The Penguin Book of Card Games: Everything You Need to Know to Play Over 250 Games David Parlett

The Penguin Book of Card Games: Everything You Need to Know to Play Over 250 Games

Author: David Parlett
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Book Title
The Penguin Book of Card Games: Everything You Need to Know to Play Over 250 Games
Author
David Parlett
ISBN
9780141037875
The Penguin Book of Card Games is the authoritative up-to-date compendium, describing an abundance of games to be played both for fun and by serious players. Auctions, trumpless hands, cross-ruffing and lurching: card players have a language all of their own. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), David Parlett, seasoned specialist in card games, takes us masterfully through the countless games to choose from. Not content to merely show us games with the conventional fifty-two card pack, Parlett covers many games played with other types of cards - are you brave enough to play with Tarot? With a 'working description' of each game, with the rules, variations and origins of each, as well as an appendix of games invented by the author himself, The Penguin Book of Card Games will delight, entertain and inform both the novice and the seasoned player.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: David ParlettPublisher: Penguin GroupPublished: 04/28/2009ISBN: 9780141037875Pages: 658Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 7.70h x 5.00w x 1.60d
The Penguin Book of Card Games is the authoritative up-to-date compendium, describing an abundance of games to be played both for fun and by serious players. Auctions, trumpless hands, cross-ruffing and lurching: card players have a language all of their own. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), David Parlett, seasoned specialist in card games, takes us masterfully through the countless games to choose from. Not content to merely show us games with the conventional fifty-two card pack, Parlett covers many games played with other types of cards - are you brave enough to play with Tarot? With a 'working description' of each game, with the rules, variations and origins of each, as well as an appendix of games invented by the author himself, The Penguin Book of Card Games will delight, entertain and inform both the novice and the seasoned player.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Parlett
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 04/28/2009
ISBN: 9780141037875
Pages: 658
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 1.60d
The Penguin Book of Card Games is the authoritative up-to-date compendium, describing an abundance of games to be played both for fun and by serious players. Auctions, trumpless hands, cross-ruffing and lurching: card players have a language all of their own. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), David Parlett, seasoned specialist in card games, takes us masterfully through the countless games to choose from. Not content to merely show us games with the conventional fifty-two card pack, Parlett covers many games played with other types of cards - are you brave enough to play with Tarot? With a 'working description' of each game, with the rules, variations and origins of each, as well as an appendix of games invented by the author himself, The Penguin Book of Card Games will delight, entertain and inform both the novice and the seasoned player.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Parlett
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 04/28/2009
ISBN: 9780141037875
Pages: 658
Weight: 1.15lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.00w x 1.60d