Chambers Card Games Paperback – 29 Jul 2011
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Over 95 great games illustrated and explained
About the Author
Peter Arnold is an author and editor, most of whose 50 or so books concern sports and games. He has written histories and encyclopedias of boxing, cricket, football and the Olympic Games, and wrote the official FIFA guide to the 1994 Football World Cup in the USA. He has also worked as editor and main contributor of part-works on boxing and football, and has ghost-written instruction books for a West Indian Test fast bowler and a Canadian world snooker champion.
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Top Customer Reviews
As well as clear, well-illustrated instructions for famous games like Bridge, Bezique, Euchre, Hearts, Whist, Canasta, Rummy (and its spin-offs) and Poker (and all of its variants), there are plenty of unusual games for seasoned, curious players, such as Pope Joan, Schafkopf, Quinto and Calypso.
Best of all is Peter Arnold's writing style. He is clear, but never dry. His introduction, plus chapters on card history, etiquette and cheating make for good reading. Whether you want to refresh your memory on the rules of Snap so you can teach it to a small child, or get a solid grounding in Texas Hold 'Em - this book covers them all.
By the way, I bought it not only for myself, but in an attempt to persuade my two young sons that not all the best games are on a PC. Now they're playing Pontoon, Go Fish, Rummy and a number of other games. Not only are card games more social, but are good for kids' numeracy skills.
I have to add that in my copy I have spotted just one or two typos, but nothing too serious. I thoroughly recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
thorough and clear explanation of an enormous variety of card games - taught the children poker and unwelded them from their gadgets for nearly a week of candlelit evenings when... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jo
Just the book for Winter nights,or any other time really,easy to to understand it, a child could even understand it.Published on 18 Jan. 2014 by Dennis White
Took this on holiday planning a few games with my husband after our 2 year old daughter went to bed. Picked it up a few times and got lost after the first couple of paragraphs. Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2013 by Caroline M
Highly recommended. The card games are explained in a clear and concise way with many appropriate illustrations.A complete guide to all the games you could ever want to playPublished on 8 July 2012 by J. Reynolds
Arrived quickly and in good condition. The book is comprehensive with a good number of card games to play. Good buy and reasonable price.Published on 19 April 2010 by Hull Yorkie
A very good book with a comprehensive list of card games
easily explained and with some good strategy tips for playing. Read more