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Professor Miller
Tricks and Diversions with Cards by Professor Miller

Interesting here are not only the many card tricks described but also a section on crooked gambling at the very end.

[Note that pages 11-14 are missing in our original from which this digital edition has been prepared.]

  • Instructions For Amateurs
  • How To Make The Pass
  • Forcing A Card
  • The "Long Card"
  • The Divining Card
  • Deceptive Shuffles
  • To Smuggle A Card
  • To Slip A Card
  • To Carry Away A Card
  • To Place A Card
  • The Ten Duplicate Cards—To Reveal A Person’s Thoughts
  • The Changeable Ace
  • The Convertible Aces
  • The Metamorphosed Cards
  • The Gathering Of The Clans
  • To Tell The Number Of Cards By The Weight
  • To Make A Card Pass From One Hand Into The Other
  • The Card Hit Upon By Guess
  • Ups...
2017 / 7 / 1
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Nick Conticello
The Cerebral Approach: Book Two by Nick Conticello

Novel Concepts with Key Cards. No sleight-of-hand is needed for any of these effects. Ideal for both magicians and mentalists.

Imagine taking a borrowed, shuffled, incomplete deck, mixing it a bit yourself, and offering it to a volunteer for a cut. The volunteer then cuts each half separately, chooses a card from one half, and buries it in the pack himself. Yet despite these difficult conditions, you are able to locate the selected card with absolute certainty. That is the premise of this ebook.

The Straddle Key concept is a breakthrough in key card theory. I have tested this material...

2017 / 6 / 25
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Kevin Parker
Cyclone by Kevin Parker

They pick a card (no force), they return it to the deck, they shuffle - as much as they want. You pull out a written prediction (genuinely pre-written; no swami) and it tells them how many cards from the top of the deck their card will be after shuffling. They - or the performer - deals down to that number of cards and there it is, their card at the predicted location.

Note: The prediction may be off by one, two, three or possibly more places depending on how well you master this skill. You will also need a stripper deck even though you will not be using it to strip out any cards.

  • deck...
2017 / 6 / 23
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Jon Racherbaumer
Oil and Queens by Jon Racherbaumer

The oil and water effect is a classic of card magic, some love it, some hate it. If one has ever seen Rene Lavand do it slow motion with one hand you probably love it. But there is only one Rene Lavand. Some say the effect of red and black cards separating is rather weak, until Roy Walton added a kicker in 1969 where half the cards change to Queens. Dave Bendix tweaked Walton’s handling. Bob Stencil and Terry LaGerold devised a narrative that logically excused the surprise appearance of the Queens. Jon Racherbaumer and Jeff Busby independently expanded the kicker to not only change half the...

2017 / 6 / 16
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J. G. Thompson Jr.
Sleight Intended by J. G. Thompson Jr.

From the foreword:

For years the pattern has been the same. A newcomer to magic invariably turns first to cards as a vehicle for mystification. He spends hours upon hours mastering difficult sleights and then, to his dismay, learns of the existence of easier and more effective maneuvers hidden away in magical literature - moves about which he could have no knowledge, but which would have made his previous struggles unnecessary, or, at least, eased them. Gradually he discards the results of many arduous hours of practice and substitutes the newly discovered and simplified versions until,...

2017 / 6 / 15
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Tom Phoenix
Sierpinski's Peek by Tom Phoenix

Imagine this:

  • You turn your back
  • They shuffle the deck
  • They select one card
  • They replace it reversed in the deck
  • They shuffle again
  • You turn to face them, put the cards in the box, and you read their mind.
The peek can be attained immediately, or after deck has been in the box for a couple minutes - it's up to you. You will need to make a gimmick.

1st edition 2017, length 18 min

2017 / 6 / 14
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Tom Phoenix
Rebirth by Tom Phoenix

Rebirth is a fast, fiery Torn and Restored effect, which leaves them with an impossible souvenir, and a cool story to tell their friends. It also looks great on video. The gimmick is very easy to make, and there is no ditching involved.

1st edition 2017, length 18 min

2017 / 6 / 14
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Ellis Stanyon
Card Tricks: a practical treatise on conjuring with cards by Ellis Stanyon

This is a classic on card magic covering sleights, routines, special cards, and apparatus. It is very likely that already S.W. Erdnase read this book.

  • PREFACE
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I: PRINCIPLES OF SLEIGHT OF HAND
    • The Pass
    • To Force a Card
    • The Change
    • To Palm a Card
    • The False Shuffle
    • To Slip a Card
    • The Ruffle
    • To Throw a Card
    • To Spring the Cards from One Hand to the Other
  • CHAPTER II: SLEIGHT OF HAND TRICKS
    • The Cards Passing up the Sleeve
    • The Card and Cigarette
    • To Pass a Card Through a Handkerchief
    • To Pass any Number of Cards along the Sleeve, and Produce them from the Breast Pocket ...
2017 / 6 / 11
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Arthur Buckley
Effects with Cards 2 by Arthur Buckley

This is the second of Arthur Buckley's problems: The Burglar

  • Effect, Brief Presentation and Patter
  • Sleights Necessary to Perform the Burglar (crimp, two-handed pass, Down's change, a secret removal, riffle shift)
  • Details for Learning Sleights
  • Rehearse Problem

1st edition 1921, 10 pages; 1st digital edition 2017, 9 pages.

2017 / 6 / 10
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David Devlin
Packet Racket II by David Devlin

Every now and then a sequel is made that out does the original such as The Godfather part II, Superman II, The Empire Strikes Back, The Terminator II, The Dark Knight, and Aliens to name a few. Well, such is the case here with David Devlin's Packet Racket II. If you like packet tricks (David loves them) then you will love this eBook! All six of the tricks use standard packet sleights, and only one of them uses gaffed cards. (You can find the first volume here Packet Racket).

Triumphant Travelers: What do you get when you combine Open Travelers with Triumph? You get Triumphant Travels. This one is impromptu. ...

2017 / 6 / 4
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Raphaël Czaja
Triple Success by Raphaël Czaja

This is also included in Knocked For Six.

You remove the two Jokers and three indifferent cards from the deck so the spectator can't choose them. You write three predictions on your business cards. Then, the spectator cuts to three cards. He chooses to place one of them between the Jokers, another one among the three indifferent cards whereas the last one is reversed into the deck. The predictions match all the spectator's cards and choices!

Excerpts from a few Magic Cafe reviews:

"This prediction will make the spectator think that you can predict the future. I tried this on my wife, and she was completely...
2017 / 6 / 2
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Tom Phoenix
Divide and Conquer by Tom Phoenix

This is a series of methods for taking a spectator-shuffled deck and sorting it into piles of red and black - while blindfolded.

And one of the methods (as shown in the demo) gives you the ability to identify the suit and value of each card of a borrowed, shuffled deck, requiring no memorization.

There are six methods in total, three of which use "special" decks (can still be used for your other card magic), and the other two use borrowed decks. All of them can be done blindfolded.

1st edition 2017, length 29 min

2017 / 5 / 29
$20

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Al E. Smith
Stealth Working Card Tricks by Al E. Smith

A stealthy count-up uncovers the not-at-all secret fact that, including covers, contents page and similar paraphernalia, Stealth Working Card Tricks is a 71 page ebook twinkling with bit-size chunks of card-flavoured conjuriana, dripping with dollops of amiable waffle to cheer them on.

Nothing complicated, general card handling ability is the main requirement. Roughly translated, Stealth Working Card Tricks is a gentle confection of ideas, envelope nudging principles and deceptions, suppositions and similar. An ebook of card tricks, really.

  • Introdecktion
  • Oddment-ality
  • Why Stealth
  • Stealth...
2017 / 5 / 28
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S. Victor Innis
Inner Secrets of Crooked Card Players by S. Victor Innis

This very rare, and highly sought after, gambling book from 1915 is finally available. This book was the first to publish the fact that eight out-faro shuffles brings the deck back in its original order.

  • Preface
  • Stacking Or Running Up Cards
  • Controlling Four Aces And Four Kings By Stacking And Bottom Dealing
  • Stacking Cards With The Faro Riffle
  • Combination Cold Deck And Faro Riffle
  • False Cuts
  • Marked Cards
  • Controlling Cards In The Draw
  • The Tip
  • Telling Hole Cards In Stud Poker
  • The Draw Out In Stud Poker
  • Edge Work For The Draw Out In Stud
  • The Spread
  • Second Dealing
  • Cold Decking ...
2017 / 5 / 24
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Brick Tilley
Double Eidetic Change by Brick Tilley

An advancement on Ed Marlo's iconic card change. See video below. You can only perform this at a table with an assistant.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 5 / 21
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Edward Marlo
Estimation by Edward Marlo

Revolutionary Card Technique No. 13. An ebook on an intriguing aspect of card magic. Both mechanical and natural estimation.

  • Estimation
  • Mechanical Estimation
    • First Method: The Comparison Method
    • Second Method: The Automatic Gauge Method
    • Third Method: The Nail Gauge
    • Fourth Method: Marlo's Favorite
    • Fifth Method: The Faro Check
  • Mechanical Estimation Effects
    • The Magic Card
    • "Think I'll Stop Here"
    • "Chosen Card Count Down"
    • The Tipoff
    • Reversed Card Out
  • Natural Estimation
    • Side Riffle Estimation
    • Pull Down Estimation
    • Back End Riffle Estimation
    • The Cut Estimate
    • Visual Retention...
2017 / 5 / 20
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Reg Coppicus
Warp Factor by Reg Coppicus

Ideas and Routines for Card Warp.

  • Foreword
  • Notes
  • Routines
    • Witch Hunt
    • Physics Class
    • Batman Unmasked
    • Card Warp - 'David Blaine style'
    • Beat the Challenge
    • Spirit Contact
  • Ideas
  • Resources

1st edition 2017, 12 pages.

2017 / 5 / 20
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George B. Anderson
My Favorite Easy Mental Card Magic by George B. Anderson
  • Subliminal Parapsychology
  • Mental Elimination
  • The Great Lottery
  • Mental Count Formula
  • A Quickie
  • Fortune Telling By Cards
  • A Human Lie Detector
  • Hi, There, Princess!
  • No Carbon Impression
  • The Unaware Confederates
  • Reading Cards Behind Your Back
  • Think Of A Card
  • A Playing Card Book Test
  • Enough Of A Good Thing

1st edition 1980, 24 pages; 1st digital edition 2017, 20 pages.

2017 / 5 / 14
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Erivan Vazquez
A Few Principles and Deceptions for Card Magic by Erivan Vazquez

After more than one year and a half of planning, programming and thinking over and over about details, my third release is here. For this occasion, I'm sharing with you three effects along with some really cool phone applications. These are the effects found in the ebook:

THE PERFECT LOCATION: You place a red card as a prediction in a blue deck. A spectator selects a freely chosen card from the same blue deck and replaces it in a random position of his choice. The deck is divided into two and you take cards simultaneously from each packet. When you get to your prediction card (the red card),...

2017 / 5 / 12
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Tom Phoenix
ACAAN of Worms by Tom Phoenix

This is a collection of 10 ACAAN and plot variation methods. It covers subconscious predictions, Si work, and other such shenanigans.

Here is a list of the contents:

Predestination - A deck is shuffled by the spectator, and a card is thought of. The participant deals cards until they find the one they thought of. You have predicted the exact position it was found in. No forces involved, and nothing is said out-loud by the participant. Oh, and you can perform this blindfolded.

True ACAAN - No stooges, forces, trick decks, etc. It requires work, but it's not hard to do, and is entirely...

2017 / 5 / 11
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Devin Knight
Fortune Telling Card Trick by Devin Knight

After working a few card tricks, how many times have you been asked "Can you tell fortunes with cards?" Fortune telling with cards has always been interesting; but, how many of us have wanted to spend the time to learn and memorize the meanings of all the playing cards? I would dare say, very few of us. Besides, there is no trick to it.

Now you can say, "Yes." Not only that, but you can actually tell people how many brothers and sisters they have, how many children they have including their gender, number of pets and the month of their birthday, including their current age (without doing...

2017 / 5 / 11
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Edward Marlo
Card Switches: Revolutionary Card Technique No. 12 by Edward Marlo

Original methods for switching a card or cards.

  • Rear Flat Palm
  • Rear Angle Palm
  • Thumb Clip Palm
  • Latest Thumb Clip Palm
  • Changing Palm Positions
  • Flat Card Pickup
  • Getting into the Palm Positions
  • Methods of Unloading the X Card after the Switch: The Flexible Unload
  • The Card Switch Transfer
  • An Impressive Sequence
  • A Simpler Sequence
  • A Third Sequence
  • First Switch
  • Variations of the First Switch
  • Marlo's Card Switch
  • Additional Method for Getting into Basic Position of Rear Flat Palm required for the Marlo Card Swtich
  • Methods of Disclosure
    • The Delayed Disclosure
    • The Indirect Disclosure ...
2017 / 5 / 9
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Dave Campbell
You Won't Believe Your Eyes by Dave Campbell

Dave Campbell may be a new name to you but in Scotland he is a highly respected card worker whose creations are both numerous and commercial. You Won't Believe Your Eyes is one of the finest card printing effects we have seen. Five cards, blank on both sides, instantly become duplicates of the spectator's selected card. The routine is visually stunning yet is quite easy to do. The instructions are detailed step by step and are fully illustrated.

One of the strongest points about Dave Campbell's routine is that it can be adapted to so many different themes. Using his handling you needn't restrict...

2017 / 5 / 7
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Paul Gordon
Triple Kick Monte by Paul Gordon

A four card monte effect - a queen and three aces. Cards magically turn face up and down, and the queen vanishes. For the climax one card is removed, the queen reappears and suddenly two cards change completely into new cards and the queens back is now red.

1st edition 2017, length 4 min 57 s

2017 / 5 / 6
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Paul Gordon
Hellman's Aces by Paul Gordon

Capture all four aces, one by one, between two spectator selected cards - a repeat sandwich effect.

1st edition 2017, length 6 min 6 s

2017 / 5 / 6
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