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Checkers Hopscotching the checker board The rules that rule the pieces in checkers This exciting board game requires a unique mix of brains and an imaginative brawn. You are the mastermind behind a war in which everything good and decent is at stake. Here are the rules that govern the battlefield. In the best of […]


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Solitaire Klondike is the most common form of solitaire in the United States – so common in fact, that it is often known simply as “solitaire.” In reality, there are many varieties of solitaire, which, as the name implies, refers to any card game played by one person.



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Spades Spades can be played by three people, but four is ideal. The goal is to score as many points as possible by collecting “tricks”.

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Gin Rummy

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Gin Rummy Gin Rummy (or simply Gin) is one of the most popular two-handed card games. It not only can be played for money but is fun to play in its own right. All 52 cards are used. Suits, however, do not play a role in the game. Face cards are worth 10 points each; […]



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Blackjack The object of blackjack is to have a hand with a point value that is higher than the dealer’s. You must do this without going over 21 points, which is why the game is also known as Twenty-one. A player or dealer with 22 points or more has busted and automatically loses the hand. […]



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Poker Cut the deck, please: A quick review of how to play poker If you want to learn how to play bridge, you need to either read a book or take lessons. But here are the rules and some tricks too the trade for this popular card game that almost anoyone can play. That’s no […]



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Chess As many of you already know, chess is a wonderful strategy game played by two players. Chess is also very popular as a computer game, although it is quite hard to beat the computer at chess, especially if the strength of the computer game is set at its maximum. Many chess clubs and tournaments […]


Finer Points of Backgammon

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The Finer Points of Backgammon Backgammon is a game played by two players, each with 15 markets of stones – these days checkers can be used in a pinch. The object is to be the first player to move all one’s markers around the board and then off it.

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