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How to Be a Poker Player: The Philosophy of Poker
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 92,870. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
In this groundbreaking book, you will discover the depths of strategy, psychology, and philosophy folded within poker. Haseeb Qureshi, retired world-class high stakes poker pro and instructor, takes you on a mental odyssey of rediscovering the game of poker from the inside out. A must-read for any pro or aficionado.
Designing Modern Strategy Games
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 172,380. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
"Designing Modern Strategy Games" is the definitive textbook on game design. It offers rules descriptions, a synoptic analysis of design elements, recommendations of great game designers, more than 100 design projects, and an inspiring essay by Greg Costikyan. This, the second edition of Phillies and Vasel's 2006 text, includes three course plans from Phillies' college-level game design course.
Designing Wargames - Introduction
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 5. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 134,420. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
Designing Wargames introduces the play and design of classic hex-and-counter board wargames. Written as a textbook, Designing Wargames speaks to board and computer game designers, board game players, and designers of serious war games for historical and military study. George Phillies is a Professor in the WPI Program in Interactive Media and Game Dvelopment, with lectures visible on YouTube.
Modern Perspectives on Game Design
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 167,870. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Games
Second Edition! The Second Edition of Phillies and Vasel's Contemporary Perspectives in Game Design, now with more material, more discussion problems, and a complete course syllabus from Phillies' university-level game design course.
Stalingrad for Beginners - How to Play
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Stalingrad, the 1963 game from Avalon Hill, is the most intensely analyzed board wargame in the history of the board wargaming hobby. Here acknowledged grand master of Stalingrad George Phillies gives the complete novice a copiously illustrated introduction to playing the game. Stalingrad for Beginners includes a thorough description of the rules and a complete sample game.
My Guide to RPG Storytelling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,850. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012 by Erica Lindquist. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
At the request of his players, Aron has written this guide to his method of RPG storytelling. This guide includes suggestions on how to prepare a campaign, running each session, dealing with problem players, how to create memorable NPCs and more.
Spanish Opening - Strategy and Tactics
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,960. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The book presents a straightforward repertoire for White after 1. e4 e5 and focuses on the Spanish Opening. Most major variations at Black's disposal are briefly explained and covered. Any player who plays the Spanish Opening either as White or Black - can benefit from learning the specific middlegame themes presented here.
Stalingrad for Beginners - Basic Tactics
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Series: Studies in Game Design, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,150. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Stalingrad, the 1963 game from Avalon Hill, is the most intensely analyzed game in the history of the board wargaming hobby. Here acknowledged grand master of Stalingrad George Phillies offers a copiously illustrated (84 full-color figures) introduction to game tactics, including opening moves of the hypermodern defense.
The Winter Warrior
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,240. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Born and raised in a harsh climate, the Winter Warrior has learned to adapt, eventually developing an immunity to cold. She can blast enemies with freezing cold and ice shards, then move in for the kill with combat skills. This book details a new character class (with an option for use as a prestige class). It also provides 10 new spells, 3 monsters and 5 one-paragraph "Story Starters."
Following Kaufman - August 2014
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 214,310. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A selection of 181 chess games that are relevant to "The Kaufman Repertoire for Black and White" are presented with a diagram for each move. Three Benko Gambit games are annotated and added at the end of the book. A link to the pgn for the games is available in the Introduction.
4-Letter Words
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Series: Maintain Your Brain Puzzles, Book 1 · Word Puzzles, Book 1 · Puzzles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
“How many 4-letter words can you make from a given word or series of words?” is the object of these puzzles. I give you a word like TABLET, or words, IPHONE APP, and you make as many 4-letter words as you can from the given letters then compare them with my Solutions. These 320 puzzles are a fun way to exercise your brain and test your vocabulary. Includes link to onelook online dictionary.
Maintain Your Brain German Word Search, 2014 Edition
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Series: Maintain Your Brain Puzzles, Book 23 · Word Search Puzzles, Book 6 · Puzzles, Book 23. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 550. Language: German. Published: August 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
My 2014 Edition of German Word Search puzzles contain 50 new puzzles never published before, in easy, medium and hard levels of play and in a variety of shapes. More challenging than regular English language word search puzzles, these German language puzzles really tease your brain. Maintain Your Brain with these German language puzzles, or with any of my other brain building games.
The Wine Connoisseur Word Scrambles - Over 100 Word Jumbles
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 410. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Entertaining
If you like Wine and Word Scrambles, this book is for you. Give your brain a workout today and try to unscramble words with the Wine Connoisseur theme.
Steampunk Commander
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,220. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Steampunk Commander is a set of rules for tabletop gaming using any sort of miniature figurines or models. All that is required to recreate fantastic battles set in a hypothetical Victorian Age are a large table or other playing area, a deck of regular playing cards, an assortment of model figurines, military vehicles and whatever model scenery you desire.
5-Letter Words
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Series: Maintain Your Brain Puzzles, Book 2 · Word Puzzles, Book 2 · Puzzles, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Here are 320 fun ways to test your vocabulary knowledge and to discover new words. You are given a word like HYPNOTIC or a series of words like I OWE YOU, and you make as many 5-letter words as you can from that word or series of words using only those letters. Sound simple? Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. Great fun and a great way to learn new words.
Memory Magic
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Price: $8.80 USD. Words: 6,700. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
Easy to remember and hard to forget memory training tips, tricks and techniques