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It's all in the game

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 10 July, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 10 July, 2005, 12:00am

1 In a standard pack of playing cards, which is the only king without a moustache?


2 On a regular dartboard, what number is between 19 and 16?


3 In which game might you encounter doubling, beavers and the Jacoby rule?


4 In bingo, by what name is number 88 often known?


5 How many red balls are on the table at the start of a game of snooker?


6 In poker, which two hands beat a full house?


7 Which additional murder weapon was included in the 50th anniversary edition of Cluedo?


8 How many points would the word 'quiz' score in Scrabble, assuming it does not cross


any bonus squares?


9 Which playing piece was added to Monopoly after an online vote in 1999: a) a piggy bank b) a biplane c) a money bag?


10 In chess, what is the minimum number of moves in which a player can checkmate an opponent?


Solution: 1 King of hearts 2 Seven 3 Backgammon 4 Two fat ladies 5 Fifteen 6 Four of a kind and a straight flush 7 Poison 8 Twenty-two 9 c) a money bag 10 Two.


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