The Essential Hand & Foot [NOOK Book]

Overview

Canasta, the South American card game that reached the United States and became all the rage in the late 1940s and early 1950s is back, reincarnated and revitalized as Hand & Foot, a highly addictive new version that has been evolving for the past decade. The Essential Hand & Foot for the first time codifies the rules of the game, holding to the common basics and incorporating the best of the regional variations.

While the original ...
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Overview

Canasta, the South American card game that reached the United States and became all the rage in the late 1940s and early 1950s is back, reincarnated and revitalized as Hand & Foot, a highly addictive new version that has been evolving for the past decade. The Essential Hand & Foot for the first time codifies the rules of the game, holding to the common basics and incorporating the best of the regional variations.

While the original version of Canasta is still popular, most of the people who play it learned how over a generation ago. For two or more players, Hand & Foot is a new generation's edgier card game, filled with clenched teeth and moans and groans as players hope for the chance to play their Feet before someone else can go out, all the while avoiding the dreaded red threes.

One needs only to sit through the first round to learn how to play Hand & Foot. After that first game, new players are hooked and foolishly think that they have it all figured out. However, read The Essential Hand & Foot to find out why some players consistently win using such ploys as "priming the pump" and the "honey pot," and why picking a pile containing red threes can sometimes be a good thing.

When was the last time you had a blast playing cards?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781462843251
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/8/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 912 KB

Meet the Author

Harry Wastrack is a life-long card player and an avid collector of old and unusual decks of playing cards. Retired from a career in the Federal Government, he now spends much of his time writing and organizing card tournaments. He is a regular contributor to "Clear the Decks," the quarterly official newsletter of 52 Plus Joker, the American Antique Deck Collectors Club.
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  • Posted October 18, 2013

    Forget it!!

    This version is certainly not anywhere close to what I have been taught. I do realize that there are many versions of the same game, but this is definitely not a Midwest version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    This rating is for the Nook version only. The book is practical

    This rating is for the Nook version only. The book is practically unreadable due to formatting errors, so much so that I had to ask B&N for a refund. There is a huge 1 inch to 1.5 inch left margin, making some of the things on the right impossible to see or read. This is especially apparent with any pictures, charts, or tables. If you think you might like to have this book, I recommend purchasing the hard copy version.

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