59 entries in Dice (small) / Transformation
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kartenwürfel playing card change to three-inch die
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 161
Unknown The Changing Dice
  • Improved Methods
also with all black and white sides, three-sided shell
Related to 1903 Later Magic 514
Carl Willmann Der seine Farbe verändernde Würfel color changing die in hand of spectator, shell
Jan. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 1) 11
Edward Marlo Triple Dice Routine two in hand one in pocket, with surprises (shrinking dice, coin appearance)
1943 Shoot the Works 9
Edward Marlo The Thumb Twister paddle move, with misspotted die
1943 Shoot the Works 28
Edward Marlo The Dice Switch Routine color changes
1943 Shoot the Works 43
Edward Marlo Simple Dice Routine
  • bar bet with four dice (snatching paper away from stack of dice)
  • number divination (7-principle) with three dice
  • magnetic dice with two dice
  • number divination with two dice
  • paddle routine with one die
  • color changing die
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 16
Dr. Theodore Sack Sack's Spotted Sorcery three phase routine with dice, pips on dice change
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 152) 615
Walter Essman Single Control dice change color
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 295) 1180
Dr. Theodore Sack Sack's Spotted Sorcery three phase routine with dice, pips on dice change
Also published here 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 50
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai Three Dice Trick three dice picked up and number arrangement on them changes, paddle move with three dice in pyramid configuration
Variations 1953 Six Tricks by Tenkai 8
Gerald Kosky How Many? two in the hand one in the pocket with dice, involving blank and large die
Also published here 1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 69
Ali Bongo Deolali Dice short two-dice routine with cup, they grow in the fist as climax
Also published here 1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 74
Milton Kort Dice / Dice / Dice Dice routine, multiple phase, change color, chink-a-chink, grows in size
1962 Kort Is Now In Session 57
Horace E. Bennett Unfair Shake two in the hand (here dice cup) one in the pocket, then die change color and size twice, as a kicker a shot glass appears under the cup
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 113
Bob Ostin The "Sky Hooks" Routine coin is put on invisible sky hook where it also becomes invisible, then it appears again and finally changes into a die
1968 Fingertip Fantasies 1
Dr. Theodore Sack Sack's Punktehexerei three phase routine with dice, pips on dice change
Also published here Oct. 1973 Intermagic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 38
Barry Govan Technicolor Dice two leather dice cups, red and green die, transposition and stuff with giant die climax
Inspired by
  • "Chromo Cups & Balls" (Milt Kort)
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 53
Edward Marlo Marlo Visible Change
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 56
Barry Govan, Ian Baxter Dice Interlude color change phases with giant die climax
1975 Another Close-up Cavalcade 58
Stewart Judah, Paul Swinford Sack/Judah Dice
Inspired by Winter 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 847
Father Cyprian A Dice Opener two in the hand one in the pocket, using Lin Searles squashed die and pop-up die under close-up mat, six phases
Apr. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 956
Jan Torell Dice Card jumbo card changes to jumbo die
1975 Magic by Jan Torell 18
Harvey Rosenthal The Diminishing Die die diminishes several times, with metamorphosis change
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 6
Harvey Rosenthal Color Changing Die die changes color multiple times, metamorphosis change
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 7
Harvey Rosenthal New Theory Square-Circle die changes into sponge ball, metamorphosis change
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 8
Unknown Die to Canary a large die is placed in a crystal casket and transforms into a bird, under handkerchief
1976 Classic Magic with Apparatus 56
Bob Ostin Sponge Ball to Dice
Also published here 1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 4
Bob Ostin Spellbound Variation climax for Vernon routine, coin changes to big dice
1976 ca. Sleightly Surprising 7
Bill Scott Somersault "Three Dice Tricks"
four dice in dice cup, thrown into air, dice change into one large die
1978 The Chronicles (Issue Close-up Folio No. 11) 10
Karl Fulves Coin Problems (B) coin in drinking glass changes to copper coin or to die, posed as problem
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 22) 84
Les Scheyer A Dice Interlude front and back of die is shown and transforms
Also published here Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 183
Harry Lorayne, Kirk Stiles Double Surface a value is shown on three sides
Apr. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 185
Mary Wolf The Cone and Coins Routine Cylinder & Coins with cone and die which grows as finale
1980 John: Verse Two 115
Mary Wolf Die to Half Dollar metamorphosis style
1980 John: Verse Two 121
El Duco Golden Dice three black dice change into golden dice under handkerchief
1980 El Duco's Lecture Notes 7
Jeff Busby Phantom of the Dice Table color changing die routine with cup, die behind ear holdout
  • Phase One: "It's Right Ear"
  • Phase Two: A Handy Switch
  • Phase Three: Into the Darkness
  • Notes
  • Further Notes
1981 The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1345
Les Scheyer Ein Würfel-Interludium front and back of die is shown and transforms
Also published here June 1981 Intermagic (Vol. 8 No. 2) 54
Kurti Freitag Vienna Dice Change pips on dice change, paddle move
1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part I 19
Bobby Bernard Bernard Switch Coin transforms into a pair of dice
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 39
George Schindler Dice-A-Rubik two dice transform into small Rubik's cubes when thrown
1982 The Magic of the Cube 30
George Schindler Quick Change Cube small Rubik's cube changes into normal die, pull
1982 The Magic of the Cube 31
John Ryan Hologram-Itis two dice are put in glass disc and become a hologram
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 540
Martin Lewis Dice Propagation Chop Cup routine with dice, dice change color, produce large dice, final load is lots of small dice
1985 Martin's Miracles 133
Tenkai Ishida Tenkai's Three Dice updated routine, three dice picked up and number arrangement on them changes, paddle move with three dice in pyramid configuration
  • Basic Technique
  • Routine
Inspired by 1988 The Scents of Sophistication 1
Paul Gertner The Big or Little Die Trick die grows and shrinks
1994 Steel and Silver 119
Steve Dusheck Dice-O-Matic die placed in hand, spectator names any color, die transformed into many multi-colored small dice
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 68
Michael Skinner Taking Our Lumps applications for sticking things behind table edge: broken and restored match, dice transformation (to sugar)
1996 Classic Sampler 16
Ali Bongo Deolali-Würfel short two-dice routine with cup, they grow in the fist as climax, described by Lewis Ganson
Also published here 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1) 6
Milton Kort Changing Trains Red dice transpose with white dice, then change to green
1999 Kort 277
David Regal Spot Remover Moving spots from side to side of a die, similar to Sack Dice Routine but with one die
1999 Close-Up & Personal 86
Ellis Stanyon The Card Changes to a Die No. 38
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 181
Bob King Cube Route two different-colored cubes behind screen, they transpose, then change to different color
2000 Great Britain 2001 15
Tony Bartolotta Educated Dice routine for Sachs/Sack's Dice, credit information on paddle move
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 27
Gerald Kosky Wieviele? two in the hand one in the pocket with dice, involving blank and large die
Also published here 2000 Intermagic (Vol. 24 No. 1) 33
Karl Fulves Dice Duo blue and yellow dice transform into larger green die, pendulum pull
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 227
Bob Ostin Sponge Ball to Dice
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 135
Hiroshi Sawa ダイス爆弾 (Dice Bomb) Dice Bomb gimmick, big dice inside clear glass shaken and splits into many small dice
2013 Magic of Dr. Sawa (澤浩の奇術) 46
Christian Scherer Davids Spleen ball, cone and handkerchief variation, with cup, big die and silk
Inspired by 2014 Schlaglichter 286