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Whether you're looking for family board game books or need to brush up on your card skills with poker books, our extensive range of books about indoor games has what you're looking for.

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Indoor Games Books

  • It's All a Game

    Tristan Donovan

    Product Code: CBQUA
    Paperback
    'Timely... wonderfully entertaining' - The Wall Street Journal In It's All A Game renowned games expert Tristan Donovan opens the box on the incredible and often surprising history and psychology of board games. He traces the evolution of the game across cultures, time periods, and continents, from the paranoid Chicago toy genius behind classics like Operation and Mouse Trap, to the role of Monopoly in helping prisoners of war escape the Nazis, and even the scientific use of board games today to teach artificial intelligence how to reason and how to win. With these compelling stories and characters, Donovan ultimately reveals why board games have captured hearts and minds all over the world for generations.
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  • The Moves that Matter

    Jonathan Rowson

    Product Code: CBPWR
    Hardback
    Refined and perfected throughout human history, chess has long been a touchstone for shrewd tacticians and master strategists. But enfolded within this ancient game can be found a singularly resonant metaphor for the challenges, thrills and setbacks that fill our lives with meaning and complexity. Jonathan Rowson's competitive success as a Grandmaster and his work as a philosopher of public policy have given him a unique perspective on why the great game is more important than ever for understanding the conflicts and uncertainties of the modern world. In sixty-four witty and addictive vignettes, Rowson takes us on an exhilarating tour of the game of life, from the psychology of gang violence, to the aesthetics of cyborgs, the beauty of technical details, and the endgame of death. Chess emerges as a rich and endlessly evocative way of thinking about the desires that shape the world around us. The Moves That Matter celebrates the redeeming power of intense concentration, while offering a humane and compassionate account of our interdependence and need for community. Jonathan Rowson reveals, one move at a time, what it means to love, think or care deeply in the intricate game of life.
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  • Starfinder Adventure Path: Huskworld (Attack of the Swarm! 3 of 6)

    Liz Liddell

    Product Code: CBKFR
    Paperback
    Hoping to find a way to fight back against the alien, insectoid Swarm, the heroes travel to a distant world already consumed by the deadly invaders. They soon discover they aren't alone in their struggles when they meet a handful of resistance fighters on the ravaged planet. With the group's help, the heroes strike against a massive Swarm creature that is draining the world's resources dry and infiltrate an infested university to search for a dead professor's research that could lead to mythical holy site to the insect goddess Hylax and the secret to defeating the Swarm once and for all! "Huskworld" is a Starfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for four 5th-level characters. This adventure continues the Attack of the Swarm! Adventure Path, a six-part, monthly campaign in which the heroes fight back against a ruthless and nigh-unstoppable foe. This volume also includes a selection of relics from a devastated star system, a study of regions that have survived attacks by the Swarm, and a selection of new Swarm monsters and other alarming threats. Each monthly full-color softcover Starfinder Adventure Path volume contains a new installment of a series of interconnected science-fantasy quests that together create a fully developed plot of sweeping scale and epic challenges. Each 64-page volume of the Starfinder Adventure Path also contains in-depth articles that detail and expand the Starfinder campaign setting and provide new rules, a host of exciting new monsters and alien races, a new planet to explore and starship to pilot, and more!
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  • 50 Great Puzzles on Declarer Play

    Ron Klinger

    Product Code: BZHXY
    Paperback
    Ron Klinger has assembled 50 great puzzles on declarer play, which will give the bridge player an opportunity to test their card-handling skills. Whatever the situation, whether high or low cards are held, the reader cannot fail but improve their game by tackling this splendid selection of declarer play puzzles - and learn from the detailed explanation that Ron Klinger gives on the following page.
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  • Pathfinder Adventure Path: Midwives to Death (Tyrant's Grasp 6 of 6)

    John Compton

    Product Code: BYZOO
    Paperback
    The Tyrant's Grasp Adventure Path reaches its world-shaping conclusion! The heroes learn that the keys to stopping Tar-Baphon's deadly Radiant Fire are the shards of the Shattered Shield still lodged in their souls-the only things dangling their lives above the grasp of the Boneyard. The heroes return to Lastwall to confront the Whispering Tyrant, but discover that he has led his army to the fields outside the city of Absalom. There, the Whispering Tyrant plans to blast his way through the city and crack the Starstone Cathedral open, transforming himself into a true god! The PCs must battle the lich's most powerful allies, turn the power of the Radiant Fire back on the Whispering Tyrant, and end the threat he now poses to the world. "Midwives to Death" is a Pathfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for 16th-level characters. The adventure concludes the Tyrant's Grasp Adventure Path and brings dramatic changes to Golarion. This volume also includes an extensive article showcasing the final material written by Paizo's developers for the first edition of the Pathfinder RPG. Each monthly full-color softcover Pathfinder Adventure Path volume contains an in-depth adventure scenario, stats for several new monsters, and support articles meant to give Game Masters additional material to expand their campaign. Pathfinder Adventure Path volumes use the Open Game License and work with both the Pathfinder RPG and the world's oldest fantasy RPG.
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  • Master of Bridge Psychology

    Jeppe Juhl

    Product Code: BRXWP
    Paperback
    This may be the funniest bridge biography you will ever read. Peter Fredin of Sweden won the 2009 European Pairs championship and is a multiple medalist in events at the world level. His style and approach to bridge owe more to psychology than to the mathematics of the game, something that often lands him in unusual situations at the table. Being one of the world's best card players, he can generally find a way to extricate himself.
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For some indoor games inspiration, check out our range of games books, perfect for a rainy day. Whether you’re looking for tips on Scrabble, a new card game idea or looking to study the game-plans of chess champions, we have a book for you.

Card game inspiration

If you want some new games suggestions to play with a deck of cards, then check out one of our books all about card games and how to play them.

Tips and tricks to beat your friends

We have so many books packed with tips and advice on how to win card and board games, check out one of our guides to impress your friends and win every time, ideal for regular chess players.

Perfect for a family game night

Get the whole family together for a great evening of indoor activities. Our books on fun games to play inside will give you loads of ideas and tips on how to have the best games nights so you can spend quality time as a family.

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