Written by Steve Beam

Work of Various

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

(169 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
David Corsaro Getting to Know You spectator's name appears on blank faced card in deck with name cards 13
Claude Impériale Sans Skill three cards vanish and appear again reversedInspired by 16
Scott Robinson HG's Pocket two cards placed in pocket and returned to deck, they travel back into pockets, time travel presentation 18
Jason Michaels The Fortune Teller folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection 19
Jason Michaels The Cootie Catcher Lie Detector folded origami Fortune Teller is used to reveal selection 23
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Victoria's Secret routine with folded origami Fortune Teller 25
Jason Michaels, Steve Beam Portable Career Counselor routine with folded origami Fortune Teller 26
Steve Beam Square Dance square layout routine with cards, counting the sides, mathematical, revelation at end 28
Yves Cabernet Rendezvous setting four key cards to find selections, also as marriage effect, actually Yves Carbonnier 32
Tony Griffith The Bookie book test with cards to determine page and word 33
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Blue Collar Marriages kings and queens produced by spelling and pile making 36
Christian Engblom The Near Perfect Circle circle appears on card, spectator cuts under table, in circle appears name of card cut toRelated to 38
Paul Curry, Christian Engblom Double Facer Cut Force spectator cuts under table 40
Tyler Wilson Filler card with text on both sides, one side changes 41
Francis Carlyle Carlyle Turnover 41
Leon Etienne Second Printing card appears from closed case as apparently printed card on case is removed 42
Steve Beam Packaging placing text on card case for presentational ideas:
- Seconds
- Pre-Mixed
- All-Backs
- Ordinary
Steve Beam, Walter B. Gibson Outflanked two spectators find each others card, mathematical selection procedureInspired by 45
Steve Beam Split False Cut 46
Steve Beam Storage Capacity two missing cards are named, stack and interlocking chain principle 49
Steve Beam Tricycle three missing cards are named as memory demonstration, stack and interlocking chain principle 52
Steve Beam The Last Cut is the Deepest three or four cards, divided deck 53
Dani DaOrtiz Cards are my Business selection from small packet is found, presentation with short messages written on business cards 59
Greca Cut and Paced four cut-to cards are predicted 60
Juan Esteban The Point-of-View Card Trick named card is found, memorized deck and multiple out 62
Woody Aragon Psychic Poker after shuffle four poker hands are divined, one predicted, full deck stack, gilbreath 65
Richard Bangs Suit Yourself Surpassed spectator distributes four of a kind into his pockets, magician knows order, out of hands 69
Max Maven Looking the Other Way two cards selected from ten cards are found, test-conditions, one way 72
Steve Beam, Martin Gardner The Ace-Two-Three Trick three sets of A-2-3 used for mathematical puzzle thing, inspired by Gardner's "Ace-Two-Three Trick" (Ibidem #6) 74
Steve Beam Checkmate three cards are matched with cutting procedure by spectator, inspired by Gardner's "Ace-Two-Three Trick" (Ibidem #6) 77
Steve Beam A.F. Taft Prediction spectator places three coins on three piles of cards, order predicted, inspired by Gardner's "Ace-Two-Three Trick" (Ibidem #6) 80
Steve Beam Knee-to-the-Groin Prediction 83
Caleb Wiles Armchair Mind Reading suit set-up, inspired by Boris Wild's "Pure Telepathy" 85
Tyler Wilson Sideways Eight card on table is shown to be any one named, memorized deck 87
Tyler Wilson Table Spread Switch bold 88
Steve Beam Hooked with fishing sequence for six to eight cardsRelated to 89
Steve Beam Filleted and Fried spectator finds performers selection and the other way around 91
Doug Canning Free Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predictedVariations 95
Steve Beam Big Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predicted, impromptu versionInspired by 97
Charles T. Jordan, Steve Beam Diabolical Transposition comments on Jordan's effectInspired by 98
Steve Beam X-Men two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packetInspired by 99
Steve Beam Accidental Push-Through Shuffle to exchange two halves 100
Steve Beam X-Men II two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packetInspired by 102
Unknown Body Turn Switch 102
Steve Beam X-Men III two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet, odd-backed variationInspired by 103
Steve Beam Northern Ireland Shuffle brief 104
Ramón Riobóo X-Men IV two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet, odd-backed variationInspired by 106
Steve Beam The Mystery Behind the Mystery anecdote concerning a trick by Raj Madhok 108
Tom Ransom Two Card Monte with two odd-backed ace of spades 111
Tom Ransom Flustration Monte with two odd-backed ace of spades 114
Michael Weber Self-Centered apparently spectator deals centers 115
Steve Beam Ace-Split Decision set-up 116
Steve Beam One Upsmanship performer cuts one card higher than spectator, stack, inspired by Paul Hallas' "A Cut Above" (Tricks from the Overground) 118
Steve Beam, Marty Kane The Tranquilizer tantalizer-variation with reverse faros, bluff, card remains on topInspired by 119
Doug Canning Trifecta multiple card predicted on dollar bills, set-up, inspired by Paul Wilson's "Predator Wallet" 121
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Find the Lady top cards of four piles change into QueensInspired by 124
Steve Beam, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) The Stalker presentationInspired by 125
Claude Impériale Bluff Counting move a card with card counting presentation and optional deck switch 126
Lewis Jones Ding Dong system for memorizing cards 130
Lewis Jones Ding Dong Effect five selected cards are divined 131
Lewis Jones The Return of Mental Monte Inspired by 132
Lewis Jones, Chan Canasta Canastrick reworking of Chan Canasta's "A Miracle Discovery"Inspired by 133
Lewis Jones Color Fast spectator chooses all losing color, performer winning color, kind of small packet OOTW 135
Lewis Jones, Jerry K. Hartman Sorted apparently performer sorts deck in colors and suits to find selection, inspired by Hartman's "He Whose Half Lasts" (Card Dupery) 138
Lewis Jones Known Aim stooge 142
Lewis Jones, Marty Kane Long Division after elimination process by spectator card is locatedInspired by 143
Lewis Jones Polygram 145
Lewis Jones The Mystery of the Sealed Room coin travels into card box 147
Lewis Jones The Force counting force for 5 objects 149
Lewis Jones Make My Day date chosen with cards, card in diary at that date matches prediction 150
Roy Walton Influential Counts six four-card-packets are paired by spectator and have same color sequence 154
R. Paul Wilson, Chad Long Luck Versus Skill multiple phase gambling themed routine with cutting the high card culminating in a variation of "Shuffling Lesson"Inspired by 155
R. Paul Wilson Tupelo Paul simplified variationInspired by 157
R. Paul Wilson The Con-Cam Coincidence spectators shuffle packets, yet Four-of-a-kind on top matching selection 159
Gordon Bruce Card at Any Number 160
Gordon Bruce Biddle Grip Transfer Handling 161
Roy Walton The Power of Two placement strategy for selected card to any positionRelated to 162
G. W. Hunter G.W. Hunter Shuffle brief 162
Steve Beam, Roy Walton The Power of Two - The Aftermath impromptu handlingInspired by 164
Keith Bennett The Birmingham Switch 167
Trevor Lewis Him 168
Paul Martin Recycling Si spelling principle in Si Stebbins 169
R. Paul Wilson YAMFACAAN "Yet Another Method for A Card at Any Number", reverse spread 170
Steve Beam Down/Under Deals commentary 171
Steve Beam Australian Crawl (Revisited) see Volume 1 for original 174
Lewis Jones Double Under/Down Deal 175
Steve Beam One is the Loneliest performer and spectator get cards to complete four-card pokerhand, performer wins 177
Steve Beam, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Maybe featuring an Under/Down Deal placement by Ron Wohl 179
Steve Beam Flash Cards comedy prediction with blank cards that have the number 9 on them 180
Ed Balducci, Sam Mayer Cut Deeper Force 182
Steve Beam Super Vision packet with eight Nines changes to Sixes 183
Edward Marlo Olram Subtlety 183
Brother John Hamman, Steve Beam Modified Hamman Count to count even number 184
Steve Beam Milk Duds 185
Steve Beam The Every Other Card Trick 186
Steve Beam Nice Duds 186
John Bannon No card on table is divined with other piles via down-under-deal using Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Petal Principle 187
Rajneesh Madhok Down Under the Bar drink predicted via down under deal using Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Petal Principle 188
R. Paul Wilson Australian Curry II few-cards OOTW versionInspired by 189
Tom Craven Double Barreled two cards found via Oracle elimination 190
Steve Beam Love the Duds only odd-backed card is located with down under deal 192
Steve Beam Bottoms Up Force 193
Mitsunobu Matsuyama The Petal Force 194
Marty Kane Kermit the Leap Frog Related to 195
Ryan Swigert Ode to Ose two of three cards vanish, selection remains 199
Ryan Swigert Ose Cut Control 200
Scott Robinson The Plucker number named, this many cards are rapidly produced, with selectionInspired by 201
Steve Beam Scorecard two selections correspond with number after some calculations, based on "Affinity in Numbers" (Scarne on Card Tricks), with historyRelated toVariations 203
Steve Beam Scorecard II Inspired by 205
Steve Beam, Sam Mayer, Ed Balducci Cut-Deeper Force - Sleight Variation 206
Steve Beam Scorecard III Inspired by 207
Steve Beam Scorecard IV Inspired by 207
Marty Kane Press the Digit Eight! cards change into 8s, wordplay 208
Edward Marlo FUFU Switch 209
Marty Kane Wring Around the Collar joke using four cards 210
Steve Beam Bottoms Up Force used for multiple cards 210
John Bannon The Daley Double presentationInspired by 211
Marty Kane Altar Ego joke told with cards 213
Jeff McBride, Ramón Riobóo Color Guard fourteen cards, presentation for Riobóo's "Cops & Robbers" (Vol. 5) 214
Adam Rubin, Stewart James Gravity Unmatched article on Stewart James' "A Match for Gravity" 217
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divinedInspired by 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handlingInspired byRelated to 221
Ramón Riobóo Insurance Card named numbers are added to count to predicted card 228
Ramón Riobóo My System to Show Red & Blue Backs secretly switching two odd-backed decks, method for getting intoInspired by 230
Ramón Riobóo Control Freak after some dealing process the hands in a poker hand are predicted, see also reference for version with fewer cardsVariations 231
Ramón Riobóo Control Tweak abridged versionInspired by 233
Ramón Riobóo The Hole Theory principle, card is taken from divided deck 233
Ramón Riobóo The Defibrillator free selection is divined via other cards produced from behind back, stack 235
Ramón Riobóo Deal or No Deal piles made, cards selected, total counted down to predicted cardRelated to 238
Ramón Riobóo No Comprendo piles made, cards selected, total counted down to predicted cardRelated to 240
Ramón Riobóo The Tattletale Card unusual procedure for clock trick 242
Ramón Riobóo Creating a Rift Tantalizer-type elimination deal with a third of the deck, mate of prediction is final card 243
Ramón Riobóo Separation Anxiety open prediction made, elimination deal with half the deck and discard pile dealt face up 245
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Roulette mate of selection is found via fair dealing procedure, set-upVariations 246
Ramón Riobóo Triumvirate with three piles 247
Ramón Riobóo Premature Eradication deck cut and value counted down from there to find predicted card 250
Ramón Riobóo The Difficult, the Improbable, and the Impossible essay 252
Jerry Andrus, Steve Beam Drunken Shuffle Andrus' false slop shuffle with new applications:
- Basic False Shuffle
- The Rollover
- Endless Stripper
- The Muffle Shuffle
- Triumph
Steve Beam The Joystick false shuffle for face-up/face-down deckRelated to 257
Steve Beam Cut & Paste three false cuts for face-up/face-down deck 258
R. Paul Wilson Overlap 259
Steve Beam Stock Answer cards are mixed face-up/face-down while retaining orderVariations 260
Steve Beam Live Stock cards are mixed face-up/face-down while retaining order, table versionInspired by 261
Steve Beam Stock Out Shuffle cards are mixed face-up/face-down while retaining orderInspired by 262
Steve Beam Up Chuck False Shuffle combo of Charlier Shuffle and Slop Shuffle 263
Steve Beam The Spring Roll packet mixed, yet order retained, but nor face-up/down orientation 264
Steve Beam Calling Cards phone number of spectator is revealed 265
Steve Beam Reordered alphabet card spell word despite mixing 267
Steve Beam Running the Scales Ace to Ten are mixed and pocketed, then produced by touch in order 268
Steve Beam Mating Ritual queens and kings shuffled and then separated 269
Joe Rindfleisch Out-Stripped aces found from packets with reverse-faro do-as-i-do procedure 272
Steve Beam Scuffle from face-up/face-down shuffled deck 273
Steve Beam Spam Filter II thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck, si stebbins, with stripper deck version, see also "Spam Filter" (Vol. 7) 275
Scott Robinson The Rip-Off thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck, version of "Spam Filter" (Vol. 7) 281
David Solomon, Pit Hartling Sorting the Deck named card remains after multiple anti-faros, version of Pit Hartling's "The Core" (Vol. 7)Related to 282
Steve Beam The Full Monte any named card is pulled out of spread by performer, memorized deck, elaboration of "52-Card Monte" (Vol. 5) 283
Caleb Wiles Curiously Counted variation of Steve Beam's "Killer Count" (Vol. 5) 284
Scott Robinson Training Max's Box aces in box change place with kings, update to "Trading Spaces" (Vol. 5) 285
Max Nelson Gizmo Box for switching 285
Joe Anderson Color Match gilbreath, idea for Steve Beam's "Gentleman's Bet"Inspired by 287
R. Paul Wilson Break-Up Control 291
R. Paul Wilson Swivel Rocker 292
R. Paul Wilson Double Cross Force 294
Yves Cabernet Squeeze Control actually Yves Carbonnier 295
Doug Canning In-Box Related to 296
Steve Beam Key Card Access single or multiple key placement 297
Scott Robinson Buttery Spread 298
Steve Beam Another Flipping Force one or multiple cards 300
Steve Beam The Fifth Coincidence 301