how, on delivering a ring to a number of persons, to find which person has got it, which hand it is on, which finger, and which joint.\npeople seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers\n unknown
1784
breslaw's last legacy
Unknown

How, on delivering a Ring to a Number of Persons, to find which Person has got it, which Hand it is on, which Finger, and which Joint.

people seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers

the expunged numeral\nperformer names number after some calculations have been done, two presentations given\n unknown\ndevil's dial\nfrancis j. baker
1890
more magic
Unknown

The Expunged Numeral

performer names number after some calculations have been done, two presentations given

suggestion und hypnose\nfour four-digit numbers written down and added, predicted\n unknown\nsuggestion und hypnose\n unknown
1896
der zauberspiegel
Unknown

Suggestion und Hypnose

four four-digit numbers written down and added, predicted

zu erraten, wieviel geldstücke eine person in ihrer hand hält\nspectator takes a number of coins and has to do calculations with that number, performer in the end divines the number of coins\n unknown
1896
die zauberwelt
Unknown

Zu erraten, wieviel Geldstücke eine Person in ihrer Hand hält

spectator takes a number of coins and has to do calculations with that number, performer in the end divines the number of coins

der kobold in der flasche\nno. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical\nsamuel "st. roman" thiersfeld
1899
jedermann zauberkünstler! Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld

Der Kobold in der Flasche

No. 36, name of chosen card or sum of numbers appears on paper in bottle, chemical

the mysterious addition\ncrystal bell divines written numbers\njoseph michael hartz\nthe mysterious addition\njoseph michael hartz
1911
later magic Joseph Michael Hartz

the mysterious addition\ncrystal bell divines written numbers\njoseph michael hartz\nthe mysterious addition\njoseph michael hartz
1911
magical titbits Joseph Michael Hartz

the demon digits\nthree cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order\nadolf blind (magicus)\nthe demon digits\nadolf blind (magicus)
1911
later magic Adolf Blind (Magicus)

The Demon Digits

three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order

the psychic prediction\ntotal of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains\ncharles t. jordan
1921
the four full hands Charles T. Jordan

The Psychic Prediction

total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains

the elusive digits\nfour cards with numbers from one to four in a glass frame, arrange in wanted order, second set of cards in card stand\noswald rae
1926
between ourselves Oswald Rae

The Elusive Digits

four cards with numbers from one to four in a glass frame, arrange in wanted order, second set of cards in card stand

miracles of memory\nmental arithmetic, and list of words, interesting solution and presentation for the mental arithmetic\noswald rae
1928
sub rosa Oswald Rae

Miracles of Memory

mental arithmetic, and list of words, interesting solution and presentation for the mental arithmetic

a thought is fathomed\nusing deck of cards to force page number, si stebbins\ntheodore annemann\nfathomed thought\ntheodore annemann\na fathomed thought\nsam schwartz
1934
sh-h-h--! it's a secret Theodore Annemann

A Thought is Fathomed

using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins

the new nile divination\na spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number\ntheodore annemann
1935
complete one man mental and psychic routine Theodore Annemann

The New Nile Divination

a spectator thinks of a two digit number, random numbers are added, the sum match with the thought of number

pencil reading\nmethod and two routines, divination of a calculation and spectator and performer always write the same number down\ntheodore annemann\n(2) strange coincidence\ntheodore annemann
1935
complete one man mental and psychic routine Theodore Annemann

Pencil Reading

method and two routines, divination of a calculation and spectator and performer always write the same number down

one of those things\nage and number (amount of change) are divined after calculation\ncalvin cole\npocket presto\ncalvin cole\nkarl fulves
1935
the jinx 1-50 Calvin Cole

One of Those Things

age and number (amount of change) are divined after calculation

mephisto's message\nnumber selected via card values from one half gives position of selection in other half\n unknown\ncurious coincidence\n unknown
1935
mental magic with cards
Unknown

Mephisto's Message

number selected via card values from one half gives position of selection in other half

calendar conjuring\nnumber effects with calendar sheets, see page 172 for improvement by dr. jacob daley\ntom sellers\nmagic squares\n unknown
1936
the jinx 1-50 Tom Sellers

Calendar Conjuring

number effects with calendar sheets, see page 172 for improvement by Dr. Jacob Daley

the word on the page\nusing 14-15 card stack\ntheodore annemann\nthe aftermath book test\nkarl fulves\nword on the page\ntheodore annemann
1936
the jinx 1-50 Theodore Annemann

the double steal\nnumber "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches\nfrank n. dodd\na divination with matches\nfred demuth\ncleromantic chicanery\ne.e. hammill\nfrank n. dodd\njohn scarne\nfrank dodd's prediction\nfrank n. dodd
1937
the jinx 1-50 Frank N. Dodd

The Double Steal

number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches

psychic prediction\ntotal of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains\ncharles t. jordan
1937
encyclopedia of card tricks Charles T. Jordan

Psychic Prediction

total of six selections predicted, stack that will force the number 27, riffle shuffle with chains

the fifteenth card\nvalues of two selections are added and counted down, card predicted, half deck stack\ncharles t. jordan
1937
encyclopedia of card tricks Charles T. Jordan

The Fifteenth Card

values of two selections are added and counted down, card predicted, half deck stack

between the lines\nusing deck of cards to force page number\ntheodore annemann\nbetween the lines\ntheodore annemann
1937
encyclopedia of card tricks Theodore Annemann

fathomed thought\nusing deck of cards to force page number, si stebbins\ntheodore annemann\na thought is fathomed\ntheodore annemann
1937
encyclopedia of card tricks Theodore Annemann

Fathomed Thought

using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins

prophesied discovery\nusing stack that forces number ten\nwilliam larsen\na prophetic card discovery\nt. page wright
1937
encyclopedia of card tricks William Larsen

the fourteen deck\nset-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth\nralph w. hull
1937
encyclopedia of card tricks Ralph W. Hull

The Fourteen Deck

set-up to force the number fourteen that can be shuffled, rough-smooth

between the lines\nbook test, using deck of cards in si stebbins order for word selection\ntheodore annemann\nbetween the lines\ntheodore annemann\ndemon's effect\nsam schwartz
1937
the jinx 1-50 Theodore Annemann

Between the Lines

book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection

magic squares\nchapter on magic squares, discussing
- the three square
- the five square
- odd and even cell squares
- the eight square
- the six square\nroyal vale heath
1938
greater magic Royal Vale Heath

Magic Squares

chapter on Magic Squares, discussing
- The Three Square
- The Five Square
- Odd and Even Cell Squares
- The Eight Square
- The Six Square

sacred script\nmessage appears on slate with reference to bible in which number is found, see also page 345\ngordon r. mckenney
1938
the jinx 1-50 Gordon R. McKenney

Sacred Script

message appears on slate with reference to bible in which number is found, see also page 345

phantom hand\nmessage on slate becomes number prediction when wiping over it\noscar weigle\nbefore your eyes\nnorman ashworth
1938
the jinx 1-50 Oscar Weigle

Phantom Hand

message on slate becomes number prediction when wiping over it

date sense\nnumbers on calendar are added, matrix force\nwalter b. gibson\ndate sense\nwalter b. gibson\ncrazy calendar\nmartin gardner
1938
the jinx 1-50 Walter B. Gibson

familiar spirit\ntwenty blank cards, each with a two-figure number by a spectator, then some cards are totaled and total divined\nkent arthur
1939
the jinx 51-100 Kent Arthur

Familiar Spirit

twenty blank cards, each with a two-figure number by a spectator, then some cards are totaled and total divined

nirvana nos.\none of sixteen colors selected, one card by naming position 1-52, three numbers added up, on cardboard in frame then appear those three selections\nfredric kolb\nthe news force\nal mann
1939
the jinx 51-100 Fredric Kolb

Nirvana Nos.

one of sixteen colors selected, one card by naming position 1-52, three numbers added up, on cardboard in frame then appear those three selections

'number, please'\nprediction of a name in a telephone book, the accessory as a number force with counters\ntheodore annemann
1939
the incorporated strange secrets Theodore Annemann

'Number, Please'

prediction of a name in a telephone book, the Accessory as a number force with counters

pay day\ncoins distributed to envelopes with mathematical procedure, predicted, see page 746 for correction\njack vosburgh
1941
the jinx 101-151 Jack Vosburgh

Pay Day

coins distributed to envelopes with mathematical procedure, predicted, see page 746 for correction

die force improvement \none of four cards with rolling of die, see 202 method of forcing for original\nclement de lion
1942
the phoenix 1-50 Clement de Lion

Die Force Improvement

one of four cards with rolling of die, see 202 Method of Forcing for original

free force\nforcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correction\nronald b. edwards\nthe back room\nbruce elliott
1944
the phoenix 51-100 Ronald B. Edwards

Free Force

forcing fourteen or fifteen with playing cards, see reference for correction

double knockout!\nfour numbers are added and predicted, first appeared in the "linking ring" 1942\nhen fetsch
1945
miracles in mentalism and psychic experimentation Hen Fetsch

Double Knockout!

four numbers are added and predicted, first appeared in the "Linking Ring" 1942

advertising stunt\ntwo lines printed on a card, one with letters one with numbers, number divined\ntom fitzgerald\nsee also "the 'q' trick" in hoffmann's " modern magic" p.560
1945
the phoenix 51-100 Tom Fitzgerald

Advertising Stunt

two lines printed on a card, one with letters one with numbers, number divined

Related to

see also "The 'Q' Trick" in Hoffmann's " Modern Magic" p.560

days of force\ncalendar number force\nmel stover\nfortunes of a wise fool\nstephen minch\nrainbow matrix\nphilip t. goldstein\nwalter b. gibson\nmaurice kraitchik\nquintasense\nthomas alan waters\nringo-bingo\nstephen tucker\nrainbow matrix\nphilip t. goldstein\nwalter b. gibson\nmaurice kraitchik\nmatrix number force\nthomas alan waters\nrethink\nphilip t. goldstein\nthreesum\nthomas alan waters\ncalendar prediction\nmel stover
1945
the phoenix 51-100 Mel Stover

the psychic paper\nspectator chooses number and color, number is predicted in chosen color\ns. h. paine
1945/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 4 S. H. Paine

The Psychic Paper

spectator chooses number and color, number is predicted in chosen color

transcendental book test\nusing mathematical addition force\nrichard himber\ntranscendental book test\nrichard himber
1945/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 4 Richard Himber

odds on\nspectator guesses picture in buddha papers, color of handkerchief in a bag, which card is reversed in the deck, and which number is written on a paper, in a locket\nbruce elliott
1946
the phoenix 51-100 Bruce Elliott

Odds On

spectator guesses picture in buddha papers, color of handkerchief in a bag, which card is reversed in the deck, and which number is written on a paper, in a locket

142857\nwith the feature of fractions of seven, see page 412 and 416 for more ideas (clyde f. cairy and unknown)\nbruce elliott
1946
the phoenix 101-150 Bruce Elliott

142857

with the feature of fractions of seven, see page 412 and 416 for more ideas (Clyde F. Cairy and unknown)

tally ho!\nspectator write numbers on a pad, under a handkerchief performer feels the numbers and names the total, see also p. 540\ndr. ben b. braude
1947
the phoenix 101-150 Dr. Ben B. Braude

Tally Ho!

spectator write numbers on a pad, under a handkerchief performer feels the numbers and names the total, see also p. 540

devious digits\nserial numbers from bills are put together and multiplied with a number (selected playing card), medium on phone divines total\njohn brown cook\narthur h. buckley
1947
gems of mental magic John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley

Devious Digits

serial numbers from bills are put together and multiplied with a number (selected playing card), medium on phone divines total

astrological mentalism\nspectators order some months and zodiacs on blackboards and add up some numbers, medium divines all in correct order\njohn brown cook\narthur h. buckley
1947
gems of mental magic John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley

Astrological Mentalism

spectators order some months and zodiacs on blackboards and add up some numbers, medium divines all in correct order

"super-divino" sealed letter test\nnumbers added, magician devines total\nc. a. george newmann
1948/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 5 C. A. George Newmann

the impossible prediction\nimpromptu stooge, see "challenges" for credits\njoseph dunninger\ndunninger's impossible prediction\njoseph dunninger\nralph w. read\nodd coincident\nb.c. milnov
1948/27
tarbell course in magic — volume 5 Joseph Dunninger

the elevens stunt\nmathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven\n unknown
1949
tricks and stunts with playing cards
Unknown

The Elevens Stunt

Mathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven

telling a chosen card\ndivine value of playing card via mathematical method (multiply by three, add six, divide by three)\n unknown
1949
tricks and stunts with playing cards
Unknown

Telling a Chosen Card

Divine value of playing card via mathematical method (multiply by three, add six, divide by three)

two quickies\n- transposition of two cards
- forcing a number with coins\nronald b. edwards\nsmall change prediction\nronald b. edwards
1953
the phoenix 251 - 300 Ronald B. Edwards

Two Quickies

- transposition of two cards
- forcing a number with coins

astral digit\nafter some easy arithmetics, spectator and performer have the same number written on a slate\njack yates
1954
minds in close-up Jack Yates

Astral Digit

after some easy arithmetics, spectator and performer have the same number written on a slate

think of a number\nbusiness cards with number written on them, chosen number is spelled and card with same number is found\nronald b. edwards
1954
the new phoenix 301-348 Ronald B. Edwards

Think of a Number

business cards with number written on them, chosen number is spelled and card with same number is found

heath's "di-ciphering"\nfive dice with different three digit numbers on each face. roll the dice, magician can very quickly give the sum of the numbers rolled\nroyal vale heath\ned balducci
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery 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

the tit-tat-toe trick\npacket of nine cards used to play tic-tac-toe with a spectator (face up and down cards). finale is revealed that the result is a magic square, each row/column/diagonal adds up to fifteen\ndon costello\ndai vernon\nmartin gardner\ndraw for the devil\nrobert e. neale\ntic tac toe force\nmartin gardner
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Don Costello, Dai Vernon, Martin Gardner

The Tit-Tat-Toe Trick

Packet of nine cards used to play tic-tac-toe with a spectator (face up and down cards). Finale is revealed that the result is a magic square, each row/column/diagonal adds up to fifteen

stover's prediction\nfour by four square drawn on calendar, four circles drawn (draw circle and cross out row and column each time), magician divines the sum\nmel stover
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Mel Stover

Stover's Prediction

Four by four square drawn on calendar, four circles drawn (draw circle and cross out row and column each time), magician divines the sum

sure-shot dice box\nsmall box that allows dice in it to rattle but not turn over. includes trick by stewart james (sum prediction)\neli hackman\nstewart james
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Eli Hackman, Stewart James

Sure-Shot Dice Box

Small box that allows dice in it to rattle but not turn over. Includes trick by Stewart James (sum prediction)

hummer tricks\nhummer's poker chip trick: numbered poker chips, magician can divine sum of the numbers on three concealed poker chips\nbob hummer
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Bob Hummer

Hummer Tricks

Hummer's Poker Chip Trick: numbered poker chips, magician can divine sum of the numbers on three concealed poker chips

frank dodd's prediction\nnumber "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches\nfrank n. dodd\nthe double steal\nfrank n. dodd
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Frank N. Dodd

Frank Dodd's Prediction

Number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches

curry's version\nthink of a number, do some operations, predict final result, better presentation\npaul curry
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Paul Curry

Curry's Version

Think of a number, do some operations, predict final result, better presentation

predicting a sum\nmagician correctly predicts sum of numbers generated by spectator and magician\n unknown\nal baker's numero\nal baker
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown

Predicting a Sum

Magician correctly predicts sum of numbers generated by spectator and magician

al baker's numero\nconvert the final sum into a word, which becomes the name of the spectator\nal baker\npredicting a sum\n unknown
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Al Baker

Al Baker's Numero

Convert the final sum into a word, which becomes the name of the spectator

magic squares\nthree by three square drawn on calendar, magician is told smallest number in square, can then divine total sum of the nine dates in the square\n unknown\ncalendar conjuring\ntom sellers\nbreathtaking\nstephen tucker
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown

Magic Squares

Three by three square drawn on calendar, magician is told smallest number in square, can then divine total sum of the nine dates in the square

gibson's circled dates\nfive dates are circled on a calendar month, magician asks how many mondays/tuesdays... are circled, magician can divine the sum total of the circled dates\nwalter b. gibson\nroyal vale heath
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Walter B. Gibson, Royal Vale Heath

Gibson's Circled Dates

Five dates are circled on a calendar month, magician asks how many Mondays/Tuesdays... are circled, magician can divine the sum total of the circled dates

hummer's die mystery\nmagician uses dice to divine number thought of by spectator, principle is similar to 21 card trick / gergonne's pile problem. spectator thinks of a number between one and six, a die is put under performer's hand and without looking at it the performer shows three sides of the die several times and asks if the selected number is visible, number is eventually divined\nbob hummer\ndevil's die\njack yates\nfrom gergonne to gargantua\njoseph diez gergonne
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Bob Hummer

Hummer's Die Mystery

Magician uses dice to divine number thought of by spectator, principle is similar to 21 card trick / Gergonne's Pile Problem. spectator thinks of a number between one and six, a die is put under performer's hand and without looking at it the performer shows three sides of the die several times and asks if the selected number is visible, number is eventually divined

number cards\nset of cards with numbers, spectator thinks of a number and chooses cards that has the thought of number. magician divines the number. binary system\n unknown\nwindow cards\n unknown
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown

Number Cards

Set of cards with numbers, spectator thinks of a number and chooses cards that has the thought of number. Magician divines the number. Binary system

window cards\nmore complex version of number cards with holes cut out in the card to be stacked up\n unknown\nsam loyd's version\nsam lloyd\nnumber cards\n unknown
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown

Window Cards

More complex version of Number Cards with holes cut out in the card to be stacked up

an addition trick\ndivine digit that is not named in a long number using digital roots\n unknown\ndigital roots\n unknown
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown

An Addition Trick

Divine digit that is not named in a long number using digital roots

a multiplication trick\ndivine digit that is not named in a long number using digital roots\n unknown\ndigital roots\n unknown
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown

A Multiplication Trick

Divine digit that is not named in a long number using digital roots

guessing someone's age\nusing digital roots to estimate the age of someone\n unknown\ndigital roots\n unknown\njust a few wrinkles...\nstephen tucker
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown

Guessing Someone's Age

Using digital roots to estimate the age of someone

the cyclic number\na packet containing six cards forming the number 142857, when multiplied by any number from 2 to 6, gives a result which the cards themselves reveal\nlloyd e. jones
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Lloyd E. Jones

The Cyclic Number

A packet containing six cards forming the number 142857, when multiplied by any number from 2 to 6, gives a result which the cards themselves reveal

heath's "tappit"\ntapping the hours type of trick, but with colored tiles and numbers printed on them\nroyal vale heath\ntapping the hours\n unknown\neddie joseph
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Royal Vale Heath

Heath's "Tappit"

Tapping the Hours type of trick, but with colored tiles and numbers printed on them

blyth's domino box\ndominoes in a box shifted, the spots on the dominoes will predict how many have been shifted\nwill blyth\nblocks of india\n unknown
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Will Blyth

Blyth's Domino Box

Dominoes in a box shifted, the spots on the dominoes will predict how many have been shifted

the mysteries of nine\nnumber forces using the number nine (e.g. 1089), includes variation by t. o'connor sloane using money\n unknown\nt. o'connor sloane\n6801 prediction\nsteve beam
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown, T. O'Connor Sloane

The Mysteries of Nine

Number forces using the number nine (e.g. 1089), includes variation by T. O'Connor Sloane using money

digital roots\nnumber force using digital roots\n unknown\npersistent root\n unknown\nguessing someone's age\n unknown\nan addition trick\n unknown\na multiplication trick\n unknown
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown

the irrisistible force\n\nmel stover\nrainbow matrix\nphilip t. goldstein\nwalter b. gibson\nmaurice kraitchik\nrainbow matrix\nphilip t. goldstein\nwalter b. gibson\nmaurice kraitchik\nthreesum\nthomas alan waters\nforce majeur\nphilip t. goldstein\ntile force\ndoug canning
1957
the new phoenix 301-348 Mel Stover

the application of the mnemonic number code\n(1) for mental arithmetic
(2) for coding at the phone (al baker)
(3) two person act, arithmetic
(4) corinda's "fourteenth book test", coding with medium\ntony corinda\nal baker\nthe celebrity feat\nal baker
1958
mnemonics and mental systems Tony Corinda, Al Baker

The Application of the Mnemonic Number Code

(1) for mental arithmetic
(2) for coding at the phone (Al Baker)
(3) two person act, arithmetic
(4) Corinda's "Fourteenth Book Test", coding with medium

the magic square\n5x5\ntony corinda\nfred barlow's " mental prodigies"\nerrata and additions to the full "thirteen steps to mentalism"\ntony corinda
1958
mnemonics and mental systems Tony Corinda

(4) a debt repaid\nspectator writes down a sum of money, performer lets him subtract an amount and then hands him the exact change, he was holding from the beginning\ntony corinda
1958
pencil, lip, sound, touch and muscle reading Tony Corinda

(4) A Debt Repaid

spectator writes down a sum of money, performer lets him subtract an amount and then hands him the exact change, he was holding from the beginning

other ideas for the gimmick clip\n- par x prediction (number prediction)
- variations\ndr. spencer thornton
1958
thornton's secrets of mental magic Dr. Spencer Thornton

Other Ideas for the Gimmick Clip

- Par X Prediction (number prediction)
- Variations

discs of diabolo\nprediction of three digit number, six spectators write a number and paper is put in a box, selected box matches prediction\ntom sellers
1960
magic of the mind Tom Sellers

Discs of Diabolo

prediction of three digit number, six spectators write a number and paper is put in a box, selected box matches prediction

predicto\ncards with four digit numbers, two numbers added, sum was predicted\nclettis v. musson
1961
still more miracles in mentalism Clettis V. Musson

Predicto

cards with four digit numbers, two numbers added, sum was predicted

page force\ntwo books, miscall\ndavid hoy\npage force\ntony corinda\nafterthought!\nrobert schwarz
1963
the bold and subtle miracles of dr. faust David Hoy

another effect is the following\nas a number force or book test\nedward marlo\nthe restacking pack\nalex elmsley
1964
faro controlled miracles Edward Marlo

mathematically inclined\nten digits used for longer calculation, result instantly seen by performer, for credit discussion see reference\nl. vosburgh lyons\nthomas alan waters\np. 70\np. 105 for historic notes by ronald wohl\ntriangle card trick\nbruce cervon\nmathematically inclined\nl. vosburgh lyons
1966
the pallbearers review vol. 1-4 L. Vosburgh Lyons, Thomas Alan Waters

Mathematically Inclined

ten digits used for longer calculation, result instantly seen by performer, for credit discussion see reference

oops 1: fifty years of history\nnumerical force to select a particular card on a grid of twenty cards, based on an important year to the spectator\nchan canasta
1966
book of oopses Chan Canasta

Oops 1: Fifty years of history

Numerical force to select a particular card on a grid of twenty cards, based on an important year to the spectator

oops 9: look out for a number\n1089 force, prediction is 6801 on the page, must flip upside down to reveal prediction\nchan canasta\n6801 prediction\nsteve beam
1966
book of oopses Chan Canasta

Oops 9: Look out for a number

1089 force, prediction is 6801 on the page, must flip upside down to reveal prediction

oops 3: matches and loose change\ngrid of sixteen cards, spectator chooses cards one by one while eliminating all the cards in the same row/column as the card. then add up values of the cards, and total is predicted\nchan canasta
1966
book of oopses Chan Canasta

Oops 3: Matches and loose change

Grid of sixteen cards, spectator chooses cards one by one while eliminating all the cards in the same row/column as the card. Then add up values of the cards, and total is predicted

oops 4: matches not for burning\nsome matches placed in three equal groups on the page, moved around according to instructions, predict how many matches in the middle group\nchan canasta
1966
book of oopses Chan Canasta

Oops 4: Matches not for burning

Some matches placed in three equal groups on the page, moved around according to instructions, predict how many matches in the middle group

new math\nnumber added with reversed number, left-out digit divined, "l'illusioniste" ca. 60 years ago\ndr. ben b. braude\np. 144 for suggestion by clyde cairy\ndevil's dial\nfrancis j. baker
1967
the pallbearers review vol. 1-4 Dr. Ben B. Braude

New Math

number added with reversed number, left-out digit divined, "L'Illusioniste" ca. 60 years ago

the gold medallion\nprediction of number on medallion\nal koran\nthe antique medallion\nglenn g. gravatt\nal koran\nthe jubilee medallion\nalan shaxon\nmedallion\nkarl fulves\nultimedallion\njack kent tillar\nkoran revisited\nwayne dobson\nkeynow\nthomas alan waters\npolish-ing koran's medallion\njohnny thompson\nmedallion meets tidal wave\njohn hostler\nthe koran medallion\njohnny thompson
1967
al koran's professional presentations Al Koran

epic slate test\nsum prediction\npeter alexis\np. 98 for suggestion by robert parrish\nepic slate test - alternate method\ntony bartolotta\nepic slate test\nkarl fulves\n16 digits\nalexander de cova\npeter alexis
1967
the pallbearers review vol. 1-4 Peter Alexis

31 prediction test finish\nsum prediction with appearing prediction via out to lunch\ntheodore annemann
1967
the pallbearers review vol. 1-4 Theodore Annemann

31 Prediction Test Finish

sum prediction with appearing prediction via Out to Lunch

das meister-spiel\ndeck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in si stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test\ntan hock chuan\njochen zmeck\nr. & s. master pack\ntan hock chuan
1967
enzyklopädie der rauh-glatt-kartentricks - teil iii Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck

Das Meister-Spiel

deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test

some difference\nvalues of put-away dice are divined, based on theme in henry christ's "sum & difference"\nkarl fulves\nsome difference\nkarl fulves
1968
epilogue Karl Fulves

Some Difference

values of put-away dice are divined, based on theme in Henry Christ's "Sum & Difference"

future thot\ndice with (larger) numbers used for number divination\nl. vosburgh lyons\nidea of royal heath\nfuture thought\nl. vosburgh lyons
1968
the pallbearers review vol. 1-4 L. Vosburgh Lyons

Future Thot

dice with (larger) numbers used for number divination

matchbox & die\nchosen number from 1 to 6 predicted in matchbox\naaron wainer\nforegone conclusion\nben christopher
1969
the pallbearers review vol. 1-4 Aaron Wainer

numbers\nusing number blocks and wooden stand, mathematical principle, see also p. 320\nl. vosburgh lyons
1969
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 L. Vosburgh Lyons

Numbers

using number blocks and wooden stand, mathematical principle, see also p. 320

mental magic\ntwo routines
- one of four card is divined, all in pocket, three removed
- carbon paper impression in magazine, divination of number\nrobert a. nelson
1969
entertaining mental miracles Robert A. Nelson

Mental Magic

two routines
- one of four card is divined, all in pocket, three removed
- carbon paper impression in magazine, divination of number

devil's dial\nnumber dialled, person at other end divines a number, see also p. 342 & 348\nfrancis j. baker\nthe expunged numeral\n unknown\nnew math\ndr. ben b. braude\ncalculator spelling\n unknown\nspeak up\nkarl fulves\ndevil's dial\nkarl fulves
1970
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Francis J. Baker

Devil's Dial

number dialled, person at other end divines a number, see also p. 342 & 348

paradox papers\npaper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, steve shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for gene nielson handling, h. e. dudeney\nmartin gardner\nhenry dudeny puzzle from "modern puzzles" (1926)\nnews test\nedmund rowland\nparadox papers\nmartin gardner\nwraparound\nkarl fulves\nfoldover notes\nkarl fulves\npaper folding note\nkarl fulves\nparadox redux\nphilip t. goldstein\nfolding numbers\njack avis\ndisparity\nramón riobóo
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Martin Gardner

Paradox Papers

paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, Steve Shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for Gene Nielson handling, H. E. Dudeney

las vegas dice\nnon-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by stewart olney\nbradley efron
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Bradley Efron

Las Vegas Dice

non-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by Stewart Olney

numerology\nca. nine called-out four-digit numbers written on paper and put in bowl, spectator takes out paper and it is predicted, disappearing ink, see p. 552 for credit information, see p. 608 for comments by mike rogers and sam dalal\nal koran\n"decision control" (syd bergson)
1972
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Al Koran

Numerology

ca. nine called-out four-digit numbers written on paper and put in bowl, spectator takes out paper and it is predicted, disappearing ink, see p. 552 for credit information, see p. 608 for comments by Mike Rogers and Sam Dalal

psychic perception\nfour spectator sign one side of a blank card and write a three digit number on the other side, sum is predicted\npaul siegel
1972
doorway to delusion Paul Siegel

Psychic Perception

four spectator sign one side of a blank card and write a three digit number on the other side, sum is predicted

harmony\nnumbers of one to four on a business card, one is crossed out, prediction\njohn henry grossman\ngeorge morrow
1972
the compleat magick - volume 1 John Henry Grossman, George Morrow

Harmony

numbers of one to four on a business card, one is crossed out, prediction

mento-pen\ndavid copperfield, number is divined with special pen\ndavid s. kotkin\nflair play\nmax maven
1972
tarbell course in magic — volume 7 David S. Kotkin

Mento-Pen

David Copperfield, number is divined with special pen

the missing digit\nspectator form two numbers from all ten digits, adds them and removes one digit from answer which the performer divines, from a dover collection edited by martin gardner\nsam lloyd
1972
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Sam Lloyd

The Missing Digit

spectator form two numbers from all ten digits, adds them and removes one digit from answer which the performer divines, from a Dover collection edited by Martin Gardner

numbers game\nseveral numbers are written next to letters of the alphabet, one letter is selected with abc cards and performer divines number\njerry mentzer
1972
the compleat magick - volume 1 Jerry Mentzer

Numbers Game

several numbers are written next to letters of the alphabet, one letter is selected with ABC cards and performer divines number

number force\nlimited pool of numbers, spectator's hold up hands with outstretched fingers, two-digit number is created\npaul siegel
1972
doorway to delusion Paul Siegel

Number Force

limited pool of numbers, spectator's hold up hands with outstretched fingers, two-digit number is created

vision diabolique\nperformer is blindfolded, the reveals number written on a slate, name and drawing drawn on blank card\npaul siegel
1972
doorway to delusion Paul Siegel

Vision Diabolique

performer is blindfolded, the reveals number written on a slate, name and drawing drawn on blank card

fold, cut, and fail\npre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
- part one
- part two
- part three
- final notes\nrobert e. neale\nfold, cut and fail\nrobert e. neale
1973
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Robert E. Neale

Fold, Cut, and Fail

pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
- Part One
- Part Two
- Part Three
- Final Notes

some difference\nvalues of put-away dice are divined, based on theme in henry christ's "sum & difference"\nkarl fulves\nsome difference\nkarl fulves
1973
riffle shuffle set-ups Karl Fulves

Some Difference

values of put-away dice are divined, based on theme in Henry Christ's "Sum & Difference"

the spirit behind the wheel\nprediction of a number miniature roulette wheel, business card in envelope\ndr. dan j. alessini
1973
the compleat magick - volume 1 Dr. Dan J. Alessini

The Spirit Behind the Wheel

prediction of a number miniature roulette wheel, business card in envelope

calcu-total!\ncards with four-digit numbers and dates are added on a calculator, total is divined/predicted\njohn a. novak\nthe last miracle\nvic perry\nincalculable\njohn a. novak\n... and the last word\nfredric kolb
1973
the compleat magick - volume i John A. Novak

Calcu-Total!

cards with four-digit numbers and dates are added on a calculator, total is divined/predicted

end game\nthree 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\nrobert e. neale
1973
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 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

calculator writing\njoke, result of a calculation is a hidden message on the calculator, see also page 87 for additional idea by dr. brum antonioli\nbob read
1974
pabular Bob Read

Calculator Writing

joke, result of a calculation is a hidden message on the calculator, see also page 87 for additional idea by Dr. Brum Antonioli

tarot trick\nnasick magic square with sixteen tarot cards\nwilbur t. kattner\nsquarot\nphilip t. goldstein
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Wilbur T. Kattner

it's delete-ful\nsum prediction, using calculator ruse, see also p. 815 for comment by ronald herman\nrick johnsson
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Rick Johnsson

It's Delete-Ful

sum prediction, using calculator ruse, see also p. 815 for comment by Ronald Herman

the slide rule trick\nspectator does some actions with slide ruler, performer in the end divines the number he started with\nh. r. fisher\nhummer effects\nkarl fulves
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 H. R. Fisher

The Slide Rule Trick

spectator does some actions with slide ruler, performer in the end divines the number he started with

lightning strikes thrice\nthree numbers and totals arrived at with blank cards, they are all identical, see p. 1053 for note by johnnie murray\nstewart judah\nlightning strikes thrice\nstewart judah\nblue lightning\nkarl fulves\ncubic code\nkarl fulves
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Stewart Judah

Lightning Strikes Thrice

three numbers and totals arrived at with blank cards, they are all identical, see p. 1053 for note by Johnnie Murray

golden digits\ntwo people with office machines/calculators on stage, numbers called out and added, two numbers thought of and added, prediction on slate
- first method
- revised method\nal mann
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Al Mann

Golden Digits

two people with office machines/calculators on stage, numbers called out and added, two numbers thought of and added, prediction on slate
- First Method
- Revised Method

the last miracle\ndivination of total from calculator, misplaced buttons\nvic perry\ncalcu-total!\njohn a. novak
1974
the compleat magick - volume ii Vic Perry

The Last Miracle

divination of total from calculator, misplaced buttons

in the mirror\nspectator writes number on mirror, performer on another mirror, numbers transpose in mirror writing, variation with words, see also p. 786 for comment by reinhard müller\nrobert e. neale\nkarl fulves
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves

In the Mirror

spectator writes number on mirror, performer on another mirror, numbers transpose in mirror writing, variation with words, see also p. 786 for comment by Reinhard Müller

... and the last word\non perfect calculator model for novak's calcu-total\nfredric kolb\ncalcu-total!\njohn a. novak
1974
the compleat magick - volume ii Fredric Kolb

... And the Last Word

on perfect calculator model for Novak's Calcu-Total

the phantom digits\nnumber multiplied with two other known numbers, total named, performer immediately names original number\nal mann
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Al Mann

The Phantom Digits

number multiplied with two other known numbers, total named, performer immediately names original number

ad infinitum\ntotal of three three-digit numbers is predicted\ndavid berglas\non ad infinitum\nbob ostin\nbob driebeek\nmatrix\nscott davis\nadd infinitum\ndavid berglas\nzero prinzip\n sveroni
1975
pabular David Berglas

alpha and omega\nseveral spectators call out three-digit-numbers, total predicted, using calculator\nal mann
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Al Mann

Alpha And Omega

several spectators call out three-digit-numbers, total predicted, using calculator

adithot improved\nsixteen digits in square formation, added, sum predicted
- the calculator version\nal mann\n"adithot" (swami)
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Al Mann

Adithot Improved

sixteen digits in square formation, added, sum predicted
- The Calculator Version