New Arrivals · Games & Indoor Recreation

April 22, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

I am a card counter : inside the world of advantage-play blackjack!

April 21, 2014
Scoblete, Frank.
Chicago : Triumph Books, [2014]
xii, 208 pages ; 23 cm

Guinness world records.

April 9, 2014
[London] : Guinness World Records Ltd.
v. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts about computer and video games, and includes interviews with champion gamers, tips on play, and profiles of the best-selling games.

Minecrafter : the unofficial guide to Minecraft & other building games.

April 3, 2014
Chicago, Ill. : Triumph Books LLC, c2013.
112 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Cover title.
"Gallery: building 2013's coolest creations"--Cover.

IPhone game development for teens

March 25, 2014
Crooks, Clayton E.
Boston : Course Technology/Cengage Learning, c2013.
x, 294 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Creating adventure games for teens

March 25, 2014
Darby, Jason, 1972-
Boston, MA : Course Technology, c2013.
xii, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"Course Technology PTR."

Odd one out : a spotting book

March 10, 2014
Teckentrup, Britta, author, illustrator.
Somerville, Massachusetts : Big Picture Press, an imprint of Candlewick Press, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Which bird has caught the worm? Where is the queasy monkey? And can you spot the scaredy-cat? Never has a search-and-find game been so pleasing to the eye. Each spread features fun rhyming couplets, beautiful and complexly patterned artwork, and a hidden surprise.

Dragonlance campaign setting

February 20, 2014
Renton, WA : Wizards of the Coast, c2003.
288 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 29 cm.

GURPS basic set

February 20, 2014
Pulver, David L.
[Austin, Tex.] : Steve Jackson Games, c2004.
2 v. (576 p.) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Includes indexes.
bk. 1 Characters -- bk. 2. Campaigns.

Arcanis : the world of shattered empires : the roleplaying game

February 20, 2014
Barrenechea, Pedro.
446 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"PCI 1600"--Back cover.

GALACTA 3 interstellar adventure game : rules for science fiction miniature gaming in 25mm scale

February 20, 2014
Wampler, Jim.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Mudpuppy Games, 2006.
22 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Cover title.
"Fast play one d12 system."

Angry Birds Star Wars character encyclopedia

January 14, 2014
Bynghall, Steve.
New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2014.
143 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

Skylanders. Giants : Master Eon's official guide.

January 2, 2014
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c2013.
176 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Welcome to skylands -- Getting started -- Meet the giants -- Meet the skylanders -- The forces of darkness -- Into the adventure -- Brocks arena challenges -- Battle mode -- Cali's heroic challenges.

Minecraft : the unlikely tale of Markus "Notch" Persson and the game that changed everything

November 18, 2013
Goldberg, Daniel, 1982-
New York : Seven Stories Press, 2013.
255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Originally published in Swedish as "Minecraft: Block, Pixlar Och Att Gora Sig En Hacka."
Two, One ... -- For Beginners -- "Do You want me to Feel Sorry For You Or Something?" -- Gamesworth Billions -- "They Just Don't Get It" -- Macho Men With Big Guns -- "This Is Way Too Much Fun. I Built A Bridge." -- The Hedonic Hot Spot Of The Brain -- "Yes, You Should Buy This Game" -- The Squid Situation -- A Dilemma Concerning House Cats -- Too Many For Two Pizzas -- More Than A Game -- Becoming A Lego -- " You Did It, Markus. You Did Good." -- Back To The Boy's Room -- Sources -- Ludography.

The ultimate player's guide to Minecraft

November 18, 2013
O'Brien, Stephen, author.
xii, 307 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Virtual ascendance : video games and the remaking of reality

November 14, 2013
Griffiths, Devin C.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2013]
xv, 217 pages ; 24 cm

Let's get this party started : DIY celebrations for you and your kids to create together

October 16, 2013
Frye, Soleil Moon.
New York, New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2013
170 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
More than twenty inexpensive parties you can throw for your kids. Includes Do-it-yourself crafts and games as well as recipes that can be mixed and matched.

Undiluted hocus-pocus : the autobiography of Martin Gardner

October 11, 2013
Gardner, Martin, 1914-2010.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2013]
xxvii, 233 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Magic, mathematics, and mysterians / by Persi Diaconis -- I am a mysterian -- Earliest memories -- Lee School -- Tulsa Central High, I -- Central High, II -- Hutchins and Adler -- Richard McKeon -- I lose my faith -- Chicago, I -- Chicago, II -- I become a journalist -- Mother and Dad -- The Navy, I -- The Navy, II -- Esquire and Humpty -- Scientific American -- Pseudoscience -- Math and magic friends -- Charlotte -- Bob and Betty -- God -- My philosophy -- My most elegant friend ... / by James Randi.

Of dice and men : the story of Dungeons & dragons and the people who play it

August 22, 2013
Ewalt, David M.
New York, NY : Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., [2013]
276 pages ; 24 cm.
Even if you've never played Dungeons & Dragons, you probably know someone who has: the game has had a profound influence on our culture. Released in 1974--decades before the Internet and social media--Dungeons & Dragons inspired one of the original nerd subcultures, and is still revered by millions around the world. Now the authoritative history of the game is revealed by an award-winning journalist and lifelong D&D player. David Ewalt recounts the development of Dungeons & Dragons from the game's roots on the battlefields of ancient Europe, through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides, to its apotheosis as father of the modern video-game industry. As he chronicles the game's surprising origins (a history largely unknown even to hardcore players) and examines D&D's impact, Ewalt interweaves subculture analysis with his own gaming experiences to shed light on America's most popular (and widely misunderstood) form of collaborative entertainment.--From publisher description.

Uncertainty in games

August 2, 2013
Costikyan, Greg.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2013]
viii, 141 pages ; 21 cm.
Games and culture -- Uncertainty -- Analyzing games -- Sources of uncertainty -- Game design considerations -- Conclusion.

Fantasy life : the outrageous, uplifting, and heartbreaking world of fantasy sports from the guy who's lived it

July 9, 2013
Berry, Matthew, 1969-
New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.
338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Fantasy football, fantasy baseball, fantasy basketball, even fantasy sumo wrestling: the world of fantasy sports is huge, and still growing. Today, more than 35 million people in the United States and Canada spend hours upon hours each week on their fantasy sports teams. And as the Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst for ESPN, Matthew Berry is on the front lines of what has grown from a niche subculture into a national pastime. In Fantasy Life, Berry celebrates every aspect of the fantasy sports world. Brilliant trash talk. Unbelievable trophies. Insane draft day locations. Shake-your-head-in-disbelief punishments. Ingenious attempts at cheating. And surprisingly uplifting stories that remind us why we play these games in the first place. Written with the same award-winning style that has made Berry one of the most popular columnists on, Fantasy Life is a book for both hard-core fantasy players and people who have never played before. Between tales of love and hate, birth and death, tattoos and furry animal costumes, the White House Situation Room and a 126-pound golden pelican, Matthew chronicles his journey from a fourteen-year-old fantasy player to the face of fantasy sports for the largest sports media company in the world.

Masters of mystery : the strange friendship of Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini

June 18, 2013
Sandford, Christopher, 1956-
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
xi, 281 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Parallel lives -- Dr. Conan Doyle and the Prince of the Air -- Metamorphosis -- Piercing the veil -- "Saul among the prophets" -- The blonde witch of Lime Street -- Double exposure -- Pheneas speaks -- "There is no death".
"Renowned mystery author Arthur Conan Doyle and famous illusionist Harry Houdini first met in 1920, during the magician's tour of England. At the time, Conan Doyle had given up his lucrative writing career, killing off Sherlock Holmes in the process, in order to concentrate on his increasingly manic interest in Spiritualism. Houdini, who regularly conducted seances in an attempt to reach his late mother, was also infatuated with the idea of what he called a "living afterlife," though his enthusiasm came to be tempered by his ability to expose fraudulent mediums, many of whom employed crude variations of his own well-known illusions. Using previously unpublished material on the murky relationship between Houdini and Conan Doyle, this sometimes macabre, sometimes comic tale tells the fascinating story of the relationship between two of the most loved figures of the 20th century and their pursuit of magic and lost loved ones"-- Provided by publisher.

The mental game of poker 2 : proven strategies for improving poker skill, increasing mental endurance, and playing in the zone consistently

June 17, 2013
Tendler, Jared.
Jared Tendler Llc c2013.
viii, 187 p. : ill., charts ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- The zone -- Learning -- Decision making -- Focus -- Goals -- Self-discipline -- Grinding -- Conclusion.

When to bid, when to pass

June 17, 2013
Klinger, Ron.
London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012.
144 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: London: Cassell, 2002.

David Stark : the art of the party

June 7, 2013
Stark, David, 1968-
New York : Monacelli Press, 2013.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Hello -- Trifles make perfection and perfection is no trifle: Michigan summer wedding -- So you want to have a party--: Target Read Across America -- A method to the madness: American Patrons of Tate Annual Dinner, 2010 -- Create an original: American Associates of the National Theatre, 2011 -- So inviting: Los Angeles baby shower -- Resolve to solve: American Friends of the Israel Museum, 2011 -- Easy does it: Upstate New York nuptials -- Party to the people: WoodShop at Haus Interior -- Tame the beast: Global Volatility Summit 2010, 2011 -- A big time under the big top: Wedding at a horse farm -- Parties as theater: Huffington Post's 100 Game Changers Awards, 2010 -- The big picture: Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, 2012 -- Classic themes tell powerful stories: Book-themed bat mitzvah -- Ingenuity in the house: New Yorkers for Children Fool's Fete, 2011 -- If the site fits: Natural Resources Defense Council, 2011 -- Something new under the sun: Sports-themed bar mitzvah -- Hit me baby (one more time): Women's Wear Daily 100th anniversary -- The soul of the party: Wedding on the Bosporus -- When the party lasts all season long: InStyle Magazine and the U.S. State Department Halls -- Good bye.
"This volume explores twenty-five of Stark's elaborate-yet-economical events--and a majority of private celebrations--with over 200 color photographs and lively, witty short texts that outline how or where he found the inspiration for each event's theme"-- Provided by publisher.

Minecraft for dummies

June 6, 2013
Cordeiro, Jacob.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
xii, 148 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.


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