Once in a while, Wikipedia manages to show me something that completely blows me away. Tonight, I was reading the page for “Cheating” and found a link to cheating-related media at the Wikimedia Commons. I expected to find diagrams for cheating devices or charts about infidelity. Instead, there were a small collection of Renaissance paintings depicting card sharps!
Some of these cheaters are really obvious.
Others are very discreet.
When you’re all gathered in the candlelight, there are plenty of shadows to hide in.
Or just wait till the wine comes around and everyone’s distracted.
The English title of this one is Cardsharps and Fortune Teller, which makes me wonder. Were these both common gameroom characters, or are they all working together?
Of course, at the end of the day, you’ll want to kick back and enjoy your ill-gotten gains with your crew.