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Jul 2, 1999, 3:00:00 AM7/2/99

Razoo at the Races
Gary West & Marvin Small
Prospect Press
PO Box 162, Sistersville, WV 26175
1-892668-09-2 $15.00 1-304-652-1920

A gambler always pays his gambling debts and so Gary West, columnist for The
Dallas Morning News began Razoo At The Races, begins his remarkable diary of a
full season at the racetrack following the ponies as the direct result of a
lost wager. The son of a jockey, West has a profound affection for the sport,
the horses, and the racetrack denizens. Along the way,he provides the reader
with a great deal of horseplaying wisdom and insight, inviting readers into the
game by serving as an entertaining and authoritative handicapping guide. Razoo
At The Races is enhanced with the inclusion of Marvin Small's Gambler's
Miscellany and Glossary which provides rich entertainment in an assortment of
Racing Doggerel and verse. Small is a former State Racing Commissioner for
Washington and an occasional writer for several newspapers, handicapper, and
profound lover of horseracing.

Winning Backgammon
John Leet
Sterling Publishing Company
387 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10016
0-8069-0459-3 $9.95 1-212-532-7160

John Leet's Winning Backgammon is a concise and easy-to-understand "how to"
guide for playing one of the world's oldest and most popular games. Readers
will master basic tactics, including blocking, caterpillaring, and the mental
aspects of the game. They will see how the correct doubling strategy can make
or break a player's success. The use of the roll-over option of either rolling
again or forcing your opponent to roll gain is fully explained. This is
followed by the recommended opening and early-game moves and strategies for the
mid-game, the end-game, and "bearing off". The problematic back-game is
detailed, as is the correct set, match, and tournament strategy. Backgammon
variants (including chouette, acey-deucy, and the beaver) are also presented.
With Winning Backgammon, any player can become a master of this ancient game.

Merriam-Webster's Crossword Quest
Merriam-Webster Inc.
PO Box 281, Springfield, MA 01102
0-87779-653-X $8.95 1-413-734-3134

Merriam-Webster has launched a delightful new series of crossword puzzle books
featuring selected puzzles designed to challenge and entertaining everyone from
advanced beginners to advanced puzzlers. Each volume includes 60 standard and
theme crosswords with twelve bonus puzzles including cryptic crosswords and
diagramless puzzles. Each volume is designed to open flat for easy use and
features easy-to-read type. Volumes 1 and 2 are currently available, with
volumes 3 and 4 being releases in the fall of 1999. Merriam-Webster's Crossword
Quest will quickly prove itself to be a favorite among dedicated crossword
puzzle enthusiasts.

Winning Lotto/Lotery for Everyday Players
Prof. Jones
Cardoza Publishing
Box 1500, Cooper Station, NY, NY 10276
0-940685-54-X $9.95 1-800-577-9467

Written by one of the foremost lotto/lottery experts in the world, Winning
Lotto/Lottery For Everyday Players can enhance the chances of winning by using
Prof. Jones' proven strategies for winning Lotto and Lottery Games in any
state. Prof. Jones provides step-by-step explanations of all his strategies
illustrated with easy-to-understand tables and charts. Prof. Jones surveys more
than 20 Dimitrov Wheels, identifies winning strategies for both conservative
and aggressive players, and provides the inside secrets for winning Million
Dollar Jackpots. Before you buy your next lottery ticket, read Prof. Jones'
unique guide, Winning Lotto/Lotery For Everyday Players.

Mount Nimro: Kingdom of Giants
Bill Coffin
Palladium Books
12455 Universal Dr. Taylor, MI 48180
1-57457-028-5 $16.95

Now in an expanded second edition, Mount Nimro: Kingdom Of Giants provides an
in-depth look at the fledgling Kingdom of Giants, notable Chieftains, key
leaders, clans, strongholds, political structure and unrest, and world
information. It includes new R.C.C.s (including the Conjurer, Gigante Warlord,
and Blade Priest); ancient ruins, forgotten magic and the promise of lost rune
weapons; the Kingdom of Giants described and outlined, political intrigue and
conspiracies, the Gromek-Giants war, a full adventure (including adventure
ideas, subplots, and "Hook, Line & Sinkers"); world information and maps. Mount
Nimro: Kingdom Of Giants is a sourcebook for the Palladium Fantasy RPG and
compatible with the entire Palladium Megaverse.


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