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America's best backgammon player works at Goldman Sachs

Independent OnlineIndependent Online - Apr 23, 2017
If forced to pick one moment to represent backgammon's conquest of the idle hours of our time, I would point to the morning of September 29, 2015, when the MacArthur Foundation announced its “genius grants” and one awardee tweeted that he'd received ...  


Checkers restaurants plan to enter Roanoke market

Roanoke TimesRoanoke Times - Apr 23, 2017
Checkers and Rally's used to be two separate companies, with Checkers serving the Southeastern U.S. and Rally's mostly operating in the Midwest. They merged almost 20 years ago but kept the different names for each restaurant even though they serve the ...  


Downtown Stamford park gets chess, checker boards

The AdvocateThe Advocate - Apr 25, 2017
The Downtown Special Services District has donated two chess and checker boards, kept under a protective vinyl covering at the park's picnic tables. Interested gamers can pick up pieces—for free—at Stamford Photo and News between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. ...  

Monopoly Game

Wacky Wadsworthopoly TV show combines Monopoly and lottery scratch-off

Akron Beacon JournalAkron Beacon Journal - Apr 18, 2017
Watching a slow-moving Monopoly game on television doesn't exactly scream Must See TV. But then again, real Monopoly doesn't involve winning real money. Polk bought $2,000 worth of scratch-off lottery tickets to give away as part of the show. “It ...  


How A Funny Jewish Game Called Rummikub Became An International Sensation

ForwardForward - Mar 19, 2017
Before she could pull it out, an idea passed through my mind: “I bet it's a game of Rummikub.” It was. The thought came to me like a line from a favorite movie. At home, I, too, had a faux-leather box with those metal clasps, stored in the back of my ...  


How 'Qi' And 'Za' Changed Scrabble

FiveThirtyEightFiveThirtyEight - Apr 19, 2017
But, like in Scrabble, where the best-laid plans sometimes leave you holding a rack full of vowels and nowhere to play them, I was left with unanswered questions and a pile of data. Turns out that Scrabble can't explain a core economic concept. But ...  

Gin Rummy

Staycation brings lots of gin rummy, a few surprises

Tallahassee.comTallahassee.com - Apr 15, 2017
This year, for a variety of reasons, we were unable to take an out-of-town vacation. Betty took this as a challenge to find something that would be a satisfying substitute and came up with the Staycation: a period in which an individual or family stays ...  


See world record being set for longest domino line fall

CNETCNET - Apr 10, 2017
Setting up dominoes to fall can be fun, but if you're aiming to break a dominoes world record, plan to put aside at least a couple of days to stand the rectangular ...  

Dungeons And Dragons

Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition releases alongside massive Dungeons and Dragons sale on GOG.com

GameZoneGameZone - Apr 11, 2017
On top of that, GOG.com is celebrating the game's release by running a Dungeons and Dragons Sale which discounts the D&D Completion Bundle as well as developer Beamdog's Enhanced Editions of previous games, which include Baldur's Gate and ...  

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Underworld Races & Classes

AAW Games today announces the launch of the Underworld Races & Classes Kickstarter project, bringing new and exciting options to players of Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game! Based on original work by Mike Myler ...  


Germany gave us Chinese Checkers
Loveland Reporter-Herald - Apr 16, 2017

"Xiangqi," "Chinese Chess," is from China, but "Chinese Checkers" was invented in Germany in 1892. The inventors gave it the name "Stern-Halma" as a variation of an older American game "Halma." The "Stern" (German for "star") referred to the board's ...  

Mah Jong

Mah jong tournament is fun raising with friends

Fallbrook / Bonsall Villlage NewsFallbrook / Bonsall Villlage News - Apr 9, 2017
Sixty-seven people gathered at the Fallbrook Senior Center on March 29 for an afternoon of mental exercise and a chance to socialize with other Mah Jong players. Many of them attend all the tournaments in town throughout the year as well as playing ...  


Tangram Elects Board Officers & Members
Inside INdiana Business - Apr 6, 2017

Tangram has elected board officers and board members. The officers include: Chair: Randy Warman, Business Development Director For American ...  

Play Bridge

Senior citizens hope to bridge generations with card game

The Daily HeraldThe Daily Herald - Apr 12, 2017
“We have noted a decline in participation,” Beykovsky said. As group leader, he keeps a notebook with club information, including a flier that says “Keep the neurons firing, play bridge.” Mary Ewing, 76, comes from Camano Island to play bridge at the ...  

Crossword Puzzles

Persona 5 Crossword Guide – Answers to All The Puzzles

SegmentNextSegmentNext - Apr 11, 2017
Persona 5 Crossword guide will help players in accessing the mini-game on the specific dates as well as solving the puzzles. Persona 5 is filled with content besides the main game, including crossword puzzles. These Persona 5 crossword puzzles are a ...  


The lack of Sudoku variety is puzzling

Washington PostWashington Post - Apr 21, 2017
The Post's new crossword puzzles seemed annoying at first, but now I am really enjoying them. Next, why not get rid of the truly awful Sudoku supplier? Week after week, the puzzles have all but two of the numbers in the central vertical column. Could ...  

Rubiks Cube

Massive Rubik's Cube installed on University of Michigan campus

Detroit Free PressDetroit Free Press - Apr 13, 2017
You might be able to handle the handheld version, but can you spin a 1,500-pound Rubik's Cube and solve it? Students at the University of Michigan will get a chance, thanks to a project by a group of engineering students. The massive sculpture was ...  

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