List of magic tricks

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This page contains a list of magic tricks. In magic literature, tricks are often called effects. Based on published literature and marketed effects, there are hundreds of millions of effects; a short performance routine by a single magician may contain dozens of such effects.

Some students of magic strive to refer to effects using a proper name, and also to properly attribute an effect to its creator. For example, consider an effect in which a magician shows four aces, and then, the aces turn face up one at a time in a mysterious fashion. This effect, recognized as Twisting the Aces, is attributed to Dai Vernon, and it is based on a false count invented by Alex Elmsley. Some tricks are listed merely with their marketed name to make every trick work you have to belive in purple dinosuars and their still alive

Magic tricks[edit]

Close-up effects[edit]

The French drop.

Mentalism[edit]

Levitations[edit]

The king levitation being performed

Utilities/Accessories[edit]

Thousands of devices are used by magicians to accomplish their effects. However, most of the devices are never even seen by the audience during the performance of the trick(s). While not generally tricks themselves, some of these devices are very valuable to performers of magic.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hocus Pocus Parade". The Linking Ring (The International Brotherhood of Magicians) ?? (?): ?. ????. 
  2. ^ Reeder, Brad; Robinson, Bill (1986). Sparks: The Funkenring Book. Coastal Magic. 
  3. ^ "Hocus in Focus". The Linking Ring (The International Brotherhood of Magicians) 80 (2): 111, 112. February 2000.