Edmond Hoyle was one of the first authors to write seriously about games. Today, the name of Hoyle is synonymous with "playing games by the rules". Learn more: Who Was Edmond Hoyle?
The following books are in the spirit of "According To Hoyle", meaning that they are comprehensive, detailed, accurate, and are the highest authority for card game rule books.
- According to Hoyle
A must for anyone who wants to play a game and play it correctly. Whether you play card games, dice games, parlor games, word games, chess, checker, backgammon, or solitaire games, here is a comprehensive, up-to-date book with the complete rules of your favorite games of skill and chance. According to Hoyle gives not only the rules but expert advice on winning, too. By Richard Frey and Edmond Hoyle.
- Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games
"According to Hoyle" is the card-table synonym for Correct --a definitive guide to the correct playing of all known card games, with full descriptions and explanations of rules and techniques for each game and its variations. By Walter B. Gibson.
- Hoyle's Rules of Games
This book covers a good range of card and parlor games, including Bridge, Poker, Canasta, Gin Rummy, and Solitaire, as well as a number of other favorites such as Backgammon, Dice, Dominos, and Scrabble. By Albert H. Morehead, Geoffrey Mott-Smith, Philip D. Morehead.
- The New Complete Hoyle
The authoritative guide to the official rules of all popular games of skill and chance, now completely revised, updated and expanded. A book that belongs in every library, right beside the dictionary, the atlas, and the encyclopedia.
- The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle
Here's a chance to learn the 200 real rules of poker, including descriptions of the characters, the right food (pizza, cold cuts) and the wrong food to serve; betting strategies that keep the player from losing to much too early; dealing, talking; and the dos and don'ts of a minimal standard of behavior. By Stewart Wolpin.