For the past year or so we here at The Magic Nook have been working on "Attractive Cards" and one of the outcomes was a new way to perform the old Six Card Repeat. I liked the Abbott's 1940 playing card version of "Rabbit Repeat", but once we applied the new principles, we discovered that it could be performed with jumbo cards, the backs are identical but the faces (the pictures of rabbits) can be all different, and no card pockets are needed.
In the usual six card repeat, one ignores the card faces and shows only the backs, but in the Rabbit version, it is the faces that get featured and as you can see, they can even be named and stay the same from beginning to end. The cards that get "tossed," are baby rabbit cards that keep appearing again and again between counts. All through the counting, the backs of the cards are seen, but at the end, with the six named cards in the hands of the spectators, they turn the cards over to show more baby rabbits instead of card backs.
Since you print up the cards yourself with your computer printer, you can change the theme from rabbits to anything you can dream up- aliens, kangaroos, Santa's reindeer, and so on. The attractive card principle was also used in our newest "In Their Hands Three Little Pigs" which opens up that Jack Hughes original scenario to all kinds of new possibilities as well.
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The attractive card principle is being used to make a new "In Their Hands Hippity Hop" trick which uses spectators to hold the bunnies (or whatever, since you print them yourself) from beginning to end. The bunnies are covered with handkerchiefs rather than being covered with suspicious looking tubes. It's found in The Wizards' Journal #33 for anyone interested. The same principle can be used in a variety of other jumbo card tricks.
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