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A little technical but quite well laid out
on 16 September 2002
Although the diagrams are wonderfully clear, and it is mostly based on the more obscure games (though it does include Cribbage, Gin Rummy and Bridge), it can take several re-reads of a sentence to make sense of how to play.
Most games come with example plays in the text and, once you are used to the author's style, you can pick up the games quit easily. It has a nice index and is also categorised by the number of players required. It includes several solitaire games and games for larger parties but focuses mainly on two- and four-player games.
Most games also include a brief paragraph about the history of the names or where it was commonly played.
Overall, quite good once you can "learn" how to read it.