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The Nikola Card System

by Louis Nikola
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The Nikola Card System by Louis Nikola

The Nikola Card System is more advanced than either the Si Stebbins or "Eight Kings" card systems. Even upon close examination pre-arrangement seems impossible with this system.

  • Section 1: Argument
  • Section 2: Curriculum
  • Section 3: Utility
    • 1. "Stop"
    • 2. Cards By Weight
    • 3. Weighing Chosen Cards
    • 4. The Sense Of Touch
    • 5. Human Magnetism
    • 6. Locating
    • 7. Spelling
    • 8. To Spell Any Card Called For
    • 9. Thought Anticipated
    • 10. Unconscious Thought Transmission
    • 11. Wizard's Whist
    • 12. All Trumps
    • 13. The Spelling Bee,
    • 14. The Game Of Poker, And
    • 15. The Game Of "Nap"
    • 16. To Name The Position Of Any Card Called For
    • 17. To Name The Card Occupying Any Given Position
    • 18. To Name The Pack In Order, Without Looking At It, Either From The Bottom Or From The Top
    • 19. To Pick Out Any Card Called For Behind The Back
    • 20. To Pick Out A Card Chosen And Replaced
    • 21. To Produce Cards Called For From The Pocket
    • 22. To Name The Bottom Cards Of A Number Of Heaps By Looking At The Top Cards
    • 23. A Subtle Game
  • Section 4. Appendix
    • False Shuffling
    • 1. The Charlier Shuffle
    • 2. The Overhand Shuffle
    • 3. Riffling
    • Forcing
    • Forcing By Numbers
    • To Exchange Packs
    • 24. The Telepathogram
    • 25. The Flight

A shorter version of this manuscript has been included in Encyclopedia of Card Tricks.

1st edition 1927, 71 pages; PDF 43 pages.
word count: 17104 which is equivalent to 68 standard pages of text


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