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Draw Poker
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Draw Poker
General Rules of Poker
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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
Illustrations of Most Frequent
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

Tournament

The additional poker rules of La Nivernaise as to the examination of piles is difficult to follow without unintentional peeking. Follow the rules of La Nivernaise except : Deal the line by rows, overlapping the cards, so that all can be read. When two foundations ofthe same suit are built to cards in sequence, any or all of them on one pile may be reversed upon the other, including the bottom cards.

Blockade

Foundations. Move the eight aces, as they become available, in a row above the tableau, to be built up in suit to kings.
Play. Deal a row of 12 cards face up, starting the tableau. Play up what you can. Tableau cards may be built down in suit. The top card of a tableau pile is always available for play on foundations or on another pile. A group of cards on top of a pile, in correct sequence and suit, may be moved in whole or in part.
A space may be filled by any available card or group from the tableau, or by a card from the hand. At least one card must lie on each ofthe 12 spaces of the tableau before an additional row is dealt. Whenever play comes to a stand still, deal a new row of twelve, it cards, one on each pile. .

Miss Milligan

History does not record who Miss Milligan was, but if she invented this game, she deserves praise for a pleasing blend of Klondike and Spider.
Foundations. The eight aces, as they become available, are placed in a row above the tableau and are built up in suit to kings.
Layout. Deal a row of eight cards. If any aces and other playable cards appear, put them up. Do not fill spaces in this first row. Continue dealing eight cards at a time, over-lapping the previous cards or filling in the spaces. Do not leave any gaps in the columns, and do not bother to align rows. Just be sure to add one more card at the bottom of each column during the deal. Between deals, make what plays you can.
Play. The bottom cards of the columns are available for play on the foundations or on each other. They may be built downward in sequence in alternating colors.
A space left by the removal of an entire column may be filled only by an available king or by an available build with a king at the bottom. After the entire pack is dealt, one available card or group may be lifted up and set aside. If these card games are eventually built correctly back on he tableau, or are all played off on foundations, the privilege of “weaving” continues with another card or group.

Spider

The devotees of Spider, who are legion, claim it as the king of all solitaires.
Layout. Deal a row of ten cards face down. Add three more rows face down on the first. Deal four more cards face down, one on each of the first four piles. This makes in all 44 cards face down. Now deal a row of ten face up on the piles. (Because of space limitations, the diagram shows two rows of five cards instead of the normal layout of one row of ten cards.)
Play. All operations are carried out on the ten piles, which are at once the tableau an a foundations. The top card of each pile is available. Cards may be built on each other, downward, regardless of suit. The sequence ends with the ace. The king may not be built on it. A group on top of a pile, in correct sequence and also in suit, may be moved in whole or in part. Hence there is a premium upon making the “natural” builds in suit, when possible. On removing the last face-up card from a pile, turn up the top face-down card, which then becomes available.

A space ‘made by removal of an entire pile may be filled by an available card or group. Kings may be moved only into these spaces. The object of play is to assemble an entire suit of 13 cards in ascending sequence from ace to king, from top card to bottom. Whenever a suit is so assembled and is available, it may be lifted off and discarded from the tableau. The game is won if all eight suits are so assembled and discarded.  An assembled suit need not be discarded until the player chooses. There may be an advantage in breaking it up to help straighten other suits.
Dealing. After play on the original layout has come to a stand still, deal ten more cards, one on each pile. Continue in the same way, dealing a new row of ten cards and then pausing to play poker . Every space in the tableau must be filled before a new row is dealt.



Layout for Spider

Forty Thieves

This game is probably the most widely known of two-pack solitaires. It is known as Napoleon at St. Helena, St. Helena, and Big Forty.
Layout. Deal four rows of ten cards each face up, each row overlapping the one above. This is the tableau.
Foundations. The eight aces, as they become available, are moved to a row above the tableau and are built up in suit to kings.
Play. The bottom card of each column of the tableau is available, to be played on foundations or built on other piles. One card only may be moved at a time. Tableau cards may be built down in suit. A space made by removal of an entire pile may be filled by any available card from the tableau, the top of the waste pile, or the hand.
Waste Pile. Turn cards from the hand one by one, placing unplayable cards face up on a single waste pile, which may be spread so that all cards can be read. The top card of the waste pile, as well as the card in hand, is available for rotation poker play on foundations of the tableau.

Limited

Follow the rules of Forty Thieves except: Deal the tableau in three rows of 12 cards each.

Lucas
Follow the rules of Forty thieves except: Put the eight aces in the foundation row first.  Then deal the tableau in three rows of 13 cards each.

Maria

Follow the rules of Forty Thieves except: Deal the first two rows of the tableau face down, the top two rows face up.  On the tableau piles, build down in alternate color.

Number Ten

            Follow the rules of Forty Thieves except:  Deal the first two rows of the tableau face down, the top two rows face up.  On the tableau piles, build down in alternate color.

Rank and File

            Follow the rules of Forty Thieves except:  Deal the first three rows of the tableau facedown, the last row face up. On the tableau, build down in alternating colors.

Indian
            Follow the rules of Forty Thieves except:  Deal only three rows in the tableau, the first face down and the others face up.  In building on the tableau, a card may be placed on the next highest card of any suit but its own.

Emperor

            Follow  the rules of Forty Thieves except:  Deal the first three rows face down, the last row face up.  On the tableau piles, build down in alternate color.  All face-up cards on a pile may be moved as a unit.  Cards on foundation piles may be removed and built on the tableau.

Midshipman
            Follow the rules of forty Emperor except: Deal only 36cards in four rows, the first two rows face down and the last two rows face up.

Octave
            Follow the rules of Forty Thieves except:  Deal only 24 cards in three rows, the first two rows face down and the last row face up.  Below the tableau lay out a reserve of eight  cards.  On the tableau, build down in alternating colors.  Reserve cards are available for tableau or foundation building, and spaces are filled from the poker hand.  Cards may be turned  from the hand so long as each can be built  on foundations or the tableau, or placed in a reserve space.  The game is lost if a card is turned that cannot be used.

Busy Aces

            Layout.  Deal two rows of six cards each, forming the tableau.  These cards may be built  on each other, downward, in suit.  Spaces may be filled from waste pile or the hand.  top cards of tableau piles are available for play on foundations.
            Play.  The eight aces, as they become available, are placed in a row above the tableau and built up in suit to kings.
            Waste Pile.  Turn up cards from the hand one by one, placing unplayable cards face up on a single waste pile.  The top card of this pile, as well as the cards in hand, is available for play upon foundations or the tableau.

Rouge et Noir
Like Busy Aces, Rouge et Noir is a basic type from which many solitaires have been elaborated.  The alternate color rule of building makes it much easier to win than Busy Aces.
            Foundations.   Remove the eight aces from the pack and place them in a row, to be built up in alternate colors to kings.
            Tableau.  Below the foundations deal a row of eight cards, forming the tableau.  These cards may be built on each other downward in alternate color.  Only one card at a time may be moved in building.  The top card of a tableau pile is always available for play on another pile or on foundations.  Spaces in the tableau may be filled only from the waste pile, if any, or the hand.
            Waste Pile.  Turn up cards from the hand one by one, placing unplayable cards face up on a single waste pile.  The top card of this pile, as well as the card in hand, is available for play on foundations or the tableau.
            Redeal.  One redeal is permitted.  You may find that the redeal makes the game too easy for your taste.  An alternative is to bar it, but allow tableau piles as a whose to be moved in building.

Congress

Congress is one of the relatively few games in which foundation building is in suit, but tableau building disregards suit      
            Layout.  Deal two columns of four cards each, leaving room between the columns for two more columns.  These eight cards start the tableau.
            Foundations.  The eight aces, as they become available, are moved into two columns in the center and built up in suit to kings.
            Play.  Cards in the tableau may be built downward, regardless of suit.  The top card of a tableau pile is available for building on another pile  or on foundations.  Only one card at a time may be moved.  Spaces in the tableau must be filled at once from the waste pile or the hand.
            Waste Pile.  Turn up cards from the hand one at a time, placing unplayable cards face up on a single waste pile.  The top card of this pile, as well as the card in hand, is available for play on foundations or the tab.

Harp

Harp is klondike poker played with two packs.  It would be too easy if whole builds could be moved bodily, so the rule makes only the top card available.
            Layout.  Lay one card face up and beside it a row of eight cars face down.  Deal the next card face up on the second pile, then deal seven more face down, one on each remaining pile.  Continue in the same way so as to make nine piles, increasing in number from one to nine cards, with the top card of each pile face up and the rest face down.
            Foundations.  The eight aces, as they become available, are placed in a row above the tab and built up in suit to kings.
            Play.  Cards may be built on the tab, downward, in alternating color.  Only the top card of each tableau  pile is available for building on the foundations or the tableau.  If the last face-up card  is removed from a pile, turn up the top face-down card, which then becomes available.

            A space in the tableau may be filled only by an available king; but for this purpose a group of cards on top of a pile, in proper sequence and alternation, with a king at the bottom, may be moved as a unit.
            Waste Pile.  Turn up cards from the hand one by one, placing unplayable cards face up on one waste pile.  The top card of the waste pile, as well as the card in hand, is available for play on foundations or the tableau.
            Redeal.  There is no limit on redealing until the game is won or blocked.

House in the Wood

This is La Belle Lucie  with two packs, but what a difference! The one-pack deal is blocked nine times out of ten by an unlucky  third deal.  Though restricted to one deal, this game is and can be won nine times out ten, assuming you don’t destroy it with your own hand.
            Layout.  Deal the cards face up in 34 fans of three cards each and one fan of two.
            Foundations.  All aces are foundations, to be put in a row as they become available, and to be built up in suit to kings.

            Play.  Only the top card of each fan is available. Available cards may be built on foundations or upon each other, in suit, up or down. Only a queen may go on a king and only a deuce on an ace.  If all cards of a fan are removed, it is not replaced.  There is no redeal.

House on the Hill

Follow the rules for House in the Wood except as regarding foundations.  Here the foundations are one ace and one king of each suit, placed as they become available.  Ace are built up in suit to kings, and kings foundations are built down in suit to aces.

Intelligence

This is a European variation of La Belle Lucie, generally called Patience poker intelligence in tribute to its opportunity for skill.
            Layout.  Deal 18 fans of three cards each.  If any aces are turned up in dealing, place them at once in the foundation row and replace them with the next cards.

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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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