If you have to choose just one games book, track down The Games Treasury by Mohr.
If you want to know all there is to know about dominoes, track down the books by Armanino and Müller.
|Armanino, Dominic C.||1959||Dominoes: Five-Up and Other Games Including Official Rules and Odds||David McKay Company, Inc., New York, NY||?||An in depth look at Five-Up and the dominoes craze of the late Fifties and early Sixties.|
|Bell, R.C.||1979||Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations (Revised Edition)||Dover Publications, Inc., New York, NY||0-486-23855-5||A very good history and several oriental and occidental games. More famous for the obscurity of the information presented than for clarity or completeness (sound familiar?).|
|Berndt, Frederick||1975||The Domino Book||Bantam Books||0-84-07601-4||Recommended by Micheal Keller|
|Diagram Group||1992||Family Fun & Games||Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY||0-8069-8776-6||Very clear, concise, and complete rules with copious illustrations for many occidental games.|
|Grady, Gary M. and Goldberg, Suzanne||1995||Rules of the Game: Dominoes||Gamescape Publications, San Francisco, CA||1-887594-01-9||Chatty, complete description of the history and play of a small number of domino games.|
|Leeflang, K.W.H.||1975||Domino Games and Domino Puzzles||St. Martin's||?||Recommended by Micheal Keller. (translation of Dominospelen en Dominopuzzels, 1972 [Dutch])|
|Mohr, Merilyn Simonds||1993||The Games Treasury||Chapters Publishing, Ltd., Shelburne, Vermont 05482, USA||1-881527-24-7
|I love this book! It provides good introductory explanations for many families of games - including, of course, dominoes.|
|Müller, Reiner F.||1995||Dominoes: Basic Rules & Variations||Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY||0-8069-3880-3||Translated from the German. Large compendium of many domino games in a terse but clear style. This book contains many games not found in any other source I located. Some must have been invented by Mr. Müller but are not marked as such.|
|Wood, Clement and Goddard, Gloria||1940||The Complete Book of Games||Doubleday and Co., Inc., New York, NY||?||Terse, basic descriptions of a few occidental games.|
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