Games : From Backgammon to Blackjack - Learn to Play the World's Favourite Games

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Beautifully illustrated spreads and clear instructions introduce readers to a wealth of classic board and card games. This follow-up title to the award-winning "Chess - From First Moves to Checkmat", now available in flexiback, builds on the earlier title's fresh, innovative approach to its subject. "Games" introduces a wide range of board and card games, detailing their history and strategy as well as providing playing instructions for a variety of international games including draughts, mancala, rummy and whist. This intriguing title boasts gorgeous design and breathtaking digital artwork, and will attract a huge range of readers from novice to games enthusiast. The book is divided into two sections: board games and card games. Computer-generated artwork re-creates the game boards, pieces, cards, and moves in a wholly original way, providing the perfect guide to each game. Rules and sample moves are clearly explained and players are encouraged to improve their play with test positions. This title will appeal to existing players of any of the games featured as well as those keen to discover new ones.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 230 x 230 x 6mm | 291g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • colour artworks, photos
  • 0753412500
  • 9780753412503
  • 2,250,802

Table of contents

1 Title; 2-3 Copyright and contents; 4-5 Board games introduction; 6-9 Ancient board games; 10-11 Nine men's morris; 12-13 Fox and geese; 14-19 Backgammon; 20-23 Go; 24-29 Chess; 30-33 Mancala; 34-37 Draughts; 38-39 Card games introduction; 40-41 The Pack; 42-43 First card games; 44-45 Rummy; 46-49 Cribbage; 50-51 Whist; 52-53 Spades; 54-55 Hearts; 56-57 Blackjack; 58-59 Poker; 60-61 Glossary; 62-63 Answers and resources; 64 Index.
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"'I love this book' - Open Book, BBC Radio 4 '... fabulous computer-generated artwork' - The Guardian '... a clear, informative book, of a kind the jury would like to see more of - Dutch Collective Foundation for Book Promotion (winner, Silver Slate Pencil Award 2001)"
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About Daniel King

Daniel King started playing chess at the age of five and is now an International Grandmaster - the highest title a professional chess player can achieve. Daniel has written thirteen books on chess to date, including Kingfisher's Chess - From First Moves to Checkmate. He has also contributed articles to Britain's Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. In addition to chess and writing, Daniel has had extensive and varied broadcasting experience. He has lectured on games and strategy to corporate clients, such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Disney; devised puzzles for contestants on Cilla Black's Moment of Truth television programme; presented a children's chess master-class for Channel 4; scripted and presented documentaries on the history of chess for BBC Radio Four; reported on four World Chess Championships for broadeasters around the world including ESPN in the USA, Star TV in Asia, and Doordashan in India; and presented programme links on Nickelodeon Children's Channel.
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