Leeming,
Joseph: Games and Fun
with Playing Cards Originally published as Games With Playing Cards and Trick and Stunts ©1949 Franklin Watts, Inc.; 1980 Dover Reprint 184 Pages, paper, perfect bound |
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**Comments**: This book seems to have come in at least three
versions. The first (1949) version was the longest, including a chapter
on contact bridge. The second version is one I owned as a child called Tricks and Stunts with Playing Cards
(photo on right), which
was
a shorter excerpt of the original containing just the magic
section and solitaire section. The Dover reprint (1980), includes all
of the
original book without the chapter on bridge. As a young magician, I
found this book a lot of fun, because not only did it cover some
effective but
simple card magic tricks, it also had solitaire and card throwing. The
Dover edition provides a lot for the money. The card magic is
non-sleight of hand and suitable for beginners.

**Contents: **(Descriptions only provided for the "magic"
portions of the book)

1 How We got Our Pack of Cards: a brief history and some of the
associations with particular cards

5 Card Playing Terms and Procedures: such as Following Suit, Trumps

8 20 Solitaires

8 Canfield

11 Klondike

14 Elevens

14 Perpetual Motion

16 Even Up

16 Beehive

18 Gaps

19 Roll Call or Talkative

20 Idle Year

21 Round the Clock

22 Pirate Gold

24 Lazy Boy

25 Auld Lang Syne

26 Grandfather's Clock

28 Idiot's Delight

30 Streets and Alleys

32 Royal Marriage

33 Hidden Cards

35 Fifteens

37 Ten of Clubs

39 12 Games for Two
Players

39 Rummy

43 Two-Ten-Jack

45 Fifteen

47 Two-Handed Hearts

47 War

50 Crazy Eights

52 Pounce

53 Casino

59 Stealing the Old Man's Bundle

59 Persian Pasha

60 Rolling Stone

62 Gin Rummy

67 14 Games for Three or
Four Players

67 Twenty-Nine

69 Stay Away

70 Frogs In the Pond

72 Authors

73 Go Fish!

75 Last In

76 Donkey

78 Slapjack

79 Snap

80 Yukon

83 Hearts

84 Old Maid

86 Seven-Up or High-Low-Jack

89 Poker

101 12 Games for Large
Groups

101 Stop-And-Go

103 Snip-Snap-Snorum

104 Giggle

105 Spade the Gardener

107 The Earl of Coventry

108 My Ship Sails

109 I Doubt It

111 Bango

112 Lottery

114 Animals

115 Concentration

116 Michigan

120 24 Stunts With Cards

120 Tossing Cards Into a Hat: card throwing

121 Magnetizing a Card: static cling

121 The Five Touching Cards: a puzzle

122 An Amusing Card Catch: another puzzle

123 The Six-Card Lift: lift 5 cards with one

123 The Old Army Game: one Jack can't join the Army (why?)

124 A Surprising Card Deal: spectator can't duplicate your deal

125 One Card Under the Other: another puzzle

125 The Master Aim: how to drop cards into a hat

126 To Make Four Fives Equal 16: Four five spots add up to 16...

126 The Thirty-Card Race: a gambling game you always win

127 The One-Two-Three Card Race: another version

127 Making a Card Invisible: another puzzle/gag

128 Standing a Card on Edge: another puzzle

128 The Whispering Queen: using an accomplice

129 You Can't Lose: you predict odd or even

129 Coin on Card Stunt: a clever stunt

130 Card Cross Stunt: a puzzle

131 All In Order: with a stacked deck

131 A Baffling Card Stunt: a mathematical trick

132 What's On Your Mind? spectator always gets three Queens

133 The Elevens Stunt: mathematical puzzle

134 Building Card Castles: physical skill!

135 Spelling Bee: a spelling act with a stacked deck

136 17 Magic Tricks With
Cards

136 Telling a Chosen Card: a mathematical trick (can work with any
number, not just a card value)

136 The Reversed Card: spectator reverses any card and the magician
knows which one

137 Cut the Pack: simple cross cut force

138 The Lie Detector Trick: using a simple force

139 Instantaneous Reversal: the 7 and 8 instantly turn face up in the
deck (must be done as a quickie!)

140 Mystic Tappit: the clock trick

141 Sure Way to Find a Chosen Card: the bottom card location

141 Four Ace Production: deck is mixed and placed in his pocket, but
magician instantly removes the 4 Aces

142 The Three Friendly Queens: Three Queens are separated into the deck
- bottom, top, and middle, yet they all come together

143 The Three-Card Answer: another mathematical trick

143 A Famous Four Ace Trick: the Four Aces are dispersed in the deck,
yet they all come together

144 The Great "Stop!" Trick: magician determines selection without
touching the deck

145 Magic Card Revelation: magician takes cards out of his pocket that
add up to selection and show its value

145 Instant Card Location: Instantly find two cards moved from one half
the deck to the other

146 Hit The Deck: a reversed card helps locate the selection

146 The Mahatma Marvel Card Trick: a good location using a simple
technique

147 Miracle Spot Revelation: another trick using a mathematical
principle

150 25 Puzzles With Cards:
More puzzles to figure out using cards; solutions follow

150 Changing the Rows

151 The Add-to-18 Puzzle

152 Three-In-a-Row

152 The Sixteen-Card Puzzle

152 Alternate Cards

152 The Five-Kings Puzzle

153 The Noble Lords and the Commoners

154 Tricky Triangle

155 Face-Up

155 The Star Puzzle

155 The Jealous Kings

156 The Hourglass Puzzle

157 The Eighteen Card Circle

158 A Card Brain-Twister

158 How Can This Be?

159 Card Pick-Up Puzzle

160 Turn Over All But One

160 The Give-And-Take Puzzle

161 Odd or Even?

161 The Twenty-Four Card Puzzle

163 Silly Sam's Pack of Cards

163 The Reverse-Order Puzzle

164 Card Leapfrog Puzzle

165 Put-Them-In-Order Puzzle

166 Ace-Two-Three-Four Puzzle

168 Solutions to Puzzles
With Cards

168 Changing the Rows

169 The Add-to-18 Puzzle

169 Three-In-a-Row

170 The Sixteen-Card Puzzle

170 Alternate Cards

171 The Five-Kings Puzzle

171 The Noble Lords and the Commoners

172 Tricky Triangle

172 Face-Up

173 The Star Puzzle

174 The Jealous Kings

174 The Hourglass Puzzle

175 The Eighteen Card Circle

175 A Card Brain-Twister

176 How Can This Be?

177 Card Pick-Up Puzzle

177 Turn Over All But One

178 The Give-And-Take Puzzle

178 Odd or Even?

179 Silly Sam's Pack of Cards

179 The Reverse-Order Puzzle

180 Card Leapfrog Puzzle

181 Put-Them-In-Order Puzzle

181 Ace-Two-Three-Four Puzzle