- Name Book: Foster’s complete Hoyle, an encyclopedia of games, including all the indoor games played in the present day.
- Author: Robert Frederick Foster
- Year: 1897
- Publisher: F.A. Stokes company
- Location: Londen, United Kingdom
Foster’s complete Hoyle; an encyclopedia of games, including all the indoor games played at the present day by R.F. Foster, published by the F.A. Stokes company, London, 1897
R. F. (Robert Frederick) Foster (1853 – 1945) lived is one of the most authoritative writers on the rules of card-, dice, and board games. His book series “Foster’s Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at the Present Day” has been called his most outstanding achievement.
The following “patience games” were mentioned in the edition of 1897:
- The Carpet
- Four of a Kind
- Try Again
- Take Fourteen
- Help Your Neighbour
In the 1909 and 1914 versions of Foster’s Complete Hoyle: An Encyclopedia of All the Indoor Games Played at the Present Day, R.F. Foster would include different Solitaire games, including Klondike Solitaire and Canfield Solitaire.