38 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Story Deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Queens digging for Diamonds hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentation
Also published here 1889 Tricks with Cards 82
Eduard Hensel Das Hexen-Einmaleins using Goethe's poem from Faust I, illustrated with Ace through Ten which are produced in mixed suits as the values are mentioned, some transform or vanish
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 88
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Your Opening
1928 Card Tricks You Will Do 3
Jean Hugard Spelling Trick spelling trick with thirteen cards of a suit and story
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 41
Namreh The Adventures of Diamond Jack
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 242
Unknown The Perpetual Almanac or Gentleman Soldier's Prayer Book story
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 374
Jean Hugard A Card Fairy Tale and Automatic Spelling two riffle shuffles, suits are separated and used to tell story, match values, spell to values, ...
  • a. The Fairy Tale
  • b. Matching Cards
  • c. Automatic Spelling
  • d. Super-Spelling
1938 Greater Magic 320
Unknown Silas and the Slickers rhyming patter, ballad by Elmer Applegit
Variations 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 26
Unknown A Color Change Story story presentation in which face-card changes multiple times to fit story
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 48
Jack Vosburgh Love Conquers All "A New Card Story"
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 650
Herb Runge A Story
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 125) 725
Nick Navarino Jack Goes to Town No. 87, Story deck trick about a farmer's son
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 160
John Scarne, Bruce Elliott The Odd Will No. 127, story trick
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 244
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Sermonette! using words with the initial letters of the 52 cards
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 11
Will Ayling The Story Teller oriental story
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 289
Fred Lowe Der Filou
Also published here
  • New Pentagram, Dec. 1972
Oct. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 3) 82
Hippie Torrales The Perils of Jack using Jack to Ten
Feb. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1031
Eric Mead "A Night At The Improv..."
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 9-12 Paul Harris: The Act) 58
T. Page Wright A Love Poem face card changes multiple times to accompany recited poem
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 311
Karl Fulves Diamond Jack Jr. selection in one half is at same position as detective card in other half, story really improvised with eight cards
1992 Deceptive Practices 39
Karl Fulves Background
1992 Deceptive Practices 41
Robert L. Brooks Saga of Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Feb. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 2) 2180
Chuck Smith King of Club Entertainers
1994 What If? 2
Curtis Kam Hard Boiled Detective
1996 Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam 71
Simon Lovell Who Killed Lilly Longlegs?
1997 Simon Says! 83
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg Das Orakel card reading routine with layout which coincides with what the performer says, current time shows up as well
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 3) 118
Ellis Stanyon Queens Digging for Diamonds No. 40, hotel trick with eight cards each and story presentation
Also published here 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 52
David Regal After Hours
2002 Constant Fooling 2 227
Wayne Dobson An Englishman in New York
2002 Dobson's Choice 4
Bill Abbott The Last Romance of Diamond Jack
2008 Cabaret Card Magic 16
Curtis Kam On Story Decks
2008 The StageCoach 15
Curtis Kam Play It Again Sam recommended with jumbo cards for stage
2008 The StageCoach 16
Marty Kane Wring Around the Collar joke using four cards
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 210
Woody Aragón The Court Cards story deck trick with court cards
Also published here 2011 A Book in English 293
Woody Aragón Las Figuras story trick with just the picture cards
Also published here 2011 El Manuscrito (Vol. 4 No. 17) 496
Daniel Madison The Poker Lesson Storytelling stack that explains the rules and different hands of poker
2014 Placebo 7
Andy (The Jerx) Dear Penthouse Forum Story deck trick about some erotic story, later shown to be prediction on page in a Playboy magazine
2016 The Jerx 173
Michael Powers A Night at the Stardust poem story in which only Aces are used, lost and found, with appearing at the fingertips of the "wrong" hand as finale
Inspired by 2019 Tesseract 155