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The Penguin Book of Word Games Paperback – 25 Mar 1982

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd; 1st Thus edition (25 Mar. 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140056866
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140056860
  • Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,065,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Over a hundred spoken and written word games, some classics, some original, and some collected scrupulously from other sources. They make an impressive range, all the way from simple children's games and silly party games to mind-taxing, pen-chewing crossword and letter games, and are explained with a wit and enthusiasm, and just enough examples to get the idea across. Parlett is a master of rule explanation, spelling out the more complex games casually but unambiguously. He's understandably brusque with some of the simpler games, but explains them as much as they need to be explained, and often adds small but significant ways to deepen the gameplay.

A great book to have on a rainy holiday, or for mentally stocking up on games that you can play with little or no preparation.
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