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Encyclopedia of Impromptu Card Forces (UK Revised) by Lewis Jones

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Details: This is the second edition of Lewis Jones’ classic book Encyclopedia of Impromptu Card Forces originally published in 1994.  This version was published by Lewis Jones in 2004 with just 300 copies.  It was reissued in 2010 with a different cover by H&R Magic

This version contains over 500 forces, and these are illustrated with more than a hundred photographed illustrations. The forces in this book don’t make use of gimmicked cards of any kind. Many of them are well off the beaten track, and many have never appeared in print before.

Contents

Blind forces 1

  • Under the table 1
  • Under a handkerchief 3
  • In the pocket 4
  • Behind your back 9
  • Behind the spectator’s back 12

Combination forces 14

  • Matches 14
  • Books 15
  • Book and notebook 23
  • Coin 24
  • Dice 27
  • Envelope 31
  • Wristwatch 31
  • Calendar 31
  • Knives 32
  • Sticker 34

Comedy forces 36

Count forces 44

  • The tracer 46
  • The clock strikes 46
  • Irish bingo 47
  • Count down 48
  • The boxed count 49
  • The double count 49
  • The 33rd card 50
  • The doubling sequence 51
  • The difference and the sum 51
  • The second deal 52
  • The pinkie clip 53
  • The 10th card 55
  • The clock force 55
  • The 5-card force 55
  • The three heaps 56
  • The card at any number 56
  • The flip force 57
  • The Harrison count 59
  • The 10-card count 59
  • Revolver 60
  • The colour force 61
  • The 22nd card 61
  • The calendar force 62
  • The reverse count 63
  • The end count 63
  • The vertical count 64
  • The one-hand count 65
  • The centre count 65
  • The shoe size force 66
  • The centre forward force 66
  • The Matsuyama force 67

Cut forces 69

  • The random cut 69
  • The side glide cut 70
  • The centre cut 71
  • The packet cut 72
  • The Psycross force 72
  • The multi-cut 73
  • The jog cut 73
  • The triple cut 76
  • The Charlier cut 76
  • Calculator cuts 77
  • The bluff cut 78
  • The push cut 78
  • The palm cut 79
  • The boxed cut 80
  • The cross cut 80
  • The double cross cut 81
  • The slip cut 82
  • The bottom slip cut 82
  • The one hand slip cut 82
  • The spider grip cut 83
  • The tabled slip cut 84
  • The turnover cut 86
  • The multiple turnover 89
  • The card case cut 90
  • Twin turnup 90

Equivocation forces 91

  • The neutral response 91
  • Ambiguity 92
  • Attend to the chosen item first 93
  • The principle of the second spectator 93
  • Don’t provoke challenge 93
  • Vary the equivocation 94
  • One from two 95
  • One from three 96
  • One from four 98
  • One from five 100
  • One from six 105
  • One from seven 106
  • Forcing from 10 or more 106
  • Starcross 107
  • Pateo 108
  • The 3 of Clubs force 108
  • The 52-card equivocation 111
  • Odd man out 113
  • The red Queen force 119

Forcing formulas 122

  • Down-under forces 122
  • The spelling match 129
  • Magic squares 131

The glide 135

  • The standard glide 135
  • The Vernon glide 137
  • The side glide 137
  • The glide count 138
  • The Sherlock Holmes card 139
  • The tray glide 139
  • The glide second deal 140
  • The snide 140
  • The card case glide 141
  • The packet glide 142
  • The elimination glide 143
  • Glide false counts 143
  • The double glide 145

The hold out 147

  • The transfer steal 147
  • The fan steal 148
  • Lapping 149
  • The packet steal 150
  • Retrieving held-out cards 152

Locators 153

  • Hindu shuffle locators 153
  • Overhand shuffle locators 154
  • Fan locators 156
  • The reverse fan 163
  • The slide 164
  • The one-hand slide 164
  • The Paragon move 165
  • The glide locator 168
  • Locator switches 170
  • Locator counts and deals 171
  • Locator cuts 172
  • The locator slip 176
  • The locator turnover 177
  • The finger force 185

Multiple forces 187

  • The invisible cull 187
  • Multi-cuts 189
  • Multiple push cuts 191
  • Multiple spider cuts 192
  • The fan force 192
  • Packet forces 193
  • The packet plunger 195
  • Packet switches 195
  • Multiple shuffles 201
  • Multiple glides 203
  • The multi-locator 205
  • The multiple deal 206
  • The spectator does it 207
  • Mnemonia 210

Probability forces 213

  • The classic force 213
  • The point force 214
  • Restricted visibility forces 215
  • The probability cut 217
  • Psychological forces 218
  • Pop stereotypes 220

Spelling forces 222

  • The basic speller 222
  • The double speller 223
  • The lie detector 223
  • The snatcher 224
  • Spelling the unknown 226

Stop forces 228

  • The dribble force 228
  • Deal stops 228
  • Slip shuffle stops 232
  • Overhand shuffle stops 233
  • Hindu shuffle stops 234
  • Riffle stops 238
  • Rollovers 244

Switches 252

  • The double lift 252
  • The flip switch 259
  • The slip switch 262
  • The sandwich force 263
  • The centre switch 267
  • The plunger switch 269
  • The l-in-3 switch 270
  • The push switch 270
  • The Elmsley switch 271
  • Table switches 272
  • Fan switches 274
  • Touch forces 276
  • The open prediction 278
  • The impromptu Brainwave deck 281
  • Publisher: Lewis Jones
  • Pages: 294
  • Location: London, England
  • Dimensions: 9″x11″
  • Date: 2004
  • Binding: hardbound

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1 review for Encyclopedia of Impromptu Card Forces (UK Revised) by Lewis Jones

  1. Deej

    Indispensible!

    If you’re unsure about this book and need a review to persuade you to buy it, take my word for it: it is terrific. I’ve told several people how strongly I feel it should be on the shelf of every magician…

    As well as being easy to follow, the sheer range of material makes it incredibly useful to anyone who performs, plays with or creates magic. Whilst some of the material will be beyond the novice, I imagine almost everyone who reads it will come away with plenty of great, practical ideas. Highly recommended.

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