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Chess Play and Learn by offers an exciting, informative primer for all levels of players. Mixed media segments enhance the players' experience. Free available for iphone, ipod touch and ipad.


RBdigital eMagazines

With RBdigital you have access to dozens of popular and specialty magazines to view on your computer, smartphone or tablet



American Contract Bridge League
All about bridge including rules, online lessons and useful links to local opportunities to play.

Backgammon Galore
Backgammon rules and online game links.

Billiard Congress of America 
Everything about pool and billiards including its history, rules, lessons and lists of associations. Select ‘Play’ from the sidebar and scroll down to ‘Be Good at Billiards’ for illustrated instructions and handy tips.

Birthday Party Ideas
A great variety of contemporary party theme ideas for kids, teens, adults, holidays and more.

Blackjack Info
Tips, tricks and practice.

Canadian Bridge League

Card Games Website
An awesome site - be sure to scroll through the ‘Alphabetical Index of Card Games’ for rules and links to specific game sites such as Solitaire Central.

Chess Federation of Canada
Rules and regulations, clubs, tournaments, links.

Elliott Avendon Museum and Archive of Games
The games collection is in the Canadian Museum of Civilization.  The University of Waterloo hosts the virtual collection and is a great site for the history and cultural aspects of games including Canadian.

Entertainment Software Rating Board
The American ESRB rating system helps parents and other consumers choose the games that are right for their families. These standards are now being enforced in Ontario under the Theatres Act.

Although “magicians never tell”, free tricks for the beginner magician are revealed.

National Scrabble Association
Sponsored by Hasbro, the official trademark owner of Scrabble in North America, this site includes links to Scrabble in Canada.

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline
A place to find information about problem gambling treatment services in Ontario.

Party Game Central
Over 1000 free games with instructions. Try the ‘custom games’ to find games suitable for your group’s specific size, activity level or indoor/outdoor location.


In My Community

London Chess Club
Keep in touch with local playing opportunities or play online.

Forest City Backgammon Club
Everyone is welcomed to join the Thursday Backgammon sessions at the Central Library, 251 Dundas St.,  3 - 9 p.m.. Contact Derek Orton at for more details.