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The Penguin Book of Card Games

Author : David Parlett
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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.

The Penguin Encyclopedia of Card Games

Author : David Parlett
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Some 300 card games from Britain and around the world are explained simply in this book. The author, a games consultant, inventor, and noted writer on card games, believes that everybody would enjoy cards if only they knew how to find the games most likely to appeal to their own idea of enjoyment.

Dragonheart

Author : Michael Bergman
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The first MUD (Multiple User Dimension) book ever, the Dragonheart Fantasy Card-Game Book includes four-color punch-out player cards and several separate games which challenge players to a unique game in which they must track down a dragon, protect the rebels from the evil king, and use clues to save an ancient medieval kingdom.

Card Games

Author : Flame Tree Studio
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Cribbage, Knockout Whist, Rummy and Klondike are among the multitude of games and variations packed into this simple companion to essential entertainment. With scoring systems and tips and tricks to amaze your friends and keep you sharp you'll find this new book an invaluable part of your leisure time, a sociable break from mobiles and TV screens.

The Penguin Book of Word Games

Author : David Parlett
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Tabletop

Author : Drew Davidson
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In this volume, people of diverse backgrounds talk about tabletop games, game culture, and the intersection of games with learning, theater, and other forms. Some have chosen to write about their design process, others about games they admire, others about the culture of tabletop games and their fans. The results are various and individual, but all cast some light on what is a multivarious and fascinating set of game styles.

Tarocchi

Author : Philebus
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It might surprise you to learn that tarot cards were created for playing card games and not fortune telling. Indeed, contrary to popular myths, there is nothing occult in their origins. The family of tarot games has been played since the 15th century and continues to be played throughout continental Europe to this day. Sadly, English speakers have usually only heard of tarot in the context of magic and divination. This little book sets out to correct that, starting with chapters about the real history of the cards and continuing with the rules to more than 40 games from across Europe. To help you get started many of the terms and conventions have been standardised and Anglicised, and there is a guide on buying cards suitable for modern game play.Tarot includes some of the most sophisticated and challenging card games ever devised - discover what you've been missing and you may never pick up a 52 card pack again.

The Way to Play

Author : Diagram Group
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SUMMARY: Gives the rules in text and illustration for family games, social games, cards, and gambling games. Includes well known games, games from foreign countries and ancient games. Also includes children's party games and card games.

The Penguin Classics Book

Author : Henry Eliot
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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

The Book of Word Games

Author : David Parlett
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If you were to imagine your ideal guide to a book of word games, who would you picture? Does an urbane, witty writer come to mind? How about a widely recognized authority and historian of games? Perhaps you'd want someone who successfully creates games himself and has written extensively on a wide variety of games? And oh what the heck let's make him British to add a bit of extra charm. Well, if that sounds like the ideal game guide, look no further. David Parlett is an internationally recognized master of games. The author of many books, including the Oxford History of Board Games and The Penguin Book of Card Games, he has also created many games including Hare & Tortoise, which has sold over 3 million copies. In "The Book of Word Games" Parlett presents a practical and entertaining guide to word games and how to play them. He offers clear and witty introductions to over 150 word games, indicating degree of difficulty, appropriate number of players, and age range (many of the games are great for the classroom or to give your kids some fun while improving their language skills). Parlett also gives a wealth of interesting etymological knowledge, including word origins, phonetic facts and interesting tidbits like the longest word in the English language. There is something for everyone, from new readers to sophisticated word connoisseurs. From well-known favorites such as Boggle and Consequences to lesser-known but equally enjoyable games such as Bacronyms and Aesop's Mission, "The Book of Word Games" presents a wide-ranging collection of word games for verbivores of all ages. "

A History of Card Games

Author : David Parlett
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An historical guide to the card games of Europe and America. It surveys how the games originated and developed, and the rituals and etiquette which surround them.

Family Card Games

Author : Robert Harbin
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The Bookseller

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Walford s Guide to Reference Material Generalia language and literature the arts

Author : Albert John Walford
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From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Generalia language literature the arts

Author : Marilyn Mullay
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**** The British counterpart to Sheehy (in which it is recommended--and vice versa), distributed in the US by Unipub. Volume 3 completes the 5th edition with 8,833 entries (vol. 1:Science and technology, 1989, 5,995 entries; vol.2: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion, 1990, 7,166 entries). While the majority of items are reference books, Walford is a guide to reference material and therefore includes periodical articles, microforms, online, and CD-ROM sources. A special effort has been made to make sure the output of small and specialist presses is not neglected. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Club Penguin Card Jitsu Handbook

Author : Katherine Noll
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Do you have what it takes to become a ninja? Master the art of Card-Jitsu with this handbook! With tips on the ninja experience and a dozen quizzes and puzzles to test your knowledge, learn the mysteries of the Card-Jitsu. Then log in to clubpenguin.com to master the elements and challenge Sensei!

Scarne on Cards

Author : John Scarne
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Selections from the Carmina Burana

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This is a selection from the 13the century collection of secular latin poems. Some are serious (eg Crusade poems) but the majority are light, including many love poems. A number of items from the Carmina are well known as text for Carl Orff's 'Scenic Cantata'.

Love Light and Laughter

Author : Monte Farber
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Part autobiography, part self-help, and part laugh-out-loud hoot, this is no ordinary relationship book. No matter whether you want to change, end, or start a creative, intimate relationship, this book gives tons of true-life tips for putting your partnership first and making it work. It's no secret that sharing stories is a way to teach others what you know. In Love, Light, and Laughter, Monte Farber and Amy Zerner share the story of their remarkable union, along with more than 26 secrets for an enchanted relationship.

Generalia Language Literature the Arts

Author : Anthony Chalcraft
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