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- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00
We are a nation of gamblers: pari-mutuel wagering at horse tracks; blackjack in Las Vegas; the NCAA basketball office pool; even day trading on the internet. Gambling is both our national pastime and our predominant cultural metaphor -- play the field; beat the odds; take a chance on love. Yet gambling poses serious risks to individuals and to society... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00
What does love have to do with gaming? As games have grown in complexity, they have increasingly included narratives that seek to engage players with love in a variety of ways. While media attention often focuses on violent emotions and behavior in gaming, love has always been central to the experience. We love to play games, we have titles that we... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 13.95
The Knights of the Round Table were the original knights in shining armour, and this book is for anyone who is interested in fantastical tales of bravery or the actual history behind the stories. In medieval Arthurian tradition, Arthur often takes a back seat in the most exciting stories: he appears at the beginning and end of each to set the scene... more...
- New in Chess 2015; US$ 19.95
Winning starts with planning before the game, teaches legendary chess coach Vladimir Tukmakov. In this ground-breaking book he shows how chess preparation has become a systematic process and how today?s top players make their game plans. The most important aim of modern preparation, both for professionals and for ambitious amateurs, is to get a playable... more...
- New in Chess 2015; US$ 27.95
Bent Larsen's uncompromising style and his unorthodox thinking made him popular with chess players all around the globe. In 1967/1968 Larsen won five international elite events in a row, a truly spectacular achievement. His successes were such that Bobby Fischer let him play first board in the legendary Soviet Union vs. the World match in Belgrade... more...
- New in Chess 2015; US$ 23.95
What Amateurs Can Learn from Ulf Andersson's Positional Masterpieces One of the most effective ways to improve your chess is to take a world class-player as your example. By collecting his games, studying his choices and examining his style, you will understand what made him rise to the very top. This is what Guido Kern and Jurgen Kaufeld have done... more...
- Publish Green 2015; US$ 3.99
Real magic is a method of making things happen through an exercise of will in the absence of a physical cause. This book shows you how to use real magic and lets you see it work, starting with a simple card game. Several examples show you how real magic can benefit you in various aspects of your daily life. Examples include, The Cheating Spouse, The... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99
In a convenient pocket format , with its clear layout and easy-to-use cross-referencing, this handy crossword dictionary is an ideal companion for any crossword enthusiast . The Pocket Crossword Dictionary lists thousands of possible solutions, arranged under 13,000 headings. Entries also include synonyms, associated words, puns, plays on words and... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2015; US$ 75.00
Video games have long been seen as the exclusive territory of young, heterosexual white males. In a media landscape dominated by such gamers, players who do not fit this mold, including women, people of color, and LGBT people, are often brutalized in forums and in public channels in online play. Discussion of representation of such groups in games... more...