Here’s a great twist on the classic Two-Card Monte. It starts out just like the original but as you’ll see is quite different. Two cards are shown in a fan. One card is face up and the other face down. The face down card has a red back. When the cards are turned over to show the face of the other card it is noticed that the back of the first card is blue. The performer removes the face card showing and places it behind his back while he asks what card is he holding in front. The spectators guess wrong as the card they thought was in front is brought forth from behind the magician’s back. This business can be repeated for as long as you think it’s worth.
For the killer finish one of the cards is placed into the performer’s pocket or caused to vanish. Suddenly the card reappears in the hand with the single card that was there! The cards are shown on both sides as in the beginning, one red backed card and one blue backed card, and for the real magician fooler, they are shown to be regular cards, each with a face and a back as it should be.
Anyone knowing the old Two Card Monte with the gimmicked cards will be floored with this routine.