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The Luck Business
$6.98
Description
ely to become Exhibit No. 1".--Ken Armstrong, Chicago Tribune.
ISBN
9780684831824
By
Goodman, Robert
Publisher
Touchstone
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
741527
Location
D
A Short Treatise Inviting the Reader to Discover the Subtle Art of Go
$14.95
Description

Written by a mathematician, a poet and a mathematician-poet, this 1969 guide to the ancient Japanese game of Go was not only the first such guide to be published in France (and thereby introduced the centuries-old game of strategy into that country) but something of a subtle Oulipian guidebook to writing strategies and tactics.

As in the Oulipian strategy of writing under constraint, the role of structured gameplay (within literature and without) proves to be of primordial importance: a means of moving outside an inherent system, of instigating new figures of style and meaning, new paths toward collaboration and new strategies for filling a space: be it the space of a terrain, a blank page, a white screen or a freshly stretched canvas.

Translated for the first time, this treatise outlines the history of Go, the rules for playing it, some central tactics and strategies for playing it and overcoming the threats posed by an opponent, general information and trivia, and a glossary that ranges from Atari (check) to Yose (the end of a match).

Pierre Lusson (born 1950) is a French mathematician and musicologist. With Jacques Roubaud, he helped introduce the game of Go into France.

Georges Perec (1936-82) was a French novelist, essayist and filmmaker whose linguistic talents ranged from fiction to crossword puzzles to authoring the longest palindrome ever written. Winner of the prix Médicis in 1978 for his most acclaimed novel, Life A User's Manual, Perec was also a member of the Oulipo, a group of writers and mathematicians devoted to the discovery and use of constraints to encourage literary inspiration. One of their most famous products was Perec's own novel, A Void, written entirely without the letter "e."

Jacques Roubaud (born 1932) is a French poet and mathematician, a former professor of mathematics at University of Paris X and a member of the Oulipo group. His many books translated into English include The Great Fire of London, Some Thing Black, The Form of a City Changes Faster, Alas, than the Human Heart and The Loop.

ISBN
9781939663436
By
Perec, Georges
Publisher
Wakefield Press
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781939663436
Location
Non-Fiction
Billion Dollar Fantasy: The High-Stakes Game Between FanDuel and DraftKings That Upended Sports in America
$27.00
Description
APPLE BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH SELECTION

"We devoured [this] engrossing account of the battle for supremacy between three fantasy gaming sites. ... Chen flips the script with a character-driven narrative, exposing the people who fueled the industry (not necessarily the folks you'd expect) and what motivated them (not necessarily unadulterated greed). Gamers will find this book impossible to put down, as will anyone who loves a good origin story."--Apple Books, Best of the Month selection

"Fans of financial thrillers such as Barbarians at the Gate will be excited by this insider account of the dizzying rise of fantasy sports websites"--Publishers Weekly

You've seen the commercials. Here is the untold story behind the clash of billion dollar companies that unleashed an unprecedented advertising war.

From Sports Illustrated's Albert Chen comes the story of two companies whose battle unleashed a carpet bombing of advertising as they sought supremacy in an exploding fantasy sports and gambling market: In a time of gushing venture capital money, FanDuel and DraftKings turned into billion-dollar companies seemingly overnight -- then, just as quickly, found themselves the target of FBI and Department of Justice investigations, and facing likely destruction.

Chen tells the story of the improbable individuals behind the saga: An Irishman who knew nothing about American sports. A fantasy geek who felt it was his destiny to change the way fellow nerds watched the games they loved. A conflicted poker player. A mother of three in Scotland.

In a character-driven narrative with excursions into the strange and unexpected, Chen takes us from casinos to board rooms, from Edinburgh to Wall Street to the Vegas Strip, to tell a sprawling and intimate tale of the new world that this group of accidental disruptors helped to create. It's a story of ideas and dreams, about a world of risk, luck, hubris, greed and redemption--a story for our high-stakes times.
ISBN
9780544911147
By
Chen, Albert
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9780544911147
Location
Non-Fiction
Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players
$4.99
Description
Scrabble may be truly called America's game. But for every group of "living-room players" there is someone who is "at one with the board." In Word Freak, Stefan Fatsis introduces readers to those few, exploring the underground world of colorful characters for which the Scrabble game is life-playing competitively in tournaments across the country. It is also the story of how the Scrabble game was invented by an unemployed architect during the Great Depression and how it has grown into the hugely successful, challenging, and beloved game it is today. Along the way, Fatsis chronicles his own obsession with the game and his development as a player from novice to expert. More than a book about hardcore Scrabble players, Word Freak is also an examination of notions of brilliance, memory, language, competition, and the mind that celebrates the uncanny creative powers in us all.

A Book Sense 76 pick.

ISBN
9780142002261
By
Fatsis, Stefan
Publisher
Penguin Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745741
Location
C
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
$5.87
SKU
0047875837492
Publisher
Infinity Ward
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125167
Location
G
Madden NFL 10 - Playstation 3
$5.87
SKU
0014633190236
Publisher
Electronic Arts
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Disc is in rough condition with moderate defects. If it does not play we will refund you in full. May be missing online digital copy or liner notes. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125358
Location
G
Bioshock 2 - Xbox 360
$5.87
Description
BioShock 2 players will be able to use a keyboard, mouse or 3rd party controller to navigate their way through the city of Rapture, the setting for BioShock and BioShock 2. Features Evolution of the genetically enhanced shooter Earn experience points during gameplay to earn access to new Weapons, Plasmids and Tonics that can be used to create hundreds of different combinations, allowing players to develop a unique character that caters to their playing style. Extend the Rapture fiction Players will step into the shoes of Rapture citizens and learn more about the fall of Rapture as they progress through the experience. See Rapture before the fall Experience Rapture before it was reclaimed by the ocean and engage in combat over iconic environments in locations such as Kashmir Restaurant and Mercury Suites, all of which have been reworked from the ground up to deliver a fast-paced multiplayer experience. FPS veterans add their touch to the multiplayer experience Digital Extremes brings more than 10 years of first person shooter experience including development of award-winning entries in the Unreal and Unreal Tournament franchise.
SKU
0710425395536
Publisher
TAKE2
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
No major scratches or defects; may not contain online digital copy. Case shows moderate wear. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1125598
Location
G
Wsp Coffee And Kenken
$4.99
Description

Wake up your mind with KenKen!

This collection of easy to challenging KenKen puzzles is perfect for solvers looking to caffeinate their minds and jump-start their day.

Includes:
- 100 easy to challenging KenKen puzzles
- Puzzles that range in size from easy 4x4 grids to challenging 9x9 grids
- Introduction and solving instructions by puzzlemaster Will Shortz

ISBN
9780312640262
By
Shortz, Will
Publisher
Griffin
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1108972
Location
F
Puzzles Old and New: How to Make and Solve Them
$6.01
ISBN
9780295965796
By
Botermans, Jack
Publisher
Univ of Washington Pr
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1111221
Location
L
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Signature Series Guide (Bradygames Signature Series Guide)
$6.74
Description
Explore A New Continent -Explore the Lost Continent of Pandaria with detailed maps of each zone, and what resources you'll find in them as you guide your characters to level 90.

Pandaren: A New Ally or a New Enemy? - Pandaren, the all-new race for Mists of Pandaria, can choose to join either the Horde or Alliance in their on-going struggle for supremacy of Azeroth. Be ready to welcome them to your side or face them in combat!

A New Class: Monk - You get tips for tackling the challenges of World of Warcraft as the all-new Monk class, including managing their resource: Chi.

Pet Battles - Inclusive Pet section offers an in-depth look at each pet family, along with individual pet abilities.

An Introduction for New Players - Updated for Mists of Pandaria, this easy-to-follow section covers the basic concepts and controls of World of Warcraft. Even if this is your first online game, you won't feel overwhelmed in World of Warcraft.

You also get updated information for... Account-wide Pets, Mounts, and Achievements Reputations and Rewards.

. Every Profession. And Much More!

About the Game

Building off the success of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Mists of Pandaria introduces one new playable race (Pandaren), a new playable class (Monk), and introduces the Island of Pandaria. With the expansion, players can use all new class/race combinations to reach level 90. All new dungeons, raids, and PVP challenges await players around the world! "

ISBN
9780744014143
Publisher
BRADY GAMES
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704938
Location
A
Dr. Broth and Ollie's Brain-Boggling Search for the Lost Luggage: Across Time and Space in 80 Puzzles
$5.01
Description
The editors of Discover magazine's popular Bogglers page knit together puzzles of every kind to create a zany adventure story that challenges readers to solve the puzzles along with the characters. Illustrations.
ISBN
9780684870014
By
Abrams, Michael
Publisher
Fireside
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1120616
Location
L
How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword Puzzle: Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Master America's Favorite Puzzle
$20.14
Description
A guide to help you improve your solving skills and beat the New York Times crossword puzzle
ISBN
9780312365547
By
Reynaldo, Amy
Publisher
St. Martin's Griffin
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119529
Location
B
M.A.S.H.: What Does Your Future Hold?
$5.68
Description
Wouldn't you LOVE to know what your future holds? Play M.A.S.H. and find out!
This book takes the popular game of M.A.S.H. (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) into brand-new territory, so that it covers every teenage milestone from Sweet Sixteen to high school graduation. Get together with a friend and read the future-determining questions out loud. Have your friend give you three possible answers for each question and Jot them down in the blanks provided . . . and then make up a fourth choice of your own! Will you be nice? Or not? The weirder you get, the more fun it is! When the blanks are filled, follow the guide to figure out which answers will determine your friend's fate. Then change places--it's your turn! An introduction explains the rules, and each section includes several copies of the game so kids can play more than once. For traditionalists, a classic version of M.A.S.H. appears at the end.
ISBN
9781454922780
By
Sterling Children's
Publisher
Sterling Children's Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110365
Location
D
A MILLION DOTS
$18.95
Description
We start with a single tree; 1. As we turn the page, we are presented with a sum doubling the number on the page before it: 1+1 = 2; 2+2 = 4; 4+4 = 8. In this way, we reach a million (actually 1,048,576) within 40 pages. Each sum is brought to life with a simple graphic illustration in the distinctive style of Sven Völker. The dots form the back of a ladybird, the bubbles in a cup of soda and the water in a swimming pool. The final page opens up to a magnificent 8 page gatefold to accomodate the final two big numbers. Gloriously simple in its concept and execution, this is a book that will bring mathematics alive to parents as well as children and will also make a stunning gift book.
ISBN
9781908714664
Publisher
Cicada Books
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781908714664
Location
Children's
Name That Movie: 100 Illustrated Movie Puzzles
$4.99
Description
Every classic film features iconic images that are unforgettable to movie lovers, from the house on the hill from Psycho to Pulp Fiction's the Big Kahuna burger to the giant dinosaur sculptures of Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. In Name That Movie, celebrated illustrator Paul Rogers tests our visual knowledge of the world of cinema, highlighting both obscure and instantly recognizable references to 100 classic films, from the golden age of cinema to the blockbusters of today. The rules of the game are simple: each film gets six line drawings, delivered in sequence, and-here's the clincher-no movie stars. Complete with answer key and index, this elegant gift book will delight cinephiles who will see their favorite films in a whole new light.
ISBN
9781452104973
By
Rogers, Paul
Publisher
Chronicle Books
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
709010
Location
B
Eberron Player's Guide: A 4th Edition D&D Supplement
$23.34
Description
The complete guide to building Eberron(R) characters.
The "Eberron"" Player's Guide" presents the film noir world of Eberron from the point of view of the adventurer exploring it. This product includes everything a player needs to create their character for a D&D(R) campaign in the Eberron setting, including new feats, new character powers, new paragon paths and epic destinies, and even a new 4th edition version of a classic Eberron class: the Artificer!
ISBN
9780786951000
By
Noonan, David
Publisher
Wizards of the Coast
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
744370
Location
L
Midnight: Epic Fantasy in an Age of Shadow [d20 system]
$10.91
Description
Midnight describes an exciting, highly detailed campaign setting for the d20 System. Players enter a world where evil rules and darkness has fallen across the land. They must fight for hope and justice in a realm where heroes are condemned and the elder races are hunted to the brink of extinction.
ISBN
9781589941144
By
Barber, Jeffrey
Publisher
Fantasy Flight Games
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
About This Product
Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704931
Location
A
Kick the Sparks: A Music and Dance Coloring Book
$10.16
Description

Don't be late for the dance!

If you love contras, céilís, squares, or sets, this unique coloring book is for you. Inside you'll find scenes from a night of dancing. This insightul collection of drawings portrays all that people love most about dancing. You'll arrive at the dance hall early and help the band set up. You'll put on your dance shoes and find a partner as the caller takes you on a swirling journey. Sit in with the band for high energy traditional tunes on fiddle, tenor banjo, guitar, piano, and accordion.

Beautifully illustrated by artist Jeehyun Hoke, Kick the Sparks is perfect for music and dance lovers of any age.

ISBN
9781940822242
Publisher
Wild Musette
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
704427
Location
A
The Honored Dead - Aeon, Limited Edition
$21.12
Description
Take to the stars in AEon, White Wolf's new Storytelling game about a high-tech, psi-powered future! As humanity's next step of evolution, you can venture to the depths of space, uncovering all manner of mysteries -- or scheme among the nations and corporations of Earth as they extend their grasp into our solar system and beyond.
ISBN
9781565047570
By
Bates, Andrew
Publisher
White Wolf Publishing
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
701800
Location
A
Aberrant: Year One (Aberrant Roleplaying, WW8502)
$9.39
Description
Gods once wielded this kind of power.

Now it's ours.

The forces of the universe respond to our will and we shape a world in our image. We are the celebrities, the heroes, the villains, the legends, the shining icons of our times. We are novas, and we will bring about a new golden Age... and you will like it.

This sourcebook details the Aberrant world as it stands in the year 2008.

ISBN
9781565046290
By
Moore, Jim
Publisher
White Wolf Game Studio
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
About This Product
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
701780
Location
A
Martial Power: A 4th Edition D&D Supplement (D&D Rules Expansion)
$10.68
Description
New options for fighters, rangers, rogues, and warlords.
This tome focuses on the martial heroes: characters who rely on their combat talents and keen wits for survival.
This book provides new archetypal builds for the fighter, ranger, rogue, and warlord classes, including new character powers, feats, paragon paths, and epic destinies.
Martial Power is the first of a line of player-friendly supplements offering hundreds of new options for D&D characters.
ISBN
9780786949816
By
Wizards RPG Team
Publisher
Wizards of the Coast
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
744369
Location
L
The Physiology Coloring Book (2nd Edition)
$13.33
Description
This coloring book offers an enjoyable, highly effective way for students to learn physiology. Topics are covered in self-contained two-page spreads, allowing students to easily focus on the material being presented. A unique combination of introductory material, names and illustrations to be colored, and substantive captions deliver a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand, treatment of physiology. The Physiology Coloring Book is the companion to the extremely successful Anatomy Coloring Book , which has sold more than 2.5 million copies.
ISBN
9780321036636
By
Meisami, Esmail
Publisher
Pearson
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
706227
Location
A
The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini
$28.00
Description
Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist's impact on American culture--and why his legacy endures to this day.

Harry Houdini. Say his name and a number of things come to mind. Escapes. Illusions. Magic. Chains. Safes. Live burials. Close to a century after his death, nearly every person in America knows his name from a young age, capturing their imaginations with his death-defying stunts and daring acts. He inspired countless people, from all walks of life, to find something magical within themselves.

This is a book about a man and his extraordinary life, but it is also about the people who he has inspired in death. As Joe Posnanski delves into the deepest corners of Houdini-land, visiting museums (one owned by David Copperfield), attractions, and private archives, he encounters a cast of unforgettable and fascinating characters: a woman who runs away from home to chase her dream of becoming a magician; an Italian who revives Houdini's most famous illusion every night; a performer at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles who calls himself Houdini's Ghost; a young boy in Australia who, one day, sees an old poster and feels his life change; and a man in Los Angeles whose sole mission is life has been to keep the legend's name alive.

Both a personal obsession and an odyssey of discovery, Posnanski draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for and obsession with magic, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to examine Harry Houdini's life and legacy. This is the ultimate journey to uncover why this magic man endures, and what he still has to teach the world about wonder.

ISBN
9781501137235
By
Posnanski, Joe
Publisher
Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781501137235
Location
Biography