The compleat gamester; or, Full and easy instructions for playing at above twenty several games upon the cards with variety of diverting fancies and ... games on the tables, together with the royal

 
9781236244574: The compleat gamester; or, Full and easy instructions for playing at above twenty several games upon the cards with variety of diverting fancies and ... games on the tables, together with the royal

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. 1725 Excerpt: ... yet the most ready Way for a young Gamester, who is desirous to learn it, is to sec two that are skilful play at it, and then taking notice of these Instructions, he will presently be led into the Secret. III. Of IRISH. IRISH is an ingenious Game, and requires a great deal of Skill to play it well, efoeciatly the After-Game. It is not to be learned otherwise. than by Observation and Practice however 1 shall lightly touch hereon. The Men which are thirty in Number are equally divided between you and your Adversary, and are thus placed, two on the Ace Point, and five on the Sice of your Jest Hand Table, and three on the Cinque, an4 and five on the Ace Point of your right Hand Table, answered on the like Points by your Adversary's Men, with the lame Number j or thus, two of your Men on the Ace Point, five on the double Sice, or Sice-Cinque Point, three on the Cinque Point in your own Tables, and five on the Sice Point at Home, and all these pointed alike by your Adversary. In your play have a Care of being too forward, and be not rash in hitting every Blot, but with Discretion and Consideration, move flowly but securely ', by which means, though your Adversary have filled his Tables, but with all Blots, and you by hitting him enter, you may win the Gamej nay, sometimes, though he hatJP' borne his Men all to a very few. 'Tis the Part of a prudent Commander, as he leads out his Men to bring them home as safe as he may, so must you have a Care of your Men as you are bringing them home that they are not pick'd up by the Way. Have a special Care that your Adversary double not the Trey, Ace-point with his Men, and so make what convenient Haste you can to fill up your own Tables, and beware of blotting; that done, bear as fast as you can. For an Aster-Game I know no...

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