164 entries in Dice (small) / Miscellaneous
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Unknown Le Grand Sultan automaton who can divine a card by nodding with his head, the number of a rolled dice and in which compartment of a closed box a doll is placed, with assitant La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 1
Unknown To Name, without seeing them, the Points of a Pair of Dice arithmetical Modern Magic 269
Unknown Die behexten Würfel No. 8, holding three dice between thumb and first finger and letting center one drop, puzzleRelated to Der Amateurzauberer 160
Stanley Collins The Yellow Idol big die, spot moves then its placed in a box and travels to a crystal box and back, then a small figure / doll appears Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 77
Tom Sellers A Novel Match Box and Die Trick multiple out one out of six predictionVariations Tricks That Work 16
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matchesRelated toAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 244
Dr. Edward G. Ervin The Diabolical Die die changes orientation while under a cover The Strange Inventions of Doctor Ervin 43
Verne Chesbro Strange Dice using marketed dice by Royal Heath The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 603
Stewart James Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happensRelated toVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 766
L. Vosburgh Lyons The New Half and Half three dice and list of letter combinations, a coincidence/prediction happensInspired by The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 148) 824
Edward Marlo Advice to Service Men on cheating Shoot the Works 38
Edward Marlo Gambling Demonstration Routine Shoot the Works 44
Edward Marlo Explanation of Terms Shoot the Works 45
Edward Marlo The Hand Behind the Dice Cup hand care Shoot the Works 46
Laurie Ireland Round Dice - A Novelty Shoot the Works 47
E.E. Hammill, Frank N. Dodd, John Scarne Cleromantic Chicanery page of newspaper is crumbled and page number is the prediction, three dice are stacked and the hidden numbers addedRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 184
Edward Marlo Simple Dice Routine - bar bet with four dice (snatching paper away from stack of dice)
- number divination (7-principle) with three dice
- magnetic dice with two dice
- number divination with two dice
- paddle routine with one die
- color changing die
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 16
Mark Jacobs A Cubical Curiosity spot vanishes from cube with card and glas My Best 169
John J. Crimmins Jr. Humpty Dumpty Gets Around story trick for children My Best 225
Bob Spencer Block and Wand Penetration wand through die illusion Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 31
Frederick Mosteller Ambiguous numbers are selected by throwing dice The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 117) 470
George G. Kaplan, Dai Vernon, Al Baker The Game of "Thirty-One" Played with a Dice The Fine Art of Magic 275
Karrell Fox Loaded Dice loaded dice gag, die explodes The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 163) 657
Harlan Tarbell Orange and Die die and orange change places, prop magic Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 251
Don Alan Dice ideas and gags for dice stacking and dice routines, trick die Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
Kirk Stiles Hard Way two dice are thrown, one has seven spots the other is blank, as Kirk Styles The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 257) 1029
John Murray Die-Lie dice on cards, idea The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 266) 1064
Bil Baird Bil's Bell imitating the sound of two dice with a hidden bell, dice vanish The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 279) 1116
Kirk Stiles Kirk's Quirk die on cup, both are thrown into the air and turn, die lands inside the cupVariations The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 285) 1140
Bruce Elliott The Die is Cast invisible die is thrown and outcome predicted with a matchbox, see p. 1185 for additional ideas by Frank HuckVariations The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 292) 1166
Roger Montandon Die and Cup Jugglery Inspired by The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 297) 1187
Franklin V. Taylor Apport three crumbled paper balls, one is selected, objects on cards selected on appears in paper The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 300) 1199
Bill Simon The Cards and Dice - 1. The Transposition Ace - Four of clubs face-down on table with a die on top of each with one to four to top, dice exchanged and cards followRelated toVariations Sleightly Sensational 14
Bill Simon 2. The Big Change Ace - Three with three dice on top, they transpose and eventually all change to Threes and backVariations Sleightly Sensational 16
Martin Gardner Dice intro Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 42
Royal Vale Heath, Ed Balducci Heath's "Di-ciphering" Five dice with different three digit numbers on each face. Roll the dice, magician can very quickly give the sum of the numbers rolled Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 106
Dai Vernon Climax for a Dice Routine two in the hand one in the pocket start, ending with jumbo and miniature dieRelated to The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 183
Tom Sellers Novelty Dice Prediction prediction of sum of several sides of dice Magic of the Mind 25
Milton Kort Dice / Dice / Dice Dice routine, multiple phase, change color, chink-a-chink, grows in size Kort Is Now In Session 57
J. B. Bobo The Stack of Nickels and Die die placed on stack and covered, betting game that die can be moved underneath, sucker element The New Modern Coin Magic 453
Ben Christopher Foregone Conclusion six matches, spectator choses any number of matches, number predicted by die in matchboxInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 72
Peter Alexis A Friendly Game betting game with dice, proposition betRelated to
  • p. 155 for George Henbeck comment
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 136
William P. Miesel Cards & Dice Ace-Four and four dice match up, aces appearRelated to Epilogue (Issue 2) 9
Karl Fulves Four Sided Triangle "Cards & Dice", three cards selected behind back according to roll of three dice, two located and one divined The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 152
Karl Fulves Demon Dice "Cards & Dice", nine poker dice, three spectators combine a hand and they're dealt out The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 153
Aaron Wainer Matchbox & Die chosen number from 1 to 6 predicted in matchboxRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 235
Roy Walton Devilish Die die wrapped in flash paper is rolled, paper burned, rolled number counted down to, card predicted on paper piece underneath dieRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 383
Pavel The Black Die Prediction five red and one black die, order is predicted Successful Magic 11
Gene Finnell A Dice Paradox Epilogue (Issue 12) 90
Karl Fulves Ace-Dice-Ace position of selection is found via mathematical procedure involving dice, non-slip cut The Book of Numbers 27
Bradley Efron Las Vegas Dice non-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by Stewart Olney The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 393
Shirley Quimby Shirley Quimby's Method for non-transitive dice set The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 393
Charlie Miller Die-Cast number on rolled die is predicted with matches in matchbook The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 35) 172
Ken Krenzel Never Say Die thought of number matched rolled number Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 48
Arthur Setterington Total Surprise two dice are rolled and put into a tube, performer reveals total of hidden numbers Straight Line Mysteries 13
Robert E. Neale End Game three objects moved according to instructions, outcome predicted
- History
- The Children's Game (Rock Paper Scissors)
- The System
- A Variation
- Two Betting Games
- Addendum
- The Second Game (with cube/die)
- The Election Game
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 593
Karl Fulves Drop Out three red dice alternate with two white dice and are held between thumb and first finger as block, white dice fall out at once, posed a problemRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 644
John Scarne Dice Hustle Epilogue (Issue 20) 192
Amedeo Vacca Balancing Dice Puzzle moisture Amedeo's Continental Magic 43
Unknown Die Holdout behind ear Amedeo's Continental Magic 44
Amedeo Vacca Matchbox-Prediction dice shaken in box, total predicted Amedeo's Continental Magic 46
Karl Fulves A Dice Proposition The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 702
Sam Dalal Drop Out Solution Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 758
Martin Gardner On "Drop Out" solution to Fulves's problemInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 782
Paul Swinford Octo octahedral die with symbols, chosen symbol divinedInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 809
Karl Fulves Dice Problem two dice underneath cup, coin vanished and reappears between dice under cup, posed as problemRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 821
Vic Perry Dice-Cipher six-figure number is multiplied with one to six, dice, divination, 142'857 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 102) 507
Kevin Fox We'll Ring You after the deck is removed from the case a die is tipped out, a coin appears under a card,the back of the card changes color, then the die and the coin vanish Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 101
Stewart Judah Decoy Dice six cards used, two dice rolled and selection made via countingInspired by
  • "Scarne on Card Tricks", p. 210
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 855
David Calhoun Vegas Fling! dice, roulette and cards, triple prediction The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 136) 679
Karl Fulves Psychik Dice rolling an eight and six with two dice before two sevens, odds apparently beaten, see also p. 926 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 930
Unknown Fate #2 No. 41, card of same value as thrown dice shows up Self-Working Card Tricks 62
Unknown Fate #1 No. 40, after some counting and making two packets with two dice, two black Jacks show up Self-Working Card Tricks 61
Arthur Setterington Diception ball vanishes in a tube between two dice Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 9) 408
Warren Stephens Dice Trick large die covered with hand, small die rolled, they have the same number on top, then large die vanishes Close-up Cavalcade Finale 89
Paul Harris "The Hard Way" two dice are permanently stuck together Las Vegas Close-Up 64
Karl Fulves Tuned Dice using dice with notes on corners to generate melodies, "Juke Box" Interlocutor (Issue 21) 79
Karl Fulves Chess Cube idea of chess variation with a dice that has chess figures on the sides
- Shadow Chess
Interlocutor (Issue 21) 82
Larry Becker Digitation numbered cards added to a number from invisible die, prediction of total in envelope World of Super Mentalism 132
Gerald Kosky How Many? dice routine Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Ted Glick Dice Trap two dice under cup, coin vanishes and reappears underneath cup between the two dice, three methodsInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 15) 1208
Jules Hirsch Ivory Tower stunt with stack of checkers or dice, chip is rolled towards it and one is thrown out The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1297
Karl Fulves Cheating At Dice on gambling books and a method to short-change casino chips Interlocutor (Issue 28) 109
Karl Fulves Dice Trap Related to Interlocutor (Issue 31) 121
Kurt A. Christoff Petals around the Rose roll of five dice is assigned a value, the puzzle is to find the rule, originally from "Mathematics Teacher"Related toVariations Interlocutor (Issue 39) 154
Karrell Fox Gamblecture ideas for a gambling lecture
- loaded dice gag (exploding sound)
- baby shoes gag
- false cuts with three colored woods
- pseudo deck switch (nudist)
- "bottoms" gag, pin-up girls
Another Book 317
Bob Hummer Imagination spectator throws invisible die and deals deck in that amount of packets, back of performed turned divines amount of packets (1941) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 21
Karl Fulves Murder in a Matchbox three match boxes, performer's back is turned and a small gun, a bill and a die are put in boxes, performer knows which object is where and what side is on top of the die Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Gene Nielsen The X Factor using six metal-rimmed cardboard tags, die is thrown and number spelled (!), prediction on the back of tags The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 258) 1289
Cees De Vries (D)ice Breakers gags and puzzles with dice Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 533
Karl Fulves ESP and Dice con bet with dice rolls Origins 16
Jeff Busby Phantom of the Dice Table color changing die routine with cup, die behind ear holdout
- Phase One: "It's Right Ear"
- Phase Two: A Handy Switch
- Phase Three: Into the Darkness
- Notes
- Further Notes
The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1345
Martin Gardner From Martin Gardner puzzle question about dice rolls Interlocutor (Issue 45) 177
Unknown Dice Catch No. 22, two dice held outside of a cup, puzzle throwing both dice inside with one hand Self-Working Table Magic 26
Unknown Controlled Dice Shot No. 23, betting that with two dice most of the times a one or a six is thrownRelated to Self-Working Table Magic 27
Unknown The New Dropout No. 26, three dice held between two fingers, dropping only the center one Self-Working Table Magic 30
Stephen Tucker Sugar 'N' Dice die and sugar cube, thrown number appears on sugar Babel (Issue 1) 13
Fred Kaps Another Click Pass with dice Das Camilo Seminar "81" 6
Barry Govan Las Vegas Dice one cup routine using dice instead of balls Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 629
Gerald Deutsch Dice Caper lapping routine with purse frame Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 745
Martin Gardner Rotating Die optical illusion with hollow die Epoptica (Issue 4) 230
R. C. H. Cheng A New Sucker Bet non-transitive dice Epoptica (Issue 4) 232
Roy Baker The What's It's Name Dice Trick two in the hand, one in the pocket with dice, climax with jumbo dice production Baker's Capers 17
Karl Fulves Dollars and Dice No. 27, serial number of bill, dice rolled, performer instantly adjusts serial number so it is divisible by other number Self-Working Number Magic 44
Karl Fulves Super Prophet No. 99, numbers from one to six listed a few times and added, total predictedInspired by Self-Working Number Magic 137
Piet Forton Zaubern mit Würfeln various easy tricks with dice
- divination of number
- forcing a number, with matchbox
- easy bank night routine with dice
Je geschickter desto Zauberer 5
Mel Stover Non-Transitivity with a Magic Slant Epoptica (Issue 6) 391
Michael Weber Loaded small hole in die disappears (sort of) The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 229
David (Foote) Drake Four Dice Repeat die tube routine, when pushed through tube, die changes number, four dice Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 117
Hiroshi Sawa Crash Dice die is placed between two plastic cards and crashed flat The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 24
Shigeo Futagawa 3-D Reflection surprising revelation of three-dimensional dice stuck to prediction cards The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 86
Karrell Fox The Pretend Prediction imaginary or clear dice rolled, total predictedInspired by For My Next Trick... 57
Rudy T. Hunter One Every Minute routine with dice and glass, lollipop production climax Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 10) 8
Karl Fulves More Petals solutionInspired by Interlocutor (Issue 48) 210
Karl Fulves Spot Check four dice, performer always wins Swindle & Cheat 4
Karl Fulves Rapid Transitive six dice, performer wins Swindle & Cheat 5
Karl Fulves Tri Color six dice, performer and spectator each take 2, performer wins Swindle & Cheat 6
Karl Fulves Shareholder six dice, performer against two spectators, performer wins Swindle & Cheat 6
Karl Fulves Dominant Dice second phase for previous dice game Swindle & Cheat 7
Karl Fulves A Penny Saved coin layout, game with die, performer wins Swindle & Cheat 8
Karl Fulves Alien Dice nontransitive dice principle with only two dice Swindle & Cheat 14
Sam Schwartz High Dice set of three nontransitive dice Swindle & Cheat 24
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
Swindle & Cheat 52
Arturo de Ascanio Los Dados mandan y las Cartas obedecen routine with cards and dice, four parts, elevator, Bill Simon routines and selection is foundInspired byAlso published here
  • "Circular de la S.E.I." 1955.
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 14
Peter Kane Di-a-Monte monte routine with dice Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 7) 2382
Bob Gill Invisible Choice dice rolled, number predicted with coins New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 6) 13
Bob Farmer Loaded Dice bets with loaded and mis-spotted dice
- 7-11 Dice - Load and Fire
- Another Game of 31
- Bone Try
- Pair of Dice by the Dashboard Light
Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 30
Mel Bennett, Karl Fulves Petals & Roots more on the dice puzzleRelated to Verbatim (Issue 10) 122
Harold Cataquet Re-Retention Vanish Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2531
Martin Gardner Basic Tosses fair tosses, slide and dump toss A Die Of Another Color 3
Martin Gardner In Closing end of introduction A Die Of Another Color 4
Martin Gardner Basic Grip similar to a purse palm with dice A Die Of Another Color 21
Christian Scherer Das Stehlen stealing a die from under a cup Die Würfel sind (nicht) gefallen! 14
Peter Duffie Before You Die Random numbers of die used to mix/transfer cards from packet to packet, then reveal two selections Effortless Card Magic 90
Pat Hennessy, Dai Vernon Dai's Wager dice bet with odds in performer's favorRelated to Virtual Foolery 14
Karl Fulves Do Not Pass Go "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
die on square with four fields is moved in circle with quarter-turns, it never gets into original orientation
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 124
Karl Fulves Trick Dice die moved via quarter turns on grid, top numbers listed, performer memorizes the list Combo 34
Ken De Courcy Silent Orders prediction of rolled number, with matches Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9) 1
Milton Kort Cups & Dice Six phased routine, like Cups and Balls but with pairs of coloured dice and colored cups Kort 259
Milton Kort Milt's Back-palm Gag Pseudo expose of backpalming dice Kort 285
Ellis Stanyon Forcing the Choice with an Ordinary Die No. 6, asking to throw die again if wrong numbers show up Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 21
Christian Scherer Dice Stacking: Material und Technik 1.1 Das Material
1.2 Die Grundtechnik des Dice Stacking (basic technique)
1.3 Der Stack mit neun Bewegungen (stacking with nine movements)
1.4 Der Stack mit fünf Bewegungen (stacking with five movements)
1.5 Vier auf einmal (four at once)
1.6 Das Abbauen des Stacks (removing dice from one by one from a pile)
1.7 Das Stehlen (stealing a die)
1.8 Die Würfel verschwinden lassen (disappearance of the dice)
1.9 Ladungen (loads)
Der glücklose Würfelspieler 9
Christian Scherer Der Glücklose Würfelspieler - Eine Dice-Stacking Routine four phases
1. three in the hands one in the pocket
2. dice stacking and traveling of dice from hand to under cup
3. spectator has to guess where the red die is and loses
4. jumbo die production
Der glücklose Würfelspieler 16
Karl Fulves Twin Towers "Problems"
tower of hanoi type puzzle with three red and three white dice, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 47
Karl Fulves Square Of 13 four dice hidden, performer turns some over, total predicted, cancellation principle applied to diceInspired by
  • "The 4th Die" (Charlatan #4)
Off The Books (Issue 2) 14
Karl Fulves Roll The Dice printed dice layout, dice roll selected by instructions on how to move on grid is predicted Hex Squared 11
Karl Fulves Totalizer "An impromptu trick with four dice"
four dice put on table with One-Two-Five-Six sides up, spectator follows some instructions or not while back is turned and covers dice, performer arranges dice so that two left dice have same total as right dice
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 128
David Berglas Time and Light routines with LED Time Pen, chemical fluid light sticks and Anverdi's die
- spectator names a time interval, then he gets a watch and can say start whenever he wants, the
show continues and the performer suddenly screams stop at the right moment
- Pseudo Psychometry routine
- woman selects one of several men, selection is divined
The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 383
Don Nielsen Anti-Grav Dice two dice, one on top of the other, bottom one is lifted when picking up upper one, magnetic instead of moisture Prolix (Issue 2) 108
Karl Fulves Dice Tracking memorizing string of numbers rolled by dice Word Play 48
Stewart James Half and Half Word randomly formed by combining two lists of letters, magician predicts the word correctlyAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 50
Karl Fulves Domino Dice "Unexplained"
using dice as dominos for layout, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 4) 254
Karl Fulves Middle Riddle three dice on table, bet made, one covered Prolix (Issue 5) 283
Karl Fulves Total Test six dice with all numbers from one to six on table, spectator covers two groups of three each, performer moves dice under either object around so both totals match, with variations involving prediction or divinations
- The Over-Under
- Workout
- Cube Count
- The Fix Is In
Prolix (Issue 4) 221
Unknown Sucker Bet counter-intuitive bet with dice Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 6) 10
Roberto Giobbi, Carlhorst Meier Details for a Climax Related to Secret Agenda (Issue July 1) 196
Karl Fulves Cubic Code three dice, number calculations, "Einstein's Theory"Related to Prolix (Issue 7) 486
Karl Fulves Dice On Ice bet with five dice in a box Prolix (Issue 7) 488
Karl Fulves Double-Digit Dice challenge to arrange six dice so the total is divisible by three Prolix (Issue 7) 489
Tom Stone, Andy Nyman Of Dice and Men presentation for 1 out of six prediction, inspired by Andy Nyman's "Diceman" Maelstrom 3
Christian Scherer Freier Fall die falls through square tube fast or slowly, with metronome as presentation aidInspired by
  • William J. Schmeelk's "Newton's Nightmare"
Schlaglichter 93
Nick Trost Special Poker Dice played with diceAlso published here
  • "Special Poker Dice" (Nick Trost, Gambling Tricks with Dice, 1975)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 260
Bob Farmer Absolute Power Blind Man's Blackjack with eight cards
- Blackjack Finale
- Poker Phase
- Dice Phase
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 333
Roberto Giobbi Magic Die presentational idea Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 14) 78