105 entries in Cards / Sleights / False Count / Miscellaneous
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Gerade oder Ungerade No. 3, packet of cards is counted as an odd or even number, depending on what the spectator wishes, two cards stuck together with "weak rubber solution, soap or onion juice"
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 5
Unknown Push-Back Count
1897 New Era Card Tricks 102
Unknown Push-Back Count cards are counted from top of pack, first one is stolen back
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 52
Jack Avis The Siva Count
1971 Epilogue (Issue 11) 82
Unknown Veeser Count
1972 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Karl Fulves Note on Grips
1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 33
Karl Fulves Random Notes (3) Notes on grip and four as five count
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 108
Karl Fulves 3/4 Count only order changes, every card is seen
Variations 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 111
Jack Avis, Roy Walton Siva Count "show four cards as four, concealing none"
1973 Card Script 11
William Larsen, T. Page Wright False-Count Cover spectator and performer count simultaneously
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 789
Roy Walton The E.J. Count "Elmsley Jordan", Siva Count, see "Vis à Vis" for credit information
Related to 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 187
Jack Avis The Siva Count
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 187
Karl Fulves Five as Five Count
Related to 1975 Card Fare 53
Karl Fulves Double Push changing order of eight card packet as it is counted
Related to
  • notes on p. 312
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 299
Karl Fulves Block Exchange Count see also notes on page 312
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 308
Bob Veeser, Philip T. Goldstein Half-Veeser Count
1976 Classic Tackler 3
Jerry Andrus Careful Count
1976 Andrus Card Control 54
Jerry Andrus Careful Count No 2 hiding cards
1976 Andrus Card Control 54
Jerry Andrus Canceled Count count, hiding one surface, similar to the ghost count
1976 Andrus Card Control 54
Philip T. Goldstein Haback Count combination of Hamman Count and Flushtration Count
1977 Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 29
Jack Avis The Siva Count five cards as four, center one hidden
1977 Counts, Cuts, Moves and Subtlety 48
Elmer Biddle Biddle Count
Jan. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 2
Bob Farmer Cabungle alternate handling, with application for packet ambitious card sequence
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 511
Elmer Biddle Biddle Count
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 554
Philip T. Goldstein The Snap-Turn Count 2/4
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 614
Jack Avis Siva Count
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2) 638
Andrew Pargeter Multi Count Technique (Continued) variation for the Elmsley Count, Jordan Count, Siva Count, Eye Count
Related to 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9) 731
Karl Fulves The Contact Count using card with cut-out section in center of one side
1979 The Topological False Count 5
Karl Fulves Continuous Count count with two cards taped together at one side
1979 The Topological False Count 13
Philip T. Goldstein Spirit Count
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12) 963
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four
1980 John: Verse Two 6
Elmer Biddle Biddle Count
1980 El Manejo de la Carta Doble 15
Jack Avis Siva Count
1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 3) 19
Edward Marlo Additional Ideas - Broken Count Broken Elmsley Count and more broken counts
Variations 1982 Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 22
Unknown Biddle False Count changing the order
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 13) 247
Edward Marlo False Count Spell two unknown Cards are spelled to
1983 Marlo without Tears 60
Philip T. Goldstein Haback Count combination of Hamman Count and Flushtration Count
Aug. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 814
Larry Taylor The LT Count four as four, one hidden
Dec. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 12) 860
Bob Veeser Veeser Count
1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 1) 1161
Edward Marlo Unloading False Count cards counted one by one off deck, card unloaded back on deck, see also Marlo's Magazine 4
1983 Marlo without Tears 61
Edward Marlo Marlo Count Displacement five as four, card extracted with buckling at penultimate count, originally from TOPS
1983 Facsimile (Issue 1) 12
Philip T. Goldstein Haback Count combination of Hamman Count and Flushtration Count
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 20) 191
Edward Marlo Marlo Count Displacement five as four, card extracted with buckling at penultimate count, originally from TOPS
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 340
Simeon Crystal, Harry Lorayne The Count of Mountie Crystal several false counts to count four-as-four and hide a card:
  • The Center Switch Count
  • The Double Double Count
  • The Lorayne Count
see page 1235 for credit corrections
Related to Feb. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 1165
Jay Sankey The Revolution Count apparently showing collectors-sandwich of seven cards, really only three selections
1986 Sankey Panky 88
Ellis Stanyon, Edward Marlo Stanyon Count with Marlo Concept
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 27
Edward Marlo Marlo Count five as four, top and bottom pulled together on first count
1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 17
Bob Veeser Veeser Count
May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 79
Karl Fulves Table Trix tabled false-count or second deal, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 240
Brother John Hamman The Countback
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 150
Brother John Hamman Countback Variation No. 1
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 158
Brother John Hamman Countback Variation No. 2
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 160
Brother John Hamman Countback Variation No. 3
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 168
Brother John Hamman Countback Variation No. 4
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 178
Karl Fulves MacCount four cards, Ace travels from pocket back to packet, featuring count that shows all cards but changes order
Variations 1989 And a Packet of Cards 3
Karl Fulves Demi-Device 2&2, featuring a displacement count
1989 And a Packet of Cards 21
Karl Fulves Gammatron four-as-four in which all cards are seen but order changed
1989 And a Packet of Cards 39
Wesley James The Carry Count (4-4) bottom card stays into place, one of four hidden, note on the Veeser concept
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 4
Wesley James The SPEC-3 Count (2-3) one of four hidden
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 6
Wesley James The Ducked SPEC-3 (2-2) one of four hidden
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 7
Wesley James Spec-4 (2-4) one of four hidden
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 8
Wesley James SWAPEC (3-2) one of four hidden
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 9
Gary Ouellet The Paradise 2/4 Count
1990 Close Up Illusions 99
Philip T. Goldstein Haback Count combination of Hamman Count and Flushtration Count, first published in "Son of Bat, Jr.", August 1976
1990 Focus 56
Jack Avis Siva Count
1990 Focus 70
Philip T. Goldstein Snap-Turn Count 2/4
1990 Focus 71
Alex Elmsley Five-as-five Ghost Count combining Elmsley Count and Eric de la Mare False Count, Five-as-Five while hiding one
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 55
Karl Fulves Upcount four black cards removed, but selection was red, still found in packet, false count with upjogged cards
1991 28 Card Tricks 45
James Swain, Bill Malone The J. S. Count actually displays using KM style switch, thereafter referred to as "J.S. Switch"
  • To show three cards to be same card
  • To perform Brother Hamman's Gemini Count
  • Gemini Count Variation
  • To perform Daryl Martinez's Diamond Bar
1992 Don't Blink 67
Unknown Veeser Count Variation
1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 765
Elmer Biddle Biddle Count
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 6 27
Doug Edwards Fake-Take Count
Apr. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 4) 2201
Unknown グライドによるフォールスカウント (Glide as a False Count)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 65
Edward Marlo Unloading/Putback False Count
Inspired by
  • "Switchless Switch" (1956 Card Annual)
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 178
Unknown Verbal Backwards Counting
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 6
Edward Marlo Above the Buckle or Break Count displacement count, five as four
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 157
Edward Marlo Necktie Move Handling hiding reversed card as packet is counted through and every card ducked reversed under packet
Inspired by
  • "Necktie Move" (Joe Ovette, "Fast Ones")
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 160
Edward Marlo Displacements for packet tricks and the like, six methods
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 385
Ron Bauer The Take-Back Count Switch
Inspired by 1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 139
Jack Avis Siva Count brief
1997 Virtual Foolery 10
Jack Avis Siva Count five as four, credit information
1998 Vis à Vis 51
Jack Avis Siva Count
1999 Baltimore Notes 6
Jack Avis The Siva Count
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 50
Chuck Smith Optical Display to show two cards as three
2000 Why Not? 6
Simon Lovell The Flipster flourish sequence in which the cards are fanned out and closed and secretly displaced, Twisting the Aces application
2000 Son of Simon Says! 57
Edward Marlo Swindle Count
2001 Try the Impossible 121
Unknown Verbal Backwards Counting 12-11-10-9-8-7-6
2002 Impuzzibilities 27
Karl Fulves, Stanley Collins Re-Arrangement Move cards shown and rearranged secretly
Inspired by 2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 63
Wesley James Edge-Off Displacement Edge-Off Displacement, Edge-Off Count, counting off a number of cards at first counting movement
2004 Enchantments 32
Edward Marlo, Wesley James The Marlo Flexible Count Grip, modified
Inspired by
  • New Tops, Vol. 3 No. 12, Dec. 1963
2004 Enchantments 54
Wesley James The JEHHFOWJ Count "Jordan, Elmsley, Haxton, Houghton, ?, James"
2004 Enchantments 55
Wesley James Feed Biddle Count break in both hands, cards interlaced
2004 Enchantments 212
Wesley James Four-as-Four (Hiding Two, FAF-Two) Counts discussion of 4-as-4 counts
  • The FAF-Two C Count
Related to 2004 Enchantments 380
Unknown Steal-Back card stolen back as cards are counted with faces towards spectator
2004 Enchantments 420
Jack Avis Siva Count
2004 Tribute 13
Unknown The Revolution Count counted packet flipped over during count
2004 Sankey Unleashed 44
Unknown Psychological False Count 13-12-11-10-... and x makes y
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 23
Elmer Biddle Biddle Count
2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 100
Unknown Psychological False Count 14-13-12-... and y makes y
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 13
Harry Lorayne About Counts four-as-four counts in End Grip
  • The Center Switch Count
  • The Double Double Count
  • The Lorayne Count
Related to 2011 Special Effects 126
Jerry K. Hartman Displacement Count
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 96
Brother John Hamman 2-for-4 Count
2017 Wabi-Sabi 17
Brother John Hamman Two-As-Four Count
July 2017 Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 1 (Summer #1)) 7
Brother John Hamman Countback
Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 96
Giancarlo Scalia Secuencia Cuenta Biddle biddle count variation, to switch and position cards
2019 Punto Cero.1 16