30 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / Number of Cards increases, diminishes
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To cause a Number of Cards to Multiply invisibly in a Person's keeping cut-off packet weighed, then it multiplies
1876 Modern Magic 84
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin)
1889 Tricks with Cards 122
Professor Hoffmann The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards three cards selected, which are then multiplied (e.g. a dozen aces of hearts), then all duplicates vanished
1889 Tricks with Cards 198
Professor Hoffmann The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards single card "reproduces" into duplicates, repeated with other cards, duplicates vanished again, pull
1890 More Magic 131
Unknown Too Many or Little Cards deck counted a few times, number is always different, palming off and adding cards
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 20
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein, Fr. Berndt Kartenvermehrung unter den Händen der Zuschauer "Berndt", spectator counts a cut-off packet, three cards travel from deck to packet
Nov. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 12) 186
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Gedanken-Assoziation twenty cards on table, six-spot chosen, six cards become twenty-six, repeated with named number, amount of dealt cards also predicted
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 11
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin The Multiplication of Cards While in the Someones Hands cut-off amount divined, then number increased in spectator's hands, translated by Hugard
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 31
Cy Endfield, Bill Simon There's Five Aces! four Aces are counted as five as a gag
Related toAlso published here 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 44
Dai Vernon Card Production Packet of five cards increases to ten, then to twenty, sleeving
Related to 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 220
Karl Fulves Multum In Parvo
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 293
Paul Harris A Subtle Poker Move performer's cards multiply from five to about fifteen, then the spectator's cards as well
Variations 1979 Close-up Entertainer 60
Doug Edwards, Harry Lorayne "I Can't Do This Trick!" color changing back kicker
Aug. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 1381
Brother John Hamman The Multiplying Kings selection placed with kings, kings become various number of cards and suit combinations, selection face up in deck
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 129
Randy Wakeman Count Wakeman counting trick ten card packet that never has ten cards, then it has fifty-one cards with only selection remaining
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 25
Ken Krenzel The Shifting Sands of Tutankhamen mathematical counting trick with pyramid layout
1990 Close-up Impact! 20
Eddie Fechter Eight to Twelve two spectators hold amount of cards, number of cards changes several times
Also published here
  • "Eight to Twelve" in "The Linking Ring" February, 1973.
1993 Fechter 159
Gene Maze Unit Grip Addition two cards become 5
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 135
Paul Harris A Subtle Poker Move (revised) performer's cards multiply from five to about fifteen, in second round he has killer hand
Inspired byVariations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer) 123
Wesley James Count-Revertable Aces aces removed from deck, one travels to Himber wallet, repeat, then there are 5 aces and one is put in wallet, repeat, red aces remain, transpose with black aces in wallet
Inspired by 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 83
Walter Rollins, Brother John Hamman, Bob Longe Rollins-Hamman-Longe Routine
Inspired byRelated to
  • "One Too Many" (Bob Longe, 101 Amazing Card Tricks, 1993)
Also published here
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 21
David Acer Reverse Logic nine cards counted off, one card added, they are eight, then seven, ... a selection is also found at the end
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 79
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Association of Thoughts twenty cards on table, six-spot chosen, six cards become twenty-six
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 22
Larry Jennings A Handy Transformation four cards change to single card in spectators hands
2005 Up In Smoke 1
Jim Steinmeyer The Thirteen Card Dilemma no sleights
2006 Further Impuzzibilities 22
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman, Dan Block Trost on Hamman's "Multiplying Kings" five cards become eight Kings, selection travels to deck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 6
Steve Mayhew The Bugs Bunny Dang Deal performers hand suddenly has over fifteen cards, in the next round the spectator's hand grows and performer has Royal Flush
Inspired by 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 3
Steve Mayhew Mayhew Monte Explosion three cards transform into Royal Flush as climax, including variation where they become ten cards
2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 9
Steven Hamilton Double Deal two cards chosen, they multiply to a number that matches their number, then one packet becomes the four-of-a-kind to match selection, the other packet the full suit
Inspired by
  • "Big Deal" (Roy Walton, Abra #1881)
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 142
Yohei Kawabata Symphony Variation of Hofzinser Ace Problem, Ace with the same suit as the selection turns reverses itself, then packet of four Aces transforms into all the thirteen values of the selected suit
2017 Grace 31