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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Braille Instructions for Over One Hundred Games

Have you ever found yourself halfway through a particularly engrossing game of chess, not sure if the really fancy move you've planned out is entirely legal? Or maybe a fellow card player has played a card you didn't think should have been allowed? Or are you just one of those game fanatics who strives to learn everything there is to know about a specific game? It definitely sounds as if all of you could use a booklet or two of game directions now and again!

With instructions available for over a hundred popular games, the Braille Bookstore's Game Directions series insures you'll be able to read up on any game of your choice. Plus, each book provides a detailed outline of the game, its objectives, how you win, rules and regulations, and so much more. In short, you'll never be left puzzling or debating at your next game night!

Click this link to visit the Family Games section of the Braille Bookstore's website. Once there, look for the "Game Directions" heading.

Have you ever been half way through an exciting game of cards when somebody made a move you weren't sure they should have? Or perhaps you've been all set to play that "winning card", but stopped yourself at the last minute because you weren't positive the play was legal? And of course, everyone always likes to try a new card game now and then ... But without a Braille book outlining the rules, blind players often find it takes longer to catch onto an especially complicated game.

Card Games for Everyone is a beautiful Braille book that will solve all these problems. It's filled with concisely-written (yet easy-to-read and understand) directions and rules for twenty of the most popular card games out there. With this book to guide you, you'll master twelve different traditional games: Blackjack, Poker, Rummy, Bridge, Hearts, Euchre, Solitaire, Cribbage, Pinochle, Spades, Pitch and Whist. Eight more family games are also described: Crazy Eights, Go Fish, Old Maid, Slap Jack, Cheat, War, Beggar My Neighbor and Concentration.

This lovely book will surely gain the place of honor on anyone's bookshelf. Bound with sturdy vinyl-plastic covers which can easily be wiped off, Card Games for Everyone is just the right size to fit into your backpack. So bring this book (along with a deck of playing cards) with you to Family Night, and you'll be all set for a fun-filled evening ... no matter what game everyone decides to play!

Click this link to visit the Family Games section of the Braille Bookstore's website. Once there, look for the "Card Games for Everyone (In Grade 2 Braille) heading.

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