34 entries in Nut / Shell Game
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 12, including
- The Travelling Sugar
- Four Paper Balls and Plates
- The Walnut Shells and Pea
- Thimble Rigging
- Chinese Marbles
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 314
Theodore Annemann Three Card Monte Outdone with three aspirin boxes and one penny
Related to 1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 7
Eddie Joseph Where is that Coin? three matchbox drawers and a coin, monte / shell game
1954 A Magician Goes to Dinner 26
James G. Thompson Jr. Peas and Cues routine, several phases
Also published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 32
Harry Stanley, Lewis Ganson The Modern Shell Game
  • the shells
  • the pea
  • working surface
  • the basic move
  • the routine (with under glass finale)
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 100
Wilf. Huggins Why Not? shell game with three thimbles
1970 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1969-70) 64
David Lederman Thimbles & Pea cups and balls routine with thimbles and pea, sponge ball final loads
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 187
Frank Garcia The Shells
1974 All in a Nutshell 11
Frank Garcia The Pea and "The Working Surface"
1974 All in a Nutshell 11
Frank Garcia The Moves
  • Basic Move
  • Bluff Move
  • The Escobar Move
  • Swivel Move
  • Bust-Out Bluff
1974 All in a Nutshell 12
Frank Garcia Frank Garcia's Routine
Variations 1974 All in a Nutshell 20
Frank Garcia Extra Ideas
  • Ginsburg Push
  • Handkerchief Steal
1974 All in a Nutshell 74
George Schindler Introduction credit information
1974 All in a Nutshell 9
Patrick Page The Three Shell Game
  • general comments
  • The Steal
  • The Load
  • The Kick Steal
1976 The Big Book of Magic 177
Unknown Three Shell Game
  • Move Number One - To Steal the Pea
  • Move Number Two - To Load the Pea
  • Move Number Three - To Show a Shell Empty
  • The Routine
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 131
Unknown The Load
1979 Supershells 13
Gary Ouellet The Pinky Pinch
1979 Supershells 33
Gary Ouellet The Pinky Acquitment hand turned over to show empty shell while pea is hidden
1979 Supershells 36
Gary Ouellet The Sidesteal Sequence way to steal the pea
1979 Supershells 37
Gary Ouellet Supershells four phases
1979 Supershells 4
Unknown The Steal classic steal
1979 Supershells 8
Karl Fulves Three-Shell Monte three different colored peas
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 61
Harry Lorayne A Lorayne Storm idea for color changing peas
Mar. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 318
James G. Thompson Jr. Das Nusschalenspiel
Also published here Jan. 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 4) 142
Karrell Fox "Shell-Shock" sponge balls appear under shells as finale
1988 My Latest Book 40
Jerry Mentzer Easy Shell Game plastic cubes instead of shells
1994 Close-Up File 191
Karl Norman The Three Shell Game - Karl Normal Routine
1994 Close-Up File 183
Jörg Alexander Weber Eine harte Nuss multi-phase routine with glass finale
Inspired by 1995 ZauberKunst 10
Unknown Die Technik basic steal
1995 ZauberKunst 12
Karl Norman Three Shell Game four phases, climax with shotglass
1995 40 Years at the Forks 75
Kurt Freitag Mein Nuss-Schalen Spiel mit Verschlusskappen Three Shell Game Routine
  • Stehlen (classic steal)
  • Laden (classic load)
  • Zusatzgriff 1 (additional steal)
  • Zusatzgriff 2 (additional load)
  • Ausweichgriffe
  • Königsgriff (Kurt Freitag)
  • Tipps
2000 Mein Nuss-Schalen Spiel mit Verschlusskappen 1
Marc DeSouza Shell-Act routine, with vanishing shot glass
2001 DeSouza's DeCeptions 135
Jack Avis Three Shell Game "Siva's Master Move"
with sticky tape
2006 Rara Avis 212
Juan Villarejo El Trilero multi-phase routine, with a glass
2017 El Mago en la Mesa de Juego — Volumen I 67