220 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Ace Assembly / more or less off-beat variations
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
C. Vogel Die unzertrennlichen vier Damen four Queens placed on four packets and assembled, the Queens travel together in the deck, with variation
July 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7)
100
Die wandernden vier Buben No. 11, four indifferent cards under hat, four Jacks on table in a row, three cards on each Jack, they vanish and are now under hat, four double facers
1900 84
Charles T. Jordan Our Friends, the Aces No. 21, Conus-type gag phase, Aces vanish from three piles, but there are Jokers in fourth pile, they change back to Aces, duplicate Ace and four Jokers
1919/1920 59
Charles T. Jordan The Amazing Aces No. 1, four face-down cards put aside, Aces placed into four piles, they vanish are are the face-down cards
1920 2
Charles T. Jordan The Pinochle Ace Trick No. 4, eight Aces from Pinochle deck, packets are formed and eliminated by throwing dice, Aces travel to one packet
1920 10
Joe Berg The Elusive Aces after some weird switching procedure four times with the piles, the Aces transpose with four other cards
1930 49
Laurie Ireland The Four Jacks four Jacks on table, one covered with three cards, others lost in deck, assemble
Variations 1931 22
Stewart James The Simplicity Four Ace Trick
Related toAlso published here 1933 6
Ralph W. Hull The Jumping Jacks four Jacks on table, one covered with three cards, others lost in deck, assemble
Inspired by 1933 11
The Vor-Ac(e)-ious Magician Aces, three cards on each, they vanish an reappear in spectator's pocket
1934 57
Charles T. Jordan Like Seeks Like Ace assembly with four hats, "A trick which makes use of the back palm as a secret sleight."
1937 344
Stewart James Simplicity Four Ace Trick
Also published here 1937 355
The Great Pearl Mystery story presentation
1937 358
Parade of the Queens
1937 359
U. F. Grant U-Do-It Ace Trick spectator loses Aces and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch by magician (telephone trick?)
VariationsAlso published here 1938 349
Stewart James The Four Aces a bit convoluted
VariationsAlso published here 1938 355
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Aces Aces change to Kings, reappear somewhere else and the Queens show up as well, begins like a regular Ace assembly
Variations 1938 365
Dr. William Bates Subconscious Mystery one of four cards marked, shuffled in four piles, spectator choses pile with marked cards, dressing for Ace Assembly
1938
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1938)
321
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards
1940
The Jinx (Issue 99)
607
Frederick Braue The Braue Aces aces distributed in pack come together
1941 31
G. Gloria Le truc de 4 As à l'Américaine Aces in envelopes with window to show center pip
Aug. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 8)
7
Edward Marlo Annemann's Aces Disregarded transpo, transformation combo
Inspired by 1942 19
Dr. William Bates Subconscious Mystery one of four cards marked, shuffled in four piles, spectator choses pile with marked cards, dressing for Ace Assembly
1943 32
U. F. Grant Four-Ace Routine Aces with twelve indifferent cards are mixed and dealt in four piles, Aces in spectator's pile
Also published here 1948/27 119
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1949 199
The Three Friendly Queens One Queen on top, one Queen in middle, one queen on bottom. The deck is cut, all three queens are together in the deck
1949 31
A Famous Four-Ace Trick One Ace placed on top, one Ace placed on bottom, two Aces placed in middle of the deck. They assemble together in the middle.
1949 32
Aces From the War unusual assembly with four piles of five cards each with Aces on top
Variations 1949 33
Charles Nagle, Stewart James Traveling Aces No. 4, Ace assembly (with a touch of Follow the Leader), effect and method identical to Simplicity Four Ace Trick by Stewart James
Also published here 1950 13
Lu Brent Flighty Aces No. 50, Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope
1950 89
Edward Marlo Sudden Aces three Aces lost in deck, appear with leader Aces
1951 3
Tom Ransom Racing Aces! four Aces marked with an X on the back, covered each with three cards, Aces vanish and appear in pocket, vanishing ink
June 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 232)
928
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces Aces lost in deck come to top
Related toVariations 1953 91
Edward Marlo Four Ace Vanish featuring four different vanishes
Variations 1953 166
Lu Brent Together Again Ace Assembly type of routine, uses duplicates
1956 13
Stewart James So Nero spectator loses Jacks and deals out four hands to find them again, no-touch, story presentation, with spelling strategy to force one of four piles
Inspired byVariations Apr. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 5)
3
Charlie Miller The Jest of the Joker or "The Joker Is A Diakka", joker placed aside, ace with three x cards on table, other aces vanish, pile becomes four jokers, joker becomes ace, then pile becomes aces again
Variations 1961 18
Walter E. Cummings Take me to Your Leader other three Ace packets are cut into deck, crimped Aces
Also published here 1962 48
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting up
Inspired byVariations 1962 11
Edward Marlo Quick Acembly "Second Effect", three Aces buried, top three cards placed on last Ace, they change into Aces
1962 9
Theodore Annemann Four Ace Routine from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
aces change to kings, appear in chosen pile, queens assemble as well
Jan. 1968 154
Roy Walton Another Fine Mess court cards rearrange themselves, royal assembly meets follow the leader
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1971 37
Jerry K. Hartman Ace-embly non-leader piles are buried in deck, “the following is a so-called “perfect” version of the classic theme”
Related to
  • "Adverse Aces" (Edward Marlo, Ibidem No. 27, p. 32)
Variations
1972 25
Dai Vernon Vernon's Follow-Up For Four Ace Routine No. 34
1972 13
Dai Vernon Vernon's Four Ace Move No. 58, Aces are bottom cards of small packets, packets are pushed together on table and all Aces ride together to the bottom, downwards & upwards crimps
1972 18
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Four Ace Variation No. 192, chosen pile put on top of deck, spectator has finger on back, they become the four Aces, last sentence sounds like some passive multiple shift (bluff spacing?) without details
Related to 1972 47
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Four Ace Trick Variation No. 224, Aces really on bottom of each packet, all packets lost in deck one by one, Aces are on top
Variations 1972 55
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Simplex Four Ace No. 342, starts like an assembly lay-out, but then Aces vanish and come from envelope or pocket it seems
1972 96
Lin Searles Aces Up
Related toVariations Autumn 1973
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio)
670
Philip T. Goldstein secA ruoF three phases: standard Ace assembly, reverse assembly, then Aces transform into Kings in leader pile and Aces are reversed in deck
VariationsAlso published here 1974 6
Peter Kane The Chink-a-Chink Aces four piles in square formation with aces on top, O. Henry finish
1975 5
Philip T. Goldstein Jumping Bean Aces
Also published here 1977 4
Paul Harris The Ace Trap Leader Ace is placed with three indifferent cards while other three Aces are placed reversed in the deck. Aces vanish and assemble with the leader Ace
Related toAlso published here 1977 3
Bob Stencel, Karl Fulves Stencel's Effect three Aces placed in deck, top three cards dealt onto remaining Ace, they're the Aces
1977
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10)
1028
Philip T. Goldstein Immediate Aces 7/8 cards
Also published here July 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11)
596
Karl Fulves Card Problems (B) Ace assembly with leader packet in case, posed as a problem
1978
Interlocutor (Issue 17)
65
Gene Maze Pop Jump Aces four Aces are each sandwiched between two cards, appear one by one in the center of the table
Related toVariations 1980 39
Ken De Courcy, U. F. Grant, Archie Byford Four Ace Duet stand-up with stand, dealing
  • The Solo Version
Inspired by 1980 65
Derek Dingle DazzleSnap Aces assembly with rubber banded packet and twelve extra aces, only for magicians
1981 143
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methods
Related to 1981 12
Stewart James The Four Aces
Also published here Jan. 1981
Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 4)
139
Roy Walton Another Fine Mess court cards rearrange themselves, royal assembly meets follow the leader
Also published here 1981 85
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime Kings put on four piles which are assembled, Kings appear on top
Related toVariations 1982 24
Mike Hilburger No Skill Four Ace Assembly spectator shuffles cards with deck and when sixteen cards dealt again, aces on bottom
1982 21
Philip T. Goldstein Short Jump only eight cards, instant assembly
1983 25
Jim Kahlert Marked Aces All Gone ungaffed McDonald's Aces with cards that have obvious marks on their backs
Inspired by 1983 113
David Britland Promenade Aces in a row, no indifferent card on first one, one on second, ... three on fourth Ace, progressive Aces with this layout
Variations 1983
Cardopolis (Issue 1)
26
Edward Marlo Direct Observation Test Aces, Kings, Queens, Jacks dealt on four piles, one value assembles on one packet, Benzais Cop
1984 237
Edward Marlo Vanish - Spell - Surprise aces to kings, ace spelling, assembly combo
Inspired by
  • "Discrepant Ace Routine" (Ed Marlo, Al Sharpe's Ollapodrida, July/August 1984)
Variations
1984 320
Edward Marlo New Appraoch Ace Assembly aces put on 4 packets, assemble on one packet
1984 348
Neal Elias Hold Out Aces
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
307
Gustave Southall The One Armed Bridge Player a quarter of the deck is put on every ace
Inspired by 1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
309
Larry Jennings, Rolland Hamblen Meta-ssembly Aces change to Kings in an apparent repeat
Inspired by
  • Rolland Hamblen routine in Genii, Feb. 1982
Also published here
Jan./Feb. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18)
165
Jerry Sadowitz This Never Happened to the Other Fella!
1984 15
Douglas Cameron Devil's Delight
Inspired by Oct. 1984
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8)
1261
Nick Pudar "Block"Buster Ace Assembly at the end all packets are glued together ala solid deception
Related to 1985 241
Randy Wakeman Three Phase Follow-Up Aces come to top twice, then vanish
Inspired byVariations 1985 19
Earl Wheeler Sucker Four Ace assembly with Kings, last one is an ace, kings change to aces to match (1937)
1985 4
Tommy Martin Four Aces
1985 14
Frederick Braue FB Four Aces (1937)
1985 18
Eric DeCamps Monkey Business three double facers, color changing back climax, pictures appear on the Aces
Inspired by
  • "Card Marx" (Eric DeCamps, marketed assembly)
1985 17
Roberto Giobbi, Charlie Miller Die verrückten Joker joker placed aside, ace with three x cards on table, other aces vanish, pile becomes four jokers, joker becomes ace, then pile becomes aces again
Inspired byAlso published here 1985 ca. 5
Edward Marlo Anchored Add On Assembly three cards put on leader ace, other aces in deck
1986 40
Edward Marlo The Third Variation aces to kings one by one, aces reappear in deck face-up, then kings assemble under chosen ace
Inspired by 1986 17
John Bannon Noblesse Oblige with four Jokers, transformation into Aces in leader packet as finale, other packets have rest of court cards
1986 52
John Bannon Zen Cards of Mystery routining of the two previous effects
1986 58
John C. Wagner Honest John's Cards Across Ace assembly with cards across presentation
1987 69
John C. Wagner, Martin Lewis Ghost Deal Variation performer gets royal flush, then royal flush is distributed in five hands and assembles in performer's hand, four double facers
Inspired by
  • "Ghost Deal" (Martin Lewis, 1972, marketed effect)
1987 121
Randy Wakeman Follow-Up on Follow-Up new approach
Inspired by 1987 57
J. W. Sarles Uncut Aces deck cut into four piles, Ace placed on each, deck assembled, Aces shown on top
Variations 1987 42
Larry Jennings Lost and Found three indifferent cards onto selected Ace, other Aces lost in deck
1988 82
Larry Jennings Lost and Found Again three indifferent cards onto selected Ace, other Aces lost in deck
1988 89
Larry Jennings Subliminal Aces three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck
1988 111
Larry Jennings Cloudburst Aces all Aces vanish from T-formation and reappear reversed and distributed in deck
Related toVariations 1988 122
Karl Fulves Little Casino four blackjack hands, Aces all vanish and reappear under stack of chips, asymmetric Ace Assembly, posed as problem
1988
Interlocutor (Issue 49)
217
Brother John Hamman The Old Classic aka "Final Aces Outdone"
1989 245
Justin Higham Surprise Ace Assembly Aces vanish one by one from their packet, then last pile has all Aces face up
1989 12
Harry Lorayne Kings "High"Way Aces on four piles are cut into deck and come to top
Inspired by 1990 128
David Regal No Cut/Pass Method
Inspired by 1990 132
Edward Marlo Transposed Ace Assembly Aces change places with three Fives, leaving 2-3-4-5, of the same suit, in place of the Aces of the same suit
Related to 1990 48
Wesley James Assemblies general comments and definition of plots:
  • The Assembly - A Categorical Perspective
  • The Simple/Reset Assembly
  • The Slow Motion/Undone Assembly
  • The Real Gone/Snap Back Assembly
  • The One at a Time/Reverse Assembly
  • The Progressive/Retro Assembly
  • The No Palm/Redone Assembly
1990 31
David Solomon Immediate Assembly & Climax Ace Assembly classic, then as a final kicker Aces disappear and appear in the deck
1990 3
Philip T. Goldstein Jumping Bean Aces three cards on leader ace, other cards become kings
VariationsAlso published here 1990 35
Philip T. Goldstein Immediate Aces 7/8 cards
Also published here 1990 37
Philip T. Goldstein secA ruoF three phases: standard Ace assembly, reverse assembly, then Aces transform into Kings in leader pile and Aces are reversed in deck
Also published here 1990 118
Michael Powers Mexican Assembly strange combination of assembly, four-of-a-kind location, transformation, quick coincidence
1990 124
Jon Racherbaumer Waylaid Assembly with hooks for magicians
Inspired by
  • "Delayed Ace Assembly" (Ed Marlo, Magic Manuscript Vol. 3 No. 4)
1990 47
Justin Higham Losing the Aces Aces lost in center of deck, they all come to top
Variations 1990
Inside Out (Issue Special No. 1)
16
Edward Marlo Losing the Aces Again Aces lost in center of deck, they all come to top
Inspired by 1990
Inside Out (Issue Special No. 1)
17
John Bannon Masquerade four jokers assemble and change to aces
1991 44
Edward Marlo Neoteric Aces in Four Movements three x-cards on one ace, other aces in deck, three x-cards become aces, four phases
Inspired by June 1991 5
Edward Marlo Instant Ace Assembly three x-cards on one Ace, other Aces in deck, three x-cards become Aces, three stranger Aces
July 1991 1
T. Page Wright Four of a Kind faced deck, one packet placed reversed in deck before other three Aces vanish from their packets
1991 250
Ernest Earick Lonely at the Top kind of assembly, packet of face-down cards and face-up Ace changes to four face-up Aces
Related to 1993 45
Mike Bornstein Every Fourth combo with Royal Flush kicker
Variations Sep. 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 9)
2260
Edward Marlo Bluff-Bluff Assembly
Inspired by Sep. 1993
The Olram File (Issue 13)
9
Tomo Maeda タイクーンエーセス (Tycoon Aces) Ace Assembly, Aces change to Kings for kicker ending
Variations 1993 169
Hiroshi Kondo インターナショナルカードトリック (International Card Trick) Ace Assembly effect with finale of whole deck grouping by four of a kind
1993 183
Aldo Colombini Ace-mbly Kings assemble and change to Aces
Also published here 1993 149
Peter Duffie Handout four packets with an Ace in each, cards are placed on deck in random order, when four hands are dealt, one gets all Aces
1993 16
Philip T. Goldstein Discount Aces Aces change to Kings for kicker ending
Inspired by Oct. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 2)
58
Doug Edwards Variant Every Fourth
Nov. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 11)
2432
Gene Maze Blockbuster Aces with poker hands in all packets as finale
1994 166
Ali Bongo Four Kings Easy Kings vanish and appear in envelope, with four glasses, brief
Also published here 1994 1
Ellison Poland Ambitious Aces Aces on table, three cards on each, all packets inserted into deck one by one, Aces are on top
1994 39
Gene Maze Sandwich Aces three Aces are sandwiched between two cards each, they assemble to a leader packet one by one
1994 106
Aldo Colombini Champagne Ace through Four assemble, then change, packet trick with twelve blank cards
1994 51
Aldo Colombini Ace-mbly Kings assemble and change to Aces
Related to
  • "Acid Test Aces" (Daniel McCarthy, Sly Glances)
Also published here
1994 69
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Beat the Cheat No. 26, stacking apparently explained but Aces end up in another hand
1995 48
Bob King LTP Aces Ace of Spades and three indifferent cards placed on table, other three Aces vanish when dealt onto table, assembly shown
1995 31
Chad Long Trans-Assembling Jokers named four-of-a-kind put under ashtray, four Jokers put under three-card packets for an assembly, after assembly the Jokers transpose with quartet under ashtray
1995 27
Aldo Colombini Majesties combo with Royal Flushes kicker
Inspired by 1995 100
Jerry K. Hartman Basic Aces three indifferent cards on table, four Aces are shown and three are lost in deck, fourth Ace is added to tabled cards and then all are shown to be Aces, see also “Divided Subtraction” (p. 30)
1995 25
Jerry K. Hartman Over Acey similar to previous trick, but other three Aces are isolated in a packet and then shown to have changed into indifferent cards and the three indifferent cards with the fourth Ace are the Aces
1995 27
Jerry K. Hartman Divided Subtraction Spread Switch variant where cover card may change orientation (face up or face down), trick application similar in effect to “Basic Aces” (p. 25)
1995 30
Jon Racherbaumer Inside Out effect description of having four Aces, three indifferent cards put on one, other three Aces lost in deck, the indifferent cards are now the other Aces
Related to July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
61
Jon Racherbaumer Solution To The Wide-Track Baffler four Aces, three indifferent cards put on one, other three Aces lost in deck, the indifferent cards are now the other Aces
Inspired byRelated to Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
61
Allan Ackerman A Bag of O'Henrys - Re-bagged all packets become four-of-a-kinds, Ace packet royal flush
Related toAlso published here 1996 39
Peter Duffie Cupidea Ace Assembly with only three cards instead of four (Jack, Queen, King)
1996 2
Lou Gallo Sleeper Aces four Aces in row on table, three cards placed on first one and packet cut into deck, repeated two more times, three cards placed on fourth Ace, they are the other three Aces
1996 52
Frank Thompson Sand Ace Assembly only effect description, Aces in T-formation are covered with sand and travel together
Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
66
Aldo Colombini Royal Assembly, And More three Royal Flushs - kicker
June 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 6)
2804
Peter Duffie Aces in the Fast Lane Elevator effect with four Aces, rise through different number of cards in each pile, then end with assembling in one packet
1997 62
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
1997 1303
Seth Kramer Kings Cleve, Aces Arrive Kings put on top of four packets, they assemble on top of one packet and then Aces are found on top
Related to Mar. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 7)
72
Aldo Colombini Ace High spectator cuts to Aces, Aces put onto four packets, deck assembled, Aces come to top, repeat
Inspired by Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
20
Aaron Goldberg The Trinity Assembly with only three packets, Ace, King and Jack of Hearts assembly
Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
31
Karl Fulves Unification Aces "Problems"
unexpected assembly, three packets cut off and Ace shown at bottom, four cards remain and they're the Aces, posed as a problem
Variations 2000 78
William P. Miesel Unified Aces unexpected assembly, three quarters cut off and Ace shown at bottom, four cards remain and they're the Aces, three double facers
Inspired by 2000 94
John Neely Kinetic Aces deck instead of three cards placed on follower Aces
2000 88
Karl Fulves Witch Hunt No. 26, twelve-card packet dealt into piles three times, Queens come together
2001 41
Harry Lorayne Special Bonus Rising Crime assembly with Jacks, then Aces show up and deck is separated in reds and blacks
Variations 2001 609
Terry LaGerould The Illusive Cocktail Gals Queen put on top of four packets, they assemble on top of one packet
Related to 2001 47
Alan Wakeling, Jim Steinmeyer Cheater's Poker Ace assembly with packets in signed envelopes in pockets, stooge switches envelopes in his pocket
Variations July/Aug. 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 2)
3
Joshua Jay Royal Assembly poker theme, ends with royal flush production
Also published here July 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 2)
9
Iain Moran The Aces Pop four Aces are each sandwiched between two cards, appear one by one in the center of the table
Inspired by July 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 2)
15
David Regal Lineup "odd cards" turn into run of spades as a climax
2002 149
Jack Avis Goings-on four Queens shown, three are placed with Kings, they change into Jacks and Queens are together again, story presentation
Inspired by 2002 175
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Also published here 2002 135
Al Baker Four Ace Trick using Envelopes using envelopes with circular holes
2003 713
Charlie Miller, Roberto Giobbi The Joker is a Diakka joker placed aside, ace with three x cards on table, other aces vanish, pile becomes four jokers, joker becomes ace, then pile becomes aces again
Inspired byAlso published here 2003 1220
Michel Huot Ultimate Aces three indifferent cards on leader Ace, other three Aces change visually into indifferent cards and Aces are now on leader Ace
2003 11
Ali Bongo Four Kings Easy Kings vanish and appear in envelope, with four glasses, brief
Also published here 2003 2
John Bannon Iconoclastic Aces unexpected early ending
Variations 2004 17
R. Paul Wilson Sucker Assembly one Ace placed face-up in deck, other Aces join
2004 148
Armando Gutierrez The Reformation Assembly Kings assemble, then they change to Aces, Kings back where they started
  • Alternate Handling
Inspired by
  • "Monk's Assembly" (Under the Radar, 2003)
Related to
2004 17
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs)
Related to
  • "Mason's Aces" (Jay Sankey, Revolutionary Card Magic 2, DVD, 2004)
Also published here
Nov. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. Annual 2005)
23
Bob King The Edge Ace assembly with packets in signed envelopes in pockets, stooge switches envelopes in his pocket
Inspired by 2005 4
Jack Avis Mechanical Second Elevator Aces
2006 99
Joshua Jay Royal Aces poker theme, ends with royal flush production
Also published here 2007 416
Jack Parker P.O.V. Strange Ace Assembly routine in which spectator becomes the magician
Inspired by 2007 175
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs)
Also published here 2007 179
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2007 3
Don May, David Solomon Mayce Assembly unusual Ace Assembly
2007 102
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Also published here 2007 9
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs)
Also published here June 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 6)
33
Jerry K. Hartman A Golden Fleecing Ace Assembly where all four packets are each sealed in separate envelopes, spectators choose which one magician should hold onto, when they are opened, all Aces are gone from their envelopes and magician’s envelope contains them
Inspired by 2007 228
Steve Reynolds Monk's Assembly Kings assemble, then they change to Aces, Kings back where they started
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2008
Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 2)
14
Chris Mayhew Dairy Queens four double facers
Also published here 2009 13
Steve Reynolds Fireback Aces Ace Assembly where they go in reverse, before collecting in performer's packet
Inspired by 2009 36
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Also published here 2009 4
Aaron Fisher That's It for the Other One (An Ace Assembly)
  • Tension, Focus, and Design in Card Magic
four packets cut on table, a King placed on each, spectator covers one packet with hand, all Kings travel under hand
May 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 5)
44
Roberto Giobbi Daley's Variation of Jack Merlin's Gambler's Exposé Routine
  • First Phase (Daley's Notebooks #248)
  • Second Phase
  • Third Phase
  • Fourth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #358)
  • Fifth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #224)
  • Sixth Phase (Daley's Notebooks #232)
Inspired byRelated toVariations Nov. 2009
Genii (Vol. 72 No. 11)
64
John Bannon Flipside Assembly Ace packet suddenly has all indifferent cards and twelve-card packet with the remaining three Aces becomes the four Aces
Inspired by
  • "TS Aces" (Steve Reynolds, Seek 52 DVD, 2009)
Also published here
2011 52
John Bannon Big Fat Bluff Aces Ace assembly lay-down, Aces vanish, then the leader packet is shown to consist of four Kings, then Aces are on top of all four packets
Inspired by
  • "Monk's Assembly" (Steve Reynolds, Seek 52 DVD, 2009)
Also published here
2011 62
Karl Fulves Aces To Go four Aces on table in row, one by one they are cut into deck and the indifferent top card placed on table instead, tabled cards are once again the Aces
2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
655
Karl Fulves Aces Two Go four Aces on table in row, one by one they are cut into deck and the indifferent top card placed on table instead, tabled cards are Kings and top four cards the Aces
2012
Prolix (Issue 10)
656
Joe Riding Floating Aces four Aces covered with three indifferent cards, Aces one by one change into selection, Aces return by spelling and counting, selection vanishes in the end
2012 231
John Bannon Flipside Assembly Ace packet suddenly has all indifferent cards and twelve-card packet with the remaining three Aces becomes the four Aces
Also published here 2013 148
John Bannon Big Fat Bluff Aces Ace assembly lay-down, Aces vanish, then the leader packet is shown to consist of four Kings, then Aces are on top of all four packets
Also published here 2013 154
Jim Steinmeyer The Whammy ace assembly over phone
2014 12
Tomas Blomberg, Jack Parker Jack's Trick spectator cuts deck into four packets, a Queen is placed on each packet, they assemble on one packet, then it is shown that spectator also cut to the Aces
2014 254
Tomas Blomberg Rhythm Switch Bluff Assembly four-of-a-kind vanishes, leader packet as indifferent cards
2014 281
Gabi Pareras Variante Sobre Daryl Martinez four-of-a-kind appear in other packets
2014 23
Guy Hollingworth Minimalist Ace Assembly three Aces lost in deck, fourth Ace with three indifferent cards, they change one by one into Aces
2015 10
Harry Lorayne Color Gathering Plus assembly on packets with Jacks, then Aces show up and deck is separated in reds and blacks
Inspired by
  • Special Bonus (Harry Lorayne, 2001)
  • "The Colorful Assembly, Spectator-Cuts-Aces, Trick" (Harry Lorayne, Classic Collection Vol. 1, 2005)
2015 108
Benjamin Earl No Motion Assembly Aces on table, performer covers one with his hand, others are lost in the deck one-handed, they assemble under the hand with fourth Ace
Dec. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 12)
51
So Sato Lateral Thinking Assembly (a.k.a. Cross Assembler)
four piles in square on table, Kings placed on top, they gather on top of one pile
2016 50
Alexander Hansford Instant Assembly Four Kings visually vanish from packets, appear assembled on tabled packet
2016 29
Alexander Hansford A Second Phase? three kings distributed in tabled spread, they jump back to remaining king
2016 37
Harry Lorayne Take Me To Your Leader other three Ace packets are cut into deck, crimped Aces
Also published here 2018 127
John Bannon Three-Part Harmony
  • Dealing With It
performer produces the Kings, spectator cuts four piles on table, a King is placed on each pile, they assemble on one pile, Aces are found on other piles
Inspired by
  • "Vivace" (Aldo Colombini, Carlos Vaquera, Baroque Cards, 2006)
May 2018
Genii (Vol. 81 No. 5)
64
Michael Powers Royal Versus Ace-Stros four piles in diamond formation, Kings assemble on one pile, Aces show up as kicker
Inspired by
  • "Jumping Jacks" (Paul Lelekis, Linking Ring, April 2012)
2019 151
Jack Tighe "Lemon Pie"
  • Dealing With It (John Bannon)
three Aces placed on table, one Ace held in hand, rest of deck scattered onto the three Aces, they are instantly in other hand with the single Ace
Jan. 2020
Genii (Vol. 83 No. 1)
66
Larry Jennings, Rolland Hamblen Meta-Ssembly Aces change to Kings in an apparent repeat
Also published here 2020 545
Harrison Trusler Uninvited Aces Kings assemble in one pile, then an Ace is shown on top of each pile as a surprise
Related toVariations 2021
Output (Issue 17)
1
Steve Reynolds Uninvited Follow Up reproduction of Kings
Inspired by 2021
Output (Issue 17)
2
John Bannon Big Mac Attack
  • Dealing With It
assembly in which cards vanish one by one, but cards in leader pile change to Aces
July 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 7)
58
Terry Rooney, Deric Blamton Diamond Heist ending to four Ace assembly in which a run of Diamonds shows up
Related to
  • "Diamond Snatch" (Gary Middleton, Peter Duffie's Scotland Up Close, 2005)
2022 149
Christian Chelman The Invisibles assembly with Jacks and blank cards, art heist story presentation
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2007
2022 661
Steve Reynolds, Trini Montes, Allan Ackerman TS Aces Ace Assembly is started but suddenly the indifferent cards transpose with the Aces as a whole
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2008
  • Tipping Mitt, Vol. 2 No. 7, 2004
2022 785
Chris Mayhew Dairy Queens four double facers
Also published here 2022 853
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Four Jacks Squared deck divided into four piles in square formation, one Jack on top of each pile, all Jacks assemble atop one pile
2022 69
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Believe It or Not three signed selections lost in deck, three Aces are face down on table with a third of deck on top of each and card case on top of fourth Ace, the three piles are turned over revealing three Aces have changed into selections, Aces are under card case with leader Ace
2022 75
Kiyoshi Satoh High Noon Assembly with backfire ending
2022 ca. 106
John Bannon II. The Esteemed three Aces covered with three cards each, fourth Aces goes into rest of deck reversed, Aces vanish and are found face-up with the fourth Ace in center of deck
Also published here
  • Vanishing Inc. download "Decked Out", 2015
Apr. 2023
Genii (Vol. 86 No. 4)
60
David Regal Hanging Aces
  • Material Concessions
Ace Assembly, three packets are a face-down mess, the other packet is dropped onto it and visually changes into the four Aces
Feb. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 2)
52
John Bannon Black Ops Assembly
  • Dealing With It
assembly with Kings and twelve black spot cards, Aces appear in each packet as kicker
Apr. 2024
Genii (Vol. 87 No. 4)
58
Fenik, Allan Ackerman Reverse 2001 Queens assemble, change to Aces, Aces vanish, Queens are at original positions and Aces in different pockets
Inspired by
  • "Blast 88" (Fenik, The Code)
2024 87
Allan Ackerman A Bag of O. Henrys Re-bagged all packets become four-of-a-kinds, Ace packet royal flush
Also published here 2024 87