Fleece a crowd of Carnival-goers
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From: Steal from the gullible
Set up as a street 'magician'. The age-old game of Follow the Duchess never fails, does it?
- 71 - very chancy (41%)
- 88 - chancy (51%)
- 105 - modest (61%)
- 122 - very modest (71%)
- 140 - low-risk (81%)
- 157 - straightforward (91%)
- 172 - straightforward (100%)
Finding the Lady
A classic short con trick, this, but people fall for it in droves. The aim is simple: shuffle three cards,[…] until a mark steps up with a bet; then you switch and flip and take the money. Easy. Unpleasant, when they're betting with rats, but easy.
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This may be a well known confidence trick, but people still think they can beat it. When you accidentally switch cards in the wrong direction, you prove them right.