44 entries in Nut / Shell Game
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 12, including
- The Travelling Sugar
- Four Paper Balls and Plates
- The Walnut Shells and Pea
- Thimble Rigging
- Chinese Marbles
1938 The Jinx (Issue 46) 314
Lewis Ganson "The Walnut Shells and Pea"
  • 1. The Shells
  • 2. The Pea
  • 3. The Working Surface
  • 4. The "Basic" Move
    • (a) How to hold the shell (right hand)
    • (b) How to move a shell
    • (c) How to steal and replace the pea
  • 5. The "Kick" Steal
    • (a) The "Steal"
    • (b) The Replacement
  • 6. The Finger on the Shell
  • The Routine
  • Additional Sleights for the "Walnut Shells and Pea"
    • To steal the pea
    • The tea cup
    • Pic-a-back
    • The "Spread" (all three shells held between fingers of one hand)
1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 65
Theodore Annemann Three Card Monte Outdone with three aspirin boxes and one penny
Related to 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 7
Eddie Joseph Where is that Coin? three matchbox drawers and a coin, monte / shell game
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 26
Hans E. Trixer Routine with the Miniature Cups and Balls
1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 175
James G. Thompson Jr. Peas and Cues routine, several phases
Also published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 32
Dr. William Weyeneth Versuchskaninchen shell game using a small foam rabbit, idea
1963 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 24 No. 1) 3
Harry Stanley, Lewis Ganson The Modern Shell Game
  • the shells
  • the pea
  • working surface
  • the basic move
  • the routine (with under glass finale)
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 100
Dr. William Weyeneth Schlussapotheose zum Nusschalentrick production of mini plastic babies as climax
1968 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 3) 54
Wilf. Huggins Why Not? shell game with three thimbles
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 64
Dr. William Weyeneth Wo ist der Fünfer? shell game using three bottle caps and a coin, with magnet
1970 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 4) 63
David Lederman Thimbles & Pea cups and balls routine with thimbles and pea, sponge ball final loads
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 187
George Schindler Introduction credit information
1974 All in a Nutshell 9
Frank Garcia The Shells
1974 All in a Nutshell 11
Frank Garcia The Pea and "The Working Surface"
1974 All in a Nutshell 11
Frank Garcia The Moves
  • Basic Move
  • Bluff Move
  • The Escobar Move
  • Swivel Move
  • Bust-Out Bluff
1974 All in a Nutshell 12
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Routine
Variations 1974 All in a Nutshell 20
Frank Garcia Extra Ideas
  • Ginsburg Push
  • Handkerchief Steal
1974 All in a Nutshell 74
Patrick Page The Three Shell Game
  • general comments
  • The Steal
  • The Load
  • The Kick Steal
1976 The Big Book of Magic 177
Unknown Three Shell Game
  • Required
  • The Basic Move
  • To Load Pea into Shell
  • A Typical Series of Moves
1976 Now you see it, now you don't! 210
Unknown Three Shell Game
  • Move Number One - To Steal the Pea
  • Move Number Two - To Load the Pea
  • Move Number Three - To Show a Shell Empty
  • The Routine
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 131
Juan Tamariz 4. Bolita Bajo Cascaras de Nuez -I- three shell game, ball changes color
1977 Magicolor 104
Juan Tamariz 5. Bolita Bajo Cascara de Nuez -II- three shell game, ball changes color
1977 Magicolor 105
Gary Ouellet Supershells four phases
1979 Supershells 4
Unknown The Steal classic steal
1979 Supershells 8
Unknown The Load
1979 Supershells 13
Gary Ouellet The Pinky Pinch
1979 Supershells 33
Gary Ouellet The Pinky Acquitment hand turned over to show empty shell while pea is hidden
1979 Supershells 36
Gary Ouellet The Sidesteal Sequence way to steal the pea
1979 Supershells 37
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm idea for color changing peas
Mar. 1980 Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 3) 318
Karl Fulves Three-Shell Monte three different colored peas
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 61
James G. Thompson Jr. Das Nusschalenspiel
Also published here Jan. 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 4) 142
Karrell Fox "Shell-Shock" sponge balls appear under shells as finale
1988 My Latest Book 40
Giovanni Livera Shell Shocked! routine with shot glass, white dice, small letter P
1992 Confessions of an Italian Magician 19
Sid Fleischman Adventures With the Three Shell Game
  • A Tip on the Pea
  • Mind Reading with Shell
  • Bottom Up
1993 The Charlatan's Handbook 207
Karl Norman The Three Shell Game - Karl Normal Routine
1994 Close-Up File 183
Jerry Mentzer Easy Shell Game plastic cubes instead of shells
1994 Close-Up File 191
Karl Norman Three Shell Game four phases, climax with shotglass
1995 40 Years at the Forks 75
Jörg Alexander Weber Eine harte Nuss multi-phase routine with glass finale
Inspired by 1995 ZauberKunst 10
Unknown Die Technik basic steal
1995 ZauberKunst 12
Kurti Freitag Mein Nuss-Schalen Spiel mit Verschlusskappen Three Shell Game Routine
  • Stehlen (classic steal)
  • Laden (classic load)
  • Zusatzgriff 1 (additional steal)
  • Zusatzgriff 2 (additional load)
  • Ausweichgriffe
  • Königsgriff (Kurt Freitag)
  • Tipps
2000 Mein Nuss-Schalen Spiel mit Verschlusskappen 1
Marc DeSouza Shell-Act routine, with vanishing shot glass
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 135
Jack Avis Three Shell Game "Siva's Master Move"
with sticky tape
2006 Rara Avis 212
Juan Villarejo El Trilero multi-phase routine, with a glass
2017 El Mago en la Mesa de Juego — Volumen I 67