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New to Chess?
Rules and frequently asked questions (FAQ) about setting up and playing a game of chess. Includes a glossary of chess terminology and a brief history of chess. From the U.S. Chess Federation.
Chess database. Search historic games, chess positions, and chess openings. Also includes a list of ECO (Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings) codes.
U.S. Chess Federation (USCF)
"The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. The USCF represents the United States in the World Chess Federation (FIDE), linking US members to chess players around the world. Founded in 1939."
International Chess Federation (FIDE)
Chess tournament news, world rankings of chess players, and more.
World Chess Hall of Fame
Biographies of chess masters and champions. "The World Chess Hall of Fame and Museum was created in 1984 by the United States Chess Federation." See also their U.S. Chess Hall of Fame.

Online Games
Games & Puzzles Online
Crossword puzzles, Sudoku, word jumbles, brain teasers, trivia, arcade games, and more.

Other Games & Gaming Resources
Abstract Strategy Games
This site serves as a tool for the game preservationist and the collector. It will also serve as a stage for game inventors and designers. Historical games are included.
Brain Games
Strategy guides and other information on various games, including Backgammon, Checkers, Chinese Checkers, Chess, Dominoes, Mahjongg, Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, Sudoku, Yahtzee, and other popular board games and puzzles. From How Stuff Works.
Card Games
Rules and information on card and tile games from around the world
The Console Living Room
"The Internet Archive Console Living Room harkens back to the revolution of the change in the hearth of the home, when the fireplace and later television were transformed by gaming consoles into a center of videogame entertainment. Through use of the JSMESS emulator system, which allows direct access to these programs in your browser with no additional plugins or settings, these games can be enjoyed again." From the Internet Archive.
Game Rules
A list of links to the rules of over 30 games.
History of Playing-Cards
From the International Playing-Card Society.
How to Play
Find the rules by selecting card game title, number of players, age of players or game type. From
Scrabble - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Includes answers to questions about how to play, rules, scoring, points, tournament games, and more. Official information from Hasbro. You can also search their online Scrabble Dictionary and Scrabble Word Builder.
Traditional Game Rules
Links to the rules for board games, table games, British pub games, outdoor games and more.
Video Games and Gear Channel
"Learn about how your favorite video game consoles work, and see what's on the gaming horizon." Topics include: Video Game Peripherals (joysticks, game controllers, and other devices), Video Game Development, and more. From How Stuff Works.
Video Game Consoles Channel
Articles and technical information on Nintendo (Wii, Game Boy, Game Cube, 3DS), Microsoft Xbox and Kinect, Sony PlayStation, and other video game consoles. From How Stuff Works.

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