Game Books

There are two kinds of game books—those that teach you how to play games you don't know, and those that train you to play the games you do know better. Books in the first group usually include Victorian-style illustrations and instructions for basic games like tag and hide-and-seek that have been given more glorious names like Fox and Hounds or Kick the Can. Books of the second variety are about chess or poker.

So maybe that's a generalization, but there are a lot of books about chess and poker, and a few books about physically-intensive activities from the old days which you probably don't need instructions for. Because we want to provide useful books to our beloved customers, we're avoiding many titles of this kind and choosing to grow this section slowly. We still have quite a few chess books, though.

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Real Book of Games
by Joseph Leeming, illustrated by Ida Scheib
from Garden City Books
for 3rd-8th grade
in Vintage Nonfiction (Location: VIN-NFIC)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Starting Chess
by Harriet Castor, Rebecca Treays
from Usborne
for 4th-8th grade
in Game Books (Location: LOG-GAME)