267
Karl Fulves Traveling Money "Unsolved Mysteries"
rolled up bill into ring, on first finger, travels onto other hand as soon as fingers touch, posed as a problem
9 1998 268
Karl Fulves C & R "Unsolved Mysteries"
four rope segments tied together, only as many parts as a spectator chooses are restored, posed as a problem
Variations 9 1998 268
Karl Fulves Armed To The Teeth "Unsolved Mysteries"
after the shoot, the performer has gun in his teeth, posed as a problem
9 1998 268
Karl Fulves Stored Time "Unsolved Mysteries"
calculator shows correct time when turned on, posed as a problem
9 1998 268
Karl Fulves 3 by 3 Card Monte "Unsolved Mysteries"
three rows of three cards, an Ace in each row, posed as a problem
9 1998 268
Karl Fulves Blow Out "Unsolved Mysteries"
candle in glass, lit candle outside, blowed on glass, outside candle goes out and other one is now lit, posed as a problem
9 1998 268
Karl Fulves Flatland court card, the direction of the head is changed, looking in other direction, see "Informant" reference for credit information on changing gaze of picture card
Related to 9 1998 269
Karl Fulves Takeaway seven-as-nine count, a Three taken away, only six cards remain
9 1998 270
Karl Fulves Wraparound "a one-handed harness hitch"
Related to 9 1998 271
Karl Fulves The Pluto Bet red black sorting procedure, outcome predicted
Related to 9 1998 273
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 9 1998 274
Karl Fulves Harness Hitch Bet
Related to 9 1998 274
Mel Bennett Y2K Blackjack four years added, four piles dealt according to sum, they make out two blackjack hands
Related to 9 1998 277
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
9 1998 279
John Scarne Multiple Card Control overhand shuffle between peeks
9 1998 280
Karl Fulves Red Snapper Ace through Seven of Spades put in frying pan, red-backed mystery card as well, then named card and put in from blue-backed deck, Ace through Seven removed again, only one card remains, it is now red-backed named card
9 1998 282
Karl Fulves Fake Memory "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
on false memories, a list of words is read, and later it apparently disappears from the list but was never really there
Related to 9 1998 284
Karl Fulves Cut-Rate Hummer "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
twenty cards spread, about five are reversed, spectator remembers one and turns it over, something done behind back by performer, selection located and other reversed cards are now Aces
Variations 9 1998 285
Karl Fulves, Mel Bennett A Card Force "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Ace through Nine in row on table, some cards eliminated, rest added, total divided by six and counted from either end, variations on this force
Related to 9 1998 286
Robert K. Stevenson Still More 7's "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Related to 9 1998 288
Karl Fulves The Number Palace "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
instruction game with calculations on roulette betting layout
Inspired byRelated to 9 1998 289
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
9 1998 291
Karl Fulves Introduction on alternative medicine, superstition, ufos, David Blaine, David Copperfield, Mel Stover's passing, Morey Bernstein's passing
Related to 10 1999 294
Karl Fulves Jackson Smiles "A near-impromptu bill trick"
bill folded in a way that the facial expression of the head on it changes depending on the viewing angle, with applications:
  • Real or Counterfeit?
  • White House Psychic
  • She Reads His Mind
10 1999 298
Gene Maze Maze + Ovette variations on the Master Move
  • Maze Method #1
  • Maze Method #2
  • Maze Method #3
  • Block Ovette
Related to 10 1999 302
Karl Fulves Pick 'n Play four cards touched in spread, they're the Aces
10 1999 305
Karl Fulves Strip-Out Monte using strip-out addition
10 1999 307
Harry Riser Vernon Routine Credit Information
Also published here
  • MUM, July 1997
10 1999 308
Felix Greenfield Colorific matching effect with color cards, from early 60s
Related to 10 1999 309
Karl Fulves First Draw person with Jonah card wins instead of loses
Variations 10 1999 311
Nick Trost "Seven Card Draw" Prediction predicted number of red/black cards selected, taking cards from top and bottom
10 1999 313
Karl Fulves Any Transpo any two small borrowed items are put in two different pockets and transpose
10 1999 315
John J. Beck III, Paul McKenna, Jerry K. Hartman, Philip T. Goldstein Letters mentioning of Engblom's "Anti-Faro"
10 1999 316
Philip T. Goldstein C & R Solution using equivoque
Inspired by 10 1999 317
Herb Runge Hidden Mystery two cards selected with dealing procedure, performer places another card next to them one by one, reprinted from Jinx
Also published here 10 1999 318
Karl Fulves Spread Peek reversed card in middle, also with marked deck
Related to 10 1999 320
Vernon Winiecke Coin Vanish coin pushed in fist and around thumb
Related to 10 1999 321
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
10 1999 323
Ronald J. Dayton Ron Dayton on The Avis Pins linking and unlinking
Related to 10 1999 324
Tony Bartolotta Soft Touch Three-spot shows up reversed in deck, counted down three cards to selection
Variations 10 1999 325
Karl Fulves Phantom Transpo performer turns card over, spectator's card also turns over
Inspired by 10 1999 327
Roy Walton Royverse spread
10 1999 327
Milbourne Christopher Chair Link "Unsolved Mysteries"
linking two backyard garden chairs, posed as a problem
10 1999 330
Karl Fulves Semid Ot Slekein "Unsolved Mysteries"
stack of dimes changes into four genuine nickels, posed as a problem
10 1999 330
Karl Fulves Visible Ink "Unsolved Mysteries"
white cardboard dipped in water, message appears, posed as a problem
10 1999 330
Karl Fulves Three Hand Deal "Unsolved Mysteries"
fifteen card version, posed as a problem
10 1999 330
Karl Fulves Balloon O'Matic "Unsolved Mysteries"
finger ring in blue balloon inflated, when deflated a white balloon inflates and has now ring in it, posed as a problem
10 1999 330
Karl Fulves Flip Your Lid "Unsolved Mysteries"
lid of styrofoam cup flips up and down by itself, answers questions, posed as a problem
10 1999 331
Karl Fulves Bandido "Unsolved Mysteries"
rubber band around styrofoam cup moves up and down by itself, posed as a problem
10 1999 331
Karl Fulves 'Gator Aid "Unsolved Mysteries"
alligator on Lacoste shirt moves around, posed as a problem
10 1999 331
Karl Fulves Heads or - ? "Unsolved Mysteries"
new coin design, heads or tail percentage, posed as a problem
10 1999 331
Karl Fulves Bent Lip Clip "Unsolved Mysteries"
looking for a source
10 1999 331
Karl Fulves Headlines, Jokes, Puzzles
10 1999 332
J. W. Sarles Loophole cut and restored with slip knots and extra loop under watch
10 1999 333
Karl Fulves Theory Z four-card square with Ace, Four, King and Nine, instruction game, final card predicted
10 1999 334
Karl Fulves Loophole #2 extra rope in hollow wand
Related to 10 1999 335
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items, instruction games, Stephen Minch comment on "Remote Control"/"Western Union Trick"
Related to 10 1999 336
Unknown Clubs - Spades Silhouette Transformation
Related to
  • The Sphinx, Sept. 1945
10 1999 340
Unknown Self Locating Pack off-the-shelf one-way edge marked deck
Also published here
  • The Seven Circles, June 1931, p. 17
10 1999 343
Martin Gardner Five x Five "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
number puzzle with equation
10 1999 345
Howard Lyons Sevens from Elevens "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Related to 10 1999 345
Vernon Winiecke Mix and Match "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
five cards torn, two piles with five half-cards, words spelled and pairs put aside, they match, see reference for credit information, Ramasee Principle
Related to 10 1999 346
Mel Bennett Date Certain "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
on calendar some days are circled and a calculation made, predicted
10 1999 347
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 10 1999 348
Sam Schwartz Add It "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
lightning calculation demonstration with four columns of numbers, reprint of instructions by Ed Mishell for Tannen's
10 1999 350
John Paulos Mind Bending excerpt from book
Related toAlso published here
  • A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (John Paulos)
10 1999 352
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 10 1999 352
Karl Fulves Notes and References for a type of instruction/parity games
10 1999 355