105 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Think a Card / Princess Card Trick (Matrix)
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To Guess Four Cards thought of by Different Persons
Related toVariations 1876 Modern Magic 53
Unknown Erraten von Karten durch Quadrate with square layout on table and four, five, six or seven spectators
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 99
Louis Nikola Wizard's Whist Four spectators each given four cards, each think of one card out of the four. Deck reshuffled and dealt into four bridge hands, magician can divine the selections
Related toAlso published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 36
W. F. "Rufus" Steele The Guesser with seven cards each
1928 Card Tricks You Will Do 13
Graham Adams The Twenty Five Card Trick
1931 Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 20
Al Baker Cards of Thought
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 84
Unknown A Strange Hallucination thought of card to wallet, matrix principle
Variations 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 87
Unknown The Telepathic Bridge Game
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 30
Victor Farelli Controlled Coincidence (impromptu method)
magician divines mental selection by using two cards - one denoting suit and one denoting value
Inspired by 1936 Lend Me Your Pack 40
Victor Farelli The Latest Method An improvement in handling of A Strange Hallucination
Inspired byRelated to 1936 Lend Me Your Pack 43
Victor Farelli A Rapid Routine Similar to "A Strange Hallucination" but with three cards instead of five, less dealing
Inspired byRelated to 1936 Lend Me Your Pack 44
Unknown Projected Thought matrix dealing with thought of card and prediction of card and its position with prediction index
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Louis Nikola Wizard's Whist with and without stack
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 399
Louis Lam "Mentalla"
1937 Mentalla 2
Sam Leo Horowitz The Twenty-Five Card Trick twenty-five duplicates
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 142
Al Baker Effect 3 using index card, matrix principle
1939 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 499
Henry Christ Mental Stud poker presentation
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 71) 479
Jean Hugard Thought for Five with faro-alternative for distribution
1943 Tricks and Sleights 24
Jean Hugard Presentation presentation for "To Guess Four Cards thought of by Different Persons"
Inspired by Oct. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 5) 18
Unknown Mahatma Thought Control five spectators each pick four cards and select one, clever
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 167
Arthur H. Buckley An Amazing Card Illusion (Original) - Just Think of a Card five spectators, cards apparently thought-of from full deck, credit information
1948 Principles and Deceptions 164
Unknown The Five Poker Hands Five spectators dealt five cards each, think of one, put back and re-dealt, divine all the selections
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 3
Al Koran Princess Card Trick...Plus deck shuffled after selections, deck switch
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 71
James G. Thompson Jr., Ned Rutledge Five Think five times four card, impromptu version with slop shuffle
Also published here 1967 Between Two Minds 10
Edward Marlo Prognostication Pack Improved one of five, matrix principle for one spectator, prediction on billet (index)
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 92
Martin Gardner Version of the 5x5 Problem
Feb. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 160
Peter Alexis Mini-Mental two cards thought of from eight card-packet
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 380
Harry Lorayne Four by Four four spectators with four cards each
1971 Reputation-Makers 168
Unknown Poker-Mental
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 113
Orville Wayne Meyer Multi-Mentality Plus with four selections
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 104) 519
Tony Griffith, Al Koran The Princess Trick twenty-five duplicates
Inspired by 1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 54
Edward Marlo, Al Baker Vocalepathy
Inspired by 1976 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 105
Eddie Joseph Hocus-Pocus No. 45, three five-cards packets, spectator thinks of a card, deals out five packets, pockets the one with selection and performer extracts it
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 68
Cicardi PSI-Symbols princess card trick with 36 picture cards
Inspired by 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 186) 929
Ken Krenzel Mental Matrix stay stack
Related to 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 74
John F. Mendoza Routined Poker Mental princess card trick with lie detection presentation
Variations 1978 The Book of John 19
Katlyn The Mystic Tarot using the Major Arcana, divination of three cards
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 245) 1221
Unknown Sleight of Mind No. 55, five poker hands, five spectators think of a card each, re-dealt and divined
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 90
Jon Racherbaumer, Edward Marlo Totally Telepathic two cards and their positions remembered, "is it in this group?", faro, ten memorized cards
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 73
Paul Fox The Miracle Gimmick originally released by Paul Fox in 1947, intro with general comments
  • Preparing the Deck
  • Setting Up the Deck
  • Preparing the Card Case
1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 1
Paul Fox The Five Card Mental Selection
  • Adding the Gimmick to the Deck
  • Shuffles and Cuts During the Routine
  • A Convincing Subtlety
  • Apparently Calling Off the Cards
  • Locating the Selections in the Proper Squares
  • Zeroing in on the Selection: The Basic "Pumping" System
  • Advanced Subtleties
Variations 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 6
Paul Fox A Pretty Paul Fox Subtlety
Inspired by 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 15
Danny Dew Danny Dew's Presentational Tip
Inspired by 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 16
Jeff Busby, Danny Dew Sleight of Hand Techniques to Shorten the Elimination Process various two-way outs
  • The Top Change
  • The Double Lift
  • Danny Dew's Double in Glass
  • Another Double Lift Handling
Inspired by 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 16
Faucett Ross The Faucett W. Ross Handling
Inspired byVariations 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 19
Jeff Busby Another Handling Using the Nail Writer
Inspired by 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 20
Jeff Busby The Jeff Busby Climax for the Routine one card put in pocket at the beginning turns out to be later selection (prediction kicker, pocket index)
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson, The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson)
1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 21
Al Baker Al Baker's Two Person Presentation alone or with medium
Also published here 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 22
Paul Fox, Jeff Busby Five Card Mental Selection Using Jumbo Cards
  • Setting Up the Jumbo Deck
  • Preparing the Jumbo Card Box
  • Presentation and Working
1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 23
Paul Fox The One Card Mental Selection with only one spectator
Variations 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 26
Paul Fox "Do It Again" "Repeating the Five Card Mental Selection or One Card Mental Selection", deck switch
Inspired by 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 26
Paul Fox Telephone - Tel-A-Card done over the telephone
1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 28
Jeff Busby Credit Information on the plot
1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 29
Randy Tanner Thinking Man's Poker using stay stack, clever
Aug. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 955
Ray Grismer Foxy impromptu, faros
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 70
Robert Cassidy A Trivial Miracle performer divines the correct answer to several randomly chosen Trivial Pursuit question
1984 The Art of Mentalism 86
Philip T. Goldstein Horse Sense race presentation
1987 Doth 10
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. 5 Karten werden gedacht five times four card, impromptu version with slop shuffle
Also published here Dec. 1987 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 2) 82
Bob Farmer Impromptu Impromptu Version "One One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough Is Not Enough"
one of five cards
Also published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 15
Karl Fulves Mind Over Matter
1989 Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 24
Bob King Poker Mental three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Related to 1989 Magician Foolers 20
Edward Marlo Predictable Princess ten-card set-up, five envelopes as predictions
Inspired by
  • "Princess A-Hoy" (Peter Tappan & Ross Johnson, The Impostress Princess)
1990 Cardfixes 32
Jon Racherbaumer Of the Psychic Princess Presentation comment and distinction of both effects titled "Princess Card Trick"
1990 Cardfixes 35
Jon Racherbaumer Crossing a Princess with ESP cards, circle and four alphabet cards end up spelling CROSS
1990 Cardfixes 74
Nick Trost Tale of the Tell credit information (last paragraph)
1990 Cardfixes 172
Simon Aronson Adding the Aronson Kicker prediction kicker
1990 Cardfixes 175
Alex Elmsley Cross-25 two selections made out of performer's hands, re-matrixing
Related toAlso published here 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 363
Jon Racherbaumer About the Psychic Princess Presentation credit information
1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 13
Edward Marlo Predictable Princess applying Smith Myth, based on "Princess A-Hoy" (Impostress Princess)
1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 13
Allan Ackerman Impromptu Paul Fox
Also published here 1991 Magic Castle Lecture Notes 13
Allan Ackerman Impromptu Paul Fox
Also published here 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 92
Leo Boudreau The Faro & The Princess impromptu
Nov. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2430
Unknown, Stewart Judah The Mystery of the Seven Discs with credit information
1994 More Greater Magic 1129
Unknown A Time-Worn Trick Hilliard Note Book Entry
1994 More Greater Magic 1140
Allan Ackerman An Added Dimension card thought of from bank, cards dealt out and then divined
1994 Wednesday Nights 23
Ray Grismer Foxiest with five to twenty spectators thinking of cards in ten-card groups
1995 Foxiest 1
Karl Fulves M & M "manipulative & mathematical", one spectator thinks of card in eight-card group, faros
1996 Blocking Off 86
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)
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 92
Allan Ackerman, Kosy Phibulphanuvat A Logical Princess
1997 I Can't Believe it's Not All Cards 46
Frederick Braue Vocalepathy
Inspired by 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 6
Alex Elmsley Cross-25 two selections made out of performer's hands, re-matrixing, updated handling
Also published here 1997 Alex Is At It Again 17
Karl Fulves A Muted Nomen "The First Layout", spectators each remember one card in poker hand
1998 Mutus Nomen 11
Baltazar Fuentes Histed Heisted Again up to five spectators, ten cards each
Inspired by
  • "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson)
1999 Arempi II 16
Ellis Stanyon Guessing Thought Cards No. 8, with 4x4 cards
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 34
Ellis Stanyon The Greek Cross No. 19, thirteen four-card packets made, one selected, found after redistribution and another deal
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 92
Barrie Richardson It Isn't Mind Control with crib on card or thumb tip
1999 Theater of the Mind 226
Andrew Wimhurst Paul Fox Variation impromptu, no fishing
2001 Jiggery Pokery 12
Frank Garcia, Eddie Joseph Thought-Card Poker No. 70, one card of three poker hands thought of
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 108
Darwin Ortiz, John F. Mendoza Liar's Poker princess card trick with lie detection presentation and sucker finale à la Fingerprint Card Trick
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 26
Al Baker Bakerscope different handling
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 535
Al Baker Vocalepathy alone or with medium
VariationsAlso published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 593
Jim Steinmeyer the princess Caraboo deck
2003 Artificial conclusions 7
Karl Fulves Just Think spectator and performer show each other five cards, one thought of, shuffled back in half a deck each, groups of five cards shown, coincidence and cards found
Inspired by
  • "Just Think Do As I Do" (Kenneth Lang, The Magic Wand)
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 351
Barrie Richardson Impromptu Princess
Also published here
  • Club 71, 1988
2005 Act Two 341
Jim Steinmeyer The Princess in a Crowd fifteen card matrix trick, no-touch
Variations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 5
Jack Avis 5x5 Mental Routine, A Handling
2006 Rara Avis 97
Michael Powers Heisting Histed Heisted twenty-five duplicates
  • Non Gaffed Ideas
  • Heavily Gaffed Methods (jumbo cards)
Inspired by
  • "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson, The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson)
Related toVariations
2006 Power Plays 112
Howard Schwarzman Foxless seven spectators, faro shuffles
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 366
Jack Parker Royal 21 selection vanishes
2007 7-7-7 118
Justin Higham The 25 Card Trick "Mental Poker"
2007 7-7-7 169
Lou Hornung Obscured Matrix Five people each think of a card within a group of five, magician divines cards
2015 The Saturday Morning Session 11
Bob Farmer Devils & Angels picture cards with angels and devils, sins and virtues, three spectators think of one, they are divined
Inspired by
  • "Mixed Emotions" (Phil Goldstein)
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 131
Matt Baker, Peter W. Tappan Histed Hoisted
Inspired by
  • "Histed Heisted" (Simon Aronson, The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson)
2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 62
Helder Guimarães Inside "The Tell Room" "Clues for the Advantage Player"
  • First Phase: five cards chosen by five spectators, they shuffle their card each in a four-card packet, all twenty-five cards mixed and dealt out in five poker hands, selections found
  • Second Phase: poker deal of five good hands that include the selections
2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 300
Michael Powers Heisting Histed Heisted 3.0 twenty-five duplicates, with additional ideas
Inspired by 2019 Tesseract 288