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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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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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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 692 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; Revised edition (March 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385249624
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385249621
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 2.1 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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Being an ardent fan of the old TV series "Maverick," I saw the importance of card players having such a copy of the current Hoyle card game rules(!). One day I hope to purchase the TV series! I do not even play cards. However, my husband's family and three out of four adult children do. To prevent upsets I wanted to have this reference book(!).:-) Well bound and excellent hard cover with bright cheerful covers.
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We are working on having a game night (NO Computers) once a week with our friends and this is a great book with all kinds of different games, so that we always have something new to play and not get bored from the same old stuff
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Very up-to-date and delightfully entertaining. This is a must for any house hold. Hours of continious fun and enjoyment. Well written and easy to talk about! This work contains enough history to spark further interest in many areas and subjects.
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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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