Seven Games: A Human History by Oliver Roeder

Seven Games: A Human History

Oliver Roeder

320 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

nonfiction history adventurous informative medium-paced


A group biography of seven enduring and beloved games, and the story of why—and how—we play them. Checkers, backgammon, chess, and Go. Poker, Scrabble, and bridge. These seven games, ancient and modern, fascinate millions of people worldwide. In S...

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informative 96%
reflective 35%
lighthearted 25%
inspiring 19%
funny 9%
adventurous 6%
challenging 6%
hopeful 6%
relaxing 6%
emotional 3%


medium 64%
slow 25%
fast 9%

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