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Unknown Das Kartensortieren performer sorts the shuffled into number and court cards without looking at the faces, using the principle that picture cards have more ink on them that (in those days) clings to the card underneath, impromptu rough-smooth
Nov. 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 5) 65
Charles T. Jordan Satan's Trance No. 26, four cards removed from thirty-two-card deck and put in envelope, lights out, when lights are back on the names of cards are written on envelope
Variations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 70
Dr. Ford Rogers Rough-Smooth as Haptic Cue
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 71
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem any card called for reverses itself, invisible deck with waxed pairs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 335
Unknown Red or Black deck of all black cards becomes all red, face-up face-down alternating cards as impromptu rough-smooth principle
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 231
E. L. Whitford Red or Black cards are shown all red or black, or all blue backed, then red backed, also rough smooth, end stripper deck
Related toAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 281
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Ralph W. Hull The Mirage Principle svengali pack with rough-smooth principle and cards are short and also narrow
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control odd-backed card placed in deck is found by spectator from faces, rough-smooth
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 287
Dai Vernon Brain Wave Deck brainwave
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 341
Unknown Diachylon Thought Control named card has different back, rough smooth
1938 Greater Magic 497
Unknown The Rough and Smooth Principle
1938 Greater Magic 530
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper construction of deck followed by four applications
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 531
Ralph W. Hull The Magnetic Mental Control using two decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deck
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 533
Al Baker Effect 1 roughed
1939 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 497
Theodore Annemann The Roughened Card Formulae
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 71) 482
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
John J. Crimmins Jr. I'll Read Your Mind one is a brainwave/invisible deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 691
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Copy Cat! one Si Stebbins, the other brainwave/invisible deck
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 117) 691
Dai Vernon 58 - "Brain Wave Deck"
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 73
Jack Vosburgh Double Edged Sword of Might two card prediction, one-ahead, mirage deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 122) 713
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed
Also published here 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 216
Al Baker "Roughing" It recipe & comments
Also published here 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 158
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
Also published here 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 220
Eddie Joseph A Remarkable Coincidence two cards chosen from two decks match, repeat, two-way Mirage decks
1942 Greater Card Tricks 71
Eddie Joseph Peculiar Passage two roughed red/blue menetekel decks, thought of or chosen card(s) transposes between red and blue decks, four methods
1942 Greater Card Tricks 73
Hen Fetsch Destined Dart dart thrown on dartboard, where several cards are displayed, spectator throws the dart and hit card is found in an other deck reversed
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 165
Frederick Mosteller Encore! spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, count-spell
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 58) 236
Frederick Braue Bravo Encore Reprise count-spell
Inspired by 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 69) 280
Orville Wayne Meyer Predictopack
1945 My Best 101
Frederick Mosteller, Frederick Braue, Orville Wayne Meyer Encore Spelling to the thought of card, gaffed deck, three versions, count-spell
Related to 1945 My Best 103
Bruce Elliott Odds On spectator guesses picture in buddha papers, color of handkerchief in a bag, which card is reversed in the deck, and which number is written on a paper, in a locket
1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 99) 400
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 422
Cyril Marriott Affinities thought of card and unknown selection in envelope are predicted, with mental masterpiece card case and Pop-Eyed Popper cards
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 107) 431
J. B. Bobo The Invisible Deck classic Invisible Deck
1947 Watch This One! 51
Bruce Elliott Anagram's Awful Aid letters in ABC deck are turned over according to selected words
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 515
Al Baker Prediction Trick gaffed, prediction written on Joker
1948 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Card Trio) 501
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Master Pack deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins arrangement
Related toAlso published here 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 7
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Memory Supreme gaffed method
Inspired by 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Book Test page selected with rough-smooth deck
1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 10
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. One-Way Deck partial rough-smooth
1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 13
U. F. Grant Any Number over Telephone rough-smooth forcing deck, a person called who should name any odd number
Related to Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smooth
Inspired byRelated to 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
Edward Marlo The Marlo Miracle Deck long-short deck with short ends and sides, all faces roughed and every other card reversed in menetekel pairs
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 1 spectator peeks at card in fingertip position, performer names it
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 2 assistant names peeked-at card
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 1
Edward Marlo Effect No. 3 peeked-at card turns over
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 4 peeked-at card is reversed by performer behind back
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 5 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 2
Edward Marlo Effect No. 6 spectator thinks of card as they are riffled by slowly, this card reverses at named number
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 7 peeked-at card is spelled to and found reversed
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 3
Edward Marlo Effect No. 8 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches peeked-at card from second deck
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 4
Edward Marlo Effect No. 9 unknown card reversed in a deck, it matches stopped-at card from second deck
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 5
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 11 cards dealt face-up/face-down alternately, yet all cards are face-down again
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Effect No. 12
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo Suggested Pitch Routine for Marlo Miracle Deck, composed from above effects
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 8
Hen Fetsch, Cy Keller Mind Your Future! two decks, selection is divined and predicted
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 261) 1044
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine
Related to 1956 Pretty Sneaky 19
Don Tanner Attendance Prediction prediction of amount of people in room, Brain Wave Deck with Numbers
1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 344) 200
Dr. Spencer Thornton Minds In Unison a city and an auto license plate are selected, they match and were predicted too
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 18
Eric Mason (5) Misdirectional Womentalism card, number and city are predicted with beautiful assistant and bra-trick
1959 Two Person Telepathy 266
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methods
Variations 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 24
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck
1960 Magic of the Mind 50
Hans E. Trixer Telephone Brainwave invisible deck over phone
1960 Magic of the Mind 56
Robert A. Nelson A Mental Do As I Do
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 10
Robert A. Nelson Brain Waves Deluxe "I knew you would select this card" written on back of named card
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der mysteriöse Scarabäus card is selected with scarab and same card is reversed in second deck, with different colored back
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 47
Unknown Der "alte" Geistino-Trick invisible deck
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 17
Unknown Der "neue" Geistino-Trick face-to-face set-up for invisible deck
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 17
Unknown Grün-Rot-Geistino brainwave deck but without the reversed part, card named that is seen
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 18
Peter Warlock, Jochen Zmeck Doppeltes Geistino spectator touches card, it is reversed in another deck, repeat with different method
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 20
Jochen Zmeck Forcierspiele forcing decks, chapter intro
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 10
Unknown Spectator Locates Card
Related to
  • "Routined Manipulation 1" (Lewis Ganson)
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 12
Unknown Der zerrissene Gedanke deck is cut in half, two half-cards are chosen, they match and form a single card
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 15
Al Baker Al Bakers Nummer-Force with number cards
Also published here 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 16
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Kartenspiel und Briefmarke spectator sticks stamp on back of any card, this card happens to have a stamp on the face as well and is predicted
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 19
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 21
Unknown Nudist-Deck
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 12
Unknown Kosmische Strahlen triple transformation deck, rough-smooth and short-long
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 14
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 18
Al Koran Erfüllte Gedankenwünsche two cards selected and spectators find them with small number or stop, two-card mirage deck, partial rough-smooth
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 23
Bill Edwards Out of this World II partial rough-smooth
Also published here
  • Abracadabra No. 698, p. 344, 1959
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 26
Edward Marlo Technicolor Prediction spectator turns over one card behind back, reversed card was predicted and has different colored back, several methods
Related to 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 64
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel partially roughed Svengali deck, mirage
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 10
Walter Wenger Die Drei Wünsche spectator finds his card after making several choices, mirage type deck, ends clean
Also published here
  • Magie, Vol. 36 No. 4, April 1956
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 14
Wim Cloostermann Geheime Kräfte performer signs unknown card from red deck on back and puts it into blue deck, spectator choses face-up card and signs it on face, it is the odd-backed signed card
Also published here
  • Magische Welt
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 18
Ralph W. Hull Die magnetische Kartenkontrolle using two decks, spectator names odd-backed card, using red-blue backed rough-smooth deck
Also published here 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 19
Jochen Zmeck Non Plus Ultra "Mein Verwandlungsspiel"
deck shown normal, then all cards are alike and back changes as well, then back, partial rough-smooth
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 11
Jochen Zmeck Schwarz-Rot black cards with blue backs put in one case, red cars with red back in another, they transpose, partial rough-smooth
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 12
Ralph W. Hull Trigon II three cards are selected from a deck and put in three glasses, a spectator then takes three cards from another deck that are put with the first cards, when the pairs are turned over, they match, partial rough-smooth red-blue menetekel
Variations 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 21
North Bigbee Deckinesis mate in second deck turns over
1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 382) 357
Edward Marlo Thoughts on Blind Choice two selections from one deck match two reversed prediction cards in second deck, four methods with different gaffed decks (Ultra Mental Deck, deck with twenty-six different cards duplicated, Audley Walsh's Dream Deck / Koran Deck)
Inspired by
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 67
Edward Marlo Roughed Oddity named card is only odd-backed card
1964 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 65
James G. Thompson Jr. A Dark Secret same card is reversed in the deck, spirits turned cards over in the dark
1967 Between Two Minds 47
Dai Vernon Brain-Wave-Deck
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 5
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Perfekt brainwave effect with different deck, twenty-six double facers alternate with twenty-six red/blue double backers, partial rough-smooth
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 5
Unknown Dreimal andere Farbe three cards selected freely while performer deals through deck, they are the only odd-backed cards
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 9
James G. Thompson Jr. Anyone You Touch Hull's Nu-Idea Deck with prediction paper between cards
1967 Between Two Minds 22
Jochen Zmeck Die Präparation tips for applying rough-smooth
Related to 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 4
Unknown Gestempelt! card freely selected, stamp put on back, a seal mark appears on it
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test
Also published here 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Jochen Zmeck Kartenwanderungen comment that a deck which he read about, in which any reversed card disappears (all faced roughed), is not practical because the preparation doesn't hold up over time
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 12
Aldini Gedankendrucken nudist deck variations
Methode 1: Das Rasputin-Spiel
Methode 2: Aldinis Spielkarten-Presse (named card is printed)
Also published here
  • "Rough Stuff" (Al Aldini & Joe Berg)
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 23
Mack E. Velli Transesp brainwave with ESP cards
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 47
Harry G. Franke The Abacus and Eknarf small copy of selection appears on Abacus, repeated with different card, third card is found with small computer, deck is placed inside computer which switches it to a Brainwave deck
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 60
Tony Kardyro Turnabout Supreme any card turned over, predicted in second deck, "secretly same deck"
1969 HEX! 90
Karl Fulves Brainwave Principle credit information
Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 246
Ace Gorham Pull Yourself Together
1969 HEX! 21
Aldini, Joe Berg Explanation of "Super Roughing" Not covering entire surface with roughing fluid, so can easily split the cards up (reprinted from "Rough Stuff" by Joe Berg and Aldini)
1969 Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini How to Apply Roughing Fluid
1969 Roughingly Yours 6
Aldini, Ronald Haines Color Affinity Out of this World
1969 Roughingly Yours 13
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named)
1969 Roughingly Yours 22
Aldini Double-Gali Deck changes to all Four of Spades, then all Six of Clubs, then back to regular deck
1969 Roughingly Yours 23
Aldini Predict-O-Deck Prediction written on card matches selection
1969 Roughingly Yours 26
Aldini Thot-O-Vision Deck Freely selected card matches prediction card placed previously in envelope
1969 Roughingly Yours 36
Aldini, Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of card
Inspired by 1969 Roughingly Yours 38
Aldini Finale Touch Deck Prediction written on card matches free selection
1969 Roughingly Yours 39
Aldini The Goofy Deck Make spectator select a reversed-color card (red Two of Clubs) as a gag
1969 Roughingly Yours 40
Aldini Super Nudist Deck Nudist Deck, but can show deck to have faces and backs without riffling, but by just spreading
Inspired by
  • "Nudist Deck" (R. W. Hull)
1969 Roughingly Yours 43
Aldini, Frank Shields Invisible Control Invisible Deck type of presentation, but freely named card is invisibly placed in empty envelope. Deck is shown to not contain the card, because it is now really in the envelope
1969 Roughingly Yours 44
Aldini, Joe Berg, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Supremonition Freely named card is found vanished from the deck, Joker then changes into selection
1969 Roughingly Yours 46
Aldini, Glenn G. Gravatt More Thoughts Anticipated Spectator removes card from red deck, matches card taken out by magician from blue deck
Inspired by
  • "Final Selection" (Glenn. G. Gravatt)
1969 Roughingly Yours 19
Aldini Harlequin Deck No. 1 Color changing deck: back changes color from red to blue and back, faces have changed from mixed colors to all red, then all black, including reversed-color suits, then back to normal
1969 Roughingly Yours 27
Aldini Harlequin Deck No. 2 Color changing deck: back changes color from red to blue and back, faces have changed from mixed colors to all red, then all black, including reversed-color suits, then back to normal
1969 Roughingly Yours 29
Alan Shaxon A Super Brainwave Pack invisible deck with odd back kicker, backs can be shown, two decks
1970 My Kind of Magic 48
Gene Lawton Ultra Reverse deck pocketed, spectator removes card, when deck is spread, its mate is reversed
Apr. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 331
Karl Fulves As A Vanish placing sticky card next to selection with faro, also rough-smooth method
1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 53
Alan Shaxon Card Mentalism for Two four people select a card and card is put in envelope, then one envelope is chosen, medium knows who's card it is and reveals it's identity
1970 My Kind of Magic 46
Richard W. Marsh Special Svengali rough & smooth svengali deck that can be spread to be all different or all the same, different pressure points
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 56
Mel Brown Brain-Stack free selection, duplicate reversed in other deck
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 51
Robert (Bob) Hess Joker Mental odd-backed joker placed next to mate of named card, joker transforms into named card
Variations Apr. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 416
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one, originally marketed in the 1930s, see also p. 504 for further information (Ed Marlo's Phantom Deck)
Also published here Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 449
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Brainwave two decks with different colors, two cards in other deck
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 30) 147
Jules Lenier Dealer's Choice two decks, one card removed face down is reversed in second deck
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 38) 188
Edward Marlo Logical Challenge Cards to Pocket ungaffed and rough-smooth version, inspired by Larry Jennings' "Challenge Cards to Pocket" (Genii May 1970)
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 301
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe The Lost Trick of R.W. Hull "An Article On The Hypnotic Joker"
two spectators select face-down cards at table them, then name any cards, they match
Related to
  • "Hypnotic Joker" (Hugard's Magic Monthly, May 1962)
Feb. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 400
Stewart Judah Sneaky Card Stab described by John Brown, wrapped in paper and stabbed by spectator, using a Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper / Nu-Idea forcing deck
1971 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 20) 98
David Douglas Tennessee Swindle ... or 'Hello Cousin' two decks, cards is revealed and predicted, reversed in second deck
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 48) 237
Alex Redans Psychic Triplets three decks, two normal one Ultra mental deck
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 50) 249
Jack Kent Tillar Tiptoe Telepathy medium divines playing cards singly and also a bunch of cards, then she reverses a card in another room which is the same card the audience constructed
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 51) 251
Raymond Hafler The Mystic Pendulum of Amon-Ra ESP brainwave and symbol found with pendulum
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 63) 311
Gerald Kosky Coincidence ?? rough smooth
1972 Card Cavalcade 63
Edward Marlo Marlo's Phantom Deck red-blue rough-smooth deck
  • First Effect: spectator stops at only odd-backed card, Open Prediction with backs
  • Second Effect: thought of card has odd back
  • Third Effect: touched card has odd back
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 43
Edward Marlo Double Out named card is either missing or odd-backed
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 45
Jerry K. Hartman Rough Smooth Red-Blue Credits
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 58
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act
  • First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
  • Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
  • Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 629
Walter B. Gibson Dell O'Dell strategy to change decks, ends with Brainwave, used by Dell O'Dell
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 72) 358
Gene Nielsen Swindled!!! two decks, spectator turns card over in his deck, same card is turned over in other deck
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 88) 439
Gerald Kosky Tel-A-Prediction person on phone names number from one to fifty-two, card is predicted
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 68) 337
Karl Fulves Mind Wave cards are shuffled, rough and smooth ultra-mental deck
Related to 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 53
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun
1974 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 93) 463
Thomas Alan Waters Check Mate two decks, card turned over also card next to reversed card is the same as in second deck
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 96) 479
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 49
Karl Fulves Think of Something prediction in form of mate in envelope, ultra-mental deck
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 26
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Oh! Calcutta! two cards predicted, with two different colored pens
Inspired by 1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 100) 499
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
Frederick M. Shields Lilith drawing appears on canvas, postcards with famous places and sights
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 109) 542
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deck
Also published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 743
Robert Parrish Mental Opener spectator names number and that card is counted to face-up, number and card predicted, mirage deck, miscalling number
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Eric Williams Forcing from Mirage Deck counting face-up
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel Deck
Also published here 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 68
Jon Racherbaumer No Force Vanish & Recovery two cards vanish in deck and reappear, roughed deck, see also Fulves' Jumping Gemini
Related to 1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 11
Scotty York, Samuel Berland Simplex Card in the Purse card is signed by performer and spectator then torn and vanished only to be rediscovered and restored in the purse
1975 Lecture 51
Arthur Hill Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap
Mar. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 872
Philip T. Goldstein Tephramantic Brainwave card written on a piece of paper and burnt, ashes rubbed on an envelope and the name of the card appears, inside the envelope is a deck with the chosen card reversed, wax swami
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 8
Alan Shaxon The Nudist Brainwave Deck named card is the only card in the deck with a face
1976 Practical Sorcery 7
Karl Fulves Straight-Deck Brainwave named card has different back color, different approaches:
  • Optica deck
  • 104 thin cards in roughed pairs
  • chemical backs
  • gaffed mat
Related to 1976 Interlocutor (Issue 8) 29
Karl Fulves (4) Ships That Pass spectator mails a card to you and you on the same day a card to him, when envelopes are opened, the cards have transposed
  • Variation A: cards are the same card
  • Variation B: full decks are mailed with one reversed card
  • Variation C: spectator mails a card to himself and it changes to another or has now performers signature
posed as problems
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Robert Schwarz Coincidence two decks, presentation for the brainwave deck
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 157) 783
Burling Hull "Visual Thought Projection" five unknown cards from jumbo deck put on stand, one chosen, same card is reversed and odd-backed in another deck
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 50
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekel
Related to 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Alan Shaxon Twisted Psychometry three cards change into selections, with a display board
1976 Practical Sorcery 23
Erwin Schussel Joker medium stops before joker, repeated with medium in other room, story of an encounter between Jimmy Grippo and Dai Vernon
Related toVariations 1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 169) 842
Edward Marlo Think as I Think with thought of Cards, gaffed, red-blue double backer, red-blue menetekel, three approaches
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 208
Edward Marlo think as i think card tabled, spectator think of card from other deck, they match, roughed red-blue menetekel
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 84
Jon Racherbaumer Macho Matcho card placed on table, matches freely named card from other deck, roughed red-blue menetekel, red-blue double backer
Inspired by 1976 Lecture Notes 1 22
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel Deck
Also published here 1976 Lecture Notes 1 23
Al Mann Break Through card and headline prediction, nest of envelope sent to a member of the audience by mail
1977 Break Through 1
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored back
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 Notions 10
Philip T. Goldstein Another Birthday birthday number is counted from the deck and card predicted
1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 4
E. L. Whitford Rot oder Schwarz all cards shown red turn into black cards, end stripper, as Withford
Also published here 1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 123
Edward Marlo Triumph without selection
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 124
Edward Marlo Rauh-Glatt-Peek-Spiel peek deck
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 126
Edward Marlo Rauh-Glatt-Geistino thought of card turns over in deck
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 127
Karrell Fox Peek-a-Brain spectator peeks at a card and reverses it, in prediction deck the same card is shown reversed (before spectator shows his)
Related to 1979 Another Book 87
Edward Marlo New Approach to a Revisit freely thought of card is placed on table and other card is located, using two rough and smooth decks
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 172
Bob Hamilton For Nudists Only presentation for nudist pack
1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 768
Karrell Fox Gamblecture ideas for a gambling lecture
  • loaded dice gag (exploding sound)
  • baby shoes gag
  • false cuts with three colored woods
  • pseudo deck switch (nudist)
  • "bottoms" gag, pin-up girls
1979 Another Book 317
Larry Becker Bullseye six bullet holes in spectator's card, with gun
Also published here
  • Alan Alan's "Sharpshooter", 1960s.
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 133
Edward Marlo Psi Color deck is shuffled and spectator can guess if top card is red or black, he is always right
Related to 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 243) 1211
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 56
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Magic Shop Deck two cards are reversed in the deck and found with pendulum, first by performer, second by spectator
1980 The Magic Pendulum 21
Roger Crosthwaite Partial Brainwave invisible dice, partial gaffed
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 929
Karl Fulves Mind Control handling variation of gaffed deck
1981 Side Steal 17
Basil Horwitz Challenge Mental Hypnotic Suggestion two spectators select a card, prediction states that second spectator has same card as first but thinks he has selected another card
1981 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 32
Karroll Priest Sui Generis one card divination, deck is shuffled by spectator
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 279) 1391
Karl Fulves Fake Shuffles fake faro shuffle and fake false shuffle with gaffed red/blue decks
1981 Octet 38
Basil Horwitz Challenge Premonition performer puts card from a blue deck unseen in an envelope, spectator selects a card from a red deck and puts it in same envelope, when he looks through blue deck, that card is missing, both selected same card
1981 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz 22
Juan Tamariz, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Blockbuster Prediction two packs, magician reverses card in one, then spectator in other deck, they match, repeat, Brainwave & Multeffect Cards
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1006
Juan Tamariz Brainwave Deck Handling
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1007
Karl Fulves Mechanical Cards notes on the history of, among others,
  • Princess Card Trick
  • Mene Tekel Deck
  • Svengali
  • Monte Cristo Cards
  • Ever Ready Forcing Pack
  • Brainwave
1982 Hocus Poker 29
Thomas Alan Waters Automaticard spectator turns a card over behind his back, a second spectator is blindfolded and by automatic writing on a slate divines the card
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 214
Thomas Alan Waters Twinkey named card is shuffled face up in the deck, same card is reversed in second pack and the card above the reversed card is the same as well as in the shuffled pack
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 216
Thomas Alan Waters Coincideck two decks, three cards from one deck are put face up at random places into other deck, next to the same cards
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 220
Thomas Alan Waters Spyhole mask prediction / revelation, word on a card is chosen and prediction is another card with holes on it, when held on a text it reveals the chosen word
Variations 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 313
Thomas Alan Waters Namewave
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 487
Karl Fulves The Brainwave Principle history of its development, starting in 1921 ("Edward Bagshawe's Reverse Deck may have been the first Brainwave deck.")
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 34
Edward Bagshawe The Optica Deck pairs held together with cut-outs and raised parts, all backs can be shown either blue or red, and face cards change to all the same
  • The Optica Technique
with reproduction of ad and original instructions, 1928
Variations 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 35
Judson S. Brown A Super-Reverse Problem named card is reversed in deck
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, March 1929
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 44
Reinhard Müller Brainwave in Europe Bartl's Geistino, credit information
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 55
Ralph W. Hull Magnetic Mental Control spectator names card he sees in deck, it is only odd-backed card, twenty-six pairs, 1934
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 57
Ed Balducci, Frank Mireider The Auto Mazo Deck 1934, see also p. 63 for comment by Ralph W. Hull
#1 Thought of Card Reversed
#2 Alternate Reverse Trick
#3 Selected Card Found Reversed
#4 Selected Card Transferred from One Half of Pack to Another
#5 Three Card Monte
#6 The Vanishing Aces
Variations 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 58
Al Baker Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed, 1936
Also published here 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 63
Al Baker Effects 1, 2, 3 invisible deck, named card is reversed by performer
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 64
Joe Berg The Ultra Mental Deck see also p. 86
  • named card that is seen is reversed
  • freely chosen card put reversed in deck, matching three-of-a-kind turns over
Inspired by 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 66
Karl Fulves Discussion of Vernon's "Brain Wave Deck" see also p. 78
Related to 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 68
Dai Vernon Mental Choice reprint of instructions, 1939
  • odd-backed card placed in deck, it turns out to be named card
  • freely thought-of card is reversed by performer behind back
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 71
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz Mental Control red-backed card cut into blue deck, spectator names correct one
Also published here 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 80
Dariel Fitzkee The Trick Brain viewing the Brainwave deck as an open index system
Also published here
  • The Trick Brain, chapter 24
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 85
Jesse Demaline Super Brainwave Pack long-short brainwave deck
Related to
  • The Gen, November 1954
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 91
Karl Fulves The Further Adventures card from one half thought-of, shuffled into other half, selection reversed, kind of Brainweave with roughed deck, faro
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 116
Karl Fulves Latnem Artlu Notes starting with two separate halves, perhaps one ungaffed, faro
Related to 1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 116
Robert Hirsch Killer Triumph FMO rough and smooth, see credit corrections on page 864 and variation on page 899
June 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 781
Edward Marlo Double Thought Prediction two cards predicted on other cards, rough smooth deck, five handlings
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 71
Karl Fulves Roughing Fluid history of its development
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 17
Karl Fulves, Dai Vernon Faro Boxes on gaffed faro boxes and using rough-smooth cards
  • The Richard Buffum Tapes
  • The Faro Box
  • Sand Tell
  • Needle Tell
  • The Two-Card Box
  • Faro Box Technique
  • The Two-Card Box
  • Second Dealing Boxes
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 21
Walter Scott Walter's own original Formula and Method for "Slick Ace" from a letter by Eddie McGuire to Dai Vernon
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 47
Karl Fulves The Super Roughing Principle partial rough smooth, credit information
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 74
Al Baker Roughing It comments
Also published here 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 79
Ramee Sami Conjuror's Magazine Column story about Brainwave, Dai Vernon, Paul Fox
Also published here
  • The Conjuror's Magazine, July 1946, Vol. 2 No. 7
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 87
Judge E. H. C. Wethered On the Rough Smooth Principle partial roughing
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 88
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle explaining the principle, with reproduced ad by Burling Hull from 1909
  • short ends
  • short corners
  • scallop shorts (& combined cuts)
  • roughed Svengali deck
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 10
Allan Slaight Third Wave two phase routine, Menetekel Deck, Ultra Mental Deck
Related to Dec. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 1002
Thomas Alan Waters Cardblanche off-beat prediction of a birthdate, on a blank card, brainwave
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 609
Dr. Stanley Jaks Visual Thought Projection card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"
Also published here 1984 The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 9
Les Scheyer Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Mar. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 899
Thomas Alan Waters Pierception with box, thought of card
1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Cardiact) 527
Thomas Alan Waters Turnary three packets, three spectators select a card in different ways, packets contain deck of cards with selections reversed, different methods
Inspired by
  • Peter Warlock's "Double Double" in "Pentagram" Vol. 13, No. 5. 1959- P. 35.
Related to
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 696
Thomas Alan Waters Circlet two cards, one with female and one with male symbol, prediction of two cards for a man and a woman, written on the fitting cards
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 688
Thomas Alan Waters Synchrowave two decks, same card is selected
Inspired by 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 691
Edward Marlo Transposition of Two Rough-and-Smooth Cards
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 700
Albert Goshman Nudist Deck deck with no faces or backs have faces and backs appear and disappear.
1985 Magic By Gosh 91
Thomas Alan Waters Bluecue two spectators select the same card individually, difference to Standout, second spectator choses a card face down
Inspired byRelated to 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 699
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber Invisible Triumph rough smooth, for credit information see reference
Related to May 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 1207
Thomas Alan Waters, Dr. Stanley Jaks Trumpwave brainwave deck with tarot cards
1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 788
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored back
VariationsAlso published here 1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 86
Karl Fulves Little Red Encore Brainwave deck is assembled with faro in front of audience
1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 37
David Regal Peaks & Valleys "A Complete Routine For The McCombical Prediction Deck"
1987 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 11&12) 20
Darwin Ortiz Do as I Did two packs
Related to 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 140
Edward Marlo "The Blue Thought" odd-backed card tabled, card named, another card removed from another deck and brought to odd-backed card which turns out to be named card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1964
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 57
Eugene Burger The Devil´s Deck both sides of deck are freely shown
1989 The Experience of Magic 125
Bob King Poker Mental three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Related to 1989 Magician Foolers 20
Ken Simmons Ultra-Mental Deck Routine Handling three spectators stop during deal and deal a card face-down, same cards are reversed in second deck
Related to 1990 Finally! 26
Ken Simmons My Favorite Sandwich random card changes into named card between jokers, Invisible Deck
1990 Finally! 28
Steve Beam Brained a card peeked, one remembered from looking at the fan, third one thought of, one by one performer reverses cards behind his back, see also p. 578 for ideas by Harry Levine
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 561
John Bannon Adjective Dancing "Fred"/"Oscar"/... version with adjectives on the back instead of names, rough smooth, including "A non-rough-smooth handling"
1990 Secret Weapons 20
Philip T. Goldstein Impressions
1990 Focus 129
Christoph Borer Plastic Thought named card is found to be the only card with different colored back, deck in plastic bag
Also published here 1991 Magie 3
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
Edward Marlo Commercial Method odd-backed card to wallet, rough-smooth Mene-Tekel
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 3
Edward Marlo Complete Mental Secret odd-backed card is touched and tabled, any named card removed from other deck, they match, roughed red/blue menetekel, roughed red-blue double-back deck, see also Ibidem #19
Related to 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 4
James Swain Mental Miracle triumph with thought of card sighted from spread, gaffed
Inspired byVariations 1992 Don't Blink 43
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
Alan Shaxon Power of Suggestion Variation rough & smooth version
Inspired by 1992 Power of Suggestion 6
Thomas Alan Waters Kystic named card has a kiss on the back, first published in "Magick" No. 411, 1988
1993 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 452
Thomas Alan Waters Ultratest twelve zodiac cards, card with the sign of the spectator is turned over and the back is colored matching a chart in which quarter of the month she is born, first published in "New Invocation" No. 47, 1988
1993 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Magazine Miscellanea) 463
Stephen Kradolfer A Hull of a Triumph thought of card
Inspired by 1993 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 48) 867
Dan Garrett The Brainwave Connection routine and presentation for Brainwave Deck
1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2) 5
Tony Binarelli Gamma Effect deck shown back and front, card named, it's the only card signed by performer on face and with odd back
1993 Card File 194
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Brainwave using a normal and a Brainwave deck
1993 Fechter 166
Jim Krenz Triumph deck roughed on back
1993 Card File 190
Richard Bartram, Jr. Point of Thought spectator thinks of a card and removes this with two others from a deck, performer removes card with arrow from second deck, it points to thought-of card and matches it
VariationsAlso published here
  • Mystification
1993 Card File 200