Hoyle's Rules of Games (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 1, 2001 - Games - 384 pages
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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, from 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

Learn how to play, sharpen your strategy, and settle disputes—with this newest edition of the classic reference guide.

  

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Review: Hoyle's Rules of Games

User Review  - Kidsbookworm - Goodreads

Both DH and I grew up with Hoyle in our house. It's a must own! We actually have 2 copies here - so we don't rush the other person who must also look at the rules. We do love playing all kinds of games and Hoyles is the definitive reference. Read full review

Review: Hoyle's Rules of Games

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Although the information was a bit redundant to read from cover to cover, when I finished this book today, the information provided was good enough for me to understand the forgotten rules of some games from years past. Read full review

Contents

CINCH
SEVEN UP
AUCTION PITCH or SETBACK
CONTRACT BRIDGE
FourDeal Bridge
Contract Bridge Laws
Bridge for Three
Bridge for Two
POKER SOLITAIRE
RUSSIAN BANK
KINGS IN THE CORNERS
CHAIRMAN
TOEPEN
EGYPTIAN RATSCREW
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS
FISH

Progressive Bridge
AUCTION BRIDGE
WHIST
BRISCOLA BASTARDA FivePlayer Variant
IRREGULARITIES IN CASINO
STRATEGY OF CASINO
IRREGULARITIES IN CRIBBAGE
STRATEGY OF CRIBBAGE
IRREGULARITIES IN KLABERJASS
STRATEGY OF KLABERJASS
IRREGULARITIES IN HEARTS
STRATEGY OF BLACK LADY
IRREGULARITIES IN OH HELL
PINOCHLE
Auction Pinochle
Partnership Auction Pinochle
DoublePack Pinochle
BÉZIQUE
IRREGULARITIES IN PIQUET
STRATEGY OF PIQUET
Call Partner Rook
RUMMY
GIN RUMMY
CANASTA
OTHER FORMS OF CANASTA
HAND AND FOOT
PANGUINGUE
RÄUBER SKAT
SCHAFKOPF
Spades for Two
EIGHTS
FAN TAN
MICHIGAN
NAPOLEON
AUCTION FORTYFIVES
EUCHRE
HASENPFEFFER
FIVE HUNDRED
KLONDIKE
CANFIELD
ACES UP
BAKERS DOZEN
GRANDFATHERS CLOCK
EIGHT OFF
GOLF
SPIDER
NESTOR
LA BELLE LUCIE
CALCULATION
I DOUBT IT
PIG
CONCENTRATION or MEMORY
BEGGARYOURNEIGHBOR
AUTHORS
1000 BLANK WHITE CARDS
RANK OF POKER HANDS
RULES OF BETTING
LIMITS
ARRANGING THE GAME
DRAW POKER
STUD POKER
DEALERS CHOICE
IRREGULARITIES IN POKER
ETHICS AND ETIQUETTE
STRATEGY OF POKER
ODDS IN POKER
BLACKJACK or TWENTYONE
THIRTYONE
SPECULATION
CHASE THE ACE or RANTERGOROUND
RED DOG
CHEMINDEFER
BACCARAT
ROULETTE
ASIAN or PAIGOW POKER
LET IT RIDE
CARIBBEAN STUD
CRAPS
CHUCKLUCK
POKER DICE
YACHT
GENERAL RULES OF DOMINOES
THE BLOCK GAME
THE DRAW GAME
CHESS
CHECKERS
BACKGAMMON
SCRABBLE CROSSWORD GAME
CHARADES
GHOSTS
GEOGRAPHY
POKER SQUARES
WORD SQUARES
BATTLESHIPS or SALVO
BOTTICELLI
FREECELL
MINESWEEPER
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Philip Morehead is Head of Music Staff for Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is the son of the late Albert H. Morehead, lexicographer and games expert, the original co-editor of this book, who was Bridge Editor of the New York Times for over 25 years and the editor of many books on games. He is editor of The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary and The New American Rogets College Thesaurus and is author of The New American International Dictionary of Music. He lives in Chicago with his wife Patricia, oboist and composer.

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