We purchased the book to enable us to play a number of different card games (rules and how to play). The book has information on many card games, however, its format, terminology, and lack of illustrations make it hard to use and frustrating. It was published in 1974 and it does not appear to have been updated. The terms, layout, and game names are badly dated. There is no table of contents. There is a glossary, but no game name index. If you are simply looking for a how-to-play and rule book for popular card games, try another book.