59 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
S. W. Erdnase Tricks with the Prearranged Deck Eight Kings - set up explained with methods to calculate cards and their positions (applicable for any cyclic stack)
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 179
Al Baker Me and Miss Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 119
Unknown Spectator Shuffles Stacked Deck credit information, short overhand shuffle
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 19
Jean Hugard Presentation comments on handling a prearranged deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 189
Charles T. Jordan Double Divino coincidences and mates with stacked hundred-card-deck, see also single deck version in reference
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
H. Adrian Smith A Method for a Set-up Deck mental aid to keep track of suits while dealing for cyclical stacks
1938 Greater Magic 908
Unknown Set-Ups management tips
1940 Expert Card Technique 417
Unknown New Method for Picking Up an Arranged Deck "After It Has Been Spread On The Table And A Card Has Been Withdrawn From It"
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 12
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked
Variations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
Unknown Further Tricks knowing the position of any named card in deck, using mental arithmetic or crib card
1944 The Art of Illusion 57
Ronald B. Edwards Problems in Prophecy
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 216) 862
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rotator prop to write down the order of a shuffled deck and use it as a memorized deck
Related to 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 256) 1023
Cy Keller, Hen Fetsch Cheap Faro! ideas for Rusduck's Rotator
Inspired by 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 261) 1043
Arthur Finley Findley's Four-Card Trick four cards secretly placed in pocket as prediction, pull out the necessary cards to form suit and value (using binary system)
Also published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 6
Edward Marlo The Faro Calculator getting into stack with faros, reverse-principle
1958 Faro Notes 10
North Bigbee Perfect Pack effects with a stacked deck, New Deck Order with one faro, 14/15 total of two cards
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 385) 369
Al Koran Out of hand Selection Process spectator cuts cards and takes top, delayed glimpse
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 60
Ellis Stanyon Basic Move 3 shuffling a stacked deck, credit information
Related to
  • Stanyon's "Magic", Vol. 13 No. 10, July 1912
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Ellis Stanyon Grund Griff Nr. 3 shuffling a stacked deck
Oct. 1973 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 26
Edward Marlo Red-Black Arrangement five methods to secretley get a red black alternating order into a pair order (rrbbrrbb...)
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 92
Nick Trost Intuition Card reversed by spectator in red pack matches card reversed in blue pack by magician, same position in deck as well
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 7
Jack Yates Jack's Pack stack in which position of every card can be calculated with formula and vice versa ("Reversing the Process")
1978 Jack's Pack 2
Alexander One Ahead combining a stacked deck with marked cards
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 278) 1388
Charlie Miller Poker Deal dealing cards out so that the order is retained when they are gathered up again (1941)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Patrick Page Do as I Do spectator and performer each shuffle half the deck and exchange top card, they match, repeated multiple times
VariationsAlso published here 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 21
Alex Elmsley Stack Transformations how faro shuffles affect a stack
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 307
Alex Elmsley Auto-Discovery two cards are used to divine a very free selection that's pocketed by spectator, stacked
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 374
Alex Elmsley Card Position Formula After Dealing calculating position of any card in a packet of any size, after dealing cards out
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 404
Nick Trost Intuition Two reversed selections match / same position in decks
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 161
Lee Earle ESP Stack
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 10) 2
Ellis Stanyon To Name a Card After Dealing Four Times No. 20, using the sixteen cards return to original order after four deals in two piles, position of a selection named
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 92
Ellis Stanyon To Discover a Card Chosen from Twenty-five No. 21, variation of referenced trick
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 93
Ellis Stanyon A Chart of the Arranged Pack No. 22, doing two deals backwards before performance and then dealing cards (as "shuffling") in performance and arriving back in stack, way home
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 94
Ellis Stanyon The Genuine Shuffle as Affecting the Above (No. 6) and Other Arranged Packs No. 7, letting a spectator overhand shuffle a stacked deck in the hope that enough of the set-up remains
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 106
Chan Canasta Transmission of Thought spectator takes a card unseen in his pocket, other spectator selects same card from second deck
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 48
Chan Canasta An Impossible Choice spectator selects three cards and only thinks of one of them, second spectator choses one of four card from second deck and they match
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 52
Chan Canasta Three Cards spectator selects three cards and only thinks of one of them, second spectator choses same card from second deck
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 76
Simon Aronson, Bill Malone Once and Again Display Procedure to restore order of Aronson stack in Routine Maintenance
Related to 2001 Try the Impossible 240
Simon Aronson Mental High Card Original procedure to restore Aronson stack in Routine Maintenance
Related to 2001 Try the Impossible 242
Alex Elmsley Brainweave Display
2002 The Boston Trick Party 14
Pit Hartling Elimination - Faro Ordering removing cards so they can be ordered later with faro shuffles
2003 Card Fictions 22
Bob Ostin Stack to Stack combining Lie Detector with other routine using a stack, stack management
Related to 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 20
Eric Mead Disorderly Conduct thoughts on stack management:
  • Three Words about False Shuffles
  • Attitude
  • Variety
  • Minimalism
  • Incidental Handling of Cards
  • The Bottom Card
  • Dealing, Counting, and Spelling
  • Dealing as Revelation
  • Replacements and Reassembly
  • The Overall Picture
  • Advanced Chaos

2006 Tangled Web 87
Jack Avis Tip for Use with a Stacked Deck diagonal pencil line on edge
Related to 2006 Rara Avis 34
Jack Avis A Stack mathematical
2006 Rara Avis 182
Tomas Blomberg Freakish Miracle #3 three decks, two are shuffled and dealt face up and cards counted until same cards appear, same card is also found in third deck at the same position
Related to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 17
Tomas Blomberg Freakish Miracle #4 three decks, cards have names of other cards written on the back, similar structure to Freakish Miracle # 1 & #3
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 18
Denis Behr Finding the Way Home essay on stacked deck strategies and management
  • Possible strategies for rearranging cards systematically
Related to 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 41
Benjamin Earl Logical Strip Discovery Using the Logical Strip-Cut Force during an Ace Production or with a stacked deck
Related to 2008 Dexterity Manual 16
Bruce Cervon In Plain Sight writing some stack or information on (extra) joker, cue card or crib sheet
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 212
Ramón Riobóo The Hole Theory principle, card is taken from divided deck
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 233
Roberto Giobbi Postcard Cue Card strategy to openly do a small set-up
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue July 16) 212
Luis Otero ¡Penélope lo hace! card constructed by selecting two cards, cards is found by adding values, also other card that is possible to construct is found, Penelope Principle
2010 El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 12) 316
Pit Hartling Ases el Orden four Ace production, with shuffle elements, being in a certain order at the end, Finding way home procedure
  • Acrobatic Aces
  • Gun Trick
  • Liebenow Card Peeling
Related to 2010 El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 14) 388
Denis Behr Home Again further thoughts on "Finding the Way Home" and how to apply it to techniques
Related to 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 29
Edward Marlo Face-up Deal Subtlety apparently dealing cards face-up by mistake
2014 Close Culls 99
Joaquín Matas Combinando los McDonalds con el Suit Apparition combination of McDonalds and Suit Apparition, essay on how to stack the deck so one leads into the other
Related to 2014 A Fuego Lento — Volumen I 157
Simon Aronson Totally Fooling Three random cards stopped on, sum of values equal number of cards cut off, plus selection is at that number
Variations 2014 Art Decko 141
Benjamin Earl The Any Card Game Control display layout that communicates chaos yet retains stack
  • Full Deck Control
  • Small Stock Control
Also published here 2017 Less is More 36