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These articles are the most popular over the last month.



Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:13:33 +0000

 



How to Play Mancala - Directions and Rules

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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 Win at Mancala

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



How To Play Checkers - Standard U.S. Rules

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Playing Mancala Online

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



A Quick Guide to Playing the Board Game 'Clue'

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



The 10 Best Trivia Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Basic Strategies for Winning at Checkers

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



10 Winning Strategies for Clue

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



How to Play Go

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



The Top 10 Games for Family Gatherings

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Clever Ways to Use the Letter Q in Scrabble

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Fun Traditional Card Games for Families

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Learn the Basics of Battleship with This Easy...

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



5 Oldest Classic Board Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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,



How to Play 'Spades' with 2 People

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Trivial Pursuit

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



8 Fun Word Games to Keep You Entertained

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Review of Wits & Wagers Trivia Game

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



The Best Dice Games For Quick and Light Fun

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Best Party Board and Card Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



All You Need to Know about Scrabble

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



The Best Solitaire Card Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.






Greatest Mystery and Deduction Board Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Win Battleship with These Basic Strategies

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



How to Play Scrabble and Words With Friends...

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



5 Great Harry Potter Board Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



The Complete Guide to Monopoly

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Three Thirteen - Rummy Card Game - Complete Rules

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Monopoly FAQs

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



How to Play Klondike Solitaire or Fascination

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



How to Play Three-Handed Euchre

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Learn to Play Backgammon With This Easy Guide

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



The Best Spy-themed Board and Card Games.

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



The Complete Guide to Clue - Resources for...

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



10 Great Board Games Everyone Should Own

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



All You Need to Know in Order to Play Pandemic

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Learn How to Play the Card Game Euchre

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Learn the Rules for the Classic Card Game Rummy

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



How to Play Mahjong - Complete Rules

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Salvo - Complete Rules for Battleships Game

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



5 Simple Strategies to Win Backgammon

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Free and Entertaining Games for Large Groups

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Free Online Board Games Worth Playing

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



The Complete Guide to Checkers

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Pandemic - Review of the Cooperative Board Game

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Five Easy Ways to Improve at Texas Hold 'Em Poker

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Top 10 Most Visited Monopoly Properties

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Top 10 Coolest Editions of Monopoly

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Tips and Hints to Help You Win at Monopoly

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Play Pyramid Solitaire with This Simple Guide

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Top Press Your Luck Board Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Learn How to Play the Card Game Hearts

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Monopoly Free Parking: How Money Do I Win?

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Become a Scrabble Champ with These Handy Word...

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



What Beats What? Poker Hands Ranked from...

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Two-Handed Euchre - Card Game Rules

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Learn to Play the Card Game Crazy Eights

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Is Your Old Monopoly Game Worth a Lot of Money?

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Foolproof Strategies to Help You Win at Connect 4

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



The Best Football-themed Board Games Ever...

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Learn How to Play the Card Game Spades

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



How to Use a Backgammon Doubling Cube

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Your Quick Guide to Playing the Card Game Pitch

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Here's Every 2-Letter Word Acceptable in Scrabble

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



All Aboard! Learn to Play Mexican Train Dominoes

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Great Tips for Winning at Scrabble and Words...

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



6-Sided Dice: The Most Common Rolls

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Need a Game for Your Next Party? Try Categories

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Smarty Party

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



How to Play the Card Game Oh Hell

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Top 5 Auction Board Games to Enjoy

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



How to Play Canfield Solitaire

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Learn How to Play Spit with These Easy Rules

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



Basic Strategy Tips for Texas Hold'Em Poker

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

Learning some basic strategies and general rules will go a long way toward making sure you can at least hold your own in a friendly game.



Why You Should Play Time's Up at Your Next Party

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

Need a game for your next party? Time's Up is a fun twist on charades, using words, sounds and motions to get your team to guess celebrities.



Complete Rules for Yukon Solitaire

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

The complete rules for the card game Yukon Solitaire.



Play Dominion with This Simple Guide

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



How to Play the Card Game 'Go Boom'

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



The 5 Best Traditional Card Games for Kids

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



What's the Mystery of Clue: Secrets & Spies...

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

A profile of the board game Clue: Secrets & Spies, published by Hasbro in 2009. The aim is to complete meetings and missions before being uncovered.



Learn How to Play Gin Rummy with This Easy Guide

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.



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

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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



Ways to Improve Monopoly By Playing Differently

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

Suggestions on how to improve the game Monopoly, which is often played by incorrect rules. Read about the most often ignored rules, and others to try.



Top Train Board Games and Card Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

These games, several of which focus on the business aspect of railroads, are my picks for the best train games.



The Best Ticket to Ride Games

2017-02-22T11:13:33Z

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.