Updated 15 Nov Brad Manuel Stack to the Max DVD; Marc Paul's lecture notes;
This guide originally compiled by Joe Pecore with subsequent additions provided
Provides a listing of Books,
Videos/DVDs, and Products
covering Dice Stacking. Please note that none of these items are
sale from this website, pricing is for reference only
and is not current, and some items may no longer be available.
guide is for informational purposes only.
Courtesy of Todd Strong: "Dice stacking is the art of scooping up dice in a dice cup and setting the cup down to build a vertical column of dice. Most people's initial reaction, when first seeing the dice stacked, is astonishment. Once one has succeeded in stacking dice, there are all sorts of variations, which keep the skill new and interesting for beginners and masters alike."
More Info and animations can be found at Todd Strong's web page, Jim Zee's web page, and an article at Juggler's World by Emory Kimbrough (http://www.juggling.org/jw/87/3/tips.html) "Dice Stacking Made Tolerable"
Bernard, Bobby: Teach-In Series. Bernard's Lesson On Dice Stacking. Supreme Magic. 23 pages, 35 photos.
Crandall, Clarke: How to Stack Dice for Fun and No Profit. Magic Limited. Senator Clarke Crandall's work on Dice Stacking. 17 pages, $4 Denny & Lee's Magic Studio
Jay, Ricky: Dice - Deception, Fate & Rotten Luck. hardbound, 2003, Quantuck Lane Press.
Lancaster, Lou: Tricks of the Trade Commercial Closeup Magic. Lancaster, Lou: Tricks of the Trade. Includes Vanishing Shot Glass (Squash), Purse Frame & Sponge Ball Routine, Color Changing Knives (2 knife routine), Coin Routine, Cap and Pence (Stack of Quarters,) Coins thru Table, Coin Fold Vanish, Torn & Restored Bill, Floating Bill, Dice Stacking, Three Shell Game, Three Card Monte, Card Stacking Gambling Demonstration, Boomerang Card, Card in Wallet, Card to Pocket, "Bullet" Card Trick, Out of Sight Out of Hand Card Transposition, and Card to Mouth. Also, information on Topit, Bottom Palm. Top Palm, Biddle Move, Classic Force, Downs Change, Double Lift, Multiple Shift, Overhand Shuffle Control, Overhand Shuffle Stack, Spectator Peek, False Cut, False Shuffle, Faro Shuffle, and the Pressure Fan. 124pg $30
Lovell, Simon: Son of Simon Says. Hardbound,
Publishing, 212 pages. See page 143.
Marlo, Ed: Shoot The Works. 48 pages $7. Dice manipulation, including: Dice Stacking, Dice Transposition, Dice and Hat routine, Holdout, They're Loaded, 3 Dice and a Coin, Dice control on hard and soft surfaces, detection, switching, gambling demonstration routine, lecture outline, suggested program, expose, explanation of gambling terms, and more. Magic, Inc.
Ouellet, Gary: Close-Up Illusions (1990, Camirand Academy of Magic) 400 pages. $45. Cards, coins, sponge balls, lapping, and more. Includes a chapter on Rock and Roll Dice Stacking. A companion video is also available ($20)
Paul, Marc: Marc Paul's Lecture Notes '98. Includes: Secrets Monte - A great kicker ending for the classic Three Card Monte routine; Linking Finger Rings - without expensive gimmicked rings; New Encore Card Stab; Plus Ring in Card Case, Marc's Opener and a Guide to Dice Stacking. £10.00 TVMagic (U.K.)
Racherbaumer, Jon: Arcade Dreams, Marlo Without Cards $40. 67 effects and routiness. Includes a chapter on the real secrets of dice stacking. 200 pages with over 350 illustrations.
Racherbaumer, Jon: In A
Class By Himself. The Legacy of Don Alan.
Hardbound, 2000, L
L Publishing. Includes Sneakily
Stacked in Your Favor: Dice stacking routine using one
die and cup cover (with image clips from un-named video). 270
Stevens, Amy: Virtual Foolery. The Virtual Foolery booklet was published by Amy Stevens of Stevens Magic Emporium to introduce the world to the columnists who write for GeMiNi, the Greater Magic Network. In addtion to stuff by ourselves, Pete Biro, AldoColombini, and other great guys, it contains a dice stacking lesson by Simon Lovell $11 Steven's Magic Emporium. See also http://littleegyptmagic.com/lect.html.
Strong, Todd: Dice Stacking Book. 104 pages $10. A full treatise on the art of dice stacking . Deals with Beginning techniques, Advanced Techniques, Aerial Stacks, Stacking Games, Decapitation, History of Dice, Stacking items other than Dice, etc. The entire book is clearly illustrated with actual photos including two flip books that show the basic stack and decapitation. Sample pages, an animated GIF of Dice Stacking, and full contents listing available on Todd's Perceptual Motion web site. A review can be found at: http://www.m-a-g-i-c.com/reviews/strong.htm
Walsh, Audley: Dice Dexterity. 32 pages: Contents include Dice Stacking, Upsey Dicey & Other Stacks, Patriotic Dice, Chink-A-Chink, Pick Ups and Sucker Gags, Mini-Dice and others. Also covers controlled dice throws, switches, and number predictions in the stacking process. $4.50 Denny's.
Zachary, Jim & George Schindler: Zack Stacks (Magic Workshop) 85pg $15. Full treaty of dice stacking. Includes: The Basics, Taking Them Down, Loading, The Complete Zachary Routine, Building Your Own Routine, Contributions from Father Cyprian and George Schindler.
Bernard, Bobby: Videonics Bobby Banard Vol 1., Dice Stacking Videotape
Frye, Charlie: Eccentricks - The Video.
magic video. Includes
comedic versions of Multiplying Billiard Balls, Cups & Balls,
Bending, gags such as Vanishing nail file, juggling gags, dice
and coin manipulation, and the Card Grab.
Gerry (Gerhard Scharnboeck):
Extreme Dice Stacking
Gerry is a
world champion dice stacker. DVD explains all the basics,
types of dice, cups and surfaces to use, using soda cans, methods
stacking, holding the cup, rhythm, picking up dice, and so forth.
Includes advanced sweeps, multiple pickups, multiple cups, two
stacking and more. Also includes routines with sugar cubes,
cards, envelopes, toothpaste caps, pocket sized routines, and a
dice stack routine as well as a stage routine using a trash can.
Lancaster, Lou: Gambler's Secrets Exposed. IMS Volume 19. 3 Shell game, 3 card monte, dice stacking & switching, face up ace dealing, more. International Magicians Society
Lewis, Martin: Martin's Close-Up Miracles
live shows with
details. Includes: Queenie, The Amazing Dancing Girl (3 card Monte
routine); Sidewalk Shuffle (classic Monte routine); The Odd Card
(another Monte routine with jumbo cards); Spec Deck; The Stampede
Second (deal); Dice Propagation (three dice and dice cup routine
vanishes, appearances, shrinking, color changing, expansion, and
multiplication); Spelling Collins' Aces; Point of Arrival; The
Cards; Rabbit Test (packet trick); Texas Money, borrowed penny and
silver dollar routine; Impossible Miniature Card Rise; Color
Pencil; Sinister Glimpse; Bridge Hand Steal; Tosser Coin Switch.
Manuel, Brad: Stack to the Max - Impossible Dice Stacking. Learn dice stacking, from the basics to advanced techniques, including Brad's groundbreaking 20 and 25 high stacks. Brad also walks you through one of his favorite audience-involving routines where an adult attempts dice stacking with very funny and unsuccessful results, followed by a child being successful (with little help from Brad). A very strong entertainment experience, especially for a family audience, and one you can adapt to any audience. From the novice to the seasoned dice stacker, this DVD has something for everyone.
Mendoza, John: My Best DVD Volume 1. Dice Stacking - routine with shrinking & growing dice and a drink approved at the end. Also includes Ambitious 1-2-3-4-5; Ace Production; Simple Collectors; Red/Black Shuffle Routine; Chop Cup (short, sweet, and to the point); Female (card); Routined Poker Mental; Mendoza Cups and Balls. 1hr 50 minutes.
Mendoza, John: Routined Close Up.
Video Magic Series
Vol. 1. Includes Dice Stacking (in slow
motion with a clear glass)
Paul, Marc: The Marc Paul Lecture Video. Dynamic FX (U.K.). Includes Marc's introduction to the art of dice stacking.
Strong, Todd: Dice Stacking Video. 50 min. How to Stack Dice, Stacking Variations, Quick Stacks, Aerial Moves, Decapitation, Stacking Multiple Dice, Stacking Tiny Dice, and Stacking items other than dice. Also Mike Maxwell performing and explaining the Senator Crandall Dice Stacking Routine.
Various: Encore Collection, Greater Magic V46 by Steven's Magic. Includes Mike Rogers: Dice Stacking
Zachary, Jim: Art of Dice Stacking Videotape.
complete performance of Jim Zachary's legendary dice stacking act
then a full detailed explanation of the act including the stack,
arc, the pick-up, the stop, visible stack, unstacking, loading the
calling numbers, strung stack, stacking 10 and 15 dice, and
Gazzo: Leather Dice Cup- 4-5 Dice
6-7 Dice High. MagicPitch. Leather dice
cup hand made by Gazzo.
Manuel, Brad: Dice Stacking Chop Cup.
polycarbonate cups. Everything is performed with standard
casino dice. Perform your normal routines with the bonus of the
"audible" illusion inside the cup. The set comes with the cup, 5
dice, 1 "chopped" casino die, and instructions.
Porper, Joe: Dice Cup. Stacks dice easily
an elegant, refined
design. Stacks up to 6 dice. Stainless or Wood.
Rogers, Mike: Leather Dice Cups. Mike
handmade genuine leather cups that has an
acrylic lining. No internal ribs and no trip rim make these cups
perfect dice stacking. Available in neutral tan or Old World
$30 per cup.
Starsinic, Frank: Stackomagic(TM) Dice Cups.
The Ambitious Card. Leather
Cups. Two sizes: 6" and 4.5", 2.5" diameter, straight sides for
stacking. Tan, Black or brown leather, w/green, red or blue suede
lining. semi-rigid dice stacking cup with an internal frame. The
leather is sewn around the frame. The cup has straight sides. The
is almost 4" tall and 2.5" in diameter. Includes casino dice and
(also carries a leather dice stacking/chop cup, see Chop Cup
Starsinic, Frank: Dice-Chop Combination Cups.
The Ambitious Card. Includes crocheted
balls and casino dice with each set. Rigid cup with internal
leather sewn around the frame. Straight sides. 3.5" tall, 2.4"
diameter. Use for chop cup or Dice stacking cup. 3" diameter cup
available on custom order. Tan, Brown, Black or Two-Tone leather;
Leather or Felt lining.
Strong, Todd: Dice Stacking Kit. Four "cancelled" casino dice and plastic dice cup. Perfectly squared edges. Also offers tiny dice, "perfect dice", large dice, round dice, and the Mike Roger's dice cup
Waggedawn, Ergie: Finger Dinger- Der Turm Wäggilon/
Stacking Video, VHS 20 Minues (In German, PAL only?).
Zachary, Jim: Jim "Zee" Custom Dice Cups:
or 14 high; 3/4" Vegas Dice either uncancelled or cancelled &
flat, Half-Dice with Gaffed Can, Loaders, etc. Offers Art of
Dice Stacking Video with dice cup and dice
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