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Topic: 3 card monte Ending
Message: Posted by: Ben Train (Oct 23, 2006 08:59PM)
First let me clarify- Im talking about 3 card monte for theatrical performance.

Im wondering what endings people have played with.

Here are the following that I have/am experimenting with.

Bent corner
Torn Corner
The money card disapering
The money card changing into an indiffrent card.
all the cards changing into money cards.
the money card changing into a jumbo card
The cards changing into bills
The card backs changing colour

Im wondering if anyone has explored anything diffrent.

All the best,
Message: Posted by: Steve V (Oct 24, 2006 01:03AM)
Bob Kohler has an interesting ending that can be found on the Scoundrels notes.
Steve V
Message: Posted by: luvisi (Oct 24, 2006 10:41AM)
pencil mark ([i]John Scarne Explains Why You Can't Win[/i] by Audley Walsh)

piece of paper stuck to back of money card ([i]The Three Card Monte as Entertainment[/i] by Ganson)

signed label stuck to back of money card ([i]Darwin Ortiz At The Card Table[/i])

paper clip/book of matches (Tarbell 7, [i]The Three Card Monte as Entertainment[/i], [i]Cy Enfield's Entertaining Card Magic[/i])

card torn for half its width ([i]The Vernon Chronicles, Volume 1[/i])

Message: Posted by: luvisi (Oct 25, 2006 02:42PM)
Cigarette burn ([i]The Rich Uncle From Fiji[/i])

torn corner plus knife stuck through card (School For Scoundrels [i]Notes on Three Card Monte[/i])

lipstick smudge (School For Scoundrels [i]Notes on Three Card Monte[/i])
Message: Posted by: Ben Train (Oct 26, 2006 01:46PM)
Thans guys.

and, especially, thanks for the refrences. Ill have to look through the cy endfeild books again, I forgot there was a monte in there.
Message: Posted by: ursusminor (Nov 25, 2006 08:16PM)
I usually end up (after the bent corner) with showing all the cards as "money cards" and then all as indifferent. This is accomplished with hyping all three cards from one hand.

Sometimes I follow the bent corner with marking the "money card" with a scrap of a Post-It note.

Message: Posted by: NJJ (Nov 25, 2006 11:27PM)
Don't forget the one way deck (scoundrels notes). the cards are taken from a one way deck and the money card is the wrong way around. When the sucker bets, it is an indifferent card.
Message: Posted by: thoughtsexplorer (Dec 3, 2006 01:02PM)
Letting the spectator glue a stamp on the back of the money card (really!!!), which is of course on the back of another one at the end.