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How To: Play the kid's party game "rock, paper, scissors"

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 common game that you can use at a birthday party. And you may recall this game from youth. Paper, rock, scissors. We're going to display this game for you. You ready Robert? Now, let's go over the hand movements. This hand movement represents the paper. Of course it's flat, and it's kind of easy to remember. This ...

How To: Play the Carom pool billiard game

Pool is an amazingly challenging game that one can spend a lifetime mastering. If you're bored with it, however, and want to try a new game on your pool table that uses the same skills, this video will show you one. It explains the rules to a game called Carom Pool, which is a hybrid between pocket pool and more traditionally carom billiard games. Even if you don't' enjoy the game, the spread-out nature of the table makes it great for working on your long shots and banks, so rack 'em up!

How To: Improve your shot-making accuracy when playing pool

In this tutorial, we learn how to increase accuracy while playing pool. First, place the Q-ball on the head spot of the table, then you freeze an object on the opposite and shoot the Q-ball into the object ball and make the ball come back in the same path. You will want to ball to shoot directly back at you. This drill will help you develop accuracy and a better stroke. If you don't have a perfect shot it won't come back in the right path. Keep practicing this and in no time you will have inc...

How To: Make a wood labyrinth

This video shows viewers how to create a wood labyrinth in which you can roll a small ball through a maze, trying not to allow the ball to fall into the hole. You will need some boards of wood which you will need to cut to the correct dimensions. You will need to create a box-like structure which will have an opening near the bottom from which you can retrieve your ball if it falls in a hole. After designing the template for your wood labyrinth, you should then proceed to make holes in the to...

How To: Solve the last two centers on the V-Cube 7 puzzle

This tutorial video will show you how to solve the last two centers on the V-cube 7, the Rubik's Cube style puzzle. These 7x7 V-cubes are difficult to solve, but like most puzzles, become easier to handle with practice. Good luck, V-cubers! Just don't expect to solve this puzzle in less time than a Classic Rubiks or a 4x4 and 5x5.

How To: Solve the 2x2 Rubik's Cube Mini puzzle

It's time to solve that Rubik's puzzle of yours, but how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these three-dimensional mechanical puzzles to be precariously difficult, unless you know a little about mathematical algorithms, then it's just a matter of time and determination.

How To: Solve a 2x3x3 Rubik's Domino Cube

There are all sorts of crazy Rubik's cubes these days, from the gargantuan 7x7x7 models all the way down to the 2x2xx2. Whatever happened to the plain old 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube? Whatever the case, this video is about one of the weirder styles of cube, the 2x3x3 "Domino". It's not even a cube! This video will show you how to solve a Rubik's domino from any starting position. The instructions are very clear, and should have you solving this interesting "cube" in no time.

How To: Play marble shooting

Each player starts with 15 marbles that are a color distinct from his opponents marbles. Toss a coin to choose a start line, placed 3 meters from the hole. The players then take turns shooting marbles, first from the start lines, then from wherever the marbles land on the field, all the while trying to make their marbles in to the hole. The player to shoot all his marbles in to the hole first wins. In a case where both players have 1 marble left and the final shot is made by the person who to...

How To: Solve the horse shoe puzzle

Watch and learn how to solve this metal mind puzzle. These metal puzzles never seem to go away. This one is 2 horshoe shaped rings with a connector in the center. Watch as you gently fold the horse shoes to free the ring within.

How To: Do the mirror bank pool trick shot

Here is one method of banking a pool shot, which is usually called the mirror bank or ghost table trick shot. The first thing you need to do when you walk into the pool hall, or billiards room, is to measure the table. Then, just watch this video tutorial to see how to do the mirror bank pool trick shot, to embarrass your opponent.

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 Rubik's Mirror Blocks Cube

OK, you've beaten everything from the 2X2 Rubik's cube all the way up to the 6X6. Now it's time to try something different. This video shows how to solve the Rubik's cube Mirror Blocks cube. It's tricky at first but follow the video and figure it out!

How To: Solve a 4x4 Rubik's Cube by advanced edge pairing

Check out this puzzle video tutorial on how to solve a 4x4 Rubik's Cube by advanced edge pairing. This video goes over how to match up multiple edges at a time, allowing you to eventually become faster with practice. This will also allow you to understand the technique necessary for multiple edge pairing in bigger cubes as well, where it really becomes necessary in solving quickly.

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: 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: Do the center dot pattern on a Rubik's Cube

This is an instructional video on how to do the center dot pattern on a Rubik's Cube. If you want to know any Rubiks Cube trick, this is the easiest one to learn. You don't even have to learn how to solve the puzzle before you can make patterns, but if you want to you can, just don't overwhelm yourself. Solving a Rubik's Cube isn't easy for novices.

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.