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The book of games : strategy, tactics & history

Author: Jack Botermans; Edgar Loy Fankbonner
Publisher: New York : Sterling, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This lavishly illustrated 736-page reference provides a lifetime of entertainment! It contains complete rules, playing tips, and instructive move-by-move examples of 65 fun and diverse games. They range from Senat, a pastime enjoyed by King Tut, to Hex, invented by a 20th-century mathematician; from strategy games and dice games to chase games; from Asian Shogi to African Wari; and, from traditional Chess and Go to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Botermans; Edgar Loy Fankbonner
ISBN: 9781402742217 1402742215
OCLC Number: 86069181
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 736 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Backgammon --
Snakes and ladders (+ Ups and downs) --
Salta --
White horse --
Windmill --
Dominoes (+ Bergen, Fools, Forty-two, Solo dominoes, Tien Gow, Chinese dominoes) --
Shogi --
Goose --
English checkers --
Senat --
Poker (+ Dice poker) --
Pachisi --
Alquerque --
Chinese chess --
Assault --
Horse races --
Jungle --
Agon --
Duodecim scripta --
Go --
Dice games (+ Bidou) --
Mancala (+ Wari) --
Siege of Paris --
Polish checkers --
The chimera of gold --
Mikado --
Renju --
Jinx --
Sun and anchor --
Hex --
Shut the box --
Chinese checkers --
Saxon Hnefatafl --
Planks --
Hasami Shogi --
Othello --
Craps --
Tabula --
Shashki and gashne: Russian checkers --
Rithmomachia --
Ming mang --
Tangram --
Yut --
Dablot prejjesne --
Tsung shap --
Coan ki --
Nardshir --
Mastermind --
The royal game of Ur --
Thaayam.
Responsibility: Jack Botermans ; [translated from the Spanish by Edgar Loy Fankbonner].
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Contains rules, playing tips, and instructive move-by-move examples of 65 diverse games. The games range from Senat, a pastime enjoyed by King Tut, to Hex, invented by a 20th-century mathematician;  Read more...

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