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Card playing has been a popular pastime for more than five hundred years — and there is still no better way to bring a family together. This compact yet comprehensive volume contains the rules and strategies for a wealth of fun and action-packed card games that the entire household can enjoy — from bridge to go fish to pinochle to skat. No matter if your preference runs to the challenging or to the zany, there is something for everyone in these pages, expert player and novice ...

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Overview

Card playing has been a popular pastime for more than five hundred years — and there is still no better way to bring a family together. This compact yet comprehensive volume contains the rules and strategies for a wealth of fun and action-packed card games that the entire household can enjoy — from bridge to go fish to pinochle to skat. No matter if your preference runs to the challenging or to the zany, there is something for everyone in these pages, expert player and novice alike. Get ready to start dealing!

  • More than sixty family-friendly games
  • Play-by-play diagrams
  • Games specifically designed for children
  • Long-time favorites and little-known gems
  • A useful glossary of card-playing terms
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060534578
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/25/2003
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 722,229
  • Product dimensions: 4.18 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    Has given us many hours of entertainment

    My wife and I recently got into card games from the souvenir deck of cards we had bought. But when we actually tried to play, we realized we hardly knew any games. We had fun nonetheless, and that prompted me to seek out a book. I had a look in-store so I could actually flip through a few. This one appealed to me the most. The book is fairly small (about 4"x7"), so it's good for taking over to a get-together. It has some popular games like Cribbage and Rummy, and some more obscure ones like Vint and Pope Joan. It has about 52 family games (total includes variations), and about 25 kids games. (We've actually played a few of the kids games to have an easier time with the "grown up" versions - like basic trick-taking games.) A couple of the instructions were so vague that I had to look elsewhere for clarification. (The dealing section for Pope Joan was very unclear for those who are not familiar with stops-based games.) However I don't solely fault this book for it. It seems like a lot of card game books are excessively terse in their instructions, and sometimes when they're not, they're worded badly. I would suggest that if you're having trouble understanding parts of one game, to look at a few others to fill in the gaps. It could definitely benefit from cross-referencing and better wording, but it has definitely given us many hours of fun. I would say that the book is worth buying, but not for the asking price of 7 dollars. I would say 4 or 5 would be more reasonable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2010

    Don't wast your money

    Tf you are looking for card game rules for poker, hearts, canasta, etc... don't buy this book. Those games are nowhere to be found.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 20, 2010

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