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Nate Leipzig What a Great Magician has to say about Scarne about John Scarne
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 5
John Scarne About Audley Walsh
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 6
John Scarne Introduction
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 11
John Scarne Three Card Monte basics
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 16
John Scarne A Series of Deceptive Moves
  • Number One
  • Number Two - All Red
  • Number Three - All Black
  • Number Four
  • Number Five - All Right Hand
  • Number Six
  • Number Seven - One Hand Deal
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 18
John Scarne Moves with Flip and Flip-Change
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 24
John Scarne Scarne's Monte Slide two card switched, Optical Monte Move
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 28
John Scarne Scarne's Triple Climax with obvious one-way backs
Related to 1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 30
John Scarne Scarne's Method of the Crimped Corner
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 32
John Scarne Scarne's Marked Corner
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 34
John Scarne The Stamped Ace - Scarne's Method
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 36
John Scarne Scarne's Method of Torn Corner
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 38
John Scarne Scarne's Push Over Change Optical Monte Move
1933 John Scarne explains Why You Can't Win! 39
John Scarne The Scarney Thought Card spelled "John Scarney"
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Charles T. Jordan The Magi's Detection card counting to divine missing selection, keeping track of values and also suits
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 183
Dai Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in card
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 305
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Related toAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 244
John Scarne Seventh Method. (The "Snap" crimp)
1938 Greater Magic 57
John Scarne Scarne Ridge Technique
1938 Greater Magic 59
John Scarne Ace-Cutting four packets cut to and dropped, top Ace turns over, daubed edge
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 72
John Scarne Forcing Cards Behind the Back
1938 Greater Magic 196
John Scarne A Card Mouthful
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 308
John Scarne The Card in the Wallet
1938 Greater Magic 572
John Scarne The Transposed Cards two cards in spectator's hands
1938 Greater Magic 575
John Northern Hilliard IX. John Scarne Card Stars of the U.S.A. intro
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 572
C. O. Williams, Unknown Lazy Man's Card to Pocket
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 313
Unknown Mercury Fold fourths, mention of Malini's "Card to Mouth"
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 304
Edward Marlo, Hank Nowoc Four Aces Again Aces lost in deck, four packets cut to and dropped, top Ace turns over
Inspired by 1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 17
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
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Fred Keating, John Scarne, Prince Mendez
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 11) 44
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Deal
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 95
John Scarne Strong Man ripping the cellophane paper of a cigar, spectator can't do it
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 96
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Think-A-Drink-Hoffman, Fred Keating, a bar bet by Stuart Robson, Albenice, Orson Welles, Greater Magic, John Scarne
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 106
Bruce Elliott The Back Room presentation idea for 7 keys to baldpate by Fetaque Sanders, on Walter Gibson, Joseph Dunninger, John Scarne
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 26) 110
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on flames from the finger tips, Bob Hanko, Annemann, Dunninger, John Scarne, Houdini's library, Arthur Lloyd, Warner Perry, Harry Baker and Russel Swann
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 30) 126
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on a show by the IBM ring NYC, John Scarne, Jimmy Grippo, how to soften a deck for back palming, two newspaper clippings from Dunninger
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 31) 130
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Hen Fetch, John Scarne, James G. Thompson Jr. Orson Welles, Dunninger and Tom Osborne
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 33) 138
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on using adult methods when learning magic, John Scarne, James G. Thompson, Annemann, Miss Vivian St. John, Paul Curry and Russel Swann
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 37) 154
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frances Ireland, Greer Marechal, Jr., Dunninger, Ogden Nash, John Scarne
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 44) 183
E.E. Hammill, Frank N. Dodd, John Scarne Cleromantic Chicanery page of newspaper is crumbled and page number is the prediction, three dice are stacked and the hidden numbers added
Related to 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 184
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on an article in the Sunday Mirror Magazine about spotting gambling, John Scarne, Frances Ireland, Kolmar, Shaman
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 195
John Scarne John Scarne's Bill Change ungimmicked
Related to 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 106
John Scarne John Scarne's Master Change card put in envelope changes
Related toVariations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 217
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ireland's Yearbooks, an effect Annemann used to do, Lou Tannen, the death of Ben Ehrens, Tommy Dowd, a scam with bills and John Scarne
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 52) 212
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Joseph Dunninger, Richard Himber, Dell O'Dell, John Scarne, John Mulholland
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 56) 231
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Darriel Fitzkee, Ottis Manning, a gag by Herb Runge, Paul Morris and John Scarne
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 73) 299
Bruce Elliott (reviewer) Scarne on Dice by John Scarne (written by Clayton Rawson) 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 81) 331
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine
1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchanged
Variations 1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
John Scarne Silver and Copper Trick coin through pocket follow up
1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Arthur H. Buckley Dealing from the Bottom mentioning the idea to deal bottoms to all players except oneself and performing OOTW with bottom deals
Related toVariations 1946 Card Control 105
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Do As I Do
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 4
John Scarne Mystery B. C: Pickups picking up coins, which are flat on the table
Related to 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 425
John Scarne Slam It! coin is slapped on the table several times and then vanishes, sound is made with hand
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 426
John Scarne Reverse English coin rolls away and back into the hand
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 427
John Scarne The Eagle Speaks coin whispers the position, where the selection is in the deck, then the coin vanishes and appears above the selection
Variations 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 427
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Three Close-Up Routines by John Scarne 1946 The Paul Fleming Book Reviews — Volume II 103
John Scarne Rapid Transit two decks, performer matches selection then both deck change back color
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 541
Unknown A Poker Player's Picnic no-touch, little bit of dealing involved
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 16
John Scarne The Scarne Puzzle original six-card version
Related to 1949 Controlled Miracles 21
Dai Vernon, Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 168) 672
Martin Gardner, Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Ten Card Deal P.S. further ideas on the ten card poker deal
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 681
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methods
Related toVariations 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 682
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Dante, Milbourne Christopher, Audley Walsh, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 683
John Murray Take Ten finale for ten card poker deal, all cards are put in separated envelopes
Related toAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 180) 719
U. F. Grant Generally Speaking on Al Flosso, Nate Leipzig, John Scarne and movie star Chester Morris, Jim Wheeler, Professor Kreiger
Apr. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 2
Unknown Publisher's Foreword Introduction of John Scarne
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 4
John Scarne A New Era in Card Tricks
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 5
John Scarne Calling the Cards No. 1, Shuffled deck spread face down on table, performer able to divine identity of freely selected cards with X-ray vision
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 9
John Scarne Aces from the Pocket No. 2, Shuffled deck placed in pocket, performer able to pull out four Aces
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 11
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto No. 7, Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in between
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 18
John Scarne The Four Royal Flushes No. 8, Performer removes high cards (Ten, J, Q, K, A) from shuffled deck, deals out four hands of Royal Flushes (Interlocking Chain Principle)
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 20
John Scarne The Turn Around Cards No. 10, Spectator secretly turns some cards around from a row of eight cards, performer can divine which were turned (Pointer principle)
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 22
Unknown You Do as I Do No. 13, Standard Do As I do effect with two decks, spectator / performer selects same card coincidentally
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 27
Royal Vale Heath, John Scarne Heath's Master Speller No. 15, Ace to king packet arranged, random card cut to, value spelled repeatedly to get Ace to King in sequence
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 31
Bob Hummer, John Scarne Sensitive Fingertips No. 17, Performer unmixes a packet of cards that has been shuffled face up/down. Shown to have odd number of cards in packet
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 36
John Scarne Separating Red and Black Cards No. 18, Performer separates face up/down packet into reds and blacks
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 38
John Scarne Sympathetic Aces No. 19, Ten-Twenty Force to locate all four Aces one by one, minor variation included to locate Royal Flush
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 39
John Scarne The Four Packs No. 20, Spectator deals deck into four piles, remembers the top card of each pile, assemble the deck, performer divines the four cards
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 40
John Scarne Reverso No. 22, Two selections magically reverse themselves after deck is held behind back
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 43
John Scarne The Dean's Poker Deal No. 23, Credited to "The Dean", a gambler from New Jersey, simple Jonah card poker deal
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 45
John Scarne Spectator's Magic Count No. 25, performer thinks and writes down name of card, spectator deals down to any number and finds thought-of card on second try, re-count
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 47
John Scarne Finding a Selected Card No. 27, Performer divines two selected cards using secretly red/black separated deck
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 50
John Scarne Mathematical Finder No. 30, Mathematical, piles of cards formed by counting to ten
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 55
John Scarne Swimmers No. 31, Deck is cut into four, cards are moved around in long procedure, reveal four Aces. Procedure repeated, reveal four Kings.
Related toVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 56
Cardini, Dai Vernon, Nate Leipzig, Francis Carlyle, Martin Gardner, John Scarne The Initials Will Tell No. 38, Initials of chosen card appears on spectator's palm (sugar + pencil)
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 68
John Scarne Double Duty No. 39, Spectator secretly transfers a number of cards (one to ten) to magician's packet, magician produces card with same value
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 71
John Scarne The Love Birds No. 40, Performer/spectator select a card and lose in different parts of deck, later cards turn up next to each other
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 72
John Scarne Hit the Deck No. 41, Performer holds deck, spectator hits deck away, selection is left in performer's hand
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 73
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 75
John Scarne, Bill Simon Double Prediction No. 59, Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placed, for credit information see Scarne reference
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 105
John Scarne, Joseph Prieto The Stapled Card No. 62, Card transposition with card stapled to a Joker
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 110
Herb Runge, George Pearce, Ande Furlong Double Revelation No. 66, divine selection and number of pocketed cards
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 120
John Scarne Scarne's Drunken Poker Deal No. 68, Poker hands dealt from deck shuffled face up/down, final poker hand transformation (drunk man presentation)
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 124
John Scarne, Johnny Albenice Selected Card Vanishes to Pocket No. 71, Essentially identical to Lazy Man's Card to Pocket
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 130
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Bill Simon, Ted Messenger, Cleopatra, Sorcar, Frank Garcia, John Scarne, Dr. Stanley Jaks, Greer Marechal, Jimmy Herpick, Frank Joglar, Larry Weeks, Cy Endfield
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 206) 825
Bill Simon Business Card Prophesy two cards predicted on business card, cards which are next to it after pushed in the deck, for credit information see Scarne reference "Business Card ESP"
Related toVariations 1952 Effective Card Magic 32
Bill Simon Call to the Colors
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1952 Effective Card Magic 79
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Ralph Read, Dr. Kayton, John Scarne, Cy Endfield, Lewis Ganson, Frank Garcia, Friday Night Sodality, Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 253) 1013
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on John Scarne, Ade Duval, John Mulholland, Keith Clark's Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 268) 1073
John Scarne Scarne Puzzle logic puzzle, solution to puzzle from p. 1073
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 269) 1076
John Scarne Master Change Used as a vanish; pretend load of a card into an envelope
1953 "Come a little closer..." 35
John Scarne You Do As I Do two decks, five key numbers
1956 The Best in Magic 116
John Scarne Card Climax at a named number, with down under deal
1956 The Best in Magic 118
John Scarne Phone Miracle spectator finds card performer was thinking of, over the phone
1956 The Best in Magic 118
John Scarne Best Prediction on a business card, with down under deal
1956 The Best in Magic 119
Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 190
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into igger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 57
John Scarne Scarne Pellet Switch
1958 Predictions 96
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Faro Favorites on doing table and in the hand faros and John Scarne doing a one-handed faro
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 12
Dai Vernon Switching a card in an envelope
Related toVariations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 29
Don Tanner The Back Room on Midwest Magic Jubilee, Jay and Frances Marshall, Billy McComb, Sorcar, Milbourne Christopher, John Scarne, Danny Johnson
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 274
Don Tanner (reviewer) Scarne's Complete Guide to Gambling by John Scarne 1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 365) 290
Paul Curry Chapter Five: The New Conjurers on Milbourne Christopher, amateur magicians, famous actors, authors and other celebrities, who did magic, John Scarne, Clayton Rawson, Jimmy Grippo
1965 Magician's Magic 65
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Odds Against Me by John Scarne May 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 34
Dr. James William Elliott Bottom Deal Straddle Grip
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 172
Terry Guyatt, Edward Marlo Guyatt's Drunken Cut Improved deck shuffled face up face down, still good hands dealt
Related toVariations 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 63
John Scarne Edge-Marking Technique as card is inserted
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 125
Allan Slaight Build Down progressive poker deal with ten card poker deal finale, see also p. 340 & 342
Inspired byRelated to
  • "The Psychological Loser" (Daniel Dobson, Tokyo Trickery by Takinshi Nemoto, Magic Inc.)
Also published here
Mar. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 325
Karl Fulves Babel escape artist Mario Manzini, John Scarne, Ibidem, Roy Walton, Ricky Jay ("self-styled hippie magician")
Nov. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 372
Karl Fulves Babel Clayton Rawson passed away with 64, John Scarne newspaper clipping
Feb. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 398
Karl Fulves Initial Encounter signed card is really burned in window envelope, reproduced from back of hall, signatures of people are saved
Related to Feb. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 399
Karl Fulves Babel S. Leo Horowitz died age 77, John Scarne on David Frost show, Don Alan on Gary Moore show
June 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 424
Karl Fulves Babel death of George McAthy, credit statement on linking rubber bands, John Scarne, geometric puzzle (for solution, see p. 470), Paul Cinquevalli's juggling closer
Related to Aug. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 436
Theodore Annemann, John Scarne Switchcraft duplicate, glass
Related toVariations 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 34
Frank Garcia, John Scarne TV Aces production where thumb digs in and pulls out aces, bridge
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 59
Frank Garcia, John Scarne Poker Dream based on Scarne's Drunk Poker Deal, cards dealt from face up face down shuffled deck
Related to 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 88
John Scarne Mouthful
Also published here 1972 The Living End 20
George Schindler Poker Dream
Inspired by 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 128
John Scarne Dice Hustle
1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 192
Karl Fulves Babel Sarles, Uri Geller, Magigram, Paul Swinford, Kreskin poke on John Scarne
Mar. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 714
Karl Fulves Babel Uri Geller and NASA research, John Scarne on Today Show, beginners in magic & personality development, David Roth
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 786
Karl Fulves Babel Fulves lecture, Crandall, John Scarne anecdotes
Oct. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 810
John Scarne Roulette Paradox article about roulette betting
Related to 1975 Epilogue (Issue 23) 213
John Scarne Card Thru Hank
Feb. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 857
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Scarne on Card Tricks by John Scarne 1975 Interlocutor (Issue 4) 13
Paul Curry, John Scarne Scarne's Psychic Experiment
1977 Special Effects 71
Barrie Richardson, John Scarne The Clean Second-Card Force Concept hole in card
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 4) 503
Karl Fulves John Scarne recounting of effect "Card through Window"
1977 The Magic Book 194
John Scarne John Scarne's Copper to Silver
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 137
Shigeo Futagawa John Scarne short biography
1978 Introduction to Coin Magic 132
Karl Fulves John Scarne Dept. on Scarne's gambling expertise
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 17) 64
John Scarne John Scarne Challenges Dai Vernon Scarne on controversy with Vernon, 25000$ challenge
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 18) 67
Karl Fulves More Random stab on "Good Turns" and "Watch Closely", Scarne paradox, Goldston's locked books
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 22) 83
Bert Fenn The Stapled Cards inspired by Bill Simon and John Scarne, one of two stapled cards changes place with selection
Inspired by 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 179
Edward Marlo Marlo on the Stapled Cards one of two stapled cards transposes with selection, five methods
Inspired by 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 181
Edward Marlo, David Solomon The Pinned Cards whole deck is punched, same effect as The Stapled Cards, one of two cards pinned together transposes with selection
  • 1st Method (Marlo)
  • 2nd Method (Solomon)
  • 3rd Method: Gaffed Pip Method (S.)
  • Double-Bubble Method: Taylor Peek Deck Card (S.)
  • Clipper Method (S.)
  • 2nd Clipper Method (M.)
  • The Double Double Bubble (2 Selections) (S.)
  • Marlo's D.D. Bubble Method
  • Direct Pinned Cards (M.)
Inspired by 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 190
Paul Fleming (reviewer) Scarne On Card Tricks by John Scarne 1979 The Paul Fleming Book Reviews — Volume III 170
Dan Mayer From Dan Mayer opinion regarding the Challenge in reference
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 30) 117
Karl Fulves Regarding the Scarne-Vernon Challenge more opinion regarding the Challenge in reference
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 30) 118
Jim Snapp From Jim Snapp "Where will they find 500 people who will sit through 2 hours of card magic?"
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 32) 124
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Scarne's Guide To Casino Gambling by John Scarne 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 36) 144
Unknown Gambling Scam betting game with cards, odds in performer's favor
Related to
  • John Scarne's "Complete Guide to Gambling"
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1229
Steve Beam, Don Morris Complementary Out out, card with same value and same suit are removed from pocket
Inspired by
  • Nate Leipzig's "The Complementary Cards" in John Scarne's "Scarne on Card Tricks"
1979 Inside Outs 11
Frank Garcia, Ken Krenzel Switchcraft Outdone! three methods (one with duplicate, one impromptu, one with stranger)
Inspired by 1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part II 22
J. W. Sarles, John Scarne An Amazing Memory card removed from half a deck is divined
  • Not The Method
  • How It's Done
Inspired by
  • a trick from "Scarne on Card Tricks"
Related toVariations
1982 Card Counting 16
Bob Stencel, John Scarne The Overhand Shuffle Action Palm
Related to 1982 "The Overhand Shuffle" Action Palm 1
Edward Marlo The Un-Stapled Cards two faced Cards change place with 2 other faces cards
Inspired by 1983 Marlo without Tears 296
John Scarne Out Of This World credit information, method by Scarne with part of deck
Related to 1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 109
Karl Fulves The Stapled Card No. 59, signed card transposes with one of two Jokers that are stapled together
Inspired by 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 85
John Scarne Fold For Card: Scarne in fourth under deck
Related to 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 3
Jeff Busby (reviewer) The Ten Best Proposition Bets of America's Bigtime Gamblers by John Scarne 1987 Epoptica (Issue 8) 438
John Scarne Shuffle Control according to Fulves the real thing
1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 2
Karl Fulves Karl Fulves Notes on John Scarne's "Shuffle Control", combination with crimp
Related to 1987 Riffle Shuffle Methods 5
Karl Fulves Scarne v. Hugard on the negative comments in reference, apparently inserted by Jean Hugard
Related to 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 51) 250
John Scarne Doppelgänger Location great conditions, weak revelation, wrong method according to Fulves, see reference
Related to 1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 205
John Scarne Western Union Trick telegram, for real method sie "Remote Control" reference
Related to 1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 208
John Scarne Master Glide Switch indifferent card on face after glide
1989 Kaleidoscope 42
Karl Fulves Notes on bill switches
Related to 1989 Money Moves 9
John Scarne Long Distance card chosen on other side of the room, risky force, position named
1989 Prototype 2
Karl Fulves, John Scarne, J. W. Sarles Flash Poker spectator stops performer's shuffle at four Aces, they then change into a royal flush
Inspired by
  • item in "Swindle Sheet"
1989 Quick Card Tricks 14
Michael Weber Sub-Strategy filled glass vanishes under handkerchief, seated
Related to
  • John Scarne's "The Uncrushable Glass" in "Scarne's Magic Tricks" p. 200
1991 Life Savers 35
Bob Stencel, John Scarne Stencel's Action Palm overhand shuffle cover
Related to 1992 Card Finesse II 83
Edward Marlo, John Scarne Scarne Review Marlo's comments on John Scarne's appearance on the "Jack Paar Show" (July 1961)
1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 12
John Scarne 4枚の一致 (Four Cards Together) Spectator selects card face down. Deck placed in pocket, magician pulls out three other cards of same value
Inspired by 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 121
John Scarne Play Ball production of two baseballs, body loads, 1956
Related to
  • "The Odds Against Me" (John Scarne, Chapter 11)
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 1
Karl Fulves Dice story about John Scarne doing controlled dice shots
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 2
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Pallbearers Review reprint, Larry Gray & Dai Vernon & Cardini backpalm anecdote
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 11
John Scarne Card from Nowhere bottom card of deck changes into selection, addition from bowed-out right-hand palm (see also p. 92)
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 12
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple spelling red, black, suits with packet, ending with "purple" written on a card, see also p. 47
VariationsAlso published here 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 18
John Scarne Aces on Impact spectator shuffles top half and names small number counted down and spectator takes the card at that number, repeated three more times, they are the Aces
Variations 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 19
Karl Fulves Interim Report on Slydini, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Joseph Dunninger, Stewart James
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 23
John Scarne Factory Seconds apparently several Sevens of Hearts are in the deck, they are all put aside and change into Aces
Variations 1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 29
Karl Fulves Interim Report on Ben Braude and the authorship of "John Scarne on Card Tricks", Dai Vernon's beginnings
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 3) 35
John Scarne Pocket to Pocket Ace of Spades placed in right jacket pocket and then instantly removed from left back trouser pocket
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 37
John Scarne Palm Transfer with Deck card in right hand classic palm replaced injogged and then retained Lowe-style in left hand cop as deck is transferred
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 38
John Scarne Paradox Pairs presentation for transposition, one card in left and one in right pocket
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 38
Karl Fulves Interim Report on John Scarne, Slydini, Frank Thompson (credit claim for Cigar Bottom Deal)
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
John Scarne Traveling Flame flame taken off lighter and tossed back, credit information, lighter covered with silk and use of Storm King lighters
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 53
John Scarne Trapped Under Glass card inside inverted glass transposes with card outside, visible
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 5) 60
William P. Miesel Spell Green spelling red, black, suits with packet, ending with "green" written on a card as well as a rainbow car
Inspired by 1993 Verbatim (Issue 6) 58
Howard Wurst Howard Wurst on Scarne's Shuffle Systems
Inspired by 1993 Verbatim (Issue 7) 74
John Scarne 3-4-3 Shuffles Aces do not start together, from 1974
1993 Verbatim (Issue 7) 75
John Scarne Shift on Table
1994 More Greater Magic 1232
John Scarne Card in Pocket Book fan handling of Loewy Palm
1994 More Greater Magic 1234
John Scarne, Dai Vernon The Four Aces and the Greek's Shuffle bottom stock control with unconventional shuffle
1994 More Greater Magic 1234
John Scarne Displacement Sleight transfering a card from bottom to top as small packet is turned over
1994 More Greater Magic 1235
John Scarne New Glide very brief note
1994 More Greater Magic 1248
John Scarne Various Notes various very brief notes about different things
1994 More Greater Magic 1248
John Scarne, J. W. Sarles One Hand Ace Cutting using bridge (spring and riffle shuffle)
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 66
John Scarne Knockout Aces spectator says stop four times during (slip) overhand shuffle, four Kings found, repeat with Aces kicker
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 6) 67
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #1 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for first player
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 77
John Scarne The Apparent Miss "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for first player, apparent miss in third Ace
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 77
John Scarne 3 Aces and a Kicker "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for first player, fourth Ace as kicker
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #2 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, crimp
Variations 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
John Scarne The General System "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
with crimp
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
John Scarne Fast Shuffle #3 "Scarne Shuffle Systems"
three Aces for five-handed game for dealer, fourth Ace after spectator shuffle
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 7) 78
John Scarne Watch The Ace short bottom deal demonstration, with bluff phase where it is apparently seen, then spectator tries it but the bottom card is now in his pocket
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 91
John Scarne George Jumps coin from under the table up through a glass of soda
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 91
John Scarne Imp Pass Handling directly into right hand classic palm
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 92
John Scarne Quick Two Deck spectator and performer shuffle a deck, same card at bottom because they both "cut and shuffled the same way"
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 92
Karl Fulves Interim Report on scripting and improvising, John Scarne producing a woman's library card, Howard Wurst, Slydini pickpocket anecdote
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 95
Karl Fulves Black Prediction third cut off, one card selected from the pile and "black" written on back, card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, only black card
Related toVariations 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 105
John Scarne Remote Control card travels to a spectator at back of room, bogus signature
  • Footnote to History (giving real method for "Western Union Trick")
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 106
John Scarne Card to Wallet signed card to rubber banded wallet, credit information on the wallet plot
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 109
Karl Fulves, John Scarne He Finds It card selected by cutting and turning top half over behind back, it is a previously named Ace
Inspired by 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 114
John Scarne Brazil Bet betting that the large brazil nuts are on top in can
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 115
Jack Avis Jack Avis on Scarne's Run-up Systems
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 10) 120
John Scarne Invisible Seconds top half shuffled, four obvious seconds dealt, those four cards are Aces, featuring a Bottom Deal handling from straddle grip
Related to 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 127
John Scarne Card To Wallet bottom placement loading for wallet
Related to 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 143
John Scarne Scarne Card Problems
  • 21 Card Trick with two selections
  • Diagonal Palm Shift with two of three cards
1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 145
John Scarne Ovette Master Move Cop directly into cop position
1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 145
John Scarne Thought Cards to Pocket one spectator thinks a red card from a five-card packet, another a black card from another packet, shuffled back in deck, both cards named, then produced from pocket
1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 145
Peter Duffie Re-Scan Variant using spelling
Inspired by 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 223
Roy Walton Pass At Red spectator selects three red cards from black half
Related to 1995 The Little Black Book 6
John Scarne Scarne Card Fold Mercury Fold
1995 Cardshark 131
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Triple Coincidence spectator and magician exchange three cards from two decks - they match
Inspired by 1995 Card College — Volume 1 99
John Scarne Setting the Bridge with strong riffle shuffle
1995 Setting Up Exercises 7
John Scarne One Shuffle Poker aces apparently stacked to wanted player in one hand, actually bottom deal
1995 Setting Up Exercises 18
Unknown Control 8 with cup
Also published here
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
1995 A Die Of Another Color 18
Audley Walsh Control 13 with cup
Related to
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
  • "Dice Dexterity" (Audley Walsh, Ed Mishell, 1953)
1995 A Die Of Another Color 25
Unknown Control 6 without cup
Also published here
  • "Scarne on Dice" (John Scarne, 1974)
1995 A Die Of Another Color 32
John Scarne, Bill Simon, Karl Fulves True Colors No. 2, cards shuffled face-up/face-down, all of one color face-up, except two selections
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 3
John Scarne, Joseph Dunninger Ace Finds Ace No. 8, two halves under table, one reversed and put into other, it turns out to be an Ace and is next to another Ace
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 13
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple No. 42, red or black spelled and a card of that color comes up, finished with purple and purple is written on the card, or it is inked in purple
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 82
John Scarne Suspense multi-phase cigar routine
  • cigar clings to hand, finger and hidden stick method
  • four cigars cling to hand, ungaffed
  • they are released in requested order
Related to 1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 1
John Scarne Guess Black OOTW handling with bottom deals, dated ca. 1930s, see also p. 26
Related to 1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 5
John Scarne New World Order two face-up Jokers in deck, six cards that "don't belong" chosen from between the Jokers, they are the only odd-colored ones, dated ca. 1930s, see also p. 42
Related toVariations 1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 6
Karl Fulves But I Digress on periodicals, John Scarne's unpublished material
1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 13
John Scarne Brainwave Problem deck spread face up, two cards named, deck spread face down, two cards are red-backed, they're the named one, posed as a problem
1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 19
John Scarne The Probable Outcome card from different deck put into cards, spectator names card when spread face-up, the card shows up again with different back, ungaffed
Related to 1995 Underworld (Issue 2) 28
Karl Fulves One Color Only comment on Out of this World in which only one color is guessed
Related to 1995 The Fine Print (Issue 1) 3
Karl Fulves Suspense comment on a possible routining with "Mystery B. C.", mention of clinging Aces to finger
Related to 1995 The Fine Print (Issue 1) 6
Joseph Prieto, Looy Simonoff, Paul Harris Stapled two jokers stapled back to back, one of them transposes with selection
Inspired by 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 167
Karl Fulves Notes on psychological riffle force
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 13
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Blocking Off "This principle, invented by John Scarne, is called blocking off."
  • Blocking Off Defined
  • Blocking Off
  • Parallel Offset
  • Conditions
  • Right Side Glimpse
1996 Blocking Off 50
John Scarne Block Release free selection, odd-backed duplicate is in deck, riffle shuffle method
1996 Blocking Off 73
John Scarne The Flush Cull
1996 Blocking Off 125
John Scarne John Scarne's Method blocking off above the card
Related to
  • "The Cull Riffle of the Mysterious Kid" (Revelations, 1984)
1996 Blocking Off 129
John Scarne Slick Aces named four-of-a-kind lost and cut to one by one (with distribution shuffle/honest aces), last ace appears with other 3 on spectator's hand
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 172
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Cut For High Card
1996 Blocking Off 175
John Scarne Triple Threat performer cuts to three signed and lost cards during tabled riffle shuffles (or: full house named, performer cuts to those five cards)
1996 Blocking Off 193
John Scarne Overhand Shuffle Control three cards, key, see also p. 196 for variation
1996 Blocking Off 193
John Scarne Fake Envelope Insertion
1996 13 Prophets 34
John Scarne Business Card ESP Business Card Prophecy with two separate predictions, credit information
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 36
John Scarne Heads I Win one of two coins turns over on back of hand with wave of hand
Related to 1996 Underworld (Issue 4) 43
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 85
Karl Fulves Digit Counts on using a different finger like Dai Vernon (second) or John Scarne (third)
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 87
Peter Duffie Jagged Edge half of a card vanishes and reappears stapled to another signed card
Inspired by 1996 Method in Effect 5
Peter Duffie The 25% Solution corner of selection vanishes and appears stapled onto another card
Inspired by 1996 Method in Effect 6
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Horse Race Ace as horses, run a miniature racetrack, uses matches
Inspired by
  • "Derby" (Tony Koynini, 1952)
Related to
  • "Horse Race" (John Scarne, Scarne on Cards, 1949)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 99
Nick Trost Kings Royale Two decks, four cards selected from each, all turn out to be Kings
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 159
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled together
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 99
Al Mann Dead Man's Hand story and John Scarne on chances of improving the hand
1997 Mind Your Poker 27
John Scarne Decepta "A flash ace production"
two-Ace production
Variations 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 68
John Scarne Spectator Shuffles Sequence half deck shuffled, then other half, set-up transferred
1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 68
Karl Fulves 4-Ace Decepta four-Ace production
Inspired by 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 69
John J. Crimmins Jr. (reviewer) Scarne on Card Tricks by John Scarne
quoted letter from Crimmins and Paul Fleming about the (apparently random) crediting in Scarne's book
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 122
Karl Fulves, John Scarne Undercover Work cards chosen under the table while performer holds deck, cards then named, three methods:
  • Karl Fulves
  • John Scarne & Karl Fulves
  • Karl Fulves (two spectators take a card under the table, a match is predicted, both come up and have half a torn card)
Inspired byVariations 1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 133
John Scarne Magic of the East Max Holden's description of an involved newspaper test performed by Scarne, no method
Also published here
  • Genii, Sept. 1941
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 157
John Scarne, Stewart James, J. W. Sarles All Star Aces after some dealing and counting the four Aces are found
Related toVariations 1998 Underworld (Issue 8) 106
John Werner Other Worlds
Inspired byRelated to 1998 Underworld (Issue 8) 110
John Scarne Triple Cut Aces cuts onto table, Aces produced one by one, last one from case
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 179
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 226
C. D. Oeloff, Vernon Winiecke, Howard Schaefer, R. Farrell Letters
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 238
Karl Fulves Introduction emotional appeal of magic, magic is like short stories, Tom Wright observation (three-card monte syndrome), John Scarne film, Masked Magician, Sorcar
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 252
John Scarne Multiple Card Control overhand shuffle between peeks
1998 The Fine Print (Issue 9) 280
John Scarne Master Change used as a vanish; pretend load of a card into an envelope
1998 Come A Little Closer 2
Guy Hollingworth Universal Card Scam
Related to 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 219
Milton Kort The Plum Fooling monte hustler with one-way card swindle from John Scarne
Related to 1999 Kort 207
David Regal Triple Vision three cards selected from red deck and placed into blue deck - matches prediction
Inspired byVariations 1999 Close-Up & Personal 236
John Scarne A Remote Second Ace of Clubs on left side, small chosen number of card put in center, unknown card on right, Ace put in packet, vanishes, is shown on right
Variations 1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 127
Karl Fulves Informant further comments and credit information on the referenced items, instruction games, Stephen Minch comment on "Remote Control"/"Western Union Trick"
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 336
John E. Mintz Remote Redux card lost in small packet, it appears on top of rest of deck instead
Inspired by 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 89
Simon Lovell Two Cards and a Glass wrong card becomes right card under glass, John Scarne glass staging
  • Fingered Two-and-a-Half (without table)
Also published here
  • "Fingered Number Two" (Simon Lovell, "Club 71" and "The Magic Menu")
2000 Son of Simon Says! 27
Paul Curry, John Scarne, Myles Lyons, Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine
  • Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
  • Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
  • Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
  • Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
  • Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
  • Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
  • Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
  • Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
  • Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
John Scarne, Herb Runge The Psychic Number No. 38, number of pocketed card divined and card at position predicted
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 56
Karl Fulves Business Card ESP No. 31, two cards predicted on business cards
Inspired by 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 65
Karl Fulves, John Scarne, George G. Kaplan Triple Find No. 53, three dice rolled, two piles made from those numbers, three cards turned face-up correspond to numbers on dice
2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 121
Harry Lorayne Transposition Position no duplicate, does not start with a double lift, with John Scarne's glass staging
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 111
Darwin Ortiz No Way Out apparent failure in bet presentation
Inspired byVariations 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 66
David Ben, John Scarne, Charles Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 2003 Tricks 71
Ernest Earick A Hand For Mr. Scarne Aces lost in deck, one shuffle, performer deals himself four times the Ace of Spades, transformation into different Aces
Inspired byRelated to 2003 Penumbra (Issue 6) 4
John Scarne, Roberto Giobbi Affinity in Numbers Prediction
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1153
Steffi Scarne The Many Careers of John Scarne
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 282
John Scarne Quick Pick Up snatching coins out of spectator's hand before he can close it, variation in which a small coin is sandwiched between two coins and only the large coins are snatched
Related to 2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 286
Steffi Scarne Notes On The Sting Switch on John Scarne doubling Paul Newman in The Sting
Related to
  • Sting Switch in Swindle Sheet
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 356
Bob Coyne, Bruce Fricker, Jason Willette, Mike Bordeck Letters on John Scarne's Schaefer beer commercial
Related to 2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 362
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items, Vent Mental
Related to 2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 388
John Scarne The Mercury Card Fold quarters
2004 Sankey Unleashed 81
Karl Fulves Outcast card moved from one third of deck into another is found with (apparently) memory work, clocking and partial red-black separation
Inspired by 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 28
John Scarne Self Force performer announces a card that he'll pick from borrowed deck and does so, John Scarne anecdote in restaurant
2005 Combo II 119
Karl Fulves Database further comments and credit information on the referenced items
Related to 2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 433
Joseph K. Schmidt Scarne's Card Stab deck wrapped in paper, long needle with ribbon pushed through paper, wrapping torn away, all cards fall except selection, method guess by Schmidt
Inspired by
  • "Scarne Card & Ribbon" (John Scarne, marketed effect)
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 26
John Scarne Skullo-Card chosen card appears in jaws of plastic skull
Inspired by
  • Bill Nord's "Skullo-cation" (marketed 1948)
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 29
John Scarne, Ross Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 273
John Scarne Scarne's Vest Holdout deck switch
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 358
Audley Walsh Audley Walsh's Capper from 1949 letter, partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 358
John Scarne Scarne's Cap Deal partial half-deck switch for dealing five pat hands, stand-up, from an Audley Walsh letter
Related to 2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 360
Karl Fulves Leadership "Unexplained"
deck cased except one card, this single card becomes ten cards, then up to whole deck, posed as a problem
Inspired by
  • John Scarne effect in which named number of cards travel to pocket
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 404