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The World of games : their origins and history, how to play them, and how to make them

Author: Jack Botermans
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains more than 150 games from around the world, giving step-by-step instructions.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Botermans
ISBN: 0816021848 9780816021840
OCLC Number: 19388369
Notes: Translation of: Een Wereld vol spelletjes.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Ancient board games --
The games of ancient India and ancient China --
Dice games --
Games using standard dice --
Games using nonstandard dice --
Indian chance games with dice --
Other dice games --
Card games --
Games played with a 32 card deck --
Games played with a 52 card deck --
Games played with two 52 card decks --
Games of solitaire --
Chinese domino games --
European domino games --
Games of alignment and configuration --
War games --
Hunt games --
Race games --
Mancala games --
Modern board and computer games --
Bowling games --
Darts --
Games of the American Indians --
Cat's cradle --
Children's games --
Kites --
Puzzles.
Other Titles: Wereld vol spelletjes.
Responsibility: Jack Botermans [and others].

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This volume explores the history and practice of more than 140 games, from blackjack to chess, from marbles to Scrabble. The author demonstrates how such games as mah-jong, chess and backgammon have  Read more...

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