A bibliography for those want to learn more about the history of games.
Alphonso X’s Book of Games A 13th century Spanish manuscript of game rules.
Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations Recommended
Games and Gamesters of the Restoration – The Compleat Gamester – Lives of the Gamesters One of the early collection of game rules from the 17th century.
Hell and Hazard, or William Crockford Versus the Gentlemen of England A look at one of the most popular gaming halls in early 19th century London.
A History of Card Games Recommended A great look at the history of card games, even though it is not a source for game rules.
Oxford History of Board Games Recommended