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The Sicilian Taimanov is one of the greatest dynamic opening choices for Black. The resulting positions are rich in dynamic, positional and strategic play.

The authors have delivered a user-friendly work for players of all levels. Nowadays, chess players are overwhelmed with piles of information and endless databases. It is very difficult to choose "your own variations" and therefore this book will surely come as a great additional help.

In addition to the basic Taimanov ideas, the authors followed in an original manner two main concepts: 1. ‘almost never play an early …d6’ (Scheveningen style) 2. ‘push …h5 whenever you can’ (Paulsen style).

At the end of the book they carefully selected some practical exercises, enabling you to even improve your knowledge of this up-to-date Taimanov Bible.

Item ID OSIA139
Our price $ 49.95




In this book, the author shares the experiences, setbacks and successes of his career as a professional player.

Drawing on his own games, which encompass all stages of his career including that of strong grandmaster, he reveals his thought process at the critical moments and shows the reader how to avoid the most common mistakes.

The book consists of four main parts:

  • how to be more objective during a game
  • how to reduce the number of blunders
  • how to judge concrete moves and concessions
  • general tips to improve your chess results

    Every chapter is followed by carefully selected exercises on the featured theme. The exercises will resemble a practical game as much as possible.

    Item ID IA337
    Our price $ 49.95


  • OA208


    1...e5 enjoys an excellent reputation as a reliable defence against White’s most popular opening choice, 1 e4. However, anyone who is primed to face the Ruy Lopez must also be prepared to face a number of White alternatives. This collection of variations make up the Open Games and include not only popular choices such as the Italian Game, Scotch Game, Bishop’s Opening, King’s Gambit, Vienna Game and Four Knights, but also many tricky sidelines and some wild and wacky gambits. Many of these might not be theoretically strong but can be both daunting and dangerous for the uninformed player. In this book, FIDE Master Martin Lokander tackles all these lines head on and presents a practical repertoire for Black in the Open Games. This book tells you everything you need to know about facing the Open Games when White avoids the Ruy Lopez.

  • Essential reading for 1...e5 players
  • Every opening bar the Ruy Lopez is covered
  • Packed with new ideas and critical analysis

    Item ID OA208
    Our price $ 39.95


  • JA324


    Bobby Fischer is a legendary chess figure, and many consider him to be the greatest chess player of all time. Fischer was a child prodigy who later developed into a phenomenal force. During his peak years he dominated his nearest rivals in a manner that had previously never been seen. Fischer achieved his goal of becoming World Champion after beating Boris Spassky in their 'Match of the Century' in 1972, an epic contest which did more than anything else to popularize the game throughout the world.

    In this book, former American Open Champion Cyrus Lakdawala studies his favorite Fischer games. Lakdawala examines Fischer's renowned skills in attack, defense, counterattack, exploiting imbalances, dynamic elements, accumulating advantages and endgame play.

    Move by Move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions throughout the book, the Move by Move format greatly encourages the learning and practicing of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge.

    Item ID JA324
    Our price $ 39.95




    Available in black, red, and blue

    Item ID M-1234
    Our price $ 12.95




    The DGT 1001 is a universal game timer suitable for school, club or home use.

    It has a crystal clear display, is extremely easy to use and very affordable.

    The DGT 1001 features countdown and up-count and has two large buttons on the top left and right to operate the timer. The clock does not have bonus or delay options.

    Battery is included.

    Item ID H-DGT1
    Our price $ 39.95




    The object is to be the first to score 50 points without going over. The players use a wooden pin (called a mölkky) to try and knock over numbered wooden pins (skittles). Points are rewarded based on the numbers on the different pi ns, which are marked from 1 to 12. Pins are initially placed in a tight group in an upright position about 10 feet away from the throwing area. If the thrower knocks over ONE pin, the player receives the number of points marked on that pin. If the player knocks 2 or more pins, the score equals the amount of pins knocked over. (e.g. 3 pins score 3 points) A pin does not count if it is leaning on the mölkky or one of the numbered pins (they have to be parallel to the ground to count). After each throw, the pins are lifted up again in the exact location where they landed. The first one to reach exactly 50 points wins the game. Scoring more than 50 will be penalized by setting the player’s score back to 25 points.

    Item ID SS-001
    Our price $ 54.99




    Splendor is a game of chip-collecting and card development. Players are merchants of the Renaissance trying to buy gem mines, means of transportation, shops—all in order to acquire the most prestige points. If you're wealthy enough, you might even receive a visit from a noble at some point, which of course will further increase your prestige.

    On your turn, you may (1) collect chips (gems), or (2) buy and build a card, or (3) reserve one card. If you collect chips, you take either three different kinds of chips or two chips of the same kind. If you buy a card, you pay its price in chips and add it to your playing area. To reserve a card—in order to make sure you get it, or, why not, your opponents don't get it—you place it in front of you face down for later building; this costs you a round, but you also get gold in the form of a joker chip, which you can use as any gem.

    All of the cards you buy increase your wealth as they give you a permanent gem bonus for later buys; some of the cards also give you prestige points. In order to win the game, you must reach 15 prestige points before your opponents do.

    Item ID FS-1188
    Our price $ 44.99




    The Hundred Years' War is over and the Renaissance is looming. Conditions are perfect for the princes of the Loire Valley to propel their estates to prosperity and prominence. Through strategic trading and building, clever planning, and careful thought in The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, players add settlements and castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, farm livestock, and more

    Item ID RV-81503
    Our price $ 14.99




    In the 1920’s, Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, entered in his new house when he immediately detected a surnatural being. Gathering eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary seance, they will have 7 hours to contact the ghost and investigate to unlock an old mystery…

    Unable to talk, the amnesic ghost will communicate with the mediums through visions (illustrated cards). They will have to decipher the images to help the ghost remember how he was murdered (who? where? which weapon?). The more they cooperate and guess well, the easier it will be to the catch the right culprit.

    This party game is one of the most anticipated games of 2015, thanks to innovative, thrilling and immersive features. It offers cooperation and investigation with an asymmetrical gameplay. While playing the ghost or a medium, you will have fun trying to guess what other players have in their minds!

    So enter in this strange manor and let yourself be led by your intuition!

    Item ID FS-2830
    Our price $ 59.99




    A Mysterious, Interactive Party Game
    What are “Escape the Room” games?
    Escape the Room games began as digital adventures and quickly turned into real-life events all around the world where players are locked in a room and must uncover clues and hidden objects to escape. ThinkFun’s version of Escape the Room allows you to bring all the excitement of these experiences into your very own home!

    The Mystery:
    It’s 1869 and the town’s well-respected astronomer has not been seen since the untimely passing of his wife. Recently, strange things have been happening at his manor – loud and unfamiliar noises, an unpleasant smell, and smoke billowing from the observatory. It’s up to you and your guests to solve the mystery at the Stargazer’s Manor!

    The Objective:
    Spend an evening working with your guests to solve puzzles, unlock hidden clues, and unravel the mystery of the Stargazer’s Manor. Will you and your guests be able to solve the mystery and save the astronomer before time runs out?

    Item ID PB-735
    Our price $ 31.99




    French Language Game

    Un jeu dans une ambiance med-fan où jusqu'à 6 Titans prendront part à une course (voir plusieurs en mode championnat) où tous les coups, ou presque, seront permis.

    Item ID VC-347
    Our price $ 39.99




    On dit de l’agriculture qu’il s’agit de la plus noble profession, et Carcassonne : Par Monts et par vaux offre aux joueur le sentiment gratifiant de nourrir son prochain. Dans ce nouvel opus, les villes et châteaux laissent places aux champs de fruits et légumes. Collectez-les tous, bâtissez des étables pour les animaux et promenez vos meeples pour cumuler encore plus de points !

    • La possibilité de déplacer vos meeples pour marquer encore plus de points.
    • Un nouveau décor champêtre où profiter des nouvelles mécaniques de Carcassonne.

    Item ID FS-39030
    Our price $ 39.99




    French Version of Game

    Dans ce jeu d'association d'idées pour 2 à 8 joueurs (voire plus !), deux équipes redoublent d'ingéniosité pour identifier les noms de code derrière lesquels se cachent leurs informateurs respectifs… Tandis que les deux maîtres-espions cherchent les bons indices pour mettre leurs agents sur la bonne piste, ces derniers doivent se creuser la tête pour éviter de contacter un informateur adverse, ou pire… le redoutable assassin !

    Item ID VC-282
    Our price $ 29.99




    Après une dure journée de travail, vous prenez quelques minutes pour admirer la ville à travers les baies vitrées de votre bureau… À cette heure, la plupart de vos administrés rentrent chez eux, dans les hautes tours qui vous font face. D’autres se promènent dans les parcs et jardins de la ville avec leurs enfants, et certains font leurs courses dans le nouveau centre commercial que vous avez ouvert il y a quelques semaines. Au loin, près du port, vous distinguez la fumée qui s’élève des cheminées des usines du quartier industriel. La ville ne dort jamais…

    Dans Quadropolis™, vous incarnez le maire d’une ville moderne en plein développement. À l’aide de vos architectes, vous allez faire construire différents bâtiments dans votre ville pour répondre aux besoins de vos citoyens et surpasser vos adversaires. Chaque bâtiment vous permet de marquer des points de victoire, et nombre d’entre eux peuvent être combinés pour être encore plus efficaces.

    Serez-vous capable de relever le défi et d’inscrire votre nom dans l’histoire de la ville ?

    Item ID FS-8521
    Our price $ 74.99




    Pour 2 à 6 aventuriers à partir de 8 ans.

    Enfilez les bottes d'un explorateur et fouillez une pyramide des plus farfelues pour en dérober ses trésors. Mais attention! Des monstres gardiens veillent au grain. Mieux vaut pour vous demeurer très discret et envoyer les monstres aux trousses de vos adversaires!

    MAUDITE MOMIE est un jeu de prise de risque et de bluff tout simple, rapide et bien nerveux!.

    Item ID IL-118
    Our price $ 19.99


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