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The Penguin Book of Word Games Hardcover – 11 Nov 1982

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; New edition edition (11 Nov. 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0713914874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0713914870
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,420,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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235 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout. Here Are Over A Hundred Games-some Old, Some New, Some Oral(and Even Loud) Some Written

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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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