Written by Steve Beam

2010
Work of Various

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

(190 entries)

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Steve Beam Introduction
11
Ramón Riobóo Brain, Hands, Art, Science
12
David Corsaro Getting to Know You spectator's name appears on blank faced card in deck with name cards, with comedy predictions to begin
13
Claude Impériale Sans Skill three cards vanish and appear again reversed
Inspired 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 Carbonnier Rendezvous setting four key cards to find selections, also as marriage effect, as Yves Cabernet
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 to
Related 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
44
Steve Beam, Walter B. Gibson Outflanked two spectators find each others card, mathematical selection procedure
Inspired by 45
Steve Beam Split False Cut
Also published here 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
Steve Beam Magic from Spain chapter intro
57
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
Related to 65
Steve Beam Short Card Test humorous article
68
Richard Bangs Suit Yourself Surpassed spectator distributes four of a kind into his pockets, magician knows order, out of hands
Related toVariations 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)
Related to 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 cards
Related 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 predicted
Variations 95
Steve Beam Big Willy spectator cuts deck in three piles and distributes 3 top cards, outcome predicted, impromptu version
Inspired by 97
Charles T. Jordan, Steve Beam Diabolical Transposition comments on Jordan's effect
Inspired by 98
Steve Beam X-Men two spectators think of a card in a packet that travels into other packet
Inspired 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 packet
Inspired 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 variation
Inspired 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 variation
Inspired by 106
Steve Beam The Mystery Behind the Mystery anecdote concerning a trick by Raj Madhok
108
Steve Beam The Practical Historian humorous aricle
110
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 top
Inspired 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 Queens
Inspired by 124
Steve Beam, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) The Stalker presentation
Inspired byAlso published here 125
Claude Impériale Bluff Counting move a card with card counting presentation and optional deck switch
126
Steve Beam, Rajneesh Madhok, Mick Ayres, Doug Canning Behind the Scenes with Volume IIIIIIII - Revolting Proofreaders humorous article
128
Steve Beam The Magic of Lewis Jones chapter intro
129
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 located
Inspired by 143
Lewis Jones Polygram
Related to 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
Steve Beam Magic From the United Kingdom chapter intro
153
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 variation
Inspired 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 position
Related to 162
G. W. Hunter G.W. Hunter Shuffle brief
162
Steve Beam, Roy Walton The Power of Two - The Aftermath impromptu handling
Inspired 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 & chapter intro
171
Steve Beam Australian Crawl (Revisited)
Inspired by 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 version
Inspired 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 discrepant
Also published here 193
Mitsunobu Matsuyama The Petal Force
194
Marty Kane Kermit the Leap Frog
Related to 195
Steve Beam, Mike Beam Boys and Their Toys - A Ten-Year Retrospective humorous article
197
Steve Beam, Tyler Wilson Behind the Scenes with Volume IIIIIIII - Breaking in a Gnu Proofreader humorous article
198
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 selection
Inspired by 201
Steve Beam Scorecard two selections correspond with number after some calculations, based on "Affinity in Numbers" (Scarne on Card Tricks), with history
Related toVariations 203
Steve Beam Scorecard II
Inspired by 205
Steve Beam, Sam Mayer, Ed Balducci Cut-Deeper Force - Sleight Variation
Also published here 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 presentation
Inspired by 211
Marty Kane Altar Ego joke told with cards
213
Jeff McBride, Ramón Riobóo Color Guard fourteen cards
Inspired by 214
Adam Rubin, Stewart James Gravity Unmatched article on Stewart James' "A Match for Gravity"
Inspired by 217
Marty Kane Cursed by an Evil Spell after spelling on fingers a number is divined
Inspired byAlso published here 220
Marty Kane, Steve Beam Finger Flinger alternate handling
Inspired byRelated to 221
Steve Beam Rooms to Go anecdote with Stephen Minch
225
Steve Beam The Magic of Ramón Riobóo chapter intro
227
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 into
Inspired 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 cards
Variations 231
Ramón Riobóo Control Tweak abridged version
Inspired 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 card
Related to 238
Ramón Riobóo No Comprendo piles made, cards selected, total counted down to predicted card
Related 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-up
Variations 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
Steve Beam, Tyler Wilson Behind the Scenes with Volume IIIIIIII - Training the Gnu Proofreader humorous article
254
Steve Beam Pseudo Shuffles - Loco Motion chapter intro
255
Jerry Andrus, Steve Beam Drunken Shuffle Andrus' false slop shuffle with new applications:
  • Basic False Shuffle
  • The Rollover
  • Endless Stripper
  • The Muffle Shuffle
  • Triumph
256
Steve Beam The Joystick false shuffle for face-up/face-down deck from hands to table
Related toVariationsAlso published here 257
Steve Beam Cut & Paste three false cuts for face-up/face-down deck
258
R. Paul Wilson Overlap multi-packets false cut
259
Steve Beam Stock Answer cards are mixed face-up/face-down while retaining order
Variations 260
Steve Beam Live Stock cards are mixed face-up/face-down while retaining order, table version
Inspired by 261
Steve Beam Stock Out Shuffle cards are mixed face-up/face-down while retaining order
Inspired byAlso published here 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
Also published here 264
Steve Beam Calling Cards phone number of spectator is revealed
Variations 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
Inspired byAlso published here 275
Scott Robinson The Rip-Off thought-of selection is divined via other cards produced from deck
Inspired by 281
David Solomon Sorting the Deck named card remains after multiple anti-faros
Inspired byRelated to 282
Steve Beam The Full Monte any named card is pulled out of spread by performer, memorized deck
Inspired by 283
Caleb Wiles Curiously Counted
Inspired by 284
Scott Robinson Training Max's Box aces in box change place with kings
Inspired by 285
Max Nelson Gizmo Box for switching
285
Joe Anderson Color Match gilbreath
Inspired by 287
Steve Beam Why I Don't Do Kid Shows (A True Story)
289
Steve Beam, Charlie Randall Behind the Scenes with Volume IIIIIIII - Research Organization humorous article
290
R. Paul Wilson Break-Up Control
291
R. Paul Wilson Swivel Rocker
292
R. Paul Wilson Double Cross Force
294
Yves Carbonnier Squeeze Control as Yves Cabernet, card is squeezed in the deck and break is formed
295
Doug Canning In-Box
Related to 296
Steve Beam Key Card Access single or multiple key placement
Related to 297
Scott Robinson Buttery Spread
298
Steve Beam Another Flipping Force one or multiple cards
Also published here 300
Steve Beam The Fifth Coincidence
Also published here 301
Steve Beam Pick a Prop, any Prop - Magic Theme Nights and the End of Civilization humorous article
303
Steve Beam Thanksgiven
305
Steve Beam, Doug Canning Behind the Scenes (again?) with Volume IIIIIIII - Discarded Ad Copy humorous article
307
Steve Beam Magic Maxim Makeover humorous article
313
Steve Beam Suggested Reading List (Doubles as Shopping List) humorous article
314