Life And Limb
"For Centuries, Lives And Body Parts Have Been Wagered And Lost In A Bizarre Game Called...Life and Limb! EFFECT: The performer offers to play a game which has been theorized to be the source of the phrase "to risk one`s life and limb." An envelope is placed on the table and five cards are dealt out, each of which have a body part drawn on them. The magician explains that if the spectator selects any card on the table that doesn`t match the one in the envelope, they win and earn the magician`s life. However, if they select the same card as the one in the envelope, the magician gets one of their limbs. Those are pretty good odds, four for them and one for you. You even make the game easier by letting the spectator see some of the cards! They freely choose one, ending on the card with a finger drawn on it. However, in the end they cheat fate and retain their finger!"