Variations





There are several innovations and different methods of play which may

be introduced into the game of Napoleon, but any divergence from the

plain game should be carefully settled by the company before the play

is commenced. Failing a proper understanding on this point, the rules

applicable to the simple game must be adhered to.





POOL OR KITTY.





When a pool is agreed to, payment is made by each dealer according to

the value of the stake of the game, but it is more convenient for all

of the players to pay in when it is the original dealer's turn to play.

The Kitty thus formed becomes the property of the caller who makes Nap,

and he takes it in addition to the double stakes he receives from

each player, as already mentioned. When it is found desirable to conclude

the game before a Nap has been secured, the amount of the kitty is to be

equally divided between the players, or it may be drawn for, in which case

a card is distributed to each player by the regular dealer, who has the

cards properly shuffled and cut for the purpose, when the holder of the

lowest card (ace here reckoning as highest) takes the pool.





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