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David Parlett is a games inventor, consultant and author. He is a card games expert of international repute. A former language teacher then technical journalist, he has been freelancing in the games world since editing Games and Puzzles magazine in 1974. His many books include: The Guinness Book of Word Games (1995), A Dictionary of Card Games (1992) and The Penguin Book of Word Games (1982). He lives in South London.
Its logical organization, relaxed style and the amount of included anecdotes make it an instant match for any curious mind. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Noé Falzon
At Present (March 2015) there is NO e-book version available. How can a publisher be so wrongheaded as to not provide an e-book version of a compendium that most certainly would... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Thomas S.
This was a gift for a teenage relative. I've heard no complaints but still waiting for my thank you note for the gift. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Penny
THis is not a good book at all. It's exhaustive, sure, but it assumes you have played the games before, and just need a refresher course. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Hypsy
I bought this book because I'm a big fan of Canasta, Rummy 500, and similar games. I was looking for more games I could learn and teach my family to play. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by meowmix435