Traditional three card monte routines are confusing. Half of the time your audience gets mixed up as to which card is which; in a street hustle or scam this is fine as it gets the desired results. But what if you were performing just to entertain? Surely you would want the entertainment factor to shine through? At this point I would like to remind you all what the Professor Dai Vernon once said, “Confusion is not magic!”
Effect: The magician fans three cards face-up to show one red Queen sandwiched between two Jokers. Without mixing them the cards are turned face-down and a spectator is asked to locate the Queen. Each time the spectator chooses a card- it is shown to be a Joker. For the finale the Queen visibly changes into a Joker- making all of the cards Jokers. Then to everyone’s surprise the cards are handed out for inspection or as a souvenir!
There is NO palming, switches, double-lifts, rough & smooth, multiple push-offs or special printed cards.
There is hardly any sleight of hand so you will probably be performing this within minutes after watching the DVD. Although any brand of playing card can be used, I’ve included some poker Bicycle cards to get you started.
“This has been my favorite three card monte routine for twenty years because it looks so fair, seems move-less, packs a big punch and ends clean. I also think that it will fast become your favorite version of the monte!”
– Diamond Jim Tyler