497 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Prediction / Off-beat Predictions
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Spirit Envelope three selections, slip of paper with their names appears in previously empty envelope
1897 New Era Card Tricks 173
Unknown Prediction in Notebook by Spectator
June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 84
Unknown Die Geisterschrift in Verbindung mit "Hypnose à la Hansen" No. 5, card chosen and pushed into book, name of chosen card and page numbers appear on previously empty slates, book with same page numbers on every double page
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 120
Charles T. Jordan Reverse English on the X-Ray No. 5, x-ray deck openly shown, card from another deck inserted, spectator looks through hole at index, card predicted, repeated
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 12
Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 27
Theodore Annemann Higher Magic! throwing stamp on ceiling, with prediction application
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 13) 62
Charles T. Jordan Thought Foretold a card is burnt unseen and then deck is examined - one card missing, predicted
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 207
Norman Ashworth Before your Eyes message on slate becomes name of selection when wiping over it, idea by Charles Nyquist on page 270
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 203
Arthur Monroe Voodoo hole coin on string is put in box and hidden, light turned out, in glowing light performer is seen to have box again and coin drops off cord, combined with card divination on blank card
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 208
Al Baker With Prepared Cards name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck
1938 Greater Magic 343
Stewart Judah The Three Heap four heaps of cards on table, spectator choses one which is predicted
1938 Greater Magic 555
Harris Solomon Nomolos force deck shown, card chose, prediction says different card - correct, similar to McCombical Prediction
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 301
Robert Parrish A Prediction to End Predictions playing card, word and date on bill are predicted
1939 Do That Again! 9
Stephen Simpson Criss-Cross performer and spectator each write down card and number from one to twenty-six, when counted down in two halves it matches, option to end clean by switching the half with duplicates
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 53) 377
L. Vosburgh Lyons Tri-Predict envelope cut in deck, card above and below predicted, repeat
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 389
Unknown Do As I Do - A New Presentation with prediction kicker
1940 Expert Card Technique 393
Walter B. Gibson Before Your Eyes Improvement improvement
Inspired by 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Stewart James Two Fearless Feats - 2. name of selected card appears on tissue paper (via Tarbell's "Phanteario")
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
Del Cartier Weird Coin coin borrowed, half deck dealt in four piles, top card correspond with year of coin, sum counted down, card predicted
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 132) 757
Herb Runge He Fools You! spectator cuts deck to match prediction in suit and value
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 138) 784
Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 74
Milbourne Christopher Tavern Trickery card index appears in bottle cap
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 75
Edward Marlo The Bonus Effect spectator fingertip-peeks at only reversed card
1945 Future Reverse 14
Hathaway As You Desire a stand with 6 different color cards, spectator choses a color, spectator's card is behind
1945 My Best 14
Henry Weisl, Robert Greene Letters of Fire card value burns itself into paper stretched in a frame, paper index on back of cards
Related to Nov. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 6) 166
Bob Hummer Personality Test face-up/face-down prediction of number of cards, weird, CATO related, personality type presentation
VariationsAlso published here 1945 3 Pets 1
Unknown A Baffling Card Stunt The Trick That Fooled Einstein with cards
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 18
Unknown Magic Card Revelation Pull out cards from pocket that always add to selected card
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 34
Martin Gardner, Bill Simon It's a Natural No. 11, Spectator tears out matches from matchbook, performer uses number of matches to select card from seven-card packet, which is correctly predicted
VariationsAlso published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 23
Bill Woodfield Automatic Writing automatic writing turns out to be the selected card, way to write in mirror writing, see also p. 842
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 210) 838
Edward Marlo Fifty-Fifty ace is sandwiched in pack and spectator guesses its correct color
1953 The Cardician 43
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Prediction spectator writes the prediction, posed as a problem
Related to 1953 The Cardician 189
Don Alan Sneaky Card to Pocket two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope
Also published here 1956 Pretty Sneaky 6
Dr. Reuben Ligan A Prediction spectator selects cards, on it is written a card in envelope, bad
1957 26 Originals 3
Edward Marlo Order of Aces magician predicts order of aces in freely shuffled deck
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 115
Karrell Fox "Hum-Bug" Prediction cardboard piece (with bug drawing on one side and prediction on other side) rides along as spread is flipped over on table
Related to 1960 Comedy a la Card 7
Karrell Fox Card in the Turban turban is made of giant card silk
1960 Comedy a la Card 8
Karrell Fox This Works - As a Rule name of selection on back of ruler
1960 Comedy a la Card 19
Robert Parrish Coptic Enigma automatic writing turns out to be the name of selection, when looked at in mirror
Inspired by 1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 7
Eugene Gloye, Billy McComb Surprise Prediction McCombical Prediction variation, with slate
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 356) 253
Harry Lorayne The Moving Pencil card signed on back, psychological face up spread force
Related toVariations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 158
Harry Lorayne Blackout! spectator finds card that is marked on back, can only be performed in totally dark room
1962 Close-up Card Magic 183
Karl Fulves Penultimate Prophecy two cards and positions predicted with amusing prediction
May 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 33
Paul Swinford Alpha and Omega faro thing, odd backed climax
1968 Faro Fantasy 27
Paul Swinford Fantasia number of red/black cards drawn by spectator are predicted, new deck order
1968 Faro Fantasy 40
Alton Sharpe Merely a Coincidence number arrived at with dice is counted down, heart flush and Twos show up which fits prediction
Related to 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 72
Karl Fulves Interface Technique - Example 17 spectator shuffles deck and deals cards out in blocks of four, suit of face card of any packet and value of next packet's top card are combined to represent a card, this is predicted
Related to 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 26
Karl Fulves Halving The Prediction presentation idea, see also following item
Inspired by 1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 27
Karl Fulves Prophet's Loss cards shuffles and dealt off in groups of five, words are written on backs that combine e.g. to "The next matching cards will be jacks" and in the next pile of five cards this is verified, repeated
1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Riffle Shuffle Techniques) 28
Joseph M. White Phonomenon comedy prediction with Phoney Phone in pocket (1969!)
1969 HEX! 75
Roy Walton Stepping Stones solution for a problem posed by Fulves, several variations
Variations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 21
Karl Fulves The Closed Prediction spectator removes card from sixteen-card packet, performer faro shuffles and finds mate
1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 63
Bill Taylor To the Point deck on cork board, spectator throws dart, hit card matches prediction, for clarification see p. 372
Variations June 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 342
John Hamilton Down & Out Tantalizer type routine with cut-off packet, card predicted and one of same value is on top of discard pile, see also p. 373
Inspired byRelated to Aug. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 354
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath die
Related to Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 383
Paul Swinford Predicto Pair prediction of mates at named positions
1971 More Faro Fantasy 27
Allan Ackerman Minuscule Deck prediction with deck vanish (and optional reproduction), inspired by Kosky routine from Talisman, Nov. 1970
Variations 1971 The Esoterist 8
Karl Fulves Ultra Mentalia spectator removes three-of-a-kind from sixteen-card packet with a reversed card, reversed card turns out to be 4th matching card, faro, see also Problem (B) of reference
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 8
Karl Fulves Future Minus prediction is placed between sandwich cards, selection as well, they turn out to be the same
  • A Variation in Handling
Inspired by 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 12
Sam Schwartz Working Against Time egg timer with miniature card on bottom used, card under egg timer change into selection with "the card under the timer" line
Related to 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 14
Edward Marlo Prediction Surprise & Clock Combination card chosen with cut & count procedure has odd back, re-counting force, ambiguous color changing deck
Related to 1971 On the Clock Effect 10
Herb Runge X Equals Five text is folded and visible letters form card
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 84
Gerald Kosky Oriental "Decoder" Prediction three cards
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 93
Richard Himber Try this for Size off beat prediction of position 14 3/4
Related toAlso published here
  • "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969)
1972 The Living End 62
Unknown Just an Old Chinese Custom chinese prediction, comedy
1972 The Living End 63
Chester Morris As a Result of an Error off-beat prediction, two pips of seven are missing to predict a five
1972 The Living End 100
Norman Ashworth Before the Eyes Variation message on paper becomes name of selection when wiping over it
Related to 1972 The Living End 142
Karl Fulves Margin For Error card from under mat to deck, prediction presentation, also as transposition (see Note 1)
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 72
Karl Fulves Can't Fail prediction in card case is wrong, then whole deck is produced from box one by one
1973 Notes From Underground 55
Juan Tamariz ¡Fabulosa Prediccion! gag prediction, all cards of the deck
1973 Aprenda Ud. Magia 90
Herb Zarrow Swindle Mates matching order of two suits, swindle switch
1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 196
Paul Curry A Swindle Of Sorts see also Bruce Bernstein's "Eat at Joe's"
Related toVariations 1974 Paul Curry Presents 7
Roy Walton Obsolete Prediction four packets of four cards with different order of red and black cards, chosen one matches the prediction
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 40
Karl Fulves Teaching the Future "Two Down-Under Routines"
spectator ends up with only card with an X on its back
Jan. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 699
Jack Potter Prophet by Post card predicted by sending letter to host previously
Aug. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 777
Aldini Mind Bender spectator cuts a packet and deals cards on table, performer predicts on a card when spectator is out of cards and whether his last card is red or black
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 107) 533
Karl Fulves Ultra Die strange card prediction, chosen by rolling a die
1975 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 410
Karl Fulves Lightning Dice using Stevens Control, card at position derived by two dice is predicted
1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 106
Bruce Cervon, Dai Vernon The Viet Nam Trick Card and number are predicted by two cards
1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 27
Phil Wye Obsolete Encore
Inspired by 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 134
Karl Fulves Open Ended Prediction card placed in half envelope so it sticks out and is seen for half its length (as gag), wrong card chosen, when prediction is removed it changes into selection, two methods
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 65
Karl Fulves Centrifugal Force two cards predicted on both sides of selection, humorous presentation
1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 220
Roger Smith The Mentalist at Last Laughs Last card selected, comedy mind-reading, then card is seen to be stuck to wall from beginning
1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 2
Philip T. Goldstein A Hunch... or What? thirteen cards of one suit, chosen one is only not from this suit
Inspired by 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 135) 672
Nick Trost The "One-Two-Three" Trick Coincidence effect - spectator places a row of Ace, Two, Three on table, matches order of performer's row of Ace, Two and Three
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 4
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Matchbook moved from card to card on row of six
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 13
Nick Trost Coincidence of Two Numbers and a Prediction
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 14
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a card
Variations 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 16
Nick Trost The Ultra Date Trick Extension to year 2000 for A Prediction and a Date
Inspired by 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 17
Unknown Three on a Match No. 33, three spectators select a card with down-under-deal from the same small packet, all have the same and it's the only red card
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 52
Unknown Slim Chance No. 53, "You will choose a red card", spectator chooses only red-backed card
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 81
Unknown The 3½ of Clubs No. 56, ungaffed with Three of Clubs and half dollar
Related to 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 86
U. F. Grant, Burling Hull Grant's "Predicto" Book and Card Test number up to fifty-two named, that card value used to count to a page and word in book, word written on reversed card in deck
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 65
Karl Fulves Lottery spectator chooses right card to fill a 21 hand
Related toVariations 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 258
Stephen Minch A-Ten-Tion prediction on table, three cards removed, two spectators are shown the cards, one sees three Threes of Hearts, the other three Sevens of Hearts, prediction card is Ten and the three cards change to other Tens
Also published here 1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 23
Stephen Minch Prediculous cards dealt face-up, all cards are seen to be Kings of Hearts, only odd-backed card is stopped at
Also published here 1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 34
Tommy Wonder Card-Puzzle blocks in a box with pip symbols arrange themselves magically to match selection
Also published here 1977 Jos Bema — Lecture 12
Karl Fulves Celestial Navigation odd-backed prediction card is signed on back and put in wallet, selection from another deck turns out to be same card
Related to 1978 Coe Norton's Omega Wallet 4
Larry Becker The 13th Card double prediction, prediction written of card found when spectator's card is spelled to, and duplicate of spectator's card in pocket
1978 World of Super Mentalism 63
Steve Beam Comeback off-beat prediction, same back design
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 22
Edward Marlo Date Prediction variation of "Spectator Cuts And Counts To The Aces", date on coin is prediction
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 331
Charlie Randall Evening The Odds prediction reads: "there will be an even number of packets containing and odd number of cards"
Oct. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 259
Looy Simonoff, Norman Ashworth Rub Out! gag prediction is erased, name of card remains, using Eraser-Mate Pen
Nov. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 273
Scott Weiser, Darwin Ortiz, Les Shore Cutting Remarks coin cut, then spectator chooses any card and this one is predicted on back of coin
Related to 1979 CardMagic 125
Marv Long Extra Climax Card to Wallet all cards have signature on the back except the chosen one, to wallet
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 761
Karl Fulves Type Casting face-up/face-down prediction of number of cards, weird, CATO related
Related toAlso published here 1979 Four Color Problems 23
John Carney Stand Up Miniscule prediction in which only four-of-a-kind remains and deck vanishes
Inspired by 1979 Conjuror's Journal 14
Bob Brook R & B selection matches odd-backed prediction, than the back colors change of deck and prediction
Inspired by 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1229
Karl Fulves One-Hand Tenkai card distributed on table, yet performer finds a specific card, featuring one-handed Tenkai palm
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 23) 1291
Karl Fulves The Trap comedy prediction in which five from six cards are in rat traps, then traps in bag, performer reaches in and gets his hand in the trap multiple times, comedy routine
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 33) 127
Karrell Fox Guaranteed Future comedy fortune telling routine in which current date comes out, spectator gives kiss to performer
1979 Another Book 111
Karrell Fox The Gift of the Magi invisible deck and table, spectator names a card, it is the only jumbo card in the pocket
Variations 1979 Another Book 279
Steve Beam, Don Morris Complementary Out out, card with same value and same suit are removed from pocket
Inspired by
  • Nate Leipzig's "The Complementary Cards" in John Scarne's "Scarne on Card Tricks"
1979 Inside Outs 11
Les Emberg, Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo Overkill
Related toVariations 1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book I 73
Bob Hummer Personality Test face-up/face-down prediction of number of cards, weird, CATO related, personality type presentation
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 14
Stephen Tucker Velleda Variations sentence is erased, name of selection appears, erasable ink
Inspired by 1980 The Talon (Issue 6) 79
Mike Bornstein Bet-A-Buck prediction on dollar bill changes to fit selection
Dec. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 570
Karl Fulves Scoring card game is played, score is predicted printed on a card
1981 Milennium Aces 47
Martin Gardner An Up/Down Bet packet of cards is shuffled face-up/face-down and then cards discarded according to rule, orientation of last card is predicted
1981 Octet 20
Karl Fulves Twogether two eleven-card packets with Ace through Jack from two decks are dealt, predicted value matches in position and backs transpose
1981 The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1352
Bob Couttie Under-Hand prediction in form of miniature card under hand
1981 The Talon (Issue 7) 92
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Mentalist flap of card case with prediction is torn off and restored
1982 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 15
Charles Hudson Sum Hummer Ace to Ten packet, mixed face up and down by spectator, number of reversed cards and their total predicted, CATO principle
Variations 1982 Best of Friends 105
Karl Fulves Chaser card that spectator removes from half a deck is apparently predicted
Related to 1982 Card Counting 47
Thomas Alan Waters Insight Straight performer takes one card out and puts a poker chip on it, then sixteen cards are laid out in a matrix and a spectator can put four chips on cards, those four cards added to the card put away earlier form a straight Ten-Ace
Inspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Little Black Book" in "Mentalism for Magicians"
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 222
Al Mann Five-Star Headlines selected card is found on the headline of a newspaper, or selected word
1982 Six Columns 16
Stephen Tucker My Mistake with jumbo card in envelope, odd backed cards
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 201
A. R. Mousley Bewitched Board reversed card appears on top of deck when deck is stroked with a board, selection written on board
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 17) 315
Unknown Comedy Five of Clubs Seven of Clubs cut off so that only five pips show
1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 12
Michael Weber Floored Al Koran Five-Star Deck, prediction is jumbo card on the wall when an elevator is left
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 33
Terry Seabrooke Keyring Card
Related to 1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 37
Stewart James Polychromatic Wheel strange force involving a wheel layout on the table
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 125
Stewart James Kardtu using the "52 on One Card" gag
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 126
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Simon Aronson Donald Duck and Deal chosen number of cards is removed from deck, spectator does deal-duck-procedure, remaining card has picture of Donald Duck ("Your audience should quack up!")
1983 The Card Puzzle 13
Roxy Zig Zag Prediction half card as prediction, some more half cards in envelopes, selection with die
Related to 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1089
John F. Mendoza The Strange 20 Card Coincidence some cards dealt, dealt packets, selection and prediction make up a royal flush
1983 The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 167
Stephen Tucker, Paul Brignall Anatomy Deck name of called out card is found written on a selected card
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 465
Stephen Tucker Pin-Up 52 on one card gag, card in pocket, named card is pierced
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 499
David Britland Four Thought four cards turn into quarter of a jumbo card which match selection
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 43
Karl Fulves Ah Ha two blank cards under spectator's hand fuse into one with drawing of named card, mirror writing
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 107
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm using HL initials as prediction gag (7 H)
Sep. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 969
Michael Close, Stewart James Prose Duplex based on "Inverse Duplex" from New Tops, strange prediction effect involving numbers, automatic placement for two selections
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 285
Thomas Alan Waters Wipeout before your eyes as a multiple out
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 562
Steve Beam The Human Eraser message on paper becomes name of selection when wiping over it or when spectator tries to erase it, rubber cement
Related to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 53
Steve Beam Pieces of 8 cards with numbers, selection does not match prediction, prediction changes to correct number, rubber cement
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 54
Unknown The House that Jack Built No. 50, card house folded with three cards, card chosen, it travels to case and the house is made from its three mates, duplicate
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 70
Al Smith, Stephen Tucker In the Masters' Image card selected, the other three cards of the same value are shown to be in different pockets, multiple methods
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35) 688
Thomas Alan Waters Quintastic spectator cuts deck and places top cards in five different pockets, performer shows that he did the same beforehand, cards match
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Fynys) 753
Frederick Braue Bazooka Card Trick writing appears on card that can be seen in red cellophane envelope (1943)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 13
Karl Fulves Correcting Fluid No. 77, wrong prediction on paper construction changes to correct one
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 137
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper Magic No. 81, this book is a force-book with "tricks" as every fourth word at the start of each chapter, complicated force with cards, word and a card value predicted
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 146
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Squiggle spectator marks card, marking, pen color and card are predicted
Variations 1986 Sankey Panky 25
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders The Red Prediction signature travels onto odd-backed prediction
1986 Sankey Panky 31
Karl Fulves Nexto two positions in deck decided upon by spectator and performer, after riffle shuffle those positions are counted to and the prediction that one is of each color is verified
1986 Color Capture 7
Karl Fulves Roller Out using roller apparatus that changes blank paper to money for prediction
1986 Color Capture 29
Wayne Kyzer Night Writer prediction, blank card, writing is seen with flashlight, see also p. 264 for additional ideas by Phillip Young
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 14) 240
Tom Craven The Match miniature card of selection is found in matchbox
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 254
Mark Vincent The "First-Wrong-then-Wright" Prediction prediction changes into correct card
1986 Gimmick (Issue 7) 12
David Regal A Failsafe Prediction two phases, deck changes into one-way-forcing deck
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 205
Karl Fulves (B) Jogged Thot thread method to make a back-jogged card any named card, posed as a problem
1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 48
David Regal Peaks & Valleys "A Complete Routine For The McCombical Prediction Deck"
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11&12) 20
Philip T. Goldstein ESPrit property about order in ESP deck predicted after shuffle
1987 Doth 9
Karl Fulves Pocket Predict card placed in spectator's inside pocket, same card then comes from performer's pocket, spectator's pocket is empty
1987 Covenant 5
Stephen Minch Prediculous cards dealt face-up, all cards are seen to be Kings of Hearts, only odd-backed card is stopped at
Also published here 1987 The Three Faces of Steve 2
Stephen Minch A-Ten-Tion prediction on table, three cards removed, two spectators are shown the cards, one sees three Threes of Hearts, the other three Sevens of Hearts, prediction card is Ten and the three cards change to other Tens
Also published here 1987 The Three Faces of Steve 7
Jerry Sadowitz Courtroom number from one to twelve named, card at that position is only number card amongst picture cards, then situation reverses and there is only one picture card amongst number cards
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 48
Roberto Giobbi SuperLative Lover kiss appears on face of selection, its back becomes red
Inspired by
  • "Latin Lover Opener" (Tony Binarelli, Playmagic, 1976)
Also published here
1987 CardPerfect 99
Ray Grismer Two-Named names written on back of cards
July 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 7) 1522
Jerry K. Hartman Write On not really prediction
Oct. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 10) 1555
Dai Vernon, Bruce Cervon The Vietnam Trick Card and number are predicted by two cards
1988 The Cervon File 19
Ken Kuroki Counterfeit when bill is held against light, shadow of card index shines through
1988 New Magic Of Japan 53
Gary Kurtz The Name is the Same prediction, at the end spectator's name appears on back of card
Related to 1988 Continuations ... Departures 2 20
Steve Beam Armchair Painter toy letters on a slate forming a message, some fall down and forming name of selection
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 25) 428
Karl Fulves Connect the Dots card layout on table, number cards are used to designate some of those cards, they're connected and the resulting line forms a letter that the spectator chose from a deck of alphabet cards
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1412
Karl Fulves Letter Perfect prediction visible under clear glass changes when glass is removed, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 229
Karl Fulves Four-Way Prophet No. 59, one of four cards forced, some face-up cards added together to arrive at same card in another deck
1988 Self-Working Handkerchief Magic 176
Karrell Fox The "Just Right" Prediction "You are right" on prediction changes into name of actual card
1988 My Latest Book 96
Karrell Fox "Front Page Finish" full-page image of card in newspaper as prediction
1988 My Latest Book 98
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 64
Brother John Hamman Stun-Sational card splits in three miniature card, another card visibly grows to normal size, prediction presentation
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 138
Karl Fulves Back Handed two rows, spectator exchanges two cards which are predicted via backs, posed as problem
1989 And a Packet of Cards 56
Karl Fulves Redblackjack out of five cards spectator picks the right one to complete his blackjack, "The Red Prediction"
Related toVariations 1989 Kaleidoscope 32
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal three prediction cards, card is selected, prediction cards have same value and when added together total is position of selection in the deck
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 29) 521
Bob Farmer Deja Voodoo card named, word "impossible" looked up in dictionary, selection is written next to it, long-short pages
Variations 1989 Deja Voodoo 1
Bernard Bilis Underbanded Change encircled Card changes, Prediction Presentation
Feb. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 2) 1746
Gary Kurtz Name It! at the end spectator's name appears on back of card
Related toVariations 1990 Unexplainable Acts 46
Harry Lorayne, Simon Aronson The Equalizer slight variation on Aronson's "ShuffleBored"
Related to 1990 Trend Setters 171
Ben Harris Through the Universe - Backwards odd-backed prediction card changes (turns out to be) selection, then transposes with it, then deck changes back color, "Structually, the effect is subtle, yet at the same time fully cocked."
1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 17
Steve Dusheck Case of Identity almost card to wallet effect
1991 Card to Wallet 163
David Parr Mullica Plus Prediction Mullica Wallet
1991 Card to Wallet 113
Alex Elmsley The Book of Fortunes humorous presentation, selection derived at by "power-of-thought"-coincidence is predicted in book
Variations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 347
John Bannon Detour de Force humorous prediction effect with obviously but wrongly marked cards
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 102
Edward Marlo The Unwritten Prediction spectator turns over two cards, they are the only red-backed
Variations 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 8
Edward Marlo Logical Prediction spectator turns over two cards in a packet, predicted, mathematical
1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 3
Edward Marlo Unexpected Mates spectator turns over any card, same as odd-backed prediction in deck
1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 8
Edward Marlo The Twenty-Six Cent Trick card with stamp on back is shuffled into deck, any card selected from face is the one, gaffed deck version
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 8
Michael Weber Directory Assistants prediction is a phone number, Jack Diamonds on other end
1991 Life Savers 80
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax method
Also published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Steve Beam Signed Prophecy selection is signed and put in deck, prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be at the position of the selected card, deck is in new pack order, selection is found in envelope
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Karrell Fox Sonuva Switch jumbo card prediction is shown but changes, simplified "The McCombical Deck" prediction
1991 Goodies 84
Aldo Colombini Quarters jumbo card as prediction, quarters of cut jumbo cards are selected, prediction match even though one corner does not fit the card
Inspired by 1991 FISM Lecture Notes 10
Tomo Maeda Pieces of the Future balloon is burst and deck of card appears, pieces of balloon predict card
1992 Five Times Five — Japan 43
Karl Fulves Median card predicted by 2 other cards - its value must be between the prediction cards, in second phase one of the prediction cards vanishes to make it fit
1992 Deceptive Practices 19
Karl Fulves A trick fragment predicting that all pairs come off with a red and a black card after riffle shuffle in off-beat way
1992 Deceptive Practices 26
Peter Warlock Your Fate in a Teacup color, card and word from book predicted on three billets, reprinted from Pentagram Vol. 1 No. 1, 1946
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Steve Dusheck On the McCombical Prediction
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 103
Harry Lorayne Nine All Mine using mini stay stack
Aug. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2248
Philip T. Goldstein Rules of the Game different colored back prediction matches selection, with a full deck of jokers as climax
Variations 1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 4) 1
Dan Harlan Natural Selection one of five cards is selected, multiple revelation prediction
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 4) 7
Muneo Yokoi Prophecy Socks Prediction of spectator's card printed on sock
1993 Volum 5 Lecture Note 8
Muneo Yokoi Split Prediction signed on the back by magician, sealed in envelope. Freely selected card signed and placed in another envelope, signed on the back by spectator. Envelope opened to show the faces match, but that they are also halves of the same card.
1993 Volum 5 Lecture Note 26
Ron Rennick Shades sun glasses put on table as prediction, card chosen by counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile, it is the King of Spades with stuck-on sun glasses
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Karl Fulves Birthday Value, Birthday Suit two decks, reversed card in one deck, birthday count procedure with other deck to arrive at a "birthday card", it matches prediction
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 3) 18
Peter Duffie Hummer of a Trick Variation some cards mixed face-up/face-down by spectator, performer takes one section under the table briefly, in the end there are the same number of face-up cards in two piles
Inspired by 1993 Profile (Issue 16) 6
Jerry Mentzer Rainbow Prediction mini rainbow cards, one chosen, predicted, either face or back (two-way out)
1993 Card File 100
Steve Dusheck Poe Keen Know card selected from Po-Ke-No game cards by throwing coin on it, sticky
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 1
Steve Dusheck Folded folded card(s) in bulldog clip predict free roll of dice
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 118
Philip T. Goldstein Duprediction arrangement of symbol cards predicted
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 62
Karl Fulves You, Babe after counting procedure with birthday a card with value Nine is selected, ninth item on a list matches spectator in humorous way
Related to 1994 Crooked Tales 5
Karl Fulves Alpha Matrix 6x5 grid of cards, rows and columns selected via values from other deck until 1 card remains, it's odd-backed
1994 Crooked Tales 73
Tom Craven Blind Side named number is counted to, card is noted and rest of the cards are blank
Inspired by 1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 52) 959
Karl Fulves Black Prediction third cut off, one card selected from the pile and "black" written on back, card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, only black card
Related toVariations 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
Karl Fulves Sympathy for the Devil twelve cards removed from shuffled deck, a packet of cards is removed from envelope and both dealt simultaneously, one card is reversed in prediction packet and it matches the card in the other packet and also a prediction
Related to 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 141
Roy Walton Pass At Red spectator selects three red cards from black half
Related to 1995 The Little Black Book 6
Theodore Annemann, Roberto Giobbi, Kenneth Chamberlain Headliner! image of chosen card appears printed in newspaper
1995 Card College — Volume 1 228
Chad Long Predic-storation prediction on napkin with pen through it, prediction comes true and napkin restored, Cornelius' "Pen Through Anything"
1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks — Volume Two 13
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, one of 36, named number is also on envelope
Inspired by
  • "The Invisible Cards and Envelopes" (Alan Shaxon, Practical Sorcery)
1995 Notes from The Summit 1
Philip T. Goldstein Write Of Way five cards are taken from a deck and spectator selects one, prediction states selection and other four cards
Inspired by 1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 3) 7
Simon Aronson Two Wrongs Make It Right two decks, two cards chosen in one, both decks dealt in unison to two predicted cards in other deck, the selections show up in same place, funny presentation about making wrong predictions
1995 Simply Simon 173
Karl Fulves Death Row Ace through Six in red and black removed and shuffled via Milk Build, after counting procedure the Ace of Spades is arrived at and it completes the Royal Flush in the case
1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 14
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal card is predicted in form of mates and by adding values cards position is found
Inspired by 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 85
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax method
Also published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 95
Simon Aronson The Eyes Have It humorous prediction with eye chart and eventually wrong card transforms into selection
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 112
Tom Craven The Pairable some cards are cut from a shuffled deck, two cards are removed to form a card, then card is produced
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 114
R. Paul Wilson Strange Writings spectator choses card and with a pen squiggles some lines on the back of the card, prediction card is same card with the same squiggle on its odd back
Inspired by
  • Hartman trick from Card Craft (which is a variation of a Jay Sankey trick)
1995 Chaos Theories 57
Volkmar Mrasek Haptap
Inspired by Feb. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 2) 2608
David Regal Driving A Person Mental to be done in a car, suit predicted
Apr. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2631
Philip T. Goldstein Poker 101 clever ungaffed take on Al Koran's 1-0-1 Deck
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 3
Tommy Wonder Rubik's Card blocks in a box with pip symbols arrange themselves magically to match selection
Also published here 1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 112
Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo, Les Emberg Overkill
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 183
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any word (!) appears written on cards
Related toVariations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 23
Paul Harris Bat Fishing borrowed dollar bill, eight cards selected, their values are serial number of bill
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 37
Michael Close A Trick for O'Brien prediction with one-way deck kicker ("You will not pick the Joker"), back of selection changes
1996 Workers Number 5 21
Karl Fulves Jagged Edge prediction in case, selection made, it jumps out of deck halfway when riffled and is "torn off", second half is in case, with second "No Duplicate Method"
1996 New Card Rises 27
Karl Fulves Open Invitation comedy, case with "Trick Deck" on it, rainbow deck with all jokers, AS selected
1996 13 Prophets 29
Karl Fulves Undoing The Future card placed in envelope as prediction, open prediction procedure, chosen card is actual card from envelope (involving empty pen to apparently write prediction on card)
Related to 1996 13 Prophets 34
Karl Fulves Universal Stranger known odd-backed card placed in deck, open prediction procedure, other card found, odd-backed changed into this one, faro placement
1996 13 Prophets 37
Karl Fulves O. Henry Predicts Joker in pocket, new pack order, open prediction deal done, card e.g. between Seven and Nine of Hearts is face-down and now the Joker and Eight of Hearts in pocket
Related to 1996 13 Prophets 52
Gary Kurtz The Invisible Cards and Envelopes named invisible card put in invisible envelope is put in real envelope and becomes visible there, named number is also on envelope
  • First Version - Forcing the Suit
  • Second Version - Fifty-Two Possibilities
Inspired by 1996 Notes from The Summit (revised edition) 1
Dominique Duvivier The Shpoo Prophecy Two cards with odd words written on the back are placed into the deck at random spots by spectator, card next to each odd card is taken out, and when combined with another prediction, forms Royal Flush in Spades
1996 Magie Duvivier 134
Peter Duffie Braindeath card named, a card is reversed in deck, it is not the selection but faces the selection and the selection's name is written on its back
1996 Untold 7
Nick Trost Spectator's Card Trick
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 119
Nick Trost Predicting One of Six Cards Moving counter on row of cards
Inspired by
  • "See No Evil - Hear No Evil" (Clyde Cairy & Peter Tappan, The New Tops, 1967)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 122
Nick Trost Cards and Dice Prediction Pair of dice used, includes presentation idea by Mack Picknick
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 125
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah O-Aces Red backed and blue backed Aces, predict selected Ace/color of back (presentation by Stewart Judah), includes ideas by Stewart Judah (double envelopes) and Tom Hubbard (Himber wallet)
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 127
Nick Trost Mini Match two chosen mini cards match paper clipped predictions of normal sized cards
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 190
Nick Trost Klip Joint Two chosen mini cards match two paper clipped prediction cards
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 203
Karl Fulves Dr. J unknown face-down card is placed in face-up deck where spectator cuts, the card he cuts to is then the face-down card, SBS deck
Related to 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 20
Karl Fulves Vampire Poker card at thought-of position in five-card packet predicted
1997 The Vampire Papers 133
Karl Fulves Betting The Furure card chosen via date, predicted
1997 Day For Any Date 37
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled together
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 99
Karl Fulves Far Sighted five red-backed cards in five envelopes mixed, die rolled, four envelopes turned over according to number, fifth card predicted
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 64
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
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 148
David Solomon Three Indicators three unknown cards on table and two selections, when selection is added to cards, they're shown to be four-of-a-kind, repeated with second selection
VariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Feb. 1993
1997 Solomon's Mind 34
Richard Bartram, Jr. Avery Which Way But Loose signed sticker is placed on random card, turns out to be back of freely named card
1997 Trephine 80
Peter Duffie The Beginning of the End spectator cuts to a card, its value indicates position of Ace of Spades from top
1997 N.D.E. — A Near Deck Experience 18
Marty Kane White House Cleaning spectator finds joker, rest are blank cards
Inspired by
  • Marty Kane's "Odd Lot" from "Magic" 8/97
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1452
Sam Schwartz Alpha Spell card named spelled with alphabet decks, card predicted
Related to 1998 Underworld (Issue 9) 121
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
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 291
Peter Duffie Centrifugal Diary spectator cuts off pile and counts court cards for month and either red or black number cards for day, forcing a day with a stack, word in calendar predicted
1998 Deck Direct 2
Peter Duffie Intuitive cards with colored spots and numbers, some selected, a prediction is matched
Related to 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 54
Jack Avis Chance in Four four red-backed cards with number 5, 10, 15 and 20, one number chosen and card at that position matches the red-backed card with that number and others don't
Variations 1998 Vis à Vis 91
Guy Hollingworth The Cassandra Quandary card placed in envelope is actual later selection
Related toVariations 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 264
Richard Osterlind Puff Pasteboard miniature duplicate of selected card inside matchbook, cigarette transforms into selection (pull)
1999 Dynamic Mysteries 23
Milton Kort, Jack Avis Matcho Spectator freely selects one of four blue cards, magician deals out four previously placed red cards below the blue ones, the chosen blue card matches the corresponding red (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 8, Oct 1969)
Related toVariations 1999 Kort 79
David Regal No Mercy All's Fair Same as All's Fair, but with kicker of producing fifty two of the prediction card in the pocket
Inspired byRelated to 1999 Close-Up & Personal 5
David Regal This Is My Stop Magician predicts the card where spectator stops dealing at, prediction is etched onto glass mug that contains the deck
  • Normal Deck Version
  • Gimmicked Version
1999 Close-Up & Personal 114
David Regal Gambit In A Box Prediction matches card that spectator draws, index on pad
1999 Close-Up & Personal 197
David Regal Countdown Ace to Five of Hearts mixed up, magician predicts order of the cards
1999 Close-Up & Personal 220
Doug Conn ESJoker odd-backed Joker pushed in deck, cards on either side divined and actually written in talk-bubble on Joker
1999 Tricks of my Trade 15
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 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 348
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 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 352
David Stone The Red Sail cards with question marks on the back, color changing deck meets Red Hot Mama
Inspired by 1999 Mietek — Lecture Notes 9
Jay Sankey, David Acer The Cardmaster miniature card chosen and inserted into book by spectator, on that page is written the name of the selection
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 163
David Acer, Ken Schwabe, Michel Huot Nomen Omen: Three Approaches ideas for the marketed trick, names written on backs of every card, one card chosen from front and one from back, other side of each card predicted
  • The "Collection" Approach (Ken Schwabe)
  • Star Power
  • Cardtune
Inspired by
  • "Nomen Omen" (David Acer, marketed 1990)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 189
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note spectator finds two red Nine via counting, prediction says "You will not pick a black Nine"
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 270
Chad Long A Card and A Number card at freely chosen number has red back and is predicted
2000 Some Other Stuff... 5
Tony Corinda Paradox card from new pack order removed, spectator cuts exactly where the card came from, without method
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 189
Karl Fulves Smudge Prediction open prediction by predicting smudge on the card's face
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 83
Lewis Jones You Bet prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cards
Variations 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 25
Marty Kane The Christmas Tree Trick based on a pun, spectator selects two threes, rest of the cards are blank
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 121
Lewis Jones Matchmaker card is constructed, prediction in form of a playing card is on the table
Inspired by
  • Stephen Tucker's "Doubly Impossible"
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 143
Marty Kane Cardman's Best Friend story presentation, red Jacks selected among Spades cards
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 165
Steve Beam Culinary Bet different handling for You Bet, prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cards
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 26
Don Alan Bid Deal card prediction with jumbo card, second phase with 3 1/2 gag card
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 63
Don Alan Invisible Card to Wallet two cards selected, the first is not found but mentioned in an insurance policy, the second card appears in a sealed envelope
Also published here 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan