The Young Folk’s Cyclopaedia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin – 1890

  • Name Book: The Young Folk’s Cyclopædia of Games and Sports
  • Author: John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick
  • Year: 1890
  • Publisher: H. Holt and Company
  • Location: New York, USA
The Young Folk's Cyclopaedia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin - 1890 opening book
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The Young Folk’s Cyclopaedia of Games and Sports with numerous illustrations by John Denison Champlin – 1890

A beautiful historical game book in which 22 solitaire games are explained and described:

  • Army Solitaire
  • Brunette and Blonde
  • The Game of Doublets
  • Excelsior Solitaire
  • Fifteen Puzzle
  • Fourteen
  • French Solitaire
  • Honors
  • The Legitimist
  • Little Lots
  • Musical
  • Nivernaise
  • Number Eleven
  • The Old Stager
  • Paternal
  • Push Pin
  • Rank and File
  • Salic Law
  • St Helena
  • The Sultan
  • The Toad
  • The Windmill

Of note, there is no reference to the games Fascination or Triangle, which can be seen as the ancestors of the gambling solitaires Klondike aka Vegas Solitaire and Canfield Solitaire.