Written by Steve Beam
Work of Various
630 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam
Language: English
428 entries
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Steve Beam Introduction
2012 vii
John Riggs ESP 2000 six business cards are numbered from one to six on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to six are written on the other side, they match
Inspired by
  • Ormond McGill's "ESP Guessing Game"
Related to
51 1994 922
Scott Robinson Lunch on the Go named card ends up between jokers
Inspired by 51 1994 923
Ken Krenzel Progressive Sandwich
Inspired by 51 1994 925
Audley Walsh Optical Fan Insertion two cards apparently placed in two different places in a fan
Related to 51 1994 926
Steve Beam Circling the Sandwich
Inspired byAlso published here 51 1994 926
John M. Bauman Pulling Through chinese coin changes into jumbo chinese coin, with handkerchief, story to pull handkerchief through hole
51 1994 926
David Solomon The Flip Side with ace to four
Related to 51 1994 928
David Solomon Veeser Concept Variation
51 1994 929
Andy Greget Tap to the Top variation for Endfield's Center Steal
Inspired by 51 1994 930
John Riggs Impressions credit card behind back, number is divined
51 1994 931
Joe Rindfleisch On the Square during riffle shuffle selection is produced reversed in center
Variations 51 1994 931
Mike Gallo The Only Four ways coins extracted from closed okito box one by one, then again but coins appear in four corners of the mat at once
51 1994 933
David Roth, Mike Gallo Rim Steal No. 2 variation
Inspired by 51 1994 933
Steve Beam 1994
51 1994 936
Joel Givens Easy Time borrowed ring vanishes and appears on performer's watch band, different handling for Scott Robinson's Time Travel
Inspired byAlso published here 51 1994 936
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Another Lecture
51 1994 937
Grace Ann Morgan The $ 1,000,000 Test three cards are divined
Inspired by 51 1994 939
Grace Ann Morgan The Perfect Stopper spectator deals card on table and can stop anywhere, performer knows / names card
Variations 51 1994 940
Grace Ann Morgan The Half Stack Principle
51 1994 940
Doug Canning Backstack formula to calculate position of cards in Si Stebbins
51 1994 941
Doug Canning Down for the Count two decks, card is named and put in a deck, cards next to it form a number and same card in other deck found at this position
51 1994 941
Steve Beam Leftovers on Barry Wood, Tom Craven, Dick Dale, Gary Hipp, magician's image, BayWatch, Houdini
51 1994 944
Steve Beam, Mike Beam Credit Limit humorous routine with lot of gags, spectator's credit card to wallet, apparently card is cut into pieces
52 1994 946
Mark Lefler Deflation coin vanishes piece by piece
52 1994 949
Scott Robinson Sliding Scale cards spread, when squared again selection sticks out face up, injogged
Variations 52 1994 950
Joel Givens Slide Too Sliding Scale, with two cards, one by one
Inspired by 52 1994 951
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Session Rules
Also published here 52 1994 952
Robert E. Neale (E)VIL(E) four cards with letters e,v,i,l are put down to form different words, one back changes color
52 1994 952
Billy McDonnell Acey Deucey Squared ace of clubs and two of clubs change places twice, then they turn into ace and two of diamonds, as Billy McDonald
Inspired by 52 1994 953
Aldo Colombini Follow the Ruler impressions with a carpenter's ruler, eventually selection is formed
Also published here 52 1994 956
Barry Wood Practical Jokers selection rubbed on spectator's hand vanishes and appears between jokers under his hand, effect is repeated and first selection transforms into second
52 1994 957
Tom Craven Blind Side named number is counted to, card is noted and rest of the cards are blank
Inspired by 52 1994 959
Joe Rindfleisch The Rotary Pass with all around square up cover
52 1994 959
Steve Beam Tenkai Charlie ambitious card move
Also published here 52 1994 962
Steve Beam Out on a Limb selection pushed in with arm is produced on fingertips
Also published here 52 1994 963
Steve Beam Limb Lead-In card vanishes on knee and appears back on deck
Also published here 52 1994 965
Doug Canning Jinxed Variation
Inspired by 52 1994 967
Steve Beam Leftovers on Earle Oakes, David Michael Evans, Ed Weiss, Dick Dale, Mike Gallo, Gary Hipp, Dexter Cleveland, Philip Young, Wes Dukes, Tommy Edwards, on doll hands, Bob Weil
52 1994 968
Steve Beam Billy McDonnell
53 1994 970
Billy McDonnell Tuned Fortune card put in box then two black queens change into red queens and card in case turns out to be selection
Inspired by 53 1994 971
Brother John Hamman The Signed Card Switch
53 1994 971
Billy McDonnell Pocket Poker named aces travel to pocket one by one, then they travel again all together
Variations 53 1994 972
Brother John Hamman, Edward Marlo Multiple Top Change top card peeled on deck
53 1994 972
Billy McDonnell The Numchuck Cut flourish cuts with both hands
Inspired by
  • "One-handed shifts: 'new method' ( Robert-Houdin)" in Henry Hay's "The Amateur Magician's Handbook", p. 37.
53 1994 974
Billy McDonnell Resurrection a Ghost one of four queens changes into selection
Inspired by 53 1994 974
Billy McDonnell Leadership ten red and ten black cards
53 1994 976
Billy McDonnell Even Odds 6-9 of clubs, odd and even cards separated, even ones change
Inspired by 53 1994 977
Billy McDonnell Pocketing the Queens
Inspired by 53 1994 979
Billy McDonnell Three-Peat one to four of clubs, one is named and changes into selection
Inspired by 53 1994 980
Steve Beam Subscriptions using cereal boxes as magazine holders, which brand fits which magazine
53 1994 981
Billy McDonnell Quadruple Cross two sandwiched cards transpose, then both card in one, four kings in other pile
Inspired by 53 1994 982
Brother John Hamman The Signed Card Switch
53 1994 982
Billy McDonnell Shifty Poker Palm flush changes into full house, five aces and royal flush
Inspired by 53 1994 984
Steve Beam Leftovers on long distance calls, Seinfeld, Impact / Multiple Impact, tricks with computers, Don Morris, FFFF, picture with Derek Dingle and Obie O'brien, handling detail for Steve Beam's "Quadruple Prediction" from Semi-Automatic Card Tricks by Billy McDonnell, Wayne Kyzer, John Moran, Tom Craven
Inspired by 53 1994 992
Joe Rindfleisch Between the Sheets signed card in toilet paper, roll of toilet paper has to be unrolled first
54 1994 994
Joe Rindfleisch Hooked on You keys vanish and reappear in hand
54 1994 996
Joe Rindfleisch Carousel Cut three packets, top stock control
54 1994 996
Joe Rindfleisch Carousel Cut II full deck control, three packets
54 1994 999
Joe Rindfleisch Ball-Istic two billiard balls, one changes into sponge ball and back
54 1994 1001
Joe Rindfleisch Liquid Silver small bottle with liquid silver with a straw four coins are produced
54 1994 1002
Joe Rindfleisch Polished Sterling with hand washing sequence
Related to 54 1994 1004
Joe Rindfleisch Coin Chops
Inspired byRelated to 54 1994 1005
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #1 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu
54 1994 1007
Joe Rindfleisch Needled #2 long needle pushed through neck, impromptu
54 1994 1007
Joe Rindfleisch The Pneumonia Vanish coin vanishes and appears, saliva
54 1994 1008
Joe Rindfleisch Coins Through Borrowed Hands three phases
54 1994 1008
Joe Rindfleisch Top to Bottom Reverse top card is reversed on the bottom
54 1994 1010
Joe Rindfleisch Top Gun one handed gun is formed with deck, selection appears face up
54 1994 1011
Steve Beam Joe Rindfleisch
54 1994 1013
Steve Beam Subscriptions - A Medical Necessity
54 1994 1014
Steve Beam Leftovers on whoopee cushions, Bob Weill, Seinfeld, David Copperfield
54 1994 1016
Van McGee Sticking Together pictures of four coins on four cards travel on one card à la matrix
Inspired byRelated to 55 1995 1018
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Rumba Count
55 1995 1018
Bret Blackshear The Gunslinger two selections, spectators shoot rubber bands on deck first selection jumps out and eventually transforms into second selection
55 1995 1020
David Britland Rubber Band Move to make a banded card shoot out from the middle of the deck
Related to 55 1995 1021
Martin Lewis Card Production card jumps out of the deck
55 1995 1022
Steve Beam Special One-Man, One Move Insert - Tom Gagnon's Tap Illusion
55 1995 1023
Tom Gagnon The Tap Illusion (Single Card) card out jogged in deck is tapped with a card and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded on tapping card
Related to 55 1995 1023
Tom Gagnon Tap Illusion (Half Deck) card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet
55 1995 1025
Tom Gagnon Vertical Tap Illusion card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet, vertical
55 1995 1028
Tom Gagnon Tap Reverse card is tapped in deck and ends up reversed
55 1995 1029
Tom Gagnon Fan Tap card is tapped in deck with half deck fanned, control
55 1995 1030
Tom Gagnon Tap Illusion Feint card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet, with finesse
55 1995 1031
Tom Gagnon Bologna Sandwich
55 1995 1031
Tom Gagnon Ambitious Illusion with the tapping illusion
55 1995 1032
Tom Gagnon Off Color Prediction two decks, spectator and performer select the same card, then they change places in decks
55 1995 1033
Tom Gagnon Tapping the K.M. Move tapping illusion with K.M. move
55 1995 1033
Tom Gagnon Escalating Aces
Inspired by 55 1995 1034
Tom Gagnon Signed Sandwich
55 1995 1034
Randy Wakeman, Tom Gagnon Master Move
Related to 55 1995 1035
Tom Gagnon Multiple Tap Illusion tap illusion multiple shift to the bottom
55 1995 1036
Tom Gagnon Sideways Tap tap illusion variation
55 1995 1036
Tom Gagnon Taps more ideas with the tap illusion, see also p. 1096 for additional idea by Steve Beam
55 1995 1037
Dr. Jacob Daley, Tom Gagnon Cavorting Aces Handling
Inspired by 55 1995 1038
Norman Houghton Sense of Touch spectator locates card under table, then it changes into selection
55 1995 1039
Richard Street The Toss han ping chien with cards, transformation of selections
55 1995 1040
Joel Givens Geometrick
55 1995 1041
Steve Beam Trapdoor Extra
  • signs you may have chosen the wrong hobby/profession
  • signs you know you are in the right hobby profession
55 1995 1042
Steve Beam Subscriptions
55 1995 1043
Steve Beam Leftovers on birth of Leslie Dawm Beam, Dave Evans, Bob Weil
55 1995 1044
Steve Beam Fechter's Finger Flicking Frolic 25th anniversary
56 1995 1046
Vanni Bossi Suction Cup chosen card appears in glass, which is moved along tabled spread
Also published here 56 1995 1047
Lennart Green The Dinosaur hand imitates elephant /dinosaur and walks over the table, the coins are produced
56 1995 1048
Yuji Wada Expressway four Aces put on table and four cards are selected, Aces turn into Kings and selection into Aces
56 1995 1050
Edward Marlo Atfus
56 1995 1050
Packet Switch cards reversed under top card, switched when turned over
56 1995 1050
Yuic-hi Katakura Double Shock Transformation
Inspired byRelated to 56 1995 1051
Akira Fujii Testosterone Coins continuos coin production with muscle pass
56 1995 1052
Dan Block The Thumb Thing card is produced spinning on thumb, from the deck
56 1995 1053
Hubert Lambert, Dan Block Swivelleroo Variation
Inspired by 56 1995 1054
David Solomon Four for Four Squared Ace, Two, Three and Four rise to top of packet after distributed among the cards, repeat in spectator's hands
Related toVariationsAlso published here 56 1995 1055
Dai Vernon Strip-Out Addition
56 1995 1056
Buffaloed Display
56 1995 1057
Bob Davis The Ringmaster ring vanishes from finger and appears on finger of the other hand, then it penetrates ring finger and lands on pinky
56 1995 1058
Dave Oestreicher Interlaced Control card pushed in other half
56 1995 1060
Miguel Gómez Ladies of Spain two Queens transpose with two random cards
Related toVariations 56 1995 1062
Rafael Benatar Karate Cards Six is chopped into two Threes and an Eight into Fours
Also published here 56 1995 1063
Shigeo Futagawa The Teacher poker hand changes three times
Inspired by 56 1995 1063
Joe Mogar The Macho Vanish four thimbles vanish one by one
Also published here 56 1995 1065
David (Foote) Drake Portable Theater card is found, story presentation
56 1995 1066
Jim Krenz All Expense Paid Trip for Three three cards travel from packet to packet, no touch condition
Related to
  • "Three Cards Pass" (Tom Sellers, The Gen, Vol. 22 No. 8, Dec. 1966, p. 211)
VariationsAlso published here
56 1995 1067
Tom Gagnon More on the Tap Illusion
  • The Elliptical False Count
Related to 56 1995 1068
Steve Beam Signature Card to Wallet card travels to wallet first, then signature
56 1995 1069
Steve Beam Subscriptions - The Trapdoor is the Answer
Also published here 56 1995 1070
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Baxter, Bruce Fricker, Jon Racherbaumer, Stephen Minch, Steve Pressley, Doug Canning, Tom Craven, Scott Robinson, John Riggs
Related to 56 1995 1072
Mike Gallo Passing Glass three coins penetrate a deck of playing cards and fall into a glass
57 1995 1074
Lou Gallo Lou's Lulu Aces lost, then found in a triumph routine
Related to 57 1995 1077
Michael Skinner Getting a Break over Bottom Card
57 1995 1078
Joey Gallo, Lennart Green Made to Order cards apparently lost in the deck turn out to be the cards held by performer
57 1995 1079
Mike Gallo Clinging Coins three copper coins in purse change places with silver coins in performer's hand
57 1995 1081
Lou Gallo Neglection Selection selection reversed in the deck
Related to 57 1995 1082
Steve Beam The Gallos brief description of Lou, Michael and Joseph Gallo
57 1995 1084
Mike Gallo Well Hung Coins
Inspired by 57 1995 1084
Mike Gallo The Eight-Legged Coin Vanish
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 57 1995 1086
Joey Gallo Coincideal stopped at mates, prediction
57 1995 1088
Mike Gallo Splatter Coins coins from one corner travel to four corners each, under four cards
57 1995 1088
Ross Bertram Coin Steal
57 1995 1089
Mike Gallo Round Up at once
57 1995 1090
Earl Nelson Coin Load under card
57 1995 1091
Mike Gallo Box Top Switch coin box switch (not the lid)
57 1995 1091
Mike Gallo Over and Over, Again three copper and three silver coins, two copper coins join the other coins one by one, last coin joins rest held by spectator
57 1995 1092
Lou Gallo The Newark Move similar to the business card prophecy force, stopped card is turned over while deck is secretly cut
57 1995 1094
Lou Gallo Slam Dunk
57 1995 1094
Mike Gallo Presto Gallo two copper change into two silver coins, then one silver and one copper, eventually four chinese coins are shown
Inspired by 57 1995 1095
Steve Beam Subscriptions
57 1995 1099
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, 4F convention, Wayne Kyzer, Simon Aronson, Drei-Länder-Kongress, Magic Christian, Leo Polacek, Harry Lucas, John Moran, Ron Jeffries, Simon Lovell
57 1995 1100
Alain Nu Silver Wear clever spoon bending routine, three spoons
58 1995 1102
Tom Craven The Approach approaching a table when doing restaurant magic
58 1995 1104
Joe Mogar Power Thimbles four thimbles are produced
Also published here 58 1995 1104
Joe Mogar The Belcher four thimbles put in hand vanish at once
Also published here 58 1995 1107
Frank Thompson A Simple Cut as relayed by Ed Voorhees
58 1995 1108
Marty Kane Zip Code Pip Mode selection found on total of added values of several cards
Inspired byRelated to 58 1995 1110
Dave Oestreicher Optical Sandwich
Inspired by 58 1995 1111
Anthony Lindan Microwaveable Missionaries as Anthony Linden
58 1995 1112
Stephen Bargatze This and That funny presentation, words on cards "nothing", "something", "it", "this" and "that"
58 1995 1113
Marty Kane Magician Acquisition with Judah's elimination Deal
Inspired by 58 1995 1115
Ronald Zollweg Memories of the Forks remembering Eddie Fechter and the Forks Hotel
58 1995 1115
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam, Mike Beam, Joel Givens, John Riggs The Heavy Deck gags with block of steel in card box
Also published here 58 1995 1116
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Magic - Ethnocentric Too Long
58 1995 1117
Steve Beam Yet Another Scott Robinson Insert "The Purse"
58 1995 1118
Scott Robinson Differences three silver coins in purse, copper coin vanishes and appears in purse while silver coins appear on table
Variations 58 1995 1118
Scott Robinson Rate of Exchange
58 1995 1119
Scott Robinson Triple Crown copper, silver and brass coins in purse appear in hands and travel back to purse
58 1995 1120
David Roth, Scott Robinson Pop Outs Variation
Inspired by 58 1995 1121
Steve Beam Leftovers on the internet, Bruce Barnett, Doug Canning, Cal Tooles, credit information for Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume II by Bob Farmer, beeper joke, Ed Eckl
58 1995 1124
Steve Beam Cutting Class four Ace production
VariationsAlso published here 59 1995 1126
Tony Biscardi Passing Gear card reverse while doing the LePaul Spread Pass
Related to 59 1995 1128
Jim Krenz The Amazing Ten Card Trick eight phases
Inspired by 59 1995 1128
Steve Beam The Aaron Fisher Better-Than-Lee-Asher Insert
59 1995 1131
Aaron Fisher Smokeless Turnover Shift
  • Smokeless Turnover Shift
  • As A Placement Shift
  • Cool To-The-Bottom Alternative
59 1995 1131
Aaron Fisher The Joint Shift to the top, Aarongant Principle
59 1995 1133
Aaron Fisher Twist If You Got 'Em
59 1995 1134
Dan Tong Fan Reverse using one-handed fan
59 1995 1134
Aaron Fisher Recoil aces put in deck, all cards but the aces turn face up, then aces turn into kings and aces found reversed throughout the pack
Inspired by 59 1995 1136
Steve Beam The Lee Asher Better-Than-Aaron Fisher Insert
59 1995 1139
Lee Asher The Asher Flasher one card color change held over the deck
59 1995 1139
Lee Asher Under the Influence Change card reversed on half changes into other card
59 1995 1141
Lee Asher Bending Over Backwards bottom card of the deck changes
Related to 59 1995 1142
Lee Asher The Buzz top card shot to the right hand
59 1995 1143
Lee Asher Four Casting card force, card is touched in the spread and cards turned over except touched card
Related toAlso published here 59 1995 1144
Steve Beam Subscriptions - In Praise of the Lowly Envelope
59 1995 1145
Steve Beam Leftovers on Marty Kane, Jon Racherbaumer, Jim Hyams, Wayne Kyzer, Scott Robinson, Simon Lovell
59 1995 1148
Joel Givens Human Slot Machine with a pen and a glass, double-load slot machine
60 1996 1150
Joel Givens New Way Pop selection appears reversed when deck is riffle shuffled in the hands
Inspired byAlso published here 60 1996 1152
Joel Givens Hover deck floats above the hand, impromptu
Also published here 60 1996 1154
Joel Givens Lean Time deck stands upright on palm
Also published here 60 1996 1155
Joel Givens Rubbed Out rub-a-dub variation
Variations 60 1996 1157
Joel Givens Slop Machine in the hands triumph
Also published here 60 1996 1158
Joel Givens Cutie entire Q-tip is pushed into ear and pulled out again
Also published here 60 1996 1160
Joel Givens Triple Play four selections change into aces
60 1996 1161
Deck Turnover
60 1996 1161
Harry Lorayne Illogical Double Lift
60 1996 1162
Joel Givens Kicking Aces four Ace production, at once
Also published here 60 1996 1162
Joel Givens Passed Ambitions
Inspired byAlso published here 60 1996 1164
Joel Givens Slip Up
60 1996 1165
Joel Givens Tying One On three cards are found, last one appears under tie clasp
Related toAlso published here 60 1996 1165
Joel Givens Tubular Bills bill travels to a straw, missing corner, bill transforms into wrapper
Also published here 60 1996 1166
Joel Givens Two Plus Two two selections and four Aces change places, in the hands of two spectators
Also published here 60 1996 1167
Joel Givens Cuff Link rubber band is knotted, when the knot is untied there are two rubber bands
60 1996 1169
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Ways To Stay Awake At A Magic Convention
60 1996 1170
Steve Beam Joel Givens brief
60 1996 1171
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Michael Evans,Wayne Kyzer, Bill Robinson
60 1996 1172
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, and Twist invisible deck / Triumph combo
Also published here 61 1996 1174
Mike Gallo Coin Wrappers four coins appear in purse
61 1996 1176
R. Paul Wilson Australian Curry
Variations 61 1996 1177
David Michael Evans Bob Hope's Magic Special - "Don't Shoot, I'm not Jeff Busby" humorous poem
61 1996 1178
Steve Beam A Special Trapdoor Insert - Moves
61 1996 1179
Shigeo Futagawa Bottoms Up reverse of cards while cutting the deck in the hands
61 1996 1179
Grace Ann Morgan Bikes Peek key card placement, in the hands
Related to 61 1996 1180
Steve Bedwell The Dribble Toss Control
Related toVariationsAlso published here 61 1996 1181
Gene Maze King Cut three kings placed in the deck join the fourth king on top
61 1996 1182
Tenkai Palm Steal from top of the deck
61 1996 1182
Dan Block Face Off four cards with backs on both sides change into selection then into quartet of the selection
61 1996 1184
David Solomon, David Neighbors Another Blanking Ace Routine jazz aces, all eight cards turn blank as a climax
Variations 61 1996 1186
Steve Beam, Rajneesh Madhok Subscriptions Tom Swifties
61 1996 1187
Edward Marlo Opec Count
61 1996 1189
Chris "Doc" Dixon Crack Up joke, dandruffs fall from head
61 1996 1189
Chris "Doc" Dixon Hard Headed knife tapped in hair resulting in a hard metallic sound, too much hairspray joke
61 1996 1190
Doug Canning Spell Found card located by spelling This Is Not Your Card and But This Is
Inspired by 61 1996 1190
Tom Craven Plugging the Keyhole
61 1996 1192
Chris "Doc" Dixon The Dry Look joke, apparently urinating white powder because performer is dehydrated
Also published here 61 1996 1192
Steve Beam Business Card Prophecy Force Variation bottom card stays the same
61 1996 1195
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs, Jeff White, Tony Biscardi Joke, Steven Youell/Grace Ann Morgan, David Copperfield, Mike Gallo, Tom Craven, Dave Michael Evans
61 1996 1196
John Riggs Sugar Vanish poured in hand, impromptu thumb tip version
61 1996 1196
Jeff White Ring Through Hand linking ring linked through palm of the hand
61 1996 1196
William Goodwin The Exhibitionist in the hands triumph, without selection
62 1996 1198
William Goodwin Mechanical Reverse Variation
62 1996 1198
William Goodwin Triumph Disply Goodwin/Jennings Display, incomplete faro, riffling through both halves
62 1996 1199
Larry Jennings Outstanding Triumph Goodwin/Jennings Display
Variations 62 1996 1201
Steve Beam Simply Shuffled in the hands
Also published here 62 1996 1201
Steve Beam Chapped lip balm tube vanishes
Also published here 62 1996 1203
Alain Nu, Hiroshi Sawa Fender Bender one handed spoon bending routine
62 1996 1204
Alain Nu Impossibender spoon bending, forming a loop, one handed
62 1996 1205
Steve Beam The Rubaway Card Vanish - Tips & Tweaks on the Rub-A-Dub-Dub
  • The Original
  • Tip #1: The Far Side
  • Tip #2: The Flash
  • Tip #3: Turning Point
  • Tip #4: On the Diagonal
  • Tip #5: Dropping the Deck
  • Tip #6: The Lean
  • Tip #7: The Message
  • Tip #7: Time Misdirection
  • Tip #8: Facing Skyward
  • Variation #1: Face-Up
  • Variation #2: The Two-legged Table
  • Variation #3: Leg Man
Also published here 62 1996 1209
Peter Duffie Hopover thought of card from red pack transpose with thought of card from black packet
Inspired by
  • "The PallaD Principle" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle)
62 1996 1213
Tom Frame Well-Appointed Stud two Jonah cards, very fair handling and spectator can switch cards as often as wanted
62 1996 1213
Tom Craven King Butt (As in "butt shuffle")
62 1996 1215
Joe Mogar Sucker Punch four thimbles vanish in hand
Also published here 62 1996 1215
Steve Bedwell Thumbs Up comedy routine, during a rope cutting routine, performer apparently cuts off his thumb and then puts it back on
62 1996 1216
Steve Beam Subscriptions - Magic Magazine Quiz humorous quiz
62 1996 1220
Steve Beam Leftovers on Ray and Lee Eyler, Ken Norris, Lloyd Jones, S.A.M Convention, thimble magic
62 1996 1225
Joel Givens Sucker Straw straw bends 90 degrees and straightens again
63 1997 1226
Hippie Torrales The Torrales Bounce tabling a double
63 1997 1228
Hippie Torrales Stealth Cards ace through four
63 1997 1228
Hippie Torrales Card Pop-Out Move on table, similar to David Roth's Pop Outs, from LTP
63 1997 1231
Joe Rindfleisch Trampoline deck dropped on a a rubber band stretched on other hand, deck encircled except selection
63 1997 1231
Joe Rindfleisch Card Force
Related to 63 1997 1231
Steve Beam The Pass (A Manly Insert)
63 1997 1233
Joel Givens Back Stage Pass cards spread with faces outwards
Also published here 63 1997 1233
Bill Malone Graveyard Fan ends with a two-hand fan
Inspired by 63 1997 1236
Mark Elsdon The Pinch Pass with all-around square-up
Inspired by 63 1997 1237
Scott Robinson Sponge Coins
Inspired by 63 1997 1238
Mike Gallo Purse-A-Veerance purse vanishes and coins remain, version without topit
63 1997 1240
Mike Gallo Out Boxed lid travels on coin box, then coins penetrate box
63 1997 1241
Joe Rindfleisch Stretching It rubber band travels from fingers of one hand to wrist of other hand
63 1997 1243
Doug Canning Marked Up Masterpiece faro and twenty-six key
63 1997 1245
Steve Beam When in London
63 1997 1246
Steve Beam Subscriptions more Tom Swifties
63 1997 1248
Steve Beam Leftovers on David Copperfield, Great Britain, exposure
63 1997 1252
Joey Burton The Bermuda Cut triangle cut, card appears in side
64 1997 1254
Steve Beam Marty Kane - A One-Man Insert brief
64 1997 1257
Marty Kane Bottoming Out Today spelling weekdays, two cards
Related to 64 1997 1257
Marty Kane Buckeye Bottoms Out card is found by spelling words on Ace of Spades
Related to 64 1997 1258
Marty Kane Modern Day Moracle packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros, this card is selection and four aces on top of discard piles, with two variations
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 64 1997 1258
Marty Kane Pound Rebound story trick with Judah Elimination Trick, last card fits story
Inspired by 64 1997 1261
Marty Kane Mish Mosh Tell-A-Vision suits of cards are divined, with fingers, then separation by spectator
Inspired by 64 1997 1262
Marty Kane Sixth Sense Nonsense multiple prediction, mates, dealing procedure
64 1997 1264
Richard Bartram, Jr. Cheese Stick eating glue from glue stick, gag
64 1997 1265
Doug Canning Orbital Count Down word spelled card predicted at that position
Inspired by
  • Trevor Lewis "Orbital"
64 1997 1266
Steve Beam Invincible thought of card vanishes and then reappears reversed in the deck
64 1997 1267
Steve Beam, Rajneesh Madhok, Doug Canning, Mike Beam, Wayne Kyzer Subscriptions How do you know someone is not a card magician? Humorous answers
64 1997 1268
Steve Beam Well In That Case, I'll Take Mine Black anecdote from a magic convention about political correctness regarding women in magic, LM
Related to 64 1997 1273
Shedoo Reve, Elrae Sekao Party Pooper gag, card with king sitting on toilet, royal flush, names are anagrams of Ed Voorhees and Earle Oakes
64 1997 1279
Scott Robinson Top Slop some cards turn over while performer want to show a trick, first two then more and more, humorous routine
64 1997 1280
Larry Jennings Larreverse
64 1997 1280
Steve Beam Jack Birnman 1921 - 1997
64 1997 1281
Steve Beam Leftovers on mindspring website, 4F, Allan Slaight, Les Berry, Noel Coughlin, Doug Canning, Mike Beam, tip on Cigarette through Quarter by Mike Gallo, Abacus, Bill Robinson
64 1997 1284
Joe Mogar Presidential Opener thimble produced from bill, then three more as a climax
Also published here 65 1997 1286
Joe Mogar The Explosion Move four thimbles from thumb palm to fingertips
Also published here 65 1997 1289
Troy Hooser Nectar of the Cards bottle appears behind close up map
65 1997 1292
Steve Beam Against All Odds spectator names amount of change in envelope, with variations
Inspired by
  • Chris "Doc" Dixon's "Change of Mind"
VariationsAlso published here
65 1997 1293
"Magic" Christian Stelzel The Challenger single card is found by stop while counting, amount of cards is same as value
Inspired by
  • Jean Hugard's "Challenges"
65 1997 1295
The Switch
65 1997 1296
Akira Fujii Pinky Ring finger ring vanishes and appears on pinky of other hand
65 1997 1297
Lee Asher Erect Aces four Aces stand upright on table
VariationsAlso published here 65 1997 1299
Joshua Jay Pulling My String Short rope stretched into long rope by stomping down on it with foot
Also published here 65 1997 1300
Bob Davis Uniform Card Control control a card to the bottom, a gambler's type clip, reversed in the middle or set for a plunger rise
  • Universal Opening
  • The Bottom Control
  • Gambler Clip
  • Reversed in the Middle
  • Plunging Forward
  • Side Steal
65 1997 1301
Shigeo Futagawa Singles Club off beat ace assembly, with four black cards, leader packet cards turn out to be black cards as well and aces found reversed in the deck
65 1997 1303
Braue Reversal Variation
65 1997 1304
Joel Givens Finger Flasher thimble color change, half thimble
65 1997 1304
Aaron Fisher The Princess five cards, thought of is divined others change to aces
Inspired by 65 1997 1306
Ken Kurita Jazz A Summer Day
65 1997 1307
Scott Robinson The Queen Thing selection vanishes among queens, then queens travel to pocket and in the hand remains the selection
VariationsAlso published here 65 1997 1309
Scott Robinson Elmsley Display
65 1997 1310
Steve Beam Subscriptions - More than Just a Motto
65 1997 1311
Tom Gagnon Si of Relief calculating position of cards in Si Stebbins
Also published here 65 1997 1313
Tom Gagnon Easy Breather making a breather crimp
Also published here 65 1997 1313
Scott Wells Scott's Well knife through paper napkin
65 1997 1314
Steve Beam Leftovers on 4F, practical joke on Rob Stewart
65 1997 1316
John Swomley Real World Rat Trap comedy routine, performer apparently puts hand in rat trap
66 1997 1316
Scott Robinson Bill Me bill in purse transposes with four coins
66 1997 1318
Chad Long The Change Machine card face up out jogged in deck changes color
66 1997 1320
Steve Beam The Marty Kane One-Trick Insert (Yet Another Insert From that Wacky Floridian)
66 1997 1321
Marty Kane Spelling Foretelling card spelled, suit packet
  • Packet Mode - Face Up
  • Dealing Mode
  • Mixed Modular Version
  • The Pause that Refreshes
  • Telephone Version
Related toVariations 66 1997 1321
Marty Kane Part Two - Using 5 Target Cards clock layout
  • Black Modular Mode
  • Red Modular Mode
  • Compass-Direction Version
66 1997 1324
Marty Kane Part Three - Using 6 Target Cards
  • The Spell of Royalty
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Pellmell Spell
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Variation #3
  • Spelling and Think-King
  • Variation #1
  • Variation #2
  • Parallel Spell
  • Variation
  • Clientele Under Your Spell
  • Variation
  • Monthly Spells
  • Variation
  • Blanking Out Spells
  • Variation for Two Spectators
  • Variation for Three Spectators
Related to 66 1997 1325
Troy Hooser Jokers Squared
Inspired by 66 1997 1331
Wayne Kyzer The Finger joke with handcuffs, finger hanging from end
66 1997 1332
Allan Slaight, Steve Beam Stebbin Up -spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byAlso published here 66 1997 1332
Steve Bedwell Repeat Cards to Pocket travelers, using tube from breast pocket to outer pocket, with repetition
Related to 66 1997 1334
Steve Beam Subscriptions - "Mr Magnanimous"
66 1997 1338
Steve Beam Leftovers on Apocalypse, The Minotaur, Chris "Doc" Dixon, Tom Craven, Joe Mogar, Earle Oakes, Mike Beam ring gag, Ed Marlo
66 1997 1342
Chad Long The Tweezers two jokers as tweezers find two aces, then jokers turn into aces
Related to 67 1998 1364
Eric Mason Mason's Ambitious Riser
67 1998 1365
Joel Givens Whitewashed rest of cards are blank
Also published here 67 1998 1368
Steve Beam Tom Gagnon's Second One-Man Insert - The Versatile Spread Control
67 1998 1369
Tom Gagnon The Versatile Spread Control bottom card rides under cards when spread on table
Related toVariationsAlso published here 67 1998 1369
Tom Gagnon Self-Inflicted Spread Force with the Versatile Spread Control
VariationsAlso published here 67 1998 1370
Tom Gagnon The Inverse Spread Control with the Versatile Spread Control
Inspired byVariations 67 1998 1371
Tom Gagnon Veiled Discovery with the Versatile Spread Control
67 1998 1371
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement with the Versatile Spread Control
Related to 67 1998 1371
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #2 with the Versatile Spread Control
67 1998 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #3 with the Versatile Spread Control
67 1998 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #4 with the Versatile Spread Control
67 1998 1372
Tom Gagnon Remote Control Reverse reversed in the middle, with the Versatile Spread Control
Related toAlso published here 67 1998 1373
Tom Gagnon The Imperfect Force
Inspired by 67 1998 1373
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Immediate Spell with the Versatile Spread Control
Also published here 67 1998 1374
Tom Gagnon Automatic Card at Any Number with the Versatile Spread Control
Variations 67 1998 1374
Tom Gagnon Red & Blue Double-Leaper with the Versatile Spread Control, deck with half red and half blue cards, red selection travels to blue part and vice versa
Also published here 67 1998 1375
Tom Gagnon Super Interchange selection transposes from middle of the deck with performer's card in pocket, with the Versatile Spread Control
67 1998 1375
Tom Gagnon Collectors Per Se with the Versatile Spread Control, progressive collectors
67 1998 1376
Rajneesh Madhok Remote Viewing thought of number is divined, with off by two out
Inspired by 67 1998 1377
Ed Eckl Kornographic Kard Thru Hank card trough handkerchief, first wrong card which is pushed back in
67 1998 1378
Kyle Carlson Twisted Sucker lengthwise stripes on straw turn in a spiral from end to end
67 1998 1379
Jimmy Pavlica Double Kicker transposition of two signed cards, steal from D'Hotel's card rise position
67 1998 1380
Scott Robinson Changeling Coins silver, copper and chinese coin, copper and chinese coin change into silver coins and back then all coins change into copper
Inspired by 67 1998 1382
Steve Beam Leftovers on Harry Levine, Chuck Romano, Dan Fishman, John Swomley
67 1998 1390
Mike Gallo Tai Coin Do karate coin handling
Variations 68 1998 1392
Jimmy Wilson J.W. Palm
68 1998 1393
Troy Hooser The Locker Dan Harlan's linking rubber bands, pad lock appears linked with the bands as a climax
Inspired by 68 1998 1395
Chad Long Popcorn Aces four Ace production
68 1998 1396
Gene Maze Ace Maze seven cards, aces change into different cards and travel to leader ace
68 1998 1397
John Benzais Benzais Cop
68 1998 1398
Gene Maze Face Up to Face Down Switch
Related to 68 1998 1398
Jimmy Favorite Little Egypt pyramid build with three cards, coin appears, then spectator finds his signed card by placing the coin on top, coin vanishes again in pyramid
Inspired by 68 1998 1401
Scott Robinson Heavy Metal triple spellbound
Inspired by 68 1998 1404
Joel Givens Collectors, for Collectors see also p. 1412
Also published here 68 1998 1407
68 1998 1407
Steve Beam Moves (A Low-Fat Insert)
68 1998 1409
J. C. Doty Losing Control
68 1998 1409
Troy Hooser Slip Stream (a.k.a. "Nectarless")
Variations 68 1998 1410
Lee Asher The Low Down Control
68 1998 1411
Joel Givens Kiss Load
68 1998 1412
Steve Beam The Checkout check book, svengali book, as a gag for card to wallet
Also published here 68 1998 1413
Marty Kane Spectator's Simplex Lie Speller using the Judah Elimination Deal
Inspired by 68 1998 1416
Steve Beam, Rajneesh Madhok, Mike Beam Subscriptions top rumored reasons for folding The Trapdoor
Also published here 68 1998 1417
Steve Beam Leftovers on Mike Beam, Marty Kane, ending The Trapdoor, Doug Canning, Ed Eckl, DocDixon, Harry Levine
68 1998 1418
Harry Levine Handling the Shuffle one-handed riffle shuffle
69 1998 143
Harry Levine Magic or Sleight-of-Hand... Pick One
69 1998 1420
Steve Beam Prepare to Breath(er)
69 1998 1422
Harry Levine Prime Cut cutting to a breather crimp
69 1998 1423
Harry Levine Kaleidoscope Cut one-handed triple flourish cut, with variations
69 1998 1424
Harry Levine Climbing the Aces with up the ladder cut and breather crimp
69 1998 1428
Harry Levine The Thompson Breather
  • Breathing New Life into the F.T.
  • Selection From Middle to Top
  • Moving the Breather
Inspired by 69 1998 1429
Gene Matsuura Triple Play Cut
69 1998 1430
Harry Levine Waiting to Exhale (Controlling the Breather) placing breather card over selection
69 1998 1432
Harry Levine Back into the Breach card thrown next to selection
69 1998 1436
Paul Harris, Eddie Fechter, Daryl Martinez Snap-Over Move
Related to 69 1998 1436
Harry Levine The Illegitimate Location with lots of flourish cuts, spelling this is not your card but this is
Inspired by 69 1998 1437
Harry Levine The Sandwich Cut one-handed
69 1998 1439
Harry Levine Extras controls and ideas using the breather crimp
69 1998 1440
Steve Beam One-Handed Faro
69 1998 1442
Steve Beam Leftovers on 4F, Tony Griffith, illustration mistakes and typos in magic books (Cliff Green, Thimble Magic, Coinmagic, Abra-K-Fox, Encore III, Showstoppers with Cards), Dave Solomon, Mike Beam
69 1998 1446
John Swomley Sign of the Times presentation for upside down
Inspired by 70 1998 1448
Marty Kane Cigar Club eight picture cards and eight number card are shuffled and cut in half, always one picture and one number card, then spectator removes some cards and does a down under deal with the rest, last card tells amount of removed cards
Inspired by 70 1998 1451
Marty Kane Trek Trick
Inspired by 70 1998 1452
Marty Kane White House Cleaning spectator finds joker, rest are blank cards
Inspired by
  • Marty Kane's "Odd Lot" from "Magic" 8/97
70 1998 1452
Marty Kane Magic with Added Zip
Inspired byRelated to 70 1998 1453
Steve Beam Troy Hooser - One-Man Insert brief
70 1998 1454
Troy Hooser Displ-Ace Aces put on deck, vanish and distribute in deck
Inspired byRelated toVariations 70 1998 1455
Larry Jennings, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Reverse Cull
70 1998 1455
Troy Hooser In the Round color change of sponge ball, two variations
70 1998 1456
Troy Hooser Table Flipper coins through table
70 1998 1457
Troy Hooser Dis-Purse three coins pushed through purse frame, one by one they disappear
70 1998 1460
Joe Mogar Sew Sew Thimble Vanish one by one, four thimbles vanish from fingertips of the right hand
70 1998 1461
Paul Sorrentino Half and Half card gaff, split card to simulate two cards with torn corner
70 1998 1462
Scott Robinson Swiss Army QTip broken and restored
Inspired by 70 1998 1463
John Moran Sloppy Triumph in the hands version of Play It Straight, slop shuffle
Inspired by 70 1998 1464
Joel Givens Six - The Easy Way the silver coins vanish and thee Chinese coins are produced, eventually the silver coins appear again
Inspired byVariations 70 1998 1466
Tom Gagnon Makeshift Double building double-facer, double-backer, long cards, and key cards, with sticky label of card box
70 1998 1468
Jack Birnman, Eddie Joseph, Roy Walton My Spectator, The Clairvoyant card fount at total of four stopped at cards
Related to 70 1998 1468
Brian Kloske Danger Deck hole appears in deck signed selection ends up in performers mouth
70 1998 1471
Mike Gallo The Shaker Neal Prete prop, salt shaker chop cup
70 1998 1473
Stephen Bargatze Chops and Balls humorous chop cup routine with a gun, baseball and turnip
70 1998 1475
Steve Beam Nectar of the Cups humorous bar bet routine, with cups and balls
70 1998 1478
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Moran, Tom Craven, The Trapdoor in Review
70 1998 1482
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #51 on Doug Canning, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Steven Youell/Grace Ann Morgan
Addendum 2012 iii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #52
Addendum 2012 vi
Joe Anderson The Upside Down Card Trick using Upside Down to illustrate the Triumph
Inspired by Addendum 2012 vi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #53 on Billy McDonnell, Geoff Williams, Joe Mogar's pig
Addendum 2012 viii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #54 on Joe Rindfleisch, Lewis Jones, Charlie Randall
Addendum 2012 x
Steve Beam An Unpublished Card Trick card is divined by finding a card with same value and one with same suit
Addendum 2012 x
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #55 on Tom Gagnon, Leslie
Addendum 2012 xiii
J. C. Doty Flower Revealtion paper sunflower put in water, where it opens up and name of selection appears
Addendum 2012 xiii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #56 on 4F, Shigeo Futagawa, El Escorial, Joe Mogar, Phil Willmarth
Addendum 2012 xiv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #57 on Alan Drew, 4F
Addendum 2012 xvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #58 on Stephen Bargatze
Addendum 2012 xvii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #59
Addendum 2012 xviii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #60 on Joel Givens, Internet
Addendum 2012 xix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #61 on David Copperfield
Addendum 2012 xx
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #62 on Bill Goodwin, Lloyd Jones
Addendum 2012 xxi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #63
Addendum 2012 xxiii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #64
Related to Addendum 2012 xxiv
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #65
Addendum 2012 xxvi
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #66 on The Minotaur, Tom Craven, Ed Marlo
Addendum 2012 xxvii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #67 on Angie Reynolds
Addendum 2012 xxix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #68
Addendum 2012 xxx
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #69 on Harry Levine, Hugard's Thimble Magic and its illustration errors
Addendum 2012 xxxi
Steve Beam Sleight of Hand Aptitude Test reprinted from Digital Effects - The Magic of Joe Mogar
Addendum 2012 xxxiii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #70 on The Trapdoor, magic in the new age
Addendum 2012 xxxiv
Steve Beam Table of Contents - Issue by Issue
Addendum 2012 xxxvii
Steve Beam Table of Contributors
Addendum 2012 xlv
Steve Beam Alphabetical by Title
Addendum 2012 lii
Steve Beam Special Issues & Inserts #53 McDonnell, Billy - One Man Issue
#54 Rindfleisch, Joe - One Man Issue
#55 Tom Gagnon - One Man Issue
#56 Special F.F.F.F. 25th Anniversary Issue
#57 Hanging with the Gallos
#58 Robinson, Scott - One Man Insert - The Purse
#59 Fisher, Aaron - One-Man Insert
#59 Asher, Lee - One-Man Insert
#60 Givens, Joel - One-Man Insert
#62 Rubaway Vanish - Tips & Tweaks
#63 The Pass - A Manly Insert
#64 Kane, Marty - One-Man Insert
#66 Kane, Marty - One-Man Insert
#67 Gagnon, Tom - One-Man Insert - Versatile Spread Control
#68 Moves - Low-Fat Insert
#69 Levine, Harry - One-Man Insert
#70 Kane, Marty - One-Man Insert
#70 Hooser, Troy - One-Man Insert
Addendum 2012 lix
Steve Beam The Trapdoor 1983 - 1998 all contributors
Addendum 2012 lx
Steve Beam Thanksgiven
Addendum 2012 lxi
Steve Beam Addendum to the Addendum
Addendum 2012 lxiii
Data entered by Lorenz Schär, March 2017.