Knights Templar

Knights Templar


by Graeme Davis

  • Release: 2013-10-20
  • Genre: Games & Activities

Born in the dark days of the great crusades, the warrior monks of the Knights Templar vowed to defend pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Yet strangely, there are few historical records of the Templars ever fulfilling this task. Instead, their history is one of bloodshed and conquest, wealth and power, dark secrets and conspiracies. Today, the story of the Knights Templar is intimately linked with the story of the Holy Grail. But what exactly is this ancient artifact, and how has it been used to manipulate history for the last one thousand yea...

Battle for Time

Battle for Time


by Winter Morgan

  • Release: 2019-09-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Poppy built Meadow Mews first skyscraper and the opening celebration has attracted people from around The Overworld. In the middle of the festive grand opening, there is a loud explosion. The crowd falls into a crater in the ground that brings them back in time, where the Minecraft Universe is in the midst of a crisis. There is a shortage of wheat and people are going hungry. Brett studied this part of history and tries to help the people using facts from that time period. While in the past Brett discovers there were parts of Minecraft’s past...

Blank Sheet Music Composition Notebook - 6 Staves with Treble and Bass Clefs

Blank Sheet Music Composition Notebook - 6 Staves with Treble and Bass Clefs


by Nick Snels

  • Release: 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Games & Activities

When you buy this book you get an electronic version (PDF file) of the interior of this book. This musician's notebook is suited for piano students and composers of all ages. Features: Blank sheet music book for notation of piano, accordion, or harp Treble and bass clefs included 100 pages, letter size 6 staves per page...

The Ethics of Poker

The Ethics of Poker


by Todd M. Furman

  • Release: 2017-08-07
  • Genre: Games & Activities

 Is it morally permissible to plunder a drunken player at the poker table? In a game of bluffing, are all deceits acceptable? Is it wrong to play against a pathological gambler? Are there any real right and wrongs within poker other than violations of the rules? The first of its kind, this book explores the moral dimensions of playing poker for money in a detailed discussion of applied ethics. Topics include the moral standing of bluffing, collusion versus “soft play,” the problem of players staked by backers, and “Why Kant Kan’t Pla...

Italian Game and Evans Gambit

Italian Game and Evans Gambit


by Jan Pinski

  • Release: 2020-12-21
  • Genre: Games & Activities

The Italian Game (sometimes referred to as the Giuoco Piano) is one of the oldest openings around, and also one of the first lines a player learns when he or she is introduced to chess. It leads to play that is easy to understand: both sides develop their pieces logically and begin attacks on the opposing kings. The Italian Game gives both White and Black the opportunity to play either aggressively and in gambit fashion, or in a restrained and positional manner. One of White's most exciting and attacking options is the legendary Evans Gambit, w...

The Madness of March

The Madness of March


by Alan Jay Zaremba

  • Release: 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation

Every spring, the first four days of the NCAA men s basketball tournament attracts a horde of basketball bettors to Las Vegas. From the tip-off of the tournament s first game on Thursday morning to the final whistle on Sunday, throngs of bettors overwhelmingly male sit in smoky casinos obsessively watching as many as forty-eight college basketball games. This book immerses readers in that action. In The Madness of March: Bonding and Betting with the Boys in Las Vegas, Alan Jay Zaremba travels to The Strip and gives us a front-row view of the be...

Massively Multiplayer Games For Dummies

Massively Multiplayer Games For Dummies


by Scott Jennings

  • Release: 2005-11-23
  • Genre: Games & Activities

Intrigued by MMGs? Here's the place to start Compare games, create a character, choose a guild to join, and have some fun! So your friend keeps talking about playing this cool game with millions of people on the Internet, and you really want to join in? Great idea! This book will let you in on the lingo, provide a little background on MMGs, help you choose a character, and prepare you for a trip into the fantasy world. Discover how to * Choose a game you'll enjoy * Start developing a character * Survive player vs. player combat * Find useful ga...

Morphy: Move by Move

Morphy: Move by Move


by Zenon Franco

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  • Genre: Games & Activities

Paul Morphy is a chess legend and without doubt one of the greatest players in the history of the game. His understanding of the game was years ahead of his time and in his era he was easily the best player in the world. His chess career was brief but brilliant and he influenced all the great champions who came after him. His legacy includes a treasure trove of wonderful strategic and attacking games which are highly instructive for all aspiring chess players. In this book, Grandmaster Zenón Franco examines in detail Morphy’s chess style, se...

Women and Video Game Modding

Women and Video Game Modding


by Bridget Whelan

  • Release: 2020-01-17
  • Genre: Games & Activities

The world of video games has long revolved around a subset of its player base: straight, white males aged 18-25. Highly gendered marketing in the late 1990s and early 2000s widened the gap between this perceived base and the actual diverse group who buy video games. Despite reports from the Entertainment Software Association that nearly half of gamers identify as female, many developers continue to produce content reflecting this imaginary audience. Many female gamers are in turn modifying the games. "Modders" alter the appearance of characters...

Mastering Complex Endgames

Mastering Complex Endgames


by Daniel Naroditsky

  • Release: 2014-03-11
  • Genre: Games

Young Daniel Naroditsky (1995) has picked the most instructive examples of endgames in which you have to use ideas and plans in order to outplay your opponent. This is not an encyclopaedia nor a manual on endings, which are usually helpful but boring, but a compendium of lively lessons and exercises. The positions that International Master Naroditsky uses should not be memorized, but understood, and his acclaimed didactic skills will take your endgame technique to the next level. Never before have the ideas that decide endings been explained so...

Cases on the Societal Effects of Persuasive Games

Cases on the Societal Effects of Persuasive Games


by Ruggiero, Dana

  • Release: 2014-06-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering

"This book investigates the connection between multimedia technologies and game-based learning for an improved understanding of the impact and effectiveness of serious games in modern societies, offering examples from the fields of education, business, healthcare, and more"--Provided by publisher....

Opening Repertoire The French Defence

Opening Repertoire The French Defence


by Cyrus Lakdawala

  • Release: 2019-03-24
  • Genre: Games & Activities

The French Defence provides a good choice for players who want to create a dynamic, unbalanced situation out of the opening but baulk at the level of study required to master the ferociously complex Sicilian Defence. The French is one of Black’s soundest defences to 1 e4 and is very popular at all levels. White often advances with the space-gaining e4-e5 which, in principle, will generate a small advantage. However, when this structure arises there are no clear points to attack in the black camp and Black has ready-made plans in the form of ....