days of force \n calendar number force \n mel stover \n fortunes of a wise fool \n stephen minch \n rainbow matrix \n philip t. goldstein \n walter b. gibson \n maurice kraitchik \n rainbow matrix \n philip t. goldstein \n walter b. gibson \n maurice kraitchik \n matrix number force \n thomas alan waters \n quintasense \n thomas alan waters \n ringobingo \n stephen tucker \n rethink \n philip t. goldstein \n threesum \n thomas alan waters \n calendar prediction \n mel stover
1945
the phoenix 51100
Mel Stover

Days of Force

Related to Fortunes of a Wise Fool (Stephen Minch, 1974)
 Rainbow Matrix (Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik, 1980)
 Rainbow Matrix (Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik, 1982)
 Matrix Number Force (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982)
 Quintasense (Thomas Alan Waters, 1982)
 Calendar Prediction (Mel Stover, 2010)
Variations

1945

The Phoenix 51100
(Issue 77)

313



dice stack addenda \n climax for dice stacking routine, load of multiple dice and jumbo die \n mel stover
1946
ireland's yearbooks
Mel Stover

Dice Stack Addenda

1946

Ireland's Yearbooks
(Issue Yearbook 1946)

9



from gergonne to gargantua \n chapter intro, describes gergonne's pile problem, which is basically the 21 card trick using twenty seven cards \n joseph diez gergonne \n naming the position of the card \n unknown \n bringing the card to a named position \n unknown \n walker's method \n thomas walker \n naming the card \n unknown \n relation to ternary system \n mel stover \n gargantua's tenpile problem \n mel stover \n hummer's die mystery \n bob hummer \n sorcerer's sevens iii \n charles hudson \n pile driver \n matt baker
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Joseph Diez Gergonne

From Gergonne to Gargantua

Related toVariations

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

33



relation to ternary system \n 21 card trick with twenty seven cards, mathematical relation to ternary counting system \n mel stover \n from gergonne to gargantua \n joseph diez gergonne \n gargantua's tenpile problem \n mel stover
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Mel Stover

Relation to Ternary System

Related toVariations

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

39



gargantua's tenpile problem \n 21 card trick but done with ten billion playing cards \n mel stover \n relation to ternary system \n mel stover \n from gergonne to gargantua \n joseph diez gergonne
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Mel Stover

Gargantua's Tenpile Problem

Inspired byRelated to

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

40



stover's prediction \n four by four square drawn on calendar, four circles drawn (draw circle and cross out row and column each time), magician divines the sum \n mel stover
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Mel Stover

Stover's Prediction

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

49



deland's paradox \n geometrical vanish of a playing card \n theodore deland \n the vanishing rabbit \n martin gardner \n stover's variations \n mel stover
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Theodore DeLand

DeLand's Paradox

Variations

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

123



stover's variations \n geometrical vanish / transformation of objects, face becomes beer mug or red pencil becomes blue pencil \n mel stover \n deland's paradox \n theodore deland
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Mel Stover

Stover's Variations

Inspired by

1956

Mathematics, Magic And Mystery

125



the irrisistible force \n \n mel stover \n rainbow matrix \n philip t. goldstein \n walter b. gibson \n maurice kraitchik \n rainbow matrix \n philip t. goldstein \n walter b. gibson \n maurice kraitchik \n die mehrzweckzahlenforce \n mel stover \n rudolf braunmüller \n threesum \n thomas alan waters \n force majeur \n philip t. goldstein \n tile force \n doug canning
1957
the new phoenix 301348
Mel Stover

The Irrisistible Force

Variations Rainbow Matrix (Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik, 1980)
 Rainbow Matrix (Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik, 1982)
 Die MehrzweckZahlenforce (Mel Stover, Rudolf Braunmüller, 1983)
 Threesum (Thomas Alan Waters, 1984)
 Force Majeur (Philip T. Goldstein, 1987)
 Tile Force (Doug Canning, 2015)

1957

The New Phoenix 301348
(Issue 340)

171



the immovable object \n ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glasses \n mel stover \n the immovable object \n mel stover \n stover's game \n mel stover
1957
the new phoenix 301348
Mel Stover

The Immovable Object

Related toAlso published here

1957

The New Phoenix 301348
(Issue 340)

172



and then there were none \n smallpacket brainwave posed as a problem, faceup three card monte \n bob still \n and then there were none \n karl fulves \n faceup monte \n mel stover
1966
the pallbearers review vol. 14
Bob Still

And Then There Were None

Inspired byRelated to

Dec. 1966

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 14
(Vol. 2 No. 2)

69



faceup monte \n credit information \n mel stover \n and then there were none \n bob still
1967
the pallbearers review vol. 14
Mel Stover

FaceUp Monte

Related to

May 1967

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 14
(Vol. 2 No. 7)

97



the compleat gamester \n proposition bets
 birthday bet (see p. 292 for mel stover comment)
 red and black (martin gardner)
 license plate poker
 acedeucejack variations
 black and white
 coin swindles
 3card poker
 odds on favorite (omega bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off) \n karl fulves \n p. 282 for comment by lu brent \n the compleat gamester addition \n martin gardner \n odds on favorite \n karl fulves \n acedeucejack \n karl fulves \n more proposition bets \n karl fulves \n the omega bet \n karl fulves \n guess again \n karl fulves \n the omega bet  updated \n nick trost \n al thatcher
1969
the pallbearers review vol. 14
Karl Fulves

The Compleat Gamester

Related toVariationsAlso published here

July 1969

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 14
(Vol. 4 No. 9)

272



etcetera \n \n george mclean \n george blake \n mel stover
1969
the pallbearers review vol. 58
George McLean, George Blake, Mel Stover

Etcetera

Nov. 1969

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 5 No. 1)

292



marnase false cut \n also as slip cut \n edward marlo \n s. w. erdnase \n winnipeg false cut \n mel stover \n the raised marnase false cut \n edward marlo \n combinull cuts \n edward marlo \n marnase false cut \n edward marlo \n tablecut (poker) \n steve forte
1971
kabbala — volume 1
Edward Marlo, S. W. Erdnase

Marnase False Cut

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1971

Kabbala — Volume 1
(Vol. 1 No. 4)

32



bill fold \n \n mel stover
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 58
Mel Stover

Bill Fold

Apr. 1971

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 58
(Vol. 6 No. 6)

416



winnipeg false cut \n one simple cut \n mel stover \n marnase false cut \n edward marlo \n s. w. erdnase \n the one, two, three winnipeg cut \n mel stover \n neil see \n das winnipegfalschabheben \n mel stover \n the tabled winnipeg cut \n wesley james
1972
million dollar card secrets
Mel Stover

Winnipeg False Cut

Related toVariationsAlso published here

1972

Million Dollar Card Secrets

93



fortunes of a wise fool \n based on an idea by ed mellon, matrix force \n stephen minch \n days of force \n mel stover \n quintasense \n thomas alan waters
1974
the book of thoth
Stephen Minch

Fortunes of a Wise Fool

Related toVariations

1974

The Book of Thoth

41



chess bet \n see also p. 782 for additional information \n mel stover
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Mel Stover

Chess Bet

Jan. 1974

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 9 No. 3)

701



hyper card \n posed as problem with illustration \n martin gardner \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 910
Martin Gardner

Hyper Card

Related to

Aug. 1975

The Pallbearers Review Vol. 910
(Vol. 10 No. 10)

1042



hyper card \n various ideas with the hypercard \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons \n hyper card \n martin gardner \n notes \n karl fulves \n hypercard \n karl fulves \n the fifth dimension \n mel stover \n howard lyons \n karl fulves \n the card \n robert e. neale
1978
the chronicles
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons

Hyper Card

Related toVariations

1978

The Chronicles
(Issue 1)

1067



notes \n hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
 elastrik
 oddments \n karl fulves \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons
1978
the chronicles
Karl Fulves

Notes

Inspired by

1978

The Chronicles
(Issue 11)

1173



hypercard \n on the idea of combining hypercard with moebius strip \n karl fulves \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons
1979
interlocutor
Karl Fulves

Hypercard

Related to

1979

Interlocutor
(Issue 28)

108



rainbow matrix \n number force with a magic square \n philip t. goldstein \n walter b. gibson \n maurice kraitchik \n days of force \n mel stover \n the irrisistible force \n mel stover \n by the numbers \n lewis jones \n rainbow matrix  weber notes \n michael weber
1980
the violet book of mentalism
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik

Rainbow Matrix

Inspired byRelated toVariations

1980

The Violet Book of Mentalism

8



the immovable object \n ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glasses \n mel stover \n the immovable object \n mel stover
1980
bob hummer's collected secrets
Mel Stover

The Immovable Object

Also published here

1980

Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets

62



letters \n \n tom craven \n mel stover \n raymond hafler \n h. r. benfer \n roysce smith \n gerald byrne \n c. r. tracy \n john cornelius \n paul swinford
1981
interlocutor
Tom Craven, Mel Stover, Raymond Hafler, H. R. Benfer, Roysce Smith, Gerald Byrne, C. R. Tracy, John Cornelius, Paul Swinford

Letters

1981

Interlocutor
(Issue 46)

182



the fifth dimension \n no. 80, hyper card routine \n mel stover \n howard lyons \n karl fulves \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons
1981
selfworking table magic
Mel Stover, Howard Lyons, Karl Fulves

The Fifth Dimension

Related to

1981

SelfWorking Table Magic

100



the one, two, three winnipeg cut \n \n mel stover \n neil see \n winnipeg false cut \n mel stover
1982
the closeup magic of frank garcia — part ii
Mel Stover, Neil See

The One, Two, Three Winnipeg Cut

Inspired by

1982

The Closeup Magic of Frank Garcia — Part II

35



rainbow matrix \n number force with a magic square \n philip t. goldstein \n walter b. gibson \n maurice kraitchik \n days of force \n mel stover \n the irrisistible force \n mel stover
1982
shuffled lecture
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik

Rainbow Matrix

Inspired byRelated to

1982

shuffled lecture

4



matrix number force \n with cards \n thomas alan waters \n days of force \n mel stover
1982
mind, myth & magick
Thomas Alan Waters

Matrix Number Force

Related to

1982

Mind, Myth & Magick
(Issue Deckalogue)

223



quintasense \n some tarot cards are selected via the matrix force, reading, written on paper matches the selected cards \n thomas alan waters \n stephen minch's "book of thoth" p.41. \n days of force \n mel stover \n fortunes of a wise fool \n stephen minch
1982
mind, myth & magick
Thomas Alan Waters

Quintasense

Inspired byRelated to

1982

Mind, Myth & Magick
(Issue Grymwyr)

279



ringobingo \n stover's days of force with bingo cards \n stephen tucker \n days of force \n mel stover \n rethink \n philip t. goldstein
1982
spellbinder
Stephen Tucker

RingoBingo

Inspired byVariations

1982

SpellBinder
(Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas))

19



rethink \n stover's days of force with bingo cards \n philip t. goldstein \n days of force \n mel stover \n ringobingo \n stephen tucker
1983
spellbinder
Philip T. Goldstein

Rethink

Inspired by

1983

SpellBinder
(Vol. 2 No. 24)

468



die mehrzweckzahlenforce \n using a grid \n mel stover \n rudolf braunmüller \n the irrisistible force \n mel stover
1983
intermagic
Mel Stover, Rudolf Braunmüller

Die MehrzweckZahlenforce

Inspired by

Apr. 1983

Intermagic
(Vol. 10 No. 1)

33



nontransitivity with a magic slant \n \n mel stover
1984
epoptica
Mel Stover

NonTransitivity with a Magic Slant

1984

Epoptica
(Issue 6)

391



threesum \n triple prediction on selected playing cards, with bingo chart (stover's "irrisistible force") \n thomas alan waters \n peter warlock's "caught thoughts" in "pentagram" vol. 10, no. 6, 1956. p. 49. \n days of force \n mel stover \n the irrisistible force \n mel stover
1984
mind, myth & magick
Thomas Alan Waters

Threesum

Inspired by

1984

Mind, Myth & Magick
(Issue Mynd)

557



calender force \n \n mel stover
1986
psychomancy
Mel Stover

Calender Force

1986

Psychomancy

52



das winnipegfalschabheben \n one simple cut \n mel stover \n winnipeg false cut \n mel stover
1986
intermagic
Mel Stover

Das WinnipegFalschabheben

Also published here

May 1986

Intermagic
(Vol. 12 No. 2)

77



force majeur \n matrix force for any number, approach to mel stover's "irresistible force" \n philip t. goldstein \n the irrisistible force \n mel stover
1987
doth
Philip T. Goldstein

Force Majeur

Inspired by

1987

Doth

9



illusory reflex \n \n jeff busby \n mel stover
1988
epoptica
Jeff Busby (reviewer)

Illusory Reflex

1988

Epoptica
(Issue 11)

534



off key magic \n key off chain \n terri rogers \n mel stover \n schlüsselmagie \n terri rogers \n mel stover
1988
more secrets
Terri Rogers, Mel Stover

Off Key Magic

Also published here

1988

More Secrets

40



immovable object \n no. 78, six numbered glasses, coin moved from glass to glass \n bob hummer \n stewart james \n mel stover \n karl fulves
1989
selfworking coin magic
Bob Hummer, Stewart James, Mel Stover, Karl Fulves

Immovable Object

1989

SelfWorking Coin Magic

107



schlüsselmagie \n key off chain \n terri rogers \n mel stover \n off key magic \n terri rogers \n mel stover
1989
intermagic
Terri Rogers, Mel Stover

SchlüsselMagie

Also published here

July 1989

Intermagic
(Vol. 14 No. 4&5)

161



armchair golfer \n mel stover's vanishing pencil (version of the magic egg puzzle), pencil on paper changes places with pencil on initialed paper \n tom craven
1992
the trapdoor — volume two
Tom Craven

Armchair Golfer

1992

The Trapdoor — Volume Two
(Issue 44)

787



now hear this \n verbal puzzles \n mel stover
1993
rigmarole
Mel Stover

Now Hear This

1993

Rigmarole
(Issue 1)

3



a casbah cavort \n spelling location with small packet and story presentation \n mel stover
1993
rigmarole
Mel Stover

A Casbah Cavort

1993

Rigmarole
(Issue 1)

3



introduction \n on alternative medicine, superstition, ufos, david blaine, david copperfield, mel stover's passing, morey bernstein's passing \n karl fulves \n database \n karl fulves
1999
the fine print
Karl Fulves

Introduction

Related to

1999

The Fine Print
(Issue 10)

294



stover's game \n no. 90, eight cards in circle, glass moved around and cards are eliminated, final card predicted \n mel stover \n the immovable object \n mel stover
2001
new selfworking card tricks
Mel Stover

Stover's Game

Related to

2001

New SelfWorking Card Tricks

135



left to right reading principle \n \n mel stover
2003
tricks
Mel Stover

left to right reading principle

2003

Tricks

69



the tabled winnipeg cut \n \n wesley james \n winnipeg false cut \n mel stover
2004
enchantments
Wesley James

The Tabled Winnipeg Cut

Inspired by

2004

Enchantments

294



the card \n presenting the hyper card \n robert e. neale \n hyper card \n karl fulves \n kim iles \n mel stover \n howard lyons \n moves \n robert e. neale \n hyperflexagon \n robert e. neale \n hoaxcard \n robert e. neale
2008
this is not a book
Robert E. Neale

The Card

Inspired byRelated to

2008

This Is Not a Book

229



calendar prediction \n mel stover's "days of force" with calendar \n mel stover \n days of force \n mel stover
2010
secret agenda
Mel Stover

Calendar Prediction

Related to

2010

Secret Agenda
(Issue Oct 20)

312



tile force \n variation on the matrix force. number force with grid \n doug canning \n mathematical recreations by maurice kraitchik, 1942. \n the irrisistible force \n mel stover
2015
semiautomatic card tricks — volume 9
Doug Canning

Tile Force

Inspired byVariations Mathematical Recreations by Maurice Kraitchik, 1942.

2015

SemiAutomatic Card Tricks — Volume 9

116



narrow minded \n approach with three selections, with discussion of thinkacard methods \n nathan colwell \n "okosa" (mel stover, ibidem #5)
2020
magic for blm
Nathan Colwell

Narrow Minded

Related to "Okosa" (Mel Stover, Ibidem #5)

2020

Magic for BLM

89


