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Gypsy Curse

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Gypsy Curse (later called the Hungarian Guessing Game) is Peter Kane's variation of his Wild Card effect marketed as a packet trick by Emerson and West in 1976.[1]

Seven ancient playing cards are shown to be six black spot cards and one King of Diamonds. A story is told about a game of chance at an old, county fair in which the cards are divided into two groups and the spectators wager as to which group contains the Diamond. An elderly Gypsy woman, having wagered and lost, placed a curse upon the man and his game. When the proprietor next attempts to operate his game, he finds to his dismay that all the cards are Diamond Kings.

The effect came with ancient Tarot type cards, wrapped in a piece of old parchment-like paper.



  1. Ad, Linking Ring, June 1976