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Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Al Baker Think "Stop" wax pellet
Related toVariations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 323
Frederick Braue Braue Poker Deal getting the aces, faro stack
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 150
Jack Merlin Merlin's "Lost" Ace Trick
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 233
Unknown Everybody's Card, I transforms into four chosen cards, platform
Related to 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 281
Max Malini Levitation cigars, pencil and knife stick to fingers / hand
Variations 1962 Malini and His Magic 23
Max Malini Water from Cane water drops from cane, same method for weeping coin
Variations 1962 Malini and His Magic 45
Nate Leipzig Cigarette Paper Prediction thought of name appears on a cigarette paper
Related to 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 141
David Ben Holy Smoke rolled flash paper becomes cigarette, two half dollars appear and change into bill
Jan. 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1) 972
David Ben Check-Out Time check in restaurant is torn, pieces vanished, reappear in purse
July 1983 Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 7) 793
David Ben Ringing in the Gaff matrix effect with dice or sugar cubes
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 314
David Ben How Sweet It Is! bill in sugar packet
Apr. 1985 Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1050
David Ben Shorter and Sweeter Sugar vanishes, reappears in coffee
Also published here Nov. 1985 Epoptica (Issue 7) 427
Robert D. Michaels, David Ben, Michael Close, Bob Farmer, Michael Weber Invisible Triumph rough smooth, for credit information see reference
Related to May 1986 Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 5) 1207
David Ben Extension of Credit credit card is visibly strechted
Also published here July 1987 Epoptica (Issue 9) 493
Unknown Click! Click! David Ben, Ross Bertram, FISM, Fay Presto's 40th birthday
June 1988 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 10) 3
Jim Krenz Invisible Triumph spectator shuffles, all card roughed on back
Related to 1994 Notable Magic! 18
Ross Bertram, Emil Jarrow Sleeving Techniques of Ross Bertram and Emil Jarrow general comments, described by David Ben
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 11
David Callahan, David Ben, Derek Lavertu, George U Lyon, Richard Buffum, Gregg Webb, Ken Meaux Messages
Mar. 1999 Genii (Vol. 62 No. 3) 12
Jamy Ian Swiss David Ben: The Conjuror
June 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6) 20
David Ben Developing a Show
June 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6) 26
David Ben Oranges à la Raymond
June 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6) 33
Patrick Watson Patrick Watson on Patrick Watson on David Ben
June 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6) 36
David Ben The Conjuror's Dream Miser's Dream routine
Also published here June 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 6) 38
David Ben The Allen Kennedy Center Deal Exposed
Dec. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12) 42
David Ben Karl Germain
May 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5) 56
Karl Germain, David Ben Spirit Writing thought of name appears on a cigarette paper
Related to May 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5) 56
David Ben Pellet Switch with bottle cap
May 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5) 58
David Ben Thought Duplication blindfolded
May 2002 Genii (Vol. 65 No. 5) 69
David Ben Introduction
2003 Tricks vii
David Ben Postage Prediction prediction of the value and country of stamp, double faced stamp force
2003 Tricks 3
David Ben Just Another Packet Trick destroyed bill in sugar packet
2003 Tricks 6
David Ben Bitter Sweet Sugar vanishes, reappears in coffee
Also published here 2003 Tricks 11
David Ben Extension of Credit credit card is visibly strechted, with Repeat Presentation
Also published here 2003 Tricks 13
David Ben Bad Habits cigarette through bottle cap
2003 Tricks 19
David Ben Worse Habits cups & balls with a cigarette paper and a bottle cap
2003 Tricks 23
David Ben Spirit Writing named word appears on cigarette paper
2003 Tricks 27
David Ben Ringing In The Gaff matrix effect with sugar cubes
Variations 2003 Tricks 30
David Ben Wine and Roses Floating Rose
2003 Tricks 33
David Ben Out Of The Ordinary
2003 Tricks 35
David Ben Remember and Forget
2003 Tricks 41
David Ben Dribble Side Jog retaining separation while dribbling
2003 Tricks 42
David Ben Top Card Glimpse
2003 Tricks 43
David Ben Dunbury Drop
2003 Tricks 46
David Ben Window To The Soul
2003 Tricks 49
David Ben Stop! The Lucky Prediction spectator finds predicted card
2003 Tricks 52
David Ben Just Four Variety odd poker hand transforms into a Royal Flush
2003 Tricks 54
David Ben Turnover Travelers
2003 Tricks 56
David Ben Book Spread Turnover on Table or Bilis?
2003 Tricks 58
David Ben Oil and Water
2003 Tricks 61
David Ben Tabled Biddle Spread
2003 Tricks 63
David Ben, Jack Merlin Lost Aces For Experts
Inspired by 2003 Tricks 66
David Ben, John Scarne, Charles Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 2003 Tricks 71
David Ben Card On Ceiling
2003 Tricks 74
David Ben Career Management
2003 Tricks 77
David Ben Devaluation Detailed half dollar transforms into dime, dime vanishes
2003 Tricks 83
David Ben Gravity Sleeving
2003 Tricks 83
David Ben Wonder Coin coin through hand, coin above chose card, melts through cards in second phase leaving hole, see also Bob Farmer's "Journey to the Center of the Deck" (Linking Ring Sep. 1983)
2003 Tricks 85
David Ben, Michael Weber, Michael Close, Bob Farmer Invisible Triumph rough smooth
2003 Tricks 90
David Ben In-the-Hands Zarrow Shuffle tilt
2003 Tricks 91
David Ben Alpha Faux presentation for "Alpha Mental": computer predicts chosen word
2003 Tricks 95
David Ben Zip Mindreading book test presentation: computer predicts words
2003 Tricks 98
David Ben Psychic Cellular cell-phone guesses the chosen card
2003 Tricks 100
David Ben Cocktail Wizard
2003 Tricks 102
David Ben Listen To Me
2003 Tricks 103
David Ben Restoration Theatre bill in envelope is burned and restored from the ashes
2003 Tricks 109
David Ben Matchless Psychometry spectators write phone numbers inside matchboxes, performer returns each to spectator
Variations 2003 Tricks 113
David Ben Abstract Thought performer paints magic square for a thought-of age.
2003 Tricks 117
David Ben Tossed On Stage tossed out deck version, five spectators
Variations 2003 Tricks 119
David Ben Design Duplication performer draws thought-of symbols, using stooge
2003 Tricks 125
David Ben Everybody's Card, III
Inspired byVariations 2003 Tricks 128
David Ben Parlor Secrets
  • Length of Performance
  • Length of Individual Tricks
  • Type of Tricks
  • Be Seen/Be Heard
  • Set the Stage
  • Get On - Get Off
  • Program Placement
  • Add Value
  • Illusions
  • Image Enhancement
2003 Tricks 133
David Ben Alchemy Revisited using pochettes and a second ring
2003 Tricks 143
David Ben The Conjurer's Dream Miser's Dream routine
Also published here 2003 Tricks 147
David Ben Cards To Pocket ten cards
2003 Tricks 150
David Ben Coin Duplication
2003 Tricks 159
David Ben Tricks
2003 Tricks 161
David Ben Scripts the scripts for
  • Alchemy Revisited
  • The Conjuror's Dream
  • Cards to Pocket
2003 Tricks 162
David Ben Acknowledgements
2003 Tricks 175
David Ben A Tribute to Ross Bertram
Mar. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3) 30
David Ben Master Class on Ross Bertram
Mar. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 3) 39
Karl Johnson The Many Roles of The Conjuror on David Ben's show
May 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 5) 68
Tony Giorgio The Center Deal: Fact or Fiction?
  • The Giorgio Letters
Related to Oct. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 10) 84
David Ben David Ben Responds on the Center Deal
Related to Oct. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 10) 86
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Tricks by David Ben Nov. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 11) 90
James Swain An Open Letter to Tony Giorgio and David Ben, on the Center Deal
Related to Dec. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 12) 64
David Regal, David Ben Speaking Volumes
Related to Oct. 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 10) 19
David Ben Bertram, Braue And Ben combination with 2 more phases: 6 handed deal, Texas Hold'em deal, table faros
Inspired by 2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 12
Ross Bertram, David Ben, S. W. Erdnase Tabled Multiple Shift
2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 12
David Ben Six Player Stack using table faros and false dealing
2005 Penumbra (Issue 9) 14
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) David Ben: Tricks by David Ben Feb. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2) 34
David Ben Ben on Tricks comments on pieces in his show
  • The Rapping Hand
  • The Butterfly and Fan
  • The Symphony of the Rings
Feb. 2005 Genii (Vol. 68 No. 2) 36
Michael Powers Invisible Triumph selection turns over in other deck then Triumph with original deck, rough smooth & cheek to cheek combination
Related to 2006 Power Plays 159
David Ben Vernon: The Man Who Fooled Houdini on Dai Vernon
June 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 6) 52
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Dai Vernon: A Biography by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben) July 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 7) 93
David Ben No Big Deal: The Magical Life of Allan Slaight
Aug. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8) 44
David Ben A Magicana Tribute to Allan Slaight
Aug. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8) 66
David Ben Reflected Writings chosen card divined humorously from answers to questions and scribble by spectator
Aug. 2006 Genii (Vol. 69 No. 8) 74
Bill Abbott Pokerface
Inspired by 2008 Cabaret Card Magic 13
John Scarne, Ross Bertram Scarne-Bertram Prediction card chosen from tabled mess matches prediction
Also published here 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 273
David Ben After the Shuffle on the Zarrow Shuffle
Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 56
David Ben Vernon. It all started with Vernon. long essay on the Zarrow Shuffle, credit information, reproduced letters and excerpts from early books
Feb. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 2) 61
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Revelation by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben)Also published here July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 96
Luke Jermay The Bridge: An Approach to Walk-Around Mentalism
  • The New Mind
psychometry routine with business cards
Inspired by Oct. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10) 21
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Zarrow: Lifetime of Magic by Herb Zarrow (written by David Ben) Nov. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 11) 106
David Ben And the Oscar Goes to... Oscar candidates are divined
Inspired by
  • "Dead Name Duplication" (Ted Annemann, 1932)
Variations
Oct. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 10 (The Jinx - 75 Years)) 8
David Ben And the Oscar Goes to... Oscar candidates are divined
Inspired by 2009 The Jinx — 75 Years 8
David Ben, Bernard Bilis Tabled Spread Turnover
2011 Maelstrom 74
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #5 on Creating Magic, Stewart James, David Ben, Credit Check
Related to 2011 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue Addendum) xv
Roy Walton, David Ben Quotable Quotes
Also published here
  • Wall Street Journal, June 25-26, 2011
  • Magic Circular, March 2011
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 602
Msgr. Vincent Foy, David Ben The David Ben Shuffle unclear wether by David Ben or dedicated to him
2011 A Cut Above 210
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Herb Zarrow Gilbreath's Second Principle Spectator shuffles the cards, deals out five hands, one of the hands is a good hand, but the hand of the imaginary partner gets a straight flush, uses ideas from Herb Zarrow and Ron Wohl
Related to
  • "U-shuffle Poker" (David Ben, Zarrow, A Lifetime of Magic)
Variations
2012 Magical Mathematics 66
Richard Kaufman David Ben
May 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 5) 52
David Ben Max Malini: Bigger Than Life
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 48
David Ben Scotch and Cigars intro to tricks from Max Malini
Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 72
David Ben The Weeping Coin
Inspired by Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 72
David Ben The Weeping Knife
Inspired by Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 74
David Ben The Levitation of a Cigar cigar clings to hand
Inspired by Oct. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 10) 76
John Lovick (reviewer) The Experts at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase (written by David Ben) Oct. 2015 Genii (Vol. 78 No. 10) 78
David Ben Julie Eng: Buried Treasure
Dec. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 12) 78
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Revelation by Dai Vernon (written by David Ben)Also published here 2017 Light and Heat 117
Noah Levine Balancing Acts: David Ben's Hocus Pocus at the Soulpepper Theater
  • I. Shuffle Work
  • II. Sprezzetura
  • III. Academics
Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 80
David Ben Thoughts on the Stevens Control
Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 85
David Ben A Tough Knife to Swallow
Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 90
David Ben With a Grain of Salt
Apr. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 4) 92
Joe M. Turner (reviewer) Penguin Live Lecture: David Ben by David Ben Nov. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 11) 104
Nathan Coe Marsh (reviewer) David Ben Live by David Ben Dec. 2017 Genii (Vol. 80 No. 12) 101
Anthony Owen Elevated Matrix ring as substitute
Inspired by 2017 Secrets 106
Roberto Mansilla La Carta de Todos joker changes into three selections
Inspired by 2017 Naypes 99
David Ben In Memoriam: John Thompson
May 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 5) 12
Joe M. Turner Zarrowskill with three written prediction
Inspired by
  • Herb Zarrow's "Minimal Miraskill" in David Ben's "Zarrow: A Lifetime of Magic"
2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 88
David Ben Foreword
2020 Sleights & Insights 12
David Ben In Memoriam: John Allan Slaight
Nov. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 11) 10