The Games Book
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

The Games


  • Author : Ted Kosmatka
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345526625

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The Games Excerpt :

"Silas Williams is the brilliant geneticist in charge of preparing the U.S. entry into the Olympic Gladiator competition, an internationally sanctioned bloodsport with only one rule: no human DNA is permitted in the design of the entrants. Desperate to maintain America's edge in the upcoming Games, Silas's boss engages an experimental supercomputer to design the genetic code for a gladiator that cannot be beaten. The result is a highly specialized killing machine, its genome never before seen on earth. Not even Silas, with all his genius and experience, can understand the horror he had a hand in making. And no one, he fears, can anticipate the consequences of entrusting the act of creation to a computer's cold logic. Now Silas races to understand what the computer has wrought, aided by a beautiful xenobiologist, Vidonia Joao."--from publisher's description.

The Games  A Global History of the Olympics Book
Score: 2.5
From 14 Ratings

The Games A Global History of the Olympics


  • Author : David Goldblatt
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393254112

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The Games A Global History of the Olympics Excerpt :

“A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners’ medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

The Games Book
Score: 4
From 8 Ratings

The Games


  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2016-06-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN 10 : 0316290181

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The Games Excerpt :

Don't let the beautiful beaches of Rio fool you--these games are deadly. Two years ago Jack Morgan--the head of the renowned worldwide investigation firm Private--was in charge of security for the World Cup. During the championship match, the action nearly spilled from the field into the stands. Fortunately, Jack and his Private team averted disaster on soccer's biggest stage. Now he has returned to Rio to secure the Olympics. But before the torch is lit, the threats come fast and furious when Jack discovers that someone in Brazil will stop at nothing to sabotage the games. As the opening ceremonies near, Jack must sprint to the finish line to defuse a lethal plot set in motion during the World Cup that could decimate Rio, and turn the Olympics from a worldwide celebration into a deadly spectacle.

The Everything Tabletop Games Book Book

The Everything Tabletop Games Book


  • Author : Bebo
  • Publisher : Everything
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781507210628

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The Everything Tabletop Games Book Excerpt :

Tabletop and board games aren’t just for rainy days or awkward family events anymore. As the game industry grows, people of all ages are jumping to play “the original social network.” In our ever-increasing technological world, playing old-school games is a welcome retreat from the overexposure to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of social media. Over the past few years, board games have become the hot new hobby. Instead of friends sitting around the same table and staring at their phones, they are now either working with or against each other. Millions upon millions of new fans have begun to join their friends in real life for a fun game of Pandemic, 7 Wonders, or Ticket to Ride. The Everything Tabletop Games Book shows how to play some of the best tabletop games in the world, from classic strategy games like Settlers of Catan to great new games like Gloomhaven. Throughout the book, you’ll learn the different genres of tabletop and board games; how to play each game; rules and strategies to help you win; and even where to play online—including new expansions to keep your favorite games fresh and exciting. So gather up some friends, pick a game from this book, and start playing! You’ll be having a blast in no time.

The LEGO Games Book Book

The LEGO Games Book


  • Author : Tori Kosara
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2020-04-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 74
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744030815

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The LEGO Games Book Excerpt :

Build in some time for fun! Who can stack the tallest tower in 60 seconds? Can anyone solve the puzzle cube? With more than 50 fun challenges, puzzles, brainteasers, and games, get out your LEGO® bricks and put your friends and family to the test. ©2020 The LEGO Group.

The Inheritance Games Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Inheritance Games


  • Author : Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-09-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9781368053242

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The Inheritance Games Excerpt :

Don't miss this New York Times bestselling "impossible to put down" (Buzzfeed) novel with deadly stakes, thrilling twists, and juicy secrets--perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying and Knives Out. Avery Grambs has a plan for a better future: survive high school, win a scholarship, and get out. But her fortunes change in an instant when billionaire Tobias Hawthorne dies and leaves Avery virtually his entire fortune. The catch? Avery has no idea why--or even who Tobias Hawthorne is. To receive her inheritance, Avery must move into sprawling, secret passage-filled Hawthorne House where every room bears the old man's touch--and his love of puzzles, riddles, and codes. Unfortunately for Avery, Hawthorne House is also occupied by the family that Tobias Hawthorne just dispossessed. This includes the four Hawthorne grandsons: dangerous, magnetic, brilliant boys who grew up with every expectation that one day they would inherit billions. Heir apparent Grayson Hawthorne is convinced that Avery must be a conwoman, and he's determined to take her down. His brother, Jameson, views her as their grandfather's last hurrah: a twisted riddle, a puzzle to be solved. Caught in a world of wealth and privilege, with danger around every turn, Avery will have to play the game herself just to survive.

Games People Play Book
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Games People Play


  • Author : Eric Berne
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2009-12-01
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN 10 : 0141040270

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Games People Play Excerpt :

The bestselling Games People Play is the book that has helped millions of people understand the dynamics of relationships, by psychiatrist Eric Berne.We all play games. In every encounter with other people we are doing so. The nature of these games depends both on the situation and on who we meet.Eric Berne's classic Games People Play is the most accessible and insightful book ever written about the games we play: those patterns of behaviour that reveal hidden feelings and emotions. Wise and witty, it shows the underlying motivations behind our relationships and explores the roles that we try to play - and are forced to play.Games People Play gives you the keys to unlock the psychology of others - and yourself. You'll become more honest, more effective, and a true team player.'A brilliant, amusing, and clear catalogue of the psychological theatricals that human beings play over and over again' Kurt VonnegutEric Berne was a prominent psychiatrist and bestselling author.After inventing his groundbreaking Transactional Analysis, he continued to develop and apply this new methodology leading him to publish Games People Play. This became a runaway success and Berne leaves a remarkable legacy of over 30 other books and articles, as well as the founding of the International Transactional Analysis Association.Dr Berne's other works include Principles of Group Treatment, A Layman's Guide to Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis', and What Do You Say After You Say Hello? He died in 1970.

The Games That Weren t Book

The Games That Weren t


  • Author : Bitmap Books
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-09
  • Genre: Video games
  • Pages : 644
  • ISBN 10 : 183801912X

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The Games That Weren t Excerpt :

Provides illustrated snapshots of unreleased games dating from 1975 to 2015, including a wide range of titles from the Atari 2600 right up to the Sony PlayStation 4, by way of arcade, home computer, console, handheld and mobile platforms

The Games Cells Play Book

The Games Cells Play


  • Author : Max D. Lechtman
  • Publisher : Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Cell metabolism
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0805360948

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Finite and Infinite Games Book
Score: 4
From 16 Ratings

Finite and Infinite Games


  • Author : James Carse
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451657296

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Finite and Infinite Games Excerpt :

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything from how an actress portrays a role, to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil, to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory. But infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.

Ultimate Book of Card Games Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Ultimate Book of Card Games


  • Author : Scott McNeely
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-06
  • Genre: Games & Activities
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452110486

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Ultimate Book of Card Games Excerpt :

Classic and comprehensive, this guide to over 350 games is sure to appeal to all ages. From Bridge to Poker and Solitaireto Hearts, card games are a beloved source of entertainment and competition (and they are recession proof!). This authoritative book is ideal for every household, college dorm, family cabin, or neighborhood bar that has a pack of cards. Designed in the style of the popular Ultimate Bar Book, this essential resource provides the rules to dozensof variations of your favorite games, and a few you've probably never heard of (Bezique, anyone?). With simple instructions and clear illustrations to guide the way, this volume will be a welcome addition to any gamer's library.

These Deadly Games Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

These Deadly Games


  • Author : Diana Urban
  • Publisher : Wednesday Books
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250797209

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These Deadly Games Excerpt :

"A propulsive mystery with high stakes and devious, masterful twists that will leave you guessing until the very last page. Diana Urban's latest had my jaw on the floor." —Jessica Goodman, bestselling author of They Wish They Were Us Let’s play a game. You have 24 hours to win. If you break my rules, she dies. If you call the police, she dies. If you tell your parents or anyone else, she dies. Are you ready? When Crystal Donavan gets a message on a mysterious app with a picture of her little sister gagged and bound, she agrees to play the kidnapper’s game. At first, they make her complete bizarre tasks: steal a test and stuff it in a locker, bake brownies, make a prank call. But then Crystal realizes that each task is meant to hurt—and kill—her friends, one by one. But if she refuses to play, the kidnapper will kill her sister. Is someone trying to take her team out of the running for a gaming tournament? Or have they uncovered a secret from their past, and wants them to pay for what they did... Author of All Your Twisted Secrets, Diana Urban’s explosive sophomore novel, These Deadly Games, is a must-read, propulsive YA thriller with deadly stakes, stunning twists, and a shocking ending you'll never forget—perfect for fans of I Know What You Did Last Summer and One of Us Is Lying.

Winning The Game Scientists Play Book

Winning The Game Scientists Play


  • Author : Carl J Sindermann
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2008-01-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465011629

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Winning The Game Scientists Play Excerpt :

In this inspiring book of personal insight and sound advice, veteran scientist Carl J. Sindermann gives an insider's look at the competitive world of science and reveals the best strategies for attaining prominence and success. Taking apart the many different roles scientists must play during their careers, Sindermann compares common mistakes scientists make with what the best strategists do-whether they are publishing papers, presenting data, chairing meetings, or coping with government or academic bureaucracy. In the end, he maintains, well-honed interpersonal skills, a savvy eye on one's competitors, and excellent science are the keys to a satisfying and successful career.

The Game Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

The Game


  • Author : Ken Dryden
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-12-10
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 0470739347

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The Game Excerpt :

Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, and coach Scotty Bowman among them — that made the Canadiens of the 1970s one of the greatest hockey teams in history. But beyond that, Dryden reflects on life on the road, in the spotlight, and on the ice, offering up a rare inside look at the game of hockey and an incredible personal memoir. This commemorative edition marks the 20th anniversary of The Game's original publication. It includes black and white photography from the Hockey Hall of Fame and a new chapter from the author. Take a journey to the heart and soul of the game with this timeless hockey classic.

The Love Game Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Love Game


  • Author : Emma Hart
  • Publisher : Amazon Digital Services
  • Release Date : 2013-03-27
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 148390329X

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The Love Game Excerpt :

His challenge? Make her fall in love with him.Her challenge? Play the player.Until life changes the rules of the game.Maddie Stevens hated Braden Carter on sight. Arrogant, egotistical, and the playboy of the University of California, Berkeley, he's everything her brother Pearce has taught her to despise. So why, when the girls challenge her to play the player, doesn't she say no? She doesn't know either.Braden wanted fiery little Maddie the second he laid eyes on her - and he'd do anything to have her, hence why he's agreed to make her fall in love with him. After all, it's the only way he'll get what he wants. Sex.But, as Braden discovers, there's more to the girl from Brooklyn than he ever imagined - and he can't help but care about the broken girl behind those pretty green eyes.Maddie finds Braden isn't just a walking erection - he actually has feelings. He can be sweet, funny and his good looks don't exactly hurt. That means trouble - but when her brother Pearce turns up in Berkeley begging for her help, she realises Braden and Pearce aren't so alike anymore.And maybe, just maybe, they're exactly what each other needs.