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).
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.
Author: Albert H. Morehead
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: 1996
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.
Author: Nikki Katz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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!
Author: Nikki Katz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2004-09-10
Genre: Games & Activities
If you find yourself coming down with a case of rainy-day boredom or "I can't watch another rerun on TV" syndrome, grab the closest deck of cards and get ready for some serious fun! The Everything Card Games Book is packed with loads of variety to keep you entertained for hours with games you can play solo or with a group of people. Wow your friends and family with your card-shark skills by mastering these basic games - along with a handful of more advanced ones, too! In addition to key rules and instructions for play, The Everything Card Games Book provides tips on shuffling and dealing, essential etiquette, and knowing when to hold and when to fold. Learn how to play: Classic games, such as bridge and whist Team games, such as pinochle and spades Variations of games, such as Mexican Stud and Pai Gow Poker Games from abroad, such as Black Maria and Scopone Scientifico Kids' games, such as Go Fish and Memory and more! The perfect way to get you up to speed on more than fifty popular games, The Everything Card Games Book is your wild card for scoring big. Pull up a seat, gather your friends, and let the games begin!
Author: Lindsay Small
Release Date: 2014-08-15
Sometimes in these days of expensive toys and gadgets we forget that a simple pack of cards (or two) can provide hours of fun. Cards are inexpensive, easily portable and endlessly adaptable. Families can enjoy a game together, kids can play in groups on their own, and a solitary child can while away the hours playing solitaire games, practicing shuffling and dealing, or building card houses. Put a pack of cards in your pocket or handbag and this book onto your kindle and you'll always have entertainment ready! Card games also build all sorts of skills. Younger children will encounter number recognition, sorting problems, fine motor skills, taking turns, practicing patience. Older children will start to use their strategic thinking skills and can benefit from watching (and trying to remember) the cards that other players put down or play and working out odds. So get the cards out and have a go! There are easy instructions for 36 of the best card games for children and families in this book to choose from, and I know you'll find something fun - whether you are looking for a quiet game for 2 kids, a rowdy game for a family gathering, or a game which will keep a group of teenagers and younger children entertained.
Do you ever wish you watched less and played more? Shuffle & Deal is a card game book packed with hilarious, evil and deeply addictive games that are guaranteed to spread through your circle of friends like poison ivy. This isn't a book full of old favourites; all of the games selected offer something a bit different - new twists and alternative rules. But Shuffle & Deal is more than a collection of card games. Fun to read and beautiful to look at, it features a collection of stunning artwork dating from medieval times to the present day. Alongside the games are historical anecdotes, top tips for winning, and card-speak jargon busters, designed to ake everyone an expert. In a world that relies ever more on screens to fill its need for entertainment, card games are a beacon of light. So come in from the cold, call your friends and families, grab a deck, and make some memories.
Author: Barry Rigal
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2011-03-04
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!
Whether you re making a toast at a wedding, trying to break the ice at a party, or just want to make your boss giggle, the Ultimate Book of Jokes is the first and last resource you'll ever need. From road-crossing chickens and classic knock knock jokes to the naughty, nice, and totally soused, no subject goes unmocked in this collection of over 1,500 jokes, packaged in a deluxe embossed board cover with 2-color line art throughout. Scott McNeeley, author of Ultimate Book of Card Games, mined decades worth of jokes to find chuckle-inducing punch lines for joke lovers of all stripes from yo mamma aficionados to naughty limerick connoisseurs.