Ultimate Book of Card Games: The Comprehensive Guide to More Than 350 Card Games Hardcover – 1 Oct 2009
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Scott McNeely is the author of Chronicle Books' Poker Night: All You Need to Bet, Bluff & Win and Casino Night: All You Need to Bring the Tables Home. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines, Web sites and travel guidebooks.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
The instructions are very clear and the accompanying diagrams makes the instructions easy to understand.
The instructions give you a good feel for the games before playing, which makes it easier to avoid games you don't think you would like.
We particularly enjoyed the solitaire section, as it gives you odds of succeeding with each game.
But there is a big problem with the book. The games are not described in good enough detail for
I'll explain how - I remember reading the section on Solitaire, and I thought "where to start?" I thought I'd turn to the page on "Klondike", which is supposedly the classic version of Solitaire that most people around the world are familiar with.
I followed the instructions in the best way that I possibly could, but I was having huge difficulty. I know Solitaire is meant to be like a puzzle, but working out how to play the game should not be a part of the puzzle.
I found out that the instructions were unhelpful. They did not explain clearly enough that upon arranging/re-arranging the seven piles on the tableau, each card pile must be in precise descending numerical order (By this I mean that starting with a Queen, the next would be a Jack, then a 10, 9, and so on.) Because of this, I thought that I could place any card on the pile as long as it was lower than the face up card. It also did not say that you can choose however many cards of the descending sequence you want to transfer onto a different pile on the tableau as long as the highest card of the pile is below (and a different colour to) the top card on the other pile.
To summarise, the rules of the game could have been explained far better. The "difficulty" rating was meaningless to us. I even remember trying to play one 3-player game called "1,000". It was just awkward for all three of us.Read more ›
If you ever need to play a card, although in this day and age it unfortunately seems to be going out of fashion, then this book is definitely for you.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
a very nice book, well made, with an attractive design on the cover and a good reference bookPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book in both design and content. Thoroughly recommended.11 more words required.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 !Published on 24 Jan. 2013 by Frank Benson
It was ok but the book looked complicated. My husband didn't want it as he wouldn't play that many card games.Published on 31 Dec. 2012 by Mrs Kelly Freeman