What is another word for shell game?

141 synonyms found


[ ʃˈɛl ɡˈe͡ɪm], [ ʃˈɛl ɡˈe‍ɪm], [ ʃ_ˈɛ_l ɡ_ˈeɪ_m]

Synonyms for Shell game:

How to use "Shell game" in context?

Since the early 20th century, there has been a popular game called the shell game. The game is simple; players put a number ball into a cup and then use their fingers to peel off the silver ball. The goal is to get the silver ball to the bottom of the cup without anyone Knowing the number.

In the shell game, there are generally two types of players- the catcher and the runner. The catcher is the one who puts the ball into the cup, while the runner is the one who is trying to get the ball out.

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