New Arrivals · Games & Indoor Recreation

March 19, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Find Momo : my dog is hiding in this book : can you find him? ; a photography book

March 18, 2015
Knapp, Andrew, 1982- photographer, author.
Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2014]
140 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
"He's waiting patiently for you to find him in more than 100 photographs of landscapes, streetscapes and interiors."--back cover.
Readers are provided with one hundred photographs of landscapes, houses, bridges and other scenes and asked to find the border collie, Momo.

So you want to be a dancer : practical advice and true stories from a working professional

March 11, 2015
Shaffer, Matthew.
Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, [2015]
xiv, 199 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Cincinnati's legends and leaders of magic

March 9, 2015
Arkin, Charles.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : the author, 2011].
110 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

The monopolists : obsession, fury, and the scandal behind the world's favorite board game

February 12, 2015
Pilon, Mary.
New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2015.
313 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins. Most think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold his game to Parker Brothers during the Great Depression in 1935 and lived happily--and richly--ever after. That story, however, is not exactly true. Ralph Anspach, a professor fighting to sell his Anti-Monopoly board game decades later, unearthed the real story, which traces back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie who invented her nearly identical Landlord's Game more than thirty years before Parker Brothers sold their version of Monopoly. Her game--underpinned by morals that were the exact opposite of what Monopoly represents today--was embraced by a constellation of left-wingers from the Progressive Era through the Great Depression, including members of Franklin Roosevelt's famed Brain Trust. A remarkable social history of corporate greed that illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century, The Monopolists reads like the best detective fiction, told through Monopoly's real-life winners and losers"-- Provided by publisher.

Minecraft for dummies

February 2, 2015
Stay, Jesse, author.
x, 372 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

How do video games affect society?

January 21, 2015
Netzley, Patricia D., author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2015]
80 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Guinness world records.

January 19, 2015
[London] : Guinness World Records Ltd.
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts about computer and video games, and includes interviews with champion gamers, tips on play, and profiles of the best-selling games.

Improve your chess pattern recognition : key moves and motifs in the middlegame

January 19, 2015
Oudeweetering, Arthur van de, author.
301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Pattern recognition is one of the most important mechanisms of chess improvement. This is well known. But what does pattern recognition actually mean? And how can you improve at it? If you realize a position has similarities with something you have seen before, you are recognizing a pattern. This helps you to get to the essence of a position quickly and find the most promising continuation. To get better at recognizing chess patterns, knowing which positions are worth remembering will save lots of time and energy. In this book Arthur van de Oudeweetering supplies building blocks for your chess knowledge. In short chapters he presents lots of well-defined subjects, easy to remember because of their specific elements. After working with this book you will experience something wonderful: your mind and memory will be triggered much easier and more frequently. An increasing number of positions, pawn structures and piece placements will automatically activate your chess knowledge. As a result, you will simply find the right move more often and more quickly!

The advanced strategy guide to Minecraft

January 13, 2015
O'Brien, Stephen J., 1969- author.
xi, 273 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

A song of ice and fire roleplaying

January 12, 2015
Schwalb, Robert J.
Seattle, WA : Green Ronin, c2009.
221 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"Adventure, war, and intrigue in George R.R. Martin's world of Westeros"--Cover.
The core rulebook which has everything to play exciting stories of honor, adventure, war, and intrigue in the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.

A song of ice and fire campaign guide : a setting sourcebook for A song of ice and fire roleplaying

January 12, 2015
Seattle, Wash. : Green Ronin, c2010.
252 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.
Includes index.

Violent video games

January 12, 2015
Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, [2015]
101 pages ; 24 cm.

Dungeon master's guide : roleplaying game core rules

January 8, 2015
Wyatt, James, 1968-
Renton, WA : Wizards of the Coast, c2008.
221 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
"The Dungeon master's guide features the 4th edition game rules and guidelines for creating and running encounters, adventures, and campaigns. It offers a wealth of advice to new and experienced dungeon masters, and includes essential game rules for awarding experience, distributing treasure, creating nonplayer characters, and adding mighty artifacts to the game"--Cover.

The best of stuntology : 304 pranks, tricks & challenges to amuse & annoy your friends

December 29, 2014
Bartlett, Sam (Musician)
New York : Workman Pub. Co., 2008.
viii, 327 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes indexes.
Mildly annoying to highly irritating -- Amazements & betcha cant's -- Pranks, gags & tricks -- Odd sensations & gross-outs -- Useless techniques -- Absurd languages & mouth activities -- Ridiculous games & pointless contests.

The ultimate player's guide to Minecraft

December 12, 2014
O'Brien, Stephen J., 1969- author.
xii, 351 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Getting started -- First-night survival -- Gathering resources -- Mining -- Combat school -- Crop farming -- Farming and taming mobs -- Creative construction -- Redstone, rails, and more -- Enchanting, anvils, and brewing -- Villages and other structures -- Playing through : the nether and the end -- Mods and multiplayer -- Index.
"Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it's an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don't enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who'll help you constantly as you learn the secrets of Minecraft! Stephen O'Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. He's seen it all! Now, he'll take you deep inside craft and mine, cave and menagerie, farm and village. He'll reveal combat traps and tricks you need to know... teach you enchantments of unimaginable power... help you survive where few dare to go... help you OWN the infinite worlds of Minecraft!,"

Mah Jongg : the art of the game

December 9, 2014
Israel, Ann M.
Rutland, Vermont : TUTTLE Publishing, [2014]
189 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
A brief history of mahjongg / by Michael Stanwick -- Mr. Babcock invents mah-jongg / by Tom Sloper -- Paper mah jongg sets / by Woody Swain -- Bamboo and wood -- Bakelite and catalin -- Pyralin and French ivory -- Chinese bakelite / by Katherine Hartman -- Common metals, rubber, and unknowns -- Bone and bamboo / by Dee Gallo -- Precious materials -- The art of the box / by William Price -- Mah jong madness.

Adventures in minecraft

November 28, 2014
O'Hanlon, Martin.
Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley, 2015.
xvi, 296 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Is your neighbor a zombie? : compelling philosophical puzzles that challenge your beliefs

November 25, 2014
Stangroom, Jeremy, author.
144 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Includes index.
From the author of the very successful "Einstein's Riddle," a fascinating collection of riddles, paradoxes, and conundrums to stretch your mind.

American casino guide.

November 14, 2014
Dania, Fla. : Casino Vacations,
v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Vols. for <1997-2015> by Steve Bourie.

Pin action : small-time gangsters, high-stakes gambling, and the teenage hustler who became a bowling champion

November 3, 2014
Manzione, Gianmarc.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
xiii, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

The big book of Minecraft.

October 24, 2014
191 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"The Big Book of Minecraft" is packed with the most recent training, tools, and techniques to help readers get more out of their favorite sandbox game. 2014 was a pivotal year for "Minecraft," and this book captures all the latest and greatest things that have happened to one of the most brilliant and immersive games in video game history. From a brief overview of the game to advanced farming, mining, and building techniques, this guide touches on everything "Minecraft" enthusiasts could ever ask for. Featuring authoritative and engaging content from our internal experts, "The Big Book of Minecraft" also highlights some of the most influential builders in the "Minecraft" community today and examines their creations and techniques that catapulted them to fame.

The ultimate unofficial guide to Minecraft® strategies : everything you need to know to build, explore, attack, and survive in the world of Minecraft

October 22, 2014
ix, 165 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Basic gameplay -- Fun structures -- Unique objects -- Minecraft IRL -- Minecraft toys -- Minecraft fashion/wearables.

The 100 greatest console video games, 1977 - 1987

October 14, 2014
Weiss, Brett, 1967-
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing Ltd., [2014]
240 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

Minecraft hacks : the unofficial guide to tips and tricks that other guides won't teach you

August 14, 2014
Miller, Megan.
149 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Bowling fundamentals

August 4, 2014
Mullen, Michelle, B.S.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2014]
xv, 207 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm


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