Author(s): Daniel King

Children's Books

This follow-up title to "Chess - From First Moves to Checkmate" introduces a wide range of board and card games, detailing their history and strategy as well as providing playing instructions for a variety of international games including draughts, mancala, rummy and whist.


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'I love this book' - Open Book, BBC Radio 4; '... fabulous computer-generated artwork' - The Guardian; '... a clear, informative book, of a kind the jury would like to see more of - Dutch Collective Foundation for Book Promotion (winner, Silver Slate Pencil Award 2001)

Daniel King started playing chess at the age of five and is now an International Grandmaster - the highest title a professional chess player can achieve. Daniel has written thirteen books on chess to date, including Kingfisher's Chess - From First Moves to Checkmate. He has also contributed articles to Britain's Independent on Sunday, The Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. In addition to chess and writing, Daniel has had extensive and varied broadcasting experience. He has lectured on games and strategy to corporate clients, such as IBM, Intel, Microsoft and Disney; devised puzzles for contestants on Cilla Black's Moment of Truth television programme; presented a children's chess master-class for Channel 4; scripted and presented documentaries on the history of chess for BBC Radio Four; reported on four World Chess Championships for broadcasters around the world including ESPN in the USA, Star TV in Asia, and Doordashan in India; and presented programme links on Nickelodeon Children's Channel.

1 Half Title; 2-3 Title; 4-5 Copyright And Contents; 6-7 Board Games Introduction; 8-11 Ancient Board Games; 12-13 Nine Men's Morris; 14-15 Fox And Geese; 16-21 Backgammon; 22-25 Go; 26-31 Chess; 32-35 Mancala; 36-39 Draughts; 40-41 Card Games Introduction; 42-43 Children's Card Games; 44-45 Solo Card Games; 46-47 Rummy; 48-49 Cribbage; 50-51 Whist; 52-53 Spades; 54-55 Hearts; 56-57 Blackjack; 58-59 Poker; 60-61 Glossary; 62-63 Index; 64 Web Addresses/Acknowledgements

General Fields

  • : 9780753408162
  • : Kingfisher
  • : Kingfisher
  • : July 2003
  • : 235mm X 237mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Daniel King
  • : Hardback
  • : 794
  • : 8+
  • : 64
  • : colour illustrations and photographs, glossary, index