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15 great games chosen because they are easy to learn, reward multiple playings & appeal to a wide variety of players.... plus, the kids at El Carmelo Elementary liked 'em. :-)

Hoppers / Mini-Hoppers (Halma on a 10x10 and 4x4 board, respectively)
The Game of Y
The Royal Game of Ur
Surround (a Go variant)
Corsaro
Solitaire
Pentominoes
Morris (Nine Men's & Three Men's)
Scatter (Conspirateurs)
Tigers & Goats
Roundabouts
Fanorona
China Moon
Checkers (Everyday, Giveaway & Super King)
Push Penny Bounce

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This book is the descendant of The Book of Classic Board Games. "The 15 Greatest Games in the World" keeps six of the games from the previous book:

  • Solitaire
  • Morris (Nine Men's & Three Men's)
  • Roundabouts
  • Hoppers (and Mini-Hoppers)
  • Checkers (Everyday, Giveaway & Super King)
  • Fanorona (also known as Fandango)

and adds 9 new games:

  • Game of Y
  • The Royal Game of Ur
  • Surround
  • Corsaro
  • Pentominoes
  • Scatter
  • Tigers & Goats
  • China Moon
  • Push Penny Bounce
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