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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

How to Shuffle Cards

At least 50 percent of amateur card fanciers make this mistake after a shuffle: They take the pack up into their hands to square it before offering it for the cut.  Why, after taking such fastidious pains to conceal that bottom card, must they expose it thus to a hawk-eyed opponent?  Because, make no mistake about it, the opponent will take advantage of that card.  He’ll know where it is after the cut.  He can cut the pack in such a way as to force it into the deal (placing it high in the pack) or keep it out.  In either case, a significant percentage swings in his favor.  Square the cards flat against the table.
            It must be a matter of record that I’m a card manipulator by trade.  I know how to shuffle, and I’m going to take the liberty of assuming you’d like to be taught by a professional.  Nothing fancy about it; it won’t take much time; and while I don’t guarantee to transform you into a magician, I think that the next five minutes we spend together will insure you against ever being embarrassed by shuffling badly.
            First, hold the  as I show you in the illustration, Figure A. Pull about half the cards off the top of the pack with your right hand, leaving the other half in your left, then putting both halves end to end.
            Second, keep your hold on the cards as in Figure B, and riffle the halves together by running your thumbs up the sides of the cards.  Hold the bocks firm by setting the finger on the opposite  edge of the cards.
            Third, after the cards have riffled together, loosen your hold, and slide them into a single block as in Figure C.  Never take the cards off the table, either for the riffle or in the act of squaring the pack.

 


The steps in Scarne shuffle.

 

            Fourth get into the habit of cutting the cards just for insurance at least once during the shuffle  by pulling out the bottom half and slapping it onto the top between riffles good protection  against locaters.

            The G.I.’s used to call this the Scarne shuffle.  It’s foolproof, crookproof, and tidy as a Contract Bridge man’s tuxedo.. and it’ll save you money if you never play anything but Solitaire.  it just saves wear and tear on a pack of playing cards.  But a couple of last warnings against your most insidious enemy You’re not playing for paid admissions so you don’t have to expose yourself to kibitzers.  If you can do so without awkwardness, try to sit with your back to a wall so as to cut down your audience.  Many a hand is betrayed to an opponent by a spectator’s sigh or chuckle or sharp inhalation of breath or such a  fool crack as “What a lucky pick!”
            Before each game whether Stud, Draw, Gin. Pitch, Cribbage, Pinochle, or any other game do your self the justice of counting the cards, just to be sure the whole pack’s there and nothing is missing by any accident.  And don’t play when you’re disturbed.  Most of us are convinced we play a pretty in - and - out game; we tend to be champs one day and chumps the next and we attribute it all to the run of the cards.

            When  you play cards, give the game all you’ve got, or get out; not only is that the one way on earth to win at cards it’s the only way you and the rest of the players can get any fun at all out of what ought to be fun.  You can’t play a good hand well if your mind’s on that redhead down the street or the horses or your boss’s ulcers or your wife’s operation.  When you don’t remember the last upcard your opponent picked and you throw him the like like ranked card which gives him Gin, it’s time to push back your chair and say “Boys, I just remembered I have a  previous engagement.”
            Do as the professionals do.  When they make a few bad plays in a row, they just mutter “That’s all for today, gents”; and they mean it.  They mean today is, for certain reasons, written off; they mean they’ll be back tomorrow, which  is another day. By all means, when you’re in this kind of losing streak, don’t let yourself get panicky.  The more reckless you fell, the more desperate is the necessity that you get away from that table at once.  An excited online poker player, a player plunging to recoup losses, is a player at his worst.  Learn to recognize him.  That player has been and will again be unless you learn how to deal with him your own worst enemy.  And one more thing.  The player who resorts to systems is just adding method to his madness he is systematically ensuring his losses.  There is no such animal as an unbeatable system.  Only the chump believes in one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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