(3 customer reviews)

Red Chinese Puzzle by Alan Warner

(c. 1986) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Effect: This unusual item involves a geometrical puzzle made up of one red piece and several white pieces which are assembled within a small wooden box TO MAKE A COMPLETE SQUARE.

The pieces are tipped out and the puzzle is then reassembled in the box to form a complete square once again, but this time WITHOUT USING THE RED PIECE.

The lid is placed back on the box containing the completed all-white puzzle, attention is drawn to the odd red piece remaining on the table, and then the box is reopened to reveal that it now contains AN ALL-RED PUZZLE WITH ONE PIECE MISSING. The spare red piece is then fitted into position, completing the puzzle once more.


  • The box is 8.3 cms square and is made in solid, hand-polished teak.
  • A Chinese motif set in relief decorates the lid.
  • The two puzzles are made in white and red plastic.
  • This beautiful piece of apparatus, which is easy to handle and completely self-contained, is handmade by the originator of the effect.

The apparatus comes complete with The Alan Warner Routine.

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Approx. Price: $102.00 (2001) ***

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3 reviews for Red Chinese Puzzle by Alan Warner

  1. Andy Martin

    Simple magic, great props

    You show a chinese puzzle then first the spare hole dissappears finally to replaced by a puzzle of a totally different color with one slot for the missing piece!

    Great magic, direct and with wonderful props!

  2. George Guerra

    Magical and Entertaining Piece from Alan

    This is a very nice routine that I will give 5 stars because though the principle behind the magic is simple, the effect is very entertaining and the beauty of the teak box is simply outstanding. I love it!! Thanks, Alan.

  3. Doug Gorman

    Peiking Puzzler

    I just picked this piece up in an estate sale. Boy, was I lucky! This is typically beautifully crafted and marvelously conceived. What I like about almost all of Alan’s effects are the clever methods, and Red Chinese Puzzle is no exception. It is a steal at the current retail price. Get one!

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