48 entries in Puzzle / Geometrical Vanish
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Martin Gardner Where Does the Easter Bunny Go? puzzle
Apr. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 252)
Martin Gardner Geometrical Vanishes - Part 1 chapter intro
1956 114
The Line Paradox Line vanishes when paper is shifted
1956 114
Sam Lloyd Sam Loyd's Flag Puzzle Geometrical Vanish, cut an American flag into two pieces, rearrange to form onto thirteen stripes instead of fifteen
1956 117
The Vanishing Face Geometrical Vanish of a face
1956 118
Sam Lloyd "Get Off The Earth" Geometrical vanish of a Chinese warrior by rotating paper globe
1956 118
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Paradox Geometrical Vanish of a playing card
Variations 1956 123
Martin Gardner The Vanishing Rabbit Geometrical vanish of a rabbit
Inspired by 1956 125
Mel Stover Stover's Variations Geometrical Vanish / transformation of objects, face becomes beer mug or red pencil becomes blue pencil
Inspired by 1956 125
The Checkerboard Paradox Geometrical vanish of a square on a checkerboard
1956 129
William Hooper Hooper's Paradox Rectangle rearranged to apparently increase the area
1956 131
Square Variation Area of square changes after pieces are rearranged
1956 132
Martin Gardner Fibonacci Series About the mathematics behind geometrical vanishes where the area of a shape changes. Based on work by V. Schlegel, E.B. Escott and Lewis Carroll
Related to
  • V. Schlegel, Zeitschrift fur Mathematik und Physik, Vol. 24, p. 123 (1879)
  • E. B. Escott, Open Court, Vol. 21, p. 502 (1907)
1956 134
Harry Langman Langman's Version Rectangle changes in area when pieces are moved around, related to Fibonacci series
Inspired by 1956 137
Paul Curry Curry's Paradox Various geometrical vanishes of squares in rectangles and squares
Variations 1956 139
Martin Gardner Curry Triangles Geometrical vanishes with triangles
Inspired by 1956 145
Four-piece Squares Cut square into four pieces, rearrange to get hole
1956 151
Paul Curry Three-piece Squares Cut square into three pieces, rearrange to get hole
1956 153
Paul Curry, Martin Gardner Two-piece Squares Cut square into two pieces, rearrange to get hole
1956 153
Martin Gardner Curved and 3-D Forms Discusses the possibilities of geometrical vanishes with 3-D shapes
1956 155
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Ein geometrisches Verschwinden
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 1&2)
L. Vosburgh Lyons Triangulation tiling puzzle
Related to
  • p. 70 for credits
Dec. 1966 72
Karl Fulves Five Into Four Five of diamonds is cut in fourth and puzzled together so a center section is missing, face changes to Four of diamonds
Related toVariations 1971 42
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Paradox geometrical puzzle with a playing card that makes a full card face-down, but a piece is left over when assembled face-up
  • The Turnover Tactic
  • Business Card Variation
  • Reference File
Related toVariations 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 18)
Paul Curry The Disappearing Rabbit
Variations 1980 2
Karl Fulves Rabbit Reunion Curry's effect with 2 rabbits vanishing one by one
Inspired by 1980 6
Karl Fulves Notes By Karl Fulves on Curry's effect
Related to 1980 9
Karl Fulves The Moving Pip pip missing on card that is cut in pieces, when re-arranged pip moved
Related to 1980 9
Karl Fulves Powerdox rectangle puzzle, two pieces one by one removed but still a rectangle
Inspired by 1980 10
Martin Gardner Euclid's Vanish number of objects drawn on a slate changes from seven to six, sliding part
Variations 1980 11
Karl Fulves The Geometric Slate three-way multiple out prediction
Inspired by 1980 12
Karl Fulves Dice on Slate idea in which dice drawn on slate become real
1980 12
Martin Gardner The Vanishing Rabbit No. 16, rabbit changes into egg via geometrical vanish
1980 16
Terri Rogers A Jigsaw Puzzle card puzzle as a revelation, Four of Hearts instead of Five of Hearts
Inspired by 1981
Babel (Issue 2)
The Paradox No. 41, paper with numbers cut up, can be arranged so that center misses
1983 66
Karl Fulves Counterfit "Penny Papers", making seven dollar bills from six
1985 52
Masao Atsukawa Fair Exchange two jigsaw puzzles fit face down but not face up
Related to 1986 90
Tom Craven Armchair Golfer Mel Stover's Vanishing Pencil (version of the Magic Egg Puzzle), pencil on paper changes places with pencil on initialed paper
1992 787
Michael Weber Personality Analysis paper pieces with words, one vanishes
Karl Fulves Lucky Lollipop No. 29, lollipops on three pieces of paper, number changes when papers are rearranged
1995 40
Masao Atsukawa Warp 9 card as jigsaw puzzle, credit information by Max Maven
May 2000
Genii (Vol. 63 No. 5)
Ali Bongo Here's Some Magic You Can Do vanishing Leprechaun / Disappearing Dwarf / Hat puzzle, Bongo design
2002 13
Richard Kaufman Genii Speaks on geometrical vanishes, tenth Los Angeles History Conference, Jim Steinmeyer, Guy Hollingworth, The Magic Circle, Nintendo's "Master of Illusion", Tony Giorgio, Aaron Fisher, Harry Lorayne, Disneyland, Haunted Mansion, Kostya Kimlat, Raymond Crowe
Jan. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 1)
Michael Weber, Tim Trono Coffee Card Vanishing Leprechaun with coffee cups on a coffee bonus card, results in getting an extra coffee
Sep. 2012
Real Secrets (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Masao Atsukawa Warp 9 geometrical puzzle with a playing card that makes a full card face-down, but a piece is left over when assembled face-up
Related to 2013 19
Tomas Blomberg Torn Uncut Card Sheet uncut sheet which contains all the cards of the deck, magician rearranges the pieces of the sheet to make a previously selected card disappear from it, "52 on 1 Gag"
Inspired by 2014 130
Áriston Dado Magico on paper and with pieces of wood, cube
2017 201
Jim Steinmeyer Missing Pieces
  • Conjuring
presentation for two geometric vanish puzzles side by side
Jan. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 1)