91 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Mates / Marriage
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Die unzertrennlichen Könige und Damen Kings and Queen in pile cut, dealt into two piles, they come out in pairs
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 93
Hugo Schrader Die getrennten und wieder vereinten Paare four King-Queen pairs on table, put together and cut by spectator, Kings and Queen separated under table by performer, cut again, then performer brings out pairs from under table
Oct. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 148
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die Herz-Dame four Kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then four cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the Queens
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 142
Unknown Royal Marriages
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 104
Dai Vernon The Royal Marriages
Variations 1941/49 Select Secrets 11
Unknown Black Jack, Detective two cards come together in the pack
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 139
Unknown The Royal Pairs Packet of Kings and Queens are cut many times and held behind back, magician can take out the matching King/Queen pairs of the same suit
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 15
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl
Also published here 1958 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 348) 218
Al Leech Boy Meets Girl
Also published here 1958/2004 A Last Look at Leech 41
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Kings And Queens Kings and Queens separated on table, then both piles consist of two Kings-Queen pairs
Winter 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 301
Sam Leo Horowitz Honeycutt Plus Queens and Kings are paired, yet separate again
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 452
Edward Marlo Notes on a Miracle Kings are inserted next to Queens by spectator, ten methods (ungaffed, double facers, double backers, roughed)
Related to 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 265
Sam Leo Horowitz Royal Marriage six phases, miniature card finale, see also p. 476
Related to Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 453
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
  • Impromptu Method
Related toVariations Oct. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Roy Walton Drop Outs
1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 144
Edward Marlo Blind Date kings and queens place on table alternating by performer and spectator, all suits match
Related to 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 95
Roy Walton Royal Marriages
1973 Epilogue (Issue 17) 155
David Luenberger Royalty
1974 Epilogue (Issue 22) 204
Edward Marlo Success Story kings find queens, rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 37
Dave Ossip Royal Marriages matching with the four Queens and Kings, down-under deal
Inspired by July 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 751
Roy Walton A Martian Wedding story trick, black kings backs change color, they find their mates and the color of the back changes back
1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 304
Unknown Opposites Attract No. 58, Kings and Queens are paired by spectator
Related toVariations 1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 89
Ken Krenzel Force-Eps Royal Marriages with four aces back change kicker
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 174
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman Meant for Each Other duplicates
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 82
John F. Mendoza, Barry Nelson Marlo-Nelson-Mendoza Hunters Kings and Queens shuffled into deck, one of the Kings put in case, deck cut into packets, Queen and King on top of each, one Queen with King in case
Inspired by 1980 John: Verse Two 15
Harry Lorayne Kings Find Queens inserted in table spread by magician next to them
1982 Best of Friends 142
Terry LaGerould Looker turning the head of a lady used for mating effect
1984 Close-up Seductions 85
Unknown Computer Dating No. 2, four cards, spectator turns one over, packet is cased, when removed again the mate is face-up instead, self-adjusting set-up
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 3
Karl Fulves The Dating Game No. 3, spectator turns cards over, at the end only a King-Queen pair is face-up
Inspired by 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 4
Richard Vollmer Together At Last
Variations 1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 540
Jerry Sadowitz Split Marriages Royal Marriages theme, instant reverse oil and water with kings and queens
1989 Cards on the Table 46
Allan Ackerman The Gemini Mates four Kings find the four Queens
1991 Magic Castle Lecture Notes 1
Alex Elmsley Mixed Marriages two royal flushes from two decks, they magically arrange in same order and one selected value transposes
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 58
Richard Vollmer Matchmaker's Chart as a prediction effect
Variations May 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 5) 2209
Harry Lorayne Matchmaker's Chart, Cont'd
Inspired by June 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2223
Alex Elmsley Fool's Mate joker as cupid and method
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 149
Allan Ackerman My Favorite Gemini
Related toVariations 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 12
Alex Elmsley Jubilee
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 153
Joel Brash, Allan Ackerman The Tell-All Gemini for finding mates
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 15
Philip T. Goldstein Autonomix pairs are exchanged via chart but still paired
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 118
Allan Ackerman Aronson's Gemini
Inspired by
  • "Quad-Mates" (Simon Aronson, MUM, May 1979)
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 20
Karl Fulves Mixed Marriages 4&4, reverse mixing phase
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 8) 93
Peter Duffie Sherlock Never Married Ace Change kicker
Inspired by
  • "Sherloct" (Phil Goldstein, Abracadabra #2410)
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 36
Peter Duffie City Slickers Kings find Queens
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 26
Peter Duffie Marriage on the Rocks
Variations 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 30
Karl Fulves Everyone Has A Twin two mates found, then two Kings find Queens
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 40
Peter Duffie Gala Show
Inspired by 1996 Method in Effect 9
Peter Duffie Marraid four Kings cut to, then suits spelled to find Queens
1996 With Cards 1
Karl Fulves Improv Aces four kings lost in deck reversed one by one, spread on table, kings are next to the matching aces, with stack handling
1996 Blocking Off 139
Peter Duffie Loyal Marriages Four Kings and Queens incorrectly matched, two Jokers used to match them magically
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 126
Nick Trost Courtship Kings placed on top of Queens and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 47
Karl Fulves Game of Life Kings and Queens are mated with two dice and counting procedure, Ramasee principle
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 43
Mel Bennett The Honeymooners Queens mates by spelling names from deck
2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 135
Harry Lorayne The Family Unit all court cards, marriage effect with the packet
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 333
Harry Lorayne Alternative Blackjack Jacks placed on top of Aces and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Inspired byVariations 2001 Personal Collection 479
Peter Duffie Here We Go Again...
2001 Cards By All Means 10
Philip T. Goldstein Revolt, Lover two four-of-a-kinds are paired, ramasee principle
2002 Redivider 57
Lewis Jones Dater base marriage with gemini twins placement, counting to personal numbers
Inspired byRelated to 2002 Ahead of the Pack 202
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Queen Of Hearts four Kings each change into Queen of Hearts and back, then four cards are counted to via named numbers, they're the Queens
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 109
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson CATO Gets Married Kings and Queens, in the end a matching pair ends up reversed
Inspired byVariations 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 111
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Cato Gets Married - Again
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 112
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Rags to Riches
Variations 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 14
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Over Couples Kings show up reversed one by one during cutting, and locate Queens
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 139
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Power of Love
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 97
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson In Days of Old rhyme patter by Marty Kaplan
2004 Diamonds from Coal 108
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Upper Class Weddings packet elevator meets marriage
2004 Diamonds from Coal 110
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Mythology
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 111
Peter Duffie Wildlife eight blank cards become Kings and Queens
  • The Four Suitors
  • Wedding Preparation
  • The Big Day or Till Death Us Do Part
Also published here
  • "Wildlife" (Peter Duffie, Solo, 1986)
2004 Subtle Miracles 9
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Flip-Flop Marriages using Hamman's Flip-Flop Force
2004 Diamonds from Coal 137
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Royal Road four Kings are stabbed into deck one by one to find Queens, using BMT
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 13
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Double Dealin' Royals two phases
2004 Diamonds from Coal 59
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Inseparable Royals
  • The Couples Marry
  • The Couples Now Divorce
  • Enter the Commoners
  • The Couples Remarry
2004 Diamonds from Coal 98
Ramón Riobóo The Royals Go Courting Queens and Kings and selection finds mate
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 206
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Noble Triumph King chosen, deck shuffled face-up/face-down, other Kings cut to, all cards rightened except Queens
  • Optional Additional Kicker (Kings odd-backed)
2004 Diamonds from Coal 106
Aldo Colombini The Counselors
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 130
David Solomon "Hello Sailors" marriage effect, chosen pair though are two Jacks
Inspired by
  • "Family Reunion" (Aldo Colombini, Impromptu Card Magic DVD)
2007 Solomon's Notes 4
Nick Trost The Royal Pair Puzzler
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 63
Nick Trost, Daryl, Walter B. Gibson The Burglar Trick
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 64
Nick Trost The Court Card Swindle using Curry's "Swindle Switch"
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 73
Nick Trost The Reunited Families
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 74
Nick Trost, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Married Hearts and Four Cupids story trick
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 77
Nick Trost The Queen of Hearts and her Suitors story trick
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 79
Angelo Carbone Blind Date spectator signs a Jack, then he pushed it anywhere in the center out of sight, it is found next to the matching Queen, using Crystal Card
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7) 107
Yves Carbonnier Rendezvous setting four key cards to find selections, also as marriage effect, as Yves Cabernet
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 32
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Blue Collar Marriages kings and queens produced by spelling and pile making
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 36
Steve Reynolds On Bannon's Poker Pairydox packet of cards shown mixed, then pairs are mated, contributing an instant reset
Inspired by
  • "Poker Pairadox" (John Bannon, Mega Wave, 2010)
2010 Trench Work 14
Mel Bennett Royacle "A Royal Reunion"
Inspired by 2011 Xtra Credit (Issue 10) 67
Allan Ackerman, David Solomon, Peter Duffie The Royal Marriage Trilogy
Inspired by 2012 The Cardjurer 89
Harry Lorayne Together At Last all court cards, marriage effect
Inspired by 2017 JawDroppers! Two 93
Harry Lorayne The Family Unit all court cards, marriage effect with the packet
Also published here 2018 And Finally! 170
Harry Lorayne Suitable Blackjack Jacks placed on top of Aces and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Inspired by 2018 And Finally! 191