The Penguin Book of Card Games by David ParlettThe Penguin Book of Card Games is the authoritative up-to-date compendium, describing an abundance of games to be played both for fun and by serious players.
Auctions, trumpless hands, cross-ruffing and lurching: card players have a language all of their own. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), David Parlett, seasoned specialist in card games, takes us masterfully through the countless games to choose from.
Not content to merely show us games with the conventional fifty-two card pack, Parlett covers many games played with other types of cards - are you brave enough to play with Tarot? With a working description of each game, with the rules, variations and origins of each, as well as an appendix of games invented by the author himself, The Penguin Book of Card Games will delight, entertain and inform both the novice and the seasoned player.
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His writing has appeared in numerous magazines, Web sites, and travel guidebooks. He lives in Portland, Oregon. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over games is sure to appeal to all ages.
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Nikki Katz is a freelance writer and experienced card game player. She grew up playing a variety of children's card games before moving on to blackjack, euchre, rummy, and cribbage, among others. She has a degree in engineering, which contributes to her extensive knowledge of strategies and mathematical odds. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Now you can enjoy all the games you've always loved--and find new favorites--with The Book of Card Games.
There are many books of card game rules, but there is no single complete or authoritative guide. There are so many card games in the world that any one book can only cover a selection of them. Also, no writer can be an expert on every card game, so it is not surprising that most books contain occasional mistakes. Books also tend to be somewhat out of date, especially when describing games that have recently become popular. This web site pagat. The web format does make it easier to correct mistakes when they are found, and I try to keep up to date information from current players about how games are actually played.