112 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Vanish / Cannibals
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Roy Walton Conspicuous Consumption two odd-backed jacks (cannibals) eat four missionaries (aces), on top of deck, second deal
Related to Feb. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 84
Roy Walton The Cannibal Cards four Aces and two Jacks, vanish and appearance, on top of deck, second deal
Related toVariations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 36
Roy Walton Cannibal Cards with Colour Change Ending
1969 The Devil's Playthings 37
Matt Corin The Cannibal Cards routine claimed by Wesley James, see references
Related toVariations 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
Frank Garcia Hide and Seek Kings kings vanish, ladies appear in between
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 57
Bob Stencel Cannibal Cards two cards vanish between the four cannibals, see p. 608 for correction
Inspired by
  • "The Cannibals and the Missionaries" (Alex Elmsley)
Dec. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 573
Lin Searles Cannibal Jacks
Autumn 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 669
Lin Searles More Cannibals
Autumn 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 673
Jerry K. Hartman A La Card Cannibal Cards, card placed between Queens disappears
1973 Means & Ends 17
Roy Walton Return of the Cannibals six cards between cannibal cards
Also published here 1973 Card Script 42
Rick Johnsson Cannibal Cards
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 148
Karl Fulves They're Cannibals with only two cannibal cards, two methods
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 195
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Three card vanishes between jacks on deck
1975 Kannibal Kards 3
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Four four jacks become three, then two, then one, single card placed in center comes back to top with other jacks
Related to 1975 Kannibal Kards 3
Karl Fulves Return Of The Joker two cannibals change to joker
1975 Kannibal Kards 5
Karl Fulves Other Suggestions (A) 2&2 oil and water
(B), (C) & (D) suggestions for cannibal themed tricks
1975 Kannibal Kards 7
Karl Fulves Going.... Aces vanish one at a time on deck, credit information
Related toVariations May 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 959
Roy Walton Die Rückkehr der Kannibalen six cards between cannibal cards
Also published here Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 13
Wesley James Cannibal Cards with credit information
Related toAlso published here 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 283
Wesley James Cannibal Coin cannibal cards phase with a coin
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 285
Karl Fulves Captured effect variation
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 294
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Cannibals including credit information on the plot by Pete Biro
Related to 1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 4) 295
Jon Racherbaumer Cannibal Card Issue general comments
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 128
Gene Castillon Colorful Cannibals odd-backed cannibal cards
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 129
Jon Racherbaumer Real Gone Missionaries odd-backed
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 131
Unknown Cannibal Climax cards with cut out centers
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 135
Pete Biro The Cannibal Cards
1976 The Ascanio Spread 17
Edward Marlo A Slew of Cannibals
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 1
David Solomon Womens' Cannibal Liberation only two cannibal cards
Also published here 1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 3
Edward Marlo Cannibals-Cannibals
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 6
Peter Duffie, Roy Walton Canibal Land
July 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 11) 432
Stephen Minch Anthropophagic Jacks Jack put on card, card becomes blank with bone picture, more cards become blank between two Jacks, rubber-banded Three become miniature card, card with fly picture vanishes, Jacks transform in flap card case, partial rough-smooth
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 11
Reinhard Müller Eine Doppelrückenkarte kann Karten Austauschen und damit verbunden zum Verschwinden bringen using a double backer to switch or vanish cards
  • Grundhandlungen
  • Anwendung 1 der Situation 3
  • Anwendung 2 der Situation 3
  • Anwendung 3
  • Anwendung 4
Related to Mar. 1978 Intermagic (Vol. 5 No. 1) 30
Karl Fulves Animation II "animated version of the Cannibals & Missionary theme", cards half sticking out of deck chase each other, w-gimmick
1979 Animation 2
Allan Ackerman Ackerman's Face-Lift sandwiched card changes into selection and vanishes two times, reappears
1979 Close-up Entertainer 125
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman On The Munch, or Eating Out (A Cannibal Card) simultaneous multiple vanish, three double backer
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 60
John F. Mendoza Missionaries' Revenge cannibal kings vanish as finale, duplicate
1980 John: Verse Two 4
Wesley James Die Kannibalen Karten
Also published here Mar. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 9
Wesley James Die Kannibalen-Münze cannibal cards phase with a coin
Also published here Mar. 1980 Intermagic (Vol. 7 No. 1) 14
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Cannibals French Style transformation climax
Variations 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 47
Danny Korem Dessert deck vanish between cannibal cards
Related to 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 50
Jon Racherbaumer The Uncanny Cannibals with mutilated card, climax with Alka-seltzer tablets
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 51
Jon Racherbaumer Canned Cannibals
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 53
Karl Fulves Kannibal Draw
  • Poker Problem #1
poker hand with Jacks, added cards vanish, transformation into Royal Flush, posed as a problem
1981 Octet 8
Dan MacMillan A Slew of Cannibal Moves two jacks and two kings eat the four queens, then kings eat jacks as well, movey
  • Alternate Handling
  • A Set-up Procedrue for "A Slew of Cannibal Moves"
1981 Close-Up With Cards 53
Walt Lees Eating the "Missionaries" three selection vanish
Inspired by 1981 The Complete Cannibal Act 29
Walt Lees The Return of the Missionaries Jacks vanish one by one, reappear with selections in between
Related to 1981 The Complete Cannibal Act 35
Phillip Young Pulp Eating Cannibals real bones are spit out by cannibals at the end
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 14
Stephen Tucker Converted Cannibals kings turn into eights, simple version
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 228
Stephen Tucker Cannibalism
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 255
David Britland A 4th for Dinner selection placed between two Jokers, teeth marks cut out, it vanishes and reappears
Variations 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15) 283
Curtis Kam The Cannibal Closer idea
1982 All the World's a Stage 54
Karl Fulves Sole Cannibal single cannibal card on top of one half, another card put on top vanishes
1983 Hardcore Aces 12
David Britland Flesh Eaters three handlings, with interlace subtlety
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1983 Cardopolis (Issue 1) 15
Karl Fulves Sand Trap ideas posed as a problem:
  • small packet counted, quarter card appears within packet, on next count half card, and so on until full card
  • also in reverse as vanish
  • cannibals
  • quarters assemble and restore
  • progressive unprinting (Sam Schwartz)
Variations 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 39
José Carroll Cannibals! with half eaten cards
Also published here 1983 Effects and Presentations 3
Philip T. Goldstein Choice Flesh
VariationsAlso published here 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 20) 188
Phil Willmarth The Missionary Who Came As Dinner
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 71
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Once and Future Kings
Also published here 1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 36) 695
Ben Harris Snappy Cannibal three cards eaten
1985 Out Of His Mind! 107
Justin Higham The Carnivor-Ace Aces
Inspired byRelated to 1985 All Hands on Deck! 8
Edward Marlo The Sick Cannibals transformation kicker
1986 Thirty Five Years Later 26
Randy Wakeman Smorgasbord Cannibals
Also published here 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 29
Edward Marlo, Randy Wakeman Cannibal Vanish two double facer
1987 Special Effects 28
Roberto Giobbi Die Kannibalenkarten Kings change into Twos as finale
Also published here 1987 CardPerfect 115
Justin Higham What's eating you?
Variations Feb. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 2) 1463
William Goodwin The Cannibal Cards interlaced vanish
1988 Lecture 1988 1
Thomas Hierling Cannibal Climax routine, with giant Alka Selzer pill production as finale
1988 First there was a dream 41
Justin Higham Packet Vanish - Pocket Reproduction Aces put in pocket, Kings are in the hands, Aces removed and put between Kings one by one where they vanish, Aces change to Kings as climax and Kings are in pocket
Variations Nov. 1988 Inside Out (Issue 5) 17
Randy Wakeman Smorgasbord Cannibals
Also published here Apr. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 4) 1626
Randy Wakeman Smorgasbord Cannibals
Also published here 1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 95
David Britland, Rudolf Braunmüller Ein Viertel zu Diner selection placed between two Jokers, teeth marks cut out, it vanishes and reappears
Inspired by Oct. 1989 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 1) 32
Justin Higham Packet Vanish - Pocket Reproduction II Aces put in pocket, Kings are in the hands, Aces removed and put between Kings one by one where they vanish, Aces change to Kings as climax and Kings are in pocket
Inspired byVariations 1989 West End Card Session 5
Justin Higham Cannibal Collectors
Inspired by 1989 West End Card Session 16
Wesley James Kannibal Kings & Koins introduction with comments about the plot
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 9
Wesley James Kannibal Kings
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 11
Wesley James, Bob Fitch Kannibal Koin phase with a coin
1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 14
Philip T. Goldstein Choice Flesh three cards interlaced between Kings, all vanish except selection
Also published here 1990 Focus 23
Michael Powers A CASE of Indigestion three cards vanish between cannibal cards and are eventually found in case
Variations 1990 Top Secret Stuff 87
José Carroll Cannibals! elaborate routine involving fake mustache and teeth, half eaten cards...
Related toAlso published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 85
Alex Elmsley Repulsive Aces cannibal card routine with different presentation, two selections vanish
Variations 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 229
Jon Racherbaumer Prologue - To Wesley James letter to Wesley James, about first Swipe issue
  • Micro-Macro handling
  • Cannibal credit information
  • Ace Assembly bibliography
Related to Sep. 1991 Racherbaumer Papers (Issue 1) 18
Chris Kenner Diet transformation kicker
1992 Totally Out Of Control 48
Dave Campbell Cannibals & Missionaries unusual routine with cards with pictures on them
Also published here 1994 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 6) 18
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Kannibalen-Story
  • Die David-Britland-Version
  • Die Stephen-Tucker-Version
Also published here July 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 18 No. 4&5) 177
Peter Duffie Dearly Departured
Inspired by 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 44
Anthony Lindan Microwaveable Missionaries as Anthony Linden
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 58) 1112
Allan Ackerman Face-Lift sandwiched card changes into selection and vanishes two times, reappears
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer) 115
Peter Duffie Ediblector two cards vanish between Kings, reappear in deck
Inspired by 1996 With Cards 6
Curtis Kam Kamnibal Cards
1996 Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam 51
David Solomon Cannibals only two cannibal cards
Also published here 1997 Solomon's Mind 58
Roberto Giobbi, Jean-Jacques Sanvert The Dance of the Cannibals transformation climax
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 Card College — Volume 3 619
Karl Fulves Now Serving cannibal presentation for the trick
Inspired by 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 242
George McBride Repulsion two selection rise to the top one by one and are placed among Queens where they vanish, they reappear in pocket
Inspired by 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 67
Guy Hollingworth Cannibal Cards paper clip, outlined Routine
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 114
Allan Ackerman Kannibal Kings
1999 Wednesday Nights 27
Karl Fulves Cannibal Variation cannibal card put on half the deck on the table, selection placed on top vanishes, repeat
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 256
Don England The Cannibals Eight too Much! "or The UnfortunEights!"
2001 Don England's Paradox 21
Peter Duffie Cannibalector cannibals and collector combo
Inspired by
  • Phil Goldstein combo of Twisting & Collectors
2001 Cards By All Means 12
Darwin Ortiz Cannibal Holocaust
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 126
Peter Duffie The Rolex Gang two cards vanish one by one between Aces, they change to Kings
Inspired by Sep. 2003 Opus (Vol. 5 No. 11) 8
Dave Campbell All The Cannibals "(Ultimate Cannibals)"
unusual routine with cards with pictures on them
Also published here 2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 215
Steve Beam, Marty Kane For Those on a Low-Card Diet gags for Cannibals
2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 182
Unknown Mealtime presentational gag
Related to
  • MUM, Nov. 2002
2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 208
Woody Aragón Canívals study on the cannibal cards
  • Autor
  • Técnicas
  • Otras rutinas
  • Variantes
  • Evolución histórica del juego
  • Épocas de moda y fluctuaciones
  • Intérpretes de referencia
  • Comentarios
2010 El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 13) 371
Woody Aragón Examinable Cannibals
2011 A Book in English 219
Woody Aragón Appendix: Impromptu Version
2011 A Book in English 228
José Carroll, Dani DaOrtiz, Woody Aragón Canibales - Versión Original de Pepe Carrol original version of the Cannibals, reprint from set of lecture notes
  • Introducción (Woody Aragón)
  • Los Canibales (Pepe Carrol)
Related to 2011 El Manuscrito (Vol. 4 No. 18) 558
Chris Kenner King Balloo's Feast
Also published here
  • The Magic Man Examiner, Issue 1
Mar. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 3) 17
Kiko Pastur Kaníbales sock produced from cards, and cards from sock as ending
2014 El Puente Invisible 140
Roberto Giobbi Real Cannibal Cards anecdote
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 3) 38
José Carroll Cannibals! elaborate routine involving fake mustache and teeth, half eaten cards...
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 223