109 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gambling / Other Games
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Henri Decremps Coup-d'oeil sur une assemblée de Joueurs. meeting Pilferer again in London, different methods for cheating at cards Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 204
Henri Decremps Tour du Piquet incompréhensible, nouvellement perfectionné. performer always has best five cards from chosen suit, spectator deals several hands, inspired by a routine in Guyot Supplément A La Magie Blanche Dévoillée 225
Unknown The Whist Trick. Improved Method. "To deal yourself all the Trumps, the three other Players holding the usual mixed Hands" Modern Magic 119
Unknown The Whist Trick dealing four hands, one contains winning suit and others are either mixed or also sorted in suits Tricks with Cards 78
Unknown Das Mischen und gleichzeitige Ordnen der Karten "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
open mixing procedure which stacks cards, for game Écarté
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 114
Eduard W. Lufa Die berühmte Partie Piquet eines Blinden rules of the game piquet, playing it blind à la Comus & de Grisy-Torrini, flexible stack that allows decisions by spectatorRelated to Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 8) 116
Charles T. Jordan The Pinochle Ace Trick No. 4, eight aces from Pinochle deck, packets are formed and eliminated by throwing dice, aces travel to one packet Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 10
Jack Merlin Pinochle routine for winning in Pinochle Merlin at the Card Table 19
Jack Merlin A Simple Run Up For Pinochle with haymow shuffle Merlin at the Card Table 20
Tom Sellers The U Win Card Trick winning in Nap, Brag, Pontoon Magical Pleasantries 21
Theodore Annemann Proposition Bet "Thoughts in General", two named values together The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Theodore Annemann Proposition Bet 2 "Thoughts in General" The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Victor Farelli Loo Lung or The Chinese Coin Magician locates two cards by a lot of dealing and equivoque to eliminate piles, with a bit of gambling theme (Euchre and Loo Lung) Lend Me Your Pack 44
U. F. Grant No Dice removing cards from packet with certain values wins game, one-way backs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 151
Unknown The Rhummy Master winning at rummy The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 180
Frank Travers The Rhummy Cheat using jinx switch The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 37) 247
Louis Nikola "Nap" trick with Nikola memorized deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Gin! as Rusduck, strategy and subterfuge to win at Gin Rummy The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 91) 370
Edward Marlo The Rummy Game part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine" Marlo In Spades 16
Unknown The Tantalizer twenty-second position and packet dealingRelated toVariations The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Edward Marlo Gin Rummy Stack - 1st Combination
- 2nd Combination (In Two Shuffles)
- 3rd Combination (In Two Shuffles)
The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 45
Dai Vernon Order in the Court pseudo gambling game with five cards of Royal FlushRelated to
  • p. 77 for credit information
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 67
Roy Walton Checkers card version with two decksInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 178
Karl Fulves Monte Carlo Poker number cards used for betting game after a single riffle shuffle Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 58
Peter Alexis 50-50 performer and spectator have card, whichever comes first when deck is dealt wins, cheating The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 261
Val Andrews Snap! No. 11, word gag The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Gene Finnell A Card Game Paradox Related to Epilogue (Issue 12) 91
Howard Lyons Toronto Dice noteInspired by Epilogue (Issue 13) 99
Bradley Efron Las Vegas Dice non-transitive dice, also as packets of cards, see also p. 410 for idea by Stewart Olney The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 393
Martin Gardner A Betting Swindle betting game with three suits after a riffle shuffleInspired by Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 88
Allan Slaight Top Twenty Poker, Gin, Blackjack combination The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 637
Unknown Vier Buben four jacks are found behind from a shuffled deck, spectator selects the one of chosen suit, Skat Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 67
Allan Slaight Unkindest Cut Of All rummy and blackjack deal featuring a winning blackjack stackVariations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 186
Unknown Gambling Scam betting game with cards, odds in performer's favorRelated to
  • John Scarne's "Complete Guide to Gambling"
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 246) 1229
Melvin Anderson Apocalypse Variations Or Additions blackjack stack, Gin RummyInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 304
Walt Lees Even Break one of two,gambling presentationInspired by Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 873
Karl Fulves Scoring card game is played, score is predicted printed on a card Milennium Aces 47
Karl Fulves Quant Notes notes on preceding "Quant Quirk" Octet 21
Martin Gardner Quant Quirk 4x4 square of 16 cards, some face-up some face-down randomly, with certain allowed turnover moves one has to get all cards in one direction, sucker game Octet 18
Unknown Coasters betting game with Ace through Seven or seven numbered coaster Octet 47
Allan Slaight Continued combined with Stud Poker and Lie-SpellerInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 633
Roy Walton, Karl Fulves 31 Plus Ace through Six used, spectator choses three and performer takes other three, they call their numbers and whoever adds to 31 winsRelated toVariations Six Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Jean Hugard Do It and Fail with 28/32 card deck a layout and dealing game is explained, the spectator always fails at it The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 29
Lennart Green The Last Duel full deck stack 1-2 Separation 10
Alex Elmsley, Charles Sanders Peirce Pierce Arrow unusual game in which one deals through twelve cards and tries to predict position of reversed card, actually "Peirce Arrow" The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 397
Karl Fulves High Stebbins (A) spectator cuts packet and takes top card, performer next, high card wins
(B) high card wins with 12 card packet, three cards each, performer has better odds
(C) high card wins variation with better odds for performer
(D) high card wins combined with faro shuffle to shift odds to 1st or 2nd player
Swindle & Cheat 10
Karl Fulves Digit Detective two spectators play "high card wins" with a packet, performer divines card value that was added previously Swindle & Cheat 15
Karl Fulves Markers ideas related to nontransitive games
- Simple Sets (Dualities, Royal Family)
- Unequal Sets
- A Nontransitive Pyramid
- Flat Dice
- Parity Dice (4 Thru 9 Dice, 2 Thru 10 Dice, 1 Thru 12 Dice, 36 Number Dice)
- House Dice
- High Percentage Games
- 3 Blind Dice
- Little Bingo
- Odds On
Swindle & Cheat 52
Edward Marlo Solution to Gin Rummy! faro The Olram File (Issue 11) 10
Karl Fulves Bar Room Bingo cards distributed in six glasses, two glasses selected, aim is to get near 14 but not over Deceptive Practices 22
Arturo de Ascanio ¿Juega Usted al Mus? gambling routine for the spanish game "Mus", with a deck of forty cardsAlso published here
  • "Circular Mensual del S.E.I." N° 4, 1954.
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 7
Bob Farmer The Game of 31 Ace through Six on table, numbers added until in turn until 31 is reached, performer always winsRelated to Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 18
Bob Farmer Svengali Monte monte type betting routine with the deck cut into three piles, optional clean ending Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 22
Unknown Tic-Tac-Toe No. 46, card values decide where to place the 0 or X Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 88
Karl Fulves The Dome con game in which Aces are dealt and if first two are of different color, player winsRelated to Blocking Off 114
Nick Trost Pitch Deal Game called "Pitch" The Card Magic of Nick Trost 242
Nick Trost Double Pinochle with an Elevator Finish Inspired by
  • "Knock-Out Aces" (Ted Biet, Genii, June 1982)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 22
Christian Scherer Jass Deal winning hand for Swiss card game "Jass", all cards are known and performer gets winning hand Karten à la carte 37
Nick Trost Pinochle Deal Uses Pinochle deck The Card Magic of Nick Trost 239
Nick Trost In-Between Deal Game called In-Between, uses poker chips The Card Magic of Nick Trost 254
Nick Trost Gin Rummy Deal The Card Magic of Nick Trost 257
Nick Trost Coon Can Deal Gives description and history of game The Card Magic of Nick Trost 261
Nick Trost Canasta Deal Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 270
Nick Trost Uruguay Canasta Deal Related to The Card Magic of Nick Trost 273
Nick Trost International Canasta Deal The Card Magic of Nick Trost 274
Karl Fulves Psy-Key advantage for an ESP guessing game, memory Combo 31
Karl Fulves 4 In A Row "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
betting game with Ace through Ten and sequences within the row that are decreasing or increasing
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 7) 207
Gus Davenport Flipping Swindle five cards laid out in cross formation, cards have to be dropped onto the formation so that it is eventually covered completely, with gags Vis à Vis 58
David Acer Shot in the Dark (A Professional Presentation)
packet trick with guns on cards, russian roulette presentation, Mitsunobu Matsuyama's Petal Force
Inspired by
  • "Short in the Dark" (Hiroshi Kondo, marketed effect)
Natural Selections — Volume II 193
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" (Simple Version) No. 12, "A Cardsharp's Trick", game in which cards are drawn alternately and the sum of the values cannot exceed thirty-oneRelated toVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 63
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note version of the game with paper-clipped pairs, another version without a system given posed as problemInspired by Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 64
Ellis Stanyon "Thirty-one" No. 45, "A Cardsharp's Trick", more elaborate versionRelated to Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 80
Chuck Smith, Roger Klause, Steve Freeman Game of 31 eight phases Tools Of The Trade 31
Neal Elias Pinochle Stacks comments on following items Gambling Notes 9
Neal Elias Three Handed Auction Pinochle Gambling Notes 10
Karl Fulves High Stakes square layout with four Jokers and four Jacks, values are spelt and object moved from card to card, spectator always ends on a jackRelated to Lost Vampire Secrets 206
Neal Elias Four Handed Partnership Pinochle four Aces to partner and four Aces to dealer Gambling Notes 9
Lewis Jones You Bet prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cardsVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 25
Steve Beam Culinary Bet different handling for You Bet, prediction of the card which is next to named card, as a bet how many cards are between the two cardsInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 26
Simon Aronson Oddly Enough Simple game as bet, magician keeps winningInspired by Try the Impossible 179
Karl Fulves Gamble Ramble spectator choses cards in layout according to rules, black cards added and red subtracted, total predicted, four-way approach Hex Squared 87
Karl Fulves Card Roulette No. 19, two cards chosen by two spectators from small packet, cards counted through and spectators' cards do not show up, prime principleRelated to My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 38
Darwin Ortiz Maximum Risk catch 22, memorized deckInspired by
  • "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic Vol. 3, video)
Scams & Fantasies with Cards 80
Jason England Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version catch 22Inspired byRelated to Scams & Fantasies with Cards 84
Steve Beam Betting on Triumph some cards are mixed face up into face down, betting on builded pairs, spectator loses against performerInspired by
  • "The Two Clerks" in T. O'Conor Solane's "Rapid Arithmetic", 1922.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 181
Lewis Jones Lucky, Lucky, Lucky prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until selection appears, as bar betInspired byVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 70
Steve Beam Odd Man In with blank cards, as a bar bet trickInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 73
Steve Beam Fifty-Two Card Monte selection in face-up spread, spread is turned over and spectator has to remove selection, betcha
- Three Card Monte
- Piling On
- Camouflage
Inspired by
  • "The Five Card Fooler" in Walter Gibson's "What's New in Magic" 1956.
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 241
Karl Fulves Accouterments using other items an non-playing cards for the parity row force Prolix (Issue 2) 71
Karl Fulves You Go First the spectator can make the first choice Prolix (Issue 2) 72
Martin Gardner Gardner's Gambit row of cards, taking cards from either end alternately with spectator, whose cards add up higher wins, forced outcome, parity
- Final Game (Royal Flush ending)
Inspired by
  • coin item in "Mathematical Puzzles" (Peter Winkler)
Related toVariations
Prolix (Issue 2) 69
Karl Fulves Notes on MG's Game explanation of the parity principle at work and further applications, see following itemsInspired by Prolix (Issue 2) 71
Harry Lorayne, Bob Mason Guess Quotient four four of a kinds are removed, spectator guesses if various pairs match in value or not, everything correctVariations Best of Friends - Volume III 19
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
Nick Trost Classic Euchre Deal using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 91
Nick Trost Gilbreath Plays Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 92
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal I using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 93
Nick Trost The Contrary Euchre Deal II using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 95
Nick Trost Exchange Euchre using a 24-card Euchre deck Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 96
Nick Trost Six-Handed Exchange Rummy two versions Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 98
Justin Higham Spectator Cuts a Run of Seven Spectator cuts seven piles, top cards are Ace to Seven of Hearts (strong rummy hand)Inspired by Dexterity Manual 38
Fred Robinson How to Win at Cards poker, rummy, bridge, set-up The Magic of Fred Robinson 182
Lewis Jones Color Fast spectator chooses all losing color, performer winning color, kind of small packet OOTW Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 135
R. Paul Wilson, Chad Long Luck Versus Skill multiple phase gambling themed routine with cutting the high card culminating in a variation of "Shuffling Lesson"Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 155
Ken Beale Even or Odd five heaps, bet that there are more piles with even number of cards than odd Prolix (Issue 7) 432
Karl Fulves Mind Scam three digits chosen, deck shuffled and cut into three piles, a chosen value is shown on top or bottom of piles most of the time, proposition bet Xtra Credit (Issue 7) 38
Jason England Risky Business Inspired byRelated to Texas on a Saturday Night 14
Jason Ladanye The Art of War spectator and performer each turn over cards, higher card wins, spectator loses throughout whole deck, faros Game Changer 325
Michael Breggar Cra-Ker-Jack Dice used to choose cards by four spectators, magician deals down that number to find matching mates, then produce four AcesInspired by Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 82