90 entries in Games / Instruction Games
  
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Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed oneAlso published here Minds in Close-Up 9
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 glassesAlso published here The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 340) 172
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Note Under Cups three cups, bill hidden under one and the cups exchanges after a pattern Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 140
Dr. Spencer Thornton Mental Three Shell Game object under one of three cups Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 12
Dr. Stanley Jaks Der Block von "Lefcadio" blocks with letters are moved, without looking performer divines amount of movesInspired by
  • Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein's "Der Name des Freundes" in Charly Eperny's "Das Rohnsteinbuch 4", 1959
Also published here
Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 69
Al Thatcher Numismatrick! coins on table are turned over one is covered and heads/tails is divinedVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 373) 319
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
Robert E. Neale The Two Guns square with nine sections, two miniature guns moved according to instructions end up in predicted section The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 634
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
Paul Curry A Penny For Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of four coins and a rolled up bill is named, inspired by Bob Hummer's "Mathematical Three Card Monte"Variations Paul Curry Presents 83
Stephen Minch Towering Prediction cards are laid out and spectator follows instruction from a tape recorderRelated to The Book of Thoth 31
Karl Fulves Half Doz. Glasses "Math Trix"
six glasses, some up and down, instructions given
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 12) 1057
Karl Fulves Things Equal "Math Trix"
match puzzle
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 12) 1058
Karl Fulves In Writing three coins on table, chosen coin vanishes and reappears inside sealed envelope, one out of three force with written instructions The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1076
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
Bob Hummer 3-Card Monte mathematical three card monte (1951) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 59
Karl Fulves Three-Shell Monte three different colored peas Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 61
Karl Fulves Power Play instruction game ten card poker deal Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 63
Bob Hummer, Al Koran Mathematical 3 Card Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 35
Bob Hummer, Al Koran 3-Cup Monte bill under one of three cups, back of performer is turned and after some changes in the order of the cups, performer divines cup with bill Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 60
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 glassesAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 62
Jack Yates Match Miracle spectator reverses one of four matches and eliminates one by one after given instructions and will end up with the reversed oneAlso published here Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 63
Bob Hummer Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game with four cups or four shells and two dice Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 78
Karl Fulves Notes by Karl Fulves notes on Hummer's Mathematical Shell Game Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 79
Karl Fulves The Old 4-Shell Game different bills under four styrofoam coffee cups Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 80
Sam Schwartz Long Range Telepathy over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 65
Father Cyprian Time Zoned over the phone method for mathematical three-card monte Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 66
Karl Fulves Shylock card divination over the phone, instruction game Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 67
Karl Fulves Digital Dollars over the phone game, to win highest value billRelated toVariations Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 68
Karl Fulves Linear Blackjack game of Blackjack over the phone, performer knows which card to select to win Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Karl Fulves Murder in a Matchbox three match boxes, performer's back is turned and a small gun, a bill and a die are put in boxes, performer knows which object is where and what side is on top of the die Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 69
Karl Fulves Digital Diamonds A, 2 and J mixed according to rules over phoneInspired byRelated to Six Impromptu Card Tricks 3
Thomas Alan Waters Trivarication three people put three different objects under cups and exchange them, liar and truth-teller presentationInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 645
Jack Yates Monty three spectators exchange three cards, performer reveals which spectator has which card, mental monte Clue and other Mysteries 1
Jack Yates Magi instruction from tape, moving and removing four cards until one remains, tape prediction Clue and other Mysteries 41
Karl Fulves Think Tank layout with battlefield weapons, spectator moves around according to rules, final position predicted Interlocutor (Issue 47) 189
Paul Harris The Instant Incomplete I.Q. Test (a revised classic) self working effect with business card (one secret double facer) and an instruction sheet The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 265
Paul Curry A Penny for Your Thoughts after some changes (written directions) the order of four coins and a rolled up bill is namedInspired by Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 164
Karl Fulves Further Reading references Hex Squared 5
Karl Fulves Roll The Dice printed dice layout, dice roll selected by instructions on how to move on grid is predicted Hex Squared 11
Karl Fulves Crazy Calendar matrix with months, spectator choses his own Hex Squared 12
Karl Fulves Trac Two coin chosen from matrix with only 2 instructionsInspired by Hex Squared 17
Karl Fulves Hollywood Squared names of celebrities on cards in square formation, selection predicted Hex Squared 19
Karl Fulves Construct A Hex how to construct a matrix and instructions for the movement on it for Hex Squared Hex Squared 21
Karl Fulves Cell By Cell further strategies on how to construct the matrix Hex Squared 27
Karl Fulves Pictorials visualisation on how the matrix works Hex Squared 31
Karl Fulves Entrapment strategy on how to enlarge the matrixRelated to Hex Squared 32
Karl Fulves Run The Table strategy on how to construct the matrix Hex Squared 33
Karl Fulves Card Recalled unknown card signed on back found with Hex Squared instructions Hex Squared 8
Karl Fulves Tric Trac nine coins in square, one chosen, date predictedVariations Hex Squared 15
Karl Fulves Never Was eighteen coins in pairs in 3x3 square, one pair chosen, one of the coins in this pair vanishes, nickel & dime setInspired by Hex Squared 18
Karl Fulves Portable Roulette 3x5 grid with various numbers, chosen one predictedRelated to Hex Squared 20
Karl Fulves Free Will strategy on how to construct the matrix Hex Squared 36
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 Word Game word chosen from matrix layout Hex Squared 44
Karl Fulves Ouija Jr. 3x4 letters, word chosen by moving according to instructions, it's "ring" and the phone rings Hex Squared 47
Sam Schwartz Sam's 5 x 5 Hex Squared with 5x5 layoutRelated to
  • Discoverie #5
Hex Squared 54
Karl Fulves Symmetry "This section considers some aspects of symmetry in regard to the distribution of reds and blacks in the layout." Hex Squared 58
Karl Fulves Flight Schedule 3x4 matrix with flight times, one selected and predicted (with multiple out) Hex Squared 49
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 Symmetry Too Hex Squared 59
Karl Fulves Symmetry III Hex Squared 60
Karl Fulves Homing Device 4x4 layout with life themed words, 2 phase routine in which first phase gives idea that any word is possible Hex Squared 63
Karl Fulves Seers 'R Us spectator decides how many instructions there will be, yet final position predicted with clear plastic and permanent X on it Hex Squared 71
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 Bingo Prediction posed as problem Hex Squared 74
Karl Fulves Psychometry 101 twelve envelopes with items, one of them by spectator, envelope selected from 3x4 matrix via instruction contains spectator's item Hex Squared 75
Karl Fulves Why Did The Chicken "Hex Squared can be made suitable for children under age 12." Hex Squared 78
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 4 x 4 x 4 not only red & black, but 4 suits that are used in rules Hex Squared 85
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 Night On Elm sixteen envelopes with addresses in 4x4 matrix, one selected according to rules (including diagonal movement), in selected envelope is description of spectator Hex Squared 92
Karl Fulves Remote Sight twelve cards with states Hex Squared 97
Karl Fulves Altered States twelve cards with states, including variation "Altered States II" Hex Squared 102
Karl Fulves State of Mind twelve cards with states Hex Squared 105
Karl Fulves One-Minute Monopoly 4x4 square, see also Sam Schwarz idea on page 113 to lengthen the procedure Hex Squared 110
Karl Fulves Alice Plays Chess Hex Squared variation in which spectator can rotate board and start on any color Hex Squared 107
Karl Fulves Bell Ringer twelve objects arranged in square, spirit bell chosen and it rings Hex Squared 114
Karl Fulves The Lockshire Case cassette tape directing the movesRelated to Hex Squared 117
Jim Steinmeyer Three Card Monte spectator mixed three cards according to instructions, possible over phone Impuzzibilities 25
Lewis Jones The Return of Mental Monte Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 132
Alexander de Cova, Paul Curry Die Ballydesmond Polka instruction game with glasses and whiskeyInspired by Seminar-Leviten 9
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia L-Mentary three spectators, without lookingAlso published here Lecture Notes 2014 29
Dr. Stanley Jaks Blocks of Lefcadio blocks with letters are moved, without looking performer divines amount of movesAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 109
Michael Weber Making Things Right two rows of three coins are formed and coins exchanged according to diagram, afterwards the coins are paired, credit informationInspired by Making Things Right 4
Michael Weber The UnMixologist presentation of "Making Things Right" in which cocktails are matched with garnishes via diagram instructionsRelated to Making Things Right 11
Michael Weber UnMixed Marriages presentation of "Making Things Right" in which three married couples stand back-to-back and are matched via diagram instructionsRelated to Making Things Right 11