Walton, Roy: The Devil's Playthings
A Collection of Card Tricks
©1969 L. Davenport & Co., London, U.K.
Softcover, saddle-stitched, 6x9", 61 pages
The Devil's Playthings
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Comments (Joe Pecore): Illustrated by the Author.


9 Introduction
11 Aperitif: a four card trick
12 Mutual Mindreading: you read spectator's mind and then he reads yours
14 Money Power
15 Oil and Queens: oil and water card effect with surprise ending
16 The Karl le Fong Trick: dice trick
18 Mission Accomplished: card trick
19 A Further Mission: card trick
21 Stepping Stones. card trick
24 The Wacky Card Trick: poker dice / cards
26 The Leaper Again: cards across
27 The X Plus One Ace Trick: where X is the number of ace tricks you already know
29 Jay Bee Transposition: nice quick opening card effect
30 Taking Two Again, Again: a transposition of a perfectly free selection of ANY one of three cards.
31 Impact: Very nice packet trick. I've seen this sold commercially
33 The Overworked Card: cards
34 The Old Fashioned Way: cards
36 Cannibal Cards: nice use of second deal. Also contains variation with color change ending.
38 The Changeling: cards
39 Happy Wanderers: cards
40 Liberty: cards, stacked
42 Almost Impromptu: variation of Liberty
42 Suit Yourself: cards
44 You Name It-I'll Change It: cards
45 Finders Keepers: 2 cards are selected and found in a surprising way
47 You Can't Cheat an Honest Man: cards
48 Never Give a Sucker an Even Break: a 3 card trick
51 Colour Magic: requires 4 cards with different color backs
53 The Inconsistent Liar: lie detector with cards
56 Elelensburgh Speller: uses a stacked deck
57 Card Case: "Between your palms" variation using card case, includes an variation with transposition of a signature