I was at a bookstore recently and came across Test Your Blackjack IQ. It is a blackjack training book that gives you some basic information as well as a strategy charts for single deck and shoe games and then lets you test your knowledge with hundreds of scratch and play scenarios. It is a neat idea and a good option for someone who does not want to buy a blackjack training program for their computer or other electronic device or for someone who simply prefers to have a book. It is also light enough to fit comfortably in a purse or shoulder bag. This makes it a great option when traveling.
To play or test your skill, just use a coin to scratch off what you believe is the correct decision for each scenario. If you made the correct decision a ‘+’ will appear. If you make an incorrect choice a “x” will appear. Each scenario shows you the dealer’s up card. Most scenarios show you the 2 cards you were dealt, but some join the hand in progress so you see 3 cards for your hand. You are given all of the options that would usually be available for the situation. If splitting cards is a legitimate option, you are given that option. If you would only be able to hit or stand, you are only given those options. Check out the photo of a typical page from the book.
Test Your Blackjack IQ is available from Amazon as well as most book retailers.