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Treasury Book of Games That You Will Use For Many Years

Updated on July 2, 2017
Games, Games, and More Games
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The Games Treasury Book of Games

This book, The Games Treasury Book of Games, has been in my family for twenty years now. It was a Christmas gift that still keeps on giving. In the picture here you can't really see how bent up the corners are, but trust me, this is a well read book. We reference this manual throughout the year.

Not only does this book teach you how to play numerous card games, games for the car, indoor & outdoor games, family games, games for children, it also lets you read about the history behind some of the games.

The book was first published in 1993 and since then a new one called The New Games Treasury has come out, which you can see below.

The New Version - A Christmas Gift Idea

For anyone that likes to play games, I highly recommend this book for hours of enjoyment.

This is a wonderful Christmas gift that will keep on giving for years to come.

A New Years Eve Tradition - All Night Marathons

Every New Years Eve it has become a tradition at my house to sit around the dining room table and play games. Sometimes we'll dig out the Monopoly Board, or grab the Dominoes to play a game of Tracks. My brother in law comes up with his family and they spend the night. Most years the kids will stay up into the wee hours of the morning playing. Over breakfast on New Years Day they all have fun stories to tell the adults about the games they played.

The following list are a few of our favorites that are listed in The Games Treasury.

Monopoly, Euchre, and Scrabble

  • Most people have played Monopoly, but have you ever tried playing Auction Monopoly? The difference playing this way is when you land on a property all the players get to bid on the title deed. The property of course goes to the highest bidder.

    Also included in this book are instructions on how to play Second Bankruptcy, Staggered Starts, and Time-Limit.

  • There's nothing quite like sitting down and competing against others playing Euchre. This is a card game that can be played with either 2, 3, or 4 people. When you play with 4 people you have a partner. There are several variations of this game, which include; three-handed called Cutthroat, Railroad, and Five Hundred. Euchre parties and tournaments are quite popular, and can be found at churches, community centers, Legions and at peoples homes. In our local newspaper someone usually has a post about upcoming tournaments.
  • My all time favorite game to play is Scrabble. I don't get to play all that often at home because I usually win, and everyone is tired of it, so now I pretty much only play online. The book covers how to play the game, history of the game, Double-Bag, Ecology ,Solitaire and Stopwatch Scrabble.

Cribbage - Scoring System

Photo taken from The Games Treasury
Photo taken from The Games Treasury | Source

Scoring in Cribbage

This is a handy scoring system for anyone that is either learning cribbage or for people that haven't played in a few years.

Photo Source: Susan Zutautas

How to Play 100 Games

For Kindle and E readers you can have this book easily accessible no matter where you are. If you are looking for new games to play, or need some ideas on what you might want to play, this book is for you.

LET'S PLAY! 100 GAMES: Simple Rules to the World’s Best Card, Dice, Domino & Dart Games
LET'S PLAY! 100 GAMES: Simple Rules to the World’s Best Card, Dice, Domino & Dart Games

The perfect stocking stuffer for under 3.00. Games that you and your family will love for years to come.


What are some of your favorite games to play?

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    • Susan Zutautas profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      @Lorelei Cohen: That's funny, I get accused of cheating at Scrabble all the time :) Maybe you and I could play online sometime.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      5 years ago

      I have always had a love for word games. Crosswords and logic puzzles on paper but on the internet pogo's word whomp is one of my favorites. I don't play board games too often anymore unless my sister is over and then she and I battle it out with Scrabble. (She cheats. Just in case you were interested in that little trivia fact lol.)

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      5 years ago

      We love to play all sorts of games, monopoly is one of our favorites!


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