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Unknown To Arrange Twelve Cards is Rows, in such a manner that they will Count Four in every Direction puzzle 1876 Modern Magic 58
Unknown To Place the Aces and Court Cards in Four Rows, in such a manner that neither Horizontally nor Perpendicularly shall there be in either Row two Cards alike either in Suit or Value puzzle 1876 Modern Magic 58
Unknown To Pass Yourself through a Playing-Card non-magical stunt 1902 The Modern Conjurer 298
Theodore Annemann Contest Dept. square layout, mini-sudoku-type puzzle 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Winter Extra 1938/39") 373
Unknown The Odd Estate puzzle with a story about a will 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 128) 739
Unknown Magnetizing A Card Sticking a playing card to a wall with static electricity 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 8
Unknown The Five Touching Cards Challenge audience to arrange five cards so that each card is touching the other four 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 8
Unknown An Amusing Card Catch Five cards arranged on table. Remove two cards, add three cards to get the same arrangement of cards 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 9
Unknown The Six-Card Lift Interlock six cards together so they can be picked up together 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 10
Unknown The Old Army Game Which two Jacks were rejected by the American Army? (one-eyed) 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 10
Unknown A Surprising Card Deal Down Under Deal on eight cards, result in a row of cards alternating face card and spot card 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 11
Unknown One Card Under The Other How to hold a card under a King on the table, without moving the King 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown The Master Aim How to drop a card into a hat without the card fluttering away 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown To Make Four Fives Equal 16 Lay four Fives on the table so they total sixteen 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown The Thirty-Card Race Spectator and magician pick up one to six cards from a pile of thirty, last person to take a card wins, magician always wins 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 13
Unknown The One-Two-Three Card Race fifteen cards, take turns taking one, two or three cards, takes the last card is loser. Magician always wins 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Unknown Making a Card Invisible Challenge: make a card invisible to one person, but visible to everyone else 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 14
Unknown Standing A Card On Edge 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 15
Unknown Coin On Card Stunt Balance card and coin on finger, flick card out under the coin 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 16
Unknown Card Cross Stunt Six cards used, form two rows of cards with four cards in each row 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 17
Unknown All In Order Down Under Deal on thirteen cards, get Ace to King in order 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 18
Unknown What's On Your Mind? Six cards dealt to two people, each person get three cards - spectator always gets three Queens (spectator always thinking about women?) 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 19
Unknown The Elevens Stunt Mathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 20
Unknown Changing The Rows 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 41
Unknown The Add-To-18 Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 42
Unknown Three-In-A-Row 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Sixteen-Card Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown Alternate Cards 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Five-Kings Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 43
Unknown The Noble Lords and the Commoners 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 44
Unknown Tricky Triangle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 45
Unknown Face-Up 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown The Star Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown The Jealous Kings 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 46
Unknown The Hourglass Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 47
Unknown The Eighteen-Card Circle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 48
Unknown A Card Brain-Twister 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 49
Unknown How Can This Be? 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 49
Unknown Card Pickup Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 50
Unknown Turn Over All But One 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 51
Unknown The Give-and-Take Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 51
Unknown Odd Or Even? 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 52
Unknown The Twenty-Four Card Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 52
Unknown Silly Sam's Pack of Cards 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 54
Unknown The Reverse-Order Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 54
Unknown Card Leapfrog Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 55
Unknown Put-Them-In-Order Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 56
Unknown Ace-Two-Three-Four Puzzle 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 57
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on Frank Garcia, Puzzle by Charlie Arbuthnot, Dunninger, Carlo Menotti, Fred Keating, Martin Gardner, Bill Simon, Jean Hugard, Robert Harbin, Art Lyle, Frank Joglar 1950 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 196) 785
Max Katz Tower of Hanai puzzle with playing cards, based on Tower of Brahma 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 280) 1120
Russell "Rusduck" Duck "Sneaky Pete" Repeat mathematical puzzle, cards as objects, story inspired by Jack LeDair's "Tricks for Trouper" in "Abracadabra" April, 6/1946 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 9
Paul Curry The Case of the Missing Hat cards with magicians and with hats, story trick see also "The Case of the Missing Hat" (Paul Curry, 2001),
"Spanish Curry" (Ramón Riobóo, 2015)
1965 Magician's Magic 248
Karl Fulves The Compleat Gamester proposition bets
- Birthday Bet (see p. 292 for Mel Stover comment)
- Red And Black
- License Plate Poker
- Ace-Deuce-Jack Variations
- Black And White
- Coin Swindles
- 3-Card Poker
- Odds On Favorite
see also p. 282 for comment by Lu Brent,
"The Compleat Gamester Addition" (Martin Gardner, 1970),
varied by "The Omega Bet - Updated" (Nick Trost & Al Thatcher, 1997)
1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 272
Norman Osborn Card Layout Puzzle for solution see p. 427 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 7) 418
Unknown Playing-Card into Chain constructing a linked chain of playing cards out of a single card with cutting 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 27) 105
Unknown Coasters betting game with Ace through 7 or seven numbered coaster 1981 Octet 47