33 entries in Match & Matchbox / Match / Mental Stuff
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers A Novel Match Box and Die Trick multiple out one out of six prediction
Variations 1927 Tricks That Work 16
Tom Sellers Match Divination spectator removes matches, performer divines number of remaining matches
1927 Tricks That Work 3
Edward Victor A Match Divination divination of amount of selected matches
Related to 1937 Magic of the Hands 114
Frank N. Dodd The Double Steal number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Related toAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 244
Unknown Divination with Matches number of matches moved is divined by performer
1938 Greater Magic 827
Jean Hugard The Long and Short of It "A Sure Force"
forcing an object by letting the spectator selects a match, short piece and normal match
July 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 2) 6
John C. Holoubeck The Spirit Match initials of card appear on head of burnt match
Related to Dec. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 7) 88
Richard Lindahl Psychic Match Mystery card is selected which has the same value as the amount of secretly moved matches
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 9
Frederick Mosteller Thesis named number appears on burnt match
Related to 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 118) 475
Billy McComb William Amid the Fakirs gazing at a match causing it to ignite
1947 The First Book of William 42
Gerald Kosky Matchaskill miraskill with matches
Related to 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 145) 581
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1954 Minds in Close-Up 9
Unknown The Three Heaps Start with three heaps of matches, magician can (without looking) form a single pile of matches equal a number called out by spectator
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Fred DeMuth Match Folder Mind-reading Divine thought of number with matchbook of twenty matches, spectator is instructed to tear out matches in some mathematical way
Also published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 55
Unknown The Purloined Objects Penny, ring, key distributed to three spectators. Each spectator then takes a number of matches corresponding to some rules, magician then divines who has which object
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 57
Jack Yates Yates' Four-Object Divination three matches facing one way and one match facing the opposite way. After moving matches around, magician correctly can divine which is the reversed match without looking
Inspired byAlso published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 66
James G. Thompson Jr., Verne Chesbro, William H. McCaffrey, Gerald Kosky Strike One longer routine with matchbooks and matches, matchbook appears, match penetrates card, color of head change color, paddle routine, prediction of amount of matches and eventually matches transform into salt
Related to 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 44
Frank N. Dodd Frank Dodd's Prediction Number "selected" with dice is predicted by number of matches
Also published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 43
Tony Corinda No. 24. Matches or Cigarettes prediction of the amount of spectator's cigarettes or matches
1958 The Swami Gimmick 24
Tony Corinda (17) The Matchbox Mystery amount of matches are removed, the reminder is predicted
1958 Predictions 121
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, index
Related to 1958 Magic in Miniature 4
Punx (30) Strike a Light match is marked an put back in matchbox, light goes out and performer strikes the initialed match and gives it to the right person, luminous paint
1959 Mediumistic Stunts 300
Orville Wayne Meyer Match-O-Matic three people, amount of matches is divined
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 56
Win Beaver Match-A-Magic spectator removes amount of matches, one match is burnt and number of removed matches appears on head of match
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 354) 244
Max Malini Matching Matches spectator and performer remove some amount of matches from matchbox
Variations 1962 Malini and His Magic 78
Ben Christopher Foregone Conclusion six matches, spectator choses any number of matches, number predicted by die in matchbox
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 72
Arthur Emerson Match Weight four matchbooks, spectator removes a match from one, performer divines it, then matches vanish from a matchbooks
1973 Close-up Cavalcade 161
Karl Fulves Things Equal No. 21, after some handling, matches outside the matchbox and inside equal, repeat phase in which matches multiply
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 31
Bob Hummer This Is It twenty cards in a row, spectator selects amount of matches and signs the corresponding card on the the face, on the back of the card is written "This is It" and the correct number of selected matches
Inspired byRelated to 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 30
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed one
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 63
Unknown Matching Matches No. 19, off-beat divination of selected amount of matches, "as many as you plus enough more to make X"
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 21
Simon Lovell Matchbox Betcha number of matches in matchbox divined, mathematical
2000 Son of Simon Says! 121
Ben Hart A Shot in the Dark in a dark room a spectator lights the only fresh match from a matchbox of burnt matches
2020 The Darkest Corners 9