Hoyle's Rules of Games

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Penguin, Dec 1, 2001 - Games & Activities - 384 pages
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Learn how to play, sharpen your strategy, and settle disputes with the revised and updated edition of this classic 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!

 

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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
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About the author (2001)

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.

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