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.
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.
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.
This simple step-by-step guide makes magic easy no matter what your age. Use 'Brain power' tricks that use mathematics and exercise your memory skills to perform mind-reading stunts. Inventive tricks using mobile phones will delight more experienced magicians looking for something new.
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.
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.
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.
"A must for anyone who wants to play a game and play it correctly."
Charles H. Goren
Whether you play card games, dice games, parlor games, word games, chess, checker, backgammon, or solitaire games, here is a comprehensive, up-to-date book with the complete rules of your favorite games of skill and chance. ACCORDING TO HOYLE gives not only the rules but expert advice on winning, too.