Ultimate Book of Family Card Games
Whether you're new to card games or an old pro, this book is a valuable reference. It contains detailed information on over 50 games, ranging from easy (ie. Snap) to hard (ie. Euchre). What makes this book unique is the way that the games are categorized. Each game is assigned to one of five categories: capturing games, shedding games, patience games, rummy games, and trick-taking games. Each category has its own chapter, and the games within the chapter are arranged by difficulty (easy, medium, or hard).
The book begins with an introduction to the basics, including shuffling, dealing, discarding, terminology, and common card combinations. Then it proceeds to the category chapters, which are filled with detailed entries about a variety of games. The top of each page lists the vital statistics, including level, type, number of players, and the object of the game. Then it gives detailed instructions on how to play the game, including full color illustrations of playing cards for a visual reference. Some games have additional information regarding strategy, point values, variations, and alternative names. Go FishCrazy EightsWhistwhich will you choose? Index included. 118 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa