All Game Rules
Rules for traditional board games like Chess and Checkers, and Backgammon.
Rules for classic games of chance like Poker and Blackjack.
Welcome to coololdgames.com
A hearty welcome to all newcomers on Cool Old Games. This site is dedicated to our love for classic tabletop games, and our desire to share it with everyone across the globe. We’ve set out to compile exhaustive guides on rules and how to play classic games from all over the world, no matter what they are. Whether you’re looking into card games, board games, or tile-based games, we’ve got you covered.
Why stop there? Each individual country has a different history, and by extension, there are a huge variety of different classic games. Our goal is to cover everything, whether popular or obscure, traditional or modern. This may be a daunting task, but we’re certainly up to the task.
Even now, we’ve prepared guides for the best classic games, both new and old. You can access these guides through our lists split by game-type. We’ve condensed all you need to know, from the history, to the rules and game-play, even providing clear examples to help you understand the dynamics.
Knowing the game is only a small part of mastering a game, and we don’t just stop there. We also provide tips and strategies. Furthermore, we cover the frequently asked questions for each game.
Learn How to Play
Learning how to play classic games might seem like a difficult task, but all you need to know is prepared in our guides.
Whether you’re a novice, someone looking to improve their skills, or an absolute beginner with no prior experience, our guides have you covered. With our guides, you can learn all there is to know about these traditional games, allowing you to play well and increasing your chances to beat your opponents.
Something else worth noting is our special section on old game restoration. Furthermore, you can help us out by submitting games and guides to have them published on our website. The best works are always collaborative, so we appreciate any help in delivering the most accurate guides.
Rules for Traditional Games
Games are balanced using rules, as its not fun to have unfair advantages in games. We cover the rules of each game in detail, ensuring that your own sessions can be conducted smoothly. Examples of what you can and can’t do are also provided for clarity.
By rules, we don’t just mean the obvious ones like cheating. We cover the specific allowed and disallowed moves, alternative win conditions, and penalties for illegal actions and manoeuvres. We’ve got everything compiled for easy reference.
Scoring is a major part of classic games and plays the main role in determining who wins a game. Certain games cannot be played without scoring, and our guides provide all you need to keep score. Just remember to keep a score sheet handy.
Strategies and Tips
Classic games might be old, but that only means the strategies are solved. The keys to winning any game are to learn the ropes and capitalize on well-thought-out strategies. Our guides contain tried and true strategies to give you the advantage in ‘cool’ old games.