116 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Other Stacks / Full Deck
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Das Vorherbestimmen mehrerer gewählten Karten deck dealt into four piles, one chosen, all cards in this pile are predicted
May. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 5) 76
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Prädestinationsgabe two decks, spectator remembers one and its position in one deck, then he counts down in second deck from position to previously predicted number, selection is there
Related toAlso published here 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 111
Unknown Das Umzählen on the reverse counting of decks and packets
Variations 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 124
Unknown Die Unzertrennlichen deck shown mixed and taken under a handkerchief, performer brings out all fours-of-a-kind one after the other, two methods (stacked stripper deck, deck switch)
Feb. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 83
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Prädestinationsgabe two decks, spectator remembers one and its position in one deck, then he counts down in second deck from position to previously predicted number, selection is there
Also published here July 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 11) 161
Unknown Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection
Related toAlso published here 1897 New Era Card Tricks 192
Mr. Blak Das Ordnen der Karten deck shown mixed, down-under deal performed to sort deck in new deck order
Variations Sep. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 9) 133
Hugo Schrader Neues mathematisches Kartenkunststück one of thirty-two cards thought of, eight packets of four cards each given to spectator who should remove some cards that match his value or suit, card found
Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 157
Arthur Toskana Das Riesengedächtnis order of shuffled deck read to performer who can repeat it, deck switched for "memorized" deck with easy system
Related toVariations Sep. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 131
Emil Clauß Das Riesengedächtnis rhyme to remember value sequence of all eight values
Inspired by Nov. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 165
Eduard W. Lufa Die Lieblingsfarbe three or four pairs of cards chosen, placed on small table, suit chosen, all cards change into that suit
Mar. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 3) 35
Unknown Die magische Einwirkung two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection, translation by John Willmann
Also published here Apr. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 51
A. J. Ueber künstliches Mischen slow shuffling method that re-organizes the cards, working backwards, with tables for different numbers of cards that show how the cards change positions with each shuffle, see p. 166
Related to Nov. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 11) 164
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Suitability out-of-hand selection of three cards, they all name the suits, performer then divines all cards
Related to 1928 The L. W. Card Mysteries 28
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Prime Presentation two decks, one card is selected and both decks dealt until same card is found in other deck, card found at same position as mate of selection is named and its mate is not found in other deck but in envelope, repeated with written prediction inside card case
Related toVariations 1949 Staggered 1
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Two prediction printed in newspaper
1949 Staggered 3
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Three cards sent in advance to spectator as prediction
1949 Staggered 3
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Four two decks, two cards are selected by two spectators and mates are found
1949 Staggered 3
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Five two decks, two cards are selected by two spectators and mates are found, one deck dealt face up and one face down
1949 Staggered 4
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Six two decks, two cards are selected by dealing to a chosen number, mates are found at same position, with variation
1949 Staggered 4
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Seven two decks are cut and placed under hats, 51 cards are dealt and last two cards match
1949 Staggered 5
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Eight two decks and one is cut by spectator, performer removes same card from other deck
1949 Staggered 5
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Nine two decks, mate of selection is found in pocket
1949 Staggered 5
Eddie Joseph Staggered - Presentation Ten two decks, same card is found
1949 Staggered 5
Eddie Joseph Applying Staggered Principle for Two-Person Mental Act Staggered - Prime Presentation done with medium
1949 Staggered 11
Eddie Joseph The Invisible Influence deck is divided in halves and performer knows matching pairs when cards are dealt, six phases
  • The Patter
  • The Influence in Operation
  • The Principle Explained
  • Details of Working
  • Additional Information
Variations 1951 The Invisible Influence 2
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
Roy Walton Demi Demon mates are found
Variations 1971 Cardboard Charades 24
Gene Finnell The Down/Under Exchange Surprise selection placed aside, packet cut and down/under deal performed until four cards remain, top of those is selection and previously tabled card matches other three cards
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 55
Paul Curry Multiple Thought Power two decks, with three selections simultaneously
1976 Multiple Thought Power 1
Burling Hull The Two Fold Miracle spectator shuffles deck and cuts to any card, its value used to count down in second deck, same card found there
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 49
Jerry K. Hartman More Than One Way "There's More Than One Way To Spin A Cut."
two decks in reverse order
Inspired byRelated to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 12) 1184
Eddie Joseph Ultimate Match No. 58, one card cut to in one deck, matches position in second deck, inverse stacks
Variations 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 96
Michael Skinner Atom Poker Mal Zwei two phases, set-up, first in Talisman
Related to 1979 Das Mike Skinner / Piet Forton Seminarheft (Issue Das Mike Skinner Seminarheft) 16
Steve Beam Mating Season II dealing through the halves and spectator stops, mates, different method as in Mating Season I
Related to 1980 Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 35
Gerald Kosky Picture Perfect divination of selected postcard, abc stack
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 278) 1389
Juan Tamariz Coincidencia Total different method than in Sonata, with deck switch
Related to 1984 Magia Potagia — Volume III 79
Jerry Sadowitz Elimination comedy location, all cards eliminated in stages with patter lines except selection
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 73
Peter Kane The Psychic's Game Show five keys, one selected with Kane's Variant procedure and it's the only one that opens the lock to a prize
  • The Stacked Deck Extra (apparently random cards chosen for selection procedure)
1988 ca. Kane's Variant 7
Justin Higham Shuffled Deck Finale faro, without rollover phase, whole deck in order at the end, see also page 1
May 1989 Inside Out (Issue 6) 7
Juan Tamariz Total Coincidence first single cards from two decks match, then both decks are in exactly the same order
Related toVariations 1989/91 Sonata 224
Simon Aronson Simon-Eyes two cards thought of with counting procedure, both cards divined with "No No's Fishing"
  • Reality
  • The Problem
  • No No's Fishing
  • The Simon-Eyes Arrangement
  • The Selection Procedure
  • Fishing in the Simon-Eyes Pack
  • Fishing for the Values
  • Fishing for the Suits
  • The Faro Restacking Simon-Eyes Pack
Related toVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 123
Paul Hallas Not So Remote Viewing! card is named and performer names its position in the deck
Inspired by 1990 Mental Mix 2
T. Page Wright The Triple Coincidence three cards chosen freely, deck put in pocket, performer finds the three mates by touch, last one found by spectator (hopefully)
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 184
Dany Ray Un Billon de Probabilidades en Contra two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to Curry's Power of Thought
Related toAlso published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 3 108
Richard James A Problem Solved? deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates
Inspired by 1992 Profile (Issue 11) 11
Roy Walton Fair Play pairs taken from two halves, pairs of same suit give a point, performer wins, reverse Gilbreath
Variations Sep. 1992 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 5) 10
Rudolf Braunmüller Si Stebbins à la Rusduck Stebbins variation
Related to Nov. 1993 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 2) 64
David Britland, Marc Russell Cul-de-Stack high/low alternating deck for memory demonstration and bridge deal
Nov. 1993 Opus (Vol. 4 No. 12) 7
Alex Elmsley The Restacking Pack stack whose value distribution is not affected by faro shuffles
Related toVariations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 309
Jackie McClements Pushthru Eliminator card chosen, incomplete faro pushed through a few times to get clues about the color and suit of card, wrong card is determined, still right card shows up reversed in deck
Also published here
  • The Crimp, p. 212
1994 Shock Treatment 4
Steven Hamilton Thinking Out Loud card built from two consecutive cards in the deck by taking suit of one and value of the other, that card turns over, then Triumph with four cards reversed at finale, the constructed card and its mates
Also published here 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 210
Curtis Kam Hard Boiled Detective
1996 Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam 71
Simon Lovell Who Killed Lilly Longlegs?
1997 Simon Says! 83
Simon Lovell, Michael Austin Blind Date Bermuda spectator pockets three cards behind his back, performer takes another deck and finds the mates
Inspired by 1997 Simon Says! 129
Dieter Ebel Der Elfenreigen oder auch Elfies Rosenkranz mathematical stack
  • Das wohlgeordnete Chaos
  • Die Grundordnung
  • Das Legen des Elfenreigens
  • Das Errechnen der Position
  • Das Errechnen der Karten
  • Hallo, Nachbarn!
  • Über Ihren Umgang mit dem eigenen Genie (spectators are asked mathematical questions so performer doesn't have to calculate himself)
  • Und manchmal reden sie dabei wirklich unmögliche Dinge
1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 2) 50
Ellis Stanyon Naming Spots on a Card at Any Number in the Pack No. 42, stack for spot cards only, calculation method to know card at any number
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 78
Ellis Stanyon Forty Cards Dealt Faces Down, to Pick Up the One Named No. 44, cards dealt in square on table, any spot card named and performer knows where it is
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 79
Unknown Margery's Arrangement for a Piquet Pack No. 3, rhyme for thirty-two card deck
Also published here
  • "Magic", 1893
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 86
Ellis Stanyon Another Arrangement for a Piquet Pack No. 4, mathematical
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 86
Ellis Stanyon To Discover Two Consecutive Cards No. 3, two consecutive cards chosen, some number of cards added to top, card found
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 100
Ellis Stanyon Fifteen Consecutive Cards Indiscriminately Drawn from One Pack and One Secretly Chosen, to Produce It from Another Pack No. 4, card from packet chosen, found in second deck, both in same order
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 101
Ellis Stanyon Special Arrangement of Whist Pack and Tricks with Same No. 6, similar to Stebbins
(a) To Discover the Top Card
(b) To Discover a Card Removed from Either of Two Portions
(c) To Discover the Bottom Card from Either Half of the Pack
(d) Reading the Whole Pack
(e) To Name Either or All of Four Cards Dealt in a Row
(f) To Discover a Card Freely Selected
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 104
Ellis Stanyon Any Card Noted in One Pack Found at a Given Number in Another No. 9, two decks in same order, number and card chosen, another number predicted, when counting to predicted number starting with named number the card is there
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 108
Ellis Stanyon The Pack Is "Cut" into Four and the Names of the Cards in Either Part Are Found in an Envelope No. 10, four piles made, one chosen, cards in that pile are predicted or divined, multiple out in envelope
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 109
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note deck riffle shuffled, top thirteen cards dealt off and four spectators take the cards of one suit each, alls cards divined, interlocking chain principle
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 120
Steve Beam Bite Me four spectators cut cards and selections are found
Related to 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 204
Peter Duffie A Stebbish Location two cards chosen with two dice, performer produces one and names the other, variation of Si Stebbins stack
2000 New Inspirations 13
Richard Bartram, Jr. Joker Assisted Triumph ends in new deck order, faros
Inspired by 2000 Card File Two 17
Tino Call Think of a Card Spectator looks at any card in the deck and at it's mate, card can be named
Related to 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 97
Wayne Dobson An Englishman in New York
2002 Dobson's Choice 4
Marty Kane Divide and Conjure! after several full-deck reverse faros, only three cards remain, one settled upon, it is the selection
  • Full Deck Handling
  • Further Notions on Divide and Conjure! (2)
  • External Thoughts (Robin Robertson, Jerry K. Hartman, Peter Duffie)
  • The Trouble with Seven
  • Partial Deck Handlings
  • Full Deck Prearranged Handling (named card)
Inspired by
  • "The Devil and His Disciple" (Robert Neale, Life Death, and Other Card Tricks)
Related toVariations
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 49
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Paranormalist spectator riffle shuffles once and turns up pairs without the performer seeing them, when a color-matching pair is found the performer names the higher value
Inspired byRelated to 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 95
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 97
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Gilbreath Plays Dominoes after a riffle shuffle domino chain made with cards, end and beginning predicted
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 66
Iain Girdwood Unicycle Stack values recycle after one shuffle
  • The 16 Card Unicycle Stack
  • The 30 Card Unicycle Stack
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 68
Jackie McClements Pushthru Eliminator card chosen, incomplete faro pushed through a few times to get clues about the color and suit of card, wrong card is determined, still right card shows up reversed in deck
Also published here
  • The Crimp, p. 212
2004 A Lecture 14
Dave Campbell Dave's Premonition card not named but built from two consecutive cards in the deck by taking suit of one and value of the other
Inspired by
  • "Thinking Out Loud" (Steven Hamilton, The Crimp #10)
Variations
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 47
Steve Beam Mating Season V first two cards match, then entire deck
  • The Really False Count
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 212
Steve Beam GPS Stack mathematical stack, knowing amount of cut cards
  • Weighing the Cards
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 229
Phil Ogden RAM Deck - Random Access Memory Deck expansion of Lewis Jones Memory Deck, with logical system
Inspired by
  • Lewis Jones' "Memory Deck" in "Cardiograms"
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 230
Peter Duffie Pure Devilry
  • Phase One - Fortuity
  • Phase Two - A Date to Remember
Inspired by 2004 Subtle Miracles 120
Dany Ray One in a Billion two decks, two cards at same position, two methods, very similar to Curry's Power of Thought
Related toAlso published here 2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 132
Stewart James The Robot Deck Stack that allows you to do seven routines in a row

Mental Spell, Straight Poker, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Bridge, Scrambled Spelling Bee, Prophetic Card Discovery
2007 The Essential Stewart James 53
Stewart James The Prophet's Choice Card at a number predicted by magician, two decks used, two cards
Also published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Oct 6, 1946
2007 The Essential Stewart James 64
Stewart James The Clincher Spelling to thought of cards with a poker theme
Also published here
  • typewritten instructions, Aug 1947
2007 The Essential Stewart James 71
Stewart James Ten Nights In A Cardroom Multiple phase routine with ten tricks

1. Shuffled deck, you deal and win a game of draw poker
2. Four spectators name a number each, the cards at those positions have the same value
3. You are able to name every card in a hand of poker as it is being dealt
4. Card to pocket, card is lost in the deck by spectator, then card appears in your previously empty pocket. Effect is repeated.
5. Challenge card location
6. Prediction trick
7. You deal yourself good cards for poker
8. You can predict what cards you will receive for poker
9. Blackjack deal, spectator can name any number of hands and you will always win with a blackjack
10. Shuffled deck, you blindfold yourself, you deal for poker and win once again
Also published here
  • Marketed by SJ, 1948
2007 The Essential Stewart James 84
Stewart James Pocket of Persistence Deck is placed in pocket unseen, magician can be blindfolded, but is able to extract winning poker hands, and even the mate to a previously selected card
Also published here
  • Typewritten instructions, Apr 1949 and Aug 1958
2007 The Essential Stewart James 105
Stewart James Micawber Card is freely named, deck is removed from box and to show one card is reversed in the deck. This reversed card is used to locate the named card.
Also published here
  • Linking Ring Oct 1952
2007 The Essential Stewart James 116
Lennart Green Rainman "Except the Seven of Clubs"
Variations 2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 17
Lennart Green XO-Rainman different shuffle sequence
2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 19
Lennart Green The 4 Card Bet shuffled deck dealt in four piles, bet on whether the top cards have one of each suit, four-category Gilbreath
2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 33
Lennart Green The Remote Control II version with all four suits
Inspired by 2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 35
Nick Trost A "Staggered" Routine two cards removed from two halves, when both halves are turned up in unison, the mates of those cards show up at the same time, three more phases until all pairs match
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 318
Nick Trost Psychic Ability with Gilbreath
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 455
Román García Una Partida Entre Tahúres Triumph, Kings are found after each shuffle, deck ends up in new deck order, faros
Related to 2010 Nanomagias 35
Karl Fulves Triptych two cards chosen, two piles dealt and performer reads out loud all the cards, spectators name the piles with their selections, performer divines cards, they transpose into other pile and are only odd-backed ones
Inspired byRelated to 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 603
Karl Fulves Trap Shoot deck cut, value of top and suit of bottom card used to make up composite card, that is caught with other two cards
Inspired byRelated to 2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 694
Steven Hamilton Thinking Out Loud card built from two consecutive cards in the deck by taking suit of one and value of the other, that card turns over, then Triumph with four cards reversed at finale, the constructed card and its mates
Also published here 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 22
Michael Murray, Stephen Shaw Once Removed deck is divided into three piles, spectator removes a card and its mate, two cards are divined, two different stacks explained
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 242
Pepe Lirrojo The Strange Coincidence Using a mixed deck of cards (red and blue backs), one spectator freely cuts off a number of cards from the top of the deck. Two cards are freely selected from the remainder which ultimately reveal the number of cards cut, the number of reds and blacks, and the colors of the backs of the cards that were cut.
Related to
  • 8th Unsolved Card Problem (Hofzinser, Kartenkunste, 1910)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 102
Steve Beam Nuclear Force Range Force where spectator makes all the choices to arrive at force card.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 211
Gordon Bean One Out of Three Combination of concepts used to force a card.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 45
Lewis Jones Second Thoughts Magician devines a thought-of card while spectator holds the deck.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 74
Benjamin Earl Roleplayer (With a Named Four-of-a-Kind) named card located with the matching three-of-a-kind by spectator
1) Full Deck Setup
2) No Setup
2018 Roleplayer 9
David Solomon Free-Cut Thought Kings cut into deck, Kings come together and Aces appear reversed in deck as well, faro
  • A Cool Discovery (variations with Queens)
Inspired by
  • "Free Cut Marriages" (Nick Trost, Subtle Card Creations - Volume 4)
2018 Solomon's Secrets 96
Steve Beam Quadruple Stack stack to be able to produce four of a kind quickly
Inspired by
  • Martin Gardner's "Five Nine King" in "Scarne on Card Tricks" 1950.
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 28
Matt Baker Triple-Fried Three cards selected by three spectators through a lot of dealing, magician then divines all three selections, can be done with memorized deck or a special stack
Inspired by 2019 The Buena Vista Shuffle Club 204
Allan Ackerman, Jason England The Extended Merlin spectator shuffles deck, sorted into suits, suits shown mixed, they are suddenly ordered, alternate top bottom deals
Inspired by 2019 Card Theater 94
Helder Guimarães The Empty Space "Worth Waiting For"
thought-of card appears between two Jokers in center of deck
Inspired by
  • "The Sculpture" (Helder Guimarães, Red Mirror DVD, 2010)
2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 256
Helder Guimarães Synchronicity "An Act of Pure Luck"
  • First and Second Phase: spectator and performer each select a card from half the deck and find each other's cards, spectator via Tantalizer
  • Third Phase: cards at chosen position in both halves match, then whole deck is mated
Inspired by 2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 432
Ramón Riobóo Mysterious Divination Challenge card location, card chosen from many poker hands
Related to 2019 Second Thoughts 153
Ramón Riobóo I Always Miss, So I Never Miss You divine selection by taking cards out of deck behind the back that always have the opposite characteristic to the selection
Inspired by 2019 Second Thoughts 231
Steve Forte Quads Cull named four-of-a-kind produced after two honest riffle shuffles by spectator, impro
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 923
Steve Reynolds Mini Matching Update one deck, two halves made, after a few single matches all cards match
Inspired by 2020 Output (Issue 10) 1
Greg Chapman The Morphing Stack on using the different faro states of a stack for different routines
Related to
  • Greg Chapman, The Devil's Staircase, 2014
2020 Faro Fundamentals 39