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These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:09:00 +0000

 



How to Play Mancala - Directions and Rules

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Learn the complete rules of the standard two-rank Mancala variant, which is also known as Kalah. This is an ancient board game.



How To Play Checkers - Standard U.S. Rules

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Checkers, also called Draughts in most countries, has been traced back to the 1300s, though it may indeed stretch further into history than that.



How to Win at Mancala

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

This collection of Mancala basic strategy tips covers everything from the opening move, to avoiding capture, to why you want to leave your last hole open.



A Quick Guide to Playing the Board Game 'Clue'

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

This article offers an explanation of everything you need to learn how to play Clue if you have the board game but have lost the rules.



Basic Strategies for Winning at Checkers

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

This article offers a strategy guide for the beginner who wants to learn how to win at Checkers, including positioning and kinged checkers.



The 10 Best Trivia Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

When Trivial Pursuit burst onto the scene in the 1980s, it seemed like an entire genre of games was born. But, in my view at least, Trivial Pursuit isn't the best trivia game. Here are my picks for the best.



10 Winning Strategies for Clue

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

These basic Clue strategies offer hints on how best to travel the board, make suggestions, and use the cards in your hand.



Learn the Basics of Battleship with This Easy...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

An article explaining the basic rules of Battleship, the two-player board game by Milton Bradley / Hasbro.



Clever Ways to Use the Letter Q in Scrabble

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Legal Scrabble (and Words With Friends) words which use the letter Q without U. Learning these words is a key to being a better Scrabble player.



The Top 10 Games for Family Gatherings

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

When you get the family together, it can be difficult to choose a game to play. Any of the games on this list would be a solid choice.



Fun Traditional Card Games for Families

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A list of the best fun and traditional card games for families. All of these games can be played with a standard 52-card deck.



Before You Ante Up, Learn the Standard Poker...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

When playing any game that involves chips as currency, it's vital to know what each chip is worth. The lists here show each chip color's standard value.



How to Play 'Spades' with 2 People

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Spades is a very popular trick-taking card game, normally played by two partnerships.This version of Spades is for two players.



Spoons, Pig, Tongue: Whatever You Call This...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Spoons is a clever card game that can be played by children and adults together. This card game also goes by the names Pig and Tongue,



The Best Solitaire Card Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

See the picks for the best solitaire card games when you have no one to play cards with, including Klondike, Pyramid, Golf, Poker, Accordion, and more.



All You Need to Know about Scrabble

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The Complete Guide to Scrabble is a lists resources for Scrabble players, which includes word lists, strategy tips, videos, and more.



8 Fun Word Games to Keep You Entertained

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Games that focus on words have a special place in my heart. These are my favorites--the one's I'm always ready to play on a moment's notice.



Trivial Pursuit

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A profile of the board game Trivial Pursuit, judged to be one of the most historically and culturally significant games published since 1800.



The Best Dice Games For Quick and Light Fun

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Dice games, by their very nature, tend to rely much more on luck than skill. That's one of the reasons people love them so much. Here are some favorites.



Review of Wits & Wagers Trivia Game

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A review of the trivia/party game Wits & Wagers, first published in 2005 by North Star Games.



5 Great Harry Potter Board Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books spawned a series of board games, with some better than others. Here are my picks for the best five of the bunch.



Best Party Board and Card Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The goal of party games is to have a good time. Here are our top games from Apples to Apples and Barbarossa, that are guaranteed to have you in stitches.



How to Play Scrabble and Words With Friends...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

If you want to play the classic word game Scrabble, Words With Friends, or similar games online, this feature points you where you need to go.



Clue / Cluedo

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A profile of the deduction game Clue / Cluedo, judged to be one of the most historically and culturally significant games published since 1800.



Greatest Mystery and Deduction Board Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Mystery and deduction board games and card games are among my favorites. Here are my picks for the top mystery games.



Win Battleship with These Basic Strategies

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Strategy tips for players who want to learn how to win at Battleship. A collection of strategies for both placement of ships and firing of shots.



Best Board Games & Card Games for 7 or More...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

When you have a lot of players who want to play the same game, it can be a challenge. These are my picks for the best games which accommodate seven or more.



5 Oldest Classic Board Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

These games are the classic classics - board games that have been played for centuries. They have elegant rules, depth, and continue to delight players.



How to Play Klondike Solitaire or Fascination

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for Klondike Solitaire, a card game also known as Fascination or Demon Patience.



Salvo - Complete Rules for Battleships Game

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for Salvo, also known as Battleships. You only need a paper and a pencil to play this game if necessary.



Three Thirteen - Rummy Card Game - Complete Rules

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The goal of Three Thirteen is to use the cards in your hand to form sets and runs, accumulating the fewest possible points over 11 rounds of gameplay.



The Complete Guide to Monopoly

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The Complete Guide to Monopoly includes rules, strategy tips, variants, a FAQ, and more.



Learn How to Play the Card Game Euchre

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules of Euchre, a popular and relatively simple trick-taking card game played by two sets of partners.



Do You Know How Many Letter Tiles Are in...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Learn how many tiles are in a scrabble game, along with the letter-by-letter breakdown showing how many of each tile are included.



Learn to Play Backgammon With This Easy Guide

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Backgammon can trace its roots back to the ancient Egyptian game of Senet and the Mesopotamian game The Royal Game of Ur. Here are the rules



How to Play Three-Handed Euchre

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules of three-handed Euchre, a popular and relatively simple trick-taking card game also known as Cutthroat.



The Best Spy-themed Board and Card Games.

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Spy games give us a chance to do something we're quite unlikely to do in real life -- participate in espionage.



10 Great Board Games Everyone Should Own

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

If my game collection could only include 10 board games and card games, these are the games I would choose.



How to Host a Texas Holdem Poker Party with...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Do you want to host a Texas Holdem Poker party? Follow these tips and you're almost certain to have a good time.



Monopoly FAQs

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Read this FAQ for the board game Monopoly before you pass Go or go to Jail.



Learn the Rules for the Classic Card Game Rummy

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Rummy is really a family of card games, but the rules here are for the most basic of the Rummy games and a good introduction for the entire family.



Top 10 Most Visited Monopoly Properties

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A look at the top 10 most visited properties in the board game Monopoly.



How to Play Mahjong - Complete Rules

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Basic rules for the popular game Mah Jongg, also known as Mahjong. This summary covers the basic Mahjong rules which apply to most variants.



Ante Up and Learn How to Play Texas Hold 'Em...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Texas Hold 'Em is the version of poker played in many casinos and seen in major televised tournaments. These are the basic rules for Texas Hold 'Em Poker.



5 Simple Strategies to Win Backgammon

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

An article explaining how to win at Backgammon. A brief exploration of the five basic Backgammon strategies, and how to use them.



All You Need to Know in Order to Play Pandemic

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A guide to the cooperative board game Pandemic, where players work together to try to stop a deadly pandemic from spreading across the world map.



No Vowels, No Problem: Scrabble Words with Only...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

If you're playing Scrabble (or Words With Friends), and you get stuck with a rack full of consonants, knowing these words will be extremely helpful.



The Complete Guide to Clue - Resources for...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The Complete Guide to the board game Clue - also known as Cluedo - includes strategy tips, the history of Clue, and more.



Free Online Board Games Worth Playing

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

There's a lot available for free on the Internet -- including board games. Here are my picks for the best free board games available over the Web.



Monopoly FAQ: Can I Still Collect Rent When I'm...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

An answer to the question: Can I collect rent from other players while I'm in Jail?



What Beats What? Poker Hands Ranked from...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Standard Poker hands are ranked here in order of strength, from the strongest hand to the weakest.



Playing Mancala Online

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Information about, and links to, places you can play the ancient board game Mancala online.



Top 10 Coolest Editions of Monopoly

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Dozens upon dozens of Monopoly editions have been published; these are my picks for the coolest, incorporating a new theme and even some new rules.



Learn How to Play the Card Game Hearts

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for Hearts, a trick-taking game in which you want to avoid taking certain tricks.



Play Pyramid Solitaire with This Simple Guide

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Pyramid is a solitaire card game with very simple rules. It takes just a few minutes to play each hand. Learn how to play here.



The Complete Guide to Checkers

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The Complete Guide to Checkers includes rules, strategy tips, and more. This game is also called Draughts, which has been traced back to the 1300s.



Pandemic - Review of the Cooperative Board Game

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A review of the cooperative board game Pandemic, including an overview of the good and bad points of Pandemic, and cooperative board games in general.



Where Did the Mancala Game Come From - the...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A profile of the ancient board game Mancala. This count-and-capture game has variations worldwide, but its Arabic name gives a clue as to its origin.



Five Easy Ways to Improve at Texas Hold 'Em Poker

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Texas Hold 'Em Poker is a game that rewards good play. Follow these rules to increase your chances of winning.



Top Press Your Luck Board Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Here are the picks for the top press-your-luck board games and dice games. These include Incan Gold, Cloud 9, Pass the Pigs, and more.



Two-Handed Euchre - Card Game Rules

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules of Two-Handed Euchre, a popular and relatively simple trick-taking card game for two players.



Learn to Play the Children's Card Game 'Go Fish'

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The rules for Go Fish, a children's card game also known as Fish, for two to six players. Also included are a couple of variations to mix things up.



Become a Scrabble Champ with These Handy Word...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A collection of word lists for players who want to step up their game at Scrabble or Words With Friends.



Free and Entertaining Games for Large Groups

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

These free games can be played right now with a large group, requiring only paper and pencils, and perhaps a deck of cards.



Foolproof Strategies to Help You Win at Connect 4

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Unlike Tic-Tac-Toe, which most people know how to play without losing, Connect 4 involves slightly more strategy. Learn more.



Monopoly Free Parking: How Money Do I Win?

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

An answer to the question: How much money do I win for landing on Free Parking in the Monopoly board game?



Learn How to Play the Card Game Spades

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Spades is a very popular trick-taking game played by two partnerships. Learn the rules and how to play here.



How to Play Go

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Basic Rules for Go, the ancient abstract strategy game. This quick summary will teach you how to play Go.



Learn to Play the Card Game Crazy Eights

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Crazy Eights, also known as Eights and as Swedish Rummy, is a distant relative of Rummy. Learn how to play here.



Your Quick Guide to Playing the Card Game Pitch

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for the card game Pitch, also known as Auction Pitch or Setback.



The Best Football-themed Board Games Ever...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

These are my picks for the very best football-themed (American football) board games ever published.



All Aboard! Learn to Play Mexican Train Dominoes

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for Mexican Train Dominoes, also known as Trains.



Here's Every 2-Letter Word Acceptable in Scrabble

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Legal Scrabble (and Words With Friends) two-letter words. Learning these words is a key to being a better Scrabble player.



Tips and Hints to Help You Win at Monopoly

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Simple tips anyone can use to improve your chances of winning the board game Monopoly.



Great Tips for Winning at Scrabble and Words...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Simple tips anyone can use to improve your chances of winning a game of Scrabble, or a game of Words With Friends.



Is Your Old Monopoly Game Worth a Lot of Money?

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Not long after the game began production, more than 20,000 games were being published each week, so the remaining supply is big enough to keep prices down.



6-Sided Dice: The Most Common Rolls

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The probabilities for rolling two six-sided dice, which is useful knowledge when playing many board games, including Monopoly.



Quick and Easy Guide to Playing the Card Game I...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for the card game I Doubt It, a fun card game that's great for children and adults to play together.



5 Hands You Should Never Play in Texas Holdem...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

If you're playing Texas Hold 'Em Poker and you get dealt one of these hands, there are extremely few circumstances in which you should play them.



How to Play the Card Game Oh Hell

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Oh Hell is a simple trick-taking card game that nonetheless presents good opportunity for strategic play.



Complete Rules for Yukon Solitaire

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for the card game Yukon Solitaire.



How to Play Canfield Solitaire

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for the card game Canfield Solitaire. This game is difficult to win, building up all four foundations to 13 cards from the tableau.



How to Win at Pyramid Solitaire

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Advice on when to quit the game before you start, and when to remove cards, for players who want to learn how to win at pyramid solitaire.



How to Use a Backgammon Doubling Cube

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

How to use a backgammon doubling cube. It brings a significant amount of additional strategy to the game, and is widely used by serious players.



Need a Game for Your Next Party? Try Categories

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for Categories, a party game for 3 or more players that can be played with paper and pencils.



Authors - Card Game Rules

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for the card game Authors, which is essentially a slightly advanced version of Go Fish.



The 5 Best Traditional Card Games for Kids

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Here are my picks for the best traditional card games for children. All of these games can be played with a standard 52-card deck.



How to Play the Card Game 'Go Boom'

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for the family card game Go Boom, which can be played by 2 to 12 players, using one or two decks depending on the players.



Top 5 Auction Board Games to Enjoy

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Auction games require players to bid against one another to obtain the things they need to win. Here are picks for the best five ever published.



Play Dominion with This Simple Guide

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

An explanation of the basic rules of Dominion, the card game. This article gives a basic overview of how to play Dominion.



Learn How to Play Gin Rummy with This Easy Guide

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

According to Hoyle's Rules of Games, Gin Rummy was invented in the early 1900s by Elwood T. Baker of New York. Here are the complete rules.



Play the Card Game Spit with This Easy Guide

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Stratego is played on a 10x10 grid. Players have an army of pieces with hidden values, which they move around to capture the flag of the other player.



Cards You Should Pass in the Beginning of Hearts

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Read some suggestions on basic passing strategy for the card game Hearts with what cards to pass in each suit, and special considerations.



You Can Use These Vowel-Heavy 5-Letter Words in...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Learning certain categories of words, such as these vowel-heavy five-letter words, is critical to becoming a better Scrabble player.



Learn How to Play Spit with These Easy Rules

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Spit, a card game also known as Speed or Slam, is very fast-paced game and it could result in damage to the cards -- so don't use your best deck.



The Best Ticket to Ride Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A look at the best editions of the Ticket to Ride board games, one of the most popular games in the world published by Alan R. Moon.



Win Ticket to Ride with These Simple Strategy...

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A few basic strategy tips for the board game Ticket to Ride. These beginner's strategies will help players who want to learn how to win at Ticket to Ride.



Chicken Foot Dominoes Rules

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

The complete rules for Chicken Foot Dominoes, which is part of the same family of games that includes Mexican Train.



Smarty Party

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

A review of the trivia game Smarty Party, published by R&R Games.



5 Fun Storytelling Games

2016-12-09T11:09:00Z

Telling a good story is truly an art, and these games are my picks for the best storytelling games. They challenge you to weave a good tale.