Talk:Card game

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 Definition A game that relies mostly on playing cards. [d] [e]
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Main source: David Parlett, Oxford Guide to Card Games. The only history of card games (as distinct from playing cards), as far as I know. Peter Jackson (talk) 10:41, 6 July 2019 (UTC)

That is my understanding, too. There is also A History of Games Played with the Tarot Pack by Dummett and McLeod (which I couldn't get hold of yet) and presumably numerous little articles about other special topics in card game history, but David Parlett seems to be the first scholar who does serious work on getting an overview.
This is a very sad state of affairs. I have the impression that card games should really be studied like languages because their evolution follows very similar rules. (And so did historical weights and measurements, by the way.) But nobody seems to notice because it's not considered a serious object of study.
(By the way, I was very pleasantly surprised to get a Citizendium watchlist email today. For some reason, almost 10 years ago I got the impression that the site were about to close down and made off-line copies of my articles. This was my first Citizendium-related email since November 2012.) Hans Adler (talk) 06:55, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
I imagine all sorts of things evolve in similar ways. Certainly the point that card games are subject to all sorts of (usually small variations depending on "circles of players is similar to the pattern for all sorts of folk culture, as distinct from "high" culture subject to attempted normalization by educational (in a broad sense) systems. Peter Jackson (talk) 13:12, 7 July 2019 (UTC)