611 entries in Games
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Unknown To conveie one shilling being in one hand into another, holding your armes abroad like a rood sucker bet in which a coin is in each hand, it is proposed to bring them into one hand without the hands coming near each other The Discoverie of Witchcraft (Issue XXV) 187
Unknown Another conceipt to procure laughter two items held far apart, challenge to bring them into one hand without moving the hands together The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 37
Unknown How to rub out Twenty Chalks at five Times, rubbing out every Time an odd one puzzle or wager, chalk strokes on a board Breslaw's Last Legacy 44
Unknown To make a Person tired, or sweat, at carrying a small Stick of a Room bet / wager Breslaw's Last Legacy 52
Unknown A droll Trick played with a Fowl roasted fowl comes back to life when pierced with a fork, as a prank / wager Breslaw's Last Legacy 55
Unknown To make an Egg stand an end on a Table or on a Looking-Glass impromptu version Breslaw's Last Legacy 58
Unknown Containing Geographical Paradoxes ten geographical paradoxes Breslaw's Last Legacy 71
Unknown To allow any Person in your absence to arrange the Dominoes in a Row, face downwards, and on your return to name blindfold, or without entering the Room, the end numbers of the Row Modern Magic 267
Unknown To arrange a Row of Dominoes face downwards on the Table, and on returning to the Room to turn up a Domino whose points shall indicate how many have been moved in your absence "Row of Ten Cards" with dominoesRelated to Modern Magic 265
Unknown Der Salon-Herkules gag in which a spoon has to be moved with the mouth, it is secretly filled with mustard Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 10) 157
Unknown Das Balancieren mehrerer Münzen balancing two coins on their edges on top of each other between thumb and first finger Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 77
Unknown Kopf oder Wappen performer can tell whether coin lands heads or tails without looking, different sound Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 3) 41
Eduard W. Lufa Die 10 Orakelkarten with dominoesInspired byRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 85
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Magisches Fin de siècle one of six colors, coin, domino brick and playing card are chosen, all things predicted in envelope, mix of forces and indexes Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 4) 50
Unknown Der gebannte Korken bar bet with cork on a bottle Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 3) 45
Unknown Was verstehen Sie unter "kompakt"? gag question that results into predictably funny hand movements Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 78
Antonio Molini Das Glas als Lungenprüfer two glasses into each other, one has to remove the inner glass without touching either, solution is blowing Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 158
Unknown Das Glas als Geldschrank small coin in shot glass, sealed with bigger coin that gets stuck halfway in glass, challenge to remove small coin without touching anything, blowing Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 11) 174
Antonio Molini Der widerspenstige Korken blowing a cork in the bottle Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 14
Talmi Bellachini Ein Streichholzscherz burning a match with its head down without burning oneself Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 4) 62
Unknown Die gut sitzende Weste gag question that results into predictably funny movement to display vest Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 95
Unknown Scherz-Aufgabe cutting a paper circe into eight equal pieces with three cuts Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 7) 111
Unknown Ein Vexierbild optical illusion with dice pattern Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 142
Unknown Die mysterieuse Schlinge leather band rolled up, endless chain type game Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 174
Unknown Der eigensinnige Billardball No. 5, finger spins ball on table, it rolls forward or backwards on command Der Amateurzauberer 159
Unknown Die behexten Würfel No. 8, holding three dice between thumb and first finger and letting center one drop, puzzleRelated to Der Amateurzauberer 160
Unknown Die durchdringende Münze cardboard with a hole smaller than a coin, challenge to pass coin through holeRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 11) 175
Unknown Zur "Durchdringenden Münze" clarifying illustrationRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 189
Unknown Der Mann mit den vier Köpfen four paper strips with design on them have to be combined to make a certain image Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1) 14
Unknown Die Höhe eines Cylinderhutes zu bestimmen estimating height of top hat Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 10) 160
Unknown A Simple Coin Trick coin in broken match into bottle, non-magical science experiment The Modern Conjurer 295
Oswald Rae A Cue-Rious Case billiard cue vanishes from huge envelope and appears back in cue caseRelated to Between Ourselves 31
Oswald Rae The Vanishing Golf Club Golf club vanishes from newspaper and is produced from waistcoat pocket More Practical Patter 5
Oswald Rae A Cue-Rious Case very brief, details in Oswald Rae's "Between Ourselves", billiard cue vanishes from huge envelope and appears back in cue caseRelated to More Practical Patter 21
Tom Sellers The Phantom Domino domino vanishes from match box Sellers' Secrets 12
Owen Clark Production of Real Cannon-Balls and Metal Bar-Bell on stage from container that was shown empty, secretly attached to wire from ceiling The Magic Annual for 1937 129
Unknown Knife and Egg Shell knife through egg shell stunt that cannot be duplicated by spectator The Magic Annual for 1937 95
Capt. J.E. Stone The Stabbed Card. New Version with darts on table Greater Magic 251
Unknown The Knowing Dart several cards on huge stand, spectator throws dart and thus finds selection Greater Magic 503
Tom Sellers The Winner name of racehorses in envelopes, one is predicted Scots Magic 22
Tom Darlington Tip Tap Top puzzle/bar bet with coin and cigarette pack The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 408
Arthur Dowler Beer Cap bar bet with beer cap, turning it over on tableRelated to The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Summer Extra 1939) 413
Quong Yen Cig in Bottle bar stunt, paper circle on bottle, cigarette balancing on top Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 4
Laurie Ireland The Coca Cola Bottle and Nipple Effect liquid from bottle is filled in tiny baby bottle nipple Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 5
Unknown A Penny - A Bet - A Drink guessing in which hand the coin is, bar bet, see also page 728 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 123) 716
Art Lyle One Drop More bar bet The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 146) 816
Unknown Match Folder Wager bet that spectator cannot light twenty matches in a row with one strike After the Dessert 10
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha - coin jumps from mouth of empty bottle, without touching
- pepper in glass is attracted or repelled by finger
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 19) 81
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha word play bet with a coin and three matches The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 22) 93
Walter B. Gibson, Danny Morris Gaglet Department - card coding with name badges (Gibson)
- card in balloon gag (Morris)
- cut and restored tie performance at army shows without a stooge (Morris)
- bar bet, naming three numbers of a serial number on a bill
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 38
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha bar bet, drinking from a glass while arm is held by spectator, coin gag The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 17) 70
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betcha - drinking from a sealed bottled without opening it
- moving a coin without touching it
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 20) 85
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz Betch - bar bet, predicting which side lands up, when tossing a match box
- betting burning a handkerchief without injuring it
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 21) 89
Danny Morris, Doc Hurwitz, Walter B. Gibson Betcha - boiling water in a paper bag
- beer bet
- coin bet / puzzle
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 24) 101
Hen Fetsch Destined Dart dart thrown on dartboard, where several cards are displayed, spectator throws the dart and hit card is found in an other deck reversed The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 165
Richard Himber Paper Match Throwing match landing on the side, bar bet The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 118
James G. Thompson Jr. Coin Betcha The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 28) 118
Al Cohn Betcha holding a burning paper match upside down for 50 seconds The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 132
Hen Fetsch Betcha removing two coins balancing on rim of mouth of a galss, with one hand, bar bet The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 33) 137
Hen Fetsch Betcha turning over a coin under a beer mug without touching the mug The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 34) 140
Unknown Bar Bet letting bill fall and spectator has to catch it The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 35) 146
John R. Boyko, John McCormick Blitz-Match winning gameRelated to
  • correction on page 154
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 36) 149
Hen Fetsch Betcha joke, bet that the bottom card is spectator's card, miniature card The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Phil D'Rey Who Done It? detective routine, ventriloquism props, no trick Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 33
Tom Fitzgerald A Cute Betcha penknife sticked in top of door arch falls directly in a bottle The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 59) 241
L. Vosburgh Lyons Paper Puzzle turning a square of paper into an equilateral triangle The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 65) 267
Tom Fitzgerald A Cute Betcha match balancing on edge of a match, everything is covered under a glass, removing match without touching anything The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 53) 217
Bruce Elliott The Back Room Richard Himber, a strange bar bet by Mystic Craig, idea by Paul Morris for Thompson's Double or Nothing, PuzzleInspired by The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 68) 279
Bill Salisbury Bottle of Smoke whisky bottle filled with smoke, smoke has to be removed without touching the bottle Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 25
E. R. Hall Using a Dart Board no effect, to select a card Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 19
M. T. Coogan A Drop in the Bottle with a bottle, a cigarette and a paper loop The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 84) 343
Laurie Ireland Betchas collection of bar bets, several reprints of the Phoenix Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 6
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on how to win half the games at simultaneous chess, TangramRelated to The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 95) 387
R. G. Kraus Tic Tac Toe - A Super Mental Stunt preventing spectator to win game, without looking Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 27
Frank De Sua You Can't Lose - Apparently! system for placing bets, horse race etc. Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 5
Bernard the Magician A Bar Bet names of states on 20$ bill Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 29
Joseph P. Schmidt An Ancient Swindle Revivified pricking the garter, belt rolled up and spectator pushed stick in it Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 189
Hen Fetsch Your Move red and black liquid change into checkers, inside paper cone Milk Pitcher Magic 27
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Crime Doctor several spectators select a crime and write it down, performer divines all Gems of Mental Magic 69
Harry Solomon Betcha coin appears in match box, then a losing bet is made The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 142) 571
Al Baker Sugar Cube quickly unwrapping a sugar cube, bar bet The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 152) 618
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Roy Benson, the Jarrow dinner, Dr. Jaks and a bar bet by Ron Edwards The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 153) 614
Robert F. Forth The Golf Ball "Egg" Bag Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 8
George Schindler Tic-Tac-Toe prediction of a field The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 186) 743
Unknown One Card Under The Other How to hold a card under a King on the table, without moving the King Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown Making a Card Invisible Challenge: make a card invisible to one person, but visible to everyone else Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Unknown Standing A Card On Edge Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Unknown Coin On Card Stunt Balance card and coin on finger, flick card out under the coin Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 16
Jack Yeager A Bar Gag finding the camel on a dollar bill Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 16
Hen Fetsch Magical Business - Buzz Watch (gag by Ed Heyel)
- Dad Betcha (tearing a paper in half 9 times)
- Plate Break (biting a plate)
- Candle Out (blowing a candle out through sleeve, gimmicked)
- Three Links (producing bottle from three linked rings)
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 34
Unknown Steady Hands puzzle / bar bet with sugar cubes Over the Coffee Cups 1
Unknown Five Cube Pick-Up bar bet with sugar cubes, lifting five cubes with one finger Over the Coffee Cups 1
Unknown Cubes, Papers, and Coin bar bet, three cubes are stacked on a coin and with piece of paper in between, slips and coins must be removed without touching the sugar Over the Coffee Cups 3
Unknown Mushroom, Key, and States folding Dollar bill to make picture of a mushroom Over the Coffee Cups 6
Unknown Cross of Knives special way to hold two knives, bar bet Over the Coffee Cups 7
Unknown Sixteen Coin Puzzle Over the Coffee Cups 21
Unknown Three Stunts with a Dime bets and gags with coins Over the Coffee Cups 21
Johnny Paul Spinning the Half Dollar spinning a coin on its edge without touching it Over the Coffee Cups 22
Unknown Sucker Bet gag with coins Over the Coffee Cups 22
Unknown Penny Puzzle how many letters on coin, puzzle Over the Coffee Cups 22
Unknown Brim to Brim two filled glassed placed mouth to mouth, puzzles Over the Coffee Cups 23
Unknown Problem of the Six Glasses puzzle with three empty and three filled glasses Over the Coffee Cups 23
Unknown The Pyramid removing napkins between glasses Over the Coffee Cups 24
Johnny Jones Cross of Pepper pepper on water, making a cross with match Over the Coffee Cups 24
Unknown Match, Nickel, and Glass match balanced on edge of coin is moved, under glass Over the Coffee Cups 25
Unknown Glass and Check removing check under glass, with coin balancing on rim Over the Coffee Cups 25
Unknown Vanishing Smoke removing smoke from empty whisky bottle Over the Coffee Cups 27
Unknown Catching the Check catching check / bill between fingers Over the Coffee Cups 29
"Chic" Schoke Schoke's Wise Cracker gag, bar bet with cracker Over the Coffee Cups 33
Unknown Sailor and the Doughnut gag puzzle Over the Coffee Cups 33
Clettis V. Musson A Detective's Dream four cards with possible weapons and four cards with suspects Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 3
G. Klingman Floating Golf Ball Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 37
L. Vosburgh Lyons Lyons Den paper puzzle, solution on p. 833 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 207) 825
Gerald Kosky The Plot's the Thing two plots and routine for murder game The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 217) 867
Hen Fetsch Betcha! - reading the date of a coin through a paper
- predicting the right card, gag (two versions)
- showing five kings in a deck
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 944
Martin Gardner, "Chic" Schoke Easy Aces aces in the deck stay in the same order after spectator riffle shuffled the deck three times The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 249) 997
John Scarne Scarne Puzzle logic puzzle, solution to puzzle from p. 1073 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 269) 1076
Milbourne Christopher The Mentalist Solves A Murder one of four men, blindfolded One Man Mental Magic 7
Unknown Bar Bet verbal trap The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 291) 1165
Unknown Paris in the the Spring bar stunt, reading sentence, two times "the" The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 308) 32
John Howie Match Box Bet lifting the tray of a matchbox on its cover with only the first and fourth finger The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 314) 58
Tom Fitzgerald Cute Coins eight-pointed star, coins have to be moved, puzzle, see also p. 48 and p. 52Also published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 22
Karrell Fox A Sure Bet joke, coin transforms into match Kornfidentially Yours 13
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed oneRelated toVariationsAlso published here Minds in Close-Up 9
Jack Yates Murder Must Foul murder game, with instruction cards for spectators Minds in Close-Up 26
Howard A. Adams Da Da Da Dumm murder games using three spectators The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 27
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Zombie zombie with big billiard ball The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 313) 55
Don Costello, Dai Vernon, Martin Gardner The Tit-Tat-Toe Trick Packet of nine cards used to play tic-tac-toe with a spectator (face up and down cards). Finale is revealed that the result is a magic square, each row/column/diagonal adds up to fifteenRelated toVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 28
Unknown The Break in the Chain Predict the two numbers at the ends of a long domino chain Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 47
Unknown The Row of Thirteen Spectator secret shifts around a number of dominoes from a row of thirteen dominoes, magician divines how many have been shifted Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 47
Martin Gardner Dominoes intro Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 46
Will Blyth Blyth's Domino Box Dominoes in a box shifted, the spots on the dominoes will predict how many have been shiftedVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 110
Unknown Blocks of India Variation on Blyth's Domino Box, uses colored dominoesInspired by Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 110
Audley Walsh Box Office Math math question The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 341-2) 177
Unknown Garter Tricks Pricking the Garter, basic version, can use belt too Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 81
Unknown The Giant's Garter More complex version of Pricking the Garter using a closed loop of string Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 82
Bob Hummer Hummer's Checker Trick Spectator moves three checker pieces around on the board via spelling, magician can divine the starting positions of the checker pieces Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 62
Bob Hummer Hummer's Three-object Divination Three objects switched around, spectator then thinks of one and switches the other two, magician can divine thought of object (Mathematical 3 card monte 1951)Variations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 63
Jack Yates Yates' Four-Object Divination three matches facing one way and one match facing the opposite way. After moving matches around, magician correctly can divine which is the reversed match without lookingInspired byAlso published here Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 66
Max Katz With Dominoes predicting numbers at end of dominoes that are put together by spectator 26 Originals 21
Mel Stover The Immovable Object ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glassesRelated toAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 172
Tony Corinda (10) Blindfold "Noughts and Crosses" assistant plays tic-tac-toe blindfolded Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 155
Tony Corinda No. 23. Dartboard Prediction prediction of the total score The Swami Gimmick 24
Tony Corinda (13) The Lottery Routine lottery prediction three numbers are selected and predicted in an envelope, assistant Predictions 117
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Note Under Cups three cups, bill hidden under one and the cups exchanges after a pattern Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 140
Dr. Spencer Thornton Mental Three Shell Game object under one of three cups Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 12
Tony Corinda The Knight's Tour Mnemonics and Mental Systems 67
Tony Corinda Chess Trickery Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda To Play Unlimited Games at Once other system for The Foolproof System of Chess, more people Mnemonics and Mental Systems 69
Tony Corinda The Mate in One Problem chess problem Mnemonics and Mental Systems 70
Tony Corinda The Foolproof System of Chess playing against several players simultaneously and winning the majority of themRelated to Mnemonics and Mental Systems 68
Tony Corinda, Maurice Fogel A Card and Billet Routine cards are noted on billets, cards on board, spectator selects a billet and throws a dart into the noted card Billets 195
Gerald Kosky Prayer for the Dead several spectators sit in a circle, one selects to be "dead", performer divines him More Miracles in Mentalism 29
Tony Corinda (20) The Haunted Ball tennis ball rolls from table Mediumistic Stunts 292
John Murray 20-16=7 match puzzle The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 352) 237
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der Block von "Lefcadio" blocks with letters are moved, without looking performer divines amount of movesInspired by
  • Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein's "Der Name des Freundes" in Charly Eperny's "Das Rohnsteinbuch 4", 1959
Also published here
Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 69
Eugene Gloye Balled Bill bill into plastic golf ball The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 361) 272
Max Malini The Inertia Trick glasses covered with a tray, on the tray are tubes with eggs, tray is knocked away and eggs fall into glass Malini and His Magic 40
Al Thatcher Numismatrick! coins on table are turned over one is covered and heads/tails is divinedVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 373) 319
Unknown Card Flip Bar Stunt The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 57
Peter Alexis A Friendly Game betting game with dice, proposition betRelated to
  • p. 155 for George Henbeck comment
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 136
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Murder, INC. murder game, with ten pieces of information and assistant organizing everything while performer is out of the room Between Two Minds 38
Robert Ellenwold, Karl Fulves Blindfold Checkers checker board, prediction details how to play so chosen color winsRelated to
  • p. 166 for credit information
Variations
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 149
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decksInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to codeAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 167
Steve Shimm Game-Playing Machines article about simple computer programs applied to (card) games
- Banker And Broker (cutting the high card)
- The Tic-Tac-Toe Machine
- Computer At The Card Table
- The Machine As Innovator
Related to Epilogue (Issue 7) 52
John Bragoli Roulette Force cross total of three numbers The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 71
Jens Korth Roulette chips penetrates table, chink a chink with one jumbo card, color change, shells The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 268
John Bragoli Transversale prediction of a spun number which was added to an other number, with mini roulette setVariations The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 68
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
- Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
- Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
- License Plate Poker
- Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
- Black And White
- Coin Swindles
- 3-Card Poker
- Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 272
Orville Wayne Meyer It's Murder items from murder scene are taken by spectators and performer then knows who has what HEX! 99
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Two Chess Wagers Epilogue (Issue 5) 34
Bill Taylor To the Point deck on cork board, spectator throws dart, hit card matches prediction, for clarification see p. 372Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 342
Martin Gardner The Compleat Gamester Addition red-black betting game with eight cardsInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 324
Stewart James, Gene Gray A Match for Gravity watch and match tied to thread, over stick, see p. 337 for reference The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 6) 330
W. Mason Bet-A-Bill betting game, the last digit of which bill is highest The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 387
Bradley Efron Las Vegas Dice non-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by Stewart Olney The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 393
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, see also p. 512 and also p. 550 for ideas by "Eddie" Cowles and Karl FulvesRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 466
Jack Lottey Electronic Cards square layout of nine cards, instruction on tape, based on Martin Gardner routineRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 30) 148
Gene Finnell Checkerboard Game betting game with 4x4 checkerboard and cover cards that cover all except one square, performer always wins, see also p. 486 for comment by Bill TaylorVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 423
Paul Siegel Dart Delirium word from a newspaper is selected by throwing a a dart, word appears on slate Doorway to Delusion 32
Roy Walton The N.C. Game betting game with 4x4 checkerboard and cover cards that cover all except one square, performer always wins, see p. 608 for correctionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 562
Robert E. Neale End Game three objects moved according to instructions, outcome predicted
- History
- The Children's Game (Rock Paper Scissors)
- The System
- A Variation
- Two Betting Games
- Addendum
- The Second Game (with cube/die)
- The Election Game
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 593
Al Mann Delphic Dominoes featuring envelope with four compartments that can deliver one of twelve predictions, here used with pictures of dominoes The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 590
Dr. Dan J. Alessini The Spirit Behind the Wheel prediction of a number miniature roulette wheel, business card in envelope The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 72) 357
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted sectionAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 634
Ben Christopher Mental Detective see also p. 728 for comment by Eric Kaufman The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 677
Tom Harris Knight's Tour The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 651
Trevor Lewis Dominoe Trick Idea selected domino is detected, luminous paint Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 45
Jesse J. Langston Jr. Shoot Out spectator shoots at a board with cards, with a suction-cup dart gun The Compleat Magick - Volume I (Issue 93) 463
Stan Blumenthal Horse Sense horse race ticket, word winner appears The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 108) 538
Unknown Cigarette Puzzle bar bet Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 49
Ken Brooke Coin Riddle bar betRelated to Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 50
Unknown Wong How Was A Chinaman bar bet, one has to repeat exactly the actions of the performer Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 50
Unknown Drinking Bar Bet performer bets, that he he drink three beers quicker than the other guy drinks three whiskies Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 50
Unknown Drinking Bar Bet performer bets he can drink a measure of brandy from an unopened bottle Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 51
Amedeo Vacca Balancing Dice Puzzle moisture Amedeo's Continental Magic 43
Unknown The Lira Swindle bar bet, short-change type swindle Amedeo's Continental Magic 93
Karl Fulves Step Right Up collection of proposition bets, see following entries The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 700
Mel Stover Chess Bet see also p. 782 for additional information The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 701
Ken Beale Odd/Even Bet play on words The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 701
Unknown Checkerboard Bet tracing path in checkerboard The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 701
Martin Gardner Parity Bet eleven cards on table with one free section, sliding task for spectator as bet The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 700
Unknown The Nile River Bet does nile flow south or north, exploiting misprint The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 701
Robert Connelly "Say Red" betting game whether next card is red The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 702
Unknown Five Quick Bets see also p. 782 for credit information The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 702
Karl Fulves A Dice Proposition The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 702
Robert E. Neale A Trick with Sandpaper two pieces of sandpaper are folded together, performer can pull them apart but spectator cannot
- Thumb Variation
- Lock Position
- Warnings
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 811
Unknown A Puzzle drawing a circle and a dot on a paper without lifting the pen Tricks with Paper 34
Unknown A Balancing Trick balancing a glass on a bill Tricks with Paper 48
Unknown Pure Skill small piece of paper strip is cut off, while it falls on the floor, no skill method Tricks with Paper 50
Unknown There She Blows coin spins on glass, stunt Tricks with Coins 23
Unknown To Spin a Coin without Touching it Tricks with Coins 24
Unknown Sneak it Out coin under glass is moved without touching glass, bar bet Tricks with Coins 48
Unknown Snap a Coin bar bet with coin, coin turns over on wrist Tricks with Coins 49
Unknown Betcha Can't coin pressed on spectator's forehead gag Tricks with Coins 54
Unknown The Balanced Coin on finger, with card Tricks with Coins 61
Paul Curry A Penny For Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of four coins and a rolled up bill is namedInspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here Paul Curry Presents 83
Stephen Minch Towering Prediction cards are laid out and spectator follows instruction from a tape recorderRelated toAlso published here The Book of Thoth 31
Unknown Jugando al Dominó predicting numbers at end of dominoes that are put together by spectator Magia en el Bar 58
John Scarne Roulette Paradox article about roulette bettingRelated to Epilogue (Issue 23) 213
David Calhoun Vegas Fling! dice, roulette and cards, triple prediction The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 136) 679
Fred Robinson Edge Spinners bar bets and flourishes with coins
- Finger Flicker, coin spinning
- Thumb It, coin spinning with two hands
- Tri-Van, sleeving technique while coin spins
- Bottoms Up, coin spins on reversed tumbler
- Nicked, how to hear on which side a coin lands on
- Off Balance, coin lands always on the same side
- Smash and Grab, spun coin vanishes by hitting a match box on it
- For Two Pins, coin spins held by two pins
- Skittled, coin is knocked over with an other coin
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 106
Unknown El Terrón de Azúcar que Arde performer is able to set a sugar cube on fire Magia en el Bar 18
Unknown Las Ultimas Gotas bar bet, how many drops of liquid will drop from an empty bottle Magia en el Bar 41
Unknown Palillos-Muelle long distance shot of a toothpick Magia en el Bar 67
Unknown Cerilla-X match is marked on one side and thrown on the table, mark side is up, gag or bar bet Magia en el Bar 75
Unknown Cigarrillo Anudado bending a cigarette, without breaking it Magia en el Bar 90
Unknown Apuesta Imposible bar bet with cigarette Magia en el Bar 91
Unknown Moneda en la Frente (I) gag, spectator can not remove coin from forehead Magia en el Bar 101
Unknown Moneda que Gira Sin Tocarla bar bet with a coin, spinning it without touchingAlso published here
  • in Martin Gardner's "Over the Coffee Cups" 1949.
Magia en el Bar 106
Karl Fulves Things Equal "Math Trix"
match puzzle
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1058
Karl Fulves Half Doz. Glasses "Math Trix"
six glasses, some up and down, instructions given
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 12) 1057
Cicardi Murder, He Said! cards with different people, prediction, murder theme The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 118) 587
Karl Fulves Psychik Dice rolling an eight and six with two dice before two sevens, odds apparently beaten, see also p. 926 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 930
Gene Nielsen Check Mate checkers in bag, spectator choses only checker with different color The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 150) 749
Burling Hull The Who Dunnit Mystery four weapons in row on table, selected weapon, victim and murderer divined The Amazing World of Mentalism 44
Philip T. Goldstein Pscrabble word is formed with scrabble letters, word number total and word are divined, change bag The Red Book of Mentalism 19
Jules Lenier Build a Reputation on It blank card with names of racehorses, prediction The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 186) 927
Gene Nielsen Menta-Coin coin in one of four cups is moved in steps The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 192) 958
Gene Nielsen, Bascom Jones Psi-Cup '3' question written on paper and hidden under one of three cups, question is answered and paper located The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 194) 968
Punx Kismet objects are removed, last one is divined, instructions on record Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 68
Larry Becker Track Record name of race horses on cards, prediction on tape record World of Super Mentalism 125
Fred Robinson, Bob Hamilton Where There's Smoke - bar bet with a match box
- matchbox and coin, divine if heads or tails, stooge
- match in hand, matchbox balanced on back of the hand, box is tossed and match ignited
- remove flame from lighter to light cigarette, gag
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 588
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Bingo prediction held with bulldog clip, number on bingo cards The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 221) 1101
Karl Fulves In Writing three coins on table, chosen coin vanishes and reappears inside sealed envelope, one out of three force with written instructions The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1076
Larry Becker Astro Dice using zodiac cards and pair of dice, one die is hidden and number divined, instructions with zodiac cards World of Super Mentalism 25
Karl Fulves Chess Cube idea of chess variation with a dice that has chess figures on the sides
- Shadow Chess
Interlocutor (Issue 21) 82
Larry Becker Lorayne's Mental Masterpiece That Even Harry Knows Nothing About using Lorayne's Memory Game, fifteen photos are put in frame, one is selected and image divined by performer World of Super Mentalism 18
Karl Fulves More Random stab on "Good Turns" and "Watch Closely", Scarne paradox, Goldston's locked booksRelated to Interlocutor (Issue 22) 83
Karl Fulves Bowling Pin Gaff threading bowling pins together to facilitate strikes Interlocutor (Issue 35) 138
Hiram Strait Four-Letter Words four scrabble pieces are selected and a word is formed, prediction on slate The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 247) 1233
Philip T. Goldstein The Armchair Bowler imaginary game of bowling, prediction of knocked over pins The Yellow Book of Mentalism 8
Philip T. Goldstein Modern Dart card is chosen by tossing a dart, five-wayInspired by The Yellow Book of Mentalism 18
Larry Becker Fool-Ette gambling and roulette theme, page force with playing card, book test, inspired by a Roulette Force from a Jerry Mentzer cavalcade book (?) The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 198
Karl Fulves Pluto Bet bet regarding what's the planet furthest from the sun The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1210
Kurt A. Christoff Petals around the Rose roll of five dice is assigned a value, the puzzle is to find the rule, originally from "Mathematics Teacher"Related toVariations Interlocutor (Issue 39) 154
Karrell Fox Poka-Cola bet: getting cigarette into bottle while spectator hold coin on its mouth, penetration Another Book 55
Unknown Betcha-Can't putting rubber band around spectator's hand that he cannot remove one-handedRelated to Elastrix 11
Unknown Challenge Interlace Interlude doing a one-handed interlace design faster than spectator Elastrix 25
Unknown Try Your Hand at This putting rubber band around spectator's hand that he cannot remove one-handedRelated to Elastrix 28
Unknown Bracelet and Band removing bracelet that is around one finger while tips of fingers are banded with rubber band Elastrix 31
Unknown Gambling Scam betting game with cards, odds in performer's favorRelated to
  • John Scarne's "Complete Guide to Gambling"
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1229
Robert Siepielski Bingo 2 winning at a game of bingo The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 229) 1142
Larry Becker Duo-Matic based on a Hummer idea, two spectators with four cards, 14 instructions later end up with same cardInspired by
  • Charles Hudson's "Baby Hummer" in "The Linking Ring", 1960s.
The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 211
Karl Fulves It's Murder No. 50, word code Self-Working Mental Magic 80
Karrell Fox, Russel Walsh Walsh's Multiplying Golf Tees, Revisited instead of thimbles Another Book 265
Alexander Renno Mind's Eye several chess pieces in a box, performer divines the one which is removedRelated toVariations The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 242) 1207
Karl Fulves Einstein Centennial thoughts on various ideas in physics
- Bang Bang
- 90% Paradox (Sturgeon's Law)
- Time Out
Interlocutor (Issue 29) 111
Karl Fulves Go Directly to Jail card changes into "Go directly to jail" card, selection is now in case that has cut-outs to resemble a jail cell, two methodsRelated to The Chronicles (Issue 14) 1204
Philip T. Goldstein Jan-Ken-Pon rock paper scissors cards, winning card and prediction Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12) 960
Karl Fulves Tic Tac Toe Machine problem of winning Interlocutor (Issue 43) 171
Karl Fulves Daffy Dominoes No. 13, dominoes with letters, one pocketed by spectator, letters on it divined The Children's Magic Kit 13
Philip T. Goldstein Racer's Edge fictitious horse race, with cards The Violet Book of Mentalism 15
John F. Mendoza The Horse Race winner ace predicted with alphabet cards John: Verse Two 40
Al Smith, Arthur Day, Fred Snooks Fumdubulators - producing false teeth and a skull
- floating crisp
- producing a potato from a crisp bag (Arthur day)
- Irish Key Ring, key ring on false end of a key, gag (Arthur Day)
- bar bet with matchbox (Fred Snooks)
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 836
Bob Hummer Latest Miser's Dream Gag verbal ambiguity, getting spectator's money (1944) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 24
Karl Fulves Digital Dollars over the phone game, to win highest value billRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 68
Bob Hummer Politicians Puzzle 6x6 checkerboard, three checkers put on three D's for Democrats or three R's for Republican, spectator can spell a word with the three checkers, moving them for each letter, back is turned and politics can be divined Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 3
Bob Hummer Mom and Pop Puzzle six checkers on a checkerboard, mom and pop are spelled several times, when performer turns over last spelled word is divinedVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 34
Steve Aldrich, Kathi DeFrancis Game Plan using Po-Ke-No cards, description of winner as prediction The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 267) 1333
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force cardAlso published here Curioser 44
Sam Schwartz Forced March 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force cardInspired by Curioser 54
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves The Square Ring 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, only three instructionsInspired byAlso published here Curioser 55
Bob Hummer 3-Card Monte mathematical three card monte (1951) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 59
Karl Fulves Three-Shell Monte three different colored peas Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 61
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Mathematical 3 Card Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with billVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 35
Bob Hummer, Al Koran 3-Cup Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 60
Mel Stover The Immovable Object ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glassesAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 62
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed oneAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 63
Karl Fulves Power Play instruction game ten card poker deal Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 63
Bob Hummer Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game with four cups or four shells and two dice Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 78
Karl Fulves Notes by Karl Fulves notes on Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 79
Sam Schwartz Long Range Telepathy over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 65
Father Cyprian Time Zoned over the phone method for mathematical three-card monteAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 66
Karl Fulves Shylock card divination over the phone, instruction gameAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 67
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to winAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Karl Fulves Murder in a Matchbox three match boxes, performer's back is turned and a small gun, a bill and a die are put in boxes, performer knows which object is where and what side is on top of the die Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Karl Fulves The Old 4-Shell Game different bills under four styrofoam coffee cups Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 80
Karl Fulves, Martin Gardner Hat or Rabbit No. 15, three cards with hats on one sides and rabbits on other, spectator turns them to instructions with the performer's back turned, in the end all are the same way, also with coins or over phoneRelated to The Children's Magic Kit 15
Karl Fulves Murder, Inc. a red card in a packet is designated as killer and its position remembered, then black card with same value cut at same position, performer divines it allInspired byRelated to The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1314
Bob Hummer It's Murder with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divinedVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 40
Howard Lyons It's Murder - No Book no book method, with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divinedInspired by Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 96
Johnny Thompson Polish Epic Inspired by
  • "Mental Epic" (Hen Fetsch)
Related to
  • "Twin Prediction Miracle" (The New Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mentalism, Vo. 2)
Also published here
Polished Polish Prestidigitation 23
Stephen Tucker Domino Match two dice put in match box, numbers are predicted with domino Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 85
Karl Fulves ESP and Dice con bet with dice rolls Origins 16
Unknown Coasters betting game with Ace through Seven or seven numbered coaster Octet 47
Father Cyprian Knockout Poker spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer wins Octet 54
Karl Fulves Notes on Knockout spectator shuffles and gives half the cards to performer, both construct strong poker hand, performer winsInspired by Octet 55
Unknown World's Strongest? No. 17, lifting a matchbox with two fingers on a cigarette box, first and little finger Self-Working Table Magic 19
Unknown Who Pays the Bills? No. 18, bar bet, matches broken in half, one who takes the last one has to pay, favorite of Nate Leipzig Self-Working Table Magic 20
Unknown Dice Catch No. 22, two dice held outside of a cup, puzzle throwing both dice inside with one hand Self-Working Table Magic 26
Unknown Controlled Dice Shot No. 23, betting that with two dice most of the times a one or a six is thrownRelated to Self-Working Table Magic 27
Unknown The New Dropout No. 26, three dice held between two fingers, dropping only the center one Self-Working Table Magic 30
Unknown The Great Bottle Mystery No. 36, cigarette balanced on a paper ring which stand on a bottle, ring has to be taken away so cigarette falls into bottle Self-Working Table Magic 47
Unknown Strong Man Stunt No. 38, rolled up napkin can only be torn apart by performer Self-Working Table Magic 48
Alex Elmsley Twister No. 54, performer twist rubber band and spectator holds it, he cannot untwist itAlso published here Self-Working Table Magic 67
Unknown Bet a Band No. 57, rubber band on finger which is held by spectator is freed, as a bar bet Self-Working Table Magic 70
Unknown The Knot Paradox No. 66, knot in handkerchief without letting go of the ends Self-Working Table Magic 80
Unknown The Second Paradox No. 67, knot in handkerchief without letting go of the ends, without table Self-Working Table Magic 81