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Unknown Das Wiederfinden zweier Karten matrix-layout, magician's choice of two cards see also "Gezwungene Wahl" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1896 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 choice see also "Gezwungene Wahl" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1896 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 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 94
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 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 96
Unknown Erraten von Karten durch Quadrate with square layout on table and four, five, six or seven spectators 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 99
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Gezwungene Wahl magician's choice from 32 cards and layout on table see also "Das Wiederfinden zweier Karten" (1896),
"Prof. Hofzinser's Geheimnis" (Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, 1896)
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 121
Theodore Annemann Contest Dept. square layout, mini-sudoku-type puzzle 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Winter Extra 1938/39") 373
Russell "Rusduck" Duck 32 selection process with square layout varied by "32 Deal Duplicated" (Ken Beale & Russell "Rusduck" Duck & Marvin Johnson, 1970) 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 109) 439
Harry Lorayne Ten Card Puzzler layout puzzle 1964 Personal Secrets 49
Harry Lorayne & Thomas Alan Waters The Card Pyramid mathematical layout of spot cards, end result is predicted, for Waters credit see reference see also "Mathematically Inclined" (L. Vosburgh Lyons & Thomas Alan Waters, 1966),
"Babel" (Karl Fulves, 1968)
1967 Deck-Sterity 45
Paul Swinford Psychedelic packet cut off, values added, matrix layout, new deck order varied by "Marlo's Psychedelic" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 1968 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 Rusduck inspired by "32" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1946) 1970 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 handling see also "News Test" (Edmund Rowland, 1971),
"Foldover Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1994),
"Paper Folding Note" (Karl Fulves, 1998),
"Disparity" (Ramón Riobóo, 2015)
1971 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 Fulves see also "Introduction" (Karl Fulves, 2001),
also published as "Hex Squared" (Karl Fulves, 1980)
1971 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 1974 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 lied also published as "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1980),
"Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1994)
1979 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 lied see also "Unstacked Parity" (Roy Walton, 1980),
varied by "Parity Notes" (Charles Hudson, 1980),
also published as "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1979)
1980 Curioser 38
Karl Fulves A Four-Bit Trick card in square layout of face-up/face-down cards turned over and divined see also "Pack Of Lies" (Alex Elmsley & Colin Lewry, 1980) 1980 Curioser 43
Karl Fulves Hex Squared 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card varied by "The Square Ring" (Sam Schwartz & Karl Fulves, 1980),
"Forced March" (Sam Schwartz, 1980),
also published as "Hex Squared" (Karl Fulves, 1971)
1980 Curioser 44
Sam Schwartz Forced March 4x4 layout, spectator moves around according to fixed rules and ends on force card inspired by "Hex Squared" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1980 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 instructions inspired by "Hex Squared" (Karl Fulves, 1980) 1980 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 1981 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) 1986 Amperthand 8
Karl Fulves Clocking The Deck clock layout on table, made smaller and smaller via elimination, Blackjack remains inspired by "Inch By Inch" (Karl Fulves, 1988) 1988 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 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1412
Roger A. Golde How Classics are Born! inspired by "Mr. Koenig's Tapestry" (Richard Vollmer, 1991) 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 11) 1993
Richard Vollmer Mr. Koenig's Tapestry dealing a 4x4 square varied by "How Classics are Born!" (Roger A. Golde, 1991),
"Choices" (Tom Daugherty, 1992),
"Haptap" (Volkmar Mrasek, 1996)
1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 3) 1902
Tom Daugherty Choices inspired by "Mr. Koenig's Tapestry" (Richard Vollmer, 1991) 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 12) 2153
Michael DeMarco Mr. Koenig finds your card matrix layout 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 2) 2181
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 lied also published as "Parity Failure" (Alex Elmsley, 1979) 1994 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 1994 Crooked Tales 35
Karl Fulves Triumph With Math tapestry layout and foldover 1994 Crooked Tales 39
Karl Fulves Foldover Notes see also "Paradox Papers" (Martin Gardner, 1971) 1994 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 1994 Crooked Tales 73
Karl Fulves Matrix Notes 1994 Crooked Tales 74
Karl Fulves Unthought cards chosen by spectator in 4x4 layout find color-matches, other cards don't 1994 Crooked Tales 76
Karl Fulves Unpaired Poker value matchings in 4x4 layout 1994 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 1994 Crooked Tales 124
Martin Gardner The Pyramid Spell using some pyramid layout on the table, two versions 1995 Arcane (Issue 14) 198
Volkmar Mrasek Haptap inspired by "Mr. Koenig's Tapestry" (Richard Vollmer, 1991) 1996 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 methods inspired by "Turnabout Coins" (Martin Gardner, 1971),
see also "Paranoiac Pyramid" (Shigeo Futagawa, Jan. 1992, Genii)
1997 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 1998 Combo 46
Karl Fulves Card Recalled unknown card signed on back found with Hex Squared instructions 2001 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 2001 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 2001 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 2001 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 2001 Hex Squared 82
Karl Fulves 4 x 4 x 4 not only red & black, but 4 suits that are used in rules 2001 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 2001 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 loses see also "Swindle & Cheat" (1991) 2001 Hex Squared 90
Karl Fulves Alice Plays Chess Hex Squared variation in which spectator can rotate board and start on any color 2001 Hex Squared 107
John Bannon Degrees Of Freedom CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 128
John Bannon Origami Poker CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, combo to produce royal flush 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 144
John Bannon Perfect Strangers CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, prediction combo with rainbow packet 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 155
William Goodwin Postcards Prediction CATO, Koenig's Tapestry, prediction combo with postcards instead of playing cards 2004 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
see also "Disparity" (Ramón Riobóo, 2015) 2004 Dear Mr. Fantasy 159
Karl Fulves Pyramid Poker twelve card layout on table, named type of poker hand build at the end 2007 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 wins see also "The Even Couple" (Karl Fulves, 2007) 2007 Word Play 27
Karl Fulves The Rank And File chosen red card ends up in black packet and vice versa
- Memory 101
2007 Word Play 38
Karl Fulves The Even Couple match game problem see also "Match Game" (Karl Fulves, 2007) 2007 Word Play 69
Oliver Meech Not Seeing The Wood For The Trees Red cards laid out on table forms shape of 7 Diamonds 2009 The Plot Thickens 20
Steve Beam Square Dance square layout routine with cards, counting the sides, mathematical, revelation at end 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 28