44 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 Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks 17
Tom Sellers Touch Counters several counters/chips of different colors in bag, initialed one found by performer
1933 More Secrets 14
Tom Sellers Throbit performer know whether addition result is odd or even, chip divination presentation
1933 More Secrets 18
Unknown The Problem of the Three Poker Chips three chips are pocketed by three spectators, performer divines them
1938 Greater Magic 139
Brainerd Baker Color Waves five chips with dots of different colors, performer removes named color from pocket without looking
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 3) 4
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart X Marks the Spot monte with three blank chips, one has X on one side
1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 4) 3
Edward Bagshawe SYKO chips with numbers from 1 to 4 are placed inside four envelopes, spectator can chose envelope and name number, they match
1939 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5) 14
Eddie Joseph "Hitting the Spots" two dice thrown, thrown total matched with chips in performer's hands after hearing total
1941 How Gamblers Win 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 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 8) 29
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) 7
Dr. Stanley Jaks 3 Ships monte with three chips, cross drawn on one
Also published here 1944 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2) 5
Willard J. Smith The Philanthropic Poker Chip seal appears on poker chip, as a pitch, see Sphinx "Victory Poker Chip"
1945 My Best 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"
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 90) 364
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 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 111
Stewart James The Count of Monte Carlo total prediction, three digit numbers formed with poker chips
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 7
Allessandro Number Divination with poker chips, numbered on both sides
1958 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958) 14
The Amazing Maurice ESP Tumblers chip is placed under any cup, performer divines where
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 18
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 Lecture Notes 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 Lecture Notes 4
Paul Siegel Color-Ception different colored chips are divined behind back
1972 Doorway to Delusion 8
Amedeo Vacca Monte Carlo Chips three chips, X drawn on one, monte routine
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 41
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther 'Test' Conditions number on poker chip is divined, in rattle box
1975 Magick (Issue 131) 652
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
1977 Magick (Issue 185) 923
Jules Hirsch Ivory Tower stunt with stack of checkers or dice, chip is rolled towards it and one is thrown out
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1297
Karl Fulves Cheating At Dice on gambling books and a method to short-change casino chips
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 28) 109
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
1979 Magick (Issue 223) 1111
David Britland Velleda Variations chips with numbers in a bag, forcing a number, erasable ink
Inspired by Jan. 1979 The Talon (Issue 3) 25
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
1980 Arcane (Issue 2) 17
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
Related toVariations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 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) 1382
Unknown Chips three impromptu magic items and gags with chips
  • Das Poker Chip Faromischen
Dec. 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3&4) 119
Unknown The Pivot No. 25, two coins held between fingers, first finger flips it to back, poker chip flourish
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 37
Karl Fulves Crossroader poker chips chosen from two cups, high number wins, audience decides who wins in the long run
1991 Swindle & Cheat 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 Swindle & Cheat 25
Karl Fulves Threesome percentage game with chips in cups
1991 Swindle & Cheat 41
Ali Bongo Forcieren eines Farb-Chips chips on strings in a bag, to force a color
1991 Ali Bongo 12
Steve Dusheck Chipstick bingo markers magically attach to each other
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 41
Philip T. Goldstein Chipper card at number, four poker chips with numbers, two decks
Variations 2002 Flaunting Five Fanciful Formulae 2
Trevor Lewis The Medal medal vanishes and appears back in box, idea
2009 Routines Matter 104
Unknown 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
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 503
Bob Farmer Fished In And Chips
Inspired by 2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 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 Rubinstein Coin Magic 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 Rubinstein Coin Magic 372
Motoki Kaido Three Chip Monte Poker chip monte, with visual changes
Variations 2021 The Monster of the Secret Art 184