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Card Games For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Barry Rigal, Omar Sharif (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-1-118-05476-5 March 2011 384 Pages


Card games offer loads of fun and one of the best socializing experiences out there. But picking up winning card strategies is a bit of a challenge, and though your buddies may think that picking up the rules of the game is easy, winning is a totally different story.

With Card Games For Dummies, Second Edition, you’ll not only be able to play the hottest card games around, you can also apply game-winning strategies and tips to have fun and beat your opponents. Now updated, this hands-on guide shows you everything you need to know—the basics, the tricks, and the techniques—to become a master card player, with expanded coverage on poker as well as online gaming and tournaments. Soon you will have the card-playing power to:

  • Pin down your opponents in Texas Hold’em
  • Show off your power in Stud Poker
  • Hit wisely in Blackjack
  • Break hearts ruthlessly in Hearts
  • Mix up the night with Gin and Rummy
  • Build yourself a victory in Bridge
  • Send them fishing in Go Fish

This straightforward, no-nonsense guide features great ways to improve your game and have more fun, as well as a list of places to find out more about your favorite game. It also profiles different variations of each game, making you a player for all seasons!



Part I: Discovering Card Games.

Chapter 1: Card Game Basics.

Chapter 2: Solitaire.

Chapter 3: Children’s Games.

Part II: Getting Rid of Cards.

Chapter 4: Rummy.

Chapter 5: Canasta.

Chapter 6: Eights.

Chapter 7: Fan Tan.

Part III: Taking Tricks.

Chapter 8: Whist.

Chapter 9: Oh Hell! and Other Exact Bidding Games.

Chapter 10: Euchre.

Chapter 11: Spades.

Chapter 12: Contract Bridge and Mini-Bridge.

Part IV: Scoring or Avoiding Points.

Chapter 13: Hearts.

Chapter 14: Pinochle.

Chapter 15: Setback.

Part V: Adding and Climbing.

Chapter 16: Cribbage.

Chapter 17: President.

Chapter 18: Blackjack.

Part VI: Playing Poker.

Chapter 19: Shuffling Through Poker Basics.

Chapter 20: Draw Poker.

Chapter 21: Stud Poker.

Chapter 22: Texas Hold ’Em.

Chapter 23: Omaha.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Ways to Improve Your Game and Have More Fun.

Chapter 25: Ten Places to Find More Information on Your Game.