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Card Games Books

  • GMCH
    • £4.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Harking back to an era when all you needed to play fun games was a pen, some paper and your imagination, this book has easy-to-follow instructions for the favourite games from your childhood!

    From filling in the grids of Battleships to Hangman and cut-out card games including snap, dominoes and pairs, this compendium also presents gorgeous versions of Ludo and Snakes and Ladders.

    Providing a refreshing antidote to today's digi-centric world, these games are suitable for all the family and will help you test your logic and reasoning while having fun.
  • AGPVR
    Jeremy Harwood
    • £11.89
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    This is a fantastic compendium of the greatest card games from around the world, including the history, rules, and winning strategies for each game, with more than 400 illustrations. It covers everything from fun and simple games for beginners and family players, to professional tips and expert guidance for advanced play in serious games of chance. It is a comprehensive, practical guide to over 200 games, explaining how to play and win. It offers clear instructions make the book a useful one for players at all levels - beginners, intermediates and experts. It covers all the world's most popular games, including bridge, gin rummy, blackjack, poker, solitaire, piquet and cribbage. It details the rules of each game, with strategies for play, history and fascinating facts about famous players. This essential reference for card-game players brings together all the best card games, including canasta, bridge, rummy, blackjack, cribbage, whist, solitaire and poker. The book opens with a brief history of cards, with tutorials for beginners on general play, and a gold mine of tips for intermediate and advanced players. The practical heart of the book is divided into two sections covering trick-taking and non-trick taking games. Here are all the classics plus scores of lesser-known treats such as Thirty-One Rum and Spit. Whether you want to settle a dispute about rules or find a new game for the family, this is the only book you will ever need on the subject.
  • AYXMP
    Lewis Carroll
    • £5.79
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    This fabulous pack of fifty-two large size Alice in Wonderland-themed playing cards, are perfect for all kinds of games. The iconic images, drawn by Sir John Tenniel, are taken from the original books, and include characters such as Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the Mad Hatter, Humpty Dumpty and the White Rabbit from Lewis Carroll's classic tales. Macmillan Alice Pack of Cards includes suggestions for card games suitable for younger children, and for the whole family to enjoy.
  • ALIWK
    • £7.89
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    The ultimate card-player's companion, crammed with over 300 pages of games to provide hours of engrossing entertainment playing in groups or by yourself. A tricks section provides ways to astound your friends and family with your seemingly effortless skills. Both games and tricks cater for a range of abilities so that you can progress and expand your repertoire. Bridge, Brag, Poker, Rummy and Cribbage - all the classics are here, along with all their variations, as well as lesser known games such as Red Dog, Beleaguered Castle and Quinto. With easy-to-follow explanations for each game including their origins, rules, ranking of cards and tactics, as well as clear illustrations of sample hands, scoring systems and a full glossary of terms, you can quickly make yourself familiar with games you've never tried. Tricks include sleights and shuffling tricks, tricks with prepared packs, magic tricks and mathematical tricks. Challenge yourself and have fun no matter where you are - all you need is a pack of cards and The Card Games Bible.
  • AIPWY
    Jeremy Harwood
    • £7.89
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    This title features hours of fun for players of all ages. It is a comprehensive, practical guide to more than 100 of the best-loved card games, explaining how to play and win: including the history, rules and strategies of each game. It includes patience and solitaire; point-trick games; catch and collect; fishing games; adding games; shedding games; beating games; rummy games; banking games; all fours games; solo games; and piquet games. It offers clear instructions make games fun and easy for beginners, provide guidance for intermediates, and act as an essential reference for expert players. It covers a vast selection of the most popular games played today, including klondike, gin rummy, blackjack, pontoon, solo whist and cribbage, and introduces exciting lesser-known games for all the family from every corner of the world. It games at every level of expertise for friends and all the family to enjoy time and again. This practical, exciting and brilliantly researched book is the essential reference for card-game players of every level anywhere in the world. All the classic and most popular card games are gathered here, including rummy, baccarat, casino, beggar-my-neighbour, thirty-one, slapjack and snap, plus scores of lesser-known treats and gems such as ombre, go fish and spit. There is sure to be a game here for players of every level, from toddlers who can hold a few cards to the most experienced grandparent wanting to pass on their enthusiasm for cards. For every game there is a complete list of rules, backed up by simple explanations on getting started quickly. Then there are sample hands, strategic pointers, and tips and hints from the author about how to win. This beautifully presented book is a wonderful resource for anyone who enjoys a game of cards and wants to find a new game for the family to enjoy.
  • ABWOK
    Richard Harroch
    • £11.99
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    Poker is America's national card game, and its popularity continues to grow. Nationwide, you can find a game in progress everywhere. If you want to play, you can find poker games on replicas of 19th century riverboats or on Native American tribal lands. You can play poker at home with the family or online with opponents from around the world. Like bowling and billiards before it, poker has moved out from under the seedier side of its roots and is flowering in the sunshine. Maybe you've never played poker before and you don't even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don't know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you're a poker expert, you still can benefit - some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger. Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds. Poker For Dummies also covers the following topics and more: * Poker games such as Seven-Card Stud, Omaha, and Texas Hold'em * Setting up a game at home * Playing in a casino: Do's and don'ts * Improving your play with Internet and video poker * Deciphering poker sayings and slang * Ten ways to read your opponent's body language * Playing in poker tournaments * Money management and recordkeeping * Knowing when and how to bluff Poker looks like such a simple game. Anyone, it seems, can play it well - but that's far from the truth. Learning the rules can be quick work, but becoming a winning player takes considerably longer. Still, anyone willing to make the effort can become a good player. You can succeed in poker the way you succeed in life: by facing it squarely, getting up earlier than the next person, and working harder and smarter than the competition. Foreword by Chris Moneymaker, 2003 World Series of Poker Champion.
  • ABWNH
    Paul Mendelson
    • £6.89
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    Most people playing online poker think they are winning players when they're actually losing month after month. But, if you have basic knowledge of the game and follow Paul Mendelson's techniques, you can ensure that you win regularly and consistently. Find out how to: select the best poker sites for your standard. Analyze your opponents and their games. Adapt your game to combat the styles of play you meet. Counter the costly dangers of 'tilt' and temperament. Manage your bankroll and build it into serious money. Play to benefit from being alert while others - in another time zone - are exhausted. Make the right decisions - and avoid costly mistakes. Read your opponents correctly - and keep them guessing about you!
  • ABWHU
    Paul Mendelson
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    This is a book for the three million 'social' bridge players (in the UK alone) who know the rules and can play a reasonable hand, but want to refine their skills and improve their understanding of the game. The 121 tips offered range from simple to more advanced and all offer solid advice on how best to deal with a variety of situations. Tips are clearly explained and are followed by an example hand and a reader's test. There is no simpler way to improve your bridge.
  • AIXZZ
    Frank Buttler
    • £12.89
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    Thought to have been invented in the 17th century, cribbage remains one of the oldest and most popular card games for two or more players. The book is in two parts, the first introducing the game to those who have never played it before, and the second, much larger, part explaining the intricacies of the game to more experienced players and giving guidance to improve the chances of winning. Both the original five-card game and the more modern six-card variety are described in detail, and the authors demonstrate how to gain the maximum advantage from any of the countless card combinations possible during play. Numerous examples are included to illustrate the subtleties of each stage of the game, written in easily understood tabular form and checked by computer programs.
  • ALYCZ
    Jeremy Harwood
    • £8.89
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    This book presents the history, rules and winning strategies for bridge, whist, hearts, canasta and many other games, with 200 photographs and diagrams. It is a compendium of the greatest card games from around the world, with clear diagrams of sample deals and hands providing an invaluable visual guide. It details the number of players for each game. It includes professional tips and expert guidance for advanced play in serious games of chance and skill. This beautifully presented compendium explores classic card games from every continent that many players will immediately want to add to their repertoire. The practical heart of the book details all kinds of advanced card games. For every game there is a full explanation of the rules, the type of pack required, card ranking, ideal age, playing and scoring. Diagrams of sample games in play make instructions easy to follow. This is a wonderful resource for all card game enthusiasts. The expert advice and lively background information will appeal to anyone wanting to settle a dispute about rules, find a new game or discover more about the incredible range of card games.
  • AGWRO
    Jonathan Little
    • £18.99
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    Jonathan Little is on a mission to teach the world how to play tournament poker. His first two books, Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker Volumes 1 and 2, outlined how the modern professional plays the game and changed the face of the poker landscape. Now Jonathan has produced a third volume, allowing players to test their understanding of the nuances of tournament play. The question and answer format allows the reader to examine each individual hand, consider the relevant factors and formulate their thinking about the best line to take. In this way the reader can compare his or her thought processes with those of a top flight professional who has amassed more than $5 million in career earnings. Jonathan will teach you how to: Hone in on the relevant factors in any given situation Find the most accurate bet-sizings to maximise your expectation Learn how to profit on the bubble and at the final table Jonathan Little is undoubtedly one of the world's best poker players and also a highly respected coach. In 2010 he cashed 5 times in the WSOP, including a 3rd place finish.
  • ABWNJ
    Paul Mendelson
    • £7.19
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    Many bridge books feature magical and inspiring hands but hands that are never seen in day-to-day play at the bridge table. "Bridge: Winning Ways to Play Your Cards" concentrates on the type of hands that will make a real difference to your scores and which will help you improve your game. Discover how to assess your opponents' strengths and weaknesses - in relation to your own - and win!
  • ABWHE
    Phil Hellmuth
    • £10.89
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    In Play Poker Like the Pros, poker master Phil Hellmuth, Jr., demonstrates exactly how to play and win -- even if you have never picked up a deck of cards -- the modern games of poker, including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz. Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time World Champion of Poker, presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player, including: The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable), The Elephant (plays too many hands), The Mouse (plays very conservatively) and The Lion (skilled and tough to beat). Play Poker Like the Pros begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies. Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold.

    In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play.
  • ABWIL
    Ron Klinger
    • £14.89
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    The world's oldest, and leading, bridge magazine, The Bridge World, said of this book; 'Guide to Better Card Play is an elementary-through-intermediate textbook on declarer play and defence. Appropriately, the two phases of the book receive equal attention. The book can be used either as a self-teacher or as the basis of a series of lessons. In addition to the tutorial material, which is comprehensive, careful and instructive, the work is choc-a-bloc with summaries, reviews, quizzes and example deals. There is even an appendix that allows your foursome to set up the practice deals yourself. We like almost everything about this book, we especially liked the attention to partnership methods, the topic selection, and the carefully constructed lesson deals. There are other good texts at this level, but Klinger's book has twice as much material as similar works. This is a very good buy'.
  • BBBVI
    Konami
    • £28.79
    • RRP £35.99
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    The Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME allows kids, teenagers, and adults to relive the exciting duels that take place in the animated Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Yu-Gi-Oh! THE ART OF THE CARDS collects the classic artwork of every real life playable card featured in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! DUEL MONSTERS animated series. Featuring over 800 cards, this prestigious hardcover tome is the ultimate archive of the cards used by Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, Seto Kaiba, Mai Valentine and more in their battles to prove who truly has "the Heart of the Cards".
  • AVMSJ
    Consumer Dummies
    • £15.99
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    The ultimate card-player's companion Card games bring people of all ages together, whether for fun or competition. Inside, you'll find expert tips and guidance on how to use strategy, memory, cleverness, and more to become a better player at some of the world's most popular card games. With easy-to-follow explanations for each game including their origins, rules, and tactics, you can quickly become a master card player. 6 Books Inside * Card Games For Dummies * Bridge For Dummies, 4th Edition * Poker For Dummies * Texas Hold'em For Dummies * Winning at Internet Poker For Dummies * Casino Gambling For Dummies
  • ABWJE
    Hugh Kelsey
    • £13.59
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    Geza Ottlik had a remarkable talent for discovering and analysing strange and fascinating aspects of card play in bridge. This brilliant book is the result of his collaboration with Hugh Kelsey whose skill at high-level analysis of bridge problems was equalled only by his ability as a writer able to express complex ideas in simple prose. ADVENTURES IN CARD PLAY is regarded universally as one of the all-time great classics of bridge.
  • BKGLD
    Riot New Media Group, Inc.
    • £11.98
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    Each of the 50 cards in this conversation deck is printed with two reading-themed questions (100 questions total). The questions in range in format: some invoke books that are tied to memories (name your favorite childhood picture book); others prompt you to choose ideal reading material for a hypothetical situation (if you were a stranded on a desert island, what book would want with you?) Some cards aim to get people comparing their favorite (and not-so-favorite) characters or authors, and others engage in popular debates amongst readers (name a movie adaptation you liked and defend your choice). Created to give readers of all persuasions an excuse to talk about books, ideas, and life itself, this deck is a great addition to any booklover's shelf.
  • AYXFY
    Kuro Kuro
    • £11.99
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    Ages: 14+Number of players: 2Playing time: 45 minutesComponents: 46 oversized cards, 3 story cards, and rulebookRen: a young girl who lost her family under terrible circumstances and has now fallen into a catatonic state. Feth: a foreign boy with the ability to read the hearts of others. Together, they will try to wake Ren by rebuilding the memories closest to her heart, but ravens have come to feast on her heartbreak, and they will not be denied. "The Ravens of Thri Sahashri" is a beautifully illustrated cooperative card game in which players must work together to rescue Ren from the darkness. Hidden amongst the cards are the memories that will stir her from her troubled slumber, and it falls upon Feth to help her find them. Communication is key, but the only means they have to do so is through patterns formed with the cards. Will Ren be saved, or will she fall prey to the ravens circling overhead?
  • BMVNV
    Lucille Clerc
    • £11.99
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    Fire your imagination with these fun storytelling cards. Reviving the Victorian craze for `myrioramas', the 20 picture cards can be placed in any order to create seamless scenes. Almost infinite combinations of cards provide endless storyscaping possibilities. Follow the corridor through a mysterious country house and build a perpetual panorama with its inhabitants and their secrets. Find sinister suits of armour and the aftermaths of strange accidents, butlers with a grudge and glamorous couples where revenge is never far from the surface. With many games to play and millions of stories to tell, each turn of the card is a new adventure. Where will the story take you?
  • BDJYE
    Nathaniel Tilton
    • £11.19
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    Nathaniel Tilton was leading an ordinary existence as an early-30s financial advisor in Boston. Then, without a destination in mind, he set out to experience life in more meaningful ways. His path was forged when he met famed MIT blackjack team member, Semyon Dukach, who inspired Nathaniel to become a world-class blackjack player. Together with his friend, D.A., he dove headfirst into the life of an elite blackjack card counter. But while studying the many books available on blackjack strategy, he discovered that the tactics described all applied to either big teams or solo practitioners. Accordingly, adjustments were made so that the techniques would work while playing with a single partner. The result was the creation of a virtually undetectable small-team system, something never before documented. The details of this secret system are delivered within the pages of this exhilarating narrative, describing a glitzy gambler's life of high-roller suites, gourmet restaurants, and top-shelf entertainment, along with a dark side of deception and personal risk that would eventually take him to the casino backrooms he'd hoped he would never see. The Blackjack Life provides an informed view of the opportunities that still exist for skilled players, a detailed explanation of what it takes to become one, and a thorough chronicling of what it's like to travel that road. It's also the story of the growth of a man who discovered who he was and who he wanted to be in the unlikeliest of places--the world of a professional blackjack player.
  • AWVNG
    • £10.39
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    Collect cards of 52 well-known garden flowers in this beautifully illustrated game. From sweet peas and stocks, to freesias and fuchsias, group the individual flowers into their botanical families to form 'sets' and lay them before your opponent to win! Based on Happy Families, this fun and educational game comes with a booklet describing the features of the different flower families, and will delight players of all ages.
  • BIYOZ
    David Parlett
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    The Penguin Book of Card Games is the authoritative up-to-date compendium, describing an abundance of games to be played both for fun and by serious players.Auctions, trumpless hands, cross-ruffing and lurching: card players have a language all of their own. From games of high skill (Bridge) to games of high chance (Newmarket) to trick-taking (Whist) and banking (Pontoon), David Parlett, seasoned specialist in card games, takes us masterfully through the countless games to choose from.Not content to merely show us games with the conventional fifty-two card pack, Parlett covers many games played with other types of cards - are you brave enough to play with Tarot? With a 'working description' of each game, with the rules, variations and origins of each, as well as an appendix of games invented by the author himself, The Penguin Book of Card Games will delight, entertain and inform both the novice and the seasoned player.
  • BOGLU
    Tamaki Lauren
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    Andy Warhol is Pop, Pablo Picasso is Cubist and Marcel Duchamp is Dada. Artists gather in movements, just as wildebeests run in herds. Do you know the great art movements and how the great artists fit into them? Play MANIFESTO to test your knowledge or effortlessly learn a little art history. Collect illustrated cards of fifty two iconic artists and group them into their art movements to win. The accompanying booklet relates the fascinating biographies of each artist. Based on HAPPY FAMILIES, this game is the perfect gift for all art lovers of all ages.