26 entries in Chain / Endless Chain
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die mysterieuse Schlinge leather band rolled up, endless chain type game
Nov. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 11) 174
L. Vosburgh Lyons On the Barrel Head fast and loose with a rope
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 40) 164
Lewis Ganson The Figure Eight basic
  • handling the loop
  • 1. the move for catching the finger
  • 2. the false move
  • 3. a finger is placed in each side of figure 8
  • 4. laying out the chain with one finger
the novel moves
  • 1. knot of the loop
  • 2. the ring off the loop
outline of a routine
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 86
Jack Salvin, Fred Lowe Triple Circle Routine with triple loop, routine
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 95
Karl Fulves Robot Ring betting game like endless chain with ring and rope
  • The Win/Lose Option
  • The Must-Lose Option
  • The Must-Win Option
see p. 1149 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Related to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1118
Unknown A Borrowed Loop endless chain type layout with rubber band, knowing when pencil or finger will be caught
1979 Elastrix 35
Jimmy Ray The Magic Figure 8
1980 A Ray of Magic 33
Neal Elias Cooper's Swindle
  • Straight Layout
  • Losing Layout
  • Reversed Straight Layout
  • Double Straight Layout: First Method, Seoncd Method
1982 Arcane (Issue 7) 75
Robert L. Brooks All-in-Air Endless Loop no table handling
Sep. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 817
Bobby Bernard "Can't Lose" Belt Loop
Sep. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 968
Robert E. Neale Off The Barrelhead stand-up endless chain routine
  • Introduction (credit information)
  • Simple Pickup
1. Right Loop Catches
2. Left Loop Catches
3. Neither Loop Catches
4. Both Loops Catch
  • Advanced Pickups
  • Basic Routine: String Game
  • Advanced Routine: Cord Con
  • Notes
1986 Contemporary Rope Magic - Part III 71
Karl Fulves Cloverleaf Bet "On the Barrelhead", three loops formed from rope
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1402
Karl Fulves Non-Working Trix #5 endless chain idea with three loops
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 51) 242
Gene Maze What's the Catch? Routine
Oct. 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 10) 1981
Karl Fulves Chain Reaction endless chain as game between two participants
1991 Swindle & Cheat 35
Karl Fulves Catch - No Catch endless chain type routine with piece of string
1993 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 30
Karl Norman The Carnival Loop knot appears on a solid metal chain, knot is plugged off the chain, loop pentetrates spectator's thumb
1995 40 Years at the Forks 72
Robert L. Brooks Fast and Loose Clover no table
May 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 5) 2641
Harold Cataquet The Mouse Trap using string
Aug. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 8) 2821
David Acer Endless Chain: The Finger Ring Subtlety with a ring on a loop of rope
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 121
Bill Wisch Chain of Events
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 494
Unknown Five-Finger Exercise with rope, in-the-hands
  • The Apparatus
  • The Can't Win option
  • The Can't Lose Option
  • A Twist To The Tale
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 660
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Robert E. Neale Inside-Outside Endless Chain / Pricking the Garter

  • A Fair Throw
  • A Cheating Throw
  • A Superfair Throw
2012 Magical Mathematics 164
Paul Vigil Our Kind of Gir(d)l(e) "or Playing Fast and Loose"
chain is made into a figure eight, spectator has to choose which loop is the winning loop, but can never win
2014 Classic Fantastic 93
Paul Vigil Three New Throws formed in the air
  • Throw One (Lose/Lose)
  • Throw Two (Lose/Win)
  • Throw Three (Win/Lose)
2014 Classic Fantastic 106
Unknown A Classic Throw A: The One-Finger Throw (Win/Lose)
B: The One-Finger Throw (Lose/Lose)
2014 Classic Fantastic 115