A game I played in grade school, Parcheesi is an American adaptation of the Indian Cross and Circle game Pachisi. It is often subtitled the "Royal Game of India" because (created in India around 500 BC) it utilized dancers as red, yellow, blue, and green pawns on palace grounds.
This is a 1966 1st edition of Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. Brought up in Brooklyn, Fischer became a US chess champion at 14 and then the youngest grandmaster a year later. He won the world championship match in Iceland in 1972.
This was waiting for me in the mail when I returned home from the holidays. Mary & Matt are good friends of mine and each year they make something homemade as a holiday gift. This is my favorite, the chocolate scrabble bar. Now for sale online in their General Store.
A friend and mentor, JP Williams (who was a student and close friend of Rand's), pointed me to the new book, Paul Rand: Conversations with Students. Rand once shared this with former student Jessica Helfand, "You will learn most things by looking," "but reading gives understanding. Reading will make you free." He was a brilliant man.