The Columbus Book of Euchre
The first book published on this exciting card game
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Links — and euchre on line
Read about spankings the author got
from his mother while learning to play.
“There are two ways to play euchre – the
and tradition” – Card Games web site
“Down to earth and chock full of
“Often wrong, but never in doubt!”
“The author hasn’t the foggiest idea ... ”
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Reviews of other books on euchre
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A proposed sanction for exposing your hand – an infraction previously unaddressed in The Columbus Book of Euchre, and virtually unaddressed in all “Hoyle” encyclopedias – was added August 5, 2003.
Two new sections were added to The Columbus Book of Euchre on July 5, 2003 – “End play” and “Finesse” – along with three new definitions: of “end play,” “finesse” and “tenace,” along with a footnote on the definition of “renege” (explaining why the proper term is “revoke”).
A short section on “going under” was added in 2020. That’s a provision, recognized in uneducated jurisdictions, for trading nines and tens in your hand (a “farmer’s hand”), or even queens (“bottom bitches”), for the three unseen cards in the stock.
The section on, and definitions of, “doubling” and “redoubling” have been removed. Not many players “double” or “redouble” at euchre these days.
Take a euchre lesson on line from the author
Natty Bumppo gives euchre lessons in real games on line, most Sunday mornings (times vary, and he will even wait until Sunday afternoon for devout churchgoers). The cost is $20 per session. Prepayment and registration are required. You may mail check or money order (payable to Borf Books) to register, or you may pay by PayPal (please use our home page if paying by PayPal).
To register send name, e-mail address, and Yahoo! screen name (if by e-mail, to email@example.com). State preferred date and time (including time zone. If you cannot play on a Sunday morning, you must say so). You will be notified of acceptance and time of session by e-mail. And if you cannot attend at the designated time, and you give reasonable notice of nonattendance, you will get a “rain check.”
Every tutorial session will last at least two games or one hour, whichever is longer. Registration will be limited to three persons per session, but "alternates" (registrants beyond first three) may kibitz and will be invited to join if registrants fail to appear or bail out.
This edition of The Columbus Book of Euchre is a complete desktop publication – composed, printed and bound in our small offices in Brownsville, Kentucky.
One reviewer of another of our desktop books – although he gave it five stars – referred to the printing as “home made,” and the cover as made of “construction paper.” You can call it “home made,” or you can call it “hand crafted”: Whichever, we have found a way to publish – economically in a limited edition – a book high in demand, but not in a mass market.
And because it is not printed in bulk – a typical press run is four copies, and printing runs only slightly ahead of purchase orders – slight additions and corrections can appear in later printings. And any buyer who feels shorted by an earlier printing can get a free update – on line (by clicking New Appendix) – or hard copy by mail, as explained in the back of the book.
And the cover is not made of “construction paper”: It’s 80-lb. red vellum, which costs us more than $40 a ream. It’s not “slick,” but it’s a stock of higher quality than used in the binding of many mass market paperbacks.
|There’s a game much in fashion – I think it’s called euchre
(Though I never have played it, for pleasure or lucre),
In which, when the cards are in certain conditions,
The players appear to have changed their positions,
And one of them cries, in a confident tone,
“I think I may venture to go it alone!”
While watching the game, ’tis a whim of the bard’s,
When the great Galileo proclaimed that the world
When Kepler, with intellect piercing afar,
Alas! for the player who idly depends,
There’s something, no doubt, in the hand you may hold –
In battle or business, whatever the game,