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Contents Top Ten Places to Play Cards Introduction Chapter 1: The Evolution of Modern Card Games The First Card Games in Ancient China The Middle East Medieval Europe Cards Come to America A Modern Deck of Cards Tarot Cards Card Games on the Big and Small Screen Chapter 2: The Basics Claiming Your Seat at the Card Table Shuffling the Cards Betting and Checking The Dealer Dealing the Cards Etiquette Chapter 3: Card Games for One Solitaire/Patience/Klondike Free Cell Golf La Belle Lucie The Game of Montana The Game of Monte Carlo The Game of Pyramid Spider The Game of Yukon Chapter 4: Card Games for Two Players Cribbage Bezique Piquet Spite and Malice Tablanette Chapter 5: Partnership Card Games Canasta Pinochle Push Spades Rook Chapter 6: Games for Larger Groups The Game of Twos 727 Brag Fan Tan Hearts Oh Hell! President Chapter 7: Card Games for Kids Fifty-Two Pick-Up Crazy Eights Go Fish Memory I Doubt It Old Maid Slap Jack Speed Spoons War Chapter 8: Whist History of the Game Standard Whist Bid Whist Contract Whist German Whist Knock-Out Whist Minnesota Whist Winning Strategies Chapter 9: Bridge History of Bridge Dealing a Hand Bidding Rules of Play Scoring Variations of Bridge Winning Strategies Chapter 10: All Fours History of the Game Playing All Fours Scoring Games California Jack Cinch Pitch All Fives Chapter 11: Euchre History of the Game North American Euchre British Euchre Bid Euchre The Game of 500 Spoil Five Chapter 12: Rummy The Meld Standard Rummy Gin Rummy Manipulation Rummy Rummy 500 Other Rummy Variations Winning Strategies Chapter 13: Blackjack History of Blackjack The Object How to Play Dealer Payout Basic Blackjack Strategy Counting Cards Betting Strategies Chapter 14: Poker Basics History of Poker Elements of Poker Five-Card Draw Poker Five-Card Stud Poker Seven-Card Stud Poker Chapter 15: Variations on Poker Texas Hold íEm Omaha Caribbean Poker Chinese Poker The Game of Guts Mexican Stud Pai Gow Poker Pyramid Poker Chapter 16: Games with Wild Cards The Game of Fifty-Two Criss-Cross Follow the Queen Progressive Rummy Salt and Pepper Spit in the Ocean Wild Widow Chapter 17: Easy Card Games Clock Football Baseball Mexican Sweat Michigan Red Dog Chapter 18: Complex Card Games Anaconda Baccarat Calypso Sheepshead Skat Chapter 19: Card Games from Other Lands Black Maria (Britain) Klaverjas (Greenland) Marjapussi (Finland) PíYanitsa (Russia) Scopone Scientifico (Italy) Zheng Fen (China) Chapter 20: Where to Play Playing Blackjack at a Casino Casino Video Poker Casino Poker Tables Card Groups Online Gaming Appendix A: Glossary Appendix B: Resources and Associations
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Card games