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Board Games to Create and Play: Invent 100s of Games with Friends and Family
Board Games to Create and Play
Invent 100s of Games with Friends and Family
Hardcover      ISBN: 1911624296
Create the next Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, The Game of Life, Ticket to Ride, or Settlers of Catan with this creative board game book

Board games are back in vogue, with board game caf s popping up around the world. This interactive gaming book teaches you how, in just half an hour, you and your friends can come up with a new game and start playing immediately. Just decide on a theme for the game, pick a rule set from the book, agree on some variations, color in one of many board game designs, and gather your die and counters

Possible to play in any order, this book is packed with tips, tricks, and mechanics on how to design the perfect game. With 40 different rule sets, each introducing a new concept, it encourages you to develop and test your own rules. Whatever the age range or experience of players, the game that you create from this book will always be playable, entertaining, and surprising. Each board you create is easy to pull out and completely reusable to play again and again.
Easy Diamond Crosswords 2
Easy Diamond Crosswords 2
Paperback      ISBN: 1580422713

Myles Mellor's Diamond Crosswords, with easy and fast challenges, are featured in over 150 newspapers and websites; his overall work reaching over 2 million people per month.

Diamond Crosswords play like a classic crossword puzzle, but with a twist: the puzzle is laid out in a diamond shape with each "square" inside also being in the shape of a diamond. The game is perfect for the huge pool of casual crossword fans as the Diamond Crosswords are fast and easy to solve, which is why they've proven incredibly popular to the many fans of this gem of a game.
Triple-Stack Crosswords
Triple-Stack Crosswords
Paperback      ISBN: 140278273x

Triple-stack means triple-solving goodness--and a unique challenge for word lovers Each of these 72 daily-sized puzzles features wide-open grids with at least one set of three 15-letter answers stacked on top of each other. This is one tough feat to accomplish, but puzzle-making genius Ashwood-Smith makes it look easy. In addition to the challenging triple-stacking, crossword mavens get tons of clever clues featuring all manner of wordplay.

Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles
Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles
Paperback      ISBN: 0071821341

Clue: The fun solution to building English Vocabulary

Answer: Crossword puzzles

Studying English as a second language does not have to be boring Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles gives you a deserved break from drill books and grammar primers. Offering plenty of ways to learn more than 3,000 English words, author Chris Gunn, founder of Lanternfish ESL, has created 110 themed crossword puzzles that will challenge and entertain you.

Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles helps you

  • Use context to learn word meanings
  • Become familiar with collocations--two words that are often used together--and standard English phrases and sayings
  • Understand word play such as rhyme, alliteration, and simile

If you are a teacher looking to add some spark to your lessons or a student needing more practice, Easy ESL Crossword Puzzles is the perfect answer to making learning English an engaging experience

The Curious History of Mazes: 4,000 Years of Fascinating Twists and Turns with Over 100 Intriguing Puzzles to Solve
The Curious History of Mazes
4,000 Years of Fascinating Twists and Turns with Over 100 Intriguing Puzzles to Solve
Paperback      ISBN: 1577151771
Thread your way through this aMAZEing history and delve into a curious experience ​

From prehistoric times, mazes and labyrinths worldwide have served as different symbolic, ritualistic, and practical purposes. Taken as a powerful metaphor for life's journey, they can be used as tools for meditation and learning at any level, even when completed for recreation. Maze images can be enjoyed as motifs themselves, but also in their material forms--a meditation, puzzle, dance, walk, ritual, pilgrimage, or simply a day out.

Drawing upon a wealth of historical and classical literature; accounts written by explorers, archaeologists, and historians; and the output of modern and contemporary world-renowned experts and enthusiasts, social historian Dr. Julie Bounford explores the evolution of mazes through time and across continents, presenting their history in a fun and engaging format while challenging readers to solve over 100 mazes--many created exclusively for this book by illustrator and artist Trevor Bounford. Learn about:
  • The earliest recorded examples, legends, and mazes in the ancient world
  • Mazes used as sacred rituals and symbols that take us beyond the natural world
  • Turf, stone, hedge, and garden mazes, and sites of communal rustic revels
  • The modern revival, with mazes taken to forms never previously imagined
Explore how mazes can improve your mental dexterity and create mindfulness, and use the gazetteer to locate historical, replica, and interesting mazes that exist around the world today.

The Puzzlecraft series from Wellfleet Press tackles some of the greatest conundrums of our time. Learn how to navigate the world's trickiest mazes, solve the most complex crosswords, and finally get the answer to "Why is a raven like a writing desk?" Follow literature's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he guides you through hundreds of challenging cross-fitness brain exercises inspired by his most popular cases and adventures. You can also train your memory to perform better and learn the meanings behind your own personality traits or the traits of others. These handy and portable paperbacks are sized perfectly to travel, whether on vacation or just for your daily commute. The intricately designed covers and bold colors will capture your attention as much as the engaging content inside.

Other titles in the series include: The Curious History of the Crossword; The Curious History of the Riddle; Escape from Sherlock Holmes; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Code Breakers; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Math & Logic Games; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Visual Puzzles; Sherlock Holmes Puzzles: Lateral Brain Teasers; Solving Sherlock Homes; Solving Sherlock Holmes Volume II; Maximize Your Memory; and The Book of Personality Tests.

Bananagrams!: The Official Book
Bananagrams!
The Official Book
Paperback      ISBN: 0761156356

Game of the Year winner at the 2009 International Toy Fair, Bananagrams is the international phenomenon that started with a simple idea: An anagram game that is so fast it will drive you bananas Doing for letters what Sudoku did for numbers, it's the obsessive new puzzle craze that starts with 144 letter tiles in a banana-shaped bag and captures all the fun of crosswords and word games like Scrabble and Boggle.

Now comes Bananagrams The Official Book, which translates the brain-twisting word fun of the game onto the page, and adds much, much more. Even if you've never dipped your hand into the Bananagrams pouch, the book stands on its own with hours of challenging play. Written by the only three-time National Scrabble Champion, Joe Edley, Bananagrams offers sixteen clever puzzle types, including Banana Trees, where the object is to build word grids based on a theme; Banana Splits, a collection of four quick anagram puzzles to be solved in rapid-fire style; Banana Leaves, with its four-, five-, six- and seven-letter words; Banana Filling--what happens when you add a K?; and more. The puzzles have four levels of difficulty, from one banana to four bananas. Plus, there are glossaries; special strategies for Bananagrams: The Game; a list of Weords--weird words that are cool to play; two- and three-letter words to take your game to the next level; fun banana facts; and, of course, an answer key.
Highlights(r) Hidden Pictures(r) a Coloring Book for Grown-Up Children
Highlights(r) Hidden Pictures(r) a Coloring Book for Grown-Up Children
Paperback      ISBN: 1629796085
Here is a nostalgic collection of intricate, challenging black-and-white Hidden Pictures puzzles for a grown-up audience

This adult coloring book from Highlights, the iconic children's brand, is an enjoyable, stress-free activity that provides hours of simple relaxation, as well as the fun of re-discovering a beloved childhood pastime. This is a coloring book that adults will love
Play Poker Like the Pros: The Greatest Poker Player in the World Today Reveals His Million-Dollar-Winning Strategies to the Most Popular Tournam
Play Poker Like the Pros
The Greatest Poker Player in the World Today Reveals His Million-Dollar-Winning Strategies to the Most Popular Tournam
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0060005726

In Play Poker Like the Pros, poker master Phil Hellmuth, Jr., demonstrates exactly how to play and win -- even if you have never picked up a deck of cards -- the modern games of poker, including: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz.

Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time World Champion of Poker, presents his tournament-tested strategies to beat any type of player, including:

  • The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable)
  • The Elephant (plays too many hands)
  • The Mouse (plays very conservatively)
  • The Lion (skilled and tough to beat)

Play Poker Like the Pros begins by laying out the rules and set-up of each game and then moves on to easy-to-follow basic and advanced strategies. Hellmuth teaches exactly which hands to play, when to bluff, when to raise, and when to fold. In addition Hellmuth provides techniques for reading other players and staying cool under pressure. There are also special chapters on how to beat online poker games and an inside look at tournament play.

--Amarillo Slim Preston, Hall of Fame inductee and poker's greatest ambassador
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Two
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Two
Hardcover      ISBN: 1419719149

In 1980, following the success of Star Wars (1977) and five tie-in trading card series based on the blockbuster film, Topps released three new series of collectible bubble gum cards to coincide with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. Now, for the first time, all 352 cards and 88 stickers are reprinted in a single deluxe volume. Reproducing the fronts and backs of each card, this collection includes character pro-files, story cards, movie facts, quotes, trivia, and puzzles featuring beloved characters and scenes from The Empire Strikes Back. Also included are four bonus trading cards, the Photo Card series, rare promotional images, and an introduction and commentary by Gary Gerani, the original editor of Topps's Star Wars series.

Images courtesy of the Robert V. Conte Collection. Also available from Topps: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Volume Three; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Volume Three, The Original Topps Trading Card Series, Volume Two; and Star Wars Galaxy: The Original Topps Trading Card Series.

Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Bringing Down the House
The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Paperback      ISBN: 0743249992
The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21--the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas--and lived to tell how.

Robin Hood meets the Rat Pack when the best and the brightest of M.I.T.'s math students and engineers take up blackjack under the guidance of an eccentric mastermind. Their small blackjack club develops from an experiment in counting cards on M.I.T.'s campus into a ring of card savants with a system for playing large and winning big. In less than two years they take some of the world's most sophisticated casinos for more than three million dollars. But their success also brings with it the formidable ire of casino owners and launches them into the seedy underworld of corporate Vegas with its private investigators and other violent heavies.