73 entries in Random Object / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To name the Article taken by each of Four Persons four objects pocketed while performer is out of room, but linked to four memorized punch-marked cards
1890 More Magic 87
Unknown The Magic Circle "To discover a card or other object that has been touched in the performer's absence", with medium and code
1890 More Magic 242
H. F. C. Suhr Der bezauberte Hut borrowed items placed in borrowed hat, silk put over hat, hat vanishes, items appear on a black board and a person with a package comes into the theater with the hat in the box
Mar. 1898 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 9) 131
Al Baker The One I Like performer know which object is taken, bloodless hand
Also published here 1934 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 495
Theodore Annemann Magician's Choice three items
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 2) 8
Barbara Stanwyck Bits of Presto article touched in other room, performer knows, same with card selection
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 52) 359
Unknown Tapping Table Objects spectator thinks of one of seven objects, performer taps them while spectator spells silently, at end of word performer taps thought-of object, progressive anagram
Also published here
  • "New Magician's Manual" (Walter Gibson)
1941 After the Dessert 12
Syl Reilly The Phantom Tray chosen object is determined, luminous paint
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 378
Unknown Distant Mental Communication assistent in different room lists objects that are freely selected
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 206
Eddie Joseph The Magnetic Touch objects cling to fingers
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 18
Eddie Joseph Seeing through a Bag always three objects are placed in six different colored bags, performer is able to name all objects in each bag
1959 Memory of the Mind 6
Harry Lorayne Force Prediction equivoque out of about twelve cards
1962 Close-up Card Magic 100
Ali Bongo The Baffling Bangle bracelet appears knotted to a rod, under handkerchief
1966 The Bongo Book 40
Ali Bongo The Houdini Pin pin vanishes from corked tube and appears in small box
Related to 1966 The Bongo Book 52
Edward Marlo Magician's Choice for Three Objects
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 88
Jerry Mentzer Spirit Writing four objects listed on business card, paper balled up, chosen item vanishes from list and appears written on balled-up paper
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 157
Punx Kismet objects are removed, last one is divined, instructions on record
1977 Setzt Euch zu meinen Füssen... 68
Karl Fulves The Parity Principle four objects used
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 135
Gerald Kosky To Tell The Truth? performer finds out who of two people has an object by asking one question
Variations June 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 61
Francis Carlyle The Blindfold Act
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 129
Al Baker Lesson performer know which object is taken, bloodless hand
Also published here 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1071
Sam Rosenfeld Apocalypse Variations Or Additions
Inspired by Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 190
Karl Fulves The Shamrock Code one of five objects, how a drinking glass is held
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 5
Unknown Mind Power No. 7, four objects on table, spectator touches one with eyes closed, predicted, tallest object
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 9
Frank Ross The Truth three objects take by spectators, two spectators lie and one tells the truth, performer knows which one, credit information
1980 The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1307
Herb Morrissey Unexpected Vision three plastic turtles of different color, one hidden in box, its color is divined, then their location in the spectator's pocket, multi-phase routine
1980 John: Verse Two 96
Ken Brooke A Clean Prediction prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 193
Martin Gardner Quant Quirk 4x4 square of 16 cards, some face-up some face-down randomly, with certain allowed turnover moves one has to get all cards in one direction, sucker game
1981 Octet 18
Reinhard Müller Telefon Trick coin, key and pen on table and distributed into pockets by spectator, performer names location
Inspired by 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 5
John Lyon Optical Plastic coin appears to sink into sheet of plastic
Related to
  • "Blue Crystal" (Lubor Fiedler, Tenyo T-198)
1982 ca. Optical Plastic
Patrick Page The Rising Object object rises up to hand
Also published here 1987 The Pull Book 40
Patrick Page The Moving Object object moves on table
Also published here 1987 The Pull Book 41
Dennis H. Evans Letters - On Optical Plastic illusion of getting a coin trapped into a sheet of plastic and then having the coin penetrate it
Inspired by 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 48) 207
Patrick Page Der emporschwebende Gegenstand object rises up to hand
Also published here Dec. 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2) 57
Patrick Page Der sich selbst bewegende Gegenstand object moves on table
Also published here Dec. 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2) 57
Peter Kane An Objective View variation with five random objects
Inspired by 1988 ca. Kane's Variant 10
Roy Johnson The Crown Affair four objects on table, two-way-out instructions, remaining item predicted, three phases
Inspired byAlso published here 1989 Silver Special 85
Martin Gardner Force Field animating things on table, apparently no finger moves
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 2) 14
Karl Fulves Memory Plays Tricks item put in one pocket of magician, magician stands behind spectator but apparently cannot do anything because he is clapping constantly, item then in another pocket
1993 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 12
Roy Johnson Mit Martini geht's leichter! four objects on table, two-way-out instructions, remaining item predicted, three phases
Also published here May 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 3) 115
Martin Gardner Packet Parity color prediction with chess pieces, also with cards (color of a card is predicted)
1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 212
Theodore Annemann, Max Maven Magician's Choice one out of three objects
1996 Card College — Volume 2 440
Gregory Wilson 411 any object is chosen, any person is phoned and names the random object
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Gregory Wilson) 277
Paul Harris Perfect-Ten Paper Clip Paradox puzzle with a complex layout of several object, e.g. paper clips
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 271
Ken Brooke Eine makellose Vorhersage prediction put in hat, then three items borrowed and one chosen, it is predicted
Also published here 1997 Intermagic (Vol. 21 No. 1) 18
Richard Osterlind Paroptic Psychometry I blindfolded, performer identifies objects
1999 Dynamic Mysteries 82
Richard Osterlind Paroptic Psychometry II blindfolded, performer identifies objects, different presentation
1999 Dynamic Mysteries 85
Karl Fulves Any Transpo any two small borrowed items are put in two different pockets and transpose
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 315
Tony Bartolotta Third Sight seven random objects, one object touched, medium knows the object when list of object is called out
1999 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 12
Ellis Stanyon To Discover the Respective Holders of Three Cards or Objects No. 33, similar to reference
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 75
Karl Fulves Bell Ringer twelve objects arranged in square, spirit bell chosen and it rings
2001 Hex Squared 114
David Berglas Magician's Choice several spectator put objects on the table, two are selected and they match the predictions
Related to 2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 79
Wayne Dobson Invisible Lie Detector five cards with items on them, one remembered by spectator, item divined and shown in hand, second repeat phase with different method
2002 Dobson's Choice 8
William Thomas Hindsight spectator thinks of one of three objects, performer divines which one, body language method
2002 Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 12) 407
Unknown Conjuror's Choice Procedure three items
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1126
Karl Fulves Clocking with Objects objects with names that have a certain number of letters in a box, removed object identified by counting letters of others
2005 Clockwork 31
Barrie Richardson Letting Go! presentation for James's effect, mug tied on a string is dropped, but the string loops around a pencil just before object fall on floor
Inspired by 2005 Act Two 175
Stewart James A Match for Gravity Bar bet, looping pendulum, heavy expensive object tied on a string is dropped, but the string loops around a pencil just before object fall on floor
VariationsAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Sep 1926
2007 The Essential Stewart James 5
Oliver Meech I Spy Performer guesses which object spectator is thinking of by watching eye movements (use paperback book as impression device)
2009 The Plot Thickens 56
Tom Stone Poltergeist idea in which something falls off the shelf without performer being present
2010 Vortex 76
Lewis Jones The Force counting force for 5 objects
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 149
Adam Rubin, Stewart James Gravity Unmatched article on Stewart James' "A Match for Gravity"
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 217
Angelo Carbone Dark Transpo item in one hand, both wrists held by spectator who has to close his eyes, item then found in other hand
Mar. 2010 Genii (Vol. 73 No. 3) 66
Cameron Francis Space Saver five photos of objects are shown, chosen object vanishes from photo and appears in pocket
Jan. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 1) 23
Bill Abbott Party Control random item is chosen and predicted
Inspired by
  • "Mind Control" (Bill Abbott, marketed)
2012 House Party Magic! 11
Hiroshi Sawa 落ち葉 (The Fallen Leaves) Use a leaf to produce ten ginkgo nuts. Gingko nut vanishes, appears in pocket, leaf used as magic wand
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 38
Colin McLeod Remarkable Effect three items, spectator decides how they are distributed to three locations, this is predicted
Inspired by
  • "Free Will" (Deddy Corbuzier & Paul Richards)
2014 Divine 158
Joe Kahn, G Smile (微笑) Make a smile disappear of a smile face stress ball, appear on spectator's face
2015 Believe 68
Benjamin Earl Pocket Time Machine small item travels from hand to pocket, time travel presentation
2016 This is not a Box 27
Andy (The Jerx) Multiple Universe Selection Signed card transforms; presentation is about jumping between parallel universes, random objects in a plastic bag change
2016 The Jerx 237
John Hostler Tell Monte (Rescripted) five objects on table, ESP cards put in front and things moved around according to instructions, final item divined and predicted
  • Impromptu Variation
Inspired by 2016 Magnum Opossum 89
Paul Vigil, Jimmy Fingers Free Will of Order three items, spectator decides how they are distributed to three locations, this is predicted, with credit information on the plot
Inspired by
  • "Free Will of Order" (Jimmy Fingers, 2006)
  • "Free Will" (Deddy Corbuzier & Paul Richards)
2017 The Doors of Deception 27
Kieron Johnson The Anything Deck blank cards with random objects written on them, chosen object is produced, as concept
2018 The Time Traveller 66