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

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Kingfisher, 2005 - Board games - 64 pages
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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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About the author (2005)

Daniel King, who also writes as "David King," was born in Western Australia and has lived there all his life. He holds degrees in Engineering and English, and a Doctorate in Philosophy. Daniel's first literary publication was in 1986, and since then he has had over fifty stories (and also, in recent years, poetry) published in various Australian and overseas journals.

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