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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.

How To: Play Settlers of Catan board game

Gom Gaylor and Frarque Meissen introduce the Settlers of Catan board game. They go over some simple strategies for winning the popular game. This is said to outpace Monopoly in adoption rates and popularity! This was the board game of the year in 1995. The US has been slow to adopt it, but now they play lots. They discuss the game pieces, rules and strategies.

How To: Use impasse on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate becomes unavoidable.

How To: Play the board game Aquaretto

Check out this video tutorial from Obsessed Board Gamers to see how to play the board game Aquaretto. You will get an introduction to what's inside the box of Aquaretto and how to play it. Aquaretto is the third game in the Coloretto and Zooleretto series, but is it the best one?

How To: Play the block-like board game Blokus

If you like video games (not just board games) like Tetris, Puzzle Quest, Tetrisphere, Columns, Dr. Mario and Wario's Woods, you'll probably enjoy the board game Blokus. Obsessed Board Gamers takes you through this video tutorial to show you what's inside the box of Blokus and how to play it.

How To: Play the constructive board game Rumis

As a kid, you always liked to be constructive, building with Legos and Lincoln Logs, and at one point you even got into playing the strategic, building block, video game Tetris. Why not go back to the gold old days and find a new game of today similar to those of your young years, like Rumis?

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 be a fan of the World of Warcraft computer game in order to enjoy this hands on version.

How To: Play the board game Jamaica

Welcome to Obsessed Board Gamers! This video tutorial will give you and introduction to a fun board game called Jamaica, from GameWorks. You'll see what's inside the box of this lighthearted pirate board game, and you'll see how to play it.

How To: Setup and play the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate becomes unavoidable.

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 the board game Go

You know how to play the board game Go, but not really. You just started, you're a beginner, you know nothing of this game that originated in China. You know nothing of strategy, you know nothing of defense, you know nothing about winning the Go game. Sometimes, you can't even figure out how to move those white and black stones on the Go board, but don't you fret, you might just be able to help yourself out...

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 pieces of hardware, a found table, and common household chemicals.

How To: Checkmate your chess opponent more dramatically

This is Chess Magic, folks. Watch this video tutorial to see how to checkmate your chess opponent more dramatically. Basic checkmates are presented with the aim of setting the stage for a fantastic idea of a more dramatic mate. Then, watch to see three fantastic positions with the corridor mate. Nobody said you had to be a chess Grandmaster. but you can't be an idiot either.

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.