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A beautifully-designed, gift package showcasing the most comprehensive Scrabble resource ever, the perfect reference work for all players. Now fully updated with the new official word list, it includes an exhaustive list of every valid word playable in Scrabble. Presented in two sections, this book includes a comprehensive dictionary with short definitions of all playable words of two to nine letters in length, and in section two a full listing of all playable words of ten to fifteen letters in length. Provides quick and easy access to all the most useful words in Scrabble, making words easier to remember and adding interest to most social games, whether you're a beginner or a veteran! With succinct and practical definitions for every word of between two and nine letters, players can check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (R) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
An essential resource for all Scrabble enthusiasts. Stuck on how to decide on what is a valid word in Scrabble? This major new edition, in hardback, is fully updated to include all valid words between 2 and 9 letters in length from the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words. Short definitions are given for every main word listed, and have been updated for this new edition, allowing players to check meanings of words without having to consult a second dictionary. Collins Scrabble dictionaries are endorsed by Mattel and are an essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Inside this little book one of Britain's top Scrabble players reveals his top tips for all day, everyday Scrabble success. We all want to get one over on our friends and family on the Scrabble board. Most of us manage to win now and again but if you're looking for a permanent performance boost, then this book is for you. Barry Grossman offers us some of his top tips for remembering high-scoring and unusual words along with those crafty tactics which will make all the difference. Beautifully produced, this little book is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift for all word enthusiasts and aspiring Scrabble players the world over. Collins Little Book of 101 Ways to Win at Scrabble (TM) is endorsed by Mattel. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W. Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2017 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved Barry Grossman is one of the UK's best Scrabble players and a committee member of the Association of British Scrabble Players. He has also appeared on and won Countdown.
Need to pimp a stag do? These ludicrous yet creative dares will switch things up and give you something fun to do - apart from getting very drunk, obviously. Read the last text message you received, out loud, in the style of a town crier. For the next 30 minutes, drink everything from a shoe. And when drinking from your shoe, you are only to be referred to as `Lord Biblington', so get into character. Stag parties will never be the same. Play the game, if you dare...
Jump from amateur straight to professional with this fast-track guide to reading the tarot. How do you know which interpretation to choose when there are so many possibilities with the tarot cards? This book is the first and only quick-reference tarot guide, which uses a logically progressive technique; schooling the reader in a non-linear fashion as they jump between the pages corresponding to their randomly selected cards. Designed particularly for those wanting to be time-efficient and ambitious in their learning, the book highlights key terms and uses a logic-based key coded system to synthesise what can otherwise be a vast and perplexing array of possibilities when reading the cards in combination. With black and white illustration of each card, the Tarot system opens up a dialogue with our subconscious; the Tarot provides the ultimate form of self-sufficiency, making this book a users' guide to optimising and authenticating our finest, and most precious resource, that which could never be robotically recreated or computerised, the conscious human mind. With AI fast encroaching on all aspects of life not only does this book inform and instruct on the reading of the tarot, but it also develops and trains the centralised logical, analytical, and reasoning mind to work in harmony with our innate and often over-shadowed instinctual and intuitive abilities.
Die volledige skaakboek is geskik vir skaakspelers van alle vaardigheidsvlakke, asook dié wat skaak wil leer speel. Die boek se eenvoudige dog opwindende ontwerp word gekombineer met toeganklike en gebruikersvriendelike teks en verduidelikings, en is propvol kleurvolle illustrasies en foto’s.
There is much published on chess tactics, strategy, openings and endings, but little on how to come up with imaginative solutions through logical thinking and evaluation. This book is dedicated to that task and provides over 700 'fresh' positions, incorporating a variety of schemes of thought for the reader to solve. The examples emphasise the power of logical and resourceful thinking, quick wit and imagination. In each chapter the author presents little-explored concepts, such as progressive and reciprocal thinking, to help the reader achieve decisive results and to make fewer mistakes in calculation. The material has been accumulated by the author over many years as a trainer and will be of great benefit to competitive players seeking to improve their methods of thinking.
This beautifully illustrated bingo game features 64 breeds of dog from around the world. Spot all kinds of dogs - from the tiny chihuahua to the noble Great Dane, from the sleek Saluki to the dreadlocked Hungarian Puli, mark them off on your card and bingo! Dog Bingo brings a fun and educational twist to the traditional game as players learn the names and colourings of both their favourite breeds and weird and wonderful exotic dogs. Contains 64 superbly illustrated dog tokens, one board, 12 bingo cards and brightly coloured counters for you to mark up your card, as well as a leaflet containing basic information and a few quirky traits for all of the dogs featured.
Master the ancient art of chess, the game of kings. Learn the key techniques and classic moves of the chess masters, including basic and advanced tactics, combinations, sacrifices, and pawn structures. Over 300 examples demonstrate attacking and defensive strategies for the opening, middle, and end phases of the game.
If you've finished your binge-watch and you're looking for your next Game of Thrones fix, Gin of Thrones will bring all the bloody fun of Westeros to your kitchen. You're not likely to sit on the Iron Throne or ride a dragon into battle against a horde of undead wights, but that doesn't mean you can't get into the Westerosi spirit - quite literally! Gin of Thrones is the ultimate cocktail book for Game of Thrones fans. Alongside 50 recipes are eight drinking games - one for each season - that can be played while watching the epic show. What do we say to the god of drink? Yes, please! Cocktails include: * Mother of Dragon (Fruit) * Shaken not Lannistirred * The Drink That Was Promised * Valor Mor-Guinness * Robin Arryn's Milkshake. 'Everything's better with some wine in the belly.' - Tyrion Lannister, the self-proclaimed 'God of Tits and Wine'.
Match the upper sides and undersides of the wings of 25 species of butterfly from around the world in this beautifully illustrated matching game. With all kinds of stunning species - from the painted lady to the purple emperor - this fun and educational game is an ideal gift that will appeal to nature lovers everywhere. Includes a mini dossier on each species. Can also be used as a memory game when you get to know the butterflies. Collect more pairs than your opponent to win!
A firsthand account of the dramatic 2016 World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin, which mirrored the world's geopolitical unrest and rekindled a global fascination with the sport. The first week of November 2016, as a crowd of people swarmed outside of Manhattan's Trump Tower to rail against the election of Donald Trump, hundreds more descended on the city's South Street Seaport. But they weren't there to protest. They were there to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin-what by the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history. The story lines were riveting. The championship hadn't been hosted in New York City, the de facto world capital of the sport, in more than two decades. With both Carlsen and Karjakin just 25 years old, the tournament organizers were billing it as a battle of the millennials-the first time the championship had been waged among the generation that grew up playing chess primarily against computers. And perhaps most intriguing were all the geopolitical connections to the match. Originally from Crimea, Karjakin had recently repatriated to Russia under the direct assistance of Putin. Carlsen, meanwhile, had expressed admiration for Donald Trump, and his first move of the tournament he played with a smirk what's called a Trompowsky Attack. Then there was the Russian leader of the World Chess Federation being barred from attending due to US sanctions, and chess fanatic and Trump adviser Peter Thiel being called on to make the honorary first move in sudden death. That the tournament required sudden death was a shock. Oddsmakers had given Carlsen, the defending champion, an 80% chance of winning. It would take everything he had to retain his title. In doing so, he would firmly make his case to be considered the greatest player chess has ever seen. Author Brin-Jonathan Butler was granted unique access to the two-and-half-week tournament and watched every move. In The Grandmaster, he aims to do for Magnus Carlsen what Norman Mailer did for Muhammed Ali in The Fight, John McPhee did for Arthur Ashe in Levels of the Game, and David Foster Wallace did for Roger Federer in his famous New York Times Magazine profile. Butler captures one of the world's greatest sportsmen at the height of their powers, and attempts to decipher the secret to that greatness.
The Queen's Bishop Attack, also known as the Pseudo-Trompowsky, is used by bold, enterprising players who want to cut across their opponent's intention to play a Slav or Queen's Gambit. It has long been a favourite of top-rated UK chess players, including Julian Hodgson, Michael Adams and the late Tony Miles, and this is the first ever book to cover it. Grandmaster James Plaskett has successful practical experience on both sides of the Queen's Bishop Attack, and so is the perfect guide to this sound, challenging and yet reassuringly off-beat opening. This book is the latest in the innovative 'Revealed' series, in which the key ideas of chess openings are explained in an entertaining and accessible way, using fresh, clear presentation - ideal for improving players. 'First moves' leads you through the basic opening moves 'Heroes and Zeros' reveals both star performances and pitfalls in the Queen's Bishop Attack 'Tricks and Traps' guides you through the sharpest variations 'What's Hot' pinpoints the key battlegrounds among the world's elite
In PAC-MAN Puzzle Mazes you must guide PAC-MAN through more than 80 puzzles to achieve the ultimate high score. Put your skills and ingenuity to the test with these original puzzles based on the classic arcade game. Collect the target points as quickly as possible - but avoid the Ghosts, or else it's GAME OVER! PAC-MAN has been an arcade favourite around the world since its first launch in 1980. The game was awarded the official Guinness World Record for the Most Successful Coin Operated Game. The brand has since expanded across a wide variety of media, from appearances in TV shows and movies to clothing and apparel.
The standard reference work on chess openings for more than half a century, earning the epithet 'the chess player's bible'. 'Batsford's Modern Chess Openings' is the most comprehensive single-volume work on the openings. Covering every standard line of play, it provides the distilled essence of contemporary opening theory. This edition is an indispensable reference work for club and tournament players.International Grandmaster Nick de Firmian is a three-times US Champion and an expert on opening theory. He helped develop computer Deeper Blue's opening repertoire in its match victory over arch-theoretician Gary Kasparov.
Sand and sun, friends and fun: Beach Volleyball is the epitome of summer. But just because your vacation has come to an end doesn't mean the fun is over. The perfect midday distraction, this kit has everything you need to get a game going right at your desk! Kit includes: inflatable 3.5" beach ball, beach volleyball net, sand coloured-court and 32-page illustrated rule book.
Master the game with this indispensable tool for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Lost is the poor soul borne aloft in the grip of the ancient red dragon featured in a spectacular panoramic vision by Tyler Jacobson on this durable, four-panel Dungeon Master’s Screen. The interior rules content on this new screen has been revisited and refreshed as a direct result of feedback received from D&D fans everywhere. The screen’s landscape orientation allows the Dungeon Master to easily see beyond the screen and reach over, even as it keeps die rolls and notes hidden from players. Provides an at-a-glance reference for the most relevant and often used in-game information, equipping Dungeon Masters of all skill levels with essential support. An excellent resource for new and existing Dungeons Masters to facilitate inspired adventures and an engaging play experience.
Mozaa is a colorful combination between domino and mosaic. It is the edge matching game that brings out the artist in you. The box contains sixy-four cards, which all have a unique color combination. Take a playing card from the stack and place it next to the cards on the table, in such a way that the colors on the edges match. The one who creates the most and largest color fields wins the game.
NEW AND FULLY UPDATED IN 2019 The latest official Scrabble word list, endorsed by governing body WESPA for use in tournament and club play from 1st July 2019, contains all valid Scrabble words. Check which words you can play with this authority on Scrabble and settle any disputes with the official list from Collins. Based on Collins English Dictionary, this is the most comprehensive Scrabble word list ever, including World English from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, and USA brought together in a single list. With more than 279,000 permissible words, including inflected forms, this is the ideal training and adjudication tool for everyone playing Scrabble. Endorsed by Mattel and WESPA (the World English-Language Scrabble Players Association) this is the essential reference for all Scrabble players. SCRABBLE (TM) is a registered trademark of J. W, Spear & Sons Ltd., a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. (c) 2019 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Card Tricks features instructions to learn 30 of the best magic card tricks! Including two trick-decks of cards and easy-to-follow instructions with reference illustrations, this kit has everything needed to wow friends and family with slight of hand, misdirection and general card trickery! Professional magician Nigel Anderson guides you through all aspects of performing, from instructions on how to use trick decks, to the history of classic tricks, to scripts for drawing your audience in for maximum entertainment!
Following the success of 'Ideas Behind Modern Chess Openings', this comprehensive companion volume gives the complete opening repertoire for Black. A must for anyone who plays with Black pieces, these low-maintenance, easy-to-follow openings can be played from the very first move, enabling players to dictate the development of the game from a very early stage. Chess grids throughout demonstrate key lines and aid and accelerate learning. Gary Lane annotates the illustrated games in the instructive and accessible style that has made him one of the most popular chess writers in the world today.
This family-friendly game is packed with ocean creatures for hours of bingo fun. Includes such favourites as the emperor penguin, sea otter, killer whale and Pacific seahorse as well as lesser known sea inhabitants like the yellow-bellied sea snake and the bioluminescent octopus.
Boasting 64 weird, wonderful and beautiful species, Ocean Bingo is filled with fun facts and glorious illustrations that are guaranteed to delight aquatic afficionados. Mark each species off on your card as it’s called and be the first to shout BINGO!
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