284 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Think a Card / free Choice (all 52 cards)
  
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Unknown To tell what Card you think on in the whole Pack. probability and rudimental form of fishing
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 63
Unknown To allow a Person secretly to think of a Card, and dividing the Pack into three heaps, to cause the Card thought of to appear in whichever heap the Company may choose
1876 Modern Magic 108
Unknown To allow a Person secretly to think of a Card, and, even before such Card is named, to select it from the Pack, and place it singly upon the Table one in fifty-two, or switch
1876 Modern Magic 110
Professor Hoffmann Thought Anticipated general thoughts on the plot
1889 Tricks with Cards 128
Unknown A Person having Secretly Thought of a Card, and the Pack having been Divided into Three Heaps, to Declare in which Heap the Card thought of will be found
1889 Tricks with Cards 129
Unknown To Invite a Person secretly to Think of a Card, and before such Card is named to pick it out of the Pack
1889 Tricks with Cards 130
Professor Hoffmann The "Sensation" Card Trick "An Experiment in Thought-reading"
three cards thought of, performer divines writes them on slips of paper, spectators remove their cards and the vanish from "card table" and reappear in deck
1889 Tricks with Cards 231
Unknown The Conjurer's Prediction three thought of cards are divined, then travel from Card Box (prop) to deck
1897 New Era Card Tricks 155
Unknown Marvelous Coincidence two selections from two decks match, double facer deck
Related toAlso published here 1897 New Era Card Tricks 158
Unknown Predestination two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection
Related toAlso published here 1897 New Era Card Tricks 192
Francis King Die Karte im Glase card thought of and card chosen and lost, they are the same, it travels into a handkerchief-covered glass
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 21
Unknown Festina lente spectator remembers card and its position, performer tables a card which changes into the selection, originally tabled card taken from envelope, patter by Conradi
July 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 11
Hugo Schrader Neues mathematisches Kartenkunststück one of thirty-two cards thought of, eight packets of four cards each given to spectator who should remove some cards that match his value or suit, card found
Apr. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 10) 157
Unknown Die magische Einwirkung two packs, one spectator thinks of card and its position, predicted number is counted down in other deck, card there matches first selection, translation by John Willmann
Also published here Apr. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 4) 51
Francis King Das Erraten einer gedachten Karte card and its position remembered, performer removes a card and places it in his pocket, position counted to and card is gone, it is shown to be the one in the pocket
May 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 5) 70
Charles T. Jordan Transcendental Vision No. 10, stacked, one-way backs, "do you see a card of the same value in this pile?"
Also published here 1920 Ten New Prepared Card Tricks 22
Al Baker The Finger Points reading body language, thought-of card
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 88
Unknown Divining a Card spectator writings some cards on paper including thought of card, which is then named
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 11
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Mental Masterpiece impression device on card box, carbon
Variations 1935 Mental Bargain Effects 5
Eddie Clever, Theodore Annemann A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Inspired byRelated to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 89
Theodore Annemann, Al Baker A Version of the Al Baker Three Billet Trick three cards that are selected (one thought-of) and written on a billet are divined, stacked deck
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 108
Herbert Hood A Mental Test Revamped thought-of card divined via center tear, see page 172 for variation by William Larsen
Inspired by 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
Eddie Clever Only an Image some card names written down, one of them selected, blank card first becomes wrong card (re. Elmsley gag), then right card, see page 166 for credit correction
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 26) 163
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Arthur Leroy Self Control any card is removed and put in pocket where it sticks out, any card named, card from pocket is named card
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 27
Al Baker The Finger Points muscle reading, thought of card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 29
Unknown "Just Think" Mental Mystery any card thought of, spectator writes down indifferent cards and selection, psychological, pencil reading
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 31
Howard Albright Uni-Mentality free choice, but spectator takes out five cards with his selection, one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 157
Charles T. Jordan Transcendental Vision stacked, one-way backs, "do you see a card of the same value in this pile?"
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 161
Unknown Projected Thought matrix dealing with thought of card and prediction of card and its position with prediction index
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 178
Howard Albright Uni-Mentality two methods
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 179
Unknown The 52 Card Trick thought-of card ends up at named number up to thirteen, matrix dealing elimination process
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 182
Howard Albright Perfect Card Divination free thought of card, stacked, "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 217
Howard Albright Psychological Discernment method for presentation when you know card already
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 218
Ralph W. Hull Name O' Card any named card is found/spelled-to, full stack and multiple out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 237
Unknown Telepathy? performer marks a card on the face, it is the one named by spectator, nail writer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 300
James Maxwell Telepathic Selection carbon card, originally in Magic Wand, March 1920
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 303
Theodore Annemann Mental Masterpiece carbon case
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 304
Joseph Ovette The Buddha Whispers "has one of these the same value?"
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 350
Unknown C. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Part 2 do as i do with thought of cards
1938 Greater Magic 277
Unknown By Means of the Fan Spread a. Raising a Neat Fan
b. Raising a Ragged Fan
c. Spreading on the Table
d. Displaying a Reverse Fan
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 336
Unknown With Prearranged Pack - a. Memorized Deck card reversed in deck turns out to be any named card, ungaffed, stacked deck
1938 Greater Magic 339
James Maxwell Prepared Carbon Card. A Mindreading Trick spectator thinks of card and writes it on piece of paper (carbon card)
1938 Greater Magic 492
George C. Hanneman New Card Math binary sorting with sixteen cards
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 289
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Divination "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Related toVariations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 324
Oscar Weigle The Challenge Blindfold Card Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here 1939 Do That Again! 43
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin Ponsin on Thought Reading lip-reading
1940 Expert Card Technique 338
Paul Rosini Think of a Card spring flourish
1940 Expert Card Technique 324
Unknown Crystal Thought duplicate, mexican turnover
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 335
Unknown Ultima Thule Location from fanned deck, with outs
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 331
Unknown The Carbon Card see title for method...
1940 Expert Card Technique 416
Edward Marlo, John Scarne Marlo's Think A Card three thought-of cards are predicted on billets, one ahead, based on John Scarne's "Think a Card"
Related to 1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 26
Edward Marlo, Theodore Annemann Simplex Ten to One performer and spectator think of a card, spectator does not find it, performer does, inspired by an effect from Annemann's book "Sh! It's a Secret!"
Related to 1941 Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?) 29
Unknown Thought Location magician finds thought card by placing it in pocket
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 236
Eddie Joseph The Writing on the Arm named card appears on arm, index on arm
1942 Greater Card Tricks 32
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 30
Herb Lehwald Mental Disclosure four people think of a card, deck is dealt into four piles three times, each card can be named
1944 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 8
Gerald Kosky The Biter Bit Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 74
Charles Kalish Purely Mental card divination, without cards, mathematical divination
Mar. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 10) 109
Don Medley Ring A Bell spectator thinks of a card in the fan, then he writes this card among four other cards, card is divined
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 445
J. B. Bobo Telepathic Miracle key card placed next to thought-of card
Related to 1947 Watch This One! 40
George B. Anderson Card Muscles with contact mindreading
1949 It Must Be Mindreading 42
Edward Marlo Double Thought two cards, one freely thought of, one ahead
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 31
Edward Marlo Red and Blue Telepathy two cards, written on red and blue slips of paper
1953 The Cardician 123
Edward Marlo Double Thoughts - Single Deck two cards, one thought of, one ahead
Related to 1953 The Cardician 126
Oscar Weigle Challenge Blindfold Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 13
Tony Corinda (1) Any Card Called For
1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 35
Dai Vernon Look up spectator spreads through deck and thinks of one
Related toVariations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 75
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction key card
Related to 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 7
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method I two decks, two spectators make a selection each, one only thought of
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 5
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method II two cards only thought of, see also page 9 for Variation
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 6
Edward Marlo Matcho - Method V peeked at and thought of card found
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 9
Edward Marlo Double Thought - Single Deck two cards thought of found, one ahead
  • Stooge Version
  • The Exchange Version
  • The Key Card Version
  • Memory Version
Related to 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 12
Edward Marlo Red and Blue - Spectator Coincidence card thought of and touched in other deck, match, two decks
Variations 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 15
Edward Marlo Double Thought and Two Billets
Related to 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 22
Edward Marlo Gaffed Method for "Double Thought", roughed Mene-Tekel Deck, two methods
Variations 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 24
Edward Marlo Marked Matcho two decks
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 27
Edward Marlo Unmarked Matcho two decks
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 28
Edward Marlo Memory Matcho two decks, one stacked
Variations 1959 Marlo Meets His Match 29
Dai Vernon Riffled Thought break
1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 12
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 6 variation of Hull's "Mental Discernment" starting with freely thought of card, distribution with Erdnase's stock shuffle, OOSOOM
Inspired by 1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 15
Harry Lorayne Mentalamazement any card thought of, magician places card on table, correct one (switch)
1962 Close-up Card Magic 225
Dai Vernon The Vernon Card Divination card thought of from half the deck, multiple out divination
1962 Early Vernon 37
Edward Marlo Thought Determinator "Is your card in this pile?", memorized deck, faro
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 21
Edward Marlo Odd Thought spectator thinks of only odd-backed card in deck, no rough smooth, faro fan
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 65
Edward Marlo The Ultra Equivoce Brainweave, any card can be thought of
Inspired by 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 71
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card - Annotation from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
spectator writes any card on back of card, magician divines it
Related to Dec. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 147
Peter Kane The Blank Thought Deck blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card, all cards get faces and isolated card is thought-of one
Variations 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 1
Alton Sharpe Double Prediction Chest freely thought of and chosen card predicted, one ahead
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 73
Edward Marlo, Burling Hull Variation on Hull's Prediction tabled card turns out to be any named card, sticky substance
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 114
Edward Marlo Mental Lie thought-of card, spectator reads cards, performer catches lie, three methods
1969 HEX! 45
Aldini, Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of card
Inspired by 1969 Roughingly Yours 38
Allan Ackerman On Kane's Blank Thought Deck blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card, all cards get faces and isolated card is thought-of one
Inspired by 1970 Magic Mafia Effects 1
Paul Swinford Son of Faro Spell CCCC
1971 More Faro Fantasy 58
Paul Swinford Elmsley Revisited CCCC
Inspired by 1971 More Faro Fantasy 63
Paul Swinford Oil Always Floats card is shuffled to top via CCCC
Related to 1971 More Faro Fantasy 54
E. S. Bentfrum Matching Prediction
Inspired by 1972 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 22
James G. Thompson Jr. Tangible Intangible presented as thought-of card
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 493
Harry Lorayne The Mind Boggler any card thought of, then a dealing procedure, scratched distant key card
1973 Rim Shots 13
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
Jerry K. Hartman Think Twice Spectator marks the back of previously thought of card
1973 Means & Ends 65
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 49
Edward Marlo A Mental Location spectator shuffles, cuts to a card, looks at it, shuffles; crimped memorized cards
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 141
Stephen Minch King of the Thought Ways
1974 The Book of Thoth 12
Sam Dalal Double Vision two cards predicted on paper slips, using ballpoint pen with pencil lead, mirage deck
Also published here
  • Magigram (Rough-Smooth part, by Sam Dalal)
June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 743
Lenny Greenfader Think of Any Card spectator removes five cards, one of which is selection
1975 Afterthoughts 84
Edward Marlo The Mental Secret thought of Card matches card chosen from another pack, rough smooth menetekel
Related to 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 204
Edward Marlo Gaffed Mental Trap Thought of Card appears between Mates
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 201
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch Thought of Card appears between Mates, using a switch
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 1
Edward Marlo Sandwich Card Sandwiched Card is though of, double backer
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 71
Harry Lorayne Triple Mate one removed and two thought-of cards found
Related toVariations 1976 The Epitome Location 25
Edward Marlo marlo's deal switch named card appears between sandwich cards on table
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 140
Alex Elmsley, Frederick Mosteller another encore red & black card thought of, they are spelled to after some shuffling (see Legendary Kabbala for Elmsley credit)
Inspired byRelated to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 153
Eddie Fields Quintile Spectator removes five cards, four random and one is the thought of selection. Performer divines selection.
1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 25
Jon Racherbaumer Macho Matcho card placed on table, matches freely named card from other deck, roughed red-blue menetekel, red-blue double backer
Inspired by 1976 Lecture Notes 1 22
Allan Ackerman An Effect spectator names card, direct, prediction type
Variations 1978 Here's My Card 29
John C. Wagner Mentally by Two faro, automatic placement
1978 7 Secrets 33
Martin A. Nash It Can't Happen Here cutting to any value named, stack
1979 Sleight Unseen 430
Edward Marlo New Approach to a Revisit freely thought of card is placed on table and other card is located, using two rough and smooth decks
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 172
Edward Marlo Un-Gaffed Approach three methods for "New Approach to a Revisit" from page 172
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 175
Roy Walton The Smiling Mule two parts, first gag then surprise twist, named card ends up sandwiched between aces in the middle of the deck
Related toVariations 1979 That Certain Something... 13
Gerald Kosky Glide Out Magic Thrust as an out when someone challenges performer to find thought of card
Also published here 1979 Inside Outs 11
Edward Marlo A Tip for Mental Over Physical
Related to 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 13
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 The Ghost Effect card thought of, five cards removed, one of them is the selection and the other the four aces, posed as problem
1980 Interlocutor (Issue 42) 167
Paul Gertner Don't Get Personal spectator's name appears on throught-of-card
Dec. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 12) 568
Derek Dingle Ultra Thot Card from a fanned deck, with outs
Related to 1981 Fourcast 3
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles Fan Optics from a fanned deck, thought of card has different back color
1981 Fourcast 9
Karl Fulves, Charles T. Jordan, Joseph Ovette, U. F. Grant The Buddha Bet "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Inspired byRelated to 1981 Fourcast 12
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card shuffled deck, wording and eye movement
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 3
Roger Crosthwaite Stacked Deck Refinement stacked deck in conjunction with the think a card plot
Inspired by 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 8
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card Control think a card plot and the Hofzinser spread cull
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 8
Roger Crosthwaite The Eidetic Prediction card is placed in the box, spectator think of a card, that card is divined and later found to be the card put in the box in the beginning
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 11
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Derek Dingle One-Hand Fan Force Technique and Outs spectator thinks of a card from fan
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 153
Michael Weber "... Just an Old Premonition" photocopy of fifty-two cards with one reversed, freely thought-of card is missing
Variations 1982 Something for Everyone 12
Edward Marlo, Stephen Tucker It just don't add up? not really by Marlo?!, on casting out tens clocking, with pre-show application
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 306
Ken Krenzel Post Hoc Miracle thought from half the deck, a bit strange procedure, miscalling
Inspired by 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 106
Stewart James, Howard Lyons An Obvious Card thought of card to wallet, twice, Bombshell wallet
Variations 1984 Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck
1984 Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Philip T. Goldstein Zen Poker streamlined "can you see your suit/value... here?"
Related to 1984 Thequal 2
Philip T. Goldstein Think a Card Restriction subtle
1984 Thequal 2
Howard A. Adams Hypnodeck No. 82, all quartets together, then dealing procedure according to though-of card
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 123
Unknown Thought-Card Gimmick card thought of and written down by spectator, divined
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
John C. Wagner, Ralph W. Hull Whispering Wagner two thought of cards are found, inspired by a Hull effect from The Talisman
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 20
John C. Wagner Estimation #1 spectator thinks of card in ribbon spread deck
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 97
John C. Wagner, Dai Vernon Estimation #2
Inspired by 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 99
John C. Wagner Non-Gaffed Ultra Mental as an out for estimation effects
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 105
Ron Wilson Just Look at a Card thought card from face up ribbon spread is divined
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 69
Doug Edwards Swell Spell spelling to any named card, full deck set up
Jan. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1447
Edward Marlo Four Ways To Go one card removed, two thought of, are found, one ahead, clocking
Inspired byRelated to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 175
Edward Marlo Think of Any Card performer cuts to thought of card, using faros
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 217
David A. Vogt A Choice of 52 OOSOOM with free choice
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 226
Edward Marlo, U. F. Grant Grant's Lost Card Trick spelling principle to divine any thought of card
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 299
Edward Marlo A Spelling Miracle spectator spells to freely thought of card
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 301
Larry Jennings First Impressions using turnover change, see page 168 for alternative for switch
1988 The Cardwright 33
Larry Jennings One Thought Behind two cards, one-ahead
1988 The Cardwright 60
Edward Marlo The Mental Topper spectator counts to value of thought-of card, card located, optionally matching values found, faro, variations
VariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1966
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 216
Edward Marlo "P.D. Mental Stab" "Pull Down", card placed face up in deck by performer, it is next to thought-of card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1968
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 363
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
Edward Marlo A Mental Combination
  • A Multiple Coincidence
  • Impromptu Power of Thought
four thought-of cards matched with another deck, power-of-thought with two decks, see page 55 (Addendum) for addition
1989 So Soon? 33
Edward Marlo Not-so-Lazy-Man's Card Trick - Variation 7 memorized deck
Jan. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 1) 1737
John Bannon Oh Calcutta thought of and dealt-to card are predicted, one ahead
Inspired by 1990 Impossibilia 11
John Bannon Shock Treatment thought-of-card placed in pocket as prediction, another selection is found
Related toVariations 1990 Impossibilia 42
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1990 That's It 52
Edward Marlo Marlo's Mindreader card thought-of and selected, one found by stop trick, other to pocket
1990 That's It 58
Edward Marlo The Missing Mental Toppers cards transferred according to value of thought-of card, two methods
Inspired by 1990 That's It 60
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1990 Finally! 61
Simon Aronson Two Minds and a Mate card chosen, another removed and a third one though-of, all found
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1990 The Aronson Approach 50
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - First Effect four spectators count down in a packet to the value of their though-of card, divined from second deck
Inspired byVariations 1990 Cardfixes 190
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Second Effect four slips of paper with predictions, four spectators think of a card of a certain suit and transfer cards from top to bottom according to their value
Variations 1990 Cardfixes 193
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Third Effect like second effect but mates in shirt pocket instead of written predictions
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 195
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Fourth Effect four spectators think of four cards like before, they vanish and are produced from four pockets
1990 Cardfixes 196
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Fifth Effect four thought-of cards from different suits located, spectator's count down their value, shuffle and deck switch
1990 Cardfixes 198
Edward Marlo Put A Shine On Your Mind "Ways to Ascertain the Value of a Thought-Card"
five methods with procedures in which spectator needs to remove as many cards as the thought-of value, partial set-up, memorized deck, distant key card
1991 The Olram File (Issue 3) 7
Jon Racherbaumer One More Thing commentary on thought-of cards, including Simon Aronson's "Simon's Eyes"
1991 The Olram File (Issue 3) 11
Edward Marlo Logical Double Thought, Plus One two cards thought of & one unknown card removed, all found, three methods
Related to 1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 8
Edward Marlo, Simon Aronson, David Solomon The Path of Olram approaches for "Simon-Eyes", four ideas with forcing decks
Inspired byVariations 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 12
Edward Marlo Olram's Choice approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, memorized deck
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 13
Edward Marlo For the Ace-to-King Boys approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, NPO stack
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Edward Marlo Complete Mental Secret odd-backed card is touched and tabled, any named card removed from other deck, they match, roughed red/blue menetekel, roughed red-blue double-back deck, see also Ibidem #19
Related to 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 4
Stephen Tucker Thought Provoking mathematical
Aug. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 8) 2105
James Swain Shocked prediction card in pocket finds one selection by spelling and matches another thought of selection
Inspired by 1992 Don't Blink 37
Steven Hamilton Think of a Card spectator looks at fan and thinks of a card
Also published here 1992 Profile (Issue 6) 9
Jerry Sadowitz Addendum to Think of a Card verbal force for Three of Clubs or at least a Three or Club
1992 Profile (Issue 6) 12
Peter Duffie Deliberation card thought of, another one selected by counting down value of thought-of card, both found
Inspired by 1992 Profile (Issue 7) 9
Terry LaGerould Spectator guesses better one ahead
Sep. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 9) 2257
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 6
Dai Vernon イモーショナルリアクション (Emotional Reaction)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 115
Alex Elmsley Double-Cross selection and mate are thought of, groups displayed, matrixing principle
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 69
Alexander de Cova Blank Thought Surprise blank deck, spectator thinks of any card, performer removes a blank card and it becomes named card in mirror
Inspired by 1994 Secrets No. 1 26
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of freely chosen card is added to a deck via deck switch before replacement
1994 Facsimile (Issue 2) 16
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card in fan, gaze method, with fishing
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 8
Roger Crosthwaite Think-a-Card - Opening Remarks thoughts and references
  • The Selection of the Card
  • The Location of the Card
  • The Revelation of the Card
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 37
Roger Crosthwaite Personal Roots about the think-a-card plot
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 41
Roger Crosthwaite Psychological Roots
  • The Eyes Have It
  • The Length of Gaze
  • The Direction of Gaze
  • The Intensity of Gaze
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 43
Roger Crosthwaite Variation One: Verbal Stop Technique peek-type selection, dressed as think-a-card
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 49
Roger Crosthwaite Erdnase Method D "Technical Roots"
by the gaze, see following entries, credit information
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 55
Roger Crosthwaite The Gaze Method - Think-a-Card cards spread through with the faces towards the spectator, observing the spectator's eyes
Inspired byRelated to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 55
Justin Higham Super Clairvoyant spectator thinks of any card, deals twice the value and drops rest on top, after a reverse faro, the performer knows the value and can fish
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 64
Cyril Golding Cyril Golding's Method following gaze while spectator looks at fan
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 70
Roger Crosthwaite Primal Memory 1 one card thought-of and one selected, both predicted via matching cards
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 83
Roger Crosthwaite The Gaze Method credit information
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 223
Peter Duffie Thoughts on the Bottom Estimation & Bottom Deal
Variations 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 232
J. W. Sarles After Dark spectator and performer think a card, spectator and performer find each other's card
Related to 1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 19
Karl Fulves Think of a Card No. 3, spectator takes any card and does calculations with its identity from which performer divines it
1995 Easy Magic 3
Edward Marlo The Moveable Card spectator thinks of a card, performer places reversed card next to it
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 52
Edward Marlo M.S. Variation thought-of card is sandwiched by performer before it is named, switch
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 135
Edward Marlo Mental and Physical Choice sandwiched card by spectator in deck turns out to be previously thought-of card
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 136
Gene Maze Hello Stranger named card has different back, ungaffed
Mar. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2625
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted
1996 Blocking Off 47
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami)
Inspired by 1996 Miracles with Cards 68
James Swain, Edward Marlo Topping the Mental Topper cards freely chosen (or thought of), card and its three mates found, faro
Inspired by 1996 Miracles with Cards 107
Slydini Slydini's Dream Deck new deck order, spectator thinks a card, performer exchanges the Ace of Spades with a card and places it on table, card named, cards dealt through face up one by one, Ace of Spades is where named card should be and named card is on table, double facer deck with all alike on one side
Related to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 62
Harry Riser A Two Billet Test cards thought-of and written on billets
Inspired by 1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 238
Justin Higham Super Clairvoyant
Variations Jan. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2741
Harry Lorayne Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by June 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2807
Nick Trost Nick's Stranger in Paradise Spectator thinks of any card and is removed from blue back deck, previously pocketed red deck is found to be missing the thought of card, tabled card is revealed to be it, first published in The New Tops, November 1968
Related to
  • "Thought Anticipated" (Dave Campbell, The Gen, April 1959)
  • "Premonition Outdone" (Stan Lobenstern, 1968)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 189
John Luka The Smiling Mule Variation
Inspired by 1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 35
Frederick Braue Braue Nikola Fish estimation and fishing
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
Unknown The Spread cards spread face-up on table, spectator thinks of one, performer estimates
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 16
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Feeding Frenzy three cards thought-of, performer puts three cards in case, they are the thought-of cards
1997 Ah-ha! 54
Pit Hartling Triathlon three card challenge location, sophisticated
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 24
Thomas Fraps, Helge Thun If Worse Comes To Worse performer finds two selected and one thought-of card, one way from face (pips)
Variations 1998 The Book 88
Unknown Marvelous Coincidence two selections from two decks match, double facer deck
Also published here 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 226
Allan Ackerman A Close Encounter three thought of cards found, memorized deck
1999 Classic Handlings 18
Richard Osterlind Under Test Conditions stack
1999 Dynamic Mysteries 28
Baltazar Fuentes The Perfect Card Divination "is here a card with the same value as yours?", binary
1999 Arempi II 20
Roger Crosthwaite The Evolution of Think-a-Card "A lecture given by Fr Roger Crosthwaite at The Magic Circle Collectors' Day, 25 May 1996"
credit and historical information
1. Scot's "Discoverie"
2. Goldston's Quarterly
3. The Berglas Effect
1999 Arcardia 23
Roger Crosthwaite Look-as-I-Look spectator and performer each think of a card in two decks, deck exchanged and cards removed, they match
Inspired by 1999 Arcardia 65
Ellis Stanyon The Thought Card Appears at Any Number No. 28, card apparently not found and spectator names it, then quickly controlled to eighth, number up to ten, gambling on seven or eight
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 73
Chuck Smith Let's Fish free from a third of the deck
2000 Tools Of The Trade 59
Ralph W. Hull, Roberto Giobbi Any Named Card card placed on table is any named card, mexican turnover application
2000 Card College — Volume 4 826
Steve Beam Double Down spectator spells suit and deals value of thought of card, card is divined
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 70
Steve Beam Doubling Up on the Double Down spectator spells suit and deals value of thought of card, card is divined
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 72
Doug Canning, Steve Beam Clearing the Deck thought card is divined, spectator deals and cuts a blank deck, instructions by performer, with two variations (The Eraser, Synaptic Selection)
2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 94
Paul Cummins, Peter Duffie Red Herring Location
Inspired by 2002 FASDIU II 87
David Regal The D.R. System multiple out...
2002 Constant Fooling 1 134
Darwin Ortiz The Last Laugh smiling mule version, memorized deck
Inspired byRelated to 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 91
Allan Ackerman, Baltazar Fuentes An Ungaffed Ted do as i do type thing often done with marked cards, memorized deck
2002 Classic Handlings 21
David Berglas Think of a Card from a fan, also with faro fan
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 518
David Berglas Think of a Card Plus spectator spreads the cards and thinks of one
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 524
Tino Call Think of a Card Spectator looks at any card in the deck and at it's mate, card can be named
Related to 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 97
Al Baker Albaka card is written on card, gaffed
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 527
Al Baker Telepathic Selection carbon card gaff
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 584
Al Baker Mind-Reading Card Trick two methods, billet index
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 722
Ted Lesley Getting to Know You thought of card vanishes and appears in pocket
2003 2003 U.S. Master Class Notes 2
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
César Fernández Lightning Divination thought card, number corresponding to value is removed from deck and card divined
Related to 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 189
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 Tri-EASY-Thon card selected, thought of and removed, all divined
  • Impromptu Method (clocking)
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 171
Joe Berg Find it! spectator thinks of a card, estimation and sprectator reaction
2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks — Volume 1 55
Tom Craven, Bob King Name That Card any number card
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 459
Paul Vigil Diplopia one thought-of (and removed) card by performer and one by spectator, performer finds spectator's card and vice versa
Inspired by
  • "Tap a Lack" (Paul Cummins, MAGIC, July 2005)
Related toVariations
2007 Diplopia 3
Steve Beam Spam Filter II thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck, si stebbins, with stripper deck version
Inspired byAlso published here 2008 Noteworthy 15
Gordon Bean The Two-Ton Prophet spectator thinks of a card, performer names a number, at that position is the thought-of card, full deck set-up, inspired by Stewart James' "The Prophet's Choice" (James File, p. 2075)
2009 Penumbra (Issue 11) 16
Ken Krenzel Spell of the Spectator no-touch, memorized deck, spectator spells down and finds named card
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 195
Juan Esteban The Point-of-View Card Trick named card is found, memorized deck and multiple out
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 62
Claude Impériale Bluff Counting move a card with card counting presentation and optional deck switch
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 126
Steve Beam Spam Filter II thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck, si stebbins, with stripper deck version
Inspired byAlso published here 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 275
Scott Robinson The Rip-Off thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 281
Roberto Giobbi A Humorous Out out for situation when spectator think of any card
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 10) 78
Roberto Giobbi Out and Quickie out for situation when spectator think of any card, posed as problem
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 11) 79
Roberto Giobbi, Dai Vernon An Emotional Out out for situation when spectator think of any card
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 13) 81
Roberto Giobbi Solution for Out and Quickie out for situation when spectator think of any card, solution
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 12) 80
Patrick Page Think A Card card is thought of in a fan and eventually found
2011 Magic Page by Page 111
Darwin Ortiz Case Card any named card is left behind in case
Related to 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 247
Jim Steinmeyer Oe Fortune Serves Eight binary sorting stack
2013 Ensuing Impuzzibilities 23
Steven Hamilton Thinking of a Card spectator looks at fan and thinks of a card, strategies
Also published here 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 10
Ben Seward Flicker Determining the color of the thought of card by watching for the audience's eye flickering
2013 Cog 12
Ben Seward Sylilable Determining the suit of the thought of card by watching the timing of the audience's nods
2013 Cog 16
Ben Seward Count Determining the value of the thought of card by counting the timing of the audience's eye flickers
2013 Cog 22
Ben Seward Outs Outs to use in case you cannot guess their thought of card
2013 Cog 27
Ben Seward The Choice Tips and advice on how to increase success rate of "think of a card"
2013 Cog 43
Jim Steinmeyer Wishing & Making it So any card thought of, counting procedure with small packet, over phone
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 1
Jim Steinmeyer Just Thinking full deck stack, "do you see a card of the same value here?" (binary divination)
Inspired by 2015 Devilish Impuzzibilities 1
Pit Hartling Just Like That performer and spectator each think of a card, they locate each other's cards
2016 In Order to Amaze 112
John Scarne Think of a Card strategy to get the spectator to think of and name a card
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 23) 58
Roberto Giobbi More "Think a Card" Strategies alternatives to a simple "Think of a card" request
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 24) 59
Jon Racherbaumer Guess What? with a physical and a mental selection, Solomon's Time Warp Wallet
Inspired by 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 51
Michael Weber Binary Star spectator removes four-of-a-kind of thought-of card, performer names card across the room, several handlings
Related to 2017 Black Tears 6
Edward Marlo The Joker Reads Minds spectator thinks of card and reads order of shuffled deck, spectator should misread joker as selection, it is divined
Also published here 2019 Beyond the Z 41
Tom Gagnon Devilish Transposition thought-of cards from performer and spectator from two decks transpose, using Devilish Switch
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 411
Helder Guimarães The Empty Space "Worth Waiting For"
thought-of card appears between two Jokers in center of deck
Inspired by
  • "The Sculpture" (Helder Guimarães, Red Mirror DVD, 2010)
2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 256
Benjamin Earl Octopus one of three cards thought of, or any card with card-to-pocket out, with alternative peek selection procedure
2020 The Shift #3 21