Card Games Around the World

Author: Sid Sackson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486281000

Category: Games

Page: 146

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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).

A history of card games

Author: David Parlett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games

Page: 361

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Imported from the Mamluks of Egypt, card games first hit Europe around 1371 and within ten years had spread like wildfire from Spain and Italy to France and Germany. By 1420, German and Swiss cardmakers were producing packs by the thousands (first by stencil, later by metal engraving) marked with a bewildering array of suits, including hounds, bears, parrots, roses, helmets, banners, and bells. Games proliferated as well, and by 1534, Rabelais could name 35 different card games in Chapter 22 of Gargantua . Today, of course, there are thousands of games, from the universally popular Poker and Contract Bridge, to national manias such as Swiss Jass, German Skat, and French Belote. Now, in The Oxford Guide to Card Games , internationally renowned game expert David Parlett provides a fascinating historical guide to cards in Europe and America. Unlike other books, this is not primarily a book of rules or hints on how to play better, but a unique survey of where the games originated, how they have developed over time, and what their rituals and etiquette tell us about the people who play them. Parlett discusses such ancient games as Karnoffel (German for "hernia"), in which the King could be captured by cards named Pope, Kaiser, Devil, and Karnoffel (this subversive ranking was decried by civic authorities and Karnoffel was even banned in Augsburg in 1446, but it was very popular among soldiers and workers). We learn that the term "Bower" in Euchre comes from the German word Bauer ( Boer in Dutch), which means "farmer" or "Jack," and that Poker comes from the German word Pocher , which means "bash" or "pulverize" or "brag" (Poker is, as Parlett points out, ultimately a bragging game, in which players boast--or bet--that their hand is best). And we follow the rise and fall of such games as Piquet, which was once far and away the best loved game in Europe, and Canasta, which became a world-wide phenomenon in the 1950s, for a while rivaling Contract Bridge in popularity. The first book to explore the history of cards in the West, this attractively illustrated volume is both informative and entertaining. Whether your favorite game is Poker or Pinocle, Cribbage or Gin, Contract Bridge or Crazy Eights, you will find much here to fascinate and amuse.

Card Games

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756506759

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents the history and the basics of different card games, with a description of what cards make up a deck, instructions on playing games such as solitaire and go fish, and a section on how to build a card house.

Video Games Around the World

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf,Toru Iwatani

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262527162

Category: Games

Page: 720

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Thirty-nine essays explore the vast diversity of video game history and culture across all the world's continents.

Ultimate Book of Card Games

The Comprehensive Guide to More Than 350 Games

Author: Scott McNeely

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811866424

Category: Games

Page: 400

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Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over 350 games is sure to appeal to all ages. From Bridge to Poker and Solitaireto Hearts, card games are a beloved source of entertainment and competition (and they are recession proof!). Thisauthoritative book is ideal for every household, college dorm, family cabin, or neighborhood bar that has a pack of cards. Designed in the style of the popular Ultimate Bar Book, this essential resource provides the rules to dozensof variations of your favorite games, and a few you've probably never heard of (Bezique, anyone?). With simple instructions and clear illustrations to guide the way, this volume will be a welcome addition to any gamer's library.

The Oxford Guide to Card Games

Author: David Parlett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 361

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Surveys the origins and development of card games played throughout the world, describing unusual games and shedding new light on such popular games as poker, bridge, and cribbage

Computer Applications for Communication, Networking, and Digital Contents

International Conferences, FGCN and DCA 2012, Held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2012, Gangneug, Korea, December 16-19, 2012. Proceedings

Author: Tai-hoon Kim,Dae-sik Ko,Thanos Vasilakos,Adrian Stoica,Jemal Abawajy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642355943

Category: Computers

Page: 378

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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conferences, FGCN and DCA 2012, held as part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2012, Kangwondo, Korea, in December 2012. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focus on the various aspects of future generation communication and networking, and digital contents and applications.

Card Games For Dummies

Author: Barry Rigal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118054768

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 384

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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 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!

Card Games

A Beginner’s Guide to The Most Popular Card Games for 1-8 Players

Author: Tim Ander

Publisher: CRB Publishing

ISBN: 8829576093

Category: Games & Activities

Page: N.A

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Here’s How You Can Spend Your Rainy Afternoons & Midsummer Nights Playing Card Games With Your Friends! Looking for a fun and engaging way to spend quality time with your kids or friends? Want to learn how to play some of the most popular card games? We’ve got exactly what you need! Introducing The Ultimate Card Games Bundle – The #1 All-Inclusive Guide To The 10 Most Popular Party Card Games! Sick and tired of play charades all the time? Need another way to spend your summer nights or winter afternoons? Now you can easily and quickly learn the rules and strategies of some of the most popular and thrilling card games and spend endless hours of fun with your friends! 10 Different Card Game Guides For The Price Of One! By the end of this incredible card game multi-guide, you will be able to play: • Bridge • Canasta • Cribbage • Euchre • Hearts • Pinochle • Rummy • Solitaire • Spades • Whist And That’s Not All! Author Tim Ander, has included everything you might need for a fun night of cards in this all-in-one card game guide. Learn everything from rules, terminology, tips, variations, beginner’s strategies and winning strategies for ALL 10 games! Save Your Precious Time & Effort While Mastering Ultra-Fun Card Games! If you have ever tried learning the rules of card game online, then you already know how frustrating it is to constantly pause the video, write down notes and trying to figure out how to play the game. Well, the good news is that NOW YOU DON’T HAVE TO! This practical and easy-to-follow guide will offer you the opportunity to quickly and easily learn the fundamentals of each card game, understand its strategies and spend hours of fun playing with your friends or loved ones! What Are You Waiting For? Click “Buy Now” & Start Organizing Your Next Game Night!