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Mah Jongg: The Art of the Game: A Collector's Guide to Mah Jongg Tiles and Sets

by Ann Israel, Gregg Swain & Michel Arnaud

"I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Whether used as a reference or a beautiful keepsake, it's a very worth addition to the world of Mah Jongg." —Ruth Unger, President, National Mah Jongg League

This is the first...


Play American Mah Jongg!: Everything you Need to Play American Mah Jongg

by Elaine Sandberg

Learn and play the fascinating game of Mahjong with this comprehensive ebook.

Mahjong or "Mah Jongg" is not called "The Game of a Thousand Intellingences" for nothing. It's relaxing, social, and allows people...


Danish Dynamite: Explosive Gambits: the Danish, Göring, Scotch and Urusov

by Karsten Muller & Martin Voigt

White Goes for the Jugular The Danish Gambit, 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3, is one of the most aggressive chess openings ever devised. Dynamite was invented by a Swede, Alfred Nobel. The book you are reading now,...


Carlsen-Anand 2013: Match for the World Chess Championship

by Karsten Muller & Susan Polgar

Magnus Carlsen Becomes World Champion! It was the match that the chess world had been anticipating for several years. Norway's wunderkind, Magnus Carlsen had qualified as the official challenger for the world...


Mastering Mates: Book 2: 1,111 Two-move, Three-move & Four-move Mates

by Jon Edwards

Improve Your Checkmate Power! This second volume in the Mastering Mate series provides readers with a serious challenge â€" 1,111 checkmates in two, three, four and more moves. By solving these problems,...


Mastering Mates: Book 1: 1,111 One-move Mates

by Jon Edwards

Train Your Brain to Recognize Checkmates! This first book in the Mastering Mate series presents a challenge for players relatively new to chess and for readers seeking a novel and interesting set of puzzles....


Looking for Trouble: Recognizing and Meeting Threats in Chess

by Dan Heisman

Identify and Deal with Threats! This book is written to address and underemphasized area of chess training and study, the identification of and reaction to threats. For beginning and intermediate-level players,...


Once Upon a Game: My precarious career as a games inventor

by Michael Kindred

How do you get an idea for a game? What's involved in developing it and making an initial prototype? How important is play-testing, and whom do you involve in that process? What are the tips for writing rules?...


Go and Go-Moku

by Edward Lasker

Best introduction in English to a great Japanese game. Detailed instructions provide valuable information on basic patterns, strategy, tactics, analyzed games. Used as text by generations of Americans, Japanese....


Gelfand-Anand 2012: Match for the World Chess Championship

by Karsten Muller

An Intense Title Tilt! When World Champion Viswanathan Anand squared off in the 2012 championship match against Boris Gelfand, he was a heavy favorite to win. But, top the surprise of many worldwide, the match...


The Hague-Moscow 1948: Match/Tournament for the World Chess Championship

by Max Euwe

At the Crossroads of Chess History On March 24, 1946, the fourth world chess champion, Alexander Alekhine, passed away. He was the first â€" and still the only â€" champion to die while holding the title....


Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players

by Stefan Fatsis

Stefan Fatsis, a Wall Street Journal reporter and National Public Radio regular, recounts his remarkable rise through the ranks of elite Scrabble players while exploring the game's strange, potent hold over...


Beginning Go

by Peter Shotwell & Susan Long

The must-have resource guidebook for those looking to learn the ancient Asian game of Go

Beginning Go is a clear, concise and thorough introduction to the intricacies of Go that is perfect for first time players....


101 Ways to Win at Scrabble: Top tips for Scrabble success (Collins Little Books)

by Barry Grossman

Inside this little book one of Britain’s top Scrabble players reveals his top tips for all day, everyday Scrabble success.

We all want to get one over on our friends and family on the Scrabble board. Most...


Tangrams: 330 Puzzles

by Ronald C. Read

This collection gathers together nearly 330 tangrams, the best creations of both Chinese and Occidental puzzle devisers. Included are puzzles carefully selected from rare 19th-century books and some of the most...


Stop, Go, Murder

by Paul Freeman

Stop, Go, Murder is a story about murder, the game of

Go, and the role of happenstance in shaping our lives.

Introduced here is Steven Crane, a homicide detective

who has come to see his life, including his current...


The Modern Chess Instructor

by Wilhelm Steinitz

The Brilliant Originality of Steinitz More than 125 years ago, one of the first great chess books appeared. The Modern Chess Instructor, Part I, written by then world champion Wilhelm Steinitz, was released...


Miniatures in the Main Line Ruy Lopez

by Carsten Hansen

Miniatures in the Ruy Lopez - Main Line Another Great Book in the "Miniatures in the..." Series! The lines covered in this book, the Ruy Lopez - Main Lines, arise (with a few exceptions for move order and such)...


Learn Chess the Right Way: Book 4: Sacrifice to Win!

by Susan Polgar

The Polgar Way to Better Chess! Learn Chess the Right Way is a five-volume chess puzzle book series aimed at the novice, beginner and intermediate level player, using the unique methods of the award-winning...


The Art of Sacrifice in Chess

by Rudolf Spielmann

The 21st Century Edition of Spielmann's Classic Work Austrian Grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann's The Art of Sacrifice in Chess first appeared in the mid-1930s. It was immediately recognized as a classic, a masterpiece...