The Complete Book of Card Games

The Complete Book of Card Games


By (author) Hamlyn, By (author) George Frangopulo Hervey, By (author) Peter Arnold, Edited by Peter Arnold, Edited by George Frangopulo Hervey

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  • Publisher: Hamlyn
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 230mm x 14mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 060062191X
  • ISBN 13: 9780600621911
  • Sales rank: 237,630

Product description

Crammed with over 90 card games for all ages, this comprehensive guide offers a range of games for one, two, three, four, five or more players. It includes all the classics such as Bridge, Brag, Poker, Rummy and Cribbage with all their variations, along with lesser known games such as Red Dog, Beleaguered Castle and Quinto. With easy-to-follow explanations for each game including their origins, rules, ranking of cards and tactics, as well as clear illustrations of sample hands, scoring systems and a full glossary of terms, The Complete Book of Card Games and a deck of cards are all you need to test your abilities and have fun no matter where you may be.

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Table of contents

INTRODUCTION. GAMES FOR TWO PLAYERS. All Fours; Bezique; California Jack; Casino; Colonel; Comet; Cribbage; Ecarte; Eights; GermanWhist; Gin Rummy; Honeymoon Bridge; Jo-jotte; Klaberjass; Le Truc; Pinocle; Piquet; Russian Bank; Tablanette. GAMES FOR THREE PLAYERS. Black Maria; Calabrasella; Cut-throat Bridge; Five Hundred; 500 Rum; Knaves; Oklahoma; Ombre; Schafkopf; Skat; Towie. GAMES FOR FOUR PLAYERS. Auction Pitch; Bridge; Brint; Calypso; Canasta; Cinch; Euchre; Hearts; Pinocle; Polignac; Quinto; SoloWhist; Whist. GAMES FOR FIVE OR MORE PLAYERS. Brag; Coon Can; Crazy Eights; Lift Smoke; Loo; Napoleon; Panguingue; Poker; Rummy; ScotchWhist; Spoil Five. PARTY GAMES. Fan Tan; Newmarket; Pip-Pip!; Pope Joan; Ranter Go Round; Red Dog; Rockaway; Spinado; Thirty-One. BANKING GAMES. Baccarat; Blind Hookey; Chemin de Fer; Easy Go; Hoggenheimer; Lansquenet; Monte Bank; Racing; Slippery Sam; Trente et Quarante; Vingt-et-Un. PATIENCE GAMES (FOR ONE PLAYER). Beleaguered Castle; Bisley; Calculation; Demon; Golf; Klondike; La Belle Lucie; Little Spider; Maze; Three Blind Mice; Miss Milligan; Paganini; Royal Parade; Saint Helena; Spider; Sultan; Terrace; Windmill GLOSSARY. INDEX.