Hot Board Games How-Tos

How To: Play "Give and Take"

In this introductory video series you will learn all the rules on “Give & Take” and tips on how to attack and win at the game. You will also learn how to practice and master the game from nothing so that the next time you play you'll be able to no only teach others but defeat them as well.

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: Play Hoity Toity

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, Adel Verpflichtet or Hoity Toity, is about choosing actions and collecting artwork; and is a very involved game overall.

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...

How To: Checkmate an opponent in four moves with School's Mate

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to checkmate an opponent in four moves in Chess. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Begin by moving your pawn to E4. Then on your next turn move the bishop to C4 to attack F7. Now move the queen to A5, which also attacks F7. Finish by moving the queen to F7. This is an automatic checkmate because the opponent will lose the king in either way. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy playing board games such as Chess, and would like ...

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 and win in two moves taught by a 6 year old

In this how-to video, you will learn how to win at Chess in two moves. First, you will need a chessboard. Pawns go up twice at the start or once. They attack diagonally. Otherwise they just go up once. The castle, or rook, go up and down or side to side. The bishop goes diagonally in both directions. The knight moves in an L shape in any direction. The queen can go sideways, diagonally, forward, and backward. The king can move only once space at a time. Once the board is set up, you are ready...

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: 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 the next Bobby Fischer.

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 ...

How To: Play the board game Go

If your looking for a break from monopoly and checkers, try your hand at the ancient Chinese board game Go. Go is a strategic board game in which you must try to surround a vacant point on the board with your stones and avoid getting your stones tied up by your opponent.

How To: Do the double bishop sacrifice in chess

This is a quick run through of a chess game or sequence of moves called the DOUBLE BISHOP SACRIFICE first played in Amsterdam by Lasker and Bauer in 1899. Basically it illustrates a move that resembles the moves of a "bird". Basically, the player demonstrates a series of moves in sequence as well as unorthodox moves. The player shows us the patterns and motives of each of the chess pieces. He also explains alternate moves and the intentions of each of the sides.

How To: Play the Ruy Lopez opening in chess

In this video shows a very informative chess match between Richard Retie and Capablanca. This video teaches a viewer various different strategies for an avid chess player or a beginner go hone his skills in a match. The video is narrated and shows the match as it plays out as well as several other possibilities the players could of taken as well as reasoning as to why certain positions were or were not taken. This video is a great learning tool for anyone interested in increasing their strate...

How To: Learn to play chess

In this video, the presenter takes you through all the pieces in turn, showing how each piece moves on the board. For example, the bishop can only move diagonally. Then, the presenter goes through some basic strategies, such as not sacrificing a queen to capture a rook, as a queen is worth more points. Finally, he shows you how to set the board up, where each piece is placed at the beginning. By watching this video you will have learned the rudimentary basics of playing chess.

How To: Mate with two bishops and a king in Chess

This video teaches you how to mate with two bishops and a king when playing check. Instead of using just a king, here you'll see how to keep your bishops together and eventually pin the opponents king up against the wall. You'll learn how to properly line your bishops and always moving in the direction of your king. This is a step by step tutorial on how to psych out your oppenent with a few tricks to check mate at your next chess game.

How To: Play Othello or Reversi

Othello, also known as Reversi, is played with two players, each representing a color on the board. The rules are simple, but strategy is what will help you win. Watch this video to learn how to play Othello or Reversi.