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The Play Room

by Anonymous
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The Play Room by Anonymous

This is an interesting book with beautifully weird games, stunts, experiments, puzzles and magic, some of which I have not seen described anywhere else.

  • Play Room Games
    • Blind-Man's-Buff
    • How D'ye Like Your Neighbor?
    • One Old Ox Opening Oysters
    • Magic Music
    • Twirling The Plate
    • How Do You Like It? When Do You Like It? And Where Do You Like It?
    • What Is My Thought Like?
    • Cupid's Coming
    • Cross Questions And Crooked Answers
    • Consequences
    • I Love My Love With An A
    • Proverbs
    • The Emperor Of Morocco
    • Buff
    • The Family Coach
    • Earth, Air, And Water
    • Oranges And Lemons
    • Pigeons Fly
    • Red-Cap And Blue-Cap
    • Concert
    • Prussian Exercise
    • "My Lady's Toilet"
    • Yes And No
    • Copenhagen
    • The Fagots
    • Hunt The Hare
    • Thus Says The Grand Mufti
    • Hunt The Ring
    • Transpositions
    • Tasks For Redeeming Forfeits
    • The Interrupted Reply
  • Board And Slate Games
    • Loto
    • Tit-Tat-To
    • The Game Of Goose
    • Fox And Geese
    • Nine Men's Morris
    • Solitaire
    • The Decimal Game
    • Agon, Or The Queen's Guards
  • Table And Toy Games
    • Dominoes
    • Bagatelle
    • Russian Bagatelle
    • American Bagatelle
    • Brother Jonathan
    • Shovel-Board
    • Dibs, Or Knucklebones
    • Jack-Straws
    • The Water-Cutter
    • Cup And Ball
    • The Bandilor
    • Jack-Stones
    • Battledoor And Shuttlecock
    • Graces
    • Schimmel
    • Le Diable
  • Comic Diversions
    • The German Dwarf
    • The Kentucky Giant
    • The Elephant
    • The Decapitation
    • The Old Man's Face
    • How To Strike The Knuckles Without Hurting Them
    • Knocking The Head Against A Door
    • Hat Measurement
    • The Immovable Card
    • The Bottle Imp
  • Parlor Magic
    • Sleight Of Hand
    • The Travelled Balls
    • Palming Coin
    • The Magic Coin
    • To Bring Two Separate Coins Into One Hand
    • The Magic Handkerchief
    • The Domino Oracle
    • To Guess The Two Ends Of A Line Of Dominoes
    • Dominoes Seen And Counted Through All Obstacles
    • The Magical Knot
    • To Cause A Dime To Appear In A Glass
    • A Threaded Needle
    • Magic Money
    • The String And Corals
    • The Magnetized Cane
    • The Obedient Dime
    • The Hat And Quarter Trick
    • To Make A Dime Pass Through A Table
    • The Erratic Egg
    • The Magic Splice
    • The Needle And Thread Trick
    • The "Twenty Cent" Trick
  • Tricks Requiring Simple Apparatus
    • The Die Trick
    • The Pepper-Box Trick
    • To Pass Six Cents Through A Table
    • The Mysterious Coin
    • To Change A Dime To A Quarter
    • The Magic Cups
    • To Pass A Quarter Into A Ball Of Worsted
    • The Magic Canister
    • Eatable Candle-Ends
    • The Magic Rings
    • The Burned Handkerchief Restored
    • The Multiplied Money
    • The Lost Ring Found
  • Tricks With Cards
    • To Make The Pass
    • The Nerve Trick
    • The Knaves And The Constable
    • The Turn-Over Feat
    • To Tell A Card Thought Of Blindfold
    • The Shuffled Seven
    • To Name The Position Of A Card
    • The Three Packets
    • Like With Like, Or How To Keep A Hotel
    • The Four Knaves
    • The Mystic Courts Of Zoroaster
    • The Chosen One Of Forty-Eight Discovered
    • To Make Another Person Draw The Cards You Call For
    • To Call For Any Card In The Pack
    • To Discern One Or More Drawn Cards
    • To Tell Through A Wine-Glass What Cards Have Been Turned
    • The Window Trick
  • Scientific Recreations
  • Chemical Amusements
    • Sympathetic Inks
    • To Light A Candle Without Touching The Wick
    • Magic Milk
    • The Mimic Vesuvius
    • The Real Will-O'-The-Wisp
    • The Paper Oracle
    • The Mimic Gas-House
    • The Silver Tree
    • Alum Baskets
    • The Magic Bottle
    • The Faded Rose Restored
    • The Protean Liquid
    • The Changeable Ribbon
    • The Chemical Chameleon
    • Musical Flame
  • Optical Amusements
    • The Camera Obscura
    • The Magic Lantern
    • The Phantasmagoria
    • Dissolving Views
    • How To Raise A Ghost
    • How To See Through A Philadelphia Brick
    • The Cosmorama
    • To Imitate A Mirage
    • The Thaumatrope
    • Two-Fold Reflection
  • Pneumatic Amusements
    • The Magic Tumbler
    • The Weight Of The Air Proved By A Pair Of Bellows
    • The Revolving Serpent
    • To Put A Lighted Candle Under Water
    • To Place Water In A Drinking-Glass Upside Down
  • Amusements In Mechanics
    • Experiment Of The Law Of Motion
    • Balancing
    • The Balanced Turk
    • The Balanced Pail
    • The Balanced Coin
    • The Spanish Dancer
    • The Mechanical Bucephalus
    • The Revolving Image
    • The Bridge Of Knives
    • The Parlor Boomerang
    • The Complacent Vizier
  • Arithmetical Amusements
    • Aphorisms Of Number
    • To Find A Number Thought Of
    • To Discover Two Or More Numbers That A Person Has Thought Of
    • How Many Counters Have I In My Hands?
    • The Three Travellers
    • The Money Game
    • The Philosopher's Pupils
    • The Certain Game
    • The Dice Guessed Unseen
    • The Famous Forty-Five
    • The Astonished Farmer
    • The Expunged Figure
    • The Mysterious Addition
    • The Remainder
    • The Three Jealous Husbands
    • The Arithmetical Mouse-Trap
  • Puzzles
    • 1. - The Card-Chain Puzzle
    • 2. - The Square And Circle Puzzle
    • 3. - The Magic Octagon
    • 4. - The Board And Ball
    • 5. - The Cabinet-Maker's Puzzle
    • 6. - The Protean Puzzle
    • 7. - The Button Puzzle
    • 8. - The Heart And Ball Puzzle
    • 9. - The String And Balls Puzzle
    • 10. - Puzzle Purse
    • 11. - The Twelve-Cornered Star
    • 12. - Cutting Out A Cross
    • 13. - The Circle Puzzle
    • 14. - The Card Puzzle
    • 15. - Three-Square Puzzle
    • 16. - The Cylinder Puzzle
    • 17. - The Florist's Puzzle
    • 18. - Roman Cross-Puzzle
    • 19. - The Fountain Puzzle
    • 20. - The Double-Headed Puzzle
    • 21. - The Cardboard Puzzle
    • 22. - The Perplexed Carpenter
    • 23. - The Triangle Puzzle
    • 24. - The Carpenter's Puzzle
    • 25. - The Nine Digits
    • 26. - The Accommodating Square
    • 27. - The Three Rabbits
  • Answers To Puzzles
    • 1. - Answer To Card-Chain Puzzle
    • 2. - Answer To Square And Circle Puzzle
    • 3. - Answer To The Magic Octagon
    • 4. - Answer To Board And Ball Puzzle
    • 5. - Answer To The Cabinet-Maker's Puzzle
    • 6. - Answer To The Protean Puzzle
    • 7. - Answer To The Button Puzzle
    • 8. - Answer To Heart And Ball Puzzle
    • 9. - Answer To The String And Balls Puzzle
    • 10. - Answer To Purse Puzzle
    • 11. - Answer To Twelve-Cornered Star
    • 12. - Answer To Cutting Out A Cross-Puzzle
    • 13. - Answer To The Circle Puzzle
    • 14. - Answer To The Card Puzzle
    • 15. - Answer To The Three-Square Puzzle
    • 16. - Answer To The Cylinder Puzzle
    • 17. - Answer To Florist's Puzzle
    • 18. - Answer To Roman Cross Puzzle
    • 19. - Answer To Fountain Puzzle
    • 20. - Answer To Double-Headed Puzzle
    • 21. - Answer To Cardboard Puzzle
    • 22. - Answer To Perplexed Carpenter
    • 23. - Answer To Triangle Puzzle
    • 24. - Answer To The Carpenter's Puzzle
    • 25. - Answer To The Nine Digits
    • 26. - Answer To The Accommodating Square
    • 27. - Answer To The Three Rabbits

1st edition 1866, 131 pages; PDF 153 pages.
word count: 56784 which is equivalent to 227 standard pages of text

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