158 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Mates / Marriage
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Die unzertrennlichen Könige und Damen Kings and Queen in pile cut, dealt into two piles, they come out in pairs
1896 93
Hugo Schrader Die getrennten und wieder vereinten Paare four King-Queen pairs on table, put together and cut by spectator, Kings and Queen separated under table by performer, cut again, then performer brings out pairs from under table
Oct. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10)
148
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Herz-Dame four Kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then four cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the Queens
Also published here 1910 142
Royal Marriages
Variations 1935 104
Dai Vernon The Royal Marriages eight-card packet of Kings and Queens is mated with down-under deal
VariationsAlso published here 1941/49 11
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Die glücklich vereinten Paare Queens and Jacks are dealt several times in two and three piles, end up in matching pairs
1946
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 7 No. 4)
19
Black Jack, Detective two cards come together in the pack
1948 139
Cupid King of Hearts placed face-up in middle, Queen on top, a Jack is pushed in center, then found back on top and Queen and Kings are together in center, see Vernon Chronicles reference for credit information
Related to 1952 30
The Royal Pairs Packet of Kings and Queens are cut many times and held behind back, magician can take out the matching King/Queen pairs of the same suit
Variations 1956 15
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl
Also published here 1958
The New Phoenix (Issue 348)
218
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) d) The Royal Marriages production of Queens (Bill Simon's "The Mathemagician"), then Kings, before going into a marriage routine
Inspired by Apr. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 28)
16
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Leopold Figner Count-Down Marriage deck dealt into four piles, then named numbers are counted down, Queens are found on bottom of dealt packets and Kings right underneath
Inspired by
  • Leopold Figner routine from 1920s
Related to
Apr. 1963
Ibidem (Issue 28)
18
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Kings And Queens Kings and Queens separated on table, then both piles consist of two Kings-Queen pairs
Winter 1969
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio)
301
Ian Baxter Royal Marriages with Kings and Queens
1970 25
Edward Marlo Notes on a Miracle Kings are inserted next to Queens by spectator, ten methods (ungaffed, double facers, double backers, roughed)
Related to Fall-Spring 1971
Hierophant (Issue 5-6)
265
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
Autumn 1971
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio)
452
Sam Leo Horowitz Royal Marriage six phases, miniature card finale, see also p. 476
Related to Autumn 1971
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio)
453
Roy Walton Drop Outs
Also published here Nov. 1972
Epilogue (Issue 16)
144
Edward Marlo Blind Date kings and queens place on table alternating by performer and spectator, all suits match
Related to Dec. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 12)
95
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
  • Impromptu Method
Related toVariations Oct. 1972 567
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Version Of Royal Marriages No. 173, cryptic routine with Kings and Queens that end up mated at the end
1972 43
Arthur Finley Finley's Effects: 3) Sympathetic Kings and Queen (Hatton and Plate) No. 701-3, handling not clear
Related toAlso published here 1972 189
Roy Walton Royal Marriages
Also published here Mar. 1973
Epilogue (Issue 17)
155
Edward Marlo Success Story Kings find Queens, rough-smooth
1974 37
David Luenberger Royalty
Nov. 1974
Epilogue (Issue 22)
204
Dave Ossip Royal Marriages matching with the four Queens and Kings, down-under deal
Inspired by July 1974 751
Jerry K. Hartman Mate in Four Queens and Kings are dealt alternately into a pile by magician and spectator, red Jacks placed on top and bottom (convincer that order is not altered), each pair of King/Queen is found to be suited
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1974 10
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens
Related toAlso published here 1975 214
Roy Walton A Martian Plot story trick, black kings backs change color, they find their mates and the color of the back changes back
Also published here Sep. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1)
304
Opposites Attract No. 58, Kings and Queens are paired by spectator
Related toVariations 1976 89
Ken Krenzel Force-Eps Royal Marriages with four aces back change kicker
1978 174
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Meant for Each Other duplicates
1980 82
John F. Mendoza, Barry Nelson Marlo-Nelson-Mendoza Hunters Kings and Queens shuffled into deck, one of the Kings put in case, deck cut into packets, Queen and King on top of each, one Queen with King in case
Inspired by 1980 15
Harry Lorayne Kings Find Queens inserted in table spread by magician next to them
1982 142
Terry LaGerould Looker turning the head of a lady used for mating effect
Variations 1984 85
Computer Dating No. 2, four cards, spectator turns one over, packet is cased, when removed again the mate is face-up instead, self-adjusting set-up
1984 3
Karl Fulves The Dating Game No. 3, spectator turns cards over, at the end only a King-Queen pair is face-up
Inspired by 1984 4
Richard Vollmer Together At Last
Variations 1985 540
Peter Duffie Wildlife eight blank cards become Kings and Queens
  • Stage One (The Four Suitors)
  • Stage Two (The Preparation)
  • Stage Three (The Big Day or Till Death Us Do Part)
Also published here 1986 1
Dai Vernon Königliche Hochzeit eight-card packet of Kings and Queens is mated with down-under deal
Also published here 1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 2)
4
Rodolfo Paar um Paar Packet of Kings and Queens are cut many times and held behind back, magician can take out the matching King/Queen pairs of the same suit, spectator can chose suit to be produced
Inspired by 1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 4)
2
Wolfgang Rohde Die Heiratsvermittlung Packet of Kings and Queens are cut many times and magician can take out the matching King/Queen pairs of the same suit, story presentation
Inspired by 1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 4)
2
Unter dem Tisch Kings and Queens, performer removes one as prediction, sequence is changed under table by spectator and performer, card on top matches prediction
1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 5)
6
Wolfgang Rohde, Peter Wilker, Paul Maurer Romeo und Julia Four Kings and four Queens, spelling to find King or Queen, last two cards are from same suit
1987
Magische Blätter (Vol. 1 No. 5)
8
Roy Walton Royal Marriages
Also published here 1988 57
Roy Walton The Marriage Brokers with two Jokers
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Sep. 1973
1988 118
Roy Walton A Martian Plot story trick, black kings backs change color, they find their mates and the color of the back changes back
Also published here 1988 156
Roy Walton Drop Outs
Also published here 1988 160
Jerry Sadowitz Split Marriages Royal Marriages theme, instant reverse oil and water with kings and queens
1989 46
Alex Elmsley Mixed Marriages two royal flushes from two decks, they magically arrange in same order and one selected value transposes
1991 58
Allan Ackerman The Gemini Mates four Kings find the four Queens
1991 1
Jerry K. Hartman, Justin Branch Londonderry Pairs Royal Marriage variation
1991 543
Jerry K. Hartman Pair Pressure
Inspired by 1991 546
Peter Duffie Life Is One Great Dance two-phase marriage of King and Queen packet
  • Stage Two
1991 16
Peter Duffie Family Plot Jack-Queen-King marriages
Inspired byVariations 1991 21
Peter Duffie Four Big Mistakes marriage with all twelve court cards
1992 7
Richard Vollmer Matchmaker's Chart as a prediction effect
Variations May 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 5)
2209
Harry Lorayne Matchmaker's Chart, Cont'd
Inspired by June 1993
Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 6)
2223
Allan Ackerman My Favorite Gemini marriage in deck
Related toVariations 1994 12
Joel Brash, Allan Ackerman The Tell-All Gemini for finding mates
1994 15
Allan Ackerman Aronson's Gemini
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
1994 20
Alex Elmsley Fool's Mate joker as cupid and method
VariationsAlso published here
  • Genii, Mar. 1973
1994 149
Alex Elmsley Jubilee
Variations 1994 153
Philip T. Goldstein Autonomix pairs are exchanged via chart but still paired
Inspired by 1994 118
Karl Fulves Mixed Marriages 4&4, reverse mixing phase
1994
Rigmarole (Issue 8)
93
Peter Duffie City Slickers Kings find Queens
1995 26
Peter Duffie Marriage on the Rocks
Related toVariations 1995 30
Peter Duffie Sherlock Never Married Ace Change kicker
Inspired by
  • "Sherloct" (Phil Goldstein, Abracadabra #2410)
1995 36
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave twelve court cards pair themselves
VariationsAlso published here
  • in "3 Pet Secrets" (Nick Trost)
1995 63
Jerry K. Hartman Pair Shapes spectator buries Kings face up in deck, each one is directly next to its suited Queen
Inspired by 1995 108
Karl Fulves Improv Aces four kings lost in deck reversed one by one, spread on table, kings are next to the matching aces, with stack handling
1996 139
Karl Fulves Everyone Has A Twin two mates found, then two Kings find Queens
1996 40
Peter Duffie Gala Show
Inspired by 1996 9
Peter Duffie Marraid four Kings cut to, then suits spelled to find Queens
1996 1
Nick Trost Courtship Kings placed on top of Queens and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Variations 1997 47
Peter Duffie Loyal Marriages Four Kings and Queens incorrectly matched, two Jokers used to match them magically
Inspired by 1997 126
Allan Ackerman Marriage-Go-Round
Inspired byRelated to Aug. 1998
Magic (Vol. 7 No. 12)
72
Roy Walton The Apprentice Matchmaker
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 1999
Genii (Vol. 62 No. 4)
42
Jerry K. Hartman Down Underware four Kings and Queens, cards of thought-of suit are married with spelling and down-under deal
Inspired by
  • Peter Duffie ideas, not published at the time of writing
Dec. 1999
Onyx (Issue 9)
16
Peter Duffie Forbidden Fruit matching Kings and Queens vanish one by one from top and bottom of deck and are then found mated in the center
Inspired by Nov. 1999
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 3)
89
Karl Fulves Game of Life Kings and Queens are mated with two dice and counting procedure, Ramasee principle
2000 43
Harry Lorayne The Family Unit all court cards, marriage effect with the packet
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 333
Harry Lorayne Alternative Blackjack Jacks placed on top of Aces and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Inspired byVariations 2001 479
Mel Bennett The Honeymooners Queens mates by spelling names from deck
2001 135
Peter Duffie Here We Go Again...
2001 10
Roy Walton A Twisted Tale
Inspired byAlso published here Apr. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 4)
52
Roy Walton A Twisted Tale
Also published here Nov. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 11)
70
Gabi Pareras Parejas Reales twelve court cards pair themselves
Inspired by 2001 ca. 36
Philip T. Goldstein Revolt, Lover two four-of-a-kinds are paired, ramasee principle
2002 57
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Queen Of Hearts four Kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then four cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the Queens
Also published here 2002 109
Lewis Jones Dater base marriage with gemini twins placement, counting to personal numbers
Inspired byRelated to 2002 202
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Flop Marriages using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Also published here May 2002
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 11)
18
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love
Inspired by 2003 97
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson CATO Gets Married Kings and Queens, in the end a matching pair ends up reversed
Inspired byVariations 2003 111
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Cato Gets Married - Again
Inspired by 2003 112
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Rags to Riches
Variations 2003 14
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Over Couples Kings show up reversed one by one during cutting, and locate Queens
2003 139
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl
Also published here 2004 41
Ramón Riobóo The Royals Go Courting Queens and Kings and selection finds mate
Inspired by 2004 206
Peter Duffie Wildlife eight blank cards become Kings and Queens
  • The Four Suitors
  • Wedding Preparation
  • The Big Day or Till Death Us Do Part
Also published here 2004 9
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Royal Road four Kings are stabbed into deck one by one to find Queens, using BMT
Inspired by 2004 13
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Dealin' Royals two phases
2004 59
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Inseparable Royals
  • The Couples Marry
  • The Couples Now Divorce
  • Enter the Commoners
  • The Couples Remarry
2004 98
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Noble Triumph King chosen, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, other Kings cut to, all cards rightened except Queens
  • Optional Additional Kicker (Kings odd-backed)
2004 106
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson In Days of Old rhyme patter by Marty Kaplan
2004 108
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Upper Class Weddings packet elevator meets marriage
2004 110
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Mythology
Inspired by 2004 111
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Flop Marriages using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
Also published here 2004 137
Bob Ostin The 'Romantic' Card Trick using the cross sum force twice, finding queen and king of hearts
2005 134
Peter Duffie More Royal Enigmatics court cards are mixed and eventually unite in suits again, with spelling
Inspired byRelated to 2005 12
Aldo Colombini The Counselors
2007 130
David Solomon "Hello Sailors" marriage effect, chosen pair though are two Jacks
Inspired by
  • "Family Reunion" (Aldo Colombini, Impromptu Card Magic DVD)
2007 4
Arthur Finley Finley's Effects: 3) Sympathetic Kings and Queen (Hatton and Plate) No. 701-3, handling not clear
Also published here 2007 29
Arthur Finley Kings and Queens Kings and Queens mixed up behind back, performer can bring out King/Queen of same suit, then later separate them into Kings and Queens
Also published here 2007 30
Nick Trost The Royal Pair Puzzler
2008 63
Nick Trost The Burglar Trick
Inspired by 2008 64
Nick Trost The Court Card Swindle using Curry's "Swindle Switch"
2008 73
Nick Trost The Reunited Families
Inspired by 2008 74
Nick Trost The Married Hearts and Four Cupids story trick
Inspired by 2008 77
Nick Trost The Queen of Hearts and her Suitors story trick
Inspired by 2008 79
Angelo Carbone Blind Date spectator signs a Jack, then he pushed it anywhere in the center out of sight, it is found next to the matching Queen, using Crystal Card
July 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7)
107
Max Maven Royal Reunion one of the twelve picture cards is selected, Joker reversed among the rest, after a down-under-deal the two matching picture cards of the same suit are around the Joker
Mar. 2008
Antinomy (Vol. 4 No. 1)
25
Nick Trost Triple Wedding Ceremony marriage routine with eight Kings and eight Queens, uses Pinochle deck
2009 485
Nick Trost Pinochle Marriages Routine I eight Kings and eight Queens, uses Pinochle deck
  • Phase One - Odd Couples
  • Phase Two - Regular Couples
  • Phase Three - Cupid Takes Over
Inspired by 2009 486
Nick Trost Pinochle Marriages Routine II eight Kings and eight Queens, uses Pinochle deck
2009 491
Nick Trost Pinochle Marriages Routine III eight Kings and eight Queens, uses Pinochle deck
Related to 2009 494
Tom Stone Mating for Life four couples, marriage matching routine, rest of cards shown to be all Queens for performer
2009 9
Yves Carbonnier Rendezvous setting four key cards to find selections, also as marriage effect, as Yves Cabernet
2010 32
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Blue Collar Marriages kings and queens produced by spelling and pile making
2010 36
Steve Reynolds On Bannon's Poker Pairydox packet of cards shown mixed, then pairs are mated, contributing an instant reset
Inspired by
  • "Poker Pairadox" (John Bannon, Mega Wave, 2010)
2010 14
Howard A. Adams, Roberto Giobbi Man Seeks Woman spelling three words, two four-of-a-kinds match, Ramasee principle
Inspired by 2010 72
Mel Bennett Royacle "A Royal Reunion"
Inspired by 2011
Xtra Credit (Issue 10)
67
Nick Trost 25 - The Royal Marriages credit information
2011 621
Nick Trost Love Has Great Power Queens and Kings are matched with addition of two Jacks and spelling in the packet
Inspired by
  • "The Power of Love" (Peter Marucci, The Linking Ring, Aug. 2001)
2011 621
Nick Trost The Royal Pairs Queens and Kings are matched with help of a Jack
2011 623
Nick Trost Repeat Royal Marriages two phases
Inspired by
  • Peter Duffie handling (phase one)
2011 624
Nick Trost Royal Mates
  • Second Handling
  • Third Handling
Inspired byRelated to 2011 627
Nick Trost The Royal Treatment simplified, with Joker
Inspired by 2011 629
Nick Trost King-Queen Gemini marriage in deck
Inspired by 2011 632
Nick Trost King-Queen Gemini with Four Cupids marriage in deck
Inspired by
  • "Bi-Geminy!" (Hartman, Trickery Treats, 1999)
2011 633
Nick Trost Four-Way Royal Gemini marriage in deck
  • Second Handling
2011 635
Nick Trost Royal Barrage spectator cuts and counts to the Aces procedure for marriage
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1973
2011 637
Nick Trost Royal Marriages Routine three phases
Inspired by 2011 639
Allan Ackerman, David Solomon, Peter Duffie The Royal Marriage Trilogy
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 2012 89
Luis Otero Tu cuarteto favorito geminii with named four-of-a-kind, using four bills
Inspired by 2013
El Manuscrito (Vol. 6 No. 25)
824
Patrick G. Redford Opposites (Still) Attract Royal Marriages, Kings and Queens pair up, not always by suit
Related to 2013 39
Patrick G. Redford Wild World Royal Marriages, but with one same-sex couple
Related to 2013 42
Roy Walton The Apprentice Matchmaker
Also published here 2016 26
Roy Walton A Twisted Tale
Also published here 2016 151
Roy Walton Four Partners
2016 172
Harry Lorayne Together At Last all court cards, marriage effect
Inspired by 2017 93
Áriston Parejas Desparejas Royal Marriage trick using all picture cards, inspired by a Nick Trost routine
2017 172
Harry Lorayne The Family Unit all court cards, marriage effect with the packet
Also published here 2018 170
Harry Lorayne Suitable Blackjack Jacks placed on top of Aces and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Inspired byVariations 2018 191
Scott Robinson Home Wrecker Royal Marriages plot, Queens and Kings pair up with each other (usually by suit) three times, in third phase spectator mixes and holds cards
Inspired by 2018 267
Harry Lorayne Suitable Explored Jacks placed on top of four indifferent cards and squeezed, instantly dealt off in Ace-Jack pairs
Inspired by 2020 23
Tom Frame Blind Dates after riffle shuffle, the Kings and Queens are removed, they end up in the same order, interlocking chains
Also published here
  • MAGIC, Aug. 2006
2022 528
Allan Ackerman, David Solomon, Peter Duffie The Royal Marriage Trilogy see reference for more information
Also published here 2024 154