170 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Psychological Forces
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Unknown Psychological force Exposing a card a bit more in a fan when showing it to the spectator and asking him to think one
Testament de Jérôme Sharp 145
Unknown Psychological Force picture card amongst number cards
Modern Magic 112
Unknown To Force a Person to Think of a Particular Card from fan or during riffling with slight stop at step
Related to Tricks with Cards 12
Unknown Psychological Riffle Force stopping at a card in the middle slightly
More Magic 12
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Psychological Force showing one card a bit longer
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 82
Unknown Experto credite! named card is missing from new and sealed deck, with risky psychological force, out with card index and deck switch
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 230
William E. Robinson New Thought Card Sleights
  • First Method (fanning before the spectator's eyes)
  • Second Method (face-up classic force behind back)
  • Third Method (springing from hand to hand)
Related to New Era Card Tricks 34
Unknown Die gedachte Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
cards quickly spread in front of the spectator, only force card shown clearly, think-a-card force
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 8) 114
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs, spectator holds deck as it is riffled, non-index cards used here
Also published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 3) 43
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Classic Force card thought-of or taken, classic force
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 3) 37
Unknown Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of A. By the Riffle
B. By Springing Flourish
C. By the Cut
D. By the Gaze
Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 165
L'Homme Masqué Kinetoscopic Force cards riffled in front of spectator and King of Spades among Club cards is mistaken for King of Clubs
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Art of Magic 77
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Verbal Force emphasis on forcing number
Kartenkünste 15
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group
Kartenkünste 69
Jack Merlin Force showing the card a little longer
Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Oswald Rae Spread Force face up, brief
Sub Rosa 16
Theodore Annemann, Walter B. Gibson An Improvement A La Carte any card forced with multiple layouts and equivoque
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 30
Unknown Forcing Thought Principle - Several Methods of Forcing a Certain Card during riffle, springing, fanning
Mental Magic with Cards 8
Dai Vernon The Five Card Mental Force
Related toVariationsAlso published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 30
Lu Brent Matching the Aces psychological force of one of the aces
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Unknown Psychological Force one out of four
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
Unknown A Psychological Force
Greater Magic 198
Unknown A Psychological Force miracle if ace of hearts is named
Greater Magic 199
William H. McCaffrey A Self Working Trick using a no-touch force
Greater Magic 237
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection of a Card and Tricks Therewith by spreading, by riffling
Related to Greater Magic 329
Unknown Forcing the Mental Selection by Prearrangement two methods
Greater Magic 333
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
Greater Magic 333
Unknown Passing the Cards Before a Spectator
Greater Magic 334
Unknown Forcing a Card by Springing the Cards forcing second card
Greater Magic 335
Unknown Psychological Forces - Red or Black red is more often named than black...
Greater Magic 340
Unknown The Seventh Position
Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Second (and Third) Card forcing a card in a tabled row of five
Greater Magic 341
Unknown The Third Card from a packet of ten cards
Greater Magic 342
Dai Vernon Vernon's Psychological Force
Greater Magic 343
H. Adrian Smith Out of Hands Force spectator forces card to himself
Greater Magic 465
Orville Wayne Meyer To Do a Miracle psychological force
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 68) 470
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon's Mental Force
Expert Card Technique 271
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Nerve Force bold, just handing cards out
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 38
Eddie Joseph High Card Force having only one high card in center of deck, spectator remembers highest card of bunch drawn from center
Greater Card Tricks 25
Eddie Joseph Psychological Riffle Peek Force in-jogged card affects slight pause at force card
Greater Card Tricks 57
Eddie Joseph Extra-Sensory Detection spectator thinks of a card with deck in his hands, risky
Greater Card Tricks 77
C. L. Boarde In His Hands spectator riffles cards himself and thinks of one, card is located
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 393
Don Medley Ring A Bell spectator thinks of a card in the fan, then he writes this card among four other cards, card is divined
The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 445
Unknown one of four
The Royal Road to Card Magic 94
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery fan force
Related toVariationsAlso published here The Fine Art of Magic 69
Ronald B. Edwards Subtlety-Fuge
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 707
Dave Lee Card Force for the Stage named number, seven
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 5
Ormond McGill, Dai Vernon Psychological Locations first three cards, then five cards (Vernon's "Five Card Mental Force" credited here to Arthur Buckley)
Related to Psychic Magic — Vol. 1 23
Bill Simon Negative Force to eliminate a suit
Effective Card Magic 52
Bob Somerfeld Cornered! spectator in corner of the room with deck thinks of one card, card is divined, force
Pieces of Mind 12
Unknown Reverse Fan Force impromptu stooge with reverse fan
I'll Read Your Mind 48
Tony Corinda (20) Nicely Suited verbal force
Predictions 122
Bob Madison Psychological Riffle Force "think a card"
An Evening with Charlie Miller 65
The Amazing Maurice Mental Telephone Telepathy stranger names selected card, probability method
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Dick Johnson Group Reception version of Vernon's Five Card Mental Force, on stage, majority of audience chose same card out of five
Still More Miracles in Mentalism 31
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle
Variations Estimation 33
Harry Lorayne Psychological Face-Up Spread Force
Close-up Card Magic 160
Dai Vernon Vernon Five Card Mental Force
Variations Early Vernon 20
Max Malini Riffle Force psychological riffle force, break, see p. 93 for more information
Malini and His Magic 68
John S. Frazee Shuffle Force principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle
Faro Controlled Miracles 15
Edward Marlo, Millard Lichter Latest Spectator's Open Prediction memorized deck, psychological force with divination out
  • Method 14
Related to Hierophant (Issue 1) 20
Edward Marlo Marlo's Original Solution to the Open Prediction psychological force
Hierophant (Issue 1) 23
Unknown Reverse Fan Force
Hierophant (Issue 3) 116
Gerald Kosky Tele-Mental five cards on table, thought of card starts to move
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Eddie Fechter A Fechter Force packet cutting timing force with out
Variations Card Cavalcade 45
Unknown Packet Stop Force
Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1)) 127
Edward G. Brown The Card Chosen by Elimination
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Edward G. Brown The Cards Spread on Tray or Table
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Edward G. Brown A Card Named by an Assistant to force a card
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 191
Edward G. Brown A Card Thought of by an Assistant think of a card forces, while riffling through the cards, different methods
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 192
Edward G. Brown The Performer Draws a Card from the Pack Held by a Spectator
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 194
Joseph K. Schmidt The Card Thought Of spectator looks at card in spread (effectively one of three), it is reproduced from pocket
  • No-Palm Method
see also p. 648 for credit information
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 650
Gene Nielsen Homage to Koran card at number, hands-off version
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 72) 359
Gerald Kosky On My Mind card ends up at impossible location, Himber wallet
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 87) 431
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force
The Magic of Paul Harris 41
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Psychological Force queen of hearts, probability and verbal force
The Third Ecstasy 34
B.C. Milnov Miracle Mental spectator remembers card he sees while performer runs them from hand to hand
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 165) 821
Allan Ackerman Dropping A Card forcing "any" card in peek position, thought of touch
Here's My Card 57
Edward Marlo High Card Force spectator is asked to think of highest card
Quantum Leaps 141
Howard Wurst Out of Control out for psychological stop trick, see p. 1301 for reference
Also published here
  • Sphinx, Feb. 1948
The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1257
Tom Craven Shadows psychological force, prediction of one ESP card
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1188
B.C. Milnov Xandu! spectator's apparently see thought of card on ceiling
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 264) 1318
Unknown Think-a-card Force
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 568
Derek Dingle Ultra Thot Card from a fanned deck, with outs
Related to Fourcast 3
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color
Fourcast 9
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card Force psychological force, timing
The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 10
Juan Tamariz Carta a la Orden named card is located, example to show how to alter the memory of spectators
Magia Potagia — Volume I 10
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Psychological Force "Ribbon-Spread Techniques"
Related to Best of Friends 128
Ken Krenzel Spring Thought card is thought of during spring flourish
Best of Friends 221
Tom Potente Overhand Shuffle Mental Force
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 815
Edward Marlo Think-a-card Peek Force spectator thinks of a card while performer riffles through them, psychological force
Marlo's Plus Package 39
Frederick Braue FB Thought-Card Force force card has injogged card below it, spectator thinks of one as deck is riffled through (1936)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 7
Unknown Pocket Force spectator is hurried to remove card from pocketed deck
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Joker Force psychological
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Instant Stooge Force card reversed
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Spring Force with slight pause
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown The Nines with psychological stop force
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 28
Unknown Have You Thought of a Card? thought-of card has different back, with details to psychological stop force
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 6
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Thirty Five Years Later 42
Eugene Burger Card Force one of eleven cards is forced
The Experience of Magic 115
Brother John Hamman Sealed-Room Mystery thought-of card into sealed envelope, thought of with strange procedure ("opposite suit and opposite sex...")
Variations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 61
Simon Lovell Stopcut spectator says "stop" at his own card as magician cuts small packets off the deck
Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 45
Unknown Reverse Fan Force
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 3 No. 1-5 Aspen Bar Magic) 13
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Card Finesse II 245
Edward Marlo Not All Psychological spectator stops at odd backed card
Related to Simplicity at Your Fingertips 4
Rick Johnsson Face-up Stop Fan Force
Card File 137
Chuck Smith Imagination card forced only with equivoque
What If? 9
John Northern Hilliard Fragment: Notes for a Chapter on The Psychology of Magic collection of different psychological forces of numbers and cards
More Greater Magic 1154
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method A "Technical Roots"
Inspired byRelated to Roger's Thesaurus 48
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Two: Visual Stop Technique riffling through card with short pause
Roger's Thesaurus 50
Roger Crosthwaite Variation Three: Retention-of-Vision
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 52
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method B "Technical Roots"
springing face-up with short pause, credit information
Inspired by Roger's Thesaurus 52
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Force cards spread through with the faces towards the spectator, psychological force
  • Controlling the Gaze
Related to Roger's Thesaurus 59
Paul Cummins, Bill Herz The Hedonists Make Up All The Rules forcing a card with verbal magician's choice
Variations The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Brainstorm in the Bahamas) 147
Karl Fulves Stop & Think comments on psychological forces in which cards are riffled before spectator's eyes
Related to Blocking Off 6
J. W. Sarles Riffle and Think prominent KS between red spot cards riffled before spectator
Inspired by Blocking Off 9
Karl Fulves Remotely Possible spectator thinks of odd-backed card, ungaffed, psychological force
Inspired by Blocking Off 10
Karl Fulves Psychological Riffle Force Handling injogged card as short card
Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Notes on psychological riffle force
Related to Blocking Off 13
Unknown Forcing the Card equivoque handling, one out of four
Miracle Material 27
George G. Kaplan Fan Stop Force
Aenigmas Rätsel 77
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
Seminar 1997 21
Unknown The Psychic Stop psychological stop force
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 10
Charlie Miller, R. Paul Wilson Court Card Riffle Force only court card with short card before is "thought of"
Related to The Inslow Effect 14
Joe Berg, Richard Osterlind Psychological Fan Force
Dynamic Mysteries 32
Justin Higham Force-as-I-Force spectator and performer each think of a card in two decks, deck exchanged and cards removed, they match
Arcardia 68
Ellis Stanyon The "Ruffle" Force with an Ordinary Pack No. 11, stopping shortly at middle of riffle and holding break, spectator hopefully remembers the only card he sees
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Ellis Stanyon Forcing a Person to Think of a Particular Card No. 12, spreading through cards with faced towards audience, exposing one more cards, optionally positioning a contrasting card in a group
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Ellis Stanyon Forcing in Connection with Springing the Cards from One Hand to the Other No. 13, stopping the spring slightly at a card
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 275
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
Concertos for Pasteboard 19
George G. Kaplan The "Stop" Fan Discovery
Related to ZauberKunstStücke — Band 1 59
Simon Lovell The Frisk of the Risk! effect done with named card, risky, juke box principle, set-up of often named cards
Son of Simon Says! 187
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
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 52
Chan Canasta The Analysis spectator selects three cards and then decides on one, it happens to be the same card as other spectator has chosen before
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 63
Chan Canasta Audience Involvement psychological riffle force
Variations Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 75
Chan Canasta Psychological Riffle Force and Classic Force Combination two spectators select the same card
Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 89
Karl Fulves Unbreakable one card peeked at, one card thought-of in fan by another spectator, they are the same
New Card Controls 109
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Psychological Fan Force only picture card in group
Hofzinser's Card Tricks 68
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the psychological fan force
Hofzinser's Card Tricks 69
Pit Hartling, Helge Thun A Force one of four packets, magician's choice
Card Fictions 38
Al Baker Mental Force purely with words (!)
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 721
Unknown Imp Force top card forced as cards are dribbled off thumb
World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 6
Al Schneider, Wesley James The Intention Force psychological force of odd card in a group
Enchantments 413
Christoph Borer Card Force from Ribbon Spread in steps
Compilation 82
Unknown Psychological Packet Cut Force
Best of Friends — Volume III 102
Michael Raeburn Psychological Force from Small Packet
Best of Friends — Volume III 319
Jörg Alexander Weber Face-Up Spread Force tabled, in steps, "trick that cannot be explained"
ZauberKunstStücke — Band 2 38
George G. Kaplan The "Stop!" Fan Discovery brief
Also published here The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 259
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out
Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 25
John Guastaferro Equivoque Force for a suit
One Degree 39
Christoph Borer Joker Prediction card selected, prediction states "Your card will not be the joker" all other cards are shown to be jokers
Aspekte der psychologischen Force 12
Helder Guimarães Psychological Stop Force with Out
Reflections 86
Helder Guimarães Psychological Bank Force as deck is riffled through, bank of forcing cards
Ontology Project 24
Jan Logemann Instant Stooging Think-a-Card
Stand-Up Fantasies 8
Joseph Barry Thoughts on the Psychological Spread Force spectator thinks of cards while performer fans them with faces towards spectator
Reverie 18
Unknown The Psychic Stop!
Related to Classic Fantastic 73
Colin McLeod Tossed Without Deck tossed out deck without deck, three cards are thought off and divined / predicted
Divine 52
Michael Murray Springboard spectator forms a card by compare it with his selection
  • The Knowing
  • The Killer (approach to Kenton Knepper's "Kolossal Killer")
  • Duplopia (approach to Paul Vigil's "Duplopia")
  • Springback
  • Invisible Deck Application
  • Springboard for the Stage
  • Increasing Accuracy
  • Springboard Suit Exchange for Perfectionists
  • Back Tracking
  • Other Applications
  • Watch This
  • Springboard & Letters
  • Springboard & Colours
  • Closing Thoughts
A Piece Of My Mind 164
Joseph Barry Another Stop Trick.. Really? spectator stops at card, its value is used to count down to selection, no set-up
Operandi (Issue 1) 9
Roberto Giobbi The One-handed Fan Force card a bit more exposed
Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 7) 71
Andy (The Jerx) Reverse Psychology Handling for the spread force added with some psychological subtleties to make it extra fair (allow them to apparently change their mind)
The Jerx 203
Unknown Psychological Stop Trick
Less is More 9
Tyler Wilson IKEA Force spectator forces card on himself, "muscle writing"
Rocky Mountain Session 21
Joseph Barry The Psychological Spread Force cards fanned before the spectator's eyes
Operandi (Issue 3) 37
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Juha-Matti Ristiharju Hofzinser's Glance Force Variation
Related to
  • Hofzinser's "Glance Force" in Magic Christian's "Non Plus Ultra Vol. 2", 2013. P. 56.
In Search of the "perfect" Rise 22
殷欣 (Sion) 杯杯 (Cup Cup) Magician correctly divines the card spectator is thinking of, propless
Related to 暧昧 50
Asi Wind Double Digits Force forcing two one-digit numbers by riffling through cards and spectator names two values he sees
Inspired by Paper Work 7
Unknown Count-Down Force forcing the seventh card, two methods, one using Curious Count
Paper Work 33
Unknown Timing Force cards dealt in batches
Card Theater 46
Benjamin Earl Touch, Think spread held up and spectator asked to think of one, actually only one option à la Dani
The Shift #3 49