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Most of us know a handful of classic card games and are aware of a few more, but Sid Sackson's book presents a wealth of card table enjoyment that most of us never suspected existed. Included are fascinating, exotic, and downright fun games from across Asia, Europe, and Latin America. There are more than 60 included, ranging in difficulty from easy to hard, and able to entertain anywhere from two to a tableful. The American games range from old favorites to recently created amusements--including a football card game that will keep gridiron fans going through July and August.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (June 22, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486281000
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486281001
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. Claster on December 15, 1999
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This is a terrific compendium of card games from all around the world, as seen through the eyes of the Dean of American Game Designers, Sid Sackson. This book also contains a few original games by Sackson, including the wonderful Card Stock Market game, which was later sold in boxed form as Black Monday. This inexpensive volume would be worth its price if only for that!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By southern charm on September 30, 2008
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This is the perfect little book for family trips. Small, light weight, about the size of a Reader's Digest. The format, instruction, and illustrations are great. I appreciate the Level of Difficulty label for each game. It makes selecting a game easier.

For those who works nights, this book provides lots of entertainment in the wee hours of the morning on our nights off.
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Sackson's writing style is drier here than it is in "A Gamut of Games" but the information is fantastic. In fact, this book helped me crack a four-year old design problem I was having with one of my prototypes. Even after his death, Sackson is still the king of games!
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By Pricklebear on May 3, 2013
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I like this book for picking out new card games to try with friends and family. Many familiar games covered but alos plenty of new ones to discover
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The games weren't as unique as I was hoping, but it sure gave a variety of options of games. Many of them seem a bit redundant, though.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Edward Holzman on August 26, 2003
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Prolific game collector and author Sid Sackson branches out into card games and the result is fantastic. Going beyond the typical "Hoyle" type games, you will find the rules for fun and exciting card games that have not been published anywhere else (including Sid's own CARD STOCK MARKET game, a fun simulation of the stock market using a standard 52 card deck). If you know how to shuffle a deck of cards, then you need this book.
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