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Richard Brome’s play The New Academy, or the New Exchange (registered 1640, published 1659) contains a short list of card games.

After the character Rachel asks:A[48]

Rachel: […] Come Gentleman, shall we have a crash at cards?

Erasmus: With all my heart. What is your game?

Rachel: I can play a many old games. One and thirty, bone-ace, Tickle me quicklie, and my Ladies hole, and sichie [such]. But you shall teach me new ones, though I love money for my learning, Gleek and Primero, Gresco saut, primofistula, I know all by hear-say. Come let us have a bout at somewhat. I have money enough.

Valentine: And I’le make shift to ease you of some on’t.

The games listed by Rachel are:


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