15 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Divination of Odd Ball (Kurotsuke)
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Lloyd W. Chambers L-W-C Telepathy three objects are divided between three spectators, magician knows who has what, stooge codes using pencil’s position on table
1941 Original Ideas in Magic 1
Robert Cassidy The Dowsing Rods using dowsing rod / pendulum for Syd Bergson's Sixth Sense, spectator finds odd colored ball
1984 The Art of Mentalism 49
Barrie Richardson Easter Egg Divination: A Weighty Problem
  • From My Thoughts
four spectators take out four colored balls/eggs without looking, performer knows who has which color
Also published here June 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6) 53
Alexander de Cova 6 Steine five white and one black stone
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
VariationsAlso published here
2003 Gambit 16
Wayne Dobson Oddball three balls in bag, spectators take one, performer divines who has the odd-colored one
2003 Dobson's Choice 2 7
Steve "Banachek" Shaw It Takes Balls check in envelope among others, all are shredded but one with fee, using pingpong balls
Inspired by 2003 Syzygy (Vol. 5 No. 15) 418
Barrie Richardson The Thought Hatchery four spectators take out four colored balls/eggs without looking, performer knows who has which color
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
Also published here
2005 Act Two 7
Alexander de Cova 5 Steine five white and one black stone
Also published here 2007 Seminar 2007 10
Alexander de Cova 6 Steine five white and one black stone
Also published here 2010 Better Than Hartz 4 32
Alexander de Cova Totally stoned five white and one black stone
Also published here Dec. 2012 New Avantgarde Magic (Issue 3) 21
Alexander de Cova Totally Stoned three white, three green and one black stone, with additional prediction of colors of two remaining stones
Inspired by Dec. 2013 Scrapbook (Issue 2) 13
Colin McLeod Noted with four bills removed from a wallet, odd bill is found as well as the different scenarios the spectators are thinking of
Inspired by
  • Stephen Tucker's "Visa Cabaret"
  • Max Maven's "Kurotsuke"
2014 Divine 108
Alexander de Cova Totally Stoned five white and one black stone
Inspired by
  • "Kurotsuke" (Max Maven, VideoMind 1)
Also published here
2015 Burners — Vol. 1 155
Nadia "Lou" Schürmann, Christoph Borer DIe Hexenprobe Kurotsuke effect with stones
2018 Mentale Notizen 131
Mike Pisciotta The Way I Use It several people take item out of paper bag, one spectator is chosen and has taken the forced item
2020 As Above, So Below 8