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  • The Immortal Gameby David Shenk

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 22.00

    A surprising, charming, and ever-fascinating history of the seemingly simple game that has had a profound effect on societies the world over. Why has one game, alone among the thousands of games invented and played throughout human history, not only survived but thrived within every culture it has touched? What is it about its thirty-two figurative... more...

  • Everything Other Than Chessby Claude Needham

    Gateways Books & Tapes 2006; US$ 9.95

    Twenty-four unique games that can be played with a chess set—but are definitely not chess—are explored in this imaginative collection. Instructions and diagrams thoroughly explain the setup for each game and what additional equipment—such as a six-sided die, counting stones or beans, or small stickers—may be needed. Intended for gamers of all skill... more...

  • The Immortal Gameby David Shenk

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 18.94

    David Shenk surveys the history of chess, capturing the Zelig-like nature of the game that has changed the societies that have played it. It's rules and pieces have served as a metaphor for society (to be found in the writings of Borges, Nabokov, Tolstoy, Canetti, Eliot), it has helped to form the military strategies that conquered civilisations,... more...

  • The Game of Goby Arthur Smith

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Passing from China, where it was developed over 3,000 years ago, to Japan, where it today commands a vast and enthusiastic following, Go is probably the oldest intellectual game in the world. Similar to chess, it leaves nothing to chance, requiring great strategy and carefully plotted campaigns to achieve an impregnable position, block enemies from... more...

  • The Tao Of Chessby Peter Kurzdorfer

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 9.95

    The real secrets to winning the game of chess - and the game of life Chess mastery has been recognized since ancient times as an unparalleled way to learn political strategy, but until now no book has explored the life lessons chess teaches and how they can transform lives. In The Tao of Chess , the author seamlessly blends the wisdom of a time-honoured... more...

  • The Queen of Katweby Tim Crothers

    Random House of Canada 2012; US$ 29.95

    Phiona Mutesi, is a 15-year-old girl born and raised in a miserable slum called Katwe in Kampala, Uganda. She sleeps in a decrepit mud hut with her mother and four siblings and struggles to find a single meal each day. Phiona has been in and out of school her whole life because her mother cannot afford to send her, so she is only now learning to read... more...

  • Brilliant Chessby William Hartston

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 9.58

    Do you want to learn how to play chess but can't figure out the rules? Get a kickstart with this little book which will give you just enough to get you going... more...

  • The Improving Annotatorby Dan Heisman

    Mongoose Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Annotating your own games can help you to play better chess. By examining the choices you made during the game and how they turned out you can pinpoint the flaws in your thinking process so that you can work on them. Chess master, author, and renowned teacher Dan Heisman shows you the whys and the hows of annotating your games. Using entertaining clashes... more...

  • Wojo's Weaponsby Jonathan Hilton; Dean Ippolito

    Mongoose Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    The late Aleksander Wojtkiewicz was one of the most feared players in the U.S. tournament circuit. Using his dynamic, Catalan-based opening repertoire, the ?Polish Magician? won hundreds of tournaments before his untimely death in 2006. Now, Wojtkiewicz experts IM Dean Ippolito and NM Jonathan Hilton have joined forces to produce the definitive ?how-to?... more...

  • Chess Openings: Traps And Zapsby Bruce Pandolfini

    Touchstone 2013; US$ 16.99

    Fireside Chess Library In the first completely instructional book ever written on chess openings, National Master Bruce Pandolfini teaches players how to take charge of the game's crucial opening phase. Of the three traditional phases of chess play -- the opening, the middle-game and the endgame -- the opening is the phase average players confront... more...