143 entries in Cards / Sleights / Force / Count Forces
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Unknown To make a Card thought of by one Person appear at such Number in the Pack as another Person shall choose card and its position remembered, bluff counting started with that number, re-count
Related to Tricks with Cards 85
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
Also published here Tricks with Cards 95
Unknown The Capital Q back-count force with counters/coins or cards, as divination with partial stack
VariationsAlso published here More Magic 27
Unknown Das Abzählen der Karten faced deck, spectator names number, as force
Also published here Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 4) 51
Unknown Abzählen der Karten faced deck, spectator names number, as force
Related toAlso published here Der moderne Kartenkünstler 14
Unknown Faced Deck Turnover Force
New Era Card Tricks 176
Unknown Der neue magische Kartenkreis "by H. Sch., Dresden", two predictions in envelopes, three dice rolled to get two numbers, counted to in a circle of cards, both predicted, Q-principle
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 11) 170
Hugo Kramer Die verbrannte und wieder entstandene Karte card at any number force (palmed card replaced when named number is reached), card burned and reappears in cage
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 8) 119
Unknown Das maskierte Schleifen einer Karte using glide to count to any card from the face, with cover card so force card starts second from face
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 87
Unknown Re-Count Force for card at any number
The Art of Magic 161
Charles T. Jordan Cremo! Card Restoration Extraordinary card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 33
Oswald Rae, Stanley Collins A Subtle Force six card on table, number is named, to force a number
Between Ourselves 28
Unknown Forcing By Numbers Spectator names any number, magician counts down to that number, card at that number is the forced card
The Nikola Card System 52
Unknown A New Force double count
Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 19
Unknown A Card Prediction card at named number predicted
Mental Magic with Cards 26
Unknown Double Counting Force
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 91
Charles T. Jordan Cremo Card Restoration card forced via spelling procedure, duplicate in deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 220
William Larsen From Another Pack forcing any king from set-up deck with counting procedure
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 229
Unknown Another Force forcing a random card on multiple spectators, short card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Horoscope Card Force short card
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown Countdown Force
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 384
Unknown Reverse Order Location
Greater Magic 101
Unknown Countdown Force
Do That Again! 36
Unknown An Easy Force small number named
More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 13
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Variations The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 531
Allan Howell Counting Force making some piles
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 104) 626
Les Vincent Countdown Force any number up to ten, set-up with Eights and Nines
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 108) 643
Edward Marlo Count Down Force
Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 28
Unknown The Count Force technical
More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 12
Walter B. Gibson Topper
Also published here The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 7) 27
Eddie Joseph Think of a Number three numbers counted to, cards predicted or divined, bluff count force (original top card)
Greater Card Tricks 19
Unknown Re-Counting Force
Tricks and Sleights 9
Unknown Forcing a Card on a stage
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 9) 38
Unknown Double-Lift Force
The Royal Road to Card Magic 210
Unknown The Odd-Even Force forcing an even or odd number with three dice, (reverse) svengali forcing deck
The Fine Art of Magic 231
Dave Lee Card Force for the Stage named number, seven
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 5
Walter B. Gibson Topper
Also published here The Best in Magic 99
Edward Marlo Fifth Fooler twenty-sixth card is forced with procedure similar to automatic placement
Faro Notes 52
Russell "Rusduck" Duck As a Force
The Cardiste (Issue 8) 13
Unknown Counting Force card at x+1, packet cut off, then x cards counted off
A Card Session with Peter Kane 16
Fred G. Taylor Curious Count broken count force
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 210
Unknown Backwards Counting Force
Expert Card Mysteries 134
Dai Vernon Curious Count II covering cases 2 to 5
Inspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 239
Unknown 10-20 Force
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 467
Edward Marlo Prediction Surprise & Clock Combination card chosen with cut & count procedure has odd back, re-counting force, ambiguous color changing deck
Related to On the Clock Effect 10
Jon Racherbaumer Reversing the Order of the Cards the placement principle in most Clock Effects
On the Clock Effect 3
Fred G. Taylor, Daryl Martinez Curious Count broken count principle, for credit information see reference
Related to Super Subtle Card Miracles 107
Edward G. Brown The Card Chosen by Elimination
The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 190
Unknown Re-Deal Force with spelling
Self-Working Card Tricks 86
Unknown Backwards Count Force packet cut off, then row counted on table and card counted to
Self-Working Card Tricks 107
Unknown Bold Count Force reverse count, then bottom card shown
Clever.... Like a Fox 121
Karl Fulves, Alex Elmsley Penelope's Principle as a Force faro
Faro Concepts 49
Unknown Twenty-Thirty Force
51 Faces North 8
Unknown Card Force number between five and ten
Eine Handvoll Kartenkunststücke 52
Jerry K. Hartman Underforce Forcing a card using Under-Down deal from small packet of cards
Loose Ends 1
Larry Becker Track Record name of race horses on cards, prediction on tape record
World of Super Mentalism 125
Larry Becker Count Force cards one to ten, two way out
World of Super Mentalism 127
Philip T. Goldstein Pentaforce forcing a card from five, named number
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 218) 1088
Edward Marlo Flexible Force using automatic placement procedure, Penelope Principle
Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 369
David Lederman Spell-a-name Force any name is spelled
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 158
Larry Becker Seance signatures of famous magicians appear on chosen blank cards
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 89
Philip T. Goldstein The Tenniel Prediction one of about ten cards is selected and predicted, prediction for two cards
Inspired by The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 248) 1239
Philip T. Goldstein Orientation! prediction of a Japanese city, cards with names, prediction in form of ABC cards in envelope, 10/11 force, see also p. 1380
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 275) 1371
Fred G. Taylor Curious Count broken count principle, credit information
For Your Entertainment Pleasure 39
Karl Fulves Blue Lightning No. 11, packets of cards removed from two decks and counted and added in some way, at the end three spectators have the same number of cards without it being obvious, all chose the same card if counted down
Inspired by Self-Working Number Magic 14
Unknown Hornswoggled No. 54, twenty-one cards are removed and a card chosen with a counting procedure
More Self-Working Card Tricks 78
Terry LaGerould Lost And Found backwards count as prediction, "Countdown Force"
Related toVariations Best of Friends — Volume II 560
Larry Jennings Bottom Deal Force
Lake Tahoe Card Magic 56
Unknown Miscellaneous Forces
  • forcing four cards with (re)dealing
  • odd-even number of things to force one of two spectators (matches or corners of newspaper)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 30
Unknown Card Forces re-dealing to named number with apparent error
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Small Number Force small number named to arrive at force card
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Unknown Countdown Force card placed with example
Related toAlso published here The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Unknown Faced-Deck Force counting
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 2
Unknown Forcing by Numbers forcing multiple cards by counting to named numbers
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 3
Unknown Force One card placed with example
Also published here The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 7
Frederick Braue Three Pile Prediction counting and piles to force ninth card from top (1944)
  • As a Location
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 3
Karl Fulves The Educated Die Ace through Six, die rolled and card counted to, it's always an ace, two methods
And a Packet of Cards 19
Karl Fulves, Henry Christ Mathejack four jacks produced after some counting
Inspired by Kaleidoscope 9
Karl Fulves Force Card Note forcing card with coin on spread via "Overthrow", A-10 set-up
Quick Card Tricks 5
Karl Fulves Red Shift count forcing a Two, jokers from beginning change in Twos to indicate value and position (22) of selection
Deceptive Practices 36
Corvello 10/11 Force
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 9
Frederick Braue The Loquacious Queen three cards selected via cut and count (no-touch force), then the whispering Queen of Hearts tells the performer their identities
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 6
Unknown Cross-Sum Count Force
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 16
Unknown 10-20 Force Cross-Sum
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 23
Scott Robinson The Portable Ladder cards spread on table, named number is counted to and card turned over, value of card helps find selection, force or prediction
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 39
Charles T. Jordan, Ron Rennick Count Down Force counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile
Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Fortune cards with "He Loves Me", "He Loves Me Not", petal principle
Related toVariations Rigmarole (Issue 4) 43
Martin Gardner Fortune information on the petal principle force
Related to Verbatim (Issue 4) 25
John Northern Hilliard An Original Force For One Card described for a king value
More Greater Magic 1222
Philip T. Goldstein Elimination Count or Spell see also More Magic, credit information
Thabbatical 20
Karl Fulves Little Nothings loading the spectator's wallet during apparent money exchange before performance, force of mate with counting and down-under deal procedure
Variations Rigmarole (Issue 6) 65
Unknown Mis-Count Placement Force
Related to Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 87
Karl Fulves Death Row Ace through Six in red and black removed and shuffled via Milk Build, after counting procedure the Ace of Spades is arrived at and it completes the Royal Flush in the case
Underworld (Issue 1) 14
Karl Fulves Red Handed using only red cards and prediction is "red", looks like a joke but is only red-backed card
13 Prophets 12
Karl Fulves 20 Faces Twice repeat phase
13 Prophets 18
Paul Harris Spelling Force spectator's name spelt out by cutting packets to force card
Five-Star Magic 16
Unknown The Whispering Queen queen whispers identity of top three cards to performer
Related to The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 27
Jack Avis, Billy O'Connor O'Connor Caper two cards predicted and mates via count-back force (10-20 force), credit information
Inspired by
  • Billy O'Connor trick in The Magic Wand
Vis à Vis 131
Ellis Stanyon A Simple Method of Forcing a Card No. 31, number named, performer counts, re-count by spectator
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 18
Ellis Stanyon The Capital Q No. 23, back-count force
  • Improvement (as divination with partial stack)
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 70
G. W. Hunter The Card Chosen Corresponds with Paper in Person's Pocket No. 40, re-deal force, motivated by having two cards chosen, one predicted and one divined
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 78
Ellis Stanyon Simple and Conclusive (Mathematical) Method No. 3, accidental (?) over-count, then re-count
Related toVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 270
Ellis Stanyon Forcing a Card by Count and Second-Dealing No. 6, counting to named number
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 273
Fred G. Taylor The Curious Count with credit information
Related to Card College — Volume 4 799
Steve Beam Count Forward Force packet is cut and value of card indicates how many more cards are added
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 62
Unknown The Deal Twice Force
Try the Impossible 147
Karl Fulves Making the Point No. 31, two cards counted to by throwing two dice, both cards predicted
Related to New Self-Working Card Tricks 47
Unknown Topper No. 79, spectator forces card on himself without touching by performer
New Self-Working Card Tricks 119
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Most Wanted List No. 4, list with twelve descriptions, one kind and all others ugly, value chosen with two numbers and description at that position is the kind one, small packet counting force
My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 8
Unknown 10/20 Force face up
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 40
Karl Fulves Count Force counting to a number twice, second card is forced, deck of double facers
Hofzinser Notebook 4
Karl Fulves Sonix #1 forcing the same card to two spectators using six cards in card stand
Inspired by
  • Supersonic Card Prediction (Jaks)
Hofzinser Notebook 43
Karl Fulves Sonix #2 no-gaff version
Inspired by
  • Supersonic Card Prediction (Stanley Jaks)
Hofzinser Notebook 46
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Principle of Nine adding digits and subtracting from original number always is a multiple of nine
  • The basic estimation principle
  • The Count-Back Force
  • The Less-counting principle
Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 79
Wesley James The Sigma Principle force in which spectator cuts off pile, counts it and counts down that many cards in rest
Enchantments 101
Charles T. Jordan The Slip-Back Move
Enchantments 112
Reinhard Müller Reinhard Müller translation correction of Sharpe's version in case the gaze force misses
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 372
Steve Beam The Curiouser Count versatile variation of the Curious Count
Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 82
Steve Beam Even Curiouser Count with single cards, pairs and triplets, broken count force
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 85
Steve Beam Curiouser Count Epilog more ideas on the Curiouser Count
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 92
Karl Fulves Self-Made Trap card chosen from face-up deck with Ten-Twenty force, turns out to be sandwiched by odd-backed cards
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 424
Jack Avis Flip-Up Put Back Count - A Utility Move every card angled up with the left thump
  • First, the Method of Counting
  • To Count Less
  • As a Force
  • The Double Deal Double Lift
  • Double Deal
Rara Avis 154
Jack Avis Another Force counting down to a named number
Rara Avis 163
Steve Beam The Force forcing one of four cards, named number
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 50
Unknown Re-Count Force apparently accidental over-count and repeat
Prolix (Issue 3) 147
Steve Beam Count Forward Force packet is cut and value of card indicates how many more cards are added
7-7-7 91
Terry LaGerould LaGerould Countdown Force countdown with number from one to ten, credit information
Related to Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 276
Billy O'Connor Ten-Twenty Force
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 292
R. Paul Wilson YAMFACAAN "Yet Another Method for A Card at Any Number", reverse spread
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 170
Fred Kaps Fred Kaps's Force re-count
Secret Agenda (Issue Feb 12) 51
Roberto Giobbi A Bold Force handling for old re-counting force
Secret Agenda (Issue Nov 6) 330
Karl Fulves Random Access performer and spectator each name a number, cards at those numbers counted to, both predicted, re-count force
Related to Prolix (Issue 8) 510
Karl Fulves History credit information, on the double count / re-count force
  • Hoffmann on the Double Count
Related to Prolix (Issue 8) 511
Steve Beam Task Force Two-card force
Related to
  • "In the Bluff" (Ramón Riobóo, Thinking the Impossible, 2012)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 238
Hector Chadwick Shriek card fairly chosen is predicted as cell phone message
  • Thoughts and variations
Miscellanea 49
Roberto Giobbi, Anthony Norman Deal Force with small numbers that are named
Related to
  • "Basic Card Technique" (Anthony Norman, 1948)
Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 8) 321
Roberto Giobbi A Novel Force
Inspired by Hidden Agenda (Issue Nov 12) 325
Colm Mulcahy Low Down Triple Dealing Principle
Facsimile (Issue 5) 43
Terry LaGerould Countdown Force with counting backwards with a number up to twelve
The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 98
Harapan Ong Naming a Number improvisational countdown force, "trick that cannot be explained"
Principia 231
Terry LaGerould Countdown Force
Related to Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 84
Unknown Count-Down Force forcing the seventh card, two methods, one using Curious Count
Paper Work 33
Michał Kociołek R.M. Thought of card from packet of twelve vanishes, appears in sealed envelope, uses a number force
Inspired by Plots & Methods 24