PATIENCE , the name given to certain card-
See also:games played by a single
See also:person . Although known for centuries, they have seldom been mentioned by writers on playing-
See also:cards, and the rules have for the most
See also:part been handed down orally . There are two
See also:main varieties; in one
See also:luck alone prevails, since the player has no choice of
See also:play but must follow strict rules; in the other an opportunity is given for the display of skill and
See also:judgment, as the player has the choice of several plays at different stages of the
See also:game . The usual
See also:object is to bring the cards into
See also:regular ascending or descending sequences . The starting card is called the " foundation," and the
See also:family " (sequence) is " built " upon it . In other varieties of Patience the object is to make pairs, which are then discarded, the game being brought to a successful conclusion when all the cards have been paired; or to pair cards which will together make certain numbers, and then .discard as before . There are hundreds of Patience games, ranging from the simplest to the most complicated . See Jarbart's Games of Patience in De la-Rue's series of handbooks (19o5); Patience Games, by "
See also:Cavendish " (
See also:London, 189o); Cyclopaedia of Card and Table Games, by
See also:Hoffmann (London, 1891) ; Patience Games, by Professor Hoffmann (London, 1892) ; Games of Patience, by A .
See also:Howard Cady (Spalding's Home Library, New
See also:York, 1896) ; Dick's Games of Patience, edited by W . B. and H . B . Dick (New York, 1898) ; Games of Patience (4 series), by Mary E .
See also:Jones (London, 1898) ; Le Livre illustre
See also:des patiences, by " Comtesse de Blanccceur " (
See also:Paris, 1898) .
PATIALA, or PUTTIALA
PATINA (probably from the Latin word for a flat dis...
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