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The Way to Play

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The Way to Play by the Diagram Group, 320 pages.
Published 1975 by Paddington Press Ltd., ISBN 9780846700609 ?
Published 1977 by Bantam Books, ISBN 9780553010428 ?
Published 19?? by Penguin, ISBN 9780140700466 ? (to verify)

Published in other languages as:
Groot Spectrum Spellenboek 1976 by Het Spectrum, ISBN 90-274-8934-3
Giochi da Tutto il Mondo 1976 by Fabbri Editore, ISBN 9788845022524

From the dust jacket:

"All over the world people play games: from primitive tribesmen to restless executives, and from birthday toddlers to aging millionaires. Wherever people gather, competition - and love of competition - appear.

Even the lone mind seeks the stimulus of games, and in a sense the opponent is still the same. It is always fickle Fate - or our own limitations! - that we are trying to defeat. Games rise and fall in popularity, appear and disappear. Inventiveness, and love of novelty, are always modifying the old and devising new. Games have lives, histories, and family trees. Few of us today have heard of the medieval Nine Men's Morris; but millions of hours are spent on Bridge, and Chess, and Monopoly - and millions of dollars at Poker or Roulette. This book covers games that the reader will have seen or heard about - family games and social games, games played for fun, and games played for profit. But it includes, too, many that will be strange: games from foreign countries and ancient times. All are presented through a unique blend of text and illustration. Here the reader can learn not only the secrets of Bridge or Chemin de Fer, but also how to play Pachisi or Nyout, Lasca, or Hex, or Go. In addition to clearcut, concise rules, the players and equipment each game needs are listed, while the guide on pages 316-317 groups games together according to the number of participants they require. With a little thought, then, it is easy to arrange and even improvise to try an unfamiliar game - whether to make a party go, or to keep a houseful of children quiet! This book will tempt the reader to relax and experiment. It will let him soon settle those old rules disputes. It will be a friendly guide to those games that "everyone else seems to know". We believe that it is unique - a unique aid to leisure. It is, in fact, the major reference book of how to play the games of the world."

Listed games: (page)

Section 1 - Race board games
(10) 19th century Dutch board game
(12) Pachisi
(12) Ashta-kashte
(12) Ludo
(14) Hyena chase
(15) Nyout
(16) Game of goose
(16) 18th and 19th century board games
(18) Snakes and ladders
(18) Alleyway
(19) Horseshoe
(20) Contemporary board games
(20) Children's board games
(20) Monopoly
(21) Cluedo
(21) Diplomacy
(21) Scrabble
(22) Backgammon
(25) Plakato
(25) Gioul
(25) Dutch backgammon
(25) Acey deucey

Section 2 - Strategic board games
(26) Chess players on a medieval Arab manuscript
(28) Nine men's morris
(29) Three men's morris
(29) Six men's morris
(30) Fox and geese
(31) Chinese rebels
(32) Fighting serpents
(33) Mancala games
(33) Owari
(34) Ringo
(34) Queen's guard
(36) Checkers (Draughts)
(37) Tournament checkers
(37) Losing or Giveaway checkers
(38) Diagonal checkers
(38) Italian checkers
(38) Spanish checkers
(38) German checkers
(38) Russian checkers
(38) Continental or Polish checkers
(39) Canadian checkers
(39) Turkish checkers
(39) Checkers go-moku
(39) Checkers fox and geese
(40) Lasca
(40) Reversi
(41) Salta
(41) Conquest
(42) Halma
(43) Chinese checkers
(44) Brax
(45) Brax fox and geese
(46) Chess
(50) Shogi
(54) Go (Wei-ch'i)
(56) Go-moku
(56) Hasami shogi
(57) Hex
(58) Solitaire board games
(59) Standard solitaire
(59) Pattern forming games
(59) The cross
(59) The corsair
(59) The octagon

Section 3 - Tile games
(60) Dominoes, Chinese dominoes and mah jongg tiles
(62) Dominoes
(64) Block dominoes
(64) Partnership block dominoes
(64) Latin American match dominoes
(64) Tiddle-a-wink
(64) Domino pool
(64) Blind Hughie
(64) Draw dominoes
(64) Doubles
(64) Fortress
(64) Sebastopol
(64) Cyprus
(65) All fives
(65) All threes
(65) Fives and threes
(65) Matador
(65) Bergen
(66) Forty-two
(66) Bingo
(67) Domino cribbage
(67) Picture dominoes
(68) Chinese dominoes
(68) K'ap t'ai shap
(68) Tiu u
(69) Tien kow
(70) Mah jongg
(75) Sap tim pun (Ten and a half)
(76) Mah jongg (American)

Section 4 - General card games
(78) An evening playing cards
(80) Card games: general rules
(82) Whist
(83) Solo whist
(83) Three-handed solo
(84) Boston
(84) Oh hell
(85) Vint
(85) Preference
(86) Euchre
(86) Four-handed euchre
(86) Railroad euchre
(86) Two-handed euchre
(86) Three-handed euchre
(86) Call-ace euchre
(86) Five hundred
(87) Two-handed five hundred
(87) Four-handed five hundred
(87) Ecarté
(88) Napoleon
(88) Purchase nap
(88) Seven-card nap
(88) Three-card loo
(88) Five-card loo
(88) Irish loo
(89) Spoil five
(89) Forty-five
(89) Auction forty-five
(90) Contract bridge
(93) Duplicate bridge
(93) Auction bridge
(94) Hearts
(94) Spot hearts
(94) Black lady hearts
(94) Greek hearts
(94) Domino hearts
(94) Joker hearts
(94) Heartsette
(94) Two-handed hearts
(94) Black Maria
(95) Knaves
(95) Polignac
(95) Grand
(96) Seven up
(96) Four-handed seven up
(96) All fives
(96) California Jack
(96) Auction pitch
(96) Auction pitch with joker
(97) Casino
(97) Royal casino
(97) Draw casino
(97) Spade casino
(98) Pope Joan
(100) Michigan
(100) Calabrasella
(101) Bezique
(101) Standard (two-handed) bezique
(102) Three-handed bezique
(102) Rubicon bezique
(103) Six-deck (Chinese) bezique
(103) Eight-deck bezique
(103) Four-handed bezique
(104) Piquet
(105) Auction piquet
(105) Imperial
(106) Pinochle
(106) Auction pinochle
(107) Kalabriasz
(108) Skat
(110) Rummy
(110) Gin rummy
(111) Canasta
(112) Cribbage
(112) Six-card cribbage
(113) Five-card cribbage
(113) Seven-card cribbage
(113) Three-handed cribbage
(113) Four-handed cribbage
(114) Tarot card games
(114) Austrian tarock
(116) Tarocco
(118) Japanese flower card games
(121) Matching flowers

Section 5 - Target games
(122) Modern target games equipment
(124) Marbles
(124) Capture
(124) Spanners
(124) Spangy
(125) Ring taw
(125) Increase pound
(125) Fortifications
(125) Bounce eye
(125) Wall marbles
(126) Die shot
(126) Hundreds
(126) Three holes
(126) Archboard
(126) Picking plums
(126) Dobblers
(126) One step
(127) Conkers
(127) Conquerors
(127) Soldiers
(128) Coin throwing games
(128) Brother Jonathan
(128) Wall Jonathan
(128) Crack loo
(128) Cover it
(128) Hitting the mummy
(128) Pennies on the plate
(129) Tossing a coin
(129) Heads or tails
(129) Catch
(129) Spinning a coin
(129) Hole in one
(129) Roll a goal
(129) Coin archboard
(129) Penny roll
(130) Fivestones and Jacks
(130) Ones, twos, threes, fours
(131) Pecks
(131) Bushels
(131) Claws
(131) Under the arch
(131) Horse in the stable
(132) Toad in the hole
(132) Over the line
(132) Over the jump
(132) Threading the needle
(132) Snake in the grass
(132) Building a tower
(132) Demolishing a tower
(132) Backward ones, twos, threes, fours
(132) Jacks
(133) Spellicans
(133) Jackstraws
(133) Magnetic jackstraws
(134) Tiddlywinks
(135) Forfeit game
(135) Target games
(135) Tiddlywinks tennis
(135) Tiddlywinks golf
(136) Ball games
(136) Cup and ball
(136) Jam jars
(136) In the bowl
(136) Containers
(137) Blow football
(137) Holey board game
(137) Through the tunnel
(138) Darts
(139) Standard tournament darts
(139) Around the clock
(139) Shanghai
(139) Scram
(139) Closing
(140) Killer
(140) Halve it
(140) Fives
(140) Darts football
(140) Darts cricket
(140) Darts baseball
(140) Darts shove ha'penny
(141) Ring target games
(141) Ringboard/Hoopla
(141) Ring the bull
(141) Ringolette

Section 6 - Solitaire (Patience) card games
(142) Detail from "The House of Cards" by Chardin
(144) Solitaire procedure
(145) Solitaire terms
(146) Solitaire (one-deck games)
(146) Klondike
(146) King Albert
(146) Eight away (Eight off)
(147) Flower garden
(147) La belle Lucie
(147) Bristol
(148) Beleagured castle
(148) Puss in the corner
(148) Calculation
(149) Bisley
(149) Friday the thirteenth
(150) Scorpion
(150) Florentine
(151) Canfield
(151) Pyramid
(151) Monte Carlo
(152) Clock
(152) Maze
(153) Leapfrog
(153) Poker solitaire
(154) Solitaire (two-deck games)
(154) Napoleon at St Helena
(154) Miss Milligan
(155) Crazy quilt
(155) Frog (Toad in the hole)
(156) Royal cotillion
(156) Spider
(157) Windmill (Propeller)
(157) Braid (Plait)
(158) Double solitaires
(158) Spite and malice
(158) Russian bank

Section 7 - Dice games
(160) Ajax and Achilles playing dice
(162) Dice
(163) Family dice games
(163) Fifty
(163) Round the clock
(163) Shut the box
(163) Hearts
(163) Beetle
(164) Drop dead
(164) Chicago
(164) Going to Boston
(164) Multiplication
(164) Pig
(164) Centennial
(164) Everest
(165) Baseball
(165) Basketball
(166) Cheerio
(166) General
(166) Double Cameroon
(167) Private betting games
(167) Poker dice
(167) Indian dice
(168) Liar dice
(168) Thirty-six
(168) Aces
(168) Par
(168) Ship, captain, mate, and crew
(169) Twenty-one
(169) Buck dice
(169) Hooligan
(170) Help your neighbor
(170) Bidou
(170) Two-hand bidou
(171) Multihand bidou
(171) Montevideo
(171) Crown and anchor
(171) English hazard
(172) Professional banking games
(172) Barbooth
(172) Twenty-six
(172) Grand hazard
(172) Chuck-a-luck
(173) Three dice
(173) Under and over 7
(173) High dice
(173) Counter Klondike
(173) Casino Klondike
(174) Craps
(175) Private craps
(176) Bank craps
(177) Open (or Money) craps

Section 8 - Table games
(180) Billiard room in a 19th century dolls' house
(180) Shove ha'penny
(181) Shovelboard
(182) Shove football
(183) Squails
(184) Bagatelle
(184) Burmese caroms
(186) English billiards
(188) Carom billiards
(190) Snooker
(193) Pool
(197) Eight-ball pool
(198) Table tennis

Section 9 - Casino and gambling house card games
(200) Gambling at the court of Louis XV
(202) Baccarat and chemin de fer
(206) Faro
(207) Stuss
(208) Ziginette
(209) Skinball
(210) Trente et quarante
(211) Card craps
(212) Monte bank

Section 10 - Blackjack and poker games
(214) 19th century Dutch board game
(216) Blackjack
(222) Seven and a half
(222) Ten and a half
(223) Macao
(223) Fifteen
(223) Farmer
(224) Poker general rules
(230) Stud poker, standard game
(230) Draw poker, standard game
(231) Stud poker variations
(232) Draw poker variations
(232) Closed poker games
(233) High-low poker
(234) Brag

Section 11 - Private gambling card games
(236) 15th century French popular print
(238) Card put-and-take
(239) Red and black
(239) Horse race
(240) Slippery Sam
(240) Lansquenet
(241) Polish red dog
(242) Hoggenheimer
(242) Blücher
(243) Chinese fan-tan
(244) Monte bank (private)
(244) Banker and broker
(245) Ace-deuce-jack
(246) Injun
(247) Red dog
(248) Six-spot red dog
(248) Thirty-five
(248) Thirty-one (Schnautz)
(250) Yablon
(250) Bango
(251) Kentucky derby

Section 12 - Word and picture games
(252) Lithograph from "Le Masque" by Steinberg
(254) Spelling bee games
(254) Grab on behind
(254) Ghosts
(254) I-spy
(255) Initial letters
(255) Initial answers
(255) Traveler's alphabet
(255) Buzz
(255) Fizz
(255) Buzz-fizz
(255) I love my love
(255) A was an apple pie
(255) Taboo
(256) Join the club
(256) Coffeepot
(256) Teakettle (Teapot)
(256) Associations
(256) Association chain
(256) Number associations
(256) I went on a trip
(256) City of Boston
(256) One minute please
(257) What is my thought like?
(257) Who am I?
(257) Proverbs
(257) Botticelli
(257) Animal, vegetable, or mineral
(257) Man and object
(258) Charades
(259) The game
(259) Dumb crambo
(259) In the manner of the word
(260) Keyword
(260) Jumbled words
(260) Acrostics
(260) Transformation
(260) Fill ins
(260) Categories
(260) Guggenheim
(261) Crosswords
(261) Geography race
(261) Synonyms
(261) Telegrams
(262) Consequences
(262) Picture consequences
(263) Pictures
(263) Hangman
(263) Squiggles
(264) Tick-tack-toe (Noughts and crosses)
(264) Three-dimensional tick-tack-toe
(265) Boxes
(265) Sprouts
(265) Crystals
(266) Battleships
(267) Buried treasure
(267) Aggression

Section 13 - Games of chance
(268) Lottery tickets from many countries
(270) Scissors, paper, stone
(270) Spoof
(271) Mora
(271) Shoot
(272) Fan-tan
(272) Dollar poker
(273) Put-and-take top
(274) Lotto
(274) Bingo
(275) Picture lotto
(275) Lotteries
(276) Roulette
(279) Boule

Section 14 - Children's party games
(280) Detail from "Children's Games" by Breugel the Elder
(282) Musical chairs
(282) Musical bumps
(282) Musical blackout
(282) Musical magic carpet
(282) High steppers
(283) Musical statues
(283) Musical rings
(283) Musical islands
(283) Gods and goddesses
(284) Blind man's buff
(284) Squeak-piggy-squeak
(284) Blind man's stick
(284) Blind postman
(285) The donkey's tail
(285) Draw the elephant's tail
(285) Blind man's sort out
(285) A blind judgment
(285) Murals
(285) Thieves, Jailer
(286) Blind man's treasure hunt
(286) Sweet tooth
(286) Murder in the dark
(286) Hunt the thimble
(287) Blindfold obstacle walk
(287) Nelson's eye
(287) Hunt the slipper
(287) Hunt the ring
(287) Up Jenkins!
(288) Bean hunt
(288) Butterfly hunt
(288) Jigsaw hunt
(288) Present hunt
(288) Color hunt
(288) Easter egg hunt
(288) Detective treasure hunt
(288) Card hunt
(288) Storekeepers
(288) Cut-out pairs
(288) Mothers and babies
(288) Hide and seek
(288) Sardines
(288) Kim's game
(289) Mismatches
(289) Rumors
(289) Wrong!
(289) Happy travelers
(289) Printers' errors
(290) Simon says
(290) Do this, do that!
(290) In the ditch
(290) Pass the parcel
(291) My little bird
(291) Yes-no beans
(291) Laughing handkerchief
(291) Forfeits parcel
(291) Mystery parcel
(291) Hot parcel
(291) Lucky chocolate game
(292) Balloon flights
(292) Static electricity
(292) Card and bucket
(292) Apple paring
(293) Candy wrapper
(293) Hoppit
(293) Singing high jump
(293) Apple on a string
(293) Limbo
(293) Grandmother's footsteps
(293) Two-minute walk
(293) Stork fighting contest
(293) Cock fighting contest
(293) Triangular tug-of-war
(293) Arm wrestling
(294) Avenue goals
(294) Overhead goals
(294) Number parade
(294) Word parade
(295) Balloon volleyball
(295) Blow volleyball
(295) Astride ball
(295) Hockey rag time
(295) Mystery numbers
(295) Simple numbers
(295) Ladders
(295) My mother's cake
(296) Pick and cup
(296) Nose in the matchbox
(296) Double pass
(296) Switchback
(297) Balloon pass
(297) Tunnell ball
(297) Straws and beans
(297) Sugar and spoons
(297) Passing the orange
(297) Palms
(298) Newspaper walk
(298) Tortoise race
(298) Fishermen
(298) Rabbit race
(298) Bottle fishing
(298) Back to back race
(298) Piggy back race
(299) Three-legged race
(299) Patches
(299) Necklace race
(299) Yarn tangles
(299) Dumb artists
(299) Crocodile race
(300) Flying fish
(300) Burst the bag
(300) Fruit colors
(300) Surprise sentences
(301) Emptying socks
(301) Egg cups
(301) Hat and scarf
(301) Balloon hop
(301) Hurry waiter!

Section 15 - Children's card games
(302) Illustration from "Alice through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll
(304) Snap
(304) Easy snap
(304) Speed snap
(304) Menagerie
(305) Animal noises
(305) Slapjack
(305) War
(305) Persian pasha
(306) Memory
(306) Other card-matching games
(306) Beggar my neighbor
(307) Donkey
(307) Pig
(307) Pit
(307) My ship sails
(308) Happy families
(308) Old maid
(309) Authors
(309) Fish
(309) Le vieux garçon
(309) Black Peter
(310) Stealing bundles
(310) I doubt it
(310) Up and down cheat
(311) Go boom
(311) Scoring go boom
(311) Crazy eights
(311) Snip-snap-snorem
(311) Jig
(312) Play or pay
(312) Sequence
(312) Card dominoes
(313) Rolling stone
(313) Linger longer
(313) Knockout whist
(314) Racing demon
(314) Spit
(315) Give away

(316) How many players?

(318) Index

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