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British games – Pontoon, the British Alteration

Most of us will have whiled away wet childhood afternoons with games of pontoon. In a caravan, at our grandparents’ house, or maybe even in the back of a car, we will have learned the beguiling charm of a game that manages to be both one of the most simple card games in the world and a mathematical conundrum that has inspired the work of some of the world’s most distinguished mathematicians.