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Rhode Island Books & Games

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Rhode Island Books and Games by Roberta Mudge Humble

Here are some of the best-selling books and games about Rhode Island. Stores selling these are also listed below — or  buy online by clicking in the link of the book(s) you wish to purchase.  See Rhode Block and Secret Rhode Island below stores.

Below the list of stores are pictures and descriptions of the books as well as online ordering.

 

Stores in Rhode Island carrying the books & games:

Note: It’s a good idea to call to see if they have the book or game  or SECRET of your choice.
If the store is marked in BLUE, it carries both Secret Rhode Island  and  I am Rhode Island as well as other items.

Barrington Books, Barrington                                         Ocean State Apparel & More, Warwick
      and Garden City, Cranston                                         2106 Post Road    738-0686
184 County Road, Barrington   245-7925                       Across from the airport hotels
176 Hillside Road, Garden City  432-7222                      Next to Legal Seafoods in brick building

Twice-Told Tales, Pawtuxet, Cranston                          Books on the Square, Providence
2125 Broad Street         785-9599                                      471 Angell St, Wayland Sq 331-9097

Spring Street Bookstore, Newport                                Savoy Bookstore, Westerly
42 Spring Street, Newport   619-3323                            10 Canal Street   213-3901

A Bee’s Buzz, Foster                                                           Allie’s Tack, North Kingstown
114 Danielson Pike (Route 6)   647-4483                       3700 Quaker Ln, Rte 2  294-9121

Brown & Hopkins Country Store, Glocester                The Green Door, East Greenwich
1179 Putnam Pike, Chepachet    568-4830                    130 Main Street   885-0510

Summit General Store, Coventry                                    Island Books, Middletown
25 Old Summit Road, Greene    397-3366                      575 East Main Road  849-2665

Wakefield Books, South Kingstown                               Green Ink, North Kingstown
Wakefield Mall, 160 Old Tower Hill Rd  792-0000        89 Brown St, Wickford  294-6266

Clement’s Marketplace, Portsmouth                             Hack & Livery Gen Store, Hopkinton
2575 East Main Road  683-0180                                         1006 Main Street    539-7033

Jungle Junction, Cumberland                                           The Warwick Beacon (office),  Warwick
1270 Mendon Road   334-9611                                          1944 Warwick Avenue   737-7610

 Le’s Isle Rose Gift Shop (Dave’s), East Geenwich        The Westerly Armory, Westerly 
1000 Division Road  885-8391                                           41 Railroad Avenue   596-8554

Stillwater Books, Pawtucket                                            Imagine (gift store), Warren
175 Main Street   475-1975                                                5 Miller Street  245-4200

Wilbur’s General Store, Little Compton                        URI Bookstore, South Kingstown
60 Commons   635-2356                                                      50 Lower Clge Rd, Kingston 737-7610

Hearthside House, Lincoln
677 Great Road    726-0597

Or shop online, as below:
All prices below include the shipping cost.
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Rhode Map

The brand new puzzling game with 100 cards (200 trivia questions) and two 5″x7″ jigsaw puzzles.  Rhode Map comes in a metal box with window top (instructions for game included).  This game highlights where things are in Rhode Island — and a bit of Rhody geography, too.  For two or more players.
Distribution in Fall of 2018.

 

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Rhode Block
 (card game)

The unique Rhode Island card game which is easy to play but hard to win.  Deck of 52 cards (with 2 other cards for cover and back); comes in a box that is plastic sealed.  Wonderful game for both adults and families. $15 (includes shipping)
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Secret Rhode Island  (58 overlooked places on 58 adorable tiny cards)

Not a game but can be made a game, Secret comes in a tiny clear plastic box  2.5″ x2.5″.
Fifty-eight tiny cards showing 58 fabulous but often overlooked places in Little Rhody (one or more in each of the 39 cities/towns).  Color cards. And what is the secret of Rhode Island? There is a staggering number – and these are secrets which need not be kept.  This box contains 58 cards with places that many Rhode Islanders (and guests and tourists) never knew about or may never have seen. Everyone seems to know The Breakers in Newport and Slater Mill in Pawtucket – but how many know the Summit General Store in  Coventry or the Baker Street Fire Museum in Warren?  $11 (includes shipping)


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I am Rhode Island     (trivia game about RI)

This is a most colorful trivia game with questions on one side (both question and bonus question) and picture of the answer on the reverse side.  Comes in a delightful clear plastic box measuring 3.75″ x 3.75″.  $16 (includes shipping)




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The RIght to Crow: A Look at Rhode Island’s Firsts, Bests, & Uniques (book)

A look at Rhode Island’s best including chapters on the 39 cities & towns and the 12 colleges with their bests.  A list of the state’s symbols and a chronology from 1636 of Rhode Island’s finer or more unusual moments in time are all included.  Best seller. $15 (includes shipping)


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Rhode Island’s Friendly Faces:
On the Rhode with the Old Windmill
  
(book)

A children’s book (ages 7 and up) with the Old Windmill from Prescott Farm in Middletown as the key figure.  He tours the state to see his “brethren” the other historic sites – and the foods and culture of Rhode Island.  Adults love the humor; children love the story and the pictures.
$15 (includes shipping)


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Little Rhody & the Other 49    (book)

A compariosn of Rhode Island to the other 49 states, this book is packed with dazzling pictures of the best of America — and every state is shown as remarkable, especially Rhode Island. $16 (includes shipping)


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Sing Rhode Island
 
    (book comes with CD)

A very dramatic book with Rhode Island lyrics set to familiar tunes (such as “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”).  Humorous and informational —  wonderful for both adults and children.  Comes with a CD (keyboard and vocal — and plain keyboard for the karaoke-inspired). $15 (price includes shipping)


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Big RI Quiz booklet & DVD 3The BIG Rhode Island Quiz   (DVD)

A simple DVD with over 120 questions about Rhode Island, workable on computer or television.  Same as booklet below.
Only a handful of the DVDs remain and these are available at the Westerly Armory. $10 at Armory.

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Big RI Quiz booklet coverThe BIG Rhode Island Quiz   (booklet)

A tiny booklet (in black and white) with over 120 questions about Rhode Island, including the categories of people, businesses, foods, historic sites, villages, cities & towns, basic history & geography, colleges, entertainment, and more. $9 (includes shipping)


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The Historic Armories of Rhode Island    (book)

The glorious 18 historic armories of Rhode Island are documented with many early photographs. These buildings were a part of the community’s life as well as a part of our state’s military. Co-authored by Colonel Howard F. Brown.  Only a few of these books remain and are available at the Westerly Armory.  $20
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Rhode Side    (trivia game in a metal box)

The colorful picture game with over 200 cards in a metal box. The holder of a card shows the picture (on one side0 to the opponent and then reads, one at a time, the 5 clues on the back of the card. The opponent attempts to identify the place in the picture.  Best seller. $29 (includes shipping)    Note: at the Westerly Armory, there are a few Mini Rhode Side games remaining ($10.00 – buy only at Armory).


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Rhode Island for the Native & the Naive    (game & puzzle book)

A game book suitable for those who know little about Rhode Island as well as those who know a bit more. The book contains crosswords, jumbles, picture ID, word searches, scrambles, fill-ins, multiple choice, matching, and more.  Answers are found in the back. Inner pages are on flat paper for writing answers.  Perfect for those who like to sit and do puzzles. $15 (includes shipping),


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The Rhode Island Card
   (plastic card – size of credit card)

Made of plastic and the size of credit card – comes with white cardboard cover.
Rhode Island firsts on one side and Rhode Island uniques on the other.  Wonderful gift and great for businesses as hand-outs  – meant for wallets and prizes. $6.00 (includes shipping)
Note: cockatoo Caleb does not come with card.


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