Things You Ought to Know- Game Time (Paperback)
Engaging for kids and adults alike, the Things You Ought to Know series strikes the right chord between learning and fun With fun facts about board games such as Pokemon; outdoor games like Freeze Tag and video games like World of Warcraft, Things You Ought to Know - Game Time will show you that while games are a fun way to pass time, there's also a lot to learn from them. Find out where these games originated as well as their rules and strategies. This book is replete with many fascinating facts such as: - The longest recorded Monopoly game lasted more than 70 days. - A losing player at the World Scrabble Championship once accused his opponent of pocketing a G and demanded that officials strip-search him. - The Joker didn't actually get introduced into the standard deck until the late 19th century. - Virtual Battlespace is used by the US Army for its training purposes. Compiled by noted academician Terry O' Brien, this is a must-read for trivia and quiz buffs.