Egyptian Ratscrew (also known as Egyptian Rattlesnake, Egyptian War, and many other names) is a card game of the matching family of games, reminiscent of Slapjack and Beggar-My-Neighbour, but more complex.
The game appears to be a combination of Beggar-My-Neighbour, mentioned by Charles Dickens in his Great Expectations (published originally as a weekly serial from 1860 to 1861 in Britain), and the concept of slapping for cards, possibly derived and expanded from the gameplay of Slapjack.
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