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Q: egyptian rat screw ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: egyptian rat screw
Category: Sports and Recreation > Games
Asked by: ztdavis-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 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."
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: 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."

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