294 entries in Numbers / Number Forces
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Unknown Dice Box dice glued in box in secret compartment as force
Modern Magic 187
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradis Zauberwürfel die with only three different numbers, to force an object in a row of four
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 8) 127
Unknown Das Geheimnis des Wörterbuches empty billets put in hat, a page chosen in a dictionary, that page opened in another one and counted down to a word that corresponds with a number chosen from a change bag of number cards, that word is suddenly on a billet that's chosen form the hat, using force book with only two numbers to force page
Related to Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
Charles T. Jordan The Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69
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
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 34
Oswald Rae The Miracle Slate sum appears on initialed slate under individual numbers
Between Ourselves 43
Oswald Rae Number Force sum is forced
Sub Rosa 71
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related toVariations 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 Mental Magic with Cards 16
Unknown Locating a Page and Word by Cards force number with stack
Mental Magic with Cards 18
Unknown A Prediction card at "selected" number predicted, calculation force
Mental Magic with Cards 29
Unknown Number Addition Force
Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 156
Theodore Annemann The Word on the Page using 14-15 card stack
VariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 157
Unknown Diachylon Book Test. Forcing A Number
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 107
U. F. Grant A Book Test forcing word with cards, double facer
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
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 200
Charles T. Jordan Prophesied Spot Total stack that will force the number 69
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
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
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
Theodore Annemann Premier Book Test using deck of cards to force page number
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
William Larsen Prophesied Discovery using stack that forces number ten
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 228
Unknown Mephisto's Message stack that will force the number twelve
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 236
Ralph W. Hull The Fourteen Deck set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth
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 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Unknown To Force the Number 9
Greater Magic 198
Walter B. Gibson Date Sense numbers on calendar are added, matrix force
Related toVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 279
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser To Force any Number from One to Eight
Greater Magic 196
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters
The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
Unknown Number Force with Dice dice glued in matchbox
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 514
Al Baker Cooperative Conjuring with (forcing) dice, between ten and thirty
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 211
Al Baker Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
Also published here The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 220
Jack Vosburgh Monk's Mystery 14-15 stack that forces number
Variations The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 880
Unknown Slip of Paper Force writing same number on every slip
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 273
Unknown Cloth Changing Bag double bag, used for number force
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 292
Clement de Lion Die Force Improvement one of four cards with rolling of die, see 202 Method of Forcing for original
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 45
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
L. Vosburgh Lyons Nine forcing nine
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
Ronald B. Edwards Free Force forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correction
Related to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 254
L. Vosburgh Lyons Number Force forcing nine
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 21
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number force
Related toVariations The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 313
Tom Fitzgerald Advertising Stunt two lines printed on a card, one with letters one with numbers, number divined
Related to
  • see also "The 'Q' Trick" in Hoffmann's " Modern Magic" p.560
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 394
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition force
Also published here Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 192
Unknown Addition Force number variable
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 195
Unknown The Odd-Even Force forcing an even or odd number with three dice, (reverse) svengali forcing deck
The Fine Art of Magic 231
Will Spoof Predict-Die sum prediction, with rolled die
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 667
Unknown Forcing Three Numbers using cards
The Fine Art of Magic 230
Scurti The Magician For Radio, Television, or Newspaper calculation trick
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 15
U. F. Grant Another 15 Diamonds Gag gag with Fifteen of Diamonds, calculation
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 10
Bob Somerfeld Cut-Witted number force, from one to ten
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 3
Ronald B. Edwards Two Quickies
  • transposition of two cards
  • forcing a number with coins
Variations The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 277) 1109
Jack Yates Astral Digit after some easy arithmetics, spectator and performer have the same number written on a slate
Minds in Close-Up 17
George Sands An Oddity paper slips with numbers on each side are arranged by the spectator
Related to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 50
Cy Endfield Forcing 23 Coin's Date and Card
Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 46
Unknown Predicting a Number Think of a number, do some operations, predict final result
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 159
Unknown, T. O'Connor Sloane The Mysteries of Nine Number forces using the number nine (e.g. 1089), includes variation by T. O'Connor Sloane using money
Related to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 163
Unknown Digital Roots Number force using digital roots
Related to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 164
Unknown Persistent Root Number force using digital roots of nine
Related to Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 165
Unknown Guessing Someone's Age Using digital roots to estimate the age of someone
Related toVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 166
Unknown Psychological Forces Psychological forces with psychologically appealing numbers (37, 68)
Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 173
Mel Stover The Irrisistible Force
Variations The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 162
Bobby Bernard Miko Prediction die to get a number, 3 1/2 card gag
Magic in Miniature 4
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy's
Related to Book Tests 205
Al Baker Al Bakers Nummer-Force with number cards
Also published here Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 16
David Hoy Page Force two books, miscall
Related to The Bold and Subtle Miracles of Dr. Faust 22
Edward Marlo Another Effect is the Following as a number force or book test
Inspired by Faro Controlled Miracles 19
Chan Canasta Oops 1: Fifty years of history Numerical force to select a particular card on a grid of twenty cards, based on an important year to the spectator
Book of Oopses 4
Chan Canasta Oops 9: Look out for a number 1089 force, prediction is 6801 on the page, must flip upside down to reveal prediction
Related to Book of Oopses 20
Chan Canasta Oops 4: Matches not for burning Some matches placed in three equal groups on the page, moved around according to instructions, predict how many matches in the middle group
Book of Oopses 10
Chan Canasta Oops 13: Think of a number Think of a number between 49 and 98, both digits even, not the same.
Book of Oopses 28
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 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
John Bragoli Roulette Force cross total of three numbers
The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 71
Ken Krenzel Never Say Die thought of number matched rolled number
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 48
Paul Siegel Vision Diabolique performer is blindfolded, the reveals number written on a slate, name and drawing drawn on blank card
Doorway to Delusion 6
Paul Siegel Number Force limited pool of numbers, spectator's hold up hands with outstretched fingers, two-digit number is created
Doorway to Delusion 9
Stewart Judah Favorite Card Trick card from row chosen, its value used to count down to selection
The Living End 42
John A. Novak Incalculable forcing a number with a calculator
Related to The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 116) 578
Fredric Kolb ... And the Last Word on perfect calculator model for Novak's Calcu-Total
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 117) 582
Karl Fulves Logic Dice "Math Trix"
die thrown and turned according to rules, final number predicted
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1058
Ronald B. Edwards Small Change Prediction forcing 2010 with coins
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1043
Kabon Fujimara, Juan Tamariz El Pez Japonés puzzle and number divination with 8 cigarettes, fish layout
Inspired by Magia en el Bar 85
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 Close Up Cues 13
Burling Hull Volta's "All-Fair" Dictionary Feat numbers written on card or slate are used to arrive at sentence in dictionary, forcing a range of nine numbers
The Amazing World of Mentalism 61
Burling Hull The Performer Presents a Number Test row of numbers written on slate, a number arrived at by calculation, numbers wiped away and calculated number appears (1089)
The Amazing World of Mentalism 86
Richard Webster Hermetica Tarot card off-beat prediction
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 158) 789
Burling Hull Volta's Master Bok Test Mystery several two-digit numbers on paper, cut out, two pieces chosen and all digits added, first sentence on that page divined
The Amazing World of Mentalism 67
Burling Hull An Old Word Force double-pocket bag with numbered chips
The Amazing World of Mentalism 74
Burling Hull A Mind Reading Number Divination number chosen, it appears spelled out on slate
  • With a Flap
  • Without the Flap
  • Another "No Flap" Method
The Amazing World of Mentalism 89
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
The Big Book of Magic 96
Unknown 14/15 Stack
The Amazing World of Mentalism 71
Burling Hull Forcing Methods to force a number
The Amazing World of Mentalism 19
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book, forcing a limited choice, numbers written in a row and three are encircled
Of Words and Wizards 22
Harry Lorayne I've Got Your Number two-digit number, odd different digits
The Magic Book 227
David Britland Calculated Mysteries prediction / force with calculator, memory button, Uri Geller anecdote
The Talon (Issue 2) 19
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo spectator makes calculations starting from 27 by choosing plus or minus cards, arrives at 64, force
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)
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 Aftermath 1
Karl Fulves Logic Dice die is turned around some times according to simple rules, end result is predicted
Related to Faro Possibilities 33
Arthur Emerson Force 27 different numbers on slips of paper, number is forced
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 227) 1132
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm simple number force idea
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 201
Unknown A Mind for Figures No. 10, psychological force of two numbers, "It will work most of the time"
Self-Working Mental Magic 13
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
Self-Working Mental Magic 48
Theodore Annemann Word on the Page No. 31, two-spectator version of 14-15 stack
Also published here Self-Working Mental Magic 50
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Inspired byRelated toVariations The Violet Book of Mentalism 8
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and Random Numbers number is divined with pendulum, number force
The Magic Pendulum 9
Stephen Minch Mind Runes four rune sticks with one spot on one side and two on the other, stick thrown and card at spot-sum position in Tarot deck noted, number and card predicted as well as spot configuration on rune sticks
Mind Runes 1
Bob Hummer Mother Goose Force to force a page, based on the Miraskill idea
Related to
  • Martin Gardner's "Mother Goose Mystery"
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 99
Unknown Technicolor Dice No. 27, different colored dice, prediction of rolled sum
Self-Working Table Magic 31
Karl Fulves Logic Dice No. 29, divining chosen number, quarter turn instructions
Related to Self-Working Table Magic 34
Stephen Tucker Domino Match two dice put in match box, numbers are predicted with domino
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 85
Philip T. Goldstein Ahoy There! book test featuring a matrix number force
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 474
Harry Lorayne All Aboard book test featuring a matrix number force
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 475
Stephen Tucker Poker Logic with two poker dice, card prediction
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 219
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Inspired byRelated to shuffled lecture 4
Thomas Alan Waters Wheelie forcing a number with a roulette wheel
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 324
Alex East Musical song prediction
Related to Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 380
Alex East Cardputer using number cards, numbers on both sides
Inspired byRelated to Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 264
Stephen Tucker Ringo-Bingo Stover's Days of Force with bingo cards
Inspired byVariations Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 19
Karl Fulves Super Prophet No. 99, numbers from one to six listed a few times and added, total predicted
Inspired by Self-Working Number Magic 137
Piet Forton Zaubern mit Würfeln various easy tricks with dice
  • divination of number
  • forcing a number, with matchbox
  • easy bank night routine with dice
Je geschickter desto Zauberer 5
Thomas Alan Waters Symbo-Chart off beat revelation of a chosen ESP sign, 1089 force
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 510
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Karl Fulves Think of a Number No. 9, spectator does calculation procedure and adds value of change in pocket, performer knows value of change
Self-Working Number Magic 11
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test No. 98, two page numbers selected and added, that number opened in third book and first word divined, using mathematical addition force
Also published here Self-Working Number Magic 134
Al Koran, Edward Victor Koran / Victor Number Force see Al Koran's Jackpot Coins
Related to Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1177
Martin Breese 4929 force based on basic four numbers on a Visa card
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31) 610
Unknown Familiar Spirit No. 6, forcing a postion in a dial by adding four number to the same digits scrambled
Self-Working Number Magic 7
Stephen Clark The Broken Square No. 36, square with two parts missing, still magic square, used for force
Self-Working Number Magic 61
Walter B. Gibson Date Sense No. 72, numbers on calendar are added, matrix force
Related to Self-Working Number Magic 92
Martin Gardner Crazy Calendar No. 73, calendar force with matrix principle
Inspired byRelated to Self-Working Number Magic 94
Karl Fulves Auto Suggestion No. 84, license plate prediction, involving number cards and state cards
Related to Self-Working Number Magic 104
Ali Bongo Force Wheel wheel to force a number, with folded pieces of paper, for banknight etc.
1983 4
Paul Brignall 50337 calculator force, name of a selected city when number is turned over
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 558
Justin Higham Hello calculator reveals word hello, which is also found on Joker
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 562
Stewart James The Dilly-Dally Principle number force with playing cards
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"
Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Stewart James Bermuda Triangles coincidences with triangle layout...
Arcane (Issue 10) 129
Sam Schwartz Mental Monk 14-15 stack that forces number and thus a word into Astrology book
Inspired by 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
Astrology — The Hidden Force 38
Sam Schwartz The Morality Test stack that forces number and thus word in Astrology book
Astrology — The Hidden Force 39
Philip T. Goldstein Rethink Stover's Days of Force with bingo cards
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 468
Karl Fulves Astro Thought No. 100, numbers formed with digits on number cards, total predicted
Self-Working Number Magic 138
Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
A History of the Brainwave Principle 80
Thomas Alan Waters Threesum triple prediction on selected playing cards, with Bingo chart (Stover's "irrisistible Force")
Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 557
Peter Duffie Fred 23 bold number force, card named, number written on back of named selection
Related to Close-Up to the Point 19
Unknown Psychological Forces two digit number and geometric symbol inside another symbol
The Art of Mentalism 30
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cards
Related to The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 238
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Feat spectator finds his card at some position
Thequal 6
Cushing Strout On Book Tests and Tarot Decks using tarot cards to force spot in book
Epoptica (Issue 6) 390
Unknown 1089
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 25
Karl Fulves Almanac Affinity No. 79, spectator removes page of newspaper and adds all four page numbers, number used to look up word in almanac, forced, two handlings
Self-Working Paper Magic 142
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
Self-Working Paper Magic 146
Karl Fulves Murder by Memory No. 45, page number selected with numbers on pieces of paper, only four outcomes possible
Self-Working Paper Magic 82
Shigeo Futagawa Four-Tell On Dice number forced with special colored dice
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 84
Steve Beam 6801 Prediction comedy prediction with a twist, 1089 force
Related to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 222
David Britland Star-Gazer horoscope chosen with counters with number on them, reading is predicted
Psychomancy 35
Mel Stover Calender Force
Psychomancy 52
Steve Rogers Central Limit forcing a range of numbers, open prediction application
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 1383
Philip T. Goldstein Force Majeur matrix force for any number, approach to Mel Stover's "Irresistible Force"
Inspired by Doth 9
Karl Fulves Smart Money No. 92, calculation with date on any coin with result in number nine, this book is a force-book with "of" as every ninth word at the start of each chapter
Self-Working Coin Magic 135
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)
Fifth 3
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force forcing an object among twelve, two dice
Related to Risque 18
Christoph Borer Imaginäre Würfel Force forcing a number with invisible dice
Risque 21
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force forcing an object among twelve, two dice, with several outs
Related to Magie 6
Michael Weber Q-Tip
Inspired by Life Savers 69
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up
Thavant 15
Karl Fulves Number Force number from one to ten forced with typewriter
Typecast 101
Karl Fulves Letter of Intent one of three envelopes chosen by exchanging number cards and adding some, number range force
Deceptive Practices 20
Unknown Confusing the Mathematician mathematical force using face of a watch
Psychokinetic Time 23
Don Nielsen Kronos force of number five, six or seven with wrist watch procedure, newspaper test application, see note on p. 7
Related to
  • "Step Back in Time" (Stephen Tucker, Compendium, 1984)
Rigmarole (Issue 1) 4
Richard Vollmer Six Plus Five two cards add up to eleven
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 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
Escorial 1993 — The Hofzinser Year 13
Alex Elmsley Like a Rolling Bone forcing the number four with an ungaffed die
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 73
Jerry Mentzer 3 or 4 Force Using a Special Die forcing an item in a row of six, propless or with mis-spotted die
Close-Up File 24
Mel Bennett S.P.A.T. letters associated with numbers, credit information
Inspired by
  • Lee Sallows idea in Word Ways, Feb. 1990
Verbatim (Issue 10) 133
John Northern Hilliard Fragment: Notes for a Chapter on The Psychology of Magic collection of different psychological forces of numbers and cards
More Greater Magic 1154
John Mulholland Another Psychological Trick a la Mulholland psychological forces
More Greater Magic 1157
Mel Bennett Card 37 number force for 37 with calculator
Inspired by
  • "Letter for a Stranger" (Stewart James)
Rigmarole (Issue 8) 88
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 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 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 Verbatim (Issue 10) 119
U. F. Grant Number Force with Dice dice shaken in matchbox
Great Tricks Revisited 19
Karl Fulves Digit Tell Us "Thoughts on a classic number stunt"
three digit number, taken reversed and subtracted, fool-proof method
The Fine Print (Issue 1) 7
Karl Fulves Application letters correspond to letters for fun number reveal
Inspired by The Fine Print (Issue 1) 9
John Mulholland, Karl Fulves Highway Robbery letters correspond to letters for fun number reveal
Related to
  • Demonstration of "Affinity of Letters and Figures" (Linking Ring, March 1933)
  • Informant (Karl Fulves, 1995)
The Fine Print (Issue 1) 10
Mel Bennett An 8-Cylinder Deal forcing the number eight
The Fine Print (Issue 1) 14
Unknown Think of a Number No. 10, number thought-of, after some calculation the result is always six
Easy Magic 13
Karl Fulves Beyond Numbers No. 23, page and word selected with calculation procedure
Easy Magic 30
Unknown Figure Fun No. 12, matrix number force, forces 34
Easy Magic 15
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 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
Easy Magic 6
Henry Christ 49 Force two dice used in some calculation that results in 49
Related to Underworld (Issue 4) 47
Francis Carlyle, ? Truzi, Burling Hull, Paul Harris The Client Confidence Sugar Shocker nine sugar packets are numbered on one side, double facer sugar packet is used to force a certain number
Related to The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 263
Paul Harris, Milton Kort Moms Come and Go but a Rolex is Forever "A Revised Milt Kort Classic", 3 1/2 gag with a book page instead of cards, dial force
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 277
Dan Garrett The Force of Numerology page number chosen by adding predetermined numbers, word there predicted, any borrowed book
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Oct. 1979
Top 10 19
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
Method in Effect 10
Nick Trost The Eliminator Uses gaffed dice (mispotted) to locate card in one of six piles, credit info for plot given to publication in Nouvelles Recreations, Physiques et Mathematiques (Gilles-Edme Guyot, 1740)
Inspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 142
George Sands, Mitsunobu Matsuyama "Lucky 13" Force Using a fair dice to force bottom card of seven card packet, by eliminating cards at rolled number repeatedly, independently discovered by Mitsunobu Matsuyama
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 144
Martin Gardner A Curious Number Force Ace through Nine in 3x3 layout
Related to Underworld (Issue 5) 62
James Baker You've Already Won! calculation that always results in the number five, predicted with five dollar bills
Underworld (Issue 9) 124
Philip T. Goldstein Paradox Redux "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
tapestry parity principle, credit information, 4x4 number matrix, 19 or 61
Inspired by The Fine Print (Issue 8) 247
Jack Avis Folding Numbers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, sum of one orientation predicted, parity
Inspired by Vis à Vis 86
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 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
Deck Direct 2
Peter Duffie Predict deck cut, nine cards counted off, some added, total predicted
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 Covert Concepts 13
Philip T. Goldstein Fingers Digit Force limited range of numbers possible
Also published here Theater of the Mind 238
Justin Higham Tri-Rigged altered layout
Inspired by 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 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 290
Justin Higham Square-Rigged Ace through Queen mixed and dealt in 3x3 square formation by spectator, center cards added and used to count to selection, credit information
Inspired by
  • "Exit" (Stephen Tucker, Abra #2164, July 18th 1987)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Precursor #23, May 1989
Arcardia 95
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 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)
New Inspirations 9
Reinhard Müller Taxi Dice die thrown and turned according to rules, final number predicted, presentation for the effect
Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 131
Karl Fulves 10¢ Worth page number chosen with procedure with coin change, forcing a set of possible numbers
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 183
Unknown Prediction Supreme No. 20, some cards chosen and their values added, fifteen, card at that position predicted
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)
New Self-Working Card Tricks 75
Steve Beam Steve's Nothing-To-Do-With-Canning's-Idea Prediction number is formed by simple arithmetics and predicted with a coin
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 210
Lewis Jones By the numbers number force for any number with a magic square
Related to Ahead of the Pack 233
Allan Slaight Forcing 17 or 18 psychological force
Penumbra (Issue 4) 17
Lewis Jones I've got your number number force with a calculator
Inspired by
  • Michael de Marco, Linking Ring, May 2001
Ahead of the Pack 242
Jim Steinmeyer The One O'clock Mystery spelling hours to arrive at one, Kruskal
Related toVariations Impuzzibilities 12
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Mystery spelling numbers to arrive at three, Kruskal
Impuzzibilities 14
Philip T. Goldstein Never Odd or Even a/k/a I Prefer Pi
Rotator as number force
Related to Redivider 14
Philip T. Goldstein, Peter Duffie On Add-a-No
Redivider 17
Philip T. Goldstein Toll a Total, a Total Lot a/k/a Must Sum
taking cards from two piles
Redivider 21
Lewis Jones Con text spectator deals and stops for page number, repeated for word number, word divined
Ahead of the Pack 219
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Principle of Nine adding digits and subtracting from original number always is a multiple of nine
  • The basic estimation principle
  • The Count-Back Force
  • The Less-counting principle
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 79
Luke Jermay A Presentation for the number force between one and ten
Building Blocks 137
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flexible Choice number chosen with four back-to-back pairs, using George Sands's "One to Eight" principle
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 60
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Future Choice five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see Vol. 2 reference for credit information
Inspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 73
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Whitewash ESP deck, card chosen by adding some numbers on number cards, predicted, all others blank
Inspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 75
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Double Digit Inflation using the Tent Prediction as a two-way out
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 135
Mick Ayres Calculated Risk number is formed with calculator, cards are mixed and match the total, using A Swindle of Sorts
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 138
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Stax Fax stacks that force numbers, see also p. 68
Clockwork 45
S. H. Paine Paine Set-Up for a number force, 14-15
Clockwork 45
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force
Compilation 113
Karl Fulves Cooked Book page number chosen via calculation method, can only be one of two numbers
Prolix (Issue 1) 66
Karl Fulves Urban Legends four urban legends and their opposite on cards along with eight numbers, some cards are turned over and numbers added, force for 47
  • Second Method
  • Background
Inspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 1) 14
Howard A. Adams Booklefta number force with eight-card packet and spelling
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 191
Jerry K. Hartman 15/14 Delight subtlety for 14/15 stack
Prolix (Issue 1) 30
Stewart Judah My # Yours number prediction by both performer and spectator, only calculation
Prolix (Issue 3) 202
Tony Bartolotta, Karl Fulves High School Hijinks using school textbooks
Prolix (Issue 3) 208
Don Nielsen Page Force forcing a number from two to nine with a newspaper, book test application
Prolix (Issue 3) 149
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
Prolix (Issue 3) 188
Karl Fulves Total Test six dice with all numbers from one to six on table, spectator covers two groups of three each, performer moves dice under either object around so both totals match, with variations involving prediction or divinations
  • The Over-Under
  • Workout
  • Cube Count
  • The Fix Is In
Prolix (Issue 4) 221
Karl Fulves Retrograde Dice "capturing the past"
three different-colored dice thrown by spectator, numbers added, dice turned according to instructions and numbers added, end sum predicted, number on hidden die divined
Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 5
Ken De Courcy A Real Pocket Trick comedy presentation for number force for five
Inspired by
  • a number force in Annemann's "202 Method of Forcing"
Prolix (Issue 5) 316
Karl Fulves Numismatica "they've got your number"
after some calculation, one of five force numbers is the outcome
Variations Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 6
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Also published here Noteworthy 50
Karl Fulves Karate Force psychological force for five
Prolix (Issue 4) 242
Robert E. Neale The Soul in the Machine Do some calculation on calculator, when final result is turned over it reveals a message in English
This Is Not a Book 275
Robert E. Neale High Noon Do some calculation on calculator, final result reveals numbers related to God's creation
This Is Not a Book 281
Karl Fulves The 14/15 Force credit information on number forcing stacks
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
Prolix (Issue 5) 288
T. Page Wright, William Larsen Computation Foretold number forcing stack
Also published here
  • The Sphinx, Feb. 1931
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
Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Karl Fulves Flat Dice six dice, spectator rolls three, numbers drawn in 2x3 grid, repeated, addition made, number force, book test application or counting to Aces
Prolix (Issue 6) 391
Jim Steinmeyer The Three Book Experiment mathematical calculations to arrive at page number
Inspired by
  • "The Great Book Test" (The Magic of Robert Harbin)
  • U. F. Grant's marketed book test
A Tribute to Robert Harbin 18
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) 20. The Hunt for Red October (Book Test) page and word forced via playing card procedure
Penumbra (Issue 11) 6
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Inspired byAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handling
Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 221
Mel Stover Calendar Prediction Mel Stover's "Days of Force" with calendar
Related to Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 20) 312
Michael Weber Weber's Winning Idea number-matrix force on lottery ticket
Related to Weber's Winning Idea 1
Michael Weber References for Number-Matrix Force
Weber's Winning Idea 4
Roberto Giobbi How to Limit a Number
Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 9) 333
Jim Steinmeyer Number, Number, Number Ace through Six, counting trick which forces eleven
Subsequent Impuzzibilities 15
Jim Steinmeyer Force Six circle layout to force six
Subsequent Impuzzibilities 23
Jim Steinmeyer Force Ten circle layout to force ten
Subsequent Impuzzibilities 24
Robin Robertson Numismatrick calculation trick using the Ace through Nine of a suit
Inspired by Xtra Credit (Issue 5) 23
Tom Stone Dice Force simple gaffed die to force a number
Maelstrom 4
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle finger
Inspired byRelated to Full Frontal Mayhew 13
Karl Fulves Potter's Index book test with borrowed Harry Potter book, calculations on paper required
Prolix (Issue 9) 580
Mel Bennett The Force Methods number forces
1. using number cards (Magigram, Amazing Trelba)
2. "Newspaper Prediction" (Martin Gardner, Magic, August 2005, also Ibidem?)
3. 4x4 matrix
4. magic square
Related to Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 69
Barrie Richardson Giuoco Piano three psychological forces (carrot, two-digit and three-digit number), then one number with nail writer
Curtain Call 81
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
Special Effects 82
Michael Murray Boomerang Forcing Technique verbally forcing a certain even number between one and five
A Piece Of My Mind 43
Michael Murray The Boomerang Force verbally forcing a certain even number between one and five, allowing the spectator to change his mind twice
A Piece Of My Mind 214
Michael Murray Sublime Influence Evolution some cards with numbers are selected and mixed, number matches reversed logo of Pepsi
A Piece Of My Mind 54
Steve Beam Fingered Audience selects finger through counting procedure. Comedy revelation.
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 186
Max Maven Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Related to The Black Book of Mentalism 4
Michael Weber Rainbow Matrix - Weber Notes
Inspired by The Black Book of Mentalism 5
Doug Canning Tile Force Variation on the matrix force. Number force with grid
Inspired byVariations
  • Mathematical Recreations by Maurice Kraitchik, 1942.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 116
Steve Beam The Talisman Non-card version of card trick predicting how long a volunteer has left to live.
Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 118
Bob Farmer Toxic forcing a number with a calculator
7 Mysteries of Mentalism 51
Unknown Number Force with calculator or cell phone
21 147
So Sato Yin Yang Divide six cards chosen, separated into two groups of three and each added up, both totals predicted
The Secrets of So Sato 92
Unknown Number Force cards with numbers distributed, two-digit numbers formed and added
The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 64
Harry Lorayne 68 Force asking for a number with even digits between fifty and hundred
JawDroppers! Two 222
Asi Wind Double Digits Force forcing two one-digit numbers by riffling through cards and spectator names two values he sees
Inspired by 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
Plots & Methods 26
Kyle Everitt The Add Stack forcing number 170
Epoch (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3