[Book Reviews]


    IN this little treatise, Mr. Baxter-Wray deals with all the most popular round games with cards. Among them may be mentioned nap, loo, poker, vingt-un, commerce, pope-joan, spin, together with eight others which are played at the present day. With regard to each game the reader receives sound advice as to the methods he should adopt, and those he should not. The variations of each game are well described, but mention might have been made—in the variation of nap called “misery, or misère”—of playing with all the hands on the table face upwards, which affords, when more than three are playing, an excellent game requiring much skill and tact. Many suggestions and rules are given pertaining to the stakes, deals, &c.; and those who read the book will find in it all that will enable them to learn a new game.

    Round Games with Cards.

    By Baxter-Wray. (London: George Bell and Sons, 1891.)

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    [Book Reviews]. Nature 43, 414 (1891) doi:10.1038/043414c0

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