364 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Chaos & Order
  
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Unknown To teach the Company a Trick which they Learn without Difficulty, then to allow them to Succeed or to cause them to Fail at your Pleasure deck dealt in four piles and suits separated, taught to audience and they fail or succeed
Related to 1876 Modern Magic 66
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick cards coming out in order via down-under-deal, thirteen-card and 32-card version
1889 Tricks with Cards 72
Unknown The Whist Trick dealing four hands, one contains winning suit and others are either mixed or also sorted in suits
1889 Tricks with Cards 78
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick with a Complete Pack apparently mixed deck comes out in order via down-under deal
1890 More Magic 42
Unknown The "Alternate Card" Trick thirteen-card packet comes out in order via down-under deal
1890 More Magic 31
Unknown Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for that
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 54
Unknown Nil homini certum est cards openly separated in suits and dealt out twice, they're separated again, performer can do it and spectator only when performer wants him to, four cards secretly palmed in or out for that
Also published here 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 90
Unknown Die künstliche Reihenfolge deck dealt out with down-under deal in new deck order as climax to card performance, for 32 or 52 cards
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 108
Unknown Das schräg oder conisch beschnittene Spiel stripper deck, red black application, also all four suits
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 128
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
Unknown Das mathematische Mischen - 1. first application, ten cards shuffled, yet they stay in order, using shuffle that recycles after seven executions
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 119
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
Wilhelm Schiele Zum Ordnen der Karten deck shown mixed, down-under deal performed to sort deck in new deck order, method to achieve set-up
Inspired by Apr. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 52
Ben-Zur Nur wahre Kunst macht frei version to do the suit separation with a full deck of thirty-two cards
Inspired by Dec. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 4
A. J. Sonderbare Uebereinstimmung deck shuffled, spectator cuts and count off the top few cards, one of the Aces chosen, the counted-off cards are of the same suit, two methods
Related to Dec. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 181
Eduard Hensel Das Hexen-Einmaleins using Goethe's poem from Faust I, illustrated with Ace through Ten which are produced in mixed suits as the values are mentioned, some transform or vanish
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 88
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 581
Adolphe "Magicus" Blind The Demon Digits three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 29
Stanley Collins Reviewing a Revue shuffled deck is separated in four piles and each put in a box, spectator choses a suit for each box and the cards of the corresponding suit are found in them
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 27
Oswald Rae The Elusive Digits four cards with numbers from one to four in a glass frame, arrange in wanted order, second set of cards in card stand
1926 Between Ourselves 34
Jack Merlin A Sequence Effect thirteen cards put in order by dealing them in a row on the table, alternate top bottoms
Variations 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 9
Unknown Sure Winner Spelling Bee eleven cards (ace through jack) order themselves like the magician wants, doesn't work for spectator
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 60
Jean Hugard To Flourish or Not to Flourish? short essay and trick, calendar presentation (months, weeks, ...)
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 30
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 371
Unknown Digging For Diamonds performer and then spectator always cut at diamonds
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 21
Bob Hummer Face Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 Half-A-Dozen Hummers 4
Roger Barkann The Pluperfect Steal deck is shuffled face up and face down, four cards put in a box, the cards vanish and the deck is in order again, with Duolette
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 121
Warren Wiersbe Stacking the Deck poker & dealing routine to secretly get into Si Stebbins
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 22
Bob Hummer Hummer's Swindle spectator takes sixteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile behind his back, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and without looking reverses all cards back in order
Also published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 2
Bob Hummer The Lonely Card CATO routine, cards turned face up, performer takes packet behind back and reverses all cards except selection
VariationsAlso published here 1946 Face Up Face Down Mysteries 2
Carroll Darnay Mixup spectator shuffles a suit, suit is then again in order
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 184) 737
Eddie Joseph The Magician and the Bridge Fiend deck shuffled face-up/face-down several time with slop shuffles, sorted behind back by performer, then bridge deal of one suit
Related to 1951 More Dumbfounders with Cards 17
Martin Gardner, "Chic" Schoke Easy Aces Aces in the deck stay in the same order after spectator riffle shuffled the deck three times
1952 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 249) 997
Norman MacLeod MacCleod's Miracle! four hands of Bridge, spectator and performer turn cards over in each hand, total is predicted
Inspired by
  • a trick in "The Last Testament of R.W. Hull"
Also published here
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 328) 122
Charles Hudson Sorcerer's Seven II cards are shuffled and cards from 8 to As removed, shuffled again and picture cards removed, then with the number seven all quartets are counted to
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 9
Harry Lorayne Out of this Universe some red and black sorting comes out despite real shuffles, not really OOTW effect
Related toVariations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 80
Don Tanner The Lineup cards from Ace to Five are shuffled and placed inside card box, when opened again, cards are back in order
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 58
Edward Marlo Transition Poker ace stacking with new deck order climax
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 6 Effects) 15
Edward Marlo A Matching Routine stay stack routine with six phases
Variations 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 31
Mike Rogers From the Desk of Mike Rogers idea for Kirk Styles Boy Meets Girl cards, cards join in pairs
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 47
Peter Kane Tetradism (1) Matching the Cards with freely chosen card
(2) all four-of-a-kinds produced
1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 19
Bruce Cervon Ten Gives Three ace to ten are shuffled, reorder themselves, joker appeares at chosen number
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 45
Gene Finnell Face-up Face-down Duplication face up/face down order of two piles match, gilbreath
1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 37
Charlie Wicks Sequence ten to aces removed and laid out, switched around a bit, all in royal flush order
1969 Expert Card Mysteries 98
Roy Walton Suit Yourself two small packets, one arranges the same suit order as the other
1969 The Devil's Playthings 42
John Hamilton Hidden Symmetry producing thirteen cards in order with down-under deal, shuffle sequence to get into the required order
Inspired by
  • "Try It Yourself" (52 Amazing Card Tricks, Rufus Steele)
Apr. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 333
Paul Swinford, Roy Walton Thoughts on "Money Power" ten cards eventually match, faros instead of reverse faros, see Roy Walton's "Money Power"
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 278
David Gale, Richard Karp The Well-Taught Deck dealing five poker hands, the hands come out in ascending order at third deal, see also p. 550 for comment by J. G. Thompson Jr.
Related to Apr. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6) 513
Brother John Hamman Chinese Miracle location of two cards and their four-of-a-kind via spelling, rest of deck sorted into four-of-a-kind groups, impromptu, see also p. 684
Related toAlso published here Summer 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 543
Father Cyprian Hofzinser - 70 in addition to classic effect all cards of chosen suit appear reversed and in order throughout deck, faro
1973 Epilogue (Issue 17) 159
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #8 cards openly separated into suits, then reds shuffled together and blacks, halves put together, they magically mix
Also published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 791
Paul Curry Mission Incredible spectator shuffles thirteen cards of one suit and arrange them in order without looking, double facer and duplicates
Related to 1974 Paul Curry Presents 11
Paul Curry The Problem Of Card 13 spectator selects twelve cards from the the deck, which are all the same suit as a card previously removed, see also Hofzinser's first problem "Choice of Color" (Magic Christian: "Non Plus Ultra - Hofzinsers Kartenkünste Band 2" p. 317)
1974 Paul Curry Presents 1
David A. Wright Seduca Deck Trick faro, based on concept by Michael S. Ewer described by Charlie Miller (Genii Vol. 37 No. 11, Nov. 1973)
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 150
Roy Walton As You Were order of Ace-Four changes several times
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 53
Roy Walton Happy Families three cards of three suits are mixed and eventually unite
Inspired by
  • Stewart Judah's "Lightning Strikes Twice"
Variations
1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 19
Roy Walton Your Very Own suits sort themselves
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 306
Joe Riding, Paul Curry Mission Accomplished
Inspired by 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 262
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards Group of picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 3
Paul Curry Out Of Sight eight kings, cards of a suit end up in order after a sequence of shuffling and switching, mind reading presentation
1977 Special Effects 7
Paul Curry Joining The Ladies three cards are torn in halves and the pieces shuffled, then mixed (with help of a chart), finally all pieces are next to their equivalent
Related toVariations 1977 Special Effects 35
Paul Curry Out Of Mind
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 58
Harry Lorayne Ultra Location & Prediction deck cut in thirds, one third turned over and top and bottom cards remembered, all put together and one riffle shuffle done, selections divined and number of reversed cards predicted
1977 The Magic Book 107
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 38
Karl Fulves Another Order three cards arrange themselves in any order the spectator wishes
1978 Transpo Trix 24
Frederick Braue Flash Cards thirteen mixed-up cards are dealt out in order, alternate top bottom deals
Inspired by 1978 Fred Braue on False Deals 32
Hannes Höller Höfisches Rendevous court card assemble under hands of spectator
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 98
Unknown Glückliche Dreizehn all cards of a suit and selection are removed behind back
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 63
Philip T. Goldstein Skyward two sets of four business cards with numbers are found to be in same order, propelled-lapping
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 212) 1059
Harry Lorayne An Extraordinary Prediction ace to ten are shuffled, reorder themselves, jack appeares at chosen number
Related to 1979 Quantum Leaps 168
Roy Walton A Trick for Mr. Fields ten cards of a suit are shuffled and one card put in pocket, cards are back in order, one card missing, with kicker of wrong card in pocket
1979 That Certain Something... 2
Paul Rylander Strangers seven Spades are shuffled, secured with a rubber band and placed in an envelope, performer manages to order seven Clubs in same order
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 239) 1193
Edward Marlo The Melding Pot two decks are shuffled together and separate
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 45
Bob Hummer Hummer's Swindle spectator takes sixteen cards and turns over the top two cards and cuts the pile behind his back, that step is repeated as often as he likes, then the performer takes the cards behind his back and without looking reverses all cards back in order
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
Bob Hummer The Lonely Card CATO routine, cards turned face up, performer takes packet behind back and reverses all cards except selection
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 7
Bob Hummer Face Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 9
Edward Marlo, Martin A. Nash A Matching Routine
Inspired byVariations 1980 Ovation 9
André Robert Titan some coincidences with two packets of ten cards
Nov. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 553
Edward Marlo Marlo's "Card Thirteen in Spades" spectator selects all spades, deck with all spades
Inspired by
  • Racherbaumer (New Pentagram, Nov. 1979)
Related to
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 80
David Grenewetzki, Brother John Hamman "TSHocker" with new deck order kicker
Inspired by 1982 Best of Friends 97
Meir Yedid Thirteen Less One all cards of same suit as selection turn over in order, selection is missing and comes from pocket "or what have you"
Related to 1982 Best of Friends 247
Reinhard Müller, Justin Branch "Mish Mosh" gilbreath and dealing procedure to separate suits, non-faro method of a Justin Branch effect
Variations 1982 Best of Friends 314
Paul Gertner "Unshuffled" faro, based on concept by Michael S. Ewer described by Charlie Miller (Genii Vol. 37 No. 11, Nov. 1973), see also Robert Wicks for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1982 Best of Friends 343
David Britland Xmas Time Trip climax for time machine trick, deck ends up sealed in cellophane
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 379
Howard A. Adams Tulefta ten ESP (or regular) cards, eight eliminated, remaining two cards match, eliminated cards match as well as kicker, involving spelling, Ramasee Principle
Also published here 1982 OICUFESP (Issue 10 - TULEFTA - The Ramasee Prophecy) 12
Paul Harris Mixed-Up Perfectionist reds and blacks mix themselves
Related toAlso published here 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 64
Philip T. Goldstein Hopscotch five cards put in order on table, always two cards are switched and are back in sequence again
Also published here 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 23) 443
Simon Lovell The Ten Card Special Plus number card chosen, top cards dealt, they form a straight and card at value of spectator's card is selection
  • The Basic Routine
  • The Extended Routine (straight shown first and mixed back in, then as above)
Related to 1983 Second to None 40
Edward Marlo Eddie Still Shuffles Once aces in different parts, suits separated
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 69
Mike Gallo Suited Up Ace cutting with New Deck Order finish
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 22) 209
Jerry K. Hartman Order Restored one suit is reversed in deck and orders itself, gaffed and ungaffed (faro) method
Variations Jan. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 865
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Slam spectator shuffles, yet top thirteen cards are straight from ace to king, gilbreath
Apr. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 908
Philip T. Goldstein Hopscotch five cards put in order on table, always two cards are switched and are back in sequence again
Also published here 1984 Lechter Notes 2
Unknown The Prediction Deck No. 60, number of face-down cards after face-up/face-down shuffle predicted
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 89
Juan Tamariz Coincidencia Total different method than in Sonata, with deck switch
Related to 1984 Magia Potagia — Volume III 79
James Lewis Ordered Surprise deck in new pack order with Joker reversed in place of selection, selection to impossible location
Related toVariations 1985 Thinking About Magic 24
Charles Hudson Enlarged Hartman
Inspired by Apr. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1049
Steve Beam Well Shaken deck removed from the deck is in order, then shaken and cards are mixed, see also p. 294 for additional ideas
Related toAlso published here 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 257
Paul Swinford Separating the Suits with sorting rod
1986 The Cyberdeck 15
Paul Swinford Identity Crises two cards selected and put reversed in deck, deck sorted with sorting rod, selections occupy each other's position, "reflected symmetry", with variation
1986 The Cyberdeck 26
Paul Swinford Spellout deck sorted with sorting rod, all four-of-a-kinds together, spelling through deck with every value
1986 The Cyberdeck 28
Jerry K. Hartman Apocalypse Variations or Additions two variations
Inspired by Nov. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 1282
Paul Swinford Transmigration sixteen cards sorted with sorting rod, two people remember one of the cards, their positions transpose after a few sortings, Binarial Transposition
1986 The Cyberdeck 21
Steve Bryan Steve Bryan Writes... five cards are torn in halves, phrase is spelled and spectator is allowed to say where the cards are changed, after each spelled word on top of the halves are the matching parts, spelling "Will the cards match"
Related to 1986 Gimmick (Issue 4) 7
Ron Frost All Wrong! NDO set-up, NDO-finale
Feb. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 1313
J. C. Doty Faces Minus One all cards get backs and then again faces except selection which stays double backed, rest in NDO
June 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 1363
John C. Wagner J.C.'s Super Closer aces produced, lost and spelt to, deck sorted in suits as climax
Related to 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 23
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted
Also published here 1987 Doth 1
Larry Becker "Will The Cards Match" ESP-style order matching with five torn-in-half cards
Variations May 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 1349
Darwin Ortiz The Ultimate Card Shark ending in New Pack Order
Inspired byVariations 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 73
Ben Harris H.G. Wells card selected, Joker vanishes from face of deck, deck sorts itself to new deck order with Joker at spot where selection would be
1988 Off the Wall 96
Edward Marlo Olram's Order diamond cards order, ten double facers
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 236
José Carroll Suit Appearance suit produced, changed to other chosen suit
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 137
Edward Marlo Incomplete Matching card peeked at from incomplete faro condition, mate found, further mating phase with every card matched
Variations 1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 15
Lennart Green The Perfect Arrangement deck order looks random, but is NDO after 1-2-Separation, thought-of-card presentation
1989 1-2 Separation 7
Lennart Green The Last Duel full deck stack
1989 1-2 Separation 10
Brother John Hamman The Chinese Miracle location of two cards, rest of deck sorted into four-of-a-kind groups, impromptu
Also published here 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 68
Philip T. Goldstein, Karl Fulves Forehand four matching pairs generated, based on Fulves's "Hand Out" (And a Packet of Cards)
1989 Fifth 7
Bob King Order Please deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer arranges half the deck to match face-up/face-down sequence of other half
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Magician Foolers 5
Philip T. Goldstein The Schizoid Rosary two piles created from deck, number of red card in one and court card in other pile predicted
Also published here 1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 87
Karl Fulves Hand Out two hands arrange in same order, beginning of "Handicraft" section
1989 And a Packet of Cards 54
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
Harry Lorayne A Pathway Kind Of Thing bad small packet divination, ends up Ace to King
1990 Trend Setters 56
Philip T. Goldstein Hopscotch five cards put in order on table, always two cards are switched and are back in sequence again
Also published here 1990 Focus 89
Philip T. Goldstein Hopscotch Again
Also published here
  • "Hopscotch... Again!" in "New Tops" November, 1983. P. 36.
1990 Focus 90
Harry Lorayne Miracle Of Thirteen
Inspired byVariations 1990 Trend Setters 226
Harry Lorayne, Simon Aronson The Equalizer slight variation on Aronson's "ShuffleBored"
Related to 1990 Trend Setters 171
Jon Racherbaumer What About Hummer's Number? cards shuffled face-up/face-down with some procedure, result predicted
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 44
John Bannon Shake Well Before Using red black separated cards instantly mix
Related to 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 26
Alexander de Cova, James Lewis Karte in Brieftasche deck in new pack order with Joker reversed in place of selection, selection to wallet
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Ripper quarter shuffled face up into face down quarter, other half is shuffled into it and face up cards ripped out
VariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 36) 650
Steve Beam May I Take Your Order? deck in new pack order, one card is moved and ends up sorted again
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 726
Edward Marlo In Psychological Order spectator inserts cards into small packet at random positions, packet is shown to be from ace to king
Seventh Method (ungaffed)
First Alternative (scratchmarked)
Second Alternative (stripper cards)
Fourth Alternative
Fifth Alternative - A dealer's Delight (waxed cards)
1991 The Olram File (Issue 6) 14
Karl Fulves Dime a Dozen
1991 28 Card Tricks 54
Karrell Fox E.Z. Bridge all cards of one suit produced in random order, shuffled deck
1991 Goodies 31
Steve Beam Mating Season V deck cut in halves, joker placed in any half, from that point on all cards are mates
Related to 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 38) 686
Steve Beam Mating Season VI two halves, cards on named number match, then all match
Also published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 38) 869
John Morgan All Out new pack order finale
May 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 5) 2074
Alexander de Cova, James Lewis Ordered Card to Wallet deck in new pack order with Joker reversed in place of selection, selection to wallet
Also published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 99
Thomas Baxter Breathless performer cuts to the Aces, then Kings and suits are produced as a climax
1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 46) 822
Richard Vollmer Ten/Four at the end some coincidences occur
Dec. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 12) 2156
Edward Marlo Olram's Order Ace through Ten order themselves, ten double facers
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 14
Alexander de Cova Ordered Surprise shuffled deck ends up in order, at the position of selection is the Joker reversed and signed selection is found folded and secured with cloth pin, brief explanation
Inspired by 1993 Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 4
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Ripper quarter shuffled face up into face down quarter, other half is shuffled into it and face up cards ripped out
Also published here 1993 Mystification 63
Richard Bartram, Jr. Fortunato quarter shuffled face up into face down quarter, other half is shuffled into it and face up cards ripped out, with selection reversed
1993 Mystification 65
Richard Bartram, Jr. Morella quarter shuffled face up into face down quarter, other half is shuffled into it and face up cards ripped out, with Aces reversed
1993 Mystification 66
Steve Beam Mating Season II deck cut in halves, joker placed in any half, from that point on all cards are mates
Related to 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 64
Steve Beam Mating Season IV two halves, cards on named number match, then all match
Also published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 69
Philip T. Goldstein Duploma spectator removes Ace through Five in some order, performer matches the order
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 71
Paul Gertner Unshuffled
Related to 1994 Steel and Silver 143
David Carré Total Cull shuffled deck, routine after which the deck is sorted into fours-of-a-kind or new deck order
  • Phase One: The Nine/Ten Trick
  • Phase Two: The First Ace Trick
  • Phase Three: Four Aces Lost and Found
  • Phase Four: Four Quick Ace Discoveries
  • Phase Five: The Cour Cards
  • Phase Six: The Separation
  • Phase Seven: The Complete Assembly
  • Phase Eight: The Lull before the Storm
  • Phase Nine: The Grand Finale
  • Variation: Another Sort
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 135
Philip T. Goldstein, Paul Curry Automix working method
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 113
Peter Duffie Those Enigmatic Royals
  • Phase One (based on Card Puzzle)
  • Phase Two (based on Happy Families, court cards mixed and the suits unite again via spelling)
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 206
Paul Gordon Thirteen Times and Out
Aug. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 8) 2393
Basil Horwitz Matching ESP spectator pairs up sixteen ESP cards, they all match
1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 3 35
Jerry K. Hartman Made to Order two four-card packets end up in the same order
1994 Profile (Issue 18) 4
Darwin Ortiz Time and Again
Inspired by 1995 Cardshark 86
Steve Beam Well Shaken deck removed from the deck is in order, then shaken and cards are mixed
Related toAlso published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 59
Angelo Carbone Out of Order four cards riveted together, center two cards exchange, examinable
  • Effect
  • What you receive
  • How it works
  • Set up
  • Performance
Related toVariations 1995 Out of Order 1
Bob King, Ted Biet, Angelo Carbone, Jon Allen, Duane Henry, Frank Chambers, Michael Mander, Nick Fitzherbert, Harry Lorayne Bonus Section various tips on preparation & performance of "Out of Order"
1995 Out of Order 8
Simon Aronson Point Spread red/black game in several phases played by two spectators, performer predicts difference between number of red and black cards, repeat, shuffle-bored finale
1995 Simply Simon 3
Simon Aronson Equalizer Credit Information
Related to 1995 Simply Simon 16
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave twelve court cards pair themselves
Also published here
  • in "3 Pet Secrets" (Nick Trost)
1995 Card College — Volume 1 63
Joshua Jay This Is The Hard Part!
Oct. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 10) 2703
Paul Harris The Perfectionist
  • The Perfectionist (red and blacks are apparently mixed but remain separated)
  • Transposed Perfectionist (reds and blacks transpose)
  • Mixed-Up Perfectionist (reds and blacks mix themselves)
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 109
Michael Skinner The Monkey's Paw memory demonstration, memorized deck, ending in new deck order
1996 Classic Sampler 37
James Swain Perfect Triumph ambitious card with joker, joker put in breast pocket, Triumph with all cards face-down, when spread face-up the deck is in new deck order with joker reversed and selection in breast pocket
Related to 1996 Miracles with Cards 41
James Swain My Opener Aces produced, triumph with Aces reversed at end, Aces lost again, cut to and new deck order finale
1996 Miracles with Cards 112
Karl Fulves You're Getting Sleepy new deck order shown, Jokers put in pocket, a card named, deck shuffled, deck still in new deck order but named card missing, it's one of the Jokers in the pocket, then it changes back to Joker and is reversed in deck
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 50
Bob King Perfect Match deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer arranges half the deck to match face-up/face-down sequence of other half
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2629
James Swain Rules of the Game from shuffled deck the performer produces all nine possible poker hands
credit information
1996 Miracles with Cards 169
Unknown Lollapalooza Prediction "except for the Four of Clubs"
1996 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 8) 5
Nick Trost Lineup Gilbreath Principle, arranging face up/down cards in same order
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 149
Wesley James SympathOrder half deck face-up and face-down, spectator shuffles, dealt in two piles, they have same face-up/face-down orientation
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 65
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 49
Al Smith Al Smith's Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" without deck
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 50
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck too
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 53
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Visual variation of "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 54
Paul Swinford Paul Swinford's Routine Combination of original and Tom Hubbard's "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 56
Andrew Wimhurst The Return of the Ultimate Cardshark ending in New Pack Order, difficult
Inspired by 1998 Down Under Deals 47
Pit Hartling The Party Animal selected card turns face-up while the deck is in the case, twice, climax: half the deck turns face up.
Inspired by 1998 The Book 52
Roy Walton Company of Four pack is divided in four packets which are shown to be the suits, Gilbreath principle
1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 147
Peter Duffie The Arrow Deck arrows in four directions drawn on every card, cards sorted according to arrows, suits are separated except for named four-of-a-kind
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 44
Karl Fulves Code For Oracle two suits named and removed, performer separates them from the back
1998 Combo 25
Gavin Ross The Information Pack half deck is pushed through other half (incomplete faro) and turns over, full suit visible with selection missing, with variation by Peter Duffie
Inspired by 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 94
Pit Hartling Amor all cards match, short long gaffed deck
1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 31
Pit Hartling Cupid all cards match, short long gaffed deck
1998 The Book 84
Guy Hollingworth A "Call to the Colours" Routine ending in New Pack Order
Variations 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 202
James Swain Tongue in Cheek deck ends up in New Pack Order except two selections
1999 21st Century Card Magic 7
James Swain Too Many Jokers deck ends up with all four of a kinds
1999 21st Century Card Magic 71
David Regal The Wrong Ones Produce four Aces, then deck changes color (includes variation where deck goes back to new deck order as well)
  • Routine One
  • Routine Two
1999 Close-Up & Personal 37
Ellis Stanyon To Pick Out Any One or More Values No. 12, "The gathering of the Clans", quartets come together after dealing thirteen piles
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 89
Andrew Wimhurst Suit Revelation producing full suit
Variations 1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 18
Allan Ackerman Finally Matched ending phase
Inspired byVariations 1999 Classic Handlings 29
Vernon Winiecke Mix and Match "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
five cards torn, two piles with five half-cards, words spelled and pairs put aside, they match, see reference for credit information, Ramasee Principle
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 346
Howard A. Adams Tulefta ten ESP (or regular) cards, eight eliminated, remaining two cards match, eliminated cards match as well as kicker, involving spelling, Ramasee Principle
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1999 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 17
Karl Fulves Among Us card in new pack order, a card is removed and after some spectator cuts replaced, no card is out of order afterwards
Related to 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 187
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck's Shakedown deck dealt into five piles on a handkerchief, then corners collected and cards shaken-mixed together, keeps suit separation, in effect three named cards from different suits end up in wrong suit
Also published here
  • "Shakedown Deal" (Rusduck, Linking Ring, Vol. 33 No. 11, Jan. 1954)
2000 Off The Books (Issue 1) 3
Richard Bartram, Jr. Joker Assisted Triumph ends in new deck order, faros
Inspired by 2000 Card File Two 17
Karl Fulves Hofzinser + Math Aces shuffled reversed into packet, another card chosen, face-up/face-down mix, all cards right except a chosen Ace but selection instead
Inspired byRelated to 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 55
Karl Fulves Self-Cancellation red-black relationship, and shuffle principle at work in Shuffle-Bored type routines
2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 7
Bob Hummer Face-Up Prediction spectator and performer turn cards over in the deck, number of reversed cards is predicted
Also published here 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 8
Ralph W. Hull Last Word Prediction number of face-up cards predicted
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "The Testament of Ralph W. Hull" (Trevor Hall, 1945)
2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 8
Norman MacLeod Miracle! four hands of Bridge, spectator and performer turn cards over in each hand, total is predicted
Also published here 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves You're The Prophet spectator decides whether 24 or 28 cards will be face-up after cutting and riffle-shuffling face-up into face-down
Inspired by 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 10
Ali Bongo Unfolding Future folded multi-level prediction as in Simon Aronson's "Shuffle-Bored"
Inspired by
  • Ludow, from Paris
Related toVariations
2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 11
Ali Bongo Future Notes comments on the procedure
Related to 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 12
Karl Fulves Ala Bongo no-stack version
Inspired by 2000 Off The Books (Issue 2) 13
Harry Lorayne What A M-E-S! "Memory Estimation Sleight-of-hand"
shuffled deck, card removed (force), divined after dealing deck into four piles, one of each value in each pile, memory demonstrations, all four-of-a-kinds together, faro
Inspired by
  • "Mexican Solitaire" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem)
Related toVariations
2001 Personal Collection 631
Paul Curry Out of Mind
Inspired by 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 250
Masao Atsukawa 整理好き (Like to be Organized) Ace to Six apparently mixed up, but goes back in order
Inspired by 2001 カードの島 36
Harry Lorayne The Amazing Court-Card Trick one of twelve chosen cards chosen, it matches named (by magician) picture card selection, other eleven cards are other court cards
Inspired by
  • "Famous Jack of Spades Trick" (Aldo Colombini)
Variations
2001 Personal Collection 375
Paul Curry The Problem of Card 13 spectator selects twelve cards from the the deck, which are all the same suit as a card previously removed, see also Hofzinser's first problem "Choice of Color" (Magic Christian: "Non Plus Ultra - Hofzinsers Kartenkünste Band 2" p. 317)
Variations 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 237
Karl Fulves, Ralph W. Hull, Bob Hummer Eyeless Vision No. 59
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 134
Karl Fulves Two by Two No. 11, packet shown in pairs, no matches, when shown again they match
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 18
Ali Bongo Shuffle-Board Variation folded prediction, brief
2002 Lecture Notes - Geneva 2002 16
Philip T. Goldstein Retinue Reuniter five cards torn (to build stack) and magically paired, Ramasee principle
2002 Redivider 35
David Ben, Michael Weber, Michael Close, Bob Farmer Invisible Triumph rough smooth
2003 Tricks 90
Roberto Giobbi The History of Playing Cards all values are spelt out in piles, Ace through King are on top of the piles
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1253
Roberto Giobbi Using "Sign of Four" to Close an Act deck is sorted in new pack order after ace production
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1202
Luis Garcia Rito de Iniciación deck is shuffled several times and ends up in new deck order
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 295
Karl Fulves Keep In Mind spectator asked to remember list of seven cards, he cannot do it, when shown again, they are Ace through Seven in order
2003 Off The Books (Issue 4) 63
William Duncan Final Triumph new deck order finale
2004 Tribute 26
John Bannon Degrees Of Freedom CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 128
John Bannon Origami Poker CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 144
Karl Fulves The Hunt For Diamonds two cards chosen, deck thrown in paper bag and mixed, performer removes all diamonds without looking and then names selections, hidden rubber band
Related to 2004 Under Tension 66
John Bannon, Simon Aronson Wait Until Dark Shufflebored combined with Ortiz' Human Blindfold idea
2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 168
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
John C. Wagner Final Closer aces produced, lost and spelt to, deck sorted in suits as climax, reworked handling
  • Extra Thoughts & Substitutions
  • No Cop/No Switch Method by Syd Segal
Inspired by 2005 Full Metal Jacket 7
Karl Fulves Contract Player deck first sorted in colors, then suits, by magician
2005 Combo II 76
Karl Fulves Final Cut deck immune to cutting, somewhat a presentation for ambitious card
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 420
Karl Fulves Kinship system for remembering suit order of packet (twelve cards), court cards dealt out in four piles to separate suits
Related to 2005 Combo II 21
Karl Fulves Switched By Thot court cards separated into suits by performer from back (memory) except two named jacks which are transposed, see also p. 100 for further notes
2005 Combo II 24
Karl Fulves Noble Cause twelve court cards memorized by performer who then produces jacks, then queens, then kings from packet, see also p. 102 for further notes
Related to 2005 Combo II 39
Karl Fulves Made To Order performer sort face-up/face-down mix below table
2005 Combo II 43
Karl Fulves Pseudo Hummer fooling magicians who know the Hummer CATO trick
2005 Combo II 46
Karl Fulves A Game Of Touch suit removed, spectator deals it from top or bottom into pile and retains last card, performer sort suit below table top and divines selection
2005 Combo II 52
Barrie Richardson Giant Pairs Repaired cards shown in pairs, they are not mated, then they are, using jumbo cards and story presentation
Inspired byAlso published here
  • marketed 1999
2005 Act Two 171
Shoot Ogawa Perfect Order using triumph with faro shuffles to retain stack
2006 Penumbra (Issue 10) 5
Harry Riser Stay, Stay-Stack, Stack deck is mated in two stages
Also published here
  • MUM, Nov. 2004
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 157
Ramón Riobóo Driving A Hummer cut and turnover to apparently mix cards, deck stays in the same order
  • Flash Forward (production of a Royal Flush)
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 37
Steve Beam Countdown Simulator ten cards of a suit are removed after shuffling the cards, spectator can decide if cards are put down or switched, then cards are in order and last card is selection
Related to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 97
Steve Beam Predecktion spectators get seven cards each and turn some over, cards are shuffled and turned, number of reversed cards match prediction
Related to 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 60
Ramón Riobóo Mutually Assured Destruction packet of cards is mixed face-up and face-down, spectator hands some cards out from this packet and both piles have same amount of face up cards, using Driving A Hummer
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 39
Steve Beam Mating Season VI multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards match
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 102
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 107
Max Maven Box of Matches six torn cards match when words are spelled, words from card case used
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 74
Bruce Cervon Faro Fooler from NDO to NDO with two faros, double index cards
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 32
Joe Rindfleisch Heart's Delight all hearts appear face up with selection in between
Inspired by 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 474
Denis Behr A Gambling Demonstration aces produced, named royal flush dealt, new pack order, stacked
Variations 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 62
Karl Fulves Kings Over Here twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted from back
Related to 2007 Word Play 22
Karl Fulves Four Way Memory twelve picture cards memorized, then sorted into suits from back
Related to 2007 Word Play 24
Nick Trost Four Grand Slams despite riffle shuffle by spectator, the four suits are separated
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 21
Nick Trost, Reinhard Müller Do As I Do Suit Separation Gilbreath
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 25
Karl Fulves Order Restored mixing process with ten cards that restores after four times, dealflipdropcut
2008 Xtra Credit (Issue 1) 3
Scott Robinson The Perfect Shuffle fake down-under deal, Ace through Five packet stays in same order despite the deal
  • Preferred Handling (Steve Beam, third finger buckle)
Inspired by 2008 Counter Attack 31
Steve Beam Testosterone Test red/black order of Aces changes, observation test
Also published here 2008 Counter Attack 45
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 XXO-Rainman impromptu version
2008 The Green Northern Lights Magic 21
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 70
Sveroni, Christian Scherer Dies ist reine Magie five jumbo cards are torn in halves, phrase is spelled and spectator is allowed to say where the cards are changed, after each spelled word on top of the halves are the matching parts, using Howard Adams' Ramasee Principle
Inspired byRelated to 2008 Heureka! 21
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Also published here 2008 Counter Attack 33
Ken Krenzel Suit Yourself packet of chosen suit arranges itself from ace to king in spectator's hands, see also Lew Brooks' "Order Out of Chaos" (Stack Attack)
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 217
Miguel Ajo Suit aparition - "La dulce aparición" thoughts and analysis on Pepe Carroll's Suit Appearance
Inspired by 2009 El Manuscrito (Vol. 2 No. 9) 234
Tyler Wilson Happy Ending writing appears on edges, first PERFECT then name of selection, credit information
2010 Reinventing the Real 172
Christoph Borer Shuffle Transpo two decks, one shuffled face up in face down one not, then the conditions "shuffled" and "not shuffled" transpose
2010 Prevedere 34
Steve Beam Running the Scales Ace to Ten are mixed and pocketed, then produced by touch in order
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 268
Steve Beam Mating Ritual queens and kings shuffled and then separated
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 269
Karl Fulves Matrix Games variations of the Ace to Five theme with twenty-five cards
  • The Correction
  • In Sync
  • Brother's Keeper
Inspired by 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 528
Karl Fulves Scot's Key ca. twenty cards from shuffled deck removed, spectator exchanges one with Joker and puts unknown card aside, performer deals packet face-down into four piles into suits and names removed cards
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 5) 27
Tyler Wilson Winona Ryder Trick multiple selection routine in which all selections transform into straight in suit of last selection as kicker
2010 Reinventing the Real 93
Benjamin Earl The Cards of Leon in-the-hands version without table
Inspired by
  • "Shuffle-Bored" (Simon Aronson)
2010 Gambit (Issue 2) 4
Al Schneider Marked Deck with a stripper deck
Inspired by 2011 Al Schneider Magic 511
Helder Guimarães Triumphant new pack order finale despite seeing deck mixed
2011 Ontology Project 14
Steve Beam Testosterone Test (new) red/black order of Aces changes, observation test
Also published here 2011 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue Addendum) vii
Denis Behr, José Carroll Suit Surprise with credit information on the plot
Inspired by 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 65
Steve Beam Mating Season VII multiple phase matching routine, as a climax all cards match
Also published here 2011 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue Addendum) xx
Darwin Ortiz 52 Pick-up triumph ending in new pack order, eight faro shuffles
Inspired byRelated to 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 109
Darwin Ortiz Sweating Bullets cutting the aces, then aces controlled (faros), then new pack order
Inspired by 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 207
Allan Ackerman Bonus Cull card named, two shuffles performed, named card on top and rest of deck now in four-of-a-kinds
2012 The Cardjurer 19
Paul Gertner Unshuffled
Also published here 2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 105
Darwin Ortiz Twelve the Hard Way twelve cards from one suit produced to match selection, mistake, transformation in different suit, inspired by Benjamin Earl's "Full Suit Production"
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 99
Darwin Ortiz, Benjamin Earl Twelve Card Production
2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 100
Tony Cabral Suit Pocket selection travels to pocket, full suit is also taken from pocket
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Card to Pocket with Kicker" (Jack McMillen ebook, p. 144)
2012 The Brown Shoes Lecture Notes