241 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Phone Effects
  
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Charles T. Jordan Long Distance Mind Reading No. 2, card trick performed via mail, deck riffle shuffled once and cut in two halves, one card moved from one half to the other and either half mailed back
Also published here 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 12
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 2
Theodore Annemann The Unknown Subject apparently random name in phone book divined, person phoned names cards which are divined
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 47
Charles T. Jordan Long Distance Mindreading stacked deck mailed to friend with selection procedure, crib sheet at home
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 174
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Number Please
  • Audley Walsh Method
  • Al Baker Method
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 325
Harris Solomon Operator Calling ringing of phone divines (forced) selection
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1937) 220
Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, index
Related to 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 201
U. F. Grant U-Do-It Ace Trick spectator loses Aces in deck and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch by magician (telephone trick?)
1938 Greater Magic 349
William H. McCaffrey The Telephone Trick assistant names card over telephone, see also "Fragment: Introduction for The Telephone Trick" on page 1150
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 566
Louis Lam The El-El Telephone Test
1939 Be Deceived 5
Oscar Weigle Thought on the Line card thought amongst a group found over telephone
1939 Do That Again! 27
Orville Wayne Meyer Phoned Thots mirage deck
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 70) 478
Charles T. Jordan Forty-Nine 21 card trick with 49 cards and two dealing rounds, see also page 524 for idea to do it as telephone trick by Lloyd Jones
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 78) 513
Theodore Annemann Weird Wire medium phoned and tells one out of five designs, selected cards and word
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 558
Al Baker A Super-Superprediction person names card which magician has transfered to another deck, roughed
Also published here 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 216
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Telephone Mystery
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 210
William H. McCaffrey Variation of the Telephone Mystery
Related to 1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 211
Theodore Annemann Wired Thought any person is phoned and asked to name a card, predicted by performer, index
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 73
Ronald B. Edwards Phone(y) Telepathy selection is apparently revealed by stranger
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 262
L. Vosburgh Lyons Telepsyche location of the card
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 75) 306
Jack Miller Dis-Cards spectator puts amount of cards on the table and removes some again, the rest is named by the performer
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 388
Jack Miller Count Ten! on from ten cards is divined, also possible over the phone
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 96) 389
George F. Wright Reversette spectator reverses one card behind his back, divined by medium on telephone
Variations 1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 12
Robert A. Nelson A. T. and T. Telepathy selected card is divined by a called person, freely selected in the phone book
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 7
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
George F. Wright An Addition to Reversette
Inspired by 1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 18
Abril Lamarque Long Distance Mind Reading Code medium called divines card
Feb. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Unknown Dial two cards are revealed over the phone
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 181
Unknown Information, Please! on the phone revelation with a stacked deck
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 182
Bob Somerfeld Telepaphone phone numbers are written on billets, one is selected, person at other end divines chosen card
Inspired by
  • Howard Savage's "The Phantom Phone" in "The Sphinx", June 1929
Related to
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 612
U. F. Grant Any Number over Telephone rough-smooth forcing deck, a person called who should name any odd number
Related to Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
Louis Tannen The Psychic Number 7 using telephone code
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 188
Unknown The Royal Telephone Test stranger is phoned and calls out chosen card
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 181
Eddie Joseph Mail Mentalism trick performed as mailed instructions or over phone, spectator takes all odd cards, adds top and bottom value, counts down to card in rest, eventually located with spelling and dealing
1949 Mail Mentalism 1
Al Baker Baker's Eight-Card Trick using assistent and code
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 302
Al Baker A Telemirakel actually assistant on phone
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 293
Al Baker Over the Phone medium names free selection, code
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 297
Al Baker Telephony card is forced
1949 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Mental Magic) 299
U. F. Grant Grant's Terrific Telephone Test deck dealt onto table in row with every other card reversed, reversed one chosen, then any person called who names an odd number, card is there, half forcing deck
Related to Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 12
U. F. Grant Touch as a phone prediction with random people called during performance
Sep. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 11 & 12) 12
Audley Walsh Walsh's Long Distance Card Trick No. 67, Divine number of pocketed cards over phone
Also published here 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 123
Eddie Joseph Joseph's Repeat Telephone Trick deck shuffled and dealt in two piles, cards counted from both piles, a card remembered and a pile read off to performer who identified the selection, two repeats with different selection procedures, performer makes secret chart during conversation
1950 Card Bonanza 2
Eddie Joseph India Calling spectator has two piles and after some counting a card is lost, names of all cards read off to performer who names selection
Variations 1950 Card Bonanza 10
Eddie Joseph Over the Wire spelling of spectator's name to locate card
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 10
Steffi Storm The Wizard No. 21, Spectator freely selects card, performer calls friend over phone who announces name of selection
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 42
George Schindler Dial phoned person names selection, number is formed by writing letters on a business card
Inspired by 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 823
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tele Teaser
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 975
Eddie Joseph The Mystery of the Unknown Card deck shuffled face-up/face-down, any face-down card chosen and mixed with some face-up cards, it is divined by medium
1951 More Dumbfounders with Cards 16
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 Good Deal bunch of cards in two piles face up and face down, same amount of face up cards
1952 Pieces of Mind 9
Theodore Annemann Telephone Mystery
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 4
Bob Somerfeld Mind over Miles medium on phone divines ESP symbol, playing card and chosen headline from Newspaper
1952 Pieces of Mind 13
Bob Beeching Telephone Fooler playing card divination, assistant counts loudly
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 32
Aage Darling Telephotrix card is divined over phone
1953 I'll Read Your Mind 19
John Hamilton The Deuce You Say!
1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 298) 1190
Jack Miller Discard spectator puts amount of cards on the table and removes some again, the rest is named by the performer
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 105
John Scarne Phone Miracle spectator finds card performer was thinking of, over the phone
1956 The Best in Magic 118
Charles T. Jordan Magic by Mail Divination of selected card by mail, deck is sent through the post, deck is shuffled and card is selected, only half the cards are sent to the magician, yet card is divined. Uses interlocking chains
Also published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 27
Alan Barnert Phoney person on telephone knows card three times, three different methods
Related toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 203
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
Tony Corinda (25) Phoney Business no medium, four cards and a letter
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 296
Paul Marcus Across the Void two cards are divined by medium over the phone, two deck switches
1959 Card Tricks 327
Lewis Ganson Brainwave by Telephone performing idea for the brainwave deck
1960 Magic of the Mind 50
Hans E. Trixer Telephone Brainwave invisible deck over phone
1960 Magic of the Mind 56
Alan Milan Long Distance Telephone Test selection is divined
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 72
The Amazing Maurice Mental Telephone Telepathy stranger names selected card, probability method
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 24
Max Malini Telephone Trick medium names selection
1962 Malini and His Magic 76
Gaylord E. Hill Dunninger Rings
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 373) 321
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card
Related to 1965 Magician's Magic 183
Karl Fulves The Connection assistant phoned, he divines card
Also published here July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 44
Aaron Wainer Phonetics random person called during performance says that he also has a magician guest who had him choose a card, they match
June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 37
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 214
Ken Krenzel Tele-Spell via telephone, see also p. 246 & p. 270 for reference
Inspired by Mar. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 247
Eddie Joseph A Person to Person Call spectator choses card via cutting of packets and counting, it is located over phone
1969 The Art of Eddie Joseph 48
W.H. Radcliffe Mental Telephony medium reveals playing card, 52 names
1969 Entertaining Mental Miracles 10
John Hamilton Additional Hamilton Ideas as telephone effect with possible lies
Inspired by Aug. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 10) 354
Bascom Jones The Ultimate Telephone Test revelation recorded
1970 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 6) 30
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther Call Me Anytime long-distance call, force
1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 8) 40
Karl Fulves A Telephone Mystery medium is called and names selection when order of deck is read out, distant key
1971 The Book of Numbers 5
Nick Conticello The Non-Telephone Telephone Trick small packet, spectator selects a card, does some rearranging and is left with card
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 137
Al Baker, Audley Walsh Number Please two methods
Also published here 1972 The Living End 31
James G. Thompson Jr. Winged Thoughts code over phone
1972 The Living End 33
Theodore Annemann Call Me Up Sometime person calls during the show and names the card someone selected
1972 The Living End 36
Ray Grismer Mind Ray spectator deals card on table according to some instructions
May 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 620
Orville Wayne Meyer The Being at the Other End card divined over phone
Related to 1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 73) 361
Peter Alexis Scarlock's Card phoned person knows dealt poker hands
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 13
Cy Keller Telephone Card Divination automatic number is called and selection named, gag
Related to Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 602
Gerald Kosky Tel-A-Prediction person on phone names number from one to fifty-two, card is predicted
1973 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 68) 337
Karl Fulves ESPhone medium knows card, simple code
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 11
Dr. Barlow Wagman Tele-Phoney card found by spelling a word, person phoned for getting a word
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 103) 513
Karl Fulves Call A Card "Fone Trix", not 100%
Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 951
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
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Retrospective long article about the evolution of phone effects, reprinted from Sphinx, 1942
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
  • John Percival, Benedict and Paul Rockwood versions
  • Fred D. Muth & elimination principle
  • "One By Swindle" (F. Jackson)
  • U. F. Grant
  • "Colored Silks" (Earl Thomas)
  • "Operator Calling" (Harris Solomon)
  • "Right Number" (Kent Arthur)
  • "The Phantom Phone" (Howard Savage)
  • "Winged Thoughts" (J. G. Thompson, Jr.)
  • "Phoned Thots" (Orville Meyer)
Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 952
Karl Fulves Kruskal Phone Effect
June 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 970
Eddie Fields Silent Transmission Telephone Mystery Spectator deals cards over the phone, magician stops deal on selected card
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 30
Eddie Fields Field's Version of an Oldie Telephone trick, magician able to divine selection
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 70
Audley Walsh Long Distance No. 47, spectator selects a card with some counting and numbers and reads of the cards of a packet, performer names card and the number of cards in spectators pocket
Also published here 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 71
James G. Thompson Jr. The Phone Miracle No. 48, card selected with some counting and numbers
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 72
Nathan Stark Ultimate Phone Test card is divined, clever method
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 163) 811
Unknown Magic by Proxy No. 50, phone rings to give position of selection
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 75
Orville Wayne Meyer Edge of Dark code for ESP signs, over phone
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 171) 853
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
Gerald Kosky Sniff code
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 196) 978
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Ringer medium at other end divines cards
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 213) 1062
Karl Fulves Tele-Poker No. 9, person phoned, he deals two hands of any number of cards, after some discarding only two cards remain in one hand, which is predicted
Inspired by 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 11
Terry Nosek Psi Pow! during live TV-Show, medium is called who divines selection
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 233) 1162
Sam Schwartz Long Range Telepathy over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 65
Father Cyprian Time Zoned over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 66
Karl Fulves Shylock card divination over the phone, instruction game
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 67
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to win
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Howard A. Adams Over the bRRAINBOW chosen color is divined using playing cards, over the phone variation of bRAINBOW
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 4 - esp card & mental miracles RETURN) 18
Edward Marlo, Paul Curry The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined, six methods
Also published here 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 5
Karl Fulves Parallel Lines "Leverage" over phone, medium is called and divines spectator's and performer's card, parallel principle, see also p. 17
Related to 1980 Parallel Lines 9
Karl Fulves Color Coding over phone
1980 Parallel Lines 18
Karl Fulves The King Speaks "Parallel Lines" with suit coding via a King of wanted suit
1980 Parallel Lines 19
Karl Fulves Parity Check "Parallel Lines" with color coding
1980 Parallel Lines 21
Karl Fulves Kings Encoded further strategies when clocking the deck for value and suit
1980 Parallel Lines 24
Karl Fulves Real World Considerations medium uses calculator to simplify math
1980 Parallel Lines 26
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 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 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
Edward Marlo Ma Bell Ringers Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11
three phases, over phone or in other room
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 20
Danny Korem, Edward Marlo Korem Variation of Telephone Test based on Marlo's "Telephone Test" from Ibidem #11, four phases
Inspired by 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 22
Howard A. Adams Matheight Mediumistic three phases using eight symbol cards, two mediums reveal two cards over the phone
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 3
Howard A. Adams Matheight Tattletale medium over phone divines chosen symbol, among eight symbol cards
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 5
Howard A. Adams Matheight Quartattler medium over phone divines four chosen symbols in order, among eight symbol cards
1981 OICUFESP (Issue 7 - Matheight Miracles) 6
Karl Fulves The Parallel Principle shuffled deck split in two halves, performer and spectator remove card and put it in other half, divined in illogical way with both selections being the same
1982 Card Counting 33
Karl Fulves Digital Diamonds Ace, Two and Jack mixed according to rules over phone
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 3
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler impractical card counting over the phone
Related to 1982 Card Counting 37
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaxis medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectator
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 265
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
Paul Fox Telephone - Tel-A-Card done over the telephone
1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 28
Paul Curry Matchmaker - Telephone Version version of previous item over the telephone, five ESP cards are torn in half, matching routine
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 295
Terry LaGerould Looker turning the head of a lady used for mating effect
1984 Close-up Seductions 85
Unknown A Remote Miracle No. 25, spectator deals some cards to select one and later calls off order of cards, performer on phone names selection
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 35
Karl Fulves Shylock's Card No. 27, one of three Kings selected and divined over phone
Inspired byAlso published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 37
Richard Himber No Questions Asked No. 28, location over phone
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 39
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack No. 30, game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to win
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Father Cyprian Time Squared No. 32, over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte, spectator removes cards according to current time
Inspired byAlso published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 43
Thomas Alan Waters Zodiaccent medium on the other end divines zodiac from spectator
Related toAlso published here 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 600
Dexter Cleveland Computer Cards with computer presentation, wizard card trick
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 50
John Northern Hilliard Twentieth-Century Telepathy No. 21, name code
Variations 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 31
Karl Fulves The Percival Code No. 22, alternate code systems
Inspired by 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 33
William H. McCaffrey Calling Ms. Wizard No. 23
Also published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 34
Unknown The Great Phone Mystery No. 24, spectator turns top and bottom card over behind his back and pushed them in, the cards face to face with the reversed cards are removed and one of them named by medium on phone
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 34
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
Unknown The Connection No. 29, any card chosen, medium phoned instantly names it, ringing recorded
Related toAlso published here 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 39
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
Steve Beam Leftovers on an idea for finding a check with muscle reading, a very risky idea to find a selected card over the phone, John Riggs
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 120
Fitch Cheney Strange Trick telephone trick with freely named card
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 15
David Regal Mind On The Line location
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 217
Ray Brady Different Version of the Telephone Trick spectator calls friend and whispers card, performer divines it, gaffed phone
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 236
Steve Beam Phony Magic 1 medium on phone names card, 52 friends
Related to 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 27) 478
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Phoney Magic II phone rings, medium calls and is not called as usual
Related to 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 28) 496
Michael Weber Directory Assistants prediction is a phone number, Jack Diamonds on other end
1991 Life Savers 80
Peter Warlock The Hilliard Syndrome medium called, coding through name of medium
Variations 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 10
Peter Warlock Childs Play card placed in box divined by medium, magnetic card box
1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 11
Tom Craven The Custom Card Trick card is found and spelled to at impossible conditions, possible over phone
Inspired by 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 24
Walter Brusa Afterthoughts on Peter Warlock's Hilliard Syndrome simplified coding
Inspired by 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 17
Sam Schwartz Innermost Thought same trick, using thirteen specific cards to optimize multiple outs, also as phone effect
Inspired by 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 22
Chuck Smith Phone Trick
1994 What If? 20
Karl Fulves Who Calls? face-up/face-down mixed cards called to medium over phone who then names selection
1994 Crooked Tales 105
Tony Bartolotta Thotology random person phoned and asked to name any card, medium phoned asked for a number up to 52
Inspired by
  • "20th Century Telepathy" (John Northern Hilliard)
Related to
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 81
Karl Fulves The Wizard of Odds No. 31, nine cards used for "three-card poker", hand with Ace of Spades wins, includes spelling of names, inspired by the Copperfield/Steinmeyer television trick
Related to 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 55
Doug Canning Telephone Lying spelling lie detector over the phone
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Related to
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 14
Richard Vollmer Einstein's Favorite Trick spectator locates his own card
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 32
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Tele-Mental
Also published here 1996 Five-Star Magic 23
David Solomon A Telephone Mystery telephone version
1997 Solomon's Mind 21
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 1 card location over phone
Variations 1998 Deck Direct 9
Peter Duffie Phone Zone No. 2 card location over phone
Inspired by
  • "Nine Card Problem" (Jim Steinmeyer, MAGIC, May 1993)
1998 Deck Direct 10
Mike Rogers High Tech Wizard coding with extension number
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9) 6
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note two cards chosen and hidden somewhere, performer divines hiding place and identity of one card, the other is heard on answering machine when a phone number is called
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 110
Milton Kort Svengali of the Phone Lines Card selected, random person called on phone names selection, then spectator names any number, card appears at number (first published in New Pentagram, vol. 1, no. 1, 1969)
1999 Kort 115
Bob King, Jim Steinmeyer, Jon Racherbaumer Telemental
Also published here 2000 Great Britain 2001 20
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Five Card Stud chosen card is located by the use of a down-under deal and by spelling the locator card
Inspired by
  • Gene Castillon's " Computer Telephone Mystery" in "The Linking Ring" June, 1999.
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 27
Steve Beam Up & Over the Down & Under two ways
  • Up & Over
  • Lucky Card
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 33
Simon Lovell Waiting for God "God" calls on the performer's cell phone and names card and position
2000 Son of Simon Says! 113
Paul Curry, Howard A. Adams Matchmaker five ESP cards, torn in half, matching routine, two versions, one with telephone, basic principle goes back to Howard Adams' trick "Packeten One" in "O.I.C.U.F.E.S.P" Vol. 9
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 147
Steve Beam Phony Card Trick card is found by spelling word, over phone
Also published here 2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 47
Paul Curry Thoughts from Afar medium on telephone knows selected card
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 223
Karl Fulves Cupid's Hotline No. 32, four-of-a-kind taken out, then one of those four, medium divines suit, office and home phone numbers are written down in the beginning
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 68
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Related toVariations 2002 Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer The Full Deck Problem Nine Card Problem version with deck
Variations 2002 Impuzzibilities 8
Jim Steinmeyer Three Card Monte spectator mixed three cards according to instructions, possible over phone
2002 Impuzzibilities 25
Steve Beam The Phony Card Trick card is found by spelling word, over phone
Also published here 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 18
Steve Beam Support Your Local Magician card is found by spelling two sentences, humorous presentation, can be performed over the phone
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 21
Lewis Jones Right on Q half the deck used, card chosen by making three piles, card found by spelling, can be performed over the phone
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 23
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Alphanumeric card is found by spelling some sentences
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 25
Steve Beam Doing Your Nails with half the deck, nine force
Related to
  • Tony Koynini's "Any Number" in "Card Miracles"
  • Stewart James' "The Card is Up" in "The James File"
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 26
David Regal Party Line
2002 Constant Fooling 2 88
Lewis Jones Mystral coding method over the phone
  • Cards
  • Dates
  • Words (The AIR code)
  • Drawings
2002 Ahead of the Pack 274
Audley Walsh Number, Please - Audley Walsh Method
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 568
Al Baker Number, Please - Al Baker Method
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 569
David Ben Psychic Cellular cell-phone guesses the chosen card
2003 Tricks 100
David Ben Cocktail Wizard
2003 Tricks 102
Michel Huot Cellular Fun three cards chosen, name of first selection appears on cell phone screen, second spectator holds phone over a few cards and it rings over selection, third spectator phones a given number which answers with third selection
2003 Seven By Michel Huot 25
Jay Sankey Saved By The Bell Spectator dials phone number as indicated by seven cards on the table, message on answering machine reveals the spectator's selection
2003 Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Tricks of the Trade) 38
Doug Canning Excalibur thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and performer can divine card over phone
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 34
Lewis Jones Close Call one card divination over phone
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 37
Marty Kane Survivor TV Series with sixteen cards
Inspired byRelated to
  • Marty Kane's "Jack Queen King Ace Card Trick" in Peter Duffie's "Virtual Magic"
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 38
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Telephony with deck and three dice
Inspired byRelated to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 40
J. W. Sarles Calling The Wiz bit of business for classic telephone trick
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 355
Jay Sankey Seven seven wrong cards located, when their sequence is called on the phone, an answering machine reveals the card
2004 Sankey Unleashed 46
Karl Fulves Telephone Puzzler expanded text from 1982 edition
Related to 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 47
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 Mind's i two piles, two spectators each remove a card and put it in other pile, performer knows both after looking through one of the piles, also over phone
2005 Clockwork 27
Karl Fulves Phone Detective previous "Clockwork" deck as telephone trick
2005 Clockwork 55
Karl Fulves Telephone Stud further credits for "Calling Ms. Modulo"
Related to 2005 Clockwork 66
Karl Fulves Moe By Phone and further references for the plot
2005 Clockwork 67
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
Karl Fulves Transliterate medium is called and described spectator and names chosen card
2005 Combo II 93
Jim Steinmeyer The King's Coronation spelling thing with Kings packet, Clubs is forced, no-touch
Related toVariations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer The Princess in a Crowd fifteen card matrix trick, no-touch
Variations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Stewart James Five Cards on the March mathematical spelling trick with row of five coins, based on Stewart James "Stranger in a Strange Land"
Variations 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 10
Ramón Riobóo Mystery of the Kabbala thought of card, spectator has to do some spelling and eventually card is divined
Related toAlso published here
  • Ramón Riobóo's "The Mystery of the Kabbala" in Rafael Benatar's "Sleight of Phone"
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 46
Michael Powers The 7 Card 21 Card Trick
  • Telephone Method
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 125
Steve Beam Sans Cards binary code using objects to transmit card to medium
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 218
Michael Powers Punch Drunk any card pocketed by spectator under fair conditions, performer deals through deck and says he'll stop at mate, cell phone rings and person at other end names selection, 50% Punched Deck (every other card)
  • Cell Phone Finish
  • Alternate Finish (1)
  • Alternate Finish (2)
  • Alternate Finish (3)
Related to 2006 Power Plays 98
Michael Powers The 7-Card 21 Card Trick with spelling
  • Telephone Method
2007 7-7-7 52
Rajneesh Madhok Tell A Phony Too divination of birth month and playing card over the phone with dealing procedure, variation of Eddie Fields' "Tell a Phony" (Greater Artful Dodges, p. 111)
2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 12
Ken Krenzel AUTOMACAAN 100% no-touch, card selected instead of named, impromptu, possible over telephone
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 227
Jim Steinmeyer Eleven Roads to Heaven eleven cards, one selected with dealing procedure, located, no-touch
2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 1
Ken De Courcy 1654 card chosen from quarter of deck, spectator finds it himself via down under deal
Inspired byRelated to 2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 453
Garrett Thomas GT's Workers Card at Any Number Card freely named, person on the other side of the phone names a number, card is found at that number, used to grab attention of people on the phone
Related to 2012 The Gift of Magic: Amazing Moments 7
Jim Steinmeyer Eight Cards Espial no-touch selection with Ace through Eight of Clubs packet, selection named in the end
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Seven Cards Examined no-touch selection with Ace through Seven of Hearts packet, selection named in the end
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 3
Kuniyasu Fujiwara Automatic Ace Triumph hands-off, dealing procedure, sixteen cards
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 5
Sveroni Profiler card divination over phone
Inspired by
  • "Von Mensch zu Mensch" in "Magigramm", September, 1988
2013 Alte Neuheiten 36
Alain Choquette Cell Mate phone numbers on back of cards, spectator choses card face-up and face-down, dials phone number and person names other selection
2013 Seventeen Secrets — Volume 2 23
Jim Steinmeyer Wishing & Making it So any card thought of, counting procedure with small packet, over phone
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Chicagoism packet, spelling, also over phone
Inspired by
  • "Jasonism" (Eddie Joseph, Sphinx Sept. 1946)
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 5
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph Invoking Margery
Inspired by 2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 22
Michael Weber Pencil Poker Ten Card Poker Deal performed over phone with notepad on both ends
2015 TEN 35
Jim Steinmeyer The Irresistible Force from three cards (Six, Seven, Queen) the Seven is forced via counting procedure
2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 7
Jim Steinmeyer, Eddie Joseph, Alan Stockwell A Study in Scarlet and Black as phone effect
Inspired by 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 21
Michael Weber Remote Red Black spectator is called during performance and that spectator decides which cards are red or black, performer does not touch cards
  • The Dream
  • The Dream Realized
  • Performance Alternatives
2015 Red Black 2.0 13
Michael Weber The Card Problem fairly removed card named by phoned person, strict conditions, posed as problem
2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 22
Jim Steinmeyer Four-Card Monte No. 5, Queen and three other cards mixed according to rules, Queen eventually found
2017 Unexpected Impuzzibilities 13
Marty Kane, Michael Powers, Colm Mulcahy, Chris Wilcox BTTP Revisited
  • The Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy)
  • Three-Peat Deceit by Marty Kane (spectator spells name of card three times, then it is on top)
  • Try This (three spectators simultaneously)
  • Telephone/Radio Version
  • Last Minute Addition (restoring original order)
Inspired by
  • "Bottom to Top Principle" (Colm Mulcahy, Mathematical Card Magic)
2019 Tesseract 237
Marty Kane Ascend-Sation! dealing and spelling to end up at selection, over phone
Inspired by
  • Martti Siren's "Off-Center Bottom to Top Principle" in Colm Malucahy's "Mathematical Card Tricks"
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 207