Sports and Games, Miscellaneous
Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
Paperback ISBN: 0142002267
Follows the author, who was originally just a curious reporter and now a Scrabble fiend, as he becomes an expert Scrabble player and delves into the realm of Scrabble culture, where he encounters a vitamin-popping standup comic and the three-time champion who plays by Zen principles, and realizes that Scrabble is more than just a game on many different levels. Reprint.
How Soccer Explains The World
An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
Paperback ISBN: 0060731427
Casting soccer as a metaphor representative of today's world issues, an analysis of the sport's reflection of history as well as its modern influence identifies commonalities between tribalism and globalization, explaining how such factors as terrorism, poverty, racism, and religion contribute to how the game is played today. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Will Shortz Presents Easy to Hard Sudoku
Paperback ISBN: 0312949782
If you haven’t already discovered the number puzzle that The New York Post calls “diabolically addictive,” you’ll soon discover that playing sudoku is like eating potato chips: you can’t stop with just one! Here you’ll find 150 puzzles—presented by New York Times crossword editor and bestselling author Will Shortz—to whet your appetite, boggle your brain, and improve your playing skills at any level. The object is to fill the puzzle grid with numbers so that every row, column, and three-by-three square contains the digits 1 through 9, without repeating. Once you get the hang of it, playing sudoku can be downright hypnotic as you work the numbers around the grid. And experts can enjoy the trying to solve the puzzles faster and faster!
Ken Warren Teaches Texas Hold 'Em
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1580420850
Straightforward advice from one of the biggest selling hold‘em authors of all time gives the straight scoop—Ken Warren style—for players looking to win money at the poker table. Ken Warren continues his straightforward lessons for the average hold’em player by concentrating on the strategies and plays needed to win money intoday’s games. In addition to a dozen thorough chapters on basic plays, Warren selects the most appropriate questions from the thousand he receives to address the topics players need answered to improve their game. He shows how to pull and push bets, make more money on the flop, use position as a hammer, play against the flow, adjust to opponents’ playing styles, when to lay down good hands or call on the river, and the smart percentage plays, especially against new players. Special sections on no-limit hold’em tournaments and Internet poker give readers a complete approach. Includes tons of charts, real hand examples, illustrations.
A Player's Guide To Arcane Magic for All Classes
Hardcover ISBN: 0786934352
A new sourcebook outlining the use of arcane magic by any D&D character. Complete Arcane provides Dungeons & Dragons© players with an in-depth look at how to access traditional arcane magic and use that power to a character's advantage. It explains how magic affects life and gameplay in the D&D world, adding dimension to one of the most unique and popular aspects of roleplaying. Complete Arcane also contains a wealth of material for traditionally non-magical characters, so the tips and data provided will assist all class types. In addition to new feats, spells, prestige classes, and magic items, this title adds new and revised core classes to a player's character choices. There are also new arcane-related monsters and information on how to fight, join, or summon each one.
The Curator's Game
Paperback ISBN: 0393328384
An adaptation of a visual exercise known as the "curator's game" outlines an entertaining approach to understanding and appreciating great works of art, in a volume that introduces key artists, themes, techniques, and styles with a series of essays designed to help readers to identify visual details within a context.
Harvey Penick's Little Red Book
Lessons and Teachings from a Lifetime in Golf
Hardcover ISBN: 0671759922
A collection of wit and wisdom on golf offers practical advice to everyone from golf pros--including Tom Kite, Ben Crenshaw, and Sandra Palmer--to high-handicap amateurs. 20,000 first printing.