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Card Games All-In-One For Dummies
Card Games All-In-One For Dummies
by Consumer Dummies

Play your cards right—and get an ace up your sleeve Whether you’re looking to tackle a Texas Hold ‘em tournament or beat a friendly competitor at Gin Rummy, Card Games All-In-One For Dummies helps you stack the odds in your favor to start playing—and winning—the world’s most popular card games. From Bridge and Hearts to Blackjack, card games are timeless activities that offer loads of fun, bringing people of all ages together to socialize and have a hand at some ...
Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition
Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition
by James Eade

Your quick and easy guide to chess Kings, queens, knights—does chess seem like a royal pain to grasp? Taking the intimidation out of this age-old pastime, Chess For Dummies, 4th Edition is here to help beginners wrap their minds around the rules of the game, make sense of those puzzling pieces, and start playing chess like a champ. From using the correct chess terminology to engaging in the art of the attack, you'll get easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations that demystify the game̵ ...
Building a Minecraft City: Build Like a Pro!
Building a Minecraft City: Build Like a Pro!
by Sarah Guthals, Ph.D

The coolest kid-friendly Minecraft projects If you have a Minecraft fanatic on your hands, you're about to be the most popular adult on the "block." Offering young Minecraft enthusiasts the ultimate sandbox experience, Building a Minecraft City gives kids aged 7 – 11 an outlet to enhance their love of the game and take their creative play to new heights. Brought to you by the trusted For Dummies brand, this kid-focused book offers step-by-step instructions and simple explanations for compl ...
Bridge For Dummies, 4th Edition
Bridge For Dummies, 4th Edition
by Eddie Kantar

Try a hand at bridge—and outsmart your opponents Bridge is the most popular card game in the world—and, as any player will tell you, is simply the best card game ever. Whether you're new to the game or a long-time player looking for new tricks, this new edition of Bridge For Dummies walks you through the intricacies of the game and arms you with tried-and-true tips and strategies for being a better player and beating your opponents from the very first draw. Covering not only traditio ...
Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition
Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition
by Adam Cordeiro, Emily Nelson

An accessible guide that makes Minecraft construction easy There isn't anything that can't be built in Minecraft, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That's why there's Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition. More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in ...
Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition
Minecraft For Dummies, Portable Edition
by Jacob Cordeiro

Craft yourself an amazing game of Minecraft! More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginners guide, you will quickly grasp how to play Minecraft in the three modes of game play: survival, creative, and hardcore. The easy-to-understan ...
Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies
Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies
by Denise Sutherland

Put your cryptic-cracking skills to use! With over 50 puzzles and 1,750 clues for you to conquer, Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies is filled with cryptics that range from (relatively) simple to expert-level, along with brief explanations of the most common types of clues and helpful hints on how to solve them.  Used on its own or as a companion to Solving Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies, this book will keep your brain busy for hours! Apply the basics – use fundamental rules to solve puzz ...
Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies
Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies
by Denise Sutherland

The cryptic crossword world…explained Even expert crossword-solvers struggle with cryptics. The clues can often seem nonsensical, mysterious and infuriating, but finally cracking them is immensely satisfying. Solving Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies is designed to help even the most casual crossword lover master these mental feats of gymnastics. Packed with clear explanations, helpful hints, and practice crosswords, the book explains how to approach these problems in a clear and logical mann ...
Aussie Rules For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Aussie Rules For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Jim Maine

Created especially for the Australian customer! Facts, tips and stats for players, spectators and coaches! Fully updated with all the latest rule changes and including expanded skills, coaching and training chapters, Aussie Rules For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes you from getting a grip on the basics to more advanced aspects of playing, watching and coaching Australia's national game. Packed with practical information and fascinating anecdotes, this is the simplest, clearest and most detailed guide ...
Chess Openings For Dummies
Chess Openings For Dummies
by James Eade

Improve your chess game the fast and easy way You never get a second chance to make a first impression?especially in the game of chess! Chess Openings For Dummies gives you tips and techniques for analyzing openings and strategies for winning chess games from the very first move you make! This friendly, helpful guide provides you with easy-to-follow and step-by-step instructions on the top opening chess strategies and gives you the tools you need to develop your own line of attack from the very ...
Spanish Word Games For Dummies
Spanish Word Games For Dummies
by Adam Cohen, Leslie Frates

The fun and easy way to learn Spanish-by playing games! Do you want to learn how to speak Spanish? One major aspect of learning a new language is learning the vocabulary, but for many people, this involves memorization, which can be a difficult task. Now, Spanish Word Games For Dummies offers you a fun and painless alternative: games and puzzles designed to help you practice and remember your Spanish vocabulary. This fun, practical guide features more than 100 word games and puzzles, including c ...
Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies
Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies
by Denise Sutherland, Mark Koltko-Rivera

The fast and easy way to crack codes and cryptograms Did you love Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol? Are you fascinated by secret codes and deciphering lost history? Cracking Codes and Cryptograms For Dummies shows you how to think like a symbologist to uncover mysteries and history by solving cryptograms and cracking codes that relate to Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, the Illuminati, and other secret societies and conspiracy theories. You'll get easy-to-follow instructions for solving everything f ...
Dungeon Master For Dummies, 4th Edition
Dungeon Master For Dummies, 4th Edition
by James Wyatt, Bill Slavicsek, Richard Baker

If you’re a Dungeons & Dragons fan, you’ve surely thought of becoming a Dungeon Master. Learning to be a DM isn’t as hard as you might think, especially if you have Dungeon Master 4th Edition For Dummies tucked into your bag of tricks! From organizing your first D&D game to dealing with difficult players, this book covers everything a DM needs to know. Written for the newest edition of D&D by the experts at Wizards of the Coast, creators of the game, it shows you ho ...
Backgammon For Dummies
Backgammon For Dummies
by Chris Bray

A comprehensive and fun guide to Backgammon! Backgammon is one of the oldest games in the world, the origins of which date back some 5000 years – and it's still going strong. It enjoyed a huge resurgence in the 1970s, and then again in the 1990s with the popularity of the Internet, where millions of people play tournaments online every day. Today, backgammon's following in the UK is huge, with a dedicated British Isles Backgammon Association, and hundreds of face-to-face tournaments taking ...
Texas Hold'em For Dummies
Texas Hold'em For Dummies
by Mark Harlan

Turn on the TV, drop by a newsstand, or just browse the checkout your local supermarket and you'll see firsthand that Texas Hold 'Em is the poker game everyone's playing. It's a game that's deceptively simple, yet within its easy framework you’ll find truth and trickery, boredom and fear, skill and misfortune—in other words, all the things that make life fun and worth living! Texas Hold'em For Dummies introduces you to the fundamental concepts and strategies of this wildly popular ga ...
Casino Gambling For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Casino Gambling For Dummies, 2nd Edition
by Kevin Blackwood, Max Rubin

Earn comps and avoid big losses Bet wisely, beat the house, and bring home the bucks! Crazy about casinos, but worried about losing your shirt? Relax! This hands-on guide is filled with insider secrets and tips for maximizing winnings and minimizing losses in the most popular casino games --blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slots, and more. You get the scoop on everything from game rules and jargon to making the best bets (and knowing when to quit). Discover how to * Understand the odds * Devel ...
GURPS For Dummies
GURPS For Dummies
by Adam Griffith, Bjoern-Erik Hartsfvang, Stuart J. Stuple

This is it—the key that unlocks the riches of GURPS (Generic Universal Role Playing System) and gives you a wealth of information on how to create your character and fine-tune your play. Produced in partnership with Steve Jackson Games, the game's creator, GURPS For Dummies is the ideal companion to GURPS Basic Set, 4th Edition that explains the rules. It gives you insight into the choices you’ll make in everything from creating a fun, dynamic character using the allotted number of p ...
Kakuro For Dummies
Kakuro For Dummies
by Andrew Heron

Looking for a new challenge now that you’ve mastered sudoku? Kakuro might be just what you need, and Kakuro For Dummies is a great place to start! A kakuro puzzle is a grid consisting of interlocking horizontal rows and vertical columns of squares, called blocks. You fill in the empty squares with numbers that match the clues and work both horizontally and vertically. Sound simple? Guess again! Kakuro uses the logic of sudoku plus some basic math skills. But relax—Kakuro For Dummies ...
Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 3
Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 3
by Andrew Heron, Edmund James

Sudoku For Dummies Volume 3 will offer 240 original and addictive puzzles including new circular and 16 x 16 puzzles to add new dimensions to game play and keep the most avid Sudoku fan entertained. Of the 240 puzzles, 220 are the popular 9x9 puzzles, 10 are 16 x 16, and 10 are circular puzzles. Within each of these categories there are Easy, Tricky, Tough and Diabolical puzzle ratings; and each puzzle is clearly identified with the rating. More than just a listing of puzzles, Sudoku For Dummies ...
Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 2
Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 2
by Andrew Heron, Edmund James

Sudoku For Dummies, Volume 2 will offer 240 original and addictive puzzles including new circular and 16 x 16 puzzles to add new dimensions to game play and keep the most avid Sudoku fan entertained.  Of the 240 puzzles, 220 are the popular 9x9 puzzles, 10 are 16 x 16, and 10 are circular puzzles. Within each of these categories there are Easy, Tricky, Tough and Diabolical puzzle ratings; and each puzzle is clearly identified with the rating. More than just a listing of puzzles, Sudoku For ...

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