18 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Games
  
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Theodore Annemann Thoughts in General: Poker Hand Solitaire arranging poker hands from twenty-five cards
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Gerald Lynton Kaufman Poker Challenge bet/game in which performer and spectator openly draw cards, solution on page 885
The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 150) 881
Unknown The Thirty-Card Race Spectator and magician pick up one to six cards from a pile of thirty, last person to take a card wins, magician always wins
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown The One-Two-Three Card Race fifteen cards, take turns taking one, two or three cards, takes the last card is loser. Magician always wins
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
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 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 28
Harry Lorayne Ten Card Puzzler layout puzzle, turning cards face-up one by one by counting to four multiple times
Variations Personal Secrets 49
Steve Shimm Game-Playing Machines article about simple computer programs applied to (card) games
  • Banker And Broker (cutting the high card)
  • The Tic-Tac-Toe Machine
  • Computer At The Card Table
  • The Machine As Innovator
Related to Epilogue (Issue 7) 52
Ken Beale Odd/Even Bet play on words
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 701
Robert Connelly "Say Red" betting game whether next card is red
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 702
Martin Gardner Parity Bet eleven cards on table with one free section, sliding task for spectator as bet
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 700
Larry Becker "Duck-Too" mate production with presenation as a strange card game
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 157
Tom Craven Head to Head puzzle/bet, head-to-head poker game, cards are openly chosen, yet performer wins
Related to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 393
Karl Fulves, Walter B. Gibson Bet a Million No. 39, "as many cards as your number, plus enough...", bet presentation
New Self-Working Card Tricks 57
Steve Beam Fifty-Two Card Monte selection in face-up spread, spread is turned over and spectator has to remove selection, betcha
  • Three Card Monte
  • Piling On
  • Camouflage
Inspired by
  • "The Five Card Fooler" in Walter Gibson's "What's New in Magic" 1956.
Variations
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 241
Unknown Bar Bet probability bet
Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 8) 300
Harry Lorayne Puzzling Magic ten card layout puzzle, turning cards face-up one by one by counting to four multiple times, incorporating selection
Inspired by JawDroppers! 60
Harapan Ong, Ryan Plunkett Stock Lines Stock Lines: Ad lib game for magicians, made into structured routine that dictates the card trick
Also published here Some Assembly Required 27
Harapan Ong Stock Lines Stock Lines: Ad lib game for magicians, made into structured routine that dictates the card trick
Also published here Wabi-Sabi 41