Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over 350 games is sure to appeal to all ages. From Bridge to Poker and Solitaireto Hearts, card games are a beloved source of entertainment and competition (and they are recession proof!). This authoritative book is ideal for every household, college dorm, family cabin, or neighborhood bar that has a pack of cards. Designed in the style of the popular Ultimate Bar Book, this essential resource provides the rules to dozensof variations of your favorite games, and a few you've probably never heard of (Bezique, anyone?). With simple instructions and clear illustrations to guide the way, this volume will be a welcome addition to any gamer's library.
Presents the history and the basics of different card games, with a description of what cards make up a deck, instructions on playing games such as solitaire and go fish, and a section on how to build a card house.
This super collection covers all levels, from easy Pairs Patience to the more complex Victoria Reel. The instructions explain all the rules, tactics, and terminology, while the color card layouts illustrate the different hands. Take out a single pack and try your luck on Accordion, Beleaguered Castle, Quadrille, and dozens of others. Or double your fun with two-packers.
Card games offer loads of fun and one of the best socializing experiences out there. But picking up winning card strategies is a bit of a challenge, and though your buddies may think that picking up the rules of the game is easy, winning is a totally different story. With Card Games For Dummies, Second Edition, you’ll not only be able to play the hottest card games around, you can also apply game-winning strategies and tips to have fun and beat your opponents. Now updated, this hands-on guide shows you everything you need to know—the basics, the tricks, and the techniques—to become a master card player, with expanded coverage on poker as well as online gaming and tournaments. Soon you ...
A leading inventor and collector of games, Sid Sackson is also an expert on game history. For this highly entertaining volume, the self-proclaimed "game addict" has selected over 60 popular games from around the world. A brief but fascinating introductory chapter to the history of card playing is followed by a valuable glossary of terms associated with this popular pastime. Additional chapters supply instructions, detailed illustrations, and an abundance of clear examples for playing such intriguing diversions as Sampen, Kowah, Kabu, Cha Kau Tsz' and Khanhoo from Asia; Skat, Blackjack, Old Maid, Fan Tan, Eights, Klondike, La Belle Loucie, Accordion, and Hearts from Europe; Whist, Blackout, Cribbage, Spoil Five, and Casino from the British Isles; Pif Paf, Samba, Bolivia, and Canasta from Latin America; and Poker, Pinochle, Contract Bridge, Rummy, and Oklahoma Gin from the United States. Most games can be played by children or adults with a common deck of 52 playing cards (a few will need additional cards from a second deck).
With complete rules on more than 300 popular card games, including the new international laws of contract bridge, this comprehensive book also includes special sections on: choosing games for particular occasions, teaching card games to children, the etiquette of card games, technical terms used in card games, and more. From the Paperback edition.
There are hundreds of card games available to appeal to all tastes - from the intellectual intricacies of Bridge to the psychological excitement of Poker. This book includes the classics, games from abroad and timeless favourites.
What's in the cards for you? The biggest selection of card games ever, from War and Stops to Forty Thieves and Solitaire. Some games are simple and depend on luck; others require more skills and practice. So get ready to start dealing, because here's just some of what's inside: · The best games for very young children, from Pig to Treasure Hunt. · Games that call for matching cards in pairs or sets of four-of-a-kind: Go Fish, Authors, and Old Maid. · The "Stops Family": Sequence, Crazy Eights, Go Boom, and many more. · Various types of Casino, Rummy, Trump, Whist, and Hearts. · The "All Fours Group", including Seven-Up, Auction Pitch, and Euchre. · Poker, from basic to Bluff to Five-Card Stud. You won't find more card games anywhere!