Card Games Around the World

Card Games Around the World

by Sid Sackson

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Overview

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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486281001
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/22/1994
Series: Dover Books on Magic
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,109,100
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: CARD GAME TERMS
Chapter 2: GAMES FROM ASIA
Sampen
Cha Kau Tsz'
Khanhoo
Kowah
Totit
Kabu
As Nas
Chapter 3: GAMES FROM EUROPE
La Malilla
La Mosca
Briscola
Scopa
Piquet
Ecarte
Vingt-et-Un (Blackjack)
Skat
Sechs and Sechzig (Sixty-Six)
Bezique
Polish Bezique
Jass
Klabberjass
Solo Whist
Vint
Tyzicha
Chapter 4: MORE GAMES FROM EUROPE
War
Old Maid
Authors
Hearts
Black Lady
Fan Tan
Eights (Crazy Eights)
Klondike
Klondike for 2 (Double Solitaire)
Clock
La Belle Loucie
Accordian
Calculation
Chapter 5: GAMES FROM THE BRITISH ISLES
Whist
Blackout
Cribbage
Casino
Royal Casino
Nap (Napoleon)
All Fours (Seven Up)
Newmarket (Michigan)
Spoil Five
Scotch Whist (Catch the Ten)
Chapter 6: GAMES FROM LATIN AMERICA
Conquian
Pif Paf
Canasta
Samba
Bolivia
Chapter 7: GAMES FROM THE UNITED STATES
Draw Poker
Stud Poker
Pinochle
Contract Bridge
Rummy
500 Rummy
Gin Rummy
Oklahoma Gin
Chapter 8: SOMETHING EXTRA
Buried Treasure
Divide and Conquer
Card Football
Card Stock Market

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