Culbertson, Jo; edited by Geoffrey Mott-Smith and Alphonse Moyse, Jr.
Title Calypso: The Four-Trump Game
Book Condition Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Edition First Edition
Publisher Philadelphia/Toronto The John C. Winston Company (c.1955)
Illustrator Illustrated by (dj) Ann Atene
Seller ID 20590
[nice clean book, minor wear to cloth at spine extremities; jacket bright and attractive with only minor edgewear]. (B&W illustrations) "Calypso, that fascinating and tantalizing [card] game, born in Trinidad and brought up in London, comes of age" with the publication of this book, although it appears to have gone into arrested-development stage soon thereafter. I found an online source that claims there are still "a number of devoted players, especially in New England (especially Western Massachusetts)," but I haven't verified this through field research. It's a four-player game using four 52-card packs mixed together, with four deals, one-quarter of the cards being dealt out each time; the objective is then to use cards won in tricks to collect complete 13-card sequences in one's own and one's partner's personal trump suit. Kids! -- DO try this at home!