112 entries in Numbers / Magic Square
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Ein Zauberquadrat magic square for the number 1899
July 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 7)
Theodore Annemann The Improved Magic Square Presentation
1931 42
Royal Vale Heath The Lucky Number Magic Square 3x3
Jan. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 16)
Royal Vale Heath Magic Squares chapter on Magic Squares, discussing
  • The Three Square
  • The Five Square
  • Odd and Even Cell Squares
  • The Eight Square
  • The Six Square
Variations 1938 911
Fun with Magic Squares
1938 915
Transposing Magic Squares
1938 916
The Birthday Magic Square Trick
1938 920
An Historical Magic Square
1938 921
Segregation of the Odd and Even Numbers Routine
1938 922
A Mathematical Magic Square
1938 923
An Intersting Curiosity
1938 924
Theodore Annemann Contest Corner mathematical problem with 3x3 magic square, see page 396 for solution
Apr. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 55)
Eddie Joseph Personal Publicity magic square with letters on business cards, playing checkers with spectator, word aid
1940 ca. 14
Lloyd W. Chambers A Magical Surprise Magic Square, tip to memorize pattern
1941 25
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
Mel Stover Stover's Prediction four by four square drawn on calendar, four circles drawn (draw circle and cross out row and column each time), magician divines the sum, Matrix Force
Also published here 1956 49
Max Katz Magic Squares with Playing Cards 72 fundamental solutions to the card square with formula
1957 21
Stewart James Squaring the Square magic square with fractions, when cut part is the square of the total of the magic square
1957 5
Bert Allerton Simplified Magic Square
Related to 1958 20
Tony Corinda The Magic Square 5x5
Related to 1958 65
P. Howard Lyons Stuff Page
  • proposition bet in which spectator writes nine different numbers on nine cards and turns them up one at a time, performer calls stop before the highest number is turned up
  • 5x5 magic squares
Related to Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
Leo Behnke Magic Square printing a magic square grid on promotional material, magic square with the age of spectator as a souvenir
1962 4
Mel Stover Puzzle: Magic Square dissecting a magic square into two smaller ones
May 1962
Ibidem (Issue 25)
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Card Square magic square routine with cards, then a named number
Also published here 1964 39
Werner "Manello" Meyer Die magische Kreuz-8 Quersumme twelve steady numbers
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 25 No. 5)
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
Gaston "Gasbor" Borgeaud Parlons de Carres Magiques on the magic square, methods
Variations 1970
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 2)
Roger "Hervey" Vuille Reparlons de Carrés Magiques thoughts on the magic square
Inspired by 1970
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 6)
Harry Lorayne The Memory Magic Square combination of magic square and memorizing list of random objects
1971 193
Harry Lorayne Instant Magic Square
1971 206
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
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut, and Fail pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
  • Part One
  • Part Two
  • Part Three
  • Final Notes
Also published here Feb. 1973 595
Wilbur T. Kattner Tarot Trick Nasick magic square with sixteen tarot cards
Related to Sep. 1974 785
Gerald Kosky Calendar Magic Square natural magic squares using a calendar, 3x3
1975 209
The Upside Down Magic Square 4x4 square in which the numbers make a magic square when it is turned upside down
1976 8
Harry Lorayne The Instant Magic Square
1977 218
Terry LaGerould "No Memory" Magic Square
May 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 5)
Tony Griffith Das magische Kompass-Quadrat combination of Chinese compass and magic square
Also published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1978
Apr. 1979
Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 1)
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1980 8
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Inspired byRelated to 1982 4
Stephen Tucker Magic Square spectator mixes numbers in a plastic sliding numbers sorting puzzle, magic square
Dec. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20)
Karl Fulves Introduction about the Magic Square effect and some sources
1983 1
H. Adrian Smith H. Adrian Smith's Instant Magic Square commentary
Related to 1983 2
H. Adrian Smith The Magic Square reprinted from reference
Related to 1983 2
Karl Fulves Comments on the Instant Magic Square
1983 4
H. Adrian Smith Discussion with Royal Heath
1983 4
Royal Vale Heath A Mathemagical Magic Square reprinted from reference
Related to
  • The Sphinx, August 1936
1983 4
Karl Fulves Further Comments on the Magic Square 4&4 and 5&5
1983 5
Karl Fulves Magic Squares introduction
1983 59
The Marrakech Game No. 35, numbers on 3x3 square used for variation of Tic Tac Toe
Related to 1983 60
Stephen Clark The Broken Square No. 36, square with two parts missing, still magic square, used for force
1983 61
Swindle Square No. 37, six spectators have a slip with a number and multiply it with their position, numbers used for a Magic Square
1983 62
Karl Fulves Anti-Magic Square No. 38, getting many different totals in a 3x3 square
1983 63
Curious Magic No. 39, 4x4 square with total 264 in all directions, all different numbers and can be turned upside down on its head
1983 64
Add and Subtract No. 40, puzzle with number pairs
1983 64
The Paradox No. 41, paper with numbers cut up, can be arranged so that center misses
1983 66
Karl Fulves The Automatic Magic Square No. 42, instantly filling out a 4x4 square for a number between 22 and 100
1983 68
Mel Stover Non-Transitivity with a Magic Slant
Aug. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 6)
Marshall Johnson Psi-bernetics basic
July 1985
Magick (Issue 354)
Rudolf Braunmüller Zahlenquadrat-Forcen number force with magic square
  • 1.
  • 2. Die Neunkarten-Force
Oct. 1987
Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1)
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Psychic Square people write numbers on billets and place them inside box, sixteen are selected and performer tells spectator where to write them down, Magic Square number matches number a spectator is thinking of, Otis Manning box
May 1988
Magick (Issue 405)
Patrick Page Magic Square Telepathy chosen number predicted on back of board
Also published here 1990 64
Karl Fulves Square Numbers columns and rows in magic square as nontransitive set with special properties, applied to chips game
  • The Basic Squares
  • Alien Numbers
  • Twofer
  • Advantage Player
1991 25
Karl Fulves Markers ideas related to nontransitive games
  • Simple Sets (Dualities, Royal Family)
  • Unequal Sets
  • A Nontransitive Pyramid
  • Flat Dice
  • Parity Dice (4 Thru 9 Dice, 2 Thru 10 Dice, 1 Thru 12 Dice, 36 Number Dice)
  • House Dice
  • High Percentage Games
  • 3 Blind Dice
  • Little Bingo
  • Odds On
1991 52
Patrick Page Magische Quadrat-Telepathie chosen number predicted on back of board
VariationsAlso published here Nov. 1991
Intermagic (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Tony Griffith M.S.I.C. "Magic Square in Compass", Chinese Compass and Magic Square on round business card
Nov./Dec. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 20)
John Northern Hilliard Magic Squares Fragmentary Notes by Hilliard
1994 1145
Stephen Tucker The Bizarre Square grid on business card, spectator fills in some numbers, performer completes a magic square
1994 7
Ted Lesley Black Magic² Pseudo Psychometry, information written on business cards, last information is a number which is divined by doing a magic square
Inspired by 1994 177
Roy Miller Your Lucky Number out to lunch meets magic square
May 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 11)
Karl Fulves Starring Role movie star chosen from list, matrix force and calculator used for a coincidence
  • Notes & References (credit information)
Related to 1998 118
Harry Lorayne Das Phantastische Kartenquadrat magic square routine with cards, then a named number
Also published here 1999
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 4 & 5)
Roy Johnson Blitz-Quadrat flash magic square on business card
Related to 2000
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4 & 5)
Rudolf Braunmüller Anmerkung tip for flash magic square
Related to 2000
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 4 & 5)
Orville Wayne Meyer Magisches Quadrat & Großer Gedächtnistest combination of magic square routine and list of objects memory demonstration
Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 2)
David Berglas Magic Squares including a birthday in the square
  • Constructing Magic Squares
  • The Personalised Birthday Square
Related toVariations 2002 457
David Berglas Quartered Magic Square with 2x2 squares, that build a 4x4 square and can be rearranged anyway they like, birthday is included
Related to 2002 501
Chuck Hickok My Opener: Einstein's Demise
Related to 2002 51
Lewis Jones By the numbers number force for any number with a magic square
Related to 2002 233
Lewis Jones Square-bashing
2002 245
Steve Beam Doug-Less with different dates on coins to form numbers
2002 213
Steve Beam Two Squared using serial number of bill
2002 216
Karl Fulves The Force of July 4x4 layout is not a magic square, after some changes it is
Discoverie (Issue 8)
David Ben Abstract Thought performer paints magic square for a thought-of age.
2003 117
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
Karl Fulves Diminishing Squares magic square in which four numbers can be removed and a magic square remains, applications
  • Paycheck Poker
  • The Collins Square
  • Square Notes (fragmented magic squares)
Inspired by
  • Judah-Guest "Bi Color Cut"
2003 323
Todd Karr Numbers presentation of a magic square routine
2003 304
Sam Schwartz Simplex Square birthday square
Variations 2005 405
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves Alphabet Square 5x5 square, numbers are converted to letters to spell out names
Inspired by 2005 409
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)
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)
Lewis Jones Birthday Squared easy magic square which includes exact birthday of a person, with variations
Inspired by 2006 111
Harry Lorayne The To-And-Fro Magic Square
May 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 5)
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut and Fail Pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
Also published here 2008 188
Allan Slaight Mind Snare using Nikola mnemonic system
Inspired by
  • "Mind Square" (Craige McComb Snader, 1986)
2008 96
Allan Slaight The Bard and the Bible magic square, Shakespeare presentation, 46th word from front and back in 46th psalm of King James bible
Also published here
  • Puzzler's Tribute: A Feast for the Mind, 2002
2008 162
Geoffrey Durham The Magic Square magic square, at end the number is shown to have been predicted, cribs
2008 217
Jim Steinmeyer Triumph Sudoku "A Formula for a New Puzzle and a New Performance"
Sudoku skill demonstration à la Magic Square
2009 121
Mel Bennett The Force Methods number forces
  • 1. using number cards (Magigram, Amazing Trelba)
  • 2. "Newspaper Prediction" (Martin Gardner, Magic, August 2005, also Ibidem?)
  • 3. 4x4 matrix
  • 4. magic square
Related to 2011
Xtra Credit (Issue 10)
Barrie Richardson Zebra2 presentation for Magic Square
2011 59
Alexander de Cova My Magic Square chosen number predicted on back of board
Inspired by Mar. 2014
Scrapbook (Issue 8)
Max Maven Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Related to 2015 4
Roberto Giobbi Magic Square 3x3, with card
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 25)
Roberto Giobbi Magic Square Idea
Related to
  • Guyot, Vol. 3, 1735 edition p. 79
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 27)
Christoph Borer Das Magische Quadrat focus on presentation, magic square with birth date
2016 118
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
John Graham Square Deal list of hundred card tricks, one chosen and performed (handful of missing cards found by looking at remaining fifty-one cards), then magic square with numerical position of that trick in the list
Inspired by
  • "The Brain Shows Off" (Harry Anderson, Tipping the Hat, 2011)
Related to
2021 231
Christoph Borer, Hans-Christian Solka Der mathematische Geburtstag magic square for birthday, number generated of day and month
2022 37
Bob Farmer Hummer Ching I Ching, divination of hidden number, then I Ching reading prediction as magic square
  • Phase One: Chinese Numerology Divination of a Total
  • Phase Two: Predicting the Future
Hummer's Odyssey (Issue Addendum #1)
Gregory Wilson Ball Buster magic square with balls in a tray
  • Thirty Force by Raj Madhok
  • No-Memory Rearrangement
  • Greg's Preferred Handling
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Sep. 2009
2022 886
Joe Rindfleisch Cubicle Coincidence Rubik's Cube with numbers on the fields is mixed and set down, three cards chosen with shuffle and deal procedure, they form the current time and are also found on bottom side of Rubik's cube which has a magic square for their sum
Inspired by
  • "Cubic" (Francis Menotti, marketed item)
Sep. 2023
The Hermit (Vol. 2 No. 9)
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