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How To : Play Tarrasch's trap in the Steinitz chess defense

This is a discussion of a trap in the Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense. This is an important trap to know, because it shows what happens if Black tries to hold the center in the Steinitz. When Tarrasch beat Marco in 1892, it signaled the beginning of the end for the Old Steinitz D ...more

How To : Make a Vertical Wall-Mounted Chessboard

Love chess, but hate having to stop in the middle of a game when you don't have time to finish? This DIY vertical chess set made by Redditor pigthunder will ensure you never have to abandon a game again. It hangs on the wall, so you can pick up where you left off anytime. Here ...more

How To : Play Marble Solitaire

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play the hardwood board game, Marble Solitaire. This board comes in 2 different sizes, 11" and 16". This is only a 1 player game. The game starts with all 36 marbles outside of the field, leaving the empty hole in the middle of the ...more

How To : Use the Stonewall attack in chess

In this series, Matt will examine the Stonewall Attack for White and display defenses which he thinks are challenging and/or interesting. Here's a prototypical Stonewall game where everything goes right for White.

How To : Make a retro steampunk hardware chess set

Steampunk, a vintage Victorian mechanical style, is one of the hottest design trends to date since faux bois. Get in on the trend while creating many hours of fun for yourself and friends by making this awesome steampunk style chess set. This chess set is comprised of various ...more

How To : Use a Ouija board to get the best experience

Easttexas937 shows viewers how to properly use a Ouija board to get the best experience. First you will need a Ouija board and a pointer. If you want to make these two things, you should use lightweight glass and make sure you make the board properly. You have to have an open ...more

How To : Play traditional Mancala

Mancala is a classic board game that is played as seriously as Westerner's play Chess in some Asian and African cultures. Traditionally, Mancala is played with either a wooden gameboard or even with holes in the ground or stone. The game pieces are made of marbles, seeds or st ...more

How To : Build a wooden chessboard

Have you ever wanted to build your own chessboard? Well, you're in luck. This video tutorial series will show you how to build a wooden chessboard. If you follow these seven videos, you'll be playing chess in no time. You'll go through the steps of making this woodworking pro ...more

How To : Play the Game "Ingenious"

Here is a video introduction and review of a strategy game, it's Ingenious (no, really--the game is called Ingenious). This Ingenious game is for one to four brains, or players (depending on how you prefer to see it). Video: .

How To : Checkmate your chess opponent in four moves

The video details which pieces you will use to win a game of chess quickly and by surprise. First off he explains the basic setup of the chess piece you will be defeating which is the weakest spot on the opponents side. He explains what moves you will be making on your side by ...more

How To : Use strategies when playing Mancala

In this video, Melissa Schenk explains how to play the board game Mancala and goes over the different strategies you can use inclulding: hoard, stall, rush, stuff the board and loop the board. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use strategies when playing Mancala. Use strategies when playi ...more

How To : Play the board game "Arkham Horror"

Check out this how-to video to play "Arkham Horror," the board game. You need between one and eight players. The game lasts eight hours! Wow! You play "Arkham Horror" with investigator sheets.

How To : Solve an extremely difficult chess problem

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess in this chess video tutorial. This chess position is a very difficult checkmate in three moves. If you want to challenge your chess brain, try to solve it. This is an extremely tough solve, mate in three chess proble ...more

How To : Checkmate in three moves on your chess game

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you in this chess video tutorial how to checkmate your opponent in just three simple moves. This mate in three moves problem is by Carlo de Grandi. See how white plays and mates in 3 moves. This is just the first step to becoming a mighty ...more

How To : Play the board game Tigris and Euphrates

The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers run right through Iraq and meet inside the so-called Sunni Triangle. This has been a traumatizing spot for U.S. troops over the past few years, but it doesn't have to be... especially if your playing the board game Tigris and Euphrates. Watch a ...more

How To : Play Ricochet Robots

Do you like chess? Well, you just might like this board game: Ricochet Robots. What is that, you ask. Good question, very good question. Well, watch this how to video for the full tutorial on playing the game. You might want to go buy the game first, otherwise you won't know ...more

How To : Use the Polar Bear System in chess

Grandmaster Henrik Danielsen explains the different lines in his F4-System, the Polar Bear System. If you need a new way to play chess, then this is just right for you. See what he has developed in this two-part video. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use the Polar Bear System in chess. ...more

How To : Play Chinese checkers

Neither Chinese nor checkers, Chinese checkers is a fun game to play. Watch this video to learn how to play Chinese checkers. You Will Need * Two to six players * A Chinese checkers board * 10 colored pegs per player Step 1. Select a player to go first Choose a color and s ...more

How To : Avoid common chess mistakes

I bet you just can't win a game of chess, can you? You're probably rushing yourself, or not protecting your pieces. Well, in this video, you'll see how to avoid the common chess mistakes, such as moving too fast, giving away chess pieces for nothing (or not protecting your che ...more

How To : Play the four knights game in chess

This is a discussion of Black's chances with the Fork Trick in the Four Knights Game... How to remove your opponent's advantage when he plays 4.Bc4! Kill your opponent, but not literally, you dope.

How To : Make barbed wire for Warhammer

This video shows you step-by-step, how to make barbed wire for a Warhammer mini-gaming system. All you need is electrical wire (insulated or not, it doesn't matter), some paper clips, and your applicable tools for cutting.

How To : Play the original board game Risk

In order to play the game Risk, begin by setting up. Name a banker. Players choose a color. The number of players determines the number of armies. Remove the jokers from the country card packs. Shuffle the cards. Deal them face down. Players may not get an equal number. Each ...more

How To : Make a paper role playing fantasy game

Check out this video tutorial to see how you can make a paper role playing game. This is a fun little fantasy game that you can download and print on your computer, then cut out, assemble, and play! It is called "Enter the Labyrinth and Rescue the Princess". You have to gathe ...more

How To : Play the deadliest attack known in chess

What is the deadliest attack? Well, it's from a position from a game played by Duras and Spielmann. If you want to be a chess master, then you're going to have to learn the secrets of the game, the strategies, the chess maneuvers. Learn how to play the deadliest attack known i ...more

Checkmate and... Checkmate : Bizarre Three-Way Chess Game

In a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, character Sheldon Cooper designed a highly complicated three-person game of chess, with an odd-shaped nonagon board and two new pieces—serpent and old woman. Seemingly pioneering, in truth, three-player chess has been around since th ...more

How To : Play chess like Bobby Fischer

This video focuses on Grandmaster level chess tactics. It features an interesting tactical idea by Bobby Fischer in a match he played against W. Birch in 1963. If you want to learn from the masters, then why not watch it?

How To : Use a Ouija board by yourself

OuijaFreak shows viewers how to use a Ouija Board alone! First, you need to gently set the pointer on the board. Next, place your hands very lightly on the pointer. You'll want to be barely touching the pointer. Hold your wrists up and keep your hand off the table. Your hands ...more

How To : Checkmate your chess opponent in one tricky move

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk gives you one hell of a chess lesson in this video tutorial for the determined. This chess game will show you how to perform a tricky checkmate in one move with a useful moral, presented by guest star Almira Skripchenko. The apparent answer is ...more

How To : Avoid loosing a chess game by stalemating

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk ponders the question in this chess video tutorial, "Should White resign or play on?" This chess example that will get you on your way to being a Grandmaster yourself is from a study in 1922 by Kraemer. Should White resign, or can he still draw ...more

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