219 of 226 people found the following review helpful
Just to clear up any confusion you might have: this is a very different dictionary to the Oxford English Dictionary. This work (the New Oxford Dictionary of English - commonly abbreviated as the NODE) is intended as a reference for contemporary English usage; hence, for instance, it contains a definition for "minger" and defines "they" as both the third person plural and third person non-gender-specific singular pronoun. If you believe that dictionaries should be prescriptive rather than descriptive this will be anathema to you. If, however, you belong to the descriptive camp (or indeed want to understand what your grandchildren are saying) you'll love it.
The dictionary is layed… Read more
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
The book component of this pack is pretty good for new players, there are plenty of puzzles to get your mind around, and a specimen game which you might want to hold off reading until you've played a few games.
The `stones' are plastic - about the right diameter but a little thin - but they're what I'd expect at this price.
The board is double-sided, 9x9 on the reverse, 19x19 on the top. The 9x9 board is useful for quick games, life/death puzzles, and teaching, but you won't use it much after the first 10 games I wouldn't think.
The major problem with this set is that the 19x19 board has the lines slightly too close for comfortable playing. There isn't a lot in it - but you'll find… Read more