The Complete Book of Games – 1938

  • Name Book: The Complete Book of Games
  • Author: Cement Wood and Gloria Goddard
  • Year: 1938
  • Publisher: Doubleday & Company INC
  • Location: New York, USA
The Complete Book of Games opening page
Copyright: Doubleday & Company INC

In The Complete Book of Games, Cement Wood and Gloria Goddard are claiming that both “Canfield (Solitaire)” and “Klondike” were gambling games and that Canfield “invented” the solitaire now still carrying his name.

About Klondike

“Klondike also called Canfield
This is the most famous of all Patience Games. It is commonly known as Canfield, although that name properly applies to another game; and Klondike is the original name.”

“After the stock is run through only once, the game is over. In settling, a player usually pays 52 counters for the deck and is paid back 5 counters for each card played out on the foundation piles. A complete winning, where all the cards are played out to the foundation piles. repays the winner five times his stake.”

About Canfield

“Canfield – This game of Patience was invented by Richard A Canfield of New York
In settling, a player usually pays 52 counters for the deck and is paid back 5 counters for each card played out on the foundation piles. In Some localities, the stock may be run through, in trees as above, until no exposed card in it will play. Settling is the same as above.”