The Greatest Games of All Time (Paperback) - Costello, Matthew J.

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From the legendary games of the Pharoahs to Nintendo, this book presents a colorful history of the games people have played. And just as fascinating as the games themselves are the stories of their inventors and players, included here along with reproductions of games that readers can play. 81 illustrations.

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Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Mfg Part# 9780471529750
SKU 30076933
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0471529753
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 7.25L x 0.5T
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Editors Note Written by an experienced gamesman, who is a frequent contributor to Games Magazine, it features dozens of games that can be played on simple boards or on sheets photocopied from the book. A must-have for all game enthusiasts and history buffs, it includes trivia about the unusual and often eccentric people behind history's most popular games--from the legendary board games of the pharoahs and ancient Egypt, to the social parlor games of the Victorians, to more contemporary perennials such as Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. Also discusses the phenomenon of war and survival games as well as video games and the high-tech future of games, including CD-I--a compact-disc interactive system that will offer films with which players can interact. Features a Buyer's Guide to the best games.
Editors Note 1 From the legendary games of the Pharoahs to Nintendo, this book presents a colorful history of the games people have played. And just as fascinating as the games themselves are the stories of their inventors and players, included here along with reproductions of games that readers can play. 81 illustrations.
Editors Note 2 Written by an experienced gamesman, who is a frequent contributor to Games Magazine, it features dozens of games that can be played on simple boards or on sheets photocopied from the book. A must-have for all game enthusiasts and history buffs, it includes trivia about the unusual and often eccentric people behind history's most popular games--from the legendary board games of the pharoahs and ancient Egypt, to the social parlor games of the Victorians, to more contemporary perennials such as Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit. Also discusses the phenomenon of war and survival games as well as video games and the high-tech future of games, including CD-I--a compact-disc interactive system that will offer films with which players can interact. Features a Buyer's Guide to the best games.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0192
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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