57 entries in Chip / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Charles T. Jordan The Letter-Mailing Mystery No. 7, stack of chips with numbers, set of envelopes, envelope and postage chosen with stack of chips are divined
1920 17
Tom Sellers Touch Counters several counters/chips of different colors in bag, initialed one found by performer
1933 14
Tom Sellers Throbit performer know whether addition result is odd or even, chip divination presentation
1933 18
The Problem of the Three Poker Chips three chips are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them
1938 139
Brainerd Baker Color Waves five chips with dots of different colors, performer removes named color from pocket without looking
Variations Sep. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3)
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart X Marks the Spot monte with three blank chips, one has X on one side
Oct. 1939
Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4)
Edward Bagshawe SYKO chips with numbers from 1 to 4 are placed inside four envelopes, spectator can chose envelope and name number, they match
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Eddie Joseph "Hitting the Spots" two dice thrown, thrown total matched with chips in performer's hands after hearing total
1941 17
L. Vosburgh Lyons Call It A Puzzle six discs with a different sign on each side are thrown and turned over while spelling a word, then one disc is hidden and performer turns back, he reveals which side is up on the hidden disc
Related toVariations May 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 8)
Dr. Stanley Jaks Alte Kümmelblättchen In neuer Blütte monte with three chips, cross drawn on one
Also published here Nov. 1942
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 4 No. 11)
Dr. Stanley Jaks 3 Ships monte with three chips, cross drawn on one
Also published here 1944
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2)
Willard J. Smith The Philanthropic Poker Chip seal appears on poker chip, as a pitch, see Sphinx "Victory Poker Chip"
1945 186
Tommy Dowd Liars! three poker chips with a different stamps on it are selected, one of three spectators has to lie the other two tell the truth, performer knows who has which chip
Inspired by
  • an idea of Jack Vosburgh's "More than a Trick"
Aug. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 90)
Bob Hummer Hummer Tricks Hummer's Poker Chip Trick: numbered poker chips, magician can divine sum of the numbers on three concealed poker chips
1956 111
Stewart James The Count of Monte Carlo total prediction, three digit numbers formed with poker chips
1957 7
Allessandro Number Divination with poker chips, numbered on both sides
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
The Amazing Maurice ESP Tumblers chip is placed under any cup, performer divines where
1961 18
Jochen Zmeck Kunststücke mit Chips on types of chips and gaffs
1961 29
A Coin Flourish three coins held, center one is rolled out, spun and pivoted back between the other two, one-handed
1969 141
Paul Swinford Time on my Hands twelve chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, five color coded control cards (CCCC), clock layout, a chosen number is eventually revealed
1971 3
Paul Swinford Poker Chip Chicarnery eight chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, three counting and spelling tricks with them
  • Spell-A-Number
  • The Widsnorf Mystery
  • The Challenge of Iros
1971 4
Paul Siegel Color-Ception different colored chips are divined behind back
1972 8
M. J. Oeink Oenik's Gambling Moves: 1) Check Cap No. 382-1, cryptic chip steal
1972 104
Amedeo Vacca Monte Carlo Chips three chips, X drawn on one, monte routine
1974 41
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther 'Test' Conditions number on poker chip is divined, in rattle box
Magick (Issue 131)
Friedrich Merkel Noch eine Chips-Routine transposition and vanish
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 4)
Gerald Kosky "The Total Is!" eight disks with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered
Inspired by 1975 119
Philip T. Goldstein Odd Man Out! seven poker chips, two have an X on one side, spectator selects three and performer predicts how many marked chips are among them
Magick (Issue 185)
Ken De Courcy Discatorial Multiphase routine with four colored discs.
  • Magician divines which color has been selected
  • Magician pulls out any color called for
  • Magician predicts the order of colors chosen
1977 37
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)
Karl Fulves Cheating At Dice on gambling books and a method to short-change casino chips
Interlocutor (Issue 28)
Burton S. Sperber Chips four poker chips with different colors in performer's pocket, one is selected by spectator and divined, see also p. 1120 for ideas by Orville Meyer
Magick (Issue 223)
David Britland Velleda Variations chips with numbers in a bag, forcing a number, erasable ink
Inspired by Jan. 1979
The Talon (Issue 3)
Jochen Zmeck Sie lügen three chips and girls with different hair color on them, three spectators choose them, divined who has which chip with lie detector presentation
Inspired byRelated to 1979 7
Paul Swinford, Bob Hummer Silver and Gold various parity effects (six routines) inspired by Bob Hummer's work with numbered chips and small metal cups
Arcane (Issue 2)
Bob Hummer Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle six poker chips with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered, for credit information see 2022 Bob Farmer reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 4
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Die Nussbaumersuite: Ein Spion wird aufgespürt sixteen chips with numbers are turned over and a city is selected, city is divined, agent and telephone number presentation
Inspired by 1980
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 41 No. 4)
Dennis Marks Grand Strategy color chip chosen by spectator, scrambled cube solved by performer blindfolded, first chosen color then rest, cube really brute-force solved
Also published here 1981
Magick (Issue 277)
Jochen Zmeck Heiratsvermittlung four chips with women on them and two chips with men used for prediction and location trick
  • Die Vorherbestimmte
  • Die Wiedergefundene (Hummer's Mathematical Three Card Monte)
Related to 1981 11
Jochen Zmeck Perfektes Farbfühlen four chips with dots of different colors are placed in handkerchief, performer removes named color without looking
Inspired by 1981 13
Chips three impromptu magic items and gags with chips
  • Das Poker Chip Faromischen
Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
Peter Wilker Historia von Dr. Johann Fausten spectator ends up with losing value, PATEO, using chips with numbers
Inspired by 1988
Magische Blätter (Vol. 2 No. 4)
The Pivot No. 25, two coins held between fingers, first finger flips it to back, poker chip flourish
1989 37
Karl Fulves Crossroader poker chips chosen from two cups, high number wins, audience decides who wins in the long run
1991 23
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 Threesome percentage game with chips in cups
1991 41
Ali Bongo Forcieren eines Farb-Chips chips on strings in a bag, to force a color
1991 12
Steve Dusheck Chipstick bingo markers magically attach to each other
1994 41
Ellison Poland Colors By The Numbers No. 1 six colored chips with numbers turned over by spectator, orientation and number of a hidden chip divined
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1994 64
Philip T. Goldstein Chipper card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decks
Variations 2002 2
Trevor Lewis The Medal medal vanishes and appears back in box, idea
2009 104
Chip Gyp spectator takes a number of poker chips, rest counted and digits added, some more chips given to other spectators, performer divines how many which spectator has
Prolix (Issue 8)
Bob Farmer Fished In And Chips
Inspired by 2015 89
Michael Rubinstein My the Force Be With You types of coins are printed on poker chip, one chip chosen and the coin on it is force
2020 355
Michael Rubinstein Three Coin Monte credit information, with sticker on poker chips
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two
  • Phase Three
  • Option for Only One Spectator
Related to
  • "Find the Lady Simplified" (Rink's Magic, 1969)
2020 372
Motoki Kaido Three Chip Monte Poker chip monte, with visual changes
Variations 2021 184
Bob Hummer Hummer's Poker Chip Mystery six poker chips with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered
Also published here 2022 42