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28 of December, 2013

Being a few cards short of a deck is the last thing you’d want to be on December 28 (National Card Playing Day).

Image shows the cover for William B. Dick’s The American card player (containing clear and comprehensive directions for playing the games of euchre, whist, bezique, all-fours, pitch, commercial pitch, French fours, all fives, cassino, cribbage, straight and draw poker, and whiskey poker: together with all the laws of those games) (1866)


Posted 8 months ago
Tags:  #card games  #cards  #euchre  #whist  #national card playing day

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