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.

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.

According to Hoyle

Author: Richard L. Frey
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780449911563
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Games & Activities

A comprehensive guide to the complete rules of more than two hundred dice games, parlor games, word games, card games, and solitaire games also offers tips on winning play.

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 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.

Card Games For Dummies

Author: Barry Rigal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780764599101
Release Date: 2005-10-07
Genre: Games

Furnishes rules and instructions for a variety of card games, including gin rummy, canasta, whist, euchre, hearts, pinochle, bridge, eights, cribbage, poker, solitaire, and even some games just for children.

Hoyle s Rules of Games

Author: Albert H. Morehead
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101100233
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.

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 Official Rules of Card Games

Author: Edmond Hoyle
Publisher:
ISBN: 1741850371
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Card games

The comprehensive book has the complete rules of your favourite card games and many you have never even heard of. To learn a new game, to play old favourites better or to settle any question that comes up, this is an authorative reference for any home or card room. A must for anyone who wants to play a card game and play correctly.

Card Games Around the World

Author: Sid Sackson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486281000
Release Date: 1994-06-01
Genre: Games

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).

All Your Base Are Belong to Us

Author: Harold Goldberg
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 9780307463562
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Games & Activities

Through the stories of gaming's greatest innovations and most beloved creations, journalist Harold Goldberg captures the creativity, controversy--and passion--behind the videogame's meteoric rise to the top of the pop-culture pantheon. Over the last fifty years, video games have grown from curiosities to fads to trends to one of the world's most popular forms of mass entertainment. But as the gaming industry grows in numerous directions and everyone talks about the advance of the moment, few explore and seek to understand the forces behind this profound evolution. How did we get from Space Invaders to Grand Theft Auto? How exactly did gaming become a $50 billion industry and a dominant pop culture form? What are the stories, the people, the innovations, and the fascinations behind this incredible growth? Through extensive interviews with gaming's greatest innovators, both its icons and those unfairly forgotten by history, All Your Base Are Belong To Us sets out to answer these questions, exposing the creativity, odd theories--and passion--behind the twenty-first century's fastest-growing medium. Go inside the creation of: Grand Theft Auto * World of Warcraft * Bioshock * Kings Quest * Bejeweled * Madden Football * Super Mario Brothers * Myst * Pong * Donkey Kong * Crash Bandicoot * The 7th Guest * Tetris * Shadow Complex * Everquest * The Sims * And many more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Book of Cards for Kids

Author: Gail MacColl
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761173403
Release Date: 2012-05-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The thrill of double war. The excitement of shouting "Gin!" Every kid knows at least a handful of card classics, and every grown up kid remembers the fun of playing them. Now promising an abundance of entertainment for children and their families comes the first book to focus exclusively on card games for kids-and to be paired with an over-sized, custom-designed set of playing cards.From such favorites as Baby Snap, Go Fish, Concentration, and Blackjack to the less well-known Chase the Ace, Racing Demon, Smudge, and Frogs in the Pond, here are over 35 games for two to six players, plus Solitaire for a rainy day.Specially created for the book, the Kids' Card Deck is a brightly colored, big and bold pack of 54 cards based on the standard 52-card playing deck plus two jokers. Each suit is a different color to make it immediately distinguishable; numerals and letters are large and easy to read. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club.Suitable for ages 4-9. Over 1.1 million copies in print.

Gothic

Author: Chris Roberts
Publisher: Goodman Publishers
ISBN: 1847960898
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Design

With a history stretching over centuries, the gothic has a distinctive visual aesthetic that is fertile ground for imaginative reinvention--and that has been exploited across the arts and in popular culture. From "Frankenstein" and film noir, to the music of Bauhaus and punk rock, to contemporary art and funereal fashion, this richly comprehensive book covers the genre in all its unearthly glory.