August 29, 2017 all-day
Aug 29, 1769. A day to remember Edmond Hoyle and a day for funand games according to the rules. He is believed to have studied law. For many years he lived at London, England, and gave instructions in the playing of games. His Short Treatise on the game of whist (published in 1742)became a model guide to the rules of the game. Hoyles name became synonymous with the idea of correct play according to the rules, and the phrase according to Hoyle became a part of the English language. Hoyle was born at London about 1672 and died there.