hist-games: Tarok

Alfgar the Sententious wlinden at panix.com
Fri Mar 27 07:59:14 PDT 2009

>Are you looking for Tarok specifically, or the whole family, or just
>this particular description? Either way, the book you ideally want is
>Michael Dummett's hard-to-find "The Game of Tarot". (Also useful are
>Dummett and McLeod's "A History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack", or
>at a pinch Dummett's smaller and less comprehensive "Twelve Tarot Games".)

  And this monumental compilation does not give any description earlier 
than Court de Gebelin in the 18th century. This seems to be what the 
characters in THE GAME OF KINGS are playing.

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