Category: Games--Hobbies--Puzzles


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Captain America Mad Libs

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Price/Stern/Sloan Publishers: 1981

Seller ID: 008991

ISBN: 0-843-10702-2

Condition: Very Good

One of a series of 1980s party game booklets for kids and comics fans, in which one player would select one of twelve stories (with a number of blank spaces in the sentences) from the booklet, and then request nouns, adjectives, verbs, and so on from the other players. The first player would then read out the story, with the suggested words in the appropriate spaces, and in the process hope to form an amusing (or, as the directions would have it, a "fantastic, screamingly funny, shocking, silly, crazy or just plain dumb") story. Story titles include "The Red Skull," "Captai... View more info

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The Postage Stamps of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

By: Argenti, Nicholas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lawrence, Quarterman Publications: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 018064

ISBN: 0-88000-088-0

Condition: Very Good

Considered an authoritative philatelic reference. Blue cloth w/silver cover/spine lettering, [xiv], 223 pages (including appendixes [sic], index), illustrated. Previous owner's name/date to front end paper, moderate general wear, in dust jacket w/some chipping, edge tears, rubbing, impressions. This is heavier than the average title, so additional postage will likely be required. View more info

The Complete Patience Book

By: Dalton, Basil

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pan T41: 1967

Edition: 1st Pan edition

Seller ID: 010587

Condition: Very Good

originally published in 1948 by John Baker Publishers; an omnibus volume containing three books on Patience, by an authority on games and playing cards; contains "Single-Pack Patience," "Double-Pack Patience," and "Patience Problems and Puzzles"; 234 pgs.; mild spine roll, impressions, crosscrack, gift inscription to previous owner, tanned pages; View more info

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Using Magic in Teaching

By: Dean, Dicky

Price: $45.00

Publisher: No Place, Privately Published: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016380

Condition: Very Good

Dean provides instructions for the use of magic as teaching aids in a variety of subject areas. 206 pages, illustrated. An uncommon magic book. This copy w/only moderate general wear. Internally tight and clean. View more info

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John T. Denvir's Traps and Shots

By: Denvir, John T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, John T. Denvir: 1905

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 018264

Condition: Good

From the title page: "A Collection of the Masterpieces of the Greatest Players the Checker World has ever known. Interesting situations which marvel with astounding beauty and brilliancy." Red cloth decorated w/five one-move-to-win checkers games in progress, 115 pages + 9 pages of advertisements for other titles handled by Denvir. Laid in is a letter dated January 22, 1922, from Julius E. Hutzler, presumably on behalf of his father, Henry Hutzler, thanking the individual who purchased this title for doing so. Hutzler's letterhead claims that his company carried in stock "Every checker bo... View more info

The Raven and the Writing Desk

By: Huxley, Francis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1976

Edition: 1st US edition

Seller ID: 005187

Condition: About Very Good

"As all readers of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' will know, when Alice sat down (uninvited) at the Mad Tea-party, the Hatter oepend his eyes very wide and asked, 'Why is a raven like a writing-desk?' The riddle is famous because when Alice in turn asked 'What's the answer?' the Hatter replied that he hadn't the faintest idea. It has provoked ingenius possible answers from many Great Minds, but in this utterly engaging 'Enquiry,' Francis Huxley has undertaken the first investigation *in depth*." A charming and interesting look at the old puzzler presented by Lewis Carroll. Brown ... View more info

Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards

By: Leeming, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Gramercy Publishing Company:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010719

Condition: Good to Very Good

covers a variety of magic tricks, puzzles, stunts, and 20 different kinds of solitaire; "(An abridgement of 'Games With Playing Cards' Plus Tricks and Stunts)"; red cloth, 107 pgs., illustrated; splash-staining to cloth, moderate edgewear, internally clean; rubbed dj w/moderate edgewear, small chip from top right corner of front panel; View more info

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Rogue Trader -- Citadel of Skulls

By: Marker, Jason, and Benn Williams

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Roseville, Fantasy Flight Games / Games Workshop Limited: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 017778

ISBN: 1589947983

Condition: Near Fine

Part II of The Warpstorm Adventure Trilogy, a role-playing game set "in the grim darkness of the 41st Millennium." Which isn't significantly different from the grim darkness of the 21st millennium, except that they get to slaughter their crooked politicians, and we ask them to screw us over repeatedly. God, we're a funny species! 72 pages, illustrated. Mildly bumped corners. View more info

THE PENGUIN HOYLE, A Book of Indoor Games

By: Phillips, Hubert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Handbooks PH36: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008771

Condition: Good

divided into three sections: Card Games (Contract Bridge, Whist, Booby, Option, Piquet, Bezique, Cribbage, Black Maria, Canasta, Poker, Brag, Rummy, Round Games, Patience Games), Games of Encounter (Draughts, Backgammon, Chess War Game, Naval War Game), and Party Games (Getting-Together Games, Action Games, Round Games, Word Games, Mezzorrow Games, Quiz Games), and containing a wealth of information about the main games and variations; 370 pgs. + 4 unused Notes pgs., illustrated; edgewear, tanning, general wear; View more info

Dell Crossword Dictionary

By: Rafferty, Kathleen (editor)

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Dell D200: 1957

Seller ID: 005619

Condition: Very Good

Originally printed in 1950 as Dell 434, going through twelve printings as that and Dell 1434 (the "1" indicating a reissue) before going through several printings as D200, and eventually ending up as C-109 in 1960. A bit of spine roll, some scraping to spine edges, tanned pages. View more info

Wooden Money of Atlantic Canada

By: Rodger, Glenn B., and David G. Taylor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fredericton, Capital Free Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013026

ISBN: 0-9692-438-0-4

Condition: Very Good

A publication intended to further interest in collecting wooden money. Reproduces images of more than three hundred items, listing (when known) the date of issue, the issuer, the number issued, colour and size, with a rating code indicating scarcity. Photocopied typescript, 95 pages, illustrated. Moderate general wear. View more info

THE SHERLOCK HOLMES CROSSWORD PUZZLE BOOK, Famous Adventures, Fascinating Features

By: Tepper, Ruth Lake

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avenel, Gramercy Books/Random House Value Publishing: 1986

Edition: 3rd thus

Seller ID: 010021

ISBN: 0-517-60670-4

Condition: Near Fine

originally published in 1977 by Clarkson N. Potter; a collection of crossword puzzles with stories related to them; puzzles unworked; Introduction by Robert Leslie Hirtle; 160 pgs.; slight board warp, thin impressions; View more info