147 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Ace Assembly / more or less off-beat variations
  
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C. Vogel Die unzertrennlichen vier Damen four Queens placed on four packets and assembled, the Queens travel together in the deck, with variation
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 100
Unknown Die wandernden vier Buben No. 11, four indifferent cards under hat, four Jacks on table in a row, three cards on each Jack, they vanish and are now under hat, four double facers
Der Amateurzauberer 84
Charles T. Jordan Our Friends, the Aces No. 21, Conus-type gag phase, Aces vanish from three piles, but there are Jokers in fourth pile, they change back to Aces, duplicate Ace and four Jokers
Thirty Card Mysteries 59
Charles T. Jordan The Amazing Aces No. 1, four face-down cards put aside, Aces placed into four piles, they vanish are are the face-down cards
Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 2
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
Laurie Ireland The Four Jacks four Jacks on table, one covered with three cards, others lost in deck, assemble
Variations Ireland Writes a Book 22
Stewart James The Simplicity Four Ace Trick
Also published here More "Eye-Openers" 6
Ralph W. Hull The Jumping Jacks four Jacks on table, one covered with three cards, others lost in deck, assemble
Inspired by More "Eye-Openers" 11
Unknown The Vor-Ac(e)-ious Magician aces, three cards on each, they vanish an reappear in spectator's pocket
Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 57
Charles T. Jordan Like Seeks Like Ace assembly with four hats, "A trick which makes use of the back palm as a secret sleight."
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 344
Stewart James Simplicity Four Ace Trick
Also published here Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 355
Unknown The Great Pearl Mystery story presentation
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 358
Unknown Parade of the Queens
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 359
Stewart James The Four Aces a bit convoluted
VariationsAlso published here Greater Magic 355
Theodore Annemann Annemann's Aces aces change to kings, reappear somewhere else and the queens show up as well, begins like a regular ace assembly
Variations Greater Magic 365
Dr. William Bates Subconscious Mystery one of four cards marked, shuffled in four piles, spectator choses pile with marked cards, dressing for Ace Assembly
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1938) 321
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Frederick Braue The Braue Aces aces distributed in pack come together
The Stripper Deck 31
Edward Marlo Annemann's Aces Disregarded transpo, transformation combo
Inspired by Let's See the Deck 19
Dr. William Bates Subconscious Mystery one of four cards marked, shuffled in four piles, spectator choses pile with marked cards, dressing for Ace Assembly
Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 32
U. F. Grant Four-Ace Routine aces with twelve indifferent cards are mixed and dealt in four piles, aces in spectator's pile
Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 119
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations The Card Magic of Le Paul 199
Unknown The Three Friendly Queens One Queen on top, one Queen in middle, one queen on bottom. The deck is cut, all three queens are together in the deck
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 31
Unknown A Famous Four-Ace Trick One Ace placed on top, one Ace placed on bottom, two Aces placed in middle of the deck. They assemble together in the middle.
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 32
Charles Nagle, Stewart James Traveling Aces No. 4, Ace assembly (with a touch of Follow the Leader), effect and method identical to Simplicity Four Ace Trick by Stewart James
Also published here Scarne on Card Tricks 13
Lu Brent Flighty Aces No. 50, Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope
Scarne on Card Tricks 89
Edward Marlo Sudden Aces three Aces lost in deck, appear with leader Aces
Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 3
Tom Ransom Racing Aces! four aces marked with an X on the back, covered each with three cards, aces vanish and appear in pocket, vanishing ink
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 232) 928
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces Aces lost in deck come to top
Related to The Cardician 91
Edward Marlo Four Ace Vanish featuring four different vanishes
The Cardician 166
Lu Brent Together Again Ace Assembly type of routine, uses duplicates
Fifteen Star Card Effects 13
Charlie Miller The Jest of the Joker or "The Joker Is A Diakka", joker placed aside, ace with three x cards on table, other aces vanish, pile becomes four jokers, joker becomes ace, then pile becomes aces again
Variations An Evening with Charlie Miller 18
Walter E. Cummings Take me to Your Leader other three Ace packets are cut into deck, crimped Aces
Also published here Close-up Card Magic 48
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting up
Inspired by The K. M. Move 11
Edward Marlo Quick Acembly "Second Effect", three Aces buried, top three cards placed on last Ace, they change into Aces
Tilt! 9
Theodore Annemann Four Ace Routine from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
aces change to kings, appear in chosen pile, queens assemble as well
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 154
Roy Walton Another Fine Mess court cards rearrange themselves, royal assembly meets follow the leader
Cardboard Charades 37
Lin Searles Aces Up
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 670
Philip T. Goldstein secA ruoF three phases, two times standard ace assembly, then Aces transform into Kings in leader pile and Aces are reversed in deck
VariationsAlso published here Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 6
Peter Kane The Chink-a-Chink Aces four piles in square formation with aces on top, O. Henry finish
A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 5
Philip T. Goldstein Jumping Bean Aces
Also published here Scattershot 4
Paul Harris The Ace Trap Leader Ace is placed with three indifferent cards while other three Aces are placed reversed in the deck. Aces vanish and assemble with the leader Ace
Related to SuperMagic 3
Bob Stencel, Karl Fulves Stencel's Effect three Aces placed in deck, top three cards dealt onto remaining Ace, they're the Aces
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1028
Philip T. Goldstein Immediate Aces 7/8 cards
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 596
Karl Fulves Card Problems (B) Ace assembly with leader packet in case, posed as a problem
Interlocutor (Issue 17) 65
Gene Maze Pop Jump Aces four aces are each sandwiched between two cards, appear one by one in the center of the table
Related to The Gene Maze Card Book 39
Derek Dingle DazzleSnap Aces assembly with rubber banded packet and twelve extra aces, only for magicians
Cardworks 143
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methods
Related to 21st Century Card Magic 12
Larry Jennings F.T.L. & R.T.D. Aces four touched card are aces, transpo
A Visit With Larry Jennings 6
Mike Hilburger No Skill Four Ace Assembly spectator shuffles cards with deck and when sixteen cards dealt again, aces on bottom
Fork Full of Appetizers 21
Philip T. Goldstein Short Jump only eight cards, instant assembly
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 25
Jim Kahlert Marked Aces All Gone ungaffed MacDonald's Aces with cards that have obvious marks on their backs
Inspired by The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 113
David Britland Promenade Aces in a row, no indifferent card on first one, one on second, ... three on fourth Ace, progressive Aces with this layout
Cardopolis (Issue 1) 26
Edward Marlo Direct Observation Test aces, kings, queens, jacks dealt on four piles, one value assembles on one packet, Benzais Cop
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 237
Edward Marlo Vanish - Spell - Surprise aces to kings, ace spelling, assembly combo
Inspired by
  • "Discrepant Ace Routine" (Ed Marlo, Al Sharpe's Ollapodrida, July/August 1984)
Variations
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 320
Edward Marlo New Appraoch Ace Assembly aces put on 4 packets, assemble on one packet
Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 348
Neal Elias Hold Out Aces
Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 307
Gus Southall The One Armed Bridge Player a quarter of the deck is put on every ace
Inspired by Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 309
Larry Jennings, Rolland Hamblen Meta-ssembly aces change to kings in an apparent repeat
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18) 165
Jerry Sadowitz This Never Happened to the Other Fella!
Cards Hit 15
Douglas Cameron Devil's Delight
Inspired by Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1261
Nick Pudar "Block"Buster Ace Assembly at the end all packets are glued together ala solid deception
Best of Friends - Volume II 241
Randy Wakeman Three Phase Follow-Up Aces come to top twice, then vanish
Inspired byVariations Formula One Close-Up 19
Earl Wheeler Sucker Four Ace assembly with Kings, last one is an ace, kings change to aces to match (1937)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 4
Tommy Martin Four Aces
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 14
Frederick Braue FB Four Aces (1937)
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 18
Eric DeCamps Monkey Business three double facers, color changing back climax, pictures appear on the Aces
Inspired by
  • "Card Marx" (Eric DeCamps, marketed assembly)
The Magic of Eric DeCamps 17
Edward Marlo Anchored Add On Assembly three cards put on leader ace, other aces in deck
Thirty Five Years Later 40
Edward Marlo The Third Variation aces to kings one by one, aces reappear in deck face-up, then kings assemble under chosen ace
Inspired by Riffling the Pasteboards 17
John C. Wagner Honest John's Cards Across ace assembly with cards across presentation
The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 69
John C. Wagner, Martin Lewis Ghost Deal Variation performer gets royal flush, then royal flush is distributed in five hands and assembles in performer's hand, four double facers
Inspired by
  • "Ghost Deal" (Martin Lewis, 1972, marketed effect)
The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 121
Randy Wakeman Follow-Up on Follow-Up new approach
Inspired by Special Effects 57
J. W. Sarles Uncut Aces deck cut into four piles, Ace placed on each, deck assembled, Aces shown on top
Variations Secret Session — Part Two 42
Larry Jennings Lost and Found three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck
The Cardwright 82
Larry Jennings Lost and Found Again three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck
The Cardwright 89
Larry Jennings Subliminal Aces three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck
The Cardwright 111
Larry Jennings Cloudburst Aces all aces vanish from T-formation and reappear in deck
The Cardwright 122
Karl Fulves Little Casino four blackjack hands, aces all vanish and reappear under stack of chips, asymmetric Ace Assembly, posed as problem
Interlocutor (Issue 49) 217
Brother John Hamman The Old Classic aka "Final Aces Outdone"
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 245
Harry Lorayne Kings "High"Way aces on four piles are cut into deck and come to top
Inspired by Trend Setters 128
David Regal No Cut/Pass Method
Inspired by Trend Setters 132
Edward Marlo Transposed Ace Assembly Aces change places with three Fives, leaving 2-3-4-5, of the same suit, in place of the Aces of the same suit
Related to That's It 48
Wesley James Assemblies general comments and definition of plots:
  • The Assembly - A Categorical Perspective
  • The Simple/Reset Assembly
  • The Slow Motion/Undone Assembly
  • The Real Gone/Snap Back Assembly
  • The One at a Time/Reverse Assembly
  • The Progressive/Retro Assembly
  • The No Palm/Redone Assembly
Pasteboard Perpensions 31
David Solomon Immediate Assembly & Climax Ace Assembly classic, then as a final kicker Aces disappear and appear in the deck
David Solomon T.A.O.M. Convention 3
Philip T. Goldstein Jumping Bean Aces three cards on leader ace, other cards become kings
VariationsAlso published here Focus 35
Philip T. Goldstein Immediate Aces 7/8 cards
Also published here Focus 37
Philip T. Goldstein secA ruoF three phases, two times standard ace assembly, then aces transform into kings in leader pile and aces are reversed in deck
Also published here Focus 118
Jon Racherbaumer Waylaid Assembly with hooks for magicians
Inspired by
  • "Delayed Ace Assembly" (Ed Marlo, Magic Manuscript Vol. 3 No. 4)
Cardfixes 47
Michael Powers Mexican Assembly strange combination of assembly, four-of-a-kind location, transformation, quick coincidence
Top Secret Stuff 124
John Bannon Masquerade four jokers assemble and change to aces
Smoke and Mirrors 44
Edward Marlo Neoteric Aces in Four Movements three x-cards on one ace, other aces in deck, three x-cards become aces, four phases
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 6) 5
Edward Marlo Instant Ace Assembly three x-cards on one Ace, other Aces in deck, three x-cards become Aces, three stranger Aces
The Olram File (Issue 7) 1
Mike Bornstein Every Fourth combo with Royal Flush kicker
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 9) 2260
Ernest Earick Lonely at the Top kind of assembly, packet of face-down cards and face-up Ace changes to four face-up Aces
Related to By Forces Unseen 45
Edward Marlo Bluff-Bluff Assembly
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 13) 9
Tomo Maeda タイクーンエーセス (Tycoon Aces) Ace Assembly, Aces change to Kings for kicker ending
Larry Jennings's Card Technique 169
Hiroshi Kondo インターナショナルカードトリック (International Card Trick) Ace Assembly effect with finale of whole deck grouping by four of a kind
Larry Jennings's Card Technique 183
Aldo Colombini Ace-mbly Kings assemble and change to Aces
Card File 149
Peter Duffie Handout four packets with an Ace in each, cards are placed on deck in random order, when four hands are dealt, one gets all Aces
Card Selection 16
Doug Edwards Variant Every Fourth
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2432
Gene Maze Blockbuster Aces with poker hands in all packets as finale
Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 166
Ali Bongo Four Kings Easy Kings vanish and appear in envelope, with four glasses, brief
Also published here Lecture Notes '94 1
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Beat the Cheat No. 26, stacking apparently explained but Aces end up in another hand
Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 48
Bob King LTP Aces Ace of Spades and three indifferent cards placed on table, other three Aces vanish when dealt onto table, assembly shown
Opening Night Magic 31
Chad Long Trans-Assembling Jokers named four-of-a-kind put under ashtray, four Jokers put under three-card packets for an assembly, after assembly the Jokers transpose with quartet under ashtray
MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 7) 27
Allan Ackerman A Bag of O'Henrys - Re-bagged all packets become four-of-a-kinds, Ace packet royal flush
Related to Al Cardpone 39
Peter Duffie Cupidea Ace Assembly with only three cards instead of four (Jack, Queen, King)
With Cards 2
Aldo Colombini Royal Assembly, And More three Royal Flushs - kicker
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 6) 2804
Peter Duffie Aces in the Fast Lane Elevator effect with four Aces, rise through different number of cards in each pile, then end with assembling in one packet
Effortless Card Magic 62
Shigeo Futagawa Singles Club off beat ace assembly, with four black cards, leader packet cards turn out to be black cards as well and aces found reversed in the deck
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 65) 1303
Karl Fulves Unification Aces "Problems"
unexpected assembly, three packets cut off and Ace shown at bottom, four cards remain and they're the Aces, posed as a problem
Variations Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 78
William P. Miesel Unified Aces unexpected assembly, three quarters cut off and Ace shown at bottom, four cards remain and they're the Aces, three double facers
Inspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 94
John Neely Kinetic Aces deck instead of three cards placed on follower Aces
Card File Two 88
Karl Fulves Witch Hunt No. 26, twelve-card packet dealt into piles three times, Queens come together
New Self-Working Card Tricks 41
Harry Lorayne Special Bonus Rising Crime assembly with Jacks, then Aces show up and deck is separated in reds and blacks
Variations Personal Collection 609
David Regal Lineup "odd cards" turn into run of spades as a climax
Constant Fooling 1 149
Jack Avis Goings-on four Queens shown, three are placed with Kings, they change into Jacks and Queens are together again, story presentation
Inspired by Ahead of the Pack 175
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 135
Al Baker Four Ace Trick using Envelopes using envelopes with circular holes
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 713
Charlie Miller, Roberto Giobbi The Joker is a Diakka joker placed aside, ace with three x cards on table, other aces vanish, pile becomes four jokers, joker becomes ace, then pile becomes aces again
Inspired by Card College — Volume 5 1220
Michel Huot Ultimate Aces three indifferent cards on leader Ace, other three Aces change visually into indifferent cards and Aces are now on leader Ace
Seven By Michel Huot 11
Ali Bongo Four Kings Easy Kings vanish and appear in envelope, with four glasses, brief
Also published here Lecture Notes - Morges 2003 2
John Bannon Iconoclastic Aces unexpected early ending
Variations Dear Mr. Fantasy 17
R. Paul Wilson Sucker Assembly one Ace placed face-up in deck, other Aces join
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 148
Jack Avis Mechanical Second Elevator Aces
Rara Avis 99
Joshua Jay Royal Aces poker theme, ends with royal flush production
Best of Friends - Volume III 416
Jack Parker P.O.V. Strange Ace Assembly routine in which spectator becomes the magician
Inspired by 52 Memories 175
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs)
52 Memories 179
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here The Wisdom of Solomon 3
Don May, David Solomon Mayce Assembly unusual Ace Assembly
The Wisdom of Solomon 102
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Also published here Solomon's Notes 9
Chris Mayhew Dairy Queens four double facers
A Clockwork Apple 13
Steve Reynolds Fireback Aces Ace Assembly where they go in reverse, before collecting in performer's packet
Inspired by Route 52 36
David Solomon Just Friends four Kings cut in four packets, the Kings suddenly are in the hand of the performer, Queens found at bottom of packets
Also published here Solomon's Notes 4
Karl Fulves Aces To Go four Aces on table in row, one by one they are cut into deck and the indifferent top card placed on table instead, tabled cards are once again the Aces
Prolix (Issue 10) 655
Karl Fulves Aces Two Go four Aces on table in row, one by one they are cut into deck and the indifferent top card placed on table instead, tabled cards are Kings and top four cards the Aces
Prolix (Issue 10) 656
Joe Riding Floating Aces four Aces covered with three indifferent cards, Aces one by one change into selection, Aces return by spelling and counting, selection vanishes in the end
The F.F.F.F. Book 231
Jim Steinmeyer The Whammy ace assembly over phone
Treacherous Impuzzibilities 12
Guy Hollingworth Minimalist Ace Assembly three Aces lost in deck, fourth Ace with three indifferent cards, they change one by one into Aces
Renovations 10
Harry Lorayne Color Gathering Plus assembly on packets with Jacks, then Aces show up and deck is separated in reds and blacks
Inspired by
  • "The Colorful Assembly, Spectator-Cuts-Aces, Trick" (Harry Lorayne, Classic Collection Vol. 1, 2005)
  • Special Bonus (Harry Lorayne, 2001)
JawDroppers! 108
Tomas Blomberg, Jack Parker Jack's Trick spectator cuts deck into four packets, a Queen is placed on each packet, they assemble on one packet, then it is shown that spectator also cut to the Aces
Blomberg Laboratories 254
Tomas Blomberg Rhythm Switch Bluff Assembly four-of-a-kind vanishes, leader packet as indifferent cards
Blomberg Laboratories 281
So Sato Lateral Thinking Assembly (a.k.a. Cross Assembler)
4 piles in square on table, kings placed on top, they gather on top of one pile
The Secrets of So Sato 50
Alexander Hansford Instant Assembly Four Kings visually vanish from packets, appear assembled on tabled packet
Sprezzatura 29
Alexander Hansford A Second Phase? three kings distributed in tabled spread, they jump back to remaining king
Sprezzatura 37
Harry Lorayne Take Me To Your Leader other three Ace packets are cut into deck, crimped Aces
Also published here And Finally! 127
Michael Powers Royal Versus Ace-Stros four piles in diamond formation, Kings assemble on one pile, Aces show up as kicker
Inspired by
  • "Jumping Jacks" (Paul Lelekis, Linking Ring, April 2012)
Tesseract 151