Author: Edward Boice

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Board Game Bonanza: Chess – The Game Plan

Finally diving into strategies, this third and final article will demonstrate how to interpret the Chess board, begin a game, and win.

In summer, many players young and old gather in parks to play chess. The game’s cold strategizing is perfectly suited for those oppressively hot days. Besides, a long seat in the shade often beats that sweaty game of skins and shirts.

But if you want to stretch your time at the table, you’ll need to master some basic techniques and strategies This final article offers some basic tips on how to win at chess and become top-dog at the park.

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Board Game Bonanza: Chess – The Pieces

The second of three articles on chess deals with the six pieces and how to maneuver them on the playing board.

The antique game of Chess is based on ancient warfare where swords, axes, and lances were the primary ways of dealing damage to an opponent. Each weapon has its own tactical advantages and disadvantages. As these weapons were used primarily for close combat, battles consisted of two large forces converging together in the middle of a battlefield. Chess incorporates these varied tactics and circumstances of medieval warfare and incorporates them into its game pieces.

A Tangled and Melodious Web

by Edward Boice

Since the turn of the century, the Internet has threatened to destabilize the music industry and take away artists’ revenues.

For once, Taylor Swift actually has something legitimate to complain about. And no, it is not about one of her boyfriends.

Music streaming services have been a controversial topic since their inception, launching a battle between artists, record labels, and the services themselves. Swift and other music creators believe that because these services offer their music for free with few restrictions, they are losing money. Now, Swift might not be the best person to push this issue; she’s rolling in dough. However, her point is valid for smaller name bands and those beginning to emerge into the industry. If people can listen to music for free, even if royalties are being paid out, they will not be buying albums or downloads and ultimately artists lose money.