A Gamut of Games (1969)

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This book offers rules for thirty-eight games that are playable with ordinary gaming equipment (cards, dice, a checkers set, pen and paper). The games in this book cover a wide variety of topics and skill levels - including games of strategy, chance, and logic.

A partial list of the games that appear in this book include:

Also includes 300 capsule reviews of other games.

Originally published 1969 and re-published in 1982, 1992, and 2011.

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Complete list of games:
• Mate, a card game by G. Capellen
• Blue and Gray, a board game by Henry Busch and Arthur Jaeger
• Le Truc, a revived French card game
• Plank, a serious revamp of the concepts in Tic-Tac-Toe
• Zetema, a Victorian card game similar to Bezique
• Hekaton, a card game originally published along with "Yankee Notion Cards" from the 19th century
• Lines of Action, a board game by Claude Soucie
• Cups, a mancala variant by Arthur and Wald Amberstone
• Crossings, a board game by Robert Abbott; later turned into Epaminondas
• Lap, a complex progeny of Battleships by Lech Pijanowski
• Three Musketeers, a board game by Haar Hoolim
• Paks, a playing card game by Phil Laurence
• Skedoodle, a pencil-and-paper game by Father Daniel
• Knight Chase, a board game by Alex Randolph (inventor of games like TwixT)
• Origins of World War I, a historical pencil-and-paper game by Jim Dunnigan which teaches players history
• All My Diamonds, an auctioning game by Sid Sackson
• Osmosis, by Sid Sackson
• Patterns, by Sid Sackson
• Suit Yourself, by Sid Sackson
• Bowling Solitaire, a one-player game by Sid Sackson that simulates ten-pin bowling.
• Card Baseball, by Sid Sackson
• Slam, a two-handed takeoff of Bridge by Sid Sackson
• Poke, a two-player multi-genre card game that combines strong elements of Poker with trick-taking games
• Color Gin, a two-handed modification of Hollywood Gin by Sid Sackson
• Focus, by Sid Sackson; this game was later sold commercially
• Network, by Sid Sackson
• Take It Away, by Sid Sackson
• Hold That Line, by Sid Sackson; an attempt to move "boredom" games away from Tic-Tac-Toe
• Cutting Corners, by Sid Sackson; another attempt at a "boredom" game
• Paper Boxing, by Sid Sackson
• Last Word, a paper-based Scrabble-esque game by Sid Sackson
• Patterns II, an inductive-reasoning game by Sid Sackson; see Eleusis for another game in this small genre
• Property, later republished as New York, by Sid Sackson
• Solitaire Dice, by Sid Sackson
• Domino Bead Game, by Sid Sackson
• Haggle, a deliciously confusing party game by Sid Sackson
• The No Game, a classic and simple party game
• Change Change, a simple solitaire utilizing coins by Sid Sackson

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Counters to use with or without a map for the Origins of WW1 game from GAMUT OF GAMES
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These are the planks I created for my homemade copy of "Plank". There are 3 pages with 4 planks per page. Version 1.0.
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Scoresheet for Bowling Solitaire
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Origins of World War 1 national objective cards (from Chapter 2 -- Game Inventors Are People Too)
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