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Introduction
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Games you Can Play
General Rules
Imperfect Deck
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Draw Poker
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Draw Poker
General Rules of Poker
Stander Hand Rank of Poker
Basic Draw Poker Rule
Draw Poker Variation
Low and High-Low Variation
Spit Card Variants Poker
Miscellaneous Draw Poker Variants

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Stud Poker
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Stud Poker
Five Card Stud Variation
Miscellaneous Stud Poker Variants
General Poker strategy
Possible Poker Hands
Paring your Hole Card

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Rummy Games
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Rummy Games
Six Seven Card Straight
PIF-PAF
Six Seven Card Knock Rummy
Coon Can
Five Hundred Rummy
Continental Rummy
Fortune Rummy
Kalooki (CALOOCHI)
PAN

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Gin Rummy =================

Gin Rummy
Standard Hollywood Gin Rummy
Jersey Gin

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Canasta
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Canasta
Variation of Canasta
Typical Four-Handed Score Sheet

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Bridge: Contract and Auction =================
Contract and Auction
Contract Bridge Scoring Table
Bridge Poker
Minimum Biddable Suits
CONVENTIONAL LEADS
CHANCES OF VARIOUS SUIT
The Laws of Progressive Contract Bridge
The Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge
Auction bridge

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Cribbage and How it is Played
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Cribbage how to Play
Strategy at Cribbage

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Casino
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Casino
Strategy at Casino

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Children and Family Card Games
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Family Card Games
Old Maid
Animals or menagerie
TWENTY –ONE

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Miscellaneous Card Games
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Miscellaneous Card Games
Briscola
Primiera
Scotch whist
Lift smoke
Preference
Grand
Crazy eights

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Solitaire and Patience Games =================

Solitaire and Patience Games
Single-deck solitaire
Decade
Auld Lang Syne
Klondike
Four Seasons
Beleaguered Castle
Trefoil
Poker Solitaire
Two-deck solitaire
Tournament
Multiple solitaires

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Chess, Checkers, and Teeko
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Chess
Checkers
Teeko
Standard Teeko Strategy
Start Teeko Game
Standard Checkers Law

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Parlor Games for All
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Parlor Games
Twenty Questions

Additional Rules.

Imperfect Set.  If the set is found to be incomplete, the current deal is void unless a player has wooed, but scores of previous deals stand.

 


            Exposed Tile.  If a tile is exposed in building the wall the tiles must be reshuffled.  If a tiles is exposed when drawing another, it must be shuffle cards with six adjacent stacks and that section of the wall rebuilt.
            Incorrect Set.  If a player ground tiles that do not form a correct set, he may retract or correct the set before the next hand has discarded; otherwise, he must play with a foul hand (too few tiles).
            Foul Hands.  A hand that is foul or incorrect may not woo.  A long hand (too many tiles ) scores as zero.  A short or foul hand may score its basic value, but no doubles (factors )may be applied.

            Incorrect Claim.  If a player takes or claims a discard that he cannot use, he may correct the error without penalty before the next hand has drawn.  The discard is open to claim by the other players; otherwise, it is treated as an exposed tile and is reshuffled.
False Woo. If a call of woo or mah-jongg is found to be incorrect because the hand is incomplete (short or long), the play ends. If the offender is East, he must pay the limit to each other player; if another player offends, he must pay the limit to East and half the limit to the other two. There is no settlement between the other three players. East keeps his position if he was not the offender; but he loses it if he was the offender and the positions rotate.

Mah-Jongg Variations

Of many different ways of playing and scoring in Mah-Jongg, the most widely circulated method is that of the National Mah-Jongg League, Inc., 250 West 57th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019. While that League’s official standard hands and rules change slightly each year, and such changes are sent to their members (membership is $1 a year), the principal differences from the procedure described in the foregoing pages are as follows:
In the so-called modern game, flowers are wild and there are eight big jokers, which are also wild. Any hand made without a big joker is paid double. Big jokers may be discarded at any time during the game and called the same as the previous discard. Big jokers may be used to replace any tiles in any hand. A big joker may be replaced in any exposure with a like tile or tiles by any player, whether picked from the wall or in a player’s hand, when it is the player’s turn. If a playplayer declares mah-jongg or woo, and all jokers in exposures have been replaced and no jokers are in concealed part of hand, the player is paid double. This is called a no-joker hand.

After the hands have been drawn, but before play begins, there are one or two Charlestons, or passes of tiles. That is, each player passes three tiles to his right-hand neighbor; then (having received and seen the tiles passed to him), he passes three to the find player opposite him; then, in the same manner, he passes three to his left-hand neighbor. By agreement of all players, there may then be a second Charleston with the first pass to the left, the second to the player opposite, and the third to the right. Sometimes a blind pass is permitted on the last pass of a second Charleston; that is, a player may pass along the three tiles passed to him, without looking at them. Flowers may be passed during any pass or Charleston, but big jokers may never be passed (except in the blind pass).
East does not receive or pay double. When a player picks his, own Mah-Jongg tile, all players pay double the value of the hand. When a player woos on a discarded tile, the person who discarded the tile pays the winner double the value of the hand. All other players pay the single value.

 

No more than four may play in a game; but a fifth player, after looking at all four hands, and after the Charleston but before the first play, may write on a slip of paper the name of the player he bets on. He then pays in full if another player wins, but collects from the three losers in equal shares if his chosen player wins. , In the same manner six may participate, there being two “bettors.”
The game ends only when a player woos or mah-jonggs. The winning poker hand has a predetermined value, according to the schedule adopted for the game, and is not increased by doubles. The entire wall may be drawn and, if no one goes out, the game is void.
A hand may be played concealed or exposed. Any hand may be played concealed; but then a discard may be claimed only to woo. A hand becomes exposed when a discard is claimed to complete a kong, quaint, or sextette; where upon, the set must be exposed on top of the player’s rack. (A discard may be claimed only to complete these sets or to go out.) Concealed and exposed hands score the same.
A typical list of hands and values follows:

Hand

Points

Kongs of North and South winds and an odd-numbered sextette; or kongs of East and West winds and an even-numbered sextet

10

Quints (sets of five like tiles) of North and South winds, or quints of East and West winds, and a kong of dragons

15

Quints of ones and fives, a kong of threes; or quints of fives and nines, a kong of sevens; all in the same suit.

15

Two kongs of dragons plus two punga of the same numeral but in different suits.

15

Quints of threes and nines and kong of sixes, or quints of fives and seven card straight , and a kong of sixes; or quints of sixes and eights, and a kong of sevens; or kongs of sevens and nines, and a kong of eights; all in different suits

10

Quints of ones and twos with a kong of threes, etc.  (the kong representing the sum of the numerals of the quints., 1+2=3, so that the sets may be twos, threes, and fives, etc.), all in different suits.

10

Sextettes (sets of six like tiles) of North and South winds, plus one East and One West wind

25

Quints of the terminals, or of twos and eights, or of the same numeral, in different suits, plus a kong of dragons.

25

Kongs of red, white, and green dragons, with a pair of North or South winds; or two kongs or dragons and a sextette of threes, sixes or nines

125

Sextettes of the same number in different suits,, plus two tiles of a third suit representing the square of this number (for example, two sextettes of sixes, a three, and six, for 36).

25

Sextettes of the terminals, or of twos and eights, in different suits, and a pair of dragons

25

Sextettes of consecutive numbers plus two tiles of the suit representing the sum of these numbers (for example, sevens, eights, a one, and a five, or 15), in three different suit

25

Quints of red and green dragons and a kong of whites

25

If a player claims to be out when not having a valid combination, his hand becomes dead; the others continue without him, and he pays the winner at the end.

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AMERICAN WHIST =================

AMERICAN WHIST
BID WHIST
VINT
BOSTON
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Pinochle Many Variations
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Pinochle Many Variations
Two-Handed Pinochle
Two-Handed Doubling Redoubling
Auction pinochle
Strategy at Auction
CAD found
Partnership Auction
Auction pinochle without wido Individual play
Partnership Aeroplane Pinochle
Radio Partnership Pinochle

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Other Members of the Bezique Family

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The Bezique Family
Rubicon bezique
Two-handed sixty-six
Two-handed piquet
Imperial
Jass
Boo-Ray or BOURÉ

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The Big Euchre Family
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The big euchre family
Strategy of euchre
Auction euchre
Table of scoring points
Napoleon
Spoil five
Double hasenpfeffer
Ecarte
Three-card loo
Schafkopf

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The Heart Group
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Heart Group
Spot Hearts
Black Widow Hearts

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The All-Fours Group
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All-Fours Group
Shasta Sam
Auction Pitch Joker
Razzle-Dazzle

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Banking Card Games
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Banking Card Games
Black Jack, Casino Style
Black Jack Strategy
Pontoon
CHEMIN DE FER
CHEMIN DE PER must play
Baccarat Banque
Faro or farobank
ZIGINETTE
CHINESE FAN-TAN
Banker and broker
Red Dogs


Card craps
Lottery
TRENTE ET QUARANTE

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The Stops Games
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Stops Game
SNIP-SNAP-;SNOREM
ENFLE
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Skarney® and How It Is Played
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Skarney® and How It Is Played
Alternate Skarney
Skarney Singles
SKARNEY GIN ®
Skarney Gin Doubles

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Cheating at Card Games
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Cheating at Card Games
Professional Card Cheats
Nullifying the Cut
The Peek
How to Shuffle Cards

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Dice and their Many Games
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Dice and their Many Games
The Casino Game: Bank Craps
THE CASINO’S LPERCENTAGE OF BANK CRAPS BETS
SCARNE’S RULES FOR OTHER DICE GAMES
English Hazard
Hooligan
General
Double Cameroon
Partnership Straight scarney Dice
Scarney Duplicate Jackpots
Scarney Chemin de Fer

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Games Requiring Special Equipment
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Backgammon
Parcheesi
Hasami Shogi
Scarney
Follow The Arrow
Roulette

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Lottery and Guessing Games
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Lottery guessing game
Tossing Game
Race Horse Keno
Moko
The Match Game

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Glossary of Game Terms
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