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Learn to Play the 200 Best-ever Card Games a Fantastic Compendium of the Greatest Card Games from Around the World, Including History, Rules, and Winning Strategies for Each Game, with More Than 400 I by Jeremy Harwood
  

Learn to Play the 200 Best-ever Card Games a Fantastic Compendium of the Greatest Card Games from Around the World, Including History, Rules, and Winning Strategies for Each Game, with More Than 400 I

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Learn to Play the 200 Best-ever Card Games a Fantastic Compendium of the Greatest Card Games from Around the World, Including History, Rules, and Winning Strategies for Each Game, with More Than 400 I by Jeremy Harwood

This is a fantastic compendium of the greatest card games from around the world, including the history, rules, and winning strategies for each game, with more than 400 illustrations. It covers everything from fun and simple games for beginners and family players, to professional tips and expert guidance for advanced play in serious games of chance. It is a comprehensive, practical guide to over 200 games, explaining how to play and win. It offers clear instructions make the book a useful one for players at all levels - beginners, intermediates and experts. It covers all the world's most popular games, including bridge, gin rummy, blackjack, poker, solitaire, piquet and cribbage. It details the rules of each game, with strategies for play, history and fascinating facts about famous players. This essential reference for card-game players brings together all the best card games, including canasta, bridge, rummy, blackjack, cribbage, whist, solitaire and poker. The book opens with a brief history of cards, with tutorials for beginners on general play, and a gold mine of tips for intermediate and advanced players. The practical heart of the book is divided into two sections covering trick-taking and non-trick taking games. Here are all the classics plus scores of lesser-known treats such as Thirty-One Rum and Spit. Whether you want to settle a dispute about rules or find a new game for the family, this is the only book you will ever need on the subject.

About the Author

Jeremy Harwood has long been a card game enthusiast, with a particular interest in card games through history. He read modern history at Christ Church, Oxford. After working on the catalogue of the letters and papers of the third Marquess of Salisbury, he became a full-time editor and writer. His books include Secrets of the Bach Flower Remedies (Dorling Kindersley) and The Freemasons (also published by Southwater) and, as contributing editor, the award-winning Mysteries of History (National Geographic).

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Publication date

1st May 2013

Author

Jeremy Harwood

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Publisher

Southwater an imprint of Anness Publishing

Format

Paperback
256 pages

Categories

Card games

ISBN

9781780192260

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