Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: May 18, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412971935 | Print ISBN: 9781412966702 | Online ISBN: 9781412971935 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Boston is a card game using the standard 52-card deck. It's a trick-taking game, a Whist variant that incorporated elements of Quadrille and developed over the 18th and 19th centuries. The game was supposedly developed in the early days of the American Revolution, when Bos-tonians wanted a game not as associated with the British as Whist was; this may or may not be true. Some of the key developments in Boston include ...