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Phaedrus
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Hello, everyone:

I would like to know how many different variations of the Cannibal Cards people here are doing. For example, in the Ammar Version, the cannibals eat each other after devouring the cards, then reappear in the center of the deck with the cards between them. In the Giobbi version in Card College, the cannibals end up turning into twos. What other effects or plots have you seen for this routine? I'm not looking for the methods, just descriptions of what happens from the spectator's point of view.

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Bill Goodwin's ever popular version has 3 cards sandwiched between the Cannibals only to be "eaten" one at a time. So, the packet starts with 4 Face Up Kings and 3 Face Down Selections, then to 4 FU Kings/ 2 FD Selections, then to 4 FU Kings/ 1 FD Selection, and ending with ONLY 4 Kings. I think this was in his "1988 Lecture Notes".

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Aldo Colombini's "The Eatery" is a fast, funy and nice take on the theme. With of course, a nice little addition.
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Curtis Kam has the best version I've seen. The cannibals all vanish at the end.


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Eugene Burger has a cannibal card routine on his Magical Voyages videos volume #3
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Darwin Ortiz has a version in his latest book (and DVDs) called Cannibal Holocaust. In this routine, 3 cards are feed to the cannibals, one at a time, and each time the cards vanish cleanly. At the end, the cannibals are made to "cough up" the three missing cards.

John Mendoza has a version of the cannibal cards in John verse II. In John's version, the cannibals eat two freely selected cards. However with the third selected card, the tables are turned and the third selection eats the cannibals so that you end up holding only one card.

Jean Jacques Sanvert has a version in the "Lost Pages of the Kaballa". The effect here is as follows: a card is selected, and then lost in the deck. The performer then displays four Eights as the cannibals. The cannibals then eat four cards, one after another. For the finale, the Eights are seen to change into four Kings, and the selected card is found sandwiched by the Kings.

Hope this provides you with some "food for thought".

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On 2005-02-07 22:10, mystre71 wrote:
Curtis Kam has the best version I've seen. The cannibals all vanish at the end.


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Joe

I totally agree, this one is killer!! Also, the ending is also very different from the typical versions.
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Is there a video in which Curtis Kam performs his version? If so, could someone please provide the name?

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For a devastating version of the Cannibal Cards consider Stephen Minchs' "Anthropophagic Jacks". Here is the effect: Well, actually the effect alone is 2 1/2 typed pages!

Trust me though, it is an entertaining and hilarious presentation that stays true to the original Lin Searles plot (originally marketed by Owen Magic Supreme, back in the fifties!). Searles recognized the comic possibilities inherent in his brainchild, though others did not. In fact, in recent years cardmen have taken the theme and tried to adapt it to straight playing cards. Unfortunately, this limits the effect to the disappearance of a card or two or three, placed between other cards, and eliminates nearly all the comic entertainment potential in the presentation. Too bad, as the theme of cannibal cards is a naturally funny one.

In studying the problem Stephen Minch noted that gimmicked gag cards needed to be introduced to exploit the theme to its fullest potential. And, if you introduce one or two gimmicked cards, you might as well go all the way. Note: most of the above is a paraphrasing of Minch's introduction to his version of the effect and gives you some sense of what might be coming if you can get your hands on a copy of Steve's routine... Imagine skeletal Jacks, brassieres left over from cannibalized Queens, Cartoon burps, gaping mouths, cages for the cannibals, flies (yes, flies!), and more!

This is worth looking for...

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Richard, "Kamnibal Cards" appears on a very early tape of mine called "Deceptions in Paradise" and you can find it on ebay occasionally. On the tape, I'm a lot younger, but the routine was pretty mature by then. Since that time, I've added a few bits (including one gag card, which ought to make Paul happy) and reshot the routine for digital release on an upcoming DVD. (Probably "Palms of Steel 6")

It's the only routine I know of that ends with the Cannibals all suddenly vanishing, and the "Missionaries" reappearing in three different places. No lapping, no setup, and the moves are intermediate level at worst.

Thanks for the compliments, guys. A few magicians have said nice things about the routine. More use it, but aren't saying anything.
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Thank you Curtis, I look forward to purchasing your "Palms of Steel 6"!!!

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Rich

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Your "Palms of Steel 1" video is awesome and is one of my favorites on coin magic. I put this as a P.S. since we are in the "card" forum, but wanted to say your work is incredible! Thank you for creating memorable magic routines.
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A sincere thank you to everyone who provided a description of the effects. I've been working on developing my own version of it, and wanted some insight into what others have done so as not to copy their work. I find it fascinating that a single premise has yielded such an enormous variety of approaches; it truly is one of the classic plots of card magic. Thanks again for proving why the Magic Café is the best magic resource in the world.
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Marlo has a nice Cannibals routine in which the kings vanish at the end and are replaced by eights. Thus the line "They eight (ate) and eight and eight and eight." Others have used this idea with different handlings.

I think Bill Goodwin's routine (mentioned above) is brilliant albeit difficult. You see three FD cards interlaced among 4 FU kings. Then there are only 2. Then 1. Finally only 4 kings. The way cool thing is that there are only 4 cards throughout the routine! Thus no need to unload, reload etc. The counts require practice but it's worth the time for a VERY PURE routine.

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I'm partial to Roy Walton's version Smile

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On 2005-02-09 08:40, IanKendall wrote:
I'm partial to Roy Walton's version Smile

Take care, Ian


I ' second ' that. See what I did Ian?

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Ooh, clever!

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You can read a nice variation on Canibal Cards in Pepe Carroll's "52 Amantes", reedited as "52 Amantes a traves del espejo" by Paginas spanish editorial. But you should read in spanish :S
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Check out Juan Tamariz's version from the Lessons in Magic Series. I don't think that this is the most modern handling, but his presentation is the best.
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Allan Ackermans Kannibal Kings is by far the best I have ever seen and once you see it you will never even think about anyone elses versions.Afew years ago was the first time I ever seen it there was video clips on a website along with a few other Ackerman miracles but The site is not working anymore.You can email Allan Ackerman and he will probabley send the clip to you.He has send me many clips in the past.
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I "third" Ian's comment about Roy's Cannibal routine, but have to add that I also perform Roy's "Return of the Cannibals" from The Complete Walton, Vol. 2 - an excellent routine with a cracking kicker finish.

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