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BOARD GAMES

COMMON TERMS

BACKGAMMON

CHESS

CARD GAMES

BID WHIST

WHIST

BRIDGE

CANASTA

CRIBBAGE

GIN RUMMY

RUMMY

HEARTS

PINOCHLE

SOLITAIRE

SPADES

TONK

CARD GAME LINKS

CHECKERS DRAUGHTS

CHINESE CHECKERS

DOMINOES

GAME TOURNAMENTS

GO BOARD GAMES

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR BOARD GAMES

PACHISI

GAME LINKS



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BOARD
GAMES




BOARD
GAMES

A board game is a game played with
counters or pieces that are placed
on, removed from, or moved across
a "board".

Simple board games often make ideal
"family entertainment" since they are
often appropriate for all ages.

Some board games, such as chess,
go/weiqi, xiangqi, shogi, or oware,
have intense strategic value and
have been classics for centuries.




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COMMON
TERMS




COMMON
TERMS

Carcassonne tokens, or meeples Although
many board games have a jargon all their
own, there is a generalized terminology
to describe concepts applicable to basic
game mechanics and attributes common to
nearly all board games.


Game board
(or board)

the (usually quadrilateral) surface
on which one plays a board game; the
namesake of the board game, gameboards
are a necessary and sufficient condition
of the genre.


Game piece
(or token or bit)

a player's representative on the game
board. Each player may control one or
more game pieces.
In some games that involve commanding
multiple game pieces, such as chess,
certain pieces have unique designations
and capabilities within the parameters
of the game;
in others, such as Go, all pieces
controlled by a player have the
same essential capabilities.
In some games, pieces may not
represent or belong to a particular
player.


Jump
to bypass one or more game pieces
and/or spaces. Depending on the
context, jumping may also involve
capturing or conquering an opponent's
game piece.


Space
(or square)

a physical unit of progress on a
gameboard delimited by a distinct
border.


Hex
In hexagon-based board games,
standard space on the board.
This is most often used in
war games.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Board_game




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BACKGAMMON




BACKGAMMON
Backgammon is a game for two players,
played on a board consisting of
twenty-four narrow triangles called
points.

The triangles alternate in color and
are grouped into four quadrants of six
triangles each.




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BACKGAMMON
LINKS




Backgammon Galore
http://www.bkgm.com/

The Backgammon Open
http://www.backgammonopen.com/

Backgammon.org
http://www.backgammon.org/

BACKGAMMON HOLY GRAIL
http://www.backgammonholygrail.com/

Net Gammon
http://www.netgammon.com/

Play 65
http://www.play65.com/

Play Backgammon Online
http://www.playing-backgammon.com/



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CHESS




CHESS
Chess is a recreational and competitive
strategy game of skill for two players.

Sometimes called:
Western Chess,
International Chess,
to distinguish it from its predecessors
and other chess variants, the current
form of the game emerged in Southern
Europe in the second half of the 15th
century after evolving from similar,
much older games of Asian origin.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess




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CHESS
LINKS




Association of
Chess Professionals

http://www.chess-players.org/

Brighton Hove
Chess Club (UK)

http://www.brightonandhovechessclub.org/

CHESS.COM
http://www.chessgames.com/

Chess Base
http://www.chessbase.com/

CHESS CENTER
http://www.chesscenter.com/

Chess Games.com
http://www.chessgames.com/

Chess Games Links
http://www.chessgameslinks.lars-balzer.info/

CHESS KIDS
http://www.chesskids.com/

Chess Lab.com
http://www.chesslab.com/

Chess Maniac
http://www.chessmaniac.com/

Chess Museum.org
http://www.chessmuseum.org/

CHESSOLOGY.COM
http://www.chessology.com/

Chessopolis
http://www.chessopolis.com/

CHESS A PEAK
http://www.chessapeak.com/

The Chess Store
http://www.thechessstore.com/

Chessville
http://Chessvillewww.chessville.com/

CHESS YARD
http://www.chessdryad.com/

Classic Chess And Games .com
http://www.classicchessandgames.com/

FIDE list of top
rated players

http://www.fide.com/

ICCF Correspondence
Chess Federation

http://www.iccf.com/

INSTANT CHESS
http://www.instantchess.com/

Post Card Chess.com
http://www.postcardchess.com/

TERRA GAME
http://www.terragame.com/

US Chess Federation
http://www.uschess.org/



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CARD
GAMES




A card game is any game
using playing cards, either
traditional or game-specific.




CARD
GAMES

There are also some card games that
require multiple standard decks.

In this scenario,
a "deck" refers to a set of
52 cards or a single deck,

while a "pack" or "shoe"
(Blackjack) refers to the
collection of "decks" as
a whole.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Card_game




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WHIST
BID
BID WHIST




Bidwhist, bid, whist,
bid wisk, bid whisk,
bid whist, bid wist,
bid wiz, bid whiz.




WHIST
BID
BID WHIST

The card game has been a tradition
of African Americans since slavery,
according to research by Angel Beck.

She writes the only syndicated bid
whist column in the nation:
(for more information:
e-mail her at a7notrump @aol.com)
and is the author of:
How to Play Bid Whist.

"It started from slaves when they
developed their own adaptation of
the card games they saw the white
folks playing, primarily bridge
and whist," she says.

And contrary to popular belief,
Beck says, black professionals
are this pastime's biggest fans.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bid_whist




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WINNING
WORDS
OF
WHIST




WINNING
WORDS
OF
WHIST

"One of the key attractions of
bid whist is the 'trash talking,'
or whist talk, that takes place
between hands of the game," says
Dennis J. Barmore, founder of the
National Card Sharks Association.

Here are some common terms:


Boston:
When a player wins all the
books or tricks.


"I smell the tea!"
A phrase indicating that a
Boston is on the way.


"Sport the kitty"
A request for a player to
reveal the four to six
hidden bonus cards that
were dealt as a fifth hand
at the center of the table.


"He's selling wolf tickets"
The opponent is bluffing.

"Trump tight"
The remaining cards in your
hand are in the winning suit
of cards.


"Rise and shine"
"Rise and fly"

The losing team is ordered to
give up their seats to a new
set of waiting players.


"Church is out!"
The game is finished and won.


Angel Beck
E-MAIL


Black Enterprise
http://www.blackenterprise.com/




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BID-WHIST
LINKS




Bid Whist
http://www.bidwhist.com/

Bid Whist Black Games
http://www.blackgames.net/bidwhist.htm

Bid Whist Online
http://www.bidwhistonline.com/

Black Games.Net
http://www.blackgames.net/

PAGAT
http://www.pagat.com/

U.S. PLAYING CARD
http://www.usplayingcard.com/



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WHIST




WHIST
Whist (a trick-taking game) is a
classic card game which was played
widely in the 18th and the 19th
centuries and was a development of
an older game Ruff and Honours.

Although the rules are extremely
simple there is enormous scope for
scientific play and since the only
information known at the start of
play is the player's thirteen cards
the game is difficult to play well.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whist




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WHIST
LINKS




Learn That.com
http://www.learnthat.com/

PAGAT
http://PAGATwww.pagat.com/

Whist Markers
http://www.charlesmathes.com/

Windows game to play Whist
http://www.specialksoftware.com/



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CONTRACT
BRIDGE




CONTRACT
BRIDGE

Contract bridge, usually known simply
as bridge, is a trick-taking card game
of skill and chance (the relative
proportions depend on the variant
played).

It is played by four players who form
two partnerships (sides); the partners
sit opposite each other at a table.

The game consists of the auction
often called bidding) and play,
after which the hand is scored.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contract_Bridge




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BRIDGE
LINKS




American Contract Bridge League
http://www.acbl.org/

Dutch Bridge Bond
http://www.bridge.nl/

English Bridge Union
http://www.ebu.co.uk/

FREE DOWNLOAD CENTER
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/

Free Games Download
http://www.download-game.com/

Great Bridge Links
http://www.greatbridgelinks.com/

Learn How to Play The
Game of Bridge

http://www.wanttoplaybridge.com/

Learn That.com
http://www.learnthat.com/

PAGAT
http://www.pagat.com/

Top Bridge
http://www.topbridge.com/

Tucows Downloads
http://www.tucows.com/

United States Bridge Federation
http://www.usbf.org/

U.S. PLAYING CARD
http://www.usplayingcard.com/

WORLD BRIDGE Federation
http://www.worldbridge.org/



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CANASTA




CANASTA
Canasta is a matching card game in
which the object is to create melds
of cards of the same rank and then
go out by playing or discarding all
the cards in your hand.

The distinctive feature of Canasta,
as opposed to other Rummy games, is
that making a seven-card meld, called
a canasta, gives the player a huge
bonus, and the number of canastas
made usually decides the game.

Another distinctive feature is that in
Canasta, when a player picks up cards
from the discard pile, the player picks
up the entire pile, as opposed to only
the top card in most other Rummy
games.




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CRIBBAGE




CRIBBAGE
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game for
two, three, four or six players that
involves forming combinations of cards
to accumulate points over a series of
hands.

Cribbage has several distinctive features,
including the use of the cribbage board
for scorekeeping, the eponymous crib, or
box (a separate hand made up of discards
from each player, counting for the dealer),
the existence of two distinct scoring stages
(the play and the show) and a scoring system
that includes, among other things, points for
forming groups of cards that total fifteen.




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GIN
RUMMY




GIN
RUMMY

Gin rummy, Gin is a simple and
popular two-player card game
created by Elwood T. Baker in
1909.

Gin, which evolved from the
18th-century Whiskey Poker,
was created with the intention
of being faster than standard
rummy, but not as spontaneous
as knock rummy.




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RUMMY




RUMMY
Rummy is a generic term for card
games of the same family as gin
rummy.

One can speak of the rummy family
of games; to refer to rummy is
probably to mean gin rummy, but
strictly there is no one rummy
game.

It is perhaps more satisfactory to
describe these as matching card
games.

The family extends to include Canasta.
The Mexican game of Conquian as being
ancestral to all rummy games.




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HEARTS




HEARTS
Hearts is a trick-taking card game
normally played by four players but
it can be modified for other numbers
of players.

A standard deck of 52 playing cards
is used. It has several other names,
including Black Lady, Black Maria,
Black Widow, Chase the Lady, Slippery
Anne, Ricketty Kate, Catch the Bitch,
and Black Bitch, some of which are
variants of the basic game.




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PINOCHLE




PINOCHLE
Pinochle Pinocle or Penuchle, is
a trick-taking game typically for
two or four players and played
with a 48 card deck.

Derived fromthe card game Bezique,
players score points by trick-taking
and also by forming combinations of
cards into melds.

Each hand is played
in three phases:
bidding,
melds,
tricks.




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SOLITAIRE




SOLITAIRE
Solitaire or Patience is any of a
family of single-player card games
of a generally similar character,
but varying greatly in detail.

The games are generally referred to
as "patience" in British English and
"solitaire" in American.

These games typically involve dealing
cards from a shuffled deck into a
prescribed arrangement on a tabletop,
from which the player attempts to
reorder the deck by suit and rank
through a series of moves transferring
cards from one place to another under
prescribed restrictions.




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SPADES




SPADES
Spades is a trick-taking card game
somewhat akin to Hearts and Bid Whist
but more closely related to bridge.

It is believed, due to game-play
similarities, that Spades is a
descendent from the game Whist.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spades_%28card_game%29




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SPADES
LINKS




Freeverse
http://www.freeverse.com/

Learn That.com
http://www.learnthat.com/

PAGAT
http://www.pagat.com/

Spades Online
http://www.ilovespades.com/

Spadester.com
http://www.spadester.com/

Tucows Downloads
http://www.tucows.com/



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TONK




TONK
Tonk,
a card game,
is a variety of rummy.

Any number can play.

A game consists of several hands.

The players take turns dealing.

Tonk is usually played for money,
with a stake agreed on before the
game starts.

Each player pays the stake to the
winner of the hand.

Games typically involve three to
five players.

Stakes may be any amount, but are
typically small, on the order of
a nickel or dime.




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CARD
GAMES
LINKS




123 Free Solitaire
http://www.123freesolitaire.com/

Card Games
http://www.pagat.com/

FREE DOWNLOAD CENTER
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/

Free Games
http://www.free-games.com.au/

Glossarist
http://www.glossarist.com/

PAGAT
http://www.pagat.com/

Rummy.com
http://rummy.com/

SolSuite Solitaire
http://www.solsuite.com/

TERRA GAME
http://www.terragame.com/

Tree Card Games
http://www.treecardgames.com/

Tucows Downloads
http://www.tucows.com/

U.S. PLAYING CARD
http://www.usplayingcard.com/

Wanna Learn.com
http://www.wannalearn.com/



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CHECKERS
DRAUGHTS




CHECKERS
DRAUGHTS

checkers (American English)
Draughts (British English),
sometimes spelled chequers in British
English is a group of abstract strategy
board games between two players which
involve diagonal moves of uniform pieces
and mandatory captures by jumping over
the enemy's pieces.

The most popular forms are international
draughts, played on a 1010 board, followed
by English draughts, also called American
checkers that is played on an 88 board,
but there are many other variants.

The game of draughts is older
than the game of chess.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draughts




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CHECKERS
LINKS




The American Checker
Federation (ACF)

http://www.usacheckers.com/


Checker Maven Checkers Webzine
http://www.checkermaven.com/

E-LITE GAMES
http://www.e-litegames.com/

FAVORITE GAMES
http://www.favorite-games.com/

Game Cabinet
http://www.gamecabinet.com/

World Draughts Federation
http://www.fmjd.org/



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CHINESE
CHECKERS




CHINESE
CHECKERS

Chinese checkers (or chequers) is a
board game that can be played by two
to six people.

The object of the main game is to place
one's pieces in the corner opposite their
starting position by moving them through
jumps over other pieces.

The game does not actually originate from
China, nor is it a variation on checkers
or xiangqi (also known as "Chinese chess"),
but was given that name in the United
States to make it sound more exotic.

When it was first released in Germany, it
was called Stern-Halma, as it is similar
to the older game of Halma except that the
board is star (stern) shaped.

The Chinese checkers board is laid out in
a six-pointed star. The game pieces are
usually six sets of colored marbles, ten
of each color.

The ten marbles are arranged as a triangle
in the starting position in one of the
corners of the star.

Two different variations can
be played on the game set:
"hop across" and "capture".




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DOMINOES




DOMINOES
Dominoes; "dominos"
generally refers to the individual
or collective gaming pieces making
up a domino set (sometimes called
a deck or pack) or to the games
played with these pieces.

In the area of mathematical tilings
and polyominoes the word domino often
refers to any rectangle formed from
joining two squares edge to edge.

Standard domino sets consist of 28
pieces called bones, cards, tiles,
stones, spinners or dominoes.

Each bone is a rectangular tile with
a line dividing its face into two
square ends. Each end is marked with
a number of black spots (also called
pips) or is blank.




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DOMINOES
LINKS




FAVORITE GAMES
http://www.favorite-games.com/

Game Cabinet
http://www.gamecabinet.com/

Championship Domino Tournament
http://www.worlddomino.com/

Professional Domino Association
http://www.prodominoassociation.com/




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GAME
TOURNAMENTS




Leagues,
The Tournament League,
Game Tournaments,
Online Tournaments,
Game Tourneys,




GAME
TOURNAMENTS



Games:
Backgammon,
Bridge,
Canasta,
Checkers,
Chess,
Dominoes,
Hearts,
Euchre,
Literati,
Poker,
Pool,
Spades,
Gin,
Cribbage,
Pinochle.




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GAME
TOURNAMENT
LINKS




Academic Games Leagues
of America (AGLOA)

http://www.academicgames.org/

Board Game Geek.com
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

Board Game News
http://www.boardgamenews.com/

Board Game Players Association
http://www.boardgamers.org/

Board Game Tournaments
http://www.boardgametournaments.com/

Eliters
http://www.eliters.com/

The Game Report
http://www.gamereport.com/

Gamesville
http://www.gamesville.com/

Global Gaming League
http://www.ggl.com/

Grand Prix Tournaments
http://www.gpvegas.com/

Masters Traditional Games
http://www.mastersgames.com/

UK GAMES EXPO
http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/

Wanna Learn.com
http://www.wannalearn.com/



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GO
BOARD
GAME





GO
BOARD
GAME

Go is a strategic board game for two
players. It is also known as Weiqi
in Chinese, Igo in Japanese, and
Baduk in Korean.

Go originated in ancient China,
centuries before the first written
mention of it c. 548 BC.

It is now popular throughout the
world, especially in East Asia.

Go is played by two players alternately
placing black and white stones on the
vacant intersections of a 1919
rectilinear grid.

A stone or a group of stones is captured
and removed if it is tightly surrounded
by stones of the opposing color.



Wikipedia
THE FREE ENCYCLOPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(board_game)




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GO
BOARD
GAME
LINKS



American Go Association
http://www.usgo.org/

Board Game Geek
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

Board Game Go
http://www.boardgamego.com/

British Go Association
http://www.britgo.org/

The European Go Federation
http://www.european-go.org/

Games Club
http://www.game-club.com/

TRADE GAMES
http://www.tradgames.org.uk/



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INTERNATIONAL
SOCIETY
FOR
BOARD
GAMES
STUDIES




INTERNATIONAL
SOCIETY
FOR
BOARD
GAMES
STUDIES

The International Society for Board
Game Studies is an interdisciplinary
group dedicated to research on board
games and the history and development
of board games around the world.

Some of the research is very general
and examines board games as a part of
play and learning in the different
cultures.

Other studies relate to specific board
games and their evolution; such games
include:
backgammon,
mancala (wari, oware, awele, et. al.),
Halma (Chinese Checkers),
the game of India (Parchesi, Ludo, et. al.),
checkers, chess, and others.



Board Game Studies
http://www.boardgamesstudies.org/




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PACHISI




Parcheesi, Pachisi,
Parchisi, Parchesi;
also known as Twenty-Five,
is the National Game of India.




Pachisi boards are typically
constructed of cloth, 6 cowry
shells are thrown to determine
the moves and the counters are
made of wood in a beehive shape.

Pachisi is a 'Cross and Circle'
game, variations of which appear
all over the world.




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GAME
LINKS




Academic Games Leagues
of America (AGLOA)

http://www.academicgames.org/

American Go Association
http://www.usgo.org/

asia society
http://www.asiasociety.org/

Aunt Annie's Crafts
http://www.auntannie.com/

Backgammon Galore
http://www.bkgm.com/

blifaloo.com
http://www.blifaloo.com/

Board Games.com
http://www.boardgames.com/

Board Games Express
http://www.boardgamesexpress.com/

Board Game Designers Forum
http://www.bgdf.com/

Board Game Geek
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/

Board Game Go
http://www.boardgamego.com/

Board Game News
http://www.boardgamenews.com/

Board Game Studies
http://www.boardgamesstudies.org/

British Go Association
http://www.britgo.org/

Checkers Online
http://www.checkers.ws/

Download Free Games
http://www.download-free-games.com/

Dvorak - The Nomic
Card Game System

http://www.dvorakgame.co.uk/

Educational Learning Games
http://www.educationallearninggames.com/

ELLIOTT AVEDON MUSEUM
ARCHIVE OF GAMES

http://www.gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/

The European Go Federation
http://www.european-go.org/

FREE DOWNLOAD CENTER
http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/

Free Games Download
http://www.download-game.com/

Fun Again Games
http://www.funagain.com/

Ganymede Technologies
http://www.ganymede.com.pl/

The Game Cabinet
http://www.gamecabinet.com/

Games Club
http://www.game-club.com/

Game Colony.com
http://www.gamecolony.com/

GAME DESIRE.com
http://www.gamedesire.com/

The Games Journal
http://www.thegamesjournal.com/

Gamesville
http://www.gamesville.com/

kid surplus
http://www.kidsurplus.com/

Learn That.com
http://www.learnthat.com/

Masters Games
http://www.mastersgames.com/

Online Games Wizz
http://www.onlinewizz.com/

PAGAT
http://www.pagat.com/

Play First
http://www.playfirst.com/

TERRA GAME
http://www.terragame.com/

TRADE GAMES
http://www.tradgames.org.uk/

Traditional Games
http://www.tradgames.org.uk/

Tucows Downloads
http://www.tucows.com/

U.S. PLAYING CARD
http://www.usplayingcard.com/

Wanna Learn.com
http://www.wannalearn.com/

WONDER BRAINS
http://WONDER BRAINSwww.wonderbrains.com/

Z DAILY
http://www.zdaily.com/



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