71 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Puzzle
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To Arrange Twelve Cards is Rows, in such a manner that they will Count Four in every Direction puzzle
1876 Modern Magic 58
Unknown To Place the Aces and Court Cards in Four Rows, in such a manner that neither Horizontally nor Perpendicularly shall there be in either Row two Cards alike either in Suit or Value puzzle
1876 Modern Magic 58
Unknown Die Karte als Geduldspiel layout puzzle with cut-up card pieces
Related to May 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 5) 77
Unknown Die Karte als Geduldspiel solution to puzzle
Related to June 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 6) 93
Unknown To Pass Yourself through a Playing-Card non-magical stunt
1902 The Modern Conjurer 298
Theodore Annemann Contest Dept. square layout, mini-sudoku-type puzzle
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 373
Unknown The Odd Estate puzzle with a story about a will
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 128) 739
Unknown One Card Under The Other How to hold a card under a King on the table, without moving the King
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown Card Cross Stunt Six cards used, form two rows of cards with four cards in each row
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 17
Unknown Alternate Cards
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Eighteen-Card Circle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 48
Unknown Silly Sam's Pack of Cards
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 54
Unknown The Master Aim How to drop a card into a hat without the card fluttering away
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown All In Order Down Under Deal on thirteen cards, get Ace to King in order
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 18
Unknown The Five-Kings Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown A Card Brain-Twister
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 49
Unknown The Reverse-Order Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 54
Unknown Magnetizing A Card Sticking a playing card to a wall with static electricity
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 8
Unknown To Make Four Fives Equal 16 Lay four Fives on the table so they total sixteen
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown What's On Your Mind? Six cards dealt to two people, each person get three cards - spectator always gets three Queens (spectator always thinking about women?)
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 19
Unknown The Noble Lords and the Commoners
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 44
Unknown How Can This Be?
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 49
Unknown Card Leapfrog Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 55
Unknown The Five Touching Cards Challenge audience to arrange five cards so that each card is touching the other four
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 8
Unknown The Thirty-Card Race Spectator and magician pick up one to six cards from a pile of thirty, last person to take a card wins, magician always wins
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown The Elevens Stunt Mathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 20
Unknown Tricky Triangle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 45
Unknown Card Pickup Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 50
Unknown Put-Them-In-Order Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 56
Unknown An Amusing Card Catch Five cards arranged on table. Remove two cards, add three cards to get the same arrangement of cards
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 9
Unknown The One-Two-Three Card Race fifteen cards, take turns taking one, two or three cards, takes the last card is loser. Magician always wins
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Unknown Changing The Rows
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 41
Unknown Face-Up
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown Turn Over All But One
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 51
Unknown Ace-Two-Three-Four Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 57
Unknown The Six-Card Lift Interlock six cards together so they can be picked up together
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 10
Unknown Making a Card Invisible Challenge: make a card invisible to one person, but visible to everyone else
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Unknown The Add-To-18 Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 42
Unknown The Star Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown The Give-and-Take Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 51
Unknown The Old Army Game Which two Jacks were rejected by the American Army? (one-eyed)
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 10
Unknown Standing A Card On Edge
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Unknown Three-In-A-Row
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Jealous Kings
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown Odd Or Even?
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 52
Unknown A Surprising Card Deal Down Under Deal on eight cards, result in a row of cards alternating face card and spot card
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 11
Unknown Coin On Card Stunt Balance card and coin on finger, flick card out under the coin
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 16
Unknown The Sixteen-Card Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Hourglass Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 47
Unknown The Twenty-Four Card Puzzle
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 52
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frank Garcia, Puzzle by Charlie Arbuthnot, Dunninger, Carlo Menotti, Fred Keating, Martin Gardner, Bill Simon, Jean Hugard, Robert Harbin, Art Lyle, Frank Joglar
1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 785
Eddie Fields Card Puzzle turning over eight cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 34
Max Katz Tower of Hanai puzzle with playing cards, based on Tower of Brahma
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 280) 1120
Russell "Rusduck" Duck "Sneaky Pete" Repeat mathematical puzzle, cards as objects, story
Inspired by
  • Jack LeDair's "Tricks for Trouper" in "Abracadabra" April, 6/1946
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 9
Paul Curry The Case of the Missing Hat cards with magicians and with hats, story trick
Related toVariations 1965 Magician's Magic 248
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
  • Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
  • Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
  • License Plate Poker
  • Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
  • Black And White
  • Coin Swindles
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariations July 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 272
Norman Osborn Card Layout Puzzle for solution see p. 427
May 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 7) 418
Paul Curry "Dirty Tricks" story trick, cards with donkeys (democrats) and elephants (republicans), missing hat puzzle, one card vanishes among four other cards
Related to 1976 "Dirty Tricks" 1
Unknown Playing-Card into Chain constructing a linked chain of playing cards out of a single card with cutting
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 27) 105
Larry Becker Pyramid Power pyramid power presentation, prediction of single card
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 17
Terri Rogers A Jigsaw Puzzle card puzzle as a revelation, Four of Hearts instead of Five of Hearts
Inspired by 1981 Babel (Issue 2) 20
Unknown Coasters betting game with Ace through Seven or seven numbered coaster
1981 Octet 47
Terri Rogers Marvellous idea for Tucker's Jigsaw, unsolvable puzzle, four pieces of a card
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 10
Unknown Catch Questions No. 59
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 79
David Britland Seconds Out...
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 585
Unknown Reaching through a Playing Card No. 29
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 54
Unknown The Other Genius Test No. 34, card frame and other pieces have to be taken apart, puzzle
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 59
Bob Driebeek Wie man seine Freunde zum Narren hält - oder besser: Wie man sich Feinde macht cards with magicians and with hats, story trick
Inspired by 1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 45
Mickey MacDougall Mississippi Heart Hand puzzle with trump hand, see p. 113 for solution
1999 Arcardia 102
Román García El Juego que Yo no le Haria a René logic puzzle illustrated with cards, magical / transposition ending
2010 Nanomagias 113
Ramón Riobóo Spanish Curry A card vanishes from a group of cards.
Related to 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 81