That's interesting. My Hoyle book on games, admittedly very old, is all text except for one picture of a backgammon board. I bought one for my card-playing daughters a couple of years ago but I didn't look at it that thoroughly. I wouldn't think that illustrations are necessary, if the instructions are clear. I checked my library catalog, and while I see that several of the books do have illustrations, at least one does not. Just my opinion. I prefer getting my information and instruction from reading clear text than from looking at pictures. Cindy R Most books on card > games use pictures for the > cards. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.