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A stacked deck is an incredible powerful tool for the magician. A memorized deck is for the most part committing a particular order of cards to memory. It will require work, practice and frequent use to keep remembering the stack. For systems of how to do this see our Memory & Mnemonics category.

An algorithmic stack allows one to calculate the card value (either the next card or a card at a particular position in the deck) without having to memorize an entire deck. The most famous such stack is Si Stebbins. Each method has its pros and cons. Try them out and see what works best for you.

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Unknown Mentalist
Amazers with Karma Deck by Unknown Mentalist

Five elegant routines. Simple and self-working. Long lasting lingering impact. No forces. Novel and refreshing presentation themes, patter pieces and scripting bits.

  1. JUNE -- Performed using participant's month of birth. Participant chooses two cards related to her birth month this year and the next. And you have predicted both.
  2. U -- Performed using participant's first name (NOT a spelling effect). Participant chooses two cards related to his first name and you have predicted both.
  3. TRYST -- You show a participant your prediction in advance and she successfully transmits it telepathically...
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Unknown Mentalist
13mm of Si Stebbins by Unknown Mentalist

The owners of this ebook can purchase 6 Special Stebbins Stacks in 60 Startling Seconds for half price.

This is a secret method in plain sight. Maybe this can also be called as Si Stebbins Easy Memory System.

A simple method to use Si Stebbins +3 stack as a Memorized Deck. Given a card position you will know the card identity or vice versa, very easily. Once you learn this you are bound to get the "why didn't I think of this myself" feeling. There is also a novel but easy suit sequencing method which makes the suit order more random instead of the red/black alternating look of chased, shocked etc.

A cool routine is also included where...

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Unknown Mentalist
Karma Deck Psyclical by Unknown Mentalist

If you already own Karma Deck Pro or buy along with this, you will get this ebook for $3 only.

This ebook gives you 7 cyclical stacks based on the Karma Deck. The stacks have random sequence of values and suits and it is very easy to know the next card given any card in the stack.

Basically the Karma Deck was designed for use as a memorized deck without the sweat of actually memorizing it. One could learn the Karma Deck in 5 minutes and then know which card is in which position and vice versa. The basic principle was simple enough for that and at the same time powerful enough to generate 7 different...

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Titanas
Titanic Deck by Titanas

This is a completely new principle. One rarely stumbles upon something like this. Often we find variations on old themes, slight alterations or modifications. However, this is a completely new principle. It is actually the combination of two known methods but in a completely new and unique way enabling completely different and much stronger effects.

Imagine a deck being fairly and thoroughly shuffled by yourself and the spectator. Under total test conditions, the spectator selects any card. You will immediately know the identity of the selected card. At any time, the deck can be passed out...

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Dr. Hans-Christian Solka
Si Stebbins Pro by Dr. Hans-Christian Solka

The Si Stebbins Pro Stack is highly interesting for any card stack enthusiast. Dr. Solka has taken the venerable Si Stebbins Stack and removed an inherent weakness, the rigid alternation of suit colors and strict suit rotation. The way he has done this is ingenious and will fly by everybody - magicians included. The single rule to remember is so simple that anybody can do it effortlessly. The seemingly random sequence of colors and suits is such that the deck can be spread face up without risk of detection from lay people as well as magicians.

The Card to Position relationship is explained...

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Ferry Gerats
The Gerats Principle by Ferry Gerats

The principle facilitates in determining the position and identity of the matching of cards in two decks, which have been randomized by the cutting of each deck. The principle works in conjunction with a memorized stack. A presentation is given where you don't have to commit a stack to memory.

The Gerats Principle enables you to perform the following effect:

Two decks are on the table. After two spectators have each cut one of the decks to their heart's content, the magician is able, without handling the cards, to tell whether there will be a matching of cards (ie: 2♥/2♥)) at a certain...

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Geoff Williams
Aronson Stack for Everybody by Geoff Williams

In 1979, Simon Aronson gave the world of magic an incredible tool - A Stack To Remember - which has come to be known as the "Aronson stack," a seemingly random arrangement of cards that has amazing miracle properties built into it.

Many magicians have avoided adding memorized deck work to their repertoires because of the daunting task of committing a stacked deck to memory. Struggling to grasp the associations of the cards and their locations within the stack, most quit after a few hours or days. I was the same way... until a Harry Anderson manuscript got me to thinking about how to make...

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Geoff Williams
Mnemonica for Everybody by Geoff Williams

Mnemonica for Everybody is a streamlined, graphical method for easily and quickly learning the Tamariz stack.

It's the same Peg Memory System (PMS) I developed that I used to learn the Aronson Stack in an hour while driving. BTW, this same technique works great for every memorized stack out there including the Aronson Stack, The Six-Hour Memorized Deck by Martin Joyal, the Nikola stack and others.

Even though there are no actual tricks taught in this manuscript, it does contain links to several free memorized deck tricks and other resources (including a free e-book from Simon Aronson).

Please refer to the writings...

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Felipe Suau & Biagio Fasano
S.E.M.P.E.R. by Felipe Suau & Biagio Fasano

What is S.E.M.P.E.R.? (Special Esp Memory Powers Enhanced Radically)

A special trick with a flexible method that offers wide-ranging presentational possibilities. It uses an ordinary deck of 52 poker cards and the trick will be deceptive even for many illusionists, but above all its impact on the audience is devastating.

Two spectators are asked to take a card and put them unseen in their pockets. The magician explains that, under these conditions, it is obviously extremely difficult to be able to identify the cards. Nevertheless, and in order to demonstrate to the public the uncommon...

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Oscar Hugo
Magi Card System by Oscar Hugo

A comprehensive treatise devoted to a brilliant cyclical stack system for professional magicians and mentalists.

This ebook covers the topic in great detail, including ten lessons for learning the system, plus how to use the Magi System to its utmost, including clever false cuts and shuffles that'll hide the fact that a setup is used at all. Also included are mechanical methods that can optionally be combined with the Magi System to make it even better.

The ebook contains a mix of effects that are easy to do and ones that take some skill. All are explained in an easy-to-follow manner,...

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Barry Ray
Barry's Stacked Deck by Barry Ray

This is a stack that retains the simplicity of a Si Stebbins or Eight Kings stack, but randomizes colours and suits.

Why Another Stacked Deck?

The two most popular stacked decks are Si Stebbins and Eight Kings. Why should this be so? Because both systems are easy to do, under fire, under pressure and any other interruptions you find when performing. There are other systems out there but they are more complex and more demanding, unless you are using them all the time.

But the Si Stebbins and the Eight Kings have one glaring fault (if fault you could call it) and that is the alternating...

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Unknown Mentalist
Karma Deck by Unknown Mentalist

Now Karma Deck is the #1 Bestseller Stack on Lybrary. Karma Deck owners can also get Karma Deck Pro for a special price.

Karma Deck is now expanded to six unique variations and included is a novel method of using CHaSeD in a random suit pattern. Deckcelence is available in combination with Karma Deck for half price. Amazers with Karma Deck is also available in combination with Karma Deck for half price.

With an introduction by Richard Osterlind:

The new "KARMA DECK" is something I find very intriguing! Without having to memorize a single thing, the author has come up with a clever idea that will allow you to know the position in...

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Unknown Mentalist
6 Special Stebbins Stacks in 60 Startling Seconds by Unknown Mentalist

If you already own 13MM of Si Stebbins or purchase along with this, you will get this ebook for half price.

An unbelievably simple method. No Kidding. You will learn 6 special Si Stebbins stacks in just 60 startling seconds. Does it sound Strange? Shocking? Staggering? Yes, it is simply superb! Just one simple set of easy rules and you can learn 6 stacks in one shot. And all of these as memorized decks, not just cyclical stacks.

In the earlier release 13MM of Si Stebbins, with one single effort you could get triple payoff. Here, your one single effort gives you 6 times the payoff. The rules are so easy that a school kid could...

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Drew Backenstoss
Requiem: Two Innovative Approaches to the "Memorized" Deck by Drew Backenstoss

Professionals all over the world understand the devastating impact that a memorized deck can have on their audiences. It's a tool with unlimited potential - it allows for a myriad of immaculately clean card locations, revelations, and more. But, until now, it's been a difficult tool to master.

Requiem - Two Innovative Approaches to the 'Memorized' Deck puts the incredible world of mem-deck work within anyone's reach.

Because no two minds work alike this ebook contains two very different stacks that allow you to know the position of any card and the card at any position in what passes as...

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Unknown Mentalist
Kommando Kard by Unknown Mentalist

If you already own Karma Deck Pro or buy along with this, you can get this ebook for half price.

Are you alone and deckless? No problem. Now "deckless" does not mean "powerless" anymore. Just have this one single Kommando Kard with you in your wallet or pocket and you are set to perform these 15 amazing routines, without ever needing a deck of playing cards.

Yes, this is deckless stack magic and deckless card mentalism rolled into one. A path breaking style and refreshingly new way of performing card mentalism using the Karma Deck stack (you will need to be familiar with the Karma Deck), but without having a...

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Unknown Mentalist
Stebbins Surprise Stack by Unknown Mentalist
  1. Can a Si Stebbins PLUS TWO stack be made useful for stack magic?
  2. Can the values of this stack be made to look random enough for fair scrutiny?
  3. Can this stack be made useful as a memorized deck - knowing the card at a given position and vice versa - without a sweat?
  4. Can this stack have a monodistic sequence instead of the repeating tetradistic sequence like the regular Si Stebbins stack?
  5. After having achieved all the above, will the stack still remain simple and easy to learn?
  6. Can this same framework be applied to the other Stebbins +3 or +4 stacks?
  7. Finally, will it be possible to perform...
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David Numen
NUD - Numen's Utility Deck: And other Mental Card Mysteries by David Numen

Imagine a deck that secretly tells you both the identity of a thought-of card and that card's numeric location, either in that deck or in another deck. Think of all the memorized deck applications this would simplify.

No memory work.

No tricky calculations to arrive at the card’s location.

Think of the myriad mentalism applications. A spectator peeks at any card in the deck and you instantly know what the card is and at what number it resides from the top or bottom of that deck or another deck. What's more, you obviously never see the back of the peeked card, which eliminates the...

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Simon Caine
LOCI: A 3 phase shuffled deck memory routine by Simon Caine

Phase 1: After a series of fair shuffles, a deck is spread and committed to memory by the performer. A spectator removes one card from the deck and places it in a different part of the spread. The performer correctly identifies both the selected card and the position it was moved from. This can be repeated several times.

Phase 2: The spectator chooses any suit, and without looking, the performer is able to call out the correct order of cards from the shuffled suit as the deck dealt out.

Phase 3: With the deck remaining in the spectators hands, they name any number and the performer is...

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Danny Crauwels & Chris Wasshuber
The Stack and System Maigret by Danny Crauwels & Chris Wasshuber

The problem with all existing memorized stack systems is that they use memorization systems not specifically designed for a memorized stack. Most memory systems are designed for the retention of LOTS of information for a relatively SHORT amount of time. When Dominic O'Brien memorizes 54 decks of cards (more than 2800 cards) with a particular journey system then he retains that information for a couple of hours max. After that he has forgotten the sequence. He has to, because around the corner waits another memory challenge where he has to memorize many other things. However, the magician ideally wants to remember...

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Bob Cassidy
Confessions of Dr. Crow by Bob Cassidy

Most cyclical stacks are based on either mathematical progressions (Si Stebbins) or nonsense rhymes ("Eight Kings" and John Mulholland''s "Hungry Jackass.") While memorized stacks, such as the Nikola explained in Encyclopedia of Card Tricks, allow for the fastest determination of a cards position in the pack, performers who don''t use the set-up generally seem to avoid the memory route. The mathematical systems, which serve as substitutes for memory, can sometimes be difficult in performance situations. Furthermore, many of the mathematical formulas only allow you to determine the position of a given card, and not the card...

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Christopher Bolter
The Memorized and not so Memorized Decks by Christopher Bolter

The Boston Stack: Chris' signature stacked deck and routine that requires almost no memorization and is diabolically simple.

The Duchess: this memorized deck is so easy to remember you'll want to perform it every chance you get! Plus, it's fun.

The Seesaw Collection: one final option in Chris' memorized deck booklet. This stack, also requires almost no memorization and uses a back and forth procedure that you can't get wrong!

[Please note that these stacks are not full deck stacks. You are stacking about half the deck. Technically they are algorithmic stacks. This means you will have to do some simple math to derive the next card.]

1st edition 2013, 21 pages...

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Unknown Mentalist
Karma Deck Pro by Unknown Mentalist

If you already own Karma Deck or buy along with this ebook, you can get this for $18. This is a special price on the occasion of the first birthday of Karma Deck. The owners of Karma Deck Pro can also get Kommando Kard for half price, and Karma Deck Psyclical for only $3.

Karma Deck is a landmark in stack magic. Period. Released exactly a year ago, Karma Deck went on to become the number one bestseller stack on Lybrary. With an introduction by none other than Richard Osterlind, it received rave reviews from some of the all time greats of magic and mentalism. Today it is used by top pros all over the world.

Karma Deck Pro is an...

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Bob Farmer
The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox by Bob Farmer

A new method to quickly and secretly arrange cards from a small pack all the way to a full deck. No math needed unless you want to understand why it works.

Within magic, no mind approaches Bob Farmer's. Outside magic, Machiavelli came close. The evidence is presented in "The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox." - Stephen Minch

Bob Farmer's Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox is both a great trick and a genuinely new method for secretly arranging cards quickly, accurately, and right in front of the spectators' noses. - Matthew Field

About what you'd expect from the guy who invented that stupid little hand trick. -...

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Benedykt Krajdener
Her Majesty the Magic of Cards by Benedykt Krajdener

This work is something special, something completely unique. It is the product of a several decades long love affair of Benedykt Krajdener and the pasteboards. If you are truly in love you will sometimes do things that for an outsider appear as irrational, unbelievable, or outright insane. I am sure Benedykt is not insane, but finding and memorizing about 2700 words for every possible pair of cards from a deck of 52 might be considered irrational or perhaps unbelievable. Yes, love can do that to a grown man.

But before you assume this book is simply a list of those 2700 words, or that you...

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