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How To: Make a stun shot

This is a quick demonstration of the "stun" shot. This shot uses the 90 degree rule to pocket the object ball when it isn't lined up with the pocket and predict the path of the cue ball. Make a stun shot.

How To: Take off Rubik's Cube stickers and clean the gunk

Having problems with your Rubik's Cube stickers? Are they keeping you from solving that cube super fast? Well, learn how to take off Rubik's Cube stickers and clean the gunk. You can easily take off those stickers with a cell phone battery cover, then use a little Tide-to-Go Instant Stain Remover to not remove stains, but to remove the leftover sticky crap on your Rubiks Cube.

How To: Use a Ouija board by yourself

OuijaFreak shows viewers how to use a Ouija Board alone! First, you need to gently set the pointer on the board. Next, place your hands very lightly on the pointer. You'll want to be barely touching the pointer. Hold your wrists up and keep your hand off the table. Your hands cannot be heavy on the table - you need to keep everything light. First, you should ask if 'anyone is here' when using the board. A response can take even 20 minutes or even longer. You have to be patient. If you are not...

How To: Play a game of marble solitaire

During this day and age of video games and HD televisions, more kids are relying on electronics to keep them entertained. But, for many people who grew up without such things, simple board games like chess, checkers, and even Monopoly was all they needed. Another great game was marble solitaire. It was easy to play and took some strategy to win. So in this tutorial find out how to play a game of marble solitaire. You'll enjoy it and so may your friends and loved ones.

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube in 90 seconds

Learn how to solve a Rubik's cube in ninety seconds in this video. You'll learn that there are couple of common methods used to solve the cube. The Petrus method which starts with the corner and the Friedrich method which starts at the bottom and moves up. The presenter shows how he uses several methods and algorithms to create seven steps to a solved cube. The first step is to make a cross on the bottom layer. The second step is to correctly place the bottom corner pieces. The third step is ...

How To: Play xiangqi, also known as Chinese chess

Chinese chess is the world’s most popular board game. Chinese chess, also known as xiangqi, has been played throughout East Asia for over 1000 years. The playing pieces have traditionally been identified using Chinese characters, so only those who could read Chinese characters could play. Now, Chinese chess is available in a set in which the pieces are identified by symbols on one side and Chinese characters on the reverse side so that anyone can enjoy this challenging strategy game.

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube inspired Square One puzzle

So, you can solve the Rubik's Cube, good for you, but what about the Square One? Erno Rubik is nothing compared to Karel Hršel and Vojtech Kopský, who invented the Square One puzzle, also called by its full title, "Back to Square One", or its shorter name of "Cube 21". It's shaped like a Rubik's Cube, but it's cut like a freak show, adding that layer of difficulty that challenges you.

How To: Play traditional Mancala

Mancala is a classic board game that is played as seriously as Westerner's play Chess in some Asian and African cultures. Traditionally, Mancala is played with either a wooden gameboard or even with holes in the ground or stone. The game pieces are made of marbles, seeds or stones and are distributed evenly on the board.

How To: Solve a 5x5x5 Rubik's Cube faster

This video shows an explanation for an Advanced Edge Pairing method for the 5x5x5 Cube. The method used is as follows. First, you should match up edges on the middle layers (in the build ring) to form complete "tredges," or triple edge pieces. Then replace and store these tredges on the Up and Down faces of the cube. This method CAN be applied to any size big cube!

1,000 Part Rubik's Cube: $3,550 Petaminx

Move over Rubik's Cube, there's a new puzzle in town. The Petaminx. The beautifully designed and custom built Petaminx has almost 1,000 moving parts. Peta- actually means 1,000,000,000,000,000, although that number could refer to the endless number of solutions.

How To: Play the "can you read my mind" kid's party game

Hello! My name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. Now we're going to discuss the game can you read my mind. This game has a little bit of mystery flavor to it. You'll see what I mean. In this game, you need to utilize 2 rooms. In the first main room, you have all the guests of your party. Then later we'll instruct the guests we're going to play a game called can you read my mind and the goal...

How To: Solve a Pyraminx

The Rubik's company has created a veritable cornucopia of Rubik's cubes and puzzles of that nature. While the Pyraminx is not a Rubik's product, it is similar in nature. The Pyraminx is a tetrahedron which had several colored sides which turn and twist. This tutorial video will show you how to solve a Pyraminx.

How To: Play the "think fast" kid's party game

Hello, my name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. We're going to now talk about how to play the game think fast. This is a very simple game. Just use a ball that you have at home, go to your kids room, go to the toy box and choose an easy ball and you would like to line the guest of the party in a circle. Choose a theme. If it's a boy's party, you might want to go with Power Rangers, or spor...

How To: Replace Rubik's Cube stickers with tiles

Change the stickers of your Rubik's Cube into tiles! You're going to have to separate those cubes, that way it's easier to glue. Make sure that the tiles you will choose are durable. Be sure to glue the tiles at the center of each peace carefully because once it is glued you will not be able to move it in the exact center of the piece.

How To: Solve the Klotski Forget-Me-Not puzzle

Klotski is a small brick puzzle. The aim is to release a red block and move it to a destination gate by moving other surrounding pieces, within a confined outer border. It sounds simple but it's a real brainteaser, especially the Forget-me-not brick layout. Solve the Klotski Forget-Me-Not puzzle.

How To: Get faster at solving the Rubik's Cube F2L

A great way to rack your brain is by trying to solve a puzzle, so grab your puzzle and get solving! If you need a little help, this video tutorial will show you how to get faster at solving the Rubik's Cube F2L. The 3x3 Rubik's Cube is one of the most baffling puzzles on the market today, so make sure your up to speed on solving it. Watch and learn a few algorithms to get your puzzle solved!

How To: Play "pictionary" at a kid's party

Hello, my name is Nicole Valentine and on behalf of Expert Village, I'm here to talk to you about how to coordinate birthday games for a birthday party. Now let's talk about another group activity game. Competition game that is. If you have let's say maybe 20 people in your guest party, make sure you divide them up into 2 groups of 10 and 10 and then provide a drawing board similar to this or you can just provide a big poster paper or poster sheet. The goal is to take one person from each gro...

How To: Use bank shots to get off the wall in foosball

Foosball, the tiny table-based version of soccer, is one of the most popular games in fraternity houses and bars across America. It's great for bringing four people together, and is easy to learn but difficult to master. If you're looking to improve you game, watch this video. It will show you how to use bank shots to score more foosball goals and make you opponent look silly.

How To: Score goals with aerial shots in foosball

Foosball, the tiny table-based version of soccer, is one of the most popular games in fraternity houses and bars across America. It's great for bringing four people together, and is easy to learn but difficult to master. If you're looking to improve you game, watch this video. It will show you how to lift the ball off the table for aerial shots, which look really flashy and will score you goals if you can pull them off.

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with "extended cross" approach

The narrator is showing how to make an "extended cross" with his Rubik's cube. He claims if you are "color neutral" then playing with the cube will help. There are many ways to get the extended cross but he shows you his way. He also claims that the more you practice, the faster you will get. Also by practicing, you will learn different techniques on how to achieve an extended cross. There is no right or wrong way to play; it is but very interesting to watch!