Check out this video review of the board game "El Grande." El Grande is a game for two to five players. Set in 15th century Spain, each player attempts to extend his or her influence over as many regions of Spain as possible.
Check out this video review of the board game "Puerto Rico." Puerto Rico needs between three and five players. When you choose your role in Puerto Rico, you want it to benefit you more than your opponents.
Learn how to play the Tigris and Euphrates board game with this how-to video. This how-to video features Tigris and Euphrates designer, Dr. Reiner Knizia. The Tigris and Euphrates are not just rivers in the Middle East, you know.
Check out this instructional video on how to play the German 2007 game of the year, Zooloretto. (No, you don't have to know German to play Zooloretto). You play Zooloretto with coins that come in the box.
Learn to play the board game "Plunder" with tips from this how-to video. To play Plunder, you need six players at the most. It is targeted mostly toward adults but even kids as young as eight like to plunder.
Check out this how-to video to play "Arkham Horror," the board game. You need between one and eight players. The game lasts eight hours! Wow! You play "Arkham Horror" with investigator sheets.
This how-to video provides a brief overview of the popular board game, Settlers of Catan. Learn how to play Settlers of Catan from Tim. You get to handle all kinds of fun things with Settlers of Catan.
Check out this video review of the 2-player abstract strategy game, Hive. Also, watch this how-to for tips on actually playing Hive. Oh la la! Hive is great if you like bees.
Check out this how-to video to play the board game "Goa." Goa is for two to four players and lasts for ninety minutes. In Goa, each character takes on the role of a 16th century Portuguese spice trader (pretty specific, huh?) To win, you have to be the most efficient at growing your spice export business.
Play the new co-operative game Pandemic with tips from this how-to video (no, the game Pandemic has nothing to do with Valentines Day, but don't hearts and flowers always remind you of communicable diseases?).
Here is a video introduction and review of a strategy game, it's Ingenious (no, really--the game is called Ingenious). This Ingenious game is for one to four brains, or players (depending on how you prefer to see it).
Learn how to play the newest LDS card game by James H. Fullmer by watching this video. This quick start tutorial is a fun way to get right into the game. This board game video will take you through the basics of: set-up, card structure, and game play. Role-playing doesn't get any more fun!
Check out this clip courtesy of National Geographic Channel's new series, What Would Happen If? You could be a master of the board game Monopoly (or at least the UK version of Monopoly) just by watching this video tutorial. Money and hotels and jail spells fun!
Have you ever heard of Jamaica? Of course you have. It's that island right next to Cuba and Haiti. Well, that's not really what I'm talking about though. I'm talking about the board game Jamaica. This video series will show you how to play the board game with a presentation of the playing cards, the game round, the action types, combat, cost of spaces, penury, treasures, and the end of the game.
CongaLineBuffet presents, How to win Guess Who? the board game... in one move. Need a hint: MiltonBradley might be racist.
Do you like chess? Well, you just might like this board game: Ricochet Robots. What is that, you ask. Good question, very good question.
This video teaches the basics of chess and puts you on the path to being a great chess player. It focuses on the functions of the pieces and the object of the game.
See in this Italian Game lesson how to do the Two Knights Defense and the Hungarian Defense in your game of chess. Come on, you know you need to watch this. Everyone should watch this. Everyone who wants to be good at chess anyway.
In this Italian Game tutorial, you'll learn how to do Evans' Gambit in the Giuoco Piano. If you're chess middle game is straggling, you might just want to check this out then.
In this chess lesson, you'll learn how to do Greco's Attack in the Giuoco Piano, in an Italian Game. Everyone chess master should learn this, because you're middle game isn't getting any stronger.
Ever wanted to play an Italian Game? Well, here you can learn it with this introduction to the chess game. You'll see the most common 2nd and 3rd moves for White and Black after 1.e4 e5 from the Masters.
This chess lesson will show you the king pawn openings, not to mention some general ideas and strategy to make you the perfect chess master. What, you're already a master? So you don't think you need this? Everybody needs it.
This two-part chess lesson will get you up to date on the opening terms of the game, along with the positional concepts. This is perfect if you are in need of perfecting your skills.
This chess lesson will show you the most common first moves made by White and Black in Master level games. Not quite a master? Well, that doesn't mean this won't make you better.
Want to "remove the guard" in your chess endgame? Well, look no further, you are saved. Watch this to see how to do the great chess move. An enemy piece may become undefended or underdefended if the piece (or a piece) guarding it is removed (e.g., captured, forced to move away, etc.).
Ever here of the "overworked" defender" chess move? Of course you have, but that doesn't mean you know how to pull it off. See how to do it, right here. A chess piece is overworked when it has more than one defensive job (guarding pieces or squares) to do. Typically, the overworked piece is exploited by capturing one of the pieces it's defending or occupying a square it's defending. This forces it to leave one of its defensive jobs usually resulting in material loss or checkmate.
Need some more chess tactics for your arsenal? Well, why not try out this "skewer" tactic from this video lecture. A skewer is an attack on two pieces on the same line. The opponent moves the more valuable piece exposing an attack on the second piece. The skewer is a reverse cousin to the "pin."
Do you know what a "double attack" is in a chess game? Well, the "knight fork" is basically the same thing; a simultaneous attack of one piece against two opponent pieces. Don't let your opponent win! Use this.
Having trouble with your chess game? Well, try this "double attack" method to do a simultaneous attack of one piece against two opponent pieces. This is also referred to as the "fork."
Are you using the Queen too much, or attacking with one piece at a time, or making mostly pawn moves, or that tricky Knight obsession, or "freeing" the Rook with a side pawn, or are you being a victim of a back row checkmate? Well, watch this video to to avoid these common chess mistakes.
I bet you just can't win a game of chess, can you? You're probably rushing yourself, or not protecting your pieces. Well, in this video, you'll see how to avoid the common chess mistakes, such as moving too fast, giving away chess pieces for nothing (or not protecting your chess pieces), and not castling.
You have a rook and your king left? What do you do? Well, win that endgame, of course. Use this basic checkmate pattern to spar your king and rook against your opponents king -- "Knight Jump" Method.
Are you in the endgame of your chess game? Are you chasing that king around with a couple rooks and your king? Just can't get a checkmate? Well, use this basic checkmate pattern to end the game quick.
So, you know how to move those pesky chess pieces around on the board, and you know how to capture your opponents pieces, now what do you do? How about check, checkmate, and stalemate?
Watch this video if you want to record your moves in a chess game. Using simple chess notation, you will be recording your moves in no time.
You know the basics of moving the game pieces on the board and capturing, now you need to know the special moves of the chess pieces, such as Pawn Promotion, Castling, and En Passant.
Here is a beginner's guide to getting going on this highly addictive online word game, WordSteal. Watch the first video for registering and logging in, the second for creating a game, and the third for joining a 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.
Who wants to play Risk the old fashioned way? No, I don't mean with armies and such, but the board game. Well, what if you wanted to play it on your wall? Then make a big game and build your own pieces, and see how to do it here. Watch the first video for making the board, the second for making the game pieces, and the third video for making the cards and dice.
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.