"According To Hoyle" Day

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When Celebrated

Always on August 29th


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About the Holiday

"According to Hoyle" Day is a day to honor Edmond Hoyle who died on this day in 1769. In 1741, he instructed people how to play the game of whist, a 18th and 19th century card game. Needing a standard set of rules for the game he wrote A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist. He was encouraged to publish it since it was so well received by his students. He published several versions of the book adding rules for other games such as chess and backgammon. The phrase "according to Hoyle" was used to describe the correct rules or procedures in any activity or game.

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