36 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / Magic Square
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Das Kartenquadrat dealing a square with all Sevens, Eights, Nines and Tens so that no values repeat in rows or columns
1896 94
Royal Vale Heath "Magic Square" Magic card selection in combination with magic square, total of square indicates position in the rest of the deck
Feb. 1945 103
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layout
Variations July 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 109)
439
Bert Allerton, Robert Parrish The Magic Card Square packet cut off, magic square with some cards with the number of cut-off cards
Related toVariations 1952 46
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 fifteen
Related toVariations 1956 28
Max Katz Magic Squares with Playing Cards 72 fundamental solutions to the card square with formula
1957 21
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Card Square magic square routine with cards, then a named number
Also published here 1964 39
Chan Canasta Oops 3: Matches and loose change Grid of sixteen cards, spectator chooses cards one by one while eliminating all the cards in the same row/column as the card. Then add up values of the cards, and total is predicted
1966 8
Dr. Jacob Daley, Royal Vale Heath Card Trick 14-15 No. 571, card lost, spectator cuts and nine cards are taken, three consecutive cards give numbers 14 or 15 to locate selection, magic square with the nine cards
1972 159
Wilbur T. Kattner Tarot Trick Nasick magic square with sixteen tarot cards
Related to Sep. 1974 785
Burling Hull A Mind Reading Number Divination number chosen, it appears spelled out on slate
  • With a Flap
  • Without the Flap
  • Another "No Flap" Method
1976 89
Stephen Tucker Breathtaking location of selection and 3x3 magic square, constructed in the context of a game
Inspired by Aug. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28)
545
Rudolf Braunmüller Zahlenquadrat-Forcen number force with magic square
  • 1.
  • 2. Die Neunkarten-Force
Oct. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
20
Peter Kane The Magic Square Ace through Nine taken from deck, magic square build on table, then all backs have changed
1992 2
Bob Farmer Face-Up Blackjack
  • Flim-Flam
Also published here Aug. 1997
Magic (Vol. 6 No. 12)
80
Harry Lorayne Das Phantastische Kartenquadrat magic square routine with cards, then a named number
Also published here 1999
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 4 & 5)
151
Steve Beam Steve's Even-Less-To-Do-With-Canning's-Idea Prediction with number on a bill
2002 211
Karl Fulves The Force of July 4x4 layout is not a magic square, after some changes it is
2002
Discoverie (Issue 8)
105
Sam Schwartz On The Square "A Magic Square Routine"
spectator takes any row or column of a 4x4 cards layout, values added, matched number of cut-off cards
Inspired by
  • Ted Lesley Magic Square routine
Related to
2003 301
Simon Aronson Square Deal faux fortune telling routine, magician divines number of cards cut off, magic square formed with cards also divine that number
Also published here 2003 20
Harry Lorayne 4x4 Magic Square Breakthrough??
  • The Strategy
  • The Patterns
  • Columns
  • Diagonals
  • The Four Corners
  • Spectator Choice - He Selects a Total
  • Playing Cards
  • With Dates
Apr. 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 4)
26
Robert E. Neale Draw For The Devil nine cards, performer and spectator alternately put them in a 3x3 square à la Tic Tac Toe, a magic square for six results
Inspired by 2006
Prolix (Issue 2)
85
Roberto Giobbi Card Magic Square short note
Oct. 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 10)
19
Harry Lorayne Fair And Square 4x4 square layout, spectator choses row or column, values added, selection at that position in the rest, magic square force
2011 82
Takanobu Ishida Magic Square Card Mystery packet cut off, magic square with some cards with the number of cut-off cards
Inspired by 2013 96
Simon Aronson Square Deal faux fortune telling routine, magician divines number of cards cut off, magic square formed with cards also divine that number
Also published here 2014 262
Bob Farmer Face-Up Blackjack
VariationsAlso published here 2015 347
Roberto Giobbi Magic Square 3x3, with card
2016
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 25)
29
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bushwhack packet ends up in magic square configuration for 21
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 1
Áriston Ta-Te-Ti 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 fifteen
Inspired by 2017 146
David Solomon Down the Magic Square Path game presentation, number of cut-off cards is total of one routine in 4x4 square, other twelve cards shown blank
Inspired by 2018 103
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bushwhack packet ends up in magic square configuration for 21
Also published here 2019 22
Karl Hein Everyone Loves A Good Polygon blackjack demo that ends in a 4x4 magic square layout for 21
June 2022
Elixir (Vol. 3 No. Florida Issue Part Two)
97
Harry Anderson Harry's Method 3x3 magic square with Ace through Nine, as revelation for chosen number
Jan. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 1)
59
Martin Gardner Tic-Tac-Toe Magic Square tic tac toe with cards, resulting in a magic square
Jan. 2022
Genii (Vol. 85 No. 1)
59
Friedrich Roitzsch Magic Squared deck of number cards used, four cards put aside as prediction, number named, four-card groups produced that add up to that number, prediction cards also add up, all groups form a 4x4 magic square
  • The First Coincidence
  • The Second Coincidence
  • The Third Coincidence
  • The Prediction
  • The Finale
Inspired by
  • "The Grid" (Richard Wiseman, DVD, 2012)
  • "Square Deal" (Karl Hein, The Heineous Collection Volume 2)
2023 75