Card Games Around the World (Dover Books on Magic) (Paperback)

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Card Games Around the World (Dover Books on Magic) (Paperback)

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A leading inventor and collector of games, Sid Sackson is also an expert on game history. For this highly entertaining volume, the self-proclaimed game addict has selected over 60 popular games from around the world.
A brief but fascinating introductory chapter to the history of card playing is followed by a valuable glossary of terms associated with this popular pastime. Additional chapters supply instructions, detailed illustrations, and an abundance of clear examples for playing such intriguing diversions as Sampen, Kowah, Kabu, Cha Kau Tsz' and Khanhoo from Asia; Skat, Blackjack, Old Maid, Fan Tan, Eights, Klondike, La Belle Loucie, Accordion, and Hearts from Europe; Whist, Blackout, Cribbage, Spoil Five, and Casino from the British Isles; Pif Paf, Samba, Bolivia, and Canasta from Latin America; and Poker, Pinochle, Contract Bridge, Rummy, and Oklahoma Gin from the United States.
Most games can be played by children or adults with a common deck of 52 playing cards (a few will need additional cards from a second deck).
Product Details ISBN: 9780486281001
ISBN-10: 0486281000
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: June 22nd, 1994
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Dover Books on Magic