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Werner Miller
E-Z Square 1-9 by Werner Miller

All 9 ebooks on magic squares by Werner Miller.

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Ken de Courcy
Mentelimination Plus by Ken de Courcy

Find any card a spectator takes from a borrowed and shuffled pack.

EFFECT: The magician tells his audience he has trained his mind to work like a computer. To demonstrate its computer-like capabilities, he asks a spectator to shuffle a pack of cards then, without looking at it, remove one card and place it in his pocket. Taking back the pack, the performer runs through it quickly, then goes through it again even more quickly and pulls out one card which he places face down on the table. The spectator removes his card from his pocket and places it face-up alongside the magician's card, then...

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Werner Miller
E-Z Square 9 by Werner Miller

In this volume Werner Miller discusses in particular the so called perimeter magic squares. He even invented a new type the Siamese perimeter magic square - only here with Werner 'magic square' Miller.

1st edition 2018, 14 pages.

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Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron
Miracle Cube Root Extraction by Robert A. Nelson & B. W. McCarron

An apparent demonstration of superior brain power.

Any number between 1 and 100 is cubed by a spectator, and the final result called aloud. The performer immediately extracts the cube root of this number without the use of electronics, stooges, or gimmicks. The calculation is performed immediately and entirely in the performer's mind, thanks to the secret master key.

This feat, performed on paper after a lengthy effort by a spectator, is considered quite an accomplishment, but performed instantly, it is a sensation. Performer knows only the number submitted by the spectator, and immediately...

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Unknown Mentalist
1089 Refreshed and Reloaded by Unknown Mentalist

There would hardly be any mentalist or magician who would not be familiar with the old and well known 1089 force. At the same time, there would also hardly be any mentalist or magician who still uses this force in the old standard manner. In that sense this force seems dated.

But throughout the history of magic, this unique force has been extremely fascinating both mathematically and magically.

Here are some fresh and novel ideas related to this force which you can actually go out and use right today. There are 6 different ideas which are innovative and allow you to create full routines...

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William Symes Andrews
Magic Squares and Cubes by William Symes Andrews

A classic treatise on magic squares and related arrangements of numbers.

  • Publishers' Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter I. Magic Squares
    • The Essential Characteristics Of Magic Squares
    • Associated Or Regular Magic Squares Of Odd Numbers
    • Associated Or Regular Magic Squares Of Even Numbers
    • The Construction Of Even Magic Squares By De La Hire's Method
    • Composite Magic Squares
    • Concentric Magic Squares
    • General Notes On The Construction Of Magic Squares
  • Chapter II. Magic Cubes
    • The Essential Characteristics Of Magic Cubes
    • Associated Or Regular Magic Cubes Of Odd Numbers
    • Associated Or Regular...
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Larry Brodahl
Scripted #17: Ognib by Larry Brodahl

Stage, parlor and impromptu scripts, handlings, and a spreadsheet calculator for the Magic Matrix. A devilishly clever was to force numbers.

"Ognib" is "Bingo" in reverse, is a method also known under the name "Magic Matrix" (see Martin Gardner).

A complete script, handling, and a spreadsheet calculator. Handlings included for stage, parlor and impromptu.

The magician shows a handful of printed numeric grids. The magician then has 4 spectators decide on one of the grids. Using the chosen grid, they then pick 4 numbers from the grid. The 4 numbers that were chosen - when added together - totals up...

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Werner Miller
Sub Rosa 13 by Werner Miller

Among other effects, Werner Miller explores the old age cards trick and stretches it into new and so far unexplored directions including versions where the spectator is allowed to lie.

  • Leporello
  • Ternary Number Compass
  • Binary Number Compass
  • Binary Card Compass
  • Binary Card Cube
  • Aside From Binary and Ternary
  • Extensions
  • OWLright
  • Four Questions
  • Seven Questions
  • Four Ins, One Out
  • Off-Form Psychic
  • No Milk Today
  • ESPiatnik
  • Do You Play Cards?
  • Lady First
  • amBiguous
  • Instant Sudoku
  • Swindle Sudoku II
  • 2ZZ

1st edition 2018, 44 pages.

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Wallace Lee
Math Miracles by Wallace Lee

This is a wonderful book covering several classic math based tricks, such as magic squares, day for any date (calendar calculations), and also several uncommon ones. It also includes the first publication of the Fitch Cheney Five Card Trick under the effect name "Telephone Stud".

  • Preface
  • I Cryptesthesia
  • II The Magic Square
  • III Mnemonics With Figures
  • IV Spelling The Cards
  • V Bank Night With Seven Cards
  • VI Some Odd Formulas
  • VII New Dresses For Old Tricks
  • VIII Fakerithmetic
  • IX Multiplying On The Fingers
  • X Mind Reading At The Blackboard
  • XI Match Puzzle
  • XII Spelling Thoughts
  • XIII Casting Out The Nines
  • XIV Telephone...
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Werner Miller
E-Z Square 8 by Werner Miller

Even more magic squares with playing cards.

1st edition 2017; 12 pages.

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Werner Miller
E-Z Square 7 by Werner Miller

Even more effects with magic squares.

1st edition 2017; 13 pages.

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Federico Ludueña
Day For Any Date for the Million by Federico Ludueña

Providing the weekday for a given date has never been easier. Day For Any Date for the Million selects ideas from different methods to achieve a synthesis that renders a difficult process absolutely simple. The inclusion of a prop that can be accommodated on the back of a business card does away with the cumbersome and numerous steps that were usually necessary.

"The Day For Any Date is a classic effect that warrants the best methods available. Federico provides them with an innovative prop and clear instructions on how to succeed with accuracy, quickness and ease. The result is a comfort...
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Devin Knight
Comedy Coin Prediction by Devin Knight
"I just got this today, it's great! Sometimes, the simple tricks are the best. I've already shown it to some people, and it really DOES get a big laugh. Thanks!" - Dave D.
Effect: Here is a very novel comedy close-up prediction effect that your spectators haven’t seen before. Almost everyone carries a cell phone nowadays, and most all of the cell phones have a calculator. Tell your spectator that you have made a prediction and that it is contained inside a small coin envelope. Tell him the envelope contains some coins that will predict a number he will create at random, from a number...
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Dr. Hans-Christian Solka
Melencolia by Dr. Hans-Christian Solka

The date 1514 A.D. means something to you? It's possible to construct lightning-fast a magic square on the backside of a business card and hand it out as giveaway. This is by far the best ebook on magic squares for the mental entertainer. Melencolia I - Magic Squares for the Mental Entertainer becomes a modern classic. It is without a doubt an essential work in this field of mentalism on mostly unknown, smart and unforgettable methods for 4x4, 5x5 and 6x6 Magic Squares.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Part I - Dürer-type magic square
    1. Construction of the Dürer magic square
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Michael Daniels
Mostly Perfect / Perfectly Possible: Combo by Michael Daniels

Two ebooks on instant magic square effects for one low price.

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Michael Daniels
Perfectly Possible by Michael Daniels

In this sequel to his 2011 ebook Mostly Perfect, Michael Daniels presents a new 'Instant Magic Square' method that makes the effect even easier to perform.

Effect

Performer instantly creates a 4x4 Magic Square for any total freely chosen by the spectator. The total can be obtained from the magic square in at least 36 different ways.

  • Completely impromptu. No set-up, gimmicks, or cribs.
  • New, improved method - minimal memory and the simplest of calculations.
  • Suitable for close-up or stage performances.
  • Produces elegant magic squares.
  • Can be immediately repeated for different totals.
  • Includes a...
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Unknown Mentalist
Why A Magic Square Should Not Be A Magic Square by Unknown Mentalist

The owners of Square Thrills can get this ebook for half price.

This is not about construction of a magic square. This is about presenting and representing a magic square in such a manner that the audience cannot uncover your secrets by doing a simple search on the internet, which is what is happening to most of the magic square routines these days.

5 solutions for alternative presentations/representations for a magic square are provided along with some bonus ideas.

A novel and self working routine is included which uses the magic square principles in a clever and unconventional manner but does not...

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Robin Gillett
Ask Pythagoras by Robin Gillett

The performer selects a participant from the audience (no stooges, no pre-show) who is asked to think of a significant date in his/her life (nothing is written down nor told to anyone).

The participant divides three numbers into the thought of date and the performer interprets the results as Pythagoras (the Father of Numerology) would have to reveal aspects of the participant's past, present, and future. Then, he surprises every one by revealing the thought of date!

This is one of several presentations described in this e-book, including one contributed by the Unknown Mentalist. The method is a sophisticated...

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Bruce Carlley
Introduction to Non-Transitive Gambling Bets for Magicians by Bruce Carlley

Bruce Carlley is going to show you a number of games that the magician or gambler plays against a spectator one on one. The spectator gets a free choice of the objects that are used in the gambling game. (Some games use cards, dice, pieces of paper, spinners, etc.) For example, say the spectator has a choice of four dice. Spectator picks one die and the magician picks one die. Each rolls their die, and the high number wins. Whoever wins a best of 12 game match wins the game. Unfortunately for the spectator, the magician will almost always win the match. The probability will ALWAYS be in the...

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Nick Conticello
Pyramid Prophecies by Nick Conticello

From the introduction:

This ebook is a bit of a departure for me. The material is mathematical, but it need not be performed with playing cards. It can be performed with pencil and paper close-up, or with a blackboard or a dry-erase white board in platform or stage settings. Thus it can be employed in situations when the use of playing cards would be inappropriate. However, I will describe these effects with playing cards as that is how I use them.

The basic idea is that the performer predicts the sum of a seemingly random array of cards or numbers. The spectator has quite a bit of control...

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George Brunel
Fun With Magic by George Brunel

Amusing Experiments in Physics, Chemistry and Geometry

The title is a little bit misleading, because there are no real magic tricks in this book, at least not the kind that a magician would assume. It is essentially a book of 'kitchen' science experiments. Some of these experiments can of course be presented like a magic trick. But the majority of them are simply interesting or surprising science experiments which can be done at home with a little bit of preparation.

From the preface:

The sole aim of this little book, aside from its purposes as a source of profitable pastime, is to...

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V. E. Johnson
Chemical Magic by V. E. Johnson

This ebook describes a host of chemical experiments which can be presented as magic tricks or surprising science experiments. It is a reproduction of an old book and therefore some of these experiments require exotic chemicals, some of which are toxic or can be harmful in many other ways. If you intend to replicate any of these experiments you must follow all laws and regulations and you are on your own in terms of any liabilities. We are reproducing this book for historic and information purposes.

Contents:

  • Wine and water and other transmutations of liquid colors
  • Disappearing and reappearing...
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Marc Paul
The Human Equation by Marc Paul

When this idea popped into my head I could not wait to try it out. I had a show the very next day and put this routine in. It was a storming success. You will not find any new methods here, although the principles in use are very well hidden. What you will find is a concept and presentation that I think is VERY special.

Recently thoughts regarding my own act have turned to making the whole performance more of an experience for EVERYONE in the audience. Performers who use any Q&A routine know that one of the appeals of such a routine is that it is a "Macro" effect. In other words everyone...

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Ian Kendall
Proof by Ian Kendall

Proof is a collection of strange mathematical proofs where you can show, convincingly, that things are not always what they seem. To most people, the idea that 'minus one' is equal to 'one' might sound barmy, or that Pi=2, or 4, or that 4=5, but that is what you will be able to prove with this video.

Ian has been using some of these diversions for well over thirty years, and he can attest to how much fun they are to demonstrate. They are not 'performance pieces' - by that he means that they would not fit into a traditional magic show, but as an impromptu moment of strange, they are perfect....

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