Card Shark – How to unlock all achievements

Card Shark – How to unlock all achievements 1 - steamlists.com
Card Shark – How to unlock all achievements 1 - steamlists.com

How to unlock all achievements
 
 

Introduction

This guide will go over how to obtain every achievement in Card Shark.
 
 
The guide is organized by area. Achievements are organized based on the earliest time they can be obtained.
 
 
If an achievement can only be attained during a specific time, I’ll make a note of it.
 
 
Warning: this guide contains unmarked spoilers for achievement names and descriptions.
 
 
 

Achievements Requiring Planning

The following achievements require a great deal of planning, and you must consistently meet requirements during the whole game.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Achievements Requiring Planning - 3EFF7B0Butter Fingers (8 of Clubs)
 
Fail every technique at least once.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Achievements Requiring Planning - F447299Erdnase, Who? (Queen of Clubs)
 
Finish the game without losing a single round.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Achievements Requiring Planning - 3AA2A45The Masochist (10 of Clubs)
 
Die in 6 different ways.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Achievements Requiring Planning - 63215F3Comedy Macabre (8 of Hearts)
 
Bring a joyful tear to Death’s eye.
 
 
 

Death-Related Achievements (WIP)

None of these achievements can be achieved on The Con Artist difficulty level. The only pawsible exception may be In The End, Death Takes It All.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Death-Related Achievements (WIP) - 78564F3Back From The Brink (10 of Diamonds)
 
Return to the world of the living for the first time.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Death-Related Achievements (WIP) - A80088AMortal Usurper (King of Clubs)
 
Take a seat in the Lady of Bones’ throne.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Death-Related Achievements (WIP) - 3CBBC1D3 Stab Monte (King of Spades)
 
Encounter the sharp end of the countryside.
 
 
Visit the Barn and lose all of your money. You may want to visit the Cascarot Camp beforehand to deposit most of your money.
 
In order to earn more gambling money, you’ll play 3 Card Monte against an unsuspecting mark. Fumble the cards enough to fill the suspicion meter and you’ll get shanked and earn this achievement.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Death-Related Achievements (WIP) - BF1B529Death-Botherer (9 of Diamonds)
 
Greet the Lady of Bones 10 times.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Death-Related Achievements (WIP) - C34861EIn The End, Death Takes It All. (Ace of Spades)
 
Give your save file to the Lady of Bones.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Death-Related Achievements (WIP) - 3AA2A45The Masochist (10 of Clubs)
 
Die in 6 different ways.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Death-Related Achievements (WIP) - 63215F3Comedy Macabre (8 of Hearts)
 
Bring a joyful tear to Death’s eye.
 
 
This is a rather obscure achievement. It requires you to die several times and fulfil Death’s requests each time.
 
After you die in an area for the first or second time, you meet Death and have the option to either pay or cheat Death to return to life.
 
NB: After your second death in an area, Death allows you to return to life without doing anything.
 
Opt to pay for your life. Death will either ask for money or something more abstract. Do not keep more than the minimum bet when possible – you want to fulfil Death’s non-monetary requests.
 
In order, Death’s requests are:
 
“Time” (scripted result of your first death)
 
“A soul’s movement” (Answer: breathe or shake your head)
 
“A poem” (Any choice will satisfy Death)
 
“An illusion” (Any choice works, though one option redirects you to pay livres)
 
“A song for my lover” (Any choice will satisfy Death)
 
“Fear” (Any choice will satisfy Death)
 
“Vertigo” (Either invite Death to come with you or tell a tale)
 
“Joy”
 
When Death asks for Joy, don’t tell a joke, but instead laugh. Keep laughing until Death laughs along with you. This will unlock the achievement.
 
 
 

Tavern

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Tavern - 75B27C1Sloppy Service (4 of Diamonds)
 
Make a glass overflow 5 times.
 
 
Can be achieved using any wine pour.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Tavern - 9F02C92I Can See My Face In This! (9 of Clubs)
 
Wipe the table for 5 seconds.
 
 
Can be achieved using any trick involving wiping the table.
 
 
 

Cascarot Camp

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Cascarot Camp - D8E7B01Spoil-Sport (King of Diamonds)
 
Find the Queen in the introduction to Three Card Monte.
 
 
Can only be obtained now, and you only get one chance.
 
Follow the third card Ireneo places, rather than the first card. In other words, he’s lying when he claims to place the Queen.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Cascarot Camp - 1E5072FThe Hedgehog (7 of Diamonds)
 
Injog 5 times in the same deck.
 
 
Can be achieved during any shuffle.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Cascarot Camp - DD9109FParty Trick (Queen of Spades)
 
Master the Ineffective Shuffle.
 
 
Automatically obtained after learning the trick from the Magician.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Cascarot Camp - E8522D2Cake Costs Covered (Jack of Clubs)
 
Spare money for the camp fund.
 
 
 

Parliament’s Cafe

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Parliament's Cafe - 00313B6Look At Me. I Am The Comte Now! (5 of Diamonds)
 
You got the stronger hand, for once.
 
 
When harvesting cards, ensure that the high cards end up in your hand.
 
This can be done during the tutorial.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Parliament's Cafe - B796841Playtime Is Over (6 of Spades)
 
Skip 5 tutorials.
 
 
If you need to leave an area and return, the Comte will offer to review the strategy with you. Each time you decline to counts toward this achievement.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Parliament's Cafe - D2DEC81A Slippery Slope (6 of Clubs)
 
Increase the bet at least twice.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Parliament's Cafe - 68BF00BEarning Your Keep (3 of Clubs)
 
Pull off the first scam of your journey.
 
 
Automatically triggered once you complete an area.
 
 
 

Manor

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Manor - 73C68CBThe Tardy Optimist (2 of Clubs)
 
Loiter mid-game in a backroom or cellar.
 
 
After performing the bent card trick (or any backroom trick, in future), the suspicion meter stops rising.
 
At this point, wait in the backroom for 10 seconds to obtain this achievement.
 
 
 

The Barn

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - The Barn - 768DDFAAt Least The Hay Is Comfortable (7 of Clubs)
 
Be bested by the three losers in the barn.
 
 
Visit the Barn and lose all of your money. You may want to visit the Cascarot Camp beforehand to deposit most of your money.
 
 
 

Hospice

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Hospice - 7DBB528Corrective Measures (7 of Spades)
 
Correct one of your shuffling mistakes.
 
 
The easiest way to obtain this achievement is to “mistakenly” drop an additional card after offsetting the high card to the Comte’s first position, then dropping more cards until the high card is in position to be dealt as the Comte’s second card.
 
 
If you drop the additional card during the Comte’s tutorial, he’ll instruct you on how to correct the mistake but you will not get the achievement. Performing the correction during the rehearsal will give you the achievement.
 
 
This method works for any trick where you’re offsetting a card into a player’s hand and have at least one card’s worth of leeway.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Hospice - 8C9B355The Sticky Card (6 of Diamonds)
 
Give yourself the card you kept back in Sticky Hand.
 
 
Instead of offsetting the stolen card to deal it to the Comte, offset it to deal it to yourself.
 
 
 

Manor (Second Visit)

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Manor (Second Visit) - F227968Pearl Stirrer (10 of Spades)
 
Turn the bandits against each other.
 
 
After arranging the second deck and being prompted by the maid, peek at Sitarane’s cards as usual.
 
However, instead of approaching the Comte, approach Bertrand instead. You’ll automatically slip the stacked deck into his pocket. Sitarane will accuse you of cheating, but the Comte will in turn accuse Bertrand.
 
 
Hooray for internecine violence!
 
 
 

Cascarot Camp (Chapter 2 Start)

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Cascarot Camp (Chapter 2 Start) - 5D8FD6DHat Trick (2 of Diamonds)
 
Complete 3 card tosses in a row.
 
 
 

Baths

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Baths - D8422A7Hot Seat (2 of Hearts)
 
Fling a card on the Colonel’s seat.
 
 
Ah, turning the tables when accused of cheating. There’s quite pawsibly no finer feeling.
 
 
 

Ship

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Ship - 8E74D63Landlubber (Jack of Diamonds)
 
Pay the full price of the voyage.
 
 
The voyage costs 450 livres. If you need cash, you can go repeatedly fleece the Lady, the Reverend, and the General in the Barn.
 
 
 

Artist’s Workshop

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Artist's Workshop - 2B05BE5Not For Sale (6 of Hearts)
 
Inspect all the paintings in Belle’s workshop.
 
 
Ensure you inspect every painting before picking up the brush on the far left.
 
 
 

Baths (Second Visit)

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Baths (Second Visit) - 06AE5C2Early Pointillism (3 of Hearts)
 
Mark a card with 8 or more paint marks.
 
 
This can be done during the tutorial.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Baths (Second Visit) - 35F87FACroupier For Hire (9 of Hearts)
 
Perfectly time your deal.
 
 
Uncertain what the trigger for this achievement is – whether it involves keeping a steady rhythm during the deal, not fumbling, or dealing a card at the first pawsible opportunity.
 
Can also be done during the rehearsal.
 
 
 

Hospice (Second Visit)

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Hospice (Second Visit) - 2D3DDABBrains And Brawn (5 of Hearts)
 
Train with the Chevalier without making a mistake.
 
 
Note that making a mistake during the initial training is acceptable. It seems that as long as you have at least one successful duel against the Chevalier, you will attain this achievement. It may be the case that a successful duel is required in order to progress, which would make this achievement mandatory.
 
 
 

Bandits’ Den (Second Visit)

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Bandits' Den (Second Visit) - 79AFB15Comeback Kid (Jack of Hearts)
 
Beat Theodore at his game.
 
 
Win the duel against Theodore.
 
 
 

Cascarot Camp (Chapter 3 Start)

Four achievements require you to visit a hidden area in Chapter 3.
 
Visit the Cascarot Camp and talk to Ireneo. He’ll point you in the direction of Kepplinger, a cheater at the Inn.
 
 
 

Inn (Second Visit)

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Inn (Second Visit) - 94C7238To Me! (Ace of Diamonds)
 
Toast yourself.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Inn (Second Visit) - D7CFEE7The Camp’s Caretaker (Queen of Diamonds)
 
Teach Kepplinger a lesson.
 
 
 

Gambling House

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Gambling House - 77C2EFBThis Casino Ain’t Big Enough For The Two Of Us (7 of Hearts)
 
Sabotage the other cheat’s ploy.
 
 
 

Château du Marais

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château du Marais - B3C6CAAMs Porterhouse Avenged (Jack of Spades)
 
Ridicule Colonel Gabriel.
 
 
Choose Slap him, then Chance. Rig the coin toss to ensure a duel. The second coin toss is irrelevant. Watch as the Colonel shoots himself in the foot.
 
 
 

Pompadour Salon (Second Visit)

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Pompadour Salon (Second Visit) - C237D20Do I Know You? (10 of Hearts)
 
Test the limits of your disguise.
 
 
While disguised, linger around the Comte for 6 seconds. This should be done as soon as you enter and before you take a seat at the table.
 
 
 

Cour des Miracles

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Cour des Miracles - B193238Now For A Lie Down (9 of Spades)
 
Complete the last tutorial of the game.
 
 
 

Château de Versailles (Finale)

This is it, the final area. This section has like 10 different achievements. 7 of these are always able to be earned, one will be earned if you visited the hidden area in Chapter 3, and two of these may be earned if you met other requirements throughout the game.
 
 

The two achievements:

 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - 3EFF7B0Butter Fingers (8 of Clubs)
 
Fail every technique at least once.
 
 
Because the final technique is learned here, this achievement can only be earned at this point, and only if you’ve failed every other technique at least once. TBD: Whether failing during rehearsals counts.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - F447299Erdnase, Who? (Queen of Clubs)
 
Finish the game without losing a single round.
 
 
Quite pawsibly the most annoying achievement – this achievement requires that you’ve lost no rounds during the game. Scripted losses (e.g., the second visit to the gambling house) may be acceptable. TBD.
 
 

The other 8 available achievements:

 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - 6F1DEBEWhat Goes Around Comes Around (Queen of Hearts)
 
Put the Red Lion in a cage.
 
 
This achievement will be earned when MacGregor is arrested.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - 7F03E7AJack Of All Trades (4 of Clubs)
 
Earn every Strategy Card in the game.
 
 
Again, this achievement requires that you’ve visited the Inn in Chapter 3 and learned the trick for that visit. If you have, then this achievement will be unlocked after you learn the final trick.
 
 
The next 6 achievements are all mutually exclusive with one another, corresponding with different endings. However, once you earn one and roll credits, you’ll be returned to the main menu with the option to load the save right before the final round.
 
 
Of course, if you only care about the achievement, you can exit to menu immediately after the achievements are unlocked. The epilogue is the same across all endings.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - 42F66DELong Live The King (King of Hearts)
 
Cheat for the King during the final round in Versailles.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - EEBBD0FStriking Out (Ace of Hearts)
 
Cheat for yourself during the final round in Versailles.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - A66E7EEVive La Révolution (2 of Spades)
 
Cheat for the Comte during the final round in Versailles.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - 181C00AThe Hero With A Thousand Faces (3 of Spades)
 
Cheat for Erdnase during the final round in Versailles.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - 2C56387Pipped At The Post (4 of Hearts)
 
Get caught cheating during the final round in Versailles.
 
 
The quickest way to do this is to get caught by the King while using Palm Glimpse to peek at the deck, though any method by which you fill the suspicion meter will work, obviously.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Château de Versailles (Finale) - CB72BD5Let The Chips Fall Where They May (4 of Spades)
 
Play honestly during the final round of Versailles.
 
 
This achievement may be obtained by only dealing cards from the top of the deck.
 
 
 

Epilogue

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Epilogue - C365522Social Butterfly (Ace of Clubs)
 
Encounter every character in the game.
 
 
If you visited the Inn during Chapter 3, you will receive this achievement.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Epilogue - 0A85A41Speed Demon (8 of Spades)
 
Beat Card Shark’s tester’s time (2:12:40).
 
 
If you were sufficiently quick to complete the game, you will receive this achievement.
 
 
 

One More Thing…

After you finish the game, delete your save. If you’re not comfortable with this, take a backup of your save first.
 
 
After you delete your save, you will see it replaced with a save in the Tavern, at the start of the game. Do not delete this new save.
 
 
Load the save to earn this achievement:
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - One More Thing... - A7F55BBNo Stone Left Unturned (5 of Spades)
 
Replay the game after finishing it.
 
 
Note that playing through a mew save file will not trigger this achievement.
 
 
 

Miscellaneous Achievements

Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Miscellaneous Achievements - 2CAD69CFrom Rags To Riches (5 of Clubs)
 
Hold on to 1500 coins.
 
 
If you need to, you can earn the requisite money by fleecing the Lady, the Reverend, and the General, but you’ll purrobably naturally earn enough money after the second visit to the Pompadour Salon.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Miscellaneous Achievements - CF02A3AThe Rambling Man (3 of Diamonds)
 
Walk a total of 1000 steps.
 
 
Card Shark - How to unlock all achievements - Miscellaneous Achievements - 57A7221A Lucky Streak? (8 of Diamonds)
 
Win 7 tables in a row.
 
 
The achievement likely entails completing 7 areas without having to leave because you ran out of money or were caught cheating.
 
 

Written by Alan

 
 
This is all about Card Shark – How to unlock all achievements; I hope you enjoy reading the Guide! If you feel like we should add more information or we forget/mistake, please let us know via commenting below, and thanks! See you soon!
 
 


Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*