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Title:
Games : learn to play, play to win
Author:
King, Daniel.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Kingfisher, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Provides instructions on how to play a range of card and board games, as well as strategy and history of the games.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Board games. Ancient games I. Ancient games II. Nine men's morris. Fox and geese. Backgammon. Go. Chess. Mancala. Checkers -- Card games. The pack. First card games. Rummy. Cribbage. Whist. Spades. Hearts. Blackjack. Poker.
Electronic Access:
Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hm031/2002035660.html
ISBN:
9780753455814
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This companion volume to the popular and award-winning Chess: from first moves to checkmate uses an innovative visual approach to make a variety of familiar and unfamiliar games quick and easy to learn. The dazzling digital recreations of game boards, pieces, cards, and moves will convince newcomers that they can quickly play these time-tested games like the pros. Simple and visually explained instructions, strategies, and moves are provided for a wide range of board and card games. Also included is information about the historical origins of games, a glossary, and an index.

Games is the perfect guide for both beginners, enthusiasts, and anyone interested in a fast and entertaining way to learn new games.


Author Notes

Daniel King is a professional chess player who has achieved the highest chess title -- International Grandmaster. He has written eleven books about chess and has done live television commentary of the World Chess Championship.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-This visually appealing book not only introduces various board and card games but also includes historical information. Colorful computer-generated graphics instruct readers in the rules and strategy of 14 games and their variations, including nine men's morris, backgammon, chess, mancala, rummy, cribbage, and spades. Great for beginners as well as seasoned players, the text provides strategy tips, test positions, and "Did you know?" boxes that give kids examples of moves and historical anecdotes. For instructional information on a wider variety of games for children, try Sam Taggar's Great Games: Old and New, Indoor/Outdoor, Travel, Board, Ball and Word (Williamson, 2002).-G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Board Games
Introductionp. 4
Ancient Games Ip. 6
Ancient Games IIp. 8
Nine Men's Morrisp. 10
Fox and Geesep. 12
Backgammonp. 14
Hits, Blots, and Bearing Offp. 16
Points and Primesp. 18
Gop. 20
Liberties, Groups, and Eyesp. 22
Chessp. 24
The Piecesp. 26
Check and Checkmatep. 28
Mancalap. 30
Capturing Beansp. 32
Checkersp. 34
Tricks and Trapsp. 36
Card Games
Introductionp. 38
The Packp. 40
First Card Gamesp. 42
Rummyp. 44
Cribbagep. 46
Scoring at the Showp. 48
Whistp. 50
Spadesp. 52
Heartsp. 54
Blackjackp. 56
Pokerp. 58
Reference
Answers and Resourcesp. 60
Glossaryp. 62
Indexp. 64

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