16 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / Hofzinser Problem Number 8
Creators Title Comments & References Source Page Categories
Percy Abbott A Mysterious Discovery spectator removes x cards, magician finds card with value x, set-up
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 220
Bruce Cervon Zauberkunste Triumph! based on a Hofzinser trick, amount of chosen card is divined by finding the four cards with the same value, re-deal force
The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 23) 113
Gene Finnell D/U Counter packet cut off, down/under deal with rest, remaining card has value as number of cut-off cards
Variations Gene Finnell's Card Magic 57
Bernard Bilis Pair-A-Noic spectator cuts off cards, two cards turn over in rest sandwiching selection and values total number of cut-off packet, set-up
VariationsAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 136
Bernard Bilis The Calculating Sandwich total of sandwich cards equals cut of packet
Also published here French Pasteboards 23
John F. Mendoza, Bernard Bilis Calculated Triumph small packet cut off, selection made and returned, deck shuffled face-up and face-down, all one way except sandwich in center with selection, sandwich cards total cut-off packet
Inspired byVariations The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 59
Philip T. Goldstein Stax-Volt card produced with reverse faros predicted, number of cut-off cards found by adding values
Related toAlso published here Doth 8
Bruce Cervon Cut Prediction two Methods
The Cervon File 252
Philip T. Goldstein Stax-Volt card produced with reverse faros predicted, number of cut-off cards found by adding values
Also published here A Phil Goldstein Collection 81
Peter Duffie Adding Some Weight spectator cuts off cards, two cards that add up to that number are reversed by performer and the number of cards between them also matches
Inspired by Card Selection 15
Marty Kane Cigar Club eight picture cards and eight number card are shuffled and cut in half, always one picture and one number card, then spectator removes some cards and does a down under deal with the rest, last card tells amount of removed cards
Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1451
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Roberto Giobbi Strange Harmony Giobbi's solution to problem 8, two handlings
Card College — Volume 5 1146
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Pseudo Bilis some card cut off by spectator, next cards give its total, selection found as well, using Killer Count
Inspired by Killer Koncepts 14
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Any Deck's a Calculator values add up to number of cut-off cards, using Killer Count
Killer Koncepts 22
David Solomon Totally Fooling Sans Shuffle four piles cut to, top cards of three piles total to number of fourth pile, selection on bottom of this pile, then the three numbers used to count to three mates of selection
Inspired by
  • "Totally Fooling" (Simon Aronson, Art Decko)
Solomon's Secrets 131
Pepe Lirrojo The Strange Triple Coincidence two cards total amount of cut cards, black cards value matches amount of black cards in cut pile and same with red cards, black cards have different backs
Some Different Stuff 7