Hot Games How-Tos

How To: Solve the difficult wooden ball puzzle

Have you got wooden balls? That you can't solve? This clear and helpful how-to shows how to solve the classic, brain teaser, wooden ball puzzle once and for all! This puzzle can really be a challenge, which you likely realized moments after you disassembled it and the pieces sat lonely and ignored on your desk for months. Well, no more, check out this video and you know how to master puzzle balls once and for all! Come on, figure it out!

How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube blindfolded & in five easy steps

NOTE: Chapter One is a demonstration, click on chapter two to learn how to solve the cube. This cool and very smart video teaches you how to solve the popular (and annoying) Rubik's Cube in just five steps. Sounds easy, doesn't it? First, check out this video of Leyan Lo as he achieves the world record for the fastest blindfolded solve. He beat Tyson Mao's record by about 30 seconds, they are both friends.

How To: Cheat at rock paper scissors

Rock Paper Scissors can be a fair way to solve a dispute, and we all know that fair is no fun. Winning is fun. So learn the secrets of Rock Paper Scissors from a true Rock Paper Scissors legend. Then take those teachings and train hard - or just cheat your way to the top. Cheat at rock paper scissors.

How To: Solve a wooden star puzzle brainteaser

Watch this video tutorial from Mike the How-To Guy to learn how to solve a wooden star puzzle brainteaser. Solving one of these wood star puzzles is pretty easy and takes but a second, so watch and learn. It's no Rubik's Cube, but it's worth check out if you're a puzzle lover.

How To: Play chess like a pro

Anyone can play chess if they have the right training and in this three part video series The Grob Chess Club shows you how to move up to Class E (rated 1000-1199). This tutorial is great for everyone from beginners through people rated under 200.

How To: Shoot a combination shot in pool

In pool a combination shot involves shooting the cue ball at one ball in order to hit and pocket another. Approach a combination shot by visualizing imaginary aiming lines and finding the imaginary center of a ghost ball next to the first ball you want to hit. The cue ball should be hit toward the center of the ghost ball. Shoot a combination shot in pool.

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: Play the card game Sixteen

The multiple award-winning card game Sixteen is packed with head-to-head action. If you can you count to 16 and take calculated risks, then you can force your opponent to bust. But play your cards defensively at the right time or the tables will turn! Win the most sets and you'll win the game. It sounds simple (and it is), but Sixteen's unique strategy and cribbage-like counting will hold the attention of even the most seasoned game players.

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: Solve the mathematical Kakuro logic puzzle

The Kakuro, or Kakkuro puzzle, is a kind of logic puzzle that is often referred to as a mathematical transliteration of the crossword. Kakuro puzzles are regular features in most, if not all, math-and-logic puzzle publications in the United States. Dell Magazines came up with the original English name Cross Sums and other names such as Cross Addition have also been used, but the Japanese name Kakuro, abbreviation of Japanese kasan kurosu, seems to have gained general acceptance and the puzzle...

How To: Organize a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

An alternative to trick-or-treating every Halloween is to have kids participate in a scavenger hunt. The activity provides the same excitement and still allows you to be with your kids while they participate. A scavenger hunt can be easily organized – here are some steps in preparing for a Halloween scavenger hunt:

How To: Solve a 3x3x4 Rubik's Cube

If you've watched our video on solving a Domino Rubik's Cube, you know that asymmetrical Rubik's "Cubes" exist and are readily solvable. If you haven't, go watch that video and come back, because this one is going to teach you how to solve the mother of the domino cube, the 3x3x4 MEGADOMINO (not it's real name). It takes a while and requires some pretty sophisticated Rubik's skills, but if normal Rubik's Cubes are too easy for you go buy one of these!

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 the Square One puzzle game

If you know how to solve the Rubik's Cube, then why don't you try yourself at the Square One puzzle? If you thought the Rubiks Cube was puzzling, then you haven't seen anything yet! This video tutorial will show you how to solve the Square One puzzle. The Square-1, also known as Back to Square One and Cube 21, is much like the Rubik's Cube, but its shape changes when twisted, adding an extra level of difficulty.

How To: Solve the classic Rubik's Cube puzzle

Try solving Erno Rubik's brain-teasingly fun classic puzzle... the Rubik's Cube. This puzzle cube mystifies everyone, but not everyone can solve it, unless you watch this three-part video tutorial. See how to solve the classic Rubik's Cube puzzle, step-by-step. You'll learn about the notation, the three different layers, going from the F2L (First Two Layers) to OLL (Orientation of the Last Layer) to PLL (Permutation of the Last Layer). Just learn a few algorithms and you too can solve the Rub...

How To: Use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube

This video tutorial is for beginner puzzlers who are getting more advanced in their speedsolving of the Rubik's Cube. When solving the Rubiks Cube, there are these mathematical equations called algorithms, which I'm sure you already know. With an endless supply of them out there for this puzzle, how can you possibly remember them all? By watching videos, that's how. This one will help teach you how to use the ZBF2L algorithms to solve the Rubik's Cube. What is the ZBF2L? It's the ZB Method of...

How To: Complete a cryptic crossword puzzle

This video tutorial may be incredibly boring for individuals who dislike the daily challenge of the local newspaper's crossword puzzle, but for those who rack their brains wishing they were cryptically minded need not worry, because this instructional video will help you get started in decoding the world of cryptic crossword puzzles.

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...