The Penguin Book of Card Games

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Publisher's Synopsis

The Penguin Book of Card Games is the authoritative up-to-date compendium, describing an abundance of games to be played both for fun and by serious players.

Auctions, trumpless hands, cross-ruffing and lurching: card players have a language all of their own. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), David Parlett, seasoned specialist in card games, takes us masterfully through the countless games to choose from.

Not content to merely show us games with the conventional fifty-two card pack, Parlett covers many games played with other types of cards - are you brave enough to play with Tarot? With a 'working description' of each game, with the rules, variations and origins of each, as well as an appendix of games invented by the author himself, The Penguin Book of Card Games will delight, entertain and inform both the novice and the seasoned player.

Book information

ISBN: 9780141037875
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
Edition: Updated Edition
DEWEY: 795.4
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 658
Weight: 498g
Height: 129mm
Width: 199mm
Spine width: 43mm