329 entries in Numbers / Number Forces
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Dice Box dice glued in box in secret compartment as force
1876 Modern Magic 187
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 May 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradis Zauberwürfel die with only three different numbers, to force an object in a row of four
Aug. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 8) 127
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
Oswald Rae The Miracle Slate sum appears on initialed slate under individual numbers
1926 Between Ourselves 43
Oswald Rae Number Force sum is forced
1928 Sub Rosa 71
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
W. F. "Rufus" Steele Mathematical Trick Baker's date addition force, result predicted with digits of four cards
1928 Card Tricks You Will Do 26
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 Number Addition Force
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 156
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
Unknown To Force the Number 9
1938 Greater Magic 198
Walter B. Gibson Date Sense numbers on calendar are added, matrix force
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 279
Theodore Annemann 'Number, Please' prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters
1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 11
Franklin M. Chapman Match-Ic Numbers number appears on head of match, mental calculation
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Das fabelhafte Gedächtnis (Ein kleiner Stammtischscherz) mathematical trick, 1089 to force name in phone book
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4) 21
Unknown Number Force with Dice dice glued in matchbox
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 514
Al Baker Cooperative Conjuring with (forcing) dice, between ten and thirty
1941 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 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
A. F. Vickland A Match for You “thought-of” number (after a mathematical process) appears on head of a burnt match, mathematical force of four
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 5
Unknown Slip of Paper Force writing same number on every slip
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 273
Unknown Cloth Changing Bag double bag, used for number force
1941/27 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
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 45
Alvin R. Plough Gaglet calculation and multiple outs
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 148
L. Vosburgh Lyons Nine forcing nine
Also published here 1944 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 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 62) 254
L. Vosburgh Lyons Number Force forcing nine
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 21
Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number force
Related toVariations 1945 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
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 97) 394
Al Cohn Mental Marvels with general comments on mentalism, two numbers thought of and divined (psychological forces), last number or word always is right
Related to Dec. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 7) 171
Richard Himber Transcendental Book Test using mathematical addition force
Also published here 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 192
Unknown Addition Force number variable
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 195
Unknown Forcing Three Numbers using cards
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 230
Unknown The Odd-Even Force forcing an even or odd number with three dice, (reverse) svengali forcing deck
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 231
Will Spoof Predict-Die sum prediction, with rolled die
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 667
Scurti The Magician For Radio, Television, or Newspaper calculation trick
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 15
U. F. Grant Another 15 Diamonds Gag gag with Fifteen of Diamonds, calculation
May 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 10
Bob Somerfeld Cut-Witted number force, from one to ten
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 3
Harry Houdini, Nate Leipzig, Harry Levine Affinity in Numbers No. 110, after some mental calculation, the two digits of the total match the values of two selected cards
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 212
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
Ronald B. Edwards Two Quickies
  • transposition of two cards
  • forcing a number with coins
VariationsAlso published here 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 277) 1109
Walter Behm Zahlen-Forcieren two ways to force a four-digit number
  • with dice
  • with bills
1953 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 5) 142
Jack Yates Astral Digit after some easy arithmetics, spectator and performer have the same number written on a slate
1954 Minds in Close-Up 17
George Sands An Oddity paper slips with numbers on each side are arranged by the spectator
Related to 1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 312) 50
Cy Endfield Forcing 23 Coin's Date and Card
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 46
Unknown Predicting a Number Think of a number, do some operations, predict final result
1956 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 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 163
Unknown Digital Roots Number force using digital roots
Related to 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 164
Unknown Persistent Root Number force using digital roots of nine
Related to 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 165
Unknown Guessing Someone's Age Using digital roots to estimate the age of someone
Related toVariations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 166
Unknown Psychological Forces Psychological forces with psychologically appealing numbers (37, 68)
Related to 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 173
Mel Stover The Irrisistible Force
Variations 1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 171
Bobby Bernard Miko Prediction die to get a number, 3 1/2 card gag
1958 Magic in Miniature 4
Tony Corinda Page Force same as David Hoy's
Related to 1959 Book Tests 205
Al Baker Al Bakers Nummer-Force with number cards
Also published here 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil I 16
David Hoy Page Force two books, miscall
Related to 1963 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 1964 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
1966 Book of Oopses 4
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
1966 Book of Oopses 10
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 1966 Book of Oopses 20
Chan Canasta Oops 13: Think of a number Think of a number between 49 and 98, both digits even, not the same.
1966 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 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 10
John Bragoli Roulette Force cross total of three numbers
1969 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 2 71
Ken Krenzel Never Say Die thought of number matched rolled number
1972 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
1972 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
1972 Doorway to Delusion 9
Stewart Judah Favorite Card Trick card from row chosen, its value used to count down to selection
1972 The Living End 42
Ken De Courcy Everything is Relative forcing 34 in a 4x4 matrix with the numbers from one to sixteen
1973 Pentertain 6
John A. Novak Incalculable forcing a number with a calculator
Related to 1974 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 1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 117) 582
Ronald B. Edwards Small Change Prediction forcing 2010 with coins
Inspired by Aug. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1043
Karl Fulves Logic Dice "Math Trix"
die thrown and turned according to rules, final number predicted
Related toVariations Oct. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1058
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
Kabon Fujimara, Juan Tamariz El Pez Japonés puzzle and number divination with 8 cigarettes, fish layout
Inspired by 1975 Magia en el Bar 85
Richard Webster Hermetica Tarot card off-beat prediction
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 158) 789
Unknown The Fourteen Fifteen Deck forcing a number, for a book test
1976 The Big Book of Magic 96
Burling Hull Forcing Methods to force a number
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 19
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
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 61
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
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 67
Unknown 14/15 Stack
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 71
Burling Hull An Old Word Force double-pocket bag with numbered chips
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 74
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)
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 86
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
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 89
George B. Anderson Three-Way Prediction predicting a letter, shape and one-digit number
1976 Mistress of Pentertain 18
Unknown 1089 and All That ideas for 1089 force
1976 Mistress of Pentertain 26
Ken De Courcy Are You Kidding? "how many children" presentation for prediction of number 5
Inspired by
  • effect in Royal V. Heath's "Mathemagic"
1976 Mistress of Pentertain 28
Al Mann The Locked Book with locked book, forcing a limited choice, numbers written in a row and three are encircled
1977 Of Words and Wizards 22
Harry Lorayne I've Got Your Number two-digit number, odd different digits
1977 The Magic Book 227
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
David Britland Calculated Mysteries prediction / force with calculator, memory button, Uri Geller anecdote
1978 The Talon (Issue 2) 19
Will Dexter Number Force
July 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 2) 64
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm simple number force idea
May 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 201
Karl Fulves Logic Dice die is turned around some times according to simple rules, end result is predicted
Related to 1979 Faro Possibilities 33
Arthur Emerson Force 27 different numbers on slips of paper, number is forced
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 227) 1132
Unknown A Mind for Figures No. 10, psychological force of two numbers, "It will work most of the time"
1979 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
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
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1980 The Violet Book of Mentalism 8
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and Random Numbers number is divined with pendulum, number force
1980 The Magic Pendulum 9
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
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
1980 Mind Runes 1
Edmund Rowland Zifferntricks twelve puzzles and tricks with numbers
Also published here
  • Abracadabra #576-579, Feb. 1957
Nov. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 106
Ken De Courcy The Invisible Die and Card Trick card chosen via calculation with invisible dice, spectator sits on that card
Inspired by
  • card on chair in The Quaker Oat Book of Magic
  • "The Invisible Die" (Ken de Courcy, Magigram)
1980 Cards in Cabaret 9
Philip T. Goldstein Ahoy There! book test featuring a matrix number force
Apr. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 474
Harry Lorayne All Aboard book test featuring a matrix number force
Apr. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 475
Unknown Technicolor Dice No. 27, different colored dice, prediction of rolled sum
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 31
Karl Fulves Logic Dice No. 29, divining chosen number, quarter turn instructions
Related to 1981 Self-Working Table Magic 34
Stephen Tucker Domino Match two dice put in match box, numbers are predicted with domino
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 85
Ronald B. Edwards Die Münzen-Zahlenforce forcing a number with coins
Also published here June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 70
Dr. Stanley Jaks Hinter meiner Tafel with number range force (using spectator's age) and three-way-out
Also published here
  • "Behind My Blackboard" (The Gen, May 1959)
Dec. 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 4) 154
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Inspired byRelated to 1982 shuffled lecture 4
Thomas Alan Waters Wheelie forcing a number with a roulette wheel
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Octasm) 324
Stephen Tucker Poker Logic with two poker dice, card prediction
Inspired by 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 219
Alex East Cardputer using number cards, numbers on both sides
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 264
Alex East Musical song prediction
Related to 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 380
Stephen Tucker Ringo-Bingo Stover's Days of Force with bingo cards
Inspired byVariations 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 19
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
Al Koran, Edward Victor Koran / Victor Number Force see Al Koran's Jackpot Coins
Related to Nov. 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1177
Thomas Alan Waters Symbo-Chart off beat revelation of a chosen ESP sign, 1089 force
1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 510
Philip T. Goldstein Rethink Stover's Days of Force with bingo cards
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 468
Paul Brignall 50337 calculator force, name of a selected city when number is turned over
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 558
Justin Higham Hello calculator reveals word hello, which is also found on Joker
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 562
Martin Breese 4929 force based on basic four numbers on a Visa card
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 31) 610
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
Unknown Familiar Spirit No. 6, forcing a postion in a dial by adding four number to the same digits scrambled
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 7
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
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 11
Stephen Clark The Broken Square No. 36, square with two parts missing, still magic square, used for force
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 61
Walter B. Gibson Date Sense No. 72, numbers on calendar are added, matrix force
Related to 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 92
Martin Gardner Crazy Calendar No. 73, calendar force with matrix principle
Inspired byRelated to 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 94
Karl Fulves Auto Suggestion No. 84, license plate prediction, involving number cards and state cards
Related to 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 104
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 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 134
Karl Fulves Super Prophet No. 99, numbers from one to six listed a few times and added, total predicted
Inspired by 1983 Self-Working Number Magic 137
Karl Fulves Astro Thought No. 100, numbers formed with digits on number cards, total predicted
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 138
Al Baker Number Force with cards, waxed or roughed
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 80
Ali Bongo Force Wheel wheel to force a number, with folded pieces of paper, for banknight etc.
1983 1983 4
Piet Forton Zaubern mit Würfeln various easy tricks with dice
  • divination of number
  • forcing a number, with matchbox
  • easy bank night routine with dice
1983 Je geschickter desto Zauberer 5
Mel Stover, Rudolf Braunmüller Die Mehrzweck-Zahlenforce using a grid
Inspired by Apr. 1983 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 1) 33
Cushing Strout On Book Tests and Tarot Decks using tarot cards to force spot in book
Aug. 1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 390
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
Thomas Alan Waters Threesum triple prediction on selected playing cards, with Bingo chart (Stover's "irrisistible Force")
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 557
Peter Duffie Fred 23 bold number force, card named, number written on back of named selection
Related to 1984 Close-Up to the Point 19
Unknown Psychological Forces two digit number and geometric symbol inside another symbol
1984 The Art of Mentalism 30
Unknown 1089
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 25
Karl Fulves Murder by Memory No. 45, page number selected with numbers on pieces of paper, only four outcomes possible
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 82
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
1985 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
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 146
Shigeo Futagawa Four-Tell On Dice number forced with special colored dice
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 84
Steve Beam 6801 Prediction comedy prediction with a twist, 1089 force
Related to 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 13) 222
David Britland Star-Gazer horoscope chosen with counters with number on them, reading is predicted
1986 Psychomancy 35
Mel Stover Calender Force
1986 Psychomancy 52
Steve Rogers Central Limit forcing a range of numbers, open prediction application
Aug. 1987 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 1987 Doth 9
L. Vosburgh Lyons, Rudolf Braunmüller, R. Machford Zahlenforcen: Das Neuner-Prinzip
Also published here Oct. 1987 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1) 19
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)
Variations
1989 Fifth 3
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
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 135
Philip T. Goldstein Numbers selected number cards added up
1991 Thavant 15
Michael Weber Q-Tip
Inspired by 1991 Life Savers 69
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force forcing an object among twelve, two dice
Related to 1991 Risque 18
Christoph Borer Imaginäre Würfel Force forcing a number with invisible dice
1991 Risque 21
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force forcing an object among twelve, two dice, with several outs
Related to 1991 Magie 6
T. Page Wright Psychological Card Problems introduction to psychological forces and things like that
  • Psychological Forces
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 278
T. Page Wright Psychological Number Forces seven and fifteen, usage for card divination
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 279
Karl Fulves Letter of Intent one of three envelopes chosen by exchanging number cards and adding some, number range force
1992 Deceptive Practices 20
Karl Fulves Number Force number from one to ten forced with typewriter
1992 Typecast 101
Unknown Confusing the Mathematician mathematical force using face of a watch
1992/1999 Psychokinetic Time 23
Richard Vollmer Six Plus Five two cards add up to eleven
July 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2240
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)
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 4
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
Larry White Penny Force digits of date on coin added
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 11
Steve Dusheck Force 58 twenty-eight numbers in a grid, row selected and sum predicted, Tape Measure Force extension
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 22
Steve Dusheck Miami Dice three dice shaken in plastic box, total predicted
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 66
Rudolf Braunmüller Taschenrechner-Zahlenforce Toxic force and applications
June 1993 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 1) 32
Alex Elmsley Like a Rolling Bone forcing the number four with an ungaffed die
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 73
John Northern Hilliard Fragment: Notes for a Chapter on The Psychology of Magic collection of different psychological forces of numbers and cards
1994 More Greater Magic 1154
John Mulholland Another Psychological Trick a la Mulholland psychological forces
1994 More Greater Magic 1157
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 Card 37 number force for 37 with calculator
Inspired by
  • "Letter for a Stranger" (Stewart James)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 88
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
Mel Bennett S.P.A.T. letters associated with numbers, credit information
Inspired by
  • Lee Sallows idea in Word Ways, Feb. 1990
1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 133
Jerry Mentzer 3 or 4 Force Using a Special Die forcing an item in a row of six, propless or with mis-spotted die
1994 Close-Up File 24
Steve Dusheck No Apologies result of calculation appears on business card
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 1
Steve Dusheck Dice Force using die with same number on all sides, shaken in cup
Related to 1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 109
U. F. Grant Number Force with Dice dice shaken in matchbox
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 19
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 Digit Tell Us "Thoughts on a classic number stunt"
three digit number, taken reversed and subtracted, fool-proof method
1995 The Fine Print (Issue 1) 7
Karl Fulves Application letters correspond to letters for fun number reveal
Inspired by 1995 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)
1995 The Fine Print (Issue 1) 10
Mel Bennett An 8-Cylinder Deal forcing the number eight
1995 The Fine Print (Issue 1) 14
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
Unknown Think of a Number No. 10, number thought-of, after some calculation the result is always six
1995 Easy Magic 13
Unknown Figure Fun No. 12, matrix number force, forces 34
1995 Easy Magic 15
Karl Fulves Beyond Numbers No. 23, page and word selected with calculation procedure
1995 Easy Magic 30
Unknown Die Siebzehnerforce number seventeen
Mar. 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2) 60
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 1996 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
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 277
Henry Christ 49 Force two dice used in some calculation that results in 49
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 4) 47
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
1996 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
1996 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 1997 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
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 144
Martin Gardner A Curious Number Force Ace through Nine in 3x3 layout
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 62
James Baker You've Already Won! calculation that always results in the number five, predicted with five dollar bills
1998 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 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 247
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
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 1998 Vis à Vis 86
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
Harry Lorayne Think Of A Number psychological force of number with multiple out prediction in Himber wallet, different odd digits or even digits
1998 The Himber Wallet Book 139
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
1999 Arcardia 95
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
Philip T. Goldstein Fingers Digit Force limited range of numbers possible
Also published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 238
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
Reinhard Müller Taxi Dice die thrown and turned according to rules, final number predicted, presentation for the effect
Inspired by 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 131
Karl Fulves 10¢ Worth page number chosen with procedure with coin change, forcing a set of possible numbers
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 183
Allan Slaight Forcing 17 or 18 psychological force
2002 Penumbra (Issue 4) 17
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
Lewis Jones By the numbers number force for any number with a magic square
Related to 2002 Ahead of the Pack 233
Lewis Jones I've got your number number force with a calculator
Inspired by
  • Michael de Marco, Linking Ring, May 2001
Variations
2002 Ahead of the Pack 242
Steve Beam Steve's Nothing-To-Do-With-Canning's-Idea Prediction number is formed by simple arithmetics and predicted with a coin
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 210
Luke Jermay A Presentation for the number force between one and ten
2003 Building Blocks 137
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
2003 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)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 75
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
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
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 79
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Double Digit Inflation using the Tent Prediction as a two-way out
Inspired by 2004 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
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 138
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
Bob Ostin Punchboard Prediction board with holes in one side and numbers in other side, pierced number is predicted
2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 174
Christoph Borer Mehrere-Würfel-Force
2006 Compilation 113
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 2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 14
Jerry K. Hartman 15/14 Delight subtlety for 14/15 stack
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 30
Karl Fulves Cooked Book page number chosen via calculation method, can only be one of two numbers
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 66
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
Don Nielsen Page Force forcing a number from two to nine with a newspaper, book test application
2007 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
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 188
Stewart Judah My # Yours number prediction by both performer and spectator, only calculation
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 202
Tony Bartolotta, Karl Fulves High School Hijinks using school textbooks
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 208
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
2008 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
2008 This Is Not a Book 281
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
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 221
Karl Fulves Karate Force psychological force for five
2008 Prolix (Issue 4) 242
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
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"
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 316
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
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
2008 Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 5
Karl Fulves Numismatica "they've got your number"
after some calculation, one of five force numbers is the outcome
Variations 2008 Xtra Credit (Issue 2) 6
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Also published here 2008 Noteworthy 50
Pepe Medy Destino Fatal stones with numbers on each side are used to form a number, list with words, chosen word is predicted
2008 El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 5) 73
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
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
2009 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
2009 A Tribute to Robert Harbin 18
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Inspired byAlso published here 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handling
Inspired byRelated to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 221
Mel Stover Calendar Prediction Mel Stover's "Days of Force" with calendar
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 20) 312
Roberto Giobbi How to Limit a Number
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 9) 333
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
Michael Weber Weber's Winning Idea number-matrix force on lottery ticket
Related to 2010 Weber's Winning Idea 1
Michael Weber References for Number-Matrix Force
2010 Weber's Winning Idea 4
Robin Robertson Numismatrick calculation trick using the Ace through Nine of a suit
Inspired by 2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 5) 23
Tom Stone Dice Force simple gaffed die to force a number
Related to 2011 Maelstrom 4
Steve Mayhew A Bird in the Hand audience selects finger through counting procedure - middle finger
Inspired byRelated to 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 13
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
Karl Fulves Potter's Index book test with borrowed Harry Potter book, calculations on paper required
2011 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 2011 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
2011 Curtain Call 81
Michael Murray Boomerang Forcing Technique verbally forcing a certain even number between one and five
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 43
Michael Murray Sublime Influence Evolution some cards with numbers are selected and mixed, number matches reversed logo of Pepsi
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 54
Michael Murray The Boomerang Force verbally forcing a certain even number between one and five, allowing the spectator to change his mind twice
2014 A Piece Of My Mind 214
Max Maven Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 4
Michael Weber Rainbow Matrix - Weber Notes
Inspired by 2015 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.
2015 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 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 118
Steve Beam Fingered Audience selects finger through counting procedure. Comedy revelation.
Inspired by 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 186
Bob Farmer Toxic forcing a number with a calculator
2015 7 Mysteries of Mentalism 51
Karl Fulves The Diana Games introduction to problem: list of target numbers, then six cards with numbers on them, three chosen, they always add up to a target number while the three discards don't, range force
Related toVariations 2015 The Lowdown (Issue 1) 27
Karl Fulves Para-Dice forcing a number with sure shot dice box, as part of gambling prediction type routine
Related to 2015 Errata (Issue 1) 20
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
Unknown Number Force cards with numbers distributed, two-digit numbers formed and added
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 64
Unknown Number Force with calculator or cell phone
2016 21 147
Harry Lorayne 68 Force asking for a number with even digits between fifty and hundred
2017 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 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