23 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Number Effects / Magic Square
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Das Kartenquadrat dealing a square with all Sevens, Eights, Nines and Tens so that no values repeat in rows or columns
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 94
Royal Vale Heath "Magic Square" Magic card selection in combination with magic square, total of square indicates position in the rest of the deck
Feb. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 9) 103
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layout
Variations 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Don Costello, Dai Vernon, Martin Gardner The Tit-Tat-Toe Trick Packet of nine cards used to play tic-tac-toe with a spectator (face up and down cards). Finale is revealed that the result is a magic square, each row/column/diagonal adds up to fifteen
Related toVariations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 28
Max Katz Magic Squares with Playing Cards 72 fundamental solutions to the card square with formula
1957 26 Originals 21
Harry Lorayne The Fantastic Card Square magic square routine with cards, then a named number
Also published here 1964 Personal Secrets 39
Chan Canasta Oops 3: Matches and loose change Grid of sixteen cards, spectator chooses cards one by one while eliminating all the cards in the same row/column as the card. Then add up values of the cards, and total is predicted
1966 Book of Oopses 8
Wilbur T. Kattner Tarot Trick Nasick magic square with sixteen tarot cards
Related to Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 785
Burling Hull A Mind Reading Number Divination number chosen, it appears spelled out on slate
  • With a Flap
  • Without the Flap
  • Another "No Flap" Method
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 89
Stephen Tucker Breathtaking location of selection and 3x3 magic square, constructed in the context of a game
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 545
Rudolf Braunmüller Zahlenquadrat-Forcen number force with magic square
  • 1.
  • 2. Die Neunkarten-Force
Oct. 1987 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 1) 20
Peter Kane The Magic Square Ace through Nine taken from deck, magic square build on table, then all backs have changed
1992 One Card Wonders 2
Harry Lorayne Das Phantastische Kartenquadrat magic square routine with cards, then a named number
Also published here 1999 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 4&5) 151
Steve Beam Steve's Even-Less-To-Do-With-Canning's-Idea Prediction with number on a bill
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 211
Sam Schwartz On The Square "A Magic Square Routine"
spectator takes any row or column of a 4x4 cards layout, values added, matched number of cut-off cards
Inspired by
  • Ted Lesley Magic Square routine
Related to
2003 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 301
Robert E. Neale Draw For The Devil nine cards, performer and spectator alternately put them in a 3x3 square à la Tic Tac Toe, a magic square for six results
Inspired by 2006 Prolix (Issue 2) 85
Harry Lorayne Fair And Square 4x4 square layout, spectator choses row or column, values added, selection at that position in the rest, magic square force
2011 Special Effects 82
Simon Aronson Square Deal Faux fortune telling routine, magician divines number of cards cut off, magic square formed with cards also divine that number
2014 Art Decko 262
Bob Farmer Face-Up Blackjack
VariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, 1997
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 347
Roberto Giobbi Magic Square 3x3, with card
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 25) 29
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bushwhack packet ends up in magic square configuration for 21
Inspired byAlso published here 2017 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox (Issue Addendum #4) 1
David Solomon Down the Magic Square Path game presentation, number of cut-off cards is total of one routine in 4x4 square, other twelve cards shown blank
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 103
Bob Farmer Blackjack Bushwhack packet ends up in magic square configuration for 21
Also published here 2019 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier Addendum 22