The Pocket Guide to Dice & Dice Games

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Publisher Description

Know the rules of popular dice games and learn the history, terminology, and lore of dice through the ages in this engaging and informative guide.

Dice games have been played for centuries and are a staple of the playground, board games, and casinos alike. This pocket guide spans the history of dice and offers clear explanations of popular dice games, from Craps, Jacks, and Backgammon to Farkle (played since the Middle Ages), Gluckhaus (a centuries-old German game of fortune). This guide also includes tips on winning and how to avoid being tricked by loaded or “crooked” dice. 

Famous dice players, such as the Roman emperors Augustus and Caligula, lost money playing dice and quickly stole other people’s to continue their gaming sprees. In the early nineteenth century, fortunes could be won and lost at the roll of a die and it was not only money which was gambled away, but estates and even marriages. Full of fascinating facts and useful tips, this is a must-read book for everyone interested in family fun, games, gambling, or social history.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2013
January 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
177
Pages
PUBLISHER
Skyhorse Publishing
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
3.6
MB

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