How to Win Games and Beat People

How to Win Games and Beat People

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Presents winning strategies and tips for a number of board games and family amusements, including a mathematical approach to Connect Four, the physics behind slot car racing, and the game theory of Monopoly.

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Destroy the competition on game night with this seriously funny guide packed with handy strategy, tricks, and tips from the experts

Games are way more fun to play when you win—especially when you crush your friends and family! In How to Win Games and Beat People, Times science editor Tom Whipple explores inside tips, strategy, and advice from a ridiculously overqualified array of experts that will help you dominate the competition when playing a wide range of classic games—from Hangman to Risk to Trivial Pursuit and more.

A mathematician explains how to approach Connect 4; a racecar driver guides you through the corners in slot car racing; a mime shares trade secrets for performing the best Charades; a Scrabble champion reveals his secret strategies; and a game theorist teaches you to become a real estate magnate, recommending the Monopoly properties to acquire that will bankrupt and embarrass your opponents (sorry, Mom and Dad).

Funny, smart, and endlessly useful, this is a must-read for anyone who takes games too seriously, and the bible for sore losers everywhere.



Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2015
Edition: First Dey Street Books edition
ISBN: 9780062443748
0062443747
Branch Call Number: 793 W577h 2015
Characteristics: 186 pages : illustrations, 19 cm

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I like to win games and I LOVE to beat people, especially my father. Maybe this book has some hints!


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