137 entries in Cards / Principles / Coding
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Le Grand Sultan automaton who can divine a card by nodding with his head, the number of a rolled dice and in which compartment of a closed box a doll is placed, with assitant
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 1
Unknown To Guess, by the aid of a Passage of Poetry or Prose, such one of Sixteen Cards as, in the Performer's Absence, has been Touched or Selected by the Company verbal code
1876 Modern Magic 56
Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code
1890 More Magic 242
Unknown Das Hellsehen No. 17, one of three cards chosen, performer divines, assistant codes with position of cigarette in mouth
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 22
Unknown Gedankenübertragung - 1. Methode - 1. Experiment mit Karten medium on chair divines selected cards, marked and coded by performer in way he holds the card
Mar. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 3) 39
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon continuation of explanation, verbal code method
Related to Mar. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 104
Unknown Karten-Experimente coding cards
Jan. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 1) 6
Unknown Zur Tachypsychographie oder Hellsehen by "C. K. from Hannover", placement on table cloth codes card to assistant, code of silence, also other objects like coins possible
Related to Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 153
Unknown The Demon Envelope seven cards predicted in nesting envelopes
1897 New Era Card Tricks 100
Tom Sellers Card Telepathy
1927 Tricks That Work 13
Tom Sellers A Two Person Telepathy Effect any object coded with cards
1934 Card Tricks That Work 12
Theodore Annemann The Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 20
Theodore Annemann The New Deal Card Code coding with eyes
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 21
Al Baker Me and Miss Missus coding card to assistent, stacked pack
1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 119
Orville Wayne Meyer A Practical Card Code verbal
Variations 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 26
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 70
Unknown Codes for Mind Reading with Cards
  • Talking Code (First Method)
  • Talking Code (Second Method)
  • Silent Code (Method One)
  • Silent Code (Method Two)
  • Silent Code for Confederate
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 22
U. F. Grant Thought Transference assistant names selection when he returns into room, code with one-way cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 163
Theodore Annemann Two Person Location two bottom cards code two selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 213
Clayton Brown The Knockout bottom cards code selections to assistant in other room, stacked
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 234
Unknown Card Telepathy medium in other room divines card, code
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 291
Unknown Sight Unseen medium in other room divines card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 292
Unknown Miracle Code medium in other room divines card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 292
Unknown Toy Telephone Reading medium divines cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Howard Albright Duo-Mentality medium in other room divines card, code with pencil
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 293
Unknown The Voice of the Spirit code for assistant in other room
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 349
Theodore Annemann, Hugh Mackay The Secret Order of the Aces blindfolded assistant duplicates things done with aces
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 28) 173
Theodore Annemann Parallel Thoughts one of four freely take cards is selected, medium finds out which one
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 183
Clayton Rawson Behind That Door! medium in another room divines cards, color, word with various methods
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 322
James G. Thompson Jr. The Eyes Have It coding only with eye movement
Related toAlso published here 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 80) 519
Harold Denhart Thought Across Space medium finds card, center tear and gaffed "Instanto" deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Walter B. Gibson Key Location Medium finds selection in shuffled deck, coding using stacking principle
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Al Baker Improved Card Code for Two Persons verbal + nonverbal
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 161
Walter B. Gibson, Danny Morris Gaglet Department
  • card coding with name badges (Gibson)
  • card in balloon gag (Morris)
  • cut and restored tie performance at army shows without a stooge (Morris)
  • bar bet, naming three numbers of a serial number on a bill
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 38
Eddie Joseph The Mental Marvel silent code for medium with arrangement on stage of spectator, table, chair
1942 Greater Card Tricks 84
Eddie Joseph Distant Thought Penetration silent code for medium to which is brought pad and pen
1942 Greater Card Tricks 87
James G. Thompson Jr. Digit-Telepathy medium reveals card
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 26) 109
Unknown Improved "The Eyes Have It"
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 120
Shaman 13 Steps by placing the deck on the stairs, different positions
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 29) 121
Hen Fetsch Past Present and Future card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted by a medium on different colored papers
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 33) 136
Elray Cue It! code with a thread, routine wit cigarettes, a book, cards and numbers
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 141
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 188
Walter B. Gibson Tom Dick & How Many? three people each raising a different amount of fingers
Inspired by 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 74) 302
Eddie Clever Out Of the Ether medium in other room reveals, chosen card, words etc.
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 36
Hen Fetsch Past Present and Future card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted by a medium on different colored papers
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 46
John Booth E-Z Mindreading toy telephone to transmit six selected cards to medium
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 53
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methods
Related toAlso published here 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 108) 433
Unknown Telepathy without Tears medium reveals number or playing card, non-verbal code with positioning of coins on a magazine
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 191
Unknown The Whispering Queen Queen of Hearts whispers to you identity of person who was secretly chosen by audience when you left the room
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Bob Somerfeld Nickel for Your Thoughts spectator's write down phone numbers, one slip and a playing card are selected, the person is called who reveals the card, actually assistant, Devil's Handkerchief
Related to 1951 Mind Reader's Digest 2
Bob Somerfeld Telephone Code playing card, apparently waiting for the other person to pick up the phone
1951 Mind Reader's Digest 3
Harry Banderob The Cards and Slates with medium on stage, coding card by flashing bottom card
1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 28
Fred Fletcher Eye Cue code for cards
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 223) 892
Theodore Annemann A Club or Stage Mental Number blindfolded, multiple card divination
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 15
Harold Fulmer The Mind Reading Game divination of selected card, code by medium
1953 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1953) 31
John Hamilton The Deuce You Say!
1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 298) 1190
Theodore Annemann, Hugh Mackay The Secret Order of the Aces blindfolded assistant duplicates things done with aces
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 8
Theodore Annemann Thoughts in the Air medium divines card and object in room, code via cards
1956 Annemann's "No Code" Telepathy 10
James G. Thompson Jr. Tarot Telepathy medium divines selection
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 83
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Study in Stud system for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal
Related toVariations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 4
Dr. Spencer Thornton The Mentalist's Pencil performer leaves the room and three cards are selected and hidden, all cards are divined
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 20
Dr. Spencer Thornton Initial Psychometry three spectator select a card and sign their name on a paper, performer in other room looks at the names and divines the cards
1958 Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 21
Max Katz M. K. Telephone Code System coding a card with four cards, see Interlocutor reference for credit information
Inspired byRelated to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 5) 3
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Stud Students Stumped another approach for coding/designating a card with four cards, for a stud deal
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 3
Walford Taylor Section 8 - Cards
1959 Two Person Telepathy 246
Tony Corinda (2) Smoke Gets in Your Eyes positional code, with ashtray and cigarette
1959 Two Person Telepathy 263
Tony Corinda (6) Wrist Watch Code playing card code
1959 Two Person Telepathy 267
Unknown Back to Back card is put on the back of the performer and he divines it
1959 Card Tricks 329
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Medium Rare edgemarked deck and code
1967 Between Two Minds 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Sympathesia medium removes selected card from a deck, two decks, easy code
1967 Between Two Minds 30
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Two Minutes to Telepathy easy two person code, word for values and suits
Related to 1967 Between Two Minds 32
James G. Thompson Jr., Ned Rutledge Perfecz Poker Face performer stops at named card
1967 Between Two Minds 33
Ben Christopher Other Voices card and color divined by medium in other room
Related to July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 191
W.H. Radcliffe Mental Telephony medium reveals playing card, 52 names
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 10
Jack Kent Tillar Tiptoe Telepathy medium divines playing cards singly and also a bunch of cards, then she reverses a card in another room which is the same card the audience constructed
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 51) 251
James G. Thompson Jr. The Eyes Have It coding only with eye movement
Also published here 1972 The Living End 37
Unknown Special Delivery
Related to 1972 The Living End 38
Frank Garcia, George Schindler Not a Word Spoken two person code with case and shuffling tell
Variations 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 119
Unknown The Mysterious Walking Stick card code with a stick
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 49
Karl Fulves ESPhone medium knows card, simple code
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 11
Karl Fulves Double Binary "Fone Trix", phone number out from the start, selection and three other cards read to medium
Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 951
Jack Kent Tillar IMP "Impromptu Multi Projections", color, number and playing card are divined by medium over phone
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 175) 871
Karl Fulves The Isis Slate coding four numbers (or other things) with two lines on a slate
VariationsAlso published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1072
Karl Fulves Plaintext Cards spectator concentrates on one of five cards when performer is not looking, he divines the cards, using code and confederate
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 12
Karl Fulves Center Deception any chosen card selected when performer does not look is found, using code and confederate
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 14
Karl Fulves X-Ray Vision spectator reverses card behind performer's back, it is divined, using code and confederate
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 19
Karl Fulves "Turning" The Spectator spectator unwittingly codes information
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 20
Karl Fulves Fooling The Confederate
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 22
Karl Fulves Fooling The Confederate deck shuffled face-up/face-down, two cards selected, using code and confederate & card counting
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 45
Karl Fulves Enciphering Court Cards expansion of Shamrock Code for cards
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 15
Victor Marsh Found selection returned to cased deck, medium in other room finds selection
Variations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1258
Unknown Time Will Tell No. 37, medium divines the time set on spectator's watch and the card he stopped at
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 59
Karl Fulves A Room Away No. 38, selection returned to cased deck, medium in other room finds selection
Inspired by 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 61
Dr. John Nichols Joker III medium stops before joker, repeated with medium in other room, story of an encounter between Jimmy Grippo and Dai Vernon
Inspired by 1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 224) 1118
Philip T. Goldstein Beam groups selects a card verbally, and one card is selected, medium divines both cards
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1189
Karl Fulves Bridge Note coding information in bridge game via bidding
1980 Parallel Lines 27
Karl Fulves Quint four cards removed by spectator, fifth one by performer, any card selected, other four read over phone, medium names selection
1980 Parallel Lines 28
Karl Fulves Name-O-Quint spectator pockets any card, then any three cards, performer adds fourth card, those are read to medium in any order who then names pocketed card
1980 Parallel Lines 31
Karl Fulves Five Card Stud four cards code fifth one
Related to 1980 Parallel Lines 32
Karl Fulves Fill The Blank three cards removed by spectator, fourth by performer, fifth by spectator and signed, read off to medium in any order which names the fifth card
1980 Parallel Lines 33
Karl Fulves Selectrik four cards outjogged by spectator, one by performer, any card is turned over, assistant comes in the room and names selected card
Related to 1980 Parallel Lines 34
Karl Fulves Cubic Coding any five cards removed by spectator, then one chosen, other four cards read to medium over phone which names selection
1980 Parallel Lines 35
Al Mann, Max Andrews Coded Headlines coding a card with a newspaper
1982 Six Columns 22
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccent medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectator
Also published here 1982 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 300) 1498
Unknown Poker by Phone No. 26, one of five cards chosen and one turned over, phoned medium knows hole card and selection when other four are called off
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 36
Karl Fulves The Ultra Code No. 31, spectator chooses any flush and reads off four of the cards to a medium at the phone, fifth card named, problem by Fitch Cheney
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Fitch Cheney Strange Trick telephone trick with freely named card
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 15
Harry Lorayne Codecto verbal
Feb. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 2) 1458
Gary Kurtz Sharing the Credit accomplice is asked to leave the room, after returning he finds a selected card, two versions, accomplice does not really know how it's done
1989 Continuations and Departures 22
Gary Kurtz Code of Silence
Related toAlso published here 1989 Continuations and Departures 25
Gary Kurtz The Code of Silence
Also published here 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 34
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Transmental-Express medium reveals chosen card
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 29
Alex Elmsley The Other Card six cards are removed from a deck and five are inserted into the computer, computer program names remaining card
1996 Mouse Magic 22
Frederick Braue Three Card Mediumistic three spectators remove cards from deck, medium divines them, top cards code selections
Related to 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 18
Simon Lovell Double Trouble two magicians perform in different parts of the room, one cannot find card and other magicians shouts out name, repeated
1997 Simon Says! 115
Karl Fulves The Lady Thinks shuffled deck, psychic from other side of room tells how cards should be dealt to separate reds from blacks
Related to 1998 Combo 27
Karl Fulves Just The Fax "Unsolved Mysteries"
photocopy of playing card mess faxed to medium who faxes back selection, posed as a problem
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 234
Alex Elmsley Card Coding by Permutation coding a card by arrangement of four or five other cards
  • Reversible Counting
  • Four-Card Coding
  • A Hole in Four (The Second Gap)
  • Camel Poker
Variations 1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 161
Ellis Stanyon To Tell Which Card of Fifty-two Is Touched in Your Absence No. 2, coding by assistant
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 112
Ellis Stanyon Another Alternate Method for No. 2 No. 4, confederate names a card which codes the actual card
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 113
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 223
Doug Canning Quiet Time coding value of a card, by holding a card
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 137
Al Baker Tricks I Like - 1. stacked, medium finds three chosen cards, bottom cards code them
Related to 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 674
Al Baker Two-Person Mental Card Trick stacked deck, medium are secretly given cards next to selection
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 758
Al Baker Two-Person Mind Reading one of four is selected, assistant in other room knows
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 758
Karl Fulves Mental Fone with idea to use cell phone to code and send picture of spectator
Inspired by
  • Fitch Cheney trick in Math Miracles (Wallace Lee)
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 305
Karl Fulves Band Speech coding with rubber band around deck
2004 Under Tension 56
Rajneesh Madhok Reading the Future
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 54
Karl Fulves Calling Ms. Modulo two poker hands, performer and spectator each decide on a hole card, medium tells hole card after hearing other four cards
Inspired by
  • "Telephone Stud" (Wallace Lee, Math Miracles, 1950)
Related to
2005 Clockwork 15
Karl Fulves Telephone Stud further credits for "Calling Ms. Modulo"
Related to 2005 Clockwork 66
Karl Fulves Age Related four cards chosen, additional card placed in box, medium names hidden card after some of the others are called, inspired by Age Cards trick
2005 Combo II 6
Lewis Jones Blindsight spectator covers eyes of performer, cards are selected from deck and performer is able to name them
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 145
Michael Powers Coding for your Partner area on pad, silent code
2006 Power Plays 121
Michael Powers Code 5 five cards removed from deck, one hidden, assistant is shown other four cards and names fifth one, repeat in which a card is cased and divined
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 119
Karl Fulves Intelligent Design ten ESP cards (or other cards, items) mixed and put in a row in a stand, a few turned over, medium enters room and divines all the hidden ones
  • Picture Perfect
  • Conditions of Note
  • Behind the Scenes
  • Up & Down
  • The Routine
  • With Playing Cards
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 203
Stewart James Card V Four cards in a group of five will secretly code the identity of the fifth card, done over telephone
Inspired byAlso published here
  • New Tops, Dec 1961
2007 The Essential Stewart James 139
Simon Aronson Medium, Well-Done Two person act, person is sent out of room, later comes back and is able to locate selected card
2014 Art Decko 270