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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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : Checkmate your chess opponent in six moves

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess. Just watch this video tutorial to learn how to play like the masters. This chess problem composed in 1910 by Nissl is one of the most beautiful chess problems ever. White gives a checkmate in just six moves. This is ...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 World of Warcraft : the Adventure Game

At almost twenty pounds (or so it seems), World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game may just be the biggest board game ever. Check out this video tutorial from Obsessed Board Gamers to get an introduction to what's inside the box and how to play it. You'll also see if you need to ...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 : 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 : Prepare and use a Ouija board properly

This introductory tutorial video offers instructions on how to get the most out of a Ouija board. Beginning with casting a circle, it covers the use of protective herbs and symbols, the importance of having water to offer to the spirits and a candle to focus energy, how to inv ...more

How To : Make a gaming board for Warhammmer

This new video shows you step-by-step on how to make a Warhammer gaming board. Stop by your local hardware store and pick up a sheet of 1/2 inch plywood. They usually come on 8'x4' sections, so you may need them to cut the sheet in half. Buy four 8'long 1x2's for the framing ...more

How To : Play the marble pyramid game

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play marble pyramid. This is a 2 player game. Each player has 15 marbles. Players simply take turns placing the marbles onto the field. When 4 marbles form a square, a player is able to place a marble in the center to raise the marb ...more

How To : Play xiangqi, also known as Chinese chess

Chinese chess is the world’s most popular board game. Chinese chess, also known as xiangqi, has been played throughout East Asia for over 1000 years. The playing pieces have traditionally been identified using Chinese characters, so only those who could read Chinese characters ...more

How To : Play the board game "El Grande"

Check out this video review of the board game "El Grande." El Grande is a game for two to five players. Set in 15th century Spain, each player attempts to extend his or her influence over as many regions of Spain as possible.

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 Indonesia

Board game enthusiast Scott Nicholson reviews a new game each week showing you the pieces and rules of play, as well and demonstrating the game with friends. This weeks game, Indonesia, is about producing and shipping goods, dealing with mergers and acquisitions, and will take ...more

How To : Master chess notation

Becoming a chess master is very hard to do, and one of the most important things you need to learn is chess notation. Chess notation will help you study great chess games and learn classic moves and strategies. Check out this video and start studying, and who knows? You may be ...more

How To : Play Dungeons and Dragons

Fantasize about role playing? One of the most popular venues for role playing medieval fantasy is the board game, Dungeons and Dragons. Get a group of three or four together and have a blast! You Will Need: • A Dungeons and Dragons group • A Player's Handbook • Pencil and ...more

How To : Make a homemade fridge checkers game

For too long the family refrigerator has had to endure a boring existence. Merely a place to store food and the occasional family photo, its place as an enduring destination for family entertainment has been overlooked for too long! The Homemade Game Guru hosts this video tut ...more

How To : Play from the Saavedra position in endgame chess

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you how to play from the Saavedra position in endgame chess. White plays and wins, but remember to look for the best defense for black. Your rook and kings will get a workout, but if you do it right, you might just get out of a chess jam ...more

How To : Play Mancala

Math skills and strategic planning are essential to winning this ancient African game. You Will Need * A mancala game board * Two players * 48 game pieces – or, "stones" Step 1: Set up Place the mancala board lengthwise between two players and put four stones in each of the 1 ...more

How To : Win chess with the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian Defense

Let Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teach you how to play a game of chess in this chess video tutorial. This chess position is from the game Radjabov vs Anand of the 2006 Blitz World Championship. White wins in the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian Defense. To do this chess move, there ...more

How To : Play the Philidor position in a chess endgame

This chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to use an important postition in rook endgmaes. It's important to know the Philidor Position which shows the easiest way to draw as the weaker side in R + P (rook and pawn) vs. R (rook). Black pl ...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 : 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 the mainline Stonewall defense in chess

The move order 1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nf6 3.Bd3 e6 4.Nd2 c5 5.c3 Bd6 is very annoying because it discourages the key move f2-f4. Instead, White should play a different opening. He can enter a reversed Meran Defense with 6.dxc5, or a Colle System with 6.Ngf3. Matt talks a little bit abo ...more

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