Chinese Games

Final Combat : Cheap Chinese Knock-Offs Come to Video Games

Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is one of the best multiplayer games of all time. It took nine years to make, and the developers have supported it with more post-release free updates than any other game ever. Four years after its release in 2007, it is still immensely popular, and altho ...more

How To : Play the Chinese tile game Mahjong

Mahjong is a widely popular four-player Chinese tile game that is played by players around the world. Similar to gin rummy, the objective of the game is to assemble a hand of certain combinations before the opponents. There are many rule variations that exist, however, they a ...more

How To : Say "Let the games begin!" in Mandarin Chinese

Watch this Chinese language tutorial video and learn useful vocabulary dealing with sports in honor of the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Learn how to correctly pronounce the words and how to use them. Sharpen your Chinese language skills.

How To : Play xiangqi, also known as Chinese chess

Chinese chess is the world’s most popular board game. Chinese chess, also known as xiangqi, has been played throughout East Asia for over 1000 years. The playing pieces have traditionally been identified using Chinese characters, so only those who could read Chinese characters ...more

How To : Play Mah Jong

Board game enthusiast Scott Nicholson reviews a new game each week showing you the pieces and rules of play, as well and demonstrating the game with friends. This weeks game, Mah Jong, is an ancient Chinese game about collecting sets. Don't confuse this with the tile picking g ...more

How To : Play basic openings on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Value the pieces on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Checkmate a king on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Trash talk athletes in Mandarin Chinese

Trash talking is practically the Chinese national sport -- even though Olympic officials want their citizens to clean up their act. Learn to beat them at their own game, in their own language. Watch this video language tutorial and learn how to trash talk athletes in Mandarin ...more

How To : Play Chinese poker

Chinese poker is not played the way most other poker games are played. While you still make traditional poker hands, there is no betting. Winners are paid out based on how much better their hands are than their opponents' hands. In Chinese poker, you are dealt 13 cards and mus ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Play Chinese checkers

Neither Chinese nor checkers, Chinese checkers is a fun game to play. Watch this video to learn how to play Chinese checkers. You Will Need * Two to six players * A Chinese checkers board * 10 colored pegs per player Step 1. Select a player to go first Choose a color and s ...more

How To : Score Big with Simple 2-Letter Words in Scrabble

No matter what word game you're playing, whether it's Scrabble or one of its near-homogeneous counterparts like Lexulous, Wordfeud or Words with Friends, one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your opponent is knowing all of the legal two-letter words you can play. You're n ...more

How To : Be an Angry Bird for Halloween

Hatched in the faraway land of Finland, Rovio's Angry Birds puzzle video game has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. The game has been referenced in a multitude of TV shows, featured in advertisements, used as an analogy in yogic philosophy, knocked off in a Chinese amusem ...more

Dong Dong Never Die : Fight for Laughs!

Dual nurses? Random transformer shirt guy? White collar fighter? Fatso macho man? Super Mario? Ah, you must be playing Dong Dong Never Die! Dong Dong Never Die is a free fighting game for the PC. It parodies games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter with a universal humor, ...more

News : How'd North Korean Fans Get to the Games?

North Koreans Not Known for Their Jetsetting This article from Deadspin does a bit of investigating into exactly who the DPRK fans are. Visas for North Koreans are notoriously difficult to get hold of, so the select few that made it to South Africa are either a) lucky or b) ...more

News : Real World Video Game Kart Racing!

This German video is amazing. A joyously analog interpretation and deconstruction of the digital gaming experience. Malte Jehmlich is as primitive and inspiring as the the Vanuatu natives who devoted themselves to cargo worship after World War II! Try to imagine. It's 2010 an ...more

News : Urban Gardening

One of the best Flash games inspired by urban gardening. One simple way of alleviating food shortage or rather minimizing your food expenses: Planting your own food. Of course this won’t literally save you from a zombie apocalypse but this could surely save you some extra buc ...more

News : Lord of the Rings Online is now free

Lord of the Rings Online, one of the most popular and recognizable MMOs out there, is now Free to Play. http://www.lotro.com/betasignup/ This now joins Dungeons and Dragons Online as the second game by Turbine to go from subscription to Free to Play business model. DaDO was a ...more

How To : Play straight gin

Learn how to play straight gin. Grab a friend, pull out a deck of cards, and get comfortable. Straight Gin is easy to learn. You Will Need * A deck of cards * Two players * A table and chairs * And pens and paper Step 1. Draw for dealer Remove the jokers and shuffle the de ...more

TVs Are for Old People : A Guide to Handheld Consoles

Advancements in technology usually lead to the miniaturization of old technologies, and video games are no exception. Since at least 1990, game hardware manufacturers and enterprising DIY electronics enthusiasts have poured their efforts into making full-size video game consol ...more

News : So, Now What?

Fads, Fiascos and Good Stuff in FrontierVille This WeekThis is the first of what should, with luck, be a series of weekly columns.Fads firstIt’s St. Patrick’s Day in FrontierVille and it looks like staying that way for the foreseeable future, which will probably be about ten d ...more

News : Scrabble Dumbs Down Its Game with 3,000 New Words

Remember the firestorm SCRABBLE Trickster caused nine months ago? SCRABBLE enthusiasts across the world were outraged when Mattel created a game that would allow proper nouns to be acceptable words of play. Essentially, it was a dumbed down, youth-friendly version of the class ...more

News : Fun with Blogs!

Blogs are a gold mine Some of the best sentences you will ever get when building your vocabulary can definitely come from blogs. The language and vocabulary usage in blogs is always changing to reflect how people talk in this day and age, and therefore are the perfect researc ...more

News : Yum, These Scaly Feet Look Delicious

Sometimes the "nasty bits" are unexpectedly yummy. With a reputation for being both cheap and reliably good, Chichi Wang of Serious Eats describes chicken's feet: "These morsels of skin and bones are a unique combination of textures--the wrinkled, puffed skin on the surface a ...more

News : Seido and The Shadow

Not long ago in Rome during a Master’s Tennis Tournament something remarkable happened. In a tightly contested game, American Andy Roddick challenged a linesman’s call on a ball hit by his opponent. The remarkable thing about this incident was that Roddick argued against his o ...more

News : Scrabble's 2-Letter Words - Defined

Ok, so you've memorized the list of valid 2-letter words, but when challenged after playing one, can you smugly demonstrate your dominating intellect by spouting out the proper definition? If you're anything like me, chances are you'll find yourself babbling something defensi ...more

How To : Play Chinese checkers

In this video series, learn how to play a game of Chinese checkers. Our expert will demonstrate the basic moves the pieces make, with a discussion of the rules of the game, as well as some tips on playing strategies that will increase your chances of winning. Part 1 of 12 - Ho ...more

How To : Play the board game Go

If your looking for a break from monopoly and checkers, try your hand at the ancient Chinese board game Go. Go is a strategic board game in which you must try to surround a vacant point on the board with your stones and avoid getting your stones tied up by your opponent. Go h ...more

How To : 3 Apps to Help You Learn Chinese from Your Phone

Learning Chinese is hard, but it can be a lot easier with the help of a few great apps. As a native English speaker who's currently living in China, this is a process I've recently gone through. After playing the field, here are the three apps I personally think will help you ...more

News : 2009's Wackiest Inventions

As 2009 comes to a close, the Telegraph presents a compilation of this past year's wackiest inventions. As always, here at WonderHowTo, we are inspired and impressed by ingenuity. The contraptions below range from utter silliness (engagement ring bra) to downright amazing (see ...more

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