Learn to Play the 200 Best-ever Card Games

Author: Jeremy Harwood

Publisher: Southwater Pub

ISBN: 9781780192260

Category: Games

Page: 256

View: 4481

This essential reference brings together all the best card games, including canasta, bridge, rummy, blackjack, cribbage, whist, solitaire and poker. Everything from fun and simple games for beginners and family players, to professional tips and expert gui


Learn How to Play the 200 Best-Ever Card Games

Author: Jeremy Harwood,Anness Publishing Staff

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754822400


Page: 256

View: 3556

Each kit box combines a fantastic 264-page practical book featuring 700 step-by-step photographs, with the relevant tools or equipment to get you started right away. It features 18 different kit boxes on a range of fabulous activities: chess, yoga and pilates, making cocktails, baking cookies, card games, knots and ropework, massage, drawing, scrapbooking, bonsai, calligraphy, origami, haircare and hairstyles, magic tricks, card-making, papercrafts, cooking for kids, and poker. It is packaged in a beautifully designed gift box with a magnetic lid. It contains high-quality accessories to make a great-value product. It is perfect for self purchase and as gifts.

Ultimate Book of Card Games

The Comprehensive Guide to More than 350 Games

Author: Scott McNeely

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452110484

Category: Games

Page: 400

View: 9103

Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over 350 games is sure to appeal to all ages. From Bridge to Poker and Solitaireto Hearts, card games are a beloved source of entertainment and competition (and they are recession proof!). This authoritative book is ideal for every household, college dorm, family cabin, or neighborhood bar that has a pack of cards. Designed in the style of the popular Ultimate Bar Book, this essential resource provides the rules to dozensof variations of your favorite games, and a few you've probably never heard of (Bezique, anyone?). With simple instructions and clear illustrations to guide the way, this volume will be a welcome addition to any gamer's library.

Card Games For Dummies

Author: Barry Rigal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118054768

Category: Games

Page: 384

View: 1972

Card games offer loads of fun and one of the best socializing experiences out there. But picking up winning card strategies is a bit of a challenge, and though your buddies may think that picking up the rules of the game is easy, winning is a totally different story. With Card Games For Dummies, Second Edition, you’ll not only be able to play the hottest card games around, you can also apply game-winning strategies and tips to have fun and beat your opponents. Now updated, this hands-on guide shows you everything you need to know—the basics, the tricks, and the techniques—to become a master card player, with expanded coverage on poker as well as online gaming and tournaments. Soon you will have the card-playing power to: Pin down your opponents in Texas Hold’em Show off your power in Stud Poker Hit wisely in Blackjack Break hearts ruthlessly in Hearts Mix up the night with Gin and Rummy Build yourself a victory in Bridge Send them fishing in Go Fish This straightforward, no-nonsense guide features great ways to improve your game and have more fun, as well as a list of places to find out more about your favorite game. It also profiles different variations of each game, making you a player for all seasons!

Getting Started with Dwarf Fortress

Learn to play the most complex video game ever made

Author: Peter Tyson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449339816

Category: Games

Page: 248

View: 6428

Dwarf Fortress may be the most complex video game ever made, but all that detail makes for fascinating game play, as various elements collide in interesting and challenging ways. The trick is getting started. In this guide, Fortress geek Peter Tyson takes you through the basics of this menacing realm, and helps you overcome the formidable learning curve. The book’s focus is the game’s simulation mode, in which you’re tasked with building a dwarf city. Once you learn how to establish and maintain your very first fortress, you can consult the more advanced chapters on resource management and training a dwarf military. You’ll soon have stories to share from your interactions with the Dwarf Fortress universe. Create your own world, then locate a site for an underground fortress Equip your party of dwarves and have them build workshops and rooms Produce a healthy food supply so your dwarves won’t starve (or go insane) Retain control over a fortress and dozens of dwarves, their children, and their pets Expand your fortress with fortifications, stairs, bridges, and subterranean halls Construct fantastic traps, machines, and weapons of mass destruction

Card Games Around the World

Author: Sid Sackson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486281000

Category: Games

Page: 146

View: 7046

A leading inventor and collector of games, Sid Sackson is also an expert on game history. For this highly entertaining volume, the self-proclaimed "game addict" has selected over 60 popular games from around the world. A brief but fascinating introductory chapter to the history of card playing is followed by a valuable glossary of terms associated with this popular pastime. Additional chapters supply instructions, detailed illustrations, and an abundance of clear examples for playing such intriguing diversions as Sampen, Kowah, Kabu, Cha Kau Tsz' and Khanhoo from Asia; Skat, Blackjack, Old Maid, Fan Tan, Eights, Klondike, La Belle Loucie, Accordion, and Hearts from Europe; Whist, Blackout, Cribbage, Spoil Five, and Casino from the British Isles; Pif Paf, Samba, Bolivia, and Canasta from Latin America; and Poker, Pinochle, Contract Bridge, Rummy, and Oklahoma Gin from the United States. Most games can be played by children or adults with a common deck of 52 playing cards (a few will need additional cards from a second deck).

How to Play Cribbage

Author: Chad Bomberger

Publisher: CRB Publishing

ISBN: 1537838180

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 33

View: 9674

Master Cribbage and Impress Your Friends! Inside How to Play Cribbage, you’ll discover everything you need to know to have fun with this fascinating game: Basic beginner strategies for quick success and more wins Tactics for making smart choices on the discard How to take the lead – and reply to your opponent’s lead Tips for playing cribbage with 3 to 6 players Originally invented in the 1600s, cribbage became very popular with sailors (especially in the mid-1900s). During World War II, American submarine crews on long voyages became avid cribbage players. Admiral Richard O’Kane was once dealt a perfect hand in a cribbage game – and his lucky cribbage board has been passed down by generations of submarine captains. You can embrace the modern tradition of cribbage by learning the simple and compelling rules of the game. All you need to play is a friend (or a group of friends), a deck of cards, and a cribbage board (a board with 121 holes and pegs for each player). With this easy-to-understand guidebook, you can quickly pick up the basics of the game, including pegging, counting, and “quick counting.” You’ll learn about the “perfect 29,” how to win with 121 points, and how to “skunk” your opponents. You’ll find out how to use the “crib” (the namesake of the game) to your advantage – both as the dealer and a non-dealer. This book even offers sneaky tactics for experienced players, such as using “muggins” to keep your opponents honest and earn more points! When you read How to Play Cribbage, you’ll discover a special bonus chapter which describes Captain's Cribbage, a variant of 3-person cribbage. In three successive rounds, players take turns teaming up together and acting alone as the “captain.” This blend of teamwork and competition creates a fun and challenging twist on this classic game! Don’t wait another minute to start learning this exciting and social game – get your copy of How to Play Cribbage right away!

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Author: Siegfried Engelmann,Phyllis Haddox,Elaine Bruner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671631985

Category: Education

Page: 395

View: 7507

With more than half a million copies in print, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is the definitive guide to giving your child the reading skills needed now for a better chance at tomorrow, while bringing you and your child closer together. Is your child halfway through first grade and still unable to read? Is your preschooler bored with coloring and ready for reading? Do you want to help your child read, but are afraid you’ll do something wrong? Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons is a complete, step-by-step program that shows patents simply and clearly how to teach their children to read. Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It’s a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here—no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions—just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

The Penguin Book of Card Games

Author: David Parlett

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916109

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 688

View: 4013

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.

Chambers Card Games for One

Author: Peter Arnold

Publisher: Chambers

ISBN: 0550102051

Category: Games

Page: 176

View: 2327

Chambers Card Games for One is a diverse new collection of patience card games that features all the classics along with many less well-known games. Whether you want to unwind with a simple game like Accordion or Clock, or are looking for more of a challenge like Flower Garden or Miss Milligan, there is a game for everyone, regardless of age or level of skill.

Knock-Out Blackjack

The Easiest Card-Counting System Ever Devised

Author: Olaf Vancura,Ken Fuchs

Publisher: Huntington Press Inc

ISBN: 0929712315

Category: Games

Page: 179

View: 5004

Revolutionary card-counting system for blackjack. All you need to know is how to add and subtract by one. This expanded Second Edition is easier to understand, learn, and use.

The World's Greatest Blackjack Book

Author: Lance Humble

Publisher: Main Street Books

ISBN: 9780307768636

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 432

View: 7141

A revised edition of the blackjack player's bible, with complete information on the odds, betting strategies, and much more -- now updated to include the rules of play in Atlantic City as well as international playing rules. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dice Games Properly Explained

Author: Reiner Knizia

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780973105216

Category: Games

Page: 224

View: 9191

World-renowned game designer Reiner Knizia has written the absolute classic on dice games and strategies. Straightforward and easy-to-read, this little gem gives detailed instructions, comprehensive odds, and insightful strategies on nearly 150 dice games and variations-several of which appear only within these pages.

The Best Ever Backseat Games

Fun Games to Play While You Are Traveling

Author: Michael Rist,Lene Alfa Rist

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514268650


Page: 130

View: 5329

The best way to make a long trip fast and enjoyable is to keep all your friends and family entertained and laughing. But what happens when you run out of things to say or do? You open up The Best Ever Backseat Games, the book that will make your trip unforgettable! This book is a great way to pass time in the air, in your car or even on a train. Loaded with over one hundred games and trivia questions, this fun-packed, portable book will turn your long and exhausting trip into the best ride of your life. The games are fun and easy to play for people of all ages. All you need is a great imagination and good sense of humor. Enjoy and have a fun time!

The Best Songs Ever

Author: Hal Leonard Corp.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1540029352

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 9340

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). The 9th edition of this bestseller includes 71 all-time hits, including: Always * Bohemian Rhapsody * Candle in the Wind * Defying Gravity * Every Breath You Take * Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) * Hallelujah * Happy * I Dreamed a Dream * Just the Way You Are * Love Me Tender * Memory * My Favorite Things * Night and Day * Over the Rainbow * Piano Man * Summertime * Tears in Heaven * Unforgettable * What a Wonderful World * Yesterday * You Raise Me Up * and more.

The Best-Ever Wheat-and Gluten-Free Baking Book

Over 200 Recipes for Muffins, Cookies, Breads, and More

Author: Mary Ann Wenniger,Mace Wenniger

Publisher: Fair Winds Press

ISBN: 1616734086

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

View: 1095

There was a time when being diagnosed with celiac disease or learning you had a sensitivity to wheat or gluten meant a lifetime of dry, tasteless baked goods that crumbled in your hands and often weren't worth the effort you put in to make them. Not any more! Today, easy-to-use alternative flours, grains, and flavorings are on supermarket shelves everywhere, which means you don't have to learn any new baking techniques or search the Internet for untried ingredients with names you can't pronounce. In this book you'll find more than 200 easy-to-follow recipes -- from moist and hearty breads and muffins to sweet-tooth-satisfying cookies, cakes, and pies -- that friends and family will devour. Made with a variety of healthful frains and flours that are packed with protein, these tasty treats will boost energy levels and lift spirits. Recipes include: Chocolate Chip Cookies Blueberry Muffins Baked Rice Pudding Birthday Cake Brownies Cornbread And many more!

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The Complete Handbook to Saturday Night Poker

Author: James Ernest,Phil Foglio,Mike Selinker

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN: 9781585676545

Category: Games

Page: 239

View: 9915

An entertaining and comprehensive guide to low stakes poker introduces the basics of the popular game, covering such topics as betting, bluffing, strategy, and more; provides tips on how to host the perfect poker evening at home; presents hilarious profiles of archetypal poker characters; and describes the different varieties of poker, from Follow the Queen and Baseball to esoteric and offbeat variations. Original.