Play Chinese Checkers

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 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 : 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 : Play checkers

This game may seem old-fashioned, but it's just as challenging as a video game—and your grandparents will actually know how to play it!

How To : Play Chinese chess

In this series you'll learn how to play traditional Chinese chess. You'll learn what all the pieces are, how they move, offensive and defensive strategies and hopefully how to win! Part 1 of 14 - How to Play Chinese chess. Play Chinese chess - Part 2 of 14. Click through to wa ...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 : Play the ruan, a Chinese Lute

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the ruan, a Chinese Lute. First, sit on 2/3 of the chair, then rest the ruan on the lap, slanting it 45 degrees to the left. For the left hand position rest the thumb at the back of the neck and allow the other fingers to curve into a bal ...more

How To : Play the dizi, a Chinese bamboo flute

In this video, we learn how to play the dizi, a Chinese bamboo flute. First, fine the mouth hole where you place your mouth. After this, look to see the different finger holes that are on the side of the flute. At the end, you will see air vents that are not to be confused wit ...more

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 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 : 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 : Use Voice Control on the Apple iPhone 3GS

Right out of the box, iPhone is incredibly easy to use. If you want to get the most out of every feature, you’ve come to the right place. This video tutorial straight from Apple will teach you how to use Voice Control on the Apple iPhone 3G. The iPhone redefines what a mobile ...more

How To : Play a game of marble solitaire

During this day and age of video games and HD televisions, more kids are relying on electronics to keep them entertained. But, for many people who grew up without such things, simple board games like chess, checkers, and even Monopoly was all they needed. Another great game wa ...more

How To : Make Japanese Yaki Gyoza (Fried Dumplings)

Ingredients for Yaki Gyoza (25 pieces) 120g Ground Pork (4.23 oz) 100g Cabbage (3.53 oz) 50g Onion (1.76 oz) 50g Nira - Garlic Chives (1.76 oz) - Condiments - 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce 1/2 tsp Sugar A pinch of Pepper 1 tbsp Sake 1/2 tbsp Sesame Oil 1 tbsp Potato Starch 1 tsp Grated ...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

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 : Possible New SCRABBLE Words?

QI and ZA. QI n pl. -S the vital force that in Chinese thought is inherent in all things ZA n pl. -S a pizza For over a decade, these words have been used in SCRABBLE play, but not in the US or Canada. It wasn't until their addition in the Official SCRABBLE Players Dictionar ...more

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 board and card game Cloud 9

Do you like games like Monopoly, Risk, Stratego, Dungeons and Dragons, Chess, Checkers, Uno, Battleship and Connect Four? If so, this board/card game could be next for you. Check out this video tutorial on how to play the board game Cloud 9 with designer Aaron Weissblum. Wha ...more

How To : Play backgammon

Backgammon, a classic game for two players, is won by rolling dice in order to remove playing pieces from the game board. Luck of the dice plays a large role in winning the race to remove game pieces. Much like checkers or chess, there are tournaments worldwide. Part 1 of 15 - ...more

How To : Play the card strategy game Mystery Rummy Case #1

Check out this how-to video for a discussion of the card strategy game, Mystery Rummy Case #1 with its designer, Mike Fitzgerald. Mystery Rummy Case #1 is a two to four player game. Take a look at these Mystery Rummy cards! If you like games like Monopoly, Risk, Stratego, Dun ...more

How To : Build a blue Eryndor boffer sword

All you LARPers out there, watch and see how you can make a blue boffer sword for LARPing. This weapon passes all weapons specs as of Ragnarok XXI War Council for Eryndor. To start making this Eryndor blue sword, you'll need some PVC pipe, DAP, electrical tape, duct tape, blu ...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 : Make an amazing gravity-defying magic ball

This ball isn't like any you've ever seen before. It's stubborn, it's unpredictable — it's practically immovable. Gravity cannot control this magic ball. So, what's the secret behind this gravity-defying ball? How do you make one? In order to make your own magic ball, you'll ...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 : Make a Gmail Notifier in Python

In this article, I'll show you how to make a simple Gmail notifier. Python can do various things in terms of notifications; sending commands to an Arduino unit, playing sounds, opening windows, etc. The code below simply plays some music, but the possibilities of notification ...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 : Play the game of backgammon

Backgammon is played on a board with 24 triangles called points, the board it's divided in 4 quadrants and it's separate, 2 for one player and 2 for another player. At the beginning of the game each player have 15 checkers that is placed on the quadrant the player owns, each p ...more

How To : Make a Chinese-style boffer jian sword

Playing an Asian-style character for your next boffer larp? If you're looking for a good way to make a jian, or Chinese boffer sword, this is the right tutorial for you! It lays out all the steps, including preplanning, to get precisely the jian you want.

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : ZEBRASS

ZEBRASS 68 points (18 points without the bingo) Definition: the offspring of a zebra and an ass [n] Didn't know they had a name for it, did you? Well, they do, and it's a nice looking portmanteau word that's exactly what it sounds like—a hybrid animal produced by breeding a ...more

How To : Play backgammon with Gus Hansen

This video explains the rules on how to play backgammon, with World Series of Poker star and backgammon enthusiast Gus Hansen. First, he describes the board and how it is divided into four sections with six points in each, for a total of 24 points. Each player has 15 checkers ...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

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 : Aha! So That's Why Everything is Made in China...

Holy Bejesus! Watch as these factory workers stuff playing card decks at robotic turbo speed. Insanely fast. China is kicking everyone's ass... very quickly. **If you're interested in seeing behind-the-scenes footage of China's factories, check out photographer Edward Burtyns ...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 : 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

How To : Do the limbo dance

The limbo. Everybody knows what it is, but amazingly, only a small percentage of the population has actually participated in a limbo dance. Most think it's a thing for a huge party, but you only need a few to have fun with it. Find out just how low you can go by dancing the li ...more

Review : Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Image via Tiger Mom Says. Amy Chua didn't realize what she unleashed when the Wall Street Journal published a string of excerpts from her book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and titled it "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior". The article sparked a lot of interest and anger, ...more

Manas : A Taste of India

The smell of hot curry pouring from room is inevitable. The mixture of spices filled up my nostril as I sat. The lighting of the room might not be pleasant but it is the way in which the restaurant owner set up his restaurant to stop excessive lighting, which is done with a hu ...more

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