Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society
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Video Games as Culture: Considering the Role and Importance of Video Games in Contemporary Society

"There are only few works that aim for a comprehensive mapping of what games as a culture are, and how their complex social and cultural realities should be studied, as a whole. Daniel Muriel and Garry Crawford have done so, analyzing both games, players, associated practices, and the broad range of socio-cultural developments that contribute to the ongoing ludification of society. Ambitious, lucid, and well-informed, this book is an...

101 Classroom Games: Energize Learning in Any Subject
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101 Classroom Games: Energize Learning in Any Subject

I seriously love this ebook! I saved by buying the ebook as opposed to the hardcover book which was a bonus for me! I like that the activities are listed by what they address (ie: learn key concepts and definitions, scan information quickly, assess pupils' knowledge, etc). It is nice that each activity also includes ways to adjust to make the activity more challenging. I teach a wide range of students (dual-enrollment high school and...

The Seven Deadly Chess Sins (Scotland's Youngest Grandmaster Discusses the Most Common Ca)
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The Seven Deadly Chess Sins

This is a very different chess book than any I've ever read and I own quite a library. It explores the struggle of chess through the psychology of the players. Afterall, chess is ultimately played between humans with emotions, faults, desires and egos. There is a lot of good chess advise like talking to your pieces during a game, reevaluating chess piece values and non-material factors, prophalaxis and much more. Rowson shares his di...

World's Most Perplexing Puzzles
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World's Most Perplexing Puzzles

Charge up the brain cells and rev up the mental engines, because you're going to need all your thinking power to solve the World's Most Perplexing Puzzles. Here is head-breaking fun with word and math problems, rebuses, matchstick puzzles, visual dilemmas, and other challenges. Plenty of outrageous illustrations add to the fun, and whenever you hit a dead end, you can sneak a peek at the answers in the back of the book.

Rubik's Cube Creator: Erno Rubik (Toy Trailblazers Set 2)
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Rubik's Cube Creator: Erno Rubik (Toy Trailblazers Set 2)

In this engaging biography, readers will learn about the inventor of Rubik's Cube, Erno Rubik. Follow the story of Professor Rubik as he invents the Magic Cube and moves past its disappointing flop in Hungary to winning Toy of the Year and international success as Rubik's Cube. Sidebars, historic photos, and a glossary enhance readers' understanding of this topic. Additional features include a table of contents, an index, a timeline ...

Dictionary of Mathematical Games, Puzzles, and Amusements
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Dictionary of Mathematical Games, Puzzles, and Amusements

Mathematical play has challenged and stimulated human ingenuity throughout recorded history. It has ranged from the common sorts of brain teasers such as mazes, arithmetic story problems, and simple geometric puzzles to sophisticated explorations of questions that still concern modern mathematical theorists. This new dictionary provides a tantalizing variety of paradoxes, games, problems, and puzzles that will appeal to mathematics e...

Secrets of Chess Intuition: Insightful Discussion of a Major Chess Topic
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Secrets of Chess Intuition: Insightful Discussion of a Major Chess Topic

Intuition is central to all chess decision-making, and an understanding of its role is vital in improving one's game. Players who try to calculate everything to a finish are doomed to lose out to those who use their logical and intuitive abilities in harmony with one another. This book, the first devoted to the role of intuition in chess, explains how to allow your intuition to reach its full potential and provides guidance on the ty...

FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings
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FCO: Fundamental Chess Openings

“The Dutchman, one of the best opening experts, has observed trends for the last three decades. His book reflects the current standing of each opening and explains it logically in a nice, readable style. Variations are kept to a minimum, but there are enough of them to underscore the main ideas. The book should be an eye-opener for any chess player who is interested in openings and curious about how far they have progressed and where...