113 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Ace Assembly / more or less off-beat variations
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Unknown 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 Der Amateurzauberer 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 Thirty Card Mysteries 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 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 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 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 10
Laurie Ireland The Four Jacks four Jacks on table, one covered with three cards, others lost in deck, assembleVariations Ireland Writes a Book 22
Stewart James The Simplicity Four Ace Trick Also published here More "Eye-Openers" 6
Ralph W. Hull The Jumping Jacks four Jacks on table, one covered with three cards, others lost in deck, assembleInspired by More "Eye-Openers" 11
Unknown The Vor-Ac(e)-ious Magician aces, three cards on each, they vanish an reappear in spectator's pocket Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 57
Unknown The Great Pearl Mystery story presentation Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 358
Unknown Parade of the Queens Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 359
Charles T. Jordan Like Seeks Like Ace assembly with four hats, "A trick which makes use of the back palm as a secret sleight." Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 344
Stewart James Simplicity Four Ace Trick Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 355
Stewart James The Four Aces a bit convolutedVariationsAlso published here Greater Magic 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 assemblyVariations Greater Magic 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 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 321
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Frederick Braue The Braue Aces aces distributed in pack come together The Stripper Deck 31
Edward Marlo Annemann's Aces Disregarded transpo, transformation comboInspired by Let's See the Deck 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 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 32
U. F. Grant Four-Ace Routine aces with twelve indifferent cards are mixed and dealt in four piles, aces in spectator's pile Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 119
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces The Card Magic of Le Paul 199
Unknown 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 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 31
Unknown 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. Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 32
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 JamesAlso published here Scarne on Card Tricks 13
Lu Brent Flighty Aces No. 50, Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope Scarne on Card Tricks 89
Edward Marlo Sudden Aces three Aces lost in deck, appear with leader Aces Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 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 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 232) 928
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces aces lost in deck come to topRelated to The Cardician 91
Edward Marlo Four Ace Vanish featuring four different vanishes The Cardician 166
Lu Brent Together Again Ace Assembly type of routine, uses duplicates Fifteen Star Card Effects 13
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 againVariations An Evening with Charlie Miller 18
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting upInspired by The K. M. Move 11
Theodore Annemann Four Ace Routine from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
aces change to kings, appear in chosen pile, queens assemble as well
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 154
Lin Searles Aces Up Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8th Folio) 670
Philip T. Goldstein secA ruoF three phases, two times standard ace assembly, then aces transform into kings in leader pile and aces are reversed in deckVariations Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 6
Peter Kane The Chink-a-Chink Aces four piles in square formation with aces on top, O. Henry finish A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 5
Philip T. Goldstein Jumping Bean Aces Scattershot 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 AceRelated to SuperMagic 3
Bob Stencel, Karl Fulves Stencel's Effect three Aces placed in deck, top three cards dealt onto remaining Ace, they're the Aces The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1028
Philip T. Goldstein Immediate Aces 7/8 cards Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 11) 596
Karl Fulves Card Problems (B) Ace assembly with leader packet in case, posed as a problem 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 tableRelated to The Gene Maze Card Book 39
Derek Dingle DazzleSnap Aces assembly with rubber banded packet and twelve extra aces, only for magicians Cardworks 143
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methodsRelated to 21st Century Card Magic 12
Larry Jennings F.T.L. & R.T.D. Aces four touched card are aces, transpo A Visit With Larry Jennings 6
Mike Hilburger No Skill Four Ace Assembly spectator shuffles cards with deck and when sixteen cards dealt again, aces on bottom Fork Full of Appetizers 21
Philip T. Goldstein Short Jump only eight cards, instant assembly The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 25
Jim Kahlert Marked Aces All Gone ungaffed MacDonald's Aces with cards that have obvious marks on their backsInspired by The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 113
Edward Marlo New Appraoch Ace Assembly aces put on 4 packets, assemble on one packet Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 348
Neal Elias Hold Out Aces Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 307
Edward Marlo Direct Observation Test aces, kings, queens, jacks dealt on four piles, one value assembles on one packet, Benzais Cop Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 237
Edward Marlo Vanish - Spell - Surprise aces to kings, ace spelling, assembly comboInspired by
  • "Discrepant Ace Routine" (Ed Marlo, Al Sharpe's Ollapodrida, July/August 1984)
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 320
Gus Southall The One Armed Bridge Player a quarter of the deck is put on every aceInspired by Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 309
Larry Jennings, Rolland Hamblen Meta-ssembly aces change to kings in an apparent repeat The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 17 & 18) 165
Jerry Sadowitz This Never Happened to the Other Fella! Cards Hit 15
Douglas Cameron Devil's Delight Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1261
Nick Pudar "Block"Buster Ace Assembly at the end all packets are glued together ala solid deception Best of Friends - Volume II 241
Randy Wakeman Three Phase Follow-Up Aces come to top twice, then vanishInspired byVariations Formula One Close-Up 19
Tommy Martin Four Aces The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 14
Frederick Braue FB Four Aces (1937) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 18
Earl Wheeler Sucker Four Ace assembly with Kings, last one is an ace, kings change to aces to match (1937) The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 4
Edward Marlo Anchored Add On Assembly three cards put on leader ace, other aces in deck Thirty Five Years Later 40
Edward Marlo The Third Variation aces to kings one by one, aces reappear in deck face-up, then kings assemble under chosen aceInspired by Riffling the Pasteboards 17
John C. Wagner Honest John's Cards Across ace assembly with cards across presentation The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 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, variation of Martin Lewis' "Ghost Deal", four double facers The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 121
Randy Wakeman Follow-Up on Follow-Up new approachInspired by Special Effects 57
Larry Jennings Lost and Found three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck The Cardwright 82
Larry Jennings Lost and Found Again three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck The Cardwright 89
Larry Jennings Subliminal Aces three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck The Cardwright 111
Larry Jennings Cloudburst Aces all aces vanish from T-formation and reappear in deck The Cardwright 122
Karl Fulves Little Casino four blackjack hands, aces all vanish and reappear under stack of chips, asymmetric Ace Assembly, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 49) 217
Brother John Hamman The Old Classic aka "Final Aces Outdone" The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 245
Harry Lorayne Kings "High"Way aces on four piles are cut into deck and come to topInspired by Trend Setters 128
David Regal No Cut/Pass Method Inspired by Trend Setters 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 suitRelated to That's It 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
Pasteboard Perpensions 31
David Solomon Immediate Assembly & Climax Ace Assembly classic, then as a final kicker Aces disappear and appear in the deck David Solomon T.A.O.M. Convention 3
John Bannon Masquerade four jokers assemble and change to aces Smoke and Mirrors 44
Edward Marlo Neoteric Aces in Four Movements three x-cards on one ace, other aces in deck, three x-cards become aces, four phasesInspired by The Olram File (Issue 6) 5
Edward Marlo Instant Ace Assembly three x-cards on one Ace, other Aces in deck, three x-cards become Aces, three stranger Aces The Olram File (Issue 7) 1
Mike Bornstein Every Fourth combo with Royal Flush kicker Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16, No. 9) 2260
Ernest Earick Lonely at the Top kind of assembly, packet of face down cards and face up ace changes to four face up aces By Forces Unseen 45
Edward Marlo Bluff-Bluff Assembly using ideas from Marlo's "Bluff Ace Assembly" (Ireland Year Book 1955) 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 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 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 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 183
Doug Edwards Variant Every Fourth Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 11) 2432
Gene Maze Blockbuster Aces with poker hands in all packets as finale Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 166
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Beat the Cheat No. 26, stacking apparently explained but Aces end up in another hand Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 48
Allan Ackerman A Bag of O'Henrys - Re-bagged all packets become four-of-a-kinds, Ace packet royal flushRelated to Al Cardpone 39
Aldo Colombini Royal Assembly, And More three Royal Flushs - kicker Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20, No. 6) 2804
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 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 65) 1303
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 Effortless Card Magic 62
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 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 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 facersInspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 94
Karl Fulves Witch Hunt No. 26, twelve-card packet dealt into piles three times, Queens come together New Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Harry Lorayne Special Bonus Rising Crime assembly with Jacks, then Aces show up and deck is separated in reds and blacksVariations Personal Collection 609
David Regal Lineup "odd cards" turn into run of spades as a climax Constant Fooling 1 149
Al Baker Four Ace Trick using Envelopes using envelopes with circular holes The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 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 againInspired by Card College - Volume 5 1220
John Bannon Iconoclastic Aces unexpected early ending Dear Mr. Fantasy 17
Joshua Jay Royal Aces poker theme, ends with royal flush production Best of Friends - Volume III 416
Jack Parker P.O.V. Strange Ace Assembly routine in which spectator becomes the magicianInspired by 52 Memories 175
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs) 52 Memories 179
Chris Mayhew Dairy Queens four double facers A Clockwork Apple 13
Steve Reynolds Fireback Aces Ace Assembly where they go in reverse, before collecting in performer's packetInspired by Route 52 36
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 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 Prolix (Issue 10) 656
Jim Steinmeyer The Whammy ace assembly over phone Treacherous Impuzzibilities 12
Guy Hollingworth Minimalist Ace Assembly three aces lost in deck, fourth ace with three indifferent cards, they change one by one into aces Renovations 10
Harry Lorayne Color Gathering Plus assembly on packets with Jacks, then Aces show up and deck is separated in reds and blacksInspired by
  • "The Colorful Assembly, Spectator-Cuts-Aces, Trick" (Harry Lorayne, Classic Collection Vol. 1, 2005)
  • Special Bonus (Harry Lorayne, 2001)
JawDroppers! 108
So Sato Lateral Thinking Assembly (a.k.a. Cross Assembler)
4 piles in square on table, kings placed on top, they gather on top of one pile
The Secrets of So Sato 50
Alex Hansford Instant Assembly Four Kings visually vanish from packets, appear assembled on tabled packet Sprezzatura 29
Alex Hansford A Second Phase? three kings distributed in tabled spread, they jump back to remaining king Sprezzatura 37