22 entries in Games / Miscellaneous
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
Frank De Sua You Can't Lose - Apparently! system for placing bets, horse race etc.
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 5
Henry O. Silsbee III Two New Magical Accessories ideas for trading stamps and game called Snap
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 8
Terry Nosek Stock Market Manipulations cards with companies and their price of the stock, selected stock checked in the newspaper loses and performer's stock is worth more
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 42
Gene Finnell Checkerboard Game betting game with 4x4 checkerboard and cover cards that cover all except one square, performer always wins, see also p. 486 for comment by Bill Taylor
Variations June 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 423
Roy Walton The N.C. Game betting game with 4x4 checkerboard and cover cards that cover all except one square, performer always wins, see p. 608 for correction
Inspired by Sep. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 562
Larry Becker Lorayne's Mental Masterpiece That Even Harry Knows Nothing About using Lorayne's Memory Game, fifteen photos are put in frame, one is selected and image divined by performer
1978 World of Super Mentalism 18
Fred Lowe, Unknown Der 31-Kartentrick NIM/"The Game of 31" with cards
Aug. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 2) 54
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Peg O'Mind spectator solves puzzle, prediction of ending
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 280) 1399
Karl Fulves, Piet Hein The Hexpert game on grid
Related to 1982 Punch-Out Puzzle Kit 12
Unknown Step Right Up No. 4, sixteen slips, half with "i owe you $1", half with "you owe me $1", spectator writes down 1, 2, 4, 8 in any order with plus or minus between and counts to a slip and loses
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 5
Unknown, Norman Osborn The Game of 21 No. 81, making paths between certain number cards until you add up to twenty-one
1983 Self-Working Number Magic 103
Karl Fulves Bard Stop "Penny Papers", board game with counters
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 6) 105
Karl Fulves Nim "Penny Papers", on the game of Nim
1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 7) 120
Piet Hein Tax Tix "Penny Papers", variation of game Nim
Related to 1985 S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 7) 122
Unknown Mah Jongg Cubes colored squares with numbers on other side, number selected and spelled with mixed squares
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 20
Karl Fulves Bulgarian Solitaire four coin piles with one, two, three and four coins, coins moved around, outcome predicted, card application posed as a problem
Related to
  • August 1983 column "Mathematical Games" (Martin Gardner)
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 159
David Berglas Predicting the F.A. Cup Final written prediction of football game in trophy cup
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 113
Robert E. Neale The Little-Finger String Game Cat's cradle (string game) used to trap spectator's finger, but when magician's finger is trapped, can escape easily
2008 This Is Not a Book 29
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Henry Christ The Roulette System Betting game, magician predicts the outcome of the bet, simulate roulette with red and black cards
2012 Magical Mathematics 177
Tomas Blomberg 16 Card Swindle version of NIM/"The Game of 31"
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 321
Tomas Blomberg Simplex Non-Transitiv Poker Die die with four poker cards on each side
2014 Blomberg Laboratories 315