62 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Matrix Layouts & Tapestry
  
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Unknown Der Erraten mehrerer Karten Jacks, Queens, Kings and Aces are dealt out repeatedly in square formation, but it is not clear to what purpose Der moderne Kartenkünstler 96
Unknown Das Wiederfinden zweier Karten matrix-layout, magician's choice of two cardsRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 50
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Prof. Hofzinser's Geheimnis "Die isolierte Karte", spectator locates card via matrix-layout of deck on table and magician's choiceRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 51
Unknown Das Kartenquadrat dealing a square with all Sevens, Eights, Nines and Tens so that no values repeat in rows or columns Der moderne Kartenkünstler 94
Unknown Erraten von Karten durch Quadrate with square layout on table and four, five, six or seven spectators Der moderne Kartenkünstler 99
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Gezwungene Wahl magician's choice from 32 cards and layout on tableRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 121
Theodore Annemann Contest Dept. square layout, mini-sudoku-type puzzle The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 373
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layoutVariations The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Harry Lorayne Ten Card Puzzler layout puzzle Personal Secrets 49
Harry Lorayne, Thomas Alan Waters The Card Pyramid mathematical layout of spot cards, end result is predicted, for Waters credit see referenceRelated to Deck-Sterity 45
Paul Swinford Psychedelic packet cut off, values added, matrix layout, new deck orderVariations Faro Fantasy 33
Ken Beale, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Marvin Johnson 32 Deal Duplicated selection process with square layout, combination of Ken Beale's "Square Deal" (Ibidem #23) and RusduckInspired by Hierophant (Issue 3) 126
Martin Gardner Paradox Papers paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, Steve Shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for Gene Nielson handlingRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 9) 429
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, see also p. 512 and also p. 550 for ideas by "Eddie" Cowles and Karl FulvesRelated toAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 1) 466
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
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is liedAlso published here The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1255
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is liedRelated toVariationsAlso published here Curioser 38
Karl Fulves A Four-Bit Trick card in square layout of face-up/face-down cards turned over and divinedRelated to Curioser 43
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force cardVariationsAlso published here Curioser 44
Sam Schwartz Forced March 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force cardInspired by Curioser 54
Sam Schwartz, Karl Fulves The Square Ring 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card, only 3 instructionsInspired by Curioser 55
Karl Fulves The Gathering Ace through Four in square formation turn over one by one under cover, then change to Aces, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 46) 183
Philip T. Goldstein, Toni Koynini Throw Rug card revealed via red-black pattern in layout of 7x7 cards on table, inspired by Toni Koynini's "Karpet" (Magic Wand, March 1953) Amperthand 8
Karl Fulves Clocking The Deck clock layout on table, made smaller and smaller via elimination, Blackjack remainsInspired by The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1369
Karl Fulves Connect the Dots card layout on table, number cards are used to designate some of those cards, they're connected and the resulting line forms a letter that the spectator chose from a deck of alphabet cards The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1412
Roger A. Golde How Classics are Born! Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 11) 1993
Richard Vollmer Mr. Koenig's Tapestry dealing a 4x4 squareVariations Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 3) 1902
Tom Daugherty Choices Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15, No. 12) 2153
Michael DeMarco Mr. Koenig finds your card matrix layout Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16, No. 2) 2181
Karl Fulves Matrix Notes Crooked Tales 74
Karl Fulves Unthought cards chosen by spectator in 4x4 layout find color-matches, other cards don't Crooked Tales 76
Alex Elmsley Parity Failure some cards from 5x5 cards layout are turned over according to rules, condition is called out and on one card is liedAlso published here The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 392
Karl Fulves Day One date chosen by choosing some face-up and face-down cards from grid layout, looked up in diary, card noted there predicted, tapestry Crooked Tales 35
Karl Fulves Triumph With Math tapestry layout and foldover Crooked Tales 39
Karl Fulves Foldover Notes Related to Crooked Tales 40
Karl Fulves Alpha Matrix 6x5 grid of cards, rows and columns selected via values from other deck until 1 card remains, it's odd-backed Crooked Tales 73
Karl Fulves Unpaired Poker value matchings in 4x4 layout Crooked Tales 77
Karl Fulves Pile-Up 6-card pyramid layout, top card switch consecutively downwards to base, total of bottom row predicted "with reasonable accuracy", inspired by Drop Case carnival con game Crooked Tales 124
Martin Gardner The Pyramid Spell using some pyramid layout on the table, two versions Arcane (Issue 14) 198
Volkmar Mrasek Haptap Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 2) 2608
Karl Fulves Power of One pyramid layout with cards, orientation is reversed and values reverse with it, two methodsInspired byRelated to
  • "Paranoiac Pyramid" (Shigeo Futagawa, Jan. 1992, Genii)
The Vampire Chronicles 58
Karl Fulves After Hummer separating reds and blacks behind back, involving a layout on a grid on the table by spectator Combo 46
Karl Fulves 4 x 4 x 4 not only red & black, but 4 suits that are used in rules Hex Squared 85
Karl Fulves Card Recalled unknown card signed on back found with Hex Squared instructions Hex Squared 8
Karl Fulves Restoration four red-backed and 4 blue-backed cards torn in half, one card signed on face and a half kept, card chosen from 3x5 square made from rest, matching half found Hex Squared 40
Karl Fulves Outguessed performer and spectator have five cards each, spectator choses another card from grid layout according to rules and can replace one of his or performer's cards with it, still performer has better poker hand Hex Squared 52
Karl Fulves Spellathon 3x4 card layout on table, card selected via instructions and spelled to in rest of deck to find selected card Hex Squared 73
Karl Fulves Hex Minus goal of the square is to prohibit spectator from reaching certain square, 12-card monte in which spectators cannot get to winning card Hex Squared 82
Karl Fulves Gamble Ramble spectator choses cards in layout according to rules, black cards added and red subtracted, total predicted, 4-way approach Hex Squared 87
Karl Fulves Percentage Poker performer and spectator draw hole card from face-up deck, then four cards chosen from 4x4 layout, even though spectator goes first he losesRelated to
  • "Swindle & Cheat" (1991)
Hex Squared 90
Karl Fulves Alice Plays Chess Hex Squared variation in which spectator can rotate board and start on any color Hex Squared 107
John Bannon Degrees Of Freedom CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush Dear Mr. Fantasy 128
John Bannon Origami Poker CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush Dear Mr. Fantasy 144
John Bannon Perfect Strangers CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, prediction combo with rainbow packet Dear Mr. Fantasy 155
William Goodwin Postcards Prediction CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, prediction combo with postcards instead of playing cards Dear Mr. Fantasy 158
John Bannon The Works explanation of CATO principle and the Koenig's Tapestry fold (Dudeney Folding)
- First Principles
- Isolating Target Cards
- Rlues Of Engagement
- The Folding Phase
Related to Dear Mr. Fantasy 159
Karl Fulves Pyramid Poker twelve card layout on table, named type of poker hand build at the end Word Play 24
Karl Fulves Match Game twelve cards laid out face-down in matrix, match game played (turning up two cards and finding matches), performer winsRelated to Word Play 27
Karl Fulves The Rank And File chosen red card ends up in black packet and vice versa
- Memory 101
Word Play 38
Karl Fulves The Even Couple match game problemRelated to Word Play 69
Oliver Meech Not Seeing The Wood For The Trees Red cards laid out on table forms shape of 7 Diamonds The Plot Thickens 20
Steve Beam Square Dance square layout routine with cards, counting the sides, mathematical, revelation at end Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 28