58 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Four-of-a-Kind/Aces Effects / Card Puzzle
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Ralph W. Hull Birds of a Feather Flock Together
Inspired by
  • "Picture Puzzle" (Dai Vernon)
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 25
George G. Kaplan, Dai Vernon The Royal Assembly ace, king, queen and jack of each suit separate into piles of their own kind
Variations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 94
Del Ray, Edward Marlo The Royal Assembly using Jacks, Kings, Queens and Aces
1954 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 5
Dai Vernon The Card Puzzle picture cards and aces assemble - kind of, for credit information see Marlo & Higham references
Related to 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 54
Dai Vernon The Vernon Card Puzzle
Variations 1962 Early Vernon 32
Dai Vernon Improved Card Puzzle
1962 Early Vernon 58
Robert Parrish Quadruple Sympathy
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 55
Peter Kane The Faro Card Puzzle "This is a 'faroation' of Vernons Card Puzzle"
1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 18
Roy Walton Another Fine Mess court cards rearrange themselves, royal assembly meets follow the leader
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1971 Cardboard Charades 37
Lin Searles General Assembly
Autumn 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 665
Peter Kane The Royal Families
1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 10
Charles Hudson, Jon Racherbaumer Mini-Observation Test with nine cards
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 125
Nick Trost The Gathering of the Court Cards Three packets of J-Q-K, assemble to three J, three Q and three K
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 4
Karl Fulves Sidelines on the Card Puzzle plot
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #9) 1018
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz' Card Puzzle from letter
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #9) 1018
Charles Hudson Gathering of the Court Cards - Improved Version
Also published here 1979 Impromptu Card Magic 8
Karl Fulves Royal Flash
  • Poker Problem #5
variation of the Card Puzzle with Poker theme, and Ace transposition with poker theme
1981 Octet 44
Roy Walton Another Fine Mess court cards rearrange themselves, royal assembly meets follow the leader
Also published here 1981 The Complete Walton — Volume 1 85
Edward Marlo Marlo vs. the Observation Test
Variations 1982 Sessions 87
Simon Aronson Aronson vs. the Observation Test
1982 Sessions 92
Juan Tamariz Asamblea Real
Inspired byAlso published here 1982 Magia Potagia — Volume II 25
Peter Kane V.C.C.P. duplicated
1982 Kane 97
Peter Kane With an E.S.P. Deck
  • 1. assembly à la Card Puzzle
  • 2. esp divination
1982 Kane 104
Walt Lees Das I.Q. Kartenrätsel
Also published here
  • Magic Info, Jan.-Aug. 1979
Oct. 1982 Intermagic (Vol. 9 No. 3) 115
Edward Marlo Latest Observation Test
1983 Marlo without Tears 301
Jon Racherbaumer About the "Card Puzzle" essay and history
1983 The Card Puzzle 3
Edward Marlo New Approach Observation Test
1983 The Card Puzzle 6
Edward Marlo Non-Confusing Observation Test double enders
1983 The Card Puzzle 7
Edward Marlo Combination Observation Test repeat version
1983 The Card Puzzle 11
Edward Marlo Direct Observation Test aces, kings, queens, jacks dealt on four piles, one value assembles on one packet, Benzais Cop
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 237
Jerry K. Hartman Observation Power
Also published here Jan. 1986 The Card Man-uscript (Issue 3) 25
Justin Higham Higham's Hyperbole credit information on Vernon Card Puzzle
Related to Jan. 1986 The Card Man-uscript (Issue 3) 30
Edward Marlo Marlo's Startling Observation Test twelve double facers
1987 Special Effects 91
David Britland Mensa 1
May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 41
Edward Marlo Latest Observation Test using duplicate strangers
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 206
Edward Marlo Finessed Observation Test
Inspired by
  • "An Intriguing Observation Test" (Ed Marlo, The New Tops, July 1983)
Apr. 1988 Inside Out (Issue 4) 5
Roy Walton Split Up nine-card assembly with all picture cards
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Nov. 1980
1988 The Complete Walton — Volume 2 129
Juan Tamariz Royal Assembly
Also published here 1989/91 Sonata 147
Alex Elmsley One Poor Lion aces, kings, queens and jacks perform some transposition with story presentation
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 65
Alex Elmsley New Pieces to an Old Puzzle
Variations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 280
Jerry K. Hartman Observation Power
Also published here 1991 Card Craft 589
Peter Duffie Those Enigmatic Royals
  • Phase One (based on Card Puzzle)
  • Phase Two (based on Happy Families, court cards mixed and the suits unite again via spelling)
Inspired byVariations 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 206
Aldo Colombini Meeting assembly with the twelve court cards, one value changes to Aces and the missing cards are produced from pockets
Inspired by 1995 What's Up Deck? 116
Tom Frame Leadership Potential kind of follow the leader effect
Inspired by Nov. 1996 Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 11) 2721
Edward Marlo Observation Test
1996 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 8) 14
Larry Jennings Royal Puzzle
Inspired by 1997 Jennings '67 204
Nick Trost The Gathering of the Court Cards Three packets of J-Q-K, assemble to three J, three Q and three K
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 57
Nick Trost Like with Like Version "The Gathering of the Court Cards" with hotel story
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 58
Nick Trost J-Q-K Climax Version Reverse effect of "The Gathering of the Court Cards"
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 60
Charles Hudson Charles Hudson's Version Variation of "The Gathering of the Court Cards"
Related toAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 61
Nick Trost A Cardman's Puzzle four packets of J-Q-K, assemble to four Jacks, four Queens and four Kings
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 64
David Solomon One Gaff Makes The Observation Test
1997 Solomon's Mind 198
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Military Card Trick
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 57
David Solomon Marlo vs. The Observation Test
Inspired by 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 87
Nick Trost A Puzzling Assembly jacks, queens and kings
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 75
Nick Trost The Card Puzzle - Gaffed Version
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 170
Edward Marlo Purist Card Puzzle nine double-enders
Mar. 2011 Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 3) 20
George McBride Royal Exchange
Inspired by 2022 The Glasgow File — Volume 1 15