Search - List of Books by Sid Sackson

Sid Sackson (February 4, 1920, Chicago–November 6, 2002) was a significant American board game designer and collector.

His most popular creation is probably the business game Acquire. Other games he designed include Can't Stop and Focus (Domination), which won the prestigious German Spiel des Jahres game design award in 1981.

Other notable works include his books, especially A Gamut of Games and Card Games Around the World; both titles include a large array of rules for games both new and old, and Sackson himself invented a number of the games covered by these works.

For several years in the mid-1970s, Sid Sackson wrote a monthly column for Strategy & Tactics magazine called Sackson on Games in which he reviewed games (other than wargames).

Sackson collected games throughout his life; at the time of his death, his collection was estimated at over 18,000 titles. Many of those were unique, sent to him by hopeful game developer who wanted Sackson's advice. At one point in his life, Sackson turned down an offer to bring his collection elsewhere for permanent safekeeping; the games were sold at a series of auctions after his death, breaking up the collection.

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Total Books: 19
Card Games Around the World
1994 - Card Games Around the World [Dover Books on Magic] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780486281001
ISBN-10: 0486281000
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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A Gamut of Games
1992 - A Gamut of Games (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780486273471
ISBN-10: 0486273474
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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A Gamut of Games
1983 - A Gamut of Games (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780091533403
ISBN-10: 0091533406
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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A Gamut of Games
1983 - A Gamut of Games (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780091533410
ISBN-10: 0091533414
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A gamut of games
1982 - A Gamut of Games (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394711157
ISBN-10: 0394711157
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Penguin Colourgrams Bk 1
1977 - Penguin Colourgrams Bk 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140047370
ISBN-10: 0140047379
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Penguin Colourgrams Bk 2
1977 - Penguin Colourgrams Bk 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140047387
ISBN-10: 0140047387
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Beyond words
1977 - Beyond Words (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780394834443
ISBN-10: 0394834445
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Humor & Entertainment
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Beyond solitaire Challenging new games for one to play with colored pens or pencils
Beyond tic tac toe Challenging and exciting new games to be played with colored pens or pencils
A Gamut of Games
1969 - A Gamut of Games (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394426167
ISBN-10: 0394426169
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Playing Cards Around the World
Playing Cards Around the World (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780136830030
ISBN-10: 013683003X
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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Beyond competition Six dynamic new games for two or more players to win together
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory A Game
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory a Game (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394839745
ISBN-10: 0394839749
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Calculate Use your calculator and your wits in 6 challenging games for 2 or more players
Sleuth Solve the Mystery of the Missing Gems
Sleuth Solve the Mystery of the Missing Gems [Sid Sackson Signature] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780972819763
ISBN-10: 0972819762
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment
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