ACCORDING TO HOYLE DAY

Wednesday, August 29th: Whoever knew? Whoever knew that Hoyle would become such a popular guy? It’s ACCORDING TO HOYLE DAY. Here it is 270 years after Hoyle’s ‘Short Treatise’ on the game of whist was published (1742) and we still talk about ‘according to Hoyle.’

Edmond Hoyle was born in London, England about 1672 and died there. It’s believed that he studied law. His published instructions became a model guide to the rules of the game. His 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.

And here we are, hundreds of years later, celebrating a day to remember Edmond Hoyle and a day for fun and games according to the rules.

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