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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.
The fun and easy way® to play and win the most popular card games!
Card sharks of the world beware! With this plain-English guide, you'll not only understand how to play top card games like Blackjack, Bridge, and Gin Rummy, you'll also get expert strategies you need to win! Plus, there's expanded coverage of Poker favorites such as Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha, Draw, and Stud. You'll score, deal, and play like the pros in no time!
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This book doesn't have as many games as I would have liked, but has detailed instructions, which is what I was after.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
As with all "For Dummies" books, it is easy to follow and comprehensive for most every card game I've ever heard of plus some. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bobbi Emmons
This book helped me to learn and enjoy Canasta, which I hadn't played since my teens.Published 15 months ago by Merle Ann