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By Sid Sackson

"A actual milestone." — Martin Gardner, clinical American. an expert on video game historical past selects 38 of his all-time favourite amusements, together with 22 of his personal striking creations. Solitaire, process, and social gathering video games should be performed by means of childrens or adults with such universal goods as playing cards, checkerboards, cube, pencils, and paper. 152 illustrations.

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