hist-games: Faro/Pharoh?

Chas webmaster at historicgames.com
Sun Oct 12 02:25:24 PDT 2003

I have the rules for modern Faro in a couple of books I own, including a
simpler version called "Stuss" or "Jewish Faro." I was looking at doing
a couple of workshops on period games for some 18th century reenactors,
and was wondering if "Stuss" might be closer to how it was played during
the 18th century -especially when it was being played in
non-casino/gambling hall settings. (It seems to have been popular with
upper-class women gamblers in 18th/19th century England.)

MacGregor Historic Games
Board, dice and card games of the past

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