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Games for Girl Scouts, with Suggestions on How to Select and Present a Game

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Girl Scouts of the United States of America: 1949

Seller ID: 2135200

Condition: Very Good


A few related items laid in. Bottom corner faintly stained, lightly rubbed, ink name inside. 1949 Stapled Binding. 78 pp. Stapled binding. A collection of games published by the Girl Scouts of America. View more info

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Liberty Blocks Puzzle - World War I Era Wooden Toy Block Set

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: [Modern Specialty Co., Mutual Mfg. Co.]: 1918

Seller ID: 2139072

Condition: Very Good


All blocks present (8 each of red and white diamonds, 4 blue diamonds, 4 British flag diamonds). A few tape repairs to design sheet, blocks in excellent condition with only minimal wear to edges. 1918 Unbound. A 1918 wooden block set able to be configured into various designs. Included is a a single sheet showing fifteen examples. The Lilly Library's Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection includes an example of this set, which shows that this sheet was originally a single-fold pamphlet, the other leaf of which had printed textual instructions for the various designs. View more info

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The Civil War Jigsaw Book: Four 96-Piece Jigsaws

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Five Mile Press: 2006

Seller ID: 2296518

ISBN: 1741249945

Condition: Near Fine


Complete. One-inch tear along spine. 2006 Large Hardcover. As well as historic photographs throughout, this book features four 96-piece jigsaw puzzles of paintings dating from this [American Civil War] period. View more info

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The Simple Solution to the Pyramid

By: Alford, Bill; Iobst, Ken

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Pinnacle Books: 1982

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1644186

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1982 Stapled Binding. The easy 4-step method to solving one of the world's greatest puzzle crazes. View more info

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Nineteenth Century Games & Sporting Goods

By: American Historical Catalog Collection

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pyne Press: 1971

Seller ID: 2087150

Condition: Very Good


Jacket spine faded. 1971 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Sports equipment, clothing, novelties, recreative science, firemen's supplies, magic lanterns and slides, plays, joke books, magic tricks, badges, ornaments, all reproduced from the 1886 catalog collection of Peck and Snyder of New York. Each entry is complete with price and often boastful descriptions of the products amazing qualities. View more info

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Breaking Codes: Unravel 100 Cryptograms

By: Berloquin, Pierre

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2014

Seller ID: 2284444

ISBN: 1454910658

Condition: Very Good


A few puzzles already filled in. 2014 Trade Paperback. 135 pp. For anyone interested in the science of secrecy and clandestine codes, renowned puzzle whiz Pierre Berloquin has created a collection of colorful exercises that gives amateurs an opportunity to test their deciphering skills. Berloquin formulates his clever cryptograms around the stories of 20 characters from fiction and history, including Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Hildegard of Bingen, and H. P. Lovecraft. Each short chapter features a brief historical background of the character and code, as well as five cryptograms—using... View more info

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101 Chess Opening Surprises (Gambit Chess)

By: Burgess, Graham

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Gambit: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2282524

ISBN: 1901983021

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Light crease. 1998 Trade Paperback. Most chess players are fed a set of dogmatic rules about how the opening must be played. The result: stereotyped, unimaginative play. The opening surprises in this book land like bombshells in the apparent calm of standard openings and disorientate your opponents as they grapple with original problems. This book is a treasure-trove of unusual ideas at an early stage of the opening, yet running against the grain of conventional play. Each idea has quick-strike potential and is supported by enough concrete analysis to enable you to try it with c... View more info

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Logical Chess: Move By Move

By: Chernev, Irving

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1966

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2292083

Condition: Good


1st printing. Wrappers rubbed, light crease. 1966 Trade Paperback. An examination of chess strategy focusing on the importance of every move. View more info

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The Gist of Whist: Being a Concise Guide to the Modern Scientific Game, Embracing the Improved Method of American Leads and a Complete Glossary of the Common and Technical Terms

By: Coffin, Charles E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J. Selwin Tait & Sons: 1894

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2206180

Condition: Good


Third edition. General light wear to boards, front and rear hinges starting, pencil names to front endpaper verso. 1894 Small Hard Cover. xii, 102, [4] pp. CONTENTS: Part I. Fundamental Principles - Introductory, Explanations and Abbreviations, Theory of the Game, Whist Practice, General Rules; Part II. American Leads - Plain Suits, The Trump Suit; Part III. Conventional Plays - Second Hand Play, Third Hand Play, Fourth Hand Play, Later Leads; Part IV. Practical Precepts - Whist Memory, Strategic Play, Whist Etiquette, Glossary, The Laws of Whist.Whist is a classic English trick-taking card ga... View more info

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Danes, Bavarians and Prussians (Wargamers Introduction to the Age of Marlborough II [WIAM 2])

By: Condray, Patrick A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Editions Brokaw: 1986

Seller ID: 2276250

Condition: Good


Wrappers and pages stained. 1986 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 18 pp. Includes historical information and images of uniforms and flags, designed as reference for wargamers. View more info

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Swedish and Russian Armies of The Great Northern War (Wargamers Introduction to the Age of Marlborough II [WIAM 2])

By: Condray, Patrick A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Editions Brokaw: 1986

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2276251

Condition: Good


Second edition. Wrappers stained, 2 inch closed tear on front wrapper, a few pages lightly foxed, a few pages with minor ink and pencil marks. 1986 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 46 pp. Includes historical information and images of uniforms and flags, designed as reference for wargamers. View more info

Rochestrivia: The Updated 20th Anniversary Tribute Edition - 2,000 Amazing Questions and Answers All About the Flower City, Its People and Surrounding Towns

By: Dobrovitz, Pete

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Big Kids Productions: 2005

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2297330

ISBN: 0930249011

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Minor sticker remains on rear wrapper. 2005 Soft Cover. 203 pp. Color-coded thumb index tabs. 2,000 questions and answers all about Rochester New York. Book is color-coded to play with Trivial Pursuit. This is the second edition of this best selling book--revised with several hundred new questions. Released in tribute to the original author, former broadcaster Pete Dobrovitz who died in 2004. View more info

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Test Your Wits, Vol. 2

By: Doubleday, Eric

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Ace Books: 1971

Seller ID: 2294846

Condition: Good


Light stain along bottom edge of wrappers, top corner of front wrapper missing. 1971 Mass Market Paperback. 192 pp. Illustrated with ingenious visual aids, Vol. II plays fair and square--all clues are spelled out or illustrated, and there are no hidden traps. You'll find: numbers games, problems in logic, matchstick games, pencil pushers, and for the armchair detectives, a collection of MiniMysteries, bringing you again Insp. Carter, that debonair Scotland Yard stalwart and his intrepid assistant, Sgt. Graham. Together the three of you will face--and solve--some of the most baffling crime-puzz... View more info

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Fantasy Wargaming

By: Galloway, Bruce

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Stein and Day: 1982

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2264583

ISBN: 0812828623

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket flaps taped down, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1982 Hard Cover. xi, [3], 300, [6] pp. 8vo. A book dedicated to the hobby of fantasy roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons. View more info

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Scenarios for All Ages

By: Grant, C. [Charles] S.; Asquith, S. [Stuart] A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: CSG Publications: 1996

Seller ID: 2267114

ISBN: 0952514656

Condition: Fair


Back cover and page margins stained. 1996 Trade Paperback. viii, 152 pp. More than 50 new wargame scenarios suitable for various time periods and gamers of different experience levels. View more info

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A Slew of Swell Pencil Games: For One or Two Players (First Series)

By: Hart, Harold

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Hart Publishing Company: 1944

Seller ID: 2207064

Condition: Very Good


A few faint creases, pages lightly toned. 1944 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 24 pp. Hours of fun: pencil polo, word mazes, jumbles, alfabits, blankies, plus the old favorites.KEYWORDS: REFERENCE EPHEMERA FIRST SERIES SLEW OF SWELL PENCIL GAMES ENTERTAINMENT View more info

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Chess for Beginners: A Picture Guide

By: Horowitz, Al

Price: $4.00

Publisher: HarperPerennial: 1992

Seller ID: 2197481

ISBN: 006092294X

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very lightly toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. 138 pp. Includes photographs and diagrams for self-teaching. In this book, I. A. Horowitz, Chess Editor of the New York Times and former U.S. Open Champion, applies some of the ideas and convictions acquired from thirty-five years of playing, teaching and analyzing the royal game. He emphasizes the tactical aspects of the game: how to recognize the big chance and hit hard when it occurs. He also stresses the ideas and methods in opening play, rather than the routine memorizing of variations that takes the joy out of chess for so many beginners.... View more info

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Solitaire Chess

By: Horowitz, I.A.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Cornerstone Library: 1972

Seller ID: 2197480

ISBN: 0346119391

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, ink name and date on front endpaper, pages heavily toned, pencil notations, some of the Your Score columns filled in. 1972 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. I.a. Horowitz, three-time United States Open Champion, and three times a member of the United States World Championship Teams, has been playing, writing, lecturing, and breathing chess for nearly half a century. In 1933 he founded Chess Review, now the world's leading chess magazine, of which he is editor-in-chief. In this book, Mr. Horowitz enables the average chess player to match wits against the greatest masters of all time. The r... View more info

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Hunter's Math Brain Teasers

By: Hunter, J. A. H.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1969

Seller ID: 2294847

Condition: Very Good


Spine and front wrapper corner lightly creased, light stain along edge of first few pages, two inch tear to last page. 1969 Mass Market Paperback. 147 pp. For buffs and beginners--a challenging and exciting collection of math bafflers by one of the great puzzle experts of our time! View more info

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Expert Misbidding

By: Kerwin, Madeleine; Herts, B. Russell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Covici Freide: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1785600

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine toned, corners rubbed. 1932 Hard Cover. 140 pp. A series of examples taken from games played by Bridge 'superexperts', in which the author explains why many of the decisions made were foolish. Uncommon - OCLC shows 7 copies, all in northeast or abroad. View more info

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The Soviet School of Chess

By: Kotov, A.; Yudovich, M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House: 1958

Seller ID: 2297143

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. 389 pp. A classic book on chess that includes insightful game analysis, profiles of 51 great players, photographs, a history of chess in Russia, the development of chess theory and strategy, and details on how the game is studied in the Soviet School. View more info

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The Adventure of Chess

By: Lasker, Edward

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Dover: 1959

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2292082

Condition: Good


Second revised edition. Wrappers rubbed. 1959 Trade Paperback. An examination of the history and fundamentals of chess. View more info

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Common Sense in Chess

By: Lasker, Emanuel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 2277114

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, no publisher date (circa early 1900s), spine faintly toned, spine edges lightly rubbed, pages faintly toned. 139 pp. From the day when he won the World's Chess Championship from Steinitz in 1894 to his defeat by Capablanca in 1921, Emanuel Lasker reigned as the undisputed chess genius of the world. Though surely his unique talent cannot be transmitted, the basic principles upon which his chess mastery was based are outlined clearly and succinctly for the benefit of all chess enthusiasts in his Common Sense in Chess. View more info

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Play the Game: The Book That You Can Play!

By: Love, Brian

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reed Books: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287331

ISBN: 089169515X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes game pieces. Front jacket flap price-clipped, sticker on front jacket flap, jacket faintly toned. Boards slightly cocked. 1978 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. In full color. Includes game pieces. Over 40 games from the golden age of board games. Complete with counters and detailed rules. Presents a history of board games and instructions for playing 46 games from the late 18th to the mid-20th centuries. View more info

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Jot 'em Down Store: Catalogue, Calendar & Game and Party Book for 1939 [Got]

By: Lum and Abner [Lauck, Chester; Goff, Norris]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books, Inc.: 1939

Seller ID: 2294684

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, light general wear. 1939 Hard Cover. 256 pp. Blue boards. Being a compilation of things about Pine Ridge, Arkansas, and also the best darn catalogue ever put out by a store. View more info

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Chess Masterpieces

By: Marshall, Frank J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2277115

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine edges and board corners very lightly rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1928 Hard Cover. xiv, 126 pp. A look into chess masters and their best game. View more info

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21: Bringing Down the House -- The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (Movie Tie-in Edition)

By: Mezrich, Ben

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Free Press: 2002

Seller ID: 1655675

ISBN: 1416564195

Condition: Very Good


Bright copy. 2002 Trade Paperback. 265 pp. The inside story of six M.I.T. students who took Vegas for millions. Inspiration for the motion picture. View more info

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The Think Tank: A Fantastic Collection of 3-D and Pop-Up Games and Puzzles

By: Moscovich, Ivan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DK Publishing: 1998

Seller ID: 2197802

ISBN: 0789424290

Condition: Good


No jacket. A bit rubbed, pop-ups on pages 8 and 16 torn. 1998 Large Hardcover. 27 pp. Spectacular 3-D brain twisters sure to delight every member of the family. Dive into The Think Tank and discover an exciting collection of 3-D and pop-up games and puzzles. Each of the twenty-five original games challenges logic, perception, and creativity to make you think--and then think again. Try the Pyramaze, and ingenious maze with an extra dimension. Perhaps you would enjoy Laser Shields, a fast-paced game of reasoning. Or use your mind powers to solve Double Image, the folding jigsaw puzzle that revea... View more info

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What Is It?

By: Pistorius, Anna

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wilcox & Follett Co.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200001

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Dial missing from last page. Boards lightly rubbed. 1944 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Oblong - 9 1/4 x 12 1/4. Color pictorial paper over boards. A collection of riddles with color illustrations, the first in a series of What Is It titles released by this author. View more info

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Underhanded Backgammon

By: Prager, Arthur

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hawthorn Books: 1977

Seller ID: 2292076

Condition: Good


Faint toning to inner wrappers. 1977 Trade Paperback. A devious guide to the art of backhanded backgammon. View more info