Author: Scott McNeely
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: 2012-01-06
Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over 350 games is sure to appeal to all ages. From Bridge to Poker and Solitaireto Hearts, card games are a beloved source of entertainment and competition (and they are recession proof!). This authoritative book is ideal for every household, college dorm, family cabin, or neighborhood bar that has a pack of cards. Designed in the style of the popular Ultimate Bar Book, this essential resource provides the rules to dozensof variations of your favorite games, and a few you've probably never heard of (Bezique, anyone?). With simple instructions and clear illustrations to guide the way, this volume will be a welcome addition to any gamer's library.
Author: Bob Longe
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2006
These amazing card and magic tricks will astonish every crowd...without fail! No one's better than master magician Bob Longe at teaching unbelievable illusions and transforming anyone into the star of a party or performance. The vast majority of his tricks feel completely impromptu, and they all require very little preparation - but what a dazzling variety there are! Baffle an audience using cards, coins, dice, and other ordinary objects. Try a little mental magic, including astonishing feats with numbers and real prestidigitation - that is ways to fool the eye with slight of hand. Best of all, every one is achievable with just a little bit of practice.
This ultimate book for the ultimate sports fan extends far beyond classics like tennis and basketball. With the rules of engagement for an outrageous assortment of sports—from jousting and Mongolian wrestling to baseball, cricket, ultimate Frisbee, and caber tossing—this book is a resource and a revelation for sporting types of all stripes. Including extensive sidebars with tips, trivia, and strategy, as well as classic line art and illustrations throughout, this compendium of competitive games is ideal for brushing up on rules and regulations, settling disputes, or finding a new passion.
Whether you re making a toast at a wedding, trying to break the ice at a party, or just want to make your boss giggle, the Ultimate Book of Jokes is the first and last resource you'll ever need. From road-crossing chickens and classic knock knock jokes to the naughty, nice, and totally soused, no subject goes unmocked in this collection of over 1,500 jokes, packaged in a deluxe embossed board cover with 2-color line art throughout. Scott McNeeley, author of Ultimate Book of Card Games, mined decades worth of jokes to find chuckle-inducing punch lines for joke lovers of all stripes from yo mamma aficionados to naughty limerick connoisseurs.
Author: Diagram Group
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date: 2006
Big enough to hold more than 250 games yet handy enough to take anywhere, this collection is the ultimate source of family entertainment. From Cribbage and Hearts to Blackjack and Go Fish, it's got all the familiar favorites and lots more too. Choose from general card games for adults, including Bezique, Pinochle and Rummy to Craps and Solitaire, it also includes games for kids such as Donkey & Snap. Each game includes reader-friendly rules and strategies, as well as diagrams and illustrations. An amazing cross-referenced index makes it easy to find just the right game: look it up by name, number of players or type.
Grocery lists. Checklists. To-do lists. Lots of people love--and live by--lists. And parents are no exception. Today's families are busier than ever, and moms don't have the time or energy to search and scramble for the parenting information they are desperately seeking: How much should my child be sleeping at this age? What toys will most benefit my child? What items are truly essential in furnishing a nursery? What questions should I ask a potential caregiver? What are the signs of a family-friendly restaurant? The answers to these questions and more than a hundred others are at a mom's fingertips with A Mom's Ultimate Book of Lists. This handy, practical reference guide will save time, money, and sanity for today's busy women.
Did you know that cats can be left-handed? Trivia fans will be eager to dive into this book for an edifying and entertaining tour of all the things they didn't know that they didn't know. There is something here for everyone and every occasion, with topics including Space and Science, Being Human, Sports, Music, Food and Drink, and Famous Inventions. It's full of conversation starters, from Herbert Hoover's pet alligators to the longest recorded bout of hiccups (it lasted for 68 years). Brimming with surprising facts, this comprehensive collection of trivia is sure to puzzle and delight.
Provides information and advice on camping gear, setting up camp, food, useful wilderness skills, weather, exploring nature, crafts, games, and other topics for a safe, environmentally sound, and entertaining camping experience.
Poker: The Ultimate Book is the perfect gift for the burgeoning player or the poker enthusiast looking to brush up on the game. This book is a comprehensive guide to the most practiced table sport in the world, a sport full of history, legends, psychology, cheating, and of course, money. What are the seven golden rules? What does the term American Airlines refer to? What is the Hickok rule? When was the first online poker room launched? With over ten million players competing daily online, poker has become much more than a simple hobby gathering four friends around a table. Its rules may be simple, but the practice itself solicits a whole array of skills including technical mastery, the ability to anticipate and synthesize data, a dash of psychology, and a whip of luckall with millions of dollars at stake. A true cultural phenomenon, poker allows each player to challenge the greatest champions and compete for outrageous earnings with just a minimal investment. This book invites readers to delve into the annals of poker, offering a narrative of the game s history and legendary players along with a detailed analysis of the basic rules, as well as the most astute tipswhich only an expert such as Francois Montmirel can provide."
Author: Inc. Cranium
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Release Date: 2007-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
It's time to gather family and friends to share some seriously fantastic fun. You'll act, sculpt, guess, draw and laugh your way through every page of this wonderful book that's packed with games and activities. Turn your dining room into a game show set with Wheel of Words! Move and groove around the house as you throw your own Dance Party! Sculpt a new 'do' (or two) with Hairdo Hilarity! With tons of fun games and activities everyone can share in the fun. You will find * Cranium Mini Fantastic Fun Game * An extra large tub of Cranium Clay® * Cranium Super Spinner * Two Flipper Frogs TM * Deluxe Game Piece * 100 Game Cards * Erasable Marker and a Sand Timer
All of aviation's dangerous, exciting, and most courageous moments are featured within this stunning compendium on flight. Packed with stories of heroic and innovative pioneers, fascinating profiles of remarkable planes from Spitfires to space shuttles, and how-to instructions for making everything from origami helicopters to bottle rockets—all accompanied by sensational photographs, illustrations, and diagrams—Cleared for Takeoff promises to astonish, entertain, and fire the imaginations of everyone with their head in the clouds.