124 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Lie Detector (without spelling)
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Vincent Dalban Something to Work on lie detector effect posed as a problem
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 4) 15
Charles Nyquist The Solution of "Something to Work on" stacked deck, two chains, solution
Inspired by 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Stuart Robson The Lie Detective solution
Inspired by 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 19
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
Related toVariations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 39
Fred Heaman The Lie Detector (A Mental Discovery - Third Method)
1938 Greater Magic 229
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 48
Edward Marlo The Lie Detective
1945 Tricks with Daub 6
Unknown The Lie Detector
Variations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 110
Unknown The Lie-Detector Trick Simple card divination with lie detecting premise
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 27
Al Baker The Lie Detector marked
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 406
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea
Related toAlso published here 1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 246) 982
Howard A. Adams Tri-Lie three peeked cards
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 266) 1064
George Pearce The Lie Detector
1955 One More Thought on Cards 28
Paul Curry You're A Liar
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 109
Al Leech The Lie Detector
1959 Cardmanship 5
Martin Gardner Variable Magnetic Lie Detector lie detector using the Variable Magnetic Executive Tranquilizer
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 393) 399
Fred Lowe The Truth Machine spirit bell as lie detector, body bell
Related to
  • "Nothing But The Truth" (The Wizard, Sept./Oct. 1950)
July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 48
Karl Fulves Example 13 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro
1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 19
Karl Fulves Example 14 two spectators note cards in a packet, after some questions and shuffling they are on the top, gray code and faro
1969 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Gray Codes) 20
Edward Marlo Mental Lie thought-of card, spectator reads cards, performer catches lie, three methods
1969 HEX! 45
Karl Fulves The Gray Liar questions about selection are asked, at the end top card has text written on it that says when spectator lied and where the selection is, faro, see also Addenda on page 60
Related to 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 56
Roy Walton Flip Flop simplified version with reverse faros
Inspired by 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement) 64
John Hamilton Additional Hamilton Ideas as telephone effect with possible lies
Inspired by Aug. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 354
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Related toVariations Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
James G. Thompson Jr. Lie Detector Variation
1972 The Living End 139
Jack Vosburgh The Awful Truth
Variations 1972 The Living End 139
Karl Fulves He Lied two cards
1973 Notes From Underground 2
Simon Aronson Lie Sleuth several lies detected, missing card in pocket known, interlocking chains
Variations 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 59
Jerry K. Hartman Truth Detector
1973 Means & Ends 79
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 47
Karl Fulves, Don Nielson Liars Convention magician blindfolded, three spectators choose cards two exchange cards, magicican knows who and the cards, marked stacked deck
1975 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 412
Harry Lorayne It's Impossible! automatic placement, position of card predicted, or other ideas:
  • Spell a Name
  • Lie Detector
  • Think Stop
1977 The Magic Book 146
Jerry K. Hartman Mentalias II using interesting force, spectator lies at his card
Jan. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 155
John F. Mendoza Routined Poker Mental princess card trick with lie detection presentation
Variations 1978 The Book of John 19
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied
Also published here 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1255
Michael Skinner Das Gedanken-Projektions-Spiel two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-up
Also published here 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 6
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined, six methods
Also published here 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Alex Elmsley, Colin Lewry Pack Of Lies Liar's Matrix, spectator selects card column and reads out their colors, lying on one of them, different methods:
  • Mnemonic Method
  • No Memory
  • And Again
  • Lewry's Lie Detector
Related to 1980 Curioser 33
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack
1980 Curioser 37
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Curioser 38
Charles Hudson Parity Notes
Inspired by 1980 Curioser 59
Roy Walton Unstacked Parity no stack version
Inspired by 1980 Curioser 60
Leslie Anderson Liar... spectator selects group of cards and lies at one card
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 275) 1373
Michael Skinner Thought Projection Pack two spectators choose cards hands off, two halves with different sets of Koran type set-up
Also published here 1982 Intimate Magic 1
Harry Lorayne, Robert E. Neale Voice Print eight cards, programming, binary
Related toVariations 1982 Best of Friends 256
Unknown Other Uses - Prearranged Decks
  • Lie Detector
  • Think Stop
  • Gossiping Queen (whispering)
1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 34
Michael Powers Programmed Lie Detector computer program, trick performed by spectator with computer only, computer version of Aronson's Lie Sleuth
Inspired by 1983 Powerful Magic 45
John C. Wagner Australian Lie Detector impromptu
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 31
Charles Hudson Smart Deck cards reverse that indicate color, suit, value...
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 501
Larry Jennings The Lie Detector
  • Lie Detector Variation (impromptu)
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 115
John C. Wagner Would I Lie to You? seven card packet is programmed to find selection, mates are found as well
Related to 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 141
Richard Vollmer Talk To Me eight card Packet
Inspired by Feb. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 2) 2031
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Lie Detector with long narrow clear strip that is folded in various ways so different messages appear on it
1992 Five Times Five - Japan 79
Karl Fulves Witness six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds murderer
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1992 Deceptive Practices 78
Sam Schwartz Partner in Crime version of "Witness" in which criminal has a partner
Inspired byRelated to 1992 Deceptive Practices 80
Karl Fulves Witness further comments
Related to 1992 Supplement To Deceptive Practices 88
Harry Lorayne Quick and Direct
Inspired by Mar. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2187
Edward Marlo, John C. Wagner Revised Lie Detector down under deal, quartet production, set-up, two variations:
  • For Center Dealers
  • For Side-Stealers
Inspired by 1993 The Olram File (Issue 14) 5
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Karl Fulves Shocked
  • finger ring moves on table to ESP symbol (no method)
  • car magazine rolled up and car sounds come out of it (no method)
  • joy buzzer as sound generator, lie detector with five cards on plastic tray
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 5) 42
Stephen Tucker The Penultimate Truth
Inspired by 1993 Profile (Issue 12) 6
Jack Avis Eight Bites is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here 1993 Profile (Issue 17) 11
Alex Elmsley Pack of Lies Liar's Matrix, spectator selects card column and reads out their colors, lying on one of them, different methods:
  • Mnemonic Method
  • Marked Deck Method
  • Unmarked Deck Method
  • Lewry's Platform Presentation
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 100
Colin Lewry, Alex Elmsley Lewry's Platform Presentation
Inspired by 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 105
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is lied
Also published here 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 392
Alex Elmsley Tell Me Three Times three cards chosen and called out, on one of them is lied, stack
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 396
Peter Duffie Four-Knowledge
Inspired by
  • Daley's Notebook #323 & #554
Related to
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 102
Peter Duffie Four-Knowledge (Without Seconds)
Related to 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 107
Peter Duffie Truth Serum
Inspired by 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 90
Peter Duffie The Ultimate Truth
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here
  • Imagine
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 84
Unknown The Lie Detector
1995 Card College — Volume 1 91
Peter Duffie A Pocketful of Lies packet in pocket, cards removed to answer truth or lie
Related to 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 86
Bernard Rasmussen Alternate Opening for "The Ultimate Truth"
Inspired byVariations 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 87
Karl Fulves Pack of Lies No. 12, three red and black cards, spectators with red cards tell the truth, performer finds out who hides the Ace of Diamonds
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 20
Tom Daugherty Nervous Ace & Hartman Force
Mar. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2623
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Lie Detector effect with one selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. color, suit, value)
Related to 1997 Effortless Card Magic 51
Peter Duffie Lie Stebbins Plus! Lie Detector effect with two selection, identity of cards determine if spectator is telling truth/lie (e.g. spot/court, suit), but has double revelation
Related to 1997 Effortless Card Magic 54
Joel Givens Whitewashed rest of cards are blank
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1368
Karl Fulves Would I Lie To You? three piles, performer selects card from center pile and makes statements, spectator take cards from lie or truth pile, values added, selection arrived at
Related to 1998 Underworld (Issue 9) 126
David Regal Lies Lie Detector premise for Between Your Palms
Inspired by 1999 Close-Up & Personal 108
Unknown Another Lie Detector Key card location, but presented as lie detector. Spectator lies when they see their card, magician knows.
1999 Cunning Card Miracles 15
Paul Curry You're a Liar presentational idea
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 79
Paul Curry Don't Lie to Me two spectators get half the pack and either lie or say the truth about each card, magician spots all the lies
VariationsAlso published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 83
Karl Fulves Would I Lie? No. 43, three piles, card in center one remembered, cards taken from outer two piles in any combination, values added to count down to selection, no-shuffle Gilbreath
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 97
Harry Lorayne It's Not Easy To Lie card selected from nine-card packet with down/under deal, card from remaining eight cards thought-of, lie detector, original selection used to count down to find it
Inspired byVariations 2001 Personal Collection 9
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 15
Darwin Ortiz, John F. Mendoza Liar's Poker princess card trick with lie detection presentation and sucker finale à la Fingerprint Card Trick
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 26
Gary Plants Lie Detector
Inspired by 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 9
Steven Youell Blinded By The Sleight performer blindfolded, spectator selects a card and takes out five cards one of which is the selection, performer hold each up while spectator says "no" to each, selection found
Related to 2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 26
Steven Youell Liar! spectator reads off cards and lies at his selection
2004 Weapons of Mass Destruction 55
Giorgio Tarchini Back From Fishing
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 161
Dai Vernon You lied! interesting peek
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 38
Peter Duffie, Robert E. Neale Cal-Q-Lator twelve card set-up
Related to 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 297
Joshua Jay To Tell The Truth II two cards are removed from (stacked) deck and divined with liar/truthteller presentation
Inspired by 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 412
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 1 cards eliminated until selection found
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Benjamin Earl Lie Detector 2 cards eliminated until selection found, additional thought of card determined
2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 17
Stewart James Vocalculate Lie detector plot, three people select a card each, magician divines each card by detecting lies
Inspired byAlso published here
  • handwritten notes, 1945
2007 The Essential Stewart James 62
Justin Higham, Kevin Baker The NoBo Lie Detector "No" = Bottom
  • First Version
  • Second Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Third Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Fourth Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Fifth Version
  • Sixth Version
  • Seventh Version
  • Eighth Version (Kevin Baker)
  • Ninth Version
  • Tenth Version (Kevin Baker)
Inspired by
  • Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks, pp. 130-133
Related to
2008 Dexterity Manual 57
Karl Fulves Lie Teller detective story presentation
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 305
Benjamin Earl In a Glimpse lie detector and divination
2009 Gambit (Issue 1) 20
Karl Fulves Liar For Hire "Unexplained"
single card as lie detector, it changes multiple times to answer lies or truth, posed as a problem
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 405
Steven Youell Reading The Tells card's identity divined by asking some questions
2009 Weapons of Mass Deception 29
Jason Michaels The Cootie Catcher Lie Detector folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 23
Lewis Jones Polygram
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 145
Ryan Schlutz Sense-sational three selections (one thought of, two chosen) found
2011 Making the Cut 29
Steve Beam Internal Control cards biddled into left hand one by one until spectator says stop, then top and bottom slipped off at once, force and control/switch, effect application in which a selection is divined via other cards, all other cards blank or duplicates
Related to 2011 FFFF-ing Great Card Moves 21
Barrie Richardson Pants on Fire two phases
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Club 71, Sep. 2003
2011 Curtain Call 229
Paul Curry Don't Lie To Me (Computer) Magician and spectator get half the pack each, and either lie or say the truth about each card, computer can spot all the spectator's lies
Variations 2012 Magical Mathematics 65
Denis Behr, Friedrich Roitzsch Lie Detector red/black lie detected by phone app
Inspired by 2013 Seventeen Secrets — Volume 2 12
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Also published here 2015 JawDroppers! 103
John Wilson 1.5 Card Q&A spectator removes card from spread and lies on its identity, performer divines card and gives short reading
Inspired by
  • "1 Card Q&A" (Docc Hilford & Leonardo Silverio)
2016 You and Me and the Devil Makes Three - Volume II 29
Joseph Barry A Lie Detector Routine featuring a fair control sequence where the spectator cuts to a card and buries his pile
2017 Operandi (Issue 3) 19
Bob Farmer A Card that Lies, a Deck that Tells the Truth OOSOOM type
Variations 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 92
Michael Weber The Cards Don't Lie "Mike Weber Variation"
Inspired by 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 98
Harry Lorayne Voice Print eight cards, programming, binary
Inspired by 2017 JawDroppers! Two 53
Harry Lorayne It's Not Easy To Lie eight cards, programming, binary
Inspired by 2017 JawDroppers! Two 57
Harry Lorayne Cal-Q-Lator with anti-faro programming
Related to 2017 JawDroppers! Two 115
Xiaobo Zhou 我不是 Mentalist (I'm not a mentalist) Card chosen, spectator reads cards out loud but lies about the selection, magician can tell the lie and divine selection
Related to 2018 Enthusiasm 34
Giacomo Bigliardi Lies Lie Detection effect, magician detects lies to divine card, has ambigram kicker
Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 92
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Also published here 2018 And Finally! 111
Edward Marlo The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined
Also published here 2019 Beyond the Z 41
Harapan Ong, Joshua Jay Plunger Lie Detector Lie detector effect using Plunger Principle
2019 A Stack to Forget 39
Matt Baker Say Anything Lie detector effect, end with magician showing prediction in an envelope of a random word thought of and written down by spectator, prediction is printed letter by letter on cards
Inspired by 2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 101
Steve Beam The Randomized Lie Detector face-up/face-down cards to form a number and to find selection
Inspired by 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 184