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Three Shell Game

The Three Shell Game can still be seen performed by hustlers on the streets of NY and in other places. Here you will learn the moves, the ruses and the deceptions that make this trick so deceiving.

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Roy Eidem
Roy's Rattle Ruse by Roy Eidem

Do you perform the Three Shell game/con? Have you thought about doing the Three Shell game? If so, this is a must, decades-held, secret underground move for you. This ruse adds an auditory convincer to the otherwise purely visual con. Easily executed; stunningly entertaining and deceptive. This is a move you will use.

Here are the reactions of well-known Shell Game workers with whom it was recently shared.

"Very Clever." - Pop Haydn

"An amazing idea I love it." - Terry Ward

"Brilliant!" - Michael Stehle

1st edition 2022, PDF 1 page, video 3:02.

★★★★★ $8
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Jack Chanin
Hello Sucker! by Jack Chanin

Encyclopedia of the 3 shell game, completely exposed, revised and enlarged, including the latest routines, profusely illustrated, and comprehensively described.

  • Forward
  • Forward, Junior
  • The Author Speaks
  • Chapter 1 Point On Shells
  • Chapter 2 The Correct Pea
  • Chapter 3 How To Make A Pea
  • Chapter 4 The Size Of The Pea
  • Chapter 5 Working Surface
  • Chapter 6 The 3 Shell Game
  • Chapter 7 Fundamentals
  • Chapter 8 Red, White & Blue
  • Chapter 9 You Hold It
  • Chapter 10 Over The Top
  • Chapter 11 Double Pea
  • Chapter 12 Back Hand Trick
  • Chapter 13 Variation
  • Chapter 14 Which One, Bub?
  • Chapter 15 Open Hand...
★★★ $6
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Brick Tilley
Money From Home by Brick Tilley

A pair of long forgotten touches for the three shell game including a mechanical walnut shell that steals and delivers the pea without sleight of hand. Also a working surface that collapses at will in case the operator needs to make a quick escape.

1st edition 2017, 4 pages.

★★★★★ $10
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Eddie Joseph
The Manual of The Three Shell Game by Eddie Joseph

This is one of the best explanations of the Three Shell Game or Thimble Rig including 24 moves and 3 full routines. Jack Lamonte has drawn 86 clear illustrations to make studying the moves and routines a lot easier.

From the introduction

The Shell Game is essentially a close-up effect. It has no appeal, we admit, beyond the intimate range, but when demonstrated within its rightful sphere it commands a peculiar fascination.

1st edition 1959, 30 pages; 1st digital edition 2013, 49 pages.

★★★★ $10
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Tom Osbourne
Three Shell Game by Tom Osbourne

The Three Shell Game can still be seen today performed on the streets to fleece the innocent from their hard earned cash. It also makes a great performance piece in an intimate close-up setting.

This is the most detailed description of this con game I have seen so far. It describes numerous moves and routines as well as the history and details on the shells and peas. Tom Osborne knew the real moves, psychology and ruses of the street artists who challenged everybody to "follow the little pea." This is the real work of scam artists. To appreciate it, you have to pay close attention to the...

★★★★ $4.95
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