The Penguin Book of Card Games Paperback – 7 Aug 2008
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About the Author
David Parlett is a games inventor, consultant and author. He is a card games expert of international repute. A former language teacher then technical journalist, he has been freelancing in the games world since editing Games and Puzzles magazine in 1974. His many books include: The Guinness Book of Word Games (1995), A Dictionary of Card Games (1992) and The Penguin Book of Word Games (1982). He lives in South London.
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Top Customer Reviews
Due to budget airline luggage weight restrictions I decided to buy the Kindle edition for my latest holiday, and whilst having the rules for all these card games to hand was wonderful, the kindle conversion has been done appallingly badly, and for a £7.99 eBook, it is shockingly bad.
The biggest issues is that there are numerous cases where words runs into each other, with no spaces between them, or spaces in the wrong place. Here are just a few examples:
Location 249: "throwu pop portunities"
Location 387: "Includedarewhat mightbecalled children's games, but notinasepar-ate chapter"
Location 522: "andsosimpleastobeworth making more complicated. Mycontribution"
Location 787: "A defensivebidisonemadebyeitheropponentofthe opener. Thegeneralrequirement is a biddable suit"
Location 1050: "(4pp,52c)DevisedbyHubertPhillipsinthe1930s,thisunjustlyneglected"
Location 2065: "isthatinwhichplayersmakesimultaneousbidsbyholding"
Location 11017: "TheonlypossibleresponsetothisistoadaptGeorgeMallory'sanswer"
In addition to this issue, there are also several tables in the book, which are just impossible to follow in the kindle edition, they are so poorly laid out / formatted.
It's quite clear than not even a cursory glance has been made of this book by the publishers after converting to Kindle, which is amazing lazy and disrespectful to customers.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a fun book to have, mostly easy to follow rules, and as many games as you could want for at least two lifetimesPublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was so disappointed with the quality of this book that I couldn't give it as a gift as planned and I sent it back. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Karolina
very comprehensive ,useful card book, really well set out with easy to understand rules. I look forward to learning even more card rules .Published on 21 Jun. 2013 by Mrs C S Hodgson
I got this as a gift for a 7 year old who loves playing cards I feel it is a bit tough to understand but with help he is learningPublished on 21 April 2013 by Trish
Entertaining details, clear instructions for play. More detailed than his earlier editions, a packed with interesting games to try out as well as advice on winning tactics.Published on 11 April 2013 by CJB