Card Games For Dummies

Author: Barry Rigal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118054765
Release Date: 2011-03-04
Genre: Games

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 will have the card-playing power to: Pin down your opponents in Texas Hold’em Show off your power in Stud Poker Hit wisely in Blackjack Break hearts ruthlessly in Hearts Mix up the night with Gin and Rummy Build yourself a victory in Bridge Send them fishing in Go Fish This straightforward, no-nonsense guide features great ways to improve your game and have more fun, as well as a list of places to find out more about your favorite game. It also profiles different variations of each game, making you a player for all seasons!

Ultimate Book of Card Games

Author: Scott McNeely
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452110486
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Genre: Games

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.

Card Games All In One For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119275749
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Games & Activities

Play your cards right—and get an ace up your sleeve Whether you’re looking to tackle a Texas Hold ‘em tournament or beat a friendly competitor at Gin Rummy, Card Games All-In-One For Dummies helps you stack the odds in your favor to start playing—and winning—the world’s most popular card games. From Bridge and Hearts to Blackjack, card games are timeless activities that offer loads of fun, bringing people of all ages together to socialize and have a hand at some friendly competition. But if you’re ready to up the ante, this all-encompassing guide gives you the card-playing power to apply winning strategies and tips to master your game of choice and beat your opponents. Build upon and improve your card-playing skills Develop a winning strategy for popular card game Find and play card games online Teach kids to play cards responsibly Whether you’re playing for fun or real stakes, Card Games All-In-One For Dummies is your one-stop ace in the hole to come up trumps!

The Official Rules of Card Games

Author: Albert H. Morehead
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780449911587
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Games

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.

The Ultimate Book of Family Card Games

Author: Oliver Ho
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1402750412
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Games

Presents a collection of fifty card games, organized by type and difficulty, and complete with instructions, rules, and strategies.

Hoyle s Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games

Author: Walter B. Gibson
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307486097
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Games & Activities

"According to Hoyle" is the card-table synonym for Correct --a definitive guide to the correct playing of all known card games, with full descriptions and explanations of rules and techniques for each game and its variations. B & W photographs throughout.

Bridge For Dummies

Author: Eddie Kantar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118240830
Release Date: 2012-04-03
Genre: Games

Your plain-English guide to the most popular card game in the world Bridge, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. It's challenging—each hand presents a different set of conditions you must figure out and solve. It's very social—you play with a partner and two opponents. And best of all—it's fun. Bridge For Dummies gives you a step-by-step explanation of the fundamentals of the game in terms you can understand. It walks you through the different aspects of bridge, featuring real-life examples, so that you can feel comfortable with the basics before you ever start to play. And if you're already experienced at the game, you'll discover a wealth of tips and hints that can make you a better player. Covers playing bridge online Includes updated websites and other resources Gives you the latest bidding techniques, including ACOL Bridge For Dummies is the perfect guide for a beginner hoping to learn to play bridge as well as the seasoned player looking for new techniques and strategies.

The Penguin Book of Card Games

Author: David Parlett
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141916101
Release Date: 2008-08-07
Genre: Games & Activities

The 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.

The Book of Card Games

Author: Nikki Katz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440560156
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Games & Activities

Your Favorite Card Games, All in One Place! Now you can enjoy all the games you've always loved--and find new favorites--with The Book of Card Games. From bridge and pitch to war and whist, this timeless collection outlines the rules to more than fifty classic games and a number of entertaining variations. You can reference the exact rules for gin rummy or try a new spin on the game-night staple with Manipulation Rummy. Why not switch it up on the poker table and go all in during a round of Anaconda, Football, or Omaha? You can even have fun on your own with solitary games like Free Cell and Monte Carlo. The Book of Card Games stacks the deck in your favor for hours of entertaining fun with family and friends!

Poker For Dummies

Author: Richard D. Harroch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118053584
Release Date: 2011-03-10
Genre: Games & Activities

Poker is America’s national card game, and its popularity continues to grow. Nationwide, you can find a game in progress everywhere. If you want to play, you can find poker games on replicas of 19th century riverboats or on Native American tribal lands. You can play poker at home with the family or online with opponents from around the world. Like bowling and billiards before it, poker has moved out from under the seedier side of its roots and is flowering in the sunshine. Maybe you’ve never played poker before and you don’t even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don’t know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you’re a poker expert, you still can benefit – some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger. Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold'em Setting up a game at home Playing in a casino: Do's and don'ts Improving your play with Internet and video poker Deciphering poker sayings and slang Ten ways to read your opponent's body language Playing in poker tournaments Money management and recordkeeping Knowing when and how to bluff Poker looks like such a simple game. Anyone, it seems, can play it well – but that's far from the truth. Learning the rules can be quick work, but becoming a winning player takes considerably longer. Still, anyone willing to make the effort can become a good player. You can succeed in poker the way you succeed in life: by facing it squarely, getting up earlier than the next person, and working harder and smarter than the competition. Foreword by Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion.

Card Games for One

Author: David Parlett
Publisher: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 0844236861
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

For the solitaire player, David Parlett has been collecting and inventing games for more than 20 years and here describes his favorites. They include games for one pack, two packs, and stripped packs; games of skill that test your intellect and games of chance that try your patience; games that lift you up and those that let you down; and games ranging from extravaganzas to minimals.