Card Games For Dummies

Card Games For Dummies

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by Barry Rigal
     
 

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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

Overview

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764599101
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/26/2005
Series:
For Dummies Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
263,524
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.83(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Rigal was born with a deck of cards in his hand. Having started with the children’s games, Whist, Rummy, and Solitaire, he moved on to Bridge at the age of 12. After graduating from Oxford University (where he captained the Bridge team), he worked in accountancy. Highlights of his work career were learning how to play Piquet and Clobyosh in the Tax Department of Thomson McLintock. After four years with Price Waterhouse, supervising the partnership’s Bridge team, he went into the world of business, working seven years in the Oil Taxation department of Conoco. During that time he began a career as a journalist and commentator on card games. Over the course of the last two decades he has written newspaper and magazine articles and six books on Bridge.

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Card Games for Dummies 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it was a game but it is not
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We were interested in learning a few variations on a card game. Even knowing the basics of the game, this book was a struggle. If we had to count on this book to explain basic play, we'd still be reading. Not certain how someone wanting to learn from scratch would make out. There was a great deal of information; however one required a trail of bread crumbs to follow it. It would have been much easier has basic rules of play been concisely listed and the history or anecdotes following separately. Strategy could also have been given its own place since one would look for this after comprehending the basics. Everything was very jumbled up. All in all it was a very difficult read....Oh and we did learn eventually find the information we sought but it wasn't with this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very thorough and simplified how to book. The tips that are offered to improve your strategy in different card games is invaluable. I run a Friendly Game Day at a local library and I used it as a bible one day in settling a dispute over a canasta game. We used this as our guide and when a dispute arose over some different rules someone had learned for canasta we settled it with this book. Originally I had borrowed this book from my local library but when I saw the battered shape it was in, I bought my own and highlighted it. I have used it to learn cribbage and euchre. It is quite an asset to my game group and my home library. It settled the dispute at the game day, but now I need to find a book that gets seventy year old ladies to get along.