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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Stewart James The Candy King Miraskill with candies
Variations 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 24) 151
Dai Vernon, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Bill Simon, Martin Gardner, Norman Jensen, Bruce Elliott The Ruler force with ruler with name of cards, ruler is balanced on two fingers and fingers brought together until fingers meet, see also p. 981 for ideas by John Hamilton
Variations 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 244) 974
Henry Christ Tally-Ho! spelling using words on card case
Variations 1971 Reputation-Makers 115
Lin Searles Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card predicted and four Aces on top of discard piles, see also p. 486 for comment by Charles Hudson
Inspired byRelated toVariations July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 430
David S. Kotkin Mento-Pen David Copperfield, number is divined with special pen
Related to 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 52
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Max Maven, Burling Hull, Kate Shiels, David Hoy
1978 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 220) 1100
Fred Robinson Oasis on Phil Goldstein, Gaeton Bloom, Ken Brooke, Danny Ray, Andrew Galloway, Basil Horwitz, Jay Marshall, Peter Duffie, Rex Cooper, Ken Hawes, Chris Pratt, Doug Alker, Max Maven, Frans Biemans, Roger Crabtree, Mike Gancia, Peter Warlock, Tom Owen, Harry Dewhirst, Philippe Fiahlo, Rovi, Wally Boyce
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 599
Karl Fulves Stopped Twice two prediction cards placed in deck during dealing by spectator end up next to their mates, "Gemini Twins"
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1979 Impromptu Opener 2
Philip T. Goldstein Immoracle packet cut-off, anti-faro procedure to arrive at Royal Flush, overhand shuffle set-up sequence
Inspired byRelated to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1240
Bascom Jones The Mystic Word on Diana Zimmerman, Max Maven, Gordon Hoener
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1190
Philip T. Goldstein Precoinition box with different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
  • Gaffed Box Version (Corinda Money Box)
  • No Gaff Version (verbal ploy, spectators assume there are more coins)
Related toAlso published here 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11) 944
Harry Lorayne Phil Goldstein mini bio, Max Maven
1982 Best of Friends 186
Howard A. Adams The Ramasee Prophecy using ESP cards and spelling several words, Egypt presentation
Related toVariations 1982 OICUFESP (Issue 10 - TULEFTA - The Ramasee Prophecy) 1
Max Maven Flair Play coding with a pen
Inspired by 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 7) 59
Philip T. Goldstein Pretense one phase
Also published here Feb. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 886
Max Maven Triskadekaphobia forcing the number thirteen with cards
Related to 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 238
Max Maven Compared to What? on Sturgeon's Law
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 xxii
Richard Kaufman (reviewer) Mind Games by Max Maven 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 267
Max Maven Psychic Twins based on Steranko's "Voodoo Card" and Fulves' "Computer Cards"
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33) 314
Thomas Alan Waters Carousell three card divination, with clocking version, see Max Maven reference for credit information
Related to
  • "Roundabout" (Max Maven, Kayfabe DVD Set, 2017)
1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 701
Harry Lorayne Phil Goldstein mini bio, Max Maven
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 402
Philip T. Goldstein Final Fred thin cards
Also published here 1985 FISM Madrid 1985 8
Philip T. Goldstein PSI-Con Ruse double ended cards are placed in book (instead of apparatus)
Also published here 1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 63
Max Maven Introduction
1986 Sankey Panky 9
Mark Vincent The New York Magic Symposium 1986 on the convention in Tokyo, Adam Fleischer, Max Maven, Curtis Kam, Jay Sankey, Maki Kitami, Bill Spooner, Gene Matsura, Tommy Wonder, David Roth, John Kennedy, Hiroshi Sawa, Jeff McBride, Lisa Menna
1987 Gimmick (Issue 8) 14
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of card
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 7
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestions
Inspired byAlso published here 1987/1988 Tsunami 19
Max Maven Foreword
1989 Williamson's Wonders 7
Philip T. Goldstein ESP Cards 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divined
Also published here 1991 Thavant 17
Philip T. Goldstein Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined
Also published here 1991 Thavant 25
Philip T. Goldstein Soloflex selected information on word cards divined, inspired by T. A. Waters's "Adamsmyth" (Octasm)
Related to 1991 Thavant 33
Philip T. Goldstein A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
VariationsAlso published here 1991 Thavant 41
Max Maven On Roger Klause
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 68
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 1994 Thabbatical 46
Peter Duffie Principles and Deceptions "An Easy Trip Through The Arithmetical Principles Of Card Magic - Part 6"
additions and corrections by Jeff Busby and Max Maven on previous columns, idea of cutting between a red or black pair in Gilbreath tricks
1994 Profile (Issue 18) 11
Theodore Annemann, Max Maven Magician's Choice one out of three objects
1996 Card College — Volume 2 440
Max Maven Introduction: The Wonder Years
  • The Story of "Oh!"
  • Clandes-teen
  • Cups and Kaps
  • Forward into the Past
  • Myth Direction
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 xi
Peter Duffie, Iain Girdwood, Max Maven Return to Suabia Hofzinser Ace Problem + Twisting the Aces
Inspired by
  • "The Suabian Twist" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle, 1994)
1997 Effortless Card Magic 129
Philip T. Goldstein A Credit To His Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
Also published here
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 95
Philip T. Goldstein Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die
Also published here 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Philip T. Goldstein Centrifugal ESP 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divined
Related toAlso published here 1999 Rocky Notes 6
Max Maven Introduction
1999 Close-Up & Personal viii
Philip T. Goldstein The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one hand
Inspired byAlso published here 2000 Northeast 5
Philip T. Goldstein Never Odd or Even a/k/a I Prefer Pi
Rotator as number force
Related to 2002 Redivider 14
Philip T. Goldstein Will O' the Whisper Joker put in the deck, two cards on either side are remembered, then Joker vanishes from deck and appears in card box, eventually two cards are divined
Also published here 2002 Mawny Notes 2
Philip T. Goldstein Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction card
Inspired byAlso published here 2002 Mawny Notes 3
Alexander de Cova 6 Steine five white and one black stone
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
2003 Gambit 16
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Just a Little Off the Top, Please elevator with progressively fewer cards, final card changes into selection
Related toVariations 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 40
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Deal Turn-Over
  • Straddle Grip DDT
  • End-Over-End DDT
Related toAlso published here 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 56
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Future Choice five envelope with numbers on either side, added in some way by spectator, total predicted, repeat, see Vol. 2 reference for credit information
Inspired by
  • "One to Eight" (George Sands, Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic, 1964)
Related to
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 73
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Paranormalist spectator riffle shuffles once and turns up pairs without the performer seeing them, when a color-matching pair is found the performer names the higher value
Inspired byRelated to 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 95
Max Maven Notes & Corrections
Related to 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 158
Max Maven Just a Little Off the Top, Please - Bonus Effect with location of second selection
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 158
David Acer Over Easy Small packet Triumph with nine cards
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 17
Max Maven Over Easier Small packet Triumph with nine cards - selection shown to have different colored back
Inspired by 2004 Random Acts of Magic 29
Barrie Richardson The Thought Hatchery four spectators take out four colored balls/eggs without looking, performer knows who has which color
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
Also published here
  • Genii, June 2000
2005 Act Two 7
Max Maven Mirasqueal
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 179
Tony Griffith Premonition in Reverse either 51 cards or 53, selected card is found twice in the deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Premonition in Reverse" in "The Gen" September, 1959. P. 124.
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 181
Doug Canning Joint Banking card in pocket
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 183
Max Maven Hypothetical Imperative card prediction in envelope, card formed by counting amount of cut off cards and Matsuyama Petal Principle
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 71
Max Maven Box of Matches six torn cards match when words are spelled, words from card case used
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 74
Max Maven Cheaper Match two piles of cards are counted depending on coins being heads or tails, Ramasee Principle
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 77
Max Maven Deal With It small packet is cut and dealt, and after down-under deal, performer has four Aces
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 78
Max Maven Three-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 245
Max Maven Accessorized Three-Piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, Ace reversed in deck
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 247
Harry Lorayne Off-the-Rack 3-piece Suit Aces are spelled out from four-Ace-packet, last one transforms into selection, two variations
Inspired byAlso published here 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 249
Max Maven Spelleroyale royal flush is spelled to
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 308
Max Maven Blanket
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 407
Brother John Hamman, Max Maven Modified Hamman Count even number of cards
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 407
Harry Lorayne Max Maven mini bio
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 244
Max Maven Inquisition
Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 17
Dustin Stinett (reviewer) A Fabulous Monster by Max Maven Jan. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1) 105
Max Maven Inquisition
Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 17
Max Maven Inquisition
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 15
Jim Steinmeyer, Max Maven Two-Way Envelope Handling
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 18
Max Maven Inquisition
Apr. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 4) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
June 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 6) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Aug. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 8) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Sep. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 9) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Nov. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11) 15
Max Maven Inquisition
Dec. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 12) 15
Max Maven A Tribute from Max Maven
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 31
Max Maven Final Fred
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 1
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blank
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 2
Max Maven Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 3
Max Maven The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one hand
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 4
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Inspired byAlso published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 5
Max Maven A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2009 Las Vegas Lecture 7
Max Maven Looking the Other Way two cards selected from ten cards are found, test-conditions, one way
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 72
Max Maven Paradox Prediction
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 2) 294
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divined
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 1
Max Maven Precoinition box with (apparently many but only four) different coins shown, chosen one is predicted
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 2
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 3
Max Maven Centrifugal Combination various design cards, some selected via dealing and divined, "Centrifugal Principle"
Also published here 2010 Maven on Topic: Mentalism 5
Tom Stone, Stewart James, Max Maven Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined, inspired by Stewart James' "Book of the Dead" & Max Maven's "Soloflex"
Inspired by 2011 Maelstrom 229
Max Maven Psi-Con Ruse double ended cards are placed in book (instead of apparatus)
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 1
Max Maven Blankjack two cards selected by dropping cut cards in deck during deal, those are a blackjack hand and the rest of the deck is blank
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 3
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 4
Max Maven The Thinking Cardman one of five cards from a shuffled deck is remembered, then shuffled back and when the card is names the card is instantly produced with one hand
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 5
Max Maven A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2011 Hollywood Hyperbole 7
Max Maven Will O' the Whisper Joker put in the deck, two cards on either side are remembered, then Joker vanishes from deck and appears in card box, eventually two cards are divined
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 1
Max Maven A Credit to his Race horse race plot, with particular rules and playing cards, performer wins, Interrupted Gilbreath Principle
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 2
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP some cards selected via dealing and divined, Centrifugal Principle
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 3
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2011 Apple of My Eyes 5
Max Maven Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction card
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 1
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP some cards selected via dealing and divined, Centrifugal Principle
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 3
Max Maven The Ruling Class spectator moves fingers together under ruler, where they end up is predicted by length of pencil
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 4
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination
Also published here 2011 Ideas by Max 5
Max Maven Centrifugal ESP 25 ESP cards, dealt hand is divined
Related toAlso published here 2012 Return to Saint Vincent 1
Max Maven Fourthright four odd backed prediction cards, one is selected by spectator, then pack is cut in four piles and one top card matches the selected prediction card
Inspired byAlso published here 2012 Return to Saint Vincent 2
Max Maven Just Chintz just chance with paper bags, five bags contain rubbish and one gold, selected by throwing a die
Also published here 2012 Return to Saint Vincent 3
Max Maven Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
2012 Return to Saint Vincent 5
Tomas Blomberg Cashing Bank Night effect, using the condition of heads or tails of five coins to select the envelopes
Inspired by
  • "Cache" (Max Maven, Genii Magazine, July 2006)
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 18
Colin McLeod Noted with four bills removed from a wallet, odd bill is found as well as the different scenarios the spectators are thinking of
Inspired by
  • Stephen Tucker's "Visa Cabaret"
  • Max Maven's "Kurotsuke"
2014 Divine 108
Max Maven Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 4
Max Maven Contimental any European country thought of and divined
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 6
Max Maven Astrokey twelve keys with zodiac labels, key with spectator's zodiac opens the lock
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 10
Max Maven 4 Sided Triangle card is thought of before the show, it matches prediction and selection of a second spectator
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 12
Max Maven Kirigami paper with letters, spectator folds and cuts it, then he forms a word with the either face up or face down letters
Related to 2015 The Black Book of Mentalism 17
Max Maven Heliocentrick A card is selected and returned to the deck. Starting with a packet of cards, the magician spells a planet chosen by a spectator. The selection is found at the conclusion of the spelling.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 154
Max Maven Composite Speller Deck is cut and half given to each of two spectators. Each thinks of a card in their half. The value of one card is combined with the suit of the other. The deck is reassembled and the composite card spelled. It turns up at the final letter.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 155
Max Maven Lie-Decker Despite the deck lying, the magician uses it to determine the color and value of the selection, and to locate the selection.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 39
Steve Beam Si-Decker Despite always lying, the deck provides the color, suit, and parity of the selected card, and then helps to locate it.
Inspired by 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 41
Max Maven Decimix
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 26
Max Maven Jonumber
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 35
Max Maven Pretense with prediction
Also published here 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 50
Max Maven Blackjack of all Trades five methods
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 353
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divined
Also published here 2016 Session Notes 1
Max Maven Centrifugal Poker cards in poker hand divined, "The Centrifuge Principle"
Related to 2016 Session Notes 3
Max Maven Trisectarian two cards found, one by counting down value of other card
Related to 2016 Session Notes 5
Max Maven Miraskill Lite done with white and black spheres, two phases
Inspired by 2016 Session Notes 7
Max Maven A Clash of Symbols three phase ESP routine with cards in envelopes which also have symbols, "three-sided approach to the Gilbreath Principle"
Also published here 2016 Session Notes 9
John Lovick Hand in My Pocket one hand in pocket, selection signed and returned one-handed, appears in pocket in isolated hand, credit information, with four variations
Inspired by
  • "Pocket Nightmare" (Max Maven, finally published on Kayfabe DVDs, 2017)
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 107
Max Maven Jejune is Busting Out All Over
  • Ichi Ni... (1992)
  • The Third Category (2016)
2017 Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 5
Pit Hartling Memory Maven card removed and peeked at in shuffled deck, performer looks through cards and names missing card as well as position of second selection
Inspired by
  • Max Maven effect
Variations
2017 Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 25
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestions
Also published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox () 87
Bob Farmer Double-Back Vanish with odd-backed card, red/blue double backer, see page 31 for credit information by Max Maven
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 28
Max Maven Utility Move mixing process with arm-crossing, credit unclear, see p. 12
2018 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Max Maven Lucky Stars list of famous people, two are selected and names spelled to determine selections, both selections are located
Inspired by
  • Ed Marlo's "Affinity" in Rufus Steele's "The Last Word on Cards" 1952
2018 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 11 51
Unknown, Max Maven European 10/11 Force Variant Name given by Bascom Jones, additional variant for the number ten given by Max Maven
2019 Plots & Methods 26
Max Maven Hypothesystem packet of cards are formed into pairs by spectator, chosen pair is used to form a card which is found predicted in wallet
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 76