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    • Spit - Speed - Slam - Card Game Rules Created: Thursday, October 05, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      The complete rules for the card game Spit, also known as Speed or Slam.
    • 2012 Readers' Choice Awards Created: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      What were the best board games and card games of 2011? Make your nominations here for the 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards!
    • What tokens were originally included? What tokens are included today? Created: Friday, March 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      An answer to the questions: What tokens were originally included in the game of Monopoly? What tokens are included today?
    • Scrabble Words - Vowel-Heavy 7- and 8-Letter Words Created: Sunday, May 08, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      When your Scrabble rack is filled with vowels, knowing these vowel-heavy words (seven and eight letters long) can help turn your fortune around." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Clock Solitaire Rules Created: Saturday, May 05, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      The complete rules for the solitaire card game Clock, also known as Four of a Kind, Hidden Cards, Sun Dial, and Travelers.
    • How To Find Game Rules or Instructions Created: Thursday, January 27, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      How to find lost rules or instructions for board games and card games.
    • How To Set Up a Backgammon Board Created: Friday, March 17, 2000 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Simple tips on how to set up a backgammon board. These are the absolute basics to make sure you do it right every time.
    • Top Free Board Games Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      There's a lot available for free on the Internet -- including board games. Here are my picks for the best free board games available over the Web.
    • How much are old Monopoly games worth? Created: Thursday, March 27, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      An answer to the question: How much are old Monopoly games worth?
    • Scrabble Words - Vowel-Heavy Six-Letter Words Created: Saturday, January 15, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      If you get stuck with a rack full of vowels in Scrabble, knowing these vowel-heavy six-letter words can help turn your fortune around." itemprop="description"="description" Sunday, April 17, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Strategy tips for players who want to learn how to win at Battleship. A collection of Battleship strategies for both placement of ships and firing of shots." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Scrabble Words - Three-Letter J Words Created: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      A list of all the three-letter words including the letter J which are legal in the board game Scrabble." itemprop="description"> Friday, December 24, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      These free games can be played right now with a large group, requiring only paper and pencils, and perhaps a deck of cards. In some cases, no equipment at all is needed.
    • How to Win at Backgammon Created: Sunday, April 17, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      An article explaining how to win at Backgammon. A brief exploration of the five basic Backgammon strategies, and how to use them." itemprop="description"><...
    • Top Ancient Board Games Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      These games are the classic classics -- board games that have been played for centuries. They have elegant rules, deep strategy, tactical opportunities, and they all continue to delight modern-day ...
    • Scrabble Words - Vowel-Heavy Five-Letter Words Created: Sunday, January 16, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Knowing these vowel-heavy five-letter words can help improve your Scrabble game." itemprop="description"> Worst Starting Hands for Texas Hold 'Em Poker Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      A look at the worst starting hands for Texas Hold 'Em Poker.
    • Host a Successful Texas Hold 'Em Poker Party Created: Saturday, May 29, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      Tips for hosting a successful Texas Hold 'Em Poker party at your house." itemprop="description"> Word Games Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      My picks for the best word games (board games and card games).
    • Scrabble Tile Distribution Created: Thursday, September 20, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      A look at how Scrabble tiles are distributed in the English versions of the word game." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, July 05, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      The complete rules for the card game Gin Rummy." itemprop="description">
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    • Dice Probabilities Created: Saturday, August 14, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      The probabilities for rolling two six-sided dice, which is useful knowledge when playing many board games, including Monopoly.
    • Klondike Solitaire - Card Game Rules Created: Sunday, October 29, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      The complete rules for Klondike Solitaire, a card game also known as Fascination or Demon Patience.
    • Pyramid Solitaire - Card Game Rules Created: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
      The complete rules for Pyramid Solitaire, also known as Solitaire 13.
    • How to Win at Clue (Cluedo) Created: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A list of tips for players who want to learn how to win at Clue (Cluedo), the board game. These basic Clue strategies offer hints on how best to travel the board, make suggestions, and use the card...
    • How to Play Stratego Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A brief summary of the rules of the board game Stratego." itemprop="description">
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    • Ways to Improve Monopoly Created: Sunday, March 27, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Suggestions on how to improve the game Monopoly, which is often played by incorrect rules." itemprop="description"> Monday, October 11, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An answer to the question: Can I print my own Monopoly money?
    • What is the official Scrabble dictionary? Created: Sunday, January 16, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An answer to the question, what is the official Scrabble dictionary?
    • Top Settlers of Catan Games and Expansions Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The Settlers of Catan is a worldwide phenomenon -- this board game has sold more than 6 million copies, including expansions, in Germany alone. These are my picks for the best 5 Settlers of Catan g...
    • Oklahoma Gin - Card Game Rules Created: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      The complete rules for the card game Oklahoma Gin, a close relative of Gin Rummy." itemprop="description"> Saturday, January 22, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A profile of Chutes and Ladders, based on the ancient game of Snakes and Ladders and published by Milton Bradley in 1943.

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