Card Games
100 Card Games for All the Family: Hours of Fun for Players of All Ages
100 Card Games for All the Family
Hours of Fun for Players of All Ages
Paperback      ISBN: 1780193033

This practical reference for card-game players of every level anywhere in the world presents all the classic and most popular card games, including rummy, baccarat, casino, beggar-my-neighbour, thirty-one, slapjack and snap, plus scores of lesser-known treats and gems such as ombre, go fish and spit.

101 Amazing Card Tricks
101 Amazing Card Tricks
Paperback      ISBN: 0806903422

Have nothing but a deck of cards? With this book you'll soon be dealing out playful poker, and four-ace tricks that will make everyone say: How did you do that? If you can shuffle a deck, you can perform jacks be nimble, about face, number nonsense, and dozens more. Clear illustrations demonstrate how to execute each move precisely. A chart gauges the difficulty of each trick.

101 Best Family Card Games
101 Best Family Card Games
Paperback      ISBN: 0806986352

A nicely organized book chockablock with games that can be enjoyed by...a variety of ages....Begins with games that children as young as five can play with their parents, then...a number of more complicated games that older children can easily play on their own...a great assortment...clearly written and easy enough for many children to read on their own. Great for the parenting shelf, or pull the book out for kids on rainy or snowy days.--Booklist.

110 Card Games for Expert Players: History, Rules and Winning Strategies for Bridge, Whist, Canasta and Many Other Games, with 200 Photographs and Dia
110 Card Games for Expert Players
History, Rules and Winning Strategies for Bridge, Whist, Canasta and Many Other Games, with 200 Photographs and Dia
Paperback      ISBN: 1780193300

A compendium of the greatest card games from around the world, with clear diagrams of sample deals and hands providing an invaluable visual guide.

150 Solitaire Games
150 Solitaire Games
Paperback      ISBN: 0060923156

Lists the rules for variations on the game of solitaire, including ones which use partial or multiple decks of cards

25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Paperback      ISBN: 189415407x

It doesn't take long before beginning bridge players want to know more about bidding systems, and especially about conventions. The authors have selected 25 basic conventions and treatments that novice players can easily assimilate into their own methods. They explain clearly and concisely how to use each one, and how it fits into a standard bidding system. Each section ends with a summary chart as well as a self-quiz to ensure that the reader has understood the concepts.

25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know
25 More Bridge Conventions You Should Know
Paperback      ISBN: 1894154657

The squel to ... 25 bridge conventions you should know--Cover.

25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding
25 Ways to Compete in the Bidding
Paperback      ISBN: 1894154223

A follow-up book from the author team that produced the award-winning and best-selling 25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know. Aimed at the same novice/social player audience as their first book, this new title deals with competitive auctions in which the opponents have opened the bidding. This is the most complex area of bridge bidding, and has never up to now been dealt with comprehensively in a book that is understandable for non-experts.

25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer
25 Ways to Take More Tricks as Declarer
Paperback      ISBN: 1894154479

Another title in the best-selling '25' series, from award-winning author and master teacher Barbara Seagram, and using the same popular format as earlier books. Other titles in the series have revolved around bidding; this one deals with the play of the cards as declarer, a major topic in beginner and intermediate bridge lessons. As usual in this series, basic ideas on the strategies and tactics available to declarer are covered comprehensively in the early part of the book, while in later chapters, more advanced players will find ideas and topics that challenge their own understanding of the game.

52 Ways to Cheat at Poker: How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them
52 Ways to Cheat at Poker
How to Spot Them, Foil Them, and Defend Yourself Against Them
Paperback      ISBN: 0452289114
Thoroughly illustrated and researched, and enlivened with historical sidebars, 52 Ways to Cheat at Poker is essential reading for anyone who plays cards for money--or anyone interested in the ingenious ways cheats steal your money while appearing to do nothing at all.

It's no news that cheating pervades American culture. Americans cheat on taxes, tests, sports and spouses. But the largest arena for cheating may be at the poker table With an estimated 60-80 million Americans playing poker every week--for the highest stakes ever--you can be sure that not everyone is playing by the rules

In this fascinating look at the card sharper's art--from its origins in Renaissance Italy to the high-tech methods of today--deception expert Allan Kronzek reveals 52 of the most diabolical scams ever invented. Topics include codes and signaling systems, hidden cameras and miniature ear pieces, false shuffles, cuts and deals, peeking and flashing, deck and card switches, culling, instant stacks, marked cards, location play, the cooler, and dozens of other devious devices.

Each chapter zeroes in on a single cheating concept and provides expert advice on how to spot and foil the scam (when possible ). You'll learn the secrets of shade, flash, and juice--the subtlest marking systems; why cutting the cards doesn't guarantee an honest deal, how a crooked dealer can stack the flop in hold 'em, why casino card rooms are not 100% safe, and how cheating crews crush the opposition without marked cards or sleight of hand.