Monthly Archives: June 2014

Simply the best

Bobby Fischer died in January of 2008 in Reykjavik, still tilting at windmills, with the bats of paranoia still fluttering around his head and with his prejudices firmly in place. He had come back in a thirty-six year loop to the scene of his greatest triumph and, although nobody realized at the time, to the place

Chess Tips how to Make the most of the Kings Position

To make the most of your king’s position, you should make sure that your king is safe at the beginning of your game and activate your king as a fighting unit only when it is safe to do so. A popular move to keep the king safe is known as castling (the king and rook

Tips for Playing as Father Rhinehardt in Betrayal at House on the Hill

Betrayal at House on the Hill is a game of supernatural wonders both good and ill, and so it’s no surprise that a priest, Father Rhinehardt, would be included in the mix of 12 characters that can enter the house in the search for danger and intrigue. Will he make it out again? Or will

Tips for Playing as Ox Bellows in Betrayal at House on the Hill

Horror movies aren’t complete without a big, dumb idiot to round out the cast, and as far as Betrayal as House on the Hill goes – which is kind of like every horror movie rolled into one – Ox Bellows fits the bill for simple brute. He’s a strong dude, and not much else. Ox

Tips for Playing as Peter Akimoto in Betrayal at House on the Hill

Though Betrayal at House on the Hill does not seem like a good game for children, there are nevertheless four of the tykes potentially running around in the spooky house, and Peter Akimoto is probably the most down-to-earth of the lot. A shame he might not survive a night in the house… Peter is, in

Catan Settlers Expansion University Communities Wood Create Game Board Computer

Need an addiction for your next twenty get-togethers? Try award-winning Settlers of Catan from Mayfair Games. Not only is Settlers a fantastic game of strategy and dumb luck, there are many Catan expansions to change the game and add complexity. The huge fan-base of Catan have created numerous variations of the games, some with downloadable

Analysis of a Chess Game and Effects of over Protecting a Single Pawn

Here is a short chess game which illustrates the dangers of overprotecting a pawn. In this game, black uses a gambit (sacrifices a pawn) and gets white to overprotect it. This leads to disaster for white. You must be familar with chess notation to understand the game. The comments regarding the moves are my own.

Promoting a Pawn in the Game of Chess

The pawn moves one square forward in the game of chess unless it is the pawn’s first move, when it can move one or two squares forward. The pawn is the only piece that captures different from the way it moves. It captures its opponent’s pieces that are one square diagonally forward of it. A special

Final Fantasy Vi Banon Biography

The first half of Final Fantasy VI is dominated by the struggle between the evil Empire and the Returners, a heroic band of rebels attempting to overthrow them. Banon, a haggard-looking old man with a simple robe and staff, is the leader of the Returners. Possessing tremendous wisdom, he offers the first hints that the

Embroidery Floss Crafts

Popular embroidery floss crafts include needlepoint, cross stitch and embroidering by hand. It is possible to buy larger packs of inexpensive cotton embroidery floss. The cheaper floss is useful for children’s handicraft. Silken embroidery thread or floss is more expensive but it gives a good finish to a special piece of hand embroidered work. Embroidery

Biography Bobby Fischer

Chess Legend Bobby Fisher Dies at the Age of 64 Chess legend Bobby Fisher made headlines around the world when he won the World Championship match chess title in 1972 from Boris Spassky. Bobby Fisher, who dominated chess in a way no one had done before for two years, is probably the best known chess

Guide to Finding Free Beaded Crochet Patterns

Crocheting can be a fun and practical hobby and there are many people that are capable of doing this. It can be used to create a range of items from clothing to purses, bracelets, coasters and range of other items. Adding beads to the design can help to make an item a little more attractive

Making a Patchwork Waistcoat

Creating a piece of patchwork can keep you occupied for many hours. Making your own patchwork designs and incorporating a piece of newly worked patchwork into items that you use or wear on a daily basis is not so difficult. Unique one of a kind designer clothing is desirable but expensive. Why buy a patchwork

Decorate a Plain Apron

Whether cooking in the kitchen, working on a craft project, yard sale, bake sale, house chores, painting or an event apron are not only a very versatile and useful item.  They can express your personal style and or advertise your business. There are different types of aprons, some come with or without pockets, such as:

How to Crochet Christmas Stockings

Christmas stockings are great gift ideas for the crocheter. These can be made quickly and easily and with yarn scraps if need be. Great to fill with treats, these will be treasured gifts for years to come. Materials: For the main color 5 to 6 ounces of yarn is needed. If using scraps just make sure there are up to

Knitting on the go Crocheting on the go Lost Pattern Instructions Digital Pattern

I like to take my craft projects with me everywhere, in case I have some downtime I can put to good use. Given our busy lives today, we all do it, and we all know exactly what I mean when I say, I’ve often had a problem keeping up with my project directions or instructions:

Great Patterns using Cotton Yarn

As most people that enjoy the art of crochet already know, not all types of yarn are perfect for every type of crochet pattern. What is universally accepted is that when a crocheted item calls for softness nothing beats the use of cotton crochet yarn when used in conjunction with a great crochet pattern for

Simple Quilts

If your at home and you are looking through your stash of fabric or even if you are just a beginner of quilting, there are a few really easy quilts that you can make. There is the rail fence, log cabin, and a “turning twenty” quilt. These are just three different specific quilts, but there are books

Sewing Supplies

Save time for sewing by making fewer trips to the fabric store for forgotten supplies.  Some supplies, like good sewing machine needles, have no substitutes.  Other sewing notions, however, resemble items you may already have in your home.  Here are some common kitchen and workshop items that can double as sewing notions and save you a special trip to the

How to Knit an Egg Cozy

If knitting is one of your hobbies then you may like to make a few hand knitted egg cozies to give to friends and relatives as a gift. A hand knitted egg cozy is a novelty gift and can make a good stocking filler. Even if you have only recently learnt to knit then you