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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
Robert E. Neale T.V. Puzzle paper fold puzzle
Also published here Epilogue (Issue 1) 6
Robert E. Neale Insideout & Stretchit topological origami tube for several effects:
  • Stretchit
  • Insideout
  • The Chinese Wand
  • Additional Notes
  • With a Sponge Ball
  • The Square Circle
  • Flexible Transpo
for simplified folding method see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here Epilogue (Issue 2) 14
Robert E. Neale Pyramid One paper pyramid that can produce flat objects, three chambers
Related to Epilogue (Issue 4) 31
Robert E. Neale The Hanging rope noose tightens only on spectator that is playing the role of being guilty (determined by choosing cards), see p. 206 for idea by John Hudak
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 181
Robert E. Neale Pyramid Two another paper pyramid that can produce flat objects
Related to Epilogue (Issue 5) 33
Robert E. Neale Pyramid Two
Inspired by Epilogue (Issue 6) 46
Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves Roulette russian roulette demonstration, "Readers unfamiliar with firearms are urged not to try this trick.", see p. 308 for reference and p. 312 for comment
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 305
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine "programmed" card packet, exactly wrong in coming up with desired card
Also published here Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue Second Supplement) 72
Robert E. Neale Insideout Jr. simplified construction
Inspired by Epilogue (Issue 9) 70
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine eight cards with different men and women, dating presentation, anti-faros to produce requested cards, binary, see bottom of p. 341 for credit information, p. 420 for envelope suggestion by Cushing Strout
VariationsAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 339
Robert E. Neale More Lies thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 384
Robert E. Neale An Illusion flattened ring of paper is stretched
Epilogue (Issue 11) 82
Robert E. Neale Thru & Thru white pop-up cardboard die slides through black die and vice versa, see also p. 439 & p. 486 for suggestion by Al Weyfield
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 435
Robert E. Neale New Age Cards three cards with words on them, thought-of word divined, one of the cards vanishes
Related to Epilogue (Issue 14) 117
Charles Hudson Hummer - 4 four cards mixed face up face down by spectator, values of face up cards predicted, CATO
Related to Epilogue (Issue 16) 150
Karl Fulves Computer cards spelled out, the deck is always wrong, color-changing back kicker
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 570
Robert E. Neale End Game three objects moved according to instructions, outcome predicted
  • History
  • The Children's Game (Rock Paper Scissors)
  • The System
  • A Variation
  • Two Betting Games
  • Addendum
  • The Second Game (with cube/die)
  • The Election Game
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 593
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut, and Fail pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
  • Part One
  • Part Two
  • Part Three
  • Final Notes
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 595
Robert E. Neale New Hunter Knot never-letting-go-knot, string
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 597
Robert E. Neale Number Hummer four cards mixed face up face down by spectator, values of face up cards divined or predicted
Inspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 600
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted section
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 634
Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves In the Mirror spectator writes number on mirror, performer on another mirror, numbers transpose in mirror writing, variation with words, see also p. 786 for comment by Reinhard Müller
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 4) 712
Robert E. Neale 5-Second Rice rice in double Foo-Can, tube that is open on both ends and rice does not fall out when poured into it and also not when turned over, but on turning back it does, with notes by Karl Fulves
Also published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 783
Robert E. Neale A Trick with Sandpaper two pieces of sandpaper are folded together, performer can pull them apart but spectator cannot
  • Thumb Variation
  • Lock Position
  • Warnings
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 12) 811
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the Hypercard
Related toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1067
Karl Fulves Robot Ring betting game like endless chain with ring and rope
  • The Win/Lose Option
  • The Must-Lose Option
  • The Must-Win Option
see p. 1149 for comment by Jerry Fulton
Related to The Chronicles (Issue 6) 1118
Harry Lorayne, Robert E. Neale Voice Print eight cards, programming, binary
Related toVariations Best of Friends 256
Robert E. Neale Neale's Number No. 16, binary cards with four word cards
Self-Working Number Magic 23
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns No. 30, square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted section
Also published here Self-Working Number Magic 50
Robert E. Neale Submarine Card spectator holds card frame with center torn out, its orientation changes while spectator closes his eyes
Variations Trapdoor Card 3
Karl Fulves Stepping Thru A Playing Card presentation for Neale's effect
Inspired by Trapdoor Card 5
Karl Fulves Double Talk presentation for Neale's effect, apparently delaying it
Inspired by Trapdoor Card 5
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor spectator holds card with trapdoor with hole cut-out, it is entangled in seemingly impossible way while spectator closes eyes
Variations Trapdoor Card 6
Robert E. Neale Streamlined Trapdoor simplified design
Inspired by Trapdoor Card 9
Robert E. Neale Belt Buckle different design
Inspired by Trapdoor Card 9
Robert E. Neale Double Buckle different design
Inspired by Trapdoor Card 10
Robert E. Neale Flat Klein paper construction with only one surface
Trapdoor Card 11
Terri Rogers Star Gate two cards glued back to back crosswise with hole in center, after some folding they are face to face
  • The Effect
  • The Method
  • The Handling
  • Presentation
  • Construction
  • Finally...
Inspired by Star Gate 3
Karl Fulves Robert E. Neale's Paper Magic chapter intro
Self-Working Paper Magic 111
Robert E. Neale Confetti No. 62, confetti in double Foo-Can, tube that is open on both ends and confetti does not fall out when poured into it and also not when turned over, but on turning back it does
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 111
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor No. 63, card frame turns inside out while spectator is holding it
Self-Working Paper Magic 112
Robert E. Neale TV Puzzle No. 64, paper fold puzzle
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 114
Robert E. Neale Inside Out No. 65, topological origami tube
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 116
Robert E. Neale Stripes Make You Thinner No. 66, trick using the Inside-out Tube
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 117
Robert E. Neale Stretchit No. 67, trick using the Inside-Out Tube
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 118
Robert E. Neale Flexible Transpo No. 68, trick using two Inside-Out Tubes
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 119
Robert E. Neale Stretch a Bill No. 69, shape-changing tube with dollar bill
Inspired byAlso published here Self-Working Paper Magic 120
Robert E. Neale Neale's Shortchange Wallet No. 70, wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 121
Robert E. Neale The Con Artist No. 71, shortchange routine with wallet folded from paper, bills change into worthless paper
Also published here Self-Working Paper Magic 123
Robert E. Neale Short Change Wallet wallet folded from paper, can be used to switch something, optional slit à la Bendix Bombshell Wallet
VariationsAlso published here S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 2
Robert E. Neale The Con Artist shortchange routine with wallet folded from paper, bills change into worthless paper
Also published here S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 5
Karl Fulves Wallethots further ideas for Neale's wallet, easier way to construct it
Inspired by S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 1) 8
Robert E. Neale Bill Tube shape-changing tube from dollar bill, square shape to rectangular shape
Inspired byAlso published here S-C — Contemporary Money Magic (Issue 5) 74
Robert E. Neale Off The Barrelhead stand-up endless chain routine
  • Introduction (credit information)
  • Simple Pickup
1. Right Loop Catches
2. Left Loop Catches
3. Neither Loop Catches
4. Both Loops Catch
  • Advanced Pickups
  • Basic Routine: String Game
  • Advanced Routine: Cord Con
  • Notes
Contemporary Rope Magic - Part III 71
David Britland Parallax card reverses while spectator holds it, with cut
Inspired byRelated toVariations The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 1) 14
Karl Fulves What From Whom credit discussions
  • Bob Farmer's "Tsunami"
  • Gaetan Bloom's "Visible Monte"
  • "Jumbo Mondo Monte"
  • response to "Shuffle Off" manuscript
  • Flip Flap by The Magic Hands
Related to Interlocutor (Issue 51) 244
Philip T. Goldstein, Robert E. Neale Toddler packet mixed face-up/face-down, values added up is force number
Inspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring)
Variations
Fifth 3
Martin Gardner MG Trio #3 orientation of head on QS and KH used for monte type guessing game, turning on vertical or horizontal axis ("The principle behind this trick has floated around a while.")
Variations Prototype 20
Robert E. Neale Heads Turn orientation of head on picture cards
Inspired by Prototype 22
Robert E. Neale Neale's Knot No. 49, Hunter knot variation
Also published here Self-Working Rope Magic 102
Robert E. Neale The Hanging No. 57, one spectator is murderer, chosen with cards, noose tied from rope, it tightens only at guilty spectator
Self-Working Rope Magic 120
Michael Weber To Feed Many food (grapes, nuts or the like) placed in bowls, even though some are eaten the amount stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting)
VariationsAlso published here Life Savers 103
Michael Weber A Better Mousetrap three phases, based on Robert E. Neale's "The Trapdoor Card"
Inspired byRelated to Life Savers 130
Dan Harlan Hot Spell the word "Magic" is produced with ABC cards, randomness in handling
Variations The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4) 11
Richard Vollmer Talk To Me eight card Packet
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 2) 2031
Jack Avis Eight Bytes Is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here Simplicity at Your Fingertips 32
Robert E. Neale Soul Survivor all cards eliminated except the "right" one, epidemic story presentation, using Roy Baker's PATEO Force
Profile (Issue 16) 1
Jack Avis Eight Bites is Enough thought card revealed with eight-card-packet as computer
Inspired byAlso published here Profile (Issue 17) 11
Robert E. Neale (E)VIL(E) four cards with letters e,v,i,l are put down to form different words, one back changes color
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 52) 952
Karl Fulves Loaded credit notes
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 1) 3
Robert E. Neale Orange impossible/fascinating object with an orange
The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Astonishing Friends) 261
Karl Fulves (reviewer) Life, Death & Other Card Tricks by Robert E. Neale Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 48
Robert E. Neale A Hair of the Dog bill folded into dog
  • Bonus Number One - Bob's Presentation
  • Bonus Number Two - Magic Doggie! (dog stands up by himself)
Son of Simon Says! 151
Harry Lorayne It's Not Easy To Lie card selected from nine-card packet with down/under deal, card from remaining eight cards thought-of, lie detector, original selection used to count down to find it
Inspired byVariations Personal Collection 9
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Inspired byAlso published here Personal Collection 15
Karl Fulves (reviewer) The Magic Mirror by Robert E. Neale Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 316
Karl Fulves, Robert E. Neale Distant Marker spectator cuts deck, performer names number and a card of that value is at its numerical position from top
Combo II 110
Robert E. Neale Draw For The Devil nine cards, performer and spectator alternately put them in a 3x3 square à la Tic Tac Toe, a magic square for six results
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 2) 85
Peter Duffie, Robert E. Neale Cal-Q-Lator twelve card set-up
Related to Best of Friends — Volume III 297
Robert E. Neale Introduction About magic and wonder
This Is Not a Book ix
Robert E. Neale Robin's Nest One small egg placed in hand, later shown to have two eggs in hand
This Is Not a Book 3
Robert E. Neale The Five Gifts of Life Five different objects in hand, four are removed and placed in pocket, last object vanishes from hand.

Has packet trick variation where the last card becomes blank
This Is Not a Book 8
Robert E. Neale Breaking Bread Small pieces of bread placed in groups that form a square, even though some are eaten, the amount of bread stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting)
Inspired by This Is Not a Book 16
Robert E. Neale Russian Prayer Stones Four stones placed in spectator's hand, becomes five
This Is Not a Book 25
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
This Is Not a Book 29
Robert E. Neale My Lady Truth Picture of old lady becomes picture of young lady, optical illusion. Has second version using a printed playing card
This Is Not a Book 44
Robert E. Neale The Treasure Hunt Five envelopes with names of countries printed on them. Placed in a circle, spectator spells the names of the countries by counting around the circle. Every envelope is empty except the last one with a message
Related to This Is Not a Book 54
Robert E. Neale Gypsy Growth Four cards with flowers printed on them, one of the flowers wilt, become healthy, and then become a large flower. Three different routines
This Is Not a Book 63
Robert E. Neale Countermanded Three cards blank on both sides, messages appear on two of them
This Is Not a Book 77
Robert E. Neale In Memoriam Packet of blank cards with picture on one of them. Picture changes before turning blank
This Is Not a Book 82
Robert E. Neale I Bless Bile Cards with numbers on them used to spell various words when turned upside down, then flipped over to reveal a skull picture
Inspired by This Is Not a Book 87
Robert E. Neale The First Mystery or The Wisdom of the Worm Story trick about Adam and Eve using six playing cards and a worm sock puppet which locates the selected card
This Is Not a Book 101
Robert E. Neale The Naming Different names on cards are placed in a circle, spell the names around the circle until one is left, that card is the one with a bullet on the back
Related to This Is Not a Book 111
Robert E. Neale We Are Dead Two cards shown blank on both sides, placed together, a message appears on it
This Is Not a Book 122
Ed Mellon, Robert E. Neale The Two-Card Double Turnover Paddle Move done with cards, but one hand turns for real while the other does the false turnover, originally published as "Ed Mellon's DT" by Ed Mellon, handling change by Robert Neale
Variations This Is Not a Book 123
Robert E. Neale The Four-Card Double Turnover Variation on the Ed Mellon Double Turnover, but with four cards
Inspired by This Is Not a Book 128
Robert E. Neale Taking the Fifth Show two double blank cards with numbers on each side, numbered one to four. Sudden appearance of a whisky bottle picture on one of the cards
Related to
  • "Out of the Fifth Dimension" (Ed Mellon, marketed, 1960)
This Is Not a Book 132
Robert E. Neale Crossing the Threshold Presentation and handling for The Trapdoor Card
This Is Not a Book 139
Robert E. Neale To the Other Side of No Similar effect to Trapdoor Card, but the paper is cut in a circle with a bar through it (standard STOP sign), paper is turned inside out despite holding on to it
This Is Not a Book 151
Robert E. Neale Boros the Boastful Boa Story about snakes twisting themselves using a strip of rubber, twists vanish and appear on the strip of rubber
This Is Not a Book 160
Robert E. Neale Fold, Cut and Fail Pre-folded paper square with sixteen digits in two colors, folded and cut, all digits of one color except chosen one is in one pile
Also published here This Is Not a Book 188
Robert E. Neale Wheel of Life Presentation for a flexagon
This Is Not a Book 202
Robert E. Neale A Very Personal Computer Presentation for a trihexaflexagon
This Is Not a Book 211
Robert E. Neale The Card Presenting the Hyper Card
Inspired byRelated to This Is Not a Book 229
Robert E. Neale Moves New moves that can be done with the Hyper Card to make the presentations more fooling and interesting
Related to This Is Not a Book 237
Robert E. Neale Hyperflexagon From a Hyper Card to a a flexagon, uses business cards
Related to This Is Not a Book 250
Robert E. Neale Hoaxcard Variation on Hyper Card
Related to This Is Not a Book 263
Robert E. Neale The Soul in the Machine Do some calculation on calculator, when final result is turned over it reveals a message in English
This Is Not a Book 275
Robert E. Neale High Noon Do some calculation on calculator, final result reveals numbers related to God's creation
This Is Not a Book 281
Robert E. Neale Box Stars Presentation for the Yoshimoto Cube, not sure what the effect really is besides just displaying the cube
Variations This Is Not a Book 285
Robert E. Neale Counterfeit Bar bet with American penny (heads or tails), a bit of a gag with a strange ending
This Is Not a Book 293
Robert E. Neale Spins and Waves Routine with plastic "rattleback" toy, when spun one way, it will spin backwards after a while. Uses plastic's refractive properties to cause written words to transpose
This Is Not a Book 302
Robert E. Neale The Lock Bashful Lock routine, lock can be opened by performer without key, but spectator cannot.

Describes the workings of the Bashful Lock in detail.
Related to This Is Not a Book 313
Robert E. Neale Moves Different moves possible with the Bashful Lock
Related to This Is Not a Book 322
Robert E. Neale Bashful Routines Describes four full routines with the Bashful Lock

  • How It's Done
  • The Spirited Lock
  • Positive Thinking
  • Confidence Game
Related to This Is Not a Book 337
Robert E. Neale Blood Knife Color changing knives with gory story about suicide
This Is Not a Book 349
Robert E. Neale Family Jewels Jewelry placed in a bag, later when poured out, there's a bunch of teeth, using change bag
This Is Not a Book 356
Robert E. Neale Relative Boxes Presentation with two Gozinta Boxes, with the addition of a third box
This Is Not a Book 362
Robert E. Neale Phoenix Fold flash paper into a bird, vanish it with fire (with weird "animation" sequence in the middle that is just the magician openly tapping on the bird)
This Is Not a Book 376
Robert E. Neale Modern Rope Trick Hindu Rope, rope is made to rigidly stand vertically when held in hand
This Is Not a Book 385
Robert E. Neale Thirty Two pennies and a dime, dime vanishes completely while telling ghost story
This Is Not a Book 390
Richard F. McKinney The Sprit Message writing appears on paper in Himber wallet precursor
Related toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Oct. 1925
Prolix (Issue 5) 285
Karl Fulves, Robert E. Neale McKinney's Switch Device "Flexible Switching"
paper model of flexagon switching wallet
Related to Xtra Credit (Issue 3) 10
Tom Stone, Robert E. Neale Sole Survivor in 3-D non-card presentational idea for Robert Neale's "Sole Survivor" (Magic & Meaning)
Maelstrom 35
Barrie Richardson Spoo-Key thread loop
  • The First Rotation
  • The Crawl
  • The Gravity Rotation
Inspired by Curtain Call 111
Persi Diaconis, Ron Graham, Robert E. Neale Inside-Outside Endless Chain / Pricking the Garter

  • A Fair Throw
  • A Cheating Throw
  • A Superfair Throw
Magical Mathematics 164
Bob Hummer Hummer's Three-Card Monte Spectator thinks of one of three cards and switches a few cards around, magician divines thought of card, can do with any three objects
Variations Magical Mathematics 204
Robert E. Neale Bob Neale's Rock, Paper, Scissors Hummer's Three Card Monte with Rock paper scissors theme variation
Inspired by Magical Mathematics 210
Robert E. Neale The Berg Variations notes on the prop and procedure
Inspired by
  • "Mindreader's Dream" (Joe Berg)
Prolix (Issue 10) 670
Christian Scherer Die Legende vom Schnee in der Wüste routine with Yoshimoto Cube, story of snow, cube vanishes from a silk and water in a little bowl turns to snow
Inspired by Schlaglichter 127
Robert E. Neale The Queen Sisters Bizarre story of sacrifice where two sisters (queens) triumph despite the odds against them.
Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 39
Robert E. Neale Wheel Force Elimination force from five objects starting with the one selected by a spectator.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 39
Steve Beam Wheels of Fortune Inspired by Wheel of Fortune TV show, audience member competes for prizes and wins a second card trick.
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 42
Stephen Hobbs, Robert E. Neale Ten Card Wild
Related to The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 47
Robert E. Neale Six-Card Deal
Also published here
  • "Six Card Deal" (Live, Death & Other Card Tricks, 2000)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 98
Robert E. Neale Jonah Wild
  • Presentation For A Last Deal: Wild Deal
  • Presentation For A One-Time Deal: Still Lucky
Related to The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 100
Robert E. Neale The Idiot Poker Plot
Also published here
  • "The Idiot Poker Plot" (Tricks of the Imagination, 1991)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 198
Robert E. Neale The Dragon and the Unicorn done with gems and a fairy tale story presentation
  • Alternate Handling
  • Bag Handling
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 266
Harry Lorayne Voice Print eight cards, programming, binary
Inspired by JawDroppers! Two 53
Harry Lorayne It's Not Easy To Lie eight cards, programming, binary
Inspired by JawDroppers! Two 57
Harry Lorayne Cal-Q-Lator with anti-faro programming
Related to JawDroppers! Two 115
Ben Hart The Fragility of Life eggs cracked one by one, last one cracks the bowl itself as it is out of steel, plague story presentation, PATEO
Inspired by
  • "Soul Survivor" (Robert E. Neale, Life, Death & Other Card Tricks)
The Darkest Corners 295