99 entries in Numbers / Number Forces / Playing Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Charles T. Jordan The Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 23
Charles T. Jordan The Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 34
William Larsen, T. Page Wright A Prophecied Discovery using stack that forces number ten
Also published here 1928 The L. W. Card Mysteries 8
George Pierce Satan's Message two four-card packets dealt out, one chosen and its card values added, that many cards counted down and that card is predicted
1928 Card Tricks You Will Do 5
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related toVariations 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Unknown Mephisto's Message number selected via card values from one half gives position of selection in other half
Related to 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 16
Unknown Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Unknown A Prediction card at "selected" number predicted, calculation force
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 29
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
VariationsAlso published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
Unknown Diachylon Book Test. Forcing A Number
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 107
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 135
Charles T. Jordan Psychic Prediction total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 200
Charles T. Jordan Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 201
Charles T. Jordan The Fifteenth Card values of two selections are added and counted down, card predicted, half deck stack
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 205
Charles T. Jordan Strange Coincidence coincidence with card values where two values add up to a third selection, stack that will force the number ten
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
William Larsen Prophesied Discovery using stack that forces number ten
Related toAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 228
Unknown Mephisto's Message stack that will force the number twelve
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 236
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 299
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
VariationsAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser To Force any Number from One to Eight
1938 Greater Magic 196
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
Also published here 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 220
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number
Variations 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 880
Ronald B. Edwards Free Force forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correction
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 254
Unknown Forcing Three Numbers using cards
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 230
Eddie Joseph Hitting the Headline page and line is chosen from selected newspaper using deck of cards, two halves are dealt and two cards freely selected, pips added together, chosen headline is divined
  • Single Number Force
  • Combination Number Force
1952 Hitting the Headlines 1
Cy Endfield Forcing 23 Coin's Date and Card
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 46
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test
Also published here 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 10
Stewart Judah Favorite Card Trick card from row chosen, its value used to count down to selection
1972 The Living End 42
Jerry Mentzer Double Mental Test one of four borrowed coins chosen, two chosen cards added, coin and sum predicted in wallet, two methods
Also published here 1975 Close Up Cues 13
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 The Big Book of Magic 96
Unknown 14/15 Stack
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 71
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo spectator makes calculations starting from 27 by choosing plus or minus cards, arrives at 64, force
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 18) 70
Jack Yates The Number Force card named, numbers jotted down and summed up, card at that position
  • Plus a Marked Deck (card pushed out of marked deck instead of named)
1978 Jack's Pack 5
Karl Fulves The Aftermath Book Test two spectators's words predicted, selected with playing card procedure, 14-15 stack
Inspired byRelated to 1978 Aftermath 1
Unknown The Printed Word No. 30, spectator cuts deck and takes two cards, values added and phone book opened on that page, 14-15 stack
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 48
Theodore Annemann Word on the Page No. 31, two-spectator version of 14-15 stack
Also published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 50
Bob Hummer Mother Goose Force to force a page, based on the Miraskill idea
Related to
  • Martin Gardner's "Mother Goose Mystery"
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 99
Stewart James The Dilly-Dally Principle number force with playing cards
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 124
Stewart James Half Open Omen number prediction with cards using cyclical stack (Si Stebbins, Eight Kings), featuring comedy patter "Heinz Across the Sea"
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout...
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Sam Schwartz Mental Monk 14-15 stack that forces number and thus a word into Astrology book
Inspired by 1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 31
Sam Schwartz Under The Influence stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology book
Inspired by
  • item in Gen magazine
1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 38
Sam Schwartz The Morality Test stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology book
1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 39
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cards
Related to 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 238
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position
1984 Thequal 6
Karl Fulves Magic with Paper Magic No. 81, this book is a force-book with "tricks" as every fourth word at the start of each chapter, complicated force with cards, word and a card value predicted
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 146
Rudolf Braunmüller Zahlenquadrat-Forcen number force with magic square
  • 1.
  • 2. Die Neunkarten-Force
Oct. 1987 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1) 20
Philip T. Goldstein, Robert E. Neale Toddler packet mixed face-up/face-down, values added up is force number
Inspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring)
1989 Fifth 3
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up
1991 Thavant 15
Richard Vollmer Six Plus Five two cards add up to eleven
July 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2240
Karl Fulves Close Encounter examination of H. S. Paine's 14-15 stack
  • 4-Way Force
  • Toggle Force
  • Flip Force
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 7) 71
Charles T. Jordan, Vanni Bossi Still Jordan: His Solution to Hofzinser's Problem No 8 coincidence with card values where two values add up to a third selection, stack that will force the number ten, with commentary by Vanni Bossi
1993 Escorial 1993 — The Hofzinser Year 13
Karl Fulves Chance Encounter dealing procedure used arrive at numbers, when added two numbers are calculated, they are the key numbers of two hotel keys, using 14-15 stack
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 71
Karl Fulves Little Nothings - part one two packets dealt until the Ace of Spades is seen in one pile, remaining cards are twelve cards, number is forced
Inspired by 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 83
Mel Bennett Three Card Tricks six-card pyramid layout, folding, number nine can be forced
  • Cheaper By The Dozen (forcing twelve)
  • At The Strike of 10 (ten-card pyramid, forced 25)
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 119
Arthur Setterington The Square Deal No. 24, 3x3 layout with twelve cards, center cards added give forced number, card at this position predicted
Related to 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 43
Karl Fulves, Henry Christ Sum and Difference No. 5, highest and lowest card from a packet removed, sum and difference of those values calculated and added, result predicted
1995 Easy Magic 6
Peter Duffie Forced Entry two halves, one half shuffled and a card chosen and another one reversed, faroed together and cards next to reversed card give position of first selection, 13/14 stack
1996 Method in Effect 10
Martin Gardner A Curious Number Force Ace through Nine in 3x3 layout
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 62
Karl Fulves, Mel Bennett A Card Force "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
Ace through Nine in row on table, some cards eliminated, rest added, total divided by six and counted from either end, variations on this force
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 286
Peter Duffie Centrifugal Diary spectator cuts off pile and counts court cards for month and either red or black number cards for day, forcing a day with a stack, word in calendar predicted
1998 Deck Direct 2
Peter Duffie Predict deck cut, nine cards counted off, some added, total predicted
1998 Deck Direct 7
Peter Duffie Coversion two piles, card chosen in one half, other half dealt into three piles and stopped anytime, top three cards added to count to selection
Related to 1998 Covert Concepts 13
Justin Higham Tri-Rigged altered layout
Inspired by 1999 Arcardia 100
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
Peter Duffie Backlog card freely chosen face-up, value and suit spelled to separately and the two cards removed and added, that number is written at the back of the selection
Related to 2000 New Inspirations 2
Peter Duffie Colorosity Plus! two odd-colored cards are eventually in two piles, the add up to a number prediction (7/8 force stack)
2000 New Inspirations 9
Unknown Prediction Supreme No. 20, some cards chosen and their values added, fifteen, card at that position predicted
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 33
Karl Fulves A Friendly Ghost No. 51, two cards chosen from two decks match, card also predicted, non-shuffle Gilbreath principle (taking cards from top or bottom)
2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 75
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, Kruskal
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Mystery spelling numbers to arrive at three, Kruskal
2002 Impuzzibilities 14
Philip T. Goldstein Never Odd or Even a/k/a I Prefer Pi
Rotator as number force
Related to 2002 Redivider 14
Philip T. Goldstein, Peter Duffie On Add-a-No
2002 Redivider 17
Philip T. Goldstein Toll a Total, a Total Lot a/k/a Must Sum
taking cards from two piles
2002 Redivider 21
Lewis Jones Con text spectator deals and stops for page number, repeated for word number, word divined
2002 Ahead of the Pack 219
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flexible Choice number chosen with four back-to-back pairs, using George Sands's "One to Eight" principle
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 60
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Stax Fax stacks that force numbers, see also p. 68
2005 Clockwork 45
S. H. Paine Paine Set-Up for a number force, 14-15
2005 Clockwork 45
Howard A. Adams Booklefta number force with eight-card packet and spelling
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 136
Marty Kane Sevendipity four spectators get a part of a suit each and spell numbers several times, all end up with a Seven
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 191
Karl Fulves Arranging A Force seven cards stuck in upright standing book in random order, book opened, some cards are now facing front and some back, forcing total
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 188
Karl Fulves The 14/15 Force credit information on number forcing stacks
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 287
T. Page Wright A Prophetic Card Discovery deck separated in red and black, one half cut, top two values added and counted down in other half to arrive at prediction
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, May 1924
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 288
T. Page Wright, William Larsen Computation Foretold number forcing stack
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Feb. 1931
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 288
Karl Fulves Dice & Deal mixing process (with die) with eleven cards in 14/15 force stack that restores after two times, dealflipdropcut
2008 Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 20. The Hunt for Red October (Book Test) page and word forced via playing card procedure
2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 6
Jim Steinmeyer Number, Number, Number Ace through Six, counting trick which forces eleven
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer Force Six circle layout to force six
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Force Ten circle layout to force ten
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 24
Robin Robertson Numismatrick calculation trick using the Ace through Nine of a suit
Inspired by 2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 5) 23
Harry Lorayne Fair And Square 4x4 square layout, spectator choses row or column, values added, selection at that position in the rest, magic square force
2011 Special Effects 82
So Sato Yin Yang Divide six cards chosen, separated into two groups of three and each added up, both totals predicted
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 92
Asi Wind Double Digits Force forcing two one-digit numbers by riffling through cards and spectator names two values he sees
Inspired by 2019 Paper Work 7
Unknown, Max Maven European 10/11 Force Variant Name given by Bascom Jones, additional variant for the number ten given by Max Maven
2019 Plots & Methods 26
Kyle Everitt The Add Stack forcing number 170
May 2020 Epoch (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3