147 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Ace Assembly / more or less off-beat variations
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
C. Vogel Die unzertrennlichen vier Damen four Queens placed on four packets and assembled, the Queens travel together in the deck, with variation
July 1898 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
1900 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
1919/1920 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
1920 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
1920 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 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 22
Stewart James The Simplicity Four Ace Trick
Also published here 1933 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 1933 More "Eye-Openers" 11
Unknown The Vor-Ac(e)-ious Magician Aces, three cards on each, they vanish an reappear in spectator's pocket
1934 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."
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 344
Stewart James Simplicity Four Ace Trick
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 355
Unknown The Great Pearl Mystery story presentation
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 358
Unknown Parade of the Queens
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 359
Stewart James The Four Aces a bit convoluted
VariationsAlso published here 1938 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 1938 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
1938 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
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Frederick Braue The Braue Aces aces distributed in pack come together
1941 The Stripper Deck 31
Edward Marlo Annemann's Aces Disregarded transpo, transformation combo
Inspired by 1942 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
1943 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
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 119
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1949 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
1949 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.
1949 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 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 13
Lu Brent Flighty Aces No. 50, Ace Assembly, aces travel from envelope to join leader ace in other envelope
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 89
Edward Marlo Sudden Aces three Aces lost in deck, appear with leader Aces
1951 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
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 232) 928
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces Aces lost in deck come to top
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 91
Edward Marlo Four Ace Vanish featuring four different vanishes
1953 The Cardician 166
Lu Brent Together Again Ace Assembly type of routine, uses duplicates
1956 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 1961 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 1962 Close-up Card Magic 48
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting up
Inspired byVariations 1962 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
1962 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
Jan. 1968 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
1971 Cardboard Charades 37
Lin Searles Aces Up
Variations Autumn 1973 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 1974 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
1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 5
Philip T. Goldstein Jumping Bean Aces
Also published here 1977 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 1977 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
1977 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 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 596
Karl Fulves Card Problems (B) Ace assembly with leader packet in case, posed as a problem
1978 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 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 39
Derek Dingle DazzleSnap Aces assembly with rubber banded packet and twelve extra aces, only for magicians
1981 Cardworks 143
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methods
Related to 1981 21st Century Card Magic 12
Larry Jennings F.T.L. & R.T.D. Aces four touched card are aces, transpo
1982 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
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 21
Philip T. Goldstein Short Jump only eight cards, instant assembly
1983 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 1983 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
1983 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
1984 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
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 320
Edward Marlo New Appraoch Ace Assembly aces put on 4 packets, assemble on one packet
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 348
Neal Elias Hold Out Aces
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 307
Gus Southall The One Armed Bridge Player a quarter of the deck is put on every ace
Inspired by 1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 309
Larry Jennings, Rolland Hamblen Meta-ssembly aces change to kings in an apparent repeat
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18) 165
Jerry Sadowitz This Never Happened to the Other Fella!
1984 Cards Hit 15
Douglas Cameron Devil's Delight
Inspired by 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1261
Nick Pudar "Block"Buster Ace Assembly at the end all packets are glued together ala solid deception
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 241
Randy Wakeman Three Phase Follow-Up Aces come to top twice, then vanish
Inspired byVariations 1985 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)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 4
Tommy Martin Four Aces
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 14
Frederick Braue FB Four Aces (1937)
1985 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)
1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 17
Edward Marlo Anchored Add On Assembly three cards put on leader ace, other aces in deck
1986 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 1986 Riffling the Pasteboards 17
John C. Wagner Honest John's Cards Across ace assembly with cards across presentation
1987 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)
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 121
Randy Wakeman Follow-Up on Follow-Up new approach
Inspired by 1987 Special Effects 57
J. W. Sarles Uncut Aces deck cut into four piles, Ace placed on each, deck assembled, Aces shown on top
Variations 1987 Secret Session — Part Two 42
Larry Jennings Lost and Found three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck
1988 The Cardwright 82
Larry Jennings Lost and Found Again three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck
1988 The Cardwright 89
Larry Jennings Subliminal Aces three indifferent cards onto selected ace, other aces lost in deck
1988 The Cardwright 111
Larry Jennings Cloudburst Aces all aces vanish from T-formation and reappear in deck
1988 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
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 49) 217
Brother John Hamman The Old Classic aka "Final Aces Outdone"
1989 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 1990 Trend Setters 128
David Regal No Cut/Pass Method
Inspired by 1990 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 1990 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
1990 Pasteboard Perpensions 31
David Solomon Immediate Assembly & Climax Ace Assembly classic, then as a final kicker Aces disappear and appear in the deck
1990 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 1990 Focus 35
Philip T. Goldstein Immediate Aces 7/8 cards
Also published here 1990 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 1990 Focus 118
Jon Racherbaumer Waylaid Assembly with hooks for magicians
Inspired by
  • "Delayed Ace Assembly" (Ed Marlo, Magic Manuscript Vol. 3 No. 4)
1990 Cardfixes 47
Michael Powers Mexican Assembly strange combination of assembly, four-of-a-kind location, transformation, quick coincidence
1990 Top Secret Stuff 124
John Bannon Masquerade four jokers assemble and change to aces
1991 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 1991 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
1991 The Olram File (Issue 7) 1
Mike Bornstein Every Fourth combo with Royal Flush kicker
Sep. 1993 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 1993 By Forces Unseen 45
Edward Marlo Bluff-Bluff Assembly
Inspired by 1993 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
1993 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
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 183
Aldo Colombini Ace-mbly Kings assemble and change to Aces
1993 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
1993 Card Selection 16
Doug Edwards Variant Every Fourth
Nov. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2432
Gene Maze Blockbuster Aces with poker hands in all packets as finale
1994 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 1994 Lecture Notes '94 1
Karl Fulves, Stewart James Beat the Cheat No. 26, stacking apparently explained but Aces end up in another hand
1995 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
1995 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
1995 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 1996 Al Cardpone 39
Peter Duffie Cupidea Ace Assembly with only three cards instead of four (Jack, Queen, King)
1996 With Cards 2
Aldo Colombini Royal Assembly, And More three Royal Flushs - kicker
June 1997 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
1997 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
1997 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 2000 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 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 4) 94
John Neely Kinetic Aces deck instead of three cards placed on follower Aces
2000 Card File Two 88
Karl Fulves Witch Hunt No. 26, twelve-card packet dealt into piles three times, Queens come together
2001 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 2001 Personal Collection 609
David Regal Lineup "odd cards" turn into run of spades as a climax
2002 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 2002 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 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 135
Al Baker Four Ace Trick using Envelopes using envelopes with circular holes
2003 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 2003 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
2003 Seven By Michel Huot 11
Ali Bongo Four Kings Easy Kings vanish and appear in envelope, with four glasses, brief
Also published here 2003 Lecture Notes - Morges 2003 2
John Bannon Iconoclastic Aces unexpected early ending
Variations 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 17
R. Paul Wilson Sucker Assembly one Ace placed face-up in deck, other Aces join
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 148
Jack Avis Mechanical Second Elevator Aces
2006 Rara Avis 99
Joshua Jay Royal Aces poker theme, ends with royal flush production
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 416
Jack Parker P.O.V. Strange Ace Assembly routine in which spectator becomes the magician
Inspired by 2007 52 Memories 175
Jack Parker The Three Stooges Ace Assembly routine with three spectators involved, holding each packet (uses McDonald's Aces gaffs)
2007 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 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 3
Don May, David Solomon Mayce Assembly unusual Ace Assembly
2007 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 2007 Solomon's Notes 9
Chris Mayhew Dairy Queens four double facers
2009 A Clockwork Apple 13
Steve Reynolds Fireback Aces Ace Assembly where they go in reverse, before collecting in performer's packet
Inspired by 2009 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 2009 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
2012 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
2012 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
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 231
Jim Steinmeyer The Whammy ace assembly over phone
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 12
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
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 254
Tomas Blomberg Rhythm Switch Bluff Assembly four-of-a-kind vanishes, leader packet as indifferent cards
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 281
Guy Hollingworth Minimalist Ace Assembly three Aces lost in deck, fourth Ace with three indifferent cards, they change one by one into Aces
2015 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)
2015 JawDroppers! 108
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
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 50
Alexander Hansford Instant Assembly Four Kings visually vanish from packets, appear assembled on tabled packet
2016 Sprezzatura 29
Alexander Hansford A Second Phase? three kings distributed in tabled spread, they jump back to remaining king
2016 Sprezzatura 37
Harry Lorayne Take Me To Your Leader other three Ace packets are cut into deck, crimped Aces
Also published here 2018 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)
2019 Tesseract 151