egyptian rat screw
Category: Sports and Recreation > Games
Asked by: ztdavis-ga
List Price: $10.00
25 Jul 2005 22:47 PDT
Expires: 24 Aug 2005 22:47 PDT
Question ID: 547947
Where does the name of the game "egyptian rat screw" come from? While the history of the game itself interests me, I am moreso looking for hte history of the particular name "egyptian rat screw."
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Re: egyptian rat screw
From: pinkfreud-ga on 26 Jul 2005 10:52 PDT
"The gameplay of Egyptian Ratscrew appears to be a combination between that of Beggar-My-Neighbour... and the concept of slapping for cards on certain combinations, possibly derived and expanded from the gameplay of Slapjack. The origins of the name are unknown." http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Ratscrew
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