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Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke
VariationsAlso published here Oct. 1934
The Jinx (Issue 1)
1
A Matter of Debit and Credit "I have as many cards as you have, and enough....", magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938 157
Al Baker With Prepared Cards "Albaka", name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck
Related toVariations 1938 343
Dr. Ford Rogers Rogers' Ever Ready Forcing Pack short forcing cards glued on long indifferent cards
Related toVariations 1938 451
Sam Leo Horowitz A Psychological Discovery two-pile-stop trick with Eight/Nine alternating set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1938 549
Bob Hummer Lite-Ning Addition spectator removes an Ace or a Two face down, then a Three or a Four and so on, total of added values is divined
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 5
Eddie Joseph High Card Force having only one high card in center of deck, spectator remembers highest card of bunch drawn from center
Related to 1942 25
Poker jonah card principle, brief
Related to 1946 103
Royal H. Brin, Jr. Simplicity Poker Deal performer gets the Aces after the draw
Variations 1946 46
Dai Vernon, Paul Curry, Martin Gardner, John Scarne, Audley Walsh Ten Card Deal jonah card
Related toAlso published here Jan. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 168)
672
Martin Gardner, Edward Marlo, Bert Allerton Ten Card Deal P.S. further ideas on the ten card poker deal
Related toAlso published here Feb. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 170)
681
Louis Zingone Winning Poker No. 78, two-phase poker deal using faced deck
Variations 1950 142
Bert Allerton The Two Card Trick two phases, double facer
VariationsAlso published here 1958 22
Dai Vernon Sure Fire Showdown Ten Card Poker principle, strippers
Related toAlso published here 1959 69
Henry Christ Henry Christ's Fabulous Ace Routine
Related toVariations 1961 48
Roy Walton Lesson In Larceny ten card packet, spectator deals cards from top or bottom and gets a straight, performer aces
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1966 47
Harry Lorayne Ten Card Poker Deal multiple phase template routine
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1967 72
Jack Salvin, Fred Lowe Triple Circle Routine with triple loop, routine
Variations 1967 95
Peter Alexis A Friendly Game betting game with dice, proposition bet
Related to
  • p. 155 for George Henbeck comment
Variations
Winter 1967
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio)
136
Karl Fulves Self-Duplicating Set-ups exotic principle in which sequences are duplicated in a random outjog-sorting procedure
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1968
Epilogue (Issue 3)
19
Dai Vernon Repeat Poker Deal ten card set-up
Related toVariations Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
219
Karl Fulves Colorvision Plus Math color vision cube turned on table by spectator according to instructions, color divined, see also p. 340 & 373
Related to Feb. 1970 322
Dai Vernon, Harry Lorayne, Don Costello The Card Sharp and the Four Gamblers with four Kings kicker and story
Inspired byVariations 1971 11
Harry Lorayne To Catch an Ace #3
Related to 1971 56
Roland Hurley The De-Materializing Coin Chinese coin with square hole and half dollar with round hole transpose, then holes transpose from Chinese coin to half dollar
Inspired byVariations Feb. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2)
9
Allen Swift, Frank Garcia Swift Poker Deal face-up/face-down shuffled deck, using cut-and-turn-over-force before shuffle
Related toAlso published here 1972 86
Jerry Mentzer Jazz Combo mentioning the combination of Jazz Aces with Elevator Aces, Oil and Water, ...
Related to 1974 131
Bob Farmer Hand O' Doom Triumph with thought-of card, card vanishes and travels into spectator's pocket to some other cards already there, cue card on card with a hand design on it
VariationsAlso published here 1975 1
Frank Garcia Spectacular Routine four Aces are produced one by one
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1975 ca. 5
Edward Marlo The Synchronized Clock card at chosen Hour matches with value
Related to 1976 174
Brother John Hamman Magician vs. Gambler ten card poker deal, hands transform multiple times, gaffed
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 1)
11
Bob Farmer Hamman Count - Farmer Method
June 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10)
420
Eric Mason Caboodle 5/4 count, showing them all as double backers
Related to Sep. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1)
461
Bob Farmer, Bert Allerton, Jerry Mentzer Jazz Pieces - Body & Soul a red and a black jumbo card are cut into four pieces, the pieces change places, oil and water, missing part of the description is published in "Jazz Pieces"
Related toVariations Oct. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 2)
476
Karl Fulves Change in Mind "as many pennies as you have, plus three more, plus enough left over...", trick that fooled Einstein with coins
Related toVariations 1977 83
Bob Farmer Cabungle alternate handling, with application for packet ambitious card sequence
Inspired by Jan. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5)
511
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces missing part of text and illustrations
Inspired by Jan. 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5)
512
Bob Farmer, Bill Simon Twisting, Turning, Extending and Otherwise Molesting the Aces card is stretched, then one by one reverses
May 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9)
572
Alex Elmsley, Bob Farmer False Count four cards, hiding two faces
May 1978
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9)
572
Larry Becker Perplexing ESP Plaques marking system for ESP cards, business cards etc., address
Related toVariations 1978 33
Amazing James Randi, Shigeo Futagawa Numeral-oh-gee using number cards
Related toVariations June 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 6)
205
Daryl Martinez Double-Dazzling Triumph two selections, deck shuffled face up into face down, two cards are reversed, indicator cards to find selections, then deck is separated into red and black cards
VariationsAlso published here 1979 1
Bob Farmer Rate Of Exchange routine for two-copper-one-silver set, starting clean
Oct. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 10)
404
Bob Hummer Hummer's Poker Chip Baffle six poker chips with numbers on each side, spectator can turn them while performer's back is turned and then cover three chips, performer names numbers covered, for credit information see 2022 Bob Farmer reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 4
Bob Hummer The Moon Die Mystery number from one to six is thought of, three sides of a die are shown to spectator and he is asked if he sees his number, repeated three times and number is divined, without performer ever looking at the dice
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 15
Bob Hummer The Gremlins cards with red and blue gremlins are shuffled, behind back performer sorts the card in two packets so amount of red gremlins in one packet is the same as blue gremlins in the other packet
Related to 1980 41
Karl Fulves, Charles T. Jordan, Joseph Ovette, U. F. Grant The Buddha Bet "can you see your suit/value... here?", set-up
Inspired byRelated to 1981 12
Bob Farmer Close Quarters
Apr. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 4)
615
Bob Farmer, Al Schneider Pick-Up Move Variation as a transfer steal
Apr. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 4)
616
Bob Farmer The Twirl Spread spreading a small packet while hiding cards
Dec. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 12)
709
Harry Lorayne Bob Farmer mini bio
1982 385
Bob Farmer Reversatility method for facing the deck or reversing cards at center:
  • To reverse a card
  • Without a tabletop
  • To reverse a card at a known position
  • To reverse cards throughout the deck
  • To reverse a card in a packet
1982 386
Walt Lees Editorial on "What Puzzle Me", Martin Breese, Bob Farmer, Peter Kane, Barrie Richardson, Pat Page
Aug. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5)
1038
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves 31 Plus Ace through Six used, spectator choses three and performer takes other three, they call their numbers and whoever adds to 31 wins
Related toVariations 1982 17
Bob Farmer Double-Dazzling Slop Shuffle Triumph two selections, deck shuffled face up into face down, two cards are reversed, indicator cards to find selections, then deck is separated into red and black cards
Inspired by 1982 15
Bob Farmer Triumph Display in the hands
1982 17
Bob Farmer Jadoo telephone book test with specially composed telephone directory
Jan. 1983
Epoptica (Issue 3)
170
Shigeo Futagawa Stunumbers No. 17, some small numbers added, total predicted, using number cards, for credit information see "Future Choice" reference
Related toVariations 1983 27
Bob Farmer Wild Card Monte wild card routine with monte presentation
1984
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook)
316
Bob Farmer Clip Miracle Monte variation of Takagi's "Miracle Monte" with paper clip
Aug. 1984
Epoptica (Issue 6)
393
Philip T. Goldstein Zen Poker streamlined "can you see your suit/value... here?", Age Cards credit information
Related toVariations 1984 2
Bob Farmer Gambo Magique
Inspired byRelated to 1984 82
Bob Farmer Transfer Cut from bottom to center, tripple cut in the hands
Inspired by 1984 83
Bob Farmer Swivel Slip Cut several cards from top to center
Related to
  • Doug Edwards' "Cardmania", same idea
1984 84
Karl Fulves Face-up Poker No. 75, poker hands drawn from face-up spread, yet performer wins, with variation
  • Revenge Poker
Related to 1984 112
Jon Racherbaumer Correct Change trick that fooled Einstein with coins
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1984 60
Bob Farmer Credit Card Stretch idea
Summer 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28, 29 & 30)
307
Bob Farmer The Packet Transfer (PAT) Switch versatile switch on top of deck without breaks
  • PAT Switch I: for partial packet switches
  • PAT Switch II: for complete packet switch
Related to 1985 415
Bob Farmer To Add 1 Card, Subtract None PAT Switch variation
1985 420
Bob Farmer To Switch One Card Of 3 (Add 1, Subtract 1) PAT Switch variation
1985 420
Bob Farmer A Face-Up Switch PAT Switch variation
1985 421
Bob Farmer, Frederick Braue Braue Add-On Handling PAT Switch application
1985 421
Bob Farmer Ambiguous Snake Of A Thousand Laughs three cards transform multiple times, ungaffed
1985 423
Bob Farmer Mixdemeanor 4&4, oil & water in reverse
1985 430
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
Bob Farmer Deep Throte small packet divination routine with stack and reverse faros, three selections
Mar. 1987
Epoptica (Issue 8)
470
Bob Farmer Introduction
1987/1988 2
Bob Farmer Stacked Deck Version spectator thinks of a card from half the deck, performer makes some statements and bets money, then five cards are put on table, spectator's card is among them and the other cards complete a good poker hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 2
Bob Farmer Special Deck Version same effect, duplicates in deck
Also published here 1987/1988 6
Bob Farmer Impromptu Version spectator shuffles deck and think of the highest of five random cards, performer places poker hand on table, it is a Royal Flush that contains thought-of card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 7
Bob Farmer Pentacle Force forcing a Ten to Ace value on spectator, Tsunami principle
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 9
Bob Farmer You Can Lead a Gift Horse to Water But You Can't Look in its Mouth different way to end the previous tricks, with only the selection
Also published here 1987/1988 11
Bob Farmer, P. Howard Lyons Five Card Versions "One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough"
spectator thinks of one of five cards, majority fishing (one no)
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 12
Bob Farmer Impromptu Impromptu Version "One One No Is Once Enough Is Not Enough Is Not Enough"
one of five cards
Also published here 1987/1988 15
Bob Farmer 220 Count Location Simplified
Related toAlso published here 1987/1988 16
Bob Farmer High Card Force five spectators remove cards from portions of the deck, then another spectator the highest one of those, card is forced
VariationsAlso published here 1987/1988 17
Bob Farmer Finesse further ideas
  • 1. Koran 101 Strategy
  • 2. Character of Questions
  • 3. Five Piles
  • 4. Overcon (ten-card stack for majority fishing with two nos)
  • 5. Credits (for one-no fishing)
Related toAlso published here 1987/1988 17
Max Maven Mesmeric Revelations: Quoting The Maven Semaphore suggestions
Inspired byAlso published here 1987/1988 19
Bob Farmer, Tom Ransom Chart #1 & Chart #2
1987/1988 20
Darwin Ortiz Mexican Poker
Related to 1988 29
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Tsunami by Bob Farmer Feb. 1988
Epoptica (Issue 11)
525
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Tsunami by Bob Farmer Mar. 1988
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 2)
3
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 1988
Interlocutor (Issue 51)
244
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Deja Voodoo by Bob Farmer Sep. 1989
Epoptica (Issue 12)
554
Brother John Hamman The Two-Card Trick
Related to 1989 24
Bob Farmer Deja Voodoo card named, word "impossible" looked up in dictionary, selection is written next to it, long-short pages
Variations 1989 1
Bob Haines, Bob Farmer Improm Too Voodoo spelling name of a friend to chose selection, parts of selection written under certain words in dictionary
Inspired by Aug. 1989
Magick (Issue 427)
2135
Gary Ouellet The Touch Force
VariationsAlso published here 1990 171
Jon Racherbaumer, Bob Farmer On the Free-Cut Principle credit information
1990 4
Bob Farmer Headhunter seven blank cards and Jack of Hearts, Jack travels from packet to packet, repeated twice, then all blank cards become Jacks of Hearts
1990 1
Bob Farmer Modified Flushtration Count
1990 2
Bob Farmer Modified Hamman Count
1990 10
John Bannon, Bob Farmer Clock O'Doom clock trick with small packet triumph sequence, selection travels from packet to deck, see Racherbaumer reference for credit information
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1991 20
John Bannon "Double No" Fishing Binary-Majority Sort in Bob Farmer's terminology
1991 54
Dan Garrett The "Underhanded" Overhand Shuffle Hunter type shuffle without jogs
VariationsAlso published here 1991 20
Jerry K. Hartman Tete a Tete
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1991 423
Bob Farmer Jack To The Future card thought of, then card selected, written on the thought-of card is the selected card
Inspired by Oct. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2)
44
Michael Weber (reviewer) Nothing to Lose by Bob Farmer Nov. 1991
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3)
50
Jack Carpenter Mysterious Daley & Between your Palms combo, also called "Quantum Theory"
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1992 13
Bob Farmer Overcon two cards thought of from fanned deck and then divined
Aug. 1992
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2)
19
Bob Farmer Push-In Unload
Sep./Oct. 1992
Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6)
4
Bob Farmer Push-In Unload
1992 24
Michael Weber (reviewer) Freak Key by Bob Farmer Aug. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 12)
56
Bob Farmer Flim-Flam on scams, cons, proposition bets
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
42
Bob Farmer Jiggery Pokery poker hands drawn from face-up spread, yet performer wins, credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
43
Bob Farmer Beer Money length of bill compared to height and circumference of a glass
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
43
Bob Farmer Scam to the Future word play bar bet with two predictions, spectator has to proclaim whether he thinks the performer is a fraud or a psychic
Inspired by
  • "Brain Popper" (Martin Gardner, Ibidem)
Sep. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
43
Bob Farmer Lay Your Money Down
  • Flim-Flam
spectator and performer alternately lay down bills on space without them touching, last one wins
Oct. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 2)
44
Bob Farmer Game, Set and Match
  • Flim-Flam
whoever takes the last match wins
Nov. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3)
45
Ben McEachen Flim-Flam Fan
  • Letters
Related to Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
11
Bob Farmer Cheat The Store Where You Bought This Magazine
  • Flim-Flam
bet that one can call out a hundred different words without an a
Dec. 1992
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4)
59
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces/Body and Soul two giant card cut into four pieces, two pieces transpose, then oil and water phase with the 4&4, Jazz Aces with the pieces
Inspired by 1993 25
René Lavand Mahtub multiple phases
Related toAlso published here 1993 176
Bob Farmer Excuse Me, But Did You Drop This Fifty Dollar Bill?
  • Flim-Flam
three bets using money
  • 2-5-7
  • Same But Different
  • The $100 Swindle
Jan. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5)
58
Bob Farmer I've Got Fifty Bucks That Says This Is A Shotgun And I Am Elvis bet that one of the top cards of three random piles matches one of three randomly named digits from a bill's serial number
Also published here
  • Bill Simon's Mathematical Magic
Jan. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5)
59
Bob Farmer How To Fake A Veneer Of Normalcy coin flip bet
Jan. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 5)
59
Bob Farmer The Last Trick Of Dr. Jacob Hamman a.k.a. The Card Of Turin Daley & Between your Palms combo
Inspired by Feb. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 6)
49
Bob Farmer Texas Rose
  • Flim-Flam
winning strategy for tic tac toe
Feb. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 6)
53
Bob Farmer Count Diceula
  • Flim-Flam
addition game with dice
Also published here
  • "Foul Play, Fair Dice" (I'll Bet You Can't, Lewis Kohrs, 1946))
Mar. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 7)
53
Bob Farmer, William Goldman The Little Man Who Was There
  • Flim-Flam
"The Chicago Bar Scam" via Bill Goldman, bet to make signed bill appear in cash register
Related to Apr. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 8)
69
Jim Steinmeyer The Nine Card Problem small packet spelling discovery, no-touch
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
56
Bob Farmer Nine Card Problem Handling alternative intro
Inspired by May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
57
Bob Farmer Three Card Monty Hall
  • Flim-Flam
on the monte hall problem
Related to
  • "The Elusive Ace" (Martin Gardner Presents, p. 228)
May 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 9)
61
Jerry Martin Film-Flam
  • Letters
Related to June 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 10)
12
Bob Farmer Chess for Chumps
  • Flim-Flam
cheating at chess
  • Playing Four Or More Games At Once
  • Cheating at Checkers
June 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 10)
57
Bob Farmer How To Cheat Your Friends And Why You Should
  • Flim-Flam
Related to July 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 11)
59
Bob Farmer Satanic Mechanic betting on which Ace will show up first, proposition bet
July 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 11)
59
Bob Farmer Napoleon Meets His Watermelon nim with three rows of cards
July 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 11)
59
Amazing James Randi, Doyne Michie, Larry White, Gene Maze July En Masse
  • Letters
Related to Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
9
Bob Farmer Con of the Realm
  • Flim-Flam
Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
59
Bob Farmer Three Rights Make a Wrong asking the spectator three questions about a dollar bill that makes him lose money
Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
59
Bob Farmer Roll With The Punches bet about removing a bill from under a glass without touching the glass
Aug. 1993
Magic (Vol. 2 No. 12)
59
Bob Farmer Flim-Flam
Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
58
Bob Farmer Not So Easy Money bet that spectator cannot pick up a dollar bill from the floor
Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
58
Bob Farmer Heads I Win, Tails You Lose bet in which three coins in a row must be turned all heads-up
Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
58
Bob Farmer Squeeze Play challenge of removing two coins that are balancing on the rim of a glass
Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
59
Bob Farmer Who's Ted?
  • Flim-Flam
book recommendations
Oct. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 2)
63
Bob Farmer Transpose My Spaces With The Trick Coin Of Life Chinese coin with square hole and half dollar with round hole transpose, then holes transpose from Chinese coin to half dollar
Inspired byRelated to Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
53
Bob Farmer Monte Bones
  • Flim-Flam
spectator cannot find spotted die amongst blank dice, paddle move
Nov. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 3)
58
Bob Farmer Double-Barreled & Double-Headed Chumps
  • Flim-Flam
Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
62
Bob Farmer Pocket Change bet about matching the flip of a coin
Related to Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
62
Bob Farmer Two Heads Are Better Than One coin flipping with three people, odd man out wins
Related to Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
62
Bob Farmer Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad three coins shaken and tossed by spectator, head/tail proposition bet
Related to Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
62
Bob Farmer None Out Of Three head/tail sucker game with three tossed coins
Related to Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
62
Bob Farmer Two Out Of Three Ain't Badder three coins shaken and tossed by spectator, head/tail proposition bet
Related to Dec. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 4)
63
Bob Farmer Cheating: Sacred Heritage & Your New Hobby
1994 1
Bob Farmer Where to get Marked Cards, Loaded Dice and Double-Headed Coins
1994 4
Bob Farmer Double-Headed Coins bar bets with double-headed coins
  • Con of the Realm
  • Pocket Change
  • Two Heads are Better than One
  • Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
  • None out of Three
  • Two out of Three Ain't Badder
  • Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
1994 6
Bob Farmer Marked Cards general comments
1994 14
Bob Farmer Ten Cards, Twenty Fingers, Unlimited Cash marked Jonah, optional stripper deck to take the set out after an honest shuffle of the deck
1994 15
Bob Farmer The Game of 31 Ace through Six on table, numbers added until in turn until 31 is reached, performer always wins
Related to 1994 18
Bob Farmer Svengali Monte monte type betting routine with the deck cut into three piles, optional clean ending
1994 22
Bob Farmer, Theodore DeLand Two-Card Monte
1994 27
Bob Farmer Three-Card Monte with gaff/flap
1994 28
Bob Farmer Loaded Dice bets with loaded and mis-spotted dice
  • 7-11 Dice - Load and Fire
  • Another Game of 31
  • Bone Try
  • Pair of Dice by the Dashboard Light
1994 30
Bob Farmer A Simple Dice Switch
1994 36
Bob Farmer Swindle Tech
1994 37
Jim Krenz Nothing Too Loose monte trick in which card with large hole must be followed
Inspired by
  • "Nothing To Lose" (Bob Farmer)
1994 14
Jim Krenz Invisible Triumph spectator shuffles, all cards roughed on back
Related to 1994 18
Rudolf Braunmüller Die unzertrennlichen Rieseenkarten two jumbo cards cut into four pieces, routine with the pieces, 4&4
  • Phase 1 - "Follow the Leader"
  • Phase 2 - "Öl und Wasser"
  • Phase 3 - "Jazz Asse"
Inspired by May 1994
Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 3)
99
Bob Farmer The Ten Card Deal: An Investigation
  • Flim-Flam
on the ten card poker deal
  • The Basic Principle
Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
57
Bob Farmer Sure Fire Showdown ten Card Poker Principle, strippers
Related to Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
58
Bob Farmer Poker on Buckley's description of the Ten Card Poker Deal in Card Control
Related to Jan. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 5)
58
Trell Nowels Hidden Coins
  • Letters
Related to Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
11
Randy Gagnon Flim-Flam Fan, But...
  • Letters
Related to Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
12
Bob Farmer Magic Politics
  • Letters
Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
14
Bob Farmer The Ten Card Deal: An Investigation - Part II
  • Flim-Flam
more on the ten card poker deal
  • Which Cards To Use
  • Getting The Cards Into Play
Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
49
Bob Farmer Done Deal I done from deck
Also published here Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
49
Bob Farmer Done Deal II done from deck, belly strippers
Also published here Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
50
Bob Farmer Done Deal III spectator cuts deck and deals, loses, blocks are strung together to force cut position
Also published here Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
50
Bob Farmer Done Deal IV spectator cuts and deals two hands, loses, five duplicate Ten Card Poker sets
Also published here Feb. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 6)
50
Bob Farmer The Ten Card Deal: An Investigation - Part III
  • Flim-Flam
"The Sultans of Swindle"
Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
58
Bob Farmer Harry Lorayne "Ten Card Poker Deal" comments on Lorayne's routine
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
58
Bob Farmer Darwin Ortiz "Mexican Poker" comments on Ortiz's routine
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
58
Bob Farmer J. K. Hartman "Tête-a-Tête" comments on Hartman's routine
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
58
Bob Farmer Nick Trost "Showdown" comments on Trost's routine
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
59
Bob Farmer Bro. John Hamman "Magician Versus Gambler" comments on Hamman's routine
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
59
Bob Farmer Bruce Bernstein "Psych-Out" comments on Bernstein's routine
Related to Mar. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 7)
59
Bob Farmer Ten Card Deal References
  • Flim-Flam
Apr. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 8)
76
Max Maven He Who Rags Last
  • Parallax
Related to May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
19
Bob Farmer The Ten Card Deal: An Investigation Part V - Loose Ends
  • Flim-Flam

  • 18 Card Deals
  • New Endings
  • The Cider Variations
  • Face-Up Or Face-Down
  • Statistics
  • Probability
  • No Card Variations
  • Ten Bill Deal
  • And Finally
May 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 9)
66
Mike Rogers, Ulf Morling, Kevin King, Sid Fleischman, Stacey MacKenzie, Bob Farmer Maximum Defense
  • Letters
Related to June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
9
Bob Farmer Two-Card Monte
  • Flim-Flam
two cards are placed face to face and turned multiple times, spectator should guess which card is face up and loses repeatedly
Inspired by
  • Deland's Two Card Monte
June 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 10)
58
Bob Farmer Diverse Flims And Variegated Flams
  • Flim-Flam
July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
60
Bob Farmer The Unbreakable Bank word-play bet about the amount of money one has in the fist
Related to July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
60
Bob Farmer Born in the U.S.A. word-play bet about Denmark, Mexico, Norway and Poland
Related to July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
60
Bob Farmer Mental Arithmetic puzzle about the telephone number of a character in a story
July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
60
Bob Farmer Stand Up and Be Counted bet about standing a quarter on its edge
July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
60
Bob Farmer, Alan Ericksen Word Morphing changing words by changing one letter at a time
Related to July 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 11)
60
Bob Farmer Free Drinks For Life
  • Flim-Flam
Aug. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 12)
65
Bob Farmer Turn of the Screw bet about turning five glasses mouth down
Aug. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 12)
65
Bob Farmer Splash bet about distributing liquid in five glasses
Aug. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 12)
65
Bob Farmer All YOu Can Bet And Half Of All You Can Bet bet about determining whether a glass is exactly half full
Aug. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 12)
65
Bob Farmer Through a Glass Markly bet about distributing ten coins on three glasses so all have an odd number of coins
Aug. 1994
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 12)
65
Michael Narducci, Bob Farmer Flim-Flam
  • Letters
Related to Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
14
Bob Farmer La Monte Symbiotic
  • Flim-Flam
three piles on the table, spectator cannot follow top card of one pile
Related to
  • "Symbiotic Deck" (Gary Ouellet)
Sep. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 1)
71
Bob Farmer Pair Of Dice By The Dashboard Light
  • Flim-Flam
proposition bet with four dice, one pair for spectator and one for performer, using 7-11 dice, four versions
Oct. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
66
Bob Farmer A Simple Dice Switch switching one of two dice, manual
Oct. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
67
Bob Farmer Dr. Scam & Nurse Fraud
  • Flim-Flam
Nov. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
75
Bob Farmer The Four Sevens number puzzle
Nov. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
75
Bob Farmer Rolling Coins puzzle about coin circumference, moving one coin around the other
Nov. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
75
Bob Farmer Square of Cards square layout, task to arrange then so the sides add up to the same total
Nov. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 3)
75
Bob Farmer Deck of Thieves
  • Flim-Flam

  • Deck Eject
Dec. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
64
Bob Farmer Deck Indirect wording puzzle about which cards are in the box
Dec. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
64
Bob Farmer Deck Circumspect Monty Hall type proposition bet with three cards
Dec. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
64
Bob Farmer Deck Collect proposition bet with four Twos and two Aces
Dec. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
64
Bob Farmer Deck Genuflect betting game with ten red and black cards
Dec. 1994
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 4)
64
Steve Beam Leftovers on the internet, Bruce Barnett, Doug Canning, Cal Tooles, credit information for Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume II by Bob Farmer, beeper joke, Ed Eckl
1995 1124
Bob Farmer Push-In Unload
1995 12
Steve Bedwell Shake, Shuffle, And Twist invisible deck / Triumph combo
Related toAlso published here 1995 5
Alan Nguyen The Natural Anagram Principle narrowing down to a specific word that was thought of from a group of words (on a page)
Variations 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 4)
27
Bob Farmer Efficient Fishing
  • Overview: Two Fishing Rods
    • Binary Fishing
    • Majority Fishing
  • The Magic Combination
    • Combo Fishing
  • The Nguyen Anagram Revisited
    • Analysis
    • Conclusion
Inspired by 1995
Labyrinth (Issue 5)
17
Bob Farmer Debit and Credit: Part I
  • Flim-Flam
article on the principle and comments on versions
  • Change of Mind (Karl Fulves)
  • Correct Change (Jon Racherbaumer)
  • Cash In Hand (Will Dexter)
  • This Month & Next
Related to Jan. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 5)
66
Bob Farmer Debit and Credit: Part II
  • Flim-Flam
more on this principle, versions and credits with comments
  • A Matter Of Debit And Credit (Greater Magic)
  • Dollars And (Sixth) Sense (Stewart James)
Related to Feb. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 6)
66
Bob Farmer Deck Soup
  • Flim-Flam
intro
  • What I'm Prepared To Risk
Mar. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 7)
65
Bob Farmer Not The Tsunami I Expected word-play scam to "divine" freely chosen card
Mar. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 7)
65
Bob Farmer Too Bad About That Guy, But Doesn't His Suit Fit Great proposition bet about the suits of three random cards
Related to Mar. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 7)
65
Bob Farmer The Family That Preys Together proposition bet about two values being next to each other
Mar. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 7)
65
Bob Farmer Mel Stover, They Want You Back On Your Planet
  • Flim-Flam
following scams received from Mel Stover
Apr. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 8)
86
Bob Farmer The Trick That Can Be Explained (Again and Again and Again)
  • Flim-Flam
May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
60
Bob Farmer Ultimate Done Deal
  • Selecting The Hole Cards
  • Selecting The Hands
Also published here May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
60
Bob Farmer No-Skill Psychological Ten Card Deal
Also published here May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
61
Bob Farmer Ten Card Deal Combo combining previous two routines
Also published here May 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 9)
61
Bob Farmer Nothing To Lose
  • Flim-Flam
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
68
Bob Farmer One Card 10/20 Poker four players name a number between ten and twenty, that card is counted to, high card wins, performer controls outcome
Related to June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
68
Bob Farmer Pat On The Back arranging five pat hands from twenty-five cards
June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
68
Bob Farmer Flush With Cash proposition bet about the suits of three random cards
Related to June 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 10)
68
Bob Farmer Interview With The Scampire
  • Flim-Flam
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
70
Bob Farmer Reversal Of Fortune bet about reversing the order of a stack of coins
July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
70
Bob Farmer Spin to Win head and tail distribution bet when removing a bunch of coins from under a tray, parity
Related to July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
70
Bob Farmer Coin Roulette sucker game with coins in a circle that are counted out
Variations July 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 11)
71
Bob Farmer Mr. Grift Goes To Washington
  • Flim-Flam
Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
70
Bob Farmer Spin To Win Again face-up/face-down distribution bet when removing a bunch of cards from under a tray, parity
Related to Aug. 1995
Magic (Vol. 4 No. 12)
70
Bob Farmer, Max Maven Fifty Years Ago in Magic
  • Flim-Flam
on the Billy O’Connor's backcount force in "One Card 10/20 Poker", back and forth letters between Max and Bob
Related to Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
70
Max Maven Coin Roulette Variation sucker game with coins in a circle that are counted out
Inspired by Sep. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 1)
71
Bob Farmer The Scam That Rocks The Cradle
  • Flim-Flam
Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
80
Bob Farmer A Penny For Your Thoughts proposition bet with head/tails triplets
Related to Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
80
Bob Farmer Catch 23 wordplay where spectator has to answer three questions and loses money
Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
81
Martin Gardner The Frustrating Papers
  • Martin Gardner's Corner
tearing a piece of paper into three pieces in one go
Related to Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
83
Bob Farmer The Ten Scammandments
  • Flim-Flam
article on ten humorous rules for bet and scams
Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
76
Bob Farmer Catch 24 scam bet on guessing the date on a coin from its other side
Nov. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 3)
78
Bob Farmer It'a A Wonderful Lie
  • Flim-Flam
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
82
Bob Farmer Snow Job game about each hiding an odd or even number of coins
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
82
Bob Farmer Scrooge's Penny Pincher game about each hiding coins in the hand and asking yes/no questions
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
82
Bob Farmer Merry Cashmas adding consecutive numbers quickly
Dec. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 4)
83
Bob Farmer Stealing The Hotel Tao
Winter 1996 26
Bob Farmer The Trapez Switch
Variations Winter 1996 26
Alex Elmsley Three in Hiding three cards in three pockets of spectator, performer divines who has which card, with second method "Hidey-Hole"
Related toAlso published here Spring 1996 49
Roy Walton No Hiding Place
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Summer 1996 100
Bob Farmer Hide In Plain (Second) Sight
Inspired byRelated to Summer 1996 101
James Swain Real Mindreading freely thought-of card found with fishing procedure (Tsunami)
Inspired by 1996 68
James Swain, Bob Farmer The Spectator Cuts to the Aces two versions
1996 74
Bob Farmer The Third Scam... A Column To Honor Martin Gardner
  • Flim-Flam
more on the referenced proposition bet with head/tails triplets
  • Irwin Stern Calls Flim-Flam's Bluff
  • Debruijn Doublets
  • Hustler TH, Mark HH
  • Hustler XX, Mark YY
  • It's Triplets, Mr. Farmer
  • The Secret Formula
Related to Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
80
Bob Farmer Marathon Scam
  • Flim-Flam
high-card scam with three sets of three cards (from three different decks)
  • Chicago Nontransitive Authority
Feb. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 6)
72
Bob Farmer Making A Killing In Las Vegas
  • Flim-Flam
Related to Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
72
Bob Farmer Thugs & Tugs bet about tearing a piece of paper into three pieces in one go
Related to Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
72
Bob Farmer A Ship in a Bottle bet about putting a half dollar in a bottle, word play
Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
72
Bob Farmer A Cut of the Cash bet about removing strip of paper from between mouth of bottle and stack of coins
Mar. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 7)
72
Allan Slaight Flim-Flam Folley
  • Letters
Related to Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)
13
Bob Farmer Farmer's Dead
  • Flim-Flam
humorous parody column by "Tony Forgio"
Related to Apr. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 8)