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Dark Wars, (Ancient board game, translated by Forfyv) By 45 Mike Anderson
eBook (PDF): $3.00
Dark Wars is a board game, similar to chess, but much faster and very brutal. Played on a 5x6 board, with 8 pieces per player. Complete rules, and a sample board with example pieces included.
The Ur-Board Book By Walt Darring
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The UR-BOARD is a priceless treasure from ancient Sumer. Discovered in the ruins of the city of Ur, where it had lain for 4.5 thousand years, it pre-dates the Bible by centuries. Yet when interpreted... More > by a contemporary symbolist, it displays a knowledge of human life and history that is characteristically modern. Primarily a game board, with dice and markers, it is also a beautiful art object, or art “form”; a paradigm of human wisdom, based on the design of the human body; a mathematical and geometrical standard, with a symbolic “magic number” board; and a prophetic “structure,” that speaks to us about our historical and religious traditions. As a modern game board, it offers a unique series of movement and placement games, that can be played by two initiates in an hour or so, as a cult-experience among friends. Discover for your self the joys of learning from and playing with an Ur-board. And enjoy contemplating the vision of a future world as it is revealed by the UR-BOARD BOOK.< Less
The Ur-Board Book By Walt Darring
eBook (PDF): $5.00
The UR-BOARD is a priceless treasure from ancient Sumer. Discovered in the ruins of the city of Ur, where it had lain for 4.5 thousand years, it pre-dates the Bible by centuries. Yet when interpreted... More > by a contemporary symbolist, it displays a knowledge of human life and history that is characteristically modern. Primarily a game board, with dice and markers, it is also a beautiful art object, or art “form”; a paradigm of human wisdom, based on the design of the human body; a mathematical and geometrical standard, with a symbolic “magic number” board; and a prophetic “structure,” that speaks to us about our historical and religious traditions. As a modern game board, it offers a unique series of movement and placement games, that can be played by two initiates in an hour or so, as a cult-experience among friends. Discover for your self the joys of learning from and playing with an Ur-board. And enjoy contemplating the vision of a future world as it is revealed by the UR-BOARD BOOK.< Less
Time Travel Review Board By Nat Budin et al.
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Tragically-killed puppies. Embarassing TV gaffes. Burned toast. These everyday tragedies are relics of the past now that time travel has been invented! But who will safeguard the past from those who... More > would tamper with it for malicious purposes? On December 1st, the Time Travel Review Board of the NSF will review all applications for time travel permits leaving during the year of 2104. Please come prepared to explain your project and the larger impact of your work. History will be made (and unmade) as a horde of would-be time travelers descend upon our beleaguered review board. What will the past be tomorrow? Time Travel Review Board is a light comedy horde LARP dealing with everything from the politics of Ancient Egypt to the King of Rock and Roll. It was the winner in the Best Overall and 12-24 Player categories at the 2008 LARPA Small Games Contest.< Less
Time Travel Review Board By Nat Budin et al.
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Tragically-killed puppies. Embarassing TV gaffes. Burned toast. These everyday tragedies are relics of the past now that time travel has been invented! But who will safeguard the past from those who... More > would tamper with it for malicious purposes? On December 1st, the Time Travel Review Board of the NSF will review all applications for time travel permits leaving during the year of 2104. Please come prepared to explain your project and the larger impact of your work. History will be made (and unmade) as a horde of would-be time travelers descend upon our beleaguered review board. What will the past be tomorrow? Time Travel Review Board is a light comedy horde LARP dealing with everything from the politics of Ancient Egypt to the King of Rock and Roll. It was the winner in the Best Overall and 12-24 Player categories at the 2008 LARPA Small Games Contest.< Less
One-Two-Three: A Three Dimensional Three - in - a - Row Board Game By Chukwunyere Kamalu
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This booklet illustrates the design and original prototype of a unique three dimensional three-in-a-row game board, for a game known here as "One-Two-Three". It also gives illustrated... More > demonstration and explication of the rules for "One-Two-Three"; a board game ultimately originating from the ancient three in a row games of Africa, but more immediately related to the modern three dimensional game of "noughts and crosses", with simple improvements to reduce the number of ways of gaining quick and easy victories arising from the advantages in the three dimensional "noughts and crosses" game of occupying the central square or being the first player. A drawback of other three dimmensional three-in-a-row games has been the visibility and easy play access to board surfaces stacked above each other. The enclosed game board design, staggers the three-board arrangement to overcome these problems.< Less
The Master Game By HATS Game Masters
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Payton, Adee, and Max are not your usual board game players. They are master gamers from all around the globe, and they have gathered in New York City for a board game tournament that may bring them... More > worldwide notoriety. It also brings them a chance. When a famous businessman and politician, Senator Holton, offers some lucky gamers the chance to take a trip around the world and visit some of the world’s most ancient board games, the winners of his contest are in for more than they expected. Holton is a man of many secrets, and his real reason for taking the trip is a game all its own—a game with possibly deadly consequences for its young players, and for the world.< Less
Games of Go By Neil Moffatt
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Games of Go provides commentary on a dozen games of Go, the ancient Oriental board game. Unlike most game reviews, each and every move is commented upon. This is simply because beginning and... More > intermediate Go players simply do not know why most stronger players make their moves. Unlike the majority of Go books, there is only one move per board diagram. The games cover games by players from 20 kyu right up to 8 dan. The book is suitable for beginners and intermediate players up to about 8-10 kyu. The book is A4 in format, with 3 columns per page, and well over 3,000 board diagrams.< Less
ZENET: Egyptian Game of Immortality By Steve Nichols
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ZENET - Egyptian Game of Immortality is the first in a series that will build over time to form an encyclopedia of the 5,000+ year old game of Zn.t or Senet. I have tried to strike a balance between... More > readability, Egyptological scholarship and general usefulness. Key 1. introduces preliminary concepts, plus it provides translations of important Egyptian texts, together with plenty of illustrations. ZENET can be used as a divination Oracle, as a ritual game to communicate with the Dead, as an offering to the Gods or the Akhs, as a solar and lunar meditation, a conversation with your own bA-soul, or simply as a fascinating recreational board-game. Many crucial ritual Zenet texts are included here, together with full annotations, and some new theories about the nature of this system. This volume teaches rudiments of the Middle Egyptian language which is essential to opening up knowledge (hidden for millennia past) of this uniquely powerful box brimful of deities. http://kemetic.org< Less
Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure By Kathy Ceceri
eBook (PDF): $12.95
Illustrated by Mike Crosier What does the 13,000-year-old mancala game have in common with today’s Minecraft? They both require logic, critical thinking skills, and creativity! In Video Games:... More > Design and Code Your Own Adventure, readers discover that the video games they play today have their roots in the games people played in the deserts of Ancient Egypt. They’ll learn how to design their own games from the initial idea to the final blips on the screen. Activities in Video Games include creating text-based adventure quests, designing board games, and programming using free, kid-friendly software such as MIT’s Scratch. Kids will be having so much fun that they won’t even realize they’re learning about geometry, statistics, probability, physics, logic, psychology, and neuroscience!< Less

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