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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 : 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 : 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 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 : Win the chess game with an invincible rook

Yes, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk is here to teach you how to play a game of chess. Just watch this chess video tutorial to see how to win the chess game with an invincible Rook. It shows the endgame of Steinitz vs Van Bardeleben, in Hastings (1895). White plays and wins. ...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 : 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 : Play the seven steps to nirvana in a game of chess

Check out this chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, presented by guest star Almira Skripchenko. Here, you will see the end of the game Robert Fontaine vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, in Aix-les-Bains (2007). It's Black's move, and he has to find a way to ...more

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 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 : 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 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 : 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

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 Heroscape

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, Heroscape, is about buying and fighting with miniatures for kids and adults put out by Milton Bradley.

News : Craft a Steampunk chess set

We love these Gomi Style guys. Creators of past sensations like the cardboard chair and aqua mirror, here they come with a new inspiration. Steampunk! Steampunk can be traced back to the mid-80s cyberpunk movement out of Silicone Valley. Steampunk enthusiasts make all sorts c ...more

How To : Play the board and card game Cloud 9

Do you like games like Monopoly, Risk, Stratego, Dungeons and Dragons, Chess, Checkers, Uno, Battleship and Connect Four? If so, this board/card game could be next for you. Check out this video tutorial on how to play the board game Cloud 9 with designer Aaron Weissblum. Wha ...more

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

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 : See the power of the knight outpost in chess

It's 1956 and Isaac Boleslavsky just played Georgy Lisitsin. What happened? Well, see for yourself, but I'll let you know this - you'll see the power of the knight outpost on d5. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.O-O-O Nxd4 10.Bxd4 ...more

How To : Play backgammon

Backgammon, a classic game for two players, is won by rolling dice in order to remove playing pieces from the game board. Luck of the dice plays a large role in winning the race to remove game pieces. Much like checkers or chess, there are tournaments worldwide. Part 1 of 15 - ...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

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 Puerto Rico, the board game

Play the top-ranked strategy board game Puerto Rico (yes, Puerto Rico), with Scott. Who knew games could be so fun, or hard to explain. But try it out, cause maybe you're just getting tired of Monopoly.

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 : 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 Pente (Pentagon) marble game

In this Games video tutorial you will learn how to play the Pente (Pentagon) marble game. It's a game of skill and strategy played on a 14" square hardwood game board. It can be comfortably played by 2 people or two teams. Teams do not have to be balanced (two against one, thr ...more

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