Hello olliecwl and thank you for your question.
This was an extremely tricky question, but interesting to research.
"Lanterloo, a popular eighteenth-century game,"
"Loo was a trivial and once disreputable trick-taking game for five or
more players. It was equally popular as a gambling game, when it could
get quite vicious, or as a mild domestic pastime, such as it appears
in the novels of Jane Austen. Its twofold personality extends equally
to its form, there being two closely related games of the same name,
one being played with three cards and the other with five. Both
reached England from France probably with the restoration of the
monarchy in 1660"
For other card games see:
"Historic card games"
"One-and-Thirty, and Bone-Ace"
"Sources: Francis Willughby's Volume of Plaies, c1665. Early
attestations of One-and-Thirty to 1550's; first attestation of
Bone-Ace is Florio, 1611 (Singman). Also, Cotton's Compleat Gamester,
"This old game can be thought of as an early predecessor to Blackjack;
the games are quite similar in flavor. The objective is to get a
combination of cards as close to 31 as possible without going over. It
is quite easy and quick to teach, largely a gambling game with just a
bit of skill involved. For a very slightly more complex variant, see
"Imran's History of Games"
"Dicing games such as Hazard were 18th century tavern favorites in the
North American colonies and the forerunner of today?s most popular
casino dice games."
The first player, known as the caster, starts the game by placing his
stake in the centre of the playing area. The other players who wish
to bet place their stakes in the centre and the caster accepts the
bets by knocking.
Once the bets have been made the caster throws the dice to establish a
main point. This must be a total of 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 and, if he fails
to roll one of these totals, he continues throwing until he does.
Once the main point is established the caster throws the dice again to
establish a chance point which must be a total of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or
10. If on the chance point throw they roll an out they lose. An out
is a total of 2 or 3, known as a crab, or a total of 12 with a main
point number of 5, 6, 8, or 9. The caster wins, if when throwing for
the chance point, he rolls a nick. A nick is a total of 11 when the
main point is 7, a total of 12 with a main point of 6 or 8, or a throw
of the main point itself."
An excellent book for you would be:
"A Brief Discourse on 18th-Century Games"
By M. Richard Tully
Historical notes plus simple, easy to understand rules for one dozen
popular 18th-century games including; Dominoes, Draughts (checkers),
Fox & Geese, Going to Boston, Hazard, Laugh & Lay Down, the Mill,
Snip, Snap, Snorem, Whist and more! Includes complete play
instructions and suggestions for making your own game pieces and
boards. Great family fun! (note from the Mommy--doesn't include
instructions on "those games"--hee-hee)
Order No. T2....$3.50+SH
Thank you for your question, and if you need any clarification of my
answer, do not hesitate to ask prior to rating my answer.
Very best regards and have a great party night!
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