45 entries in Chair / Chair Test
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Aage Darling Tele-Hypnose girl sits on one of seven chairs
Also published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 155) 623
Aage Darling Tele-Hypnosis girl sits on one of seven chairs, with alternative method for large cards
VariationsAlso published here 1953 I'll Read Your Mind 12
Aage Darling, Tony Corinda No. 16. The Seven Chairs
Inspired byVariations 1958 The Swami Gimmick 22
Larry Becker Hot Seat chair test with four chairs and colored discs, prediction of empty chair in envelope
Variations 1978 World of Super Mentalism 120
Barrie Richardson The Three Chair Enigma - Or, the Lazy Mentalist Demonstration three chairs, sentences in envelopes match prediction
Also published here Oct. 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 10) 748
Gene "Phantini" Grant The Great Chair Prediction five people on five chairs
1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 69
Rudolf Braunmüller Nehmen Sie Platz! three spectators sit on three chairs
Jan. 1984 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 3&4) 147
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Be Seated! four chairs and three spectators, prediction of empty chair in envelope
Inspired byRelated to 1990 /1999 Prethoughts 16
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Please Be Seated four chairs, three people sit down and empty one matches number written down by spectator
1994 Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 4) 14
Tom Stone Pipedream NO 3: Mental Posterior idea for chair test
Also published here 1996 The Warpsmith Returns 44
Gary Kurtz The Ultimate Chairs Prediction four chairs, mixture with banknight effect, colors in envelopes match backs of chairs
Related to
  • Bruce Bernstein's "Volition Plus" in "20 Effects for the Psychic Entertainer" p.56.
  • Gary Kurtz (Gary Kurtz, 2017)
1997 The Ultimate Chairs Prediction (Plus) 1
Basil Horwitz The Hot Chair mentalism take on electric chair trick, person stands up when number is named, pseudo suggestion routine
1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 4 48
Barrie Richardson The Human Equation six people call out one digit and sit on six chairs, performer quickly writes down four rows of numbers which when added up correspond to the number combination of the people sitting on the chairs
1999 Theater of the Mind 100
Barrie Richardson The Lazy Mentalist three chairs, sentences in envelopes match prediction
Related toAlso published here 1999 Theater of the Mind 152
Rudolf Braunmüller Nehmen Sie Platz III! with envelopes and cards
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 4&5) 167
David Berglas The Chair Mystery chair test, numbers on chairs reveal age of spectators, only description
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 279
David Berglas Are You Sitting Comfortably? seven chairs, six spectator select one, all are predicted on the back of the chairs, "My Chair" for performer and a rose attached to the chair where the only woman sits, not explained
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 334
Ali Bongo Galloping Prediction musical chairs game, prediction of winner
2002 Lecture Notes — Geneva 2002 9
Michael Weber Landing Pad chair test with one spectator and six chairs, dated 2002
Inspired by
  • "Chairport" (Tom Stone, Gravel)
2008 Thirteen Steps Backwards for Mentalism 10
Hector Chadwick The Paper Plane Chair Game Performer predicts which chair spectator will sit in (out of four chairs), prediction written on paper plane that spectator caught
Related to 2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 49
Hector Chadwick The Paper Plane Chair Game: Mach II Continuation of Paper Plane Chair Game, predicts where the second and third person will sit
Related to 2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 67
Andy Nyman Chair Swindle with one spectator and two chairs, predictions under chairs
Apr. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 4) 54
Tom Stone Chairport Chair Prediction
2011 Maelstrom 96
Tom Stone Mental Posterior method for chair prediction
Also published here 2011 Maelstrom 126
Patrik Kuffs Simplex Chair Mystery
  • Mind Stunts
Inspired by Aug. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 8) 19
Alberto de Figueiredo Mi Juego de las Sillas para James Biss three chairs, with CDs
Inspired by
  • James Biss' "Musical Chairs" in "Messing with Minds"
2013 Magia Demente 87
Dr. Stanley Jaks Chair Prediction one person selects one of six chairs
Also published here
  • Dr. Jaks' "Master Secret of the Swami" in Al Mann's "The Incredible Dr. Jaks by Phantini" p.4.
  • "Chair Prediction" in "The Gen" January, 1963
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 117
Tom Stone The True Name of Trigrammaton
  • Lodestones
three people distribute three paper balls among them and switch according to instructions, when unfolded, each spectator has his name written on the paper
Inspired by
  • The "One Two Three" Trick (Martin Gardner, Ibidem, July 1956)
  • "Tribulation" (Max Maven, Dr. Faustus Journal, Apr. 1999)
Jan. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 1) 34
Peter Brynolf, Jonas Ljung Group Dynamics Bank Night combined with Chair Test, gaffed envelopes
Nov. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 11) 90
Jim Steinmeyer Poetry in Motion
  • Conjuring
order of six envelopes chosen by spectators, they form a poem in the right order
Dec. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 12) 28
Chris Rawlins In This Order three chair test with prediction
2017 The Event, 2017 11
Alexander de Cova Vorwort
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 11
Alexander de Cova Die Struktur possible structure of the chair test routine with examples
  • 1. Einleitung (Intro)
  • 2. Stuhlroutine
  • 3. Hauptroutine
  • 4. Schlussgag (Outro)
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 17
Alexander de Cova Die Vorhersage der Stühle intro to discussion of methods
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 27
Luca Volpe Luca Volpe chair prediction method
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 28
David Berglas David Berglas chair prediction method
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 29
Gary Kurtz Gary Kurtz
Related to 2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 30
Alexander de Cova Redistribution Principle on redistributing three items, application for chair test
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 30
Alexander de Cova Multiple Outs
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 33
Alexander de Cova, Marc Oberon Nu Way Out applying Oberon's "Nu Way Out" to chair test
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 35
Alexander de Cova Klimax (Rosediction) on label on rose is number that corresponds to some chair as prediction, see also p. 72
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 35
Alexander de Cova Präsentationsideen presentational ideas for chair test
  • Denkhüte
  • Regiearbeit
  • House of Cards
  • The More Frequent Miracle
  • Premonition
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Numerologie
  • Banker's Dream
  • Mental Epic
2017 Ultimate Chair Routine 39
Jim Steinmeyer Mad Marketing
  • Conjuring
six people on chair get into the predicted order, advertising presentation
Feb. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 2) 26
Asi Wind Catch 23 chair prediction effect without chairs, combined with bank night
Inspired byRelated to 2018 Repertoire 73
Jim Steinmeyer Six Chairs, No Waiting
  • Conjuring
Apr. 2018 Genii (Vol. 81 No. 4) 48