Hoyle's Rules of Games

Hoyle's Rules of Games

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Overview

Here is the perfect gift for novice and expert game enthusiasts alike. With Hoyle's Rules of Games you'll learn how to play games, sharpen your strategy, and settle disputes with the revised and updated edition of this essential reference guide—now covering over 250 classic and popular games!

In 1742, Edmond Hoyle published the definitive book on the popular game of his day, whist. Games evolve with time, just as whist gave rise to contract bridge. However, more than 250 years later, Hoyle’s is still the definitive name when it comes to the rules of the game—whether it’s bridge, backgammon, Scrabble® or Blackjack. The game player’s basic reference, this handy guide has now been updated and expanded and includes rules, strategies, and odds for over 250 games, including such favorites as:

• Scrabble®
• Canasta
• Contract Bridge
• Gin Rummy
• Chess
• Backgammon
• Solitaire games: Nestor, Pounce, Pyramid, and Russian Bank
• Poker variations: Anaconda, Blind Tiger, and Hold ’em
• Children’s games: Beggar-your-neighbor, Memory, and Slapjack
• Computer games: Minesweeper and Freecell
• ...And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101100233
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 266,681
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Albert H. Morehead (1909–1966), known as the “modern Hoyle,” was the games editor of the New York Times, a lexicographer, and the author of more than 50 books on card games. Some of his works include The Complete Book of Solitaire and Patience Games and the world-famous Contract Bridge Summary.

Geoffrey Mott-Smith (1902–1960) was cochairman of the ACBL Laws Commission, editor of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin 1935–36, a contributor to The Bridge World, a writer, and a cryptographer. During World War II, Mott-Smith served as chief instructor for the OSS in the training of cryptographers and cryptanalysts. He wrote or cowrote more than 29 books on games and served as games consultant for the Association of American Playing Card Manufacturers.

Philip D. Morehead is the editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and the author of the New American Crossword Puzzle Dictionary and The New American International Dictionary of Music. He is the son of late lexicographer and games expert Albert H. Morehead, the original co-editor of this book, who was the Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games.

Table of Contents

Hoyle's Rules Of GamesCard Games
All Fours
Barbu
Bridge
Briscola
Casino
Cribbage
Eleusis
Klaberjass
Hearts
Oh Hell
Palace
Pinochle
Piquet
Rook
Rummy
Sixty-Six
Skat
Spades
Stops
Triumph
Variety
Solitaire
Card Games for Larger Groups or Parties
Card Games Played by Children

Gambling Games
Poker
Other Gambling Games

Dice, Board, and Other Games
Dice Games
Dominoes
Board Games
Parlor Games
Computer and Online Games

Resources
Glossary

Index Of Games

Accordion
Aces High
Aces Up
Acey-Deucey
All Fours
Anoconda
Arlington
Asian Poker
Auction Bridge
Auction Forty-Fives
Auction Pinochle
Auction Pitch
Austrailian Poker
Authors

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Hoyle's Rules of Games: Third Revised and Updated Edition 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
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A must own for game/card players