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Story Stitch: Telling Stories, Opening Minds, Becoming Neighbors
Story Stitch
Telling Stories, Opening Minds, Becoming Neighbors
Cards      ISBN: 194952311x
Featured by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's on Instagram Stories

Everyone has a story to share. Story Stitch facilitates the exchange of stories between immigrants and refugees and their new neighbors.

Story Stitch was created to serve as a guided storytelling activity that connects and builds empathy between people of different cultural backgrounds, through the art of storytelling. It was co-created by members of the diverse Minneapolis/St. Paul community in a series of game sessions lead by the Green Card Voices team.

This game is perfect for classrooms (ages 10 and up), diversity training workshops, workplaces, leadership retreats, training workshops, conferences, nursing homes, and more.

Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi
Japanese Chess
The Game of Shogi
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 4805310367
Learn and master the fascinating game of Japanese Chess or "Shogi" with this expert guide and chess set.

Japanese Chess: The Game of Shogi is the ultimate strategy guidebook for players of any skill level to improve their game and winning strategies. Played by millions around the world, Shogi is the uniquely Japanese variant of chess. It is the only version in which an opponent's captured piece can be dropped back onto the board as one's own. This makes for extremely exciting, dynamic gameplay in which momentum can quickly shift back and forth between players.

Trevor Legett, expert player and longtime resident of Japan, gives you all the information you need to play the game, form its basic rules to winning tactics.

Also included in this book are:
  • Sample game and commentary
  • Discussion of various opening strategies and game positions
  • Explanation of how to read a Japanese score
  • Fold-out Shogi board
  • Sturdy paper playing pieces
Japanese Chess features everything you need to get started playing this challenging and fun game
50 Great Things to Do Outside
50 Great Things to Do Outside
Cards      ISBN: 1452183031
Bestselling format

Looking for screen-free activities to get out and explore the world? Look no further than this cute, compact tin filled with 50 great ideas for family fun in the great outdoors

- Perfect for fans of Brain Quest or Mad Libs--a great way to get kids 5 and up outside and entertain them
- The colorful, petite tins are perfect for slipping into a purse or pocket for on-the-go fun. Also makes a thoughtful, unique gift or stocking stuffer
- Tin box with lift-off lid, 51 cards, full-color printing throughout
Mensa Mighty Mind Benders: 75 Word Puzzles
Mensa Mighty Mind Benders
75 Word Puzzles
Cards      ISBN: 0811822885

Continuing the success of our first two Mensa Decks, Chronicle Books is pleased to introduce four new decks -- two for adults and two for kids. Now masterminds of all ages can stimulate their mental prowess with these portable boxes of mind benders, created by Mensa's puzzle experts.

Shakespeare Playing Cards
Shakespeare Playing Cards
Cards      ISBN: 1786275937
A beautiful set of playing cards featuring illustrations of Shakespeare's most famous characters.

Play your favourite card games with Romeo and Juliet as King and Queen of Hearts, Lady Macbeth as Ace Villain, and let Adam Simpson's artwork bring Shakespeare's plays to life.

Arranged in four suits - with hearts = lovers, clubs = fools, diamonds = heroes and heroines, and spades = villains, plus two jokers, of course - this artist-illustrated deck of playing cards features 54 of Shakespeare's most famous characters. It includes a booklet with text about each character and their place in literary history.
Armies of Germany
Armies of Germany
Paperback      ISBN: 1780960883

Hitler's Nazi German blitzkrieg swept across Poland, Norway, Denmark, France, Yugoslavia, Greece, North Africa, and Russia with Panzers, Stukas, Fallschirmjaeger, infantry, and artillery.

This book provides Bolt Action players with all of the information they need to field the military forces of Nazi Germany. Detailed army lists allow players to construct German armies for any theatre and any year of the war, including the early campaigns in Poland and France, the dusty tank war in the North African desert, the bloody battles on the Eastern Front, and the final defence of Normandy, occupied France and Germany itself. With dozens of different unit types including Fallschirmjager, Waffen-SS, and the dreaded Tiger tank, players can assemble a huge variety of troops with which to battle their opponents.

Village Green: A Game of Pretty Gardens and Petty Grudges
Village Green
A Game of Pretty Gardens and Petty Grudges
GAM      ISBN: 1472842421

A beautifully-illustrated, 1-5 player card game designed by award-winning designer Peer Sylvester, pitting rival gardeners against one another as they compete in the prestigious Village Green of the Year competition.

It's the first day of spring, and there's only one thing on everyone's mind - the Village Green of the Year competition In just a few months, the judges of this prestigious contest will be visiting, and the village council have finally put you in charge of the preparations. With your newfound authority, you can show those snobs from Lower Aynesmore just what a properly orchestrated floral arrangement looks like

In Village Green you are rival gardeners, tasked by your respective communities with arranging flowers, planting trees, commissioning statues, and building ponds. You must place each element carefully--time is tight and the stakes couldn't be higher Split your days between acquiring and installing new features for your green and nominating it for one of the competition's many awards. Will your village green become the local laughing stock, or make the neighbouring villages green with envy?

Players: 1-5
Playing Time: 30 minutes
Ages: 14+
Contents: 96 cards
Winning Go: Successful Moves from the Opening to the Endgame
Winning Go
Successful Moves from the Opening to the Endgame
Paperback      ISBN: 0804846006
Master the game of Go with this expert guide.

Go is a two-player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast--even when compared to chess.

This is the first comprehensive strategy guidebook in English to cover the entire game of Go by illustrating the nuances and finer points of Go strategy. Its 203 problems and their commented answers demonstrate to players of all level of skill not only successful moves, but also the incorrect moves and why they are wrong. This enables players to identify strengths and weaknesses in their games. From opening play to the endgame, Winning Go is an essential tool in helping serious players master the sophisticated sequence and flow of advanced Go play.

Useful Go strategies include:
  • The opening (fuseki)
  • The middle (chuban)
  • The endgame (yose)
  • Clever moves (tesuji)
  • Life and death (shikatsu)
  • Winning corner skirmishes (joseki)
  • Accurate counting
Players will learn about not only creating good shapes, but also how to avoid or take advantage of bad ones, along with the right and wrong order of moves. This makes Winning Go the ideal choice for a first problem book because it enables both players and teachers to improve upon their Go game. From opening play to endgame, Winning go is an essential tool in helping serious Go players master the sophisticated sequence and flow of advanced Go play.
After Dinner Amusements Family Time: 50 Conversation Starters
After Dinner Amusements Family Time
50 Conversation Starters
Cards      ISBN: 1452164886

Fifty thoughtful and playful questions about the past, present, and future will inspire great family conversations.

Bright Games Dominoes
Bright Games Dominoes
GAM      ISBN: 1452172994

- A fresh, colorful take on the classic game of dominoes
- 28 rainbow wooden game pieces
- The back of each domino is a vibrant rainbow gradient, while the face side has colored dots
- Comes in a deluxe rainbow tin--perfect for gifting