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Introduction
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Games you Can Play
General Rules
Imperfect Deck
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Draw Poker
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Draw Poker
General Rules of Poker
Stander Hand Rank of Poker
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
Bridge Poker
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

DRAW POKER VARIATIONS

There comes a time in every play life when he or she tires of the old game.  Not known by many Poker players are the count-less number of great games that bear a relationship, close or otherwise, to Draw Poker.  Here then, are the greatest number and the most popular variations of Draw Poker games ever collected by one author from years of watching and analyzing all kinds of Draw Poker being played here and abroad.
            I have divided the best-known Draw or Closed Poker-style games into four categories: (1) Basic Variants of Draw Poker; (2) Low and High-Low Poker Variants; (3) Spit-Card Variants; and (4) Miscellaneous Draw Poker Variants.  Specific Poker games can be found in the index.  However, you may know certain games under other names.  In this case, determine the type of game you are interested in and look through the relevant category.  You should find either the game itself or a close cousin.

BASIC VARIANTS OF DRAW POKER

The player will find the rules governing these games under General Rules for Poker and Basic Draw Poker Rules and in the text that follows.

Dealer’s Choice
            Many weekly Poker games played in private homes throughout the United States favor this variation.  Dealer’s Choice is exactly what the name implies.  When it is your turn to deal, you have the privilege of naming the Poker variant to be played, and it is often necessary to give a little lesson in playing your version of the game.  The dealer may deal any game he knows how to play and he is not limited to the common forms of Poker.  He may select non-Poker games such as a game of his own invention or knowledge, which can be easily explained to the other players without too much loss of time.

Draw Poker –Deuces Wild
            This variant of Draw Poker is played exactly as is Draw Poker, and all the rules that apply to Draw Poker apply to Deuces Wild, with the exception that a deuce is counted as any card a paler desires to call it.  It may even be counted as a duplicate of a card already held by a player.  Therefore the highest –ranking hand a player can hold is five aces.  A player should take extreme care in calling the rank called must stand, contrary to the practice in Draw Poker, where the cards speak for themselves.  Take, for example, a hand likes this: two of clubs, two of diamonds, two of spades, six of hearts, ten of hearts.  The average player very often calls four tens instead of a ten-high straight flush.  Deuces and natural cards have the same value.  Rank of hands in Deuces Wild is described under “Rank of Poker Hands with One or More Wild Cards”.

English Draw Poker
            The English version of Draw Poker is played exactly as is Draw Poker, with this exception: that the leader is permitted to draw up to three cards only.

Draw Poker – Joker wild
            When one or more jokers are added to a standard pack pf 52 cards the game is called Joker Wild.  The amount of skill  required to play Joker Wild is reduced immediately, more and more with the addition of each extra joker.  The more jokers added.

Draw Poker with a Blind Ante.
            The variant of Draw Poker, which is also called Blind Tiger, And blind and Straddle, is recommended to the boys who like fast and furious action.  The game is played exactly as in Draw is Draw Poker, with the following exceptions:

  1. No players ante into the pot.
  2. The players are not permitted to pick up their cards and look at them.
  3. The leader must make the first blind bet, without looking at his hand
  4. The players in proper rotation, as in Draw Poker, may either drop out, stay, raise or reraise.
  5. After the blind betting has ended and two or more active players remain in the pot, active players are permitted to look at their cards.
  6. The privilege of playing first goes to the players to the left of the player who made the last blind raise.
  7. If no player raised blind, the privilege passes to the player to the dealer’s left.
  8. The betting now proceeds as in Draw Poker, except that a player is not permitted to pass, or check.  He must drop out, call the bet, play or stay by putting into the pot an amount equal to the bettor’s raise, or reraise

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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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