46 entries in Cards / Principles / Placement Principles / Count and Drop
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David Neighbors Who's Lying? - Second Handling lie speller
Simplicity at Your Fingertips 29
Mel Stover A Casbah Cavort spelling location with small packet and story presentation
Rigmarole (Issue 1) 3
Jon Racherbaumer Dunbury Lie Speller - Eighteen-Card Version
Inspired by Simplicity at Your Fingertips 30
Roy Walton The Fixer eighteen-card packet mixed face-up/face-down, bottom card noted, spelling procedure, card found
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation)
Rigmarole (Issue 4) 39
Karl Fulves Night School court cards removed and some cased, one of the remaining ones signed, counting ritual according to number cards that are cut to, selection found
Inspired by Verbatim (Issue 6) 52
Ken Simmons Who's Lying? lie speller
Inspired by
  • Automatic Speller Placement Principle (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Simplicity at Your Fingertips 28
Karl Fulves You, Babe after counting procedure with birthday a card with value Nine is selected, ninth item on a list matches spectator in humorous way
Related to Crooked Tales 5
Karl Fulves One Of Us Is Lying counting location
Crooked Tales 6
Karl Fulves The Wizard of Odds No. 31, nine cards used for "three-card poker", hand with Ace of Spades wins, includes spelling of names, inspired by the Copperfield/Steinmeyer television trick
Related to Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 55
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Tele-Mental
Also published here Five-Star Magic 23
David Solomon Steinmeyer's Nine Card Problem with Seven Cards
Inspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
Related to
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Solomon's Mind 19
David Solomon A Telephone Mystery telephone version
Solomon's Mind 21
Bob Brown Bob Brown's Addition a follow-up phase, spelling comedy phrases
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Magical Miscellany II" (Bob Brown, 1995)
Solomon's Mind 22
Harry Lorayne, Jim Steinmeyer Spel(l)egant small packet
Related to Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 4) 2773
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 2 card location over phone
Inspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
Deck Direct 10
Jerry K. Hartman Lied and True Steinmeyer Count Principle
The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 159
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Telemental
Also published here Great Britain 2001 20
Peter Duffie Miracle or Impossible Revisited selection found by spelling to some predetermined words
Inspired by
  • "Miracle or Impossible" (Arun Bonerjee, Billet No. 348, July/Aug. 2000)
Cards By All Means 6
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Related toVariations Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck
Variations Impuzzibilities 8
David Regal Compounding A Lie nine cards from deck
  • Version One - Red-handed (odd-backed)
  • Version Two - Nothing but the Truth (other cards blank)
Constant Fooling 2 12
John C. Wagner, Jim Steinmeyer Packet Lie Detector #2
Inspired by Full Metal Jacket 26
Cushing Strout Variations on "The Nine Problem" Small packet spelling discovery, no-touch, gives different ways to present it (tarot cards etc.)
Inspired by On the Other Side of the Mirror 9
Karl Fulves The Ten-Hand Deal five piles, spectator assigns numbers from five to nine to them and deals that many cards to the bottom in each case, put together, ten-hand double duke
Prolix (Issue 2) 91
Karl Fulves Casino Connection five piles, spectator assigns numbers from five to nine to them via a lucky straight from a casino deck and deals that many cards to the bottom in each case, put together, ten-hand double duke
Prolix (Issue 2) 93
Ramón Riobóo Signed Deal small packet spelling discovery
Inspired by
  • Jack Yates' "Miracle Mix-up"
Related to
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 45
Michael Powers The 7 Card 21 Card Trick
  • Telephone Method
Inspired by Power Plays 125
Gene Castillon Random Spell & Odd Chance 21 Card Trick two selections
Related to 7-7-7 143
Gene Castillon Triple Odd Chance 21 Card Trick three selections
Variations 7-7-7 145
Gene Castillon Dishonest 21 Card Trick using a secret extra card, four selections
7-7-7 152
Gene Castillon "Odd Chance" 21 Card Trick two selections
Inspired by 7-7-7 140
Mel Bennett Familiar Spirit deck cut into three piles by spectator, selection found with spelling some phrases
Related to Prolix (Issue 4) 218
Mel Bennett Funny Valentine selection shuffled in deck, cut into three piles, performer indicates a pile and some phrases are spelled which lead to selection
Inspired by
  • "Lowdown Triple Dealing" principle (Colm Mulcahy, Focus, Nov. 2004)
Related to
Prolix (Issue 6) 354
Tom Stone Calculated Aces four spectators with a fourth of the deck do some dealing procedure and end up with an ace on top, based on Jim Steinmeyer's "Nine Card Problem"
Vortex 32
Harry Lorayne Nine To Twelve a few cards including selection taken and a series of tricks performed
  • Reverse Faro Ending
  • Spel(l)egant
  • No-Force Lorayne Force
  • Telekinesis
Related to Special Effects 98
Mel Bennett Taking The Fifth "Two by Mel Bennett"
two selections from nine-card packet, both selections found
Inspired by
  • "Heavyweight" (Peter Duffie, Dec. 1999)
Prolix (Issue 10) 645
Jim Steinmeyer, Wayne Dobson The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Inspired by More Look No Hands 21
Tomas Blomberg Time After Time three spectators mix a selection in a third of the deck each, it ends up on top eventually
Inspired by
  • "The Third Time's The Charm" (Jack Parker, Genii, June 2007)
Also published here
  • Genii, April 2008
Blomberg Laboratories 283
Steve Beam The Lower Forty-Eight four-Ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a 48-on-one single card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 173
Steve Beam The Lower 48 four-Ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a 48-on-one single card
Also published here Tea Time With The Pasteboards 13
Adrian Vega, Jim Steinmeyer Código Secreto lie detector with two sets of eight cards
Area 52 55
Colm Mulcahy C.O.A.T. 原理 (C.O.A.T. Principle) Description of the Counting Out And Transfer Principle, with credits, places selection at specific location after counting and dropping cards
Related to Enthusiasm 31
John Hostler Tarot Trip spectator spells things in fourteen-card packet to find selection from tarot deck
Inspired by
  • "Dunbury Lie Speller" (Jon Racherbaumer, Inside Tracks, 1993)
Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 34
Michael Powers The Lying Traveler three packets, selection travels from packet to packet, lie speller finale
Inspired by Tesseract 21
Marty Kane, Michael Powers, Colm Mulcahy, Chris Wilcox BTTP Revisited
  • The Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy)
  • Three-Peat Deceit by Marty Kane (spectator spells name of card three times, then it is on top)
  • Try This (three spectators simultaneously)
  • Telephone/Radio Version
  • Last Minute Addition (restoring original order)
Inspired by
  • "Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic)
Tesseract 237
Michael Powers The Money Game Revisited card signed and lost, seven envelopes with money, lie detector and answers are spelled with envelopes, remaining envelope contains selection
Inspired by Tesseract 280