Day 242
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According to Hoyle Day

“According to Hoyle,” it’s like saying, “according to the accepted standards.”

According to Hoyle Day encourages individuals to honour the rules and regulations in particular situations. It’s also a day to pay tribute to a man by the name of Edmond Hoyle, an Englishman who was thought to be the first technical writer on card games.

Hoyle was born in 1672. At the age of 69, he began teaching a card game called Whist to wealthy high-society members in London. Whist is a game that is played by two teams of two players and requires logical skills, along with skills in mathematics. The card game was especially popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many people all over the world still play Whist.

We are encouraged to play games today according to Hoyle!  

What is your favourite game to play?  Show us in your photo today.