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?


Challenge information

Broad, Sidebarshadowy.png Shadowy 103

  • 71 - very chancy (41%)
  • 88 - chancy (51%)
  • 105 - modest (61%)
  • 122 - very modest (71%)
  • 140 - low-risk (81%)
  • 157 - straightforward (91%)
  • 172 - straightforward (100%)

Success

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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Failure

Butterfingers

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.