The Book of Card Games by Nikki Katz (2013)
The Book of Card Games
by Nikki Katz
Adams Media, 2013
You’ve been invited to a bridge party next Saturday night, but have forgotten the rules of the game. What do you do? Decline the invitation? Not if you have The Book of Card Games by Nikki Katz. Brush up on the basics with this volume, containing complete rules for a wide variety of card games, from the popular such as bridge and poker to the lesser-known like bezique and Sheepshead.
After a short section detailing the history of playing cards, general rules and etiquette that apply to almost all games, Katz launches into the rules of more than fifty card games, with variations for several of those. Tips, hints and strategies are also included in each set of rules under the headings “Card Facts” and “Up Your Sleeve.” If you have trouble finding anyone to play with, there are a number of solitaire games explained, including Clock, Free Cell, and Klondike.
Whether you need to verify rules that you have played by your entire life or you want to learn a new game to enjoy with friends and family, The Book of Card Games is a remarkable resource.