57 entries in Propless / Equivoque
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Right-Left Equivoque
1876 Modern Magic 171
Unknown Magician's Choice equivoque for three objects
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 40
Arthur Toskana Magician's Choice one of three cards
Feb. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 2) 20
Unknown Equivoque about a dozen items
1903 Later Magic 151
David P. Abbott Magician's Choice out of eight items
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 422
Theodore Annemann Headline Hunter magician's choice strategy
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 883
Jean Hugard Forcing the Choice of one of Four Packets several approaches to the magician's choice
Apr. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 11) 47
Unknown Magician's Choice one of three items
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 48
Robert Zürcher Ei-Ei Ein Spiegelei prediction of one of four dishes, production of fried egg
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 3) 504
Harry Lorayne Force Prediction equivoque out of about twelve cards
1962 Close-up Card Magic 100
Chester "Dr. DeMille" Miller, Gene Nielsen Money in Mind classic, three coins, prediction on business card
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 140) 698
Philip T. Goldstein, Arthur Emerson 'tis the Season to Be Lying four name tags, spectator finds the one with the real name, based on Arthur Emerson's "Liar's License" in Sam Dalal's Swami magazine, marking method
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 10
Philip T. Goldstein Geometric Coin prediction of a shape and a coin
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 15
Philip T. Goldstein Elemental one of the four elements is predicted
1976 The Blue Book of Mentalism 18
Philip T. Goldstein On Equivoque
Also published here 1976 Verbal Control 1
Philip T. Goldstein Forcing One of Five Objects
1976 Verbal Control 3
Philip T. Goldstein Verbal Overkill Approach
1976 Verbal Control 3
Harry Lorayne Three Ways to One magician's choice
1977 The Magic Book 236
Karl Fulves In Writing three coins on table, chosen coin vanishes and reappears inside sealed envelope, one out of three force with written instructions
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1076
Karl Fulves Replica No. 25, four coins on table, one chosen and put in envelope, it duplicates in envelope, equivoque with written instructions
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 37
Geoffrey Buckingham Die Gezwungene Wahl equivoque routine with coins
Also published here
  • Genii, Oct. 1976
Apr. 1979 Intermagic (Vol. 6 No. 1) 18
George Schindler Rubik's Prediction color chosen via six card, only chosen color magically solves itself
1982 The Magic of the Cube 12
Unknown One-of-Six Force involving spelling the number
1988 My Latest Book 32
Jerry Mentzer 3 or 4 Force Using a Special Die forcing an item in a row of six, propless or with mis-spotted die
1994 Close-Up File 24
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Magicians Choice with five objects, thoughts and structure
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 14
Robert Cassidy Equivoque brief
1995 The Art of Mentalism 2 39
Max Maven Verbale Kontrolle full German translation of "Verbal Control"
Also published here 1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 4&5) 140
David Berglas Magician's Choice several spectator put objects on the table, two are selected and they match the predictions
Related to 2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 79
David Berglas The Press Club Prediction prediction of an object, a word and a number, plus a knocked over bottle by a spectator and a dried up pen
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 297
David Berglas Shall We Open the Box? spectator puts objects on a tray and choses two, same objects are found in a box
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 338
David Berglas Pear in a Bottle bottle is knotted on a string and hang outside a window, fruit is selected and ends up in bottle, more brief routines with fruits, banana cuts itself into named amount of pieces
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 387
David Berglas ESPacology multiple prediction routine, six spectators with envelopes stand behind six numbers, one spectator chooses one object among six and puts the rest in an order, selection matches the number, order matches and selection and number was predicted beforehand
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 429
David Berglas Drinks Prediction one of several bottles is chosen and predicted, engraved on a sculpture
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 500
Eric Mead Tie One On performer's tie hidden, one chosen from several matches
Also published here 2003 Reflexions 7
Wayne Dobson Conjuror's Choice six magicians depicted on cards, one chosen, it is the performer and all other magicians are dead ones
2004 Dobson's Choice 3 6
Ron Bauer The Principle of the Equivoque
2005 All-Outs Think-Of-A-Card 14
Chuck Hickok Application Idea #1: My Favorite Approach to Equivoque
Related to 2005 Mentalism, Incorporated: Volume Two 35
Eric Mead Tie One On performer's tie hidden, one chosen from several matches
Also published here 2006 Tangled Web 195
Hector Chadwick The Trouble With Equivoque: Thoughts on the nature of magician's choice
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 117
Hector Chadwick Equivoque Routine #2 Performer predicts each object that two spectators end up holding
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 121
Hector Chadwick Sweeties Predict which M&M sweet is left uneaten
Related to 2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 135
Hector Chadwick An Equivocal Miscellany Further miscellaneous thoughts and techniques relating to the practice of equivoque
2008 The Mental Mysteries of Hector Chadwick 143
Hector Chadwick Equivoque Pronunciation, Magician's Choice, and its flaws
2014 Vok Voak Vokay 2
Hector Chadwick Problem: Announcing Intentions Alternative:

  • Don't say it
  • Write your prediction, then give the instructions
  • Think
2014 Vok Voak Vokay 6
Hector Chadwick Problem: Incomplete Sentences Alternative:

  • "Give one to me"
  • "Give two of them to me"
2014 Vok Voak Vokay 8
Hector Chadwick Problem: Interpreting The Outcome
2014 Vok Voak Vokay 10
Hector Chadwick Problem: Lack of Purpose
2014 Vok Voak Vokay 11
Hector Chadwick The "No Questions" Rule Setting the rule so that audience does not ask too many questions during equivoque
2014 Vok Voak Vokay 12
Hector Chadwick Six M&Ms Breakdown on Sweeties routine, magician predicts which M&M spectator chooses out of six colors, explains how this routine avoids the problems mentioned previously
Related to 2014 Vok Voak Vokay 13
Christian Scherer Magician's Choice Handling hand palm up / palm down
2014 Schlaglichter 88
Christoph Borer Psychologische Force magician's choice handling
2016 21 27
Andy (The Jerx) Third-wave Equivoque Third-wave equivoque is based on the richness of language rather than the ambiguity of action.
2016 The Jerx 123
Andy (The Jerx) The Use You Gambit "Which item do you want to use?" type of sentence used in equivoque to provide specificity
2016 The Jerx 131
Paul Vigil Determined Choice one of six items chosen and predicted
Inspired by
  • "Mind Control" (Bill Abbott, 2004)
  • "Hypnotic Choice" (Dealer's Item)
2017 The Doors of Deception 13
Harapan Ong On the Fundamental Structure of Routines I: Linear structures
II: Branching structures
  • Equivoque
  • Multiple Outs
III: The Trick That Cannot Be Explained
IV: Conclusion
V: References
2018 Principia 211
Michael Powers Flipped Out three imaginary coins, chosen one predicted and also whether it is heads or tails up
Inspired by
  • "Positive Negative" (Phil Goldstein, Syzygy #1, 1994, also Videomind 1997)
2019 Tesseract 286
John Lovick Eliminate the Negative three imaginary coins, chosen one predicted and also whether it is heads or tails up
Inspired by
  • "Proof Positive" (David Parr, Magic, Oct. 2005)
Related to
  • "Positive Negative" (Phil Goldstein, Syzygy #1, 1994)
May 2020 Elixir (Vol. 3 No. 1 Part 2 (Spring #2)) 233