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Tabletop: Analog Game Design
by Greg Costikyan, Drew Davidson , 2011
In this volume, people of diverse backgrounds talk about tabletop games, game culture, and the intersection of games with learning, theater, and other forms. Some have chosen to write about their design process, others about games they admire...
- Wikibooks , 2011
Arimaa is a two-player board game invented by Omar Syed, a computer engineer. Syed wanted to design a new game which would be difficult for computers to play well, but would have rules simple enough for his four-year-old son to understand.
Chance and Luck
by Richard A. Proctor - Longmans, Green, and Co. , 1887
This book contains a discussion of the laws of luck, coincidences, wagers, lotteries and the fallacies of gambling, notes on poker and martingales, explaining in detail the law of probability, the types of gambling, classification of gamblers, etc.
- Lea and Blanchard , 1847
A collection of experiments in various branches of science, including acoustics, electricity, magnetism, arithmetic, hydraulics, mechanics, chemistry, hydrostatics, optics, the air-pump, all the popular tricks and changes of the cards, etc.
Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of 5000 Puzzles tricks and Conundrums
by Sam Loyd - The Lamb Publishing Company , 1914
Sam Loyd was the all time greatest inventor and developer of puzzles. This is considered to be the most fabulous and exciting collection of puzzles ever assembled in one volume. The puzzles come with wonderful illustrations.
Rational Amusement for Winter Evenings
by John Jackson - Longman , 1821
Rational amusement for winter evenings, or, a collection of above 200 curious and interesting puzzles and paradoxes relating to arithmetic, geometry, geography, etc: with their solutions, and four plates, designed chiefly for young persons.
The Encyclopedia of Gambling
by Peter Arnold - Chartwell Books , 1977
The encyclopedia of gambling : the game, the odds,the teclmiques, the people and places, the myths and history. Arnold's coffee table size book is still one of the most comprehensive collections of information on and about gambling.