122 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Other Games
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Henri Decremps Coup-d'oeil sur une assemblée de Joueurs. meeting Pilferer again in London, different methods for cheating at cards
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 204
Henri Decremps Tour du Piquet incompréhensible, nouvellement perfectionné. performer always has best five cards from chosen suit, spectator deals several hands, inspired by a routine in Guyot
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 225
Unknown Prouver combien il est imprudent de jouer de l'argent demonstration of cheating to give yourself the four Kings
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 139
Unknown Faire une pareil demonstration au Brelan; en se donnant brelan de rois demonstration of cheating in another game to give yourself three-of-a-kind
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 141
Unknown The Whist Trick. Improved Method. "To deal yourself all the Trumps, the three other Players holding the usual mixed Hands"
1876 Modern Magic 119
Unknown The Whist Trick dealing four hands, one contains winning suit and others are either mixed or also sorted in suits
1889 Tricks with Cards 78
Unknown Das Mischen und gleichzeitige Ordnen der Karten "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
open mixing procedure which stacks cards, for game Écarté
Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 114
Eduard W. Lufa Die berühmte Partie Piquet eines Blinden rules of the game piquet, playing it blind à la Comus & de Grisy-Torrini, flexible stack that allows decisions by spectator
Related to Aug. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 8) 116
Charles T. Jordan The Pinochle Ace Trick No. 4, eight aces from Pinochle deck, packets are formed and eliminated by throwing dice, aces travel to one packet
1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 10
Jack Merlin Pinochle routine for winning in Pinochle
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin A Simple Run Up For Pinochle with haymow shuffle
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 20
Tom Sellers The U Win Card Trick winning in Nap, Brag, Pontoon
1931 Magical Pleasantries 21
Theodore Annemann Proposition Bet "Thoughts in General", two named values together
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Theodore Annemann Proposition Bet 2 "Thoughts in General"
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Victor Farelli Loo Lung or The Chinese Coin Magician locates two cards by a lot of dealing and equivoque to eliminate piles, with a bit of gambling theme (Euchre and Loo Lung)
1936 Lend Me Your Pack 44
U. F. Grant No Dice removing cards from packet with certain values wins game, one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 151
Louis Nikola "Nap" trick with Nikola memorized deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Unknown The Rhummy Master winning at rummy
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 180
Frank Travers The Rhummy Cheat using jinx switch
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 247
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Gin! as Rusduck, strategy and subterfuge to win at Gin Rummy
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 370
Edward Marlo The Rummy Game part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine"
1947 Marlo In Spades 16
Unknown The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealing
Related toVariations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Edward Marlo Gin Rummy Stack
  • 1st Combination
  • 2nd Combination (In Two Shuffles)
  • 3rd Combination (In Two Shuffles)
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 45
Dai Vernon Order in the Court pseudo gambling game with five cards of Royal Flush
Related to
  • p. 77 for credit information
Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 67
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decks
Inspired by May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo Poker number cards used for betting game after a single riffle shuffle
1968 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
Peter Alexis 50-50 performer and spectator have card, whichever comes first when deck is dealt wins, cheating
June 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 261
Val Andrews Snap! No. 11, word gag
1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Gene Finnell A Card Game Paradox
Related to 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 91
Howard Lyons Toronto Dice note
Inspired by 1971 Epilogue (Issue 13) 99
Bradley Efron Las Vegas Dice non-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by Stewart Olney
Jan. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 393
Martin Gardner A Betting Swindle betting game with three suits after a riffle shuffle
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 88
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination
July 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 637
Karl Fulves Ace-Deuce-Jack proposition bet, Ace, Two or Jack has to appear at the bottom of any of three piles
Related to 1977 The Magic Book 163
Unknown Vier Buben four jacks are found behind from a shuffled deck, spectator selects the one of chosen suit, Skat
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 67
Allan Slaight Unkindest Cut Of All rummy and blackjack deal featuring a winning blackjack stack
Variations Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 186
Unknown Gambling Scam betting game with cards, odds in performer's favor
Related to
  • John Scarne's "Complete Guide to Gambling"
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1229
Melvin Anderson Apocalypse Variations Or Additions blackjack stack, Gin Rummy
Inspired by Feb. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 304
Walt Lees Even Break one of two,gambling presentation
Inspired by 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 873
Karl Fulves Scoring card game is played, score is predicted printed on a card
1981 Milennium Aces 47
Martin Gardner Quant Quirk 4x4 square of 16 cards, some face-up some face-down randomly, with certain allowed turnover moves one has to get all cards in one direction, sucker game
1981 Octet 18
Karl Fulves Quant Notes notes on preceding "Quant Quirk"
1981 Octet 21
Unknown Coasters betting game with Ace through Seven or seven numbered coaster
1981 Octet 47
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-Speller
Inspired by May 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
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 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Juan Tamariz Exhibición de Juegos Españoles multi-phase gambling routine with Spanish playing cards, deck of forty cards
1984 Magia Potagia — Volume III 26
Jean Hugard Do It and Fail with 28/32 card deck a layout and dealing game is explained, the spectator always fails at it
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 29
Lennart Green The Last Duel full deck stack
1989 1-2 Separation 10
Alex Elmsley, Charles Sanders Peirce Pierce Arrow unusual game in which one deals through twelve cards and tries to predict position of reversed card, actually "Peirce Arrow"
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 397
Karl Fulves High Stebbins (A) spectator cuts packet and takes top card, performer next, high card wins
(B) high card wins with twelve-card packet, three cards each, performer has better odds
(C) high card wins variation with better odds for performer
(D) high card wins combined with faro shuffle to shift odds to first or second player
1991 Swindle & Cheat 10
Karl Fulves Digit Detective two spectators play "high card wins" with a packet, performer divines card value that was added previously
1991 Swindle & Cheat 15
Karl Fulves Markers ideas related to nontransitive games
  • Simple Sets (Dualities, Royal Family)
  • Unequal Sets
  • A Nontransitive Pyramid
  • Flat Dice
  • Parity Dice (4 Thru 9 Dice, 2 Thru 10 Dice, 1 Thru 12 Dice, 36 Number Dice)
  • House Dice
  • High Percentage Games
  • 3 Blind Dice
  • Little Bingo
  • Odds On
1991 Swindle & Cheat 52
Edward Marlo Solution to Gin Rummy! faro
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 10
Karl Fulves Bar Room Bingo cards distributed in six glasses, two glasses selected, aim is to get near 14 but not over
1992 Deceptive Practices 22
Arturo de Ascanio ¿Juega Usted al Mus? gambling routine for the spanish game "Mus", with a deck of forty cards
Also published here
  • "Circular Mensual del S.E.I." N° 4, 1954.
1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 7
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 Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 18
Bob Farmer Svengali Monte monte type betting routine with the deck cut into three piles, optional clean ending
1994 Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 22
Unknown Tic-Tac-Toe No. 46, card values decide where to place the 0 or X
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 88
Karl Fulves The Dome con game in which Aces are dealt and if first two are of different color, player wins
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 114
Nick Trost Double Pinochle with an Elevator Finish
Inspired by
  • "Knock-Out Aces" (Ted Biet, Genii, June 1982)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 22
Nick Trost Pinochle Deal Uses Pinochle deck
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 239
Nick Trost Pitch Deal Game called "Pitch"
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 242
Nick Trost In-Between Deal Game called In-Between, uses poker chips
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 254
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Canasta Deal
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal
Related to 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 274
Christian Scherer Jass Deal winning hand for Swiss card game "Jass", all cards are known and performer gets winning hand
1997 Karten à la carte 37
Karl Fulves Psy-Key advantage for an ESP guessing game, memory
1998 Combo 31
Karl Fulves 4 In A Row "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
betting game with Ace through Ten and sequences within the row that are decreasing or increasing
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 207
Gus Davenport Flipping Swindle five cards laid out in cross formation, cards have to be dropped onto the formation so that it is eventually covered completely, with gags
1998 Vis à Vis 58
David Acer Shot in the Dark (A Professional Presentation)
packet trick with guns on cards, russian roulette presentation, Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Petal Force
Inspired by
  • "Short in the Dark" (Hiroshi Kondo, marketed effect)
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 193
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" (Simple Version) No. 12, "A Cardsharp's Trick", game in which cards are drawn alternately and the sum of the values cannot exceed thirty-one
Related toVariations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 63
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note version of the game with paper-clipped pairs, another version without a system given posed as problem
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 64
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" No. 45, "A Cardsharp's Trick", more elaborate version
Related to 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 80
Chuck Smith, Roger Klause, Steve Freeman Game of 31 eight phases
2000 Tools Of The Trade 31
Karl Fulves High Stakes square layout with four Jokers and four Jacks, values are spelt and object moved from card to card, spectator always ends on a jack
Related to 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 206
Neal Elias Pinochle Stacks comments on following items
2000 Gambling Notes 9
Neal Elias Four Handed Partnership Pinochle four Aces to partner and four Aces to dealer
2000 Gambling Notes 9
Neal Elias Three Handed Auction Pinochle
2000 Gambling Notes 10
Lewis Jones You Bet prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cards
Variations 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 25
Steve Beam Culinary Bet different handling for You Bet, prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cards
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 26
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning
Inspired by 2001 Try the Impossible 179
Karl Fulves Gamble Ramble spectator choses cards in layout according to rules, black cards added and red subtracted, total predicted, four-way approach
2001 Hex Squared 87
Karl Fulves Card Roulette No. 19, two cards chosen by two spectators from small packet, cards counted through and spectators' cards do not show up, prime principle
Related to 2001 My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 38
Darwin Ortiz Maximum Risk catch 22, memorized deck
Inspired by
  • "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic Vol. 3, video)
Variations
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 80
Jason England Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version catch 22
Inspired byRelated to 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 84
Steve Beam Betting on Triumph some cards are mixed face up into face down, betting on builded pairs, spectator loses against performer
Inspired by
  • "The Two Clerks" in T. O'Conor Solane's "Rapid Arithmetic", 1922.
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 181
Lewis Jones Lucky, Lucky, Lucky prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until selection appears, as bar bet
Inspired byVariations 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 70
Steve Beam Odd Man In with blank cards, as a bar bet trick
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 73
Steve Beam Fifty-Two Card Monte selection in face-up spread, spread is turned over and spectator has to remove selection, betcha
  • Three Card Monte
  • Piling On
  • Camouflage
Inspired by
  • "The Five Card Fooler" in Walter Gibson's "What's New in Magic" 1956.
Variations
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 241
Martin Gardner Gardner's Gambit row of cards, taking cards from either end alternately with spectator, whose cards add up higher wins, forced outcome, parity
  • Final Game (Royal Flush ending)
Inspired by
  • coin item in "Mathematical Puzzles" (Peter Winkler)
Related toVariations
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 69
Karl Fulves Notes on MG's Game explanation of the parity principle at work and further applications, see following items
Inspired by 2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 71
Karl Fulves Accouterments using other items an non-playing cards for the parity row force
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 71
Karl Fulves You Go First the spectator can make the first choice
2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 72
Lewis Jones Value for Money betting game trick, dealing through cards and naming values in a row, every hit costs a dollar, spectator has some hits and performer has none
Inspired by
  • Tom Bowyer's "The Frequent Miracle" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 39, Nr. 3. P. 67. 1940.
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 148
Woody Aragon Australian Poker placing a bill inside some cards, down under deal with three people and performer ends up with bill
Variations 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 207
Steve Beam Kangaroo Killer placing a bill inside some cards, down under deal with three people and performer ends up with bill
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 105
Tomas Blomberg Swedish Parity Poker instructions for a game with five players, performer wins, prediction of total of values in performer's hand
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 123
Claude Impériale Grab It Before They Do remaining card is not the selection, it is in the wallet instead, bet theme
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 159
Harry Lorayne, Bob Mason Guess Quotient four four of a kinds are removed, spectator guesses if various pairs match in value or not, everything correct
Variations 2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 19
Karl Fulves Match Game twelve cards laid out face-down in matrix, match game played (turning up two cards and finding matches), performer wins
Related to 2007 Word Play 27
Nick Trost Classic Euchre Deal using a 24-card Euchre deck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 91
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 92
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal I using a 24-card Euchre deck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 93
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal II using a 24-card Euchre deck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 95
Nick Trost Exchange Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 96
Nick Trost Six-Handed Exchange Rummy two versions
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 98
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts a Run of Seven Spectator cuts seven piles, top cards are Ace to Seven of Hearts (strong rummy hand)
Inspired by 2008 Dexterity Manual 38
Fred Robinson How to Win at Cards poker, rummy, bridge, set-up
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 182
Lewis Jones Color Fast spectator chooses all losing color, performer winning color, kind of small packet OOTW
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 135
R. Paul Wilson, Chad Long Luck Versus Skill multiple phase gambling themed routine with cutting the high card culminating in a variation of "Shuffling Lesson"
Inspired by 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 155
Ken Beale Even or Odd five heaps, bet that there are more piles with even number of cards than odd
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 432
Karl Fulves Mind Scam three digits chosen, deck shuffled and cut into three piles, a chosen value is shown on top or bottom of piles most of the time, proposition bet
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 7) 38
Jason England Risky Business
Inspired byRelated to 2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 14
Tomas Blomberg Swedish Parity Poker five cards with rules on them, a card game is played according to them, sum of one's hand decides on who wins
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 309
Tomas Blomberg Between the Cheats bet involving how many cards are between two random values
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 320
Tomas Blomberg 16 Card Swindle version of NIM/"The Game of 31"
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 321
Jason Ladanye The Art of War spectator and performer each turn over cards, higher card wins, spectator loses throughout whole deck, faros
2018 Game Changer 325
Michael Breggar Cra-Ker-Jack Dice used to choose cards by four spectators, magician deals down that number to find matching mates, then produce four Aces
Inspired by Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 82
Steve Forte pinochle Ace revelation framed by pinochle deal
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 982