The Book of Card Games

The Book of Card Games

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This collection of around 150 card games for the young and old contains sample games for the novice with colour illustrations using actual cards, plus information on strategy. The author has set out to describe games in non-technical language, explaining terms as they arise. A glossary of common card-playing terms and an index listing games according to the number of players most suitable is also given. Patience or solitaire games using one or two packs, gambling games and children's games are included. Peter Arnold is also the author of "The Illustrated Book of Table Games", "The Complete Book of Indoor Games", "The Book of Games" and "The Encyclopaedia of Gambling".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 2nd ed.
  • colour illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0747000131
  • 9780747000136

Table of contents

Accordion; all fours; authors; baccarat; beleaguered castle; la belle Lucie; bezique; bisley; blackjack; black Maria; brag; bridge; calculation; California Jack; calypso; canasta; casino; cinch; clock; comet; coon can; cribbage; crossword; demon; easy go; ecarte; euchre; fan tan; faro; five hundred; German whist; go fish; gin rummy; golf; Hassenpfeffer; hearts; Hoggenheimer; klaberjass; Klondike; knaves; loo; monte bank; Miss Milligan; Napoleon; Newmarket; Oklahoma; old maid; ombre; omnibus hearts; Paganini; pinochle; piquet; pitch; poker; polignac; Pope Joan; pyramid; quinto; ranter go round; red dog; rockaway; rummy; Russian bank; St Helena; scorpion; skat; slippery same; solo whist; spinado; spoil five; tablanett; towie; vingt-et-un; whist; windmill.show more