Sunday, 27 February 2011
The Dance of the Cannibals by Roberto Giobbi
Card College 3 by Roberto Giobbi
Page 619 et seq.
Personal Comment: So this is the trick that is missing in the German version of the book. I like it. It says that the cannibal plot was originated by Lynn Searles and a markted effect involving gimmicked cards. Naturally tons of ungimmicked versions popped up. This is Roberto Giobbi's take on it.
Here is what I like about it. The plot: Cards eating cards, that is so weird and off the beaten path that there is a lot to like. The handling: The fact that the missionaries are not shown makes the effect clear. What I don't like: The setup. It is needlessly complicated and can be changed with little effort. Instead of all the false counting and displays in the beginning a simple partial top change would have worked the same. And here is a little addition that some of you might wanna use. Have a small piece of a card handy and slip it into the kings, then you can let them "burp" out that piece. Funny.