291 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Svengali Principle
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Das künstliche Abheben No. 48, performer cuts deck and announces in advance whether he cut to a number or picture card
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 57
Dr. Ford Rogers Peek Deck Cards
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 6
Charles T. Jordan A Unique Reverse No. 4, thought-of picture card reverses itself in the deck, using cards glued back-to-back at one end with one cut short
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 10
Charles T. Jordan, William McGrew Speaking of Pink Elephants No. 8, named card changes back color, then the whole deck, card spelled to, card travels from one half to the other, red-blue peek deck cards
1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 16
Jack Merlin Mechanical Forcing Packs one way forcing deck, three way forcing deck, svengali pack, Evans Brown Triple-Force Pack
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 23
Louis Lam It Pays to Advertise "Advertising stunts every magician must use", playing card with business information on front is forced via Svengali Deck
1935 Would You Believe It? 19
Unknown A Prearranged Pack of Cards that can be Shuffled long-short deck with pairs that fit together via Si Stebbins system
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Unknown Various Methods of Handling the Pack
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 245
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack twenty-six glued pairs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Charles T. Jordan Speaking of Pink Elephants color changing backs, then a card travels from one half to the other, glued pairs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 289
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
Jean Hugard The Svengali Deck introduction and history
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 245
Unknown Simple Effects 1. selection is divined, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 246
Unknown Simple Effects 2. svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 3. svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 4. svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown Simple Effects 5. svengali deck as a force
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 247
Unknown The Three Heaps deck cut in heaps, top card jumps around, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Cutting the Pack with a Knife svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Wrapped Pack with knife, svengali deck
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Any Heap svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown Reversed Card svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Unseen Card spectator pockets unseen card, later selection is this pocketed card, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Card Stabbing svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Svengali Prediction force cards are switched out during trick
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Unknown The Cards and the Dice card located via number on die, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Unknown Svengali Clairvoyance blindfolded assistant says stop to find selection, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
Unknown The Prize Winner two decks, one is a svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 252
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
Unknown Svengali Mindreading svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Unknown Svengali Force a bit complicated, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 255
Burling Hull The Svengali Deck handling tips and getting into it from divided svengali deck
1938 Greater Magic 430
Unknown Three-Way Svengali Forcing Deck
1938 Greater Magic 450
Dr. Ford Rogers Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack short forcing cards glued on long indifferent cards
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 451
Charles A. Leedy Cards Plus Jugglery card travels from long-short glued forcing deck to pocket
1938 Greater Magic 452
Unknown With a Svengali Deck spectator pushed toothpick in side of deck and thus pushes out selection
1938 Greater Magic 403
Unknown A Subtle Detection svengali deck, spectator finds his own card, ending clean
1938 Greater Magic 431
Unknown The Lady's Ring svengali deck, spectator finds his own card
1938 Greater Magic 432
Unknown The Spectator Makes a Prediction svengali deck, selection at any number by spectator
1938 Greater Magic 432
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 433
Al Saal The Perfect Stop Trick svengali deck, cards put from one hat to another hat one by one until spectator stops
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 435
Unknown Another "Stop" Trick svengali deck
1938 Greater Magic 436
Unknown A Blindfold Detection svengali deck, spectator deals cards and performer calls stop while blindfolded
1938 Greater Magic 437
Harrison Give a Number! featuring weird throw switch, mention of Svengali deck method
Related to 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 283
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 371
Donald Holmes Forcing Deck long-short glued pairs with loose force card in between
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
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
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Unknown Svengali Shuffle how to shuffle a Svengali Deck
1940 Expert Card Technique 412
William Ruesskamp Another Card Silk Idea silk transforms in a box, card is found at random number, Rueskamp
1940 Fast Ones 17
Franklin V. Taylor Peek Deck
Related toVariations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 103
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 188
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book test
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Tom Bowyer Routine with a Svengali Deck different effects with a svengali deck, reverse, spelling, counting, all alike
June 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 1) 54
Franklin V. Taylor, Warner Perry, James G. Thompson Jr., R. C. Buff Peek Deck with several ideas and handlings
1945 My Best 111
Ronald B. Edwards Bi-Mentalism card is pushed in a deck, named card is found next to it, two versions:
1. Stack and nail writer
2. Svengali
1945 My Best 80
Harlan Tarbell The Telepathic Deck pairs glued together in centre, for tossed out deck
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 245
Burling Hull Svengali Deck
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 245
Dr. Ford Rogers Glued Svengali Deck pairs glued together, for tossed out deck
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 245
Don A. Hans One Card in 52 named card has different back color
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 8
Unknown The Odd-Even Force forcing an even or odd number with three dice, (reverse) svengali forcing deck
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 231
Gordon Whyte A Modern You Do As I Do Trick
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 11
Al Baker Double Thought two cards, clean, gaffed
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 411
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. 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
Nick Trost A Stab in the Dark with deck wrapped inside newspaper, with two cards, one card chosen by performer, reflection of knife used
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 30
Patrick Page Beyond the Veil cut-to card is spelled out in second deck and produces same card
Variations 1959 Card Tricks 316
Karrell Fox The Twitching Muscle presentation for Frank Taylor's Peek Deck
Inspired by 1960 Comedy a la Card 23
Gerald Kosky En Rapport Psychic Thought deck with names of famous people, selected name is found on named number and was predicted earlier
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 54
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 Kosmische Strahlen triple transformation deck, rough-smooth and short-long
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 14
Edward Marlo Marlo's Svengali with idea for Curry's Touch
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 294
Jochen Zmeck Mein Rauh-Glatt-Forcierspiel partially roughed Svengali deck, mirage
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 10
Jochen Zmeck Hypnose multiple spectators chose the same card, routine for Svengali type decks
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 11
Unknown Stabbing in Newspaper
Related to
  • "Routined Manipulation 1" (Lewis Ganson)
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
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
Nate Leipzig Reverso
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 173
James G. Thompson Jr. Peek Deck Origins and Telomatic Deck
Aug. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 198
Alan Shaxon Once Again!!! selection is found at named number, then at stopped position, then wrong card turns into selection and finally the balloon stand
1970 My Kind of Magic 25
Gene Nielsen Resonance! two decks, same cards are selected from two spectators
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 11) 51
Dick Zimmerman Svengali Dribble Force
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 11) 52
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
Stan Blumenthal Jump Up selection is found with 'Mexican Jumping Beans', beans on ribbon spread, one jumps and lands on selection
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 55) 272
Frederick M. Shields Something Old; Something New names of cards appear on green chalk boards, Elmsley count to hide writing, multiple svengali
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 62) 307
Karl Fulves Reconstruction performer gives deck several honest riffle shuffles, then spectator remembers card and its position, then several more honest riffle shuffles, position named and card found, interesting (also in Ibidem)
Related toVariations 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 83
Charles Brush Long-Short Stacked Deck from early Sphinx
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 83
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
Edward Marlo Wild Card Routine "An extended wild card routine to take it out of the ordinary", using standard set
Also published here 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 58
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
Sam Schwartz Thot in Color odd-backed prediction in envelope, odd-backed long-short Menetekel deck
Related to July 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 986
John A. Novak Sven Stebbins svengali deck meets Si Stebbins, paired deck
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 134) 669
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Developing ESP spectator learns to cut at the same ESP symbol every time, shuffled deck
1976 The Third Ecstasy 34
Nick Trost Truly - Unbelievable! Matching effect using Svengali type of deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 32
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
Stewart Judah, Tom Bowyer Stewart Judah's Svengali Deck Routine
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 26
Patrick Page The Svengali Deck
1976 The Big Book of Magic 94
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 The Big Book of Magic 96
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 22
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit the short card
1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 23
Edward Marlo Did you ever see the ----? using gaffed decks
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 319
Philip T. Goldstein Zap-Master card and number predicted on jumbo card
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 195) 973
Al Mann Panoramas of Thought six cards are written on a pad by different spectators, three spectator select a card, three of the written cards are chosen, they correspond with the selections
1978 The Tesseract 5
Edward Marlo, David Solomon The Pinned Cards whole deck is punched, same effect as The Stapled Cards, one of two cards pinned together transposes with selection
  • 1st Method (Marlo)
  • 2nd Method (Solomon)
  • 3rd Method: Gaffed Pip Method (S.)
  • Double-Bubble Method: Taylor Peek Deck Card (S.)
  • Clipper Method (S.)
  • 2nd Clipper Method (M.)
  • The Double Double Bubble (2 Selections) (S.)
  • Marlo's D.D. Bubble Method
  • Direct Pinned Cards (M.)
Inspired by 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 190
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
Stephen Minch The Fungi from Yuggoth ceremony where life from another sphere is created, fungi from chosen star appears in pan, chemical
Also published here 1979 Lovecraftian Ceremonies 6
Billy McComb Powers of Mind two decks, performer and spectator cut to same card
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 266) 1327
Bill Voss Instant Rapport easy to teach/learn code, code words on back of long-short-pairs
Aug. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 524
Gene "Phantini" Grant Super Mental Deck Al Koran Deck meets Svengali
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 26
Juan Tamariz Cartomagia sin Tecnica routine with Svengali deck, starts and ends with a normal deck, first one cards is located then two, similar strategy as in Neither Blind nor Silly
1981 Magia Potagia — Volume I 35
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
Val Evans Multeffect Cards
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 3) 1007
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined
1982 shuffled lecture 8
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit the short card
1982 shuffled lecture 9
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined
1982 12/12 9
Eddie Joseph Cut Finesse to hit short card
1982 12/12 10
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
Bobby Bernard The Sands of the Pharaoh Deck dealt one by one until hourglass runs out, stops at selection
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 109
Denis MacKenzie Houdini and the Svengali with a bell
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 26
Stephen Tucker Appelation names of back of each card, called out name on selection
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 16
Stephen Tucker Appellation variation on Tucker's "Appelation"
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 17
Thomas Alan Waters Parity two cards divined, symbol cards / picture cards
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 3: The Symbol Test) 409
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle citing Cremer's "Hanky Panky" (1872), Robert-Houdin's "Card Sharpers" and many more sources
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 3
Ellsworth Lyman A Color Changing Trick asymmetric stripper-type preparation, when riffling through the deck the cards are either all red or black, see also p. 58
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, November 1907
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 4
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
John H. Keller Long-Short Menetekel Deck
Also published here
  • "Ten Card Tricks" (John Keller, 1932)
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 54
Ralph W. Hull Cosmic Ray Deck Svengali principle with triplets instead of pairs, center card of each three-card-group reversed, 1934
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 56
Jesse Demaline Super Brainwave Pack long-short brainwave deck
Related to
  • The Gen, November 1954
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 91
Unknown Hull vs. Leroy Burling Hull complaining about W. D. Leroy's imitated products in 1910
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 12
Dr. Ford Rogers Ever Ready Forcing Pack Svengali deck, pairs glued together at one end, 1913
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 13
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
Karl Fulves Yr Card Yr Wallet signed card to spectator's wallet, reverse Svengali deck
Related to 1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 111
Robert Cassidy E.S.P. Duplication ESP cards are sealed in envelope, performer matches sequence
Inspired by 1984 The Art of Mentalism 45
Albert Goshman Nudist Deck deck with no faces or backs have faces and backs appear and disappear.
1985 Magic By Gosh 91
Mike Bornstein Svengali Prediction svengali deck
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 155
Tom Bowyer Svengali Routine selection made, card divined, then it turns over, then appears at named number and at randomly spelled card, spectator stabs next to it
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
Thomas Alan Waters Stableau with tarot cards, two spectators stab two knives in deck, signed cards
Inspired by 1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 782
Thomas Alan Waters Staboo finding selected tarot card
1987 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 784
Karrell Fox The E.C. Card in Wallet card torn, pieces vanish except one, restored card in wallet
1988 My Latest Book 104
Helmut "Kalanag" Schreiber Cartas Nudistas as shown to Ascanio by Kalanag in 1949
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 153
Arturo de Ascanio Cartas Nudistas
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 56
Frederick Braue Mental Routine outline, unclear what exactly happens
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 20
Edward Marlo Unexpected Wild Card
Also published here 1992 The Wild Card Kit 71
Steve Dusheck My Rising Cards first blank card, then card with pretty girl, then selection rises
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 1
Steve Beam The Ladder Prediction prediction of a card, reversed Svengali
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 35
Bob Gill On making the Trilby Deck Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck, end-stripper & svengali combo, sanding instead of cutting
1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 5
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Two edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), Triumph with End Strippers, two selections (one only thought of) from two piles end up next to each other
1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 12
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean
1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 16
John Riggs The Falling Prediction stopped card in one deck, prediction is odd-backed card in second deck, roughed Svengali
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 41
Alexander de Cova, Philip T. Goldstein, Patrick Page Symbolismus picture cards with different symbols, special stack
Inspired by
  • Phil Goldstein's "Minds Eye Deck"
1993 Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 6
Karl Fulves Svengali Notes
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 7
Karl Fulves Svengali Transpo
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 7
Karl Fulves Sven's Back
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 8
Karl Fulves Svengali Trap though-card sandwich
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 9
Karl Fulves Sventranspo II thought-of card transposes with another card
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 10
John Northern Hilliard Coincidence svengali deck
1994 More Greater Magic 1208
Bob Farmer Svengali Monte monte type betting routine with the deck cut into three piles, optional clean ending
1994 Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 22
Sam Schwartz Road Scholar horse race plot
Related to 1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 15
Steven Youell Gaffus Maximus card with different back is placed in deck, spectator choses that exact card when cards are riffled through
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 83
Joel Givens Personalized Pasteboards name of spectator is spelled to find selection, two methods
Related toVariations 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 16
Steve Beam Name that Trick made-up name is spelled to find selection, presentation for Personalized Pasteboards
Inspired by 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 19
Dominique Duvivier Duvivier Omnibus Wallet Combination of Balducci (Kaps) Wallet and Himber Wallet, with other features. Routine described: Selected card and credit card placed in different wallet compartments, they change places. Card is then replaced in deck and travels to wallet, followed by three other mates traveling to wallet
Related to 1996 Magie Duvivier 61
Ken Krenzel, Franklin V. Taylor Peak Decks approaches for the Taylor Peek Deck
1997 Ingenuities 111
Franklin V. Taylor Taylor Peek Deck brief, glued pairs
1997 Ingenuities 111
Unknown Svengali Shuffle
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 247
Nick Trost Seven-Spades Bridge Deal Partner and performer get all the spades
Related to
  • "To Deal Yourself All the Trumps" (Ellis Stanyon, Magic, 1913)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 251
Nick Trost Seven-No-Trump Bridge Deal Partner and performer get no-trump hands
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 253
Nick Trost In-Between Deal Game called In-Between, uses poker chips
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 254
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Special-Deck Blackjack-Poker Deal Blackjack and poker combined demo
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 265
Nick Trost Canasta Deal
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 274
Philip T. Goldstein The Mind's Eye Deck picture cards, card is divined
1997 FISM '97 8
Jim Zachary Jimbo's Sneaky Shuffle Action divided deck overhand shuffle with one half short
1997 Simon Says! 138
Peter Duffie An Interesting Use of That Principle Two cards, two piles, same position + prediction kicker
1997 Effortless Card Magic 44
Jim Zachary Simplicity Outdone card chosen in fair manner, spectator deals and stops at selection
1997 Simon Says! 138
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
1998 The Book 84
Ellis Stanyon The "Fin-de-Siècle" Forcing Pack of Cards No. 9, long-short deck, Mene-Tekel "first sold by W. D. Le Roy"
  • First Arrangement and Tricks with Same (long-short menetekel deck, with some basic applications)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 195
Unknown The "Ae-Di-Tse-Tal" Forcing Pack No. 10, "Latest Idea" backwards, every other card corner short
(a) Mind Reading
(b) To Cut an Odd or Even Number
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 196
Ellis Stanyon The Double "Forcing" Pack No. 12, different forcing cards cut on different corners or angle
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 198
Ellis Stanyon The Triple "Forcing" Pack No. 13, for three cards
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 200
Ellis Stanyon The Combination "Fin-de-Siècle" Magic Pack No. 14, combination of Svengali and Mene-Tekel, triplets with different cuts
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 200
Ellis Stanyon The "Anstro" Forcing Deck No. 23, long-short deck with both cards forcing cards
  • Suggested Effect (two cards selected and then spectators find each other's cards)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 205
Ellis Stanyon Riffle Shuffle for the Paired Pack No. 31, long-short pairs of cards that add up to fourteen, can be riffle shuffled, divining chosen card by the one next to it or forcing a number
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 290
Milton Kort Svengali of the Phone Lines Card selected, random person called on phone names selection, then spectator names any number, card appears at number (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 1, 1969)
1999 Kort 115
Ellis Stanyon The "Svengali" Wonder Forcing Pack No. 11, with a few applications, see following items, "first sold by W. D. Le Roy", short cards or just corner shorted
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 197
Ellis Stanyon (a) stop trick
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 197
Ellis Stanyon (b) stabbing location
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 198
Ellis Stanyon (c) Svengali deck as forcing deck
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 198
Barrie Richardson The Du Maurier Force force handling with Svengali deck
1999 Theater of the Mind 219
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocket
Related toAlso published here 2000 Anam Cara 21
Mark Lewis Handling the Svengali Deck basics
  • Main Points to Remember
2001 The Long and the Short of it 9
Mark Lewis Reverse Card reversed card apparently rights itself
2001 The Long and the Short of it 31
Mark Lewis Dedication to Joe Stuthard
2001 The Long and the Short of it 3
Mark Lewis Introduction
2001 The Long and the Short of it 6
Mark Lewis Mechanics and Handling the make-up of a svengali deck
2001 The Long and the Short of it 9
Mark Lewis The Run on the dribble run into the other hand
2001 The Long and the Short of it 11
Mark Lewis The Double Lift top card short
2001 The Long and the Short of it 12
Mark Lewis The Riffle Shuffle
2001 The Long and the Short of it 13
Mark Lewis The Overhand Shuffle
2001 The Long and the Short of it 13
Mark Lewis The Fan
2001 The Long and the Short of it 14
Mark Lewis The Spread (and Turnover)
2001 The Long and the Short of it 15
Joe Stuthard The Drop cards dribbled onto the table so they make a full revolution
2001 The Long and the Short of it 16
Jack Cook The Jackie Cook Spread near table edge (same person)
2001 The Long and the Short of it 16
Dave Walker The Hand Spread dribble onto the hand in fan configuration
2001 The Long and the Short of it 17
Unknown The Lambert Spread
2001 The Long and the Short of it 18
Mark Lewis The Mark Lewis Svengali Routine eight phases, with credit commentary on each phase (Ali Bongo, Ron MacMillan, Eric Ward, Johnny Neptune, Nelson Holt, Sammy Holmes, David Cronin)
2001 The Long and the Short of it 20
Mark Lewis The Rehash on the concept of Rehash in a svengali pitch
2001 The Long and the Short of it 27
Dave Walker The Larceny Trick card comes to top as bet, then all shown alike with presentation as if the spectator lied
2001 The Long and the Short of it 27
Mark Lewis False Explanation Trick
2001 The Long and the Short of it 29
Mark Lewis Tricks with a Svengali Deck chapter intro
2001 The Long and the Short of it 30
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #1 with knife in the deck
2001 The Long and the Short of it 30
Mark Lewis Stabbing Trick #2 with knife in the deck which is wrapped in a paper napkin
2001 The Long and the Short of it 31
Mark Lewis Finding Card at Given Number
2001 The Long and the Short of it 31
Mark Lewis Clock Trick
2001 The Long and the Short of it 31
Mark Lewis Torn and Restored Card
2001 The Long and the Short of it 31
Mark Lewis Mental Miracle card cut to is predicted, then it travels to other half
2001 The Long and the Short of it 32
Mark Lewis Dice Trick six cards tabled and throw of die used to count to selection
2001 The Long and the Short of it 32
Mark Lewis Thought Card card selected and card thought of during riffling, they end up next to each other
2001 The Long and the Short of it 32
Mark Lewis Blindfold Effect
2001 The Long and the Short of it 32
Mark Lewis Card from Pocket cards taken out of pocket one by one, spectator stops at selection
2001 The Long and the Short of it 33
Mark Lewis Pile Trick piles made on table, spectator choses one, selection is on top
2001 The Long and the Short of it 33
Mark Lewis Chapter Five more comments on performing with a svengali deck
2001 The Long and the Short of it 34
Mark Lewis Switching a Deck
  • performing a non-card trick
  • under a newspaper
  • taking handkerchief from pocket to wipe sweat
2001 The Long and the Short of it 35
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 2001 The Long and the Short of it 35
Joe Stuthard Svengali Deck Switch key card location with half-deck switch to clean up svengali deck
2001 The Long and the Short of it 36
Christoph Borer Das Svengali-Spiel
  • Das Svengali-Spiel (general comments)
  • Das Forcieren einer Karte (forcing a card, spectator shuffles deck)
Also published here 2002 Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 10
Karl Fulves The Automaton twelve court cards oujogged, performer memorizes their order at a glance, they are taken out and shuffled, performer restores them into original order
Related to 2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 40
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 507
Al Baker Wonderful Four Cards and Pellets Mystery Si Stebbins, Svengali
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 760
Nicholas Einhorn The Martini Deck spectator stops at only odd-backed card, red-blue short-long deck
2004 World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 16
Steven Youell Gaffus Maximus unknown odd-backed card placed into deck, spectator choses one from the face and it is the odd-backed one, red/blue long-short deck
  • Ditching the Gaff
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 21
Karl Fulves Light Fingered two cards removed from upper and lower half of deck after riffle shuffles, performer looks through deck and names both
2005 Clockwork 40
Christoph Borer Get Sharky! performer has one card in pocket, spectator peeks on card from the deck, the card vanishes and appears in the pocket
Also published here 2006 Compilation 68
Christoph Borer Svengali
  • Das Svengali-Spiel (general comments)
  • Das Forcieren einer Karte (forcing a card, spectator shuffles deck)
Also published here 2006 Compilation 83
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, using a Svengali deck
Related toAlso published here 2006 Compilation 84
Christoph Borer Der Messerstecher wrapped in newspaper
2006 Compilation 85
Claude Impériale White Christmas Tantalizer, all other cards are blank
  • Christmas Cards
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 125
David Solomon Impromptu Svengali Deck Principle
2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 168
Christoph Borer Svengali Die Svengali Force (spectator shuffles Svengali deck and cuts to force card)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 37
Christoph Borer Ein Wunder mit Spielkarten two selection, first is revealed by tearing a paper napkin into shape of card, then napkin is burnt and ashes on arm to reveal second selection
2007 Die Geisterschrift 22
Arturo de Ascanio, Helmut "Kalanag" Schreiber The Nudist Deck two versions
  • Nudist Cards - The 1949 Version (shown by Kalanag)
  • Nudist Cards - The 1956 Version
  • Nudist Cards - Latest Version
Also published here 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 229
Unknown Svengali Shuffle to false shuffle a Svengali Deck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 288
Stephen Minch The Fungi from Yuggoth ceremony where life from another sphere is created, fungi from chosen star appears in pan, chemical
Also published here 2009 The Book of Forgotten Secrets 23
Roberto Giobbi Give It a Stab stabbing effect with Svengali Deck
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 17) 86
Karl Fulves The L/S Deck long-short deck applications
Related to 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 625
Karl Fulves The Perfect Shuffle long-short deck with alternated color shuffled, sold as perfect faro or false shuffle
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 626
Karl Fulves Playing Winners
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 626
Karl Fulves Improving The Hand
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 626
Karl Fulves Long/Short Story
Inspired by 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 628
Karl Fulves Refining The Action using stripper deck as long-short deck
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 628
Tom Stone Well-Timed Miracle card at number determined by stop watch is predicted
Variations 2011 Maelstrom 202
Roberto Giobbi The Real Pseudo Deck Switch selection predicted, apparently done with switch for one-way deck in which shuffled deck is switch for real
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 95
Alberto de Figueiredo 1 + 4 four cards
2013 Magia Demente 125
Doug Edwards Almost Any Card at Any Number deck index
2013 Nukes 74
Michael Weber Many Tekel Deck riffle shuffled, but any four of a kind can be produced
2014 Old Dog 3
Michael Weber Ten Card Tekel Deck shuffled, spectator deals ten cards from anywhere and they are the ten cards needed for Ten Card Poker Deal
2014 Old Dog 5
Michael Weber Ten Card Tekel deck fairly riffle shuffles, yet set-up for Ten Card Poker Deal ready without adjustments
  • The Not-So-Obvious Obvious Discovery
  • Another Not So Obvious Obvious Discovery
  • One Approach to the TCPD
2015 TEN 45
Eric Stevens Happenstance Magician divines chosen card, spectator names exact position of the card, then manages to locate the card amongst a few packets
2015 Skybound 21
Michael Weber Killer 21 performer repeatably wins despite shuffling and cutting
2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 23
Unknown Made-to-measure Magic - The Problem deck spread on table, length named and measure, card at that position is selection, posed as problem
Variations 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue May 31) 155
Paul Vigil, Bill Abbott The Octopus Deck two spectators think of cards in spread, then two selected with tossed-out deck procedure
  • Phase 1: Up Close
  • Phase 2: Furthur
Inspired by
  • "The Octopus Deck" (Bill Abbott, 2008)
2017 The Doors of Deception 197
Bob Farmer The Tele-Psychic-Omatic Deck thought-of card (one of thirteen) is not in deck, it has become a blank card, peek-pairs
Inspired by 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 77
Bob Farmer Svengali Predestination chosen and thought-of card (in relation to chosen one) are predicted
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 94
Bob Farmer Svenvoodoo position of freely peeked-at card is named, then chosen card appears at named number, svengali-peek-deck combination, with marking system
Variations 2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 101
Denis Behr Photographic Memory
  • First Phase - Move-a-Card
  • Second Phase - The Missing Card
  • Third Phase - Half the Deck (spectator takes phone picture of order, after shuffling the order the performer can still recite it correctly)
Inspired by 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 59
Douglas Hood The Overhand Shuffle of a Long-Short Deck
Also published here
  • Abracadabra, Vol. 9 No. 255 (May 1950)
2018 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 3 67
Christoph Borer Die Svengali-Force forcing with a Svengali deck, for "Hofzinsers Handschuh" (here as "Lunas Handschuh")
Related to 2018 Mentale Notizen 26
Matt Baker S.O.L. card selected by spectator under very stringent conditions, magician is still able to divine its identity, x-ray case
2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 233
Yves Carbonnier 4. Retrouvailles Impossibles impossible stop trick, handling of Svengali deck
2019 Grand Livre de Cartomagie 181
Tom Gagnon Freda card is also odd-backed
Inspired byVariations 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 397
Eric Stevens Final Cut Pro deck mixed face-up/face-down with spectator, yet selection instantly cut to
2020 Magic for BLM 248