Historic Folk Toys: Book, 'Children's Card Games'
Our Children's Card Games Book includes the history of cards and many fun facts about face cards, the deck and card games. This book includes the rules for 12 popular children's card games: Authors, Concentration, Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Hearts, I Doubt It, Klondike (Solitaire), My Ship Sails, Old Maid, Rummy, Snap and War. Cut the deck and let's play!
Historical Background: Children's card games have been enjoyed for centuries but no one knows who invented these games. There is a reference to children playing cards in Italy in 1393 A.D., but no mention as to what card games they played. Card games designed specifically for children's amusement and education did not appear until after the mid-18th century. One of the most popular of these games was "Authors." In the mid-1700s, English writer, Edmond Hoyle, wrote the first book of card rules. Even today, when the phrase "according to Hoyle" is used, it means "to play strictly by the rules."
Fun Fact: Did you know that there are over 350 versions of Solitare?
Dimentions: 4.25 x 5.5"