38 entries in Mental Magic / Effects / Which Hand
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown How, on delivering a Ring to a Number of Persons, to find which Person has got it, which Hand it is on, which Finger, and which Joint. people seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 40
Unknown To tell if a Person holds Gold in one Hand and Silver in the other, which Hand the Gold is in, and which the Silver is in mathematical calculation, sum shows positions
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 48
Henri Decremps Tour des trois Bijoux rendu plus simple & plus merveilleux. three objects (jewelry, watch, cigarette case) are selected by three people and all get some playing cards which are added after some rules, performer divines who has which object
1785 Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 235
Stuart Robson Your Nose Knows
Also published here 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 7
Unknown A Thought Reading Trick two ways, first coin is discovered in correct hand and then under correct drawer of a matchbox
1935 Coin Magic 27
U. F. Grant The Nickle and Penny spectator distributes nickel and penny in his two hands, has to do some calculations without telling the result, then performer knows which is where, also as phone effect
Dec. 1948 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 3) 8
Unknown Which Hand? Divine which hand holds dime and which hand holds penny
Variations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 59
Royal Vale Heath Heath's Variation Which Hand, divine which hand holds nickel and which hand holds penny
Inspired by 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 60
Unknown In welcher Hand? by "Gardener", different coin is held in each hand by spectator, calculations and when result is named, performer knows which coin is where
1958 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 19 No. 6) 767
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Bulls Eye two pieces of paper, one with writing, spectator holds one in each hand, performer divines the hand with the writing
Inspired by
  • problem posed in "Private Journal" (Bob Lynn)
Jan. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 697
Robert Parrish Bull's Eye II spectator draws something on one of two slips of paper, both are mixed on table, performer divines the slip with writing and then its content
Inspired by Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 770
Jack Bridwell Psychometry which hand, blood, object-based reading
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 168) 838
Harry Lorayne Which Coin? two items in two hands of spectator, he thinks of one, it is divined, hand held up so blood flows out
1977 The Magic Book 226
Karl Fulves Sixes and Sevens dime and penny, spectator puts one in each hand, involving calculation
1977 The Magic Book 126
Gerald Kosky To Tell The Truth? performer finds out who of two people has an object by asking one question
Variations June 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 61
Larry Becker Spectromental
  • Effect #1: color of poker chip in cardboard box is predicted, other two are divined
  • Effect #2: drawing in cardboard box is divined
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 44
Stuart Robson Money Sense No. 1, spectator take coin in one hand behind his back, performer knows which hand, "This quick trick will work most of the time."
Related toAlso published here 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 1
Unknown Sixth Sense No. 2, performer puts coin in same hand as spectator, secret extra coin
Related to 1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 2
Joe Weisbecker Mystic Medallion which hand effect, with written prediction in Himber wallet
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 253) 1262
Gene "Phantini" Grant Mental Checkmate spectator selects four chess pieces from a box and puts them in different pockets, performer knows which piece is where
Inspired by 1981 Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 75
Karl Fulves, Royal Vale Heath Left-Handed Thoughts No. 45, different coin in each hand, spectator does quick mental calculation and performer is able to name the result
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 55
Stephen Minch Whatever's Right coin is hidden in hand, performer matches decision of spectator
1984 Mind Melds 33
Karl Fulves Real or Counterfeit? No. 18, two spectators, one puts his own finger ring in his hand and one a ring folded from a dollar bill, performer touches one spectator behind his back and know which has which
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 37
Jack Yates Clue six spectators with cards and pens, one of them writes an X on his card behind performers back, those with red cards must speak truth, black must lie, performer finds different colored disc, murder game
Variations 1986 Clue and other Mysteries 51
Tom Hunter Nonsense lead-in to "Sixth Sense"
Related to 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 232
Steve Dusheck A Glowing Thought three coins in a box, spectator distributes them in pocket and hand, performer knows which coin is where, luminous paint in bottom of box, Free Will
1993 Dusheck's Mental Magic 5
Theophil "Philius" Weidmann Hellsehen - kinderleicht! three objects on table are arranged and switched with two instructions, three spectators each take one and hold it behind back, all are located
1995 Hellsehen... ...kinderleicht 5
Karl Fulves Clenched Fist Note ten people put a coin in either left or right hand, performer memorizes all
1998 Combo 30
Barrie Richardson Truth to Tell one hand is a liar and one tells the truth
Inspired by 1999 Theater of the Mind 111
Tony Bartolotta T-Bills three pennies and three different bills, three people take a penny and bill each and close their hands around it, performer then tell who has which and in which hand
2005 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 415
Lewis Jones Yes Men five people either lie or tell the truth, one has a watch hidden, spectator finds watch by asking questions, liar's paradox
2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 146
Patrick Page Which Hand is it in? with handkerchief for one spectator, rest of audience can see how it works
2011 Magic Page by Page 315
Colin McLeod Note to Self which hand routine using the last three digits of a bill to determine whether to put the bill into the left or the right hand
2014 Divine 94
Colin McLeod Perfect Prediction which hand, hand's are connected with words, coin is found and words predicted, using Hugo Shelly's Sixth Sense
2014 Divine 100
Christoph Borer Die drei Wünsche five coins taken from purse, odd coin is found, storytelling presentation, fairy tale
2016 21 195
殷欣 (Sion) 背叛 (Betrayal) Spectator imagines three different coins, places one in pocket, the other two in each hand. Magician divines the specific positions of all three imaginary coins while also detecting if spectator is lying or telling the truth (propless)
2017 暧昧 31
殷欣 (Sion) 钞时代 Magician plays three rounds of Which Hand with a dollar bill, correctly predicts outcome
2017 暧昧 86
Jim Steinmeyer Crime Doesn't Pay three spectators on other end of phone, instruction game with bunch of coins, performer know which spectator has which coins
Related to
  • adapted from a (not named by JS...) trick from "The Book of Secrets" (Walter Gibson, 1927)
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