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Playing the Game

Author : Doris Lessing
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To Play the Game

Author : J. Bowyer Bell
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In this fascinating analysis of the development, structure, and strategies of sports, Bell argues that games are an institution that not only reflect society but also mold society. He develops a typology of seven game levels from the primitive to the decadent and examines the history of game development in Western civilization, through the relation of the various game levels to national ambitions and strategies. To Play the Game is both enlightening and entertaining, an original contribution to the growing scholarship on sports.

Paid to Play

Author : Keith A. Meyers
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Do you have game ideas collecting dust in the back of a closet or the back of your head? Dust them off, pick up this book, and discover the simple steps to turning your concept to cash in today s game market. Long-time industry veteran gives a concise and complete insider s view of this fascinating world and shares the process of licensing or publishing your board game, card game, or party game for profit. Find out how the industry works and what companies are looking for in a game. Examine what makes a good game good while understanding the basics of prototyping and play testing. Gain the knowledge on how to best approach companies to maximize your chances of success. Learn how to protect your idea and how to strike a deal when the call comes. It is all covered step-by-step in this easy-to-follow guide to game design.

Inner Tennis

Author : W. Timothy Gallwey
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Detailed mental and physical exercises designed to help a player increase body awareness and improve concentration and rhythm demonstrate strategies for putting into practice the inner-game concept of tennis play

The Game of School Why We All Play It How it Hurts Kids and What It Will Take to Change It

Author : Robert L. Fried
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WHY PLAY THE HIGH STAKES GAME OF SCHOOL? "In this must-read book, Robert Fried shows us that playing the game of school day after day is an intolerable waste of time, and while we are told it will lead to a decent paying job, it actually stupefies us for life's challenges—including being a decent citizen. He shows why we simply cannot keep doing this to our intellectually feisty youngsters, or to their teachers. Fried has it right in theory and detail, and he shows us, in his lively, poignant, often funny stories from the field, how teachers, parents, and, yes, kids, too, can begin to change this dreadful and unnecessary game." —DEBORAH MEIER, founding principal and director, New Ventures, Mission Hill School "This critically important book plumbs the depths of productive vs. unproductive learning and finds a seemingly normal, yet insidious, 'game' at its core. Our schools' failure to engage young minds is explained through vivid portraits of teachers who buck the trend. Fried is not a nihilist who sees only the dark side. Far from it. He has the courage to describe the Game of School such that readers can accept the metaphor as a tool without which educational reform will continue to be ineffectual." —SEYMOUR B. SARASON, professor of psychology emeritus, Yale University and author of And What Do You Mean by Learning?

Play the Game

Author : Nova Weetman
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When it comes to netball, Edie Thomas is a natural. But she's only ever played for fun and to hang out with her netball-mad bestie Tess. But when she makes the state team, it looks like netball will be taking centre stage. Until a Edie drops out of the team when she scores a lead role in Romeo and Juliet opposite her long-time crush, Freddy. But will the school play be all that Edie dreams it will be? And will Tess ever forgive her for dumping netball? Edie begins to resent netball taking over her entire life. Will a cute distraction, in the shape of footballer hottie Finn, rekindle her passion for sport or will she quit netball for good? In this pick-a-path story YOU get to make Edie's decisions, and choose where her story goes. Follow your heart right to the end, or go back and choose all over again.

The Game of Life and How to Play It

Author : Florence Scovel Shinn
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Louise L. Hay, whose writings and talks have brought inspiration, hope, and healing to millions of people around the world, credits The Game of Life (and the entire body of work by Florence Scovel Shinn) for inspiring her at a key turning point in her early career. Shinn was one of the gifted teachers who profoundly shaped the field of personal transformation and spiritual growth. Her writings are known for their clarity, simplicity, and power. In addition to the original text of the book, included within is a new interpretation of this transformational classic, titled The Game of Life for Women. This second part of the book speaks directly to women about how to own their true power. At the same time, however, it speaks to men who wish to not only understand the women around them, but also embrace their own power by tapping in to the universal principles beneath gender differences. Whether male or female, you will likely reach a similar conclusion: It is a book for the ages, to be treasured and studied and taken to heart.

Play the Game Classic Reprint

Author : Ruth Comfort Mitchell
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Excerpt from Play the Game When she finished grammar school her mother and her gay young stepfather told her they had decided to send her to Marlborough rather than to the Los Angeles High School. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Play Up and Play the Game

Author : Patrick Howarth
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The Ultimate RPG Gameplay Guide

Author : James D’Amato
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Improve your RPG campaign with this comprehensive and interactive guide to making the most out of your gaming experience. Whatever RPG game you play, from D&D to Call of Cthulu to licensed games like Star Wars, every detail is important. From setting the scene to choosing the right music or even adjusting the lighting to create the right atmosphere, every choice helps maximize your gaming experience. The Ultimate RPG Gameplay Guide provides practical advice for everything from pre-game preparations and in-game improvisation to working out a plan of attack with your teammates to learning how to lean into the setting of your game. Including instructions, prompts, and activities, it offers everything you need for successful, fun role-playing with your friends every time you play. Create hours of narrative and make the most out of your storytelling skills by setting the perfect scene for your adventure. Whether you need advice on your character or working better with your gaming group, James D’Amato includes everything you’ll need to take your game to the next level.

The Well Played Game

Author : Bernie DeKoven
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The return of a classic book about games and play that illuminates the relationship between the well-played game and the well-lived life. In The Well-Played Game, games guru Bernard De Koven explores the interaction of play and games, offering players—as well as game designers, educators, and scholars—a guide to how games work. De Koven's classic treatise on how human beings play together, first published in 1978, investigates many issues newly resonant in the era of video and computer games, including social gameplay and player modification. The digital game industry, now moving beyond its emphasis on graphic techniques to focus on player interaction, has much to learn from The Well-Played Game. De Koven explains that when players congratulate each other on a “well-played” game, they are expressing a unique and profound synthesis that combines the concepts of play (with its associations of playfulness and fun) and game (with its associations of rule-following). This, he tells us, yields a larger concept: the experience and expression of excellence. De Koven—affectionately and appreciatively hailed by Eric Zimmerman as “our shaman of play”—explores the experience of a well-played game, how we share it, and how we can experience it again; issues of cheating, fairness, keeping score, changing old games (why not change the rules in pursuit of new ways to play?), and making up new games; playing for keeps; and winning. His book belongs on the bookshelves of players who want to find a game in which they can play well, who are looking for others with whom they can play well, and who have discovered the relationship between the well-played game and the well-lived life.

Field Presence

Author : Wes Booker
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From player to coach to SEC football official, and from employee to employer, Wes leads with a servant's heart and a football player's passion. Join him as he details his struggle to overcome failure, his journey to influence others, and his rise to success in his motivational book Field Presence: It's Not Enough Just to Play the Game.

Play the Game

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Playing the Game

Author : Christine Poulter
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When actors prepare a role, they need to use their powers of observation and creativity. When they perform before an audience, they need a whole range of presentational skills and plenty of self-confidence. Directors and drama teachers often use games and exercises to develop these skills, which are not relevant to the theatrical world alone - they are the same skills needed for job interviews, committee meetings and other everyday 'performances'. This revised, updated and expanded new edition continues to provide a wide array of games and exercises designed to develop the players' observation, imagination, presentation and self-confidence. Primarily written for directors, drama teachers and students, it is of use to anyone who needs these skills in any context.

Board Gaming Journal

Author : Catherine Thrush
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300 Page Board Gaming Journal by Urban Realms Board gaming enthusiast Tom and his wife Catherine Thrush have teamed up to create Urban Realms and provide a new journal that's a must-have for every serious game collector Now keep your board gaming hobby organized with style Inventory -This journal helps you track inventory for 1000 games, including the name of the game, the publisher, designer, and which edition you own. You can also give each game a 0 to 5 star rating. Now you'll always know exactly what you have, who made it, and how well you liked it. Games on Loan - Tired of not getting your games back? We've added three pages to track games you've loaned to friends - the name of the game, who you loaned it to, and when. Game Play - The middle section of this journal helps you track game play for over 400 games. Log the name of the game and the expansion, where and when you played. Keep track of who the players were up to 6 players. There's also space for Win/Loss for cooperative games as well as who came in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in competitive games, and where you ranked. And a little space to keep notes on the twists and turns of the game. The 300 page journal also provide some extra space for score keeping, making more notes, doodling, or whatever you'd like. 10x10 Challenge - The challenge? Play 10 games 10 times each over the course of one year. The final section of the journal allows you to list the 10 games you picked as well as the editions. Each time you play one of those games fill in one of the 10 stars. We have room for 10 years' worth of 10x10 challenges. Journal Details: Matte Softcover 8" x 10" 300 Pages Inventory slots for 1000 games 3 pages of Games on Loan Game play space for over 400 games 10 years' worth of 10x10 challenge The Board Gaming Journal is also available in a 150 page version.

Die Or Play The Game Of Death

Author : M a Yaqoob
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A game known as 'The Game Of Death'. Everyone who plays this game dies and till now no one has ever won the history's most difficult, thrilling, longest, dangerous and expensive game ever known to mankind. Yet two players who fall in love with each other try to play the game. But the biggest question lies before them is that will they be able to complete the most dangerous and most fearing game ever and make history; or will they die too just like the others? A young loving couple who actually never wanted to play the game of death willingly but the circumstances put them in such a position that they had no choice but to play the most dangerous game ever. Although they knew that nobody has ever won the game as it is the most ferocious game ever known in the history of mankind- a game in which the players are tested in every possible manner. A game in which if you volunteer to play, there's no backing out of it unless you complete the game or you die while playing the game. It is only one of its kind making it the most expensive and most difficult game to play ever!

It s How You Play the Game

Author : Steve Riach
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"Inspirational quotes and stories from golf's top pros teach lessons about faith, courage and determination. Learn how to avoid and overcome life's sand traps. Forward by legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall."

Play the Game Right

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A Beginner s Guide to American Mah Jongg

Author : Elaine Sandberg
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Learn the fascinating game of American Mahjong with this expert guide. This affordable best-selling book is the only available game strategy guide that is specifically geared toward American Mahjong (Mah Jongg) and follows the official National Mah Jongg League rules. Offering first-time players an easy-to-follow guide to this complex game, A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg includes simple, easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step of the game, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies. A key feature is the color text which shows various hands and tiles. This Mahjong guide includes: Step-by-step instructions for gameplay. Hands-on "Do It" exercises Tips and quizzes for natural learning Mahjong background and history An explanation of tile symbolism Glossary of Mahjong terms A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jongg is the perfect guide for all skill levels to learn Mahjong—from Mahjong beginners to pros.

Playing the Game

Author : Robert Baden-Powell
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A highly entertaining anthology drawn from the writings of the founder of the Scout movement, originally published to tie-in with the yearlong celebrations of the centenary of scouting, now available in paperbackDrawing on Baden-Powell's extensive archive, Playing the Game is a rich and evocative selection of his writings, on peace - a major theme throughout his career and the theme of the 2007 centenary celebrations, on his own life, from his wonderfull idiosyncratic anecdotal autobiography and includes a healthy sprinkling of some of BP's more memorable aphorisms, such as 'I don't mind confessing I have a weakness for hippos' and 'The man who holds the average boy's attention for more than seven minutes is a genius', not to mention 'Knowledge without character is mere pie-crust'. Imbued with a strong sense of the splendour and the old-school Empire feel of Baden-Powell's work, Playing the Game offers a dazzling window into a world that's gone, but whose legacy remains alive, not least in the 28 million members of the Scouts Association