Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games

Hoyle's Modern Encyclopedia of Card Games

Rules of All the Basic Games and Popular Variations

By Walter Gibson

Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780385076807, 416pp.

Publication Date: March 19, 1974


"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.

B & W photographs throughout.

About the Author
Walter Gibson, born in 1914, enlisted as a young soldier with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. It was with their 2nd Battalion that he was sent to Asia, serving in India, China and Malaya for seventeen years. His remarkable experiences during World War II include fighting in the Battle of Slim River, escaping through the Malayan jungle and surviving in a lifeboat for twenty-six days amidst cannibalism, desperation and treachery. For two years he endured a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp in Medan until being liberated in Singapore in 1945. Often described as a colourful character, he wrote about his experiences in two books, The Boat and Highland Laddie. After leaving the Army, he emigrated to Ontario, Canada, with his family. Soldier, prisoner of war and author, Walter Gibson died on 24 March 2005, aged ninety.