Author: Albert H. Morehead
Release Date: 2001-12-01
Genre: Games & Activities
In 1742, Edmond Hoyle published the definitive book on the popular game of his day, whist. Games evolve with time, just as whist gave rise to contract bridge. However, more than 250 years later, Hoyle’s is still the definitive name when it comes to the rules of the game—whether it’s bridge, backgammon, Scrabble® or Blackjack. The game player’s basic reference, this handy guide has now been updated and expanded and includes rules, strategies, and odds for over 250 games, from including such favorites as: * Scrabble® * Canasta * Contract Bridge * Gin Rummy * Chess * Backgammon * Solitaire games: Nestor, Pounce, Pyramid, and Russian Bank * Poker variations: Anaconda, Blind Tiger, and Hold ’em * Children’s games: Beggar-your-neighbor, Memory, and Slapjack * Computer games: Minesweeper and Freecell * And more Learn how to play, sharpen your strategy, and settle disputes—with this newest edition of the classic reference guide.
Ever since the middle of the Eighteenth Century, 'according to Hoyle' has been an expression of fair and rule-abiding play. In an age when more and more people are rejecting the inanities of electronic games and returning to the old, perennial favourites, the reissue of this great book will be welcomed by all games players of discernment. This edition of Hoyle's Games has been prepared by Lawrence Dawson, and covers more than fifty varieties of card game, as well as Backgammon, Draughts, Chess, Solitaire, Darts, Dominoes, Nine Men's Morris, Billiards, Pool, Snooker and many more.