Hoyle’s Encyclopedia of Card Games by Walter B Gibson – 1975

  • Name Book: Hoyle’s Encyclopedia of Card Games – Rules of all the basic games and popular variations
  • Author: Walter B Gibson
  • Year: 1975
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Location: New York, USA

Hoyle’s Encyclopedia of Card Games – Rules of all the basic games and popular variations by Walter B Gibson was published in 1975. Both “Klondike” and “Canfield” are mentioned.

About Canfield (page 329)

“A popular name for the most popular of solitaires, originally known as Klondike and described under that head.”

About Fascination

“This solitaire, which is simply a development of Storehouse, page 348, was frequently played at Canfield’s Gambling Casino, at a time when another solitaire “Klondike”, sprang to popularity. The two became confused in the public mind, so that Klondike gained the name of Canfield and has been called that ever since, though some authorities claim, with good reason, that the title properly belongs to Fascination.”

About Klondike

“More generally, but incorrectly known as Canfield, this is far and away the most popular of American Solitaires, almost to the exclusion of all others.”

“In the original game, a player can deal out the pack only once, so to build as many as ten cards is better than average.”