This collection of time-passers, ice-breakers and mind-benders is written by a games addict with other addicts in mind. However, his book will be a life saver for those who are not in the least addicted but who must, nevertheless, get a party moving. The range is from the paper and pencil kind through the elaborate favorite of Elsa Maxwell in her heyday--Murder. Some of the more active ones smack of the old rainy-day-recess games. The breezy, personal commentary that strings the games together is enough to make even an old spoilsport want to play. The sub-title could easily be-- The Social Chairman's Salvation.