Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master's Guide
Weave legendary stories in the world’s greatest roleplaying game.
All you need to run a Dungeons & Dragons game is your imagination, some dice, and this book. The Dungeon Master’s Guide teaches you how to how to run D&D adventures for your players— how to invent monsters for them to fight, mysteries for them to solve, and fantasy worlds for them to explore.
The Complete Book of Blackjack
A blackjack player for more than a quarter century, T. J. Reynolds admits that he has never been a good loser. As he says, "Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser!: Through years of study on strategy and untold hours at the tables in casinos around the world, he developed exceptional skills-becoming a proficient "21" player and a consistent winner. Reynolds does not try to entertain his readers in this book but instructs them in the intricacies of blackjack and gives them an advantage over the dealer. This book can be used by novices and sophisticated players alike because it carries them from beginner status to tournament-level skill. These pages reproduce numerous hands with charts of the right (and wrong) methods of play. Over the years the author has attended tables ranging from single-deck deals to the eight-deck shoes currently in vogue in many casinos. He analyzes the different game styles in U.S. casinos and those in Europe and Asia. He has played at tables where bets were as little as $2 and at some where $10,000 wagers were usual.If the reader follows the advice offered, he will note an immense improvement in his win-loss record
Craps: there are no secrets to this game!
Beginners can become experts at craps with this guide. By learning how the game is played from a dealer's perspective, the reader increases his/her understanding of the game and the chances for success. Each lesson has large, detailed graphic illustrations, with a question and answer section.
The Big Book of Poker
This easy-to-read and oversized guide had been completely redesigned and reinvigorated and brings the original up-to-date by including greatly expanded sections on the trends that swept the poker world since its first publication: no-limit hold'em, tournament poker, championship events, televised games, and Internet poker. Warren has also greatly expanded the history of poker section and rewritten or expanded every section of the book to conform to the interests of today's market. Packed with charts, diagrams, and detailed, easy-to-read examples, sidebars and call-outs on all aspects of the game, players learn everything they need to know to play and win at the many different versions of cardroom and home poker.
Pocket Idiot's Guide to Texas Hold'em
Know when to hold’em.
With unprecedented media coverage, the game of poker has exploded—and Texas Hold’em is the poker game every new fan wants to learn. This book gives the legions of new players a head start in learning how to play—and how to win. Introducing the fundamental concepts and strategies, The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Texas Hold’em gives you the rules for playing and betting, quizzes, odds tables, Hold’em lingo, and tips to avoid beginner’s mistakes.
An Introduction to Backgammon
A careful explanation of the concepts, strategies, and betting odds of backgammon features simple diagrams and non-technical instructions designed for the beginning player
The 'Monopoly' Book
One of the principal functions of this book is to explain and clarify the rules of Monopoly, and show how to avoid some of the obstacles that get in the way of just playing the game. It also catalogs some of the many strategies that operate during a good game, but which most players seem unconscious of, even when they themselves are using the strategies to excellent advantage. Monopoly is not merely a game of chance. There are definite techniques by which you can improve your chances of winning.
In our age of digital addiction, many of us have lost our ability to be spontaneous. More parents are complaining that they no longer even remember how to play…with their children, their spouse, and even with their own friends. Don’t fret! In Well Played, expert Meredith Sinclair helps families relearn what used to come naturally and shows how to find happiness through play.
For children, playing comes naturally…or at least it used to. But today that kind of easy-going fun is harder to come by, for both kids and their parents. With hectic lifestyles and constant technology overload, families have simply forgotten how to play. The solution? Relearn how to integrate fun and creative play into our day-to-day lives.
Well Played will show you how to simplify your overscheduled lives with plenty of original and entertaining ideas, including:
- Why a disco ball is an essential kitchen appliance
- Lip Sync Battle, family edition
- Parent-child slumber parties…don’t forget the popcorn!
- Party like it’s 1949 with old-school table games
- 12 dates that are way better than dinner and a movie
- Stop helicopter parenting yourself—find things that thrill and slightly alarm you all at the same time!
- Grown-up field trips to slap on your schedule
Packed with fun and engaging line drawings, entertaining DIY projects, and hundreds of lists and tips on capturing the game-changing joy of goofing off, Well Played is an indispensable guide for families to incorporate quality fun and playtime into our daily lives.
Playing Blackjack to Win
This new edition of the rarest and most influential blackjack book in the history of the game brings together the most famous contributors in the game. Privately published in 1957 in an extremely limited quantity, this was the first book ever to print the correct winning strategies for the game of blackjack. This instant collector’s item includes a foreword by blackjack legend Edward O. Thorp, whose best-selling classic, Beat the Dealer (which relied on the original Playing Blackjack to Win), changed the public’s perception of 21 forever, plus an introduction and additional material from Arnold Snyder (Blackbelt in Blackjack, Big Book of Blackjack), along with new material from the authors.
Poker For Dummies
Maybe you’ve never played poker before and you don’t even know what a full house is. Poker For Dummies covers the basics. Or perhaps you've played for years, but you just don’t know how to win. This handy guide will help you walk away from the poker table with winnings, not lint, in your pockets. If you’re a poker expert, you still can benefit – some of the suggestions may surprise you, and you can certainly learn from the anecdotes from professional players like T.J. Cloutier and Stu Unger.
Know what it takes to start winning hand after hand by exploring strategy; getting to know antes and betting structure; knowing your opponents, and understanding the odds.