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
Beggar My Neighbor
Beggar My Neighbor is a British card game that may date back to a late-16th-century card game known as Knave Out of Doors, which was mentioned in a 1604 play, A Woman Killed with Kindness , by John Haywood. Regardless of when it originated, it was a very popular game by the 19th century. It has also been known as Strip Jack Naked, Beat Your Neighbor Out of Doors, Corsi-can Battle, Egyptian War, and Egyptian Ratkiller. The “Egyptian” versions have added rules allowing slapping the stack when certain combinations show up, allowing the “slapping” player to gather up the stack. There is also a variation played in the Caribbean known as Suck the Well Dry. The main difference in this variation is that ...