• Author : The Game of Kings
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release Date : 2010-11
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9780646546483
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : The Game of Kings
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-08-11
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0307762327
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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In this first book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, Francis Crawford of Lymond, traitor, murderer, nobleman, returns to Scotland to redeem his reputation and save his home. It is 1547 and Scotland has been humiliated by an English invasion and is threatened by machinations elsewhere beyond its borders, but it is still free. Paradoxically, her freedom may depend on a man who stands accused of treason. He is Francis Crawford of Lymond, a scapegrace nobleman of crooked felicities and murderous talents, posessed of a scholar's erudition and a tongue as wicked as a rapier. In The Game of Kings, this extraordinary antihero returns to the country that has outlawed him to redeem his reputations even at the risk of his life.


  • Author : The Ultimate Guide to Dorothy Dunnett s the Game of Kings
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-10-02
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1478260335
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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Enter undaunted the world of Dorothy Dunnett's first chef-d' vre, The GAME of KINGS. Exhaustively researched, this compilation follows the book page-by-page, providing useful translations, illustrations, lost definitions, and historical facts to faithfully shed light on the story. Designed to elucidate the mid-16th century for the 21st century reader, the Guide enriches one's experience of The Lymond Chronicles, providing deeper understanding and an appreciation for the discernment, subtlety, and scope of Dorothy Dunnett's extraordinary writing."


  • Author : The Game of Kings
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1977-01-01
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 070915870X
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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Based on the life of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick.


  • Author : Game of Kings
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-12-27
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781440622113
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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A year with the boy geniuses of the nation?s top high school chess team, now in paperback with a new afterword Edward R. Murrow High School has long been one of New York?s public-education success stories, a school where there are no varsity sports, and the closest thing to jocks is found on the powerhouse chess team. Award-winning sportswriter Michael Weinreb follows the members of the Murrow chess team through an entire season. Weinreb delves into the history of chess in America, following the stories of greats such as Bobby Fischer, for whom the world within the chessboard is as easy to comprehend as the world beyond it is difficult.


  • Author : The Game of Kings Coloring Book
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-07-09
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 1951428226
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Chess
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-03-15
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 1645796981
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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(A) Chess is a game of strategy played by people all around the world. The game originated in ancient India more than fifteen centuries ago. The pieces in a chess set represent people from all walks of life-from servants and farmers to church leaders and royalty. What was the original purpose of the game of chess? Who played it? What did they gain? Read to discover these facts and more.


  • Author : A treatise on the game of chess
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1822
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : OXFORD:590243357
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : The Manner of the Kingdom
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2015-09-20
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN : 1517384478
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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It is not really clearly understood what this book is exactly: nor how it came about and so forth; therefore, all that we can really do to best offer a description of this book is to provide a sample of it that one may read > And the king shall appoint unto himself a couple of knights to be his horsemen; and sometimes the knights of the king shall be able to run in the beginning even before his chariots run; for the horsemen shall be able to leap over the chariots and run out into the battle-field ahead of the pawns. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them strategically upon the Chess-board in order to plow his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots and so forth. And until one memorizes the patterns which result in victory, one must simply take each move step by step and play it by ear. Let the people which want a king to rule over them, study to play this board game which I have made available as an ensample of what your lives will be like from the day that you appoint one of your fellow-men to have rule over your own souls. And the king, whom you set up for yourselves to have dominion over you, will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers, and to be his virgins. For the king will take the virginity of every daughter before he suffers her to lie in the same bed as her husband. The king will require the flower from every girl which is betrothed to an husband. For the reasoning of the counselors and scribes and (Bishops) of the kingdom shall be that the king is better than the average citizens of the kingdom; and therefore, it shall be preferred to breed kings into the earth, rather than to breed peasants and farmers and servants and so forth. And the king, whom you set up for yourselves to have dominion over your own souls, will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your olive yards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And at the counsel of the (Bishops) which will stand next to the king and queen, filling their heads with ideas of how best to oppress the kingdom (which is you) in order to satisfy their lust of greed for the sake of more filthy lucre; they shall advise their kings to build fancy church buildings and establish rituals regarding tithes & offerings. And the king, whom you will worship, will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his own servants. And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your strongest donkeys, and your choicest rooks, and your female asses, and put them all to his own idea of work. And so, Samuel (with help) from some wood-cutters, carved sculptures which were symbolic of kings and queens and knights and bishops and rooks and pawns and created an animated pattern of war and oppression; hoping that the people would realize the results of war and shun the ideas of violence and turn from the illusiveness of division in consciousness, and cease to view distinctions between so-called kingdoms and cultures which perceive that they are not (one) based off of the deceitful divisiveness of imaginary borders. Howbeit, the people craved killing, and the spilling of blood was an excitement for them, and they loved the board game, and they used it for entertainment, rather than for an actual illustration of the consequences of what would manifest if they set kings over themselves in order to rule and oppress them and have dominion over their own souls and render themselves like as unto the beasts. And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king. And that began to be the object of the game of kings and queens. To save the king from being trapped into a snare which they named Check-Mate became the goal of the game which they named Chess. Now behold; this book is not for those which have no faith. For they shall profit nothing from it.


  • Author : The Game of Chess
  • Publisher : Nicolae Sfetcu
  • Release Date : 2014-04-30
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN :
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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A comprehensive guide of chess: history, famous games and players, rules, strategy, tactics, chess and the computer, documentation and literature, variants. Chess (the "Game of Kings") is a board game for two players, which requires 32 chesspieces (or chessmen) and a board demarcated by 64 squares. Gameplay does not involve random luck; consisting solely of strategy, (see also tactics, and theory). Chess is one of humanity's more popular games; it is has been described not only as a game, but also as both art and science. Chess is sometimes seen as an abstract wargame; as a "mental martial art".