46 entries in Games / Murder Game
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Phil D'Rey Who Done It? detective routine, ventriloquism props, no trick
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 33
Bob Hummer Instruction Sheet for Improved It's Murder with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divined
Related to 1947 It's Murder! 1
John Brown Cook, Arthur H. Buckley The Crime Doctor several spectators select a crime and write it down, performer divines all
1947 Gems of Mental Magic 69
Clettis V. Musson A Detective's Dream four cards with possible weapons and four cards with suspects
1949 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 3
Gerald Kosky The Plot's the Thing two plots and routine for murder game
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 217) 867
Milbourne Christopher The Mentalist Solves A Murder one of four men, blindfolded
1952 One Man Mental Magic 7
Howard A. Adams Da Da Da Dumm murder games using three spectators
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 307) 27
Jack Yates Murder Must Foul murder game, with instruction cards for spectators
1954 Minds in Close-Up 26
Bobby Bernard Key To the Crime
Inspired by
  • Gen "Phantni" Grant's "Dial X"
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 37
Gerald Kosky Prayer for the Dead several spectators sit in a circle, one selects to be "dead", performer divines him
1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 29
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Murder, INC. murder game, with ten pieces of information and assistant organizing everything while performer is out of the room
1967 Between Two Minds 38
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to code
Also published here Mar. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 167
Orville Wayne Meyer It's Murder items from murder scene are taken by spectators and performer then knows who has what
1969 HEX! 99
Ben Christopher Mental Detective see also p. 728 for comment by Eric Kaufman
Oct. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 677
Cicardi Murder, He Said! cards with different people, prediction, murder theme
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 118) 587
Burling Hull The Who Dunnit Mystery four weapons in row on table, selected weapon, victim and murderer divined
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 44
Karl Fulves It's Murder No. 50, word code
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 80
Karl Fulves Murder, Inc. a red card in a packet is designated as killer and its position remembered, then black card with same value cut at same position, performer divines it all
Inspired byRelated to 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1314
Bob Hummer It's Murder with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divined
Variations 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 40
Karl Fulves Murder in a Matchbox three match boxes, performer's back is turned and a small gun, a bill and a die are put in boxes, performer knows which object is where and what side is on top of the die
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Howard Lyons It's Murder - No Book no book method, with rotatable disk, spectator selects murder and victim while performer's back is turned, both are divined
Inspired byRelated to 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 96
Peter Donello Sherlock Holmes' Mental Clue' prediction of chosen name, location and weapon, clue plot
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 298) 1487
Mike Caveney A Bloody Prediction murder story, prediction of a stabbing wound, comedy routine
1981 Magicomedy 57
Stephen Tucker Exhibit 'A' four objects in box and also names written on paper, knife is selected and blood is found on blade, murder presentation
Variations 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 14
Thomas Alan Waters Cashseer box with rolls of bills, amount of bills is secretly removed and divined by performer, other variations:
  • Poison (with small liquid bottles)
  • Mr. Ree (murder mystery, clue)
  • Essencery Perception (with five vials of perfume)
  • ReMarkerable (color match)
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 553
Robert Cassidy Clue Outdone using Clue cards and the Jaks Wallet, revealing criminal, weapon and location
1984 The Art of Mentalism 50
Jules Lenier Psychometric Detective No. 19, four people, rough smooth edges of torn paper to code
Also published here 1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 38
Gay Ljungberg Murder Game murder story, spectator choose waepon and murderer, prediction written in a book at the end of a detective story
1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 10) 1288
Karrell Fox "Getting Away with Murder"
Also published here 1986 For My Next Trick... 44
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
David Britland Open and Shut Case with liar/truthteller presentation
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 81
Robert E. Neale The Hanging No. 57, one spectator is murderer, chosen with cards, noose tied from rope, it tightens only at guilty spectator
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 120
Philip T. Goldstein Mix Me Deadly murder, weapon and victim chosen from game cards and divined, using single riffle shuffle
1991 Thavant 30
Karl Fulves Witness 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 murderer
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1992 Deceptive Practices 78
Sam Schwartz Partner in Crime version of "Witness" in which criminal has a partner
Inspired byRelated to 1992 Deceptive Practices 80
Karl Fulves Murder by Calculation No. 14, using four suspects on paper cards with phone numbers on their back and calculator, name spelled out on upside-down display
1995 Easy Magic 18
Karl Fulves Who Done It? No. 49, murderer divined by assistant
1995 Easy Magic 70
Karl Fulves Crime Does Not Pay No. 51, murderer divined by assistant
1995 Easy Magic 72
Karl Fulves Guilty Party No. 61, using a confederate
1995 Easy Magic 87
Karl Fulves Pack of Lies No. 12, three red and black cards, spectators with red cards tell the truth, performer finds out who hides the Ace of Diamonds
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 20
Karrell Fox Getting Away with Murder
Also published here 1997 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 3
Karl Fulves Body of Evidence "Without Words", non-card version with twenty doll-house furnishings, murder mystery presentation
1998 Mutus Nomen 50
Simon Lovell The Murder Mystery four objects in box and also names written on paper, knife is selected and blood is found on blade, murder presentation
Inspired by 2000 Son of Simon Says! 31
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Murder Mystery! clock layout, murder presentation
Inspired by
  • "Time and Again" (Robin Robertson, Card Modes, 1983)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 88
Christoph Borer Mord am runden Tisch prediction in envelope, murder and victim are predicted, various ideas for using the same method in different contexts
2010 Prevedere 20
Jim Steinmeyer Elementary! cards with victim, weapon and murderer, choice predicted
2014 Treacherous Impuzzibilities 35