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Hoyle's rules of games : descriptions of indoor games of skill and chance, with advice on skillful play : based on the foundations laid down by Edmond Hoyle, 1672-1769

Author: Albert H Morehead; Geoffrey Mott-Smith; Philip D Morehead
Publisher: New York : Signet, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3rd rev. and updated ed.View all editions and formats
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"In 1742, Edmond Hoyle published the definitive book on the most 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Edmond Hoyle; Edmond Hoyle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert H Morehead; Geoffrey Mott-Smith; Philip D Morehead
ISBN: 0451204840 : 9780451204844
OCLC Number: 48554129
Notes: Includes index.
"The essential family guide to card games, board games, parlor games, new poker variations and more--plus a new section on computer games"--cover.
Description: xvii, 362 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Contents: The essential family guide to card games*board games*parlor games*new poker variations and more. Plus a new section on computer games.
Responsibility: edited by Albert H. Morehead and Geoffrey Mott-Smith.

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"In 1742, Edmond Hoyle published the definitive book on the most 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 more than 250 games, from 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."--From backcover.

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