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The big book of rules : board games, kids'games, card games, from backgammon and bocce to tiddlywinks and stickball

Author: Stephanie Spadaccini
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©2005.
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Overview: An indispensable rule book for over 300 games we play. For any game player who has ever wondered how to signal a cartoon in charades, whether a flush in spades beats an equivalent flush in diamonds, or what happens when an opposing player catches the dodgeball, this single, exhaustive guide holds all the answers. Written by Stephanie Spadaccini, former managing editor of GAMES magazine and a contributor to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Rules
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Spadaccini
ISBN: 0452286441 9780452286443
OCLC Number: 60603111
Description: xi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Classic Board And Table Games: --
Backgammon: --
Checkers: --
Giveaway checkers --
Diagonal checkers --
Italian checkers --
Spanish checkers --
International checkers --
Canadian checkers --
Spanish pool --
Turkish checkers --
Chess: --
Pawns game --
Queen and pawn game --
King and Pawn game --
Giveaway chess --
Random chess --
Two-move chess --
Progressive chess --
Chinese Checkers: --
Dominoes: --
Block dominoes --
Cross dominoes --
Double cross --
Maltese cross --
Blind Hughie --
Matador --
Bergen --
Muggins --
All threes --
Fives and threes --
Domino solitaire --
Count them out --
Grace's patience --
Five piles --
Concentration --
Go: --
Tiddlywinks: --
Wari: --
Grand slam --
Brainy Games: --
Anagrams: --
Botticelli: --
Vermicelli --
Bratislava --
Protozoa --
Fictionary: --
Ghost: --
Two-way ghost --
Hangman: --
Impressions: --
Jotto: --
Four-letter jotto --
Six-letter jotto --
Mastermind jotto --
Foreheads --
Password: --
Reversals: --
Two-minute alphabet: --
Family Games: --
Battleships: --
Buzz: --
Buzz, fizz --
Categories: --
Two-handed categories --
Coffeepot: --
Connect the dots: --
Consequences: --
Honeymoon consequences --
Deadpan: --
I went to the market: --
Alphabet game --
I packed my bag --
In plain sight: --
Jacks: --
Pick-up sticks: --
Table football: --
Tic-tac-toe: --
Twenty questions: --
Animal, vegetable, or mineral --
Up, Jenkins!: --
Up, Jenkins-upmanship --
Word lightning: --
Party Games: --
Baby Shower Games: --
Baby biz --
Baby face --
Baby's first portrait: --
Bag game: --
Diaper game: --
Feed the baby: --
Feeding time: --
Hey, good looking!: --
I love my teddy bear: --
Potato push: --
Sniff, sniff: --
So big ribbon game: --
Wedding Shower Games: --
Date game: --
Newlywed game: --
Old what's-his-name: --
Purse bingo: --
Rice is nice: --
Smoochy songs: --
Wedding dress: --
Wedding night: --
Parlor Games: --
Bingo: --
Bingo with cards --
Bunco: --
Charades: --
Fortune cookies charades --
Headlines charades --
Beginner's charades --
Adverbs --
Action spelling --
Hollywood connections: --
Jelly bean taste test: --
Movie titles: --
Proverbs: --
Sardines: --
Scavenger hunt: --
One-upmanship scavenger hunt --
Downtown scavenger hunt --
Kiddie scavenger hunt Shout it out!: --
Spin the bottle: --
Who am I? --
Murder Games: --
Killer: --
Mafia: --
Werewolf --
Murder: --
Party Games For Kids: --
Blind man's bluff: --
Blind postman --
Find the leader: --
Going places: --
Hot potato: --
Musical hot potato --
Mummies: --
Musical chairs: --
Musical laps --
Pass the orange: --
Telephone: --
Western union: --
Electricity --
Childhood Games: --
Bettle: --
Button, button, who's go the button?: --
Drop the handkerchief: --
Duck, duck, goose --
Follow the leader: --
Hide and seek: --
Cops and robbers --
Good guys vs bad guys --
Cowboys and Indians --
Honey, do you love me?: --
Quaker meeting --
I spy: --
Mother, may I?: --
Red light, green light: --
Red rover: --
Simon says: --
Kids' Outdoor Games: --
Capture the flag: --
Prisoner's base --
Chicken fights: --
Fox and geese: --
Hopscotch: --
Italian hopscotch --
Snail hopscotch --
Johnny ride a pony: --
Keep away: --
Kick the can: --
King of the hill: --
Marbles: --
Ringer variations --
Boss out --
Pyramid --
Bridgeboard --
Miniature marbles --
Bun-hole --
Cherry pit --
Marco polo: --
Big toe Marco polo --
Fish out of water --
Pickle: --
Ringoleavio: --
Sharks and minnows: --
Skully: --
Spud: --
I declare war --
Stickball: --
Fungo --
Flies are up --
Punchball --
Over-the-line --
Stoopball: --
Roofball --
Tag: --
Freeze tag --
Flashlight tag --
Relay tag --
Dragon tag --
Blob tag --
Statues --
Ghost in the graveyard --
Hospital tag --
Floating tag --
Toilet tag --
Turtle tag --
Shadow tag --
Underwater tag: --
Water balloon toss: --
Egg toss. Travel Games: --
Are we there yet?: --
Counting cows: --
Fortunately, unfortunately: --
Free association: --
From A to Z: --
Last word: --
License plate game: --
Traveling scavenger hunt: --
Sporty Games: --
Badminton: --
Baseball: --
Softball --
Wiffle ball --
Quickball --
Basketball: --
Horse --
Around the world --
Foul shooting --
Twenty-one --
3-2-1 --
Greedy --
Bocce: --
Boules --
Lawn bowls --
Bowling: --
Croquet: --
One-ball croquet --
Poison --
Miniature croquet --
Darts: --
Round the world --
Shanghai --
Flat earth --
Baseball --
Hound and hare --
Dodgeball: --
Team dodgeball --
Prison dodgeball --
Firing squad --
Dr Dodgeball --
Army dodgeball --
Frisbee golf: --
Disc golf --
Horseshoes: --
Ping-pong --
Tetherball --
Tenniball --
Touch football --
Flag football --
Tug-of-war --
Ultimate Frisbee: --
Volleyball: --
Beach volleyball --
Card Games: --
General rules: --
Games for grown-ups: --
Beggar my neighbor: --
Blackjack: --
Bridge: --
Double dummy --
Single dummy --
Honeymoon bridge --
Bridge for three --
Casino: --
Three-handed casino --
Four-handed casino --
Royal casino --
Draw casino --
Spade casino --
Royal spade casino --
Cribbage: --
Three-hand cribbage --
Four-hand cribbage --
Five-card cribbage --
Seven-card cribbage --
Low-ball --
Euchre: --
Stick-the-dealer --
Railroading --
Hearts: --
Omnibus hearts --
Pink lady --
Cancellation hearts --
Spot hearts --
Domino hearts --
Heartsette --
Draw hearts --
Sweepstake hearts --
Joker hearts --
Oh hell: --
Looney gooney --
Pinochle: --
Partnership pinochle --
Poker: --
Five-card draw: --
Jackpot --
Pass the garbage --
Lowball --
Seven-card stud: --
Five-card stud --
Mexican stud --
Chicago --
Baseball --
Football --
Texas hold'em: --
Omaha hold'em --
Cincinnati --
Criss-cross --
Miscellaneous poker games: --
Indian poker --
Two-card poker --
Three-card poker --
Basic rummy: --
Queen city rummy --
Boathouse rum --
Knock rummy: --
Gin rummy: --
Round-the-corner gin --
Oklahoma gin --
500 Rum: --
Fast 500 --
Partnership 500 rum --
Persian rummy --
Michigan rum --
Canasta: --
Whist: --
Games For Kids: --
Concentration: --
Crazy eights: --
Go fish: --
I doubt it: --
Old maid: --
Pig: --
Slapjack: --
Spit: --
Suit of armor: --
War: --
Solitaire Games: --
Accordion: --
Clock solitaire: --
Idiot's delight: --
Klondike: --
Gargantua --
Yukon --
Pyramid: --
Spider: --
Scorpion --
Double scorpion --
Black widow --
Black spider --
Extra: --
Build a house of cards.
Responsibility: Stephanie Spadaccini ; illustrated by John Farnsworth.
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Overview: An indispensable rule book for over 300 games we play. For any game player who has ever wondered how to signal a cartoon in charades, whether a flush in spades beats an equivalent flush in diamonds, or what happens when an opposing player catches the dodgeball, this single, exhaustive guide holds all the answers. Written by Stephanie Spadaccini, former managing editor of GAMES magazine and a contributor to the bestselling Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series, The Big Book of Rules is the only book that covers a full array of outdoor and "anywhere" games, including: Blindman's Bluff; Bingo; Crazy Eights; Charades; Hangman; Frisbee Golf; Marco Polo; Hearts; Spin the Bottle; Poker; Basketball; Volleyball; And more!

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