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From reading various old posts here in the Café, I’ve discovered that David Pogue's book “Magic for Dummies” contains some popular card tricks that it refers to by different (altered) names.

For instance, I understand that this book presents “Gemini Twins,” but calls it “Soul Mates.” Likewise, it teaches Daryl’s "Untouched,” but under the name “Dream A Card, Any Card.” But those are the only two that I’ve so far identified.

So, are there any other well-known card (or other) tricks in that book that are also presented under different or non-standard names therein? If so, then I’d be most interested in seeing them listed.
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Likewise, the “Cross Cut” or “Criss Cross” force is also taught in this book, but instead referred to therein as the “Cut Anywhere” force.

Any other examples of “same trick, different name” in Pogue’s Magic for Dummies?
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Very common.
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The "Three Mug Monte" is Hummer's Three-object Divination just with different objects. It's found in Mathematics Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner.
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Also, the "Above and Beyond" revelation is the "Circus Card Trick".

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Most of those books aren't very keen on crediting either. Change the name so a quick glance at the table of contents won't provide a real clue to the content.. and don't credit so, hopefully, you'll get credit... rule of law for these guys.
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Do you have the book?
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It is an excellent book, especially for newbies to magic, with lots of quality tricks.
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Actually, Mr. Pogue was pretty careful to properly credit; for example, I am almost (I lent my copy out to a friend) positive that he credits Daryl on "Dream a Card, Any Card."

I agree with ejohn, I think it is an excellent beginner's book. We bought this for my son when he was 9 on a summer vacation, and some of the tricks in this book re-kindled my interest in magic.
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To expand on Joe's post

Credits are given in the appendix section of the book. The title Gemini twins isn't mention but Ted Annemann and Karl Fulves are credited. Daryl is credited for Dream a Card, Any Card. Cut anywhere Force is attributed to Max Holden. Hummer is credited for Three Mug Monte. The author referenced the Tarbell course in Magic for Above and Beyond.
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Credit is given where credit is due. I was just hoping for a list that would cross-reference book author David Pogue’s own titles for specific tricks with their better-known names as originally given to them by their respective (and duly credited) creators.
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Besides the ones already mentioned in this thread:

“Sleight of Foot” in Pogue, Magic for Dummies (p211) is called “Kick It” in Garcia & Schindler, Magic With Cards (p147).

“Grace under Fire, Part 5” in Pogue, Magic for Dummies (p229) is usually called “Card on the Ceiling”, e.g. Scarne on Card Tricks (p231).

“Slap it” in Pogue, Magic for Dummies (p236) is also called “Slap it” in Garcia & Schindler, Magic With Cards (p134), but is called “Hit the Deck” in Scarne on Card Tricks (p73).

"The Three-Card Pick by Touch Test" in Pogue, Magic for Dummies (p256) uses the one-ahead principle, and is a common trick but not usually published under that name.

“Call the Phantom” in David Pogue, Magic for Dummies (p279) is also not normally referred to with that name, and typically referred to as “The Wizard”, e.g. in Scarne on Card Tricks (p42).
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