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See below for a selection of the latest books from Board games category. Presented with a red border are the Board games books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Board games books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!
'Timely... wonderfully entertaining' - The Wall Street Journal In It's All A Game renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible and often surprising history and psychology of board games. He traces the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents, from the paranoid Chicago toy genius behind classics like Operation and Mouse Trap, to the role of Monopoly in helping prisoners of war escape the Nazis, and even the scientific use of board games today to teach artificial intelligence how to reason and how to win. With these compelling stories and characters, Donovan ultimately reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations.
Improve your RPG campaign with this comprehensive and interactive guide to making the most out of your gaming experience. Whatever RPG game you play, from D&D to Call of Cthulu to licensed games like Star Wars, every detail is important. From setting the scene to choosing the right music or even adjusting the lighting to create the right atmosphere, every choice helps maximize your gaming experience. The Ultimate RPG Gameplay Guide provides practical advice for everything from pre-game preparations and in-game improvisation to working out a plan of attack with your teammates to learning how to lean into the setting of your game. Including instructions, prompts, and activities, it offers everything you need for successful, fun role-playing with your friends every time you play. Create hours of narrative and make the most out of your storytelling skills by setting the perfect scene for your adventure. Whether you need advice on your character or working better with your gaming group, James D'Amato includes everything you'll need to take your game to the next level.
Create the next Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly, Ticket to Ride or Settlers of Catan with this creative board game book! With over 55 boards to customize, Board Games to Create and Play is a doodle book where every page is an unfinished tabletop game. Just learn the basic concepts, colour and play! Board games are back in vogue - with board games cafes popping up all across the UK, they're no longer something to play on a rainy day, but a fun and social activity for every day of the year! In this interactive gaming book, Board Games to Create and Play teaches you how, in just half an hour, you and your friends can come up with a new game and start playing immediately. Just decide on a theme for the game, pick a rule set from the book, agree on some variations, doodle onto one of many board game designs and gather your die and counters! Completely dippable and possible to play in any order, this book is packed with tips, tricks and mechanics on how to design the perfect game. At the front of the book, there is an introduction to how everything works and what you'll need to play the games. What follows next in a beautiful package of 20 board game designs, each repeated three times for replayability. There are then three tutorials and a cheat sheet to get players started, a cornucopia of suggested games to push you in the right direction, and then 25 different rule sets, each introducing a new concept, to encourage players to think outside the box. Whatever the experience level of players, the game that you create from this book will always be playable, entertaining and surprising. Each board you create is easy to pull out and can be played again and again. So whether you play video games, mobile games or want to have a go at designing the next classic tabletop, this book is perfect anyone who wants to flex their creative muscles!
Discover the compelling stories behind the creation of the board games we know and love to play. This is a Golden Age for board games. More people are playing games such as Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, Risk and Scrabble, than ever before! But how did these games, and so many others, come to be invented? Our journey starts 8,000 years ago and takes you right up to the present day. Discover the fascinating secrets of each game's origin along the way. More than 100 games are explored chronologically, from the most ancient to the most modern, allowing you to see how similar games relate to each other. Every chapter is full of insightful anecdotes from design and acquisition to game play and legacy. All kinds of board games are included: games from ancient times (Senet, Chess, Mahjong, Mancala); Victorian race games (Ludo, Snakes and Ladders); modern classics (Cluedo, Ticket to Ride, Exploding Kittens); action games (Mouse Trap, Jenga); war games (Risk, Diplomacy) fantasy games (Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons), and much more. Delving into this fascinating book will immeasurably add to the pleasure and fun every time you take out your favourite game, arrange the pieces, and start to play! Roll six to start, pass go, and learn more about your favourite board games with Board Games in 100 Moves.
An essential resource for all Scrabble enthusiasts. Stuck on how to decide on what is a valid word in Scrabble? This major new edition, in hardback, is fully updated to include all valid words between 2 and 9 letters in length from the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words. Short definitions are given for every main word listed, and have been updated for this new edition, allowing players to check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Tabletop and board games aren't just for rainy days or awkward family events anymore. As the game industry grows, people of all ages are jumping to play the original social network. In our ever-increasing technological world, playing old-school games is a welcome retreat from the overexposure to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of social media. Over the past few years, board games have become the hot new hobby. Instead of friends sitting around the same table and staring at their phones, they are now either working with or against each other. Millions upon millions of new fans have begun to join their friends in real life for a fun game of Pandemic, 7 Wonders, or Ticket to Ride. The Everything Tabletop Games Book shows how to play some of the best tabletop games in the world, from classic strategy games like Settlers of Catan to great new games like Gloomhaven. Throughout the book, you'll learn the different genres of tabletop and board games; how to play each game; rules and strategies to help you win; and even where to play online-including new expansions to keep your favorite games fresh and exciting. So gather up some friends, pick a game from this book, and start playing! You'll be having a blast in no time.
Immerse yourself in a world of abstract equilibrium with 57 tiles inspired by the Modernist master Piet Mondrian. Arrange the tiles to create table-top compositions of perfect balance, large or small. Beautifully presented and with millions of possible arrangements, Make Your Own Mondrian will delight would-be Modernists of all ages.