Cribbage, Knockout Whist, Rummy and Klondike are among the multitude of games and variations packed into this simple companion to essential entertainment. With scoring systems and tips and tricks to amaze your friends and keep you sharp you’ll find this new book an invaluable part of your leisure time, a sociable break from mobiles and TV screens.
David Parlett is a former teacher and technical writer. He has been a freelance games inventor and writer for over 40 years. His now classic board game Hare & Tortoise has won many international awards and he is a visiting professor in board games design at the University of Suffolk. But he is best known for his research into card games, especially for his ground-breaking Oxford History of Card Games and the encyclopaedic Penguin Book of Card Games.