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Learn how to play whist

Play the card game that Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon and the characters of Pride and Prejudice played to pass the time.

Whist is a great introduction to a few fundamentals that are the basis for Bridge. It originated in Britain and was widely popular in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Which makes it the perfect game to learn for any Great Gatsby or 1920s-themed parties. Also, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Clay, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Napoleon, and Washington Irving played the game, and Edgar Allen Poe was such a fan that he featured it in his story “Murders in the Rue Morgue.” And, lest we forget, the characters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice while away the hours playing whist.

Rules for playing whist.

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