29 entries in Games / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Die mysterieuse Schlinge leather band rolled up, endless chain type game
Nov. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11)
Frank De Sua You Can't Lose - Apparently! system for placing bets, horse race etc.
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946)
Henry O. Silsbee III Two New Magical Accessories ideas for trading stamps and game called Snap
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960)
Terry Nosek Stock Market Manipulations cards with companies and their price of the stock, selected stock checked in the newspaper loses and performer's stock is worth more
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66)
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 Taylor
Variations June 1971 423
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 correction
Inspired by Sep. 1972 562
Billy McComb The Rigid Yo-Yo
1972 69
Gerald Kosky Authors using Authors game cards, chosen author can be spelled
Also published here 1975 114
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
1978 18
Robert Cassidy Christmas Time Fun "Parker Bros. "Merlin - the Electronic Wizard", robot toy from Merlin game finds chosen ESP card by blinking
Dec. 1978 4
Karl Fulves Labyrinth maze made up from five paper cards, four entrances, three chosen by spectators, they cannot get to the center of the maze and the performer can with his left-over entrance
  • The Bait
  • Presentation
  • Practical Considerations
  • Maze History
  • Impromptu Approach
1980 1
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Peg O'Mind spectator solves puzzle, prediction of ending
Magick (Issue 280)
Karl Fulves, Piet Hein The Hexpert game on grid
Related to 1982 12
The Croquet Trick croquet balls, head and and handle of mallet are placed under three cylinders where the change places, Thayer
1982 121
Step Right Up No. 4, sixteen slips, half with "i owe you $1", half with "you owe me $1", spectator writes down 1, 2, 4, 8 in any order with plus or minus between and counts to a slip and loses
1983 5
, Norman Osborn The Game of 21 No. 81, making paths between certain number cards until you add up to twenty-one
1983 103
Mah Jongg Cubes colored squares with numbers on other side, number selected and spelled with mixed squares
1985 20
Karl Fulves Bard Stop "Penny Papers", board game with counters
1985 105
Paul Mauerhofer Das Märchen vom goldenen Schuh five little figures are mixed by spectator, only one is golden underneath and it is located by performer
Inspired by
  • Larry Becker's "The Black Spot" in "Mentalism for Magicians" 1981.
Magische Blätter (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Larry Becker All-Star Miracle baseball cards, autograph of chosen player on baseball, different-looking baseball cards of same player
Related toVariations 1992 97
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Mental Powers routine for the game Jacks, bending one, ball stops bouncing
July 1993
Magick (Issue 492)
Jim Magus Arcana: Field of Screams - Part 2 prediction of chosen baseball card
Related to Apr. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 10)
Terri Rogers Twisted - The Afghan Border Race Puzzle - magician can predict who can complete a maze on paper the fastest
1998 59
Karl Fulves Bulgarian Solitaire four coin piles with one, two, three and four coins, coins moved around, outcome predicted, card application posed as a problem
Related to
  • August 1983 column "Mathematical Games" (Martin Gardner)
2001 159
David Berglas Predicting the F.A. Cup Final written prediction of football game in trophy cup
2002 113
Robert E. Neale The Little-Finger String Game Cat's cradle (string game) used to trap spectator's finger, but when magician's finger is trapped, can escape easily
2008 29
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Henry Christ The Roulette System Betting game, magician predicts the outcome of the bet, simulate roulette with red and black cards
2012 177
Tomas Blomberg Simplex Non-Transitiv Poker Die die with four poker cards on each side
2014 315
Christoph Borer Das freie Geschenk objects with magnets attached are covered with tube, spectator fishes one with magnetic fishing-rod, for anniversaries or when a present has to be submitted magically
2022 14