Dice have been played for centuries and are a staple of the playground, board games and casinos alike. This pocket guide contains their history and clear explanations to popular dice games, including farkle (played since the Middle Ages), Gluckhaus (a German game of fortune, played since Medieval Times), and Jacks, including tips on winning and how to avoid being tricked by loaded or crooked dice.
Famous dice players include Augustus and Caligula, the Roman Emperors the latter lost all his money playing dice and quickly stole other people s and carried on gaming. In Regency times, fortunes could be won and lost at the roll of a die and it was not only money which was gambled away but estates and even marriages. Full of fascinating facts and useful tips, this is a must-read book for everyone interesting in games, gambling and social history.
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