Learn In Minutes and Always be Ready! What is One Card Monte? Unlike 3-Card Monte, the famous con game, One Card Monte is not a game of deft skill. Unlike 2-Card Monte, this specially printed card makes the effect simple to handle (you're holding half a card in your hand), and amazing to watch (the spectator retains an unprepared half of a card throughout), incorporating a magical finale which proves just how impossible the game really is! That's why One Card Monte may be the newest, oldest swindle around, nearly perfect in its chicanery!
A joker is torn in halves, and the spectator engages in a "heads or tails" game, trying to guess which half the performer holds in his hands. Every time-time after time-the spectator is wrong! Finally, the performer suggests that they "cheat". He allows the spectator a peek. Still, the spectator guesses wrong as the halves seem to magically change places!