Russian Bank

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This article is about the card game. For other uses, see Russian bank.

Russian Bank is a card game for two players from the solitaire family. It is also known as crapette or crapot in Brazil and Portugal. It is known as 'crapette' in France ('crapat' is Breton for 'ladder'). It is played with two decks of 52 standard playing cards. It is much like the game of double solitaire. The goal of Russian Bank, like many card games, is to get rid of your forty-eight cards before your opponent can rid themselves of theirs. At the same time, it is required to build "piles" of suits, Ace through King, in the center of the board. If a rule regarding the placement of piles is broken, the opponent may call "Stop!" to end one's turn.

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  • "Fun for Two". The New York Times. May 31, 1931. Retrieved August 13, 2011. Russian Bank or double solitaire can be played with two packs of cards or a single pack. 
  • Albert H. Morehead, Richard L. Frey, Geoffrey Mott-Smith: The New Complete Hoyle: the authoritative guide to the official rules of all popular games of skill and chance, New York: Doubleday, 1991, ISBN 0-385-24962-4
  • David Parlett: A Dictionary of Card Games, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1992/96, ISBN 0-19-869173-4
  • David Parlett: The Oxford Guide to Card Games Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York, 1990, ISBN 0-19-214165-1

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