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I love games that have a wealth of literature to explore.

Over the years I complied quite a few strategy guides and books with abstracts as their main topic. Here I'm going to list them. They'll be in order of how many books I have accompanying the game, starting with least first.

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1. Board Game: Connect Four [Average Rating:4.84 Overall Rank:15308]
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Complete Book of Connect 4 - James Dow Allen
 
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2. Board Game: Hex [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:2548]
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Hex Strategy: Making the Right Connections - Cameron Browne
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3. Board Game: Schnapsen [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:4257]
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Winning Schnapsen: From Card Play Basics to Expert Strategy - Martin Tompa Ph.D.
 
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4. Board Game: Dominoes [Average Rating:5.44 Overall Rank:14953]
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This entry is solely for Latin Partnership Dominoes.

How to Play Better Dominoes - Miguel Lugo

How to Play Latin Partnership Dominoes – Gabriel Antonio Tejeira Arias and Gustavo Garcia de Paredes
 
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5. Board Game: Go [Average Rating:7.66 Overall Rank:121]
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Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game - Cho Chikun

Go Basics: Concepts & Strategies for New Players - Peter Shotwell

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6. Board Game: Poker [Average Rating:6.70 Overall Rank:864]
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Getting Started in Hold 'em – Ed Miller

Texas Hold'em for Dummies - Mark Harlan

 
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7. Board Game: Backgammon [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1086]
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501 Essential Backgammon Problems – Bill Robertie

Backgammon - Paul Magriel and Renee Magriel

Backgammon for Dummies - Chris Bray

Conquering Backgammon - Ed Rosenblum

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8. Board Game: Scrabble [Average Rating:6.29 Overall Rank:1504]
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Collins Ultimate Scrabble Dictionary and Wordlist: All the official playable words, plus tips and strategy - Collins Dictionaries

Scrabble Trainer – Allan Simmons

Word Addict: Secrets of a World Scrabble Champion - Craig Beevers

Word Freak: Heartbreak, Triumph, Genius, and Obsession in the World of Competitive Scrabble Players - Stefan Fatsis
 
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9. Board Game: Shogi [Average Rating:7.29 Overall Rank:1080]
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Dobutsu shogi Q. 1 (Kyacchi to ote) - Madoka Kitao

Dobutsu shogi kyu. 2 (Ote to tsumi) - Madoka Kitao

Shogi for Beginners - John Fairbairn

The Book of Dobutsshogi - Madoka Kitao

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10. Board Game: Checkers [Average Rating:4.86 Overall Rank:15307]
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Checkers, the Tinsley way: Featuring the checker games of the world's greatest player, Dr. Marion F. Tinsley - Robert L Shuffett

How to Win at Checkers - Fred Reinfeld

One Jump Ahead: Computer Perfection at Checkers - Jonathan Schaeffer

The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Checker Puzzles - Robert Pike

Tricks, Traps & Shots of the Checkerboard - William F. Ryan

Win at Checkers - Millard Hopper

Winning Checkers for Kids of All Ages - Robert W. Pike

 
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11. Board Game: Chess [Average Rating:7.09 Overall Rank:415] [Average Rating:7.09 Unranked]
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Chess for Young Beginners - William T. McLeod

Chess is Child's Play: Teaching Techniques That Work- Laura Sherman

Find the Checkmate - Gary Lane

Life & Games of Mikhail Tal - Mikhail Tal

Logical Chess: Move By Move: Every Move Explained - Irving Chernev

Russians Versus Fischer - Dmitry Plisetsky and Sergey Voronkov

Silman's Complete Endgame Course: From Beginner to Master - I.M. Jeremy Silman

Tal-Botvinnik 1960: Match for the World Chess Championship - Mikhail Tal and Karsten Muller

The Art of Checkmate - Georges Renaud

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chess - Patrick Wolff

Understanding the Chess Openings - Sam Collins
 
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