Monthly Archives: June 2017

A little change to the title of this blog . . .

For quite a few years now (since apparently December 2010), this blog has been called “A blog about card-game rule-booklets published by Charles Goodall & Son during the period 1868 to 1922.” David Levy suggested to me (“way back when”) … Continue reading

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Unequivocal answers as to the sequence of the three booklets discussed in the preceding two posts!

Below are scans of the title pages of the booklets discussed in the preceding two posts. They are posted in the correct order of their appearance–which happens to be the C-A-B sequence arrived at very simply (but less conclusively) in … Continue reading

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A quick analysis of the chronology of the “Selected Patience Games” booklets discussed in the preceding post . . .

Note: If you want to try to figure out the sequence on your own, you should look at the previous post before you look at this one. Here (in smaller form) are the same images as in the preceding post. … Continue reading

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It is difficult to use logic to prove subtle points regarding Goodall’s card-game booklets, and that is one of the fascinations of collecting them . . .

I suppose that I could list quite a few things which “aren’t the way they should be” in connection with Goodall’s booklets. Of course, such problems add greatly to the pleasure and fascination of collecting the little gems from Goodall. … Continue reading

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Strangeness in “Patience Games,” Series 2, and “Selected Patience Games” . . .

I am sure that all of us have made the mistake of having a verb agree with a non-subject noun, and not agree with the subject. This may happen where you have the subject noun, and then the non-subject noun, … Continue reading

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Looking at Professor Hoffmann’s “Selected Patience Games” from early during the Goodall-De La Rue period . . .

This is a follow-up to the preceding post, which I just posted a little while ago. I prepared a lot of this post back in March, so please don’t get the idea that I could throw a post like this … Continue reading

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A superficial treatment of the evolution of “Selected Patience Games,” by Professor Hoffmann in the post-1922 era . . .

This will be a quick and superficial discussion of the topic mentioned in the title. Selected Patience Games, by Professor Hoffmann, which included games from two of Hoffmann’s earlier Goodall booklets on patience games, underwent various changes at various times. … Continue reading

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