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ROUND GAMES

WITH CARDS.

A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON ALL THE MOST POPULAR GAMES, WITH THEIR DIFFERENT VARIATIONS, AND HINTS FOR THEIR PRACTICE.

BY

BAXTER-WRAY.

 

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“NAP,” OR “NAPOLEON.”

The game of Napoleon, or as it is more generally and popularly called “Nap,” was introduced into this country from the United States, it is believed, about 1865, although it is recorded that the game had previously been played for high stakes at some of the more notorious gambling clubs.

It is named after the great Napoleon, as the principal player in the game becomes, for the time being, an Ishmaelite, whose “hand” is against every man’s, and every man’s against his, as was the case with the “Grand Adventurer” in 1804–­15 (see Variations)—­whence we have the terms Wellington, Blücher, etc...............

 

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