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Mel Stover Days of Force calendar number force
Related toVariations 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 313
Mel Stover Dice Stack Addenda climax for dice stacking routine, load of multiple dice and jumbo die
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 9
Joseph Diez Gergonne From Gergonne to Gargantua Chapter intro, describes Gergonne's Pile Problem, which is basically the 21 card trick using twenty seven cards
Related toVariations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 33
Mel Stover Relation to Ternary System 21 card trick with twenty seven cards, mathematical relation to ternary counting system
Related toVariations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 39
Mel Stover Gargantua's Ten-pile Problem 21 card trick but done with TEN BILLION PLAYING CARDS
Inspired byRelated to 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 40
Mel Stover Stover's Prediction Four by four square drawn on calendar, four circles drawn (draw circle and cross out row and column each time), magician divines the sum
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 49
Theodore DeLand DeLand's Paradox Geometrical Vanish of a playing card
Variations 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 123
Mel Stover Stover's Variations Geometrical Vanish / transformation of objects, face becomes beer mug or red pencil becomes blue pencil
Inspired by 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 125
Mel Stover The Irrisistible Force
Variations 1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 171
Mel Stover The Immovable Object ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glasses
Related toAlso published here 1957 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 172
Bob Still And Then There Were None small-packet Brainwave posed as a problem, face-up three card monte
Inspired byRelated to Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Mel Stover Face-Up Monte credit information
Related to May 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 97
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
  • Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
  • Red And Black (Martin Gardner)
  • License Plate Poker
  • Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
  • Black And White
  • Coin Swindles
  • 3-Card Poker
  • Odds On Favorite (Omega Bet, card pushed in reversed and pairs dealt off)
Related toVariationsAlso published here July 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 272
George McLean, George Blake, Mel Stover Etcetera
Nov. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 292
Edward Marlo, S. W. Erdnase Marnase False Cut also as slip cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 32
Mel Stover Bill Fold
Apr. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 416
Mel Stover Winnipeg False Cut one simple cut
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 93
Stephen Minch Fortunes of a Wise Fool based on an idea by Ed Mellon, matrix force
Related toVariations 1974 The Book of Thoth 41
Mel Stover Chess Bet see also p. 782 for additional information
Jan. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 701
Martin Gardner Hyper Card posed as problem with illustration
Related to Aug. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1042
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the Hypercard
Related toVariations 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1067
Karl Fulves Notes hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
  • Elastrik
  • Oddments
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1173
Karl Fulves Hypercard on the idea of combining Hypercard with Moebius strip
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 28) 108
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1980 The Violet Book of Mentalism 8
Mel Stover The Immovable Object ice in glass is moved to other glasses several times, while performer's back is turned, he then eliminates all empty glasses
Also published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 62
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
Mel Stover, Howard Lyons, Karl Fulves The Fifth Dimension No. 80, hyper card routine
Related to 1981 Self-Working Table Magic 100
Mel Stover, Neil See The One, Two, Three Winnipeg Cut
Inspired by 1982 The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia — Part II 35
Philip T. Goldstein, Walter B. Gibson, Maurice Kraitchik Rainbow Matrix number force with a magic square
Inspired byRelated to 1982 shuffled lecture 4
Thomas Alan Waters Matrix Number Force with cards
Related to 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 223
Thomas Alan Waters Quintasense some tarot cards are selected via the matrix force, reading, written on paper matches the selected cards
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 279
Stephen Tucker Ringo-Bingo Stover's Days of Force with bingo cards
Inspired byVariations 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 19
Philip T. Goldstein Rethink Stover's Days of Force with bingo cards
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 24) 468
Mel Stover, Rudolf Braunmüller Die Mehrzweck-Zahlenforce using a grid
Inspired by Apr. 1983 Intermagic (Vol. 10 No. 1) 33
Mel Stover Non-Transitivity with a Magic Slant
1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 391
Thomas Alan Waters Threesum triple prediction on selected playing cards, with Bingo chart (Stover's "irrisistible Force")
Inspired by 1984 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mynd) 557
Mel Stover Calender Force
1986 Psychomancy 52
Mel Stover Das Winnipeg-Falschabheben one simple cut
Also published here May 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 2) 77
Philip T. Goldstein Force Majeur matrix force for any number, approach to Mel Stover's "Irresistible Force"
Inspired by 1987 Doth 9
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Illusory Reflex by Mel Stover 1988 Epoptica (Issue 11) 534
Terri Rogers, Mel Stover Off Key Magic key off chain
Also published here 1988 More Secrets 40
Bob Hummer, Stewart James, Mel Stover, Karl Fulves Immovable Object No. 78, six numbered glasses, coin moved from glass to glass
1989 Self-Working Coin Magic 107
Terri Rogers, Mel Stover Schlüssel-Magie key off chain
Also published here July 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 4&5) 161
Tom Craven Armchair Golfer Mel Stover's Vanishing Pencil (version of the Magic Egg Puzzle), pencil on paper changes places with pencil on initialed paper
1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 44) 787
Mel Stover Now Hear This verbal puzzles
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 3
Mel Stover A Casbah Cavort spelling location with small packet and story presentation
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 3
Karl Fulves Introduction on alternative medicine, superstition, ufos, David Blaine, David Copperfield, Mel Stover's passing, Morey Bernstein's passing
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 294
Mel Stover Stover's Game No. 90, eight cards in circle, glass moved around and cards are eliminated, final card predicted
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 135
Mel Stover left to right reading principle
2003 Tricks 69
Wesley James The Tabled Winnipeg Cut
Inspired by 2004 Enchantments 294
Robert E. Neale The Card Presenting the Hyper Card
Inspired byRelated to 2008 This Is Not a Book 229
Mel Stover Calendar Prediction Mel Stover's "Days of Force" with calendar
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 20) 312
Doug Canning Tile Force Variation on the matrix force. Number force with grid
Inspired byVariations
  • Mathematical Recreations by Maurice Kraitchik, 1942.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 116
Nathan Colwell Narrow Minded approach with three selections, with discussion of think-a-card methods
Related to
  • "Okosa" (Mel Stover, Ibidem #5)
2020 Magic for BLM 89