"A genuine milestone in the literature of both games and mathematical recreations." — Martin Gardner, Scientific American
An authority on game history selects 38 of his all-time favorite amusements, including 22 of his own remarkable creations. Sid Sackson presents solitaire, strategy, and party games that can be played by children or adults with such common items as cards, checkerboards, dice, pencils, and paper.
Diagrams and an abundance of examples, together with clear explanations of strategy and goals, show how to play such intriguing entertainments as Mate, a game of pure skill and logic; Blue and Gray, an exciting variation of Checkers; Plank, an advanced version of Tic-Tac-Toe; Knight Chase, a form of hide-and-seek on the checkerboard; Last Word, in which players select letters to form words in two, three, or four directions; Crossings, a fast-paced battle in which pieces move forward in a group; and other challenging diversions. The author also presents brief reviews of more than 300 other games.
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Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001798213
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002363865
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002280935
Book Description Hutchinson, 1983. Book Condition: Good. Good condition book with dust jacket. DJ is complete with little wear - mild surface browning to upper edge surface. Book has clean contents but toned throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9994556400
Book Description Hutchinson. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0091533406 previous owners inscription on fep. Bookseller Inventory # MMM0010990
Book Description Hutchinson and Co., London, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. With drawings by the author, Sid Sackson (illustrator). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First published in 1969. Clean and firmly bound. Jacket has minor handling wear with minor creases on top of cover. Bookseller Inventory # 026977
Book Description Hutchinson, London, 1982. Black Cloth. Book Condition: FINE (AS BRAND NEW). Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine (NEAR NEW). Illustrated in Black & White (illustrator). Second Edition. FEEL FREE TO E-MAIL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AND FURTHER DETAILS. POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES AND FULLY INSURED! FROM A DEALER WHO TELLS YOU WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEIR TELEPHONE AND ADDRESS CONTACT DETAILS ARE! Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Not Signed or Inscribed. HARDBACK. Bookseller Inventory # 1001257