DescriptionCard 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.