Customer Reviews: Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations
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on March 11, 2012
I have perused this book which I found very interesting. I purchased it with the idea that it provided a history/origins of board games, instead this book contains a selection of games and how to play them. I am sure I will be able to use information from this book in my research just not as originally thought.
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on December 14, 2003
I've constantly been searching for a concise book covering a wide range of the games of the world. This book comes fairly close to doing that in a good, inobtuse manner. The main flaw of this book is Bell's inconsistant style; sometimes he will give strategy and indepth concepts of a game, other times he gives a very short blurb about a game that can be quite unsatisfying. Granted some games have a foggy history, but it seems he just failed to compile much information on some of the games. It is mostly a compilation of information other writers had written, with some (sometimes arbitrary) commentary from Bell.
All in all, it's good enough to buy if you're looking for a light collection of games from around the world.
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on January 20, 2015
This book was advertised as having "shelf wear". It must have been on the shelf for a very long time, as the paperback binding appears to be beginning to come apart in some places. And the price that I paid, was higher than the original list price on the back cover. Other than those problems, the book is in OK condition.
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