40 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Rough and Smooth Decks / Two Back Colors
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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
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
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
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
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
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
Edward Marlo Roughed Oddity named card is only odd-backed card
1964 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 65
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
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
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 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
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 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 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 Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel Deck
Also published here 1976 Lecture Notes 1 23
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
Ron Wilson Second Sight spectator spreads deck in his hand, choses card with different colored back
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes 5
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
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
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
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
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
Angelo Carbone Tight Squeeze red-backed deck is "merged" into blue deck, it's still one deck but red-blue alternating, optional rough-smooth, using Humbug
1994 Humbug 13
Peter Duffie Braindeath card named, a card is reversed in deck, it is not the selection but faces the selection and the selection's name is written on its back
1996 Untold 7
Karl Fulves Not Too Blue deck spread face up, card named, deck re-spread face-down, two odd-backed cards sandwich one card, it is the named card
1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 38
Sam Schwartz Any Card - Any Wallet card in face-up spread named, odd-backed duplicate predicted in wallet
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 4) 50
Dave Campbell Direct Transfer selection signed on face, odd-backed card signed on back by performer suddenly has the spectator's signed face, red/blue double backer, partial roughing
Related to 2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 341
Dave Campbell An Open Prediction red/blue double backer, partial roughing
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 347
Dave Campbell Super Optica spectator touched card in face-up spread, it is only odd-backed, rest is shown to have change into Jokers then, partial rough-smooth
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 355
Karl Fulves Kreskin's Diary odd-backed card in deck, any date named, they match in diary, method guessing from Kreskin's radio performance
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 566
Michael Weber, Tim Trono 23 spectator thinks of any number card in cut-off pile and removes as many cards, 23rd card in rest of deck is red-backed duplicate of selection
Inspired by
  • "New Wave Prediction" (Bob King, 1994)
Related to
2017 23 3
Bob Farmer Brain Bamboozler Wave one card from red deck to blue deck
2018 The Bammo Brain Bamboozler 12