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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
Illustrations of Most Frequent
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

Solitaire and Patience Games

Every person who knows one card from another has a favorite solitaire poker, or perhaps several favorite solitaires, to which he turns from time to time for relaxation. In this section I have chosen a representative and interesting collection of the innumerable varieties of games played, listed by titles that are generally most familiar. Many of the games are known by several names, but a player looking for some particular game should be able to identify it easily by its characteristic layout.

 

Scarne’s Notes on Solitaires

Though solitaires are naturally intended primarily for play by an individual, many can be adapted for play by two or more persons. Outstanding examples, of course, are Russian Bank and Spite and Malice, both of which are really sorts of double solitaire. Certain technical terms have become conventional in describing the play in all solitaires; these terms will be explained in this general description of the features common to most of the games in this chapter.


The Cards. A standard 52-card deck is used in most solitaires. But two decks shuffled together are also used in the games toward the end of the chapter..



Sequence. The cards run in sequence for play in the following order: ace (low), two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, jack. queen, king (high). Sequences may run in ascending order, for example, three, four, five, Six, etc.; or they may run In descending order, for example, queen, jack, ten, nine, eight, etc. Suits have no comparative rank. Hearts and diamonds form one color, spades and clubs form another.


The Layout Tableau. Cards are usually arranged in some plan or pattern according to the rules of the game. Most often this pattern is laid out before the start of play, but sometimes it is developed during play poker . The pattern is referred to as a tableau.

Foundation. Face-up cards that are not part of the tableau, upon which cards may be played in ascending or descending sequences, are referred to as foundation cards or simply foundations. The sequences built on them are foundation piles. The main object in most solitaires is to play cards onto the foundation piles.

Space. The unoccupied place where a card may legally be played in the tableau is usually referred to as a space.

File. A vertical row of built-up cards in the tableau, overlapping each other but leaving the denomination and suit of the partially covered cards visible, is called the file.

 

The Play

 

Stock. The remainder of the deck, or some part of it; is referred to as the stock. The stock, also called in some situations the hand, is used in the play according to the rules for the game.

Discard Pile. When cards, at the time they are turned up in a dealing, are not available for play, they become part of a discard pile or talon.  This pile is also referred to by some as a trash pile or waste pile, especially when the cards are not dealt again.  Sometimes these cards are dealt again for further play, sometimes they are not.

Available Cards.  Cards that may be played onto the tableau, a foundation pile, or a space are available, exposed, or playable.
Released cards.  Cards that have become playable, owning to the fact that they have become exposed by having other cards removed, are known as released cards.

Building.  Playing cards in a legal sequence is referred to as building up.  Playing in ascending sequence is building down.  playing cards of the same suit is building in suit.  Playing cards in alternate colors is building in alternate colors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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