WorldCat Identities

Parlett, David 1939-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 5,325 library holdings
Genres: History  Playing cards  Music‡vTexts  Music  Songs  Dictionaries  Card games  Encyclopedias  Rules  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Translator, Other
Classifications: GV1243, 795.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Parlett
The Penguin book of card games by David Parlett( Book )

25 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides rules and instructions for over 250 card games, including bridge, whist, piquet, cribbage, rummy, and others
The Oxford guide to card games by David Parlett( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imported from the Mamluks of Egypt, card games first hit Europe around 1371 and within ten years had spread from Spain and Italy to France and Germany. By 1420, German and Swiss cardmakers were producing packs by the thousands (first by stencil, later by metal engraving) marked with a bewildering array of suits, including hounds, bears, parrots, roses, helmets, banners, and bells. Games proliferated as well, and by 1534, Rabelais could name 35 different card games in Chapter 22 of Gargantua. Today, of course, there are thousands of games, from the universally popular Poker and Contract Bridge, to national manias such as Swiss Jass, German Skat, and French Belote. This is a historical guide to cards in Europe and America. This is not primarily a book of rules or hints on how to play better, but a survey of where the games originated, how they have developed over time, and what their rituals and etiquette tell us about the people who play them
The Oxford history of board games by David Parlett( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses mainly on different families of traditional games and folk entertainments, with some discussion of rules and strategies
Card games by David Parlett( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Solitaire : aces up and 399 other card games by David Parlett( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the rules, skills, and playing techniques of 400 different solitaire games
Selections from the Carmina Burana : a verse translation by David Parlett( Book )

7 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of card games by David Parlett( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The A-Z of card games by David Parlett( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents detailed instructions to over three hundred different card games including the classic games of bridge, canasta, hearts, and poker as well as national games from France, Britain, Italy, and Germany
A short dictionary of languages by David Parlett( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Botticelli and beyond : over 100 of the world's best word games by David Parlett( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Card games for one by David Parlett( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of card games by David Parlett( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Italian and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical guide to the card games of Europe and America. It surveys how the games originated and developed, and the rituals and etiquette which surround them
Teach yourself card games by David Parlett( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridge, cribbage, whist, poker, rummy, hearts, solitaire ... it's truly amazing how many clever uses people have devised for a simple deck of 52 cards. And "Teach Yourself Card Games" covers the best of them, offering easy-to-follow instructions on how to play dozens of games, including the classics and perennial favorites as well as exotic games from around the world. Suitable for readers of all levels of experience, it is both a handy reference and a guide for experimenting with new games
The Penguin book of patience by David Parlett( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original card games by David Parlett( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Penguin encyclopedia of card games by David Parlett( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Card games for two by David Parlett( Book )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teach yourself card games for one by David Parlett( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Card games for three by David Parlett( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Dutch and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Guinness book of word games by David Parlett( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Oxford history of board games
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The Oxford history of board gamesCard gamesSelections from the Carmina Burana : a verse translationA dictionary of card gamesThe A-Z of card gamesCard games for oneA history of card gamesTeach yourself card games
Alternative Names
David Parlett britischer Spieleautor

David Parlett British game designer

David Parlett Brits bedenker bordspel

Parlett, D.

Parlett, D. S.

Parlett, D. S. (David Sidney)

Parlett, David.

Parlett, David Sidney

パーレット, デヴィッド

戴维·帕莱特 英国游戏学者

Languages
English (146)

Japanese (2)

Italian (1)

Dutch (1)