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Pocket Guide to Dice & Dice Games (Paperback) (Keith Souter)

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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, including farkle (played since the Middle Ages), Gluckhaus (a German game of fortune, played since the medieval era), craps, and Jacks! 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.

Did you know?

? Dice derives from the Latin datum, meaning “ought to be played”
? The black marks showing the numbers are called pips
? Dice were first played in India around 3000 bc
? Dice were originally made from bones, including knuckle and ankle bones
? Traditionally cubed, dice also come in other geometric shapes, incuding the zocchihedron, the 100-sided die, and the deltoidal icositetrahedron, where each side is shaped like a kite

Dice games have been played for centuries and area staple of the playground, board games, and casinos alike. This pocket guidespans the history of dice and offers clear explanations of popular dice games,including farkle (played since the Middle Ages), Gluckhaus (a German game offortune, played since the medieval era), craps, and Jacks! This guide alsoincludes tips on winning and how to avoid being tricked by loaded or ?crooked?dice. 

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

Did youknow? 

? Dice derives from the Latin datum, meaning ?ought to be played? 
? The black marks showing the numbers are calledpips 
? Dice were first played in India around 3000 bc  
? Dice were originally made from bones,including knuckle and ankle bones 
? Traditionally cubed, dice also come in othergeometric shapes, incuding the zocchihedron, the 100-sided die, and thedeltoidal icositetrahedron, where each side is shaped like a kite 
Number of Pages: 1691
Genre: Games
Sub-Genre: General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Keith Souter
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2013
TCIN: 16167574
UPC: 9781620871805
Item Number (DPCI): 247-26-2626
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