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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 fifteenRelated toVariations Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 28
Robert E. Neale T.V. Puzzle paper fold puzzleAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 1) 6
Robert E. Neale The Hanging rope noose tightens only on spectator that is playing the role of being guilty (determined by choosing cards), see p. 206 for idea by John HudakRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 8) 181
Robert E. Neale Insideout & Stretchit topological origami tube for several effects:
- Stretchit
- Insideout
- The Chinese Wand
- Additional Notes
- With a Sponge Ball
- The Square Circle
- Flexible Transpo
for simplified folding method see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 2) 14
Robert E. Neale Pyramid One paper pyramid that can produce flat objects, three chambersRelated to Epilogue (Issue 4) 31
Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves Roulette russian roulette demonstration, "Readers unfamiliar with firearms are urged not to try this trick.", see p. 308 for reference and p. 312 for comment The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 2) 305
Robert E. Neale Pyramid Two Inspired by Epilogue (Issue 6) 46
Robert E. Neale Pyramid Two another paper pyramid that can produce flat objectsRelated to Epilogue (Issue 5) 33
Robert E. Neale Insideout Jr. simplified constructionInspired by Epilogue (Issue 9) 70
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computerRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 4th Folio) 384
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine "programmed" card packet, exactly wrong in coming up with desired cardAlso published here Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement) 72
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine eight cards with different men and women, dating presentation, anti-faros to produce requested cards, binary, see bottom of p. 341 for credit information, p. 420 for envelope suggestion by Cushing StroutVariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 8) 339
Robert E. Neale An Illusion flattened ring of paper is stretched Epilogue (Issue 11) 82
Robert E. Neale Thru & Thru white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by Al Weyfield The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 10) 435
Karl Fulves Computer cards spelled out, the deck is always wrong, color-changing back kickerInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 1) 570
Robert E. Neale New Age Cards three cards with words on them, thought-of word divined, one of the cards vanishesRelated to Epilogue (Issue 14) 117
Charles Hudson Hummer - 4 four cards mixed face up face down by spectator, values of face up cards predicted, CATORelated to Epilogue (Issue 16) 150
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
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 4) 593
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
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 4) 595
Robert E. Neale New Hunter Knot never-letting-go-knot, stringAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 4) 597
Robert E. Neale Number Hummer four cards mixed face up face down by spectator, values of face up cards divined or predictedInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 4) 600
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted sectionAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 634
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 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 4) 712
Robert E. Neale 5-Second Rice rice in double Foo-Can, tube that is open on both ends and rice does not fall out when poured into it and also not when turned over, but on turning back it does, with notes by Karl FulvesAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 10) 783
Robert E. Neale A Trick with Sandpaper two pieces of sandpaper are folded together, performer can pull them apart but spectator cannot
- Thumb Variation
- Lock Position
- Warnings
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 12) 811
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the HypercardRelated toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1067
Karl Fulves Robot Ring betting game like endless chain with ring and rope
- The Win/Lose Option
- The Must-Lose Option
- The Must-Win Option
see p. 1149 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1118
Harry Lorayne, Robert E. Neale Voice Print eight cards, programming, binaryRelated toVariations Best of Friends 256
Robert E. Neale Neale's Number No. 16, binary cards with four word cards Self-Working Number Magic 23
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns No. 30, square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted sectionAlso published here Self-Working Number Magic 50
Karl Fulves Robert E. Neale's Paper Magic chapter intro Self-Working Paper Magic 111
Robert E. Neale Confetti No. 62, confetti in double Foo-Can, tube that is open on both ends and confetti does not fall out when poured into it and also not when turned over, but on turning back it doesAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 111
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor No. 63, card frame turns inside out while spectator is holding it Self-Working Paper Magic 112
Robert E. Neale TV Puzzle No. 64, paper fold puzzleAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 114
Robert E. Neale Inside Out No. 65, topological origami tubeAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 116
Robert E. Neale Stripes Make You Thinner No. 66, trick using the Inside-out TubeAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 117
Robert E. Neale Stretchit No. 67, trick using the Inside-Out TubeAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 118
Robert E. Neale Flexible Transpo No. 68, trick using two Inside-Out TubesAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 119
Robert E. Neale Stretch a Bill No. 69, shape-changing tube with dollar billInspired by Self-Working Paper Magic 120
Robert E. Neale Neale's Shortchange Wallet No. 70, wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something Self-Working Paper Magic 121
Robert E. Neale The Con Artist No. 71, shortchange routine with wallet folded from paper Self-Working Paper Magic 123
Robert E. Neale Off The Barrelhead stand-up endless chain routine
- Introduction (credit information)
- Simple Pickup
1. Right Loop Catches
2. Left Loop Catches
3. Neither Loop Catches
4. Both Loops Catch
- Advanced Pickups
- Basic Routine: String Game
- Advanced Routine: Cord Con
- Notes
Contemporary Rope Magic - Part III 71
Karl Fulves What From Whom credit discussions
- Bob Farmer's "Tsunami"
- Gaetan Bloom's "Visible Monte"
- "Jumbo Mondo Monte"
- response to "Shuffle Off" manuscript
- Flip Flap by The Magic Hands
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 51) 244
Philip T. Goldstein, Robert E. Neale Toddler packet mixed face-up/face-down, values added up is force numberInspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring)
Variations
Fifth 3
Martin Gardner MG Trio #3 orientation of head on QS and KH used for monte type guessing game, turning on vertical or horizontal axis ("The principle behind this trick has floated around a while.")Variations Prototype 20
Robert E. Neale Heads Turn orientation of head on picture cardsInspired by Prototype 22
Robert E. Neale Neale's Knot No. 49, Hunter knot variationAlso published here Self-Working Rope Magic 102
Robert E. Neale The Hanging No. 57, one spectator is murderer, chosen with cards, noose tied from rope, it tightens only at guilty spectator Self-Working Rope Magic 120
Dan Harlan Hot Spell the word "Magic" is produced with ABC cards, randomness in handlingVariations The Minotaur (Vol. 3, No. 4) 11
Michael Weber To Feed Many food (grapes, nuts or the like) placed in bowls, even though some are eaten the amount stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting)Variations Life Savers 103
Michael Weber A Better Mousetrap three phases, based on Robert E. Neale's "The Trapdoor Card"Related to
  • Karl Fulves booklet "The Trapdoor Card", 1983 and David Britland's "Parallax" in Jim Sisti's "The Magic Menu"
Life Savers 130
Richard Vollmer Talk To Me eight card PacketInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 2) 2031
Robert E. Neale Soul Survivor all cards eliminated except the "right" one, epidemic story presentation, using Roy Baker's PATEO Force Profile (Issue 16) 1
Jack Avis Eight Bites is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computerInspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 17) 11
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computerInspired byAlso published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Robert E. Neale (E)VIL(E) four cards with letters e,v,i,l are put down to form different words, one back changes color The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 52) 952
Karl Fulves Loaded credit notesRelated to The Fine Print (Issue 1) 3
Robert E. Neale Orange impossible/fascinating object with an orange The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 261
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Life, Death & Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 48
Harry Lorayne It's Not Easy To Lie card selected from nine-card packet with down/under deal, card from remaining eight cards thought-of, lie detector, original selection used to count down to find itInspired by Personal Collection 9
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packetInspired byAlso published here Personal Collection 15
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Magic Mirror by Robert E. Neale Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 316
Karl Fulves, Robert E. Neale Distant Marker spectator cuts deck, performer names number and a card of that value is at its numerical position from top Combo II 110
Robert E. Neale Draw For The Devil nine cards, performer and spectator alternately put them in a 3x3 square à la Tic Tac Toe, a magic square for six resultsInspired by Prolix (Issue 2) 85
Peter Duffie, Robert E. Neale Cal-Q-Lator twelve card set-upRelated to Best of Friends — Volume III 297
Robert E. Neale A Very Personal Computer Presentation for a trihexaflexagon This Is Not a Book 211
Robert E. Neale The Card Presenting the Hyper CardInspired byRelated to This Is Not a Book 229
Robert E. Neale Moves New moves that can be done with the Hyper Card to make the presentations more fooling and interestingRelated to This Is Not a Book 237
Robert E. Neale Hyperflexagon From a Hyper Card to a a flexagon, uses business cardsRelated to This Is Not a Book 250
Robert E. Neale Hoaxcard Variation on Hyper CardRelated to This Is Not a Book 263
Robert E. Neale The Soul in the Machine Do some calculation on calculator, when final result is turned over it reveals a message in English This Is Not a Book 275
Robert E. Neale High Noon Do some calculation on calculator, final result reveals numbers related to God's creation This Is Not a Book 281
Robert E. Neale Box Stars Presentation for the Yoshimoto Cube, not sure what the effect really is besides just displaying the cubeVariations This Is Not a Book 285
Robert E. Neale Counterfeit Bar bet with American penny (heads or tails), a bit of a gag with a strange ending This Is Not a Book 293
Robert E. Neale Spins and Waves Routine with plastic "rattleback" toy, when spun one way, it will spin backwards after a while. Uses plastic's refractive properties to cause written words to transpose This Is Not a Book 302
Robert E. Neale The Lock Bashful Lock routine, lock can be opened by performer without key, but spectator cannot.

Describes the workings of the Bashful Lock in detail.
Related to This Is Not a Book 313
Robert E. Neale Moves Different moves possible with the Bashful LockRelated to This Is Not a Book 322
Robert E. Neale Bashful Routines Describes four full routines with the Bashful Lock

- How It's Done
- The Spirited Lock
- Positive Thinking
- Confidence Game
Related to This Is Not a Book 337
Robert E. Neale Blood Knife Color changing knives with gory story about suicide This Is Not a Book 349
Robert E. Neale Family Jewels Jewelry placed in a bag, later when poured out, there's a bunch of teeth, using change bag This Is Not a Book 356
Robert E. Neale Relative Boxes Presentation with two Gozinta Boxes, with the addition of a third box This Is Not a Book 362
Robert E. Neale Phoenix Fold flash paper into a bird, vanish it with fire (with weird "animation" sequence in the middle that is just the magician openly tapping on the bird) This Is Not a Book 376
Robert E. Neale Modern Rope Trick Hindu Rope, rope is made to rigidly stand vertically when held in hand This Is Not a Book 385
Robert E. Neale Thirty Two pennies and a dime, dime vanishes completely while telling ghost story This Is Not a Book 390
Robert E. Neale Introduction About magic and wonder This Is Not a Book ix
Robert E. Neale Robin's Nest One small egg placed in hand, later shown to have two eggs in hand This Is Not a Book 3
Robert E. Neale The Five Gifts of Life Five different objects in hand, four are removed and placed in pocket, last object vanishes from hand.

Has packet trick variation where the last card becomes blank
This Is Not a Book 8
Robert E. Neale Breaking Bread Small pieces of bread placed in groups that form a square, even though some are eaten, the amount of bread stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting)Inspired by This Is Not a Book 16
Robert E. Neale Russian Prayer Stones Four stones placed in spectator's hand, becomes five This Is Not a Book 25
Robert E. Neale The Little-Finger String Game Cat's cradle (string game) used to trap spectator's finger, but when magician's finger is trapped, can escape easily This Is Not a Book 29
Richard F. McKinney The Sprit Message writing appears on paper in Himber wallet precursorRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Oct. 1925
Prolix (Issue 5) 285
Robert E. Neale My Lady Truth Picture of old lady becomes picture of young lady, optical illusion. Has second version using a printed playing card This Is Not a Book 44
Robert E. Neale The Treasure Hunt Five envelopes with names of countries printed on them. Placed in a circle, spectator spells the names of the countries by counting around the circle. Every envelope is empty except the last one with a messageRelated to This Is Not a Book 54
Robert E. Neale Gypsy Growth Four cards with flowers printed on them, one of the flowers wilt, become healthy, and then become a large flower. Three different routines This Is Not a Book 63
Robert E. Neale Countermanded Three cards blank on both sides, messages appear on two of them This Is Not a Book 77
Robert E. Neale In Memoriam Packet of blank cards with picture on one of them. Picture changes before turning blank This Is Not a Book 82
Robert E. Neale I Bless Bile Cards with numbers on them used to spell various words when turned upside down, then flipped over to reveal a skull pictureInspired by This Is Not a Book 87
Robert E. Neale The First Mystery or The Wisdom of the Worm Story trick about Adam and Eve using six playing cards and a worm sock puppet which locates the selected card This Is Not a Book 101
Robert E. Neale The Naming Different names on cards are placed in a circle, spell the names around the circle until one is left, that card is the one with a bullet on the backRelated to This Is Not a Book 111
Robert E. Neale We Are Dead Two cards shown blank on both sides, placed together, a message appears on it This Is Not a Book 122
Ed Mellon, Robert E. Neale The Two-Card Double Turnover Paddle Move done with cards, but one hand turns for real while the other does the false turnover, originally published as "Ed Mellon's DT" by Ed Mellon, handling change by Robert NealeVariations This Is Not a Book 123
Robert E. Neale The Four-Card Double Turnover Variation on the Ed Mellon Double Turnover, but with four cardsInspired by This Is Not a Book 128
Robert E. Neale Taking the Fifth Show two double blank cards with numbers on each side, numbered one to four. Sudden appearance of a whisky bottle picture on one of the cardsRelated to
  • "Out of the Fifth Dimension" (Ed Mellon, marketed, 1960)
This Is Not a Book 132
Robert E. Neale Crossing the Threshold Presentation and handling for The Trapdoor Card This Is Not a Book 139
Robert E. Neale To the Other Side of No Similar effect to Trapdoor Card, but the paper is cut in a circle with a bar through it (standard STOP sign), paper is turned inside out despite holding on to it This Is Not a Book 151
Robert E. Neale Boros the Boastful Boa Story about snakes twisting themselves using a strip of rubber, twists vanish and appear on the strip of rubber This Is Not a Book 160
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 pileAlso published here This Is Not a Book 188
Robert E. Neale Wheel of Life Presentation for a flexagon This Is Not a Book 202
Karl Fulves, Robert E. Neale McKinney's Switch Device "Flexible Switching"
paper model of flexagon switching wallet
Related to Xtra Credit (Issue 3) 10
Tom Stone, Robert E. Neale Sole Survivor in 3-D non-card presentational idea for Robert Neale's "Sole Survivor" (Magic & Meaning) Maelstrom 35
Bob Hummer Hummer's Three-Card Monte Spectator thinks of one of three cards and switches a few cards around, magician divines thought of card, can do with any three objectsVariations Magical Mathematics 204
Robert E. Neale Bob Neale's Rock, Paper, Scissors Hummer's Three Card Monte with Rock paper scissors theme variationInspired by Magical Mathematics 210
Robert E. Neale The Berg Variations notes on the prop and procedureInspired by
  • "Mindreader's Dream" (Joe Berg)
Prolix (Issue 10) 670
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Robert E. Neale Inside-Outside Endless Chain / Pricking the Garter

- A Fair Throw
- A Cheating Throw
- A Superfair Throw
Magical Mathematics 164
Christian Scherer Die Legende vom Schnee in der Wüste routine with Yoshimoto Cube, story of snow, cube vanishes from a silk and water in a little bowl turns to snowInspired by Schlaglichter 127
Robert E. Neale Six-Card Deal Also published here
  • "Six Card Deal" (Live, Death & Other Card Tricks, 2000)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 98
Robert E. Neale Jonah Wild - Presentation For A Last Deal: Wild Deal
- Presentation For A One-Time Deal: Still Lucky
Related to The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 100
Robert E. Neale The Idiot Poker Plot Also published here
  • "The Idiot Poker Plot" (Tricks of the Imagination, 1991)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 198
Robert E. Neale The Dragon and the Unicorn done with gems and a fairy tale story presentation
- Alternate Handling
- Bag Handling
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 266
Robert E. Neale The Queen Sisters Bizarre story of sacrifice where two sisters (queens) triumph despite the odds against them.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 39
Robert E. Neale Wheel Force Elimination force from five objects starting with the one selected by a spectator. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 39
Steve Beam Wheels of Fortune Inspired by Wheel of Fortune TV show, audience member competes for prizes and wins a second card trick.Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 42
Stephen Hobbs, Robert E. Neale Ten Card Wild Related to The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 47
Harry Lorayne Voice Print eight cards, programming, binaryInspired by JawDroppers! Two 53
Harry Lorayne It's Not Easy To Lie eight cards, programming, binaryInspired by JawDroppers! Two 57
Harry Lorayne Cal-Q-Lator with anti-faro programmingRelated to JawDroppers! Two 115