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Chess enthusiasts of all ages and levels will find this book an instructive delight. In a simple, easy-to-understand format it explains how to bamboozle your chess opponents using commonly occurring tactical motifs. The illustrative positions, all taken from real games, show the 50 Tricky Tactics that experienced chess master use to win their games. Recognizing frequenly-occuring tactical ideas is vital to success in chess. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to improve at chess is by learning these thematic maneuvers. Beginners will benefit from the clear explanation of basic concepts, such as how to utilize a fork, pin, or skewer. Advanced players will delight in the many devious middlegame tricks--some classified here for the first time--which can catch out even grandmasters. "Chess Tactics for Kids make improving easy and fun, and is full of helpful explanations on how to approach chess games with confidence--and success.
Play any of your favorite card games with this set of two complete decks of 54 playing cards. Each deck features some of the most beloved art in the world by eight Impressionist artists. The elegant card set includes a full-color art guide filled with artists' quotes and words of wisdom.
This handsome roll-up game combines convenience with style. It features a canvas board and a snap-on vegan leather pouch for storing pieces, and rolls up-just like a Pendleton blanket-for swift storage and easy travel.
Von A wie Abketten bis Z wie Ziegelmuster Tauchen Sie mit leicht verstandlichen Schritt-fur-Schritt-Anleitungen in die Kunst des Hakelns ein. Sie lernen die verschiedenen Materialien wie feinstes Garn oder feste Baumwolle kennen. Die Autorinnen erklaren von den unterschiedlichen Maschenformen uber die Wahl des Musters bis hin zur Fehlerbehebung alles, um praktische und dekorative Stucke zu hakeln. Mutzen, Schals, Pullis, Taschen oder Deckchen alles kein Problem dank der Abbildungen in Farbe. Ausserdem erfahren Sie, wie Sie die gehakelten Teile zusammennahen und pflegen, damit Sie lange Freude daran haben. Auch Fortge - schrittene finden hier zahlreiche Tipps und Tricks.
As readers complete each section of dots in this fun activity book, beautiful animal portraits are revealed -- so intricate they're ready for display The 20 puzzles in this book are much more sophisticated than the one-dimensional images created in childhood connect-the-dots books. Tonal shading and expressive line work build as each numbered section is finished. Dot-to-dot puzzles have also been proven to increase short-term cognitive acuity, hand-eye coordination, and concentration skills. Whether readers are filling time on a rainy day, using the puzzles for a party game, or learning the principles of drawing, "1000 Dot-to-Dot: Animals" is fun for all ages.
"UNBORED Games" has all the smarts, creativity, and DIY spirit of the original "UNBORED" ("It's a book It's a guide It's a way of life " --"Los Angeles Magazine"), but with a laser-like focus on the activities we do for pure fun: to while away a rainy day, to test our skills and stretch our imaginations--games. There are more than seventy games here, 50 of them all new, plus many more recommendations, and they cover the full gambit, from old-fashioned favorites to today's high-tech games. The book offers a gold mine of creative, constructive fun: intricate clapping games, bike rodeo, Google Earth challenges, croquet golf, capture the flag, and the best ever apps to play with Grandma, to name only a handful. Gaming is a whole culture for kids to explore, and the book will be complete with gaming history and interviews with awesome game designers. The lessons here: all games can be self-customized, or hacked. You can even make up your own games. Some could even change the world.The original "UNBORED" has taken its place as a much beloved, distinctly contemporary family brand. "UNBORED Games" extends the franchise -- to be followed by "UNBORED Adventure --" in a new handy flexibound format, illustrated in full color throughout. Soon, there will be a whole shelf of serious fun the whole family can enjoy indoors, outdoors, online and offline.
This innovative take on poker reimagines the classic card game as a fast and easy competition between friends. Each five-card hand is cut as a single card, letting players enjoy a quick hand or a speedy smack-down tournament. This compact and travel-friendly package comes with everything players need to swiftly get a game of poker going, wherever they are!
Popular 1911 manual offers complete designs and instructions for making authentic Mission lighting fixtures: chandeliers, reading lamps, droplights, desk lamps, dome fixtures, more. Complete, easy-to-follow instructions with measurements, illustrated with over 75 working drawings, diagrams and figures. No elaborate tools required. Minimal outlay for materials and equipment.
Each summer, millions of children complain, "There's nothing to do." Originally published in 1889, The American Girl's Handy Book resoundingly challenges this age-old dilemma by providing a huge number of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young girls. It includes plans for April Fool's parties and jokes, transplanting wildflowers and preserving or pressing them, Easter games and activities, instructions for making a lawn tennis net and the rules of the game, how to make a hammock, corn husk and flower dolls, instructions for making various fans, Halloween parties, making a telephone, painting in water or oil colors, making models in clay and wax, making picture frames, and suggestions for winter games and activities As with its companion, The American Boy's Handy Book, the girl's book is divided into seasons ensuring fun will be had all year round.
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