Hot Board Games How-Tos

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 cannot be heavy on the table - you need to keep everything light. First, you should ask if 'anyone is here' when using the board. A response can take even 20 minutes or even longer. You have to be patient. If you are not...

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 board. To play, simply jump one marble over another and place it into the tray. Continue jumping over the marbles until there is only one marble on the field. If you end up with more than one marble, you lose. This video...

How To: Play Farkle, a game of five dice

Mr. Trailer gives instructions on how to play a fun game called Farkle. Players will need five dice. He recommends casino dice which come in a pack of five. First roll the dice to see who goes first. The objective is to get ones, fives, triples, or straights. You have to get 650 to get on the board. Keep score on paper to keep track. Once you get on the board you can "stay" or roll again. Triples are 100 x the number. For example three 6's would be 600, a 1 would be 100, etc. Mr. Trailer has ...

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 marble level. Players continue placing and stacking the marbles until it forms into a pyramid. The player with the last marble on top wins the game. Players are also able to stack using their marbles from the field. This vid...

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 mind and good intentions when you go in to use the board. There also must be no secrets between the friends playing and you should not have a friend that is not trustworthy. This will keep evil spirits out. Always have m...

How To: Use the technique called enfilade in chess

Enfilade is a concept in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire. Well, the same concept applies in a game of chess. Check out this video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk that shows you how to use the technique called enfilade. This chess position was taken from a 1737 chess book. White plays and wins by playing the rook and sacrificing it. See how the endgame of chess is really played.

How To: Play Friedrich

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, Friedrich, is a war game taking place in Prussia where each player has their own set of objectives.

How To: Use a sliding shot to hit the center of the Bey Stadium in Beyblade

A standard straight up and down Beyblade launch usually sends your Beyblade spinning around the edge of the Bey Stadium. If your opponent's Beyblade is in the center of the stadium this means that you will lose a lot of power before you hit them and probably lose the round. This video will show you how you can angle your launcher to do a sliding shot that will cross the middle of the stadium and win you more Beyblade.

How To: Win a game of Candyland

Although Candyland is a game of pure luck in a sense you can still increase your chances of winning. In this video you will get some tips on decreasing some bad draws from the card deck and getting yourself to victory!

How To: Play the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game. To get started, you will most likely join an existing group, which is the easiest way to get started. You will be part of a story and have different adventures, depending on how your group is ran. You will need to have a full set of dice to play this, then go through the different adventures on the game. You will also need a character sheet to play and your player's handbook. Make your character, and pick all o...

How To: Make your own board game for 99 cents

In this tutorial, we learn how to make your own board game for 99 cents. First, trace out a name onto the board spelling out each letter. After this, break the letters down into different spaces, and color code them for different moves on the board. Write down the key for the colors underneath the name so you know what the colors mean. After this, draw the name onto a piece of paper, measuring out everything so all the spaces are the same size. Then, color in the spots on the board. Next, use...

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