By Sid Sackson
"A actual milestone." — Martin Gardner, clinical American. an expert on video game background selects 38 of his all-time favourite amusements, together with 22 of his personal outstanding creations. Solitaire, technique, and occasion video games will be performed by means of youngsters or adults with such universal goods as playing cards, checkerboards, cube, pencils, and paper. 152 illustrations.
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