This book contains the rules for playing a variety of original card games using standard playing cards. There are five games in all. These games are fairly simple to play, and each includes several variations.
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About the Author
I was a child of the 50's and 60's, and I loved to play games. Early on, I played the card games Old Maid (Whitman Publishing), Crazy Eights (Whitman Publishing), Hearts (Whitman Publishing), Memory, and War. And I played the board games Candy Land (Milton Bradley), Chutes and Ladders (Milton Bradley), the Uncle Wiggily Game (Milton Bradley), and Go to the Head of the Class (Milton Bradley). Later on, I played the card games Probe (Parker Brothers), Authors (Whitman Publishing), Crazy Eights, Hearts, and Cribbage, and the board games The Game of Life (Milton Bradley), Careers (Parker Brothers), Sorry! (Parker Brothers), Monopoly (Parker Brothers), Clue (Parker Brothers), Checkers, and Chinese Checkers. Later I played some Chess. In college and beyond, I primarily played the card games Hearts, Uno (Mattel), and Oh Pshaw, and the dice game Yahtzee (Milton Bradley). Many of the games I played were traditional games or were based on traditional games. The Whitman Publishing card games I played were all based on traditional card games. Uno was based on Crazy Eights. Yahtzee was based on Yacht. Sorry! Was based on Parchisi. Several years ago, I started to create rules for simple games using traditional game equipment – standard playing cards, standard 6-sided dice, a checkerboard and checkers, a pencil, and paper. I collected game rules into pdf booklets, and placed them on the internet for sale. I also collected some rules for 5-dice games into a pdf booklet, and placed it on a free download site. Lately, I have been working on game rules booklets using an online format.