All Popular Games of Skill and Chance by orwant

Champion(s):

KosmanJ


Runner(s)-Up:

NathanL
All my thoughts have been replaced with Hamilton quotes.


Quiz Description

I have here in my hands a copy of The New Complete Hoyle, Revised: The Authoritative Guide to the Official Rules of All Popular Games of Skill and Chance. Each question is an excerpt from a description of a game; your goal is to guess the game.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 14 11 00 18 07 06 42 07 26 85 19 56
1 KosmanJ 372 99 15
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2 NathanL 359 97 15
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3 Jeffurry 348 95 15
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4 UllspergerA 339 93 15
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5 ESB 331 91 15
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5 ShapiroA 331 91 15
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7 PipkeR 319 88 15
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8 RJRouge 316 87 15
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9 CoenM 314 85 15
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10 helene 306 83 15
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11 TimL 299 81 15
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12 hypotactic 297 80 15
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13 WeinbergD 275 78 15
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14 MilesTeg 269 76 00
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15 akambour 268 75 15
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16 Jecrwin 263 73 00
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17 MattK 255 71 15
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18 BruceM 253 69 15
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19 Ren 250 67 15
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19 milton 250 67 15
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21 SokolM 248 64 15
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22 McClintockJ 242 62 15
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23 YuC 235 59 15
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23 DreyfusB 235 59 15
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23 raccoonleaf 235 59 00
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26 SykesS 234 56 15
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27 Michalle 231 54 15
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28 KonkelT 228 52 15
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29 SizemoreM 224 50 15
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29 jlboldrick 224 50 15
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31 reallydumb4real 220 47 15
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32 LorinBurte 219 45 00
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33 BClemens 214 43 15
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34 KPope 211 42 15
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35 LeeS 205 40 15
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36 MyersB 204 37 15
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36 IvixorB 204 37 15
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36 EggCzar 204 37 15
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39 MitchellWA 201 33 15
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40 Steve 200 31 15
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41 LynchT 199 30 15
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42 casketromance 188 28 15
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43 GarciaD 182 26 15
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44 DeeKay 181 25 15
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45 AnthonyBianca 178 22 00
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45 MatherV 178 22 00
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47 GarstJ 177 19 15
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48 Vendy12 171 18 00
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49 BringMoreLegos 170 14 15
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49 DFisher 170 14 15
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49 LeungT 170 14 15
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52 RabinK 157 10 15
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52 ColeB 157 10 15
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54 Commodore 150 7 15
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55 HoH 128 6 15
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56 JCEurovision 114 4 15
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57 DouglasLovesVixey 106 2 00
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58 ArunH 92 1 15
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Questions:

Referred to by some as the national card game of the United States, _____ is also an international game, popular almost anywhere cards are played. At first _____ was a rough, tough, ask-no-quarter-give-no-quarter gamblers' game played by men in shirtsleeves.

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Poker

______ has enlisted a fairly extensive following outside of Japan and China. An American master of Chess, Edward Lasker, says "I really believe that _______ is destined to take the place of Chess as the leading intellectual game of the Occident, just as it has reigned supreme in the Orient for some four thousand years."

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Go

The object of the game is to communicate a word or phrase solely through the use of gestures.

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Charades

By ______ or Patience is meant any card game that can be played by one person. His opponent is the luck of the shuffle -- or any personification therefore he chooses to pose, as Beelezebub.

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Solitaire

The shooter takes the dice in his hand and rolls them out, preferably so that they hit a wall and bounce back, if the playing area affords the means to enforce this rule.

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Craps

The _______ set comprises 144 tiles -- small rectangular blocks of wood with ivory or bone faces. Of this total, 108 are suit tiles, 28 are honors, and 8 are flowers (also called seasons).

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Mah Jongg

______ was certainly played by the Greeks and Romans. Plato alludes to a game in which dice are thrown and men are placed after due consideration.

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Backgammon

In early times, it was fashionable to deprecate ______ as "Chess for ladies." This evaluation has persisted in the name for the game, in many countries...

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Checkers

In most games with ______, not all the bones are distributed originally: some are left in a "boneyard".

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Dominoes

Nearly two hundred years ago a French book commented, speaking of a game called "The Farm", that the game was very ancient but still played in the provinces...The game is known [by] the English as Van John, an obvious corruption [of its name in French]...

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Blackjack

The player stuck with the queen is _______ and loses the game.

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Old Maid

An old family favorite, this game is also known as "Everlasting", especially among adults who do not have the stamina or patience to play through the long game sessions that their children love.

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War