The following books provide rules to familiar and obscure board games, and many of the volumes include strategy guides, as well as rules to other types of games.
According to Hoyle
A must for anyone who wants to play a game and play it correctly. Whether you play card games, dice games, parlor games, word games, chess, checker, backgammon, or solitaire games, here is a comprehensive, up-to-date book with the complete rules of your favorite games of skill and chance. According to Hoyle gives not only the rules but expert advice on winning, too. By Richard Frey and Edmond Hoyle.
Board and Table Games from Many Civilizations
Perhaps the most authoritative work on the subject, this encyclopedic volume is a basic reference to board and table games from around the world. It provides the rules and methods of play for more than 180 different games: Ma-jong, Hazard, Wei-ch'i (Go), Backgammon, Pachisi, and many others. Over 300 photographs and line drawings.
Favorite Board Games You Can Make and Play
Includes instructions and 300 illustrations for creating boards and playing pieces for 39 games, many over 5,000 years old. Directions for Pachisi, Alquerque, Solitaire, Queen's Guard, 35 others. Lexicon of game terminology, rules of gamesmanship, suggested strategies, list of tools and supplies, more.
Hoyle's Rules of Games
This book provides rules and strategy tips for a large number of traditional board and card games, including such favorites as backgammon, checkers, chess, reversi, and many more. By Albert H. Morehead, Geoffrey Mott-Smith, Philip D. Morehead.
The Book of Games: Strategy, Tactics & History
This lavishly illustrated 736-page reference provides a lifetime of entertainment! It contains complete rules, playing tips, and instructive move-by-move examples of 65 fun and diverse games. Colorful illustrations show old-time and modern players, game boards, and equipment alongside fascinating anecdotes and curious facts about games throughout history.
The New Complete Hoyle Revised
The authoritative guide to the world's most popular card, dice, tile, board, and other games of skill and chance, completely revised, expanded, and updated. Covering more than 500 games, the favorite reference work of game players for over four decades is now the standard for the next century.