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Hoyles Games Edmond Hoyle

Hoyles Games

Edmond Hoyle

Published May 21st 2012
ISBN : 9781150068379
Paperback
220 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...to, so that there shall be a cross, likeMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...to, so that there shall be a cross, like this: After this, the game proceeds as in the ordinary block or draw game. When the double-nine set is used, there must be eight ends open for play before proceeding further, like this: Pool Game Any number from 3 to 6 form a pool and draw dominoes for the privilege of the first set. The dominoes are then shuffled, and each player takes as many as will leave eight in the bone-yard. The player who won the set leads anything he pleases, and each player in turn to his left must follow suit to one end or the other. There are no open ends of doublets to play to. When a player cannot follow suit, he says go. The first to make domino wins the pool. If no one makes domino and the game is blocked, all the hands are shown, and the one with the least pips takes the pool. Ties divide it. EARL OF COVENTRY Or Snip-Snap-Snorem The full pack of fifty-two cards is dealt round, one at a time as far as it will go, to any number of players. The eldest hand lays on the table any card he pleases, and each player in turn to the left must match it if he can. The first to do so says snip, the next says snap, and the one who plays the fourth card of that denomination says snorem. Sometimes the players make a rhyme for each card played, the last one saying, and theres the Earl of Coventry. The game is for a pool, made by contributions from the players. Each starts with 5 counters. If the player immediately on the left can match the card last laid down, the one who is matched pays a counter to the pool- but if a player intervenes, no counter is paid. The last man having any of his counters left takes the pool. Jig This is a variation, in which instead of playing a card of the same de...