By Peter Duffie

You lay the Ace, Two, and Three of Spades in a face up row on the table. Next you remove the two black Jacks, which you claim have incredible powers You offer to demonstrate. You pick up the Ace and place it below the Jacks. Instantly you turn over the top card revealing the Ace has risen up through the Jacks. You place the Ace back on the table. You now repeat this with the Two and then the Three, each time the card is placed below the Jacks and rises to the top. Finally you place the two...

Peter Duffie

Two cards are freely chosen from a packet. A spectator now finds the matching mates. This is essentially Roy Walton's Double Discovery (The Complete Walton, Vol.1, 1981). While playing with Crossfire, I realized that the same concept could also be used for a one-spectator version of Roy's trick. The cross-deal is Arthur Setterington's. 1. This time you remove 6 pairs of cards (rather than 5) and arrange them in a rotational stack A-B-C-D-E-F-A-B-C-D-E-F. 2. Give the packet to a spectator and...

Duffie Robertson

A card trick in which Bob Hummer's Cut-and-Turnover (CATO) principle is used to demonstrate California's electricity problems. 1. Has everyone heard about the problems California is having with electricity Things are getting so bad, people have a better chance winning in Las Vegas than keeping their electricity on in California. I'll give you an example. Each card will represent a California household. At any given time, one house might have the electricity on, one their electricity off, on and...

Mini Mental Revisited

The deck is shuffled by the audience and a spectator removes any eight cards. Two spectators each think of one of the cards. You ask each one question - they answer yes or no. You immediately know where each spectator's card is. This is a simplification of Peter Alexis' Mini-Mental (Pallbearers Review, page 380). Alexis says, with regard to the procedure, The system may look complicated. It isn't. Well, it may not be highly complicated, but it could be made a lot simpler. There are also two...

Trick with the Si Stebbins Pack From Card Tricks That Work 1934

The performer has a card freely selected. He now lays two cards on the table. One of these cards denotes the suit and the other the value of the selected card. An arranged pack set up in the Si Stebbins order, every card being three spots higher than the preceding card. Plus the four suits rotating in an known order. False shuffle, have a card selected, cut the pack at the selected card. Now deal off cards until you come to the twelfth card, this card will denote the suit and the thirteenth...