122 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Other Games
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Henri Decremps Coup-d'oeil sur une assemblée de Joueurs. meeting Pilferer again in London, different methods for cheating at cards
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
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
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
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"
Modern Magic 119
Unknown The Whist Trick dealing four hands, one contains winning suit and others are either mixed or also sorted in suits
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
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 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
Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 10
Jack Merlin Pinochle routine for winning in Pinochle
Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin A Simple Run Up For Pinochle with haymow shuffle
Merlin at the Card Table 20
Tom Sellers The U Win Card Trick winning in Nap, Brag, Pontoon
Magical Pleasantries 21
Theodore Annemann Proposition Bet "Thoughts in General", two named values together
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Theodore Annemann Proposition Bet 2 "Thoughts in General"
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)
Lend Me Your Pack 44
U. F. Grant No Dice removing cards from packet with certain values wins game, one-way backs
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 151
Louis Nikola "Nap" trick with Nikola memorized deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Unknown The Rhummy Master winning at rummy
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 180
Frank Travers The Rhummy Cheat using jinx switch
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 247
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Gin! as Rusduck, strategy and subterfuge to win at Gin Rummy
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 370
Edward Marlo The Rummy Game part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine"
Marlo In Spades 16
Unknown The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealing
Related toVariations The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Edward Marlo Gin Rummy Stack
  • 1st Combination
  • 2nd Combination (In Two Shuffles)
  • 3rd Combination (In Two Shuffles)
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
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 67
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decks
Inspired by 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
Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
Peter Alexis 50-50 performer and spectator have card, whichever comes first when deck is dealt wins, cheating
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 261
Val Andrews Snap! No. 11, word gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Gene Finnell A Card Game Paradox
Related to Epilogue (Issue 12) 91
Howard Lyons Toronto Dice note
Inspired by 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
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 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 88
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination
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 The Magic Book 163
Unknown Vier Buben four jacks are found behind from a shuffled deck, spectator selects the one of chosen suit, Skat
Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 67
Allan Slaight Unkindest Cut Of All rummy and blackjack deal featuring a winning blackjack stack
Variations 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"
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1229
Melvin Anderson Apocalypse Variations Or Additions blackjack stack, Gin Rummy
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 304
Walt Lees Even Break one of two,gambling presentation
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 873
Karl Fulves Scoring card game is played, score is predicted printed on a card
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
Octet 18
Karl Fulves Quant Notes notes on preceding "Quant Quirk"
Octet 21
Unknown Coasters betting game with Ace through Seven or seven numbered coaster
Octet 47
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-Speller
Inspired by 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 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Juan Tamariz Exhibición de Juegos Españoles multi-phase gambling routine with Spanish playing cards, deck of forty cards
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
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 29
Lennart Green The Last Duel full deck stack
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"
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 12 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 1st or 2nd player
Swindle & Cheat 10
Karl Fulves Digit Detective two spectators play "high card wins" with a packet, performer divines card value that was added previously
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
Swindle & Cheat 52
Edward Marlo Solution to Gin Rummy! faro
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
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.
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 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
Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 22
Unknown Tic-Tac-Toe No. 46, card values decide where to place the 0 or X
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 Blocking Off 114
Nick Trost Double Pinochle with an Elevator Finish
Inspired by
  • "Knock-Out Aces" (Ted Biet, Genii, June 1982)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 22
Nick Trost Pinochle Deal Uses Pinochle deck
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 239
Nick Trost Pitch Deal Game called "Pitch"
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 242
Nick Trost In-Between Deal Game called In-Between, uses poker chips
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 254
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Canasta Deal
Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal
Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal
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
Karten à la carte 37
Karl Fulves Psy-Key advantage for an ESP guessing game, memory
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 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
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)
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 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 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 64
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" No. 45, "A Cardsharp's Trick", more elaborate version
Related to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 80
Chuck Smith, Roger Klause, Steve Freeman Game of 31 eight phases
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 Lost Vampire Secrets 206
Neal Elias Pinochle Stacks comments on following items
Gambling Notes 9
Neal Elias Four Handed Partnership Pinochle four Aces to partner and four Aces to dealer
Gambling Notes 9
Neal Elias Three Handed Auction Pinochle
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 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 26
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winning
Inspired by 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
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 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)
Scams & Fantasies with Cards 80
Jason England Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version catch 22
Inspired byRelated to 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.
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 70
Steve Beam Odd Man In with blank cards, as a bar bet trick
Inspired by 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.
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
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 Prolix (Issue 2) 71
Karl Fulves Accouterments using other items an non-playing cards for the parity row force
Prolix (Issue 2) 71
Karl Fulves You Go First the spectator can make the first choice
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.
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 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 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
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 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 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 Word Play 27
Nick Trost Classic Euchre Deal using a 24-card Euchre deck
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 91
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 92
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal I using a 24-card Euchre deck
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 93
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal II using a 24-card Euchre deck
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 95
Nick Trost Exchange Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck
Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 96
Nick Trost Six-Handed Exchange Rummy two versions
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 Dexterity Manual 38
Fred Robinson How to Win at Cards poker, rummy, bridge, set-up
The Magic of Fred Robinson 182
Lewis Jones Color Fast spectator chooses all losing color, performer winning color, kind of small packet OOTW
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 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
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
Xtra Credit (Issue 7) 38
Jason England Risky Business
Inspired byRelated to 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
Blomberg Laboratories 309
Tomas Blomberg Between the Cheats bet involving how many cards are between two random values
Blomberg Laboratories 320
Tomas Blomberg 16 Card Swindle version of NIM/"The Game of 31"
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
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 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 82
Steve Forte pinochle Ace revelation framed by pinochle deal
Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 982