Written by Steve Beam

1995
Work of Steve Beam

227 pages (Hardcover), published by Trapdoor Productions
Illustrated with drawings by Steve Beam.
Language: English

(88 entries)

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Steve Beam Introduction
11
Doug Canning Telephone Lying spelling lie detector over the phone
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
Related to
14
Joel Givens Personalized Pasteboards name of spectator is spelled to find selection, two methods
Related toVariations 16
Steve Beam Name that Trick made-up name is spelled to find selection, presentation for Personalized Pasteboards
Inspired by 19
Steve Beam Countdown card is found by adding values of two cards, 14/15 total of two cards
23
Steve Beam The Three Stooges two spectators find selection of the other
25
Steve Beam Middle Guage Spread card spread on the table two cards turned over and value is used to count in the spread, both end on same card which turns out to be selection
Inspired byAlso published here 27
Steve Beam The Big Finish card changes into jumbo version of selection, two methods
Inspired byRelated to 29
Richard Vollmer Einstein's Favorite Trick spectator locates his own card
32
Joel Givens Weight Limit spectator cuts packet and selects a card, card is placed in reminder where it vanishes, then performer divines amount of cut cards and selection is found reversed at that position in the rest of the deck
33
Unknown Spread-through Vanish
34
Steve Beam The Australian Crawl selection is found by down under dealing a random number of cards (value of two selections)
Related toVariations 36
Steve Beam Circling the Sandwich
Also published here 40
Audley Walsh Optical Fan Insertion two cards apparently placed in two different places in a fan
41
Joe Rindfleisch, Gene Maze Half Moon Rising rising card in case, case rises
43
Joe Rindfleisch, Gene Maze Case Load loading a card into the card case
43
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 46
Scott Robinson Sigh Stebbins spectator spells guesses about selection, with value of last card selection is found
49
Steve Beam Color Blind performer separates cards into reds and black, then blindfolded and with cards face up performer seems to miss, but separated cards of different back colors
53
Steve Beam Choosing Sides spectator removes half the cards from the spread and separates reds and blacks
55
Wayne Kyzer Memorable Magic one red/blue double backer and blank card
Inspired by 57
Steve Beam Well Shaken deck removed from the deck is in order, then shaken and cards are mixed
Related toAlso published here 59
Steve Beam The Honor System selection is only odd-backed card in the deck
Variations 61
Steve Beam The Terminator spectator finds own card by dealing through and stops at only odd-backed card, two versions
Inspired by 63
Ron Ferris Double Brainwave deck split in red / black two cards selected, ploy to place the card in other colored section
Also published here 65
Steve Beam Fooled two cards are pushed out from spread, location of one card can be named
Also published here 66
John Riggs Follow the Oil & Water halves behind a red and a black card, change color when riffled through, impromptu svengali
Related to 68
Aldo Colombini Friends similar to "Neither Blind Nor Silly", with twenty cards, spectator has more decisions to randomize order
Related to 72
Steve Beam Color Changing Card Case
Inspired byAlso published here 75
Jack Birnman Timeless three cards are used to form a prediction verbally
81
Steven Youell Gaffus Maximus card with different back is placed in deck, spectator choses that exact card when cards are riffled through
83
Steve Pressley Wheel and Deal card is predicted in form of mates and by adding values cards position is found
Inspired by 85
Steve Pressley Double Hit two cards predicted, mates
Also published here 87
Scott Robinson Chance by Choice four cards are cut to, sum is predicted in envelope
Related to 89
Steve Beam Have it Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence
Also published here 93
Steve Beam Opening Stab A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope.
Also published here 94
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax method
Also published here 95
Steve Beam A Match Made in Zebulon two selection found at same position when deck is cut in half
Inspired byAlso published here 96
Steve Beam A Match Made in Knightdale two selection found at same position when deck is cut in half
Also published here 99
Steve Beam Siamese Stab double facer handed out for examination
Related toAlso published here 102
Marvin Leventhal Return to Sender presentation for Opening Stab
105
Bill Simon Prophecy Move
107
John Riggs In-Decks tactile aid to locate any card
111
Simon Aronson The Eyes Have It humorous prediction with eye chart and eventually wrong card transforms into selection
112
Tom Craven The Pairable some cards are cut from a shuffled deck, two cards are removed to form a card, then card is produced
114
Simon Lovell Three Ways presentation for single card location
Related to 116
Jack Birnman The Bermuda Triangle Aces transpose with quartet, Aces found reversed in the dek
118
Frederick Braue Braue Reversal
118
Steve Beam Rollout deck is dropped, turns 360 degrees and lands on the table, one card jumps out
Also published here 120
Steve Beam Card Cleavage four split in two deuces, deuces split into aces
Inspired by 122
Steve Beam Puzzler two indicator cards
Inspired byAlso published here 125
Steve Beam Puzzler II two indicator cards
127
Doug Canning Two Timing Aussie two cards are located, two piles of ten card two numbers are thought and corresponding cards remembered
128
Stewart James One-Deck Wonder two cards to predict card in value and suit, 9 force
130
Steve Beam Goosed a lot of ideas and refinements on Mutus, Nomen / Pairs Repaired, with twenty, 36 and 40 cards, updated version of Trapdoor article
Inspired by 132
Joe Rindfleisch The Illusion Card zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger and thumb, four phases, eventually card is restored
143
Joe Rindfleisch The One-Handed Zigzag zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger
148
Wayne Kyzer Birth Card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 151
Doug Canning Card Counters
Inspired byRelated to 153
Richard Vollmer, Norman Houghton LIII-Kelihood small packet is counted and card remembered at number in remainder, then 10, 9, 8 count to find card
Related to 155
Steve Beam, Scott Robinson Polar Stab location of two cards with two keys
Inspired by 157
Tom Ladshaw Bestimation
158
Richard Vollmer No Questions Asked
160
Steve Beam Triplets I red / black deck
165
Steve Beam Triplets II red / black deck, with two selections
167
Steve Beam Selective Service four selections, with four keys
168
Steve Beam Shuffle Placement jog shuffle, four cards
168
Joel Givens Identification Cards multiple keys, four card location, different methods
170
Steve Beam Location, Location, Location three spectators cut some cards and chose a card, amount and selections are predicted and located, 9-force
Inspired by
  • Van Osdol's "Number Trick" in Rufus Steele's "50 Tricks You Can Do"
Variations
172
Steve Beam Multiplocation with four cards
Related toVariations 175
Unknown Bubble Peek
176
Steve Beam Bye-Pass Operation single card control
Inspired byAlso published here 181
Steven Youell Dribble Peek after fingertip peek, deck is turned over and dribbled
Also published here 184
Steve Beam The Underhand Shuffle
Also published here 186
Bill Simon, Steve Beam Backwards Prophecy
Also published here 188
Tom Craven Bounce Control I after spectator's peek
Variations 190
Tom Craven Bounce Controll II after incomplete faro peek
192
Steve Beam Budget Cut cards appear to be pushed from hand to hand
Related to 194
Steve Beam Gotcha Covered card on cover of the book changes to selection
199
Steve Beam Quick Change with two fans
Also published here 200
Steve Beam Glossary
203
Unknown Double Undercut
203
Steve Beam Preventing Pasteboard Harassment - A Public Service humorous article
209
Steve Beam Educational Supplement The Beam Course in Publishing Magic Magazines Lesson #1 - How to Reject Unwanted Contributions
Also published here 211
Steve Beam A Personalized Invitation
Also published here 216
Steve Beam The Trapdoor or Death the Choice is Yours
218
Steve Beam "Thanksgiven"
219
Steve Beam Errata
Related to 229