The Hand-Book of Games; Comprising New or Carefully Revised Treatises on Whist, Piquet, Ecarte, Lansquenet, Boston, Quadrille, Cribbage, and Other Car

The Hand-Book of Games; Comprising New or Carefully Revised Treatises on Whist, Piquet, Ecarte, Lansquenet, Boston, Quadrille, Cribbage, and Other Car

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...to play first, as to be played up to; they are in error, --for it is only 7 to 1 against the king being turned up and it is more than 7 to 1 against the first player making the point, from the sole reason that he is first player, i.e., with cards which win because he is first, and which would lose were he last. 3. Another advantage in dealing is, that if the first to play (younger hand)proposes, the dealer presumes that his adversary has a weak hand, and can profit by this knowledge by refusing to give cards, whilst the younger hand, playing without throwing out, (ecarte, signifies "thrown out,") can have no clue to the strength of the dealers cards. 4. The eldest hand has choice of cards: this choice once made must last throughout the game, unless fresh cards be called for, which is allowable. 5. The deal is decided by cutting into the pack and showing the last card of the cut; highest deals. 6. If in cutting for deal, several cards are shown, the lowest of those turned up is accounted the cut. 7. Whoever neglects to show his cut, is supposed to have cut lowest of all. 8. The cut holds good, even if the pack be incomplete. As in Ecarte the eldest deals, and consequently plays last, (contrary to the usual mode, ) to avoid the confusion which the terms "elder hand" and "younger hand" would make, the two players are throughout this work called the one "dealer," the other "player,"--the latter designating him who leads the first card. 9. When a pack of cards is discovered to be incorrect, all preceding deals--even that in which the discovery is made, provided the deal be already played out--hold good. 10. A cut must consist of more than one card. ON DEALING. I. The cards are dealt by two and three, or...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236645529
  • 9781236645524