Games: From Backgammon to Blackjack
This is a follow-up title to Chess - From First Moves to Checkmate builds on the earlier title's innovative approach to its subject. The book introduces a wide range of board and card games, detailing their history and strategy as well as providing playing instructions for a variety of international games including draughts, mancala, rummy and whist.
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ace ranks alquerque attack back counters backgammon bishop Black stones Black's home board blackjack board games card games card play cards are dealt cards total checkers checkmate chess chips court cards crib cribbage dealer diagonally diagram diamonds dice discard pile double draughts DRAW POKER enemy exchange Five cards five-point Fox and geese Games Ancient Games golden point group of stones hand hearts hnefatafl hole jack KING Chess knight leap liberties line of three lowest card mancala meld nil bid nine men's morris non-dealer number of tricks oard opponent opponent's pieces overtricks pack pair pawn penalty points player one's Player three players take Poker popular queen of spades race rank order rook rules rummy scoring combinations shoot the moon side sowing stock pile strategy TEST POSITIONS three cards top card total score trap trumps turn-up card upturned cards usual ranking whist White stone winner