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The pocket guide to dice & dice games

Author: Keith M Souter; Laura Matine
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dice have been played for centuries and are a staple of the playground, board games and casinos alike. This pocket guide contains their history and clear explanations to popular dice games, including farkle (played since the Middle Ages), Gluckhaus (a German game of fortune, played since Medieval Times), craps and Jacks, including tips on winning and how to avoid being tricked by loaded or crooked dice. Famous dice  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith M Souter; Laura Matine
ISBN: 9781620871805 1620871807
OCLC Number: 783162656
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by Remember When, an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd.".
Description: 169, [1] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Other Titles: Pocket guide to dice and dice games
Dice & dice games
Responsibility: Keith Souter ; illustrations by Laura Matine.

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Dice have been played for centuries and are a staple of the playground, board games and casinos alike. This pocket guide contains their history and clear explanations to popular dice games, including farkle (played since the Middle Ages), Gluckhaus (a German game of fortune, played since Medieval Times), craps and Jacks, including tips on winning and how to avoid being tricked by loaded or crooked dice. Famous dice players include Augustus and Caligula, the Roman Emperors the latter lost all his money playing dice and quickly stole other peoples and carried on gaming. In Regency times, fortunes could be won and lost at the roll of a die and it was not only money which was gambled away but estates and even marriages. Full of fascinating facts and useful tips, this is a must-read book for everyone interesting in games, gambling and social history.

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