Written by journalist Barry Rigal, Card Games for Dummies is a nice companion piece to the more staid Complete Hoyle's Games. Unlike Hoyle's, Card Games for Dummies not only explains game mechanics, but gives you useful tips for play, provides the lowdown on strategy, and warns of the boneheaded blunders that you'd undoubtedly make if you'd been taught the rules and nothing more.
So if you've always wanted to learn cribbage, but never wanted to ask a friend for a tutorial, this is the book for you. One word of warning: if you want to learn how to play bridge, you won't find much here other than a synopsis of the rules and a recommendation for Bridge for Dummies. --Matthew Baldwin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I was looking for an instruction book to learn card games, and this book fits the bill.
If you know nothing (or next to nothing) about card games -- like I still don't after reading this book twice -- avoid this very confusing book.
Even if you have felt confused before in reading through card game rules, this book is an excellent introduction to playing card games.
This book helped me to learn and enjoy Canasta, which I hadn't played since my teens.Published 6 months ago by Merle Ann
I am a beginning pinocle player (four players) and I didn't find the book to be very helpful. I thought that if I "read" the rules etc that I would "get it", but... Read morePublished 8 months ago by tldk
Although I don't like the "Dummies" name used for their line of books - the instructions given in this book are explained well & easy to follow!Published 8 months ago by J. Coan
Very disappointed. Wanted to learn American canasta- the game that is widely played here. Instead instructions were for traditional canasta. A game no one here plays. Read morePublished 9 months ago by geri sloan
Great for my nieces and nephews, an assortment of games to play.
Wish there had been more on beginner's bridge.