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Shawnee Public Library
- Published: 16 May 2016 16 May 2016
Our hometown libraries offer a tsunami full of gaming-rich resources, both online and in print, for learners of all ages. But on this Pathway eager explorers can find a great game to bring your family together, a way to lose yourself in a massive online world, learn chess, or discover what Minecraft or an Xbox is, and what you can do with them!
So pull down your summer swim caps and let's get started with Gaming for Adults and Teens!
What could one man find if he embarked on a journey through fantasy world after fantasy world? In an enthralling blend of travelogue, pop culture analysis, and memoir, forty-year-old former D&D addict Ethan Gilsdorf crisscrosses America, the world, and other worlds—from Boston to New Zealand, and Planet Earth to the realm of Aggramar.
In minutes you can learn to play any of the 100 most entertaining card games as you follow the simple rules, methods of scoring, and hints on skillful play for every game.
The Chess Player's Bible by James Eade & Al Lawrence
Provides over three hundred examples that demonstrate attacking and defensive strategies in the game of chess and includes annotated 3-D illustrations and basic and advanced tactics of the game.
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
In 1949, four Chinese women--drawn together by the shadow of their past--begin meeting in San Francisco to play mah jong, invest in stocks and "say" stories. They call their gathering the Joy Luck Club--and forge a relationship that binds them for more than three decades.
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a Combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.
Doc: a novel by Mary Doria Russell
After the burned body of mixed-blood boy Johnnie Sanders is discovered in 1878 Dodge City, Kansas, part-time policeman Wyatt Earp enlists the help of his professional-gambler friend Doc Holliday.
A Beginner's Guide to American Mah Jong: how to play the game & win by Elaine Sandberg
This book includes simple, easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams to walk the reader through each step of the game, including how to select a hand, how to play and how to develop winning strategies.
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- Return eBooks before the expiration date;
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As always, if you don’t see the resources for the particular goal you have in mind, your hometown librarian will be happy to help!