What is shell game?

  • (noun): A swindling sleight-of-hand game; victim guesses which of three things a pellet is under.
    Synonyms: thimblerig

Shell Game

The shell game (also known as Thimblerig, Three shells and a pea, the old army game) is portrayed as a gambling game, but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is a confidence trick used to perpetrate fraud. In confidence trick slang, this swindle is referred to as a short-con because it is quick and easy to pull off.

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Shell Game (short Story) - Copyright Status and Copyfraud
... Shell Game" is in the public domain in the United States because it was published in the United States between January 1, 1950 and December 31, 1963 with copyright notice but copyright. 1955) Shell game. 1955-01-21 B00000515180" This created the deceptive appearance "Shell Game" is still under United States copyright protection ...
Shell Game (short Story)
... "Shell Game" is a science fiction short story by Philip K ... "Shell Game" was submitted to the Scott Meredith Literary Agency and received by SMLA on December 12, 1953. 1954 "Shell Game" forms an interesting early examination of extreme paranoia and group attempts to empirically distinguish delusion from accurate perception of real events ...
The Kingdom Keepers - Characters - Overtakers
... In Shell Game she is attacked by King Triton's Crabs because of the code Finn said ... In Shell Game Stitch saves Finn at Typhoon Lagoon from CPR Dummies ... He is snuck aboard the Disney Dream in "Shell Game." Judge Claude Frollo An Overtaker introduced in Power Play, who rules the Green Army Men ...
Shell Game - History
... The shell game dates back at least to Ancient Greece. 1670 (Hull Elections–Richard Perry and his fiddler wife) mentions the thimblerig game ... Later, walnut shells were used, and today the use of bottle caps is very common ...
Money Game (The Price Is Right) - Active Games - S - Shell Game
... Played similarly to the carnival game of the same name, the game features four shells, one of which conceals a ball ... small prize and a chip to place beside one of the shells ... If the contestant places a chip beside the shell containing the ball, he or she wins a bonus prize ...

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