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How To: Do the king's Indian defense vs. queen's pawn in chess

This explores Bobby Fischer's opening strategies versus various openings. This video looks at his tactical use of the King's Indian Defense against a Queen's pawn game. Of particular interest is Fischer's strength in maintaining the tension of the position until an opportunity arises. The match took place in 1971 against Mark Taimanov, with Fischer winning.

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 3-5 hours to play.

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 the early-1700s, with many different variations, most of which retain the basic game structure and sixteen pieces that each player controls.

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, three against two, any combination). The board is divided into 3/4" squares. The unique feature of this board is the four holding trays for the playing gems. First decide who will start. The starting player places a gem at ...

How To: Play chess like a pro

Anyone can play chess if they have the right training and in this three part video series The Grob Chess Club shows you how to move up to Class E (rated 1000-1199). This tutorial is great for everyone from beginners through people rated under 200.

How To: Use the Sicilian Dragon opening in a chess game

Learn how to play chess with 2005 Missouri Scholastic Chess Champion Joseph Garnier. If you know nothing of the board game, then you might want to check out this video tutorial. Actually, you need to know a little bit about the game. You really need to know how to play chess, because this is an advanced lesson. You'll learn about an advanced opening called the Sicilian Dragon. You could learn the tricks to using this opening for tournament play, and learn how to win.

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 could play. Now, Chinese chess is available in a set in which the pieces are identified by symbols on one side and Chinese characters on the reverse side so that anyone can enjoy this challenging strategy game.

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.

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.

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 first moving you pawn that is in front of your king. You will then move the kings bishop diagonal until it is in front of the queens bishop. You will then place the queen diagonal three spaces. From there you are setup ...

How To: Play the game of backgammon

Backgammon is played on a board with 24 triangles called points, the board it's divided in 4 quadrants and it's separate, 2 for one player and 2 for another player. At the beginning of the game each player have 15 checkers that is placed on the quadrant the player owns, each player have the checkers with different colors. And each player uses two dices to start the game. The objective of the game is to bears all your checkers off before you hold it, you cannot do this until all tour checkers ...