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The New Complete Hoyle: The Authoritative Guide to the Official Rules of All Popular Games of Skill and Chance, Revised Edition Hardcover – February 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 692 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; Revised edition (February 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385249624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385249621
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 6.4 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The authoritative guide to the official rules of all popular games of skill and chance, now completely revised, updated and expanded. A book that belongs in every library, right beside the dictionary, the atlas, and the encyclopedia.

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The authoritative guide to the official rules of all popular games of skill and chance, now completely revised, updated and expanded.  A book that belongs in every library, right beside the dictionary, the atlas, and the encyclopedia.



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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Yeshua's Follower on July 20, 2008
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This is, far and away, the best "Hoyle" book of games I have---and I have quite a few. Rather than fill empty space with irrelevant pictures or wasted space, this two-inch plus thick tome gives you the information you need to play the game in an easy to follow and easy to read format. If I'm reading another "Hoyle" book and find an ambiguity, I ultimately pull this book out to resolve the issue. It's also filled with interesting historical information on the various games, and conveniently lumps the various games together by family: Poker; Rummy (including Gin Rummy and Canasta); Whist (including Bridge); Euchre (including Five Hundred); Hearts; Stops (including Crazy Eights); All Fours (a.k.a. High-Low-Jack); Bezique (including Pinochle); and Miscellaneous (including Skat, Cribbage, and Piquet). There are then separate sections of Patience (Solitaire) games, children's card games, social gambling games, dice games, casino gambling games, tile games (including dominoes and Mah Jong), board games (such as chess, backgammon, and checkers), and parlor games. A must-have for the family that prefers each other's company over the cold blue glow of a flickering television set.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A.Trendl HungarianBookstore.com VINE VOICE on October 12, 2002
Format: Hardcover
More lurid books have I read,
but that goes better unsaid.
But still, just the same,
these rules of the game
is complete from alpha to zed.

Stop arguments with your family. Checkers really does have rules. Learn if you must jump the other guy, if you must move the piece you touch, and precisely when a red queen can be placed on a black king.

No one who plays games should be without "The New Complete Hoyle Revised." It was great 300 years ago (so I'm told) and is great now.

Anthony Trendl
editor, HungarianBookstore.com
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 16, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Sure you've been there the fight over how to play a particular game, or better yet the boredom on a rainy day when you've played all the Old Maid you can stomach. Whether you are looking to end a game of poker without bloodshed or want new ways to use that deck of cards Hoyle is the answer. Before you while away another boring day get cracking and secure a copy of Hoyle's latest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Louis Novak on July 9, 2013
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this book has a lot of games that are kind of obscure, but is missing some games that are commomly played.... it is definitley NOT a complete reference source for games or game rules as the title would suggest.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ohioan on September 25, 2011
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When I was growing up my brother and I used a dog-eared, cover-missing paperback copy of Hoyle's in order to learn new card games such as Canasta, which we loved. And of course we used it to check the rules of anything in dispute. For years I thought that Hoyle's was a book that didn't get revised. But several years ago I saw and bought this book. I enjoy having a sturdy, hardback copy, and the rules are as clearly explained as ever, with new games in addition. I find it amusing to think that when I was growing up I knew how to play dominoes, but I haven't played it in a long time, so I actually needed this book to re-learn how to play as simple a game as dominoes!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By card player on August 27, 2011
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I ordered the book of Hoyle for my grandson. We would play cards, but we had differences on what the correct rules were. This book ended our challenge. We both know the rules now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Russell Palmer on August 19, 2010
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my mom had this book when i was a child, and it stopped a lot of arguments over game play and rules of almost any game we played. highly recommended if you have children!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. W. Schukar on February 17, 2010
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The book arrived looking like it was brand new. I'm very happy with my purchase.
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