14 entries in Games / Checkers
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Eddie Joseph Personal Publicity magic square with letters on business cards, playing checkers with spectator, word aid
1940 ca. Original Tricks 14
Hen Fetsch Your Move red and black liquid change into checkers, inside paper cone
1946 Milk Pitcher Magic 27
Tréborix Divination de pions checkers with numbers on one side, checkers are moved and number is divined, followed by german translation "Altes Trick in neuer Fassung"
1947 La Baguette Magique (Issue 16) 4
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 politicians can be divined
Also published here 1952 (ca.) Politicians Puzzle 1
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 divined
Also published here 1952 (ca.) Politicians Puzzle 2
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
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 62
Robert Ellenwold, Karl Fulves Blindfold Checkers checker board, prediction details how to play so chosen color wins
Related to
  • p. 166 for credit information
VariationsAlso published here
Jan. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 149
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decks
Inspired byRelated to May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Robert Ellenwold Damespielen mit verbundenen Augen checker board, prediction details how to play so chosen color wins
Also published here Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 17
Gene Nielsen Check Mate checkers in bag, spectator choses only checker with different color
1976 Magick (Issue 150) 749
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
Also published here 1980 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 divined
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 34
Unknown Checkers Bet
1991 Swindle Sheet (Issue 6) 71
Titanic Thompson Checkers Bet
1991 Swindle Sheet (Issue 6) 72