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Self-working is not the best term but it is the one used most often to describe tricks which do not require any sleight-of-hand. The better description is be sleightless. Although these tricks are typically much easier to learn because they do not require any proficiency in moves, they still need practice in presentation, timing and spectator handling.

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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 1 by Werner MillerHere you will find 20 self-working effects all based on mathematical principles. Most of them are card tricks. This is the first volume in a series of ebooks.
Max Maven: "I am a fan of Werner Miller."

Scott Cram: "Werner Miller has a great knack for taking simple mathematical principles to highly entertaining levels."

Walt Lees: "[Werner originates] card and mental magic based on subtlety and well-hidden mathematical principles. Unlike so much of that kind of thing, Werner's ideas are distinguished by their clean-cut methods and easy-to-understand effects."

R. Shane: "Werner [...] is a frightening man. Not 'Norman Bates' frightening....

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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 2 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with the second volume in his series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Most of them are card tricks.
Aldo Colombini: "This material is both compelling and provocative. I like it very much. My compliments! My personal favorite so far: A SERIES OF SURPRISES and POLE POSITION. But of course, I am sure I'll find more..."

Peter Duffie (in Magic Magazine, Feb 2010): Enigmaths 1, 2 & 3. Warm up the slide rule; Werner Miller has written three new e-books on math magic.

I first became aware of the work of Werner Miller through his 2006 book Ear Marked, published by Shane of Leaping...

2009 / 11 / 17
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 3 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his third volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Most of them are card tricks. A total of twenty effects for the magician looking for subtle math to enable stunning miracles. Everything is clearly explained with drawings, diagrams and tables.
Peter Duffie (review from Magic Magazine), Feb 2010: "Miller knows how to work with strange and wonderful arithmetical principles, and he comes up with some brilliant ideas. ... If mathematical magic scares you or you find it dull, Enigmaths could well change your mind and pull you over...
2009 / 11 / 25
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 4 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his fourth volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.
The way that a magic trick works can be just as amazing as the trick itself. - Persi Diaconis, from CMI Annual Report 2006, p. 4.

1st edition 2010; 36 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Hands on Magic Squares
  2. Columbus Square
  3. Blind Landing
  4. Matrix Force Plus
  5. Persiste!
  6. Dubai Dab
  7. Cut of the Spade
  8. Club Swinging
  9. Diamond Couple
  10. Call to the Colors
  11. Red Stranger
  12. Anagram
  13. Diamond Puzzle
  14. Hold the Line!
  15. Diaspora
  16. Computer...
2010 / 11 / 21
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 5 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his fifth volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.
Mathematical magic has its own curious charms. It combines the beauty of the mathematical structure with the entertainment value of a trick. - Martin Gardner, from the preface of Mathematics, Magic and Mystery, 1956.

1st edition 2010; 36 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Can You See Your Card?
  2. Answering to Their Names
  3. Answering to Their Names – Plus
  4. Calling a Spade a Spade
  5. Calling a Spade a Spade – Plus
  6. Ladies’ Choice
  7. Starring...
2010 / 11 / 21
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 6 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his sixth volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.
In the right circumstances mathematical tricks properly presented are more likely to be accepted as real magic than anything of a finger-flinging nature. - Karl Fulves, from the introduction of Gene Finnell's Card Magic, 1973.

1st edition 2010; 36 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Enough!
  2. I Know
  3. All You Need Is...
  4. Reverse Faro Five
  5. Affinities
  6. Affinities - Plus
  7. Double Proof
  8. Double-Decker
  9. Meeting One's Match
  10. Numerable Clue ...
2010 / 11 / 21
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 7 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his seventh volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.

1st edition 2011; 31 pages. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

  1. Cardician’s Solitaire
  2. I’m NOT Ogen
  3. Alternately
  4. Segregation I
  5. Segregation II
  6. Four Queens
  7. Two Aces
  8. Upwards
  9. Free Cut Duo
  10. Flip Coda
  11. Similar Endings
  12. Huit Cartes
  13. Countdown
  14. Flipdoodle I
  15. Flipdoodle II
  16. Escalera
  17. Pasillo
  18. Arrowbatics
  19. OLRAM Arrows
  20. Arrow Predictions
2011 / 11 / 13
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 8 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his eighth volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.

1st edition 2011; 32 pages. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

  1. It Goes Like This
  2. Segregation III
  3. Segregation IV
  4. One for YOU, one for ME
  5. Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
  6. Poker Prophecies
  7. Court-Die-ally
  8. Symmetrical Surprise I
  9. Symmetrical Surprise II
  10. Hera's Method
  11. Hera’s Method – XL
  12. Any Other Card
  13. Where Is It?
  14. U/D Swapping
  15. A Trick With 18 Cards
  16. Two, Three, Four
  17. Positions of Trost
  18. Moment musical
  19. The Hol(e)y Card ...
2011 / 11 / 13
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Werner Miller

Enigmaths 9 by Werner MillerWerner Miller continues with his ninth and last volume in this series of self-working and semi-automatic effects all based on mathematical principles. Many of them are card tricks.
"Any trick requiring a sleight is not honest. You are telling a lie with your fingers. (...) A puzzle is more clever than a trick, because with a trick you cheat to get the result. With a semi-automatic effect – using a principle – one tends to feel a little more honest." - Stewart James (1908-1996)

1st edition 2011; 35 pages. Illustrated.

Table of Contents

  1. Logic
  2. The Substitute
  3. Puzzle Time
  4. "1 – 9"
  5. Middle of...
2011 / 11 / 13
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 1 by Werner Millersub rosa – Latin for "in the strictest confidence"

Welcome to the launch of a new multi-volume series on original semi-automatic ("self-working") tricks, mainly with cards. Enjoy this compilation of easy-to-do, mathbased magic without any sleight of hand, created to amaze and to intrigue both the performer and the audience. Have fun!

  • Eye Candy
  • Peteresque
  • Cherchez les Femmes
  • The 13th Card
  • Girl Guides
  • Alternating Colors
  • Who?
  • in situ
  • Family Affairs II
  • Dressage
  • Halves
  • Calling for the Mate
  • MATELOT
  • From the Middle
  • My Spouse
  • Smileys
  • apart – together
  • assorti
  • Clues I
  • Clues...
2012 / 10 / 1
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 2 by Werner MillerMore new mathbased and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller. All of the effects make use of ESP cards. In some cases a non-ESP alternative is presented.
  • Empty Net Goals
  • Another ESP Twizzler
  • 1, 2, 3!
  • Triplet
  • Rainbow
  • mm-aa-tt-cc-hh
  • Color Twins
  • Color Clue
  • 100 Percent
  • Chased
  • Old Maid
  • Parallel ESPlus
  • The Last Pair(s)
  • Latin ESP Square
  • Identidem
  • Identidem Light
  • Mirimodis
  • Two-Way ESP
  • Consonus
  • Deciens

1st edition 2012, 28 pages.

2012 / 10 / 1
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 3 by Werner MillerMore new mathbased and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller.
  • No Spot Card
  • WYSIWYG II
  • Do Not Disturb!
  • Equivalent
  • Who’s the Boss?
  • Line Dancer
  • moitié, moitié
  • And Her Son
  • Color Mate
  • Six Hearts, Six Spades
  • Private Eyes
  • More Spousal Cooperation
  • Spell the 4mula
  • This Suit, That Value
  • DC Speller
  • Welcome to the Clubs
  • A Crazy Idea
  • Pseudo Princess
  • In Between
  • Any Other Sign

1st edition 2013, 28 pages.

2013 / 3 / 12
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 4 by Werner MillerMore new mathbased and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller.
  • in medio
  • ESP Roll
  • Neighborly Help
  • Lucky Star
  • ESPecial Countdown
  • ESP Sandwich
  • Better Twice
  • Sandwich Twins
  • expressis verbis
  • Elimination
  • Multiplying
  • A la Thatcher
  • Terry-ficial
  • Broad Hints
  • All Good Things
  • Quatrefoil
  • Triple Do-As-I-Do
  • Dutch Derivation
  • La Pléiade
  • Helping Hands

1st edition 2013, 28 pages.

2013 / 3 / 12
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 5 by Werner MillerMore new mathbased and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller.
  • Famigliola
  • DC Speller II
  • E4tless
  • Progressive Assembly
  • Puzzling Progression
  • Quarter Final
  • The Jinx Card
  • en passant
  • Sigma – amgiS 
  • What Became of the Queens?
  • No Big Deal
  • French Sandwich
  • And the Color Is
  • The 17-Card Trick
  • Multilingual
  • Pasillo II
  • dESPatch I
  • dESPatch II
  • Five Matching Pairs
  • Reverse Faro ESP

1st edition 2013, 28 pages.

2013 / 9 / 20
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 6 by Werner MillerMore new mathbased and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller.
  • Separated Bedrooms
  • Royal Surprises
  • Quest for the Truth
  • Tracked Down
  • Oops!
  • Faroing
  • Milk & Spell
  • Royal Sandwiches
  • Rotary Traffic
  • Brute Force Square I
  • Brute Force Square II
  • Signed
  • diES P
  • Escalero II
  • Pasillo III
  • Equalizer Sandwich
  • Odd – Even
  • French Sandwich II
  • Windmill
  • Vis-à-vis

1st edition 2013, 28 pages.

2013 / 9 / 20
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 7 by Werner MillerMore new math-based and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller.
  • Two Questions
  • Under/Down Sandwich
  • Tag Team
  • Lie + Truth = ?
  • 1 + 3 = 4
  • Take Five
  • A Nest of Predictions
  • Viale
  • As the Saying Goes
  • Echo
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Determined I
  • Determined II
  • Diligent
  • Parallels
  • Ambitious Symbols
  • Tornado Spotting
  • Pairs I
  • Pairs II
  • Dance of the Symbols
1st edition 2014, PDF 31 pages.
2014 / 6 / 16
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 8 by Werner MillerMore new math-based and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller.
  • Baby ACAAN
  • en passant
  • 6 5 2
  • Hen Party
  • Roll Call
  • Double Foursome
  • Teaser
  • On the Left, on the Right
  • … and in the Middle
  • Three of a Color
  • Milk Run
  • Dyad I
  • Dyad II
  • Five Pairs
  • 4 1 / 4 2
  • 4 2 / 4 3
  • Open ESPrediction
  • Voilà!
  • In File
  • Another Choreography

1st edition 2014, 28 pages.

2014 / 10 / 21
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 9 by Werner MillerMore new math-based and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller.
  • Mathematics
  • ESP Fibs
  • Alea
  • Either - Or
  • 2 x 4
  • Perfect
  • Pyramidal
  • What Do You Guess?
  • Guess vs. Know vs. Trick
  • ESP Roll 2
  • Seven
  • Singled Out
  • Curious Queen
  • Over And Over Again
  • Counterparts
  • Good Team Players
  • 1 Year And 2 Days
  • Joe's Diploma Piece
  • Luck Squared
  • x x x

1st edition 2015, 30 pages.

2015 / 8 / 9
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 10 by Werner MillerMore new math-based and self-working magic tricks from Werner Miller. Clever methods combined in interesting ways.
  • Fold-Up Age Card(s)
  • Winking Smileys
  • Invisible Bonds
  • Red + Blue = ?
  • ESP Étude No. 1
  • ESP Étude No. 2
  • ESP Étude No. 3
  • ESP Étude No. 4
  • ESP Étude No. 5
  • ESP Étude No. 6
  • Be My Mirror Image!
  • Ambidexter
  • The Placebo Card
  • Strange Business
  • Leapfrog
  • Even – Odd
  • Le Signe de Jour
  • At the Klondike River
  • À Trois
  • Ghost Rider II

1st edition 2015, 32 pages.

2016 / 1 / 2
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 11 by Werner MillerLearn how to exploit the ternary number system to your advantages. There is a new version of the old MUTUS DEDIT NOMEN COCIS or "The Pairs Repaired", as it was called in Prof. Hoffmann's Modern Magic. You will also find tricks with ESP cards and applications for the diminishing count...
  • From Binary to Ternary
  • Flexa-Nums
  • Ups & Downs
  • Ternary Cubes
  • Royal Jungle Jam
  • Atop
  • I Knew It
  • Every "Stop!" an Ace
  • The "Anti-Card"
  • Thai Hits
  • 4tune
  • Another Challenge
  • À la Tantalizer
  • A Matter of Logic
  • ESP Simplicity I
  • ESP Simplicity II
  • ESP Simplicity III
  • ESP Simplicity IV
  • Surprise Match
  • A String of Clusters

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2016 / 6 / 4
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 12 by Werner MillerMore tricks based on the binary and ternary number system. Miller also exploits figures that cannot physically exist, subtly reinforcing the apparent impossibility of his trick creations.
  • Binary Dice
  • Ternary Dice
  • Day Off
  • Unreal Realities
  • More Impossible Figures
  • Zodiac Puzzle 1
  • Zodiac Puzzle 2
  • Zodiac Puzzle 3
  • Crazy Laces
  • Ariadne
  • ESPectulator
  • Dicey ESP
  • Twin Assistance
  • Multiple U/D Choice
  • Progressive U/D Deals 
  • Semi-Progressive U/D Deals
  • Marching Lock-Step
  • Follow the Star!
  • Get Me Out!
  • The (Not So) Easy Task

1st edition 2017, 35 pages.

2017 / 1 / 9
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 13 by Werner MillerAmong other effects, Werner Miller explores the old age cards trick and stretches it into new and so far unexplored directions including versions where the spectator is allowed to lie.
  • Leporello
  • Ternary Number Compass
  • Binary Number Compass
  • Binary Card Compass
  • Binary Card Cube
  • Aside From Binary and Ternary
  • Extensions
  • OWLright
  • Four Questions
  • Seven Questions
  • Four Ins, One Out
  • Off-Form Psychic
  • No Milk Today
  • ESPiatnik
  • Do You Play Cards?
  • Lady First
  • amBiguous
  • Instant Sudoku
  • Swindle Sudoku II
  • 2ZZ

1st edition 2018, 44 pages.

2018 / 2 / 11
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 14 by Werner MillerThe highlight in this collection of sleight-less magic, is the Point Reflections principle, which is a new mathematical principle Werner Miller has introduced to magic. So far nobody has made use of it, except Miller. This ebook will likely change that. This principle opens new doors for new ideas, a fertile ground for trick creators. Miller's point reflection routines come with beautiful print templates. You can go from printing to performing in literally seconds. You will also get some bonus ideas by Chris Wasshuber.
  • 5 Symbols, 1 Question
  • Trias
  • Twinnie Clue I
  • Twinnie Clue II
  • Pairade
  • ESPadrilles ...
2018 / 6 / 11
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 15 by Werner MillerEver prolific and creative Werner Miller mixes ideas, themes, strategies, to explore the possibilities of sleight-less and math based magic effects. All of his methods are well described and very well illustrated. Fool yourself or fool your friends with these unique creations.
  • Knavery
  • Ele-mental
  • Bunny Magic
  • occhi-doki
  • Flippant & Floppy
  • xii
  • Maxed Out
  • Less Is More
  • How Many Loops?
  • WYSIWYG
  • Daughters of Zeus
  • Triolet
  • Quintolet
  • Triumphant Spelling
  • pingxing I
  • pingxing II
  • pingxing III
  • RF Coda 5
  • RF Coda 7
  • Ap-pair-ance

1st edition 2019, 25 pages.

2019 / 12 / 23
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Werner Miller

Sub Rosa 16 by Werner MillerA mix of tricks based on math with cards, ESP cards, and various other designs. Included are print ready templates for several of the tricks explained. For lovers of magic squares you will find interesting ideas of how to use magic squares as predictions and forcing tools.
  • Isn’t it?
  • Quintilla
  • Quinterino
  • Q Combo
  • Quadrille Royale
  • Topper Hopper
  • Planetary Playground
  • Sixteen Letters
  • Fusion
  • 15D²
  • Diamond Prediction
  • Magic Torsi I
  • Magic Torsi II
  • Magic Torsi III
  • Triplets Galore
  • Chased Up
  • Swapping Places
  • Mado
  • Janela
  • Ventana

1st edition 2020, 34 pages.

2020 / 4 / 20
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Unknown Mentalist

Instant Infinity by Unknown MentalistBased on a classic principle, the 4 routines explained in this ebook can become reputation makers for you. Right from a rank beginner to an experienced professional, any performer can adapt these routines to his/her stature and pull off these seemingly impossible card mentalism miracles.

There is no sleight of hand and all the routines are totally hands off. The principle is completely self-working and almost impromptu. Only ordinary decks of playing cards are used - no gaffs or gimmicks are needed. The bonus is an esp routine performed with an ordinary esp deck.

No preshow. No stooges....

2016 / 12 / 16
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Unknown Mentalist

Propless ACAAN by Unknown Mentalist
"I really like how you made a psychological force more surefire. It is really an interesting concept. Well done." - Luca Volpe

"At it's core this is a VERY direct way to verbally make a spectator think of a specific number. It's a useful and clever idea to know and an important contribution to the area of propless mentalism." - Marc Paul

This is absolutely propless ACAAN. No deck. No props at all. And this is a self working propless ACAAN. Yes, you've read it right. Just you the performer and the participant on a voice call. That's it.

The effect from the participant's view: The performer sends some...

2020 / 6 / 14
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Unknown Mentalist

Cards Across on Voice Call by Unknown MentalistYou and the participant are on both ends of a voice call. Using an imaginary deck of playing cards, the participant 'churns her thoughts' multiple times and finally sends across a few cards from her mind to your mind. You 'receive' those cards perfectly and reveal them to her in a stunning manner. This, in essence, is the effect.

You can perform this over a video call or virtual show apart from face to face performances. And this works in any language. Two versions of the routine are explained.

PSYCHIC VERSION which is totally propless (except for a piece of paper used by the participant...

2020 / 8 / 22
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Nu Way Out Of This World by Ulysses Frederick GrantA wonderful self-working rendition of the classic "Out Of This World" effect. This was the first real card trick I saw - and I was baffled.

A borrowed deck is shuffled. A red and a black card are placed face up on the table. The performer then removes cards, one at a time from the deck. Without the spectator seeing the faces of these cards, he indicates whether he thinks a card is a red or a black. If he thinks it is a red card, the performer places it, face down, on the face up red card. If the spectator thinks it is a black card, the performer places it face down on the face up black card....

2008 / 10 / 28
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Automat Card Routine by Ulysses Frederick GrantThe following is a complete card routine created by U.F. Grant a long, long time ago. You will find it mysterious, entertaining and practically unknown by modern generations.

EFFECT: A series of bewildering effects with a deck of cards shuffled by spectators.

1. A deck of cards is shuffled by spectators. A card is chosen and returned to the deck. Performer puts cards in trouser pocket and spells the name of the chosen card. The last card results to be the chosen one.

2. A spectator now chooses another card. The deck is cut. Tell the spectators that you have X-ray eyes and can see...

2016 / 6 / 27
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Eliminators by Ulysses Frederick GrantThis is a great little booklet where U.F. Grant teaches three non-sleight replacement methods for
  • Pass
  • Force
  • Palm
  • Switch
Now all those non-finger-flingers can join in the fun.

1st edition 1943, 1st digital edition 2017, 4 pages.

2017 / 9 / 6
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Toto

The Book of Thirty-One by TotoFrom the preface and introduction:
This book could be titled "The Game of Thirty-One Revisited" because of the various articles that have made an attempt to describe the game. Why then did I set out to write this? First, because I consider the game of thirty-one such a delightful diversion from the "norm" that I want to bring it to the attention of the magic fraternity, and second, because I have many ideas I would like to add.

At the Magic Castle, in Hollywood, the game was first shown to me by Dai Vernon in August of 1980. The "Professor" frequently showed me card puzzles that he had learned over...

2020 / 1 / 27
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Stewart James

Jamesosophy by Stewart JamesPersonally I find any trick using a swastica not a particularly good idea today, because the swastica is loaded with meaning not necessarily appropriate for entertainment. But we should not forget that this manuscript was originally written in the 1940s.

The gem in my opinion is the last effect, "The All Clear Card Transformation."

Here are the effect descriptions as they were originally written by Stewart James.

SWASTRICKA

The performer writes a prediction and anyone retains it for the time being. He now displays a card, the same size as a playing card, bearing a Swastica. The assertion...

2011 / 3 / 8
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Stephen Tucker

Paradox by Stephen TuckerThis is an incredible topological curiosity with a playing card and a third!

Four odd shaped pieces, cut from Bicycle playing cards, are tabled. You explain that three of the pieces marry together to form the shape of a complete playing card. The extra piece is only supplied in case of emergencies (i.e. if you lose a piece!) The extra 'emergency' piece is shown to be the same shape as one of the other pieces and is then set aside.

Strangely, although you easily solved the 'apparently' simple jig-saw puzzle, no one else can!

Comes with a bonus routine: Bomb$hell Deluxe.

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2008 / 6 / 7
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Stephen Tucker

ACAAN by Stephen TuckerAny Card At Any Number - You table a cased deck, then remove a small, thin note-pad from your shirt pocket and ask one person to name any card. Let's assume he says, "The Queen of Spades." You record this on the pad. You next ask a second person to name any number from 1 to 52. Let's assume this person says, "22". You record this too, then pick up the cased deck. You remove the cards and show that they are all different. You hand the deck to one of them, and ask that he deals down to the 22nd card... it's the Queen of Spades!

If you would like to inject a little comedy, once the card and...

2008 / 6 / 8
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Stephen Tucker

Sherlock by Stephen Tucker
"I really enjoyed all of these routines! Very nice. The White House is especially cool!" - Cameron Francis.

"You have some very nice thinking in these variations." - Peter Duffie.

As one of Martin Breese's customers I recently received a newsletter from him that drew my attention to a routine of Peter Duffie's called IDEAL HOLMES. It's a really great self-working routine, and this is what happens...

A regular deck of cards is shuffled and then cut by someone a couple of times. You take back the cards and spread them between your hands and have one FREELY selected by someone. He places the card directly into...

2011 / 1 / 9
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Simon Caine

The Stained Glass Effect by Simon CaineA deck is borrowed from a spectator. The deck is shuffled by the spectator. They select a card and commit it to memory. Nothing is forced, no card is mentioned out loud.

A second spectator is thinking of any number between 1 and 52, the card is replaced and the deck is further mixed. Nothing is forced, no number is mentioned out loud.

Only after both spectators are satisfied with the random state of the deck are the freely chosen card and number named out loud (only if they want! This information can stay unknown to the performer the whole time.)

The performer does not touch the deck,...

2013 / 12 / 24
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Satish B

Four Brides for Four Brothers by Satish BThis is a cheeky trick to perform when there is a request for "one more". The magician starts by telling a story. The spectator gets involved in the action and turns "matchmaker". This trick is free of any sleights. The spectator invariably cuts to the four queens in an impossible way.

The performer removes the four Kings openly and lays them face down next to each other. The deck is shuffled and a card is dealt face down in front of each King. The performer continues to deal cards into four piles. When the spectator stops him, the performer places the face up King on the pile stopped at...

2020 / 11 / 5
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Satish B

Factory Seconds by Satish BThis is a fun card trick with multiple climaxes. It starts off as a 4-Ace production trick, then it goes wrong as 4 random cards are produced instead of the 4 Aces. Next, these random cards are shown to be predicted on the magician's Facebook page. Not to be outdone, the magician also produces the mates of the 4 random cards. At last, the magician produces the 4 Aces. Of course, the best part is that the deck is face-down almost the entire time and it is handled by the spectator.

1st edition 2020, PDF 8 pages.

2020 / 11 / 15
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Rufus Steele

The Last Word on Cards by Rufus SteeleThis is certainly not 'the last word on cards'. There never will be a last word on cards. But it is a delightful collection of self-working card effects. Some of the brightest minds contributed: Ed Marlo, Eddie Joseph, Al Leech, Bill Simon, Eddie Fields, Oscar Weigle, Audley Walsh and of course Rufus Steele himself.

You will find the original "Sam and Moe" card story on which Bill Malone's "Sam the Bellhop" is based. I also found a very interesting magic card square routine that I was not aware of.

For anyone who likes clever card tricks which are based on subtleties, math and other clever ruses, this is a must read.

  • Introduction ...
2007 / 7 / 23
$7.00

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Rufus Steele

52 Amazing Card Tricks by Rufus SteeleThis ebook is a compilation of self-working card tricks with contributions by legends like Paul Rosini, Eddie Joseph, Edward Marlo, Martin Gardner, Ken Krenzel, Al Baker, Carmen Da Mico, H. Adrian Smith, Sid Lorraine, John Scarne, Dai Vernon, Audley Walsh and of course Rufus Steele.
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Psychic Spell
  • "Let's See What You've Done"
  • Mystic Fifteen
  • Hiding The Principle
  • Double Thought
  • Five Nine King
  • A Bridge Trick
  • Under The Table Coincidence
  • Mental Discernment Improved
  • The Reluctant Card
  • Betting On A Sure Thing
  • The Ten Of Diamonds
  • Trick Of The Year
  • Double Deuce
  • A Set Of Surprises
  • Rapid Revelation
  • Two Souls With But A Single Thought
  • The Missing Card
  • A Beginner's...
2007 / 7 / 24
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Rufus Steele

50 Tricks You Can Do You Will Do Easy To Do by Rufus SteeleThis ebook is a compilation of three booklets Rufus Steele released:
  • Card Tricks You Will Do
  • Card Tricks You Can Do
  • Card Tricks Easy to Do
It is a collection of card tricks that require no sleight-of-hand, or what is often called self-working card tricks. (Check out the other Rufus Steele ebooks for a lot more self-working tricks.)

You will encounter contributions from people like Bert Allerton, Arthur Buckley, Paul Rosini, Ed Marlo, Dai Vernon, Dorny, Harry Blackstone and many more.

  • Introduction
  • Community Do As I Do
  • A "Chic" Trick
  • Colors Will Tell
  • Mix - Cut And Look
  • Location From New Deck
  • Your Number - Your Card
  • This Is Your Card
  • Money...
2007 / 7 / 25
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Rufus Steele

Card Tricks That Are Easy To Learn Easy To Do by Rufus SteeleThis is another fantastic compilation of card tricks that require no sleight-of-hand. Rufus Steele writes "The simplicity of a card trick adds much to its mystery!" - I couldn't agree more. In total there are 51 tricks explained.
  • CONTENTS
  • FOREWORD
  • 1 - Riffle Trick
  • 2 - Frank Lane's Three Pellet Card Trick
  • 3 - Appleton's Fooler
  • 4 - Hull's "Joker" Spelling Trick
  • 5 - Pearce's Triple Card Mystery
  • 6 - The Master Card Location
  • 7 - The Lady and Man Card Prediction
  • 8 - Simple Addition
  • 9 - A Brain Teaser
  • 10 - Mephisto's Message
  • 11 - Improved Guesser
  • 12 - Sequel
  • 13 - A Prediction Effect ...
2007 / 7 / 26
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Ronald Levy & Devin Knight

The NTE Principle by Ronald Levy & Devin Knight

A card feat that can be done over the radio. The magician shows the audience how to program their deck into a smart deck and proceeds to locate everyone's chosen card over the radio. A great publicity stunt that will get you booked on radio shows.

"Very deceptive, very nice!" - Tom Craven
The NTE Principle is a self-working hands-off effect that can be done over a cell phone, in a room full of people or even over the radio for thousands of people at the same time. It's an amazing effect where people select a playing card, lose it into the deck and then the magician is able to locate the card without...
2016 / 1 / 26
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Roberto Giobbi

Card College Light by Roberto GiobbiThis is by far the best ebook on self-working card tricks. (For the second volume in this series see Card College Lighter. For the third volume see Card College Lightest.)

From the author of Card College, the world's most acclaimed course on sleight-of-hand card magic, comes Card College Light, Roberto Giobbi's first text focused entirely on professional caliber card tricks requiring no manipulative skill.

For whom is this ebook intended? It is for beginners, of course - but by no means in total. This ebook is intended for everyone who has always wanted to perform card tricks, but who didn't have the time necessary to learn complex routines,...

2007 / 3 / 1
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Roberto Giobbi

A Gambler's Dream by Roberto GiobbiThis is pure Giobbi, a great card routine including Poker, Stud Poker, BlackJack, and Bridge demonstrations where the gambler always wins. However, the real value are the lessons Giobbi teaches you in terms of constructing a routine, timing and psychology. He explains why he says a certain word or sentence at that particular time and not earlier or later and why not anything different. You get the reason and thus you can apply these lessons to many other effects. These insights transcend the routine at hand and will make you a much better, more effective and more knowledgeable magician.

As...

2008 / 9 / 2
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Roberto Giobbi

Card College Lighter by Roberto GiobbiRoberto Giobbi's newest survey of sleightless card magic, Card College Lighter, gives the famous Giobbi treatment to 21 baffling card tricks by some of the craft's greatest masters, including Vernon, Annemann, Leech, Maven, Fulves, Hummer, Vollmer and Krenzel. These tricks do not require sleights, but they all show the cunning perspective of a professional performer, guaranteeing astonishing and entertaining results.

Following in the footsteps of his Card College Light, Roberto Giobbi teaches the secrets of professional-caliber card magic, providing insights into the presentation, psychology and routining that make these simple tricks into...

2009 / 3 / 4
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Roberto Giobbi

Card College Lightest by Roberto GiobbiCard College Lightest is the final volume of Roberto Giobbi's acclaimed 'Light' trilogy. In it are taught 18 thoroughly astonishing tricks of professional quality, complete with performing psychology, presentations, valuable tips and insights, all of which contribute to making these sleightless effects into near miracles.

The tricks Giobbi has selected this time range from time-tested classics to little-known wonders by masters of the craft, including Larry Becker, Henry Christ, Aldo Colombini, Paul Curry, Alex Elmsley, Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner, Stewart James, Howard Adams, Richard Vollmer and more.

Also explained are simple methods for achieving false shuffles,...

2010 / 7 / 19
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Roberto Giobbi

Card College Light Trilogy by Roberto GiobbiThe best series on self-working/sleight-less card magic now as a price reduced bundle. It is probably the most useful card series of all time, because it is not only ideal for the beginner to start learning and performing card magic, but also a wonderful series for professionals who want to renew their focus on strong and effective card routines, or for the busy professional who wants to add a couple of strong card effects without having to practice for months.
2017 / 3 / 22
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Roberto Giobbi

Calling the Cards by Roberto GiobbiLive from the European Close-up Magic Symposium 2012. This is a wonderful sleight-less classic card routine that Giobbi has polished to a fine sheen with added psychological subtleties and a logical and meaningful presentation.

A brand new deck of cards, still wrapped in cellophane and sealed, is shuffled by different spectators. 10 cards are selected by a spectator. Roberto then divines each card without touching anything. The last card is revealed with a prediction and a duplicate of the last card is also found in the prediction envelope.

Performance duration: 9 minutes
Explanation...

2018 / 7 / 12
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